Article forming system

  • US 6,156,398 A
  • Filed: 07/08/1999
  • Issued: 12/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A container made by forming at least one sheet of material into a predetermined shape for receiving an object, wherein the container comprises:

  • a base having a closed lower end and an open upper end with an object opening extending therethrough,wherein the sheet of material forming the container is flexible, and is formed from a polymer film and paper, andwherein the formed container is flexible and is substantially flattenable and unflattenable, and when unflattened assumes the original shape of the formed container without substantial loss of the preformed shape, thereby providing the flexible yet shape-sustaining nature of the formed container, andwherein the forming of the sheet of material into the container is accomplished by substantially permanently fixing a portion of the sheet of material into a plurality of folds to form the base of the container and for cooperating to retain the container in the formed shape.

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