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).

  • Publication number: 20070251982
    Abstract: A carton is formed from a major blank that may be reinforced at selected locations to increase the strength of the carton. The carton includes 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kirsten Brand, Leonard Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070228133
    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: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Charles Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070164091
    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: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: James Fogle, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Colin Ford
  • Publication number: 20070164093
    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: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Raymond Spivey, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070158226
    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: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20070131749
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The carton may have various dispensing features to allow articles to be dispensed from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward Jones
  • Publication number: 20070069002
    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: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Spivey
  • Publication number: 20070063003
    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: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Raymond Spivey, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Leonard Cooper
  • Publication number: 20070063005
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration which can be formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrea Coltri-Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070017966
    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: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Patrick DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20060231441
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Graham Hand
  • Publication number: 20060180488
    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: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Raymond Spivey, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7048113
    Abstract: A wrap-around can wrap which is secured together by primary and secondary locks with a single aperture securing both a primary and secondary lock, with each secondary lock being attached to a bottom flap of the carrier through a locking base. The locking base on each end of the carrier having a shoulder to secure the secondary lock, with the locking base for each secondary lock being reduced in length due to the presence of the locking shoulders. This carrier has open ends with the width of the carrier being such that cylindrical containers in the carrier project beyond the ends of the side panels of the carrier and are secured in place by a retaining flap that extends around a portion of the container that extends beyond the end of the side panel of the carrier from the top of the container to the adjacent side panel of the carrier, thereby permitting the width of the carrier to be significantly less than the width of a conventional open ended carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20060102706
    Abstract: A carton has a dispenser located at an exiting end of the carton. The dispenser can be opened by separating a dispenser flap from the exiting end of the carton, thereby forming a dispenser opening at the exiting end. The dispenser flap is then engaged with a mounting feature at the bottom of the carton to tilt the carton in a manner such that articles are urged toward the exiting end by gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Inventors: Raymond Spivey, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Graham Hand
  • Publication number: 20060091193
    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: October 28, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Patrick DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Spivey
  • Patent number: 6988617
    Abstract: A wrap-around carton for carrying a plurality of containers, with each container having an indentation in the bottom with the carton having open ends with means to secure the tops of the containers from falling out of the open ends and a locking tab struck from the bottom panel and fitting into the indentation in the bottom of the container to prevent the bottom of the container from falling out of the carton. The locking tab is held securely in the bottom of the container by a holding tab between the locking tab and the bottom panel of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Raymond Spivey
  • Patent number: 6981631
    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: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fogle, Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20050284865
    Abstract: A wrap for a microwavable container, such as a cup with a removable lid, the wrap having a separable hinged portion to allow the lid of the container to be removed. The separable portion can then be returned to its original position, and the wrap and enclosed container heated in a microwave oven. During heating, the wrap remains relatively cool to the touch, so that the wrap and container can be removed from the oven by grasping the wrap, without contacting the hot exterior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: James Fogle, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Kevin May
  • Publication number: 20050279815
    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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: James Fogle, Raymond Spivey, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20050189405
    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: February 27, 2004
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Glen Harrelson, Raymond Spivey