Including Folding Patents (Class 493/243)
  • Patent number: 9902517
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a structurally resilient package having a substantially box-shaped configuration is disclosed. A pillow pouch package is received onto a flighted conveyor. The pillow pouch package has a first squared end and an angular end located opposite to the first squared end. The pillow pouch package is received so that the first squared end rests on the flighted conveyor. Thereafter the pillow pouch package is conditioned at least in part by tamping the angular end with a tamping plate. The angular end of the package is subsequently heat treated to form a second squared end. A set of cooling plates is then applied to the second squared end to set the final shape and form the structurally resilient package having a substantially box-shaped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Douglas Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Parick Joseph Bierschenk, Frank Mathew Brenkus, Ronald M. Gust, Leon J. Krause, Sunitha Nair
  • Publication number: 20150125099
    Abstract: A method of forming a flexible container can include folding a web or sheet to define one or more gussets in one or more regions of the flexible container. The gusset can be a continuous gusset or can be an interrupted gusset, having a seal disposed in the gusset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Andrew Paul RAPACH, Charles John BERG, JR., Kory Adam GUNNERSON
  • Publication number: 20150122672
    Abstract: An organizer transformable into a portable bag is provided. The organizer includes a rectangular fabric piece having a front piece and a back piece defining opposing, laterally extending upper and lower end edges and opposing, longitudinally extending side edges; and removable storage compartments attached to the front piece by a plurality of attachment members. The removable storage compartments include a first flexible panel having a first pair of side peripheral edges, a first top edge and a first bottom edge; and a second flexible panel superimposed on the first flexible panel, the second flexible panel having a second pair of side peripheral edges, a second top edge and a second bottom edge; where the first flexible panel and the second flexible panel are sealed together along the first and second pair of side peripheral edges and the first and second pair of bottom edges creating an interior storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Kristin Bouton-MacLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20150075683
    Abstract: A single sheet template for folding to form a wallet with at least two card pockets. The template comprises: a) first and second pocket forming fold lines (16a, 16b) foldable in a z-fold to form inner and outer sheet portions of each of inner and outer card pockets and a bottom for each of the inner and outer card pockets, the bottom joining said inner and outer sheet portions; b) pocket side forming means (18a, 18c) foldable to form a first side of each of the inner and outer card pockets; c) a wallet edge fold line (18b) transverse to the first and second pocket forming fold lines and along which first and second segments (20a, 20b) of the template are foldable to form a second side of each of the inner and outer card pockets; and d) securing means (24a, 24b) for preventing unfolding along the wallet edge fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Meuller-Heumann
  • Publication number: 20150030264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container having consumer friendly sides. The container has a front panel and a back panel, each having an exterior surface. A side sealed portion of the container is folded over and secured to the exterior surface of container. Securing the side sealed portion to the exterior surface of the container forms a smooth side with the portion of the container that is folded over, or flexed, to allow the side sealed portion to be secured to the front or back panel. A method for forming the container assembly, and a machine for manufacturing the container assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Publication number: 20150030265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat-lying side-gusset bag made of a plastic fabric composite (2) and to a method for the production thereof. The side-gusset bag has opposing front walls (3a, 3b), side gussets (4a, 4b) introduced in between said front walls (3a, 3b), and folding edges (5) between the front walls (3a, 3b) and the side gussets (4a, 4b). Peripheral sections of the plastic fabric composite (2) are connected together in an overlapping region (10) at a longitudinal seam, wherein the plastic fabric composite (2) has a plastic fabric (7) and at least one closed plastic layer. The side gussets (5) extend, in the case of the flat-lying side-gusset bag, in each case over at most ? of the width of the front walls. According to the invention, the overlapping region (10) is arranged off-centre on one of the front walls (3a, 3b) at least partially over one of the side gussets (4a, 4b) or at one of the side gussets (4a, 4b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Detlef Stoeppelmann, Jochen Brauer, Jens Koesters
  • Publication number: 20150024655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an entertainment device for enhancing entertainment at sporting events. The device is formed of a sleeve having an opening at one end. The sleeve can be received over a hand of the user. A second sleeve can be placed over the other hand of the user. The user can clap the one or two sleeves together to make a noise effect. The entertainment device enhances the volume of clapping. Alternatively, the user can wave the entertainment device to create a visual effect. The sleeve can have a substantially flat surface to provide a surface for indicia. For example, the indicia can include marketing indicia or sports team related indicia. The entertainment device can be used for marketing and/or visual distraction for crowd based events, such as sporting events or concerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Anthony Silva
  • Publication number: 20140376833
    Abstract: A container for holding and delivering liquids is disclosed. A method of making the same is disclosed. The container can have a molded container top, a molded container bottom, a flexible film reservoir, and a handle extending from the container top to the container bottom. The reservoir can be laterally exposed around the entire circumference of the reservoir along a part of the longitudinal length of the reservoir. A thermally insulated reservoir system is disclosed. The reservoir system can have a bag having a multi-layered bag wall. The bag wall can have a first layer sealed to a second layer. The volume defined between the first layer and the second layer can be partially or completely filled with a fluid insulator, such as air or saline solution. The volume defined between the first layer and the second layer can also or alternately be partially or completely filled with a solid insulator, such as a matted fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Hydrapak, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. LYON, Samuel M. LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20140261932
    Abstract: Embodiments are described of methods and systems for interchangeable personal bags, such as shoulder bags, hand bags, totes, purses, clutches, and the like. Personal bags of the present teachings can be adapted to change their appearance. According to various embodiments, a first personal bag can be placed within a compartment, pocket, etc. of a second personal bag (or receiving bag), with a flap of the first bag covering at least a portion of an exterior side of the second bag, wherein the outward appearance of the flap of the first bag differs from that of the covered portion of the exterior side of the second bag. The exterior appearance of the second bag can thereby be changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffery David FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20140274637
    Abstract: A folding assembly (10) of a continuous sheet (F) of packaging material, in particular paper, applicable to automatic packaging machines (100) of the type comprising a sliding plane (101) for conveying a continuous sheet (F) of packaging material, in particular paper, along a conveying direction (DT), said sliding plane (101) comprising an entrance end (102) for entering the continuous sheet of paper (F) and two opposite sides (103, 104) parallel to the conveying direction (DT), and a feeding assembly (105) for feeding the continuous sheet (F) of packaging material along a feeding plane (106) which is orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the conveying direction (DT) and defined at the entrance end (102) of the sliding plane (101), in which the continuous sheet (F) of packaging material is fed along the feeding plane (106) according to a feeding direction (DA) orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the sliding plane (101) and is deviated of a right or a substantially right angle while passing from the
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SITMA MACHINERY S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aris BALLESTRAZZI, Lamberto Tassi
  • Publication number: 20140270584
    Abstract: A reclosable package has front and back panels each have a top end and a maximum height such that the maximum height of the back panel is greater than the maximum height of the front panel, resulting in an exposed segment of the back panel uncovered by the front panel. A closure flap including a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer and being non-removably attached to the exposed segment of the back panel via the first adhesive layer and removably attached to a portion of the front panel via the second adhesive layer. After opening to access an interior of the package, the second adhesive layer can be used to reattach the closure flap to the front panel. A method of manufacturing the package is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald H. Exner, Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber
  • Publication number: 20140270576
    Abstract: An ovenable bag that is convertible into a baking sheet for baking a food product is provided. The ovenable bag may include a front panel, a rear panel, and a closure disposed on the front panel. The front panel and the rear panel define an interior chamber for holding the food product, and the closure is configured to allow the ovenable bag to be openable into the baking sheet. A related ovenable blank and method of forming an ovenable bag are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
    Inventor: John Gerard RYAN
  • Patent number: 8834024
    Abstract: A self-standing bag (1) including a barrel portion (10) having a front surface portion (11) and a back surface portion (12); and a bottom portion (20) formed by a bottom member folded in half, wherein each side edge of the bottom member is folded back at edges (14, 15) of the barrel portion (10), each side edge area of the bottom member is attached on an inner surface of the back surface portion (12) of the barrel portion (10), the entire circumference of a lower end of barrel portion (10) is adhered to a lower end (10c) of the barrel portion (10), and the attachment of the side edges of the bottom member to the inner surface of the barrel portion (10) is performed by adhesive members (41, 42) so as to cover the edges of the bottom member. Also, Disclosed are a production method of the self-standing bag (1) and a self-standing bag having content in the self-standing bag (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Umenaka
  • Publication number: 20140249009
    Abstract: A method of making a bag by engaging an inverted zipper assembly with a first panel of a polymeric tube, bonding the first panel and the zipper assembly to form a seal therebetween, folding over a stepped end of the tube onto the zipper assembly; and bonding the stepped end and the zipper assembly to form a seal therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Gary F. Sargin
  • Patent number: 8776484
    Abstract: A form-fill-seal machine is adapted to manufacture a bag having a gusset section, and includes a conveying part, a plurality of splitters and an inward-folding member. The conveying part is configured and arranged to convey a tubular packaging material. The splitters extend along a conveyance direction of the tubular packaging material to contact with the tubular packaging material from an interior side. The inward-folding member has a pressing part including a plurality of contacting portions that are three-dimensionally arranged to generally correspond to a shape of the gusset section. The inward-folding member is configured and arranged to press the contacting portions of the pressing part from an external side of the tubular packaging material against an outer surface of a gusset formation area of the tubular packaging material located between the splitters to form the gusset section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Kondo, Makoto Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8777826
    Abstract: Plastic bags are successively made by intermittently feeding upper and lower panel material webs that are temporarily fixed to side gusset material layers. The webs are joined along a joint line. One web is folded along a first line spaced from the joint line to open the webs and form a surface on the webs. One gusset layer is folded along the first line to open the gusset layers along with an auxiliary gusset portion and form a surface on the layers of the auxiliary gusset portion. One web is turned along a turned line formed between the joint line and the first line to make a turned portion formed in one web and superimposed on the surfaces. The other web is folded along a second line spaced from the joint line to make a folded portion in the other web and superposed on the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Publication number: 20140194267
    Abstract: A folding unit for producing folded packages of pourable food products from sealed packs, comprising: movable conveyor which are fed with a plurality of packs at an input station, which feed packs along a forming path and output folded packages at an output station; and folder cooperating with each pack to perform at least one folding operation on pack comprising: at least one pair of shells which are integrally movable along the forming path and are movable relative to each other along a direction transversal to the forming path; shells of each pair may be set along the direction in: a fully closed position in which they exert a pressure onto a relative pack, so as to at least complete a folding operation onto relative pack; and an open position in which they are detached from the corresponding folded package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Massimo Pradelli
  • Publication number: 20140187403
    Abstract: A packaging bag line-folding and sealing machine includes a first sealing unit and a second sealing unit for sealing a packaging bag therebetween, a first rocker arm and a second rocker arm mounted at the first sealing unit, a locating block, a first link coupled between the first rocker arm and the locating block, two line-folding units, and two second links coupled between the second rocker arm and the line-folding units for moving the line-folding units to make folding lines on the packaging bag between the first and second sealing units upon movement of the first sealing unit relative to the locating block. The application of the packaging bag line-folding and sealing machine greatly improves the packaging quality of packaging bags, and allows adjustment of the line-folding units to fit different sizes of packaging bags, enhancing user convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: CHI PIN HSU
  • Publication number: 20140185962
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable, recloseable container for storing a quantity of products comprising a plurality of walls defined by a first sheet and a second sheet attached to at least a portion of the first sheet. The second sheet extends over at least three of the walls. The opposing container walls each have a sealed portion and one or more tucks, the tucks comprising a portion of the first sheet tucked toward the interior volume. A portion of the second sheet defines a recloseable feature located over an opening for reclosing the container. The second sheet includes a line of reduced strength at or adjacent at least a boundary adjacent the tucks and disposed between the opposing container walls each having the sealed portion and an adjacent container wall. The second sheet can include a hinge about which the recloseable feature pivots from closed position to open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Francisco Javier Soria, Milorad Radenovic, Bohdan Wyslotsky, Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Roy Speer, Roman Forowycz
  • Patent number: 8764618
    Abstract: A paper bag bottoming mechanism having a bottoming drum having a first end, a second end, and a sidewall disposed therebetween, a bar affixed to the bottoming drum, the bar having a first end and a second end, a first guide block attached to the first end of the bar and a second guide block attached to the second end of the bar, a first slideable finger attached to the first guide block and a second slideable finger attached to the second guide block, and a first actuating mechanism communicating with the first slideable finger for actuating the first slideable finger and a second actuating mechanism communicating with the second slideable finger for actuating the second slideable finger. Also disclosed is a method for making a using a clampless bar mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Duro Bag Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Noe Yañez Castro, Guadalupe Acevedo, Cipriano Hinojosa
  • Publication number: 20140177980
    Abstract: A bulk bag and method of making the bulk bag uses stevedores and lift straps that attached to a bulk bag body so that the bulk bag has multiple lifting mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Qizhong Diao
  • Patent number: 8757372
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a folded paper CD/DVD case. The case can be biodegradable, and uses reduced or minimal material. The case can be made without the use of cuts or glue, nor does the case require special equipment or machinery to manufacture. The case can hold plural media such as, e.g., two CDs or DVDs. The footprint of the case can be reduced or minimal, that is, e.g., only minimally larger than one or more CDs or DVDs it will hold. The case can have a pentagonal or pentagon-like shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Sarab
  • Publication number: 20140166737
    Abstract: Described is a first panel for a carton comprising a first guide sheet having a first width (W1), a front panel coupled to the first guide sheet, a first side panel coupled to the front panel, and a top panel coupled to the front panel. Described is a carton blank for a carton comprising the first panel, and a second panel coupled to the first panel comprising a second guide sheet, a back panel coupled to the second guide sheet, a second side panel coupled to the back panel, and a bottom panel coupled to the back panel. The second panel is inverted relative to the first panel. Described is a method for forming a carton comprising producing the carton blank, printing content on the carton blank, removing the first guide sheet and the second guide sheet from the carton blank, and folding the carton blank along score lines to form the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas E. Mcleester, Brian P. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20140155240
    Abstract: A flexible package is disclosed. The flexible package includes at least one shape memory closure provided at an access opening of the package. A method of forming and dispensing contents from a flexible package is also disclosed. Various shape memory closures can be bubble-shaped or dome-shaped and can be hollow fluid-filled, solid, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Publication number: 20140112599
    Abstract: A bag has a front panel, a back panel, and a gusset panel. Either or both of the front panel and the gusset panel at one side has an extension, and either or both of the back panel and the gusset panel at the other side has an extension. The extensions are welded together at outer margins thereof so that the width of the combined extensions is greater than the width of the gusset panel. The extensions are formed with carrying apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Peel Plastic Products Limited
    Inventors: Michael Reid Martin, Brian George Hutchison, Arjang Tajbakhsh
  • Publication number: 20140079342
    Abstract: A package including at least a first and a second side wall bonded to each other along at least one seam line forming a bond. The bond is peelable along at least a portion of the seam line. A first grip portion is formed on the first side wall, formed by a first folded-over portion of the first side wall folded along a first fold line and a second fold line. The first folded-over portion includes three layers of the first side wall, and all layers in the first folded-over portion are included in the bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventor: Mauro Kiiskinen
  • Publication number: 20140013710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmacy operation apparatus intended for advancing prescription preparation procedures and more specific the process of bagging dispensed drug. Pharmacy bagging leaflet comprises a rectangular paper sheet having upper and lower faces. The sheet has a fold line dividing the sheet into first and second sections, with the second section having wider margin than the first section, and the first section having a pocket structure, such that first and second sections when folded together will form a flat leaflet with a portion of the second section extending from the first section. Leaflet being loadable into a computer output printer, for receiving patient-drug information on the second section face, then leaflet being reversely folded with the first section overlying and covering second section printed face, such that drug private information being secured whereas patient information is visible and pocket opining being exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Rafik R. BEHMAN
  • Patent number: 8622217
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Spinecore AB
    Inventors: Ingela Dunér, Rebecka Dahlén, Stina Axelsson
  • Publication number: 20130330028
    Abstract: A shipping sack includes a body including a first end and a second end, opposed lateral sides, and opposed first and second panels. The first end is a first closed end defined by a first end portion of the first panel extending beyond a first end portion of the second panel and the first end portion of the first panel is folded-over and secured to the first end portion of the second panel. The second end is a second closed end defined by a second end portion of the second panel extending beyond a second end portion of the first panel and the second end portion of the second panel is folded-over and secured to the second end portion of the first panel. A fill opening is located on the second panel and extends between the lateral sides and is disposed at a location adjacent the first closed end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Roger Bannister, Brian D. Henry
  • Publication number: 20130308878
    Abstract: An apparatus is formed from a sheet of substantially rectangular material in which a seam is formed joining two sides, thus forming an envelope having a bottom, one sealed end, an open top, and one open side. The open top has an edge folded and seamed into a series of handles extending around an entire perimeter of the open top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Eric J. Garcia, Adam B. Thornber
  • Patent number: 8556788
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an assembly of a first flexible sheet and a second flexible sheet by mechanical means, wherein a longitudinal edge of the first flexible sheet is folded over for forming a hem therein, characterized in that said first flexible sheet and said second flexible sheet are mechanically cut to mutually different lengths, with the width of the hem being determined by the difference in length between the first flexible sheet and the second flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Securo B.V.
    Inventor: Gustaaf Josephus Eisenkolb
  • Publication number: 20130237396
    Abstract: There is described a folding unit for forming sealed packages of pourable food products, comprising: at least one conveying device for feeding along a forming path a relative pack which have at least one portion to be folded to form a finished package; at least one folding device interacting, in use, with pack along said forming path and adapted to fold said at least one portion; conveying device comprises a first and a second surface opposite to another and adapted, in use, to cooperate respectively with a front and a rear wall opposite to each other of relative pack to be folded; first surface is at least partially concave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Paradisi, Matteo Galloni, Roberto De Pietri tonelli
  • 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: 20130186789
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a folded paper CD/DVD case. The case can be biodegradable, and uses reduced or minimal material. The case can be made without the use of cuts or glue, nor does the case require special equipment or machinery to manufacture. The case can hold plural media such as, e.g., two CDs or DVDs. The footprint of the case can be reduced or minimal, that is, e.g., only minimally larger than one or more CDs or DVDs it will hold. The case can have a pentagonal or pentagon-like shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Greg Sarab
  • Publication number: 20130157829
    Abstract: A method for producing bags containing fiber material, comprises the steps of forming at least one continuous layer of fiber material; separating in succession portions of fiber material from the continuous layer and moving them along a predetermined path; feeding each portion of fiber material to respective containment and compaction elements of a first transfer conveyor; feeding an ordered succession of bags containing respective portions of fiber material to respective supporting elements of a second transfer conveyor; transferring the portions of fiber material from the first transfer conveyor inside respective containment bags carried by the second transfer conveyor; transferring the containment bags housing respective portions of fiber material from the respective supporting elements of the second transfer conveyor to a fourth transfer conveyor; and moving in succession the bags housing respective portions of fiber material to a folding unit at which the bags are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: G.D S.P.A
    Inventor: G.D S.P.A
  • Publication number: 20130157830
    Abstract: A method for producing bags containing fiber material, comprises the steps of forming at least one continuous layer of fiber material; separating in succession portions of fiber material from the continuous layer and moving them along a predetermined path; feeding each portion of fiber material to respective containment and compaction elements of a first transfer conveyor; feeding an ordered succession of bags containing respective portions of fiber material to respective supporting elements of a second transfer conveyor; transferring the portions of fiber material inside respective containment bags carried by the second transfer conveyor: transferring the containment bags from the second transfer conveyor to a fourth transfer conveyor; and moving in succession the bags housing respective portions of fiber material to a folding unit at which the bags are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventor: G.D S.p.A
  • Publication number: 20130156352
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the production of sacks from tubular pieces (1) which include plastic material in which at least at one end area a bottom rectangle (2) is laid around a fold line (3) to form triangular pockets (6, 7) (6, 7), where said bottom rectangle comprises flaps (4, 5) (4, 5), parts of the flaps (4, 5) (4, 5) of the bottom rectangle (2) are folded back, and a bottom cover sheet (21) is applied at least to areas of the flaps (4, 5) of the bottom rectangle (2) and/or to areas (6, 7) of the triangular pockets and connected to them. According to the invention a bottom rectangle (21) is used which includes at least in part air-permeable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Windmoeller & Hoelscher KG
    Inventor: Uwe Koehn
  • Publication number: 20130157831
    Abstract: A method for producing bags containing fiber material, comprises the steps of forming at least one continuous layer of fiber material; separating in succession portions of fiber material from the continuous layer and moving them along a predetermined path; feeding each portion of fiber material to respective containment and compaction elements of a first transfer conveyor; feeding an ordered succession of bags containing respective portions of fiber material to respective supporting elements of a second transfer conveyor; transferring the portions of fiber material into respective housings of a third transfer conveyor; transferring the portions from the third transfer conveyor inside respective containment bags carried by a second transfer conveyor; transferring the containment bags from the second transfer conveyor to a fourth transfer conveyor; and moving in succession the bags housing respective portions of fiber material to a folding unit at which the bags are closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: G.D S.p.A
    Inventor: G.D S.p.A
  • Patent number: 8465404
    Abstract: A container insert, and an apparatus and a method of producing the container insert. The container insert is formed as a deformable pouch adapted to be received in an interior of an associated container. The pouch has a closed lower end, an open upper end, and spaced apart sealed edges. The lower end of the pouch includes two leg portions. The pouch is manipulatable to generally conform to the interior of the contained and form a hollow interior space therein for receiving an object and providing a lining for the interior of the container. The apparatus and the method for producing the insert provides for a substantially automatic and continuous production of the insert from a roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Converted Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Hadley
  • Publication number: 20130121624
    Abstract: Flexible film packages having a partial, initial seal against ambient atmosphere and are easily openable and reclosable. The flexible film packages are generally resealable to extend the shelf-life or freshness of products contained therein once the package is initially opened. By one approach, the flexible film has two opposing edge portions that meet to form a longitudinal seal extending from a first end seal to a second end seal. The flexible film may have a score that defines a package opening. An elongated closure layer (14) may extend over the score and may extend from a first end seal (26) to a second end seal (28) and within the opposing edge portions that form the longitudinal seal (24). The elongated closure layer may have a tack-free gripping portion (40) used to release at least a portion of the elongated closure from the flexible film to form the package opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Jeffrey T. Weber, Paul E. Doll, Louis P. Feneth
  • Publication number: 20130101239
    Abstract: A packaging container is provided. The packaging container includes one layer of shaped packaging material and has a pull tab to make an opening, for example, for a straw. The pull tab is built into the packaging material by the cutline and in the area of the pull tab, a closure film is connected to the inside of the packaging material. A connection area of the pull tab is connected to the closure film, so that by pulling on the pull tab in the connection area, the opening for the straw is created. The pull tab includes the packaging material itself and must not be separately connected to the container. With a penetration of the closure film, for example with a straw, this can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Martin KROPF, Andreas Hofer
  • Patent number: 8414465
    Abstract: Provided is a bag-making machine for manufacturing a plastic bag with a body part and side gusset parts, in which when a bag having a long height is manufactured, it is not required to use a body member with a long width. Side gusset members (14) are folded in two and fed by a side gusset member supply mechanism (16). The side gusset members (14) are disposed in the longitudinal direction of a body member (11) so as to face each other at spaces therebetween in the lateral direction of the body member (11). Each of the side gusset members (14) is divided into predetermined lengths, and the divided side gusset members (14) are disposed at spaces therebetween in the longitudinal direction of the body member (11). The body member (11) and the side gusset members (14) are so heat-sealed by a vertical sealing device (26) in the longitudinal direction of the body member (11) as to form vertical seal parts (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Publication number: 20130056011
    Abstract: A pouch formed from sheet material that is commonly referred to as a drape. The pouch is formed by folding the drape, which has a tacky surface, on itself and placing fasteners through holes punched in the drape which ensures the pouch maintains is maintained. The pouch catches medical instruments that may slide off of the drape, preventing the medical instruments from failing to the floor and becoming contaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stanley Taub, Thomas Butsch
  • Publication number: 20130059711
    Abstract: Methods for inserting a folded film into another folded film include combining the films without unfolding or folding either of the folded films. In particular, one or more implementations of a method of combining folded films involves directing a first folded film in a first direction and separating first and second halves of the first folded film. The method also involves directing a second folded film in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction. Additionally, the method involves inserting the second folded film between the first and second halves of the first folded film. Furthermore, the method involves redirecting the second folded film into the first direction while between the first and second halves of the first folded film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Matthew W. Waldron
  • Publication number: 20130055900
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum cleaner filter bag, comprising a bag wall which is made of filter material and has a through-passage through which the air to be cleaned can flow into the vacuum cleaner filter bag, in which the bag wall comprises an at least partially pleated non-woven fabric material and the bag wall comprises a first and a second filter material layer which are joined to one another by a peripheral weld seam, wherein the first and/or second filter material layers comprise the at least partially pleated non-woven fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ralf Sauer, Jan Schultink
  • Publication number: 20130034317
    Abstract: A polymeric woven bag has a first panel and a second panel and an open end of the bag to be pinched closed. A first layer of heat activated adhesive material is on a portion of the bag to form an adhesive-to-adhesive seal by contact with a second layer of heat activated adhesive material on a portion of the bag. second panel, wherein a chemical family of the adhesive layers comprises, distillates, petroleum and ethanamine or naphthene components, and wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer have respective heat activation temperatures below the softening point temperature of the polymeric bag material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: COATING EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Gary F. Sargin
  • Publication number: 20130029823
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced paperboard cartons comprises the steps of advancing a web of paperboard along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing web of paperboard. The ribbon of reinforcing material, which also may be paperboard, has a width less than the width of the web of paperboard and is applied with adhesive at a selected location across the width of the web. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The fold lines may transition from non-reinforced to reinforced portions of the blank and a special transition zone is contemplated to accommodate the transition. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120294552
    Abstract: A trifold side seamed film produce bag includes a front wall and a back wall, first and second side edges sealed together and a seamless bag bottom. The bag is joined at the side edges to additional bags by a perforation. The bag is corona treated on at least one wall and promotional material is printed on the treated surface. The bags are folded to one third of their height to fit compact bag roll dispensers. The bags are folded in a Z-fold or C-fold configuration. The method includes manufacturing the bags and winding them onto cores or forming the bags into coreless rolls. An apparatus for forming the side seamed bags includes an extruder, a tubing flattener, a perforator, a sealer, a corona treater, a printer and a slitter. The treated, printed bags may be stored on rolls for later slitting into two bag streams and folding into thirds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Greg Tan
  • 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: 20120270713
    Abstract: A machine for making bags is disclosed and includes input, drum, and output sections. The drum section has at least one seal bar on a drum. The sections are mounted to side frames that are single metal plates. The frames are not coated after being formed and/or are comprised of at least one of galvanized steel, galvannealed steel, stainless steel or aluminum. The drum is comprised of first and second plates, and opposing third and fourth plates. The first plate is rotatable with respect to the second plate, and the third plate is rotatable with respect to the fourth plate. The distance from the seal bars to the center of the drum is responsive to the rotation of the plates. The first plate has a plurality of non-radial grooves, and the second plate has a plurality of radial slots, with fixtures in the slots and grooves. The fixtures are connected to seal bars. The non-radial grooves are curved and/or spiraled. The plates are comprised of zinc plated steel and/or are discs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Selle, Christopher L. White, James F. Campbell, Timothy J. Rymer