Patents by Inventor Morris W. Kuchenbecker

Morris W. Kuchenbecker 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: 5259552
    Abstract: A carton is disclosed having a reclosable pour spout formed in a top panel thereof. The pour spout being formed by cooperating portions of an upper minor flap, an exterior top panel and an interior top panel which cooperate to form the top panel of the carton. A portion of the interior top panel forming a central closure pane is formed by inside and outside cut scores formed in the interior top panel defining a ply separation region therebetween which extends from a lift tab to a hinge line formed in the interior top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5259550
    Abstract: A paperboard tissue box having a decahedral prismatic configuration which may be rapidly fabricated using available high speed machinery providing an attractive appearance while retaining high strength is disclosed. The outer surface of the tissue box of the present invention is a decahedron having two parallel octagonal faces linked by eight rectangular lateral faces extending between the edges of the octagon and generally being disposed at right angles to the octagonal faces in the erected carton, each of the ten faces being formable by folding a unitary blank having impressed fold lines defining regions in the blank which become panels in the erected box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5184995
    Abstract: A blank cutting technique in a process for manufacturing containers such as paperboard cups, canisters and cartons provides a flaired edge which, in one embodiment, forms a precurl to facilitate the formation of a completed brim curl and in another embodiment, is used to provide a flaired edge on a lid flap of a carton. In the latter case, the flaired edge which is created assists in insertion of the lid flap into the carton opening and creates an improved seal. In the blank cutting technique, stock material is positioned on a die cutting bed across a stepped portion. The stock material is cut along a cutting line offset from and substantially parallel to the stepped portion and against a lower surface of the die cutting bed defined by the stepped portion during the cutting operation, whereby the flaired edge is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5167606
    Abstract: A tear strip is formed in a paperboard container blank by scoring a line of weakness on each of the opposite surfaces. The lines are offset from each other to form between them an area where the piles are easily separated. One or both lines are formed by impressing the blank with a diamond pattern knurling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5103980
    Abstract: A paperboard carton blank is disclosed which includes first and second panels having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective side wall and a respective edge the panel, with one of the side walls of the first panel and one of the side walls of the second panel being congruent and at least one predetermined edge of the second panel being devoid of a side wall. A sealing flap is provided which extends a predetermined distance from a predetermined edge of one of the side walls of the first panel with the predetermined edge of the side wall being that edge which extends adjacent to the predetermined edge of the second panel of a carton formed from the blank. An opening means is also provided which is defined by the predetermined edge of the second panel and regions of weakness formed in the second panel which extend from the predetermined edge of the second panel for permitting access to the inside of the formed carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5100004
    Abstract: A paperboard carton blank including a first panel having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective one of the side walls and a respective edge of the first panel is disclosed. A second panel is provided having a side wall connected thereto by a scored fold line formed between the side wall and an edge of the second panel. A seal flap is provided and extends a predetermined distance from a predetermined edge of one of the side walls of the first panel, the predetermined edge of the side wall being that edge which extends adjacent to a predetermined edge of the second panel of a carton formed from the blank. The blank also includes opposing end panels connected to each of the side walls and the first and second panels with each of the end walls having a die cut edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5085323
    Abstract: A paperboard carton is disclosed which is constructed from a paperboard blank including a first panel having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective side wall and a respective edge of the first panel. A second panel is provided having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective side wall and a respective edge of the second panel with one of the side walls of the first panel and one of the side walls of the second panel being congruent. The second panel further includes an opening device formed therein for allowing access to the interior of a formed carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventors: Morris W. Kuchenbecker, Raymond V. Maroszek
  • Patent number: 5078273
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming the same are disclosed and includes a bottom panel, a top panel, side walls extending substantially perpendicularly away from the bottom panel toward the top panel with the side walls being connected to the bottom panel about a periphery thereof, and overlapping side walls extending substantially perpendicularly away from the top panel toward the bottom panel from predetermined peripheral edges of the top panel. An opening device is formed in the top panel for permitting access to an interior of the carton with the opening device including an opening force receiving mechanism in the form of a lifting tab is integrally formed in one of the overlapping side walls of the top panel for providing an initiation point for the opening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5076439
    Abstract: A paperboard carton blank including a first panel having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective one of the side walls and a respective edge of the first panel is disclosed. A second panel is provided having a side wall connected thereto by a scored fold line formed between the side wall and an edge of the second panel. A seal flap is provided and extends a predetermined distance from a predetermined edge of one of the side walls of the first panel, the predetermined edge of the side wall being that edge which extends adjacent to a predetermined edge of the second panel of a carton formed from the blank. The blank also includes opposing end panels connected to each of the side walls and the first and second panels with each of the end walls having at least one die cut edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5035330
    Abstract: A disposable paperboard carton formed from an integral paperboard blank, has an improved opening feature, the improved opening feature comprised of a side wall of the carton having an outer layer of paperboard having a pull type closure tab which allows for the opening of the carton and dispensing of a contained product and which allows reclosure of the carton by inserting a portion of the tab in a cutout slot for storing the contents for further use, and an inner layer of paperboard having a T-shaped cutout for the pour spout. The pour spout size to be selected in accordance with the size of the product to be contained in the carton, with the closure tab being of a constant size and configuration. The closure tab being arranged on the outer layer so as to overlay the cutout formed in the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5000320
    Abstract: A carton blank and carton having a reclosable tear open pour spout for dispensing contents of the carton is provided. The carton includes a plurality of side walls hingedly connected to one another by way of fold lines, a top wall and a bottom wall, with one of the side walls including an outer layer and an inner layer adhesively secured thereto. A discharge opening is formed in the inner layer, and a closure flap is integrally formed in the outer layer for overlying the discharge opening. A lift tab is also integrally formed in the outer layer and extends from the closure flap for opening the closure flap, with a tear strip also being integrally formed in the outer layer for releasing the lift tab to allow the consumer ready access to the lift tab to open the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 4951824
    Abstract: A paperboard carton blank consisting of a first panel having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective side wall and a respective edge of the first panel is provided. The blank further includes a second panel having side walls connected thereto by scored fold lines formed between a respective side wall and a respective edge of the second panel with one of the side walls of the first panel and one of the side walls of the second panel being congruent. The second panel additionally includes a region of weakness formed therein for allowing access to the interior of a formed carton. This region of weakness includes a tab extending from the second panel, at least one uncut line of weakness formed in the second panel and at least one cut line of weakness substantially parallel to the uncut line of weakness and formed in the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventors: Morris W. Kuchenbecker, Steven J. Block
  • Patent number: 4919271
    Abstract: A paperboard carton constructed from an integral paperboard blank has an improved pull tab tear strip opening. The carton contains at least two layers of paperboard in the area where the pull tab tear strip opening feature is located. The pull tab tear strip is an integral part of the outer layer. The pull tab tear strip is bounded along one elongate side by a cut line of weakness having a plurality of through cuts and along a second elongate side by a partial cut score line which facilitates ply separation of the outer panel adjacent this side during carton opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 4740163
    Abstract: A container is constructed from a paperboard sheet having a channel including a surface area of the paperboard sheet from which paperboard material has been removed and a tear strip at least partially bounded by the channel for opening the container by separation of the paperboard sheet along the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: James River-Norwalk, Inc.
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 4613046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a carton blank for forming a reclosable package made of carton stock, coated at least on the end closure flaps thereof, with a heat-sealing coating, which comprises: a front panel, a rear panel, and side panels sealed together to form a tube, and an end closure therefor comprised of dust flaps on said side panels, a cover flap on said rear panel, a tuck-in tab on the free end of said cover flap, and a sealing flap on said front panel adapted to overlie said cover flap, said dust flaps, said cover flap, and said sealing flap being heat-sealed by means of said coating into a unitary end closure and said closure being provided with ply-separation portions and a tear-out portion which, when the tear-out portion is stripped off, frees the cover flap and its tuck-in tab sufficiently that it can be opened and reclosed. Details of the construction and operation of the ply-separation portions and the tear-out portion are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 4592914
    Abstract: A two piece container (2) for cooking food in a microwave oven including an outer package (4, 60) formed from a single blank having a removable section (8, 72, 74, 80c) for exposing water vapor ventilation holes and an inner food supporting tray (6, 48). In one embodiment, the inner food supporting tray (6) is formed from a single blank and having V-shaped support legs (44 and 46) to raise the food supporting surface (38) above the surface of the outer package. The material from which the outer package is made has a vapor absorptive characteristic. The inner food supporting tray (6, 48) is completely coated on one side with a microwave absorptive material for heating up to brown or crisp the surface of food in contact with the tray (6) and may be, in addition, coated with a stick and grease resistant material. In one embodiment of the outer package (4), a microwave reflective shielding layer is included on an inner top panel (34) to prevent overcooking of the top of food contained within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: James River-Dixie/Northern, Inc.
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 4577762
    Abstract: There is disclosed a package formed of a carton stock having front and rear main panels, side panels, and a set of end closure flaps, which comprises dust flaps, a cover flap, and a sealing flap, and coated, at least on the end closure flap, with a heat sealing coating which is cut and scored in a manner such that the sealing flap can be pulled away from the cover flap and the cover flap broken away to open the carton. The sealing flap has a tuck-in tab and the cover flap a complementary punch-in for effecting reclosing of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1986
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: RE32902
    Abstract: Tear strip structure for the relatively narrow side wall of a relatively flat rectangular paperboard carton. The side wall is defined by an inner folded closure flap and an outer flap folded thereover. The outer flap has a line of weakness extending along its length, between and parallel to its fold line and its free edge. The inner flap has a first cut score line defining its fold line and a second cut score line .[.coincident.]. .Iadd.aligned .Iaddend.with the line of weakness of the outer flap. The region of the outer flap overlying the region of the inner flap between the cut score lines is adherent to the latter region and defines a tear strip, an end portion of which is non-adherent and functions as a tab by which the strip may be grasped and torn away, separating the plies of the underlying closure flap between the cut score lines in achievement of removal of the tear strip in predictable, controlled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: James River Norwalk, Inc.
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: D372386
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: D372387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker