Subdividing Web Of Material Patents (Class 493/224)
  • Publication number: 20140294326
    Abstract: A bottom-gusseted package comprises a package body, and a bottom gusset positioned transversely of a longitudinal axis of the package body. Formation of the bottom-gusseted package is effected by positioning individual sleeves transversely of the longitudinal axis of a flexible web which forms the package body. During package formation, the flexible web is cut to form individual packages, with each individual sleeve positioned to form a bottom gusset in a respective package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Innoflex Incorporated
    Inventor: James W. Yeager
  • Patent number: 8540612
    Abstract: A process produces web sections from a flexible web material. The flexible web material is provided with tear-off lines at the distance of the length (L) of the web sections to be formed, which tear-off lines weaken the web material but do not bring about a complete separation of the web sections from the web material. The web sections are separated from the web material along the tear-off lines by tearing. The web material comprises a fabric made of small stretched plastic bands, and the tear-off lines are produced by laser beam processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Peter Skopek, Herbert Fuerst
  • Publication number: 20120305433
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cigarette butt receiving bag of disposable type for receiving and extinguishing glowing cigarettes, which bag (1) comprises a forward sheet (2), a rearward sheet (4), which sheets are sealed to each other along their outer edges (6) leaving an edge portion unsealed so as to provide an opening (8) for receiving a cigarette butt (10), thereby forming a cigarette butt receiving compartment (12) between said forward and rearward sheets (2, 4), and comprising a fluid (14), which is disposed in two heat insulating volumes (16, 18) within the cigarette butt receiving compartment (12). A first heat insulating volume (16) is delimited by the forward sheet (2) and a forward inner layer material(20) which is sealed against the forward sheet (2). A second heat insulating volume (18) is delimited by the rearward sheet (4) and a rearward inner layer material (22) which is sealed against the rearward sheet (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Spinecore AB
    Inventors: Ingela Dunér, Rebecka Dahlén, Stina Axelsson
  • Publication number: 20120275729
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a new apparatus and process for manufacturing mesh bags using a tube cloth. The apparatus and process involve supplying a continuous tube cloth and at least one band with preprinted labels, propping up the tube cloth with a dynamic guiding assembly, attaching the preprinted labels to the tube cloth using hot melted adhesive or heat sealing methods and manufacturing a product from the tube cloth with the horizontal preprinted labels, and attaching plastic film to the tube mesh cloth. The invention also teaches a dynamic guiding assembly which can be used to punch holes on the tube cloth with heating press and avoid attaching of two opposite sides of the tube cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Hsiehyueh Wang LIANG, Cheng Chun Chris Liang
  • Patent number: 8256194
    Abstract: Simulated commercial envelopes and methods of making the same are disclosed. An example envelope includes a first envelope portion having a front panel including a top edge and a bottom edge parallel to the top edge, connected by a pair of side edges. A top flap is integrally formed with the top edge of the front panel about a first fold line and a bottom flap is integrally formed with the bottom edge of the front panel about a second fold line. A second envelope portion having a rear panel is adapted to be secured to the front panel to form a pocket for a mailer insert. The bottom flap foldable about the second fold line and is secured to the rear panel on a side opposite the formed pocket, and the top flap is foldable about the first fold line and is also secured to the rear panel or the bottom flap on the side opposite the formed pocket to form the example envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: R.R.Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Philip Medwell Brown
  • Patent number: 8241194
    Abstract: A process produces web sections from a flexible web material. The flexible web material is provided with tear-off lines at the distance of the length (L) of the web sections to be formed, which tear-off lines weaken the web material but do not bring about a complete separation of the web sections from the web material. The web sections are separated from the web material along the tear-off lines by tearing. The web material comprises a fabric made of small stretched plastic bands, and the tear-off lines are produced by laser beam processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Peter Skopek, Herbert Fuerst
  • Publication number: 20120196730
    Abstract: The present invention addresses certain problems facing flexible packages and the packaging industry. Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method of heat scoring the film or material of the package in various shapes and locations to facilitate the consumer opening the package. Embodiments are also directed to a heat scoring device for delivering the heat score to the package material during the manufacturing process. Other embodiments are directed to a package having one or more heat scores for permitting a user to easily access the contents of a package while maintaining the integrity of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Steele, Greg Melchoir
  • Publication number: 20120195528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for continuously manufacturing containers made of a flexible material from a single continuous laminar band, or from several continuous laminar bands which will be longitudinally attached to form a single continuous laminar band, which will subsequently be transversely cut. In both cases, in a stage of the production phase a single laminar band, folded over itself along longitudinal fold lines, is obtained, the cross-section of which, open or closed according to the embodiment variant, forms a planar figure in which there is distinguished the upper base of the container, which in a variant of the method comprises a portion of band previously provided with holes and corresponding spouts, collapsed on one side, said single laminar band being susceptible of being driven by means of two drive rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: VOLPAK, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Jordi Font Lletche
  • Patent number: 7837606
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a bag from a polymer and/or metal film material provides a bag that has four outer walls connected by four seams and that has a sealed lower end. The bag-forming material is fed in the form of a film web that is wound up on a roll to an unwinding station of a bottom forming device that separates the unwound film web into film segments, connects the film segments, and seals at least one end of the connected segments to form the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Windoeller & Hoelscher
    Inventors: Konrad Tetenborg, Uwe Koehn, Siegfried Maneke, Jan Thorsten Weber
  • Publication number: 20100069212
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus and a method for making package which has less rejection rate during manufacturing. The method in the present invention also produces packages with good dimensional accuracy. The apparatus in the present invention is provided for making three side gusset package with improved method of feeding side gusset tube and feeding bottom gusset along with web registration of bottom and side gusset to have printing perfectly located and aligned on package surfaces such that the images or graphics can be printed partially on front side & back side, continuing over side and bottom gusset surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Ashok CHATURVEDI
  • Publication number: 20100029455
    Abstract: A process produces web sections from a flexible web material. The flexible web material is provided with tear-off lines at the distance of the length (L) of the web sections to be formed, which tear-off lines weaken the web material but do not bring about a complete separation of the web sections from the web material. The web sections are separated from the web material along the tear-off lines by tearing. The web material comprises a fabric made of small stretched plastic bands, and the tear-off lines are produced by laser beam processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: STARLINGER & CO GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Peter Skopek, Herbert Fuerst
  • Publication number: 20100027919
    Abstract: Method of producing a packaging pouch includes the steps of forming a tube on a rotary machine by longitudinally rolling at least one band of flexible material, dividing the tube into lengths and forming the bottom of each pouch to form a compartment. The step of forming the bottom includes paying out and driving and feeding into the forming tube at least one other band, simultaneously dividing the tube into lengths and the other band into segments, causing the front part of the tube to become staggered relative to the front part of the other band or the lengths to become staggered relative to the segments, and finally forming the bottom of each pouch by folding each length transversely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jerome Faytre
  • Patent number: 7044902
    Abstract: A folder operable to cut a printed web received from a printing press. The folder includes a cutting section having cutting cylinders that cut the web into individual printed products, and a cutting motor that is operable to drive the cutting cylinders. A delivery assembly of the folder includes delivery belts that are operable to guide the individual printed products through the folder, and at least one delivery motor is operable to drive the delivery belts. The folder also includes a diverting assembly that diverts individual printed products to one of a plurality of collation paths, and a diverting motor that is operable to drive the diverting assembly. The cutting motor, the delivery motor, and the diverting motor are operable independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Quad/Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ingermar S. d'Agrella, Dennis Sopik, Richard J. Fox, Jeffrey Karch
  • Patent number: 7011615
    Abstract: A method of making a multicompartment reclosable thermoplastic bag having at least two compartments is disclosed. Each compartment has a top, a bottom, two side edges, and two opposing sidewalls joined at the side edges and the bottom. Each compartment has a closure across the top thereof, which are arranged back-to-back and aligned. The compartments are attached together proximate the tops of the compartments, and the bottoms of the compartments are free from being attached to each other. Processes for making such bags from one or more webs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Price, Richard R. Dawkins
  • Patent number: 6986730
    Abstract: A continuous web of breather pouches separated by detachment lines and automated method of packaging medical devices using such a continuous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Todd Hoekstra
  • Patent number: 6513305
    Abstract: Chocolates are wrapped individually by a method that involves feeding single wrapping sheets along a first path in a first direction spaced at a selected pitch, in such a way that the trailing edge of one wrapping sheet and the leading edge of the next are distanced one from another, and at the same time feeding a continuous ribbon in a second direction along a second path that merges with the first path at an assembling station where the ribbon is stably united with the sheets; ribbon and sheet then advance together in a third direction, along which the ribbon is divided into discrete slivers by repeated cuts, each made between the trailing edge of one sheet and the leading edge of the next and at a distance such that each sliver will present a portion projecting from the trailing edge of the wrapping sheet to which it is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Hershey Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 6416452
    Abstract: A method of making multiwall plastic bags wherein half-width foil webs are unwound from respective rolls below a segment of a path within which a multilayer full-width web is guided. The half-width webs can be slit and unfolded or simply unfolded to form full-width single-layer webs which are combined by superimposition to form the multilayer full-width web. The latter is folded and the folded multilayer width is formed into the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Lemo Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Meyer
  • Patent number: 6135938
    Abstract: The machine (1) is provided for production of containers (8) having a trapezoid or triangular form in plane, starting from two films (4) of plastic material superposed on each other. The machine (1) comprises a work station (6) provided with a pair of heat sealing and cutting-out elements (18) extending in directions converging towards each other and transverse to the feed direction of the films (4) so as to simultaneously form two adjacent containers (8) disposed in an inverted relationship with each other in the plane of the films (4). The containers (8) are simultaneousLy removed from opposite sides of the work station (6) by respective removing means (7) provided with clamps (22) and are then released from the clamps (22) and fitted on pairs of underlying needles (36) thus forming stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: American Jet Stream Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Discacciati, Uliano Margini
  • Patent number: 6090235
    Abstract: A machine and a process for formation of a continuous composite tape for the production of wrappings for food products, along with the tape and a wrapping formed using the same; the machine being such that it includes; supply means to provide materials for forming the tape, a unit for bonding of said materials, applicator groups to apply glue on the materials and on the continuous composite tape thus formed, devices for applying the glue along preferred areas; the process being such that it includes the operations of application of the glue on preferred areas of the continuous composite tape and of bonding thereof; the wrapping being such as to provide a perforated flap at its opening and a layer of glue capable of allowing sealing during the packing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Policarta S.r.l.
    Inventor: Arturo Giusti
  • Patent number: 6068585
    Abstract: A gored packing bag which comprises a front body 1, a rear body 2, gores 3,4 formed by gluing the front body and the rear body into a combined situation, and a pair of fasteners 5, 6 in arranged between the front or rear body and the gores, one of a base tape being glued as a whole on an inner surface of the front or rear body close to an open end thereof, while both end portions of the other base tape 8 being glued to a half side of gore 28,29 facing to the front and an intermediate remainder of the gores in the width direction being glued on a corresponding inner surface of the front or rear body, and a fixed portion 30, 31 of remaindered gores in the width direction being glued on a corresponding inner surface of the front or back body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Toshikatu Ouchi
  • Patent number: 5797828
    Abstract: This invention pertains to draw tape equipment, and methods for incorporating draw tapes into plastic and like bags. In general, a continuous plastic web is slit at a slitting station to form layers, and respective free edges. The web then passes to a hole forming station where holes are punched in the top and bottom layers adjacent the free edges. After the holes are punched, edge regions of the top and bottom layers are separated from each other, followed by forming of hems in the separated layers at hem forming stations arranged in parallel with each other. Concurrent with forming of the hems, continuous draw tapes are fed to the hem forming stations and the hems are formed about the draw tapes. The formed hems, with the draw tapes incorporated therein, optionally pass through first temperature control stations where the temperature of the plastic web is controlled to a desired temperature before hem sealing. The formed hems are then sealed to the main bodies of the respective top and bottom layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Selle, Peter J. Gietman, Jr., Timothy R. Dutter, Thomas C. Jansen, Frank M. Slama
  • Patent number: 5776044
    Abstract: A method of making continuous rolls of a thin laminate composite that is ideally suited for the large scale production of reclosable bags which can be used for sealably packaging a wide variety of articles, including food products. The bags of the invention, after being opened, can quickly and easily be closed by rolling the open end downwardly upon itself in a manner to sealably deform one or more inelastic, malleable metal filaments which are encapsulated within at least one of the laminate side walls of the bag. The novel laminate composite material produced by the method of the invention comprises first and second thin layers of film between which one or more length of the thin malleable metal filaments are sealably encapsulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Inventor: Donald Clark
  • Patent number: 5711751
    Abstract: A plastic bag manufacturing method to produce bags with a removable release strip in covering relation over an adhesive deposit adjacent an upper edge of the bag rear panel, in which the height of the release strip is increased to provide continuity along the length thereof to enable urging the strip, as required during the bag manufacturing process, in a machine direction, and the lower release strip portion is notched at locations coinciding with the bag side edges so that these bag side edges are fused for their entire lengths with no inhibiting of this fusing process by the release strip being in an interposed position between the overlying upper edges of the bag front and rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: Hikmet Harmanoglu
  • Patent number: 5674344
    Abstract: Loose fill packaging material consists of elements (21) having a central liner (15) and a corrugated medium (17) on both sides of the liner. The element is made from fibreboard material. A method is disclosed of making the element by securing together the liner of a folded sheet of single faced corrugated fibreboard or securing together the liners of two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Neil Anthony Thompson, Frederick Walter Van Den Hout
  • Patent number: 5503611
    Abstract: A mailing container having upper and lower plain paper layers padded with at least two layers of globular paper is made with feed and unwinding devices for upper and lower paper webs and an unwinding device for the padded webs. A device connects the paper webs with padded webs adjacent an edge of the mailing containers. A device cuts the mailing containers to a predetermined format. A station for globular paper includes at least one supply roll to be unwound from the upper paper web and a lower paper web. A reactivatable hot melt adhesive is applied along predetermined zones, on at least one of the globular paper webs and on at least one web of the upper and lower paper webs before the webs are brought together. The hot melt adhesive applied to the predetermined zones between the upper and lower paper web and/or between the globular paper webs causes these webs to be permanently joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Vereinigte Papierwarenfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Richter, Georg Kucha
  • Patent number: 5496251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing shell-shaped packages, in particular flower sleeves, in which two superposed bands of synthetic material are supplied and machined through die cutting, in such a manner that at least one edge of each package, defining the wide opening, is formed along an ornamental line, whereafter the material bands are cut in transverse direction into separate package portions, the discrete package portions being joined together at the cut edges so as to form the package, wherein, during the die cutting of the longitudinal edges of the material bands, both material bands are perforated through and through in one die cutting operation so as to form suspension portions joined to the package portions via perforated lines extending along an ornamental contour, the suspension portion, formed by the perforation, of one of the two material bands being removed. The invention further relates to an apparatus for carrying out the method, and to the package obtained by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Jei Lee Corporation
    Inventor: Sheng C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 5496252
    Abstract: A flat trapezoidal container provides a generally frustoconical bag with a single cavity when at least partially filled with a pulverulent material such as soil which may have a live plant growing therein, or comestible goods such as popcorn and other snacks which rely heavily upon spur-of-the-moment purchases by a customer who must first be visually attracted to the goods, thereafter be visually convinced of their freshness, and have the opportunity to smell and/or touch the goods prior to purchasing them. The container may also be specifically dimensioned to snugly sheath a flower pot so as to leave therebeneath, a surplus of film in an empty transition zone which is concealable under the flower pot. The container is made from two flat panels of heat-sealable film, each shaped as a trapezium; or from a single web folded double.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Professional Package Company
    Inventor: Scott R. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 5414915
    Abstract: Multiple filter bags are formed from a layered composite sheet of two, essentially identical fibrous or felt layers by needling a plurality of transverse paths each 0.75 to 1.5 inches wide on the composite sheet, the paths being spaced 4-18 inches apart so as to form a plurality of tubular shaped channels. The needled transverse paths are then slit longitudinally along a central line so as to form separate elongated tubes, which are then cross cut apart transversely to produce segments of any desired length such as 12-36 inches. These segments are each final closed at one end of each segment by needling or stitching to form multiple filter bag structures. The invention also includes the felt filter bags produced by this method of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: American Felt & Filter Company
    Inventor: Wilson H. Pryne
  • Patent number: 5346456
    Abstract: An in-line machine for attaching elongated, flexible closure tie elements to the individual bag portions of a laterally folded plastic film web being continuously discharged from a bag forming station, and being forcibly captured by a winder mechanism, engages and drives the moving web toward the winder mechanism by means of mutually spaced inlet, central and outlet drive rollers. During operation of the machine, first and second slack portions of the film web are respectively positioned between the inlet and central rollers, and between the central and outlet rollers. These slack portions are held in vertically looped configurations by a downwardly directed, yielding vacuum force applied thereto. The inlet and outlet rollers are driven at identical speeds corresponding to the constant linear film web output speed from the bag forming station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: John C. Marrelli
    Inventors: Gary L. Rutledge, Edgar R. Pitcher
  • Patent number: 5312318
    Abstract: Twin compartment packets, e.g. tea bags, are formed with the compartments connected at the heads of the packet and optionally at the tails. The packets are produced from a pair of compartmented tubular webs that are brought together with the compartments in register, the webs then being interconnected at the compartment end seals and severed at those seals to form the separate packets. Apparatus for performing the process deposits doses of tea at spaced intervals onto the two separate webs before forming them into the tubular compartmented webs, brings the compartments of the two webs into register, interconnects the registered compartments, and separates the interconnected compartments into individual packets while the web advances continously through the apparatus. The process is capable of high production rates because the webs are able to move through the successive stages at a uniform speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Thomas J. Lipton Co., Division of Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Vernon, James Goodwin, Michael J. Cahill, William M. Buckley
  • Patent number: 5286248
    Abstract: A flexible pouch formed from a single sheet of plastic material folded over upon itself along an umbrella like fold assembly to provide the opposed walls of a chamber for storing a product and an optional second sheet to form the bottom of the chamber. The walls and the bottom are sealed along their periphery to form the chamber. The pouch has a self-opening spout formed in part by the fold assembly which expands and springs open when the sealed end of the spout is cut off. The fold assembly not only provides a large spout opening, but also provides a spring force which keeps the spout open so that all the product may be emptied from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: David P. Dunton
  • Patent number: 5273511
    Abstract: A method for providing a welded side seam area in a plastic bag or package having interlocking male and female profile sections on plies of plastic sheeting material includes the provision of cut-outs through one of the male and female profile sections and contiguous plastic sheeting material at preselected intervals therealong. The welds, which may be provided by a seal bar or jaws, are provided along lines including or passing through the cut-outs. A thinner and more leak-resistant side seam area between bags or packages is the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo Boeckman
  • Patent number: 5273514
    Abstract: A flexible pouch is made having a gusseted bottom structure and an inwardly folded top structure from two webs. A first web is folded over on itself to form an inverted U-shape portion and excess web material is pushed inwardly at the top of the fold to create a U-shaped fold at the top of the pouch. A second web is moved into contact with the open end to form the gusseted bottom. The webs are sealed and served to form the individual pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Knud N. Kristensen
  • Patent number: 5254073
    Abstract: A vented pouch is described which comprises: first and second opposed panels; a base gusset; and, a gas filter arrangement oriented in one of the panels. The gusset member is preferably oriented between the panels, along edges thereof, to form a base by which the pouch can be stood up during use. Preferably, the pouch is provided with a rib and trough closure arrangement extending there across. A preferred method for formation of preferred such pouches is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Kapak Corporation
    Inventors: Cecil Richison, Gary M. Bell
  • Patent number: 5254074
    Abstract: A novel process provides an inflatable bag for filling the void and particularly head space of partially filled boxes, the bag comprising an air chamber therein and manufactured from a single sheet of linear, low density polyethylene folded and heat sealed with a first end seam, a second end seam, and an upper end seam, and the bag including a check valve traversing the upper seam, the valve in communication at one valve terminus with the air chamber and in communication with the exterior of the bag at a second valve terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Laminated Films & Packaging
    Inventors: James A. Landers, Gary O. Reid, Steven J. Greenland
  • Patent number: 5147272
    Abstract: A vented pouch is described which comprises: first and second opposed panels; a base gusset; and, a gas filter arrangement oriented in one of the panels. The gusset member is preferably oriented between the panels, along edges thereof, to form a base by which the pouch can be stood-up during use. Preferably, the pouch is provided with a rib and trough closure arrangement extending thereacross. A preferred method for formation of preferred such pouches is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Kapak Corporation
    Inventors: Cecil Richison, Gary M. Bell
  • Patent number: 5096516
    Abstract: Dual flexible plastic pouches and a method of making the pouches where the pouches are reuseable and reclosable and have a double fastener strip arranged along the center between the pouches, the double strip is formed with a lower layer and upper pull flanges folded in from the edge of the lower layer with the pull flanges having reclosable rib and groove elements between the flanges and lower layer, an upper film web is juxtaposed over the lower web and bonded thereto over the peripheral edge to form pouches, the flanges are heat sealed to the upper web with a heat blocking thermal barrier between the flanges and lower layer of the fastener to prevent unintentional bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Zip-Pak, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel P. McDonald, Donald L. Van Erden
  • Patent number: 4979933
    Abstract: A reclosable bag having an open end with a side margin adjacent the open end, a metal segment in the side margin having ends extending beyond the opening and a sealing tape overlying the metal strip for encapsulation thereof. Apparatus for manufacturing reclosable bags includes a continuous webbing of flexible bags joined end-to-end, a continuous roll of metal strip with an arrangement for forming the metal strip into discrete segments. A roll of adhesively coated sealing tape and an arrangement for positioning the sealing tape over a metal strip segment while applying the sealing tape to one end of a flexible bag. A method of forming the reclosable bags includes the steps of providing a serial succession of bags joined end-to-end, stretching a portion of each bag so as to be free of wrinkles, aligning a metal strip segment with the wrinkle-free portion of the bag and sealing the metal strip segment of the bag with a portion of sealing tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Heinz F. Runge
  • Patent number: 4936817
    Abstract: A reclosable bag having an open end with a side margin adjacent the open end, a metal segment in the side margin having ends extending beyond the opening and a sealing tape overlying the metal strip for encapsulation thereof. Apparatus for manufacturing reclosable bags includes a continuous webbing of flexible bags joined end-to-end, a continuous roll of metal strip with an arrangement for forming the metal strip into discrete segments. A roll of adhesively coated sealing tape and an arrangement for positioning the sealing tape over a metal strip segment while applying the sealing tape to one end of a flexible bag. A method of forming the reclosable bags includes the steps of providing a serial succession of bags joined end-to-end, stretching a portion of each bag so as to be free of wrinkles, aligning a metal strip segment with the wrinkle-free portion of the bag and sealing the metal strip segment of the bag with a portion of sealing tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Heinz F. Runge
  • Patent number: 4931035
    Abstract: A mailer having an oversized insert and method wherein an interior ply is transversely folded and adhered to an unfolded interior ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Wallace Computer Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4731142
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a method of making a pocket folder having a plurality of page inserts from a pre-printed web. A first fold line is provided along a first transverse line which divides the web into integral folder and insert sections. A second fold line is provided along a second transverse line adjacent an end of the folder section opposite the insert section, thereby forming a folder pocket member. A third fold line formed along the longitudinal midline of the folder portion divides the folder portion into first and second cover sheets. The insert section is cut inside of and parallel to opposite longitudinal edges of the web to form lateral marginal portions. The insert portion is also cut adjacent to and parallel with the longitudinal center line to form a pair of insert pages separated by a medial marginal portion. The lateral and medial portions are removed and the insert pages are folded along the first transverse fold line to superpose the folder cover sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Kurt H. Volk, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Stenner
  • Patent number: 4726802
    Abstract: A composite mailing wrapper suitable for use with a catalog or magazine is produced from an integral web and comprises front and rear cover sheets joined along a longitudinal fold line to which is detachably connected at least one preformed reply envelope, and optionally, at least one response device which is detachably connected to the envelope flap(s). When assembled to the catalog the envelope(s) and optional response device(s) are contained within the fold of the cover sheets. All of the elements comprising the composite wrapper can be personalized without risk of mismatching as they are produced from an integral web and are not detached from each other during manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1988
    Assignee: Kurt H. Volk, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt E. Volk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4704100
    Abstract: An elongate apparatus for forming a plurality of plastic bags or pouches from a continuous length of thermoplastic film, in which the moving film is folded to form a double thickness which is open inwardly from one edge, and is folded inwardly from said one edge to form a flap ply which is treated at a plurality of aligned workstations to form physical bag features, such as to form spaced hanger-receiving slits, insert spaced hangers, form a longitudinal hanger-confining heat seam, fold out the flap ply, apply spaced adhesive closures, form V-cuts in the flap ply and fold back the flap ply to overlie the double ply prior to forming heat-seal transverse cuts which segregate the web into a plurality of plastic bags or pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Inventor: Aaron Kaufman
  • Patent number: 4632854
    Abstract: A web of packaging material made of heat sealable plastic sheeting has two parallel rows of cover portions sealed to the outer surface of the sheeting and arranged eccentrically to the longitudinal center of the web. The cover portions are made of a material which is stiffer than the plastic sheeting and which can be welded to it, preferably plastic coated cardboard or paper. Each cover portion is of approximately equal size and shape and are equally spaced longitudinally along the web. At least one row of cover portions is preferably sealed to the plastic sheeting by an inner cover strip at a surface eccentric to the geometric center of the cover portion and includes a ring pull to facilitate the opening of a subsequently formed package. In an alternate embodiment, only one row of cover portions is sealed to the outer surface of the web along the longitudinal center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Developpement S.A.
    Inventors: Ingemar Ohlsson, Finn T. Madsen, Steffen Kjaerbye
  • Patent number: 4630310
    Abstract: A series of bags comprising at least two rows in side by side relationship is disclosed. Each row comprises a plurality of bags separable from the next by perforations between the bottom seal of one bag and the top lip of an adjacent bag. The rows are staggered such that the perforations do not extend entirely across the rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Franklin P. Winesett
  • Patent number: 4624654
    Abstract: A method of forming plastic film bag bodies with draw strips comprises the steps of providing a continuous length of plastic film once folded to provide superposed panels and two free longitudinal edges opposite a fold edge, folding the two longitudinal free edges inwardly between the adjoining panels to provide a pair of longitudinal inwardly turned hems of double thickness, inserting a continuous material draw strip into each hem, joining together longitudinally the double layer thicknesses of each hem to form a channel along a longitudinal edge of each panel containing one of the continuous strips and transversely severing the material and strips at regular intervals to separate individual bag body lengths from the continuous web of material. Holes are punched along the folded hems of the bag before the draw tapes are inserted so as to allow access to the inserted tapes in the manufactured bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Dana M. Boyd, Franz Bustin
  • Patent number: 4537586
    Abstract: A combination of a self-opening shopping bag and a coupon strip is disclosed together with apparatus and a method for making same. An elongated coupon strip containing coupons is affixed inside the front panel of the bag. The coupon packet is sized and positioned widthwise between the side gussets of the bag. The strip has a perforated margin portion and only the margin is adhered to the bag so that the coupons can be readily detached. The coupon-applying apparatus includes a coupon strip roll stand positioned in line with the bag paper roll stand. A glue applicator is mounted on the coupon strip roll stand for applying glue to the margin of the strip. The coupon strip meets the underside of the bag paper as the paper travels around an outfeed roller of the bag paper roll stand. The coupon roll stand includes a brake for tensioning the strip. Spacers are mounted on the former and spaced apart for the coupon strip to pass between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1985
    Assignee: Willamette Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald S. Gale, William E. Bristol, Carroll Noonan
  • Patent number: 4464157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoplastic bag structures which are characterized by having a pair of carrying handles formed integrally with the bag walls and extending upwardly from opposite sides of the open mouth portion of the bag. Specifically, such handled bags are particularly characterized in having reinforced handle members where the handles comprise at least two layers of thermoplastic material, one of the layers imparting tensile strength to the individual layer and the other layer particularly employed to provide the requisite puncture and tear resistance necessary in such a bag structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon L. Benoit, Jack J. Donaldson, Paul D. Heilman
  • Patent number: 4443211
    Abstract: An envelope forming machine includes frame means supporting envelope blank feed means for feeding envelope blanks from an upstream end serially past aligner means, a printer transfer roller positioned adjacently above selectively operable printer means, scoring means and folding means to an envelope delivery station, with a release paper patch applying means being positioned above the transfer roller to apply a patch of release paper to adhesive on a flap of each envelope as each envelope flap passes over the printer transfer roller which serves as a backup roller against the flap during the application of the patch of release paper to the envelope flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1984
    Assignee: National Service Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Wooley
  • Patent number: 4413984
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing window envelopes is provided. After an opening has been cut in an envelope blank and glue applied around the opening, a window patch is secured over the opening and a panel secured behind the window patch. The panel serves as the rear panel of a pocket portion formed behind the window. When the envelope blank is folded and glued into its intended form, it will include both a relatively large compartment and a relatively small pocket. The window patch and pocket panel are cut from webs traveling at unequal speeds and transferred to an envelope blank through the use of cylinders having suction means therein. The patch and panel are carried by a first cylinder which rotates them to a position where they are adjacent a second cylinder. At this point, suction within the first cylinder is terminated so that the suction means within the second cylinder will draw the patch and panel thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: New York Envelope Corp.
    Inventor: Seymour S. Alter