Reusable Patents (Class 383/86)
  • Patent number: 9392866
    Abstract: A preferably disposable item protector having a first and second layer, sealed peripheral edges, and an opening to provide access to the interior, formed of material substantially permeable to vapor and substantially impermeable to liquid and microbial contaminants. A method of producing such item protectors comprising the steps of folding a continuous strip of material, bonding the peripheral edges with adhesives, sonic bonding, heat bonding, or other techniques, and cutting the material proximate to the bonded edges to release the item protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: E4 Technologies, Incorporated
    Inventor: Susan Klinsport
  • Patent number: 9181801
    Abstract: A pumpable crib bag assembly includes a containment bag having a body and a supporting member. The containment bag is configured to contain a cementitious material therein and has a first end, a second end, and an outer surface. The pumpable crib bag assembly further includes a reinforcing layer positioned adjacent to the outer surface of the containment bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: FCI Holdings Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Dakota Faulkner
  • Patent number: 9169061
    Abstract: Containment bag for an industrial container embraces a non-self-supporting container having a top, sides, and a bottom, which define an interior space; in at least one of the top and sides, at least one opening for introduction of material into the interior space; and for the at least one opening a flap that can be sealed at or beyond the at least one opening. Sealing is provided through at least one of a hook and loop closure system and an adhesive system. The bag can be employed with the industrial container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HQN Industrial Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Korey W. Blanchard, Michael L. Nottley
  • Publication number: 20150063728
    Abstract: A flexible packaging bag is closed at one end by means of a header having a removable outer header portion and an inner header portion (16A) both of which are sealed. The seal in the inner header portion is peelable. An elliptical aperture is defined in the outer header portion. The aperture is dimensioned to enable the insertion of one or more fingers and is offset proximal to a first side edge of the outer header portion. The aperture is used to suspend the bag from a display hook at an angle and can be grasped as an aid to tearing when removing the outer header portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Wright Dunkle, Jo-Ann Clark, Adam Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20150055892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resealable package (1, 1?, 1?), comprising a package body (2) having a first side wall (4), a second side wall (6) opposite the first side wall (4), an openable top end (8) and a closed bottom end (10), wherein a portion (12) of the first side wall (4) protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) at the top end (8) in a direction from the bottom end (10) to the top end (8), and a closure element (18) which is releasably adhered to an inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and the second side wall (6) so as to close the top end (8), Upon removal of the closure element (18) from the package body (2), a resealable adhesive arrangement (20, 22; 23; 25) is exposed so as to allow the inner surface (14) of the portion (12) of the first side wall (4) which protrudes beyond the second side wall (6) and an outer surface (16) of the second side wall (6) to be resealably adhered to one another in a position to close the top
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Christopher W. Dunkle, Jo-Ann Clark, Adam Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20140270584
    Abstract: A reclosable package has front and back panels each have a top end and a maximum height such that the maximum height of the back panel is greater than the maximum height of the front panel, resulting in an exposed segment of the back panel uncovered by the front panel. A closure flap including a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer and being non-removably attached to the exposed segment of the back panel via the first adhesive layer and removably attached to a portion of the front panel via the second adhesive layer. After opening to access an interior of the package, the second adhesive layer can be used to reattach the closure flap to the front panel. A method of manufacturing the package is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber
  • Patent number: 8807834
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a reclosure mechanism including a first and second interlocking strip each having an interlocking segment having a base surface and an interlocking surface; a panel section so arranged that when the panel section is displaced, and the package is opened, a product can be accessed between the first and second interlocking strips, the first and second interlocking surfaces are at least partially exposed, and the package can thereafter be reclosed by folding the package such that the interlocking surface of the first interlocking strip is interlocked with the interlocking surface of the second interlocking strip. The first and second strips are not exposed until the package is initially opened, and are not interlocked with one another until the package is initially opened and then reclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Owensby, Howard Dean Conner, Billy W. Austin, Hubert J. Cook, Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 8720725
    Abstract: An attachable closure device for reclosing contains a base member, a resilient expandable band coupled to and extending from the base member, an adhesive layer on a surface of the base member, and a release agent on the adhesive layer. The release agent is housed in a coating on a release support layer, which may be coupled to the base member and unitary with the base member. The resilient, expandable band may be coupled and retained to the attachable closure device solely by a portion of the unitary base member-release support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Abrams
  • Publication number: 20140102050
    Abstract: A pouch having a flap and a closure system featuring a face fastener attached to the front wall of the pouch body, and a mating flap fastener as part of the flap. One fastener of the closure system is a loop fastener component carrying a field of hook-engageable fibers. The other fastener of the closure system is a hook fastener component with an array of hooks. A significant majority of the hooks are oriented such that their heads point in a common lateral direction. The flap is elastically stretchable by pulling on its free edge, such that the flap maintains the loop fastener component securely engaged to the hook fastener component when under tension, and such that stretching the flap reduces engagement between the loop fastener component and the hook fastener component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Alan Lamper
  • Patent number: 8696202
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided the male and female connectors on a common backing panel. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Patent number: 8646971
    Abstract: A portable bag having a first layer of fabric and a second layer of fabric that are attached at outer edges to form a first hollow chamber. The layers of fabric are folded to form a first pocket and a second pocket. The first pocket is folded to form a flap. Magnets are inserted within the first pocket and the flap such that the magnets align when the flap is folded over the first pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pocket Plus, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Sharon A. Doyle
  • Patent number: 8561378
    Abstract: Provided is a tamper proof outer wrapping with a reinforced tear zone. The reinforced tear zone includes a tear tape affixed between two layers of the wrapping material. A perforated line runs parallel to the reinforced tear zone on each of the reinforced tear zone. A tab is formed at one end of the reinforced tear zone. The tab is pulled to separate the reinforced tear zone from the remaining wrapping material and open remove the outer wrapping. The wrapping can be used on packages containing smoking articles such as cigarettes or orally consumed products such as candy or pouched tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Bellamah
  • Patent number: 8491191
    Abstract: A pouch has a connection structure that includes a female connector and a male connector. The male connector of the pouch is configured to snap-fit with another female connector that has the same configuration as the female connector, and the female connector is configured to receive by snap-fit another male connector that has the same configuration as the male connector. A system of pouches can be provided by connecting the male and female connectors of a plurality of pouches. The connectors are also configured to allow the connected pouches to pivot relative to each other such that the pouches can be displayed in a fan-like arrangement, and accessories can be provided though passages in the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Ackerman, Bethanne L. Valentine, Nancy F. Dewane, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Larry T. Schmitt, Maria Economopoulos Kakis, Lucas Daniel, Ann Hintzman, David J. VandenBranden, Sarah I. Garcia, Moritsugu Kariya, Scott Ternovits
  • Publication number: 20130022295
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a gusseted flexible bag In one embodiment, the flexible bag of the present invention is formed from the tube of material having a front side and a rear side. A pair of laterally disposed opposing gusset folds are formed in the tube along its sides. Each of the folds has a longitudinal crease. The bag further has a rear side flap extending from the rear side of the bag across the width of the tube which is folded over onto and hot air sealed to the front side of the tube of material. The gussets each have a slit approximate a first end of the tube thereby forming a front side flap. A front side flap may also be manufactured, if desired, which is then folded over when the rear side flap is folded so that the front side flat rests under the rear side flap. The rear side flap is hot air sealed to the front side of the bag with the front side flap being sealed therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Allen Michael Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20130004626
    Abstract: Resealable packaging for food products is provided with a flexible container having a top face and side faces. A container aperture is disposed in the top face and a flexible closure flap extends from a base portion to a gripping member, and is provided with a movable portion covered of repositionable adhesive to cover the aperture and adhere to a peripheral area thereof in a closed position. The packaging comprises a stiffening band device made of a flexible material longer than the closure flap, which is bonded to the container through the top face and over two side faces and arranged to cover at least the portions of the peripheral area comprised between the longitudinal sides of the closure flap and the facing sides of the aperture. The aperture and the band device are delimited by continuous cut out lines. A method of manufacturing is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Eddy Renders, Rene Verhaegen, Peter Looymans
  • Patent number: 8266868
    Abstract: Provided is a tamper proof outer wrapping with a reinforced tear zone. The reinforced tear zone includes a tear tape affixed between two layers of the wrapping material. A perforated line runs parallel to the reinforced tear zone on each of the reinforced tear zone. A tab is formed at one end of the reinforced tear zone. The tab is pulled to separate the reinforced tear zone from the remaining wrapping material and open remove the outer wrapping. The wrapping can be used on packages containing smoking articles such as cigarettes or orally consumed products such as candy or pouched tobacco products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Phillip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Bellamah
  • Patent number: 8132672
    Abstract: A flexible, compact, and securely closed pill pouch pocket packet folder designed for secure handling, has multiple pockets, containing securely stored pouches for easy and orderly storing and retrieving of pills or similar small items, as when needed, for home or travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Sastry K. Ganti
  • Publication number: 20120052161
    Abstract: A bag may include first, second, and side walls that each extend from a bottom wall of the bag to an upper end of the bag. The bag may also include a reusable fastener including a first fastener part mounted to the first wall and a second fastener part mounted to the second wall. The releasable fastener may be a hook-and-loop fastener, which may continue to function when exposed to particulate matter of the product. The upper end may be configurable between a first closed configuration wherein the first wall is secured to the second wall, a second closed configuration wherein the first fastener part is fastened to the second fastener part, and an open configuration wherein the first wall is at least partially separated from the second wall. In the open configuration, a pour spout may be formed in side upper marginal portion of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: L. Roseann Woodham
  • Patent number: 8118199
    Abstract: A collapsible dispenser for dispensing various edible and non-edible materials in an industrial or home environment. More particularly, the invention pertains to a foldable and generally pyramoidal-shaped dispenser particularly suited to dispensing granular, powdered or viscous liquid materials and includes a dispenser body having a dispensing end and an interior compartment for receiving and storing various materials. The dispenser body includes a foldable base that may be manually manipulated between a collapsed position closing and sealing a dispensing mechanism and an expanded position opening and unsealing the dispensing mechanism for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Wilbur
  • Patent number: 7980761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transport sleeve (1) or sack which is formed of a single fiber web or by sewing up or otherwise fastening two or more webs or sheets of fabric or fiber to form a protective cover (2,3,4) which can be wrapped around sheet material (13). The fabric or fiber cover can then be fastened in the form of a bag or sleeve to protect the sheet material. One variant of the present invention therefore relates to a sleeve in the shape of a bag which is either preformed by sewing up or otherwise fastening two or more fabric webs or sheets of synthetic material (2,3,4) together and folding them around a sheet of material (13) to be transported, or is obtained by folding over a single web of material around the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Storsack Dorton Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Fultcher, Timothy Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20110110614
    Abstract: A Christmas tree transport system formed of a folding polyethylene plastic sheet tarpaulin apparatus which allows a user to easily enclose and transport a Christmas tree. The apparatus fastens with VELCRO brand hook and loop fasteners, and allows the user to place a natural Christmas tree within the apparatus without spilling the needles. The re-useable apparatus includes attached handles and wheels, allowing a user to quickly and easily enclose and move the Christmas tree. After use, the Christmas tree transport system folds compactly to store in a small space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Steven F. Hecht, Kenneth C. Phalen
  • Publication number: 20110097017
    Abstract: A removably mounted portable organizer carrying bag for use in combination with a high chair. The portable organizer carrying bag comprises a front panel fastened to a rear panel continuously along side edges and a bottom edge thereof that forms a first large internal pocket. A pocket panel is fastened to the front panel continuously along the side and bottom edges of the pocket panel to form another outer pocket. The outer pocket is further divided by being sewn into a plurality of pouches. An elastic material is disposed on an upper edge of the pocket panel. The elastic material is biased to keep the open end of the plurality of pouches closed. At least one cover flap is attached to the front panel and extends outward there from and over at least one opening of a pouch. The end of the cover flap is secured over the pouch securing various articles that may be stored therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Abraxas Dawn Abrams
  • Patent number: 7815024
    Abstract: The collapsible balikbayan box apparatus is especially suited to surrounding and transporting a square cornered cardboard balikbayan box. The pliable ends, front, and back provide for collapse when the apparatus is not laden. The top is permanently affixed to the back and removably affixed to the two ends and the front. A unique hook latch provides for latch and release via stretching the pliable front and top. The rigid, removable bottom insert provides greater apparatus rigidity in use. Partially recessed wheels are fitted to the bottom. Straps encircle the bottom and extend up a majority of the sides, where the straps and handles are reinforced, so that the apparatus can be pulled or carried by the straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventors: Wilfredo B. Quimpo, Camilo B. Cortes, Honorio V. Fernandez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7806594
    Abstract: A bag for holding perishable foods for transportation to a consumer's home includes an adhesive disposed on a flap of the bag to be folded down to cover the bag's opening. The adhesive can be used to bind multiple deli bags together for dispensing as well as to seal the bag for transportation of foodstuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas J. Trinko
  • Patent number: 7794146
    Abstract: A sheet of material in a generally rectangular configuration has first and second side edges and first and second end edges. The first and second end edges define an opening. A fold between the end edges forms panels with a chamber formed between the panels. Coupling components couple the panels of the sheet to form a pouch. A fastener separably couples the first and second end edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Cheryl J. Geddis, David B. Geddis
  • Publication number: 20100166342
    Abstract: A bag (1) for bulk material, in particular animal feed and/or foodstuffs, with a flexible bag wall (2) and a re-closable removal opening for removing the bulk material from the bag (1), wherein the removal opening is designed as a flap (3). The flap can be folded together about a fold axis (8) and can have a valve (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: PAWAG VERPACKUNGEN GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventor: Sami Karag├╝lmez
  • Publication number: 20100040311
    Abstract: A package having a resealable closure is disclosed and comprises a body, a frame, a door and apparatus. The body is a bag in which is disposed a product and has an inner surface defining the inner surface of said package. The frame defines an opening and has a surface attached to the inner surface of said package. The door has one edge connected to the frame for swinging movement of said door between a closed position, whereat the door occludes said opening to contain said product, and an open position, whereat the door is orientated to permit access to said product. The apparatus releasably secures the door in its closed position. The material forming the bag can overlie the door and be perforated to define a frangible portion of said material that call be removed or pulled away to permit operation of the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Plate
  • Publication number: 20100008604
    Abstract: A bag comprises a body including bottom and opposing sidewalls. The walls are made from a woven fabric material. The sidewalls and the bottom wall form a grocery receiving cavity having a closed bottom end portion and an open top end portion. Sewn-in edge creases each define an edge of the body extending from the closed bottom end portion to the open top end portion and/or an edge of the body extending between the bottom wall and the sidewalls. A sewn-in pleat crease extends within a first pair of the opposing sidewalls. Skewed legs of the pleat crease extend from opposing corners of the respective one of the first pair of opposing sidewalls adjacent the closed bottom end portion and converge to an upwardly extending leg of the pleat crease. Handle holes are in a second pair of the opposing sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Natalie McIver
  • Publication number: 20090290816
    Abstract: A system of reusable shopping bags provides an assortment of reusable and selectively collapsible bags and carriers suitable for the various types of good a shopper encounters at, for example, a grocery store. Specific embodiments provide one or more large insulated freezer bag for frozen goods, one or more grocery bags for sundries, one or more veggie bag for vegetables and fruits, at least one carrying case pak, and one or more pod. Some of the bags are stowable in the freezer bag and in other embodiments component bags are stowable in the carrying case pak. The freezer and grocery bags may have adjustable handles and specific embodiments provide a shoulder cushion pad selectively mountable on the handles. Kits with instructions allow customized bag systems to be assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventors: Melissa Nathan, Paige Davis, Amy George
  • Publication number: 20090208148
    Abstract: A portable bag having a first layer of fabric and a second layer of fabric that are attached at outer edges to form a first hollow chamber. The layers of fabric are folded to form a first pocket and a second pocket. The first pocket is folded to form a flap. Magnets are inserted within the first pocket and the flap such that the magnets align when the flap is folded over the first pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Sharon A. DOYLE
  • Patent number: 7577384
    Abstract: A package suitable for containing marking material used in a printing machine. The package includes a package surface adapted to engage one or more surfaces of the printing machine and a material identifier mechanism for verifying the marking material. The package may also include a material pouch, which is adapted to contain the marking material, joined with or formed in the package surface. Alternatively, the package may include a carrier adapted to engage one or more surfaces of the printing machine and a material pouch joined with the carrier. Other aspects include a method of remanufacturing a package suitable for containing marking material used in a printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michele Kayla Mae Durham, Robert C. Tidrick, Heinz Erwin Grellmann
  • Publication number: 20090185764
    Abstract: A washing net bag is disclosed. The bag comprises a washing net frame having a plurality of supports and ribs forming a spacing which withstands external force; a washing bag made of soft fabric material enclosing the external layer of the washing net frame, and having a zip and a plurality of zip heads; and a plurality of laundry balls in the washing net frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: YUN-YUN HSIEH
  • Patent number: 7520151
    Abstract: A padlock protector pouch that can be used to cover and protect a padlock, including a padlock body and a padlock shackle, and associated chain links of a chain that are locked together by the padlock without unlocking the padlock and removing the chain links therefrom. A locking system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Inventor: David Harmon
  • Patent number: 7491912
    Abstract: A portable food delivery container includes a food storage compartment, a control compartment, and a temperature control source. A control compartment lies adjacent to and in thermal conductivity with the food storage compartment. A modular removable temperature control source is disposed within the control compartment, where the temperature control source effects transfer of thermal energy between the food storage compartment and the control compartment to maintain the food storage compartment at a temperature other than the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Check Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Check
  • Patent number: 7437784
    Abstract: A mattress cover envelops a mattress in order to protect the mattress during moving and storage and has a body member that has a pair of faces joined by left and right side portions and a bottom portion forming an interior space with closed bottom, closed sides, and an open top. A flap extends upwardly from one of the faces and is releasably attachable to the other face in order to provide closure to the cover once a mattress is held therein. Side flaps extend from each side portion to provide added protection to the mattress. A strap extends along the bottom and up a section of each side portion. Loops on the ends of the strap provide carrying handles for the movers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Steven Turnipseed
  • Publication number: 20080152264
    Abstract: A reclosable, flexible package for storing food products, the package including a pair of opposing panels connected via a bottom seal or fold, each having a flange opposite the bottom seal and a pair of end seals between the opposing panels that intersect the bottom seal. A pleat located in one of the panels, containing a tear strip for opening the package. A flange seal located between the flanges where one of the flanges extends beyond the flange seal to form a reclosure flap, removably secured to one panel by an adhesion surface to form a cover over the opening. Alternatively, the flanges are about equally aligned and sealed at the edges, with tear lines spaced from the edge to remove a portion of the flanges and flange seal when torn along a predetermined tear line, creating two flanges, one extending beyond the other to form a reclosure flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Pokusa, Jeffrey Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20080101731
    Abstract: A pet waste recovery and disposal apparatus, including a reusable soft-sided container in the general construction of a sleeve, having a closable top and a closable bottom adapted to receive a disposable bag therein, said disposable bag, in a preferred embodiment, having a closure means, such as a drawstring to close the top of the bag. A further embodiment of the invention includes the reusable soft-sided container in combination with the disposable bag having a drawstring closure means, the reusable soft-sided container having a second aperture through which the ends of the drawstrings of the disposable bag are threaded, the disposable bag having its inside surface outwardly exposed when the reusable soft-sided container is in the right side out position and the disposable bag being in the interior of the reusable soft-sided container when in the reusable soft sided container is in the wrong side out position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Sylvia Carlson
  • Patent number: 7364360
    Abstract: A packaging system consisting of a sealable bag with an optional exterior pocket and an integral handle fastened across the top side that allows for the horizontal storage and transport of food products and other goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Inventors: Craig A. Urman, Martin Reall
  • Publication number: 20070280566
    Abstract: A gift bag includes a bag body for receiving an article and a cover for covering an opening of the bag body. The bag body and the cover are provided with fixing member respectively to correspondingly buckle to each other. The outer surface of the cover is provided with a gripping member that allows a user to grip it to buckle/unbuckle the cover and the bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Shu-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 7207154
    Abstract: There is provided an intelligent luggage protection pouch according to the invention that is tamper resistant, easily identifiable, and inspection friendly (i.e. x-ray and canine searchable). The intelligent luggage protection pouch fully surrounds luggage, protects against damage to the surface of the luggage, withstands the weight of any luggage placed within it, and prevents loss of the contents of the luggage. The intelligent luggage protection pouch does not require specialized machines, tools, or knowledge. Preferably, the intelligent luggage protection pouch is disposable, environmentally friendly, and universally sized to accommodate luggage of almost any size and shape. The intelligent luggage protection pouch may be included in a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Albert Araujo
  • Patent number: 7165888
    Abstract: A resealable closure for a container is described which includes a container having a main body portion and an integral extended body portion foldable over a part of the main body portion; and a releasable enclosure comprising a release surface and a releasable adhesive having a peel strength up to about 1 pound per inch, in which (a) the release surface is adhered to the main body portion and the releasable adhesive is adhered to the extended body portion, or (b) the releasable adhesive is adhered to the main body portion and the release surface is adhered to the extended body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald G. Rodick
  • Patent number: 7056023
    Abstract: A wash bag assembly for washing delicate wash items having a container which defines an interior chamber. The container is constructed of a water-permeable material. A separator wall extends through the interior chamber and divides the interior chamber into a first and second subchamber. A first closure selectively provides access to the first subchamber for the insertion and removal of at least one wash item while, similarly, a second closure selectively provides access into the second subchamber for the insertion and removal of at least one wash item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The Evercare Company
    Inventor: Lena L. Heidel
  • Patent number: 7033077
    Abstract: A bag comprising first and second walls which are connected together along their sides and bottom and a flap portion which is connected to a top of one of the walls. The flap portion and this one wall together form a transversely extending Z-fold. An adhesive strip is provided for closing an open mouth of the bag and this strip extends in a transverse direction across an inner surface of said one wall. A protective band extends in a transverse direction across an inner section of the flap portion so as to cover and contact the adhesive strip. The flap portion also has a projecting outer section which can be pulled outwardly away from the interior of the bag to expose the adhesive strip. A method of making modified plastic sheeting suitable for making these sealable bags is also disclosed. Using one method, an aqueous coating of release material is applied as a band to a strip of plastic sheeting by means of a printing press. This band is then dried using a hot air dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Peter Taylor
  • Patent number: 6995124
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a conventional home washing machine. The process represents a home version of the commercial wet-cleaning processes for cleaning of delicate garments. The product comprises a liquid combination washing/conditioning composition and optionally a wash pretreatment composition, a flexible wrap container within which the garments are contained during washing and a pretreatment applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Todd Michael Wernicke, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michelle Frances Mellea, John Downing Curry, Michael P. Siklosi
  • Patent number: 6890101
    Abstract: A transparent plastic bag or container which is adapted to be used with different products simply by switching descriptive cards which describe the bag's contents. A system for securing the cards in the bag is disclosed. This is achieved by providing an interior retaining strip along the top of the bag. A system for adhering velcro fasteners to plastic bags by means of zig-zag stitching is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: Dan Blau
  • Patent number: 6834995
    Abstract: A bulk bag for flowable goods characterized in that the discharge opening for the bag is held securely for transport and handling by a pair of interlocking first and second loops disposed on the discharge means and bag side, respectively, the second loops being capable of being remotely opened by release of a releasable attachment of a first portion of the second loop to a second portion of such loop, and further wherein a strap is provided having a first, upper end securely attached to the bag side above each of said second loops and a second, lower end which is releasably secured to each second loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: KMCC Western Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Graham Andrew Stevens
  • Publication number: 20040258331
    Abstract: A rectangular parallelepiped carrying case is fabricated from a fabric or other flexible material and includes at least three wire rod reinforcement members extending between lateral sides of the carrying case generally adjacent at least two of the top peripheral edges forming the carrying case. The wire rods are retained by an extra layer of fabric which effectively encapsulates the wire rods or rigid members that extend between opposite lateral sides of the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Travel Caddy, Inc. d/b/a Travelon
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Andrezj M. Redzisz
  • Publication number: 20040247208
    Abstract: A flexible bag for storage of food products of a configurationally sustaining nature, having somewhat the configuration of a flat segmental portion of a circular disk such as a slice of pizza, provides a peripherally defined triangular body having an interconnected rectilinear neck to define a bag containment chamber. One or both sides of the triangular body provide expandible pleat structures to accommodate food products of differing thickness in the containment chamber. At least one surface of the triangular body or neck provides at least one vent structure having an orifice with an associated closure structure to open to vent heated gas from the containment chamber and close upon cooling of the flexible bag and contents substantially to ambient atmosphere temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Robert C. Krohne
  • Patent number: 6821018
    Abstract: Flexible container with a sealable closure system comprising an envelope type enclosure having impermeable walls, an opening being defined at an upper portion of the enclosure, two rigid bars being configured to tightly engage edges of the opening in order to seal the enclosure closed, at least one of the two rigid bars being movable, and a system for locking the two rigid bars together. The system for locking the two rigid bars together engages the two rigid bars at both ends of the rigid bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Jacques Denko
  • Publication number: 20040154271
    Abstract: Form-fill-seal machine for making bag-shaped packagings for products, such as edible products, from a web of foil material, such as synthetic foil, the machine comprising a frame having a stock of web of foil material and a supply of the web of foil material in flat condition, and a form-fill unit positioned at a front side of the machine, wherein the form-fill unit comprises a form shoulder for transforming the flat web of foil material into a foil tube, as well as a form-fill tube connecting to the form shoulder, having a vertical main plane of section, in which the machine furthermore comprises transverse sealing jaws that are positioned below the lower end of the fill tube for forming transverse seals in the foil tube and which are reciprocally moveable in a vertical plane perpendicular to the front side of the machine and the said vertical plane of section, the form shoulder being asymmetrically shaped for forming an overlap in the foil tube which extends to at least a short distance from or near the sai
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Peter Wilhelmus Henricus Rietjens