Patents Represented by Attorney Richard W. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 5799864
    Abstract: A closure arrangement for a one-piece, foldable, paperboard container with tray and hinged cover, the tray side wall panels have, foldably joined to their front edges, corner flaps adapted to lie against the inner surface of the tray front wall, and each of the corner flaps are scored to allow a portion of the flap to be deflected, as its related side wall panel is canted inwardly, to facilitate insertion of lock tabs projecting upwardly and downwardly from the corner flaps into related receiving openings of the tray top panel and bottom wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Noel J. Mertz
  • Patent number: 5788102
    Abstract: A lined, flip top style, paperboard carton with an integral hinged cover, that includes a positive side lock arrangement between the carton body and cover on each side of the carton, wherein each of the minor upper inner closure flaps has a first section secured to the inner surface of the major upper outer closure flaps and a second section depending from the first section and having extending there through an opening adapted to receive and retain a tab, projecting outwardly from the upper edge of a carton liner secured to certain of the carton side walls, to maintain the cover in a closed position upon reclosure of the carton cover after initial opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Hall, Frederick M. Allsop
  • Patent number: 5775490
    Abstract: A package for shipping and/or a compact disk. The package is formed from a one-piece blank of foldable paperboard and includes a rear panel, an overlying retaining panel having a retaining tab engageable with a compact disk, an overlying outer cover panel, and a plurality of inner panels interposed between the rear and cover panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Mark P. Baker, Allen M. Brandenburger, Richard F. House, William H. Perkins
  • Patent number: 5729854
    Abstract: A multi-purpose tool, for use with a barbecue grill, having a hook at one end thereof and a relatively thin curved and tapered blade at the other end thereof which tool can be used for many different functions such as lifting and repositioning a grill cover and/or grate, adjusting the position of an air vent, holding and positioning a charcoal briquet, cleaning the bars of the grill grate by scraping, and moving ashes toward an opening in the kettle portion of the grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Richard J. Powers
  • Patent number: 5720430
    Abstract: A one piece, paperboard, dispensing carton having a dispensing opening in a side wall panel thereof that is covered by a cover panel, foldably and detachably joined to the side wall panel, and also having a pour spout, secured to the cover panel and joined to an upper edge of the carton side wall panel by a connecting member. The pour spout includes hooks for preventing it from being pulled too far out of the carton, recesses for maintaining the pour spout in an open position, and tabs for preventing the pour spout from being pushed too far into the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1998
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Angela L. Rowland
  • Patent number: 5699958
    Abstract: The combination of a pair of paperboard carton members positioned in a paperboard tray member, wherein the carton members have projections extending from the bottom wall thereof through related openings in adjacent walls of the tray member, and wherein at least one of the members includes means for temporarily holding the carton closure flaps in a generally vertical open position against the carton end wall panels while the cartons are being filled on a packaging line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Kohler
  • Patent number: 5695051
    Abstract: A carrier carton formed from a composite blank of paperboard and paper. The carton is designed like a seal end carton with identical halves foldably joined to each other and secured to each other in back-to-back relation to provide a reinforced, four-ply handle construction. Transverse partitions include panels foldably joined to a center wall and attached to partition elements foldable joined to the side walls. The carton also has a solid bottom wall construction including bottom closure flaps foldably joined to each of the carton walls and adhesively secured to each other in overlapped relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Hart
  • Patent number: 5692714
    Abstract: A collapsible display stand having an article retaining member, including a plurality of vertical panels forming a generally U-shaped structure with an enclosure open at the front, and an article supporting base member, attached to the retaining member in the enclosure and including a plurality of inner support panels. The base member is adapted to move automatically from a collapsed condition to an erected condition when the retaining member is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Mark D. Morrison
  • Patent number: 5680986
    Abstract: A paperboard dispensing carton including an outer shell with a reclosable dispensing opening extending therethrough covered by a sift resistant opening flap and an inner liner with a pour spout formed therein and extendable through the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: David L. Botterman
  • Patent number: 5660324
    Abstract: A one piece, paperboard, dispensing carton having a dispensing opening in a side wall panel thereof, the major portion of which is covered by a cover panel foldably and partially detachably joined to the side wall panel, and also having a pour spout, secured to the cover panel and joined to a side edge of a glue flap panel by a two-piece connecting member that includes a pair of upper and lower connecting elements, one of which is adapted to cover a remaining portion of the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Angela L. Rowland
  • Patent number: 5647501
    Abstract: A composite lid for a container, which lid has a molded plastic rim that includes an outer vertically extending skirt connected to a radially inwardly spaced, inner, vertically extending flange with at least one weakened hinge area located therebetween, and a paperboard panel having a marginal area attached to a surface of the rim inner flange by insert injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Double "H" Plastics, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles R. Helms
  • Patent number: 5638953
    Abstract: A paperboard compact disk holder made in the form of a magazine insert. The holder includes front and rear panels, joined to each other to form a disk receiving pocket, and an advertising panel, which, along with the rear panel is detachably joined to one or more binding panels adapted to be bound in the spine of a magazine or similar article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Richard F. House
  • Patent number: 5573175
    Abstract: A one-piece, octagonal, bulk shipping container with a lock bottom arrangement that includes interlocking inner and outer bottom closure flaps wherein the inner closure flaps have lock tabs that extend downwardly through openings in the outer closure flaps to lock the flaps together and also which extend under lock tongues of the outer closure flaps to function as a cushion for the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Gustave O. Straub, Jeffrey D. Schneider
  • Patent number: 5542554
    Abstract: An illuminated, kiosk type, display stand designed for use in holding and attractively displaying various articles of merchandise or other items or materials. The stand is formed of a pair of hollow, molded plastic, front and rear units that are secured to each other and mounted on a separate base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Inventor: Michael Resnick
  • Patent number: 5518174
    Abstract: A lined dispensing carton with a sift-resiatant dispensing opening in a side wall of the carton that is covered by a hinged reclosable flap that can be folded and inserted into the carton for cooperation with a portion of a carton liner to render that carton relatively sift-resistant upon reclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: David L. Botterman
  • Patent number: 5516034
    Abstract: A stackable, open top, paperboard, produce tray for holding and transporting articles that require considerable venting, The tray has side and end walls joined to and extending upwardly from side and end edges of a bottom wall, and the end wall are provided with aligned vent openings that accommodate the passage of air through the tray in a direction longitudinally of the tray to maximize the venting of articles in the tray. Also, the side walls of the tray are provide with internal cavities adapted to receive portions of star wire stacking wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Jensen, Robert C. Olsen
  • Patent number: D369105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Assignee: Jefferson Smarfit Corporation
    Inventors: Mark P. Baker, Allen M. Brandenburger, Richard F. House, William H. Perkins
  • Patent number: D371072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Mark P. Baker, Allen M. Brandenburger, Richard F. House, William H. Perkins
  • Patent number: D382797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Richard F. House
  • Patent number: D386406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Richard F. House