Zipper for reclosable thermoplastic bag

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5138750
SERIAL NO

07699045

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Abstract

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A zipper closure for a reclosable thermoplastic bag includes two opposing interlockable rib and groove profiles, wherein at least a part of one or both of the profiles is divided into segments of materials having different elastic moduli. The zipper provides an audibly and/or tactilely perceptible indication of proper interlocking of the profiles.

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DOWBRANDS L.P.INDIANAPOLIS, IN4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Banco, Michael J Midland, MI 22 245
Dais, Brian C Midland, MI 103 2713
Erickson, Larry R Midland, MI 17 197
Gundlach, Douglas P Midland, MI 14 329
Kirksey, William A Midland, MI 4 112
Kreh, Marvin J Chapin, SC 1 79
LeBoeuf, William E Midland, MI 29 357
McCree, John O Saginaw, MI 24 797
Porchia, Jose Midland, MI 105 3210
Wagers, Kevin J Midland, MI 6 171

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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Anderson; Allison E. (1)
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NIFCO INC. (1)
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FIRST BRANDS CORPORATION (1)
* 4854017 Multiposition interlocking closure fastening device 24 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (7)
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* 5614232 Method of making an interengaging fastener member 32 1996
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INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS PTY LTD (2)
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* 2004/0013,323 Reclosable plastic bags 15 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (8)
* 2002/0020,708 Closure indicator for cup lid 12 2001
* 2003/0236,158 Method of and apparatus for producing a reclosable pouch 2 2002
* 2004/0078,938 Closure device for a reclosable pouch 3 2002
* 2004/0078,939 Closure device for a reclosable pouch 19 2003
8506745 Method of sealing reclosable fasteners 0 2006
* 2008/0098,577 Flexible zipper 0 2006
* 2009/0119,889 INTERLOCK TOOL, BAG MAKING USE THEREOF AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THEM 1 2006
* 9981780 Device for closing bags or the like, having improved tactile and sound effects, resultant bag, and production method 0 2013
 
S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC. (7)
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7494333 Apparatus for forming multiple closure elements 0 2004
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BOCA Enterprise Group, Inc. (2)
6230924 Closure indicator for cup lid 36 1999
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CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH (1)
* 5934806 Closure arrangement for reclosable bag and method thereof 28 1998
 
MINIGRIP LLC (2)
9585443 Apparatus for manufacturing reclosable bag material with audible closure 0 2013
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S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (17)
7137736 Closure device for a reclosable pouch 49 2003
7850368 Closure device for a reclosable pouch 7 2004
8578572 Closure mechanism and method of closing 11 2009
8469592 Tactile enhancement mechanism for a closure mechanism 8 2010
8926179 Closure mechanism with multiple frequency feedback 9 2010
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8550716 Tactile enhancement mechanism for a closure mechanism 14 2011
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8469593 Reclosable bag having a press-to-vent zipper 10 2011
9126735 Reclosable pouch having a clicking closure device 2 2013
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9434514 Closure mechanism with multiple frequency feedback 1 2014
9738422 Reclosable pouch with an elongate closure mechanism 0 2015
9475616 Reclosable pouch having a clicking closure device 1 2015
9914563 Reclosable bag having a loud sound during closing 0 2016
 
S2F FLEXICO (2)
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DURO-LAST, INC. (1)
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Aeroquip Corporation (1)
6550965 Reclosable plastic bag and method for forming 18 2001
 
Minigrip, Inc. (2)
* 5566429 Extruded zipper with orienting means and method for orienting same 23 1994
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The Glad Products Company (18)
6170696 Sealing container 133 1997
6220754 Closure device and slider 84 1998
6467647 Seating container 59 2000
6571430 Closure device 28 2001
6581249 Closure device 21 2001
* 6910599 Sealing container 63 2002
7097063 Plate container with detachable cover 9 2003
7097066 Plate container with detachable cover 23 2003
* 2003/0155,354 Plate container with detachable cover 3 2003
7611284 Closure device 30 2004
7543361 Closure device providing visual confirmation of occlusion 32 2004
7260871 Ventable interlocking closure strip 26 2004
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* 2006/0008,185 Fastening strips with barbed closure elements 10 2004
* 2005/0235,468 Closure device 15 2004
* 2005/0235,467 Ventable interlocking closure strip 1 2004
7261219 Sealing container 70 2005
* 2005/0199,639 Sealing container 18 2005
 
FIRST BRANDS CORPORATION (2)
* 5774955 Closure device providing tactile confirmation of occlusion 49 1996
* 6156363 Closure bag with internal tack surfaces 34 1999
 
APLIX (2)
* 8641278 Automatic gripping device with extremely flexible hooks 0 2008
* 2010/0135,600 AUTOMATIC GRIPPING DEVICE WITH EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE HOOKS 5 2008
 
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. (2)
* 5878468 Closure arrangement for reclosable bag and method thereof 39 1997
* 2009/0190,860 PACKAGE WITH TAMPER EVIDENT CLOSURE, AND METHODS 6 2007
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (9)
* 5505747 Method of making an abrasive article 137 1994
* 5672186 Method of making an abrasive article 54 1996
* 5667540 Method of making an abrasive article 23 1996
6579161 Abrasive article 12 1996
* 5840089 Method of making an abrasive article 55 1997
6579162 Abrasive article 15 2000
6884157 Abrasive article 6 2003
7044834 Abrasive article 4 2005
* 2005/0202,770 Abrasive article 1 2005
 
WESTERN DIGITAL (FREMONT), INC. (1)
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PACTIV CORPORATION (1)
* 2004/0086,604 Package having recorded audio pattern 5 2003
 
NITE IZE, INC. (3)
8438706 Vacuum press fit zipper assembly 0 2009
* 2009/0307,880 SubZip 1 2009
8646156 Vacuum press fit zipper assembly 0 2013
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (2)
6592260 Flexible storage bag with audible closure indicator 44 2000
6386762 Flexible storage bag with structural alteration of bag opening to provide closure indication 29 2000
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (5)
8999219 Audible zipper with laterally crushed elements and methods of manufacture thereof 3 2012
* 9015910 Spaced multi-rib zipper 1 2012
* 2013/0305,500 SPACED MULTI-RIB ZIPPER 1 2012
* 2014/0143,988 AUDIBLE CUT AND CRUSH ZIPPER 2 2013
9498026 Spaced multi-rib zipper 0 2015
 
COM-PAC INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 2011/0235,951 RECLOSABLE BAG WITH TEAR OPEN FEATURE 0 2009
 
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
6625851 Fastening system having vertical and horizontal engagement 5 2000
 
Idemitsu Unitech Co., Ltd. (1)
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NIKE, INC. (1)
9565903 Closure system 0 2014
 
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC. (2)
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WEBSTER INDUSTRIES DIVISION (1)
6439771 Zippered resealable closure 23 2000
* Cited By Examiner