Closure Securing Element Patents (Class 493/214)
  • Patent number: 10625906
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method of manufacturing a container with a leak resistant seal. The method includes forming an elastomer or a plastic or any combination thereof into a container inside out by forming an outside portion of the container on an internal surface of the container before inverting the container and forming an inside portion of the container on an external surface of the container before inverting the container. In embodiments, the method includes forming or coupling a leak resistant seal on the external surface of the container before inverting the container. The leak resistant seal provides access to the inside portion of the container when the leak resistant seal is open after inverting the container and holds at least liquid internal to the container when applying an external force to the container without use of an external structure to keep the leak resistant seal closed after inverting the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: STASHER, INC.
    Inventors: Katousha Ghaemi Nouri, Paul Maguire
  • Patent number: 10232963
    Abstract: A packaging device includes a resin film, a covering device, and a heating device. The film includes a welding portion containing a hot melt adhesive and is capable of being welded to a portion to be welded. The covering device covers, with the film, at least a part of a packaging object placed on a base formed of corrugated cardboard and at least a part of the base. The heating device heats a contact portion with the base in a state in which the welding portion of the film is in contact with the base. When heat is added by pressing the welding portion against the base, the hot melt adhesive in the welding portion melts and bonds the corrugated cardboard and the film. Polar functional groups introduced into the surface layer of the film are mixed and combined with the functional groups contained in a fiber of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruki Matsumoto, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9919845
    Abstract: A combination sealing and cutting assembly for a bag comprises a first sealing strip and a second sealing strip. The first sealing strip and second sealing strip are connected at their corresponding ends. A slider block is movable along the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip. Movement of the slider block in a first direction brings the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip into sealing engagement with one another while movement of the slider block in a second direction releases the first sealing strip and the second sealing from said sealing engagement. A cutting mechanism is mounted on the slider block and moves with the slider block along the first sealing strip and the second sealing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory Roy Ruddell, Robert J. Halas
  • Publication number: 20150131926
    Abstract: Resealable systems for consumer packaging, such as food packaging, are described herein. The system includes one or more anchor points and one or more cling coatings. The anchor points can be introduced into or onto the packaging material during manufacture, such as by co-extrusion. Alternatively, the anchor points can be affixed to the packaging material after manufacture, such as with a pressure sensitive adhesive. The cling coatings can be applied to the packaging material during or after manufacture. For example, the cling coatings can be spot coated or pattern coated onto the desired location. The cling coatings are selective, that is they do not attach to themselves but only attach to the anchor point. The cling coatings transfer little or no material over time resulting in more consistent performance over time than pressure sensitive adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Lux, Ashley M. Mudd, Heidi M. Munnelly
  • Patent number: 9016036
    Abstract: A closure having two profile strips for an at least partially flexible container for connecting a first container to a second container in a manner sealed against the environment in a such a way that a closed docking position can be obtained. Further the closure provides for conducting a flow in a sealed manner against the environment in a flow direction through the closure from the first container into the second container in such a way that an open docking position can be obtained. According to the described system, the second container facing the first container is designed with an identical closure that engages in the closure of the first container in the open docking position and forms a channel for the flow in the flow direction together with the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Flecotec AG
    Inventor: Günter Untch
  • Patent number: 9005094
    Abstract: A method of forming a valve bag suitable for filling with, for example, powder, grain, cement, animal foodstuffs, via a chute tube inserted into the valve, including forming a combined web from two webs of material, including steps of forming the combined web into a plurality of bag sections, sealing the bag sections at one side such that a valve portion is defined, separating the two webs and moving them outwardly until the bag sections are turned inside, and sealing the two webs to form a valve bag having an strong, effective seal and a valve portion for filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Jenton International Limited
    Inventor: Richard Little
  • Publication number: 20150024918
    Abstract: A station (S) of application of segments of opening/closing strip on plastic web films suitable to form bags, comprising punching means (U14, U22) of predefined areas of the plastic film for the access to areas of the segments through the film, and welding means (U15, U23) of the strip segments at intervals on the plastic film, wherein the punching means (U14, U22) and the welding means (U15, U23) are positioned along the flow path of the film to act in sequence on the same area in order to, respectively, punch the film and weld the segments in the predetermined points of the plastic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Emilio Tessera Chiesa
  • Publication number: 20140270587
    Abstract: Reclosable zipper arrangements for bags such as thermoplastic bags are described. The reclosable zipper arrangements are configured to advantageously provide a clicking sensory indicator, in the form of a tactile and/or audible indication of sealing, as zipper closure occurs. Package arrangements using the closure arrangements are described. Also, methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
    Inventor: Reynolds Presto Products Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140226920
    Abstract: An insulated cooler bag and method comprising at least two separate and independent sealed compartments with each compartment composed of a flexible resistant plastic with the two compartments joined to form sealed seams along the bottom end of the bag and along opposite sides of the bag further comprising a zipper connected to each compartment at an end corresponding to the top end of the bag for opening and closing the bag based upon the direction of movement of the zipper relative to the side seams such that when the zipper is opened the sealed compartments expose a space therebetween corresponding to the interior of the bag into which items may be inserted for storage and when the zipper is closed the bag the sealed compartments overlap to form a double layer of thick foam cell insulation surrounding the interior of the bag and further comprising a drain plug connected to the interior of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CANYON PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: VINCENT PASSAVIA
  • Patent number: 8789247
    Abstract: A zipper in which a male member having a male interlocking section and a female member having a female interlocking section that fits with the male interlocking section are peelable and re-fittable is provided. The male member and the female member are formed by different resins, and at least the male interlocking section and the female interlocking section are peelably adhered or contacted with each other with substantially no gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Tanaka, Shuichi Goto
  • Publication number: 20140187402
    Abstract: A heat sealing method of a zipper tape is for heat sealing the zipper tape in a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction of a film. The heat sealing method includes: inserting the zipper tape between the film and a circumference of a roller on which the film is wound; and heat sealing the zipper tape to the film with a seal bar following a rotation of the roller in a continuous manner, while the zipper tape is interposed between the circumference of the roller and the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: IDEMITSU UNITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Goto, Ryo Katada
  • Publication number: 20140117056
    Abstract: A dispenser for storing and dispensing product and a method of assembly is defined. The dispenser includes a tubular body having an open first end and an opposing second end. The body is formed by a sidewall surrounding a longitudinal axis and defining an internal volume. The sidewall includes an inside wall surface and a side seam sealing the sidewall. A fitment attachment member is formed separately from the body and is secured to the inside surface of the sidewall, adjacent the open end of the body. The attachment member has a linear dimension, with linear end portions of the member positioned adjacent one another in forming a ring within the tubular body. A fitment is provided having a fitment retainer pattern formed thereon. A corresponding retainer pattern is formed on the attachment member, with the retainer patterns cooperating for securing the fitment to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob D. P. Branyon, Scott William Huffer
  • Publication number: 20140119680
    Abstract: An improved liner having an elastic securing mechanism that may be placed in a vessel to form and maintain a barrier between the vessel and objects contained therein. The liner includes an elastic securing band secured around the perimeter of the open top end of the liner using a plurality of spaced-apart tack welds or rivets. In one embodiment, the liner material is folded over the elastic and ultrasonic sealing is used to burn through the elastic and seal the folded liner material to itself thereby securing the elastic to the liner. In use, the liner is placed within a receptacle of the vessel and the open top end is folded outward and downward over a rim of the vessel such that the elastic engages an outside of the vessel to form a secure and snug fit of the liner to the vessel. Advantageously, a failure to a portion of the elastic is limited to that portion of the elastic only and propagation of the failure is limited by the rivets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: M&Q IP LEASING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Schmal, ERNEST E. BACHERT, JOSEPH A. RADOSTA
  • Publication number: 20140051560
    Abstract: A method of manipulating thermoplastic film to create integrated features and particularly relates to an improved method of manufacturing a packaging bag that is reclosable after initial opening. Multiple sections of thermoplastic film are layered on top of themselves to form a multi-layer portion of the thermoplastic film. The multi-layer portion may then be conglomerated into a unitary thicker portion of the film that can then be shaped into a closure strip. In order to form a bag, a second such closure strip may be made. The two closure strips are then aligned and the remaining open portions of the bag are then sealed such that the closure strips form a reclosable opening that may be opened and closed repeatedly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Scott W. HUFFER
  • Publication number: 20130308883
    Abstract: An exemplary reclosable bag includes a first ply joined to a second ply to define a main bag portion having a compartment and a product receiving opening. A reclosing flap is connected to the main bag portion and is spaced apart from the product receiving opening. A reclosing material and a release material are applied to the bag and are arranged such that the reclosing material releasably adheres to the release material. The reclosing flap is movable between a passive position and an active position. A bag opening zone formed in the main bag portion proximate the reclosing flap may be opened to create a product retrieval opening for retrieving a product from the compartment. The product is returned to the compartment through the product retrieval opening, and the compartment is reclosed by moving the reclosing flap from the passive position to the active position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Automated Packaging Systems
    Inventor: Rick Steven Wehrmann
  • Patent number: 8579781
    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: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: AMCOR FLEXIBLES EUROPE, Danish corporation
    Inventor: José Manuel Sampaio Camacho
  • Publication number: 20130230260
    Abstract: A seam sealed wet bag for transporting and storing wet items and a process for marking same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Nicole Marie Maynard, Jesse Anton Maynard
  • Publication number: 20130206825
    Abstract: An envelope is formed from continuous COPP film web by precreasing envelope body (13) and flap (14) fold lines along the web, continuously installing an adhesive tape along the flap portions and pre-cutting relief slots in the web corresponding to the flap side edges (15). The pre-creased web is folded and cut into individual envelopes by hot knife cutting, whereby the presence of the slots prevents the flaps from welding to the side seams even with the flap folded over. Envelopes produced by the method are suited to automatic stuffing. Apparatus for making envelopes in accordance with the invention is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MACGREGOR MANUFACTURING INVESTMENTS PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Christian Macgregor
  • Publication number: 20130202229
    Abstract: One or more implementations of a multi-layered bag with reinforced seals include an outer layer or bag and an inner layer or bag positioned within the outer layer or bag. The multi-layered bag further includes a draw tape positioned near the opening of the multi-layered bag. The draw tape can allow a user to at least partially close the multi-layered bag by drawing the layers of the bag together. The multi-layered bag further includes one or more tape seals that bond the draw tape to layers of the bag. The tape seals can be reinforced and include at least seven plies bonded together. One or more implementations further include methods of forming multi-layered bags with reinforced seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Publication number: 20130158637
    Abstract: An ice bag is described having a bladder formed with an opening, a threaded receiver coupled to the bladder at the opening, a threaded cap having a first portion formed of a rigid material and a second portion formed of an overmold material, the second portion providing a seal between the receiver and cap with the cap threaded into the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Shahid Sheikh
  • Patent number: 8439812
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed for securing a closure system onto a discrete pouch. The machine includes first, second and third stations. The first station is capable of advancing discrete pouches and lifting and folding a portion of a first major surface of each pouch upon itself to form a lip, and exposing an inner surface of a second major surface. The second station is capable of positioning and attaching a closure system transversely across the exposed inner surface. The closure system includes a track having first and second legs each having an outer surface. The first and second legs are joined together by an opening/closing mechanism which includes a movable member capable of being moved back and forth. The third station is located downstream from the second station and is capable of unfolding the lip and securing opposite ends of the lip to the outer surface of the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: David Z. Dytchkowskyj, Lawrence D. Mikulsky, Scott R. Grasse, Daniel J. Moran, Peter T. Hunnicutt
  • Patent number: 8430566
    Abstract: A side-gusseted bag has two front walls which are joined by a side gusset at a longitudinal side provided with a reclosure. The side gusset is folded-over outwards in the region of the reclosure in such a manner that the side gusset ends at its folded-over section at the associated longitudinal side. The reclosure running in the longitudinal direction is fastened to an inner surface of the side gusset at the folded-over section. A method for manufacturing a side-gusseted bag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Brauer, Mark W. Gum
  • Publication number: 20120314979
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bag with one or more easy open features, which in certain embodiments are reclosable. Methods of making such bags are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Polytex Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Heine Heininga
  • Publication number: 20120289389
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a plurality of flexible pouches from a continuous web of film having a plurality of registration marks spaced a predetermined distance apart. The apparatus includes a film displacement mechanism, a registration mark sensor, and a controller. The film displacement mechanism includes at least one vertically oriented roller that rollingly engages with the continuous web of film. The film displacement mechanism adjusts the tension in the film by horizontally displacing the vertically oriented roller. The registration mark sensor is positioned upstream of the film displacement mechanism and is configured to detect the registration marks. The controller controls the film displacement mechanism to horizontally displace the film upon receipt of a signal from the registration mark sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicants: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC, SN Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: R. Charles Murray, Olaf Clemens
  • Publication number: 20120269469
    Abstract: A reclosable bag with a hook and hook closure can include walls formed of a material having multiple layers, which can include at least one gusset. The bag can be formed into a full open mouth configuration for ease of filling and ease of dispensing product. The hook and hook closure allows for an imprecise alignment of the closure track to substantially close the bag around the gusset area. A method of manufacturing a reclosable bag with a hook and hook closure is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: EXOPACK LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Long, Melania Craddock
  • Patent number: 8257235
    Abstract: An in-line method is disclosed for securing a closure system onto a discrete pouch. The method includes advancing a discrete pouch through a first station in a machine direction with the closed bottom of the pouch being the leading edge and a first major surface of the pouch faces upward. The first major surface is folded upon itself to form a lip having an exposed first surface while a second major surface of the pouch has an exposed inner surface. The method also includes routing the pouch to a second station where a closure system is transversely attached across the exposed inner surface. The closure system includes an opening/closing mechanism. The method further includes routing the pouch to a third station where the lip is unfolded and opposite ends of the lip are secured to the outer surface of the closure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: David Z. Dytchkowskyj, Lawrence D. Mikulsky, Scott R. Grasse, Daniel J. Moran, Peter T. Hunnicutt
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120106877
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminated sheet of flexible packaging material, which includes a first layer formed out of unconnected sheets having substantially abutting adjacent edges, a second layer laminated to the first layer and formed out of a continuously intact sheet where overlapping the adjacent substantially abutting edges of the sheets of the first layer, wherein the adjacent substantially abutting edges of the sheets of the first layer define a line of weakness of the laminated sheet to encourage folding of the laminated sheet along the line of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Luen-Sing TANG
  • Publication number: 20120080509
    Abstract: A resealable envelope is composed of a front panel and a rear panel attached to the front panel forming an interior pouch between the front panel and rear panel. A flap extends from the rear panel, the flap having an opening having an elongated width with two circular protrusions emanating from the top and bottom of the elongated width; the opening having a width greater than its height. A first adhesive has an adhesive layer on one side and a releasable surface layer an opposite side. The first adhesive is located at the top portion of the front panel such that the opening is in contact with the first adhesive when the flap is closed. A second adhesive strip is located on the outside of the flap over the opening such that the envelope is sealed when the flap is pressed against the resealable surface layer of the first adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: James Edward Bettinger
  • Patent number: 8128545
    Abstract: A machine is disclosed for securing a closure system onto a discrete pouch. The machine includes first, second and third stations. The first station is capable of advancing discrete pouches and lifting and folding a portion of a first major surface of each pouch upon itself to form a lip, and exposing an inner surface of a second major surface. The second station is capable of positioning and attaching a closure system transversely across the exposed inner surface. The closure system includes a track having first and second legs each having an outer surface. The first and second legs are joined together by an opening/closing mechanism which includes a movable member capable of being moved back and forth. The third station is located downstream from the second station and is capable of unfolding the lip and securing opposite ends of the lip to the outer surface of the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: David Z. Dytchkowskyj, Lawrence D. Mikulsky, Scott R. Grasse, Daniel J. Moran, Peter T. Hunnicutt
  • Patent number: 8128546
    Abstract: An in-line method is disclosed for securing a closure system onto a discrete pouch. The method includes advancing a discrete pouch through a first station in a machine direction with the closed bottom of the pouch being the leading edge and a first major surface of the pouch faces upward. The first major surface is folded upon itself to form a lip having an exposed first surface while a second major surface of the pouch has an exposed inner surface. The method also includes routing the pouch to a second station where a closure system is transversely attached across the exposed inner surface. The closure system includes an opening/closing mechanism. The method further includes routing the pouch to a third station where the lip is unfolded and opposite ends of the lip are secured to the outer surface of the closure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: David Z. Dytchkowskyj, Lawrence D. Mikulsky, Scott R. Grasse, Daniel J. Moran, Peter T. Hunnicutt
  • Patent number: 8105225
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing reclosable bags (30) by forming a film (50) includes moving the film (50) and attaching to the film (50) sequentially and crosswise with reference to the direction of movement of the film (50), a fastener (1) including a first strip (2) supporting at least one reclosable profile (10) engaged with another reclosable profile (12) that is complementary thereto and supported by a second strip (4) or a part of the first strip (2), which will subsequently be attached to the film (50). Each strip (2, 4) includes at least one web (6, 8) extending substantially mostly sideways on one side of the profiles (12). The above arrangements make possible special fasteners (1) that include sliders (9), gasket membranes (26), fasteners inverted within the bag (30), peel seals (18, 20, 21) and hinged fasteners (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Ausnit
  • Publication number: 20120008878
    Abstract: A bag has a body portion having a seam forming a pocket, an opening in the body portion arranged to receive items, a first handle located adjacent to the opening, and a second handle arranged adjacent to the seam, off-set from the first handle. A method of manufacture a bag having two handles includes providing stock in the form of a tubular plastic film stock, forming a first bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the first bag having a first handle at a top of the bag, and a second handle at a bottom of the bag, and forming a second bag from the tubular plastic film stock, the second bag having a first handle at a top of the second bag, the first handle of the second bag arranged adjacent the bottom handle of the first bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Tara J. Saville, Mark D. Sale, Jay B. Paulson
  • Publication number: 20110299797
    Abstract: A reclosable bag includes first and second side edges and a double zipper, which includes first zipper with first side seal adjacent the first side edge and second side seal adjacent the second side edge. The double zipper includes second zipper having third side seal adjacent the first side edge, and fourth side seal adjacent to the second side edge. One of the first side seal and third side seal has an end that is spaced closer to the second side edge than the other. A method for providing a sensory indication of double sealing in a reclosable bag includes closing a mouth by pressing opposing fingers against first and second zipper closures and moving opposing fingers linearly across the closures until there is a sensory indication of an end seal for each of the first and second zipper closures at different linear locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory L. Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 8070662
    Abstract: A tape 3, 4 with a zipper member and a bag film 5, 6 are continuously moved by rotation of a rotary drum 32 while being overlaid with each other such that the tape 3, 4 travels in a tape introducing groove 33 for a tape with a zipper member, the groove formed along a circumferential direction of the rotary drum 32. The tape 3, 4 with the zipper member is continuously welded to the bag film 5, 6 on a circumferential surface of the rotary drum 32 by a seal bar 35 that has a welding surface 34 in a curved shape corresponding to a circumferential surface shape of the rotary drum 32. The whole tape 3, 4 with the zipper member is accommodated in the tape introducing groove 33 for the tape with the zipper member and a seal surface of a tape body 31, 41 is adapted to be substantially flush with the circumferential surface of the rotary drum 32, so that heat applied from the seal bar 35 to the tape 3, 4 with the zipper member is restrained from transferring to the rotary drum 32.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Goto, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110269610
    Abstract: A method of automatically manufacturing a filled packette having a closure where a film is advanced from a feed roller to a punch that produces a series of holes in the film. Individual closures are then positioned into each punched hole and ultrasonically welded into place. The film is folded and oriented vertically so that heat sealing may be used to form the side and bottom edges of individual pockets. The film is then clipped to form individual pockets and filed with the appropriate amount of desired material from a bulk feeder. The filled pockets may be sealed along the top edge to form a closed packette and die cut to form the final packette shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MARIETTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Moreau, Thomas Larkin
  • Publication number: 20110268372
    Abstract: A side-gusseted bag has two front walls which are joined by a side gusset at a longitudinal side provided with a reclosure. The side gusset is folded-over outwards in the region of the reclosure in such a manner that the side gusset ends at its folded-over section at the associated longitudinal side. The reclosure running in the longitudinal direction is fastened to an inner surface of the side gusset at the folded-over section. A method for manufacturing a side-gusseted bag is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: NORDENIA USA INC.
    Inventors: Jochen Brauer, Mark W. Gum
  • Publication number: 20110186619
    Abstract: An envelope for direct mail marketing with an integrated component that may be peeled out to reveal a transparent polyester-like splittable laminate, allowing the recipient to view the contents of the envelope. The removed component may serve as a coupon, label, tag, or other useful component. The removable component may also be affixed to the inner surface of the envelope to be viewable by the recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: John Moresi
  • Publication number: 20110168770
    Abstract: An envelope can include a first wall with a first edge, a second wall with a second edge connected to the first edge along a connected portion configured for providing a side of the envelope, the first and second edges respectively including first and second separate portions that are separate from each other, the separate portions extending from the connected portions at a transition location and a reinforcing member associated with the connected portion adjacent the transition location for reinforcing the connected portion adjacent the transition location. An apparatus for making an envelope is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Ostwald, Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 7937908
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of first and second adhesives for the attachment of zipper flanges to reclosable packages. A first adhesive is typically a reactive, cross-linkable hot melt adhesive while the second adhesive is typically non-cross-linkable hot melt adhesive, typically, but not limited to, either EVA-based or polyamide-based. Alternatively, the second adhesive can be a coextrusion layer including a resin that is typically used as a sealant layer in zipper extrusion, such as metallocene type linear low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Anzini, Rusty Koenigkramer, Glyn Russell, Ernesto L. Pitargue, Arthur A. Bucci
  • Patent number: 7909750
    Abstract: A device is provided for feeding horizontally oriented packages or bags at a regular interval to a zipper profile attaching device. The loose packages or bags are placed onto a servo-driven lugged chain conveyor wherein the lugs are evenly spaced at the nominal desired center-to-center spacing of the packages or bags. The servo-driven lugged chain conveyor feeds the packages or bags to be captured between upper and lower secondary constant velocity conveyors. The lower secondary constant velocity conveyor includes an encoder which is used to slave the servo of the servo-driven lugged chain conveyor, with an adjustable programmable ratio. This achieves a consistent center-to-center distance of the horizontally oriented packages or bags which are then fed to a zipper profile attaching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton R. Howell, David C. Wallace, Adam N. Caplan
  • Publication number: 20110052100
    Abstract: A closure system for a flexible bag. The flexible bag includes a plurality of panels defining an interior compartment of the bag, and a mouth portion for accessing the interior compartment of the bag. The closure system is implemented in two opposing panels of the plurality of panels. Specifically, each one of the two opposing panels further includes a first portion defining a handle and a second portion including an aperture. The first portion of each opposing panel is positioned at a top edge of the panel proximate to the mouth portion, and the second portion of each panel is positioned adjacent to and below the first portion. The handles of the two opposing panels are configured to be drawn together, inserted successively through each of the apertures, and then cinched in order to close the mouth portion of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: The Waste Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mikel Eisenberg, Kristen Brown
  • BAG
    Publication number: 20110044566
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag for storing food items may include a first sidewall and a second sidewall joined to the first sidewall to define an interior volume. The first and second sidewalls may be made from pliable thermoplastic material and may be joined together about their edges. To access the interior volume, the first and second top edges of the bag may remain un-joined to provide an opening. The bag may include a deformed portion. The deformed portion may cause some of the material to be offset or lie out of plane with respect to the material prior to deformation. The deformed portion may assist a user in grasping the top of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Theodore J. Fish, Kara Ferrari, Thomas P. Koziol
  • Publication number: 20110038565
    Abstract: The application relates to a means for closing a bag, in particular a bag made of bio plastics. The means for closing a bag comprises at least one wire covered at least partially with a coating of a bio plastics. The coating is a closed coating offering the wire corrosion protection when exposed at normal ambient conditions during storage or use of the means and the coating being degradable, biodegradable or compostable once the means is exposed to an environment suitable for decomposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: André Grob, Peter Poelman, Alain Leplae
  • Publication number: 20110038570
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete tape including a base strip between first and second side panels; at least a first portion of the first surface of the strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and adhered by the adhesive to the inner surface of the first panel at a first location, and a second portion of the first surface of the strip anchored to the inner surface of the first panel at a second location; a die cut in the first panel, the die cut defining a die cut segment, the die cut segment so arranged that when the package is opened, it can be reclosed by adhering at least one of the first and second panels to the adhesive; and a product in the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock, Joseph E. Owensby, Alexis M. Chalfant
  • Publication number: 20110038571
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable package includes a pouch including a discrete laminate including a tape including a base strip coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a panel section having a die cut defining a die cut segment the panel section adhered by the PSA to the base strip; the discrete laminate anchored to a first side panel; and a product in the pouch. The die cut segment is so arranged with respect to the pressure sensitive adhesive that when the package is opened, the package can be reclosed by adhering any of the first side panel, second side panel, and panel section to the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20110038573
    Abstract: An easy-open package includes a pouch including a first and second side panel joined together along their first and second side edges; a first end; a second end; the panels joined together along their respective second ends; a discrete strip between the panels including a first and second surface each including a sealant, one of the surfaces including an easy-open sealant, the first surface of the strip sealed to the inner surface of the first side panel, the second surface of the strip sealed to the inner surface of the second side panel, the strip near and spaced apart from the first end of the pouch, and spaced apart from the second end of the pouch; a die cut disposed in the first side panel; the first end of the first side panel joined to the second side panel; and a product in the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Publication number: 20110038564
    Abstract: A reusable bag, generally square, oblong or rectangular in shape, which is resealable by means of a top press and seal strip or strips, so that food stuffs or other items can be transported or stored in a sanitary condition. The bag may be composed entirely or in part of silicone so that it is durable, recyclable, impermeable to liquids and can withstand extremes of temperature making it suitable for freezing or thawing as well as transporting foods. The bag may be transparent, opaque or have various artistic designs or measurements incorporated into its manufacturing. The bag may also have a protrusion temporarily or permanently attached to it for attaching feeding utensils or various other items for transport along with the articles contained in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Cindy Ann Slansky
  • Publication number: 20110038572
    Abstract: An easy-open package includes a pouch including first and second side panels each having a first and second surface a first and second end, and a first and second transverse edge; a discrete strip, between the panels, including first and second surfaces each including a sealant, at least one of the surfaces including an easy-open sealant, the first surface of the strip sealed to the inner surface of the first panel, and the second surface of the strip sealed to the inner surface of the second panel; a first and second opening flap; and a product disposed in the pouch. Alternatively, an easy-open package includes a pouch including a folded web having first and second longitudinal edges, first and second transverse seals, a lap seal along the length of the folded web, a discrete strip within the lap seal, and a first opening flap; and a product disposed in the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew W. Moehlenbrock
  • Patent number: 7867156
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a spout having a flange to a preformed hole in an open-ended container. The apparatus comprises of an applicator system and a mandrel. The applicator system is able to translate a linear motion to an arc motion. The mandrel is attached to the applicator system. The mandrel is adapted to releasably engage the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: NIMCO Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry G. Bachner, David R. Anchor