In Bag Hem Patents (Class 383/75)
  • Patent number: 10710797
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap encapsulates a scent carrier that provides a scent to the thermoplastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 10647476
    Abstract: The bag may include a draw tape that may be used to cinch closed the opening of the bag. The draw tape has at least one stretched elastomeric strip attached to the draw tape in an extended condition. The draw tape may be smaller in size than the bag sidewalls. The draw tape may include an elastic characteristic, such as patterned ribs. In one embodiment, the roll of bag is kept under tension to maintain the elastomeric strips in a stretched condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: THE GLAD PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory S. Kent, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 10618698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric bags, particularly polymeric drawstring trash bags. The present invention comprises a trash bag having an elastic drawstring. The elastic drawstring trash bag features an integrated short seal comprising an inner seal, an outer seal, and an intermediate seal. The integrated short seal functions to reduce the upper opening of the drawstring trash bag, while the elastic drawstring utilized with the bag provides a bag that allows the bag to fit snugly on many common trash receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 10582757
    Abstract: A reconfigurable waterproof bag is defined by a plurality of material surfaces extending in three dimensions, a strap for carrying the bag, and one or plurality of strap guide(s) into which the strap is disposed and through which the strap may be moved, the strap guide extending within or without the bag from any one of the plurality of surfaces to any other one of the plurality of material surfaces in three dimensional space without limitation to define a geometry of a strap path and coupling of the strap to the bag so that the bag is reconfigurable in a plurality of different carrying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Melissa Holtz
  • Patent number: 10486863
    Abstract: Provided is a bag knot structure including: a bag body part (10) formed in two layers, and configured to have closed three sides and have an open inlet; a first hole (21) located on one side of the top of the bag body part (10) and in proximity to the inlet, and formed through the bag body part (10); a second hole (22) located in proximity to the first hole (21), and formed through the bag body part (10); a third hole (23) spaced apart from the second hole (22), located on the other side of the top, and formed through the bag body part (10); and a knotting wire (30) disposed on the back surface of the bag body part (10); wherein parts of the knotting wire (30) are caused to form a first loop (31), a second loop (32), and a grip (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Minwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10233016
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap encapsulates a scent carrier that provides a scent to the thermoplastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 9745126
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap encapsulates a scent carrier that provides a scent to the thermoplastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Bag
    Patent number: 9604760
    Abstract: The bag may include a draw tape that may be used to cinch closed the opening of the bag. The draw tape may include an elastic characteristic and may be smaller in size than the peripheral distance about the opening. The draw tape in its natural contracted state may partially constrict the opening. However, the draw tape may be stretched or expanded to enable a user to dilate the opening and fold the periphery of the opening over the rim of the canister. The draw tape may then recover or constrict to grip about the rim of the receptacle to hold the bag to the canister. In one embodiment, the bag may include a pattern proximate the bag opening to allow the bag opening to be stretched over the rim of the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Gregory S. Kent, Matthew W. Waldron, Shaun T. Broering, David J. Hoying, John Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9387955
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Jason R. Maxwell, Robert W. Fraser, Robert T. Dorsey, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 9328537
    Abstract: An inventory and anti-theft alarm tag system that includes at least one RFID tag including an RFID transmitter, a counting chip and a locking mechanism having a pressure sensor. The counting chip can be activated when the locking mechanism is in a locked position. The inventory and anti-theft alarm tag system also includes a master database for communication between the at least one RFID tag and the master database via the RFID transmitter. The at least one RFID tag transmitting counting chip information to the master database. The counting chip information including an open position in response to pressure being applied to the pressure sensor. The master database tracking a logical sequence of the counting chip information for the at least one RFID tag, and, if the counting chip information is out of logical sequence, the master database sends an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Joseph
  • Patent number: 9302823
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second panels continuously joined along a first side edge, a second side edge and a bottom edge. A top portion of the respective first and second side panels defines an opening of the bag. A pair of hems each extend along the top portion of the bag. Drawstrings are enclosed within respective ones of the hems and short seals are provided to weld the first panel, the second panel, and respective ends of the drawstrings together. The short seals are each located proximate to respective ones of the side edges. A first reduced opening seal is provided to weld the first panel, the second panel, and the drawstrings together. The first reduced opening seal is located adjacent to the first side edge and includes a convex polygonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: AEP Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David Rudd, David Cron, Michael J. Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9085394
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an improved elastic drawstring for use with a trash bag. The elastic drawstring is comprised primarily of a two-component polyethylene blend. The first polyethylene component is a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 0.915 g/cc or less, with a preferred range of between 0.900 g/cc and 0.915 g/cc. In certain preferred embodiments, the density of the first polyethylene component is approximately 0.906 g/cc. The second polyethylene component is a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) having a density of between 0.915 g/cc and 0.929 g/cc. In a preferred embodiment, the second polyethylene component has a density of approximately 0.918 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: George M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20150049963
    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 trying 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: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher G. Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20150023616
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an improved elastic drawstring for use with a trash bag. The elastic drawstring is comprised primarily of a two-component polyethylene blend. The first polyethylene component is a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 0.915 g/cc or less, with a preferred range of between 0.900 g/cc and 0.915 g/cc. In certain preferred embodiments, the density of the first polyethylene component is approximately 0.906 g/cc. The second polyethylene component is a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) having a density of between 0.915 g/cc and 0.929 g/cc. In a preferred embodiment, the second polyethylene component has a density of approximately 0.918 g/cc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: POLY-AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: George M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20150016754
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second panels continuously joined along a first side edge, a second side edge and a bottom edge. A top portion of the respective first and second side panels defines an opening of the bag. A pair of hems each extend along the top portion of the bag. Drawstrings are enclosed within respective ones of the hems and short seals are provided to weld the first panel, the second panel, and respective ends of the drawstrings together. The short seals are each located proximate to respective ones of the side edges. A first reduced opening seal is provided to weld the first panel, the second panel, and the drawstrings together. The first reduced opening seal is located adjacent to the first side edge and includes a convex polygonal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: David Rudd, David Cron, Michael J. Finnegan
  • Publication number: 20150010251
    Abstract: The plastic bag with a hem and draw tape may include flexible thermoplastic sidewalls that have a network pattern imparted onto them across the side seams. In one embodiment, the network pattern is below the hem seal. In another embodiment, the network pattern covers the hem seal. The bag may also include a ribbed pattern below the network pattern. The network pattern may be continuous or discontinuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8882350
    Abstract: The present invention is a lawn care and collection system that includes a disposable plastic air gill bag that receives leaves and yard debris preferably air blown or manually raked to be collected, contained and disposed of. It includes gill columns disposed on the air gill bag that provide controlled air flow and ventilation, tie string ports and vertical strength columns. A pair of air curtains is removably attached to a pair of single rod vertical supports via a sewn sleeve to one rod of double rod vertical supports that are removably and adjustably secured to an air curtain. The air gill bag is removably and adjustably connected to a second rod of the double rod vertical supports through the incorporated tie string ports on both sides of the air gill bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Darrell Lee Cheney
  • Patent number: 8876382
    Abstract: The plastic bag with a hem and draw tape may include flexible thermoplastic sidewalls that have a network pattern imparted onto them across the side seams. In one embodiment, the network pattern is below the hem seal. In another embodiment, the network pattern covers the hem seal. The bag may also include a ribbed pattern below the network pattern. The network pattern may be continuous or discontinuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Robert W. Fraser
  • Patent number: 8877307
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an improved elastic drawstring for use with a trash bag. The elastic drawstring is comprised primarily of a two-component polyethylene blend. The first polyethylene component is a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 0.915 g/cc or less, with a preferred range of between 0.900 g/cc and 0.915 g/cc. In certain preferred embodiments, the density of the first polyethylene component is approximately 0.906 g/cc. The second polyethylene component is a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) having a density of between 0.915 g/cc and 0.929 g/cc. In a preferred embodiment, the second polyethylene component has a density of approximately 0.918 g/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: George M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20140254958
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a drawstring bag comprised from a first panel and a second panel. The first panel and the second panel are joined along a first side, a bottom, and a second side. The first panel and the second panel thereby define an upper opening of the bag. The drawstring bag may further comprise a first hem located along the upper opening of the bag in the first panel and a first drawstring may be disposed within the first hem. The first drawstring may be manufactured from a drawtape film subjected to a cold-stretch process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 8814429
    Abstract: Woven textile structures constructed using dual-loom technology are provided. Filaments are woven in such a way as to create a first set of different discrete layers of the same fabric in some regions of the textile and a second set of discrete layers of the same fabric at other regions of the same textile. The different layers are used to construct various textile structures such as a woven bag with woven channels containing at least one drawstring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Roether, Thomas G. Bell, Tory M. Cross
  • Patent number: 8783274
    Abstract: An apparatus for anchoring an umbrella having a generally cylindrical container structure, having a bottom panel area securely attached to the cylindrical center structure, the bottom panel having a generally concentric opening to the interior of the central structure which is adapted to permit an umbrella pole's lower portion to protrude therefrom for placement on a sand base. A panel with an upper opening is attached to the cylindrical central structure. The upper opening panel is configured to receive an umbrella pole and an amount of sand sufficient to provide support for the pole and ballast for the umbrella. At least one strap is attached at one end of the central structure and is of sufficient length to wrap over the umbrella pole runner and around the pole and through the spokes to secure the umbrella support structure, eliminating wobbling and keeping the umbrella from flying across the sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: John Supino
  • Patent number: 8714425
    Abstract: A bag configured to be worn or carried on the back by a user having a cinched top and including padded straps which extend over the user's shoulders. Each of the straps includes a strap member which may be a cord or a drawstring which is attached to the bottom of the bag and loops around the perimeter of the top of the bag. Each of the straps also includes a padded member which encircles a portion of the strap member to provide additional comfort to the user by cushioning the strap member and distributing the weight of the bag over a larger surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Meyer, Kerrie Timmons
  • Publication number: 20140119679
    Abstract: Laminated multi-ply films where one film layer is substantially unpigmented and the other film layer is substantially pigmented can provide a metallic appearance when the substantially unpigmented film layer is cold stretched either prior to lamination or during the lamination step. This surprising result provides an inexpensive way to produce films with a metallic appearance. Trash bags having an inner bag and an outer bag laminated together may be formed according to this process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Cisek, Theodore J. Fish, Tim LaRocque, Robert W. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140119680
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: M&Q IP LEASING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Schmal, ERNEST E. BACHERT, JOSEPH A. RADOSTA
  • Patent number: 8702308
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an improved construction of an elastic drawstring trash bag. The elastic drawstring trash bag described herein is comprised of a plastic bag made from two panels. An elastic drawstring is provided within hems running along the top of the two panels. The upper opening of the elastic drawstring bag is reduced (when the bag is in a relaxed state) by decreasing the distance between the interior edges of the short seals used to weld the drawstrings and bag together. Like an ordinary non-elastic drawstring bag, the elastic drawstring is pulled through access cutouts centrally located along the upper edge of the bag. When the bag of the present invention is in a relaxed state, the reduced upper opening width of the elastic drawstring bag is therefore less than bag proper width, allowing a consumer to pull the elastic drawstring bag over the lip of a trash receptacle and allowing the elastic drawstrings to snugly fit around the trash can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • 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: 8672547
    Abstract: A liquid container cover is designed for a container which holds milk or other liquids and being stored in a refrigerator or other locations. Such cover, called “Milk Cover”, can trap dried milk flakes, small spills or drips, and other particles to keep them from landing on the refrigerator shelf or other shelf. The Milk Cover has cotton or foam material version with cow-pattern design to hold different sizes or shapes of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Joanne M Scutaro
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140037231
    Abstract: Compressible bags, towels, blankets, and apparel are disclosed. In one embodiment, a compressible bag includes a generally circular channel on one sidewall. A flexible, elongate member or drawstring extends through the channel and protrudes from an opening in it. The bag can be compressed by folding toward the area defined by the channel and pulling the drawstring, causing the area defined by the channel to be drawn up and around the bag, thereby compressing and encapsulating it. In an alternate embodiment, a channel with a drawstring may extend around the circumference of the bag. Towels, blankets, and apparel according to embodiments of the invention also have a generally circular channel on at least one wall with a flexible, elongate member therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Veronica Hawbaker
  • 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: 20130330025
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Patent number: 8602650
    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 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Karin L. Toerner, Charles B. Snoreck, Nancy M. Mack-Robles, Matthew W. Waldron, Robert W. Fraser
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130315509
    Abstract: The present invention is a lawn care and collection system that includes a disposable plastic air gill bag that receives leaves and yard debris preferably air blown or manually raked to be collected, contained and disposed of. It includes gill columns disposed on the air gill bag that provide controlled air flow and ventilation, tie string ports and vertical strength columns. A pair of air curtains is removably attached to a pair of single rod vertical supports via a sewn sleeve to one rod of double rod vertical supports that are removably and adjustably secured to an air curtain. The air gill bag is removably and adjustably connected to a second rod of the double rod vertical supports through the incorporated tie string ports on both sides of the air gill bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Darrell Lee Cheney
  • Publication number: 20130301958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric bags, particularly polymeric drawstring trash bags. The present invention comprises a trash bag having an elastic drawstring. The elastic drawstring trash bag features a short seal and an inner seal at each upper corner of the drawstring trash bag. The short seal and inner seal are separated by a small unsealed area. The inner seal serves to reduce the upper opening of the drawstring trash bag, while the elastic drawstring utilized with the bag provides a bag that allows the bag to fit snugly on many common trash receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • Patent number: 8556508
    Abstract: The bag (1) includes an elastic band (16) joined to the face (1a) of the bag by two joining areas (17; 2a) in such a manner that the useful length, when the elastic band is at rest (L2), corresponds to the space between the two joining areas on the bag or is less than the length (L1) of the longitudinal edge of the face. The elastic band extends over the entire width of the bag, from one lateral edge to the other, the elastic band being welded to two faces of the bag along these lateral edges, one of the at least two joining areas forming an intermediate joining area (17) located at a distance from the lateral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sphere
    Inventor: John Persenda
  • Patent number: 8550713
    Abstract: A bag for enclosing a handheld electronic device (HED) comprises a flexible sheet material such as a flexible or stretchy fabric. The material is formed into a bag having a main body and a mouth. The mouth has a periphery smaller than the periphery of the main body. The mouth can elastically stretch to allow passage of the HED. First and second loops are attached to and project from the bag adjacent to the mouth to allow a user to support the bag with thumb and forefinger while inserting the HED. In one embodiment, an elastic structure comprises the periphery of the mouth. The unstretched length of such an elastic structure may be adjusted to compensate for the size of the HED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Edward L. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8523439
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric bags, particularly polymeric drawstring trash bags. The present invention comprises a trash bag having an elastic drawstring. The elastic drawstring trash bag features a short seal and an inner seal at each upper corner of the drawstring trash bag. The short seal and inner seal are separated by a small unsealed area. The inner seal serves to reduce the upper opening of the drawstring trash bag, while the elastic drawstring utilized with the bag provides a bag that allows the bag to fit snugly on many common trash receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ross
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130188891
    Abstract: Trash bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge to form an outer bag. A second inner bag may be inserted within the first bag to form a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is bonded to the outer bag along side seals by a continuous process. The bags may also be bonded together along the hem and the draw tape. When the side seals of the inner bag and the outer bag are sealed together by a continuous rather than a reciprocating process, the inventors have surprisingly found that such seals require carefully controlled process conditions to prevent inadequate seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 8454236
    Abstract: A game bag defines an open mouth ringed by a drawstring passage. Suspending loops are sewn into stitching forming the drawstring passage and are positioned near opposite side edges of the bag. Light reflective loops are carried at a side edge and in a bottom seam near an opposite side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Ted Raymond Ramirez
  • 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: 20130094788
    Abstract: A plastic bag may include flexible thermoplastic sidewalls that have a pattern of ribs alternating between thinner areas. The ribs may also be alternating between two types of ribs having different lengths and shapes. The bag may also include a network pattern above the pattern of ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Tha Glad Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130094787
    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: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130089278
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and an overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap area comprises at least two layers of polymeric film which are sealed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: POLY-AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: Poly-America, L.P.
  • Publication number: 20130051708
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoplastic bag comprised of a front panel and a back panel. The front panel and back panel are generally joined along a first side edge, a second side edge, and a bottom edge of the respective front panel and back panel. The front panel has a distal edge opposite the bottom edge with the distal edge folded over the front panel to provide a hem and a overlap area immediately below the first hem. The overlap area comprises at least two layers of polymeric film which are sealed together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: POLY-AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Publication number: 20130051709
    Abstract: Woven textile structures constructed using dual-loom technology are provided. Filaments are woven in such a way as to create a first set of different discrete layers of the same fabric in some regions of the textile and a second set of discrete layers of the same fabric at other regions of the same textile. The different layers are used to construct various textile structures such as a woven bag with woven channels containing at least one drawstring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Roether, Thomas G. Bell, Tory M. Cross
  • Publication number: 20130051707
    Abstract: A lightweight, flexible, portable bag which can be filled with beach sand, rocks, dirt or other loose material is connected to the upper part of the pole of a beach umbrella by a long flexible cord. The lower portion of the cord is secured to the open end of the nylon bag. The upper end of the cord is connected to the upper end of the pole of the umbrella by a hook-and-loop type fastener strap which wraps around the umbrella pole. The lower end of the cord is fitted within a hem in the opening of the bag to form a drawstring for closure of the bag to retain the sand or loose material in the bag during use. One end of the cord is formed into a loop with the long end of the cord passing through the loop and connected to the umbrella pole. Tension on the cord during use will cinch the drawstring closed thus retaining the material within the bag. The weight of the bag connected to the upper part of the pole will stabilize the umbrella in light to moderate winds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kathleen Pisano, Elizabeth Abraham