Patents by Inventor Alex D. Bevier

Alex D. Bevier has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200047972
    Abstract: A releasable paperboard chock assembly is provided comprising first and second paperboard chocks, each comprising a base, a back wall, and first and second side walls adjacent to the base. Each of the first and second side walls comprises an upper edge surface having a generally curved portion to conform to a curved surface of a roll to be secured. A paperboard sling extends between the first and second chocks comprising first and second ends joined to the first and second chocks, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Patent number: 9611066
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display tray is provided and may comprise: a floor panel; first and second end panels; a first positioning panel defining a first notch with the first end panel; a side panel extending between the first and second end panels; and a first containment panel comprising a first main portion and a first end portion extending at an angle to the first main portion. The first end portion may be located in the first notch such that the first end panel and the first positioning panel frictionally engage the containment panel first end portion to frictionally hold the first containment panel in position. The first containment panel may be removable so as to convert the shipping container to a display tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Patent number: 9205853
    Abstract: A box with a wheel assembly platform has a tow strap with a folded position stowed in a recess in the platform and an unfolded position accessible outside the box. In one embodiment, the strap is incorporated in a pre-assembled handle pack positioned in the recess. The strap may be retracted by a torsion spring, and may be coiled in the pack by use of a rotating fork. In one embodiment axles projecting from rollers are supported in recesses formed in the platform, and in another embodiment the axles are supported in notches in the bottom end of cylinders mounted in cutouts in the platform. In a further embodiment a box has hand holes in opposite walls with a spacer panel providing finger access behind the holes. The platform may have hinged panels. A thermoformed skin may be applied to the platform or constitute the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard D Faber, Kenneth Buss, Alex D Bevier, Brian K Jambois
  • Patent number: 9145228
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display tray is provided comprising: a floor panel; first and second end panels; a first positioning panel; a first side panel; and a containment panel comprising a first main portion and a first end portion extending at an angle to the first main portion. The first end portion may be located in a first notch defined at least in part by the first end panel and the first positioning panel. The containment panel is removable so as to convert the shipping container to a display tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20150210424
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display tray is provided comprising: a floor panel; first and second end panels; a first positioning panel; a first side panel; and a containment panel comprising a first main portion and a first end portion extending at an angle to the first main portion. The first end portion may be located in a first notch defined at least in part by the first end panel and the first positioning panel. The containment panel is removable so as to convert the shipping container to a display tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: ALEX D. BEVIER
  • Publication number: 20150210423
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display tray is provided and may comprise: a floor panel; first and second end panels; a first positioning panel defining a first notch with the first end panel; a side panel extending between the first and second end panels; and a first containment panel comprising a first main portion and a first end portion extending at an angle to the first main portion. The first end portion may be located in the first notch such that the first end panel and the first positioning panel frictionally engage the containment panel first end portion to frictionally hold the first containment panel in position. The first containment panel may be removable so as to convert the shipping container to a display tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: ALEX D. BEVIER
  • Patent number: 9079601
    Abstract: A carton has hand holes in opposite walls and a spacer panel inserted between stacked articles in the carton. The spacer panel has cut outs in its opposite ends positioned behind the hand holes to provide space for inserting the fingers. The hand holes and spacer panel facilitate lifting, carrying and manipulating the carton. The spacer panel has width and length dimensions to fit within the interior width and length dimensions of the carton and reinforces the carton to reduce damage when the carton is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard D. Faber, Kenneth Buss, Alex D. Bevier, Brian K. Jambois, Adam P. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140284893
    Abstract: A box with a wheel assembly platform has a tow strap with a folded position stowed in a recess in the platform and an unfolded position accessible outside the box. In one embodiment, the strap is incorporated in a pre-assembled handle pack positioned in the recess. The strap may be retracted by a torsion spring, and may be coiled in the pack by use of a rotating fork. In one embodiment axles projecting from rollers are supported in recesses formed in the platform, and in another embodiment the axles are supported in notches in the bottom end of cylinders mounted in cutouts in the platform. In a further embodiment a box has hand holes in opposite walls with a spacer panel providing finger access behind the holes. The platform may have hinged panels. A thermoformed skin may be applied to the platform or constitute the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: RICHARD D. FABER, KENNETH BUSS, ALEX D. BEVIER, BRIAN K. JAMBOIS
  • Publication number: 20140061080
    Abstract: A carton has hand holes in opposite walls and a spacer panel inserted between stacked articles in the carton. The spacer panel has cut outs in its opposite ends positioned behind the hand holes to provide space for inserting the fingers. The hand holes and spacer panel facilitate lifting, carrying and manipulating the carton. The spacer panel has width and length dimensions to fit within the interior width and length dimensions of the carton and reinforces the carton to reduce damage when the carton is dropped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: RICHARD D. FABER, KENNETH BUSS, ALEX D. BEVIER, BRIAN K. JAMBOIS, ADAM P. ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20130313136
    Abstract: A carton has hand holes in opposite walls and a spacer panel inserted between stacked articles in the carton. The spacer panel has cut outs in its opposite ends positioned behind the hand holes to provide space for inserting the fingers. The hand holes and spacer panel facilitate lifting, carrying and manipulating the carton. The spacer panel has width and length dimensions to fit within the interior width and length dimensions of the carton and reinforces the carton to reduce damage when the carton is dropped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: RICHARD D. FABER, KENNETH BUSS, ALEX D. BEVIER, BRIAN K. JAMBOIS, ADAM PAUL ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 8413879
    Abstract: A single piece blank and resulting container having an operable tray panel for easily viewing and accessing products contained within is disclosed. Specifically, the container is designed to have an operable tray panel in an upper portion of the container. The operable tray panel allows easy access to products in the container. Further, it provides better viewing of contents such that the urge to access the contents is increased via the increased visibility. The structure provides a strong and stable container that may be constructed to varying sizes and geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Alex D Bevier
  • Publication number: 20100006456
    Abstract: A single piece container blank for the storing and displaying of product utilizing corrugated flutes horizontally and vertically oriented to provide strength while limiting cost. The multi-thickness side panels and top panels, and flute arrangements form a container that is highly stable and strong that is efficient in its use of materials. Further, the structure includes a plurality of side walls that prevent nesting of vertically stacked containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20100006569
    Abstract: A single piece blank and resulting container having an operable tray panel for easily viewing and accessing products contained within is disclosed. Specifically, the container is designed to have an operable tray panel in an upper portion of the container. The operable tray panel allows easy access to products in the container. Further, it provides better viewing of contents such that the urge to access the contents is increased via the increased visibility. The structure provides a strong and stable container that may be constructed to varying sizes and geometries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20090317225
    Abstract: A layer of containers which can be moved by a clamp lift truck. The containers are held together by a layer lift sheet which is attached to the bottoms of the containers and holds them together along their sides and ends. The layer lift sheet has perforations that align with the juxtaposed sides and ends of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Patent number: 7004314
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-product container and container blank. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define a container blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, opposed side panels and a plurality of corner panels. Also, a top panel is attached to the back panel opposite said bottom panel. A fold over divider panel assembly that includes a cup panel attached to the front panel opposite said bottom panel and a divider panel attached to said cup panel opposite said front panel. A cup receptacle formed in said cup panel. The divider panel includes a divider panel slot positioned opposite the cup panel. Also, a side panel slot is formed in each of the side panels at a location opposite the bottom panel. As formed, the front panel, back panel opposed side panels and plurality of corner panels are hingedly attached to said bottom panel via unperforated score lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Pucillo, Alex D. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20040222109
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-product container and container blank. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define a container blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, opposed side panels and a plurality of corner panels. Also, a top panel is attached to the back panel opposite said bottom panel. A fold over divider panel assembly that includes a cup panel attached to the front panel opposite said bottom panel and a divider panel attached to said cup panel opposite said front panel. A cup receptacle formed in said cup panel. The divider panel includes a divider panel slot positioned opposite the cup panel. Also, a side panel slot is formed in each of the side panels at a location opposite the bottom panel. As formed, the front panel, back panel opposed side panels and plurality of corner panels are hingedly attached to said bottom panel via unperforated score lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. Pucillo, Alex D. Bevier
  • Publication number: 20040124111
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a single-piece containerboard blank is provided having a bottom panel with a side edge, an end edge and a truncated corner edge extending between the side edge and the corner edge. A side panel is hingedly attached to the bottom panel along the side edge. An end panel is hingedly attached to the bottom panel along the end edge. An end panel adjacent edge is an end panel end edge. An internal corner stacking tab assembly is hingedly attached to the end panel at the end panel end edge along a first fold line. The internal corner stacking tab assembly includes a plurality of segments hingedly connected at a second fold line and a third fold line. A tab extends from an edge of the internal corner stacking tab assembly. The tab is positioned substantially transverse of the third fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Patent number: D847610
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Alex D Bevier
  • Patent number: D856782
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Alex D Bevier
  • Patent number: D857483
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Alex D Bevier