Patents by Inventor Jeffrey M. Gardner

Jeffrey M. Gardner 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: 10366559
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the invention relate to reducing a number of jams that can occur in an automated teller machine with the employment of a moveable platen that increases a width of a channel for documents. A document analysis area can receive a document via a first transport path, wherein the document analysis area can include a channel in which the document travels to enable at least one scan component to capture an image of the document. The channel is created by one or more platen. The one or more platen can be movable to increase the width of the channel so as to allow documents to pass-through the document analysis area without causing a jam or error for the automated teller machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf Incorporated
    Inventors: Sathish M. Irudayam, Timothy Allison, Jeffrey M. Eastman, Michael James Gardner, Aaron Christopher Graham, John E. McCloskey
  • Patent number: 7922069
    Abstract: A container having interior columns on its end walls which are between the sides of the end walls. Each column is formed by a first column panel attached to an inner end panel, a second column panel attached to the first column panel and an attachment panel fastened to the inner end panel. A blank for the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M Gardner
  • Publication number: 20100001052
    Abstract: A container having interior columns on its end walls which are between the sides of the end walls. Each column is formed by a first column panel attached to an inner end panel, a second column panel attached to the first column panel and an attachment panel fastened to the inner end panel. A blank for the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7377420
    Abstract: A two-piece bliss-type container blank and resulting container for easily dispensing products contained within is disclosed. Specifically, the container is designed to have an exterior bottom panel that is essentially flat, while having an internal bottom panel that is inclined toward a front panel. The front panel includes structure to permit the removal of product from within the container. The two-piece bliss-type structure provides a strong and stable container that may be constructed to varying sizes and geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7314158
    Abstract: A container blank comprising a bottom wall having two opposed pairs of sides. One dimension of the bottom wall is the distance between one pair of the sides. Walls are attached to each of the sides. The heights of the walls are substantially equal. A closure member and handle member are attached to the walls attached to one pair of sides. There is a hand hole in each of the handle members. At least one of the closure members has a length greater than one-half the bottom wall dimension, and the combined length of the closure members is greater than the bottom wall dimension. A closure panel is attached to each of the walls attached to the other pair of sides. Attachment flaps are attached to the sides of each of the closure panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David J. McKenna, Sr., Jeffrey M Gardner
  • Patent number: 7306136
    Abstract: A container has opposed pairs of parallel walls. There are closure members attached to the upper side of one pair of walls which extend downwardly into the container. Handle members attached to the closure members. The handle members are contiguous in the formed container and have aligned hand holes. The upper sides of the handle members are below or at the top of the container. Closure panels are attached to the upper sides of the other pair of walls. The closure panels are attached to the first pair of walls and are over the closure and handle members. The closure panels form an opening to grasp the hand holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David J. McKenna, Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7306137
    Abstract: A container blank comprising four walls. The first and third walls are one pair and the second and fourth are another pair. The heights of the walls are substantially equal. A closure member and handle member are attached to each of the walls of one pair of walls. There is a hand hole in each of the handle members. At least one of the closure members has a length greater than one-half the width of one of the walls of the other pair of walls, and the combined length of the closure members is greater than the width of one of the walls of the other pair of walls. A closure panel is attached to each of the other pair of walls. Attachment flaps are attached to the sides of each of the closure panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David J. McKenna, Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7303114
    Abstract: A three part container having a bottom wall and two walls in one part, and a wall in each of the other parts. The heights of the walls are substantially equal. A closure member and a handle member are attached to the walls in each of the other parts. There is a hand hole in the handle member. At least one of the closure members has a length greater than one-half the width of one of the walls of the one part, and the combined length of the closure members is greater than the width of one of the walls of the one part. A closure panel is attached to each of the walls of the one part. Attachment flaps are attached to the sides of each of the closure panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: David J McKenna, Sr., Jeffrey M Gardner
  • Patent number: 6981632
    Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, a single piece container blank is disclosed. The present invention includes a blank constructed from a single sheet of foldable material cut and scored to define a bottom panel, a top panel, a front panel and a back panel. Additionally, the blank includes pairs of opposed bottom flaps, top flaps, front flaps and back flaps. A front flap tab is attached to each front flap along a front flap perforation line. A relief slot is formed between the front panel and each of the front flap tabs. The relief slots are arranged in an intersecting relationship with the front flap perforation lines. A manufacture flap is hingedly attached to the bottom panel. Opposed manufacture tabs are attached to the manufacture flap. The width of the manufacture flaps is no greater than the width of the front flap tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Davide R. Friedman
  • Publication number: 20040214704
    Abstract: Bliss-type boxes made by combining containerboard body blanks with end panel or box liner blanks. The invention is a Bliss box former in direct association with a slitter/scorer. The slitter/scorer is supplied with containerboard sheets having a width which is equal to the length of the box liner blanks. The sheets have a length which is equal to a whole number multiple of the width of the box liner blanks. No waste is created. Box liners are severed and scored for delivery as needed by the Bliss box former. By combining the slitter/scorer with the Bliss former the need for maintaining multiple sizes of box liner blanks in inventory is reduced and setup when boxes are being made that differ only in width is greatly simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Nicholas A. Philips
  • Publication number: 20040214705
    Abstract: The invention is a method of forming Bliss-type boxes by combining containerboard body blanks with end panel or box liner blanks. A Bliss box former is used in direct association with a slitter scorer. The slitter scorer is supplied with containerboard sheets having a width which is equal to the length of the box liner blanks. The sheets have a length which is equal to a whole number multiple of the width of the box liner blanks. Box liners are severed and scored one-by-one as needed by the Bliss box former. This reduces the need for maintaining multiple sizes of box liner blanks in inventory and greatly simplifies setup when boxes are being made that differ only in width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Nicholas A. Philips
  • Publication number: 20040163994
    Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, a single piece container blank is disclosed. The present invention includes a blank constructed from a single sheet of foldable material cut and scored to define a bottom panel, a top panel, a front panel and a back panel. Additionally, the blank includes pairs of opposed bottom flaps, top flaps, front flaps and back flaps. A front flap tab is attached to each front flap along a front flap perforation line. A relief slot is formed between the front panel and each of the front flap tabs. The relief slots are arranged in an intersecting relationship with the front flap perforation lines. A manufacture flap is hingedly attached to the bottom panel. Opposed manufacture tabs are attached to the manufacture flap. The width of the manufacture flaps is no greater than the width of the front flap tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Davide R. Friedman
  • Patent number: 6357654
    Abstract: A container is described having inner and outer members. The inner member includes opposed side walls, a rear portion, and a front portion. At least one of the front and rear portions includes a pair of side flanges, each including a notch. The outer member has a bottom panel, side walls, a rear portion and a front portion. At least one of the front and rear portions includes a pair of upright wrapping panels and a bottom flange. As assembled, the inner member is positioned within the outer member so that the inner member side walls and the outer member side walls are adjacent one another. The inner member notches mate with the outer member bottom flange to form a coplanar combination. The upright wrapping panels are positioned exterior to the combination and overlap at least portions of both the side flanges and the bottom flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Weyerhauser Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, L. James Pacheco
  • Patent number: 6352199
    Abstract: A bliss-style container is provided having a single outer member (10) and first and second separate inner members (12). The outer member (10) includes a bottom panel (14), two primary end panels (16), and two upright reinforcing flaps. Each primary end panel (16) includes two upright reinforcing side flaps (20). The first and second inner members (12) each include an upright side panel (22) and first and second secondary end panels (24) hingedly connected to opposed side panel side edges. Each secondary end panel (24) has an outer edge (26). As assembled, both sets of secondary end panels (24) are positioned so that their outer edges are within a distance of less than about 0.25 inches of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Weyerhauser Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6311891
    Abstract: A paperboard container is provided including an E divider and an outer portion formed about the E divider. The E divider includes a pair of divider panels at least one of which includes a front edge with a protrusion formed therealong. The outer portion includes a bottom panel with front and rear panels, a first outer side panel with upright front and rear panels, and a second outer side panel with upright front and rear panels. The lateral front panel includes an opening. As assembled, the lateral rear panel and the upright rear panels are coplanar and adjacent the E divider rear panels. The E divider front panels are coplanar with the lateral front panel, and the upright front panels surround portions of both. The at least one protrusion in the divider panel extends through the lateral front panel opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 4376508
    Abstract: A shipping container formed, from a unitary blank of paperboard, which includes an integral partition member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1983
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 4353496
    Abstract: A tray having tapered side walls with one of the end walls being of a height corresponding to one end of the tapered side walls and the other end wall of a height higher than the other ends of the tapered side walls is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventors: Bennie C. Nelson, Jr., Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 4333600
    Abstract: An internal partition device formed of paperboard for forming six cells within an outer container or wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 4320867
    Abstract: A partition structure formed from a single cut and scored blank which is folded and erected to provide cells within a shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 4320866
    Abstract: A sleeve for a container formed of a unitary blank of paperboard and having co-planar end panels interconnected by a separate connecting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner