Including Drawstring-type Securing Element Patents (Class 383/72)
  • Patent number: 10407218
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drawstring bag (1) made of two lateral parts (2, 3) which are connected together at the lateral edges (4) of the parts. A receiving region for a drawstring (7) is provided in the opening-side region of the drawstring bag (1), and a drawstring (7) is arranged in the receiving region. The drawstring (7) is connected to the drawstring bag (1) on one side and is freely accessible on the other side. The invention is characterized in that a locking strip (11) arranged on the drawstring (7) is provided between the region connected to the drawstring bag (1) and the freely accessible region of the drawstring (7), said locking strip coming into contact with an opening edge of the receiving region for the drawstring (7) when the locking strip has left the receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LEMO MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Odenthal Hartmut
  • Patent number: 10358266
    Abstract: A draw-cord cinching system includes various elements. For example, the system generally includes a tube having a tubular wall forming a through-channel between a first end of the tube and a second end of the tube. The tubular wall includes at least a first portion with a first amount of pliability and a second portion with a second amount of pliability, which is less than the first portion. The first and second portions may be arranged or located such that the when the tube is shortened, such as by pulling a draw cord positioned in the through-channel, the tubular wall folds or bends at the first portion having a higher amount of pliability than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Sagan
  • Publication number: 20140301673
    Abstract: A polyethylene plastic bag with a drawstring is shaped to allow placement and storage therein of a paint roller and paint tray in use, with a cotton drawstring at the apex of the polyethylene plastic bag which when drawn, forms an airtight seal which prevents the paint roller and paint tray, and the paint applied thereto, from drying. The polyethylene plastic bag has width of 16? inches, length of 22? inches, thickness of 2 mils, with cotton drawstring as a closure, with screened printing on the front of the bag (6?×9?) to accommodate writing thereon. The drawstring closure is pulled around the handle creating a seal, to keep the paint and roller from drying out. Once the bag is closed, the painter is able to write (in pen or marker) on the area provided on the front of the bag, to identify what product is in the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Hasen Awadallah
  • Patent number: 8844763
    Abstract: A fabric tube has a closed bottom and an open top. The closed bottom forms a semicircular section when unstretched. The tube has a cylindrical section between the open top and the semicircular section. The cylindrical section has a common circumference when unstretched. A tunnel is formed in the open top of the tube. The tunnel is formed by a folded back edge adjacent to the open upper end of the tube. An elastic thread joins the folded back edge of the tube to a portion of the tube there beneath. A cord has a central section within the tunnel. The cord has two free ends extending through end openings to exterior of the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Emilia Momirov, Guy W. Michaud
  • Publication number: 20140260091
    Abstract: A novel enclosure is used to prevent health-care-associated infections caused by contamination of devices such as cellular telephones, laptops, tablet computers, purses, and briefcases. Such a device is placed into the enclosure and is carried into a disinfected or clean environment, such as an operating room. The enclosure prevents infectious agents or other contaminants on the surface of the device from contaminating the clean environment. The enclosure also protects the environments outside the operating room from contaminants within the operating room. The enclosure is inexpensively manufactured and disposable. The enclosure may include an effective amount of antibacterial, antifungal, and/or antiviral compounds. The enclosure may be used in the residence of an individual with a compromised immune system. The enclosure may be used to bring a device into and out of a home or room of an individual who is extremely neat or is inflicted with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Sacks
  • Publication number: 20140193103
    Abstract: A drawstring bag with lockable strap using a combination lockable buckle and an internal compartment that is provided with a combination lockable zipper. This bag incorporates a desirably designed bag with the safety of a built-in combination lockable strap and buckle which allows the user to secure it to another object. Additionally, the internal compartment is accessed via a combination lockable zipper. Both locks have built in, easy to remember, codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Des-La Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony DeSanti
  • Publication number: 20140112600
    Abstract: A delivery vehicle for delivering biological products to a surgical site is provided that includes a container for housing the biological product and a fastener that extends from the container for securing the container at a location adjacent to the surgical site. The container is a flexible container having an access that is moveable between an open position and a closed position prior to and after being secured to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventor: William Rodriguez
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140056544
    Abstract: Drawtape includes a film of a polymeric blend of a minor polymer component of linear low density polyethylene and a major polymer component of medium density polyethylene and/or high density polyethylene. The drawtape of the disclosed subject matter is capable of a strong seal with a commercial polymeric bag, and provides a high elongation prior to tape failure or seal failure. Drawtape bag and method of making the drawtape are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne J. Moras, Steven P. Long, Stephen H. Holt, Ryan M. Horstmeyer
  • Patent number: 8657495
    Abstract: The bag includes a draw tape that may be used to cinch closed the opening of the bag. The draw tape is multilayer with a polypropylene core and propylene-ethylene copolymer or other suitable polymers in the outer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Michael G. Borchardt
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130209001
    Abstract: A method for handling broken piece includes (1) providing a broken piece handling bag made of Kevlar fibers and having a body that forms an opening and a fastening cable; (2) putting the bag over a portion of a broken glass piece; (3) tying up the fastening cable of the bag; (4) using a clip to clamp a portion of the bag corresponding to the opening so as to fix the bag to the broken glass piece; (5) smashing the portion of the broken glass piece that is received in the bag and allowing the smashed chips of the portion of the broken glass piece to remain in the bag; and (6) repeating steps (2) to (5) until the broken glass piece is completely smashed and received in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. LTD.
    Inventor: HongTao Deng
  • Publication number: 20130202229
    Abstract: One or more implementations of a multi-layered bag with reinforced seals include an outer layer or bag and an inner layer or bag positioned within the outer layer or bag. The multi-layered bag further includes a draw tape positioned near the opening of the multi-layered bag. The draw tape can allow a user to at least partially close the multi-layered bag by drawing the layers of the bag together. The multi-layered bag further includes one or more tape seals that bond the draw tape to layers of the bag. The tape seals can be reinforced and include at least seven plies bonded together. One or more implementations further include methods of forming multi-layered bags with reinforced seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Patent number: 8448828
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag, which after use for shipping an item in commerce, can be turned inside out and transformed into a re-usable backpack with an open top. The flexible shipping bag includes sealing flaps configured to enable opening the flexible shipping bag by cutting off a portion of the sealing-flap. The sealing-flaps fold into the flexible shipping bag when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out revealing backpack flaps each configured to define a draw-string tube-like passage therethrough. The flexible shipping bag includes a drawstring and a tab extending from an inside edge of the shipping bag, preferably near the bottom, and configured to secure the drawstring. The inside of the shipping bag may also include a separate pouch. The top of the pouch may include means to close the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Boss Licensing Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Nitti
  • 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: 20130089277
    Abstract: A web of multilayer material folded and sealed to create a gusseted bag comprising a step cut on the upper end of the bag, the bag further comprising a fold, where the fold enables the upper portion of the bag to be sealed to itself with adhesive, the fold running the width of the bag perpendicular to two side edges of the bag, the bag further comprising a pull string, where the pull string runs laterally from one side edge of the bag to the other, flush against the outer layer of the front panel, below the upper terminating edge of the inner layer of the back panel and above the upper terminating edges of the inner layer of the front panel, the outer layer of the front panel, and the outer layer of the back panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: James Andrew Wallace, Frederick Eugene Wells
  • Publication number: 20130071046
    Abstract: Bags incorporating recycled sign material are described. The bags can comprise one or multiple layers, including an optional padding layer. The bags can comprise an advertisement of an entity associated with a manufacturer of the bags, thereby allowing entities to prolong the benefits associated with an advertisement. Contemplated bags can also have multiple functions, including for example, storage, transport, safe keeping, seat cushioning and drying mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: RAREFORM LLC
    Inventor: Rareform LLC.
  • Publication number: 20130016922
    Abstract: A container device employs a sheet transformable into a container. The sheet may include a drawstring laced within pockets along a perimeter of the sheet. Exposed portions of the drawstring may be pulled to draw edges of the sheet together transforming the sheet into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: DAVID LEON
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120308163
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a reusable gift wrapping system comprising fabric, a cord circumnavigating the outer border portion of the fabric; and a fastening member coupled to the cord. In an open position the fabric lies flat within a single plane and is unfolded. In a closed position the fabric is configured to enclose an object, does not lie flat within the single plane, and is folded. The fabric transitions from the open position to the closed position in response to a user pulling the cord away from the longitudinal axis. The fabric maintains the closed position in response to the user cinching the cord with the fastening member without having to tie the cord to secure the object within the portion of fabric. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony Palmer, Athan Vennell
  • Patent number: 8322924
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a trash collection and removal system that includes a flexible, foldable heavy-duty dumpster bag configured to engage with specially designed clamps that are secured onto the tines of a front loader truck and that engage with the dumpster bag by means of connecting and receiving pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • Publication number: 20120275729
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a new apparatus and process for manufacturing mesh bags using a tube cloth. The apparatus and process involve supplying a continuous tube cloth and at least one band with preprinted labels, propping up the tube cloth with a dynamic guiding assembly, attaching the preprinted labels to the tube cloth using hot melted adhesive or heat sealing methods and manufacturing a product from the tube cloth with the horizontal preprinted labels, and attaching plastic film to the tube mesh cloth. The invention also teaches a dynamic guiding assembly which can be used to punch holes on the tube cloth with heating press and avoid attaching of two opposite sides of the tube cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Hsiehyueh Wang LIANG, Cheng Chun Chris Liang
  • 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: 20120243806
    Abstract: The collapsible bag closed by drawstring and zipper is capable of assuming the configuration of items carried therein. The bag includes a reinforced hem and multiple handles. Generally circular in configuration when laid out, the bag is designed with a missing sector. A drawstring and a zipper are provided to secure the bag in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: KEVIN L. PARKS
  • Publication number: 20120106871
    Abstract: A multi-purpose, two-ply plastic bag is proposed that may be converted from a shopping bag to a garbage bag. The production process is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michelle Goodman
  • Publication number: 20120057811
    Abstract: A plastic bag with flexible sidewalls defining an interior volume for holding contents includes a reinforcing feature to resist puncture and/or rupture of the bag. The reinforcing feature may include reinforcing the portion of the bag proximate the bottom edge with additional or thicker thermoplastic material. In various embodiments, the reinforcing feature may be a multilayer strip of plastic material attached along a bottom edge of the bag, either internally or externally, to provide additional material resistant to puncture. The reinforcing feature may be adhesively bonded, heat bonded, or cold bonded to the bag sidewalls. In other embodiments, the sheet material used to produce the bag may be made with varying thicknesses. In addition, methods of manufacturing a bag with such reinforcing features in a high speed automated process are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Edward B. Tucker, David J. Hoying, Matthew W. Waldron, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Ryan J. Coonce
  • Publication number: 20120031055
    Abstract: Packaging containers for packaging various materials, including granular, flowable and food materials, are described herein. The packaging containers include conformation induction member(s) that are involved in controlling the contour of the filled container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8104960
    Abstract: A portable and sealable waste disposal receptacle receives human waste material through an opening in an outer chamber. The waste passes through an inner chamber, which is suspended within the outer chamber, and passes through a one-way valve located at the bottom of the inner chamber into a lower chamber portion of the outer chamber. The one-way valve is fashioned from the bottom edges of the inner chamber, where a biasing strip is mounted in compression along one of the bottom edges, which causes the bottom edges of the inner chamber to be biased closed in sealing contact except when waste enters the inner chamber, the weight of which is sufficient to overcome the closing bias of the biasing strip, allowing the waste to flow into the lower chamber. Once the waste has cleared the inner chamber, the biasing member causes the bottom edges to come together in sealing contact, preventing the flow of waste back through the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventors: Zora Singh Gill, Nichhater Singh Gill
  • Publication number: 20110280500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a a toy bag that gathers up equally at the edges to contain toys involving many little pieces such as building blocks, etc. and provides a play area when completely extended on the ground. These characteristics are not found in a typical canvas tote bag or toy bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: Scott David Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110274376
    Abstract: A coded pocket liner system having a first translucent flexible bag of a first predetermined size having a first color-coded indicium and a closure device disposed at an open end thereof. The first translucent flexible bag is adapted for insertion into a pouch. A second translucent flexible bag of a second predetermined size includes a second color-coded indicium and a closure device disposed at an open end thereof. The second translucent flexible bag is adapted for insertion into the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia A. Evans
  • Publication number: 20110255808
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a device having a first barb proximate a first end of a strap and a second barb proximate a second end of the strap. A first sheath is proximate a portion of the first barb and the first end of the strap, wherein the first sheath has a length less than the length of the first barb. A second sheath is proximate a portion of the second barb and the second end of the strap, wherein the second sheath has a length less than the length of the second barb. The device further includes container having a first aperture and a second aperture. The strap is positioned within the first and second apertures such that the first barb engages the container at the first aperture and the second barb engages the container at the second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20110243482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gift bag formed with a functional ribbon or drawstring member attached adjacent to the open mouth, with the functional ribbon or drawstring member circumscribing the perimeter of the mouth opening and extending through a channel formed at the opening of the gift bag. When the drawstring member is pulled taut, the gift bag is sealed and the enclosed gift concealed. The gift bag can be purchased in a folded or rolled state in a variety of solid colors, patterns to suit any occasion or holiday, and in a variety of sizes. In addition, the gift bag contains a transparent or clear pocket attached to the exterior surface. The remaining open side of the pocket allows for the insertion of a greeting card or other means of identifying the person to receive the gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Kristy First, Rick Thomas Capone
  • Publication number: 20110216989
    Abstract: An implement for mechanically filling multiple sandbags at a time is used on a loader bucket of loader-type equipment. The implement has a planar surface in which a plurality of filler apertures are formed in a plurality of rows evenly spaced over its surface area. Each filler aperture has a tensioner ring around the aperture for holding a drawstring held in a sleeve around an open end of the sandbag. A trigger mechanism is movable to a locked position in which the drawstring of the sandbag is pulled tight so that the open end of the sandbag is held in place on the tensioner ring, to an unlocked position in which the trigger mechanism lifts the drawstring off the tensioner ring to allow the sandbag filled with filler material to pull on and cinch the open end of the sandbag closed, and to a release position in which the cinched sandbag is released to the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph W. Hartley, III
  • Publication number: 20110192875
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag, which after use for shipping an item in commerce, can be turned inside out and transformed into a re-usable backpack with an open top. The flexible shipping bag includes sealing flaps configured to enable opening the flexible shipping bag by cutting off a portion of the sealing-flap. The sealing-flaps fold into the flexible shipping bag when the flexible shipping bag is turned inside out revealing backpack flaps each configured to define a draw-string tube-like passage therethrough. The flexible shipping bag includes a drawstring and a tab extending from an inside edge of the shipping bag, preferably near the bottom, and configured to secure the drawstring. The inside of the shipping bag may also include a separate pouch. The top of the pouch may include means to close the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Anthony Nitti
  • Patent number: 7993437
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally include a contamination housing assembly and bag for use therein. In one embodiment, a contamination housing assembly includes a housing having an inlet, outlet, and access port. A bagging ring is coupled to the housing and circumscribes the port. A door is provided for covering the port. A bag indicator is coupled to at least one of the containment housing or door and is visible, when in a first position, from an exterior of the containment housing when the door substantially covers the bagging ring. In yet another embodiment, a bag for use with a containment housing is provided. The bag has an open end configured to engage with a bagging ring. The bag includes at least one of a strap or a RF readable tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Camfil Farr, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Huza
  • 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: 20110101052
    Abstract: A carrier footwear system allowing transportation of shoes, wherein a flexible elongated strap having first and second ends with an attachment mechanism near or at said ends; will secure a bag member for carrying footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: George Phillip Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20100284631
    Abstract: A drawstring bag comprising (i) a flexible container, which has at least one wall, a closed bottom, an open top, and a channel comprising at least two openings, (ii) a first drawstring, the ends of which are anchored at or near the first opening, (iii) a second drawstring, the ends of which are anchored at or near the second opening, and (iv) optionally, grips adjacent to the first and second openings; a tote comprising the drawstring bag and at least one handle and/or a strap comprising elongated grips connected by an opener; a backpack comprising the drawstring bag, first and second points of attachment at or near the edge of the at least one wall at the closed bottom end of the container through which the drawstrings pass, and, optionally, at least one handle and/or a strap comprising elongated grips connected by an opener, and/or drawstring length adjusters; and a method of stabilizing a drawstring in a flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Alexander S. Lee
  • Publication number: 20100282379
    Abstract: A protective cover for handbags and like objects is provided, which comprises a portable and self-contained storage pouch. The protective cover can be attached to the exterior of a handbag by various mechanisms and can comprise one or more carrying straps. The protective cover can be made from a durable, water resistant and germ resistant material capable of preventing dirt, moisture and harsh chemicals from reaching the handbag. This protective cover can also prevent germ contamination of the handbag or other surfaces by removing it from the handbag and washing it after use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Diane Piper
  • Publication number: 20100278456
    Abstract: A portable and sealable waste disposal receptacle receives human waste material through an opening in an outer chamber. The waste passes through an inner chamber, which is suspended within the outer chamber, and passes through a one-way valve located at the bottom of the inner chamber into a lower chamber portion of the outer chamber. The one-way valve is fashioned from the bottom edges of the inner chamber, where a biasing strip is mounted in compression along one of the bottom edges, which causes the bottom edges of the inner chamber to be biased closed in sealing contact except when waste enters the inner chamber, the weight of which is sufficient to overcome the closing bias of the biasing strip, allowing the waste to flow into the lower chamber. Once the waste has cleared the inner chamber, the biasing member causes the bottom edges to come together in sealing contact, preventing the flow of waste back through the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Zora Singh Gill, Nichhater Singh Gill
  • Publication number: 20100254634
    Abstract: A carrying bag comprises an exterior pocket suitable for carrying a drink bottle in the exterior pocket which includes a flexible sleeve. A first end of the sleeve is seamed to an inner peripheral adjacent to the aperture of the exterior pocket and the second end of the sleeve includes a drawstring system for controlling the size of the aperture at the second end of the sleeve. The drawstring system comprises a drawstring passage and a drawstring passing the drawstring passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Promax International Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Mei-Yun Liu
  • Publication number: 20100220941
    Abstract: A trash bag includes a bag body being formed of plastic material and a tying element. The bag body includes a first bag sheet overlain with to a second bag sheet. A cavity is formed between the first and second bag sheets, and a top opening is formed along top edges of the first and second bag sheets. The tying element is impermanently integrated with the bag body. After the use of the bag body, said tying element is torn from the bag body to tie a knot around the top opening of the bag body and to seal the cavity. More specifically, the tying element includes a first tying band and a second tying band integrated with the first and second bag sheets of the bag body respectively, which forms the double-layer tying structure to enhance the tying strength of the tying element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 7775360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to reusable tree cover systems and methods that may be used with live trees or artificial trees. The cover systems may be stored in a pouch placed around the lower trunk of the tree from which the cover or tree bag is withdrawn and pulled up to substantially enclose the tree for transport and/or storage. The reusable systems may be designed to facilitate removal of the cover systems from the stored/covered tree while minimizing the undesirable forces on the tree and the cover system. This may be done by providing features that facilitate removing the cover systems in an upward direction relative to the tree along the stored/covered tree. As this removal direction is the same direction used to store/cover the tree in the first place and matches the natural bending/storing direction of the tree, storing and removal are facilitated by these systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: TreeKeeper, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Bornemeier, Jared Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20100170818
    Abstract: A protective bag for plants comprises a body including two fitting sides disposed on an open end thereof, and each fitting side including two holes mounted on two ends thereof respectively; two ropes inserted into the fitting sides of the body and extending out of the holes respectively so that an open end of the body wraps the ropes and one parts of the ropes extend out of the body. Thereby, the protective bag is operated easily by pulling or retracting the ropes to wrap or take out of the plants; the protective bag allows to position the plants to a trunk of the plants or a plant stand securely; the protective bag allows to monitor and take out of the fade plants clearly; the protective bag is capable of being used repeatedly, obtain environmental friendly purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Ming-Yun LIN
  • Patent number: 7744280
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a wasp repellent device comprising a suspension member operatively connected to a closed end of a nest mimic The nest mimic has a skirt extending from the closed end of the nest mimic to a mouth of the nest mimic, with a drawstring for contracting the mouth of the nest mimic to give the nest mimic the approximate shape of slightly tapered inverted cone. The exterior of the nest mimic is provided with irregular and uneven striated pattern and, in use, the nest mimic imitates the appearance of a natural wasp nest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Contech Enterprises Inc.
    Inventors: Victoria Olson, Kim Cassar-Torreggiani
  • Publication number: 20100111451
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a trash collection and removal system that includes a flexible, foldable heavy-duty dumpster bag configured to engage with specially designed clamps that are secured onto the tines of a front loader truck and that engage with the dumpster bag by means of connecting and receiving pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • Publication number: 20100111449
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a concrete washout system for collection and removal of contaminants from a construction site. The concrete washout system includes a flexible and foldable bag having four walls, a bottom surface and a top surface with a drawstring closure. The concrete washout system also includes a frame onto which the foldable bag is placed by means of structures designed to fit onto the frame for aiding it in standing upright and in an open position. The concrete washout system also includes hoisting loops to aid in removal of the foldable bag by a crane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Noble, John Calo
  • Publication number: 20100098354
    Abstract: The plastic bag may include flexible thermoplastic sidewalls that have a pattern imparted onto them. The wrinkle pattern may be a plurality of linear ribs formed into the sidewall that may be arranged adjacent and parallel to one another. To impart the pattern to the sidewall, a thermoplastic web used to make the sidewall may be directed between a first cylindrical roller and a second cylindrical roller, each of which may have a plurality of spaced ridges extending about their peripheries. When the web is directed between the first and second rollers, the meshing of the ridges may form ribs into the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Kyle R. Wilcoxen
  • Publication number: 20100072083
    Abstract: The soap pouch is a double-layered net pouch adapted to enclose a bar of soap. The double-layered netting is fabricated from an extruded hydrophobic, thermoplastic, polymeric fiber. The netting has substantially smooth exterior surfaces and slip-fast meshes of an average width of one to twenty millimeters. The pouch is open at one end for easy replacement of soap. A drawstring is disposed at the open end for closing the open end when desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Beatrice M. Buffam, Ian D. Buffam
  • Publication number: 20100067829
    Abstract: The multipurpose bag and method for making the same utilizes three pieces of substantially rectangular material that are cut, folded, and secured together to form a bag having an open top end and a closed bottom end. The bag is preferably formed from cotton, and includes cording material to form drawstrings. Handles for carrying the bag and are attached to the bag near the open top end. The bag is formed to be symmetric about central vertical planes, and a pair of flaps are provided to cover a pair of symmetrical outer pockets. A plurality of inner pockets are defined within the multipurpose bag, with the pockets being symmetrical and equally positioned therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Delores A. Benzie