Patents by Inventor Jean-Manuel Gomes

Jean-Manuel Gomes 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: 8167194
    Abstract: A dispensing carton includes a dispenser section having a deformation pattern provided therein. The deformation pattern facilitates removal of the dispenser section during opening of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20120091192
    Abstract: A carton is formed from a blank having gusseted corners that in part form an interior carton volume. The interior volume of the carton can be varied by placing the carton in an expanded configuration. The carton can include a bottom receptacle portion that may be liquid-tight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 8136717
    Abstract: A paperboard carton doubles as a shipping container for articles such as beverage cans and a cooler for containing ice to cool the articles when the carton is opened. The top portion of the carton is breached by removing an opening strip defined by zipper rules. Once breached, the tops and side panels of the carton are opened up to form an upwardly open chimney or skirt into which ice can be placed to cool the contents of the carton. Gussets formed in the lower corners of the cartons insure that water from melting ice does not leak prematurely from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 8127980
    Abstract: A package comprises a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 8109433
    Abstract: A carton is formed from a blank having gusseted corners that in part form an interior carton volume. The interior volume of the carton can be varied by placing the carton in an expanded configuration. The carton can include a bottom receptacle portion that may be liquid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20110284623
    Abstract: A carrier that is at least partially holding a plurality of containers. The carrier can include a plurality of panels comprising a bottom panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, a first top panel foldably connected to the first side panel, and a second top panel foldably connected to the second side panel. At least one container-receiving feature extends in at least the bottom panel. The at least one container-receiving feature can at least partially receive at least one container of the plurality of containers. At least one retention flap is foldably connected to the first top panel or the second top panel. The at least one retention flap engages at least a portion of a flange of at least one container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Edward W. Jones, Ana Gonzalez, Emili Requena, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Kevin T. May, Colin Ford, Matthew Sundquist
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110240725
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels, wherein the end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton includes a handle in the closed end of the carton for grasping and carrying the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps comprises a main panel for closing the closed end of the carton and an extension panel foldably attached to the main panel. The extension panel is positioned above the handle to reinforce the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Leonard M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7998047
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels, wherein the end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton includes a handle in the closed end of the carton for grasping and carrying the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps comprises a main panel for closing the closed end of the carton and an extension panel foldably attached to the main panel. The extension panel is positioned above the handle to reinforce the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Leonard M. Cooper
  • 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: 20110011924
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The carton comprises an insert attached to at least one of the panels for restraining the articles in the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrew John Woolford
  • Patent number: 7870994
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles and a blank for forming such carton. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A dispenser allows access to the articles in the carton and includes a dispenser panel that is at least partially defined by a tear line in the carton. The dispenser panel is for being at least partially removed for at least further opening a dispenser opening in the closed end. The closed end of the carton comprises an end wall that angles inward toward the interior of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 7766219
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel and a first side panel and a second side panel. The carton has a dispenser for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser has a dispenser panel that is at least partially defined by a tear line in the carton and is for being at least partially removed for at least further opening a dispenser opening. The carton can also have a curved end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20100187295
    Abstract: A package comprises a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7762397
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier package has handle features formed in a top panel of the package. The handle features allow a user to deform and grasp the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 7748603
    Abstract: A carton has a handle that allows a user to carry the carton when closed, and that extends to allow a user to carry the carton when the carton is in an open configuration. The carton includes gusseted end panels that create a partially closed bottom receptacle in the opened carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fogle, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Colin P. Ford
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7717321
    Abstract: A package includes a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7699213
    Abstract: Cartons have dispensing features that enable containers or other articles to be selectively dispensed from the cartons while preventing inadvertent escape of the articles from the cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.