Patents by Inventor Bradford J. Walling

Bradford J. Walling 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).

  • Patent number: 10377523
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton for packaging one or more articles. The carton includes a tubular structure having a plurality of outer walls defining an interior volume for receiving one or more articles. The carton includes an inner end closure flap hinged to a first one of the plurality of outer walls and an outer end closure flap hinged to a second one of the plurality of outer walls. The outer end closure flap at least partially overlies the inner end closure flap. The carton includes an automatically erecting article retaining structure hingedly connected to the outer end closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David T. Hayslette, Bradford J. Walling, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 10358280
    Abstract: Aerosol actuation mechanisms include improvements allowing a user to extend the reach of an aerosol application device, apply an aerosol in a windy environment, improve coverage of the aerosol product, or facilitate improved ability to ensure coverage for an aerosol product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sara Jane Falcon, Ryan A. Bailey, Kelly A. Harrigan, Connie Tran, Steve Kazanjian, Bradford J. Walling
  • Patent number: 10301061
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles. The carton includes a plurality of panels for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels forming a tubular structure includes a first side wall panel, a first end wall panel, a second side wall panel; and second end wall panel. The carton includes a first handle structure defined in a first one of the plurality of panels. The first handle structure includes a severance line defining at least in part a handle opening. The carton includes a first end closure panel forming, at least in part, top wall which at least partially closes an upper end of the tubular structure and which is hingedly connected to the first one of the plurality of panels by a first hinged connection. The carton includes a first reinforcing flap hingedly connected to the first end closure panel by a second hinged connection. The second hinged connection is offset from the first hinged connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Ekaterina V. Gaidaeva
  • Publication number: 20190135512
    Abstract: A blank (1)0 for forming an article carrier (90) has a main panel (12) which includes at least one article retention structure R1 having an aperture A1 defined in the main panel and one or more tabs formed about a periphery of the aperture in the main panel. The one or more tabs are connected to the main panel such that the tabs yield out of the plane of the main panel when an article is received in the aperture to bear against the article. The main panel includes a paperboard substrate and at least one polymeric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Linh L. Kooc, Wayne A. Cameron, David W. Miller, Stephen G. Simmons, Casey P. Grey, Meredith W. Allin, Bradford J. Walling, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 10279951
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (A) includes a plurality of panels (12, 14, 16, 18) for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels include a top panel (16) and a pair of first and second opposed side panels (14, 18) hingedly connected to first and second opposite sides of the top panel respectively. The first and second side panels include first and second corner edges (C2, C1) respectively which are free of hinged connection to any other part of the carton. The first and second corner edges extend from the first and second sides of the top panel respectively. The carton includes a first severance line (70) extending from the first corner and a second severance line (78) extending from the second corner edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Publication number: 20180346215
    Abstract: A package (94) comprising at least one first inner carrier (92) and a second outer carrier (90), the or each of the at least one first inner carrier (92) having a first tubular structure, the second outer carrier (90) also having a tubular structure, and the second outer carrier being disposed, at least in part, on the outside of the first inner carrier such that the axes of the tubular structures are substantially perpendicular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew E Zacherle, Gregory P Hayter, Caleb S Loftin, Bradford J Walling, Patrick Blin
  • Publication number: 20180127194
    Abstract: Aerosol actuation mechanisms include improvements allowing a user to extend the reach of an aerosol application device, apply an aerosol in a windy environment, improve coverage of the aerosol product, or facilitate improved ability to ensure coverage for an aerosol product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sara Jane Falcon, Ryan A. Bailey, Kelly A. Harrington, Connie Tran, Steve Kazanjian, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20180118405
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles. The carton includes a plurality of panels for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels forming a tubular structure includes a first side wall panel, a first end wall panel, a second side wall panel; and second end wall panel. The carton includes a first handle structure defined in a first one of the plurality of panels. The first handle structure includes a severance line defining at least in part a handle opening. The carton includes a first end closure panel forming, at least in part, top wall which at least partially closes an upper end of the tubular structure and which is hingedly connected to the first one of the plurality of panels by a first hinged connection. The carton includes a first reinforcing flap hingedly connected to the first end closure panel by a second hinged connection. The second hinged connection is offset from the first hinged connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Ekaterina V. Gaidaeva
  • Patent number: 9889982
    Abstract: Aerosol actuation mechanisms include improvements allowing a user to extend the reach of an aerosol application device, apply an aerosol in a windy environment, improve coverage of the aerosol product, or facilitate improved ability to ensure coverage for an aerosol product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Sara Jane Falcon, Ryan A. Bailey, Kelly A. Harrigan, Connie Tran, Steve Kazanjian, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20180022501
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (A) includes a plurality of panels (12, 14, 16, 18) for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels include a top panel (16) and a pair of first and second opposed side panels (14, 18) hingedly connected to first and second opposite sides of the top panel respectively. The first and second side panels include first and second corner edges (C2, C1) respectively which are free of hinged connection to any other part of the carton. The first and second corner edges extend from the first and second sides of the top panel respectively. The carton includes a first severance line (70) extending from the first corner and a second severance line (78) extending from the second corner edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Publication number: 20170313469
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton for packaging one or more articles. The carton includes a tubular structure having a plurality of outer walls defining an interior volume for receiving one or more articles. The carton includes an inner end closure flap hinged to a first one of the plurality of outer walls and an outer end closure flap hinged to a second one of the plurality of outer walls. The outer end closure flap at least partially overlies the inner end closure flap. The carton includes an automatically erecting article retaining structure hingedly connected to the outer end closure flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: David T. Hayslette, Bradford J. Walling, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Publication number: 20170297795
    Abstract: A carrier for packaging one or more articles, includes outer walls (12, 16, 18, 22a, 22b, 24a, 24b) which define an interior of the carrier. An intermediate wall (30a, 30b) at least partially segregates the interior of the carrier in a first direction. A partition structure (50a, 52a) divides the interior of the carrier in a second transverse direction. The partition structure is struck, at least in part, from one (16) of the outer walls. The partition structure is configured and arranged to be automatically erected in the interior of the carrier in response to unfolding a flat collapsed folded blank when the carrier is erected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20170197770
    Abstract: A handle structure (H1, H2) for a carton includes a pair of adjoining hand flaps (42A, 42B) hingedly connected to a handle panel (26A, 26B) by a pair of hinged connections (41A, 41B). Each hinged connection has a longitudinal axis disposed at an acute angle (?+?) with respect to the vertical (N2). The longitudinal axes of the hinged connections define an obtuse angle (?) therebetween and extending divergently downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew T. Peeler, Caleb S. Loftin, Bradford J. Walling, Nathaniel B. Ball
  • Patent number: 9592942
    Abstract: A carton has panels including a top panel (12/20), a base panel (16), a first side panel (14) and a second side panel (18) forming a tubular structure. One of the panels includes a handle structure (h) defined in it. The handle structure includes a first pair of folding structures (R, R) each having at least one first fold line (X, Y, Z) defining a first edge of a handle strap and a second pair of folding structures each having at least one second fold line defining a second edge of the handle strap. Each of the at least one first fold lines and the at least one second fold lines is defined, at least in part, in the one of the panels, wherein the carton includes a mandrel panel (22) disposed in face contacting relationship with the inner surface of the one (20) of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Bradford J. Walling
  • Patent number: 9475606
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one of more articles includes a first panel (22a, 26a, 128a, 226a) and a second panel (24a, 28a, 124a, 222a). The first panel (22a, 26a, 128a, 226a) is in at least partially overlapping relationship with the second panel (24a, 28a, 124a, 222a) to define an overlapping region. The carton (90) includes a weakened line of severance (30a, 30b, 34a, 34b, 49a, 49b, 69a, 69b, 129a, 129b, 229a, 229b) which extends from the first panel across the overlapping region and into the second panel to be contiguous. The first panel includes a recess (R) defined at least in part in the overlapping region and extending at least partially across a portion of the first panel in the overlapping region. The recess (R) is arranged in registry with at least a portion of the weakened line of severance in the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel B. Ball, Andrew T. Peeler, Bradford J. Walling, Matthew E. Zacherle, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Publication number: 20160229611
    Abstract: A carton has panels including a top panel (12/20), a base panel (16), a first side panel (14) and a second side panel (18) forming a tubular structure. One of the panels includes a handle structure (h) defined in it. The handle structure includes a first pair of folding structures (R, R) each having at least one first fold line (X, Y, Z) defining a first edge of a handle strap and a second pair of folding structures each having at least one second fold line defining a second edge of the handle strap. Each of the at least one first fold lines and the at least one second fold lines is defined, at least in part, in the one of the panels, wherein the carton includes a mandrel panel (22) disposed in face contacting relationship with the inner surface of the one (20) of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20160194106
    Abstract: A package includes a carton (10) and a plurality of articles (B). The carton includes carton walls (14, 16, 26b/30b) and at least one handle structure (HA2) formed from at least one (26b/30b) of the carton walls. The at least one handle structure includes a tab (44b) formed from the at least one of the carton walls. The tab is hingedly connected, by a hinged connection (42b), to the at least one of the carton walls and arranged to fold at least in part about an article disposed within the carton to form at least a portion of a handle opening (40b) so as to allow a user (U) to grasp a portion of the article and the carton disposed adjacent to the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Brandon L. Ramsuer, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 9266656
    Abstract: A carton includes a handle (160) for carrying the carton. The handle includes a handle flap (162a) with a main portion (174a), first (178a) and second (180a) gussets, and an end portion (176a). The main portion is hingedly connected to the first gusset along a first fold line (182a), the first gusset is hingedly connected to the second gusset along a second fold line (184a), and the second gusset is hingedly connected to the first end portion along a third fold line (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Aaron L. Bates
  • Patent number: 9174784
    Abstract: An arrangement for locking together two panels (50, 60) the arrangement comprising a first and second male tabs (39a, 39b) and a first and second female tabs (43) wherein the first and second male tabs are hinged to a first panel by a first and second hinged connection (41) respectively, and the first female tabs are hinged to a second panel by a third hinged connection the first and second hinged connections being divergent with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Martinus C.M. Bakx, John M. Holley, Jr., Kyle Schumaker, Bradford J. Walling
  • Patent number: 9174785
    Abstract: A product dispensing system including a container defining an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, the container including a weakened severance line extending from the opening to define an access panel, and a dispenser including a frame and a catch element, the frame having a support deck and defining a recess sized to receive the access panel, the catch element being positioned to engage the opening in the container, separate the access panel from the container along the weakened severance line, and guide the separated access panel into the recess when the container is moved along the support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: John Gelardi, Bradford J. Walling, Aaron L. Bates, Laurel Thomas