With Positioning Cutout Patents (Class 206/197)
  • Patent number: 9918493
    Abstract: A sleeve operable to at least partially contain a cylindrical article, the sleeve including opposing planar side panels; bowed dust flaps extending upwardly from said side panels; front and back panels, each having rounded, upper corner portions; and overlapping top panels in superposing relation to upper portions of said bowed dust flaps, said overlapping top panels being mutually secured, whereby said bowed dust flaps are retained in a bowed condition that conforms with said rounded upper panel portions of said front and back panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Scott Fath, Ryan J. Sousa, Steven R. Rinehart
  • Patent number: 9676534
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles, includes a series of main panels hinged one to the next to form a tubular structure. The tubular structure includes a top panel, first and second side panels and a bottom panel and at least one display window struck from at least one of the side panels. The at least one window extends from the top panel to the base panel and is interrupted by a retention strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Maria Psalidas, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 8091702
    Abstract: A folding cup holder carrier that provides for multiple cup carrying from a single folded sheet material blank. The cup carrier has a central handle with opposing tapered sides with multiple apertured hinged cup engagement flaps formed thereon. A base is defined between said respective sides below said multiple apertures to support a cup's bottom once placed through the corresponding apertures and retained by resilient retainment by the hinge flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Charles P. Keip
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110272299
    Abstract: A foldable and flexible carrier which may include a polymeric form that is foldable to provide a carrier having sufficient strength to securely hold and carry items while maintaining position about the items and which can be assembled without fastening hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel T. Smith
  • Patent number: 6000536
    Abstract: A bottle pack container for carrying bottles with contents, preferably made of cardboard or pasteboard, formed from two symmetrical carrying parts with central walls superimposed so as to form the central portion of the container, the central walls having openings superimposed and fastened by a lock to form a grip. Each of the carrying parts comprises at least one partly cut ring with an internal cut-out opening and with lateral wings and frontal wing, wherein said ring is attached to the inner surface of the external wall with glue. During assembling of the container the girded polypropylene strap is inserted into the appropriate holes provided in the external walls of each of the carrying parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Zygmunt Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 5682982
    Abstract: A blank for carrying bottles with an engaging edge has a center panel, a pair of securing panels, a pair of handle panels, an exterior grip support panel and an interior grip support panel. The center panel has a plurality of apertures and access tabs formed therein, and each aperture has an access tab associated therewith. The securing panels have apertures formed therein to match the number of apertures in the center panel. The securing panels also have individual flaps formed therein, and each aperture of the securing panels is associated with an individual flap. When the blank is folded and formed into a carrier, the apertures and access tabs of the center panel and the apertures and individual flaps of the securing panel create a corresponding number of bottle receiving collars. Consequently, when bottles are placed into the carrier, each bottle receiving collar engages the engaging edge of each bottle and supports each bottle during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Field Container Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Donald Bruce Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 5538131
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier for packaging six bottles or other articles in two adjacent rows. Partition panels connected to opposite side panels are formed from partition flaps foldably connected to the upper edge of the side panels of the carrier. The partition flaps are adhered to the side panels and the partition panels are adhered to the central handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 5485915
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier for packaging curved articles, such as beverage bottles or cans. Retainer flaps extending inwardly from heel cutouts are connected to the side panels and the bottom panel by gusset panels. The fold lines of the gusset panels are arranged to create a bias which maintains pressure on the articles to prevent movement within the carrier. The lower gusset panels are located between the bottom of the adjacent article and the bottom panel of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5439110
    Abstract: A carton containing two tiers of necked bottles. The bottles in the upper tier are inverted from the bottles in the lower tier, with the bottle necks of the upper tier extending between the bottle necks of the lower tier. The bottle necks extend through spaced separator sheets containing flaps that prevent contact between adjacent bottle necks. Partitions prevent contact between adjacent bottles in each tier. The carton is sloped in to a relatively small top panel, and the top panel is provided with a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy J. Regan, II
  • 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: 5390848
    Abstract: A product sleeve for holding (typically) four products, such as bottles, has a protuberance between pairs of products to assist in holding the products in portion within the sleeve. The protuberances are formed by tabs hinged to one end panel of the product sleeve blank. These tabs have a notch and at least one further hinge line. These tabs may be pushed through openings in the other end panel of the blank so that they fold about their hinge lines to form the noted protuberances and the notch in the tabs lock to a portion of the other end panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Somerville Packaging, Divison of Paperboard Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Gungner, John Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 5381891
    Abstract: A wrap-around carrier containing means for covering the pricing code on the end articles in the package. Straps connected to the side panels extend between the end articles and the side panels and across the end of the carrier to both conceal the article price code and to act as a restraint against outward movement of the articles. The straps are formed from cutouts in the top and side panels of the carrier, leaving a handle strip in the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5310050
    Abstract: Means for holding the bottoms of petaloid shaped bottles in place in a wrap-around carrier. Side panel apertures include flaps connected to the side panel by fold lines which are inwardly curved at their upper portions. The lower portions of each pair of flaps extend toward each other so as to engage one or more support feet of the adjacent bottle and be forced out from the side panel thereby. The curved portion of the fold lines biases the flaps against the support feet, regardless of which portion of the feet engage the flaps, to assist in holding the bottles in place within the carrier. Fold lines extending from the flap edges to the flap fold lines and hook-shaped slits at the upper ends of the flaps allow the side flaps to flex lengthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • 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: 5107986
    Abstract: Integral retaining means in an open-ended wrap-around carrier for preventing the spaced bottom portions of articles such as tapered tubs from engaging each other and escaping the carrier through the open end. The bottom panel is comprised of inner and outer mechanically connected flaps. The outer bottom panel flap contains a retainer flap at each end connected along a fold line overlying the inner edge of an opening in the inner bottom panel flap. The retainer flaps extend up into the interior of the carrier through the openings in the inner bottom panel flap, and include spaced converging fold lines which create angled side walls for engaging the bottom portions of the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5098144
    Abstract: A drink cup carrier cut from a single sheet of flexible plastic includes a plurality of circular cup engaging portions each suspended by support straps from a bail. Each of the circular cup engaging portions includes at least one sizing ring held therein by a perforated circular cut and removable therefrom for accepting drink cups of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: Scypher Corporation
    Inventor: Claire C. Marvin
  • Patent number: 4938356
    Abstract: The invention provides a packaging device for individual containers comprising a cardboard, plastic material or similar blank with a surface formed with orifices through which said containers pass and grooved along two continuous or discontinuous lines defining two strips, which, after bending form two short parallel flaps with tongues coming from the cut-outs forming said orifices in the blank and adapted to be erected therefrom opposite the flaps, said containers--held in said orifices--are further supported by said flaps or said tongues bearing under an external projection of the containers, which tongues act in the manner of buttresses or stays, by bearing on a zone of small extent of the projection, and the total height of the tongues and flaps by which the device may rest on a display surface or any appropriate support is substantially equal to the height of said containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Compagnie Gervais Danone
    Inventors: Daniel Galiegue, Eric Thiry
  • Patent number: 4196807
    Abstract: A single folded fiberboard carrier for an even number of drinking vessels of varying shapes and sizes, having a central vertical handle portion or section, a divergent pair of apertured panels hinged to the handle portion and a convergent pair of apertured panels hinged from said divergent panels and hinged together at their bottom. The apertures in these pairs of panels are for clamping the conical or frusto-conical sides of the paper or plastic drinking cups suspended in the carrier, and for preventing tilting or spilling of the contents in the cups when the carrier is at rest and the cups are supported on their bottoms. The vertical handle portion is apertured for grasping with the fingers of one's hand. The divergent panels have elongated cup body engaging apertures with semicircular floating collars hinged at their ends diametrically of the apertures for engaging the upper sides of different size and tapered frusto-conical cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1980
    Assignee: Consolidated Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence V. Brom