Handle Or Suspension Means Patents (Class 493/226)
  • Patent number: 9284098
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a drawstring bag comprised from a first panel and a second panel. The first panel and the second panel are joined along a first side, a bottom, and a second side. The first panel and the second panel thereby define an upper opening of the bag. The drawstring bag may further comprise a first hem located along the upper opening of the bag in the first panel and a first drawstring may be disposed within the first hem. The first drawstring may be manufactured from a drawtape film subjected to a cold-stretch process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventor: Brad A. Cobler
  • Patent number: 9039590
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described for providing a bag having an internally reinforced header. A reinforcing material is combined with a bag material to provide strength to the reinforced header. The reinforcing material and the bag material are aligned during manufacturing such that the reinforcing material is positioned in a header area of a bag formed by folding the bag material. A seal that passes through both the reinforcing material and the bag material retains the reinforcing material within the bag header. A bag handle may then be punched into the header through the bag material and the reinforcing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Daughtry, Gary Howard, Fred Daughtry
  • Patent number: 9033146
    Abstract: Embodiments of a loop clip used with a golf bag and methods to manufacture a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the loop clip may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Karston Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell
  • Publication number: 20150104119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle (10), in particular a flexible bag (10) made of paper, with a front part (20), a back part (30) and a bottom (50), which is closed by a bottom unit, and with an opening (1) lying opposite the bottom (50), wherein the bottom unit has a bottom portion (120) of the front part (20) and a bottom portion (130) of the back part (30), the bottom portion (130) of the back part (30) is shorter than the bottom portion (120) of the front part (20), such that the bottom portion (120) of the front part (20) is secured directly on the back part (30) by turning the bottom unit (100) back along a fold line (101), and the opening (1) is formed by a peripheral edge (2) which extends at a height of the front part (20) and of the back part (30) and which is at least partially frayed, thereby reducing the danger of injury at the edge (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventor: Jörg-Christian Thies
  • Publication number: 20150037467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pouch and a method for making the same. In the inventive method, which is adapted to produce pouches having a limited amount of fusible material, a heat-sealable cord is arranged on a web forming confronting side surface of each pouch. Those confronting side surfaces are fused by heating the heat-sealable cord. The present invention furthermore provides a pouch, in particular containing a brewable or extractable commodity such as tea, with a pocket defined between confronting side surfaces of a web. The pouch of the present invention can have a limited amount of fusible material as the confronting side surfaces are joined by solidified melt of a heat-sealable cord arranged in vicinity of at least one edge of the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Lambertz, Phil Haddow, Peter John Whitlock, Bradley Wiggett, Michael Klein, Hans Knops, Wolfgang Richael
  • Publication number: 20150030262
    Abstract: A method for forming a bag with a carrying handle from a continuous web of flexible material is described. The handle has an inactivated position, in which it extends substantially in a cross machine direction of the web, and an activated or in-use position, substantially perpendicular to the inactivated position. The method permits attachment of the handles to the web before the bag is formed, without a risk of inadvertently cutting the handle. The activated position of the handle provides optimum force distribution among the materials of the bag, thus minimizing or eliminating the need for using reinforcement materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: OTIUM PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY BV
    Inventors: Hendrik, Jan Van Den Berg, Petrus, Clemens, Maria Pannekeet, Sandra Pannekeet
  • Publication number: 20140216962
    Abstract: Embodiments of a loop clip used with a golf bag and methods to manufacture a golf bag are generally described herein. Other embodiments of the loop clip may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: KARSTEN MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Higdon, James D. Martell
  • Publication number: 20140212070
    Abstract: A bulk bag and method of making the bulk bag uses lift hoops that are securely linked to eyelets of lift straps that are attached to a bulk bag body so that the bulk bag can be lifted by the lift hoops. The bulk bag body includes a top portion, a bottom portion and a side portion. The lift straps may be attached to the bulk bag body such that at least portions of the lift straps extend along the side portion of the bulk bag body at an angle from the top portion of the bulk bag body to the bottom portion of the bulk bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Qizhong Diao
  • Publication number: 20140198999
    Abstract: A bulk bag includes at least first, second, third, fourth and fifth panels. The first panel forms a first sidewall, a first bottom wall and a first opposite sidewall. The second panel is attached to the first panel and forms a second sidewall adjacent to the first sidewall, a second bottom wall adjacent to the first bottom wall and a second opposite sidewall adjacent to the first opposite sidewall. The third panel is attached to the first panel and forms a first end wall attached to the first sidewall, the first bottom wall and the first opposite sidewall. The fourth panel is attached to the second panel and forms a second end wall attached to the second sidewall, the second bottom wall and the second opposite sidewall. The fifth panel is disposed between and attached to the first and second panels to form a first compartment and a second compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Bobby Glen Brown, Krystavel Zulaica
  • Patent number: 8622258
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a panel, and a handle assembly. The body defines a closed volume of the container and further includes at least two opposing walls having a width and longitudinally extending between a first end and a second end of the body. The panel includes an inner surface fixedly secured to the panel to the body. The handle assembly is at least partially disposed within a space created between the panel and the body, the handle assembly having a dispensing aperture, and the handle assembly being slidable within the space. A method of forming a container and a method of dispensing a container are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8597168
    Abstract: A side-gusset bag has face panels each having a pair of side edges. Two respective side gussets are each connected between a respective one of the side edges of one of the face panels and a respective one of the side edges of the other face panel. The face panels and side gussets together form a bag body formed along each of the side edges flanking one of the gussets with at least one slot. Two respective carry handles each have a middle section outside the body and a pair of ends extending through a respective one of the slots with the two carry handles at least generally aligned with each other. Welds secure each of the ends inside the body to the respective side gusset and close the slots around the ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschland Halle GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Koesters, Alfons Kruse, Jochen Brauer
  • Patent number: 8545375
    Abstract: A carrier and a method for making a carrier with handles between rows of containers in both two-wide and three-wide configurations, and with the handle portion and container holding portion formed from different sheets connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Marco, Arthur R. Slaters
  • Publication number: 20130248394
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and apparatus in which a reusable bag is provided for the collection and return of soiled garments, laundry and/or other clothing items. The bag may be provided in the form of a hamper that is open at the top, with one or more hooks that allow the bag to be hung from a clothing rod, and is provided with engagement devices that allow the bag to be folded up when not in use, and then unfolded to various levels for containment and protection of clean items that have been hung on standard hangers. In some embodiments, garment protection flaps and a detachable accessory bag are provided inside the bag. In other embodiments, convenient handles are provided as part of the hangers which support the bags, the handles being positioned to balance the bag when it is being carried to avoid spilling the contents thereof, the bags having special flaps for engaging the hangers having the handles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen E. Berglund
  • Publication number: 20130203577
    Abstract: Handle-forming machine for shaping and attaching strap handles to bags or carrier bags, and/or to continuous rolls of paper to make bags or carrier bags, said strap handles being formed by folding substantially into a U shape at least one strip or strap. The handle-forming machine comprises at least one carousel rotating around a main shaft, said carousel in turn comprising one or more cradles for gripping and folding the straps. Advantageously each cradle rotates around a main shaft at least from a feed station of said strap/s, to a folding station into a U shape of each strap and to a loading station of the folded strap, for attachment to the bag or to the continuous roll of paper which the bag will be made from. Moreover the cradle also rotates around its own axis radial to the main shaft, to rotate the position of the relative strap between the folding and loading feed stations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Paolo Zanarella, Marco Zanchin
  • Patent number: 8500617
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an extraction bag sheet including: (1) a step of placing and holding tags on a rotary supporting body at predetermined intervals; (2) threading a string into a continuous pattern on the circumferential surface of the rotary supporting body; (3) bonding the string to the tags; (4) supplying a water-permeable filter sheet onto the tags and the string; (5) bonding the water-permeable filter sheet to the string; and (6) bonding the water-permeable filter sheet to the tags. In the bonding steps of (3), (5), and (6), bonding heads are used which are moved reciprocally and oscillatingly about the center axis of the rotary supporting body and moved vertically relative to the circumferential surface of the rotary supporting body by an oscillation servo motor and a vertical movement servo motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignees: Tsubakimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., Fabrica Toyama Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuji, Masahiro Sunada, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8485955
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. A delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. A bag handling mechanism has an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm to orient the bag engaging hand in alignment with a top one of the groups of bags to transfer the bag to a handle securing station where the bag handle is welded thereto. After the handle is welded its relationship with respect to other parts of the bag is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hood Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Girard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Patent number: 8322923
    Abstract: A bag has a panel made of film and having an inner face and an outer face and formed with at least two throughgoing and spaced attachment holes. A carry handle has a pair of spaced ends each having an adhesive-coated face engaging the outer face over a respective one of the holes. Respective inner patches each have an adhesive-coated face engaging the inner face over a respective one of the holes and engaged through the respective hole with the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Jackson, Inc
    Inventor: Mark W. Gum
  • Patent number: 8256189
    Abstract: A punch assembly is provided in a form, fill, and seal machine that provides a package that includes a sealed end portion and contains an article. The punch assembly includes a housing, and a heat sink provided in and retained by the housing, where the heat sink includes a punch tip that is to provide an opening in the sealed end portion of the package. The punch assembly also includes a coil heater contacting the heat sink to provide heat to the heat sink and the punch tip, where one or more air gaps are provided between the housing and the heat sink to prevent heat transfer from the heat sink to a seal jaw assembly of the form, fill, and seal machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lako Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis M. Montano, Larry Smith, William Witzler
  • Publication number: 20120165171
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. A delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. A bag handling mechanism has an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm to orient the bag engaging hand in alignment with a top one of the groups of bags to transfer the bag to a handle securing station where the bag handle is welded thereto. After the handle is welded its relationship with respect to other parts of the bag is verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Girard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Publication number: 20120093441
    Abstract: A bag includes a panel having an inner surface and an outer surface and an elongate aperture through the panel. A handle strip having a handle carrying part is disposed adjacent the panel inner surface with the carrying part inserted through the aperture. Extension parts of the handle strip depending from the carrying part are located adjacent the panel inner surface and one or both of the extension parts are folded over and heat sealed to each other and to the inner surface of the bag. The folded extension acts to provide a reinforcing strip and to seal the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian George Hutchison, Michael Reid Martin
  • Patent number: 8137253
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching system and method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. The system comprises a delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. Two or more automated bag handling mechanisms are disposed spaced-apart adjacent the conveyor at respective bag transfer stations. Each of the bag handling mechanisms are independently operated and have an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hood Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Girard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Patent number: 8083660
    Abstract: The invention provides for a re-closable flexible package with gussets (2, 3, 4) on the sides and bottom for increasing its volume and providing ease of storage comprising: —a slider zipper assembly (5, 6) to open and close said package; —a diaphragm (7) of at least one metalized film placed below the slider zipper assembly to seal the package and act as barrier making it tamper proof; —a scoring line (45) on said diaphragm (7) for making it easier and more convenient for the user to tear open and access the contents of the package; —a handle (8) made of a laminate for ease in lifting or carrying the flexible package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Ashok Chaturvedi
  • Publication number: 20110229060
    Abstract: A stand-up pour bag has front and back panels made of a thermoplastic film and having joined longitudinal edges and upper and lower transverse edges bridging the transverse edges. An inwardly folded lower end panel made of thermoplastic film extends between and is joined to the lower edges of the front and back panels, and an inwardly folded upper end panel made of thermoplastic film extends between and is secured at joints to the upper edges of the front and back panels. A closable pourer is bonded to the upper end panel and the upper edge of the front panel at the joint between the upper end panel and the upper edge of the front panel. A carry handle made of a thermoplastic film is bonded to the back panel generally centrally and inward of the edges thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jens KOESTERS
  • Publication number: 20110206300
    Abstract: A side-gusset bag has face panels each having a pair of side edges. Two respective side gussets are each connected between a respective one of the side edges of one of the face panels and a respective one of the side edges of the other face panel. The face panels and side gussets together form a bag body formed along each of the side edges flanking one of the gussets with at least one slot. Two respective carry handles each have a middle section outside the body and a pair of ends extending through a respective one of the slots with the two carry handles at least generally aligned with each other. Welds secure each of the ends inside the body to the respective side gusset and close the slots around the ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Jens Koesters, Alfons Kruse, Jochen Brauer
  • Publication number: 20110176750
    Abstract: A foldable bag includes a thin film sheet and a plurality of spaced panels attached to the thin film sheet. Edges of the thin film sheet are coupled. Interstices between the spaced panels form hinges that permit folding, unfolding and compact refolding of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Keller
  • Publication number: 20110158559
    Abstract: A bottom gusset bag includes a gusset connecting a front and rear panel. The side regions of the front and rear panels are sealed to each other in a pair of side seams in a manner such that when the bag is unfilled it is flattened and when the bag is filled it is substantially a six-sided cubic shape with the bottom of the filled bag formed of the bottom gusset being substantially flat. The bottom gusset bag further includes a side handle that includes a strip of material exterior of the gusset with the ends of the handle joined to each pair of side seams. The handle extends along an exterior surface of the bag from a first side seam along an exterior surface of the rear or front panel to a second side seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Nicolais, Francis Bruneau
  • Publication number: 20110158560
    Abstract: A bottom gusset bag includes a bottom gusset connecting a front and rear panel. The side regions of the front and rear panels are sealed to each other in a pair of side seams in a manner such that when the bag is unfilled it is flattened and when the bag is filled it is substantially a six-sided cubic shape with the bottom of the filled bag formed of the bottom gusset being substantially flat. The bottom gusset bag further includes a handle that includes a strip of material interior of the bottom gusset with the ends of the handle joined to each pair of side seams. Further, the bottom gusset bag can include weakened portions in the bottom gusset on opposing sides of the handle that, when broken, expose holes for a hand or fingers to enter the bottom gusset and wrap around the internal handle for carrying the bottom gusset bag with the bottom facing upwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Nicolais, Michael L. Abell
  • Publication number: 20110019938
    Abstract: The invention concerns a new paper shopper or bag (B) and a system for the manufacture thereof, said bag comprising a folded and glued sheet (P), two handles (M, N) placed in proximity to two opposite edges (F1) of said sheet (P), forming the upper edges (B1) of said bag (B), said sheet (P) being folded along at least one line (A), transversal to the longitudinal axis (Bx) joining said handles (M, N), said line (A) forming the continuous and jointless bottom (B3), and wherein the lateral edges (F2) of said sheet (P) are coupled in such a way as to obtain the two vertical closed sides (B4) of the bag (B). Said system comprises a station (1) for unwinding a continuous sheet (F) according to an advance direction (X), and each bag (B), before the cutting operation (11) that separates the individual bags, is arranged with its main longitudinal axis (Bx) placed transversally with respect to said advance direction (X).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: J.W.T. SNC DI GIACOMETTI STEFANO & ZANON WALTER
    Inventor: Fernando Giacometti
  • Publication number: 20100331159
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching system and method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. The system comprises a delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. Two or more automated bag handling mechanisms are disposed spaced-apart adjacent the conveyor at respective bag transfer stations. Each of the bag handling mechanisms are independently operated and have an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Gerard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Publication number: 20100067830
    Abstract: A container suitable for being subjected to a filling and closing process, said container being formed from at least one flexible multi-layer laminated film and comprising at least one front panel and' at least one side panel sealed together, the length of said at least one side panel being shorter than the length of said at least one front panel, characterised in that said container comprises at least one device applied by means of adhesive to the outer surface of at least one of said side panels, said device being suitable for being partially raised to form a handle for the container itself. Said container is produced by means of an efficient and cost-effective method capable of being made with a limited number of steps, with no further step being necessary at the end of the production of the container to apply the handle to the container itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: ALCAN PACKAGING ARENZANO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone Angiolini, Andrea Della Torre
  • Publication number: 20080301910
    Abstract: A self contained disposable bonded carry handle comprised of a layer of bonding material having a bottom side and a top side being coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive, said top side being coated with pressure sensitive adhesive about the periphery, at least one flexible handle having a first end and a second end affixed to the pressure sensitive adhesive on the top side of the bonding layer such that the center portion of the handle is movable and foldable, a protective layer affixed to the adhesive layer on the top side of the bonding layer, said protective layer having an opening to allow for access to the handle, and a having a centralized hole and a bottom layer substantially coated with pressure sensitive adhesive, said bottom layer affixed to the protective layer such that the handle passes through the centralized hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: Patricia Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7404789
    Abstract: A machine (1) for making filter bags (4) of tetrahedral shape for infusion products comprises a revolving conveyor drum (15) driven by a first drive shaft (16) to feed a web (5) of filter paper along a path (P) on which there are positioned: a station (25) for feeding the filter paper web (5); a station (21) for feeding a succession of tags (6); a station (22) for feeding tie string (7) connecting the filter bags (4) to the respective tags (6); a station (23) for arranging the tie string (7) according to a defined pattern on the path (P); and a plurality of sealers (24) facing the path (P) to attach the tie string (7) and the tags (6) to the filter paper web (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Sauro Rivola, Giorgio Manaresi
  • Patent number: 7401450
    Abstract: This invention concerns an infusion bag, especially for tea, which has a top part with folded down corners and a middle part folded over it, to which a string with two free ends is attached that goes from one side of the top part through a hole in the folded down parts forming a loop on the other side of the top part and comes back, whereby the two free ends are drawn up through the loop laid over the top edge of the infusion bag and pulled to form a knot. The solution in the invention is characterized by the fact that two holes are made in the top part at a lateral distance next to one another, on the left and right of the longitudinal axis of the bag; each hole goes through a folded down corner and the middle of the top part; by the fact that the string forms a loop and one end goes through one hole and the other end through the second hole; by the fact that the loop is laid over the top edge of the infusion bag, and both ends of the string go up through the loop to form a double knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Teepack Spezialmaschinen GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Lohrey, Stefan Lambertz, Manfred Hauers, Dieter Vits
  • Patent number: 7204794
    Abstract: A machine (1) for making filter bags (4) of tetrahedral shape for infusion products comprises a revolving conveyor drum (15) driven by a first drive shaft (16) to feed a web (5) of filter paper along a path (P) on which there are positioned: a station (25) for feeding the filter paper web (5); a station (21) for feeding a succession of tags (6); a station (22) for feeding tie string (7) connecting the filter bags (4) to the respective tags (6); a station (23) for arranging the tie string (7) according to a defined pattern on the path (P); and a plurality of sealers (24) facing the path (P) to attach the tie string (7) and the tags (6) to the filter paper web (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventors: Dario Rea, Sauro Rivola, Giorgio Manaresi
  • Patent number: 7191576
    Abstract: A device for making it possible to apply to a pack, moved along a conveyor, a handle (n) of nominal length L situated at the end of a tape. The tape includes a succession of handles (n+i), each handle comprising two adhesive ends and a central part. The device includes a feeder to move the tape as far as a rotary application arm having a length which is equal to the nominal length L. This arm is able to deposit one adhesive end of the handle n on one face of the pack and then the second end of the handle n on a second face of the pack. The device further includes an optical cell for detecting an offset in the position of a handle n+i, an actuator for elongating the length of the rotary arm beyond the nominal length L, making it possible during a rotation of this arm to draw a portion of tape having a length greater than the nominal length, and a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Cefma
    Inventor: Pierre Talou
  • Patent number: 7080493
    Abstract: A machine for applying partly adhesive straps to relative products has a folding device located between an input station, where the products are fed onto the machine, and an output station, where the products are fed off the machine; a feed device for feeding the straps successively to the input of the folding device; and a conveying device for feeding the products continuously along a substantially straight path extending between the input station and the output station, so that each strap is folded into a U about the relative product at the folding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: KPL Packaging S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Baldanza, Giuliano Bertusi, Mirko Cassoli
  • Patent number: 6981937
    Abstract: Device and method for mounting ends of a handle into slits of a package. The device includes guide rails which guide and orient the ends of the handle from a first position to a second position, wherein, in the second position, the ends of the handle are oriented in a direction that is perpendicular to the slits of the package. The method includes moving the handle towards the guide rails, guiding the handle with the guide rails until the handle assumes the second position, and inserting the ends of the handle into the slits of the package. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: Alain Dufrene
  • Patent number: 6932754
    Abstract: The invention concerns a rotary type bag manufacturing machine which feeds continuously material paper (R) to form angulated bottom bags (B) with handles (T) in which a top edge (S2) with the handles (T) pasted can be folded toward an inside in the manufacturing process. Material paper (R) wound in a roll is continuously fed out. After forming lateral slits (15) and Letter-J-shaped nicks (16) on the material paper (R) by an incising device (4), reinforcing papers (T1) for handles (T) formed by a handle forming device 2 are pasted. Then, a cutting device (6) cuts off the material paper (R) on a cut line aligned with the lateral slits (15) to thereby form the material paper (R) with the handles (T) which remains unfolded in a plane. A cut end portion (S2) with each handle (T) pasted is folded toward an inside to invisibly cover each reinforcing paper (T1) for the handle (T). Thereafter, angulated bottom paper bags (B) are formed through a paper tube forming process and a bottom folding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Newport Corp.
    Inventors: Masaki Fujishiro, Tatsuya Ijiro
  • Patent number: 6905451
    Abstract: The rope handle forming machine is made of a cylinder having a channel therein, an U-shaped forming plate mounted along a horizontal plane tangent to the top surface of the cylinder on one side of the cylinder, and a D-shaped forming plate mounted in a same plane as the U-shaped forming plate on the other side of the cylinder, facing the U-shaped forming plate. A rope feeder is provided along the horizontal axis of the cylinder to feed a rope stock into the channel. A cutoff blade is used to severe a rope length from the rope stock. A push-up blade mounted in the channel moves upward when the cylinder rotates and the channel reaches a twelve o'clock position, to raise the rope length above the mentioned plane. The forming plates are movable toward each other along the plane to retain and form the rope length into an U-shaped form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pajunen
  • Patent number: 6899663
    Abstract: For the production of loop handle shopping bags based on semi-tube sheeting consisting of thermoplastic plastic, an edge strip of the semi-tube sheeting is folded onto itself and reinforcement warps, consisting of a weld-friendly thermoplastic plastic that provides a good weld, are attached on the interior sides of the edge areas by means of glueing or welding at a distance corresponding to the width of the shopping bags to be produced. Subsequently, the edge strip is folded back so that the added reinforcement warps are positioned back-to-back. Double-layer handle strips are positioned in a U-shape and placed between the reinforcement warps with their end areas of the free shanks, and welded together with the edge areas through the reinforcement warps between welding devices. The shopping bags are then separated from the semi-tube sheeting by means of separating weld seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Konrad Tetenborg
  • Patent number: 6849038
    Abstract: An improved tool container a corner-less exterior adjacent a craftsman to minimize trauma when carried and to provide better access to objects therein than convention designs. In the preferred embodiment, the tool container comprises a substantially cylindrical body having an axial length, opposing first and second ends, and an interior region for tools, couplings, and assorted workpieces. The body includes at least one divider disposed between the first and second ends. Accesses are disposed along the cylindrical body on either side of the divider(s) and provide access to divided portions of the interior region of the tool container. End caps are disposed proximate to the first and second ends of the cylindrical body. A flattened portion can be provided in the cylindrical body to prevent rolling when placed on the ground or other rest surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Steven A. Straface
  • Patent number: 6802802
    Abstract: A carrier for beverage containers formed of a sheet material such as plastic or paperboard which includes a bottom panel attached to side panels, a pair of opposed end panels connected to the bottom and side panels, and a central handle formed of two halves folded together in a first position for ease in carrying. The handle is pivotal to an open position along its top fold line, allowing the carrier to spread outwardly to form a central cavity capable of holding ice for the purpose of cooling the beverage containers. The top panels are provided with a plurality of openings, for example, six or eight, each of which is adapted to receive a beverage container. The method for forming the beverage container is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: USI International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gunter Woog
  • Publication number: 20040176231
    Abstract: The rope handle forming machine is made of a cylinder having a channel therein, an U-shaped forming plate mounted along a horizontal plane tangent to the top surface of the cylinder on one side of the cylinder, and a D-shaped forming plate mounted in a same plane as the U-shaped forming plate on the other side of the cylinder, facing the U-shaped forming plate. A rope feeder is provided along the horizontal axis of the cylinder to feed a rope stock into the channel. A cutoff blade is used to severe a rope length from the rope stock. A push-up blade mounted in the channel moves upward when the cylinder rotates and the channel reaches a twelve o'clock position, to raise the rope length above the mentioned plane. The forming plates are movable toward each other along the plane to retain and form the rope length into an U-shaped form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pajunen
  • Patent number: 6761674
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for attaching a flexible cord handle on a bag comprising the steps of: forming a pair of apertures through a baa wall, providing at least one substantially planar obstruction member with at least one cord receiving passageway therethrough, passing at least one free end of a flexible cord through one of said apertures and into a respective cord receiving passageway of the obstruction member, and fixing the free end of the cord to the obstruction member by deforming at least a portion of the obstruction member surrounding the cord, and further wherein the greatest dimension of the obstruction member is larger than the aperture in the bag wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Edwin Lorenzo Bogatez
  • Patent number: 6729107
    Abstract: Introduction of a reinforcement strip into the folded edge area in the method for producing a bag with introduced goods to be packaged and with a suspension with suspension hole, wherein the goods to be packaged are introduced into a foil semi-hose which is supplied transverse to the transport direction, is deflected by a deflection device, and is further transported in the transport direction together with the goods to be packaged on a transport path and is then separated from the foil hose by a transverse welding unit and simultaneously welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Hugo Beck GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Horst Heimann, Klaus Soltau
  • Publication number: 20040053759
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of forming a bag. The method includes the step of forming a line of weakness in a portion of material being used to form a part of the bag, placing a patch over the line of weakness, and forming the bag. The arrangement and construction is preferably such that the patch is located substantially inside the bag thus formed. The line of weakness and patch may preferably act as a self-closing opening for the bag. A bag which includes such a self-closing opening, and bag machinery used for forming such a bag, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Clements Markham, Craig Leslie Porteous
  • Patent number: 6695757
    Abstract: A standup bags made of a flexible material and methods of producing these standup bags. In particular, the standup bags have at least one substantially flat surface which is free of seams and folds. When the bag is filled with a flowable substance, the pressure exerted by the fluid upon the flat surfaces allows the bag to be self-standing. Additionally, the standup includes at least one contour structure that defines the geometry of the bag and also contributes to the standup bag's ability to be self-standing when even partially filled with a flowable substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventors: Simon P. Edwards, Benjamin A. Gianneschi, Nancy Lu, Joe Hsu
  • Publication number: 20040032993
    Abstract: For the production of loop handle shopping bags based on semi-tube sheeting consisting of thermoplastic plastic, an edge strip of the semi-tube sheeting is folded onto itself and reinforcement warps, consisting of a weld-friendly thermoplastic plastic that provides a good weld, are attached on the interior sides of the edge areas by means of glueing or welding at a distance corresponding to the width of the shopping bags to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Konrad Tetenborg
  • Publication number: 20040018926
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for attaching a flexible cord handle on a bag comprising the steps of: forming a pair of apertures through a bag wall, providing at least one substantially planar obstruction member with at least one cord receiving passageway therethrough, passing at least one free end of a flexible cord through one of said apertures and into a respective cord receiving passageway of the obstruction member, and fixing the free end of the cord to the obstruction member by deforming at least a portion of the obstruction member surrounding the cord, and further wherein the greatest dimension of the obstruction member is larger than the aperture in the bag wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventor: Edwin Lorenzo Bogatez
  • Patent number: 6668518
    Abstract: A machine which makes filter bags from flat tubular envelopes for products to be infused includes a thread applying station having a first drum rotating in a defined direction and a plurality of seats to position and pick up of seals, continuous thread and pick-up tabs fed from feed units located downstream of one another relative to the rotation direction of the first drum. The seal and pick-up tab feed units are supplied with continuous webs fed towards relative cutting elements, which cut the webs into individual seals and individual pick-up tabs. Two feed units each include a corresponding transfer element operating between a corresponding cutting element and the first drum and pick up individual seals and pick-up tabs in a first zone at the cutting elements and transfer them to a second zone separated from the first zone by a given angle and at a seat on the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
    Inventor: Dario Rea