Bag Material Includes Aperture For Rodlike Support Patents (Class 383/9)
  • Patent number: 10220625
    Abstract: In one example, a liquid container includes an expandable and collapsible bag having a first interior chamber and a second interior chamber separated by a barrier; a passage through the barrier for liquid to pass between the chambers; a first opening between the first chamber and an exterior of the bag; and a second opening between the second chamber and the exterior of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hector Lebron, Juan A. Marrero Cosme
  • Patent number: 9926108
    Abstract: A secure delivery apparatus, having: (a) a tamper-resistant pouch; (b) a closure mechanism disposed on the tamper-resistant pouch; (c) a locking cable that passes through the closure mechanism, thereby sealing shut the tamper-resistant pouch; and (d) a mounting bracket attachable to a fixed building structure such as a door or wall, wherein the locking cable connects the tamper-resistant pouch to the mounting bracket, thereby securing the tamper-resistant pouch to the fixed building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gloria Selena Wiley, Paul Wiley
  • Patent number: 9725199
    Abstract: A bag retrieval assembly and bag, which facilitates the covering of a bale of cotton or other fibrous material, are discussed. The bag is configured to be used with the bag retrieval assembly, which is configured to manipulate the bag from a stacked or stored configuration to an open configuration that may be raised and held into a position for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: H.W.J. DESIGNS FOR AGRIBUSINESS, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley P. Actis
  • Patent number: 9630375
    Abstract: A form fill and seal (FFS) bag is formed at least in part from an open mesh material that includes filaments that intersect one another. At least some of the filaments are composite filaments having a carrier portion of a relatively high melting point and a bonding portion of a relatively low melting point, the bonding portion of each composite filament being thermally bonded to other filaments at points of intersection. The material may be a non-woven fabric that contains at least two layers of weft filaments that may be bordered on one or both sides by a layer of warp filaments. When compared to other open mesh materials, the open mesh material disclosed herein has a superior combination of some or all of high strength, light weight, high dimensional stability, and openness. Also disclosed herein are methods of making such a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Volm Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Frei, Corbett Hefner, Friedrich Landertshamer
  • Patent number: 9102465
    Abstract: Containers and methods for storing animal waste, such as feline or canine waste, human waste, and/or soiled waste products, and controlling associated odor are described. A container having a compressible body with an open top, is provided, the body of the container including a material substantially impermeable to vapor to prevent permeation of odor through the body. Waste is deposited within the container, and a closing member is used to secure the open top of the container in a closed position to at least partially prevent exodus of air carrying the odor from the interior. A filtering member secured within the interior of the container further removes odor to minimize exodus of odor from the container into the surrounding environment. The container can thereby effectively store waste while controlling associated odors, enabling indoor storage, or similar temporary retention of the contained waste until outdoor disposal becomes convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Gail Elizabeth Davis
  • Patent number: 9051087
    Abstract: A sanitary pocket that fits over the tray table on a commercial airplane flight having two parts wherein the first part slips over the tray when it is its horizontal position. When the tray is returned to its upright vertical position, the first pocket is held in place by the securing device that secures the tray in its upright position while a second pocket hangs down from the first pocket that allows the traveler to place his or her items therein, with the peace of mind of knowing that the pocket has not been previously used by an uncountable number of persons and that the pocket is as clean and sanitary as the user dictates. Furthermore, advertising could be displayed on the pocket when in the upright position. Additionally, graphics, including game boards could be used on the first pocket when the tray is in the in-use position allowing for games, as well as providing a clean tablecloth for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Daniels
  • Patent number: 9034441
    Abstract: A new and novel impact energy attenuation material, impact energy attenuation module employing the material and a fit system for optimizing the performance thereof is provided. Non-linear energy attenuating material consisting of a plurality of loose particles is employed for impact energy dissipation. The loose particles are preferably spherical elastomeric balls. An impact energy attenuation module includes a container that holds the loose particles. The impact energy attenuation module can be provided in a wide range of sizes and shapes and the loose particles can be provided in different materials, sizes, density, compaction and hardness to suit with the application at hand. A matrix of impact energy attenuation module are provided about the surface of a shell to provide the required impact energy attenuation. The material, impact energy attenuation module and system of the present invention are well suited for protection of body parts and other cushioning and protection needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 9LIVES, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Christian Anderson, Henry Lee Turlington, Jr., Wilhelm Oehl, Timothy Matthew Kobe, Richard Mark Greenwald
  • Patent number: 9023441
    Abstract: A new and novel impact energy attenuation material, impact energy attenuation module employing the material and a fit system for optimizing the performance thereof is provided. Non-linear energy attenuating material consisting of a plurality of loose particles is employed for impact energy dissipation. The loose particles are preferably spherical elastomeric balls. An impact energy attenuation module includes a container that holds the loose particles. The impact energy attenuation module can be provided in a wide range of sizes and shapes and the loose particles can be provided in different materials, sizes, density, compaction and hardness to suit with the application at hand. A matrix of impact energy attenuation module are provided about the surface of a shell to provide the required impact energy attenuation. The material, impact energy attenuation module and system of the present invention are well suited for protection of body parts and other cushioning and protection needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: 9Lives, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Christian Anderson, Henry Lee Turlington, Jr., Wilhelm Oehl, Timothy Matthew Kobe, Richard Mark Greenwald
  • Patent number: 9022653
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a flexible multiple chamber bag comprising: a) three adjacent chambers, a first chamber partially separating a second upper chamber from a third lower chamber by first and second welded seams, b) said second chamber and said third chamber being partially connected by a third welded seam, c) said first welded seam being non-peelable and said second and third welded seams being peelable said second and third welded seams having the shape of an inverse letter “V” each second and third welded seam starting at the basic point of said “V” and terminating essentially in a right angle at the circumference weld of said bag, said bag comprising a hanger flap extending from the top end of said bag and a medical port welded to the lower end of said circumferential weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Michel Pittet, Caroline Ansermet, Bastien Ecabert, Cedric Berchier
  • Patent number: 8986798
    Abstract: A new and novel impact energy attenuation material, impact energy attenuation module employing the material and a fit system for optimizing the performance thereof is provided. Non-linear energy attenuating material consisting of a plurality of loose particles is employed for impact energy dissipation. The loose particles are preferably spherical elastomeric balls. An impact energy attenuation module includes a container that holds the loose particles. The impact energy attenuation module can be provided in a wide range of sizes and shapes and the loose particles can be provided in different materials, sizes, density, compaction and hardness to suit with the application at hand. A matrix of impact energy attenuation module are provided about the surface of a shell to provide the required impact energy attenuation. The material, impact energy attenuation module and system of the present invention are well suited for protection of body parts and other cushioning and protection needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 9Lives, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Christian Anderson, Henry Lee Turlington, Jr., Wilhelm Oehl, Timothy Matthew Kobe, Richard Mark Greenwald
  • Patent number: 8979367
    Abstract: A self opening bag includes front and real walls joined at their respective first and second side and bottom edges. The bag is folded at least once parallel to its side edges. At least one attaching feature is located on the outer surface of the bag adjacent the upper end and between the folded walls. The bag is releasably attached to a subsequent bag. The at least one attaching feature causes the bag to open as the bag is pulled from the subsequent bag. The once folded bag may be sealed at the bottom edges after folding to form a star-sealed bag bottom. The bags may be removably attached to each other at a perforation line and wound onto a compact roll for use with a bag dispenser. The bags may have an upper seam, a U-shaped cut and a pair of bag handles. The bags may be corona treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8910834
    Abstract: A flexible container for containing a product includes a dispensing portion, a panel forming a first compartment for containing the product and forming a second compartment that is separate from the first compartment, and an elongated grip disposed at least in part in the second compartment. A user may grasp the grip to transport the container or to pour a product from the first compartment. The grip may also prevent the container from collapsing, allowing the container to be efficiently stored on a surface and providing a surface on the flexible container to prominently display information regarding the product. The dispensing portion may be a metered cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Method Products, PBC
    Inventors: Rudiger Becker, Francis J. Handy
  • Publication number: 20140301671
    Abstract: Bags having gussets and tabs, including self-opening bags in a stack, are disclosed in which one or more gussets extend into the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: HILEX POLY CO. LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong
  • Patent number: 8821018
    Abstract: Improved merchandise bag with reinforced bag wall is formed of thinner than normal specially selected film material with a thickened center section. For merchandise bags, the thickened center section provides a stronger bag bottom and stronger areas for the formation of bag handles. Handle bags include soft loop, round die cut oval die cut, wave top, patch and rigid handles. For T-shirt style bags, thinner plastic in the gusset and handle areas is made up for by multiple layers of film in these regions. T-shirt bags may have single, triple or folded gussets providing as many as eight layers of film in these regions. The thickened center section will substantially match the thickness of the gusseted areas and provide for a more easily stacked bag. The bags are formed of mono layer or multi-layer film and at least a portion of the bag walls is corona treated to improve adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8801284
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising: a flexible pouch (1) that comprises two flexible sheets (11, 12) that define between them a fluid reservoir (10) and an opening (14); and a stopper-and-dispenser member (2) that is mounted in stationary, permanent, and leaktight manner in the opening (14) of the pouch (1), the stopper member (2) including a body (3) that defines a dispenser orifice (34) and two sealing zones (31c, 31d), respectively for the two flexible sheets (11, 12) of the pouch (1); the dispenser being characterized in that the stopper-and-dispenser member (2) further includes a closure lid (4) for closing the dispenser orifice (34), the lid (4) being hinged (43) on the body (3) in such a manner as to pivot between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Denis Croibier, Christophe Pierre
  • Patent number: 8777047
    Abstract: A polyhedron disposable container formed from flexible weldable plastic film is provided. The container has opposite ends and an opening that accommodates a port at the center of at least one of such ends. The container also has multiple sides and an opening on at least one such side located midway between the edges of such side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Meissner Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Blomberg
  • Publication number: 20140126843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a standing bag type container and aims to increase a visibility of the residual liquid volume in accordance with the progress of infusion process. The standing bag type container includes a bag 10 made of soft resin films and forming at its one end a base member 20 and an outlet port 18 at the other end of the bag. A suspension of the bag 10 is done in a manner that the base member 20 is located at the top. Marks for indication of residual liquid volume are printed on the surface of the bag. An infusion liquid is charged to the bag while an air gap 109? is left, so that a residual liquid volume is verified from the liquid level. Under the suspended condition, the base member 20 has a value of width which is unchanged from the when the bag is under upright condition. The base member 20 is not collapsed and maintains its width even when the residual liquid volume is zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Shota MOCHIZUKI, Naoki Morinaka
  • 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: 8684600
    Abstract: A method is provided for storing a cooked food in a flexible-walled container having an opening. The method includes placing a quantity of food in a flexible-walled container and submerging at least a portion of the container in a liquid with the opening being located so that liquid does not enter the opening. At least the lower portion of the container is maintained in the liquid and the food is maintained in the container below the surface of the liquid. The liquid collapses the container to seal the container. The temperature of the liquid may be maintained at a non-ambient temperature to heat or cool the food as it is stored. The method may also include storing the food adjacent a work surface, or at a remote main vat and transporting the rack to the work surface at which a serving that includes the food is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald A. Sus, Henry T. Ewald, Paul G. Simmons, Glenn Schackmuth, John J. Mazurkiewicz, William J. Reimann
  • Publication number: 20140086512
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes a body having sidewalls, a bottom wall and a pair of opposed lift sleeves adapted to receive lifting members for lifting the bag and contents thereof. Each lift sleeve has a first sleeve end and a second sleeve end attached together and proximate to a bottom of the sidewall to form a loop, and a portion of the sleeve extending from the second sleeve end is attached to an adjacent portion of the sidewall such that the loop maintains a substantially open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bobby Glen Brown, Krystavel Zulaica
  • Publication number: 20130266243
    Abstract: A reclosable flexible package having a reclosable closure comprising easy-to-use adhesive securement means in combination with non-reclosable closures provided above and below the reclosable closure. The package provides a re-openable seal for reclosing the bag upon a partial discharge of the contents thereof, such as food contents. The flexible package offers manufacturing ease and cost-savings, and tamper-resistance. The flexible package also may be incorporated into a bag-in-box package configuration. Methods of making and filling the package also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth C. Pokusa
  • Patent number: 8550717
    Abstract: A composite or so-called “half and half” bag has a first side wall formed from a synthetic resin mesh material and a second side formed from a synthetic resin film material. A reinforcing strip extends horizontally along the upper end portion of the mesh side wall of the bag. The reinforcing strip overlaps the upper edge of the first side wall such that it is joined to the first side wall through a horizontal seam positioned well beneath the top edge of the reinforcing strip to form an extension that protrudes well above (e.g., ½ inch to 1½ inches or even more) the upper edge of the mesh side wall. In order to strengthen the seam at the sides of the bag, the side edges of the reinforcing strip are joined to the second film side wall along at least most of the vertical extent of the extension. This film-to-film bond is considerably stronger than a bond through an intermediate mesh layer, as occurs along the remainder of the side seams of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Plaspack U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Corbett T. Hefner
  • Patent number: 8545100
    Abstract: A pouch comprising a first panel comprising a first flap having an interior and a second panel comprising a second flap having an interior. The second panel is attached to the first panel and portions of the first panel and the second panel define a chamber and an outlet. The pouch further comprises a strip removably attached to a portion of the interior of the first flap and a portion of the interior of the second flap and covering the outlet formed by the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Yukihiro Urushidani
  • Patent number: 8534462
    Abstract: Film bags are dispensed from a container having an opening. Each of the film bags has a dispensed portion and a remaining portion and includes front and rear walls joined at their first and second side edges. The walls are sealed at the bottom edges and have a top edge. An upper portion of the bags is penetrated by two openings. The openings surround a center portion that extends upwardly toward to join the remaining portion formed by the openings and the top edges. The remaining portion has at least one frangible attachment to the dispensed portion. An optional bag stack insert has a notch at a first end that aligns with the opening. Each bag stack is secured to an insert with a lower end of the stack folded under the first end and the stack inserted into the container with the folded stack portion located adjacent the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Brian Tan
  • Patent number: 8506164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag (1) for packaging a biological substance, such as animal semen, which is formed by two plastic walls (10, 11) assembled so as to define a pouch (P) for receiving said substance and that comprises a line (15) communicating with said pouch (P) a line for filling the same, this bag comprising in addition at least one pair of openings (3, 4) located on both sides of said line (15), in order to get hung, via these openings, to fingers that are complementary to a supporting device. This bag is characterized in that at least one of these openings (3, 4) has an oblong shape, extends perpendicularly to said line (15), and comprises an area forming a hard spot. The invention relates also to a strip formed by juxtaposing such bags (1), and an assembly comprised of a bag and a hanging support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: IMV Technologies
    Inventor: Pascal Lecointe
  • Patent number: 8485727
    Abstract: A multiple chamber container for separately storing components of a parenteral nutritional formulation is provided. The multiple chamber container may include frangible barriers, preferably peelable seals separating the chambers from each other. The container preferably facilitates the selective activation of the peelable seals to permit the admixing of less than all the separately stored components. The container may include a chamber positioned at each of the opposite lateral ends of the container and at least one additional chamber between the lateral chambers. The at least one additional chamber may have a longitudinal length substantially less than the longitudinal length of at least one of the lateral chambers. This configuration allows for selective opening of the seals since when rolling the container from the top avoids pressurizing the at least one additional chamber and inadvertent activation of a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Luc Trouilly, Freddy Desbrosses, Denis Bonnot, Christian Melin
  • Patent number: 8256958
    Abstract: A tamper evident product distribution pouch especially well-suited for pharmaceuticals is provided, which is made from a single sheet of folded and sealed flexible plastic in a simplified folding and heat-sealing operation that reduces manufacturing steps. The tamper evident pharmaceutical pouch includes a header containing an arrangement of mounting holes and a slot for use as a handle. A pouch is formed by folding over the sheet of material and heat sealing the edges along the length of the pouch. The opening of the pouch adjacent the header. This opening is covered by a flap that extends down from the header over the opening. The flap is not sealed along the edges and can be completely pivoted away from the opening. Adhesive is placed on the flap that contacts the front of the pouch to close and seal the pouch opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan Rush
  • Patent number: 8210354
    Abstract: A pack of bags with a sleeve that provides an envelope for the pack of bags is disclosed. In the plurality of bag units in the pack of plastic bags, each front sheet and back sheet is cut to form an opening and a grab tab for each bag. A tongue may be inserted in the opening to push forward the grab tab when the pack of plastic bags is suspended from a rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Rafael A. Alvarado, Alejandro J. Alvarado
  • Patent number: 8192083
    Abstract: A container which includes a container shell defining an interior therein and having an opening for accessing the interior. A first grommet and a second grommet each are located on the container shell and each include a perimeter that defines an aperture through the grommet. The second grommet including a magnetic or a ferromagnetic material. A first magnet is within the first grommet. The first grommet and the second grommet are positioned on the container shell to assist in closing the opening by magnetic attraction between the first magnet and the magnetic or ferromagnetic material, when the opening is closed the grommets are held in a position wherein the apertures are in general alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Ryan Bautista
  • Patent number: 8166969
    Abstract: A hydration system for providing fluid to a user. The system comprises a bladder configured to hold a fluid, wherein comprises an outer layer of a fluorinated rubber composite. A spout is connected to the bladder and in communication with the inside of the bladder, wherein the spout comprises an output port and an fill port for filling the bladder with fluid. A cap adapted to engage and close the fill port is included. Also, a tube having a first end is connected to the output port of the spout and having a second end and having a second end connected to a fluid delivery fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Research International, Inc.
    Inventors: Peyton W. Hall, Frank T. Zeller, John Werner Bulluck, Michael L. Dingus
  • Patent number: 8092088
    Abstract: A flexible reclosable container with a header strip, fastener elements, and a slider. The header strip preferably extends from the mouth of the bag, and includes a line of weakness for easy tear off of the bag. The slider and profiles are arranged such that the mouth of the bag is substantially open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Keith, Paul F. Edelman
  • Patent number: 8007174
    Abstract: A bag-like container with a spout in which a plastic linear fastener is interposed in an upper part of the container so that when water content or the like is to be supplied after contents of a liquid food container or the like have been administered to a subject, opening and closing the linear fastener enables the water content or the like to be supplied in an uncomplicated manner without the use of a separate member such as a spout that is an open part for pouring food, water, or the like into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Madoka Yamaguchi, Masahiro Akioka, Mutsushi Hirano, Kenji Yoshihiro, Takashi Miura
  • Patent number: 7896548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reclosable package or bag with a slider zipper, and further including a first gusset with a perforated line or similar line of weakness formed between the slider zipper profiles in order to provide tamper evidence and a second gusset formed below one zipper profile in order to allow the filled packaged to stand up for display purposes. This package or bag is typically bottom filled, but then displayed to the customer in the orientation with the bottom in the upper position and the zipper in the lower position. One alternative embodiment substitutes a press-to-close-zipper for the slider zipper. A further alternative embodiment omits the perforated line and provides for a separation in the web between the zipper profiles to form a mouth for the package or bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Crunkleton, Basil C. Linton, Eric J. Fenzl, Robert C. Stolmeier, Matthew W. Nysted
  • Patent number: 7896152
    Abstract: The accessories coordinator has three separate, essentially air-tight pockets mounted on a transparent support. Each of the pockets is formed through a supplemental film that is bonded at its pocket edges to the support. The individual pockets are each provided with respective reclosable fasteners that selectively seal or provide access to the accessories stored within the pockets. The entire structure is, moreover, formed from only two polymeric sheets, the support and the supplemental film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Sheila A. Bruhl
  • Patent number: 7806593
    Abstract: A lawn refuse bag is provided that includes a tubular container having a first side surface, a second side surface, a third side surface, a fourth side surface, and a fifth side surface. The tubular container further includes an open end for receiving compressible contents therein. A plurality of perforations are selectively disposed on at least one side surface of the tubular container adapted to discharge air from the tubular container away from a user compressing the contents therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Todd Toporski
  • Patent number: 7798715
    Abstract: A composite or so-called “half and half” bag has a first side wall formed from a synthetic resin mesh material and a second side formed from a synthetic resin film material. A reinforcing strip extends horizontally along the upper end portion of the mesh side wall of the bag. The reinforcing strip overlaps the upper edge of the first side wall such that it is joined to the first side wall through a horizontal seam positioned well beneath the top edge of the reinforcing strip to form an extension that protrudes well above (e.g., ½ inch to 1½ inches or even more) the upper edge of the mesh side wall. In order to strengthen the seam at the sides of the bag, the side edges of the reinforcing strip are joined to the second film side wall along at least most of the vertical extent of the extension. This film-to-film bond is considerably stronger than a bond through an intermediate mesh layer, as occurs along the remainder of the side seams of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Plaspack USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Corbett T. Hefner
  • Patent number: 7753588
    Abstract: A tabless, self-opening T-shirt-styled thermoplastic bag is provided having a handle, stress relief notch, and mounting tab structure for providing a wide-opening bag mouth and a bag having high weight carrying capacity. Handles have a narrow upper portion, a wide middle portion and a narrow lower portion. Handle mounting apertures are provided in the wide middle portion, which projects inwardly above the mouth of the bag. The handle mounting apertures are formed by a blade having an elongate section that is bent to form an obtuse angle. The handle mounting aperture has a sufficient width for accommodating arms of a dispensing rack and a height about three times as great as the width. The bag has a central mounting tab extending above the mouth of the bag and between the handles. A stress relief notch having a reasonably tight radius of curvature is provided between each handle and the mounting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Superbag Corp.
    Inventor: Jacobo Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 7665894
    Abstract: A flexible bag comprising an outer panel assembly, a cavity sealing assembly, a spout assembly, and a handle area. The outer panel assembly comprises a first panel and a second panel positioned in an overlaying orientation. The cavity sealing assembly includes opposing side seals, a top cavity seal and a bottom cavity seal which cooperate to form a cavity. Two extension regions extend away from the top cavity seal. The spout assembly is attached to the first panel and provides fluid communication with the cavity. The handle area includes a top handle seal spaced apart from the top cavity seal and the first and second extension regions. The first extension region in cooperation with the top handle seal defines a first side opening slot, and, the second extension region in cooperation with the top handle seal defines a second side opening slot. A hanging opening extends through the first panel and the second panel between the top cavity seal and the top handle seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Darin DeBlander, Raul Z. Gonzales, James Rooney, Ken Wehling
  • Publication number: 20100027916
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag (1) for packaging a biological substance, such as animal semen, which is formed by two plastic walls (10, 11) assembled so as to define a pouch (P) for receiving said substance and that comprises a line (15) communicating with said pouch (P) a line for filling the same, this bag comprising in addition at least one pair of openings (3, 4) located on both sides of said line (15), in order to get hung, via these openings, to fingers that are complementary to a supporting device. This bag is characterized in that at least one of these openings (3, 4) has an oblong shape, extends perpendicularly to said line (15), and comprises an area forming a hard spot. The invention relates also to a strip formed by juxtaposing such bags (1), and an assembly comprised of a bag and a hanging support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: IMV TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Pascal LECOINTE
  • Patent number: 7645377
    Abstract: A system for transferring blood product between a blood storage bag and a processing bag. The system includes an airtight containment chamber for supporting therein one or more blood storage bags. A door is provided for access to the chamber and there is included an airtight fixture that allows tubing from the blood storage bag to exit the chamber. A fluid pump is coupled to the containment chamber for establishing either pressure or vacuum within the containment chamber. A controller controls the air pump to, in turn, control the transfer of a blood product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: ZymeQuest, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Rosiello
  • Publication number: 20090274396
    Abstract: In embodiments of the invention, a T-shirt bag includes a breakout die cut between a rack hook die cut and a bag opening. Such breakout die cuts may thus limit tears from reaching the edge of the bag opening. In embodiments of the invention, a T-shirt bag includes multiple rack hook die cuts to accommodate dispensing racks having rack hooks in different positions. Such a T-shirt bag may thus enjoy wider application than conventional bags. Moreover, the multiple rack hook die cuts may further lessen the chance that a tear caused by tugging or elevated bags during loading will reach the edge of the bag opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Jack Randal Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 7568838
    Abstract: A plastic bag with a removable coupon section and a method for forming plastic bags with removable coupon sections is presented. The bag comprises a bag portion and a coupon portion. The coupon portion comprises two flaps. Each flap representing at least one coupon. The coupons are separable from the bag portion due to perforations. Where multiple coupons are contained on the same flap, the coupons may be separated from one another due to perforations. The flaps are either not joined to one another due to notching of the plastic film from which they are formed or are separable due to welded perforations. This enables the coupons the be individually removed without disturbing other coupons. In the method for making the plastic bags with a removable coupon section, a roll of plastic film is folded over onto itself and welded together. The initial weld forms the bottom of the bag portion. The coupon portion may be perforated to assist in the separation of the coupon from the bag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Pine Creek LLC
    Inventor: Frank Cannon, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7549800
    Abstract: A combination cosmetic purse and display package whereby an article to be displayed for purchase may be hung on a conventional point-of-purchase display rod and then that portion of the overall package provided for such purpose removed such that the remaining purse portion of the overall package may be used in a conventional manner such as a purse or carrier for cosmetics and personal items and wherein the travel of a slide closure is limited by a fused area of cooperating side panels which form the opening for the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Janice K Ajootian
  • Publication number: 20090123093
    Abstract: There is described a bag for being manipulated by a lifting element, including a tube portion defined by at least two opposed side walls and two opposed end sections. The first end section closes the tube portion for defining a cavity and the second end section includes at least one flap extending from one of the side walls to be connected to the other side wall. There is a slot defined beneath and parallel to the flap in between the opposed side walls for receiving the lifting element, the flap and the slot thereby defining a handle. There is also one or more reinforcement members, such as a strip of HDPE or the like, each applied to and extending between the flap and the corresponding side wall. The reinforcement strip resists tearing of the handle when the bag is lifted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: EMBALLAGE ROUVILLE INC.
    Inventors: CLAUDE LEMOYNE, SYLVAIN DESILETS, JONATHAN LE SAGE, PAUL GELINAS
  • Publication number: 20090022430
    Abstract: A bag includes a panel having an inner surface and an outer surface and holes through the panel. A handle strip having a handle part is disposed adjacent the panel outer face, and a reinforcing strip, which can be separate from or an extension to the handle strip, is disposed adjacent the panel inner face. An area of the reinforcing strip is sealed to an area of the handle strip at the hole and is sealed also to the inner face of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Peel Plastic Products Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian George Hutchison, William Troost
  • Publication number: 20080277308
    Abstract: A rack and T-shirt bag which may be used in combination are disclosed. The T-shirt bag includes elongated tabs which can be tied together when the bag is loaded with items. A pack of the bags can also include contact adhesive disposed between adjacent bags that will cause a successive bag to open as a lead bag is removed. The rack includes a pair of handle mounting arms for mounting a pack of T-shirt bags, the arms having an upwardly extending portion which lifts the bags and increases their perceived volume as they are being loaded. The arms also include a stopper for preventing removal of successive bags as the lead bag is removed. A side-mounted bag dispenser for mounting a second pack of T-shirt bags can be selectively attached to the rack. The dispenser includes a handle support arm which supports the bags as they are loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Ebrahim Simhaee
  • Publication number: 20080124006
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bag-like container with a spout in which a plastic linear fastener is interposed in an upper part of the container and, when water content or the like is to be supplied after contents of a liquid food container or the like have been administered to a subject, opening and closing the linear fastener enables the water content or the like to be supplied in an uncomplicated manner without the use of a separate member such as a spout that is an open part for pouring food, water, or the like into the container. The present invention is characterized in being a bag-like container with a spout comprising a contents spout on part of a peripheral edge part, wherein a peripheral edge part of a body member composed of front and rear plastic films is sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Madoka Yamaguchi, Masahiro Akioka, Mutsushi Hirano, Kenji Yoshihiro, Takashi Miura
  • Publication number: 20080063322
    Abstract: The invention teaches a new type of mesh bag suitable for machine packaging. The first end of the mesh bag is a reserved opening for filling and sealing. The second end of the mesh bag includes a one-pull, easy-open mechanism and a re-closing mechanism. The re-closing mechanism is a drawstring perforating around the second end of the mesh bag. The one-pull, easy open mechanism is a line of easy open stitches which sews a small strip of hard paper with the wall of the mesh bag at its second end. The two mechanisms can be pre-set in parallel or integrated in a same line with the small strip of the hard paper overlaid on the drawstring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Hsiehyueh Wang Liang
  • Patent number: 7318525
    Abstract: In a stack of vest-style carrier bags S, each bag (10) comprises a front layer and a rear layer of flexible plastics material joined at the base (14) and sides (16, 18) and defining an open mouth end (20). Handles (22, 24) extend from the open mouth end. A tab (32a, b) extends from each ply of material between the handles. An attachment block (26) is provided between the handles (22, 24) and the handles are separably attached to the block by perforated lines of weakening. Front and rear tabs (32a) are separably attached to the attachment block. The rear tab (32b) of one bag is also separably attached to the front tab of the next bag in the stack so as to effect pulling of the front tab of the next bag from the stack. A container C is also provided for the stack with an opening O for allowing the bag to be removed and the subsequent front tab to protrude therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: EPS (FZC)
    Inventor: Adam Dickinson