Patents Represented by Attorney John R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 4966124
    Abstract: A grip assembly for an archery bow installed on the riser of a bow to provide a frictionless pivot connection between the bow and the grip and which does not impart torque to the bow. Three styles of frictionless pivot connections are disclosed which include a pivot grip, a pull grip and a combination pull grip and pivot. The invention is adaptable to existing bows and may be installed by the user, or may be included by the manufacturer of the bow. The invention is adapted to several known styles of archer bows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Michael R. Burling
    Inventor: Michael R. Burling
  • Patent number: 4953782
    Abstract: A corrugated fiberboard shipping container for fresh produce the container having a tubular body, a bottom closure which is formed by four bottom flaps, and a re-openable and re-closable top closure at the top of the container. The top closure is formed by four top flaps, each top flap being folded inwardly with respect to the body panel to which it is attached to extend transversely therefrom. Each of an opposed pair of top flaps has a pair of spaced apart elongate slots therein which extend, respectively from the juncture of each such top flap with its body panel partly to the free edge thereof. Each of the other opposed pair of top flaps has a pair of spaced apart cuts therein extending from the free edge partly to the juncture of such top flap with its body panel. The cuts form a spaced apart pair of locking tabs in the free edge of each of the other opposed pair of top flaps with an intermediate tab therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Carl M. Noland
  • Patent number: 4946093
    Abstract: There is disclosed a half-slotted container body and lid, each made from a blank of corrugated paperboard. The lid blank has an additional score to provide a fold-line around the perimeter of the side and end panels at approximately one-half of the depth. This score line defines inner and outer panels of the lid's perimeter side and end walls. Where this fold-line intersects each of the panel score lines defining the ends of the side and end panels, there are two diagonal scores which radiate from that point in opposite directions extending to the free edge of the inner panels.When the lid is set up, the top flaps are folded inwardly and secured to form a top of the lid, and the inner panels are folded inwardly hinged at the four corners by the diagonal scores. The inner panels are pushed in at the interior four corners of the lid locking the inner panels along the outer panels to provide a two-ply perimeter wall of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen E. Moorman
  • Patent number: 4871406
    Abstract: A corrugated paperboard, manufactured with a layer of plastic film approximately 1-3 mil thickness, is laminated to the single face liner of single face board in the double-backer. The board has good moisture vapor transmission (MVT) properties for packaging food and chemical products. The film is supplied in roll form and reeved over a dewrinkling roll device to smooth it, then fed onto the single face liner as the single face corrugated is fed into the nip of the double-backer. The lamination of the film is made by the residual heat from the paper and pressure of the double-backer belt in the drying section of the corrugator without adding adhesives or other compounds. The film is a thermoplastic co-extruded polymeric film, e.g. high density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene, PET, having a heat seal layer thereon of a copolymer of olefin with Alpha-Beta monoethylenically unsaturated monomer, e.g., ethylene acrylic acid (EAA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Edwin D. Griffith
  • Patent number: 4773538
    Abstract: A front loading corrugated container for the storage or shipment of garments on hangers. The container is erected from a unitary blank and has a four-sided tubular body which is closed at the top by a closure that is formed from flaps that are foldably attached to the tops of the sides of the body. Each of an opposed pair of top flaps has a secondary flap which is inturned with respect to the top flap to which it is attached to extend into the interior of the container through aligned slots in another of an opposed pair of top flaps, and the secondary flaps, which constitute an integral hanger bar, have aligned apertures for receiving garment hanger hooks and are supported along opposed sides by portions of each of the other opposed pair of top flaps which lie on the opposed sides of the slots therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Inventor: Darwin L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 4771939
    Abstract: A center special slotted container is shown which is manufactured from sheet of corrugated paper material. The blank is formed such that top and bottom flaps provide parallel edges in knock-down manufactured condition when the manufacturer's glue joint is made up. Before the glue joint is firmly set, this knock-down carton is readily processed in a squaring device of a folder-gluer (a Flexo folder-gluer is an example) to prove a quality manufactured carton, and overcome out-of-square defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1988
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Joe R. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 4756469
    Abstract: A multi-compartment carton or container formed from a single blank of sheet material which is cut, scored, folded and glued in a fashion such that it is in a collapsed or "knock-down", ready-for-shipping condition upon being formed and is thereafter easily erected for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4678082
    Abstract: A vacuum indicating thermoplastic closure for a container for the packaging of a vacuum-packed product, the top panel of the closure containing a circular inner portion which is connected to an outer annular portion by an inner annular portion with a circular hinge on the outside of the closure along a first interrupted line between the circular inner portion and the inner annular portion and another circular hinge on the inside of the closure along a second interrupted line between the inner annular portion and the outer annular portion to permit the circular inner portion to be moved relative to the outer annular portion from a first position which indicates the presence of a vacuum in the container to a second position which indicates the absence of a vacuum in the container without developing substantial tensile stresses in the top panel of the closure when the circular inner portion is in either such position, except for compressive stresses in the bridges formed by the interruptions in the first interru
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Fillmore
  • Patent number: 4671836
    Abstract: The present invention provides, without the drawbacks accompanied by the use of hot melt adhesives, an attractive, easily recycled labelled container, the solid polymer label, on its underside that is adjacent the container when applied, being provided with a finite area on its leading edge and a finite area on its trailing edge, by applying thereto a solvent for the polymer in each of the finite areas, the finite areas comprising a viscous tacky solution of the polymer in the solvent, the solidifying solution being sufficient to tack and bond the label to container during wrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Giancarlo J. Fumei
  • Patent number: 4671843
    Abstract: A cylindrical vacuum drum for carrying a label held to its surface by vacuum past an adhesive applying roll to a position where the label will touch a container and the container will be rolled along the drum surface to thereby apply the label about the container. The drum is formed of metal and is mounted for rotation about its vertical axis. The drum has a rubberlike covering thereover with at least two raised areas in the cover, which underlie the leading and trailing edge of a label that is at a greater radius than the rest of the surface. These are the areas which serve to press the label against the adhesive roll or solvent applying gravure roll. These areas have very slightly depressed zones forming slight steps just in advance thereof with a row of vacuum ports extending through the cover at the base of said steps to effectively hold the leading edge of the label down and allow the trailing edge to bend upwardly away from the outer surface of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Olsen
  • Patent number: 4668458
    Abstract: A carbonated beverage package comprising a bottle having a neck with an external thread and a closure comprising a base wall and a peripheral skirt having an internal thread interengaging the thread on the neck. A flexible liner is interposed between the interior surface of the base wall of the closure and the open end of the neck. The closure is made of plastic and includes a portion at the juncture of the base wall and peripheral skirt which is axially deformable relative to the remainder of the base wall to a permanent shape. When the closure is applied to the ncek and the closure is rotated by relative rotation between the closure and the neck while simultaneously an axial force is applied to the deformable portion of the cap, the deformable portion is displaced axially relative to the base wall to a permanent shape causing the liner to be deflected about a portion of the outer surface of the neck adjacent the open end of the neck thereby increasing the contact of the liner with the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph H. Whitney
  • Patent number: 4666644
    Abstract: Asymmetrical layered structures such as asymmetrical films are disclosed. The main body section contains a multitude of pores (voids). A thin surface skin is free of pores. The entire structure is fabricated from a polyalkylene sulfone resin in which the alkylene moiety contains 6 to 18 carbon atoms. Processes for preparing the structures also are disclosed. The structures are semi-permeable to gases and are used as membranes to enrich the oxygen content of oxygen/nitrogen mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Watson
  • Patent number: 4663913
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining critical alignments between the neck of a container and closure application stations. The embodiment disclosed illustrates apparatus for handling containers during the process of filling and applying closures to the filled containers. A star wheel with outwardly opening container body pockets and a container guide rail receives filled containers as they are descending from a filling position, and moves the containers through closure pickup and pre-tightening apparatus to a closure applicating machine. A container neck guide receives and guides the necks of filled containers along a predetermined path through the pickup and pre-tightening stations. The neck guide, pickup and pre-tightening stations are supported on the same structure to insure that the predetermined alignment positions are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Alois F. Trendel
  • Patent number: 4664278
    Abstract: A tamper indicating package including a container having a neck with an external thread and an annular retaining bead below the thread and a plastic closure comprising a base wall, a peripheral skirt and a tamper indicating band connected to the free edge of the peripheral skirt by integral bridges. The tamper indicating band includes an integral portion that extend below the annular bead on the container such that when the closure is unthreaded, the bridges are broken. The band includes integral circumferentially spaced supports that extend axially toward the free edge of the peripheral skirt and the bridges extend from the supports to the free edge. Each bridge includes a generally axial leading edge and a generally axial trailing edge. The upper edge of leading edge in the direction of unthreading intersects the lower edge of the skirt at a sharp corner to define a stress concentration point at the edge of the skirt. The lower edge of the leading edge of each bridge intersects the band along a radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacques J. Barriac
  • Patent number: 4664163
    Abstract: A system for metering and dispensing product from a container is illustrated in an embodiment in which a closure, for a container having a neck portion, has a discharge port with a spout pivotally supported in the port. The spout has a top wall which closes the port and has spaced opposed depending side walls which extend into the container when the spout is in the closed position. The side walls have matching curvilinear edges. A valve member is supported in the container so that the spout can be moved into and out of registration with it. The valve member has a curvilinear surface that conforms to and mates with the curvilinear edges of the side walls when they are in registration to define a closed dispensing chamber having a predetermined measure of product therein. The spout is filled when out our registration with the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirit C. Desai
  • Patent number: 4662965
    Abstract: In order to apply "hot melt" adhesives to thin plastic film labels for glass containers without distorting the labels, a "hot melt" adhesive which is thixotropic is melted at 350.degree. F. and is continuously worked to maintain its viscosity at a fairly low level while being cooled to about 110.degree. F., at which time it is applied to the label. The label is applied to the glass bottle and the resultant labeled bottle will have the property of being able to withstand pasteurization temperatures, as well as refrigeration temperatures, without having the label separate from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. DiFrank, Ralph J. Locke, Thomas D. Syperski
  • Patent number: 4662928
    Abstract: A neck mold for a glass champagne bottle forming system for forming bottles on the well-known I.S. forming machine is made of two matching halves that form the transfer bead and lower portion of the neck of the bottle mates with an annular, one-piece guide ring carried by the neck ring. The annular guide ring has a relatively sharp edge that matches with the plunger that forms the interior of the bottle finish and also has a flat surface, adjacent the sharp edge, that extends at a 25.degree. angle with the horizontal and forms a planar sloping surface on the inner, upper surface of the bottle with the planar surface being joined to a flat, generally horizontal surface that extends to a curved surface that in turn extends over the top of the bottle finish to an outer annular line where the guide and neck ring mold meet. The resulting bottle produced is one which does not require fire polishing to remove any mold match lines or beads that might interfere with proper sealing of the corks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Dauer
  • Patent number: 4661188
    Abstract: The present invention provides, without the drawbacks accompanied by the use of hot melt adhesives, an attractive, easily recycled labelled container, the label, on its underside that is adjacent the container when applied, being provided with a finite area on its leading edge and a finite area on its trailing edge, by applying thereto a solvent for the polymer in each of the finite areas, the finite areas comprising a viscous tacky solution of the polymer in the solvent, the solidifying solution being sufficient to tack and bond the label to container during wrapping.After the label is wrapped around the container, the bond between the container and label becomes weaker as the solidifying solution hardens so that later the label can be easily and cleanly stripped from the container for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Giancarlo J. Fumei
  • Patent number: D289259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon A. Strand
  • Patent number: D289260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Weckman