Sliding Patents (Class 383/69)
  • Patent number: 9078502
    Abstract: A closure for a pouch comprising: (a) a cylindrical sleeve having a first open end and a second open end, (b) a longitudinal slit in the cylindrical sleeve having a close end proximate to the first end of the cylindrical sleeve and an open end at the second end of the cylindrical sleeve; (c) a rod adapted to be arranged concentrically within the cylindrical sleeve having a first end and a second end, the first end of the rod being adapted to engage with the first end of the cylindrical sleeve; and (d) a child-proof lock adapted to be removably connected to the second end of the cylindrical sleeve or to the second end of the rod to block the open end of the longitudinal slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Consumer Care AG
    Inventors: Sébastien Lucien Fily, Bruno Chazel
  • Publication number: 20140185964
    Abstract: A closure for a container including a base having a passageway extending therethrough. At least a portion of the base is configured to attach to at least a portion of an opening of a container such that the passageway is in registry with at least a portion of the opening. A cap is movably attached to the base. The cap is movable between a first position in which at least a portion of the cap blocks at least a portion of the passageway and a second position in which the cap is spaced-apart from at least a portion of the passageway to allow contents from within the container to pass therethrough. A seal is positioned on one of the cap and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GALDERMA R&D
    Inventor: Sebastien FILY
  • Patent number: 8540741
    Abstract: A weasand-ligating clip (10) made as a one-piece molding, the clip comprising two portions (11) hinged together at one end by a film hinge (13), and including a closure system (15, 16) at the other end, the portions (11) having teeth that clamp against the weasand when the clip is closed, the clip being characterized by the fact that a major longitudinal dimension (L) of the clip measured from the film hinge to the closure system is less than 45 mm, or indeed less than 42 mm, and better less than 40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Termet Solefi
    Inventors: Mario Rodrigues, Cédric Pigeon
  • Publication number: 20130236128
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a storage apparatus having multiple compartments. In one aspect, a multi-compartment bag can be formed of a flexible material, and each compartment of the multi-compartment bag can have two or more seams and one resealable opening edge. The seams in each compartment can include at least one tearable seam that can include at least a perforated seam configured to physically separate one of the compartments from the multi-compartment bag. In another aspect, a multi-compartment container can be formed of a rigid material having one or more removable lids, an upper portion, and a lower portion. The upper portion and the lower portion can each have a plurality of compartments. The upper portion can be separated from the lower portion by an intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: MaBelle Bray
  • Patent number: 8449186
    Abstract: A device having multiple resealable compartments for food storage is disclosed. The device is formed as a single unit and is comprised of several resealable compartments. Depending on the embodiment the number, shape and position of these compartments varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: MaBelle Ericson Vaughan Bray
  • Patent number: 8186881
    Abstract: A system for sealably closing a reservoir is disclosed. The system can have a container and a slider. The container can have an orifice and catches and lips surrounding the orifice. The slider can be translatably attached to the container over the orifice. The slider can slidably engage the catch and lips to force the orifice closed. While attached to the catch and lips, the slider can create a pressurized seal of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hydrapak, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lyon, Samuel M. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120087603
    Abstract: A sealing mechanism includes a holding member and a securing member. A positioning hole is defined in the holding member and two flanges extend from the holding member and cooperatively defining a gap for receiving a packing bag. The securing member is received in the holding member and includes a positioning post. The securing member deforms the two flanges between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the two flanges extend outside in opposite direction so that an acute angle defined between the two flanges, and the positioning post is disengaged from the positioning hole. In the second position, the two flanges are substantially parallel to each other, the positioning post is engaged in the positioning hole, and the securing member is engaged with the packing bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUN-LUNG CHEN, CHUNG CHAI, CHUAN-KAI CHANG
  • Publication number: 20120008883
    Abstract: A system for sealably closing a reservoir is disclosed. The system can have a container and a slider. The container can have an orifice and catches and lips surrounding the orifice. The slider can be translatably attached to the container over the orifice. The slider can slidably engage the catch and lips to force the orifice closed. While attached to the catch and lips, the slider can create a pressurized seal of the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: HYDRAPAK, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. LYON, Samuel M. LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 8043005
    Abstract: A system for sealably closing a reservoir is disclosed. The system can have a container and a slider. The container can have an orifice and catches and lips surrounding the orifice. The slider can be translatably attached to the container over the orifice. The slider can slidably engage the catch and lips to force the orifice closed. While attached to the catch and lips, the slider can create a pressurized seal of the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hydrapak, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lyon, Samuel M. Lopez
  • Patent number: 7954338
    Abstract: A water storage unit includes an outer bag with an inlet defined in a top end thereof and an inner bag is received in the outer bag. A coolant bag is received in the inner bag and has coolant received therein. An outlet part is connected to the lower end of the outer bag and connected with a hose so that the user can suck the water in the outer bag. The water is cooled by the coolant in the coolant bag which is located at the lower end of the outer bag. A handle has a clamp slot with which a sealing rod is securely engaged. The inlet of the outer bag can be sealed by the cooperation of the clamp slot of the handle and the sealing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Chien Ping Lien
  • Publication number: 20100086238
    Abstract: A flexible, reclosable bag includes a first bag web, a second bag web, and a pocket-forming web, which form a flexible, reclosable bag having a pocket for inserting a thermal influencing material. The pocket-forming web may contain a cut, thereby forming an opening in the pocket. The pocket and/or the flexible, reclosable bag may include a fastener, such as a zipper tape fastener or a zipper slider fastener. Additionally, a method for making a flexible, reclosable bag having a pocket for receiving a thermal influencing material is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Victoria Sprehe
  • Publication number: 20090142007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag (1) including: two generally parallel sheets (12, 13); matching closing profiles (2, 3) fixed on these sheets (12, 13); a slider (5) for actuating the profiles (2, 3), this slider (5) comprising flanks (51, 52) each inner surface of which bears a boss (53, 54). This bag is remarkable by the fact that said sheets (12, 13) include on their outer faces, and outside said slider (5), abutment means (6) capable of immobilizing said sheets (12, 13) relatively to said slider (5) along a direction generally perpendicular to the displacement axis (X-X?) of the slider (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Henri BOIS
  • Patent number: 7503696
    Abstract: A pack sealing method and device in which a slit tubular member (16) is slidably fitted around a wrapped portion of a pack (8) (a bag or envelope made of a diverse material while having a diverse size and a diverse shape) formed as a portion of the pack (8) near an opening (4) of the pack (8) is wrapped around a rod member (14), in a state in which a diverse liquid, gaseous, and solid material or object is put into the pack (8) through the opening (4). The rod member (14?) is fixedly bonded to the inner or outer surface of the pack (8) or separate from the pack (8). Where the pack (8) is a zipper pack provided with a zipper, this zipper functions as the rod member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Sehyang Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Ho Ha, Seung-Taek Lee
  • Publication number: 20080166073
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reclosable package or bag with a slider zipper, and further including a first gusset with a perforated line or similar line of weakness formed between the slider zipper profiles in order to provide tamper evidence and a second gusset formed below one zipper profile in order to allow the filled packaged to stand up for display purposes. This package or bag is typically bottom filled, but then displayed to the customer in the orientation with the bottom in the upper position and the zipper in the lower position. One alternative embodiment substitutes a press-to-close-zipper for the slider zipper. A further alternative embodiment omits the perforated line and provides for a separation in the web between the zipper profiles to form a mouth for the package or bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Gregory H. Crunkleton, Basil C. Linton, Eric J. Fenzl, Robert C. Stolmeier, Matthew W. Nysted
  • Publication number: 20070280564
    Abstract: A system for sealably closing a reservoir is disclosed. The system can have a container and a slider. The container can have an orifice and catches and lips surrounding the orifice. The slider can be translatably attached to the container over the orifice. The slider can slidably engage the catch and lips to force the orifice closed. While attached to the catch and lips, the slider can create a pressurized seal of the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: HYDRAPAK, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Lyon, Samuel M. Lopez
  • Patent number: 7255477
    Abstract: A locking bag includes an envelope with a single opening defined between a pair of side wall edges. A pair of plastic zipper portions are disposed on opposite sides of the single pair of side wall edges. A zipper closure clip is slidably attached to the single pair of side wall edges at one corner of the opening of the bag. The zipper closure clip is adapted to clamp the two portions of the plastic zipper together when the zipper closure clip is slid along the opening of the bag. The two plastic zipper portions include suitable means to make the closing of the opening permanent. In one embodiment, the zipper closure is removable from the bag after the bag is permanently closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Arnell
  • Patent number: 6896950
    Abstract: A novel continuous web of composite packaging film for making packages having improved openable and reclosable interlocking seals, the seal having male and female portions of arrowhead shape in cross section, snap detents, and being formed transversely to the direction of film flow during package formation at line speed. The packaging film is provided at package length intervals with thermoformable strips secured thereto transversely to the running length of the film, and is fed to a modified standard vertical form, fill and seal packaging machine where the film is formed into a bag with the thermoformable strip inside in ends abutting folded facing relationship at the upper end of the bag, product deposited into the bag, the bag sealed, the reclosable interlocking seal formed, and the bag severed from the next bag being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Sealstrip Corporation
    Inventors: Harold M Forman, Trevor G Smith
  • Patent number: 6464394
    Abstract: A flexible package having a handle-pour spout closure including two strip sections and a slidable clamp. The clamp can be slid to one position to hold the sections closed, and to another position to enable them to be pulled apart and opened, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David E. Galomb
  • Publication number: 20010030134
    Abstract: A flexible container for products to be kept separate and mixed before use, made of single-layer or multi-layer plastic material comprising two compartments (11, 12), intended to contain respective products which are kept separate and mixed before use by breaking a line of separation between said compartments, in which the line of separation is obtained by means of a strip (15) of easy-open material interposed between the walls (13, 14) of the container and extending from one side to the other thereof, so that a weld made along said strip (15) is not permanent, but can be broken upon exceeding a certain force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: Dott. Franco Goglio, Ing. Giorgio Bottini
  • Patent number: 6296420
    Abstract: Elongated flood control bags are filled with pillows filled with liquid or inflated with air, the pillows being arrayed in each bag, typically end to end and stacked. The bags are deployed at ground level for control of liquid flow to protect property and terrain against flow of water and rain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventor: Michael J. Garbiso
  • Patent number: 6074094
    Abstract: A bag with a security closure having two opposing main segments corresponding to the bag front panels, and a pair of side segments at each end of the opposing main segments which are foldable about a crease line, the upper edges of the front panel segments and side segments defining the bag mouth. A stiffening bar is provided at the upper edge of each of the main segments and side segments, the stiffening bars being formed in a group when the bag segments are folded to close the bag mouth. There is a closure bar having a U-shape channel with an inwardly extending flange at each end and the group of stiffening bars fits within the inwardly extended flanges of the U-shaped channel as the closure bar is moved over the group of segments with the flanges being below the group of stiffening members. A locking member is fastened to the end of the closure bar to prevent its withdrawal from the bag and a receiver for the locking member can be on a piece that is articulated from the closure bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventors: Jorge Eleuterio Manolizi, Walter Gabriel Sidlik
  • Patent number: 6059456
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a flexible package includes two base strips having channels and film-attachment portions, and a closure strip inserted within and slidably engaging the channels of the base strips. The closure arrangement includes shoulders on the channels configured to engage and retain the outer portions of the closure strip. The closure strip slides within the channels of the base strips to open and close the closure arrangement. A package and method of constructing a package are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. May
  • Patent number: 5765264
    Abstract: A pair of confronting limbs, which have mutually meshing jaws, clasp the open top of a bag therebetween when a grooved bar slides upon the limbs. The limbs have external rails, and the bar has trackways formed therein to receive the rails slidably therein. The limbs are integral with a twice-folded panel which defines a pouring spout for the subject bag of a portion of the panel; this pouring spout portion is set within the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Ray Ciok
  • Patent number: 5540366
    Abstract: A waterproof money belt characterized by an access opening in the pouch having a first sidewall and a second sidewall. A first peripheral edge of the first sidewall extends past a second peripheral edge of the second sidewall such that a flap portion is formed adjacent the first peripheral edge. The flap portion of the first sidewall is movable between a position parallel to the second sidewall and a folded position in which the first sidewall overlies the second sidewall, Mating ZIPLOC closures are used to secure the first sidewall and second sidewall together, A first tape fastener is positioned adjacent a first peripheral edge on a first interior surface of the flap portion of the first sidewall. A second tape fastener is positioned adjacent a second peripheral edge on a second exterior surface of the second sidewall. The first tape fastener engages the second tape fastener when the flap portion of the first sidewall is in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Inventor: Curtiss Coomber
  • Patent number: 5462222
    Abstract: A narrow, elongated, hard plastic, U-shaped sealing clip for an opened gabled container, providing repeated sealable air tight, leak-resistant closure of the container. Each leg of the U-shaped clip embodies an elongated longitudinally extending bead facing inward of the U, which beads are directly adjacent each other throughout their entire length. The beads are closely spaced and sized to enclose the gabled top of a container, at an upper portion thereof, with a resilient enclosing grip therebetween, to compressively close the portion of the container top which was opened for removal of material from the container. The spacing between the beads is less than the thickness of the container walls whereby, with the slide-on engagement with the gabled top of the container, the sealing clip assumes a compressive V-shaped conformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventor: Edgar L. Boeck, II
  • Patent number: 5400929
    Abstract: A slide-on closure for containers such as beverage cartons is in the form of a tubular body with a longitudinal slit having a divergent section at one end to facilitate sliding of the closure onto the container. The tubular body further includes reinforcements surrounding the body which facilitate gripping the closure and a notch opposite the divergent section which enhances deformation of the closure when sliding same onto the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Inventor: Jose M. Lopez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 5354132
    Abstract: A containment and disposal bag for human bodily fluids is disclosed which includes a bag having a hollow interior and a top at least partially open to receive the bodily fluids; preferably a funnel structure within the bag to channel said bodily fluids into the interior and to restrict expulsion of bodily fluids from the interior prior to sequestration; a hydrophilic material within the bag which is rapidly gellable upon contact with the bodily fluids in the bag, the gellation serving to essentially completely sequester the bodily fluids and prevent it from thereafter being expelled from the bag; and a closure to close the top of the bag after introduction of the bodily fluids into the bag. The hydrophilic material is commonly a polymer which is activated upon contact with the water-based bodily fluids and which gels rapidly (normally within thirty seconds or less) to sequester the bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: American Innotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth E. Young, Daniel L. Young, Richard E. Warrick, Clarence A. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 5123896
    Abstract: A device intended for parallelepipedical shaping an aquacultural enclosure made from a tube of relatively flexible material, characterized by the fact that the device comprises a rigid U-shaped bar exhibiting a slit-shaped opening whose length is approximately equal to a first dimension of the parallelepiped that it is desired to obtain. The device also having two angle pieces which are fitted onto the U-shaped bar to form the parallelepiped aquacultural enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Jacques Gilbert
  • Patent number: 5116139
    Abstract: A containment and disposal bag for human bodily fluids is disclosed which includes a bag having a hollow interior and a top at least partially open to receive the bodily fluids; preferably a funnel structure within the bag to channel said bodily fluids into the interior and to restrict expulsion of bodily fluids from the interior prior to sequestration; a hydrophilic material within the bag which is rapidly gellable upon contact with the bodily fluids in the bag, the gellation serving to essentially completely sequester the bodily fluids and prevent it from thereafter being expelled from the bag; and a closure to close the top of the bag after introduction of the bodily fluids into the bag. The hydrophilic material is commonly a polymer which is activated upon contact with the water-based bodily fluids and which gels rapidly (normally within thirty seconds or less) to sequester the bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: American Innotex, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth E. Young, Daniel L. Young, Richard E. Warrick, Clarence A. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 4979668
    Abstract: A reclosure device adapted for installation on a cardboard container having side walls and end walls that fold together at the upper end of the container to allow the upper edges of the side walls to be positioned adjacent each other. An elongated track member having spaced apart side portions adapted for attachment to the adjacent upper edges of the container side walls, each side portion having a guide members extending along its outer surface and substantially the full width of the carton side walls. An elongated slider member attached to the track member parallel to the guide members has opposed jaw portions along its length with edge portions which are slidable on the guide members. Stop members are provided at opposite ends of the guide members for retaining the slider on the track member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Inventors: Kent N. Allen, Raymond D. Coleman
  • Patent number: 4722614
    Abstract: A container is provided that will minimize the possibility of tampering by unauthorized persons. The container is formed of a one-piece, thermoplastic material, preferable a transparent material, that would make any unauthorized entry in the container more readily visible to the buying public. The novel container is fabricated by a novel combined compression and blow molding process with a single opening that can be sealed after the container is filled. A closure cap is formed in the process as a portion of the unitary container, which cap can be readily separated from the container by the user for gaining access to the contents of the container, and thereafter used to seal the opening in the container between openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Inventor: Herbert H. Boynton
  • Patent number: 4576307
    Abstract: A molded plastic container has first and second portions which are relatively movable between open and closed configurations; and the two portions have first edges which are juxtaposed when the portions are closed. A T-shaped rail is fixed to the first edge of one of the container portions, and the rail extends along said edge for a significant length--except for a location where it is interrupted by two adjacent gaps. A pair of posts are fixed to the first edge of the second container portion, and the posts are positioned so as to be insertable into the two rail gaps when the two container portions are in their closed configuration. The posts have a transverse configuration which matches the transverse configuration of the rail, so that the posts may be described as forming geometric extensions of the rail when the two container portions are closed. A slide has an interiorly facing opening which is sized for engaging the rail and for being captured thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Donald V. Frydenberg
  • Patent number: 4428098
    Abstract: A closure device adapted for clamping a flexible bag has a pair of hinged jaws including slideably mounted extension pieces adjustably retained in pre-selected positions of extension. The jaws are movable between a closed position to grip a bag and an open position to release the bag. A clasp mechanism releasably retains the jaws in the closed position. Mating sets of longitudinal teeth may be provided to grip the bag more positively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Inventors: Terry Coker, Stanley W. Coker