US Patent No: 6,611,996

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Slider for reclosable fastener

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A slider for a reclosable fastener for plastic bags comprises a body. The body includes a top, a first side, a second side and a separation member on an underside of the top. The separation member is adapted to open and close the fastener. The first side has at least one slot for separating the first side into at least two sections. The second side has at least one slot for separating the second side into at least two sections. Each of the slots extends from respective ends of the first and second sides opposite the top and extends through the respective first and second sides.

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REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC.LAKE FOREST, IL332

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blythe, James S Rochester, NY 34 158
St, Phillips Eric A Fairport, NY 19 1440

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minigrip, Inc. (60)
4,285,376 Reclosable plastic bag construction made from a one piece extrusion 71 1977
4,196,030 Method of making extruded construction for bags 91 1978
4,191,230 Integral extruded construction for bags 83 1978
4,235,653 Method for making reclosable bags 67 1978
4,277,241 Apparatus for forming bags of thermoplastic material 46 1979
4,249,982 Apparatus for making reclosable bags 41 1979
4,355,494 Reclosable bags, apparatus and method 181 1980
4,341,575 Means for joining flexible fastener strips to film 87 1980
4,430,070 Method of and apparatus for uninterruptedly assembling components for making bags 113 1981
4,372,793 Method of joining flexible fastener strips to flexible web 94 1981
4,601,694 Thin wall reclosable bag material and method of making same 141 1982
4,528,224 Method of making multiple reclosable bag material 120 1982
4,517,788 Mechanism for filling bags of different sizes 43 1982
4,563,319 Method of making quadruple profile tubing 45 1983
4,581,006 Method of and means for positioning sliders on zippers for reclosable bags 87 1983
4,617,683 Reclosable bag, material, and method of and means for making same 203 1984
4,582,549 Method and apparatus for producing bag making material having reclosable fasteners 73 1985
4,651,504 Double funnel bag material and method 60 1985
4,673,383 Fusible rib bonding of fasteners to substrate 101 1985
4,666,536 Method of and means for making reclosable bag material, and material produced thereby 83 1985
4,736,450 Gusseted bags with reclosure features 81 1985
4,663,915 Method of packaging and apparatus 116 1986
4,655,862 Method of and means for making reclosable bags and method therefor 145 1986
4,691,372 Manufacture of multi-layered reclosable bag making material and bags made therefrom 73 1986
4,703,518 Attachment of plastic zipper to the outside of incompatible bag wall web 72 1986
4,709,533 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags in a form, fill and seal machine 134 1986
4,709,398 Chain bags, method and apparatus 79 1987
4,744,674 Non-reclosable mechanically fillable and closable link bag structure and method 74 1987
RE33674 Openable bag 59 1987
4,791,710 Self-aligning closable extruded profile plastic fastener and method 80 1987
4,812,074 Apparatus for making bag material 114 1987
4,807,300 Plastic zipper bag with anchor-socket attachment arrangement 78 1987
4,787,880 Method of making extruded zipper strips and bags containing the same 84 1987
4,925,316 Reclosable bag having an outer reclosable zipper type closure and inner non-reclosable closure 147 1987
4,792,240 Extruded zipper strips for bags 64 1987
4,840,012 Zippered film feed 74 1987
4,840,611 Gusseted bags with reclosure features 74 1987
4,876,842 Method of and apparatus for packaging product masses in a form, fill and seal machine 111 1988
4,846,585 Easy open bag structure 73 1988
4,894,975 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags with fastener strips in a form fill and seal machine 166 1988
4,786,190 Reclosable package having outer reclosable closure and inner non-reclosable closure 143 1988
4,832,505 Tamper evident link bags 88 1988
4,844,759 Method of and means for applying reclosable fasteners to plastic film 78 1988
4,929,225 Method of making bags and bag material having hinged zipper strips 62 1988
4,850,178 Device for opening a double link bag chain 55 1988
4,878,987 Transverse zipper bag material and method of and means for making same 91 1988
4,892,414 Bags with reclosable plastic fastener having automatic sealing gasket means 90 1989
5,023,122 Easy open bag structure 63 1989
4,909,017 Reclosable bag material, method and apparatus 199 1989
5,211,482 Closure for post filling application to packaging 125 1991
RE34554 Bags with reclosable plastic fastener having automatic sealing gasket means 75 1991
5,259,904 Oscillating grip strip for recloseable plastic bags and method and apparatus for making the same 67 1992
5,425,825 Reclosable zipper with tamper evident feature 84 1993
RE34905 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags in a form, fill and seal machine 59 1993
5,435,864 Reclosable zipper with tamper evident feature 120 1993
5,412,924 Method of making reclosable plastic bags on a form, fill and seal machine 71 1994
5,425,216 Method of making reclosable plastic bags on a form, fill and seal machine with open zipper profiles 99 1994
5,558,613 Method for reducing the variance in the forces needed to open reclosable plastic bags from within and from without 61 1994
5,573,614 Method for stabilizing a plastic zipper during attachment to a film 65 1995
5,551,208 Method for applying zipper to film at tube on a form-fill-and-seal 59 1995
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (31)
4,925,318 Packing, method of manufacturing same, and strip material therefor 104 1988
4,923,309 Tamper-evident package 93 1989
4,941,307 Zipper guide system for form tooling 57 1989
5,024,537 Tape carried pre-cut zipper 90 1990
5,071,689 Hinged zipper 29 1990
5,014,498 Web control means and method for bag making machine 62 1990
5,027,584 Method and apparatus for unfolding folded zipper film 43 1990
4,974,395 Zipper guide and spreader device for form, fill and seal machines 52 1990
4,993,212 Method and apparatus for guiding a zippered film in form, fill and seal package making machines 52 1990
5,042,224 Zipper tracking in form, fill and seal package machines 41 1990
5,085,031 Transverse zipper application for horizontal form, fill and seal machine 79 1990
5,063,639 Zippered closure for packages 72 1990
5,072,571 Zippered film plural sheet strip guide system and method for zippered film for form, fill and seal package making machines 50 1990
5,096,516 Method of making dual reuseable pouches 73 1990
5,063,069 Zippered closure for thermoformed package 53 1990
5,100,246 Pull bead and guide rails for easy open flexible containers 34 1990
5,092,684 Post-applied zipper base with grip strip 80 1991
5,129,734 Seal system for block cheese 49 1991
5,121,997 Perforated tear strip for easy-open flexible containers 79 1991
5,188,461 Packing, method of manufacturing same, and strip material therefor 82 1992
5,186,543 Tear-open bag having guide strips 89 1992
5,273,511 Method to improve welding of profiled plastic film or tape 64 1993
5,322,579 Method of forming side seams for zippered bags or packages 80 1993
5,383,989 Method and apparatus for manufacturing reclosable plastic bags utilizing pre-heated zipper 52 1993
5,561,966 Apparatus and method for manufacturing flexible reclosable containers 108 1994
5,557,907 Transverse zipper system 87 1995
5,592,802 Transverse zipper system 69 1996
5,871,281 Zipper slider pivoting wedge 90 1996
5,956,924 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 134 1997
6,178,722 Application system for sliders at form-fill-seal machine 78 1998
6,047,450 Slide zipper assembly 84 1999
 
TENNECO PLASTICS COMPANY (27)
4,410,130 Protective strip for Z-fold bag closure 55 1981
4,392,897 Manufacturing process for channel seal 47 1982
4,419,159 Manufacture of plastic bags with interlocking profile extrusions 71 1982
4,519,095 Adhesive channel closure for flexible bags 40 1983
4,561,109 Plastic bags with releasable closure which resists opening from inside 92 1984
4,603,434 Ripple lock closure for flexible bags 20 1984
4,618,383 Method and apparatus for the manufacture of plastic bags having interlocking profile extrusions 39 1985
4,787,754 Reclosable flexible bags having fastener profiles attached to exterior walls thereof and a method of making same 37 1988
5,007,142 Method of assembling a snapped-together multipart plastic slider with a plastic reclosable fastener 124 1990
5,010,627 Foldable plastic slider and method of assembly with a plastic reclosable fastener 163 1990
5,020,194 Leakproof zipper with slider 150 1990
5,070,583 Gull wing zipper slider 118 1990
5,088,971 Method of making protruding end stops for plastic reclosable fastener 166 1991
5,131,121 Protruding end stops for plastic reclosable fastener 183 1991
5,152,613 Plastic film zipper bag having straightened heat seals 89 1991
5,161,286 End clamp stops for plastic reclosable fastener 153 1991
5,189,764 Plastic reclosable fastener with structure for retaining slider in closed position 123 1992
5,426,830 Axial assembly of multi-part slider on zipper 87 1993
5,448,807 Plastic end clips fused to plastic zipper 121 1993
5,301,394 Plastic reclosable fastener with slider detent lock for locking slider in closed position 131 1993
5,301,395 Plastic reclosable fastener with structure for restraining slider in closed position and for facilitating reopening fastener 132 1993
5,405,478 Tubular plastic end stops bonded to plastic zipper 133 1993
5,431,760 Zipper slider insertion through split track 124 1994
5,442,838 Rolling action zipper profile and slider 117 1994
5,442,837 Integrated end stops for zipper slider 172 1994
5,448,808 Foldable zipper slider with improved compression-type latch 83 1994
5,482,375 Tubular plastic end stops bonded to plastic zipper 131 1994
 
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC. (15)
5,067,822 Method of forming recloseable packages, profiles used therein, and packages produced thereby 109 1989
5,017,021 Reclosable profile having improved closure members 89 1989
5,238,306 Method of producing a sealing system for a reclosable webbed-wall package, and system made 87 1989
5,046,300 Method and apparatus for forming a reclosable package 77 1990
5,127,208 Method and apparatus for forming a reclosable package 138 1991
5,198,055 Method of forming recloseable packages, profiles used therein, and packages produced thereby 75 1991
5,489,252 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 89 1995
5,509,735 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 77 1995
5,551,127 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 72 1995
5,552,202 Tear guide arrangement 36 1995
5,628,566 Profile sealing flange 60 1996
5,613,934 Method of forming a tear guide arrangement 49 1996
5,664,296 Closure arrangement having a reclosable seal 27 1996
5,725,312 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 84 1996
5,867,875 Foldable zipper slider with improved compression-type latch 70 1998
 
TENNECO PACKAGING INC. (13)
5,718,337 Carton for plastic bags 16 1996
5,769,772 Packages made with both high-frequency/radio-frequency seals and conventional heat/pressure seals using combinations of polar and non-polar polymers 67 1996
5,669,715 Tamper-evident reclosable plastic bag with slider 176 1996
5,924,173 End posts for plastic zipper 89 1996
5,682,730 Plastic bag with bottom header 112 1996
5,775,812 Tamper-evident reclosable plastic bag with breakaway slider 99 1996
5,713,669 Plastic bag with zipper slider captured in pocket 125 1996
5,851,070 Seals for plastic bags 49 1996
5,919,535 Fins for plastic bags 60 1996
5,896,627 High-strength slider for a reclosable bag 82 1997
5,964,532 Reclosable fastener strip with tamper evident feature 126 1997
5,911,508 Vented reclosable bag 93 1997
6,010,244 Vented reclosable bag 71 1999
 
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. (11)
5,403,094 Reclosable zipper 106 1993
5,470,156 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 88 1994
5,486,051 Closure arrangement having a breakaway seal 53 1994
5,492,411 Tamper evident peelable seal 97 1995
5,513,915 Closure arrangement having a breakaway seal 47 1995
5,647,671 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 59 1996
5,833,791 Conforming end stops for a plastic zipper 105 1996
6,286,189 Zipper and zipper arrangements and methods of manufacturing the same 82 1999
6,327,754 Fastener with slider thereon for use in manufacturing recloseable bags 81 1999
6,286,999 Tamper-evident reclosable bag 91 1999
6,402,375 Resealable closure mechanism having a slider device 25 2000
 
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC (5)
5,107,658 Method of making a reclosable package 56 1991
5,247,781 In-line application of closure to packaging film 95 1991
5,224,779 Tamper-evident, reclosable flexible packages 74 1992
5,405,629 Multi-seal reclosable flexible package for displaying thinly sliced food products 84 1994
5,582,853 Multi-seal recloseable flexible package for displaying thinly sliced food products 70 1995
 
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD. (4)
5,004,356 Fastener and wrapping bag having the same 29 1989
5,400,568 Method and apparatus for making and filling a bag 97 1992
5,415,904 Snap fastener and packaging bag with the same 78 1993
5,645,905 Snap zipper 12 1995
 
TENNECO PACKAGING SPECIALTY AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC. (4)
5,007,143 Rolling action zipper profile and slipper therefor 176 1990
5,063,644 Foldable zipper slider with compression-type latch 129 1991
5,067,208 Plastic reclosable fastener with self-locking slider 226 1991
5,788,378 Reclosable stand-up bag 112 1996
 
KCL CORPORATION (3)
4,241,865 Reclosable shipping sack and method 103 1979
4,620,320 Substantially leakproof zipper closure for bags and method 79 1984
4,892,512 Method of making reclosable flexible containers having fastener profiles affixed to exterior of bag walls 74 1987
 
KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC (3)
5,456,928 Tamper-evident, flexible, reclosable package 91 1991
5,525,363 Cheese pouch having easy opening and reclosing characteristics 119 1994
5,519,982 Pouch having easy opening and reclosing characteristics and method and apparatus for production thereof 117 1995
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (3)
4,443,400 Method and apparatus for the formation of profiled thermoplastic film 15 1982
4,532,652 Plastic bag with air exhaustion valve 84 1983
4,612,153 Process and apparatus for thermoforming a thermoplastic carton having an aperture therein for latching the cover 28 1984
 
Paramount Packaging Corporation (3)
4,713,839 Resealable reusable flexible plastic bag with loop handle 92 1986
4,877,336 Bottom loaded duplex bag having a handle and method of making same 47 1989
5,112,138 Resealable reusable flexible plastic bag with loop handle 34 1990
 
Innoflex Incorporated (2)
5,782,733 Zippered film and bag 101 1997
5,823,933 Zippered film and bag 69 1997
 
KRAFT FOODS, INC. (2)
4,782,951 Reclosable package and method of making reclosable package 132 1986
5,050,736 Reclosable package 54 1989
 
LPS Industries, Inc. (2)
5,116,301 Method of making a double zipper pouch 75 1990
5,279,693 Welding thermoplastic material with a laser 40 1992
 
Pacmac, Inc. (2)
5,400,565 Vertical form, fill and seal packaging machine for making recloseable product filled bags 91 1993
5,505,037 Vertical form, fill and seal machine for making recloseable bags 108 1994
 
ZIP PACK IP AG (2)
4,971,454 Reclosable bag having a top closure attached to a bag body composed of multiple thermoplastic layers 69 1989
5,564,259 Method and apparatus for resealable closure addition to form, fill and seal bag 105 1994
 
ARUBA SOUND LTD. (1)
5,529,394 Packing bag and fill-seal process 22 1995
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,710,157 Former for form, fill and seal packaging machine 50 1986
 
Bud; Hans (1)
4,262,395 Sliding clasp fastening means 98 1979
 
Convey, Inc. (1)
5,681,115 Child-resistant locking device for reclosable bag 48 1996
 
CRYOVAC, INC. (1)
4,437,293 Method and apparatus for making a reclosable package 113 1980
 
CTA COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS, INC., A VIRGINIA CORPORATION (1)
5,283,932 Flexible plastic zipper slider with rigidizing structure for assembly with profiled plastic zipper 139 1993
 
Cypress Packaging (1)
5,523,136 Packaging film, packages and methods for using them 50 1993
 
D. Swarovski & Co. (1)
5,713,110 Zipper closure with decorative stones 19 1996
 
EAGLE PACKAGING CORP. (1)
5,036,643 Form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers including means for applying zipper to web 117 1990
 
FRES-CO SYSTEM USA, INC. (1)
4,518,087 Sealed flexible container with non-destructive peelable opening 51 1983
 
HAYSSEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
5,092,831 Method of and apparatus for opening a folded web of heat-sealable packaging material prior to formation of the web into sealed reclosable packages 73 1990
 
KAPAK COMPANY LLC (1)
5,542,902 Vented pouch arrangement and method 84 1995
 
MESSER, INC., (1)
4,969,309 Method and apparatus for producing resealable packages 55 1989
 
PACTIV CORPORATION (1)
6,292,986 Assembly and accumulation of sliders for profiled zippers 74 1999
 
PROFILE PACKAGING, INC. (1)
5,906,438 Flexible pouch-type package having recloseable closure 70 1997
 
S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC. (1)
5,722,128 Fastener assembly with slider providing tactile and/or audible feedback 114 1996
 
SIGNODE CORPORATION (1)
4,790,126 Fill and seal machine for reclosable bags 82 1987
 
Strong-Robinette Company, Inc. (1)
4,415,386 Method and apparatus for assembling and attaching zipper closure strips to sacks 62 1982
 
Sun-Maid Growers of California (1)
5,111,643 Apparatus and fastener supply strip for attaching reclosable fastener to plastic bags 61 1991
 
TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,330,269 Package 37 1992
 
W.R. GRACE & CO.-CONN. (1)
4,240,241 Method and apparatus for making a reclosable package 93 1979
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
4,987,658 Slide fastener 19 1990
 
YOSHIDA KOGYO K.K. (1)
4,891,867 Slide fastener 15 1982
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (13)
4,232,429 Sliding fastener 25 1978
RE31487 Slide fastener with improved end connections 18 1982
4,863,285 Manufacture of bags 34 1988
5,007,146 Plastic profile fastener 18 1990
5,185,909 Zipper for closing the mouth of a bag 31 1991
5,167,608 Bag severing and sealing apparatus 73 1991
5,179,816 Apparatus for automatically forming, filling, sealing and separating film packaging from a film webbing 73 1991
5,334,127 Reclosable plastic bags made with open mouth and method of making open mouth bags 54 1993
5,391,136 Tamper-evident sealing system for envelope and method of making same 44 1993
5,461,845 Zippered film and bag 107 1994
5,511,884 Recloseable plastic bag with easy open and easy reclose profiles 69 1994
5,711,751 Hermetic seal for a plastic bag 22 1995
6,289,561 Assembly and accumulation of sliders for profiled zippers 54 2000

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. (11)
6,780,146 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 23 2002
7,159,282 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 2 2003
7,040,808 Reclosable bags with tamper evident features and methods of making the same 4 2003
D512909 Slider device for a resealable closure 1 2003
7,200,911 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2004
7,228,608 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2004
7,316,641 Reclosable bags with tamper evident features and methods of making the same 1 2006
7,377,015 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 5 2006
7,506,488 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2007
7,665,192 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 3 2008
7,904,996 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 2 2009
 
S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC. (10)
7,052,181 Zippered bag having a pair of fastener strips 8 2003
7,188,394 Hollow ribbed slider for a reclosable pouch 2 2005
7,574,782 Apparatus and method of operatively retaining an actuating member on an elongate closure mechanism 4 2006
7,506,416 Closure assembly and slider therefore 3 2006
7,461,434 Slider for closure assembly 6 2006
7,574,781 Closure assembly with slider 5 2006
7,886,412 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 13 2007
7,887,238 Flow channels for a pouch 8 2007
7,874,731 Valve for a recloseable container 9 2007
8,021,048 End-stomp and closure mechanism for a reclosable pouch 2 2009
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (8)
7,313,846 Sliders for reclosable containers 3 2002
7,540,662 Flexible package including a docking station formed from a plurality of closely spaced slits 5 2003
6,962,440 Molded sliders for actuating zippers in reclosable packages 8 2003
7,251,864 Two piece and assembleable slider for application to resealable portions associated with a plastic bag 3 2004
7,320,662 Method for manufacturing a flexible recloseable container 2 2004
7,090,397 Single use container 16 2004
8,127,517 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 1 2005
7,552,573 Method for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 3 2005
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (8)
7,967,509 Pouch with a valve 15 2007
7,946,766 Offset closure mechanism for a reclosable pouch 11 2007
7,784,160 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 13 2007
7,797,802 Actuating member for a closure assembly and method 3 2007
8,245,364 Closure mechanism having internal projections to decrease slider pull-off 1 2009
8,176,604 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 2 2010
8,827,556 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 0 2010
8,231,273 Flow channel profile and a complementary groove for a pouch 0 2010
 
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC. (1)
D531896 Slider for reclosable fastener 2 2003
 
RYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D511480 Slider device for resealable closure 7 2004
 
S2F FLEXICO (1)
8,332,993 Slider for actuating profiled shapes with stiffening bars 0 2010
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
7,670,052 Child proof re-closable bag 0 2005

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