Patents Assigned to Mead Corporation
  • Patent number: 6571941
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier is formed from a single blank and includes parallel first and second side walls, parallel first and second end walls, and a composite handle structure arranged between the first and second side walls. The handle structure has first and second handle panels secured together in a juxtaposed relationship. A first securing member is hingedly connected to the first handle panel and glued to the inside surface of the first end wall to create a joint between the handle structure and the first end wall. A first joint-reinforcing member is hingedly connected to the second handle panel and glued to the inside surface of said first end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6571539
    Abstract: A carton manipulating device for rotating a carton in a packaging machine, which apparatus comprises carton pick up means adapted to engage at least one carton from the infeed stream and to convey the carton through a working reach of the apparatus and wherein the pick up means is rotatable intermittently along the working reach to cause the carton to be rotated during continuous forward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Gendre, Pascal Martini, Pierre Genty
  • Patent number: 6558062
    Abstract: An expandable outside pocket is provided on one panel of a binder. This pocket includes a releasable closure to control expansion of the pocket. In one configuration, the outside pocket includes a zippered gusset, where the zipper can be closed to prevent expansion of the pocket capacity. The gusset and zipper configuration enables the pocket to be expanded when it is desired to increase the size of the pocket in order to accommodate larger items such as books, but also enables the gusset to be held in a non-extendable position when the pocket does not need to be expanded, such as when the pocket is only used to carry papers or slim folders. A second zipper is preferably also provided in order to control access to the pocket. In another configuration, the outside pocket includes gussets along its sides which facilitate expansion of the pocket, and a single zipper provides access to the pocket interior when unzipped and also enables the pocket to expand when unzipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Jon R. Wyant, Marc L. Moor
  • Patent number: 6551455
    Abstract: A process for forming an abrasion resistant, printable sheet which comprises forming a web of cellulosic fibers on a papermaking machine and applying a slurry including an abrasion-resistant grit to the upper surface of the web on the papermaking machine and then applying a secondary web of cellulosic fibers over the grit to form a three layer overlay product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Johnson, John Benson, Mahendra Mehta, Steve Canary, Eric Girardin
  • Patent number: 6547283
    Abstract: A system for mounting a component to a portfolio including a tongue located on the component, the tongue having a tail portion and a tip portion, and a portfolio having a tongue opening formed therein. The top can be inserted into the tongue opening and component rotated relative to the portfolio until the tongue is generally received through the tongue opening to couple the component to the portfolio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Marc L. Moor
  • Patent number: 6536656
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming a carton for packaging a plurality of articles, for example bottles, comprises a plurality of panels for forming a tubular structure including a top wall panel having opposed side edges and end edges. The top panel is provided with first and second spaced apertures provided therein so as to define a handle, and a score line extends from the handle to a cut line disposed along a side edge of the top wall panel thereby to direct lifting stresses away from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Auclair, Patrick Blin
  • Patent number: 6527108
    Abstract: An article carrier and blank for forming the article carrier are provided to package a plurality of necked articles. The carrier or blank comprises a top, bottom and opposed side panels interconnected together. The top panel comprises article receiving and retaining arrangement including an article retaining flap formed from the top panel. The article retaining flap is adapted to be folded inwardly of the top panel thereby to define an aperture for receiving a neck portion of the article. When the article neck portion is received in the aperture, the article retaining flap abuts the neck portion to engage and retain the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Blin, Alain Saulas, Jean-Michel Auclair
  • Patent number: 6517674
    Abstract: Abrasion resistant papers such as overlays or decor sheets useful in decorative laminates, and in particular, to abrasion resistant papers incorporating spacer or separator particles to minimize the amount of damage to highly polished caul plates caused by contact of the caul plates with abrasion resistant materials during the lamination process and a process for manufacturing such abrasion resistant papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Amit Das
  • Patent number: 6514909
    Abstract: A self-contained sheet for forming an image comprising a support, a first layer of microcapsules containing a color precursor of the electron donating type in a carrier liquid on the surface of the support, a layer of microspheres overlying the microcapsule layer, and a developer material present in at least one of the microcapsule layer or microsphere layer, wherein the developer material can react with the color precursor to form a visible image when the color precursor is released from the microcapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Austin, Bruce A. Neeld, Peter C. Yao, John K. Rourke, Trude J. Amick, Willard W. McCarty
  • Patent number: 6505739
    Abstract: A sleeve and a blank for forming a sleeve for holding information discs, for example compact discs or the like includes a back panel, a partition panel foldably connected to one of the side edges of the back panel, and a front panel foldably connected to the bottom edge of the back panel. The partition panel is folded and disposed over the back panel to define a first disc pocket between the back panel and the partition panel. The front panel is folded and disposed over the partition panel to define a second disc pocket between the partition panel and the front panel as well as to provide a closed bottom for both the first and second disc pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Garnier
  • Patent number: 6502743
    Abstract: A carton comprises first and second panels disposed in an overlapping relationship, and an interlocking arrangement for interconnecting the first and second panels. The interlocking arrangement comprises a slit formed in the first panel, and a tab projecting from the free end edge of the second panel and received in the slit. The slit includes a main slit portion disposed generally along the free end edge of the first panel, an intermediate slit potion emanating from an end of the main slit portion and extending away from the free end edge of the first panel, and a terminal slit portion emanating from the intermediate slit portion and extending away from the main slit portion to be disposed generally along the free end edge of the first panel. The tab comprises an ear protruding from at least one of the opposite side edges of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Tamio Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6488322
    Abstract: An article carrier and blank for forming an article carrier for accommodating a plurality of articles, for example, bottles having a trapezoidal cross section. The carrier comprises a top, a base and opposed sides interconnecting the top and the base wherein one or more of the side walls are placed in an acute angular relationship with respect to the base. The carrier is collapsible along a supplemental hinged connection formed in the base thereby to enable the carrier to move between flat collapsed and set up conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Martinus C. M. Bakx
  • Patent number: 6478219
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall connected to the first wall along a corner fold line and disposed at an angle with respect to the first wall to define a corner of the carton along the corner fold line, and a tear line formed in the first wall and extending into the second wall to define a tear panel disposed astride the corner fold line. The tear panel includes a push tab connected thereto along a transverse fold line extending transversely of the corner fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6453518
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding sheet-like material, comprising an elongated frame. The frame includes a rear wall, a front wall, and an adjoining wall. The front and rear walls each have a free end, a joined end, and an interior side. The front and rear walls are disposed in opposing spaced relation such that their interior sides faces each other. The adjoining wall connects the joined ends of the rear and front walls together. The interior side of the rear wall includes a pair of spaced-apart projections at the free end of the rear wall. The interior side of the front wall has a curved portion at the free end of the front wall. The curved portion is in tight mating contact with the pair of projections. The free ends define an entry through which the sheet-like material is to be inserted. The entry is normally closed, and is openable by urging apart the front and rear walls. The rear, the front and the adjoining walls, together, define an elongated hollow that is configured to accommodate a wire binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Duane D. Adams, James A. Snitzer
  • Patent number: D462715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Marc L. Moor, Jeffrey T. DeBord, Diana W. Juratovac, Steven L. Paletti
  • Patent number: D479266
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Leanne M. McCormack
  • Patent number: D479557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Leanne M. McCormack
  • Patent number: D479854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Leanne M. McCormack
  • Patent number: D480104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Leanne M. McCormack
  • Patent number: D480420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Leanne M. McCormack