Slider for reclosable fastener

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6611996
APP PUB NO 20030000050A1
SERIAL NO

09897312

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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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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.LAKE FOREST, IL222

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blythe, James S Rochester, NY 25 228
St, Phillips Eric A Fairport, NY 20 1482

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
RE31487 Slide fastener with improved end connections 18 1982
4863285 Manufacture of bags 37 1988
5007146 Plastic profile fastener 18 1990
5185909 Zipper for closing the mouth of a bag 33 1991
5167608 Bag severing and sealing apparatus 73 1991
5179816 Apparatus for automatically forming, filling, sealing and separating film packaging from a film webbing 74 1991
5334127 Reclosable plastic bags made with open mouth and method of making open mouth bags 54 1993
5461845 Zippered film and bag 126 1994
5511884 Recloseable plastic bag with easy open and easy reclose profiles 73 1994
5711751 Hermetic seal for a plastic bag 23 1995
6289561 Assembly and accumulation of sliders for profiled zippers 54 2000
 
Convey Incorporated (1)
5681115 Child-resistant locking device for reclosable bag 55 1996
 
Innoflex Incorporated (2)
5782733 Zippered film and bag 103 1997
5823933 Zippered film and bag 72 1997
 
S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC. (1)
* 5722128 Fastener assembly with slider providing tactile and/or audible feedback 129 1996
 
PARAMOUNT PACKAGING CORPORATION (3)
4713839 Resealable reusable flexible plastic bag with loop handle 93 1986
4877336 Bottom loaded duplex bag having a handle and method of making same 48 1989
5112138 Resealable reusable flexible plastic bag with loop handle 40 1990
 
Cypress Packaging (1)
5523136 Packaging film, packages and methods for using them 51 1993
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (3)
4443400 Method and apparatus for the formation of profiled thermoplastic film 16 1982
4532652 Plastic bag with air exhaustion valve 88 1983
4612153 Process and apparatus for thermoforming a thermoplastic carton having an aperture therein for latching the cover 28 1984
 
Pacmac, Inc. (2)
5400565 Vertical form, fill and seal packaging machine for making recloseable product filled bags 91 1993
5505037 Vertical form, fill and seal machine for making recloseable bags 111 1994
 
Strong-Robinette Company, Inc. (1)
4415386 Method and apparatus for assembling and attaching zipper closure strips to sacks 62 1982
 
CRYOVAC, INC. (1)
4437293 Method and apparatus for making a reclosable package 117 1980
 
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC (5)
5107658 Method of making a reclosable package 57 1991
5247781 In-line application of closure to packaging film 95 1991
5224779 Tamper-evident, reclosable flexible packages 74 1992
5405629 Multi-seal reclosable flexible package for displaying thinly sliced food products 97 1994
5582853 Multi-seal recloseable flexible package for displaying thinly sliced food products 84 1995
 
KRAFT FOODS, INC. (2)
4782951 Reclosable package and method of making reclosable package 132 1986
5050736 Reclosable package 56 1989
 
PROFILE PACKAGING, INC. (1)
5906438 Flexible pouch-type package having recloseable closure 71 1997
 
MESSER, INC., (1)
4969309 Method and apparatus for producing resealable packages 55 1989
 
ARUBA SOUND LTD. (1)
5529394 Packing bag and fill-seal process 22 1995
 
Minigrip, Inc. (54)
4355494 Reclosable bags, apparatus and method 181 1980
4341575 Means for joining flexible fastener strips to film 88 1980
4430070 Method of and apparatus for uninterruptedly assembling components for making bags 114 1981
4372793 Method of joining flexible fastener strips to flexible web 96 1981
4601694 Thin wall reclosable bag material and method of making same 147 1982
4528224 Method of making multiple reclosable bag material 122 1982
4517788 Mechanism for filling bags of different sizes 44 1982
4563319 Method of making quadruple profile tubing 45 1983
4581006 Method of and means for positioning sliders on zippers for reclosable bags 87 1983
4617683 Reclosable bag, material, and method of and means for making same 210 1984
4582549 Method and apparatus for producing bag making material having reclosable fasteners 73 1985
4651504 Double funnel bag material and method 62 1985
4673383 Fusible rib bonding of fasteners to substrate 109 1985
4666536 Method of and means for making reclosable bag material, and material produced thereby 91 1985
4736450 Gusseted bags with reclosure features 83 1985
4663915 Method of packaging and apparatus 121 1986
4655862 Method of and means for making reclosable bags and method therefor 150 1986
4691372 Manufacture of multi-layered reclosable bag making material and bags made therefrom 74 1986
4703518 Attachment of plastic zipper to the outside of incompatible bag wall web 72 1986
4709533 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags in a form, fill and seal machine 134 1986
4709398 Chain bags, method and apparatus 79 1987
4744674 Non-reclosable mechanically fillable and closable link bag structure and method 75 1987
RE33674 Openable bag 64 1987
4791710 Self-aligning closable extruded profile plastic fastener and method 85 1987
4812074 Apparatus for making bag material 116 1987
4807300 Plastic zipper bag with anchor-socket attachment arrangement 82 1987
4787880 Method of making extruded zipper strips and bags containing the same 93 1987
4925316 Reclosable bag having an outer reclosable zipper type closure and inner non-reclosable closure 161 1987
4792240 Extruded zipper strips for bags 74 1987
4840012 Zippered film feed 74 1987
4840611 Gusseted bags with reclosure features 76 1987
4876842 Method of and apparatus for packaging product masses in a form, fill and seal machine 111 1988
4846585 Easy open bag structure 74 1988
4894975 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags with fastener strips in a form fill and seal machine 166 1988
4786190 Reclosable package having outer reclosable closure and inner non-reclosable closure 151 1988
4832505 Tamper evident link bags 89 1988
4844759 Method of and means for applying reclosable fasteners to plastic film 79 1988
4929225 Method of making bags and bag material having hinged zipper strips 64 1988
4850178 Device for opening a double link bag chain 57 1988
4878987 Transverse zipper bag material and method of and means for making same 93 1988
4892414 Bags with reclosable plastic fastener having automatic sealing gasket means 90 1989
5023122 Easy open bag structure 67 1989
4909017 Reclosable bag material, method and apparatus 205 1989
5211482 Closure for post filling application to packaging 126 1991
RE34554 Bags with reclosable plastic fastener having automatic sealing gasket means 75 1991
5259904 Oscillating grip strip for recloseable plastic bags and method and apparatus for making the same 90 1992
5425825 Reclosable zipper with tamper evident feature 85 1993
RE34905 Method and apparatus for making reclosable bags in a form, fill and seal machine 59 1993
5435864 Reclosable zipper with tamper evident feature 120 1993
5412924 Method of making reclosable plastic bags on a form, fill and seal machine 72 1994
5425216 Method of making reclosable plastic bags on a form, fill and seal machine with open zipper profiles 100 1994
5558613 Method for reducing the variance in the forces needed to open reclosable plastic bags from within and from without 62 1994
5573614 Method for stabilizing a plastic zipper during attachment to a film 65 1995
5551208 Method for applying zipper to film at tube on a form-fill-and-seal 59 1995
 
EAGLE PACKAGING CORP. (1)
5036643 Form, fill, seal and separate packaging machine for reclosable containers including means for applying zipper to web 120 1990
 
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. (11)
5403094 Reclosable zipper 113 1993
5470156 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 97 1994
5486051 Closure arrangement having a breakaway seal 56 1994
5492411 Tamper evident peelable seal 99 1995
5513915 Closure arrangement having a breakaway seal 51 1995
5647671 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 60 1996
5833791 Conforming end stops for a plastic zipper 105 1996
6286189 Zipper and zipper arrangements and methods of manufacturing the same 82 1999
6327754 Fastener with slider thereon for use in manufacturing recloseable bags 84 1999
* 6286999 Tamper-evident reclosable bag 101 1999
* 6402375 Resealable closure mechanism having a slider device 25 2000
 
YOSHIDA KOGYO K.K. (1)
4891867 Slide fastener 16 1982
 
D. SWAROVSKI & CO. (1)
5713110 Zipper closure with decorative stones 23 1996
 
Fres-co System USA, Inc. (1)
4518087 Sealed flexible container with non-destructive peelable opening 63 1983
 
IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD. (4)
5004356 Fastener and wrapping bag having the same 29 1989
5400568 Method and apparatus for making and filling a bag 98 1992
5415904 Snap fastener and packaging bag with the same 82 1993
5645905 Snap zipper 12 1995
 
PACTIV CORPORATION (1)
6292986 Assembly and accumulation of sliders for profiled zippers 74 1999
 
TENNECO PLASTICS COMPANY (27)
4410130 Protective strip for Z-fold bag closure 59 1981
4392897 Manufacturing process for channel seal 47 1982
4419159 Manufacture of plastic bags with interlocking profile extrusions 76 1982
4519095 Adhesive channel closure for flexible bags 45 1983
4561109 Plastic bags with releasable closure which resists opening from inside 96 1984
4603434 Ripple lock closure for flexible bags 20 1984
4618383 Method and apparatus for the manufacture of plastic bags having interlocking profile extrusions 43 1985
4787754 Reclosable flexible bags having fastener profiles attached to exterior walls thereof and a method of making same 37 1988
5007142 Method of assembling a snapped-together multipart plastic slider with a plastic reclosable fastener 124 1990
5010627 Foldable plastic slider and method of assembly with a plastic reclosable fastener 165 1990
5020194 Leakproof zipper with slider 154 1990
5070583 Gull wing zipper slider 119 1990
5088971 Method of making protruding end stops for plastic reclosable fastener 168 1991
5131121 Protruding end stops for plastic reclosable fastener 185 1991
5152613 Plastic film zipper bag having straightened heat seals 102 1991
5161286 End clamp stops for plastic reclosable fastener 159 1991
5189764 Plastic reclosable fastener with structure for retaining slider in closed position 125 1992
5426830 Axial assembly of multi-part slider on zipper 88 1993
5448807 Plastic end clips fused to plastic zipper 126 1993
5301394 Plastic reclosable fastener with slider detent lock for locking slider in closed position 135 1993
5301395 Plastic reclosable fastener with structure for restraining slider in closed position and for facilitating reopening fastener 133 1993
5405478 Tubular plastic end stops bonded to plastic zipper 133 1993
5431760 Zipper slider insertion through split track 124 1994
5442838 Rolling action zipper profile and slider 118 1994
5442837 Integrated end stops for zipper slider 174 1994
5448808 Foldable zipper slider with improved compression-type latch 84 1994
5482375 Tubular plastic end stops bonded to plastic zipper 213 1994
 
TENNECO PACKAGING INC. (13)
5718337 Carton for plastic bags 17 1996
5769772 Packages made with both high-frequency/radio-frequency seals and conventional heat/pressure seals using combinations of polar and non-polar polymers 71 1996
5669715 Tamper-evident reclosable plastic bag with slider 180 1996
5924173 End posts for plastic zipper 89 1996
5682730 Plastic bag with bottom header 113 1996
5775812 Tamper-evident reclosable plastic bag with breakaway slider 106 1996
5713669 Plastic bag with zipper slider captured in pocket 130 1996
5851070 Seals for plastic bags 50 1996
5919535 Fins for plastic bags 60 1996
5896627 High-strength slider for a reclosable bag 85 1997
5964532 Reclosable fastener strip with tamper evident feature 132 1997
5911508 Vented reclosable bag 98 1997
6010244 Vented reclosable bag 78 1999
 
SIGNODE CORPORATION (1)
4790126 Fill and seal machine for reclosable bags 83 1987
 
YKK CORPORATION (1)
4987658 Slide fastener 19 1990
 
KRAFT FOODS GROUP BRANDS LLC (3)
5456928 Tamper-evident, flexible, reclosable package 95 1991
5525363 Cheese pouch having easy opening and reclosing characteristics 124 1994
5519982 Pouch having easy opening and reclosing characteristics and method and apparatus for production thereof 133 1995
 
LPS Industries, Inc. (2)
5116301 Method of making a double zipper pouch 77 1990
5279693 Welding thermoplastic material with a laser 41 1992
 
ZIP PACK IP AG (2)
4971454 Reclosable bag having a top closure attached to a bag body composed of multiple thermoplastic layers 71 1989
5564259 Method and apparatus for resealable closure addition to form, fill and seal bag 110 1994
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (31)
4925318 Packing, method of manufacturing same, and strip material therefor 104 1988
4923309 Tamper-evident package 95 1989
4941307 Zipper guide system for form tooling 57 1989
5024537 Tape carried pre-cut zipper 91 1990
5071689 Hinged zipper 29 1990
5014498 Web control means and method for bag making machine 62 1990
5027584 Method and apparatus for unfolding folded zipper film 43 1990
4974395 Zipper guide and spreader device for form, fill and seal machines 52 1990
4993212 Method and apparatus for guiding a zippered film in form, fill and seal package making machines 53 1990
5042224 Zipper tracking in form, fill and seal package machines 42 1990
5085031 Transverse zipper application for horizontal form, fill and seal machine 81 1990
5063639 Zippered closure for packages 72 1990
5072571 Zippered film plural sheet strip guide system and method for zippered film for form, fill and seal package making machines 50 1990
5096516 Method of making dual reuseable pouches 73 1990
5063069 Zippered closure for thermoformed package 53 1990
5100246 Pull bead and guide rails for easy open flexible containers 34 1990
5092684 Post-applied zipper base with grip strip 85 1991
5129734 Seal system for block cheese 51 1991
5121997 Perforated tear strip for easy-open flexible containers 83 1991
5188461 Packing, method of manufacturing same, and strip material therefor 82 1992
5186543 Tear-open bag having guide strips 94 1992
5273511 Method to improve welding of profiled plastic film or tape 67 1993
5322579 Method of forming side seams for zippered bags or packages 80 1993
5383989 Method and apparatus for manufacturing reclosable plastic bags utilizing pre-heated zipper 52 1993
5561966 Apparatus and method for manufacturing flexible reclosable containers 110 1994
5557907 Transverse zipper system 87 1995
5592802 Transverse zipper system 69 1996
5871281 Zipper slider pivoting wedge 92 1996
5956924 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 135 1997
6178722 Application system for sliders at form-fill-seal machine 85 1998
* 6047450 Slide zipper assembly 84 1999
 
CTA COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS, INC., A VIRGINIA CORPORATION (1)
5283932 Flexible plastic zipper slider with rigidizing structure for assembly with profiled plastic zipper 142 1993
 
BAXTER TRAVENOL LABORATORIES, INC., A CORP. OF DE (1)
4710157 Former for form, fill and seal packaging machine 50 1986
 
Sun-Maid Growers of California (1)
5111643 Apparatus and fastener supply strip for attaching reclosable fastener to plastic bags 61 1991
 
TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5330269 Package 37 1992
 
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (15)
5067822 Method of forming recloseable packages, profiles used therein, and packages produced thereby 118 1989
5017021 Reclosable profile having improved closure members 98 1989
5238306 Method of producing a sealing system for a reclosable webbed-wall package, and system made 94 1989
5046300 Method and apparatus for forming a reclosable package 80 1990
5127208 Method and apparatus for forming a reclosable package 151 1991
5198055 Method of forming recloseable packages, profiles used therein, and packages produced thereby 80 1991
5489252 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 99 1995
5509735 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 79 1995
5551127 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 73 1995
5552202 Tear guide arrangement 40 1995
5628566 Profile sealing flange 60 1996
5613934 Method of forming a tear guide arrangement 49 1996
5664296 Closure arrangement having a reclosable seal 27 1996
5725312 Closure arrangement having a peelable seal 90 1996
5867875 Foldable zipper slider with improved compression-type latch 71 1998
 
KEMCO SALES, LLC (1)
5391136 Tamper-evident sealing system for envelope and method of making same 50 1993
 
AMPAC FLEXIBLES, LLC (1)
5542902 Vented pouch arrangement and method 117 1995
 
TENNECO PACKAGING SPECIALTY AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS INC. (4)
5007143 Rolling action zipper profile and slipper therefor 186 1990
5063644 Foldable zipper slider with compression-type latch 131 1991
5067208 Plastic reclosable fastener with self-locking slider 231 1991
5788378 Reclosable stand-up bag 161 1996
 
KCL CORPORATION (2)
4620320 Substantially leakproof zipper closure for bags and method 81 1984
4892512 Method of making reclosable flexible containers having fastener profiles affixed to exterior of bag walls 76 1987
 
HAYSSEN MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
5092831 Method of and apparatus for opening a folded web of heat-sealable packaging material prior to formation of the web into sealed reclosable packages 75 1990
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 7670052 Child proof re-closable bag 5 2005
* 2006/0269,171 Slider with laterally displaceable engagement members 4 2006
 
RYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D511480 Slider device for resealable closure 8 2004
 
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. (12)
* 6780146 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 23 2002
7159282 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 6 2003
7040808 Reclosable bags with tamper evident features and methods of making the same 7 2003
D512909 Slider device for a resealable closure 3 2003
7200911 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2004
7228608 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2004
7316641 Reclosable bags with tamper evident features and methods of making the same 3 2006
7377015 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 6 2006
7506488 Methods for applying sliders to reclosable plastic bags 2 2007
7665192 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 4 2008
7904996 Reclosable fasteners or zippers for use with polymeric bags 4 2009
* 2014/0311,101 CHILD RESISTANT ZIPPER CLOSURE FOR RECLOSEABLE POUCH WITH DOUBLE SLIDER AND METHODS 2 2014
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (13)
7313846 Sliders for reclosable containers 3 2002
* 2005/0041,892 Sliders for reclosable containers 1 2002
7540662 Flexible package including a docking station formed from a plurality of closely spaced slits 7 2003
* 6962440 Molded sliders for actuating zippers in reclosable packages 8 2003
* 2004/0161,169 Molded sliders for actuating zippers in reclosable packages 1 2003
7251864 Two piece and assembleable slider for application to resealable portions associated with a plastic bag 3 2004
* 2005/0160,566 Two piece and assembleable slider for application to resealable portions associated with a plastic bag 0 2004
7320662 Method for manufacturing a flexible recloseable container 2 2004
* 2005/0003,940 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 1 2004
7090397 Single use container 17 2004
8127517 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 1 2005
7552573 Method for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 4 2005
* 2006/0112,664 Method and apparatus for placing a product in a flexible recloseable container 0 2005
 
S.C. JOHNSON HOME STORAGE, INC. (14)
7052181 Zippered bag having a pair of fastener strips 15 2003
* 7188394 Hollow ribbed slider for a reclosable pouch 2 2005
7574782 Apparatus and method of operatively retaining an actuating member on an elongate closure mechanism 7 2006
7506416 Closure assembly and slider therefore 6 2006
7461434 Slider for closure assembly 7 2006
* 2006/0265,843 Slider for closure assembly 0 2006
* 2006/0265,844 Apparatus and method of operatively retaining an actuating member on an elongate closure mechanism 1 2006
* 2006/0265,842 Closure assembly and slider therefore 2 2006
7574781 Closure assembly with slider 8 2006
7886412 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 45 2007
7887238 Flow channels for a pouch 14 2007
7874731 Valve for a recloseable container 12 2007
8021048 End-stomp and closure mechanism for a reclosable pouch 4 2009
* 2009/0265,898 CLOSURE MECHANISM HAVING INTERNAL PROJECTIONS TO DECREASE SLIDER PULL-OFF 6 2009
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (9)
* 2004/0252,916 Zippered bag having a pair of fastener strips 2 2003
7967509 Pouch with a valve 31 2007
7946766 Offset closure mechanism for a reclosable pouch 34 2007
7784160 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 41 2007
7797802 Actuating member for a closure assembly and method 6 2007
8245364 Closure mechanism having internal projections to decrease slider pull-off 1 2009
8176604 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 2 2010
8827556 Pouch and airtight resealable closure mechanism therefor 0 2010
8231273 Flow channel profile and a complementary groove for a pouch 1 2010
 
PACTIV CORPORATION (1)
* 2004/0086,604 Package having recorded audio pattern 4 2003
 
S2F FLEXICO (3)
8332993 Slider for actuating profiled shapes with stiffening bars 1 2010
* 2010/0170,901 SLIDER FOR ACTUATING PROFILED CLOSING SHAPES WITH PREFERRED FOLD LINES 2 2010
* 2010/0170,900 SLIDER FOR ACTUATING PROFILED SHAPES WITH STIFFENING BARS 2 2010
 
REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D531896 Slider for reclosable fastener 2 2003
* Cited By Examiner