Bag Walls Designed To Be Rolled Together Or Folded On Common Fold Line Patents (Class 383/88)
  • Patent number: 9981792
    Abstract: Disclosed is a consumer package that has a fin seal for reclosing the contents of the package when a remainder of the contents is present inside of the closed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: POPPACK LLC
    Inventors: Erich Eberhardt, Perry S. Keifer, William S. Perell
  • Patent number: 9315297
    Abstract: An opening device for a flexible package having an opening portion defined by two side walls and a width, the opening device intended to be disposed in the opening portion of the package adjacent to an opening, formed upon initial opening of the package, for opening and closing thereof. The opening device comprises a thin-walled first body with a contact surface and a first application surface opposite thereto for allowing application of the first body in the opening portion to a first of the two side walls. The first body is maneuverable, by folding about a first folding axis, between a basic position and a sealing position. In the sealing position, the contact surface has sub portions directly facing each other. A locking member is designed for releasable locking of the body in the sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: ECOLEAN AB
    Inventors: Bengt J├Ânsson, Peter Marbe
  • Patent number: 8966727
    Abstract: A contaminated human remains pouch includes a sheet of material that is resistant to chemical and biological agents having a substantially rectangular shape having a first long side, a second long side, a first short side and second short side. Complimentary securing elements are fixed along an edge of the first long side and along an edge of the second long side. A folded portion in each corner of the material forms a first seam between adjacent portions of the first short side and a second seam between adjacent portions of the second short side. The complimentary securing elements on the edge of the first long side and the edge of the second long side define an opening when the folder portion in each corner is folded over, and the complimentary securing elements are configured to be mated together to substantially seal the contaminated human remains pouch from cross-contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Dustin T. Green, Gregory Gudejko
  • Patent number: 8920030
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to flexible packages having an access control feature in the form of a strip of a malleable sheet material that can be used to form a dead fold to re-close an opened package and prevent spilling. The access control feature can also be used to keep the mouth of the package open for easier access when the contents of the package are being consumed. Exemplary embodiments operate in an intuitive manner and are easy to use. The access control feature provides a tactile cue to the user for properly closing the package, as well as visual assurance that the package has been closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Hershey Company
    Inventors: Anne Margaret McSweeney, Marcus R. Plato
  • Publication number: 20140254956
    Abstract: A waterproof bag forming an enclosure, and having an opening with a waterproof horizontal zipper closure mechanism sealingly attached therein. A rollable top portion of the enclosure can be rolled down to cover the opening and closure mechanism to reduce pressure exerted on the zipper during submersion, allowing the enclosure to safely reach greater depths while maintaining water resistance. Methods of constructing and using a waterproof bag are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROC GEAR, INC.
    Inventor: John J. BUELL, III
  • Patent number: 8753012
    Abstract: A package includes at least one closed end including a pair of opposed package panels, each face of the pair of opposed package faces including an interior side and an exterior face, at least one panel comprising a woven polymer material, wherein the interior faces of the package panels are joined to one another to define an interior joined area, the joined panels being folded towards and joined to the exterior face of the package to define a second joined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Flexible Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Files, Scott Beckstrom
  • Patent number: 8646974
    Abstract: An as-manufactured multi-wall sack that comprises an inner pouch 5 and an outer bag 7 is disclosed. The sack has a top end that (a) is open in the as-manufactured form of the sack so that the sack can be filled with product via the open end and (b) is formed so that it can be closed to form a top block end. The as-manufactured form of the sack comprises pressure adhesive that connects together the inner pouch and the outer bag at the open top end of the sack. The as-manufactured form of the sack also comprises heat-activated adhesive on sections of the outer bag that adhere to other sections of the outer bag as part of the sequence of steps to close the outer bag. An apparatus and a method for closing the as-manufactured sack are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Dalgleish, Larry Thomas Challis
  • Patent number: 8616426
    Abstract: The present invention includes a mountable holster for a package of stick electrodes and methods for mounting electrodes to an operator. In a particular embodiment, a mountable holster includes an electrode storage cavity extending longitudinally between a top receiving end and a bottom retaining end, a first surrounding member extending laterally about a perimeter of the electrode storage cavity, the first surrounding member forming the top receiving end of the holster; a pair of vertical members each extending longitudinally about the cavity along opposite sides of the cavity between the first surrounding strap and the bottom retaining end; a leg band extending from the holster and configured to be secured about a leg of an operator; and, a belt mount extending from the holster and configured to be secured to a belt of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Emiddio G. Carlozzi, Gregory A. Gerth, Herbert H. Matthews, III
  • Patent number: 8523435
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging bag comprising at least one flap (24, 28) which is folded against one face of the bag body (10) and which is held in position by means of a removable linking element (30, 32). The invention is characterized in that the bag also comprises an element (50) which is designed to ensure that the bag can be opened and reclosed, which extends transversely to the fold line (22) of the flap and which covers the entire width of said flap (24, 28) and at least a substantial part of the bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: S2F Flexico
    Inventor: Philippe Doue
  • Patent number: 8500707
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute extending from the collection portion having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute is extended from the collection portion, and a closed condition in which the drain chute is folded towards the collection portion; and a pocket for receiving at least a portion of the drain chute when the drain chute is in its closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly Murray
  • Patent number: 8475046
    Abstract: A polymeric woven bag has a first panel and a second panel and an open end of the bag to be pinched closed. A first layer of heat activated adhesive material is on a portion of the bag to form an adhesive-to-adhesive seal by contact with a second layer of heat activated adhesive material on a portion of the bag. second panel, wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer have respective heat activation temperatures below the softening point temperature of the polymeric bag material, and wherein sealing the bag end after the bag has been filled with contents by heat activating the first layer of adhesive material and the second layer of adhesive material at a temperature below the softening point temperature of the polymeric bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Coating Excellence International LLC
    Inventor: Mark E. Jansen
  • Patent number: 8297840
    Abstract: A polymeric woven bag has a first panel and a second panel and an open end of the bag to be pinched closed. A first layer of heat activated adhesive material is on a portion of the bag to form an adhesive-to-adhesive seal by contact with a second layer of heat activated adhesive material on a portion of the bag. second panel, wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer have respective heat activation temperatures below the softening point temperature of the polymeric bag material, and wherein sealing the bag end after the bag has been filled with contents by heat activating the first layer of adhesive material and the second layer of adhesive material at a temperature below the softening point temperature of the polymeric bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Coating Excellence International LLC
    Inventor: Mark E. Jansen
  • Publication number: 20120243809
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to flexible packages having an access control feature in the form of a strip of a malleable sheet material that can be used to form a dead fold to re-close an opened package and prevent spilling. The access control feature can also be used to keep the mouth of the package open for easier access when the contents of the package are being consumed. Exemplary embodiments operate in an intuitive manner and are easy to use. The access control feature provides a tactile cue to the user for properly closing the package, as well as visual assurance that the package has been closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: THE HERSHEY COMPANY
    Inventors: Anne Margaret MCSWEENEY, Marcus R. PLATO
  • Patent number: 8251881
    Abstract: A plastic motion sickness receptacle is disclosed having a seamless perimeter defined by a tubular member folded at a first closed end, and an open end including means for closing the receptacle after use. The plastic tubular member comprises integrally formed walls that terminate in a base at said closed end with the edges of the walls cooperating to form a fluid-tight relationship. An outer surface of the receptacle may include indicia printed thereon including instructions for using the bag upon the occurrence of motion sickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Elkay Plastics Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Chertkow, Pam Pananon
  • Patent number: 8209995
    Abstract: A collapsible insulated container has a base wall and a peripheral wall with an open end defining an enclosure. The peripheral wall has at least two layers and is divided into elongate pockets between the layers, with foldable crease lines between adjacent pockets. Each pocket contains a flexible-walled, insulating gel pack which substantially fills the pocket. The crease lines may be defined by stitching securing the outer and inner layers of the container together. The gel packs may be surrounded by matting, foam or mesh material which is sewn into the lines of stitching, or may have integral peripheral rims sewn into the lines of stitching. The container is foldable between an erect, open condition and a storage condition in which it is folded along the crease lines into a substantially flattened package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: PackIt, LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Renee Kieling, Jeannette Marie Brisacher-Dirksen
  • Patent number: 8142077
    Abstract: A bag structure includes, in an example embodiment, a bag body including side walls having inner and outer surfaces, and the bag body further includes a top end and a bottom end. A closure member is coupled to the top end for opening and closing the bag body. A sealing material is applied to an area proximate at least one of a top edge of the side walls and a bottom edge of a portion of the closure member. An adhesive member is secured to the bag body. The adhesive member includes a reinforced section and an adhesive section. The adhesive member is configured to retain the top end of the bag body in a folded over relationship until the adhesive member is severed along the reinforced section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Louis Iannelli, II, Gary Alan Fulk, Robert G. Owens, Jason L. Raines
  • Patent number: 8104959
    Abstract: A sealed multi-handled bag is provided that includes a first handle at a first end and a second handle at a second end. In one embodiment, the handles are on substantially opposite ends of the bag. The sealed bag may be made from plastic and may contain loose materials, such as a salt. In some embodiments, one or more of the handles are formed from heat-sealed layers of bag material having a grip cut therein. A method for filling and sealing the multi-handled sealed bag includes filling a bag having a first closed end through a second open end, and sealing the second open end to form a handle. In one embodiment, sealing the second open end includes heat-sealing opposing layers of bag material together and cutting a handle through the layers. In another embodiment, the method includes folding-over the layers of bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy Lucas, Annette Martin, Mick Berning, Arlis Sayler
  • Patent number: 7993256
    Abstract: A bag formed of a sheet material adapted to be filled with contents and opened at the top for taking out the contents. The bag has fused joints along the lateral edges thereof. A plastically deformable wire-like member is attached inside the fused joints over a length from the output opening side portion to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Takita, Hiroshi Yashima, Michiaki Fujita, Tomoaki Shimazu, Motomitsu Hasumi, Hiroshi Nishimura, Tadashi Saito
  • Publication number: 20100224514
    Abstract: An arrangement for accepting cigarette or cigarillo butts and optionally also cigarette and cigarillo ashes includes a strip (1) with at least two bags (3) which are connected to one another so as to be separable along perforations (7) and tear-off aids (4). The strip (1) can be stored in a pack of cigarettes or cigarillos in a rolled-up or folded manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: CIGGYBAG GMBH
    Inventors: Alfred Urf, Josef Ressi
  • Patent number: 7708463
    Abstract: The flexible packaging (10) comprises a body (22) which has, at the outer side, at least one main face (26) which is formed at least partially by a flexible sheet (12). It comprises a reclosing strip (43) which is separate from the flexible sheet (12) and an adhesive (44) which can be reactivated by means of pressure and which is interposed between the outer surface of the flexible sheet (12) and the reclosing strip (43), the adhesive strength of the adhesive (44) to the surface of the reclosing strip (43) being greater than the adhesive strength of the adhesive (44) to the outer surface of the packaging sheet (12), the reclosing strip (43) and the packaging sheet (12) having identical structural features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Danish Corporation
    Inventor: Jose Manuel Sampaio Camacho
  • Patent number: 7699185
    Abstract: A multi-compartment liner bag is disposed within a receptacle and includes a first compartment having a height that is greater than that of the receptacle and a volume that is at least about equal to that of the receptacle. A second bag compartment is attached to and folds to the side of the first compartment when placed in the receptacle and has an entry folded over the receptacle top to form at least a visual seal to the compartment contents. Indicia means, which may be either visual or tactile, are provided along the second compartment entry to allow easy location of the compartment entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Troy A. Heien
  • Patent number: 7665895
    Abstract: A bag formed of a sheet material adapted to be filled with contents and opened at the top for taking out the contents. The bag has fused joints along the lateral edges thereof. A plastically deformable wire-like member is attached inside the fused joints over a length from the output opening side portion to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Takita, Hiroshi Yashima, Michiaki Fujita, Tomoaki Shimazu, Motomitsu Hasumi, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 7537387
    Abstract: A container (186) is provided with a tubular body (188) of a multi-plied material. The body (188) has an openable end (190) and a sealed end (192) with foldable and securable closure element that facilitate the non-destructive repeated opening and closing of the container (186). The closure element is integrally formed with the container (186) by the shape cutting and folded formation of the container end (190) during manufacture. The closure element is sectioned to include an openable section (196) which incorporates discharge element in the form of a pouring spout for discharge of container contents, and a closed section (198) which is adapted to incorporate carrying element (298) such as a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventors: Philip Bruce Spork, Edward John Charles Howard
  • Patent number: 7527430
    Abstract: An adjustable carrying bag having an open upper end and a closed lower end and being formed of a front panel and a rear panel. The panels are foldable about a vertically variable horizontal axis to close the bag such that by varying the vertical elevation of the fold, one varies the volumetric area of the bag. Attachment members are provided for releasably securing the front and rear panels in a folded and vertically adjustable disposition. A handle is slidably mounted on the rear panel such that upon folding the front and rear panels, securing the panels in a folded disposition and lifting the bag by the handle, the handle will slide to the top of the folded bag for carrying irrespective of the vertical elevation of the fold along the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Sydnie Allison Suskind
  • Patent number: 7517151
    Abstract: A sealable article container which comprises a flat material having a peripheral edge portion around an outer edge of the material, and binding means, the binding means being located in the peripheral edge portion. The flat material is made of a plastic film, paper sheet, cloth, netting, or mesh. The binding means is selected from the group consisting of: double-backed tape, tongue and groove strips, hook and loop sealing strips, adhesives, or the like. In operation the flat material is placed upon a surface with the binding means facing up, and an article or multiple articles being placed upon the flat material and within the binding means, and thereafter the flat material being folded upon itself so that binding means seals with binding means to form a container for the article or multiple articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel E. Leone, Christopher A. Leone
  • Patent number: 7344022
    Abstract: A receptacle that is foldable between its open mode for receiving material and a secured mode where its top is double folded and secured with fasteners for maintaining material within the receptacle, or the receptacle is foldable between its open mode and a storage mode when the receptacle is folded to align releasable fasteners and to create a pass-through pocket for receiving accessories. In the storage mode, the receptacle can easily be carried in a pocket or purse until needed to receive undesirable material for disposal. The receptacle can be unfolded from the storage mode to the open mode to receive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Madson Products, LLC
    Inventor: Craig J. Madson
  • Publication number: 20080056622
    Abstract: A resealable package with a tamper-evident structure and methods for making the same are disclosed. The resealable package includes a front panel joined at respective opposite side edges to a rear panel to form a package having an exterior; a reclosable fastener assembly joined to the exterior of the package and including a first fastening member and a second fastening member respectively joined to the rear panel and the front panel, so that at least one marginal portion of the rear panel can be folded over in the direction of said front panel and the first fastening member can be releasably connected to the second fastening member; and a tamper-evident structure joined to the front panel and a folded over marginal portion of the rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: ANDREW AUSTRENG, Cori K. Kohl, Michael R. Nowak
  • Publication number: 20080056623
    Abstract: A reclosable disposable container for small quantities of liquid or semi-liquid products such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, ointments, creams and the like. The container has a flexible body or reservoir for the contents and a spout which is opened by removing the end to create an opening. A foldable portion is provided to create a fold between the opening and the remaining contents. When this portion is folded the container is closed. A tab is provided on the foldable portion which cooperates with a slot in the container to maintain the fold and keep the container closed. The container is reopened by taking the tab out of the slot and unfolding the foldable portion. A container closure is also described and comprises a spout which is reclosable by folding and is maintained in a closed position by a tab which cooperates with a slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Matthew Shubilla
  • Patent number: 7245853
    Abstract: A developer container includes a developer storage unit made of a flexible sheet material for storing developer, and a cap unit from which the developer is discharged. The developer storage unit includes a holding member that holds a folded state when the developer storage unit is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Muramatsu, Nobuo Iwata, Junichi Matsumoto, Nobutaka Takeuchi, Takayuki Koike
  • Patent number: 7086429
    Abstract: A positioning mark and a display mark are formed in an inner bag body. An inner bag supply-discharge opening is inserted into a tank supply-discharge opening as the positioning mark conforms to a central line extending in the longitudinal direction of the tank body. A bending line in one end portion that is close to the inner bag supply-discharge opening is set above the display mark. Sine the folding line is away from the inner bag supply-discharge opening, the end portion close to the inner bag supply-discharge opening is not filled with liquid in the early stages of the liquid filling, so that the damage of the inner bag and the filling failure can be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Moizumi
  • Patent number: 6913388
    Abstract: A flexible container formed by sealing at least two webs of material with respect to each other to form a void between the webs. Each web preferably has at least two layers. A first web has a first thickness, and a closure area. In at least a portion of the closure area, the first web has a second thickness which is less than the first thickness. A void opening formed in the first web at the closure area provides access to the void. A layer of adhesive is applied to the first web at the closure area to provide for a leak-proof seal at the closure area when the flexible container is folded with respect to the void opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Vonco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis L. Laske
  • Bag
    Publication number: 20040234175
    Abstract: A bag formed of a sheet material adapted to be filled with contents 16 and opened at the top for taking out the contents 16. The bag has fused joints along the lateral edges thereof. A plastically deformable wire-like member 18 is attached inside the fused joints over a length from the output opening side portion 13 to the body portion 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Takita, Hiroshi Yashima, Michiaki Fujita, Tomoaki Shimazu, Motomitsu Hasumi, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20040213483
    Abstract: A plastic motion sickness receptacle is disclosed having a seamless perimeter defined by a tubular member folded at a first closed end, and an open end including means for closing the receptacle after use. The plastic tubular member comprises integrally formed walls that terminate in a base at said closed end with the edges of the walls cooperating to form a fluid-tight relationship. An outer surface of the receptacle includes indicia printed thereon including instructions for using the bag upon the occurrence of motion sickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Louis Chertkow, Pam Pananon
  • Patent number: 6805486
    Abstract: A sheet material which may be used for a closure system adapted to receive surface fasteners. The sheet material may be used for the manufacture of containers, such as bags and provides a primary form of closure as well as a secondary form of closure which allows for tamper proofing an packaged product prior to its initial opening followed by a one or two part secondary closure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: David D. Smith, Nobuo Fujisawa, Jerry E. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 6793392
    Abstract: A bag comprising an envelope closed at one end by an end wall and delimiting a mouth at the other end, containing a charge capable of passing, for example under gravity, through said mouth, when said bag is in the inverted position, said envelope being shaped on itself at said mouth in order to close said bag. At the opposite end to the end wall, the envelope is shaped on itself, in particular folded, to determine, without discontinuity: an outer sleeve which is above the mouth when the bag is in the inverted position; at least one inner closure fold; a neck inside which the inner closure fold is located; and at least one outer closure fold closing said neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Porret, Claude Imbert
  • Publication number: 20040136619
    Abstract: A container (186) is provided with a tubular body (188) of a multi-plied material. The body (188) has an openable end (190) and a sealed ended (192) with foldable and securable closure means that facilitate the non-destructive repeated opening and closing of the container (186). The closure means is integrally formed with the container (186) by the shape cutting and folded formation of the container end (190) during manufacture. The closure means is sectioned to include an openable section (196) which incorporates discharge means in the form of a pouring spout for discharge of container contents, and a closed section (198) which is adapted to incorporate carrying means (298) such as a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Philip Bruce Spork, Edward John Charles Howard
  • Publication number: 20040049837
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch has an outlet. Reinforcing members at the outlet are deformable by application of manual pressure at their ends to distend the outlet. The lateral edges of the reinforcing members may be offset, which encourages the reinforcing members to consistently bend away from each other. A peelable distributed mechanical engagement fastener secures the outlet in a folded condition. The fastener parts are hook-hook type plastic extrusions, and provide a snap-engagement. A security flap is foldable under the outlet when in its folded condition. The outlet is released in two stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Malcolm Falconer, Adrian Breakwell, Bret Weig
  • Publication number: 20030228077
    Abstract: A flexible container formed by sealing at least two webs of material with respect to each other to form a void between the webs. Each web preferably has at least two layers. A first web has a first thickness, and a closure area. In at least a portion of the closure area, the first web has a second thickness which is less than the first thickness. A void opening formed in the first web at the closure area provides access to the void. A layer of adhesive is applied to the first web at the closure area to provide for a leak-proof seal at the closure area when the flexible container is folded with respect to the void opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: Louis L. Laske
  • Publication number: 20030185467
    Abstract: A flexible container and method for making same are provided. the container comprises a base portion including a bottom, side walls, and an interior, the bottom defining a substantially flat planar surface when the container houses product and the container rests on its bottom, an upper panel portion, that is designed to be received within the interior of the base portion and includes side panels that define a closure member, the upper panel being so constructed and arranged to define a substantially flat surface when the closure member is closed and portions of the upper panel are folded over, the upper panel includes a portion that is sealed to the base portion, and a pair of handles may also be coupled to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Jerry E. Buchanan, Rodney A. Buchanan, Albert L. Baner, Harold H. Bennett, Todd A. Miles, John G. Ratcliff
  • Patent number: 6599016
    Abstract: A pinch bottom bag construction, for a multiwall bag, incorporating an easy open feature, which permits the controlled opening of a portion of the mouth opening of the bag, to create a spout-like opening, with the use of a tear strip disposed on the upper step of the manufacturer's opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventors: Edward D. Culbertson, George Bradley Griffin
  • Publication number: 20030123759
    Abstract: A method, packaging system and packaging element for packaging a sterilizable item for aseptic presentation onto a sterile field wherein the vertical orientation of the sterilizable item does not need to be reversed during packaging, sterilization, unpackaging or presentation and instructions for handling are printed on the packaging element so that they are exposed when the packaging element is folded according to the packaging system and method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Percival C. Banks
  • Patent number: 6517243
    Abstract: A bag having a built-in closure tab is defined. The closure tab is formed from the outer layer of the laminate which makes up the bag. When a user of the bag wishes to close the bag, the user folds or rolls the sides of the bag together down the side of the bag having the tab. The tab is partially separated from the rest of the outer layer of the laminate. A pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the interior surface of the tab is used to affix the tab to the rolled down portion of the bag, preventing unwanted opening of the bag. The tab may be affixed and removed from the rolled down portion a number of times, thereby allowing the user to open and reseal the bag as many times as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Huffer, Jeffrey M. Schuetz
  • Patent number: 6443617
    Abstract: A sack or bag is made of a collapsed, thermoplastic tubular film segment, which is provided preferably with side folds, by affixing head and foot welds and is provided on at least its head side with corner-partitioning corner welds. In order to be able to reseal such a sack after a partial quantity has been removed from its filling, the corners are provided in such a manner with cutouts, starting from the face-sided cutting edge, that the results are side strips, whose outer ends are provided with redetachable connecting means and that are designed so long that they can be folded in the outward direction by folding diagonally over the side edges of the sack or bag. After formation of a sack-sealing roll, the connecting means can be connected together for the purpose of fixing the roll in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher
    Inventor: Konrad Tetenborg
  • Patent number: 6422752
    Abstract: A flexible bag includes a front wall and a rear wall that are sealed together at their longitudinal side edges. A lower end of the bag is closed, while an upper end of the bag forms a mouth that can be repeatably opened and closed. A flexible wire is embedded in each of the sealed side edges and extends along the length of the bag. After inserting one or more items in the bag, either side of the upper end of the bag is clasped and the bag is rotated around an axis parallel with the bag upper end in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Rotation of the bag in this manner causes the wires and the material in which they are embedded to coil around the axis and seal the upper end of the bag. Tabs that are formed during this process can then be bent upward and connected together to form a handle which can then be heat sealed. In this manner, the bag cannot be opened until the seal is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Hoffner, Kathleen Hoffner
  • Patent number: 5971612
    Abstract: A coilable storage device for retaining an article comprising: a metal spring strip, and a piece of material extending across the metal spring strip, wherein the metal spring strip is a relatively thin, elongated piece of metal material having a first end, a second end, a first side edge, and a second side edge. The metal spring strip has an internal lateral bias for maintaining an opened position wherein the metal spring strip is substantially straight longitudinally from the first end to the second end and has a transverse arch from the first side edge to the second side edge. The metal spring strip further has an internal longitudinal bias for maintaining a closed position wherein the metal spring strip is substantially arcuate longitudinally from the first end to the second end and is substantially straight transversely from the first side edge to the second side edge. The metal spring strip is movable from the opened position to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: David N. McAuslan
  • Patent number: 5816709
    Abstract: A leak-proof travel bag for carrying items containing liquids, such as personal toiletry products, is provided with a ziplock seal towards the top of the bag. The bag also has one fastener for retaining the top of the bag in a once folded position, and a second fastener attached to a flap for retaining the bag in a twice folded position. Optionally, located inside the bag is an absorbing membrane that prevents liquids that might have become free from their original containers during travel from reaching the two folds that protect the ziplock seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Andrew Demus
  • Patent number: 5789368
    Abstract: A fabric cleaning/refreshment process is conducted in a hot air clothes dryer using a vapor-releasing containment bag. The bag is constructed using heat resistant polymers, such as nylon, to avoid unanticipated hot spots in the dryer. The bag retains its integrity and can be re-used in subsequent dry cleaning operations. Vapor is vented from the bag during use, thereby minimizing wrinkling in the clothes being cleaned and removing malodors therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jing-Feng You, Julius Saslow, Rodney Mahlon Wise, Steven Barrett Rogers, Cathy Lynne Greene
  • Patent number: 5746514
    Abstract: The laundry bag includes a body of openwork material defining a substantially spherical interior volume in at least one state and having an opening thereto. A closure is positioned at the opening to close the opening while maintaining the substantially spherical interior volume. The closure may include an additional body of openwork material extending from the opening and having an open end for inserting objects into the interior volume. Further, a laundry bag includes a body of openwork material defining an interior volume. The body of openwork material has an opening for insertion of objects into the interior volume and includes a closure portion of openwork material adjacent the opening such that when the closure portion is folded the interior volume is maintained. A method for using a laundry bag includes providing a laundry bag having a body of openwork material defining an interior volume and having an opening for insertion of objects into the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: O & P Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry E. Orensten
  • Patent number: 5695055
    Abstract: A protective sleeve comprising a combination of a mouth and a sleeve, the combination comprising a sleeve having a first and second flaps extending beyond the sleeve, each flap having a proximate side and a distal side, with the sleeve having an opening between the flaps and having a protective mouth. The mouth includes a lip formed by folding the first flap along a line and away from the opening until the first flap is adjacent to the sleeve; a second lip formed by folding the second flap over the opening until the second flap is adjacent to the first lip; and including joints adjacent to the proximate and distal sides of the second flap, the joints being located to urge the flaps in an orientation planar with the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: Charles Kormanik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5532028
    Abstract: An easily openable package of photographic photosensitive materials which comprises one or a plurality of photographic photosensitive materials and a light-shielding bag having a heat-sealed portion formed on the periphery and packaging the photographic photosensitive materials. The heat-sealed portion comprises a strongly joined portion and a weakly joined portion, the part surrounded by the strongly joined portion being larger than the photographic photosensitive materials being placed therein with a space, and the light-shielding bag being turned over at least at the edge of the photographic photosensitive materials on the opening side. The package is very easily openable and can ensure sealability, heat sealing properties and physical strength sufficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Akao, Hiroyuki Osanai, Makoto Kawamura