Patents by Inventor Allen S. Aldridge

Allen S. Aldridge 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: 20170259958
    Abstract: A reclosable hard shell transparent container for a confectionary product includes an inner graphic branding element extending interior to the receptacle, an outer graphic branding element extending exterior to the receptacle, and overwrap layer that collectively provide visually superimposed branding graphics to provide visually distinct packages utilizing the same container. The inner graphic layer facilitates a subassembly of the confectionary products for ease of loading the confectionary product in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi, Ross Bartels, Joseph F. Vrana, Leonard Matulewicz, Justin Hollyn-Taub, Erika Wetzel
  • Publication number: 20150076154
    Abstract: A releasable closure provides for the opening and closing of a package assembly which accommodates a plurality of elongate consumable products. The assembly includes a package housing for supporting the products. The package housing includes a first product accommodating compartment and a second product accommodating compartment separated by a hinge. Each of the product accommodating compartments has an open end adjacent the hinge. The product accommodating compartments are foldable about the hinge in a book-like fashion. The releasable closure is applied to each compartment and positioned to be in aligned facing relationship for mutual engagement upon closably folding the compartments about the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kerri Clark, Brian Hawthorne, Maximiliano Rodriguez, Allen S. Aldridge, Simon Richard Gainey
  • Patent number: 8607980
    Abstract: A reclosable consumer product package assembly (10) supports a plurality of consumable products (12). The product package retains and encloses the products, The package is formed from a planar sheet (16) folded about the products. The folded sheet (16) defines a portion overlying the products and an extending portion extending beyond the products to define a foldable flap (29). The sheet is scored at a location overlying at least a portion of the products. The foldable flap is folded over the scored location and adhesively secured thereto such that upon opening the flap, the scored location is removed from its overlying location to expose the products for dispensing. The flap is reclosable over the exposed products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, James Glydon
  • Patent number: 8172086
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Publication number: 20110303574
    Abstract: A reclosable consumer product package assembly (10) supports a plurality of consumable products (12). The product package retains and encloses the products. The package is formed from a planar sheet (16) folded about the products. The folded sheet (16) defines a portion overlying the products and an extending portion extending beyond the products to define a foldable flap (29). The sheet is scored at a location overlying at least a portion of the products. The foldable flap is folded over the scored location and adhesively secured thereto such that upon opening the flap, the scored location is removed from its overlying location to expose the products for dispensing. The flap is reclosable over the exposed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, James Glydon
  • Publication number: 20110108455
    Abstract: A display and packaging assembly (10) which is used to display and dispense consumable items. The assembly includes a plurality of consumable items arranged in plural individual packs (22). A flexible overwrap surrounds the plurality of packs (22). The overwrap has a configuration corresponding to the array of packs where the overwrap has a portion which is completely removable to access the packs. The overwrap maintains its configuration upon removal of one or more of the packs from the array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Joseph Countee
  • Publication number: 20110101079
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Patent number: 7913846
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Publication number: 20100147934
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: CADBURY ADAMS USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Patent number: 7686165
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Publication number: 20090283581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tray for accommodating and dispensing a stacked plurality of consumable product packages and a method for forming the tray. The tray includes a housing having a bottom wall, opposed front and back walls, and opposed side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The housing defines an open upper end. The side walls include an undulating upper extent defined by space apart upwardly opening recesses. The recesses extend below the stacked packages for permitting manual grasping of the individual stacked packages through the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Kerri Clark, Brian Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 7569008
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Publication number: 20080272020
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an openable package for accommodating product. More particularly, the present invention relates to a package for accommodating product including a blister tray and a blister tray support. The package of the present invention has a blister tray with a blister cavity for accommodating a product. The package also has a blister tray cover with a back wall, a front wall overlying and enclosing a portion of the blister cavity, and an openable flap overlying the blister cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventor: Allen S. Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20080197178
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Publication number: 20080173564
    Abstract: The package contains and dispenses a product, preferably a confectionery product such as a gum piece. The package includes a package housing having opposed front and back walls and a perimterical wall enclosing the package interior. One wall includes a dispensing opening having a size which closely approximates the size of the product contained therein. A flap extends from the back wall for covering the dispensing opening so as to maintain the product within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Lingli Sun
  • Patent number: D540668
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA, LLC
    Inventor: Allen S. Aldridge
  • Patent number: D735576
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Ferrara Candy Company
    Inventor: Allen S. Aldridge
  • Patent number: D748467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi
  • Patent number: D748468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi
  • Patent number: D762466
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul J. Angeloni, Christopher H. Cunningham, Allen S. Aldridge, Peter Muller, William Tham, David Jaggi, Ross Bartels