With Sliding Element Patents (Class 383/64)
  • Patent number: 10453189
    Abstract: There is provided a computer-implemented method for detecting and measuring stomata present in the epidermis of a plant leaf, the method comprising obtaining an image of the epidermis of a plant leaf; detecting valid stomata candidates within the image; determining physical dimensions of the valid stomata candidates; and determining vital functions of the plant based on the physical dimensions of the valid stomata candidates. There is also provided a computing device capable of measuring leaf stomata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Falah Awwad, Synan Abuqamar, Taoufik Ksiksi, Saleh Thaker, Ayman Abdul Rahman Rabee
  • Patent number: 9919846
    Abstract: A hinged slider for a closure assembly of a bag includes a top wall and a pair of legs extending from the top wall. A first leg and a second leg of the pair each includes a top end attached to the top wall and a bottom end opposing the top end. A pair of wings is hingedly attached to the pair of legs. A first wing and a second wing of the pair is each hingedly attached to the bottom end of the first leg and second leg, respectively. The first wing and the second wing hinge upwardly in order (a) to engage the first wing to one of (i) the first leg and (ii) the second wing, (b) to engage the second wing to one of (i) the second leg and (ii) the first wing, and (c) to install the slider onto the closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Lawrence C. Stanos, Bryan L. Ackerman, Matthew N. Thurin, Christina J. Korinda
  • Patent number: 9187215
    Abstract: Reclosable fastener includes a first track including a first engagement profile having a first hook portion opening in a first direction along a reference axis substantially perpendicular to a burst direction of the fastener and a second track including a second engagement profile having a second hook portion opening in a second direction opposite the first direction along the reference axis and configured to engage the first hook portion in a closed configuration. The first and second hook portions are configured to engage each other when the first and second tracks are urged toward each other along the reference axis, and the first and second hook portions are configured to disengage each other when the first and second tracks are urged away from each other along the reference axis. A reclosable bag having a reclosable fastener and a slider for a reclosable fastener are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: James S. Blythe
  • Patent number: 9132600
    Abstract: The bag 1 has an opening 20 which is reclosable by way of zipper profiles 24, 26. A spout 30 is formed from flanges of the zipper profiles and folds out from the inside of the bag for use in dispensing its contents. After use, it is folded away and the bag sealed by the zipper. Zippers useful in making the bag are also disclosed (FIGS. 4 to 7), one being a slider zipper. A method of making the bag and apparatus for carrying out the method are disclosed (see FIGS. 8 to 16), as is incorporation of the process in reel-to-reel, pre-made bag and form-fill-seal types of process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Murray Edward Bruce Leighton
  • 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: 20150131927
    Abstract: A plastic bag body having a preventive function against unfairly unsealing and having a plastic zipper with a slider equipped therewith is provided by which hermetic sealing can be kept, and which can be produced mechanically and successively at an excellent productivity. In a bag body comprising a bag made of two plastic films, both ends of which are welded, and having plastic zipper with a slider at an opened portion of the bag, a cover film rides astride and covers top portions of the plastic slider, under a condition wherein the plastic zipper is closed, and of the plastic zipper, except for a welded portion located opposite to the slider of the bag body, at least one lower end of the cover film extending for full width of the bag body, and the plastic film, the lower ends of the cover film and the flange portions are welded together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: JUICHI KASAI
  • Patent number: 9027310
    Abstract: The method and apparatus relates to providing a slit, perforation, line of weakness or similar structure in a flange of a zipper for a reclosable package or bag, including a high-capacity zipper. The slit, perforation, line of weakness or similar structure provides an opening for filling the reclosable package or bag without the need to separate the zipper profiles from each other. After filling, the opening is sealed and the cosmetic appearance of the reclosable package or bag is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Glyn Russell, Charles Greco, Lars Wihlborg, Robert J. Coulton, David Anzini, Brian Ehrhardt, Francis Olajide, Jr., Eric Plourde, David Pritchard
  • 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: 9011004
    Abstract: A flexible storage bag defines an inner storage area within which is provided a flexible barrier. A user can select a first storage mode wherein the flexible barrier is positioned to one side such that only a single storage zone is available for storing products; or a dual storage mode wherein the barrier divides the storage area into first and second storage zones. The bag preferably includes an upper closure assembly having a loop extending therefrom to aid a user in sealing the bag, as well as potentially hanging the bag from a hook. The bag optionally includes a lower closure assembly on the flexible barrier for selectively sealing one of the multiple storage zones. Offset tabs may be provided to aid a user in opening the bag. In some embodiments, the bag includes a graphical image puzzle constituting multiple graphic images that combine to form a completed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kathy Wood Paulin
  • Publication number: 20150101285
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an apparatus and method of retro-fitting food storage containers with a vacuum sealing feature. One embodiment further provides a baggie sealing feature and support interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Rene Eric Vonwiller
  • Publication number: 20150098666
    Abstract: A combination sealing and cutting assembly for a bag comprises a first sealing strip and a second sealing strip. The first sealing strip and second sealing strip are connected at their corresponding ends. A slider block is movable along the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip. Movement of the slider block in a first direction brings the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip into sealing engagement with one another while movement of the slider block in a second direction releases the first sealing strip and the second sealing from said sealing engagement. A cutting mechanism is mounted on the slider block and moves with the slider block along the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Roy RUDDELL, Robert J. HALAS
  • Publication number: 20150086137
    Abstract: A closure mechanism includes a slider that slides along first and second elongate closure members to engage or to separate the members. The slider interacts with (i) a first series of regularly spaced features on the first elongate closure member to produce a first feedback at a first frequency, (ii) a second series of regularly spaced features on the first elongate closure member to produce a second feedback at a second frequency, and (iii) a series of regularly spaced features on the second elongate closure member to produce a third feedback at a third frequency, the first, second, and third feedbacks being produced when the slider is slid along the first and second elongate closure members. The spacing of the regularly spaced features on the closure members are different from each other such that the first, second, and third frequencies are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan L. Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20150078683
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a cooler for transferring a game head. In one aspect, a game head transfer device is provided. The device includes a body having an opening on an upper portion that is configured to receive a game head into the body, wherein a first portion and a second portion of the game head extend from the opening of the body when the body is in an opened position and a closed position. The device further includes one or more flap members configured to narrow the opening of the body between the first portion and the second portion of the game head. The device also includes one or more closing members configured to narrow the opening of the body adjacent a side of the first portion and a side of the second portion of the game head that extend from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Brian HICKS
  • Patent number: 8950045
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a slider zipper which includes first and second zipper profiles, typically a hinged profile and an non-hinged profile, with first and second ears extending above the respective first and second zipper profiles. A slider rides above the zipper profiles and opens the zipper by separating the ears. Typically, the slider is configured to push the non-hinged zipper profile away from the hinged zipper profiles. Similarly, typically, the ear on the non-hinged zipper profile is stiffer than the ear on the hinged zipper profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Anzini, Rusty Koenigkramer
  • Patent number: 8938860
    Abstract: A reclosable zipper is provided having first and second opposing profiles forming at least one pair of opposing flanges. The flanges have cutouts, such as notches or apertures, disposed adjacent to side edges of the profiles so as to define at least one pair of cutouts. When the profiles are sealed to opposing inner surfaces of package panels, portions of the panels seal to each other through the at least one pair of cutouts, providing a reinforcing structure to opposing ends of the zippers, thereby preventing the zipper ends from separating upon opening the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Suckow, Jeffry C. Mauro, Kenny E. McCracken
  • Publication number: 20150016753
    Abstract: Provided herein are storage bags having an opening to an interior thereof formed by pliable front and back panels each comprising outwardly curved upper portions and rectangular lower portions having first and second straight side edges, straight bottom edges and outwardly curved top edges that are sealed together along respective side and bottom edges and means for sealing and opening the bag. The storage bag may comprise first and second seamed edges that are equal in length with the outwardly curved top edges extending therefrom. Alternatively, the storage bag may comprise a first seamed edge that is shorter than the second seamed edge with the outwardly curved top edges extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Esther Khawaja Batarseh
  • Patent number: 8926179
    Abstract: A closure mechanism includes a first elongate closure member that sealing engages with a second elongate closure member. A slider slides along the first and second elongate closure members to engage or to separate the first and second elongate closure members. The first elongate closure member includes a first series of regularly spaced features that interacts with the slider to produce a first feedback at a first frequency and the second elongate closure member includes a second series of regularly spaced features that interacts with the slider to produce a second feedback at a second frequency. The first feedback and the second feedback are produced simultaneously when the slider is slid along the first and second elongate closure members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan L. Ackerman
  • Publication number: 20150005734
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exposure prevention cover that prevents exposure to a drug solution, pharmaceuticals or the like, an exposure prevention cover module provided with the same, a drug solution supply system, and a drug solution supply method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC., OTSUKA TECHNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Junya Shiga, Masaki Nishioka, Osamu Takiguchi, Katsuyoshi Hamai
  • Patent number: 8910679
    Abstract: A carrying bag (10) with a shoulder-strap (22) and a zipper (14) with zipper-rider (16) for closing/opening the bag. The shoulder-strap (22) is provided with a loop (24) at one end and a key-operated locking device (26) at the other end thereof. Means (36) are provided for fastening the loop (24) to an inside wall of the bag. Means (48) are provided for securing the zipper-rider (16) by the locking device (26) to an outside wall of the bag (10) for preventing the un-zipping of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Meir Avganim
  • Patent number: 8899836
    Abstract: The invention relates to a side gusseted bag 1,21 made of flexible material, wherein two opposing main walls 2,23 are connected at adjacent long sides 5,6 by at least one (first) side gusseted wall 4,22 that can be folded between the main walls 2,23 and comprise an opening at the top side that can be connected to a resealable closure 7,24 made of at least a pair of opposing closure elements 8,26 mounted on one or the other of the main walls 2,23, wherein the closure elements 7,24 are not fixed to each other at the ends thereof above the side gusseted wall in the opened state of the closure element, and the side gusseted wall 4,22 can be unfolded outward at the top side, designed in the sense of a good storage and transport closure, simultaneously retaining the potential for simple and wide opening and sufficient closure, such that the side gusseted wall 4,22 is separably fixed in a folded position between the main walls 2,23 before it is first opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bischof + Klein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Wedi, Rudolf Haimerl, Peter Strübbe
  • Patent number: 8882349
    Abstract: Reclosable fastener assembly includes a fastener comprising a pair of interlocking tracks including a first track having a male profile and a second track having a female profile, the fastener having a height and a width when the tracks are interlocked, a slider slidably mounted to the tracks for movement between a closed position and an open position, and at least one end stop located at an end of the fastener, the end stop formed integrally from at least one of the first and second tracks, the end stop having a wedge shape with a first end, a second end, and a lateral extent, the first end being proximate the fastener and having a height no greater than the height of the fastener, the end stop having a decreasing height from the first end to the second end, and the lateral extent extending beyond the width of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Blythe
  • Publication number: 20140311101
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a double slider, including a first slider and second slider. The first and second sliders are oriented on the zipper closure such that when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction toward the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is interlocking; and when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction away from the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is unlocking. The first and second sliders can be releasably connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Petkovsek, Roger E. Dowler, Gregg Thompson, Samuel D. Aversa
  • Publication number: 20140311102
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a plastic bag includes a double slider, including a first slider and second slider. The first and second sliders are oriented on the zipper closure such that when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction toward the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is interlocking; and when at least one of the first slider and second slider is moving in a direction away from the other of the first slider and second slider, the zipper is unlocking. The first and second sliders can be realeasably connected together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Petkovsek, Roger E. Dowler, Gregg Thompson, Samuel D. Aversa
  • Patent number: 8858078
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a re-sealable and re-useable storage device with an integral vacuum sealing feature that can be used to create an air tight vacuum sealed environment within the storage device without a machine or pump. Embodiments of the invention further include retrofit kits for adding a vacuum sealing function to a storage device configured to provide an air tight seal but not otherwise configured to allow air to be removed from such storage device once sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Rene Eric Vonwiller
  • Publication number: 20140298757
    Abstract: A child resistant zipper closure for a bag includes a slider having a flexible tab with a torpedo. To open a zipper closure, the tab must be held in a downward position to engage the torpedo between male and female tracks and result in separation of interlocked complementary profiles, while the slider is moved along the zipper closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventor: Carlos Chapek
  • Publication number: 20140270588
    Abstract: Reclosable fastener assembly includes a fastener comprising a pair of interlocking tracks including a first track having a male profile and a second track having a female profile, the fastener having a height and a width when the tracks are interlocked, a slider slidably mounted to the tracks for movement between a closed position and an open position, and at least one end stop located at an end of the fastener, the end stop formed integrally from at least one of the first and second tracks, the end stop having a wedge shape with a first end, a second end, and a lateral extent, the first end being proximate the fastener and having a height no greater than the height of the fastener, the end stop having a decreasing height from the first end to the second end, and the lateral extent extending beyond the width of the fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James S. Blythe
  • Publication number: 20140270589
    Abstract: Reclosable fastener includes a first track including a first engagement profile having a first hook portion opening in a first direction along a reference axis substantially perpendicular to a burst direction of the fastener and a second track including a second engagement profile having a second hook portion opening in a second direction opposite the first direction along the reference axis and configured to engage the first hook portion in a closed configuration. The first and second hook portions are configured to engage each other when the first and second tracks are urged toward each other along the reference axis, and the first and second hook portions are configured to disengage each other when the first and second tracks are urged away from each other along the reference axis. A reclosable bag having a reclosable fastener and a slider for a reclosable fastener are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James S. Blythe
  • Publication number: 20140270587
    Abstract: Reclosable zipper arrangements for bags such as thermoplastic bags are described. The reclosable zipper arrangements are configured to advantageously provide a clicking sensory indicator, in the form of a tactile and/or audible indication of sealing, as zipper closure occurs. Package arrangements using the closure arrangements are described. Also, methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventor: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140254956
    Abstract: A waterproof bag forming an enclosure, and having an opening with a waterproof horizontal zipper closure mechanism sealingly attached therein. A rollable top portion of the enclosure can be rolled down to cover the opening and closure mechanism to reduce pressure exerted on the zipper during submersion, allowing the enclosure to safely reach greater depths while maintaining water resistance. Methods of constructing and using a waterproof bag are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROC GEAR, INC.
    Inventor: John J. BUELL, III
  • Publication number: 20140233865
    Abstract: A plastic trash bag, which may be reusable or disposable, has a zipper that requires a multi-direction opening/closing motion. The opening/closing direction of the zipper is reversed along the zipper track by an obtuse angle (90°-180°. Since the zipper closure has an obtuse reverse bend, the opening of the sealed bag requires a degree of dexterity beyond that of an animal attempting to tear the bag open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. DiGiorgio
  • Publication number: 20140226920
    Abstract: An insulated cooler bag and method comprising at least two separate and independent sealed compartments with each compartment composed of a flexible resistant plastic with the two compartments joined to form sealed seams along the bottom end of the bag and along opposite sides of the bag further comprising a zipper connected to each compartment at an end corresponding to the top end of the bag for opening and closing the bag based upon the direction of movement of the zipper relative to the side seams such that when the zipper is opened the sealed compartments expose a space therebetween corresponding to the interior of the bag into which items may be inserted for storage and when the zipper is closed the bag the sealed compartments overlap to form a double layer of thick foam cell insulation surrounding the interior of the bag and further comprising a drain plug connected to the interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CANYON PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: VINCENT PASSAVIA
  • 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: 20140212075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable baby food pouch with spout and zip lock feature, having a function for storing, transporting, and serving baby food. The food pouch promotes expeditious storage and serving of baby food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: James Richard Cross
  • Patent number: 8789247
    Abstract: A zipper in which a male member having a male interlocking section and a female member having a female interlocking section that fits with the male interlocking section are peelable and re-fittable is provided. The male member and the female member are formed by different resins, and at least the male interlocking section and the female interlocking section are peelably adhered or contacted with each other with substantially no gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Tanaka, Shuichi Goto
  • Publication number: 20140205216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging container according to the preamble of claim 1. Packaging containers of this type are in widespread use in the form of side-gusset bags or folded-bottom bags and, in addition to involving low packaging outlay in terms of space, volume and cost, can also be effectively completed, filled and closed in highly developed machine runs. However, a cuboidal (filled-)pack shape, which is usually desired for storage, shipping and display purposes, can only roughly be created for conventional packs since this shape requires the pack to be filled completely, which is difficult to achieve, and, in the case of pourable pack contents, deformation occurs easily overall. If, then, in the customary manner, the packs are brought together at a (head) end to form a removal opening, in the case of which possibly also side gussets run together and possibly also a central bottom transverse seam forms the termination at the other end, incompletely filled packs tend to form variable shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: BISCHOF + KLEIN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Peter Strübbe, Rudolf Haimerl, Johannes Wedi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8714819
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an improved reclosable bag having first and second walls and an open top. The open top has first and second flexible fastener strips attached thereto. One of the strips has a profile portion forming a groove; the other strip has a profile portion forming a rib with a portion of the rib received and retained in the groove when the bag top is closed. Each of the fastener strips has a base connected to the respective walls. The bag has a slider mounted on the fastener strips which is movable longitudinally along the fastener strip to progressively separate the rib from the groove to open the bag, and is movable in the opposite direction to progressively return rib to a retained condition in the groove and create a leak-proof seal. A cradle is formed near one end of the fastener strip which is sized, constructed and arranged to receive and retain the base of the slider when the fastener strip is sealed to prevent leakage from that end of the fastener strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Global Packaging Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Hui, Mark Branson
  • Publication number: 20140119678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a leak-resistant slider zipper. The zipper typically includes end seals at the opening and closing ends of the zipper, an upper and a lower set of interlocking elements, first and second upper flanges above the upper interlocking elements having no gaps or cut-outs therein, and first and second lower flanges below the lower interlocking elements, one of the lower flanges being folded back on itself, and a slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Steven AUSNIT, Eric PLOURDE, Charles GRECO, Glyn RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20140112601
    Abstract: A bag body provided with a zipper tape in which both openability by hands and openability by an automatic machine are improved while ensuring the opening strength on the contents side in order to prevent the leakage of the contents is provided. A zipper tape is configured such that the distance A between a front end part of a female part on the non-opening side and a top part on a protruded part on the opening side, the distance B between a front end part of a female part on the non-opening side and a front part opposing to a stripe-shaped base in a protruded part on the non-opening side, and the angle C formed by a protruded part on the non-opening side and a side surface of a shaft part connecting therewith satisfies the relationship represented by the following formula: A?B?0.20 mm and 50°?C?85°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroko Shioda, Michio Mogami
  • Patent number: 8690428
    Abstract: A bag has two juxtaposed face panels of plastic film and each having two parallel side edges and top and bottom edges. A gusset extends between one of the side edges of one of the panels and the juxtaposed side edge of the other of the panels. The gusset is movable between a folded-in condition lying mainly between the panels and an extended condition projecting laterally past the panels and forming a spout generally at the top edges. A slide fastener at the top edges has two profile strips that can be locked to each other and that each have an attachment flap, and a slider shiftable along the profile strips in a closing direction to close the strips together and in an opposite opening direction to separate the strips. Joints secure the attachment flaps directly to inner faces of the respective face panels at the respective upper edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mondi Halle GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Kruse, Jens Koesters
  • Patent number: 8690430
    Abstract: A storage bag has a first fastener strip positioned adjacent to an opening of the bag that includes at least one interlocking profile. A second fastener strip positioned adjacent to the opening of the bag also includes at least one interlocking profile. A slider includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a top wall connecting the first sidewall and the second sidewall. The slider includes (a) a plurality of ridges extending from a first sidewall, the plurality of ridges extending farther from the first sidewall at the ends of the slider than at a position at the center of the length of the slider, and (b) a plurality of ridges extending from a second sidewall, the plurality of ridges extending further from the second sidewall at the ends of the slider than at a position at the center of the length of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Keegan E. Burggren
  • Publication number: 20140093191
    Abstract: A slider for sealing and unsealing a storage bag. A first sidewall extends along a length of the slider. A second sidewall extends along the length of the slider. A top wall connects the first and second sidewall. The top wall is positioned on only one side of a center of the length of the slider. A first pressing leg is positioned adjacent to one end of the top wall. A second pressing leg is positioned adjacent to the one end of the top wall and adjacent to the first pressing leg. A separating leg extends adjacent to a second end of the top wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Keegan E. Burggren
  • Patent number: 8677570
    Abstract: The water-resistant zipper includes first and second profiles which are interlocked or separated by the movement of a slider. A triangular island and separating plow are formed at the opening end to separate the first and second profiles. The slider includes various channels which engage corresponding rails in the profiles in order to properly position the profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Swain, Lynnette Colby, Lawrence Share, Valoris L. Forsyth
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8646156
    Abstract: A vacuum press fit zipper assembly designed for watersports apparel and gear and other water related applications. Overmolding construction forms an effective seal around the entire perimeter of the fastener assembly, and a vacuum fit is created between the two mating portions of the zipper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Subzipper, Inc.
    Inventor: Kent Harrison Brightman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8635748
    Abstract: A slider is provided which can be mounted on a zipper without any pre-activation, particularly zippers which are opened by squeezing together a portion of the profiles wherein a fulcrum effect is achieved to separate the profiles. The slider omits at least part of the zipper opening elements so that the user must squeeze the slider together in order to urge the zipper profiles apart thereby opening the zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Anzini
  • Publication number: 20130343678
    Abstract: A slider is provided for use with a fastener assembly of a storage bag. The slider includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a top wall connecting the first and second sidewalls. The slider also includes pressing legs for pressing together interlocking profiles of fastener strips, and a separating leg for separating the interlocked profiles. The slider has an asymmetric configuration that allows the slider to be moved closer to an end-stop formed in the fastener strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: S.C. Johnson & Son., Inc.
    Inventor: Keegan E. Burggren
  • Patent number: 8608379
    Abstract: In a reclosable bag (20) a zipper (Z) is provided on the inner surfaces (50) of the plastic film and the two parts of the zipper (Z) are fixed on the opposite inner surfaces (50) of the bag (20), wherein the zipper (Z) is connected to the inner surface (50) of the plastic film in such a manner that between the welded regions (12, 14) between the zipper (Z) and the inner surface (50) of the plastic film, recesses (15, 13) are left free in the longitudinal direction of the zipper (Z) to form a seal-free longitudinal channel and in the transverse direction of the zipper (Z) to produce free air or steam passage openings at defined distances between the zipper (Z) and the inner surface (50), through which openings a passage of steam is possible, wherein ends of the openings facing the interior (60) of the bag (20) are larger than ends of the openings facing the exterior (70) of the bag (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Mondi AG
    Inventors: Gyula Madai, Christian Caro, Thomas Fischer, Franz Scheidl
  • Patent number: 8602651
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag may be turned inside out to make a stylish cosmetic bag. Sealing flaps permit closing the flexible shipping bag. Sealing-flap top segments may be cut-off to open the flexible shipping bag and these fold into the flexible shipping bag when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out. Cosmetic flaps are attached inside the flexible shipping bag below the sealing flaps. These invert and become visible when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out. A zipper to close the cosmetic bag is attached to top edges of cosmetic flaps below the point where the top segment is cut off. Once the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out, the zipper is positioned below the top edge of, and inside, the cosmetic bag and the cosmetic-flap bottom edge is positioned at the top of the cosmetic bag to provide a finished edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Boss Licensing Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Nitti