07003928 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 601 patents.

A system for evacuating containers. The system includes a base housing defining a recess having a vacuum inlet port in communication with a vacuum source. An inner door is hinged to the base housing and is sized to cover the recess when in a closed position, and an outer door having a sealing member is hinged to close over the inner door. A vacuum nozzle extends at least partially between the inner and outer doors and is in communication with the recess. The inner and outer doors cooperate to retain a flexible container therebetween and around the nozzle so that the nozzle is positioned for fluid communication with an inside of the container. A removable drip pan is positioned to retain fluids drawn by the nozzle.

Title
Appliance for vacuum sealing food containers
Application Number
10/371610
Publication Number
7003928 (B2)
Application Date
February 21, 2003
Publication Date
February 28, 2006
Inventor
Yigal Offir
Hopkinton
MA, US
Dave Bossa
Uxbridge
MA, US
Francis E Marino
Meredith
NH, US
Heather Jones
Newton
MA, US
Chi Kin John Mak
Hong Kong
CN
Salvatore R Siano
North Attleboro
MA, US
Justin C Patterson
Milford
MA, US
Agent
Frank E Marino
Hoffman & Baron
Assignee
JCS THG
MA, US
IPC
B65B 31/00
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