Element Extends Around Side Edge Patents (Class 383/91)
  • Patent number: 10180026
    Abstract: A portable, universally fitting, stylish, lockable security box or bag that integrally affixes to a an object such as the support or cross bar on a frame of a beach lounge chair, a stroller, bike, wheelchair or similar member where it is desirable to protect your valuables on a stationary or a larger movable object. The security bag is a device preferably comprised of a flexible flap component and a main bottom component which encloses the valuables of the user. When the security bag is positioned over an elongate object, such as the support bar of a chair, stroller or other object, the security bag can be affixed to the elongate object by employing a locking mechanism to close the security bag around the support object. The security bag includes an elongate zipper closure to provide a secure internal cavity formed by the two main components which makes this device simple and unique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael Peck, Jonathan Kinas, Avin Samtani
  • Publication number: 20130330022
    Abstract: A detachable closure device for a bag includes a fastener having a first wall coupled along a fold to an opposing, second wall. A first attachment mechanism is disposed at a first end of the first wall and a second attachment mechanism is disposed at an opposite, second end of the first wall. At least one latching element is disposed on the fastener and configured to detachably couple the fastener to a side panel of a bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Robert R. Turvey, Keegan E. Burggren
  • 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: 8342750
    Abstract: A reusable and refoldable bag includes an integral locking mechanism that enables the bag to stay closed in a compact folded position (the folded position is about one-sixth to one-ninth of the original bag size compared to the bag when it is open and laid flat) when not in use and is easily opened when needed to carry contents. The integral locking mechanism includes a covering feature with a protected adhesive element and a flap with a mating adhesive element. In the folded position, the flap's adhesive element is placed under the covering feature and securely interlocks with the protected adhesive element. The locking mechanism can be disengaged and re-engaged for multiple reuses. The flap couples to a first side of the bag and extends outward from the bag. The covering feature couples to the first face adjacent to a top portion of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christina Frances Heinlen, Patricia Lettich Heinlen, Katherine Victoria Heinlen
  • Publication number: 20080037907
    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: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Sydnie Allison Suskind
  • Patent number: 7238253
    Abstract: A placement component rapidly moves individual bag blanks from a pack or magazine to a conveyor system in uniformly spaced relationship. Each bag blank has opposite surfaces. While the conveyor system continues to move the bags, opening tabs are automatically applied to opposite surfaces of each bag, followed by high speed application and cutting of sideways extending flexible closure strips. The bag blanks are moved continuously from the placement component to the high speed cutting section, as compared to incremental movement, for high speed manufacturing of specialized bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Biotrace International Bioproducts, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Geoffrey S. Bright
  • Patent number: 6913389
    Abstract: A metallic laminated gusseted insulated bag includes a front and rear wall each having two lateral edges, a top edge, and a bottom edge; first and second side walls; a bottom member; and a means for hermetically closing the bag; wherein the front and rear walls are joined along their respective lateral edges to the first and second side walls; either or both of the side walls and bottom member are gusseted; and the front and rear walls are joined along their respective bottom edges to the bottom member; and the front and rear walls each include an outer ply including a metallic foil or metallic coated web, and an inner ply having an inner and outer surface, including a thermal insulating layer; the metallic foil or metallic coated web being adhered to the outer surface of the inner ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Charles Kannankeril, Atul Arora, Dale Wormwood
  • Patent number: 6648217
    Abstract: A disposable container according to present invention is embodied in a thin-walled container having an integral sealing flap. Such containers include cups or other vessels for holding beverages, food or other substances. The disposable container preferably has a truncated conical shape. One example of such a shape is a typical beverage cup commonly dispensed at fast food restaurants and convenience stores. However, any shape or size of disposable container may be used, so long as the container is sealed using an integral sealing flap in accordance with the present invention. Once the container has been filled it is closed by squeezing or folding the top of the container together. The container is then sealed by folding the integral sealing flap over one side of the top of the closed container. In one embodiment, the sealing flap is then secured using conventional adhesives that are integral to either or both the surface of the container, and the surface of the sealing flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Gary M. Schein
  • Patent number: 6585413
    Abstract: The body of a sterile collection bag has opposed sidewalls and an upper body end. The interior of the body defines a sterile collection space for an object. First and second flexible closure strips having integrated centrally located wires are attached to the bag sidewalls and extend beyond the side wall edges. The upper end of the body includes one or more small notches cut into the body sidewalls to facilitate tearing of the upper body end from the bag body, with abrupt edges of the strips acting as tear guides. Pull tabs attached to the closure strips can be drawn apart to open the mouth of the bag for insertion of a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: International BioProducts Incorporated
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Geoffrey S. Bright, Debra K. Cory
  • Publication number: 20020096122
    Abstract: A disposable pet litter bag including: a bottom wall, first and second side walls connected to the bottom wall, a rear wall and a front wall connected to the bottom wall and to the first and second side walls to form a bag having a top opening. The front wall has an opening for the ingress and egress of the pet. The upper ends of the rear and front walls are provided with a mechanism for detachably connecting the rear and front walls, such that the top opening can be secured closed. The bag is designed and configured to be unfolded just before use. The bag is further designed and configured to enable the establishment of the bag in an open position by pressure exerted by hands inserted through the top opening, and to conveniently allow the addition of fresh litter through the top opening. The bag is further designed and configured such that on demand, the top opening is securely closable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Elie Efrati, Avi Naim
  • Patent number: 6273608
    Abstract: A sterile collection bag and method of opening using wire mechanisms. The bag includes a body and an opening mechanism. The body is formed of opposed side walls and an upper body end. The interior of the body defines a sterile collection space for an object. The opening mechanism includes first and second flexible metal strips each having a first end, a second end, and a mid-section. The mid-section of each metal strip is attached to the center section of a side wall. The metal strips are longer than the width of the body so as to extend beyond the side wall edges. The ends of the metal strips are unattached to one another. In one embodiment, the upper end of the body includes an opening. In another embodiment, the body includes a lateral tear line located below the body upper end, with the opening mechanism located below the tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: International BioProducts Incorporated
    Inventors: N. Robert Ward, Jr., Debra K. Cory, Geoffrey S. Bright
  • Patent number: 6238090
    Abstract: An elongated reusable bag is divided into a plurality of segmented sections, separated by perforations through the bag. Pocketed openings or through passages are located adjacent to each perforation. The openings or through passages are formed by separate thin paper or plastic sheets or one elongated thin sheet which overlays the exterior of the bag. A flexible, bendable tab member, used to close the top of the bag when the bag is full, is also conveniently used to close the bag after varying amounts of product are removed. As the bag is emptied, the segmented sections of the bag are torn or cut off and removed at the perforations. After a section is removed, the original tab is inserted in one of the pocketed openings or through passages and used to secure the bag at a point at which the product remains in the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Inventor: Jordan J. Yuter
  • Patent number: 6149305
    Abstract: A waterproof bag having three layers, namely inner and outer layers made of a rather durable non-waterproof fabric, and an intermediate layer that is positioned between the inner and outer layers so as to be protected from sharp objects and the like. The bag has an upper circumferencial edge defining a bag opening, and the upper edges of the three bag layers are sewn together. There is a moderately stiff closure belt or strap at the upper portion of the bag. When the bag is to be closed in its waterproof containing position, the belt or strap and the upper portion of the bag is folded over several times, and the outer ends of the belt are brought together to form a loop. This provides a substantially waterproof container. The container is also shown as a containing section of a backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Alyx T. Fier
  • Patent number: 5715943
    Abstract: A reusable sterilization pouch 10 comprises a pair of sheets 7, 9 that provide first and second sides 12, 14 of the pouch, and a closure 16. The sheets are edge-bonded along both side edges and along the bottom edge to provide sealing seams 13, 15 and 17, respectively. The closure 16 comprises a transverse open-ended channel 19 extended across the top of the pouch and a closure strip 18 that is inserted through the channel 19. Channel 19 is large enough that closure strip 18 can be manually inserted therethrough; channel 19 may be slightly larger, but it should not be so large that closure strip 18 would be so loosely contained that it could fall out of the channel when the pouch 10 is held or tilted on edge. Channel 19 is formed by doubling or folding one end of the sheet 9, comprising side 14, back onto itself and edge-bonding the overlap to provide a transverse seam 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Thompson Dental Mfg Co, Inc
    Inventor: Thomas H. Thompson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5180229
    Abstract: A sampling bag such as for sampling of liquids or other material is provided with an improved wire-type closure. A pair of wires are connected to the front and rear walls of the bag, and extend outwardly beyond the side edges of the bag. Facing adhesive strips are secured to the front and rear walls of the bag along the length of the wires, and the ends of the adhesive strips extend beyond the ends of the wires. The adhesive strips are secured to each other beyond the wire ends, to enclose the wire ends. In this manner, contact of the wire ends with the walls of the bag is prevented when the wire ends are bent inwardly to close the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Nasco International, Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 5056934
    Abstract: A reusable bag for storing items. The bag has a band located over at least part of the bag's outer surface. The band is detachably secured to the bag with an adhesive. To reseal the bag after opening, the band is partially lifted away from the bag. A space is thus created between the band and the bag into which the twisted end of the bag may be inserted and secured. The band contains adhesive on only a center region of the band to permit the band to be easily separated from the bag and so that user contact with the band does leave adhesive on the user's fingers or wear adhesive from the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Del Puerto Marketing Company
    Inventors: Angelo Ielmini, Leslie Duck, John V. Wylie
  • Patent number: 5030013
    Abstract: A bag is provided which is inclusive of a mouth for the insertion of objects to be stored in the bag. The bag is provided with an input section at the mouth to guide the objects via the mouth into the bag. The input section is adapted for being curled in order to function as a closure for the mouth. A retainer is furthermore provided for being hooded over the input section with the latter having been curled thereby to retain the closure at the mouth. A substantially rigid bar of curved form is provided on the bag at the mouth for imparting a curved conformation to the structure to enhance the closure. The retainer is preferably of a pouch-like configuration defining a receptacle to receive the input section in its curled condition. The bag and input section are of a monolithic construction which is of a waterproof material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Inventor: Robert M. Kramer
  • Patent number: 5009518
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a window-style bag which includes a removable coupon overlying and a transparent window-forming area where the consumer may view the contents of the bag. The coupon section overlies the transparent window-forming film and the bag aperture which forms the window. The coupon is intended for removal, and when so removed, the window viewing area is opened or enlarged, and the bag's structural integrity is substantially unaffected. In practice, the viewing section may be polygonal but is usually rectangular, but the coupon may be secured along two, three or four sides to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Assignee: Bagcraft Corporation of America
    Inventor: Mark Faltynek
  • Patent number: 4911562
    Abstract: The collapsible can comprises two layers of a flexible plastics material which are coupled at the perimeter thereof and define a pouring mouth arranged at the end of an elongated portion, at least a gripping handle being provided at a peripheral edge defined by the two plastics layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: Adriano Mazzeschi
  • Patent number: 4818120
    Abstract: An openable and recloseable tamper evident bag tag is disclosed. Initial opening of a transparent plastic bag provided with the invention breaks frangible connections of end tabs wrapped and adhesively secured around vertical edges of a folded double sectional or triple sectional support member and unsealed bag opening. Tampering is easily discernable from the jagged edges of the broken frangible connections which are formed when the sections of the support member are unfolded. Once opened, the bag can be reclosed and secured by folding the bag opening and sections of the support member together and folding a tin-tie which overlies the end tabs around the vertical edges of the folded bag opening and sectioned support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Nabisco Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Addiego
  • Patent number: 4761079
    Abstract: A bag having front and back walls and a bendable metal reclosure therefor having a total length greater than the width of the bag bent at two points spaced a distance corresponding to the bag width to have two tab portions at the ends of an intermediate portion, the latter being secured to one of the walls adjacent an end of the bag extending across that wall generally from one side edge of the wall to the other, the tab portions being bent back on the outside of the intermediate portion, and a cover strip overlying the reclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1988
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene H. Wolske
  • Patent number: 4736450
    Abstract: Gusseted bags are provided with extruded reclosable plastic profile stirps along free upper end portions of face walls flanking a bag mouth, the fastener strips being free to separate throughout their lengths when opening the bag mouth to the full extent permitted by opposite side expanding gussets of the bag so that free access into the bag such as for inserting or removing contents such as a tray loaded with products such as cookies, or the like, or for pouring contents therefrom selectively between either of the separated ends of the upper end portions of the face walls and the cooresponding ends of the fastener strips is permitted. The fastener strips may have interlockable wraparound extensions. A method of making the bags is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Minigrip, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald L. Van Erden, Steven Ausnit
  • Patent number: 4634006
    Abstract: A bag for mother's milk made of a laminated film or tube prepared through extrusion molding for containing mother's milk therein comprising a sealing portion provided on at least one side of the bag and extended across the extrusion direction and notches provided on the sealing portion for opening the sealing portion along the extrusion direction, while the bag is tightly sealed without any object therein, and a funnel-shaped reflux preventing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Inventor: Shozaburo Yanase
  • Patent number: 4610358
    Abstract: An assembly of disposable biodegradable containers has smaller containers of the assembly telescopingly housed within next larger containers of the assembly where each container includes a body and a closeable reopenable closure at an end of the body including a cap joined to the body where the cap extends longitudinally from the body to an aperture, where the cap includes a pair of longitudinally extending opposite V-shaped flexible folding hinge portions whereby when the longitudinally extending exterior surfaces of the cap which are subtended by the V-shaped hinge portions are urged towards one another, interior surfaces of the cap bounded by edges of aperture contact thereby closing the aperture and including a contact adhesive for releasably maintaining the cap closed by securing contacting interior surfaces of the cap and including a deformable strip for retaining the container closed upon wrapping strip end portions about the cap has been folded about the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Inventor: Thomas H. Walter
  • Patent number: 4600104
    Abstract: A bag for the preservation of mother's milk made of a laminated film or laminated tube obtained from an extrusion molding, wherein said bag comprises sealing portion(s) provided on the side(s) of the bag and extended in the transverse direction to the direction of said extrusion, and notches provided on the sealing portion(s) at the direction of said extrusion in order to open the bag along the direction of the extrusion, the bag being hermetically or tightly sealed while substantially containing nothing therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Inventor: Shozaburo Yanase
  • Patent number: 4465486
    Abstract: An open ended ostomy pouch having a folding bar attached to the bottom of the pouch. The folding bar extends on both sides beyond the width of the pouch at the bottom opening and includes interlocking closure components on opposite ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Hill
  • Patent number: 4445609
    Abstract: A soft tube intended for packaging paste products is provided. The bottom end of the tube to be filled is flattened and folded upon itself. The result is a four-ply area which is sealed by slipping a U-shaped clip into place covering it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Sasson Jeans, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacques Benarrouch
  • Patent number: 4421150
    Abstract: A bag device A is disclosed having a waterproof enclosure D contained within an outer case B having a cover flap C which fastens over a closure 18 by means of a yieldable fastener 20, 22 to seal an article within enclosure D in a generally airtight waterproof environment. Air entrapped therein provides buoyancy and a safety fastener E maintains the closure 18 sealed should cover flap C become unfastened under pressure such as when fallen upon during whitewater boating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1983
    Inventor: William E. Masters
  • Patent number: 4414717
    Abstract: A simple and efficient clip structure and method for fastening snack food bags closed is provided which allows an opened bag to be tightly reclosed. The closure clip is preferably integral and has three elongated, side-by-side laterally spaced apart bag-engaging members (a pair of adjacent long members and a single, outer short member). In use, the flattened upper end of a bag is inserted between the long members, and the clip is rotated axially to form a coil; at this point, the clip is partially withdrawn from the coil until the short member is clear of the bag, whereupon the clip is pushed back towards its original position, but with the short member located outside of the coil for locking the bag against uncoiling. Snack foods or the like can thus be stored in a previously opened bag secured by the closure clip without the food losing its freshness, palatability or nutritional value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Inventor: David W. Payne