Pendent From Handle Patents (Class 206/162)
  • Patent number: 10533789
    Abstract: The present invention as disclosed herein surrounds a cooling apparatus configured to provide an enclosed envelope and cooling-pack for a reduced form-factor. Embodiments of the present invention provide a cooling apparatus for the transportation of beverage containers in a manner that keeps them colder for longer periods than transport within a non-insulated transportation device. The efficient and compact cooling of beverage containers as provided by the present invention in certain embodiments allows the user to transport the cooling apparatus within a backpack, handbag or other secondary transportation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Allen Enterprises, LLC.
    Inventor: Scott Allen
  • Patent number: 9850023
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises at least one top panel, at least one side panel foldably connected to the at least one top panel, and a bottom panel foldably connected to the at least one side panel. The carton further comprises a support foldably connected to the top panel for supporting at least one article of the plurality of articles and a dispenser for allowing removal of the plurality of articles from the carton. The dispenser comprises a dispenser panel that is at least partially defined by a tear line in the at least one side panel and the at least one top panel. The dispenser panel is for being at least partially removed for at least further opening a dispenser opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ana Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9771198
    Abstract: In a cluster pack, encompassing elements encompass containers. One encompassing element includes shrink film; the other, which has an integrated carrying element, defines a ring surrounding the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Christopher Stuhlmann
  • Patent number: 9499296
    Abstract: A carton for containing a cooked food product. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A lid is positionable to at least partially close a top of the carton. A plurality of vent features are in at least one panel of the plurality of panels for at least partially maintaining product attributes of the cooked food product contained in the carton by at least partially venting the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen L. Mills, Mark P. Baker
  • Patent number: 9412288
    Abstract: A tailgate cover includes at least one pocket to securely fit over a tailgate. In some embodiments, the tailgate cover includes two or three pockets. The tailgate cover is made of stretchable material such as a stretchable fabric which enables the cover to be stretched securely over the tailgate. To further secure the tailgate cover over the tailgate, any coupling device is able to be used. The tailgate cover is able to include any graphic and/or text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: David Sierra
  • Patent number: 9334093
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a top panel and a side panel. An insert comprises a central panel and a crown retention panel foldably connected to the central panel. An attachment flap can be foldably connected to the crown retention panel. The top panel can at least partially overlap the central panel, at least a portion of the crown retention panel can be spaced apart from the side panel in the interior of the carton, and at least a portion of the attachment flap can be at least partially in face-to-face contact with the side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9238542
    Abstract: A cooler for holding two cans, particular beverage cans containing beer, soft drinks or the like, in a stacked or tandem arrangement. The cooler holds the cans snuggly, keeping them safe from bumps and the like, and also insulates the cans to preserve cold or hot temperature of can contents as long as practicable. The cooler has a cylindrical configuration including a body with an open top, a closed bottom, and as interior space. The body has a cylindrical sleeve and a bottom, which is either in the form of a separate panel or unitary with the sleeve. The bottom has an aperture for preventing or reducing vacuum on the inside of the cooler. A method of using the cooler is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: DoubleUp, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Wartman Bollis
  • Patent number: 9004433
    Abstract: A folding support device and methods for constructing and using the same are provided by the present invention. A foldable support member contains a series of hinge sections and support and stress limiting members. Construction is provided enabling the device to safely collapse and stow while traveling, but to unfold and provide a gripping tension on both a support member and a support device in a reliable manner. Force analysis is provided securing the item in an upright way via a force transfer generated by the supported weight itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: John A. Krieger
  • Patent number: 8936149
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel at least partially in face-to-face contact with the bottom panel, a handle comprising a bottom gripping portion in the bottom panel and a top gripping portion in the top panel, and at least one container receiver for at least partially receiving a respective container of the plurality of containers. The at least one container receiver is foldably connected to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Publication number: 20150014190
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus for storing or transporting one or more beverage containers may include a number of side walls each defining a tab or slot extending from or adjacent to each side edge and a bottom edge thereof, and a bottom panel defining a corresponding tab or slot therethrough extending from or adjacent to each of a corresponding number of side edges thereof. The tabs may have flared ends such that each tab is longer than a corresponding slot. The bottom panel and each of the number of side walls may be formed of a semi-rigid foam material such that each tab forms a pressure fit with each corresponding slot when each of the number of side walls is joined to the bottom panel and to another side wall. The side walls and the bottom panel together form an open-ended carrier sized to receive therein one or more beverage containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Adam R. Harden
  • Patent number: 8925720
    Abstract: A package for holding a plurality of containers. The package has a top panel and side panels. The package has retention features for retaining the containers and reinforcement features for reinforcing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Colin P. Ford
  • Publication number: 20140353181
    Abstract: The beverage transport organizer is an apparatus system that provides a user with a facilitated means of transporting a plurality of different beverage vessels. The apparatus system utilizes a beverage carrier and an insert panel. The beverage carrier is a container that holds the plurality of different beverage vessels during transport. The insert panel is positioned within the beverage carrier and provides a means of organizing beverage vessels for transport. The insert panel uses particularly shaped holders that accommodate beverage vessels of varying shapes and sizes. The beverage holders of the insert panel prevent beverage vessels from hitting against each other during transport, reducing the broken or chipped glassware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Adam CHITSAZAN
  • Patent number: 8800317
    Abstract: The present invention is a geometrically optimized beverage cooler, which positions fluid-filled containers (bottles, cans, vials, syringes, etc.) in an angled, upright, and evenly spaced position for serving and display. The device uniformly distributes ice and cold water around each bottle to maximize the effective cooling capacity of a given quantity of ice, thus reducing the amount of ice needed and the weight of the device during transport. Various embodiments of the apparatus include an ergonomically and structurally reinforced handle and an insulating lid having complementary contours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Milton Dallas, Russell Robers
  • Patent number: 8636169
    Abstract: A tote having both a caddy and a removable mini caddy is disclosed. The removable mini caddy attaches to the caddy with a series of guide walls and guide rails that allow the removable mini caddy to be cooperatively received by the caddy. The handle of the removable mini caddy nests with the handle of the caddy while they are attached, providing the user with a single handled tote that is easy to transport and use while still having the convenience of an extra tote where objects can be temporarily removed and then replaced without the need for transferring the objects from one tote to another. The removable mini caddy may be easily removed and then replaced within the caddy while remaining securely in place during use and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Casabella Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Andre Sampaio
  • Publication number: 20140021073
    Abstract: A readily dividable container carrier includes a first container engaging opening, a second container engaging opening, and a handle structure located between the first container engaging opening and the second container engaging opening. The handle structure includes a first portion located toward the first container engaging opening and a second portion located toward the second container engaging opening, and a separation line between the first portion and the second portion, the separation line formed by a line of weakness along the handle structure. A method and apparatus for applying the carrier are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert S. Rozner, Roy A. Tetreault, Kent G. Carlisle, Christopher D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8622207
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier has at least one bottom panel, at least one top panel, a front panel, a back panel, and at least two side panels. The at least one top panel is foldably connected to one of the front panel and the back panel. The at least one top panel has a handle portion for forming a handle of the carrier and a retaining portion having container receiving openings for retaining the containers in the carrier. The carrier has a retention flap foldably connected to the top panel for retaining the carrier in an assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 8490785
    Abstract: A carrier for containing a plurality of articles. The carrier comprises a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around the interior of the carrier. The panels comprise a front panel, a back panel positioned opposite to the front panel, at least one side panel foldably connected to at least one of the front and back panels, at least one top panel foldably connected to one of the front panel and the back panel, and a divider flap foldably connected to the at least one side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Patent number: 8469184
    Abstract: A package is for holding a plurality of articles. The package has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the package. The panels comprise a top panel and at least one side panel foldably connected to the top panel. At least one opening is in the top panel for at least partially receiving at least a portion of one of the articles. A handle opening is in the top panel. A handle comprises a first handle portion and a second handle portion. At least the first handle portion is positioned relative to the handle opening for use in grasping and carrying the package, and at least the second handle portion is at least partially in contact with an interior surface of the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8453832
    Abstract: A container carrier which is made of a foldable flat material. The container carrier includes a box-shaped carrying container which is open at top and has a bottom wall, longitudinal walls, and end walls, a middle wall parallel to the two longitudinal walls in the carrying container that has a carrying handle at top. The container carrier also includes transverse webs parallel to the end walls between the middle wall and the longitudinal walls for forming compartments in the carrying container to receive containers therein, and outwardly inclined bottom slopes which are joined to the longitudinal-sided edges of the bottom wall at bottom and to the lower edges of the longitudinal walls at top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: A&R Carton BV
    Inventors: Bernard Skolik, Jens Eckermann, Hilger Scheelcke
  • Publication number: 20130126366
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel at least partially in face-to-face contact with the bottom panel, a handle comprising a bottom gripping portion in the bottom panel and a top gripping portion in the top panel, and at least one container receiver for at least partially receiving a respective container of the plurality of containers. The at least one container receiver is foldably connected to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130087470
    Abstract: A bag for transporting one or more wine bottles has a detachable strap for secure attachment to a car seatbelt to prevent tipping over of the bag during transport. Further, the bag preferably has two or more elastic sides that conform to the bottle(s) shape to prevent movement within the bag, which along with other sides may provide cushioning and thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES LTD.
    Inventor: Stanley Kin Sui Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130015080
    Abstract: A basket-style concession carrier includes four receiving cells for receiving tapered beverage containers, the receiving cells being positioned two each on the front and rear side of a composite handle, and further includes a first pair of spacer strips that extend from the handle to a front panel and a second pair of spacer strips that extend from the handle to a rear panel. Each pair of spacer strips defines a purposeful void that separates and cushions adjacent containers positioned at a different relative elevation and spaced apart from a side panel at a different distance, so that one of the receiving cells on each side of the handle is larger than the other, and both receiving cells are larger than the void. The carrier further includes two base supports each defined as an invertible strip extending along an opposing corner to further restrict lateral movement of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 8297437
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises at least one bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, and at least two side panels. The interior of the carrier is divided into a front portion and a back portion by a first and second central panel. A first divider flap is foldably attached to the first central panel and extends to the front panel to divide the front portion into at least two container-receiving spaces. A second divider flap is foldably attached to the second central panel and extends to the back panel to divide the back portion into at least two container-receiving spaces. The first central panel has features for facilitating positioning of the second divider flap relative to the second central panel. The second central panel has features for facilitating positioning of the first divider flap relative to the first central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Smalley, Paul Bradford
  • Patent number: 8256617
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Publication number: 20120205263
    Abstract: A tray includes a base including a plurality of base walls each having a peripheral wall defining a container-receiving pocket therein. Adjacent pairs of the peripheral walls of the base walls are spaced apart to define low-profile lateral and longitudinal dividers. The base includes a generally horizontal upper divider wall connecting the peripheral walls. A plurality of side columns have outer walls extending up from upper portions of side walls and have inner walls extending down to the base. The side columns are arranged between spaced apart lower portions of the side walls. A pair of opposed end walls each include an upper bar and a lower bar extending between a pair of corner columns. A handle opening is defined between the upper bar and the lower bar. Each lower bar is connected to the base by an end inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: William P. Apps
  • Patent number: 8146737
    Abstract: A disposable beverage cup carrier is preferably made from molded pulp, plastic or other resilient material capable of withstanding the force of four filled beverage cups while carried by integral carrying handle and preventing collapsing of the carrier and resultant spillage of the hot or cold beverage. The beverage cup carrier has a top surface, generally square in shape, of sufficient diameter capable of accommodating a integral ergonomically carrying handle. The beverage cup carrier is capable of holding one to four cups of various sizes and shapes of beverage containers providing a safe and sturdy means during transportation preventing spillage. The integral carrying handle positioned in the center of the top surface allows the user to carry up to four beverage containers with one hand providing enhanced safety and allowing a free hand for purposes of opening the door of one's automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 8087511
    Abstract: A carrier for one or a plurality of beverage containing cups such as those supplied to carry out customers of carry out restaurants, fast food restaurants and the like. The cup carrier constructed in accordance the present invention includes a one piece blank which can be folded to form a base with one or a plurality of openings for receiving a beverage cup to provide an easily set up cup carrier that stably suspends the cup or cups in an upright position when the carrier is supported by a handle structure positioned above the cups so that the force of gravity will maintain the cup or cups in an upright suspended position. A paddle insert is used to expand the number of cups that can be held by the cup carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Sidney M. Libit, Jeanne E. Libit, Jeffrey M. Libit
  • Patent number: 7913837
    Abstract: One embodiment of the carrier has a central vertical support panel structure with two foldable receptacles extending outwardly from the vertical support panel structure. The outside wall of each receptacle is extended upwardly and bent over to cover the receptacle, and the top portions of those walls are joined together to form a carrying handle structure, either with or without the upper portion of the vertical support panel structure. The portions of the outside walls forming the covers can have openings to receive the necks of bottles such as wine and beer bottles to give added lateral support for the bottles. A simplified embodiment uses only one of the foldable receptacles and has two lateral side walls which extend upwardly and join together to form a handle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Publication number: 20100320098
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises a first side panel, a second panel, and at least one handle panel. A central flap is foldably connected to the at least one handle panel, and the central flap divides the interior of the carrier into at least a first container-receiving space and a second container-receiving space. A divider comprises at least one divider panel, wherein the at least one divider panel extends generally parallel to the central flap, and at least one divider flap foldably connected to the at least one divider panel to divide a respective one of the first container-receiving space or the second container-receiving space into at least two container compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Patent number: 7850004
    Abstract: A disposable food and beverage container carrier is disclosed. The container has a lower carrier tray and an upper carrier tray that mate with each other. In another embodiment the two trays can be aligned in the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Paper Board Food Service Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Picciolo
  • Patent number: 7832554
    Abstract: A single unit cardboard carrier is transformed from a collapsed state into an expanded multi-use carrier with a minimum of assembly actions. A preferred embodiment of the multi-use carrier has a central chamber, a plurality of vessel apertures located around the centered chamber, and has a handle spanning across the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Kimada Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Sutton-Rainey, David M. Manthey
  • Patent number: 7823721
    Abstract: A package for holding a plurality of containers. The package has a top panel and side panels. The package has retention features for retaining the containers and handle features for grasping and lifting the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Colin P. Ford
  • Publication number: 20100252457
    Abstract: A carrier has a bottom, a plurality of side panels connected to the bottom, and a handle panel. The handle panel is connected to one of the side panels or the bottom and includes a first slot being angled relative to a plane formed by the bottom, and a second slot being angled relative to the plane formed by the bottom and being angled relative to the first slot. The handle panel folds over a container to accommodate the shape of the container and to facilitate penetration of a handle of the container through the first slot. The handle panel folds over the container to accommodate the shape of the container and to facilitate penetration of the handle of the container through the second slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew R. Cook, Barry L. Silverstein, Kurt M. Wolf, James A. Hubbard, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100252456
    Abstract: A carrier has a bottom, a plurality of side panels connected to the bottom, and a handle panel. The handle panel is connected to one of the side panels or the bottom. The handle panel includes a fold line, a first aperture, a second aperture, a first perforated line in continuation of the first aperture and the second aperture, and a second perforated line defining a finger opening in the handle panel. Pressure applied on the first perforated line tears apart material to produce a third aperture in continuation of the first aperture and the second aperture. Pressure applied inside the second perforated line dislocates material to produce the finger opening. When the third aperture is open in continuation of the first aperture and the second aperture, the handle panel folds along the fold line over a container to facilitate penetration of a handle of the container through the first aperture, the second aperture, and the third aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew R. Cook, Barry L. Silverstein, Kurt M. Wolf, James A. Hubbard, JR.
  • Patent number: 7793780
    Abstract: A carrier device with article receiving compartments on either side of a partial central wall and handle portion. The handle being separate from the central wall and moveable relative thereto between a raised position and a lowered position. The handle can be retained in either the raised or lowered positions by hook formations and is connected to the carrier device by interconnecting webs extending from the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Leslie Smalley
  • Patent number: 7779997
    Abstract: The carrier has a central vertical support panel structure, and a pair of foldable receptacles extending outwardly from opposite sides of the vertical support structure. The receptacles have automatically-opening bottom walls with symmetrical bottom panels which overlap to even-out the strength of the bottom walls and minimize areas of reduced strength. At least two opposed bottom panels are shaped to interlock with one another to hold the carrier open once it has been unfolded. Elongated, connected reinforcing flanges strengthen the carrier in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7775349
    Abstract: Shrink-wrap packaging is provided with at least one reinforced integral handle. Each handle is formed by an opening formed in the shrink-wrap material, and a reinforced area that surrounds the opening. Preferably two handles are located at opposite ends or sides of the package. The reinforced areas include an additional layer of the shrink-wrap film, or may include other material such as other types of thermoplastics, paper/fiber composites, or combinations thereof. Shading may be applied to the reinforced areas in order that a consumer can more easily recognize the openings in the shrink-wrap as designated handles. Other embodiments include handles formed by use of a paperbound element in combination with openings in the shrink-wrap material, and webbing secured to a plurality of the containers along with a handle loop integral with the webbing that is orientated to extend through the opening in the shrink wrap material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Millercoors LLC
    Inventor: Terry D. Walker
  • Patent number: 7753195
    Abstract: A foldable carrier is provided with a vertical support panel structure made as a first component, and an external side wall structure as a second component. The vertical support panel structure and the external side wall structure are joined together to form two separate receptacles extending from opposite sides of said vertical panel structure to hold objects to be carried in the carrier. Preferably, the vertical support panel structure is made of an untreated and relatively inexpensive material, and the external side wall structure is made of a material treated to give it good resistance to weakening when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7753196
    Abstract: A foldable carrier for beverages and other objects has a pair of folding receptacles extending outwardly from a central vertical support panel structure. Horizontal slits are formed in the side walls across two or four corners of the carrier, and the resulting horizontal strips of material are bent inwardly to form dividers for separating objects from one another in the receptacles. If the slits are positioned just below the upper edges of the side walls, bending the strips inwardly effectively forms compartments of reduced height to facilitate the accommodation of objects of varying height, and/or displaying additional areas of the beverage containers and their labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7699164
    Abstract: The carrier has a vertical support structure, a pair of foldable receptacles extending from opposite sides of said vertical support structure. The receptacles have automatically unfolding bottom walls. Each receptacle has at least one divider member extending upwardly and laterally from the upper edge of one side-wall of each receptacle to a reinforcing panel secured to said vertical support structure. The dividers and reinforcing panels are formed in a foldable blank from a single sheet of material and need no gluing to secure them to the carrier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • 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: 7690502
    Abstract: The carrier has a central vertical support panel structure with two foldable receptacles extending outwardly from the vertical support panel structure. The outside wall of each receptacle is extended upwardly and bent over to cover the receptacle, and the top portions of those walls are joined together to form a carrying handle structure, either with or without the upper portion of the vertical support panel structure. The potions of the outside walls forming the covers can have openings to receive the necks of bottles such as wine and beer bottles to give added lateral support for the bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7677387
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carrier. The panels comprise at least one bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, and at least two side panels. A divider flap is foldably attached to the back panel and the front panel. The side panels, the back panel, the divider flap, and the front panel are arranged to at least partially define at least two container-receiving spaces of the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten Laura Brand, Colin P. Ford
  • Publication number: 20100006458
    Abstract: A basket carrier is disclosed. The carrier includes an open-top basket and a lid for the basket. The basket includes a vertically-extending handle, a pair of side walls foldably connected to the handle by a plurality of divider walls, a pair of end walls foldably connected to the side walls and the handle, and a bottom wall formed by bottom flaps foldably connected to the side walls. The side walls, end walls, divider walls and handle together define a plurality of compartments for holding containers, such as bottles or cans. The handle may include a plurality of handle flaps that are partially separable from the handle to provide comfortable gripping surfaces for a user's hand. The lid includes a top panel for covering a top area of the basket, side panels for covering the side walls of the basket, and adhesive flaps detachably connected to the side panels for attaching the lid to the basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Zoe Claire Wilkins, Paul Bradford
  • Patent number: 7635061
    Abstract: The food carrier has a central vertical support panel with a handle and a pair of trays with beverage cup holders attached to the central support panel. A folded side-wall structure can be unfolded to start the formation of the trays, and a folded bottom panel or two-panel structure unfolds into the side-wall outline to stabilize the side-wall and hold the carrier erect while it is resting on a flat surface thus to make unfolding and loading the carrier quicker and easier. An auxiliary tray can be slipped into the central vertical support to hold solid foods, and both beverages and solid foods can be carried. Advantageously, the auxiliary tray can have substantially the same structure as the first carrier unit, except it has no beverage-receiving holes. It can be mounted to ride “piggyback” on the first carrier, or it can be used alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7604115
    Abstract: The carrier has an automatic self-locking bottom construction which is actuated simply by placing a beverage or other container onto a bottom panel which traverses the whole width of the bottom and causes one or more tabs to snap into slots to perform the locking function. Special covered auxiliary containers which slip down over the upstanding handle of the carrier are provided for carrying donuts, rolls, pizza slices, sandwiches, or other food items, together with beverages in the carrier. Preferably, the container is made to be oven-proof so that the food items can be heated in the trays before mounting the trays on the carriers. The food items can be stored in the covered trays safely before distribution so as to speed the distribution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Publication number: 20090090085
    Abstract: A flexible carrier for carrying a plurality of containers includes a flexible sheet and a plurality of container receiving apertures formed in the flexible sheet together with a system and method of application including an applicating machine for applying the flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided from an infeed includes a jaw assembly that reciprocates to apply a generally continuous string of carrier stock onto a quantity of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Leslie S. Marco, Krzysztof P. Biernat, David E. Zurawski
  • Patent number: 7510075
    Abstract: A flexible carrier for carrying a plurality of containers includes a flexible sheet having a row of container receiving apertures formed therein. The flexible carrier further includes a handle integrated with respect to the flexible sheet and may further include a panel integrated with respect to at least one row of the container receiving apertures on an opposite side of the row of container receiving apertures from the handle. A package is formed by fanning out the two rows of container receiving apertures and inserting a plurality of containers, each within a respective container receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Olsen, Christopher J. Ludwig
  • Patent number: 7500557
    Abstract: A disposable food and beverage container carrier is disclosed. The container has a lower carrier tray and an upper carrier tray that mate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Break-A-Way Tray Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Picciolo
  • Publication number: 20090045081
    Abstract: The invention is a carrier container to transport beverage bottles. The carrier has scores which create a portion about the bottles whereas as the bottle is removed the scored portion remains on the bottle which retained portion has holes to attach the beverage bottle to a person or device. That carrier has attachment hoop openings to receive the bottles and finger orifices to carry the multi pack. The attachment hoop openings may have extensions. The generic carrier attachment hoop openings may be affixed to the bottle necks or to the body of the beverage bottle or container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: David L. Hamann