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: 7699163
    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 include a top panel, a bottom panel and a first side panel and a second side panel. The carton has a support adjacent to the top panel and projecting into the interior of the carton for at least partially supporting the plurality of articles within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Graham Hand
  • Patent number: 7673789
    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: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20100051494
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick J. DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, SR.
  • Publication number: 20100043360
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20090277954
    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: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • 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: 20090255983
    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: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, 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
  • Patent number: 7380701
    Abstract: A carton is provided for containing brick-shaped containers which has a dispenser in the top permitting the removal of any of the containers while maintaining the structural integrity of the carton through the provision of either a top gusset or middle gusset spanning each end of the carton. The top of the carton serves as a dispenser when the dispenser flap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fogle, Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20080116251
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at an end of the carton which preserves the integrity of the carton when it is opened while permitting the bottom end flaps attached to the bottom panel to remain in place and also a portion of each side end flap that overlaps the bottom end flaps. This dispenser has a bottom tear line in the end of the carton which only extends partially across the end of the carton. The tear line extends upwardly from each side of the bottom tear line to form end retainers to prevent cans in the second row of the carton from rolling out. By placing the bottom tear line no higher from the bottom of the carton than necessary to retain a can in the bottom row and to make the end retainers on each side of the carton no larger than necessary to restrain a can in the second row from rolling out, easy access to the cans on the bottom row of containers is provided after the cans in the second and third rows of the carton have been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Glen R. Harrelson, Raymond R. Spivey
  • Publication number: 20070295793
    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: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry Biddle
  • Publication number: 20070295790
    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: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Zammit, Charles Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070295791
    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: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles Ho Fung
  • Publication number: 20070278120
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070267466
    Abstract: Cartons include liquid-tight vessels that line the interior volumes of the cartons. The cartons may have selected sections reinforced by one or more reinforcing blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Kirsten Laura Brand, Jean-Manuel Gomes