Spacer Abuts Side And Chimes Of Receptacles Patents (Class 206/160)
  • Patent number: 10383696
    Abstract: A medical sterile packaging unit for a sterile-packaged medical product, in particular for a filter module, including a primary packaging with at least one sterile-packaged and hermetically sealed medical product inside it, at least one nestable tray, with a plurality of inserts for each of the medical products packaged in the primary packaging, and at least one sleeve which wraps around the at least one tray with the primary-packaged medical products contained in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: B. Braun Avitum AG
    Inventors: Stefan Döring, Peter Wiegers
  • Patent number: 10351284
    Abstract: A process for collation shrink wrapping an object that may include a number of individual containers, preferably a number of substantially identical containers. The process may include the steps of (i) obtaining a binding tape that is a film uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) and wrapping the tape around the object, (ii) sealing the ends of the now wrapped binding tape (i.e., to form a loop), (iii) obtaining a collation shrink film that may include a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), the film being a stretched film that is uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) in a draw ratio of at least 1:3, (iv) wrapping the collation shrink film around the object of step (ii), (v) heating the wrapped object of step (iv) such that the tape shrinks in its machine direction and the collation shrink film shrinks in its machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Peter Niedersuess, Minna Aarnio-Winterhof
  • Patent number: 10342630
    Abstract: A medical sterile packaging unit for a sterile-packaged medical product, in particular for a filter module, including a primary packaging with at least one sterile-packaged and hermetically sealed medical product inside it, at least one nestable tray, with a plurality of inserts for each of the medical products packaged in the primary packaging, and at least one sleeve which wraps around the at least one tray with the primary-packaged medical products contained in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: B. Braun Avitum AG
    Inventors: Stefan Döring, Peter Wiegers
  • Patent number: 10220976
    Abstract: A carton includes an outer shell (102) defining an interior space with upper and lower tiers. A divider (120) is disposed at least in part in the outer shell dividing between the upper and lower tiers. A tear strip (118) defined in the outer shell operatively connecting an upper portion of the outer shell to a lower portion thereof. The upper portion defines a six-sided structure, a bottom side of which includes the divider. The upper portion is configured to be removed from the lower portion by lifting the upper portion after the tear strip is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 8701885
    Abstract: A container set which connects and packages a plurality of containers with a package sheet is provided, wherein at least one container has a shape in which a plurality of large-width portions having a larger width in a connecting direction as compared with the other portions are formed on respective sides of a small-width portion having a smaller width than the large-width portion, with the small-width portion therebetween; the package sheet has a plurality of tubular portions which are shrunk along an outer shape of the containers and which individually store the containers; and, in the tubular portions, a connecting portion is formed between adjacent tubular portions at least at a part of the tubular portion corresponding to the large-width portion, and the tubular portions which oppose each other are separated from each other at the small-width portion, with no connecting portion formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ernst Christiaan Koolhaas
  • Patent number: 6003665
    Abstract: A set-up basket style article carrier has a bottom panel, first and second opposed sidewalls attached to the bottom panel, riser panels, a handle attached to the riser panels, transverse partition straps extending between the riser panels and sidewalls, and tapered end panels attached to the riser panels. A blank for the article carrier has a bottom panel, a sidewall joined to the bottom panel along a horizontal fold line, a handle assembly panel joined to the sidewall along a horizontal fold line, a tapered end panel joined to the sidewall along a vertical fold line and to the handle assembly panel along horizontally extending fold lines, and a riser panel joined to the end panel along a fold line offset from vertical to accommodate taper in the tapered end panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: James T. Stout
  • Patent number: 5638956
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier suitable for packaging tapered tub-shaped articles. A side panel of a hollow rectangular center keel is connected to a bottom panel flap and to an attachment flap formed at an end of the carrier blank. The keel top panel includes recesses for receiving the tapered articles and the side panels include heel cutouts as well as means for allowing the side panels to flex inwardly to accommodate the shape of the articles. A top divider connected to the top panel lies between the top portions of adjacent articles in adjacent rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5518111
    Abstract: A divider panel (20) has a major panel (22) with attached anchor flaps (24, 26) for securing the panel (20) in a multiple-tier article package. The anchor flaps (24, 26) are attached to the major panel (22) along perforated lines (23) that permit the anchor flaps (24, 26) and major panel (22) to be separated from one another. The divider panel (20) is scored with lines (28, 30, 32, 34, 36) that encourage bending of the divider panel (20) about axes defined by the scored lines (28, 30, 32, 34, 36). One or more apertures (37) in the major panel (22) enable a finger or fingers to be inserted to facilitate removal of the major panel (22) or the entire divider panel (20) from the carton. A carton which contains the divider panel (20) has a tear-away flap (171) which is integrally formed with an end closure of the carton and which is attached to an anchor flap of the divider panel (152).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: James T. Stout
  • Patent number: 5427242
    Abstract: A package comprises a plurality of beverage cans arranged into a group of at least two vertically-aligned tiers, a carton disposed around the exterior of the group of the cans, and a divider panel disposed between upper and lower adjacent tiers. Each can has a cylindrical side wall defining an axis. The cans in each tier have their axes disposed vertically and parallel to each other. The carton includes top and bottom panels interconnected by a pair of side panels to form a tubular structure, and a pair of end closure structures disposed to close opposite open ends of the tubular structure. The end closure structures are connected to the tubular structure and are disposed substantially adjacent the side walls of the cans of the group along opposite ends of the group. The divider panel is provided with a pair of anchor flaps which are secured to the end closure structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Oliff, James T. Stout
  • Patent number: 5246113
    Abstract: A carrier containing a plurality of layers of articles, such as beverage cans, arranged in stacked end-to-end fashion. The carrier is fully enclosed and is formed with overlapping top panel flaps which produce an area of double thickness between handle openings in the flaps. A reinforcing sheet on the underside of the top panel in the double layer area protects against tearing, while stress relief lines in the form of score lines extending from the ends of the handle opening to the corners of the carrier provide for distribution of lifting and carrying stresses. A separator sheet preventing direct contact between stacked articles extends between layers and may include distortable areas aligned with the articles. Downward pressure on the upper layer causes the bottom of an article to force the distortable area into a recess in the top of the next lower article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 5230425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier for packaging two or more cylindrical cans together in at least one line, each of said cans being provided with a neck with a reduced diameter close to an attached cover, said carrier being produced from a cardboard blank having two convex slots side by side for each can, the distance between said slots being smaller than the diameter of the cover, and wherein each of the arc shaped slots is complemented by at least two radially pointing tabs, when in use, each pair of slots being arranged outwardly running short slots for making a series of inward to grip with their outer edges immediately below the cover at opposite sides of each can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventors: Hakan Edqvist, Jan Lind
  • Patent number: 4703847
    Abstract: A package accommodating a group of like flanged containers disposed in more than one row includes a top panel (16) and overlapping base panels (12,20) interconnected by spaced side walls (14,18) thereby providing a tubular structure in which the containers are received. The base panels include a keel (K) adapted to separate the containers in one row (R.sup.1) from those in an adjacent row (R.sup.2). One of the base panels is provided with locking elements (48) adapted to interlock with cooperating locking elements (46) provided by the other of the base panels thereby to maintain the package in its tubular form. Auxiliary cooperating locking elements are provided by the base panels and interlocked to minimize distortion of the keel, and portions of the top flanges (f) of the containers in one row (R.sup.1) are overlapped with portions of top flanges of the containers in an adjacent row (R.sup.2) and portions of the top panel are interposed between the overlapped portions of the container flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Oliff
  • Patent number: 4569440
    Abstract: The bottle carrier includes an upper support having a plurality of resilient neck engaging fingers that are aligned with a like number of bottom engaging members carried by a lower support. The upper and lower supports are held in spaced relationship by a pair of spacer members so that bottles placed in the carrier are engaged by the bottom engaging members in the concave bottom of the bottle and engaged at the neck by resilient fingers. The carrier is preferably constructed from a high impact styrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Cosden Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Steiger
  • Patent number: 4509639
    Abstract: A multi-container carrier package having releasable interlocking integral attachment sites, such as engaging projections and recesses. Preferably each container has a reduced upper portion, such as the neck of a bottle, and the carrier bridges the space between adjacent containers. Further, the integral attachment site on each container is used to position the label for optimum display, and the configuration and location of the integral attachment sites at the upper portions of the container and the ends or sides of the carrier facilitate their assemblage. Also, the interlocking attachment sites and the configuration of the carrier facilitate gripping thereof for lifting and carrying the assembled package and, when desired, for detachment of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: Tri-Tech Systems International Inc.
    Inventor: Mortimer S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 4254173
    Abstract: A secondary container packaging material for use in six pack can wraps, six pack bottle carriers, twelve pack carriers, etc., comprising a composite of a paper material laminated to a plastic film. The plastic film provides tear resistance to the composite, so that paper material may be used which has a tear resistance less than that of other secondary packaging paper materials. The reduced tear resistance allows the use of paper having a lower caliper, basis weight, and, therefore, cost than conventional secondary container packaging material. Natural kraft paper and recycled paper of 12-16 point caliper are preferred for use with the present composite. The plastic film may be 0.25-2 mils thick and is preferably formed of polyethylene terpthalate, polyethylene, polyvinylchloride, polypropylene, or cellophane. The preferred films are transparent and permit reverse printing on their inner surface to provide abrasion resistant decoration visible through the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventor: A. Dean Peer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4037766
    Abstract: A multiple bottle carrier of the bottleneck-gripping type in which the bottles are suspended from a slotted member, and an accessory is effectively utilized to cooperate in varying the effective widths of the slots of said slotted member to correspondingly adapt the carrier for different size bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Inventor: John Q. Iacono