Patents Examined by Christopher R Demeree
  • Patent number: 11148851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite container comprising a bottom film layer and a top film layer at least partially adhered to the bottom film layer. The top film layer is scored to form at least one resealable flap and at least one pull tab which is not adhered to the bottom film layer. The bottom film layer comprises at least one cavity opening. A cardboard layer is adhered on its lower surface to the upper surface of the top film layer, wherein the cardboard layer has at least one cavity opening which is substantially aligned with the scoring of the top film layer resealable flap and the cardboard layer is perforated to define a perimeter of at least one pull tab which is substantially aligned with and adhered, on its underside, to the upper surface of the top film layer pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 11148849
    Abstract: A cardboard blank for folding a box has a length and a width, wherein in the length direction five adjacent sections of panels are present, each panel of the first, third and fifth section having a length (HB) corresponding to the height of the box to be folded, and each panel of the second and forth section having a length (LB) corresponding to the length of the box to be folded, in the width direction (W) three adjacent rows of panels are present, each panel of the second row having a width (WB) corresponding to the width of the box to be folded, and each panel of the first and the third row having a width (HB) corresponding to the height of the box to be folded, between adjacent panels in the length direction (L) crease lines are provided, between panels of the second, the third and the forth section which are adjacent to each other in the width direction (W), crease lines are provided, adjacent panels of the first section are separated from each other by incisions, in the fifth section only a panel in the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventors: Herman Sytema, Joost Kosse, Hayo Vaatstra, Lennart Berghuis
  • Patent number: 11142365
    Abstract: A carton for holding at least one article includes a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton, the plurality of panels comprising a front panel, a back panel, and at least one side panel, at least one top end flap foldably connected to a panel of the plurality of panels, and at least one bottom end flap foldably connected to a panel of the plurality of panels. The at least one bottom end flap is for forming a closed bottom of the carton and the at least one top end flap is for forming a closed top of the carton. The closed top of the carton has a square configuration and the closed bottom has a round configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Kearns, Steven M. Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11136161
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a body, a first and a second bottom plate. The body has an accommodating space and a bottom opening and includes a first and a second side plate opposite to each other. The first bottom plate is foldably connected to the first side plate and has a first bottom part for covering the bottom opening and a main inserting part foldably connected to the first bottom part. The first bottom part has a slit. When the first bottom part covers the bottom opening, the main inserting part is inserted into the bottom opening. The second bottom plate is foldably connected to the second side plate and includes a second bottom part and a tongue. The second bottom part is superposed on the first bottom part. The tongue is inserted into the slit, so that the second bottom plate is detachably fixed to the first bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsung-Han Liu
  • Patent number: 11134802
    Abstract: Disposable three dimensional serving utensils that can be incorporated into a pizza box, a cake box or other container, via incised and scored blanks, from which disposable utensils, such as spatulas and knives, can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Brett Goldberg, Theo Stewart-Stand, Frank Ling, Bruce W. Hamby
  • Patent number: 11130620
    Abstract: A laminate includes an outer liner having a filament mesh disposed between a paper sheet and a resin layer. The resin layer and mesh extend between first and second opposed lateral edges of the sheet. A cushion layer is disposed over the resin layer. An inner liner of kraft paper is disposed over the cushion layer. A region of the resin layer is activated into an adhesive bonding the cushion layer and inner liner to the sheet. The laminate defines first and second longitudinally adjacent portions. The outer liner in the first portion has opposed first and second peripheral portions extending laterally outward from opposed lateral edges of the cushion layer and inner liner to the first and second lateral edges of the sheet, whereby a first width between the lateral edges along the first portion exceeds a second width measured the lateral edges along the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11130609
    Abstract: A blank 10 for forming a disposable cup, the blank including a cardboard sheet designed to be formed into a body of a cup, the blank including an edge 12 in a form of a first arc for forming the bottom edge of the cup, and a folding line for forming the rim of the cup, wherein the folding line for forming the rim of the cup contains a first folding line 14 formed by a plurality of interconnected arc-shaped folding lines 16 each arcing to the opposite direction than the first arc, and wherein a foldable wing 18 extends form each arc-shaped folding line, the wings being configured to be folded towards the center of the formed cup to lock onto each other to form a cover over the opening of the cup. The present application also provides a disposable cup formed from the blank, and a method for preparing a disposable cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Origamicup Oy
    Inventor: Teemu Aittamaa
  • Patent number: 11124350
    Abstract: A container configured for at least partially containing fresh meat can include a base panel above which an interior space of the container is defined. The base panel can be configured to support fresh meat, and elongate interior passageways can be at least partially defined by the base panel. Openings can be respectively open to the plurality of interior passageways for allowing fluid from the fresh meat in the interior space of the container to flow into the interior passageways. The container can be configured to at least partially retain the fluid in the interior passageways, including opposite end sections of at least some of the interior passageways being closed to at least partially define compartments for receiving and retaining the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Advan Packaging Systems LLC
    Inventors: David C. Schiltz, Kenneth J. VanderVelde
  • Patent number: 11124331
    Abstract: The present invention solves the disadvantages of the prior art. One embodiment of the present invention provides a new and improved envelope assembly that saves at least one piece of paper per mail and could potentially saves millions of pieces of paper over time. The present invention, in one of its embodiments also provides a new and improved envelope assembly which enables the user to quickly access terms and conditions of a promotional invitation which are often important or required by law. The parts of the envelope assembly can be relatively inexpensive to manufacture and mass produce, and easy to assemble. The envelope assembly is useful as a conventional envelope for letters, invitations or the like, or as a mailer for commercial invites for applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: American Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam J. Dentino
  • Patent number: 11117704
    Abstract: A box includes a container portion, the container portion defining a top end and a bottom end, the container portion defining a cavity; a telescoping portion attached to the top end of the container portion, the telescoping portion selectively reconfigurable about and between a retracted configuration and an extended configuration, a portion of the telescoping portion being positioned within the cavity in the retracted configuration, the telescoping portion disposed external to the cavity in the extended configuration; and a dividing portion disposed within the cavity, the dividing portion defining a plurality of cells within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Chen, Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire
  • Patent number: 11117705
    Abstract: A fluid carton assembly for dispensing and storing a liquid beverage includes a beverage carton for storing a liquid beverage. The beverage carton has a pair of flaps each being positionable in an open position to pour the liquid beverage. The flaps are positionable in a closed position to contain the liquid beverage. A slide is slidably coupled to each of the flaps. The slide is slidable into a closing position thereby retaining the flaps in the closed position. The slide is slidable into an opening position thereby facilitating the flaps to be positioned in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Donald Law
  • Patent number: 11117703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging system including box and wrapping papers of conventional type having a square folded bottom and side folds providing a box shaped assembly where the proposed assembly can be used for packaging of various types of items. The assembly is easy to use and can be used for packaging of consumer goods, gifts, surprise or mystery items, in promotional schemes or brand activation and marketing activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Alfonse Fiore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11111066
    Abstract: A composite pack for filling liquid material having an interior member as a non-self-standing type liquid material filling package member of filling a liquid material and an exterior member capable of stably holding the interior member, includes a bag-shaped interior member formed by the liquid material into a soft package bag and an exterior member for housing the interior member and including a cylindrical body, a bottom wall disposed at a lower end of the cylindrical body and an opening portion formed in an upper end of the cylindrical body. The interior member includes a sheet-like nozzle for pouring the liquid material protruded in an upper end portion or a side end upper portion of the package bag, and the exterior member includes at the opening portion a sealing structure unit having a top face wall closing the opening portion and plural vertical rubs standing from the top face wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: YUSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 11111037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a one piece blank of a corrugated cardboard sheet material designed for forming a belt intended to form a box having a length L, a width W and a height H, wherein this blank includes a main rectangular body (10) extending along a longitudinal direction and two protruding rectangular parts (11, 12) extending in a transverse direction and symmetrically with regard to the main body, so as to define two perpendicular branches, a first branch being defined by the main body and a second branch defined by the protruding parts, the main body (10) having a width (D1) larger than the length L and a length (D2) larger than at least twice the width W plus the height H (2W+2H) and each of the protruding parts having a length (d1) larger than the height H or the width W and a width (d2) larger than the width W or the height H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DS Smith PLC
    Inventor: Didier Desertot
  • Patent number: 11104476
    Abstract: A package is formed of a die cut paperboard that includes a cutout that is covered by a polymer sheet. The sheet holds an item, such as by stretching, against the bottom side of the unpadded paperboard, which is chosen according to its ability to be transported on metal roller conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Ryo Igarashi, Yuichi Kosaka, Masahiro Uchida, Susumu Yamasaki, Shigekazu Ishiguro, Sayaka Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11104474
    Abstract: Provided is a folding packaging cooler box convertible from a box mode to an unfolding mode or vice versa, comprising: a box portion having a bottom portion, sidewall portions and joint portions configured to connect with one another and to form a single plane in the unfolding mode; and a cooling reinforcing portion configured to be inserted to the inside of the box and to form a hexahedron shape together with said box portion when said box portion is converted into the box mode, wherein said cooling reinforcing portion comprises a reinforcing bottom portion configured to form a lower surface and to face the bottom portion of the said box portion upon conversion into the box mode; reinforcing sidewall portions configured to connect with the said reinforcing bottom portion and to face the sidewall portions of said box portion; and reinforcing joint portions configured to join said reinforcing sidewall portions, to be folded to face itself and to be in close contact with the reinforcing sidewall portions, upon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Yoo Suk Kim, Yoon Hyung Lee, Yoo Lee Son, Jun Young Won, Ui Gon Kim, Jeong Sub Shin, Se Young You, Tae Yeun Kim
  • Patent number: 11097867
    Abstract: A blank for forming a closed box for shipping and for permitting separation of one portion of the closed box from another portion of the closed box to form a tray for displaying product is provided. The blank includes a bottom part, a back part and a top part. The blank may include three distinct tear lines. One of the tear lines is located on the back part, and two of the tear lines are located on the bottom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: WEXXAR PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Dyrl Nixon, Michael Mack
  • Patent number: 11084618
    Abstract: A packaging is disclosed that is made from cardboard, paper or similar, and includes a base wall and a cover wall, respectively at least one front wall and one rear wall connecting the base wall and the cover wall in order to form lateral sides of the packaging. The packaging is designed as a prismatic body along a longitudinal axis extending parallel to the base wall and cover wall, and at least one dust flap coupled to one end of at least one front wall or rear wall). The dust flap is designed in such a way that, in a closed position, it rests at least in regions on one of the front and rear walls to which it is not coupled, and/or on the base wall and/or the cover wall and protrudes at least regionally over these. The disclosure also relates to a blank for producing such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON AG
    Inventor: Timothy John Bourne
  • Patent number: 11084637
    Abstract: A laminate includes an outer liner having a resin layer disposed on a paper sheet. The resin layer extends between first and second opposed lateral edges of the sheet and defines a moisture barrier. A cushion layer is disposed over the resin layer. An inner liner of kraft paper is disposed over the cushion layer. A region of the resin layer is activated into an adhesive bonding the cushion layer and inner liner to the sheet. The laminate defines first and second longitudinally adjacent portions. The outer liner in the first portion has opposed first and second peripheral portions extending laterally outward from opposed lateral edges of the cushion layer and inner liner to the first and second lateral edges of the sheet, whereby a first width between the lateral edges along the first portion exceeds a second width measured the lateral edges along the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11084620
    Abstract: A packaging is disclosed that is made from cardboard, paper or similar, and includes a base wall and a cover wall, at least one front wall and one rear wall connecting the base wall and the cover wall in order to form lateral sides of the packaging. The packaging is designed as a prismatic body along a longitudinal axis extending parallel to the base wall and cover wall, and at least one lateral closure coupled to the base wall and/or the cover wall for laterally closing the packaging. At least one lateral closure is designed in such a way that, in a closed position, it rests at least in regions at least on one of the front walls or real walls coupled to the base wall and cover wall and protrudes at least regionally over these. The disclosure also relates to a blank for producing such a packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON AG
    Inventor: Timothy John Bourne