04909017 is referenced by 176 patents and cites 9 patents.

A new method of making a form fill bag having a reclosable fastener thereon and a mechanism therefor wherein a continuous length of film is advanced and joined first and second fastener profile strips are laid laterally onto the film of a length substantially equal to one-half of the film width, the film is advanced and formed into a tube with the side edges folded together and seamed, the first profile strip is attached to the surface of the film prior to forming it into the tube and the second opposed interlocked profile strip is attached to the inner surface of the film after it is formed into a tube, and a cross-seam is formed in the tube above the closure strip to form the bottom of the succeeding bag and a completed bag is cut from the film by cutting below the bottom seam and above the fastener strips.

Title
Reclosable bag material, method and apparatus
Application Number
7/386348
Publication Number
4909017
Application Date
July 28, 1989
Publication Date
March 20, 1990
Inventor
Paul P Spanier
Arlington Heights
IL, US
Michael J McMahon
Palatine
IL, US
Agent
Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson
Assignee
Minigrip
NY, US
IPC
B65D 33/24
B65B 61/18
B31B 1/90
A44B 19/00
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