Unitary With Bag (e.g., Element Formed By Hand Hole) Patents (Class 383/7)
  • Patent number: 9643099
    Abstract: A balloon that is operable to facilitate a sealing thereof subsequent being filled with a substance wherein the sealing does not require a knot or external clamp. The balloon includes a body having a contiguous wall being formed in a desired shape. Proximate the first end of the body a neck is contiguously formed. The neck includes a hollow passage and an opening so as to facilitate the filling of the interior volume of the balloon. Circumferentially disposed in the neck proximate the opening is an adhesive layer. Superposed the adhesive layer is a protective layer that is rectangular in shape, The protective layer further includes a first tab and a second tab that extends outward from the opening and functions to provide an interface to facilitate the removal of the protective layer so a user can utilize the adhesive layer to seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Nicolas A Mamolo, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20150125094
    Abstract: A bag made of plastic film suitable for pouring has first and second side panels and back and bottom gussets extending between the panels. Margins at front and top edges of the first side panel join margins at front and top edges of the second side panel at a first seam. A bottom margin of the back gusset joins a rear margin of the bottom gusset at a second seam with the back gusset terminating at a top, rear part of the first seam and the bottom gusset terminating at a bottom, front part of the first seam. A part of the bag film material integral with the back gusset and rear parts of the first and second side panels is formed as a handle at the rear of the bag. A closeable pouring device is integrated into a top front part of the first seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20150093050
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resealable bag having a gusseted structure with a flared double-flapped upper panel wherein a handle and hang-up notch is incorporated therein. A one-way release valve is disposed on the bag to allow the ejection of air from the bag interior when the bag is exteriorly compressed. The flared upper panels can be folded in a downward position when loading foodstuffs. The bag structure comprises a back panel, a front panel, a floor panel, and a double-flapped upper panel forming the handle. The exterior of the bag further provides a writing surface affixed thereto. The bag structure can be sealed via an interlocking closure means along its open upper. Finally, the bag material is one that is suitable for use in a freezer or cooking environment, wherein the bag can be taken from cold storage and heated without material degradation or food contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Pam Bunton
  • Publication number: 20150023614
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a flexible pouch containing goods on a roll. The flexible pouch comprises a first flexible side wall, a second flexible side wall, a third flexible side wall, and a fourth flexible side wall. Adjacent flexible side walls are attached to one another to define the flexible pouch. At least two rolls of goods are located within the flexible pouch. A gusseted bottom is provided in the flexible pouch, a seal extending across the flexible pouch securing the bottom end of the flexible pouch. A gusseted top may also be provided in the flexible pouch with a seal extending across the flexible pouch securing the top end of the flexible pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Cobler A. Cobler
  • Publication number: 20140335238
    Abstract: A pouch for dispensing of a usable liquid comprises at least first and second compartments, the first and second compartments separated from each other by a first rupturable seal; which ruptures upon application of a force so that the first and second compartments are in communication with each other. The first compartment has a fill port with a tamperproof seal and is either empty or contains a gas such as air or an inert gas. The second compartment has at least a first material therein to be mixed with one or more liquids to be introduced into the first compartment via the fill port to form the usable liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: teVenti, LLC
    Inventor: Charles H. JONES
  • 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
  • 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: 20140205210
    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: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Waterview Innovation, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Grossman
  • Publication number: 20140205209
    Abstract: A bare liner bulk bag and method of making the bare liner bulk bag uses a liner that is supported by a lifting system. The liner is configured to have an interior space to hold material. The lifting system includes at least one vertical strap, at least one horizontal strap and at least one bottom strap, which are connected to each other to define a volume into which the liner can be positioned without a woven fabric shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Yuan Da Plastic Fabric Corp.
    Inventor: Qizhong Diao
  • 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: 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: 20140193101
    Abstract: A remotely openable containment system employs a bag which receives contents such as grounding cement and employs a closure member which is secured by a bale. The closure member is attached to one end of the bag adjacent an opening. End portions of the bag are wound around the closure member and secured by the bale. The bale may include a pair of laterally spaced pins which are received in spaced bores of the closure member. At the installation site, the bag is lowered by a line into a hole. At the bottom of the hole, a line on the bale is pulled to release the bale and to permit the contents to discharge through the opening in the bag. Both the bag and the bale are removable from the hole by the attached lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Paul A. Orlowski
  • Patent number: 8764292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles such as bags and related methods. In an embodiment, the invention includes an article including a first sheet, a second sheet coupled to the first sheet defining an interior volume between the first sheet and the second sheet, and a handle region defining an aperture passing through the first sheet and the second sheet. The handle region including a first flap and a second flap, the first flap coupled to the first sheet and the second sheet along a first axis, the second flap coupled to the first sheet and the second sheet along a second axis, the first axis and second axis perpendicular to one another, the first flap and the second flap configured to flex away from the handle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Performance Seed
    Inventor: Sheldon Sturgis
  • Publication number: 20140147059
    Abstract: Improved merchandise bag with reinforced bag wall is formed of thinner than normal specially selected film material with a thickened center section. For merchandise bags, the thickened center section provides a stronger bag bottom and stronger areas for the formation of bag handles. Handle bags include soft loop, round die cut oval die cut, wave top, patch and rigid handles. For T-shirt style bags, thinner plastic in the gusset and handle areas is made up for by multiple layers of film in these regions. T-shirt bags may have single, triple or folded gussets providing as many as eight layers of film in these regions. The thickened center section will substantially match the thickness of the gusseted areas and provide for a more easily stacked bag. The bags are formed of mono layer or multi-layer film and at least a portion of the bag walls is corona treated to improve adhesion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Publication number: 20140147058
    Abstract: A garbage bag has a bag having an open top area. A plurality of ring members is formed in an interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Ernesto Magana
  • Publication number: 20140119676
    Abstract: A bag formed of plastic film material has first and second side panels with a margin portion at a rear edge of the first side panel joining a margin portion at a rear edge of the second side panel at a rear seam. The rear seam along at least a part of its length is braced by a solid elongate brace of plastic material which is either fixed mechanically to the panels or is thermally welded to them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Reid Martin
  • Publication number: 20140112599
    Abstract: A bag has a front panel, a back panel, and a gusset panel. Either or both of the front panel and the gusset panel at one side has an extension, and either or both of the back panel and the gusset panel at the other side has an extension. The extensions are welded together at outer margins thereof so that the width of the combined extensions is greater than the width of the gusset panel. The extensions are formed with carrying apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Peel Plastic Products Limited
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • 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: 20140072245
    Abstract: A stretch blow-molded or thermoformed pouch (10) comprising a neck with an opening, and a process for making and handling a pouch, comprising—blow molding a preform or thermoforming a sheet or film into a mold to create a pouch with a neck (20) comprising opening (30),—removing the pouch from the mold,—transporting the pouch at the neck,—filling the pouch with a product,—closing the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Dede, Patrick De Wilde, Daniël Achiel Camiel Wardenier
  • Patent number: 8662751
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for gas filling and sealing of a duct intended to be filled with gas and positioned in a container of a collapsible type. The duct is defined by two opposite side walls which are joined along a connecting portion and comprises an inlet arranged in one of the side walls. A part of the container that comprises the inlet is clamped between an abutment and a gas module which is axially movable towards the abutment. Clamping occurs in such a manner that one off the two side walls included in the duct is allowed, in response to a gas flow supplied from the gas module and entering the duct through said inlet, to bulge to form a free passage into the duct for filling the same with gas. After completion of the gas filling, the duct is sealed. The invention also relates to a container blank having a duct which is specially developed for the method and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventor: Stefan Forss
  • Publication number: 20140029871
    Abstract: A flexible package being capable and being adapted for accommodating a multiplicity of absorbent articles. The package has a substantially parallelepiped-shape and further comprises a frame. The frame is completely surrounding the top gusset extending upwardly and substantially orthogonally from the top gusset. The flexible package also comprises a handle extending over the top gusset. It is a further object of the present invention to provide a method of manufacturing a flexible package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Peter Motsch, Oliver Heilmann, Christoph Wolfgang Siegfried Beck, Lucio Frias, Sarah Ann Lavash, Thomas Rethschulte, Rudolph Haimerl, Alfons Stahl
  • Publication number: 20130308878
    Abstract: An apparatus is formed from a sheet of substantially rectangular material in which a seam is formed joining two sides, thus forming an envelope having a bottom, one sealed end, an open top, and one open side. The open top has an edge folded and seamed into a series of handles extending around an entire perimeter of the open top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Eric J. Garcia, Adam B. Thornber
  • Patent number: 8562213
    Abstract: A game bag with enhanced features is herein disclosed, comprising a lower portion of the bag provided with open-screened netting which allows for increased airflow over the carcass thus allowing the carcass to cool in a controlled manner, and an upper portion of the bag provided with sections of hook-and-loop fastener. One section of hook-and-loop fastener is provided in a vertical configuration which allows the bag to open up fully across its upper section. Another section is provided horizontally on a strap arrangement to allow for complete sealing of the bag against the carcass. To properly use the game bag, the game is field dressed and hung from a tree or other suitable support. Next, the bag is brought up from the bottom to completely cover the carcass thus sealing it from dirt, insects and other contaminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Krystal McBee
  • 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: 20130233877
    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 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NORTH AMERICAN SALT COMPANY
    Inventor: Kevin Thimmesch
  • Publication number: 20130182975
    Abstract: The invention comprises a first (1) and a second (2) flexible sheet that are connected together to form a housing for articles, with an opening through which said articles can be inserted and which includes closure means; the invention is characterized in that, furthermore, it comprises a third (3) flexible sheet arranged between the first (1) and the second (2) flexible sheet, therefore forming two separate compartments (4 and 5), one in which a cold item (8), such as ice, frost or a chemical product, is placed and another in which an article (9) is placed. The arrangement described makes it possible to extend the preservation period of the article (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: VALGRAF, S.L.
    Inventor: Valgraf, S.L.
  • Patent number: 8430566
    Abstract: A side-gusseted bag has two front walls which are joined by a side gusset at a longitudinal side provided with a reclosure. The side gusset is folded-over outwards in the region of the reclosure in such a manner that the side gusset ends at its folded-over section at the associated longitudinal side. The reclosure running in the longitudinal direction is fastened to an inner surface of the side gusset at the folded-over section. A method for manufacturing a side-gusseted bag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Brauer, Mark W. Gum
  • Publication number: 20130039603
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a flexible single or multiple chamber bag for storing medical products comprising at least one chamber. In particular the invention refers to a flexible single or multiple chamber bag (10) for storing medical products comprising a hanger flap 11 extending from the top end of said bag, characterized in that said flap 11 contains a) two mirror inverted circular cuttings (1) and (2) of an angle of 145° to 180°, wherein one end of each of said cuttings (1) and (2) is spaced apart by a connecting cutting (3) being essentially being straight-lined having a length of 4 times to 10 times the radius of said circular cuttings (1,2) and b) two mirror inverted circular cuttings (4) and (5) of an angle of 180° to 270°, having a radius of 0.3 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: B.BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
    Inventors: Michel Pittet, Caroline Ansermet, Bastien Ecabert, Cedric Berchier
  • Publication number: 20120328217
    Abstract: A bag including a containment portion having an opening to receive items, a bag seal at an end of the bag opposite the opening, a handle seal at an end of the containment portion opposite the opening, the handle seal located between the bag seal and the opening, and a handle in a handle body formed between the handle seal and the bag seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: B3 PLASTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Sale, Tara J. Saville, Jay B. Paulson
  • Patent number: 8287188
    Abstract: A bag includes a first portion. The first portion is attached to a second portion of the bag. The reusable bag also includes a mailing label having an addressee section preprinted with an address of a recycler. When the bag is in an unpacked state, the first portion is configured to carry items. When the bag is in a packed state, the first portion is secured in the packed state using the second portion such that the mailing label is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Hoyord, Angela L. Baer, Sohil Arora
  • Publication number: 20120230611
    Abstract: Provided is a deployable, foldable fluid collection bag which may be selectively deployed as desired by the user. The bag may be configured to fit in tight spaces and be deployed to collect fluid which leaks during plumbing repairs and installations. The bag may be fabricated from a unitary piece of material and include a base, a first panel and a second panel. The first panel may be coupled to the end portions of the base and to the second panel to define a pair of opposed sidewalls and a pair of opposed end walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Emmett J. Ebner, Brian J. Huffer
  • Publication number: 20120121211
    Abstract: A reusable bag and its toy enclosure comprising of a toy enclosure, the toy enclosure defines a central opening, a rectangular cavity having a first and a second end, wherein the first end is adjacent to the central opening and defines a first and second cavity opening and the second end defines a third cavity opening, and a bag, the bag having two carrying straps and a strip of material, the strip of material attaches to the toy enclosure from within the toy enclosure. The reusable bag and its toy enclosure provides children with a toy to play with while their parents shop that also serves the dual purpose of being a reusable bag for the parents after shopping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Erick Kovatch
  • Publication number: 20110211775
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mesh bag for use with automated wicket bagging machines. In at least one embodiment, the mesh bag comprises a tubular mesh having a first end portion opposite a second end portion, a first wicketing strip attached to the second end portion of the mesh and having a peripheral edge, and a second wicketing strip attached to the second end portion of the mesh, wherein the second wicketing strip extends beyond a top edge of the mesh and the peripheral edge of the first wicketing strip and has at least one opening adapted for collating a plurality of mesh bags on one or more wicket pins. The present invention also relates to a method for making such bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: CONWED PLASTICS LLC
    Inventors: Chris E. Worthington, Jeffrey L. Abramowski, David M. Davis
  • Publication number: 20110210143
    Abstract: A pouch for dispensing of a usable liquid comprises at least first and second compartments, the first and second compartments separated from each other by a first rupturable seal; which ruptures upon application of a force so that the first and second compartments are in communication with each other. The first compartment has a fill port with a tamperproof seal and is either empty or contains a gas such as air or an inert gas. The second compartment has at least a first material therein to be mixed with one or more liquids to be introduced into the first compartment via the fill port to form the usable liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: TEVENTI, LLC
    Inventor: Charles H. Jones
  • Patent number: 7954188
    Abstract: A furniture attachment system is described. Embodiments of the furniture attachment system comprise a highly adjustable interface that is readily adapted to hold, store, or secure items of highly varied size and shape at a convenient location proximate a bed or other piece of furniture. In use, the present invention holds, stores, or secures items at beside, or beside other furniture, by securing the items to a bed or other furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventors: Steven C. House, Jennie House
  • Publication number: 20110097015
    Abstract: A plastic bag includes a plastic bag body with 4-layer gussets on two sides and 2-layer film in the middle. The plastic bag body is provided with a curved hot-seal line near a bottom edge of the bag body. The curved hot seal line turns upward on two sides and is recessed in the middle. Since plastic bags with the structure referred to herein eliminate a stress concentration at a bottom hot-seal location, such plastic bags have increased load-bearing capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Hon Sing Chum
  • Patent number: 7837386
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aseptic pouch (1) for packaging food products, comprising two walls which are bonded together so as to define an internal space (2) which is sterilized and hermetically closed. The pouch (1) further comprises at least one sealing (7; 12) which joins together said walls, extending between opposite sides (5, 6) of the pouch, (1) and defines a neck portion (8) of said internal space (2) and two border portions (9) external to said internal space. Said neck portion (8) is suitable for providing, after opening of the pouch (1), an access to said internal space (2) and said border portions (9) are suitable for providing grips for handling said pouch. The invention also relates to a method for packaging a food product in said aseptic pouch (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: MFC Technologies Italia S.p.A., John Bean Technologies S.p.A.
    Inventors: Manuele Levati, Gianluca Oddi, Gianluca Parisini, Giovanni Rossi
  • Patent number: 7819582
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container blank (1) comprising a bottom-forming wall (3) and two opposite side walls (2), said walls (2, 3) being joined along boundary lines (9, 10, 13). The container blank is characterised in that intersections (A, B, C, D) between a front boundary line (9) and respectively a rear boundary line (10) and an upper portion (5) and a bottom portion (7) constitute corners of a parallelogram having an angle of inclination ((x) relative to the longitudinal axis (L) of the container blank (1). The front boundary angle which is acute towards the bottom portion (7). The front boundary line (9) and the intermediate boundary line (13) give the central portion (6) an essentially symmetrical shape along the longitudinal axis (L) of the container blank (1). The invention also relates to a container (21) which is produced by filling of such a container blank (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Eco Lean Research & Development A/S
    Inventor: Åke Rosen
  • Patent number: 7798711
    Abstract: The present invention is a collapsible liner for use in a bulk container. The liner comprises a first flexible panel, a second flexible panel, a first seal, a second seal, and a tab. The first flexible panel includes a first longitudinal edge. The second flexible panel includes a second longitudinal edge. The first seal joins the first and second panels near the first and second longitudinal edges and runs generally parallel to the first and second edges. The second seal joins the first and second panels and is generally oblique to the first seal. At least one of the panels extends across at least one of the seals to form the tab, which includes an attachment feature. The attachment feature may be a piece of tape affixed to the tab. The attachment feature may be a strip of fabric or other reinforcement material melted into the tab, sealed within the tab or affixed to the tab via an adhesive. The attachment feature may be a hole with sealed or unsealed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Robert H. Fougere, Joseph J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20100129007
    Abstract: A bag has two handles extending from a containing structure that holds items. An elastic member is attached to each handle and each elastic member defines at least part of a passage. Arms of a bag rack assembly are placed through the passages defined by the elastic members so that the bag is supported on the bag rack by the elastic members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan McCoy, Daniel Joseph Hoyord, Angela L. Baer
  • Publication number: 20100119178
    Abstract: A disposable cleaning bag includes a first bag body provided with at least one first through hole, a second bag body laminating with the first bag body and provided with at least one second through hole, and an opening formed between the first bag body and the second bag body. Thus, the cleaning bag separate the user's hand from the waste matters to prevent the user's hand from directly touching the waste matters. In addition, the first through hole of the first bag body and the second through hole of the second bag body function as a holding portion to allow insertion of the user's fingers so as to facilitate the user carrying the cleaning bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Sung-Po Tsai
  • Publication number: 20100059514
    Abstract: A collapsible structure has first and second flexible loop members, each loop member defining a closed loop and having a first side and an opposing second side, each loop member adapted to assume an expanded position and a collapsed position, with the two loop members overlapping each other at a first overlapping point along the first sides of the loop members, and at a second overlapping point along the second sides of the loop members. The loop members are adapted to assume a deployed position in which one loop member is disposed at an angle with respect to the other loop member at the overlapping points, so that the structure defines a top side, four vertical sides, and a bottom side when in the loop members are in the deployed position. The structure also includes a flexible wall extending across the four vertical sides and the bottom side to define an interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Yu Zheng
  • Publication number: 20100054633
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-standing bag with foldable flanges. The bag includes a main body, available with two corresponding side walls and a top/bottom wall connected between the top/bottom of two side walls. There are foldable flanges arranged at the top of two side walls of the main bag body, and openings are formed between two corresponding sides of the foldable flanges. The self-standing bag is positioned more reliably for an improved ads effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicants: RADIA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lu-Wen CHANG
  • Publication number: 20100044924
    Abstract: A candle refill kit useful for preparing home made candles includes a disposable microwaveable container and a microwaveable candlewax composition. The candlewax composition is microwave heated in the microwaveable container to an elevated temperature sufficient to initiate pouring of the candlewax composition. The candlewax composition is then poured from the microwaveable container into a candle mold (to make a stand-alone candle) or a candle container (to make a container candle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: DANIEL S. CAP
  • Patent number: 7665894
    Abstract: A flexible bag comprising an outer panel assembly, a cavity sealing assembly, a spout assembly, and a handle area. The outer panel assembly comprises a first panel and a second panel positioned in an overlaying orientation. The cavity sealing assembly includes opposing side seals, a top cavity seal and a bottom cavity seal which cooperate to form a cavity. Two extension regions extend away from the top cavity seal. The spout assembly is attached to the first panel and provides fluid communication with the cavity. The handle area includes a top handle seal spaced apart from the top cavity seal and the first and second extension regions. The first extension region in cooperation with the top handle seal defines a first side opening slot, and, the second extension region in cooperation with the top handle seal defines a second side opening slot. A hanging opening extends through the first panel and the second panel between the top cavity seal and the top handle seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Darin DeBlander, Raul Z. Gonzales, James Rooney, Ken Wehling
  • Publication number: 20090304307
    Abstract: A bag having an integral closure mechanism includes perforated lines along which the bag is torn to form handles, wherein each of the perforated lines includes an aperture at opposite ends thereof for inhibiting tearing of the bag beyond the perforated lines. The handles are used to tie the bag closed. Finger apertures along the perforated liens in-between opposite ends thereof for facilitating tearing of the bag along the perforated lines to form the handles. Methods of making and using the bag are similarly disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Diep, Ian D. Kovacevich
  • Publication number: 20090245697
    Abstract: A packaging bag material which can be formed into packages each having a carrying handle and which can be wound into a roll and then continuously unwound. The packaging bag material includes an elongated tube body 6 made of a resin film and including a front sheet 1 and a back sheet 2. A sheet strip 3 is disposed between portions of the front and back sheets extending from a first heat-bonded portion 4 toward a second side edge with the longitudinal direction of the strip sheet 3 coincident with the longitudinal direction of the tube body. The front and back sheets 1 and 2 are bonded to the sheet strip 3 at bonded portions 7 having a predetermined length and longitudinally spaced from each other with a predetermined pitch, thereby defining unbonded portions 8 between the adjacent bonded portions 7. This bag material 10 thus comprises a large number of bags connected to each other arranged in a row in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Ryohei Yamazumi, Shukuro Ishihata
  • Publication number: 20090238495
    Abstract: A portable storage container that consists of multiple compartments that are used to separate different components of a stored item. In separating out the components, the shelf life of the stored item is dramatically increased. The storage device is made from a plurality of polymeric film sheets that are connected through a perimeter seal that leaves a vacant space within the perimeter seal between the polymeric film sheets for creating multiple compartments. The compartments are separated through frangible sealing structures that are made up of a plurality of individual seals of varying types. When the device is operated, the frangible sealing structure is ruptured, therefore allowing the separated components to mix. Using a sealing structure made up of multiple seals ensures that the compartments remain separated when the storage container is subjected to harsh environmental conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090202181
    Abstract: Gussets are formed in longitudinal edges of a bag and result from two internal folds that are formed from a central line and connect, via connecting regions, the front face and rear face of the bag. At least one of the gussets has arrangements acting as a handle, and being continued, all the way along its length and at the regions of connection to the front and rear faces, by a part so shaped as to act as a sheath capable of receiving internally an element forming the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: VERIPLAST FLEXIBLE
    Inventor: Patrick Alaux
  • Publication number: 20090196533
    Abstract: A shopping bag made of nonwoven fabric according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a lower part which has a bottom that is capable of closing and stretching linearly, right and left sides that are folded inward with a gusset, and an upper part forming a pair of folded broad handles. At least a surface of the shopping bag is made of polyolefin nonwoven fabric A surface of the nonwoven fabric has a print ink layer. A polymer region with high solubility to hot water is interposed between the print ink layer and the nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: AXIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fukuichi Miwa