With Closure Patents (Class 206/265)
  • Patent number: 10507969
    Abstract: A low profile, modular container is described having two cylindrical compartments which connect together at a center portion. The ends of each compartment include a pair of pivoting jaws which are adapted to open to accommodate a pacifier within the body of each compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruth Hsin-Ju Fang, Thomas E Birkert, Mark Gerard Tebbe
  • Patent number: 10486894
    Abstract: A container for consumer goods and a laminar blank (300) for forming such a container. The laminar blank defines a portion of the container, which comprises: a first planar wall (322); a second planar wall (314) connected to the first planar wall (322) by a first modified edge portion (3140) forming a bevelled edge portion of the container; and a third planar wall (316) connected to the first planar wall (322) by a second modified edge portion (3130) forming a curved edge portion of the container. The longitudinal direction of the first modified edge portion (3140) being transverse to the longitudinal direction of the second modified edge portion (3130); the first modified edge portion (3140) and the second modified edge portion (3130) forming, when the container is assembled from the laminar blank, adjacent edge portions of the container meeting at a junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: David Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10442607
    Abstract: A blank (300) for forming a container for consumer articles comprises panels (308, 309, 312, 314) for forming corresponding walls of the container. First side panels (311) extend from the rear wall panel (312) and second side panels (310) extend from the front wall panel (308). When assembling the container, the first and the second side panels overlap to form at least part of left and right side walls. The first side panels or the second side panels or both are connected to the respective one of the rear wall panel and the front wall panel by modified edge portions (3100, 3110, 3120, 3130). The blank comprises a pair of flaps extending from the first side panels or the second side panels or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: David Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10154688
    Abstract: A thin-walled polypropylene product display tube. The thin-walled polypropylene product display tube includes a tubular member having a closed end, an open end, an inner diameter and, between the closed end and the open end, a first outer diameter, the open end terminating in a flared portion having a second outer diameter, the tubular member having a wall thickness sufficient to yield a level of haze equal to or less than 8%. A process for forming a thin-walled polypropylene product display tube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: James Lindsay Clark
  • Publication number: 20150122675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container comprising portion packets of a tobacco or non-tobacco snuff, wherein the portion packets are held in place on an interior surface of the container by an adhesive, a method for packing portion packets of a tobacco or non-tobacco snuff in a container, as well as use of an adhesive in such container for removable adhesion of said portion packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thom Aspgren
  • Publication number: 20150076014
    Abstract: A container adapted to receive an electronic cigarette is configured to obscure the fact that an electronic cigarette is contained within. The container is provided with an open ended receptacle to slidably insert an electronic cigarette. The outer surface of the receptacle is provided with ornamentality to appear to be a surrogate device, such as a writing utensil, a flashlight, or a laser pointer. Alternative embodiments provide for an adapter to enable the container to function as the surrogate device while containing the electronic cigarette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCENT2MARKET INC.
    Inventors: Dov Kesten, Dennis Minton, Daniel D'Amico
  • Patent number: 8967382
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette box is provided, comprising a box body, a box cover connected with the box body, an electronic cigarette container received in the box body, wherein, the box body defines a holding cavity, a bottle is received in the holding cavity, and the bottle contains perfume, air fresheners, deodorant or medicine. When the electronic cigarette box generates peculiar smell after a long time of use, a user can spray appropriate perfume into the electronic cigarette box to dispel the peculiar smell; the body of the user may have residual smoke smell when he/she has smoked the electronic cigarette a short time ago, the user can take out the perfume bottle and spray some perfume onto his/her body, thereby burnishing the user's image and improving the user's experience; the bottle can also received medicine, the user can be treated timely when feeling uncomfortable or illness due to smoking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimree Hi-Tech Inc
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20150034507
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electronic cigarette case, comprising a case body with an opening defined on the top of the case body, and a case cover which covers the case body; the case cover includes a cover body and a connection portion which is extending from one side of the cover body to the bottom of the case body in the direction of far away from the top of the cover body; an notch corresponding to the position of the case cover is defined in the case body, the shape of the notch matches with the shape of the case cover, and the connection portion is connected to the case body rotationally. When implementing the electronic cigarette case of the present application, it is easy to take out the cigarettes, and the effect of user experience is well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20150027915
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a child resistant container for nicotine products. The container comprises latching elements (8, 25) adapted to interlock with cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when said lid (3) is pushed onto a said base (2) to retain said lid (3) to said base (2). The latching elements (8, 25) are further adapted to disengage from said cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a simultaneous force is exerted on all releasable latching arrangements (6, 7, 12, 13) by two hands of a user or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: David Cottle, Tom Collings, Jesper Svahn
  • Publication number: 20150021216
    Abstract: An embodiment of a container may comprise a cap and a body. The cap may include a top portion, cap walls that form an outer perimeter, and a protruding end that forms an inner perimeter sized smaller than the outer perimeter. The body may include a bottom portion and body walls with distal outermost ends that form a cavity and a body perimeter. The body perimeter may be substantially the same as the outer perimeter. The body may also include upper outer and inner rims disposed around the entire distal outermost ends and having a channel between them. The channel may be sized to receive the protruding end in a friction seal when the container is in a closed position. No portion of the cap may be configured to extend into the cavity or beyond the body perimeter in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Stevan BLAGOJEVIC
  • Patent number: 8881896
    Abstract: A container for holding unused and used snus is disclosed. The container comprises a base defining a first compartment to receive unused snus. The base has a bottom wall which is reconfigurable to form a second compartment for holding used snus on the other side of said bottom wall. The first and second compartments are each provided with a separate cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8875877
    Abstract: A child resistant container for nicotine products includes latching elements (8, 25) adapted to interlock with cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a lid (3) is pushed onto a the base (2) to retain the lid (3) to the base (2). The latching elements (8, 25) are further adapted to disengage from the cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a simultaneous force is exerted on all releasable latching arrangements (6, 7, 12, 13) by two hands of a user or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventors: David Cottle, Tom Collings, Jesper Svahn
  • Patent number: 8863947
    Abstract: The present application provides a unique process of canning a controlled substance where the cans are hermetically sealed and clearly identified in a number of different ways. The process will begin by inserting a packing and dehumidifying agent, preferably a formed rice cake. The controlled substance is then inserted. In some cases the rice cakes will be eliminated or just a single rice cake will be used on the top or the bottom. If the process of storing the controlled substance in an inert atmosphere is desired, the oxygen in the container is replaced with gaseous nitrogen. After the container has been sealed in the conventional pop-top canning procedure; an identifying scent substance is permanently adhered to the can or label. An internal or external microchip could be used to detect, track and trace the container filled with a controlled substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: N2 Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Sibley
  • Publication number: 20140262870
    Abstract: A tobacco container having a plastic insert body and a method of attaching the insert body are disclosed. Some embodiments disclose an insert body that is configured to accommodate dimensional variations in the tobacco container. Some embodiments disclose an insert body that is configured to decrease weight in the tobacco container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Bart Sims, Jason Pfohl, Galen G. German
  • Patent number: 8820521
    Abstract: Packaging for moist smokeless tobacco can be provided in the form of a refill unit comprising a base portion (10) configured to fit in the bottom of an existing moist smokeless tobacco product container and a lid portion (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Richard Hodgson, Steve Dickason
  • Publication number: 20140197054
    Abstract: A container configured to hold one or more units of a product is provided. The container may comprise a lid and a base. The lid may comprise a top wall and one or more lid sidewalls extending to a lower lip. A sealing member may be provided at the top wall in a channel defined therein. The base may comprise a bottom wall and one or more base sidewalls extending to an upper lip. Protrusions may extend from the base sidewalls. The lid may be moveable with respect to the base between a decoupled configuration and a coupled configuration. In the coupled configuration, the upper lip of the base may contact the sealing member of the lid to seal shut a storage compartment defined in the base. Further, the lower lip may engage the protrusions to retain the lid in the coupled configuration. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Pankaj Patel, Melissa Ann Clark, Laya Katina Palmer Horton, William Travis Lintner
  • Publication number: 20140174968
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette container has a main body section having a hollow interior, the main body section having an open top end. A top cover is coupled to the main body section to cover the open top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark SCATTERDAY
  • Patent number: 8739967
    Abstract: A cigarette storage system for holding at least one cigarette is provided. The cigarette storage system comprises a case and an airtight storage formed in the case for holding the at least one cigarette. A lighter fluid reservoir is formed in the case with the lighter fluid reservoir having an amount of lighter fluid therein. A cigarette lighter fluidly cooperates with the lighter fluid in the lighter fluid reservoir with the cigarette lighter igniting the lighter fluid to produce a flame for lighting the at least one cigarette wherein a user can remove a cigarette from the airtight storage and ignite the cigarette with the cigarette lighter prior to smoking the cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Edythe George
  • Publication number: 20140069829
    Abstract: Articles of manufacture, products, and packaging methods are provided that include collapsible container. Collapsible containers provided herein can define an open interior space with a peripheral side wall having a top edge and a bottom edge and a bottom wall attached to the bottom edge of the side wall. The bottom wall can include a displaceable portion in an expanded configuration that extends below the bottom edge of the side wall and adapted to being displaced to a collapsed configuration that extends above the bottom edge of the side wall. Product constituents (e.g., pouches of smokeless tobacco) can be placed in a collapsible container provided herein while the collapsible container is in its expanded configuration. After installing a lid onto a collapsible container to enclose the product within the collapsible container, the container can be collapsed to its collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: James D. Evans
  • Publication number: 20140061074
    Abstract: A pack for smoking articles such as cigarettes comprises a plurality of planar panels, and a blank for producing such a pack. At least one of the panels includes a plurality of formations extending out of the plane of a surface of the or each panel. The formations may be formed by an embossing method. The formations may provide protection for the contents of the pack from subsequent processes performed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: British American Tobacco (Holdings) Limited
    Inventors: Tanneguy Blaudin de Thé, John ENGLAND, Steven HOLFORD
  • Publication number: 20140061073
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a container for tobacco for use in hookahs or other smoking apparatuses. Specifically, this invention relates to a hookah tobacco container that is configured such that liquids contained in the tobacco or stored with the tobacco are allowed to be separated and stored away from the tobacco. Embodiments of the present invention include a container comprising a chamber for the retention of tobacco and one or more separation areas for the separation of liquids from the tobacco.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Raed Haidar
  • Publication number: 20140021077
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 8627951
    Abstract: A pack for in particular piece-form pack contents having a sealed inner pack (11) with removal opening (21) and closure flap (24), an outer pack (10) with box part or base part (27) and movable closure part (28), and a covering part (12) between the inner pack (11) and outer pack (10), the covering part (12) having an opening or a window (55) in the region of the removal opening (21) of the inner pack (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Gisbert Engel, Viktor Hein
  • Publication number: 20130313140
    Abstract: A folded, substantially wedge shaped pack useful for holding thin, elongate products such as tobacco sticks includes a back panel, inner front panel, top panel and front closure panel, the front closure panel including a tab at a free end thereof engageable with a closure slot in the inner front panel. The closure tab slides into the closure slot by sliding along a bearing surface and the top panel establishes a raised fulcrum effect which tends to maintain the closure tab in the closure slot when the pack is in a closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Altria Client Services Inc.
  • Patent number: 8584842
    Abstract: A storage receptacle for smoking material may open on two opposite sides. A bottom end of the storage receptacle may have a first cavity which may store the smoking material. A top end of the storage receptacle may have a second cavity which may store a pipe, a third cavity which may store a lighter and a fourth cavity which may store a cleaning pick. A top cover and a bottom cover may be removed from the top end and the bottom end of the receptacle, respectively. The top cover and the bottom cover may have teeth that may be used to grind, to divide and/or to separate the smoking material into smaller sizes. Threads may connect the top cover to the top end, the bottom cover to the bottom end, and/or the top cover to the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Yazin Fakhouri, Robert J. Guyser
  • Patent number: 8579107
    Abstract: Slow humectation can features the use of humidifying materials inside it that allow the humectation of cigars and also the restoring of dried ones, it also has a shape in it lower side used to stack them, thus making them easier to transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Nelson Alfonso Egued
  • Patent number: 8556072
    Abstract: A package of cigarettes having a group of cigarettes; and a sealed wrapping which encloses the group of cigarettes, has a cigarette withdrawal opening closed by a reclosable sealing panel, and is made from a sheet of multilayer packing material having at least an outer layer, and an inner layer superimposed with the outer layer and having a U-shaped first incision defining the withdrawal opening; the outer layer is larger than the sealing panel, and has a U-shaped second incision located outwards of the first incision, surrounding the first incision on three sides, and defining the edges of the sealing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Roberto Polloni, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 8556071
    Abstract: A package for tobacco-related articles comprises a shell including a front wall, a rear wall, two lateral walls, and a top side. A lid is adapted to close the top side of the shell when in a closed state. The lid is swivelably connected to the rear wall or one of the lateral walls at a hinge line and is swivelable about the hinge line for transfer between the closed state and an opened state. The lid comprises a top wall including a front edge, a rear edge, two lateral edges, and a bottom side and is adapted to close the top side of the shell when the lid is in its closed state. A beveled edge wall extends from at least the edge of the top wall of the lid opposite to the hinge line and fits into the shell when the lid is in its closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Imperial Tobacco Limited
    Inventors: Steve Holloway, Tim Collins, Solvey Knorr, Neil Southey, Regine Wolfgramm, Inga Gurke, Guillaume Devivier
  • Patent number: 8556070
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Patent number: 8550093
    Abstract: A package for tobacco material includes a portion of tobacco material, a wrapper enclosing the portion of tobacco material, a rigid base portion and at least one resealable adhesive label sealing the wrapper around the portion of tobacco material. The wrapper is formed of a flexible sheet material. The package may include an opening strip defined by one or more lines of weakness in the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sandrine Saint-Girons, Dan Brady, Steve Sayers
  • Publication number: 20130256163
    Abstract: A child resistant container for nicotine products includes latching elements (8, 25) adapted to interlock with cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a lid (3) is pushed onto a the base (2) to retain the lid (3) to the base (2). The latching elements (8, 25) are further adapted to disengage from the cooperating latching elements (9, 27) when a simultaneous force is exerted on all releasable latching arrangements (6, 7, 12, 13) by two hands of a user or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventors: David Cottle, Tom Collings, Jesper Svahn
  • Publication number: 20130233742
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tobacco product package device can be used to enhance freshness and other characteristics of tobacco products or other products contained therein. Certain features can improve product freshness both during shelf life and during consumer use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company
    Inventors: David Karl Bried, James Arthur Strickland, Mark T. Nielsen, Frank Scott Atchley, Lamar Eugene Walters, II, Gregory A. Pace
  • Publication number: 20130140200
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette container has a main body section having a hollow interior, the main body section having an open top end. A top cover is coupled to the main body section to cover the open top end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 8411199
    Abstract: The transport device for an instrument (2) for photo, video, audio recording or the like comprises a body (10), connection means (3) accommodated in the body (10) and intended for fixing the instrument (2) to the device (1), supporting means (4) fixed to the body (10) and intended for anchoring the device (1) to the user's body, and a sustaining element (5) one extremity of which is restrained to the body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Andrea Corticelli
  • Patent number: 8393465
    Abstract: A three-piece pocket-size hybrid container for holding a consumer product such as smokeless tobacco product in an interior volume of an inner ring mechanically secured to an interior of an outer base housing including a cover to fit over and snugly around the inner ring. When closed, a cover sidewall may engage a sidewall of the outer base housing to form a flush exterior sidewall of the closed container or the cover sidewall may be spaced apart from the outer base housing to form a gap in the exterior sidewall of the closed container. The outer base housing and cover can be metal and the inner ring can be plastic to provide a strong and robust package that maintains product freshness and is easily opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Clark, William T. Griffin, Robert T. Mitten
  • Patent number: 8360235
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco container (1) comprising in its closed state, a first and second portion, said portions being rotatably engageable with each other to define a space, said first portion (2) having release means, said second portion (3) having complementary engaging means such that only when in a selected position the release means can be aligned with the complementary engaging means thereby allowing separation of the two portions to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Paul Gibson
  • Publication number: 20130008809
    Abstract: An improved container for a smokeless tobacco can is provided. The container comprises a bottom portion that interlocks with a lid portion. A unitarily form side wall surrounds the base portion and the lid portion. The lid comprises a plurality of sealing mechanisms therein that creates an airtight seal when the lid is interlocked with the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Charles Cortez
  • Publication number: 20120292207
    Abstract: Disclosed is a square cigar tube, comprising a first square tube part (1) and a second square tube part (2). The first square tube part and the second square tube part are connected; a through hole (11) is arranged in the first square tube part, and a through hole (21) is arranged in the second square tube part; a first magnet accommodating space (12) is arranged on an end surface of the first square tube part connected to the second square tube part, and a first tube lid (3) is arranged on the other end; a second magnet accommodating space (22) is arranged on an end surface of the second square tube part connected to the first square tube part, and a second tube lid (4) is arranged on the other end; a first magnet (8) is arranged in the first accommodating space, and a second magnet (9) is arranged in the second accommodating space. The square cigar tube makes it easy to take out or put in a cigar, is accurate in positioning, and is convenient to clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Almaster Research & Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ngan Andrew Chau
  • Patent number: 8307834
    Abstract: The cigarette case smoking cessation device only allows lid opening and therefore cigarette access at times set by the adjustable timer. The device thereby allows a smoker to predetermine cigarette access in designing a period for weaning off of cigarettes, of just reducing smoking itself. The device provides automatic unlocking at the set intervals, thereby allowing lid opening. The device provides both audio and vibratory alert of cigarette access. The device provides a gasket between case and lid so that cigarettes stay fresh. The charge port is an important feature in assuring battery charge and therefore long-life operation between charges. The thin walled device is compact and only slightly larger than a cigarette pack itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Jerome T. Palmerino, Sr., Michael J. Minutelli
  • Publication number: 20120247986
    Abstract: A low profile silicone elastic molded covering skin form fits and seals around a smokeless tobacco container. A molded in circular sealing ring seals around the metal top of the container. The sealed top around the metal cover of the container and watertight bottom prevent air and moisture from contacting the tobacco through the bottom porous portion of the container and between the metal cover and the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Clay Wattenbarger, Thomas Lance Osborne
  • Patent number: 8252352
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. A package housing encloses the array of products. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween in a closable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The front wall includes a wall flap extending inwardly towards the back wall in frictional engagement with the array of products for removable retention of the products therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8215482
    Abstract: A tobacco container is provided. The tobacco container includes a lid, a container body and an insert in the form of a liner. The liner releasably connects the lid to the container body. Each of the lid and container body receive and connect to the liner. The liner can include a compression lip that is deformed when the liner is connected to the container body. The liner connects the container body and lid to one another without the two components contacting each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: J.L. Clark, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward P. Cronin, Joseph P. Valley, III, Gregg Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8136662
    Abstract: A hinge-lid container finding particular application as a hinge-lid pack or carton for elongate smoking articles such as cigarettes, which includes a box portion; a lid portion hinged to the box portion across a rear wall thereof for pivotal movement between an pen position and a closed position; a flap extending across a lower part of the inner surface of a front wall of the lid portion; and a spacer panel extending across at least an upper part of the inner surface of a front wall of the box portion. The spacer panel, which preferably depends from and is folded about the upper edge of the front wall of the box portion, has a free edge that extends across the inner surface of the front wall of the box portion and does not project from the box portion into space covered by the lid portion in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Reynald Aeschlimann
  • Patent number: 8136661
    Abstract: A wrapped bundle comprises an inner liner wrapped about a predetermined collation of smoking articles. The inner liner comprises an inner liner outer edge and at least two sections defining an opening in the wrapped bundle. At least one section of the at least two sections is provided with an adhesive for releasably attaching the at least two sections to reclose the opening. The at least one section comprises a part of the inner liner outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Philips Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bodo-Werner Lutzig, Eduardo Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8118160
    Abstract: A cigarette packet of substantially parallelepiped geometry comprises an outer wrapper (3) divided into two portions (17, 18) connected one to another by a longitudinal hinge (19) extending along one of the two flanks (7, 8), each portion (17, 18) creating a compartment (20, 21) proportioned to accommodate a relative box (22), likewise parallelepiped, which is filled with a limited number of cigarettes (2); the outer wrapper (3) is topped by a lid (10) pivotable on a transverse hinge (16) between a closed position of contact with the top ends of the boxes (22), and an open position in which the boxes (22) are free to swing apart on the longitudinal hinge (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Roberto Polloni, Stefano Negrini
  • Publication number: 20120012479
    Abstract: A pack for tobacco industry products such as menthol cigarettes, comprises a housing (1) defining an enclosure containing tobacco industry products (4) and a pad (34) disposed in or on the pack, impregnated with the substance for altering characteristics of the tobacco industry products, such as a menthol flavourant, and a removable strip (32), attached to the pad so that when removed, the substance is released into the pack from the carrier to be adsorbed by the cigarettes. Thus, menthol can be released from the pad into the pack after opening by the consumer, by removal of the strip to boost the level of menthol flavourant in the cigarettes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Hodges
  • Publication number: 20110303567
    Abstract: A package for tobacco products comprises a container (3, 4) and an enclosure (2) of barrier material (15) for enclosing a charge of tobacco products. The enclosure of barrier material is located in the container and defines an access aperture. A moveable cover (7) extends over the access aperture and has a graspable tab (10). The container (3, 4) defines a window (14) overlying the tab (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew Jonathan Bray
  • Publication number: 20110303566
    Abstract: A container (1) for snus is disclosed. It comprises two portions (2, 3) that together define a resealable compartment for holding snus, wherein the two portions are attachable to each other by non-permanent reusable adhesive to close said compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20110290682
    Abstract: A container comprising a housing defining a main storage space and a lid attachable to the housing to close said main storage space is disclosed. The lid includes a central recess and a cover attachable to the lid to close the central recess so to define a secondary storage space. Furthermore, the cover is magnetically detachable from the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20110226640
    Abstract: A package of cigarettes having a group of cigarettes; and a sealed wrapping which encloses the group of cigarettes, has a cigarette withdrawal opening closed by a reclosable sealing panel, and is made from a sheet of multilayer packing material having at least an outer layer, and an inner layer superimposed with the outer layer and having a U-shaped first incision defining the withdrawal opening; the outer layer is larger than the sealing panel, and has a U-shaped second incision located outwards of the first incision, surrounding the first incision on three sides, and defining the edges of the sealing panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Roberto Polloni, Andrea Biondi