Patents by Inventor Charles F. Ho Fung

Charles F. Ho Fung 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: 8256617
    Abstract: A carrier is for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises a bottom panel comprising a plurality of bottom openings, and a first side panel and a second side panel. A first top panel is foldably connected to the first side panel and a second top panel is foldably connected to the second top panel. The first top panel and the second top panel form a top wall of the carrier. The first top panel comprises a first handle portion, the second top panel comprises a second handle portion. A handle is foldably connected to at least one of the side panels. The handle comprises the first handle portion and the second handle portion, is separable from the top wall, and pivotable between a lowered position and a raised position. A blank for forming a carrier and a method for forming a carrier are also generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 8100256
    Abstract: A carton for cooperating with a packaging material to contain a plurality of articles and a package formed thereby. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The side panels are positioned relative to the central panel to at least partially form a space for receiving the articles. A handle is in at least one of the side panels. The handle is adapted for grasping and carrying the carton. A reinforcement flap is foldably attached to the at least one of the side panels. The reinforcement flap has at least one opening for receiving an article. A handle reinforcement flap is foldably attached to the at least one of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 8087570
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks. A separable section can formed in one or more side panels of the carton to allow for removal of articles from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 8033449
    Abstract: Cartons can be placed in dispensing configurations by separating the carton into carton sections. The carton sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the carton sections to stand side-by-side. The carton sections can have a dispenser section in at least one of the side panels for dispensing articles from the carton sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Patent number: 7918384
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7918385
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20100282620
    Abstract: A carton for cooperating with a packaging material to contain a plurality of articles and a package formed thereby. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The side panels are positioned relative to the central panel to at least partially form a space for receiving the articles. A handle is in at least one of the side panels. The handle is adapted for grasping and carrying the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7793779
    Abstract: A carton for cooperating with a packaging material to contain a plurality of articles and a package formed thereby. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The side panels are positioned relative to the central panel to at least partially form a space for receiving the articles. A handle is in at least one of the side panels. The handle is adapted for grasping and carrying the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7784675
    Abstract: A carton can be placed in a dispensing configuration by separating the carton into dispenser sections. The dispenser sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the sections to stand side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Charles F. Ho Fung, Barry D. Biddle
  • Patent number: 7743944
    Abstract: A carton can be placed in a dispensing configuration by separating the carton into carton sections. The carton sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the carton sections to stand side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Publication number: 20100140336
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks. A separable section can formed in one or more side panels of the carton to allow for removal of articles from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7648061
    Abstract: A carton includes a dispenser that when opened allows dispensing of containers from the carton. An aperture located next to the dispenser provides access to the dispenser and allows the containers to be viewed from the carton exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Zammit, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Publication number: 20090272793
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 7604157
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Zammit, Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20090242445
    Abstract: A carrier is for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises a bottom panel comprising a plurality of bottom openings, and a first side panel and a second side panel. A first top panel is foldably connected to the first side panel and a second top panel is foldably connected to the second top panel. The first top panel and the second top panel form a top wall of the carrier. The first top panel comprises a first handle portion, the second top panel comprises a second handle portion. A handle is foldably connected to at least one of the side panels. The handle comprises the first handle portion and the second handle portion, is separable from the top wall, and pivotable between a lowered position and a raised position. A blank for forming a carrier and a method for forming a carrier are also generally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7568612
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20090145954
    Abstract: Cartons can be placed in dispensing configurations by separating the carton into carton sections. The carton sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the carton sections to stand side-by-side. The carton sections can have a dispenser section in at least one of the side panels for dispensing articles from the carton sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Publication number: 20090121005
    Abstract: Cartons can be placed in dispensing configurations by separating the cartons into dispenser sections. The dispenser sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the sections to stand side-by-side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Patent number: 7475777
    Abstract: A carton includes a retaining structure that is arranged to retain articles within the carton when an end of the carton has been opened. The retaining structure includes an obstruction spaced from the opened end of the carton that abuts an article located at a dispenser opening of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20080190785
    Abstract: A carton for cooperating with a packaging material to contain a plurality of articles and a package formed thereby. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The side panels are positioned relative to the central panel to at least partially form a space for receiving the articles. A handle is in at least one of the side panels. The handle is adapted for grasping and carrying the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Charles F. Ho Fung