Gathered Bag Mouth Patents (Class 383/71)
  • Patent number: 9365336
    Abstract: A tie strip (1) comprising a strip of material having teeth (2) on at least one face thereof wherein along the length of the strip there is provided a plurality of apertures each covered by a flap, (3) wherein the tie strip is such that when an end thereof is passed through an aperture the flap engages with the teeth to inhibit withdrawal of the strip in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Simon John Moore
  • Patent number: 9364112
    Abstract: This invention is a secure and portable apparatus and is of parcel bag-type receptacle that can be placed for a limited time, outside a front-door or place of access to a mail carrier. The apparatus can be securely connected to a pre-existing doorknob of the front door or pre-existing door handle on or near the front door for a mail carrier to deliver a package, lock up the parcel bag, so that only the resident or authorized recipient can access the parcel upon their return. The locking mechanism in the parcel bag is one-way, thereby, once locked; even the package delivery person will not be able to access the package. The secure storage system neither damages nor requires any permanent alterations to the property structures at or near the front-door. It is portable and can be carried along during one's travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Kumar Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 8944682
    Abstract: A convertible clutch purse is disclosed that converts to a billowy sash and vice versa. The purse is formed of an elongated composite fabric structure having an inner sheet and an outer billowed sheet attached together to form, in one embodiment, a generally oval shaped body. A selectively closable pocket is sandwiched between the inner and outer sheets, wherein the pocket is accessible along one edge joining the inner and outer sheets, and wherein the sash may be folded into the pocket to convert the sash into the clutch purse. An alternative embodiment converts from the purse to a stole or scarf having free ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Uncaged, LLC
    Inventor: Angela A. Lee
  • Patent number: 8931242
    Abstract: A gift wrapping system, for use in wrapping a gift, contained within gift packaging having a top and bottom, using a wrapping device having a main part and a closure plate having a central opening. The main part is made of a highly stretchable material formed into a tube having an open end and a closed end. The gift packaging is inserted into the main part through the open end, and the gift is pushed downwardly toward the closed end as the open end is pulled upwardly. Once the bottom of the gift packaging is against the closed end and the open end is pulled above the top of the gift packaging, the open end above the top is grabbed as a tail, which is pulled upwardly through the central opening of the closure plate as the closure plate is pushed downwardly against the top of the gift packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Sardo
  • Publication number: 20140328978
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a kit of parts comprising a cooking bag for storing food to be cooked in a microwave oven, the cooking bag having a cooking bag opening, and a pressure release closure device, configured for restricting the cooking bag opening when attaching the pressure release closure device at the exterior of the cooking bag thereby contracting the cooking bag opening so as to establish a steam conduit whereby gas pressure in the cooking bag may be released from the cooking bag during cooking in a microwave oven. Further the present invention relates to a pressure release closure device and a method of preparing food using a pressure release closure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroko Shimada-Kreft, Hock Seng Gordon Soh, Cagdas Celik
  • Publication number: 20140254957
    Abstract: A bulk material transport bag comprising a flanged discharge apparatus that secures a replaceable discharge outlet cover is disclosed. The discharge outlet cover may be quickly replaced to reseal the discharge outlet after use. The flanged discharge apparatus is comprised of a flange or base ring assembly engaged with the bag around the bag discharge opening. A locking flange or ring secures the replaceable cover to the base ring assembly to cover and seal the bag discharge opening. The replaceable cover is intentionally incised to discharge and empty the contents of the bag. When the bag is emptied a new replaceable cover is mounted between the base ring assembly and locking ring to seal the bag discharge opening. The replaceable cover may be comprised of the same material used for construction of the bag or another suitable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Boutte, Ban D. Green, Paul Reeve
  • Patent number: 8813796
    Abstract: A reusable gift wrap and a method of wrapping a gift comprising a sheet of material and a fastener. The sheet has a plurality of corners. The fastener comprises a body fabricated from a resilient material and is attached near one of the corners. A plurality of coterminous radially extending slits are formed in a face of the body and define the edges of a plurality of pivotable flaps and an opening for receiving the other corners of the sheet. The flaps comprises a living hinge which permit each of the flaps to pivot. The flaps increase in thickness from the living hinge to the edge of the flap. The three flaps simulate the appearance of a cuboidal gift box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Ivy M. Gilbert, Sarah F. Peoples
  • Patent number: 8695796
    Abstract: A ball bag having an interior formed of a stretchable material that pulls the bag exterior towards its own center, shaping the bag and locking the balls in place. This technique enables the bag to be used as a ball backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Byers
  • Patent number: 8697164
    Abstract: Lettuce can be commercially packaged in the field using a wrap that has a body with an opening, and an elastomeric portion around the opening. The elastomeric portion of the wrap is stretched wide enough to place the head into the wrap. The head is placed into the body of the wrap, and the stretched elastomeric portion is released. The relaxed elastomeric portion holds the wrap around the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence J. Foley, Guillermo M. Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8678707
    Abstract: An underwater oil well blowout spill containment system includes a folded curtain positioned in a magazine around a deep water well head and blowout preventer (BOP). The magazine is positioned around the well-head and BOP and leaves room for required construction and maintenance. In the event of a blowout, the curtain is drawn upward from the magazine and cinched to contain leaking oil. A hose is connected to a port on the magazine to draw the oil to a tanker on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: John Powell, Kenneth L. Green
  • Patent number: 8628243
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Robert W. Fraser, Charles B. Snoreck
  • Patent number: 8602649
    Abstract: An improved liner having an elastic securing mechanism that may be placed in a vessel to form and maintain a barrier between the vessel and objects contained therein. The liner includes an elastic securing band secured around the perimeter of the open top end of the liner using a plurality of spaced-apart tack welds or rivets. In one embodiment, the liner material is folded over the elastic and ultrasonic sealing is used to burn through the elastic and seal the folded liner material to itself thereby securing the elastic to the liner. In use, the liner is placed within a receptacle of the vessel and the open top end is folded outward and downward over a rim of the vessel such that the elastic engages an outside of the vessel to form a secure and snug fit of the liner to the vessel. Advantageously, a failure to a portion of the elastic is limited to that portion of the elastic only and propagation of the failure is limited by the rivets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: M&Q IP Leasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Schmal, Ernest E. Bachert, Joseph A. Radosta
  • 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: 20130216159
    Abstract: A tie bag for storing refuse or garbage includes an undulating top edge defining an opening to the bag. The top edge may include two flaps and two valleys. In one embodiment, the valley may include a flat portion at the bottom of the valley. The flaps may be tied together to at least partially close the bag. The bag further may include a first seam that intersects the flat portion of the valley. The flat portion reduces the possibility of tearing the seam. In another embodiment, the valley may include a slit. In an additional embodiment, the valley may include two secondary valleys and a center valley. In another embodiment, the seam may intersect the top edge at a point other than the lowest point in the valley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130188890
    Abstract: A sterile cover for a touchscreen device is provided that includes a transparent, electrically conductive screen area adapted to cover a screen of the touchscreen device and including a first sterile material. The sterile cover also includes a perimeter area surrounding the screen region and having an opening adapted to receive the touchscreen device and including a second sterile material. A removable sterile cover for substantially encapsulating a touchscreen device is provided that includes an opening for inserting the touchscreen device into the cover and a closure for closing the opening. A device for dispensing sterile covers for touchscreen devices is provided that includes a chamber adapted to enclose a plurality of sterile covers and an actuator adapted to move a next sterile cover of into a ready position. The device also includes a loading area adapted to hold a touchscreen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Isaac S. Naor
  • Patent number: 8444320
    Abstract: A tie bag for storing refuse or garbage includes an undulating top edge defining an opening to the bag. The top edge may include two flaps and two valleys. In one embodiment, the valley may include a flat portion at the bottom of the valley. The flaps may be tied together to at least partially close the bag. The bag further may include a first seam that intersects the flat portion of the valley. The flat portion reduces the possibility of tearing the seam. In another embodiment, the valley may include a slit. In an additional embodiment, the valley may include two secondary valleys and a center valley. In another embodiment, the seam may intersect the top edge at a point other than the lowest point in the valley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: John Rusnak, Calvin Ellis, Jeff Deel, John Augustyn
  • Patent number: 8444319
    Abstract: The bag for receiving refuse may include a bag body, the bag body including an inside surface, an outside surface, and a rim defining a mouth. The bag may also include a first strip of material disposed on the inside surface of the bag body proximate the rim. The strip may include an inside surface, an outside surface that faces the inside surface of the body, a top edge, and a bottom edge. The bag may also include a front wall, a back wall, and a hem, the hem including a drawstring. The strip may include a printed design. The design could be letters, numbers, pictures, writing, or any other design. When the bag is inserted into a trash receptacle such that the rim of the bag is folded over the rim of the receptacle, the printed design is visible from outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Robert W. Fraser, Charles B. Snoreck
  • Publication number: 20130039607
    Abstract: A strip for the formation of handles or labels for fruit and vegetable product bags, such as mesh bags, the strip having a linear succession of handles, or labels where appropriate, joined without interruption to the immediately preceding and to the immediately following one, a central portion and two opposite ends being distinguished in each of them, which together with those of the immediately preceding and immediately following handles or labels determine respective joining areas, each handle or label provided in the transition area between each end and its corresponding central portion with at least one recess or depression at its edges, the inner contour of which is made up of a curved or mixed curve line devoid of angles and without inflexion points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: GIRNET INTERNACIONAL, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Publication number: 20130039605
    Abstract: An apparatus for carrying foldable footwear that comprises a drawstring pouch having a side pocket that reversibly adjusts between undrawn and drawn states. When undrawn, the pouch is characterized by an opening at the top of the pouch that is dimensioned and configured for receiving a pair of foldable shoes in an interior of the pouch. When drawn, the pouch is characterized by a drawstring arranged on the upper portion sealing off the opening, thereby concealing the interior of the pouch. The apparatus further comprises a collapsible tote bag removably inserted in the side pocket, where the tote bag is configured to reversibly convert between unfolded and folded states. When unfolded, the tote bag is characterized by an interior portion that receives a pair of unfolded shoes, where the interior portion further includes a storage pocket. When folded, the tote bag is completely contained within the second pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kfir Gavrieli, Dika Gavrieli
  • Publication number: 20130031871
    Abstract: A vacuum apparatus for sealing an airtight bag includes a tongue in fluid communication with a vacuum chamber and base members that close around and seal a section of the bag. The once closed, the apparatus facilitates fluid communication between the interior of the airtight bag and the vacuum chamber, allowing actuation of the vacuum chamber to result in evacuation of air from the bag. The tongue may take the form of a removable tube device or may be designed to puncture the bag. The apparatus may be wholly removable after evacuation of the bag, or some part of the apparatus may remain on the bag in order to maintain the airtight seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: John Helmsderfer, Alex Androski, Andrew Ahr, Thomas Coulter, Kyle Ridlon, Nicholas Jeffers
  • Publication number: 20130034316
    Abstract: Provided is a bag with an adhesive tape that allows for disposing or securing the bag to the receptacle, and is designed to be compatible with the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Mohsen Reihanifam
  • Patent number: 8342750
    Abstract: A reusable and refoldable bag includes an integral locking mechanism that enables the bag to stay closed in a compact folded position (the folded position is about one-sixth to one-ninth of the original bag size compared to the bag when it is open and laid flat) when not in use and is easily opened when needed to carry contents. The integral locking mechanism includes a covering feature with a protected adhesive element and a flap with a mating adhesive element. In the folded position, the flap's adhesive element is placed under the covering feature and securely interlocks with the protected adhesive element. The locking mechanism can be disengaged and re-engaged for multiple reuses. The flap couples to a first side of the bag and extends outward from the bag. The covering feature couples to the first face adjacent to a top portion of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christina Frances Heinlen, Patricia Lettich Heinlen, Katherine Victoria Heinlen
  • Patent number: 8287189
    Abstract: A disposable bag receptacle includes a body having an open top end portion and a closed bottom end portion. The body defines a cavity extending between the top and bottom end portions and includes a flexible outer surface impregnated with a pesticide. The outer surface further includes a predetermined quantity of aroma substance impregnated therein for emitting a pleasant aroma. The body further includes a plurality of flexible straps having opposed end portions attached to the body. The plurality of straps are connected adjacent the top end portion of the body and are engageable with each other for tying the open top end portion. In an alternate embodiment, the body has a longitudinal axis extending in a substantially horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Javier E Ulloa-Parra
  • Publication number: 20120080894
    Abstract: The Doggie Scoop, included with a disposable plastic bag, is a device for the efficient and sanitary collection and disposal of canine fecal matter (dog poop). Before using the Doggie Scoop, insert a disposable plastic bag into Scoop, then, when a dog gets ready to poop, slide the lock on the handle of the Scoop forward with your thumb to open the Scoop (which will be opened horizontally), then slide the extension of the Scoop under the dog to catch the poop. The extension of the Scoop should lie flat against the ground since dogs usually squat close to the ground when they poop. The wheels on the Doggie Scoop help in sliding the Scoop under the dog, and since the wheels can rotate 360 degrees, the Scoop can be moved in any direction to accommodate any movement of the dog. When the dog is finished, slide the Scoop out from under the dog, squeeze the handle on the Scoop to close the Scoop, and with your thumb, slide the lock on the handle of the Scoop backward to lock the Scoop and keep it closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Marilyn M. Williamson
  • Patent number: 8132711
    Abstract: A container with an opening on one end, with an adhesive flap to seal the container once the desired information and objects are placed therein; said container may then be affixed to a surface, thereby creating a convenient way to keep necessary emergency information both readily available and private.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Tamara Ann Clark
  • Publication number: 20110305408
    Abstract: A dimpled fabric creation system and method is provided to form a dimpled fabric using a mold or machine having a plurality of protrusions and grooves, while avoiding the repetitive steps to manually shape each protrusion individually by tying portions of fabric individually. The protrusions may be of complex three dimensional shapes to form dimples in the fabric having corresponding complex three dimensional shapes. The system and method provide for creation of a dimpled fabric container, wherein the dimpled fabric container may be utilized in gift wrapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Christopher G. GALLAGHER
  • Publication number: 20110259280
    Abstract: A pet drying and cleaning bag is made of a piece of material having two opposite ends joined together to form an open-ended material. One of the unjoined ends is kept fully open while the other unjoined end is partially joined together, leaving an opening in at least a portion of this other unjoined end. This opening may be closable and may also be elastically expandable. Some embodiments of the pet drying bag may include closure mechanisms, such as zippers or hook and loop fasteners, to provide additional openings in the bag. The bag of the present invention may be made larger to act as a beach bag, towel, and privacy changing screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Catherine Partridge, April Mary Macken
  • Patent number: 8033728
    Abstract: A method of closing a bag includes providing a band. A connector extends into the band and connects together opposite portions of the band and to divide the band into a first loop and a second loop. The flexible bag has a peripheral wall. The peripheral wall has a terminal end having an opening therein. The band is extended around the peripheral wall and the first loop extended into the second loop to tighten the band around the bag and close the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara A. Shatwell
  • Publication number: 20110235948
    Abstract: A device for reducing or eliminating the dead space in a fitting and tubing used on a disposable container by using a flexible elastic fitting that can accommodate a pinch valve or a clamp or the like closer to the flange portion of the fitting. The fitting is formed of a flange and a neck portion with a bore running through them. The neck may terminate in either a tubular section or a hose barb. The neck end section especially when in the form of a hose barb can be reinforced to provide a platform for attaching a tubing to it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Millipore Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis Wong
  • Patent number: 7942577
    Abstract: A flexible bag comprises flexible sheet material assembled to form a semi-enclosed container having an opening. The bag has a drawtape closure for sealing the opening. The sheet material of the drawtape closure exhibits elastic-like behavior along at least one axis. The sheet material of the drawtape closure comprises a first region and a second region. The first region and said second region are comprised of the same material composition and each has an untensioned projected pathlength. The first region undergoes a substantially molecular-level deformation and the second region initially undergoes a substantially geometric deformation when the sheet material is subjected to an applied elongation in a direction substantially parallel to an axis in response to an externally-applied force upon the sheet material of the drawtape closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Charles B. Snoreck
  • Publication number: 20110038565
    Abstract: The application relates to a means for closing a bag, in particular a bag made of bio plastics. The means for closing a bag comprises at least one wire covered at least partially with a coating of a bio plastics. The coating is a closed coating offering the wire corrosion protection when exposed at normal ambient conditions during storage or use of the means and the coating being degradable, biodegradable or compostable once the means is exposed to an environment suitable for decomposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: André Grob, Peter Poelman, Alain Leplae
  • Publication number: 20110013857
    Abstract: A bag having both a support system and a closure system is provided. The closure system of the bag provides structural support to the bag. In at least one embodiment, the bag includes at least one sheet of flexible material assembled to form a semi-enclosed container, an opening within the semi-enclosed container defined by a generally circular periphery of the semi-enclosed container at an unenclosed end of the at least one sheet of flexible material, and a flexible support rim disposed around the generally circular periphery of the semi-enclosed container at an unenclosed end. The support rim is sufficient to support the opening within the semi-enclosed container in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew E. Williams, Danee' L. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100299861
    Abstract: An extendable application device which allows a user to apply soap, lotion, medication, or various other substances to areas of the body which may be difficult to reach. The device can function as a traditional scrubbing or application device but may also be extended so that the user's back, shoulders, or other areas can be addressed as well. Exemplary embodiments use an elastic member that can elongate to allow an extended reach. Some embodiments may be used in retail packaging assemblies in order to secure retail items and provide pleasing aesthetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: TADA INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventor: David Abraham
  • Publication number: 20100237203
    Abstract: An apparatus for collecting and handling yard debris supports a flexible, reusable receptacle in an open configuration. The apparatus has a frame for supporting the receptacle, the frame having a shape that defines an opening through which the receptacle is draped, at least one straight member defining an opening for receiving the flexible receptacle, and a flexible, closed-loop member for securing the mouth of the receptacle to the frame. The frame also has at least two retaining surfaces extending from the frame for retaining the flexible, closed-loop member. The apparatus can be used as a tool to collect leaves or other yard debris directly. The receptacle has a hatch that can be opened to deposit the collected debris into another receptacle or other location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Melanie Romero
  • Publication number: 20090317022
    Abstract: A liner configured for insertion into a receptacle is provided. The liner includes an engagement member configured for removably securing the liner to the interior surface of a receptacle in a manner that permits the liner opening to receive material therethrough and so that the liner does not protrude beyond the opening of the receptacle or obscure the exterior surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Rebecca Melvina MacKay
  • Patent number: 7624776
    Abstract: A handbag is substantially formed by a fabric piece (2) and closure hardware (11). The fabric piece (2) incorporates two alignments of passing openings (3), where each passing opening (3) is provided with a respective eyelet (4). The fabric piece (2) has its structure composed by an internal covering fabric (5), an internal structure fabric (gusset or similar) (6), and an external covering fabric (7). The fabric piece (2) has two mutually opposed borders (8) having an essentially arched contour. The two border portions (8) are joined by parallel mutually opposed rectilinear border portions (9). The two alignments of passing openings are respectively disposed along each one of the arched borders (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Fabiola Andrade Zvirblis
  • Patent number: 7574785
    Abstract: This invention is a buckling fastening device of luggage including a strap clasp, a main casing, a prop block, a spring and a base casing. The main casing is a hollow trough with an expanded plate at its top. The expanded plate has an insert trough, and the prop block is located within the hollow trough. The spring is set between the prop block and the base casing. The base casing is set at the outer rim of the main casing, and its top plate has a ring corresponding with that of the main casing. The insert ends at the both sides of the strap clasp can block and fasten the clasp when inserted into the hollow trough of the main casing. By pressing the block ends, the clasp can be readily detached. Hence, the purpose of quick and convenient function is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Shou-Mao Chen
  • Publication number: 20090202182
    Abstract: An article for packaging an item is described. The article comprises packaging material gathered into a neck and a clip fastening the neck, the clip comprising a top section and two legs connected by the top section, the top section comprising an internal face and an external face, the two legs being folded inward to contact each other, the folded legs and the top section defining a space securing the neck, and the clip further comprising a shoulder extending from said external face and a pin extending from said internal face into said space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: POLY-CLIP SYSTEM CORP.
    Inventors: ROBERT PINTO, EGGO HASCHKE, KLAUS HEIN
  • Publication number: 20090152332
    Abstract: A gift wrapping enclosure encloses a gift which has been inserted within an interior of a main body formed of flexible material. An end portion of the main body surrounding an open end is folded back to form a cuff. An interior surface is exposed at the cuff, and the exposed cuff surface has a different color, texture or material characteristic from the main body. The main body is constricted at the cuff to close the open end and confine the gift, and is expanded at the cuff to provide access to the interior to remove the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Jocelyn Childs
  • Publication number: 20090097784
    Abstract: A wrap for a bottle or other product includes a pair of T-shaped panels coupled together to define a bottle-receiving pocket and a collar. Trim panels are coupled to the T-shaped panels to define at least one channel that extends around the collar and receives a tie. Tightening the tie gathers the collar together to close the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Andrew Curren
  • Publication number: 20080152265
    Abstract: The Adaptable Gift Bag is a bag made of relatively opaque, stretchy material, not paper or netting, so that it can fit over various sizes and shapes of gift items and present a smooth, attractive appearance. The Adaptable Gift Bag is typically made of a single sheet of material folded over and sewn along one or two sides so that it has one open end, but in alternate embodiments it could have two open ends. The open end can be closed around the gift by gathering and tying with traditional ribbon or cord, by attaching a drawstring, or alternatively can be twisted and stretched back over the gift for a unique finished appearance. The Adaptable Gift Bag may be lined (e.g., with a different material), may include a zipper for easier removal from the gift item, and/or may include strategically placed elastic bands in its interior for a better fit (esp. at the corners). Using a shimmery, sparkly, or iridescent material provides a festive appearance for the finished gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Stacey A. Feeney
  • Publication number: 20080050054
    Abstract: An easy to store pouch (bag) with oil cloth outer layer and cotton lining that will come in different sizes, shapes and colors and is washable. The top of the pouch (bag) can be tighten easily when needed, to store perishable food in the fridge for a longer period of time than usual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Samar Asefi Koopah
  • Publication number: 20070189639
    Abstract: An improved trash bag that helps to minimize or eliminate the release of odors is disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention is a trash bag having a first bag connected to a second bag, both bags having openings, where the second bag has a device capable of constricting the opening of the second bag in order to substantially prevent odor from escaping the second bag. Optionally, the second bag is capable of including a deodorizing patch. The deodorizing patch can be removably secured to the second ba. In another embodiment, the present invention is an improved trash bag having an outer bag and an inner bag within the outer bag, the outer bag and inner bag being formed with a common wall portion, wherein the inner bag has an inner opening closure device capable of constricting the inner opening in order to substantially prevent odor from escaping the inner bag. A deodorizing path can be removably secured to the inner bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Revness
  • Patent number: 7093410
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of closing an access side of a flexible packaging using a planar closure (15) made of plastic, the closure (15) comprising a slot (20) delimited by limb parts (215) and extending between the circumference of the closure and an opening (10), said method comprising the step of introducing the access side of the flexible packaging into the opening (10) of the closure (15) and the method comprising a subsequent step in which the slot (20) is at least partially sealed by means of a seal (30), which connects the limb parts (215) to one another, without substantially deforming the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Schutte Holding, B.V.
    Inventor: Frank Emiel Leon van Drunen
  • Patent number: 6939042
    Abstract: Provided is a plastic bag including a live elastic strip that, in the elastic strip's normal condition, contracts thereby constricting an opening of the bag to assist in retaining the bag to an object. The elastic strip includes a first region that is continuously attached to a sidewall of the bag between a first side edge and a second side edge of the bag and a second region that remains unattached to the sidewall. The attached region does not contract but instead forces the portion of the sidewall to which it is attached to pucker into a serpentine path. The unattached region does contract causing the portion of the sidewall to which it is adjacent to bunch together. Also provided is a method for manufacturing a plastic bag that involves stretching a live elastic tape and continuously attaching a region of the stretched tape to a web of plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: John Rusnak, Jeff Shoemaker, Amit Shah, Scott O'Hara
  • Patent number: 6893158
    Abstract: A liner retainer device for attachment to a folded upper section of a liner of a waste container comprises an elongated flexible unitary body having a first side which is printable and a second side upon which is applied pressure sensitive adhesive with a paper release covering adhered thereto. The paper release covering is scored so as to be divided into three segments, one defining a first end portion, one defining a second end portion and one defining a mid-section portion. The liner retainer body is formed of a thin material having sufficient elasticity to be disposed over uneven surface and material without exceeding the elastic limit of the material and with sufficient tensile strength to resist breaking or tearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventors: Raymond P. Tipp, Ronald F. Tipp
  • Publication number: 20040252921
    Abstract: An oven bag and methods for using the same are disclosed. The oven bag may be used in a range of different ovens. The oven bag is characterized by pre-formed perforations that provide for both venting of hot gasses and a secondary opening. The oven bag may comprise different kinds of closure devices including, but not limited to, drawstrings and hand ties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Peggy B. Winiarski, Zain E.M. Saad
  • Publication number: 20040223664
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing nested disposable bag packs for selective use to increase user efficiency, to enhance health and sanitation, to provide a savings of time and money in using disposable bags, to selectively provide needed bag strength, and/or to facilitate use of the disposable bags. A nested disposable bag pack is used to allow a new bag or bag-set to be available upon extraction of a previous bag/bag-set. The nested bag pack is a pre-packaged, multi-inserted bag pack, wherein the bags have been inserted within one another during the manufacturing process. The bags comprise a disposable material, such as a polymer (e.g., polyethylene or another polymer material), paper, or another material. The nested bag pack has a variety of uses in a variety of industries, including household and commercial use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Mark T. Martin, Sheldon K. Berrett
  • Publication number: 20040202388
    Abstract: Provided is a plastic bag including a live elastic strip that, in the elastic strip's normal condition, contracts thereby constricting an opening of the bag to assist in retaining the bag to an object. The elastic strip includes a first region that is continuously attached to a sidewall of the bag between a first side edge and a second side edge of the bag and a second region that remains unattached to the sidewall. The attached region does not contract but instead forces the portion of the sidewall to which it is attached to pucker into a serpentine path. The unattached region does contract causing the portion of the sidewall to which it is adjacent to bunch together. Also provided is a method for manufacturing a plastic bag that involves stretching a live elastic tape and continuously attaching a region of the stretched tape to a web of plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: THE GLAD PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: John Rusnak, Jeff Shoemaker, Amit Shah, Scott O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20040197034
    Abstract: A flexible container for liquids including an outer shell, an inner liner and an intermediate structure in which the intermediate liner is coupled to the outer shell to maintain a cross-sectional profile and the volume of the inner liner is greater than the enclosed volume of the intermediate structure. Liquids are loaded into a flexible container wherein the container is lifted by straps so that the container hangs freely, the container is filled with the liquid, the filling tube is sealed, the sealed tube is placed between the outer shell and stabilizing straps on the outside surface of the outer shell and the flexible container is then rested on a surface, trapping the filling tube between the outside surface and strap so that the container is securely sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Carlos Matias