Having Plural Compartments Patents (Class 493/931)
  • Patent number: 6716150
    Abstract: An envelope comprising a tear strip that functions as an efficient opening means for access to the envelope contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Corp
    Inventor: Douglas K. Purcell
  • Patent number: 6217499
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a flexible container suitable for use as a water bed for livestock comprises providing a first layer of a flexible polymeric material, applying a mask insert to an inner zone of a first surface of the first layer, the mask insert being arranged spaced from edges of the first layer thereby to define a substantially continuous boundary zone, arranging a second layer of flexible polymeric material to lie adjacent the first layer with the mask insert sandwiched therebetween, and subjecting the assembly so formed to a treatment operation thereby to form a face to face seal between the boundary zone and the confronting surface region of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Dunlop Enerka B.V.
    Inventor: Hans De Vries
  • Patent number: 6216426
    Abstract: A bag for packaging liquid formed using plastic in film form is disclosed. The bag includes a leaktight chamber for liquid and a pocket, adjacent to the chamber, in which a pipe for withdrawing the liquid is housed. Access is provided to the inside of said pocket. An opening is formed through part of the wall of the pocket, adjacent to the chamber, to allow the withdrawing pipe to enter the chamber in a leaktight fashion. The opening is situated at the end of a tubular element of decreasing section, at the place where the section is the smallest with the element being formed from a film of plastic forming one wall of the pocket adjacent to the chamber. The tubular element accommodates the pipe for withdrawing the liquid from the chamber and is at least equal to that of the opening, so that the tubular element forms a seal around the withdrawing pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Carapak Braintrust NV
    Inventor: Xavier De Saint-Sauveur
  • Patent number: 5900086
    Abstract: A process produces a tubular body with at least one dividing wall extending across its length and forming longitudinal chambers disposed next to each other. A foil strip is used whereby a dividing-wall strip or a section of dividing-wall strip is cut to length and is fastened at its lateral outer edges on the foil strip or section of the foil strip, with parallel alignment with the foil strip or section of foil strip. The lateral edges of the foil strip or section of foil strip are then joined with each other thereby either directly forming a tubular body or forming an endless tube, from which tubular bodies are then cut to length. The tube is then solidly joined with a tube head having a dividing bridge conforming to the arrangement of the dividing wall in the tubular body. The tube head has a dispensing aperture closable by a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: AISA Automation Industrielle SA
    Inventor: Gerhard Keller
  • Patent number: 5870884
    Abstract: A multiple compartment package having a connecting bridge with a frangible internal barrier is made from two composite or thermoplastic sheets or webs welded together to form the front and back walls of the package, and the central bridge portion is defined by one or more partitions spanning the short distance between the webs. In the preferred embodiment, multiple partitions form a plurality of parallel compartment strips to create an obstruction to penetration of substances from one packet to the other. One process for making the invention uses a comb-shaped mask and a thermoplastic insert strip interwoven between the tines of the comb. The tines are extended down between the welding heads of the packaging machine, preventing welding from taking place between the thermoplastic sheets wherever the comb mash is, with the result that the welding occurs between the strip and an alternating one of the side webs creating a zig-zag pattern that forms the vacant barrier compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: Brian R Pike
  • Patent number: 5439436
    Abstract: A folding machine which takes a prescored blank of paper, folds side flaps up, and glue tabs down, applies a glue line to the tabs, and folds end flaps of the blank about score lines onto the glue tabs to form boxed pockets and then delivers the finished folder for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Inventor: Richard J. Moll
  • Patent number: 5308308
    Abstract: A card display pocket formed of three sheets of fusible material. The first sheet is a nylon/vinyl material that is slit one way to receive the second sheet of a frosty vinyl material which may be slit a different way from the first sheet to form specially designed pockets and woven through the first sheet of material, over the front side of the first sheet of material and under the back side of the first sheet of material. The third sheet is a plain vinyl that is used for a backing.The method of construction is as follows: In a sheet of nylon/vinyl material slits are made lengthwise or widthwise through the material so that they are either generally parallel to each other or generally perpendicular to each other. Translucent vinyl material, is then interwoven through these slits in order to form the desired pockets. The card pocket with curved sides is especially desirable for applications where a card is frequently accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Enger-Kress Company
    Inventor: Thomas A. Bauman
  • Patent number: 5116301
    Abstract: A double zipper pouch having first and second pockets adjacent one another and with a common wall portion, each pocket having an opening for receiving contents such as identification papers. The first and second pockets are formed so that their openings are displaced relative to one another. Pressure actuated resealable fasteners are disposed adjacent the openings in each of the first and second pockets. First and second indicators are also disposed adjacent the openings to provide an indication of the location of the associated opening. The indicators are preferably different from one another so as to provide an identification for the associated pocket. An adhesive material is formed on the back of the first pocket for affixing the pouch to, for example, a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: LPS Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Robinson, William R. Stadick, Thomas L. Clawges, Thomas P. Minogue
  • Patent number: 4927405
    Abstract: A composite protective laboratory specimen bag (A) and method is illustrated which includes folded tubing (D) having a releasable lock (26) for forming a first fluid-tight compartment (B) for containing a laboratory specimen container. J-folded sheeting (E) with a reverse flip (46) forms a second compartment (C) for containing associated paper work. The tubing and sheeting are heat sealed together across a web (32) of the tubing to form a closed top composite bag with side mouth openings (24,48) for the compartments. A protective plate (62) avoids damage to the lock during the heat sealing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Martin, Jonathan T. McClure
  • Patent number: 4918904
    Abstract: A packaging system comprises a first bag portion defining an inflated first chamber and a second bag portion defining an inflated second chamber with the bag portions overlying each other to define a pocket therebetween having an article compressed and retained therein. The bag portions are pivotally connected together at a rearward side of the system and overlying edge portions of the bag portions are heat-sealed together at opposite lateral sides of the packaging system. The frontal side of the packaging system is open to permit insertion of the article into the pocket whereafter the packaging system is preferably inflated with a pressurized fluid, such as air, to compress superimposed panels of the bag portions against the article to retain it within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventor: Daniel A. Pharo
  • Patent number: 4790803
    Abstract: The method of making from tube stock the bag pad arrangement of parent application Ser. No. 068,062 that is concerned with bagging a pair of liquid containers, such as containers for carry out for milk shakes, carbonated beverages, and other types of drinks, that are commonly available at fast food outlets, at the point of sale of such products, for easy and effective carry away by the customer, in which the bags of the bag pad are all the same and are incorporated in the pad in congruent relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: T. C. Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph M. Roen, Terry D. Gebhardt, Richard C. Dokmo
  • Patent number: 4787511
    Abstract: The pack is adapted to store separately and allow mixing of a plurality of components and subsequent dispensing of the mixture. It comprises an outer container (1) and a preferentially rupturable inner container (2) having its outer surface sealed to the inner surfaces of said outer container walls at a median point of the outer container and adjacent an end of said inner container. The wall of said inner container (2) between seals (3) defines a first compartment (9) within said inner container (2) to one side of said seal (3) and a second compartment (7) within said outer container (1) to the other side of said seal (3). A recloseable inlet and outlet means (4,5) communicates with said second compartment (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: Inotec Laboratories Limited
    Inventor: Lesley E. McIver
  • Patent number: 4786275
    Abstract: A method of forming a severable compartmented T-shirt bag comprising heat welding overlying lengths of a flattened tubular web of thermoplastic material centrally therealong to define a compartment to each side of the heat welding and a side edge seam for each compartment, slitting the web material between the compartments and formed seams, and reengaging the seams and forming a tack joinder therebetween to define a line of severance. The method also including the steps of transversely seaming the lengths of web material into individual bag units and forming a central cutout area in each bag unit to define a bag mouth with a handle to each side of the severance line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Sonoco Products Company
    Inventor: Gregory A. Hoover
  • Patent number: 4713136
    Abstract: A sponge collecting device comprising, a backing sheet of flexible material having a front surface, a rear surface, a pair of side edges, and a pair of end edges connecting the side edges. The device has a plurality of pockets progressively disposed on the front surface of the backing sheet intermediate the end edges. The pockets comprise a first flap of flexible material having a pair of side edges, and an upper edge extending between the side edges. Side portions of the first flap adjacent its side edges are joined to the backing sheet adjacent the side edges of the backing sheet, and a lower portion of the first flap is joined to the backing sheet intermediate the joined side portions of the first flap. The upper edges of the first flap define an opening intermediate the first flap and backing sheet to receive sponges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Felipe S. Li
  • Patent number: 4671332
    Abstract: A wallet or billfold of exceptionally thin construction having a limited number of folds, pockets, and thickness of material, yet being capable of holding both bills and credit cards in separate pockets. Access to the card pocket may be achieved without unfolding the wallet or exposing the currency carried in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Inventor: Charles J. McPhee
  • Patent number: 4653250
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing dispenser-container containing wet and dry contents comprising:wet fibrous materials contained in an inner container made of a gas impervious sheet;the inner container having an opening for dispensing the wet fibrous materials therethrough or a weakened line for forming the opening;the opening or weakened line resealably covered by a flexible flap which is repeatedly attached to or removed from the inner container by means of a pressure sensitive adhesive;both the inner container containing wet fibrous materials and materials in a dry condition contained in an outer container while they are stacking with each other;the outer container having a first opening or a first weakened line for forming the first opening formed in a first surface at a portion coinciding with the opening or the weakened line formed in the inner container; andthe outer container having a second opening for dispensing the dry materials or a second weakened line for forming the second opening in a second surface
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1987
    Inventor: Kenji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4651504
    Abstract: Double funnel bag material and method, wherein continuous length plastic film material is formed into a plurality of coextensive funnel strips connected together as formed. Each of the funnel strips is provided along an edge which is remote from the edge connection with the companion strip, with a zig-zag edge defining a series of funnel pockets therealong. The funnel strips have bag wall film attached thereto. Then after separation of the strips and bag wall material assembly along the edge connection, the strips can be rolled-up for future use, or immediately used, by forming into individual bag sections to be filled, and the bag sections separated from the respective strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Minigrip Incorporated
    Inventor: Per Bentsen
  • Patent number: 4631905
    Abstract: The bag making apparatus may have a bonding means for making bonded seams between webs of thermoplastic material. The bonding means includes first, second, and optionally third, sets of cooperating rotary or reciprocating, bonding members for making transverse and longitudinal seams. The apparatus includes seaming interrupting means which cooperates with one of the bonding means. The bonding means and interrupting means are arranged to cooperate together to form bags from the webs of thermoplastic material so that each bag has a sealed or sealable compartment for containing or containing a material for mixing, a pocket for measuring, and having a mouth opening between the interrupted seams, and a frangible barrier between the compartment and the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Assignee: Johnsen, Jorgensen, Jaypak, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Maloney
  • Patent number: 4575369
    Abstract: A method of making a combination knockdown handbag and mat from a blank of readily foldable sheet material by reversely folding a portion of the sheet onto a portion of the blank and securing the reversely folded portion onto the adjacent portion of the blank to define one or more open end pockets. In the unfolded position thus formed, the blank defines a mat with one or more pockets formed at one end. To convert the mat into a handbag, the extended portion of the blank is folded in an accordian fashion one or more times to the size and shape of the reversely folded portion. The blank thus folded is reversely folded about a central portion thereof, and the pocket formed is turned inside out so that the accordian folded extended portions are disposed within the pocket turned inside out to define the handbag. A handle may be secured to the pocket to facilitate the carrying of the handbag in the folded position of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Rose M. Grayek
  • Patent number: 4548826
    Abstract: A method is described of filling and sealing a popcorn package. A flexible bag is provided which may be formed from flexible sheet material such as paper having longitudinally extending gussets in which the infolded portions of the gussets approach each other closely to divide the bag into a pair of collateral tubes communicating together along a central line. The bag is held in an upright position with one of the tubes in a collapsed state while the other is expanded. The expanded tube has a smaller cross-section than the other tube. A charge of fat and corn is introduced into the tube of smaller cross-section through its open top. Preferably, a means is provided for collapsing the tube of smaller cross-section transversely at a point below the center of the bag but above the bottom end of the bag to maintain the charge at the center of the bag and in the smaller tube. The bag is then sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1985
    Assignee: Golden Valley Foods Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Watkins
  • Patent number: 4545781
    Abstract: A combination of a self-opening shopping bag and a coupon packet is disclosed together with apparatus and a method for making same. A flat coupon packet containing coupons is affixed to the front panel of the bag. The coupon packet is sized and positioned widthwise between the side gussets of the bag and spaced apart from the bottom of the bag so that, when the bag is folded flat, only the front and rear panels of the bag underlie the packet. The coupon-applying apparatus is designed and positioned to apply coupons at the beginning of the bag-making procedure. It includes a glue applicator mounted adjacent the former of the bag-making machine for applying a strip of glue to a side of the continuous sheet opposite the forming means, the strip extending lengthwise of the sheet in a predetermined lateral position. A packet feeder is mounted on the former just downstream of the glue applicator for feeding coupon packets lengthwise of the paper flat onto the continuous sheet upon the strip of glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Assignee: Willamette Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Carl, Ronald S. Gale, William J. Forstrom
  • Patent number: 4495748
    Abstract: The invention provides a container preferably made from sheet plastics comprising a bag containing a tubular valve member, the bag being sealed with a seam at each end, the top seal having an opening therein for entry of an access tube into the valve member, and the valve member having a sealing seam which facilitates piercing of the access tube through the valve member into the bag. A second bag may be provided within the first bag.The invention includes a machine for making the containers continuously from sheets of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1985
    Inventor: Frank J. Rowell
  • Patent number: 4450180
    Abstract: A charge of popcorn and fat is placed in a flexible shipping container composed of a flexible bag having longitudinally extending centrally projecting side gussets. The charge is placed between the gussets and one side panel of the bag. Another aspect of the invention is a special package of collateral tubular configuration comprising first and second longitudinally extending tubular portions. One of the tubular portions is larger in cross-section than the other and a charge of popcorn and fat is positioned within the small tubular portion of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Golden Valley Foods Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Watkins
  • Patent number: 4300894
    Abstract: A method of making a restraint cushion which when inflated forms a generally horizontally orientated lower compartment connected to a vertically orientated upper compartment comprising the steps of providing upper and lower sheets of woven material joined together along a rear edge and the side edges, forming a pleated section in the upper sheet, connecting the parts of the pleated section together, joining the pleated section to the lower sheet to form a wall separating the first compartment from the second compartment, and forming at least one opening between the compartments to allow fluid to flow from the lower compartment to the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Cumming, John DeBano, Vincent F. Sajewski, John F. Zens, William A. Gardella
  • Patent number: RE34117
    Abstract: A composite laboratory specimen bag (A) and method is illustrated which includes folded tubing (D) having a releasable lock (26) for forming a first fluid-tight compartment (B) for containing a laboratory specimen container. J-folded sheeting (E) with a reverse flip (46) forms a second compartment (C) for containing associated paper work. The tubing and sheeting are heat sealed together across a web (32) of the tubing to form a closed top composite bag with side mouth openings (24,48) for the compartments. A protective plate (62) avoids damage to the lock during the heat sealing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: International Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Martin, Jonathan T. McClure