Handle Patents (Class 53/413)
  • Patent number: 10569932
    Abstract: A package for holding packaged goods, with a packaging body containing multiple packaging sides to create an essentially closed packaging volume, wherein the packaging body features a first packaging part and at least one second packaging part to form a boundary line between an edge section of the first packaging part and an edge section of the second packaging part, with a carrying handle which is connected in a fixing section through locking adhesive elements, and which features a suspension loop for grasping the carrying handle, wherein at least two locking adhesive elements respectively lie in an adhered state solely on an edge section of the first packaging part, and on an edge section of the second packaging part, and wherein the carrying handle runs along the boundary line of the packaging body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Wolf-Ruediger Pietsch
  • Patent number: 10549871
    Abstract: This invention is to register printed film on product while wrapping the printed film from a single roll. This is achieved by using a sensor that can read a mark on the film in order to insure that a predetermined length of film is pulled off the roll and the printed portion of the film is in registration with the product. The marks on the film establish the amount of film needed to wrap the product. A sensor such as a photo sensor reads the mark and determines whether the proper length of the film has been pulled off the roll. When the amount of film pulled of the roll does not coincided with sensor reading, the distance between where the product stops and the sealing bar is varied. This allows the length of the film to be adjusted until the sensor readings and the length of the film coincides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Patent number: 10399716
    Abstract: A method of selecting a hanger to be packaged with a personal care composition with perfume and/or water, can include selecting a hanger with a modulus at 100% strain of 30 to 700 gf/mm2 when measured in accordance with the Modulus Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shawn David McConaughy, Justin Scott Perkins
  • Patent number: 9242752
    Abstract: Pivotable clipper assemblies for attaching closure clips to a product held in casing and/or netting include a retractable clipper mechanism having a clipper body configured to deliver clips to a clip window and attach the clips to the casing and/or netting; and a pair of clipper gathering plates attached to the clipper body so that the clipper gathering plates retract with the clipper mechanism, wherein, in operation, the clipper gathering plates gather casing and/or netting upstream of a product held therein prior to attachment of clips to the gathered casing and/or netting by the clipper mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Tipper Tie, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel D. Griggs, Dennis J. May, William M. Poteat, Derek L. Brown, David R. Gupton
  • Patent number: 9126722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the formation and the filling of bags, applicable to tubular mesh bags closed at their two ends and provided with a handle formed by a plastic strip attaching said ends, comprising the operations of constricting a mesh section of a portion of mesh previously drawn from a storage and attaching it to a section of the strip of a portion of strip previously drawn from its storage, determining at least one securing area between both sections of the mesh and of the first strip, to make a first closed end of the bag to be formed, still empty, and a second end of the immediately previous bag still in formation, already filled; and of transversely cutting both attached sections of the mesh and of the first strip so that the first closed end is gripped by the first strip during the entire following process of filling and formation of said bag, including operations of drawing new portions of mesh and of strip from the corresponding storages and of filling of the bag before
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Girnet Internacional, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Patent number: 8943781
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for storing an elongated article, such as a light string or the like. The apparatus includes a hollow tube and an elongated sock. The elongated sock is fed onto the hollow tube such that end of said sock is in proximity to the end of the tube. In use, one end of the elongated article is inserted through the hollow tube and is pulled through the tube along with the sock. As the length of the elongated article is pulled through the tube along with the sock, the length of the elongated article is disposed within the length of the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Holiday Solutions, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brandyn B. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8857134
    Abstract: A sealed multi-handled bag is provided that includes a first handle at a first end and a second handle at a second end. In one embodiment, the handles are on substantially opposite ends of the bag. The sealed bag may be made from plastic and may contain loose materials, such as a salt. In some embodiments, one or more of the handles are formed from heat-sealed layers of bag material having a grip cut therein. A method for filling and sealing the multi-handled sealed bag includes filling a bag having a first closed end through a second open end, and sealing the second open end to form a handle. In one embodiment, sealing the second open end includes heat-sealing opposing layers of bag material together and cutting a handle through the layers. In another embodiment, the method includes folding-over the layers of bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nancy Lucas, Annette Martin, Mick Berning, Arlis Sayler
  • Patent number: 8844246
    Abstract: A film laminate wound up to form a film roll, from which bags with an integrated handle are produced in a VFFS form-fill and seal bag machine. The film laminate is produced by coating a film web of an outer film with a lamination adhesive and applying a material web of a sealable film to the adhesive layer. The material web is pressed together with the film web and adhesive layer in a lamination gap between a lamination roller and a pressing roller. A reinforcement strip passed to the lamination gap contacts the adhesive layer, between the film web and the sealable film. The circumference surface of the pressing roller has a depression that is coordinated with the film thickness and the film width of the reinforcement strip, so that a uniform pressing pressure prevails in the lamination gap, over the entire width of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mondi Consumer Packaging Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Perick, Markus Wielens
  • Patent number: 8739504
    Abstract: A packaging method comprises dispensing a material continuously from a roll, forming a plurality of packages from the material, filling each package with contents and sealing each package once filled. A hanging aperture is created for each package, prior to it being formed into the package, the material having been folded or creased in the area in which the aperture is to be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Jason Willey
  • Publication number: 20140131242
    Abstract: A product package includes a shrink wrap cover at least partially enveloping a product, the shrink wrap cover having a first portion that compressively conforms at least partially to an outer three-dimensional profile of the product, and a second portion that does not compressively conform to the outer three-dimensional profile of the product, and a handle portion formed from the second portion of the shrink wrap cover, wherein the handle portion extends outward beyond the outer three-dimensional profile of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Darryl T. Rathbun
  • Publication number: 20140053507
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a sandwich carrier handle and carrier for transporting a sandwich, including a plurality of wall portions hingedly joined at a plurality of fold lines. The plurality of wall portions are configured and dimensioned to fold at the plurality of fold lines to form a structure which wraps around the sandwich carrier. The exemplary sandwich carrier handle includes a first end including a first handle portion and a second end including a second handle portion. The first and second handle portions are configured and dimensioned to releasably interlock. The exemplary sandwich carrier handle includes a first open end and an opposing open end of the structure configured and dimensioned to permit the passage of the sandwich carrier therethrough. Exemplary embodiments are further directed to a method of transporting a sandwich carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventor: David T. Oblisk
  • Patent number: 8601772
    Abstract: An internal combustion engine is coupled to an electric power generator. An exhaust manifold for the engine includes an exhaust gas conduit. A housing includes a catalyst in fluid communication with the conduit to receive exhaust produced by the engine. The catalyst is operable to reduce one or more constituents of the exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Turpin, Shawn John Kipka, Gary A. Salmonson, Kurt Butz
  • Patent number: 8567160
    Abstract: A method for gas filling a handle portion of a container of a collapsible type. The handle portion being defined by two opposite side walls of the container and communicating, via a duct defined by the side walls, with an opening formed in one of the side walls. The method including the steps of supplying, at a gas filling station, a gas to the handle portion via the opening and the duct, blocking the duct by squeezing action to retain the gas supplied to the handle portion, transporting the container to a sealing station while maintaining the squeezing action and, at the sealing station, sealing the duct while maintaining the squeezing action, so as to permanently enclose the gas in the handle portion. The disclosure further concerns a container of a collapsible type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolean AB
    Inventor: Per Gustafsson
  • Publication number: 20130277381
    Abstract: The handle end portions are attached to the tray by separate connectors. The tray has spaced openings to receive the connectors. Each connector has an anchor-shaped section which is received in a tray opening and a section which engages a handle end portion. The anchor-shaped section has arms which flex to permit the connector to be received in the tray opening and thereafter return to their extended position to cooperate with the tray to securely attach the connector to the tray and prevent free rotation of the connector. The handle engaging section includes a hook-shaped member which is received an opening in the handle end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicants: Allen Field Company, Inc., Texpak, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Franzone, JR., John Sperling
  • 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: 8490368
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Publication number: 20130180212
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of packaging and manufacturing a contact lens in a container, wherein the container comprises a central recess formed of a curved surface with a ring-shaped protruding portion surrounding the curved surface, the method comprising the steps of: providing the container; injecting a lens-forming monomer mixture into the central recess to form the contact lens along the curved surface of the central recess; combining the container and a hand-held section; pouring a solution into the container to immerse the contact lens in the container; and sealing the container with a lid for sealing the contact lens and the solution in the container; wherein the curved surface of the central recess has one or a plurality of continuous radii of curvature Rrecess less than a radius of curvature Rlens of the contact lens in its hydrous state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Largan Medical Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Largan Medical Co., Ltd
  • Patent number: 8443579
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for storing an elongated article, such as a light string or the like. The apparatus includes a hollow tube and an elongated sock. The elongated sock is fed onto the hollow tube such that end of said sock is in proximity to the end of the tube. In use, one end of the elongated article is inserted through the hollow tube and is pulled through the tube along with the sock. As the length of the elongated article is pulled through the tube along with the sock, the length of the elongated article is disposed within the length of the sock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Brandyn B. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8424272
    Abstract: The objective of this invention is to provide a handle for carrying an article or a bundle of bottles that is more resistant to tearing and delaminating and has the ability to carry heavy loads. This is accomplished by placing a strip on the inside of the wrapping material and wrapping an article, so that the strip that forms the handle is enclosed within the wrapping material. By placing the handle inside the wrapping material so that the strip overlaps when the wrapping material covers the article, the handle is capable of carrying heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Alain Cerf
  • Publication number: 20130036710
    Abstract: A method for the production and filling of packaging means is described and claimed, in which the following production steps are performed: flattened tubular film material is wound off a roll along the primary axis of symmetry of the hose, the tubular material is provided via a welding and separating process with a first lateral welding seam perpendicular in reference to the tubular axis and separated along a separation line, the hose sections open at one side are filled, the still open end of the hose section open at one side is provided with a second lateral welding seam. It is considered novel and inventive that two subsequent separation lines are inserted in the hose at a distance, which is smaller than the distance between the two edges of the hose. Additionally, a device is described and claimed comprising features allowing the implementation of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Knoke, Ruediger Crosse-Heitmeyer, Thomas Hawighorst
  • Patent number: 8365506
    Abstract: A process for closing mesh bags, in which a longitudinal portion of constricted mesh is compressed together with a portion of at least one plastic strip provided with a width greater than that of the constricted mesh such that respective side bands of the strip project on both sides of the constricted mesh, includes the operations of introducing in a die the compressed longitudinal portions of strip and mesh such that the mentioned side bands are bent towards the constricted mesh. The bent side bands of the strip are folded over the constricted mesh the materials forming the folded strip and the constricted mesh melt. One or several attachment sections between the folded strip and the constricted mesh along the compressed portions of the mesh and of the strip are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Girnet International, S.L.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Amigo
  • Patent number: 8333054
    Abstract: A method for producing a plurality of packages of liquid containers including the steps of dividing the liquid containers into groups representing the packages, applying handles to a film, wherein the film is located in a feeding area for the film, supplying one film to each of the groups of liquid containers via the feeding area, and wrapping each group of liquid containers with the film and the applied handle, thereby completing the packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Michael Hartl
  • Publication number: 20120273377
    Abstract: A tool kit for accommodating two tools having different sizes is provided including a tool case having a base member, a lid member hingedly connected to the base member, and a tool cavity formed by at least one of the base and lid members and having an inner surface. The tool kit further includes at least one adapter fittable in the tool cavity and having an outer surface that corresponds to the inner surface of the tool cavity, wherein the inner surface of the tool cavity corresponds to an outer periphery of the first tool such that the first tool is securely retained in the tool cavity, and wherein the inner surface of the tool cavity and the outer surface of the adapter received in the tool cavity correspond to an outer periphery of the second tool such that the second tool is securely retained in the tool cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Gary Amatrudo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8181428
    Abstract: A method for gas filling a handle portion of a container of a collapsible type. The handle portion being defined by two opposite side walls of the container and communicating, via a duct defined by the side walls, with an opening formed in one of the side walls. The method including the steps of supplying, at a gas filling station, a gas to the handle portion via the opening and the duct, blocking the duct by a squeezing action to retain the gas supplied to the handle portion, transporting the container to a sealing station while maintaining the squeezing action and, at said sealing station, sealing the duct while maintaining the squeezing action, so as to permanently enclose the gas in the handle portion. The disclosure further concerns a container of a collapsible type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolean Research & Development A/S
    Inventor: Per Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 8096097
    Abstract: An apparatus for encasing product in a tubular material with a handle is described. The apparatus of the preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a delivery conveyor, a ram located on a first side of the delivery conveyor, a product horn located at a side of the delivery conveyor opposite the ram, the product horn having a first end and a second end, the first end adjacent the delivery conveyor and the second end remote from the delivery conveyor, a sealer configured to form tubular seamed casing about the product horn, a printer in data communication with a scale, a clipper located at the second end of the product horn, and a plurality of tag handles feeding through the printer and to the clipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Precitec Corporation
    Inventor: Eggo Haschke
  • Patent number: 8006465
    Abstract: The invention comprises a storage container preferably having four sides, an open top end, a bottom end having an opening therethrough, and at least two handles preferably located on opposing sides of the container. In use, the storage container is preferably used with water fowl decoys having flexible monofilament lines with looped ends attached thereto. The container is preferably held upside down and the flexible lines of the decoys are passed into the container from underneath and the looped ends are pulled through the opening. The decoys are then pulled into the container. The container is then turned over and the handles are pulled together. The lines of the decoys are pulled over the top end of the container and the looped ends of the lines can be fastened to the handles with a clip. The decoys can then be conveniently transported and stored in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Roosevelt A. Albert, III
  • Patent number: 7966792
    Abstract: This device for encasing light strings for storage provides a canister as a handle that is concentric with a cylindrical feed tube that is at least partially within the canister together with a cartridge type removable dispensing tube that slides over the feed tube and within the canister. The canister is attached to the large end of a funnel on the feed tube entry end through which a light string may be fed. The canister and feed tube thus form an annular slot into which the removable cartridge type dispensing tube may be received and releasably secured slidably over the feed tube. The tubular plastic is loaded on the dispensing tube prior to the dispensing tube being slid and secured over the feed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Gary B. Hills
  • Publication number: 20110147397
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carry basket, preferably a cardboard carry basket, having a carry basin for receiving a product to be transported, and having a carry handle connected to the carry basin, wherein the carry handle is designed as a grip handle, wherein the carry handle is designed as a handle strap connected to at least two side walls of the carry basin and shortened by at least one fold prior to being used, and wherein the handle strap overlaps the products present in the carry basin and/or engages as a spacer between the products, and thereby secures the products during transport, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Oster, Ludger Pauls, Thomas Stienen
  • Publication number: 20110056174
    Abstract: A method for making packs of in each case at least two coupled articles which are held together by a strap wherein said strap is stretched in a horizontally manner about the outer surfaces of the articles. Said strap is laid about the articles during a continuous conveying process and fixed afterwards. A device for handling, conveying, packing and/or palletizing articles, wherein said device includes at least a horizontal conveying means for continuously conveying articles, a device for making packs of in each case at least two grouped and coupled articles as well as a subsequent grouping device for arranging the packs opposite to other packs and for the subsequent making of pallet layers and/or for the preparation of a palletizing afterwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: Krones AG
    Inventor: Kurt PERL
  • Publication number: 20110047937
    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: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicants: TSUBAKIMOTO KOGYO CO., LTD., FABRICA TOYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Tsuji, Masahiro Sunada, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 7870705
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Patent number: 7716901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaged cementitious product including a bag formed of a polymeric material. The bag has first and second sealed ends. The first end has a first tab extending therefrom defining at least one aperture therethrough so that the first tab defines a first handle. The second end has a second tab extending therefrom defining at least one aperture therethrough so that the second tab defines a second handle. A cementitious product is sealed within the bag, and wherein the first and second handles facilitate the handling of the packaged cementitious product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Charles E. Price
  • Publication number: 20090266732
    Abstract: A method for producing a plurality of packages of liquid containers including the steps of dividing the liquid containers into groups representing the packages, applying handles to a film, wherein the film is located in a feeding area for the film, supplying one film to each of the groups of liquid containers via the feeding area, and wrapping each group of liquid containers with the film and the applied handle, thereby completing the packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Michael HARTL
  • Patent number: 7607278
    Abstract: A device for bundling newspapers for recycling, the device having a cylindrical handle member having two spaced apart apertures perpendicular to the axis of the cylinder, the cylinder further having two axial slits formed in the ends thereof, the handle member cooperative with a length of cordage passing through one of the apertures in the handle member such that the cordage is of equal length from both sides of the aperture of the handle member, the cordage lengths arranged in an X configuration such that a bundle of newspapers is angularly positioned on the cordage so positioned, the handle member then drawn up over one corner of the bundle to approximately the center of the top of the bundle of newspapers, the opposing two ends of the cordage are then inserted through the second aperture in the handle member, drawn taut, and then wrapped about the opposing slits formed in the end of the handle member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Witkowski
  • Publication number: 20090255946
    Abstract: A method of making and transporting a container with a carrying handle and a container with a carrying handle therefor. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Axel ROSE, Roger KESTING, Jorg SYRING, Ludger PAULS
  • Patent number: 7523595
    Abstract: A method for automatically attaching a draw string to an infusion bag, in which the draw string surrounds the infusion bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Haussier & Sauter KG
    Inventor: Paul Gerhard Klar
  • Publication number: 20080290063
    Abstract: This invention relates to an integrated label and handle and method of application whereby an elastic sleeve is applied around a sidewall of a container, such as a large PET bottle, resulting in an integrated label and handle extending therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventor: Leslie S. Marco
  • 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: 7325379
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously or intermittently and vertically forming, filling and sealing packaging includes an infeed section, a pleating assembly, a forming tube and a sealing assembly. The pleating assembly imparts at least one pleat to the film. The film may be driven and measured at a nip following the pleating. The forming tube receives the film from the infeed section after the pleat has been made. A film tube is formed about the forming tube. The film tube is vertically fed downward to the sealing assembly which imparts seals to the film tube, thereby forming packages. A hole punch punches holes in the film tube. The film travels a film path that includes the hole punch, the forming tube, the vertical seal assembly and the horizontal seal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. Kettner, Curt A. Frievalt
  • Patent number: 7322169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously or intermittently and vertically forming, filling and sealing packaging includes an infeed section, a pleating assembly, a forming tube and a sealing assembly. The pleating assembly imparts at least one pleat to the film. The forming tube receives the film from the infeed section after the pleat has been made. A film tube is formed about the forming tube. The film tube is vertically fed downward to the sealing assembly which imparts seals to the film tube, thereby forming packages. A hole punch punches holes in the film tube. The film travels a film path that includes the hole punch, the forming tube, the vertical seal assembly and the horizontal seal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: CMD Corporation
    Inventors: Brian E. Kettner, Curt A. Frievalt
  • Patent number: 7207154
    Abstract: There is provided an intelligent luggage protection pouch according to the invention that is tamper resistant, easily identifiable, and inspection friendly (i.e. x-ray and canine searchable). The intelligent luggage protection pouch fully surrounds luggage, protects against damage to the surface of the luggage, withstands the weight of any luggage placed within it, and prevents loss of the contents of the luggage. The intelligent luggage protection pouch does not require specialized machines, tools, or knowledge. Preferably, the intelligent luggage protection pouch is disposable, environmentally friendly, and universally sized to accommodate luggage of almost any size and shape. The intelligent luggage protection pouch may be included in a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Albert Araujo
  • 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: 7065937
    Abstract: A standup bag for granular products or the like and a method of manufacturing the bag. The standup bag is manufactured from an extruded heat scalable material and includes both an integral handle and a perforation to facilitate opening and pouring out the contents of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: HB Creative LLC
    Inventor: James I. Tankersley
  • Patent number: 7040074
    Abstract: A combined cutting blade and heat bar for use with a vacuum packaging device having a lid for sealing over the cavity of a base is disclosed. The cutting blade and heat bar are connected to one another and movable via a single actuating mechanism mounted to the lid. In use, in one step the combined mechanism is lowered with the heat bar unheated and the cutting element cuts slits in the bag for evacuation of the air. After air evacuation, the combined mechanism is lowered with the heat bar heated, melting the bag closed behind the slitted area of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Koch Equipment LLC
    Inventors: Scott Knowlton, Timothy A. Grove
  • Patent number: 7021025
    Abstract: A filter bag for containing a substance for infusion in a liquid comprises: a containment chamber with compartments for doses of the substance, sealed by top and bottom joins; a tag for picking up the bag; and a section of thread, wound around the outside of the containment chamber and extending along an outline of the chamber, one end of the thread being connected to the pick-up tag and the other to the top of the containment chamber. The section of thread is longer than the outline of the containment chamber to which it is attached. The excess length of the section of thread relative to the outline of the chamber is gathered on the outside of the containment chamber for the substance for infusion and is attached to the pick-up tag. A method for production of the filter bag is also part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Tecnomeccanica S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Romagnoli
  • Patent number: 7013616
    Abstract: A sleeve assembly is provided for a package. The package provides storage for a variety of items. A sleeve at least partially surrounds the package and connects to the package through a connection point. The sleeve includes a reinforced adhesive material which provides reinforcement to the connection point and prevents both tearing of the sleeve and displacement of the sleeve from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Powers, John T. Holladay
  • Patent number: 6988348
    Abstract: A protective cover for use on one or more saw blades. The cover is formed from a heat shrinking material that is shrunk on the saw blade(s) to provide a thin close fitting cover that protects teeth on the saw blade(s). A tag can be attached to the cover and/or saw blade(s). The tag has a security device that is spaced from the saw blade(s) to prevent interference. The tag can be used to hang the saw blade(s) from a display device. An insert card having indicia thereon can be positioned on the saw blade(s) to convey information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: John Curtsinger, Daniel G. Findle, Leonard R. Baublitz