Reusable Patents (Class 383/86)
  • Patent number: 5857600
    Abstract: A portable case for belongings comprises a case body of leather and a cover lid of metal to protect the belongings within the case body. The case body and protective cover lid are hinged together and are disengageable from each other at the hinge so that both case body itself and the cover lid can be replaced with new ones. The case can be used as a carrier for a cigarette lighter or a portable telephone, as a waist bag for miscellaneous articles, as a hand or shoulder bag, as a rucksack, as one of a pair of panniers, and as a tool carrier for a two-wheeled vehicle. A protective cloth bag may be provided on the cover lid, and the cover lid may also be provided with an external key carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Fumi Akutsu
    Inventor: Akira Akutsu
  • Patent number: 5791476
    Abstract: A package container is disclosed which is for storing and transporting a blood vial in a secured position, the package container comprises a sheet of thermoplastic material formed into an envelope, a panel of bubble wrap material inserted into the envelope to form a first and a second pocket within the envelope, and a flap having an band of adhesive formed thereon for closing the envelope to close the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Debra S. Stekloff
  • Patent number: 5755366
    Abstract: A waterproof wallet and pouch combination can be securely worn around the wrist, with the wallet (1) secured in the pouch (9) in a substantially waterproof manner. The pouch (9) is secured to the limb (30) by means of a sleeve (27) and is secured in position by hook and loop type fasteners (24 & 29, 23 & 21, and 19 & 21). When the back (11) of the pouch (9) seals over the opening (12) in the pouch (9) to secure to the front (10) of the pouch (9) by hook and loop type fasteners (15 & 16) the section (17) of the front (10) of the pouch adjacent the opening (12) of the pouch folds back on its self. The wallet (1) contains a note compartment (2) which runs the length of the wallet (1), and is divided into three sections (6,7 & 3) along its length and is folded with, at least, one of the end sections (6) being folded onto the middle section (7), and placed in the pouch (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: Charles Mazzo
  • Patent number: 5725310
    Abstract: A disposable article receiving device for use for disposing of chewed gum and other small articles and method of constructing said device, the article receiving device comprising an envelope body having a front panel, two side panels, a bottom panel, and a rear panel, a cover flap being attached to the rear panel, means for removably attaching the cover flap to the front panel of the envelope body for closing the article receiving device, and means for removably attaching the article receiving device to a suitable surface, the article receiving device being movable from an unexpanded storage position to an expanded used position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: J & H Kuntz Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Serge Mark Kruczko
  • Patent number: 5720557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric packages and, more particularly, relates to polymeric packages having both integrally formed flanges for tying and a second integrally formed closure mechanism such as an adhesive based closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Simonsen
  • Patent number: 5687840
    Abstract: A receptacle for plastic shopping bags and like articles comprising an upper member having the general structure and appearance of an upper portion of a doll body, whether a human figure or an animal figure, and a lower element structured and disposed for receiving articles therein. The lower element, which has the general shape and configuration of a skirt, is attached to the upper member and extends downwardly therefrom. The lower element defines a cavity in which plastic shopping bags can be stored, and also has an opening in communication with the cavity that is sized and configured to allow passage therethrough of a plastic shopping bag. The receptacle includes means for suspending the receptacle from a vertical surface, positioned on the upper member so as to substantially prevent the upper member from falling forward and thereby allow primarily a full display of both the upper member and lower element when suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Inventor: Victoria Sherman
  • Patent number: 5657862
    Abstract: An improved spare key holder (10) comprising a panel member (12). A lid (14) is hinged to the panel member (12) along a top fold line (16). A pocket (18) is formed on an inner face of the panel member (12) for holding a spare key (20) therein. A structure (22) is for fastening in a releasing manner the lid (14) in a fold down closed position over the pocket (18). A facility (24) is for adhering an outer face of the panel member (12) to a smooth flat surface (26) of an object (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Inventor: Stephen Burke
  • Patent number: 5649581
    Abstract: A purse construction has an exterior flap which can be selectively reversed to orient either a first or second flap surface outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Koltov, Inc.
    Inventor: David Kopel
  • Patent number: 5638955
    Abstract: A transportable holder for an electrically powered heated styling instrument including an insulated body portion for containing a recently used styling instrument that is still hot, with the walled body portion having insulating properties to prevent heat transmission from the instrument to the exterior of the body portion which may be contacted for handling by an individual. A closure member is also provided to secure the instrument within the holder and cord holding hooks are provided to retain the cord on the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: C. Daniel Calciano
  • Patent number: 5590760
    Abstract: A case is disclosed for protecting small objects, such as glasses, by providing heat and breakage resistance. The case has an exterior pocket, with a drainage area; a protective case; and a liner. The exterior pocket consists a pocket flap, a body front, and a pair of gussets. The pocket flap is provided with closure means to secure the pocket flap to the body front. The protective case is a rigid, hollow, non-circular cylinder having one closed end and dimensioned to provide a friction fit within the pocket. The protective case can be formed from mirror image halves provided with sealing seams which extend at right angles to the cylinder and a first to break point. The liner is a hollow, non-circular cylinder manufactured from a non-abrasive, cushioning material approximately twice the length of the protective case. Optionally, the case is provided with a belt attachment loop to affix the case to a user's belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Inventor: Nicholas L. Astarb
  • Patent number: 5533624
    Abstract: A package, such as for perilous samples, comprises a compartmented package body having first and second layers disposed, respectively, to opposite sides of an intermediate layer, with a first compartment disposed between the first and intermediate layers and a second compartment disposed between the second and intermediate layers. Each compartment has an opening and an associated adhesive sealing flap for sealing the opening. The openings, with the associated sealing flaps, are disposed at opposite ends of the package body. The sealing flaps are provided with removable tear strips for opening the corresponding compartments. A preferred method for producing the package utilizes three sheet materials corresponding to the layers of the package body. Portions corresponding to the flaps are provided at opposite edges of the sheet material corresponding to the second layer. The portions are slotted and material of the tear strips is attached to cover the slots on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Inventors: Jan Soderholm, Hugo Cedraeus
  • Patent number: 5487467
    Abstract: A receptacle for plastic shopping bags and like articles comprising an upper member having the general structure and appearance of an upper portion of a doll body, and a lower element structured and disposed for receiving articles therein. The lower element, which has the general shape and configuration of a skirt, is attached to the upper member and extends downwardly therefrom. The lower element defines a cavity in which plastic shopping bags can be stored, and also has an opening in communication with the cavity that is sized and configured to allow passage therethrough of a plastic shopping bag. The receptacle may also include means structured and disposed on the lower element for either partially or fully closing the opening and means for suspending the receptacle from a vertical surface. The upper element of the receptacle may additionally include a pair of arms connected together so as to form a holding member for a dish towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Inventor: Victoria Sherman
  • Patent number: 5476323
    Abstract: A plastic bag having a flap closed "permanently" when placed in contact with an adhesive deposited as a strip in facing relation to the flap, and prior thereto functioning to provide a reusable "temporary" closure when contacting only a nominal amount of the adhesive strip that is permitted to contact the flap through spaced openings in a release strip, the release strip being removed to expose the entire adhesive strip when converting from the temporary to the permanent flap closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Peter Gold
  • Patent number: 5472280
    Abstract: A carrying bag which is foldable into a compact configuration so that it can be stored in a pouch, wherein an upper edge of a pouch wall is attached to the bag at an edge defining the bag opening and wherein the pouch includes a flap which can be used to close the pouch when the bag is inside and to close the bag when the bag is in its unfolded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignee: Lasker Harris
    Inventor: Peter A. Rittmaster
  • Patent number: 5441064
    Abstract: An umbrella is provided a pair of legging-storage pockets on diametrically opposite sides of the center of the umbrella canopy to aid in balancing the weight of the pockets and their contents on opposite sides of the canopy center. Each of the pockets has a closeable entry opening communicating with the pocket interior and through which opening a legging body can be passed into and out of the pocket interior. A pair of folded open-ended tubular legging bodies of flexible, liquid-tight sheet material are normally stored in these pockets. Each of the tubular bodies has an open bottom with a loop-forming stirrup adapted to loop around one of the user's shoes and be pulled adjacent to the heel of the user's shoe, where it makes little or no contact with the ground to minimize wear thereof. Securing means, which are preferably a Velcro.RTM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Inventors: Donald M. Becker, Russell E. Hattis
  • Patent number: 5379810
    Abstract: A spill containment bag for use about the coupling of a tank port and a conduit comprises a flexible bag member defining an enclosure with a pair of opposed apertures in its sidewall to permit passage therethrough of the tank port and conduit, and the sidewall seats snugly about the elements passing therethrough so as to provide a seal. The top wall of the bag provides a disengageable closure for the bag to permit access to its interior. One or more vents may be provided to permit air to flow therethrough, and carrying straps are also provided. To seal the bag, flaps cover the apertures and vents. In use, the top wall is opened to permit coupling the conduit to the tank port, and the vents may be opened as required for the particular operation. When the operation is complete, the conduit is disconnected and the flaps overlying the apertures and vents are closed to permit transport of the bag with its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas F. Marino
  • Patent number: 5346309
    Abstract: An improved portable cooler that is a collapsible, portable, multiple use insulated bag with a companion detachable multiple use bag for use in transporting and storing items especially those items commonly used while driving an automobile. The bag may be used to carry cassettes which are then insulated from outside heat as well as beverage containers such as in aluminum cans that are thus maintained at a cooler temperature. The bag is especially convenient for placing on the center console of automobiles that have such space on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Auto-Shade, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Book
  • Patent number: 5324115
    Abstract: A soft-sided tote bag is convertible between expanded and retracted states by selective operation of a zipper. The interior of the bag is enclosed in both states by two pairs of end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Inventor: Robert Weinreb
  • Patent number: 5297872
    Abstract: A shopping bag and carrying pouch therefor in which the pouch is of unique construction comprising a generally circularshaped rear panel, a pair of arcuately shaped, band-like members are connected to the rear panel member, and top and bottom front panel members connected to the front edges of the band-like members. The members which make up the panels are interconnected in such a manner as to provide secure overlocking closure of the pouch for compact storage of a shopping bag without requiring the use of a fastener on the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventor: Theodore L. Caligiuri
  • Patent number: 5287960
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for treating and disposing of materials contaminated with blood such as blood soaked menstrual pads or tampons. The invention further relates to a system for decontaminating and disposing of blood soaked products comprising a bag containing a disinfecting material, the bag having a readily openable portion for placing the blood soaked product into the bag and in contact with the disinfecting material and then resealing the bag to prevent its contents from contaminating the surroundings. Once resealed, the seal can not be removed without destroying the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventors: Irvin M. Kalb, Robert H. Shaw, Michael J. Ram
  • Patent number: 5286112
    Abstract: A first fastener member has hook fastener material (B) for securement to a second fastener member having opposed loop fastener material (D). A transverse hinge (E) fixes the first fastener member in position opposite the second fastener for securement of the respective hook and loop fastener materials. By pulling the first hinged fastener member outwardly with the second fastener member, release of the securement of the respective fastener materials may be facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Bible
  • Patent number: 5259093
    Abstract: A quick release connector system comprises an anchor and a strap. The anchor includes a base and a first guideway overlying the base connected thereto and defining a channel. A second guide overlies the base and is simultaneously connected thereto and defines a second channel. The channels are in substantial alignment with each other. A strap has a proximal end and a distal end having a stiffened segment. The proximal end is connected to an accessory to be connected to the anchor. A connector is formed and the strap is firmly and securely connected to the anchor when the distal end of the strap is directed in a first direction through the first channel and is looped in the opposite direction in the second channel so that at least a portion of the stiffened segment rests within the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: JS Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim D'Annunzio
  • Patent number: 5244136
    Abstract: An expandable water-proof pouch which is adapted for holding articles contained therein in a dry condition. This pouch being adapted for threading or attaching a belt through a belt attaching means. The pouch includes a first panel, second panel, and a bottom panel, all being made of a thin flexible waterproof material. A bead type closure means is provided in and on the first panel. A cover flap is provided to protect the closure means from unwanted opening. This pouch is also adapted to be folded and fastened to further protect the closure means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventor: Vincent Collaso
  • Patent number: 5190376
    Abstract: An improved portable cooler that is a collapsible, portable, multiple use insulated bag with a companion detachable multiple use bag for use in transporting and storing items especially those items commonly used while driving an automobile. The bag may be used to carry cassettes which are then insulated from outside heat as well as beverage containers such as in aluminum cans that are thus maintained at a cooler temperature. The bag is especially convenient for placing on the center console of automobiles that have such space on the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Auto-Shade, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Book
  • Patent number: 5170826
    Abstract: A cover for a wheeled device is provided. The wheeled device includes a body and at least two wheels that extend from a lower portion of the body in spaced relation to one another for supporting and transporting the body. The cover itself comprises a hood portion adapted for receipt over the body. Specifically, the hood portion comprises an upper end and at least two sides extending from the upper end. The sides define an opening opposite the upper end through which the body is received. A flap member extends from a first side of the hood portion and is adapted for wrapping receipt across a portion of the opening to be matingly received on a surface of the second side of the hood portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Invacare Corporation
    Inventors: Marilyn Carstensen, Debra S. Gross
  • Patent number: 5141336
    Abstract: A carrying bag of thermoplastic material has side walls with inwardly folded top edge portions to which handle loops made of a similarly flexible material are bonded. In order to obtain a multifunctional bag which can be easily and economically manufactured and readily recycled, the edge portion of one side wall protrudes beyond the edge portion of the other side wall, the protruding edge portion having a slit-like cut so that the protruding edge portion can be folded over the opposite side of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Windmoller & Holscher
    Inventor: Volkhard Sander
  • Patent number: 5123753
    Abstract: A laundry bag is provided with a first loop on a wall of the bag on one side of an aperture and a second loop on a wall of the bag on the opposite side of the aperture. An elongate strap extends perpendicularly from the vicinity of the second loop. In use, the strap may be passed successively through the first and second loops and pulled tightly, whereupon the aperture is securely closed, to a variable degree. Also disclosed is a similar arrangement for use with a laundry bag which has a closure flap for covering the aperture and wherein the strap and the second loop are affixed to the closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Richard Hoyle
    Inventor: Adrian G. Waugh
  • Patent number: 5035518
    Abstract: This invention relates to a hinge type pressure sensitive resealable closure system for a container. The invention comprises an essentially flat strip of suitable material that is permanently adhered at one surface to the container, such adherence normally by a permanent pressure sensitive adhesive, but it could be heat sealed or otherwise attached to the container in a permanent manner. Another surface of the strip is adapted by virtue of a removable pressure sensitive adhesive to be repeatedly removably attached to the container with the respective permanent and removable attachments closing the container in a repeatable resealable mode. The strip can include printing thereon, and other suitable surfaces could include more removable pressure sensitive adhesive for various more sophisticated closure techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Morgan Adhesives Company
    Inventor: Jack M. McClintock
  • Patent number: 5026174
    Abstract: A polyethylene or polypropylene bag is provided with a two-section flap. The sections are spaced by a gap, but are connected by Scotch tape which bridges the gap. Part of the adhesive on the tape is exposed through the gap and provides an adhesive strip for the sealing, opening and resealing of the flap. The bag is provided with an ink-receptive characteristic, except in correspondence with the adhesive strip, to assure retention of the adhesive on the tape. The bag can be provided with a mouth closed by the flap and with the opposite end open so that goods can be inserted through the open end and later accessed via the mouth when the flap is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Ultra Creative Corporation
    Inventor: Eli Blatt
  • Patent number: 5012931
    Abstract: A flexible dispensing container employs a single sheet of flexible packaging material folded upon itself in a Z-configuration about a pair of parallel spaced fold lines extending parallel to a longitudinal dimension of the sheet and sealed to itself at its unfolded peripheral edges, thereby forming upper, lower and middle wall portions of the container which defined upper and lower dual compartments on opposite sides of the middle wall portion. Labels are removable from and resealable to gaskets on the exteriors of the upper and lower wall portions for permitting opening and closing of the dual compartments of the dispensing container. Each label has a resealable adhesively-coated seal surface that surrounds a central non-coated closure panel attached to the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: John Ferrera
  • Patent number: 4988216
    Abstract: A thermal container for insertion into a backpack having separate attachment means for securing an integral flap and sealing means for further sealing an opening of said insert container. The container has an open position for receiving carried items and a closed position for sealing the carried items therein. The closure flap is integrally formed with a body of the container. Closure of the flap deforms the body along deformation lines, closing and opening. Selectively positionable stops drawn tightly against the closure flap seals the opening and the items carried therein. The container is insertable into any one of a number of backpacks, and the drawstring can be used as a carrying handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1991
    Inventor: Philip C. Lyman
  • Patent number: 4974709
    Abstract: A multiple use commuter case or bag which may be attached to a handle or the like of another bag, case, etc. This case accommodates articles that may not suitably fit in a primary carrier such as shoes, foods, supplies, bulky equipment, or personal articles. The case affixes to the primary carrier by a strap allowing both articles to be transported as one. When the case in not needed, it can be detached, collapsed, and rolled up. The strap then fastens around the case so that it remains rolled up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Inventors: Thelma L. Furlow, Lisa M. Furlow
  • Patent number: 4966318
    Abstract: A shopping organizer device is set forth providing a receptacle formed with a rigid forward and rear wall, and communicating spaced parallel pleated accordion side walls with an associated pleasted bottom wall including a series of dividers container therewithin wherein each divider includes an upwardly extending tab of a first dimension to receive category labels thereon. A plurality of spaced abutment portions are positioned at each end of the upper portion of the forward wall and are of a height equal to the first dimension and are received within spaced ears secured to an interior surface of a pivoted lid to rigidly and securely orient a lid relative to the forward wall and provide a portable and secure organization when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Inventor: Charlotte Dutka
  • Patent number: 4955981
    Abstract: A tamperproof, resealable bag of the type used to sell and store materials such as dog food, and the like. A unique sealing strip of the hook and loop fastening variety is employed therein. The bag is a flexible, frangible material such as paper and includes a flap extending from the rear edge over the front edge and down along the front piece. A strip of adhesive is disposed along the bottom edge of the flap to secure it to the front piece. A piece of cording is disposed between the flap and the front piece adjacent the top of the adhesive strip with an end extending outward therefrom for gripping. The two strips comprising the hook and loop fastening system are disposed between the flap and the front piece above and adjacent to the cording with one of the strips adhesively attached to the flap and the other to the front piece of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: George A. Provost
  • Patent number: 4946289
    Abstract: In an open mouth bag, in which a primary closure is formed by folding down a lip of the rear panel and securing it to the front panel with means to release the lip from the front panel, an improved secondary closure of a reclosable fastening tape which can be repeatedly opened and reclosed after the lip has been released from the primary closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Union Camp Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Bolling, James R. Sanders
  • Patent number: 4918834
    Abstract: A repair aid and method is provided for a two-cycle marine engine (10) having a stator coil (16) dangling by electrical wires (22) during repair of the engine and subject to damage and abrasion. The stator coil is inserted into a protective envelope (24) which is closed around the stator coil, with the wires extending outwardly therefrom and remaining attached to the engine such that the envelope is retained on the stator coil to provide protection during repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Klawitter
  • Patent number: 4892665
    Abstract: A press for pressing liquid from thin layers of liquid-containing masses including a frame, first and second spaced fixed platens on the frame, a movable platen between the first and second fixed platens for dividing the press into first and second operating sections, first and second bag-carrying frames in the first and second operating sections, first and second series of racks on the first and second bag-carrying frames, first and second series of bags interspersed with the first and second series of racks, the bags having downwardly converging side seams from open tops, pivot means mounting the first and second bag-carrying frames for pivotal movement between first positions wherein the bags have their open tops facing upwardly and second positions outside of the frame where the bags have their open tops facing downwardly, and motor mechanism for selectively moving the movable platen toward and away from each of the fixed platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Dale E. Wettlaufer
  • Patent number: 4871265
    Abstract: A closure system which reseals an opened bag. The closure system includes a pressure sensitive adhesive on the front side and a defined release surface on the back side of the bag. The top portion of the bag is folded so that the defined release surface comes into contact with the adhesive thereby resealing the opened bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James M. Peck
  • Patent number: 4826011
    Abstract: Gas-sealed pack for receiving pieces of a material such as chocolate tablettes. It consists of an envelope (9) of a flat and foldable material, having two edge regions (6, 6') inside which is located a detachable joining strip (7) to provide a sealed closure, preferably by cold sealing. These edge regions are folded back onto the upper surface of the envelope (9). The outside of the edge region (6'), which is applied to the top surface of the envelope (9), is linked at least on part of its surface with the surface of the envelope (9) preferably by means of a hot melting adhesive. The other edge region (6), which is not connected to the upper surface of the envelope (9), does not extend as far as the joining strip (7). A fold (3) is preferably arranged on this edge. The inner surfaces of the envelope are joined by cold sealing. Thus the pack is preferably designed in a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Folienwalzwerk Bruder Teich AG
    Inventor: Wilfried Jud
  • Patent number: 4824261
    Abstract: A tamperproof, resealable bag of the type used to sell and store materials such as dog food, and the like. A unique sealing strip of the hook and loop fastening variety is employed therein. The bag is a flexible, frangible material such as paper and includes a flap extending from the rear edge over the front edge and down along the front piece. A strip of adhesive is disposed along the bottom edge of the flap to secure it to the front piece. A piece of cording is disposed between the flap and the front piece adjacent the top of the adhesive strip with an end extending outward therefrom for gripping. The two strips comprising the hook and loop fastening system are disposed between the flap and the front piece above and adjacent to the cording with one of the strips adhesively attached to the flap and the other to the front piece of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: George A. Provost
  • Patent number: 4765481
    Abstract: Airline headsets are packaged in a reusable container. The container is affixed to the cord of the headset near the connection which inserts into the plug in the passenger seat arm. The reusable container provides for advertising which underwrites the cost of the head set and the container to an extent that it is less costly to give the passengers the headsets on a complimentary basis than to handle them in the familiar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventors: John T. Walsh, Ronald J. Hourihan
  • Patent number: 4764159
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to an improved method of making a document file which has a pair of covers and a plurality of file elements laminated one upon another between the covers. The file elements are hot-sealed together and to the covers. The covers each have an auxiliary sheet hot-sealed to the cover body. The outermost file elements are hot-sealed to the auxiliary sheets of the covers. Thus, no dents or recesses are formed on the cover by hot-sealing the outermost file elements to the respective covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Inventor: Masuhiro Mitsuyama
  • Patent number: 4748452
    Abstract: An identification card with high-embossed data, in which the high-embossed data are superimposed by a security pattern which is inscribed in the identification card by means of a laser beam recorder. The security pattern may be present, for example, only on the high-embossed data themselves or else cover a larger area of the card. Attempted back-embossing of the high-embossed data is immediately recognizable due to distortion of the security pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: GAO Gesellschaft fur Automation und Organisation mbH
    Inventor: Thomas Maurer
  • Patent number: 4690322
    Abstract: A resealable envelope is provided which has a simple and inexpensive construction. This envelope includes two paper panels disposed in face-to-face relation with one panel having an extending portion to provide a sealing flap. A first plastic strip fixedly secured to the inner face of the flap, a second plastic strip fixedly secured to the outer surface of the panel which the flap engages to close the envelope, and a pressure sensitive contact adhesive applied by a removable tape to one of the plastic strips provide a seal for the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Inventor: Joseph E. Burns
  • Patent number: 4687036
    Abstract: A handbag is disclosed comprising pouch with a flap, a pulley drawstring means, and a fulcrum means. Preferably the drawstring runs in a continuous circuit through the edge of the flap and the fulcrum means. Opening the flap pulls the drawstring in one direction; pulling the drawstring in the other direction closes the flap. A preferred fulcrum is a pair of loops, one on each side of the handbag. Balancing loops above the pulley loops and one or more tension loops between the pulley loops and the balancing loops are optional. This same invention may be applied to a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Johnnie Thomas
  • Patent number: 4680185
    Abstract: An infusion package, such as a tea bag, having porous side panels and an open mouth through which material may be inserted. Edges of the package at the mouth are foldable over each other to close the mouth. A string on the folded over portions is extended through an aperture remote from the mouth and serves to inhibit unfolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Inventor: Barbara D. Illk
  • Patent number: 4679242
    Abstract: A variable volume insulated container is manufactured from a flexible cover and a laminated insulator. The laminate is constructed of at least one layer of air bubbles encapsulated between sheets of heat reflecting thin flexible material. The bubble layers provide excellent insulative qualities. The insulated container is designed to fold inwardly accordion style along the side and bottom panels, thereby collapsing into an insulative and comfortable cushion. The flexability of the insulated container permits it to be partially collapsed along the side panels to efficiently insulate a partial cargo. The insulator is appropriately notched so that the insulator does not bunch in the corners when in the collapsed mode. The invention includes an insulated container having side and bottom walls which fold outwardly to collapse into a flat seat, and the insulator thereof is notched to prevent bunching when the seat is unfolded to the container mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Inventor: Peter B. Brockhaus
  • Patent number: 4648121
    Abstract: A backpack or transport bag including an outer pack structure of pliable material, preferably treated on one side with a water resistant coating, and including a number of seams or other perforations therethrough to attach straps, pockets, etc., the outer pack structure including closure means to close an opening defined therein, and an inner bag structure of a shape complementary to the outer pack structure and also of a pliable material coated on one side thereof with a water resistant material, the inner bag means including complementary upper closure means to attach to and function with the closure means of the outer pack, the inner bag and the outer pack preferably having seams at differing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Lowe Alpine Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg E. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4638912
    Abstract: A reclosable package has a generally rectangular outer wrapper including a top closure formed of panels folded to one another and against a top face of the package; a flap constituting a continuation of one of the panels; and a hook-and-eye fastener having hook and eye components attachable to and separable from one another. One of the components is permanently affixed to a face of the flap and the other component is readily removably carried on the one component. After an initial opening of the package, one fastener component is transferable from the other for permanent attachment to the wrapper, and the flap may be positioned over the wrapper such that the fastener components are in alignment for engagement with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Assignee: SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Graf
  • Patent number: 4630312
    Abstract: An improved laundry bag construction of generally trapezoidal configuration composed of a durable open-weave material, such as fine gauge nylon net, for secure but thorough machine-laundering and/or drying of articles made from delicate fabrics, such as hosiery or lingerie, is disclosed. The sides of the bag structure are of the same length as the width of the lower end of the bag and the lower end is on the order of two to three times the width of the bag's upper end. The open edges of the upper end of the bag are gathered and stitched to cloth bands which have a hook and thistle closure arrangement, such as that sold under the trademark VELCRO, one of which bands overlaps the other to effect secure sealing of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Elisabeth M. L. Milstein