Divisible Carrier Patents (Class 206/192)
  • Patent number: 10364082
    Abstract: A contact lens package includes a sealed contact lens package and a wrap coupled to the sealed contact lens package. The wrap has one or more panels. One of more of the panels includes a printed surface that includes a unique device identifier, which is provided in both human readable form that includes numbers or letters, or both, and machine readable form, such as a bar code. A method of manufacturing a contact lens package includes providing the sealed contact lens package and coupling the wrap to the sealed contact lens package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: Mark Coon, Mark Hill, James Zicari, Leslie Burger, Lauren Potoky, Robert Davis, Kathleen Myers
  • Patent number: 10352921
    Abstract: An integrated blood glucose measuring device is described that has blood glucose metering device, a glucose metering test strip storage mechanism attachable to the metering device, a test strip feeding mechanism for feeding a single test strip from the storage mechanism for blood intake. The metering device, the test strip storage mechanism and the test strip feeding mechanism are integrated into a single device for blood glucose measurement. In another embodiment, a lancet mechanism is attachable to a side of the metering device and thus the metering device, the storage mechanism, the test strip feeding mechanism, and the lancet mechanism are integrated into a single device for blood glucose measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 9550591
    Abstract: A method for producing multipacks of containers includes placing adhesive spots on surfaces of the containers. At least two kinds of adhesives are used, both of which plastic melt adhesives that melt as a result of exposure to heat and that develop cohesion after cooling. After placing the adhesive spots, the containers are connected to each other using the adhesive spots so as to form a multipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Jöhren, Jörg Koppers, Thomas Nitsch, Volker Zahn, Wilko Flügge, Tobias Böddeker
  • Patent number: 8733577
    Abstract: A cooler includes a bottom wall and a plurality of side walls connected to the bottom wall. At least one of the sidewalls has a transparent portion. A lid is connected to the side walls such that the bottom wall, side walls, and lid cooperate to define an interior space. At least one cup holder is formed in the bottom wall and positioned within the interior space. At least one first interior wall defines a receptacle within the interior space for receiving at least one of dry goods, food, and utensils. A second interior wall defines a chamber within the interior space for receiving cold items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Patterson
  • Patent number: 7717321
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20030150747
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton includes a top flap, top panel, front panel, bottom panel, and rear panel which are connectively hinged together in the named order such that when folded, the top flap is fastened to the rear panel. Right and left side flaps are also connectively hinged to the aforementioned panels. A first tear strip is placed within the front panel and the right and left side flaps attached thereto and a second tear strip is placed at the juncture of the top flap and top panel. After tearing and removing the tear strips, a display carton is formed to hold and display a plurality of articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventor: David George Maus
  • Patent number: 6089366
    Abstract: A bottle box has two half-casings engaging with each other. Both half-casings are made of plastics. Each half-casing has a hollow seat and a handle frame disposed on the hollow seat. The hollow seat has a hollow interior, a periphery flange, and a plurality of slots communicating with the hollow interior. A reinforced plate is disposed in a bottom of the hollow seat. The periphery flange has a click block, a click recess, a protrusion, a recess hole, at least a protruded block, and at least a click groove. The protruded block has a click hook. A flap bar is disposed in the click groove. The block has a hook end. A flap plate is disposed in the click recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: Jackson Cheng
  • Patent number: 6012630
    Abstract: A compartmented container made from a single blank of material containing a plurality of transverse dividers positioned to receive a single longitudinal partition from the bottom of the carton such that the number of substantially uniform separate cells are doubled. The container may be easily transported in mass quantities either partially assembled or completely unassembled. From its partially assembled state, the container can be fully erected with minimal post-shipping assembly activities which do not increase regardless of the number of compartments to be contained within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Block
  • Patent number: 5699957
    Abstract: A multi-compartment container for packaging a plurality of articles such as bottles, comprises two or more compartment units and a frangible connecting portion. Each compartment unit comprises a base panel, opposed side panels, opposed end panels and a top panel. Certain adjacent panels of the compartment units partly provide the frangible connecting portion so that removal of the connecting portion causes at least partial separation of the units and provides access for removal of the articles contained in the units. Upon removal of the connecting portion, at least a part of each panel of each compartment unit remains intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1997
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Blin, Jean-Yves Daniel, Alain Saulas
  • Patent number: 5645163
    Abstract: A multi-unit package formed from a one-piece wrapper folded around two groups of products. Each side of the package has cuts or perforations that partially separate the package into two sub-packages; each end of the package has at least one tear-strip aligned with the cuts or perforations; and the top of the package has a handle which allows the package to be carried. The wrapper can be folded so that the two sub-packages are separated by a center divider, having a perforated top. The two sub-packages may also be held together by an adhesive which allows the sub-packages to be separated. Once separated, a handle, hidden before separation, is available for carrying the second sub-package. Another multi-unit package has two sub-packages arranged side by side and connected by perforations in end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Material Savers, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmer D. Werth
  • Patent number: 5609379
    Abstract: A carrier for beverage cups. A support panel includes openings for receiving beverage cups and a handle panel is foldably connected to the support panel along a centerline. The carrier is of two-ply construction, with the top ply of the support panel including a tab extending into each cup opening for contacting a cup and assisting in maintaining the cup in a more upright position. The carrier is formed from a one-piece blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 5579911
    Abstract: A multi-unit package formed from a one-piece wrapper folded around two groups of products. Each side of the package has cuts or perforations that partially separate the package into two sub-packages; each end of the package has at least one tear-strip aligned with the cuts or perforations; and the top of the package has a handle which allows the package to be carried. The wrapper can be folded so that the two sub-packages are separated by a center divider, having a perforated top. The two sub-packages may also be held together by an adhesive which allows the sub-packages to be separated. Once separated, a handle, hidden before separation, is available for carrying the second sub-package. Another multi-unit package has two sub-packages arranged side by side and conected by perforations in end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventor: Elmer D. Werth
  • Patent number: 5501335
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier which exposes major portions of packaged articles to view. Short inwardly tapered side panels are connected by integral flexible bands which encircle the end articles in the carrier. A handle may connect opposite flexible bands or may be incorporated in a handle panel extending up through an opening in the bottom panel of the carrier. A transverse base panel connected to the handle panel contacts the bottom panel in face-to-face relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5452798
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multiple packaging in the form of a one-piece or multi-piece blank of packaging materials for a plurality of containers are kept together so that they cannot be lost, wherein the blank consists of cardboard or tear-proof plastic and at least partially encloses the containers. For the attainment of the object, which consists in providing a novel multiple packaging which assures a considerable reduction of the packaging trash created by the packaging and thus a reduction of the amounts of packaging which must be accepted by the manufacturer, the invention proposes that the blank (5) be firmly connected, preferably glued, with each container (1) at least at one lateral surface, by means of which a display area (3) of the blank (5) is created, which is firmly connected with the container (1), the non-glued sections of the blank (5) form connecting links (6) between the adjoining containers (1), and the blank (5) can be separated in the area of the connecting links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Packmaster System Entwicklung GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar Kraft
  • Patent number: 5249738
    Abstract: Disclosed is a package formed from a one-piece wrapper, typically made of carrier board, that is folded around twenty-four cans or bottles including a top and bottom of the package having cuts or perforations that partially separate the package into two twelve-packs; each side of the package having at least one tear-strip aligned with the cuts or perforations that will complete the separation into two twelve-packs; and the top of the package having a second pair of tear-strips which will allow the two twelve-packs to be separated into four six-packs. The wrapper can be folded in such a manner that the two six-packs of each of the two twelve-packs is separated by a center divider in the wrapper. This divider has a perforated top end which is aligned with the tear-strips. The two sides of the divider are held together by an adhesive which allows the six-packs to be separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Container Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmer D. Werth
  • Patent number: 5181607
    Abstract: Cigarette cartons are packages with a relatively large number (for example, ten) of cigarette packs (30). Because of a special design of this cigarette carton or of a common blank (33), it becomes possible to divide the cigarette carton to form part packs (half-cartons 34, 35), each of these part packs as well as the complete cigarette carton forming a saleable unit which is convenient to handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Focke & Company
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Bernhard Focke
  • Patent number: 5060999
    Abstract: A cup carrier (10) is provided having a plurality of circular cup engaging portions (12,16,20,24), each supported by support straps (52,56) and bails (30,36) from a handle (28) by which the carrier is to be carried. Doubled back bail portions (36) and doubled back support straps (56) independently support two of the cup engaging portions from the handle (28) so that each cup is supported in a level condition. Stabilizer straps (82) and tear away (40,42,62,68,80) locations ensure that the carrier remains in a generally planar configuration before use. A tear line on the axis of symmetry of one embodiment permits the carrier to be separated into two carriers for two drinks each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: Scypher Corporation
    Inventor: Claire C. Marvin
  • Patent number: 4467923
    Abstract: A shipping container which after initial delivery is adapted to be divided into two subcontainers, each of which can thereafter be shipped to another location, stored or used for display purposes. A pair of retaining members extend vertically and in face-to-face relation into the container from a closure, each being integrally attached to one of a pair of opposed flaps of the closure and each bearing securing tabs, one at each end. The securing tabs extend through slots in the side walls of the container and are folded 90.degree. and glued so the inner surface portion of each is adhesively attached to an outer surface portion of a side wall adjacent the slots. The balance of the container material is adapted to be separated along a plane interconnecting the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1984
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arthur H. Dornbusch, Robert W. Blaut
  • Patent number: 4256223
    Abstract: A display carton (10) is disclosed having two compartments (12, 14) which are movable between a carrying and a display configuration. A display panel (28, 30) with a display window opening (22, 24) therein is provided on each of the compartments (12, 14) such that the display panels (28, 30) are exposed for viewing when the carton (10) is in its display configuration, but not when it is in its carrying configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: American Can Company
    Inventor: Thomas D. Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 4032007
    Abstract: A two-bottle carrier has an opening at one side in the bottom thereof to receive one half of a split divider post of a six-bottle shipping case. Also a center partition of the carrier is spaced from one side thereof to allow the insertion of the divider post half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Olinkraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl J. Graser, Jerry F. Wilson
  • Patent number: 3948388
    Abstract: A composite frame-like holder for a plurality of articles such as containers, a blank for the composite holder, and a method of forming the holder from the blank. The composite holder is an aggregate of singly or multiply severable holder units which can be severed from the composite in a manner that maintains the integrity of the severed unit and of the remaining composite. Each unit has a sloping leg panel with an aperture for receiving an article, a vertical side panel and a top panel foldable over the article and having means adjacent its edge for securing it to the holder unit. The method includes folding the blank along its center line to place its sections in superimposed, substantially mirror-image juxtaposition, securing one section to the other along their center strips, severing the center line, depositing containers in leg panel apertures and securing the containers to the thereby formed holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1971
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: American Can Company
    Inventor: David Charles Mueller