Patent Number: 6,945,695

Title: Plastic bag and packaging method using same

Abstract: A plastic bag is supplied as a continuously attached length of plural bags, each bag being separated from adjacent bags along a supply length by a perforated tear line. A seal which runs codirectionally with the tear line forms a closed bottom for each bag, such that when a bag is separated along the tear line from a remainder of the supply, the bag is enclosed along three of its four edges enabling containment of produce or other items placed therein via the opening at the fourth, and remaining edge of the bag which is coextensive with the perforation line. The supply length of bags is advantageously stored on a roll, fan folded, bundled or compactly stored in other suitable manner permitting advancement of consecutive bags when pulled out of the stored condition by a user. The perforation tear line cuts entirely through the continuous web supply of bags, however, the perforation along one side the bag is broken, such that the bag presents an open flap through which contents can be added to each bag prior to its removal fro the remainder of the continuous bag supply. A method of using the bags for packaging of produce, groceries or other articles generally selected at point of sale and which are generally segregated by type for later pricing by weight or unit, permits a user to at least partially fill a bag prior to removal from a continuous supply of plural bags.

Inventors: Rabiea; Jeffrey D. (Locust Valley, NY)


International Classification: B65D 33/00 (20060101); B31B 19/94 (20060101); B65H 23/06 (20060101); B31B 19/00 (20060101); B65B 43/26 (20060101); B65D 030/10 ()

Expiration Date: 09/20/2022