Integral Hinge Patents (Class 206/268)
  • Patent number: 10494137
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package for tobacco related articles, in particular cigarettes, comprising an inner body (1) and an outer shell (2), wherein the inner body is configured to contain the tobacco related article, in particular the cigarettes, wherein the inner body and the outer shell are configured such that the inner body (1) can be shifted within the outer shell (2) in a longitudinal direction of the tobacco related articles, in particular in a longitudinal direction of the cigarettes, and wherein the inner body (1) and the outer shell (2) comprise a first stopping mechanism for stopping the lower bottom wall of the inner body from moving outside or substantially outside the bottom opening of the outer shell and a second stopping mechanism for preventing the lower bottom wall of the inner body from moving outside the upper end of the outer shell. The invention also relates to blanks for manufacturing the package and a method of manufacturing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: REEMTSMA CIGARETTENFABRIKEN GMBH
    Inventor: Nadja Strehle
  • Patent number: 10479595
    Abstract: A container (100) for consumer goods, the container comprising a housing (20) having an opening for accessing the consumer goods; and a lid (40) connected to the housing and movable relative to the housing (20) between a closed position in which the lid (40) covers the opening and an open position in which the opening is uncovered. A first surface of the lid is disposed adjacent to a first surface of the housing when the lid is in the closed position, and wherein a microsuction structure (244) is provided on the first surface of the lid, the first surface of the housing, or both the first surface of the lid and the first surface of the housing, for retaining the lid (40) in the closed position relative to the housing (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Timothee Cailleaux
  • Patent number: 10427865
    Abstract: A container includes a housing that has a box and a lid, where the box includes a front wall and a back wall. A hinged connector is connected to the lid at a first hinge line and connected to the back wall of the box at a second hinge line. The container also includes an inner package disposed within the housing. The inner package includes a first layer that defines a flap and a second layer at least partially attached to an inner surface of the first layer, where the second layer defines an access opening through which the consumer goods can be removed. The lid is movable between a closed position and an open position. The inner package is covered by the lid and the box when the lid is in the closed position and at least partially uncovered when the lid is in the open positon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Adrian Eggen
  • Patent number: 10364061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reclosable container comprising a bottom panel, a front panel, two side panels, a rear panel and a top panel. The front panel and the two side panels having a division line extending downwardly sloping from the rear panel in the side panels and horizontally in at least a part of the front panel thereby defining a lid. The lid comprises the top panel and the sections of the front panel and side panels above the division line, and the lid is moveable by rotation along a folding line in the rear panel between a closing position, where the lid closes the container, and a position where an open end of the container is not covered by the lid. The container further comprises an inner side part and an inner front part extending above the division line. Each inner side part has an upper margin sloping downwardly towards the rear panel The inner front part comprises a flap extending downwardly from an upper margin of the inner front part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Sebastian Eckert, Rafael Schraml, Marco Vierling, Martin Zelosko
  • Patent number: 10104910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a package for smoking articles comprising a container portion (2) and a lid (3) hingedly connected to the container portion (2) about a hinge line (5). The container portion (2) has an inner frame (19) and an outer frame (18). The lid (3) includes an end portion (15) and a lid wall (12) extending from the end portion (15) that overlaps a container wall (6) of the container portion (2) when closed, the container wall (6) having a locking element (27) that locates over a corresponding locking part (35) on the lid wall (12) and a recess (24) formed in the inner frame (19) extending from an upper edge (20) of the inner frame (19). In one embodiment, a lower edge (25) of the recess (24) is spaced further from the upper edge (20) of the container wall (6) than the locking element (27). In another embodiment, the recess (24) extends into the second container wall (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 10099845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hinged lid package (1) for elongate articles (21), a blank and a method for manufacturing the package (1). The package (1) comprises a body (2) having a rear wall (8), a bottom wall and two side walls (6, 15), the package (1) further comprising a lid (3) which is hinged to the body (2) by a first hinge (10), the lid (3) and the body (2) being coupled such that the body (2) can rest on the lid (3) in the open end position of the lid (3) and the lid (3) remains open, wherein the package (1) further comprises a second hinge (11) inside the rear wall (8) of the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: REEMTSMA CIGARETTENFABRIKEN GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Knudsen
  • Patent number: 10059506
    Abstract: A blank for forming an inner packaging container of a pack for consumer goods including an outer packaging container and the inner packaging container. The inner packaging container includes a dispensing opening with a resealable closure, a front panel, a back panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, and opposing side panels; each side panel having an inner panel and an outer panel, the inner panel having a first width defining a width of the inner packaging container, and the outer panel including at least a portion having a second width defining flanges having a width greater than the first width. The inner packaging container is insertable within the outer packaging container such that the flanges extending from the back panel of the inner packaging container exert a biasing force on the hinged lid of the outer packaging container to assure lid closure is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 10053279
    Abstract: Packet for smoking articles, comprising an external shell and an internal shell to contain smoking articles. The external shell comprises an external containing body, a closing lid hinged to the internal shell and a connection tongue configured to connect the closing lid to the external containing body. Moreover, the internal shell is configured to slide, with respect to the external containing body, between a closed configuration where the internal shell is completely inserted inside the external shell, and an open and extracted configuration where the internal shell is partly extracted from the external containing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GIMA TT S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 10014075
    Abstract: A value icon for a web-based health or health support program packages access information for a website in a value icon physically embodying the abstract benefits of the welfare program in order to encourage initial access of the health support website. The value icon may be a compact container holding a three-dimensional article having a health support-related utility, at least one printed coupon representing a healthcare program credit and may provide the address to a health support website which offers additional programs based on information from an individual in a questionnaire on the health support website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Zillion Group, Inc.
    Inventor: William J Van Wyck
  • Patent number: 9986804
    Abstract: A device for carrying eyewear comprising a hollow body having an upwardly protruding feature located inside the cavity protruding upward from a bottom section. A front section and top section are configured to open away from a back to provide access to the cavity from above the hollow body. A spring biased hinged clip is configured to couple the hollow body to a waist belt. A second spring biased hinged clip is configured for retaining against an inside surface of the hollow body a piece of material configured for cleaning an eyewear lens. A pocket is configured to hold to a communication tag configured for wireless communication with a monitoring device, wherein the monitoring device is configured for sending an alert message for display on a user interface of a remote computing device if the monitoring device determines that a proximity is greater than a threshold proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Fred Thomas Godart
  • Patent number: 9815613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container of consumer goods comprising an outer housing having a box and a lid hinged to the box. An inner package of consumer goods is disposed within the outer housing and has an access opening through which consumer goods can be removed. An adhesive label is provided with a resealable adhesive on a first portion of an inner surface of the adhesive label and an opposed outer surface of the adhesive label is permanently attached to an inner surface of a front wall of the lid of the outer housing. The outer surface of the adhesive label is permanently attached to the inner surface of the front wall of the lid of the outer housing such that the adhesive label is inwardly concave throughout movement of the lid between a closed position and the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Daniel Seyfferth De Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9403638
    Abstract: A rigid, swing-open packet of cigarettes having: an inner package containing a group of cigarettes; an inner container housing the inner package and having a hinged lid; an outer container housing the inner container and having at least one open lateral end; a connecting hinge connecting the inner container and outer container to allow the inner container to rotate between a closed position and an open position; and a control tab connecting the lid to the outer container so that rotation of the inner container with respect to the outer container and about the connecting hinge produces a corresponding rotation of the lid about a lid hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Marco Ghini, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 9386871
    Abstract: A soda straw box is installed in a dispenser by pushing the box full of straws into the dispenser receptacle. An opening member in the dispenser has a slot into which a corner of the box is pushed so that the corner panels fold together. One corner panel of the straw box is an anchor flap that folds as it is pushed into the opening slot. One or two other flaps are hinged either directly or indirectly to an edge of the anchor flap to assist in forming an opening in the box to allow the straws to fall down into the dispenser. The flaps of the box are all hinged for movement into the box during the opening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Antonio Domit
  • Patent number: 9346582
    Abstract: A carton for holding a product is disclosed. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprise a front panel, a back panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The carton further comprises a hinge in at least one of the plurality of panels and a reclosable lid pivotably attached to the carton. The reclosable lid comprises a first intermediate panel foldably connected to at least one of the plurality of panels and a second intermediate panel foldably connected to the first intermediate panel. The first intermediate panel is positioned in face-to-face contact with the second intermediate panel. The reclosable lid is pivotable at the hinge between a closed position preventing access to the interior of the carton and an open position allowing access to the interior of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 9251727
    Abstract: A product display apparatus is provided. The display has a forward face with at least one display element disposed thereon. The display element is activated in some way upon receiving power. An inductive receiving coil is located on a flap that is below the forward face. This inductive receiving coil receives power from an inductive transmission coil located in proximity to the display apparatus. The receiving coil provides power to the display element when the coil is in proximity to the transmission coil. This power is used to activate the display element, such as by, for example, illuminating it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Caleb Browning, Carolyn Johnson, Leroy B. Johnson, Lynda Locke, Jason B. Turner
  • Patent number: 9089165
    Abstract: A package of tobacco articles having a group of tobacco articles; a cup-shaped outer container having an open top end, and a cup-shaped lid hinged to the outer container along a hinge to rotate, with respect to the outer container, between an open position and a closed position opening and closing the open top end respectively; and an inner package, which is housed in the outer container, encloses the group of tobacco articles, and has a tobacco article extraction opening closed by a sealing flap; the sealing flap having a connecting tab glued permanently and non-removably to the lid, so that opening and closing the lid also simultaneously opens and closes the sealing flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Antonio Vitali, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 9033141
    Abstract: A packet (1) of cigarettes having: an inner package (2) defined by a group (30) of cigarettes wrapped in a sheet (29) of wrapping material having at least one tear line (32) defining a tear-off top portion (31); an inner container (4) housing the inner package (2) and having an extraction opening (10) for access to the tear-off top portion (31); an outer container (5) housing the inner container (4) in sliding manner, to allow the inner container (4) to slide, with respect to the outer container (5), between a closed position, in which the inner container (4) is inserted inside the outer container (5), and an open position, in which the inner container (4) is extracted partly from the outer container (5); and a tear-off lid (45) connected to the inner container (4) by at least one tear line (48), and covering at least part of the extraction opening (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: G. D. SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Roberto Polloni, Andrea Biondi
  • Publication number: 20150101945
    Abstract: A package for an electronic cigarette including a receptacle for receiving the electronic cigarette, wherein the receptacle defines at least one opening through which the electronic cigarette may be placed into the receptacle. The package may further include a cover for selectively closing the opening, wherein the cover is movably coupled to the receptacle. The package may also include at least one geometric configuration disposed on an inner surface of one of the receptacle and cover, wherein the geometric configuration is configured to engage a surface of the electronic cigarette in an airtight configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 9004273
    Abstract: A tongue-lid package of the present invention has an outer box (2). A separation line (70) demarcating a U-shaped to-be-cut-off portion (72) is formed in a front wall (20) of the outer box (2). The separation line (70) includes right- and left-side perforated lines (80, 82) that form a part of both sides of the to-be-cut-off portion (72). The perforated lines have a plurality of perforations (84) and intermediate portions (86) between the cuts (84). The intermediate portions (86) of the right- and left-side perforated lines are arranged asymmetrically to axis X of the to-be-cut-off portion (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tanbo
  • Publication number: 20150090618
    Abstract: Described is a packet for tobacco products, substantially in the shape of a parallelepiped and extending about a respective main direction, having a front wall, a rear wall facing the front wall, a pair of side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall; the bottom wall and the top wall have a same perimeter extension; the packet also has at least a first and a second corner wall, each of which is interposed between a side wall and the respective front wall or rear wall and has a transversal dimension variable along the main direction; the first corner wall has a geometry complementary to that of the second corner wall in such a way as to keep substantially constant the perimeter extension of each section of the packet transversal to the main direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marchitto, Lorena D'Alfonso, Stefano Negrini
  • Publication number: 20150075115
    Abstract: A cigarette container is disclosed, which may be assembled by a user, with a decorative or advertising exterior for storing a standard cigarette box. The user assemblable cigarette container is larger than a standard cigarette box thereby allowing a standard cigarette box to fit inside of the assembled container. When a standard cigarette box is placed inside the assembled container the cigarette container covers the standard cigarette box thereby hiding the unsightly branding, warnings or graphic images on the exterior of the standard cigarette box. In addition, the assembled container provides additional structural support for the standard cigarette box to prevent crushing or damage to the cigarettes contained therein. A container has a hinged top that opens to expose the standard cigarette box. During opening of the hinged top to the container, the top of the standard cigarette box is also opened to expose the cigarettes therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jesus A. Valls, Oscar Alfredo Valls Nuñez
  • Publication number: 20150068931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a (cigarette) package consisting of an outer package (10) and two inner packages (11, 12). The latter can be moved by a pivoting movement about a respective articulation joint in the region of an outer base wall (40) out of the closed position (upright within the outer package (10)) into an oblique open position. To this end a covering tab (28) which closes off the cup-shaped inner package (11, 12) on the upper face is automatically moved out of the closed position, such that the oblique inner package (11, 12) is ready for the removal of the contents of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein, Burkard Roesler
  • Patent number: 8973750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet for smoking products, in particular for cigarettes, the packet having a packet body accommodating smoking products and including a withdrawal opening, and also having a packet lid for sealing the withdrawal opening. The packet lid is guided by guiding elements such that it can be pivoted about two pivoting axes with respect to the packet body during opening and closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • Publication number: 20150041346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resealable package (106) for consumer goods. The package (106) has an access opening (114) through which consumer goods can be removed, and an adhesive label (108) covering the access opening of the package and extending beyond the periphery of the access opening of the package. The adhesive label (108) is at least partially releasably affixed to the package by a resealable adhesive provided on the inner surface of the label extending about at least a sealing portion of the package located at the periphery of the access opening (114). At least the sealing portion of the package is provided with a plurality of formations (116), the plurality of formations being adapted to reduce the effective area of the sealing portion. A hinge lid container (100) is also provided that comprises a box (102) having such a resealable package (106), and a lid (104) hinged to the box along a hinge line extending across a rear wall of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Seyfferth De Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20150034508
    Abstract: A hinge lid container (10) for consumer goods comprises: a box (12) comprising a box front wall (16) having a cut out portion (30) therein; an inner frame (34) mounted within the box (12) and comprising a frame front wall (36), wherein a portion of the frame front wall is exposed through the cut out portion (30) in the box front wall (16); a spacer element (40) arranged between the box (12) and the inner frame (34) and providing separation between the box front wall (16) and the frame front wall (36); and a hinge lid (14) connected to the box. The hinge lid (14) is pivotable between a closed position and an open position and comprises a lid flap (32) hingedly connected to the lid front wall (16a) and folded inwardly towards the inner surface of the lid front wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Bodo-Werner Lutzig, Luis Osvaldo Castaneda de La Madrid
  • Publication number: 20150034509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (100) for consumer goods. The container comprises an outer housing, wherein the outer housing comprises a box (102) and a lid (104) hinged to the box. An inner package (106) of consumer goods has an access opening through which consumer goods can be removed. An adhesive label (108) is provided to cover the access opening and extend beyond the periphery of the access opening of the inner package. The adhesive label (108) is at least partially releasably affixed to the inner package (106) by a resealable adhesive provided on a first area (112) of the inner surface of the adhesive label extending about at least the lower periphery of the access opening of the inner package. A second area (200) of the inner surface of the adhesive label is permanently affixed to the inner surface of the front wall of the lid of the outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Seyfferth De Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20150027916
    Abstract: An aroma-tight cigarette pack with an outer pack (12) configured in the form of a hinge-lid box, and also with an inner pack (11) configured in the form of a sealed block with an opening aid which can be used a number of times. The opening aid has a removal opening (51) which extends in a sub-region of an inner front wall (39) and of an adjacent inner end wall (41) and is covered over by a closure label (54) with an adhesively bonding connecting periphery (55). The inner pack (11) has closure seams (37) which are designed in the form of fin seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventor: Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20150021219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (100) for consumer goods. The container (100) comprises an outer housing, comprising a box (102) and a lid (104). The container also comprises an inner package (106) of consumer goods within the outer housing having an access opening through which consumer goods can be removed, an inner frame (112) within the inner package, and an adhesive label (108) covering the access opening of the inner package and extending beyond the periphery of the access opening of the inner package, the adhesive label (108) being at least partially releasably affixed to the outer surface of the inner package (106) by a releasable adhesive. At least one portion of the inner surface of the inner package (106) is permanently affixed, using affixing means, to a corresponding portion of the outer surface of the inner frame (112).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Daniel Seyfferth De Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20150008150
    Abstract: This present invention relates to an electronic cigarette case comprising a cigarette case body (1). The cigarette case body (1) includes an accommodation structure (2). A first accommodation region configured for holding an electronic cigarette (100) is formed in the accommodation structure (2). A second accommodation region is formed between the outer surface of the accommodation structure (2) and the inner surface of the cigarette case body (1) and the second accommodation region is configured for receiving paper documents, especially an electronic cigarette operating instruction. The instruction can be taken out and inserted into the electronic cigarette case easily, and it is convenient for users to use. Furthermore, in assembly, the instruction can be directly inserted into the electronic cigarette case, which brings great convenience for the production and improves the production efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20140374289
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette box is provided in the present invention. The electronic cigarette box is configured for receiving electronic cigarettes, and the electronic cigarettes define spiracles for gas circulation. The electronic cigarette box includes sealing devices corresponding to the spiracles, and the sealing devices are configured for sealing the spiracles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20140374290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container of consumer goods comprising an outer housing having a box and a lid hinged to the box. An inner package of consumer goods is disposed within the outer housing and has an access opening through which consumer goods can be removed. An adhesive label is provided with a resealable adhesive on a first portion of an inner surface of the adhesive label and an opposed outer surface of the adhesive label is permanently attached to an inner surface of a front wall of the lid of the outer housing. The outer surface of the adhesive label is permanently attached to the inner surface of the front wall of the lid of the outer housing such that the adhesive label is inwardly concave throughout movement of the lid between a closed position and the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Seyfferth De Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20140374291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack (1) for smoking articles. The pack (1) comprises a plurality of panels (4, 5, 6, 7) and a plurality of pack edges (16, 17, 18, 19) where the panels meet. At least one of the pack edges comprises a plurality of incisions (22) extending entirely through the material of the pack and configured such that the edge is uneven along at least part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140374288
    Abstract: A pack for smoking articles is disclosed. The pack includes a body having two minor side walls, a minor top wall and a minor bottom wall extending between two opposing major walls so as to define a space for holding smoking articles. The pack further includes an opening in at least one minor wall so as to provide access to the space, a lid that is pivotally attached to the minor wall formed with the opening so as to open and close said opening. The lid is attached to one of said minor walls along a hinge line that extends obliquely relative to a plane of at least one of the major walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Steven Holford, Aaron McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140339108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for consumer goods. The container comprises a lid pivotable, about a hinge line extending across a back wall of the container, between a closed position and an open position. The container also comprises a box (102), having an opening, comprising at least one slit (108), the or each slit located at respective edges of a front wall of the box, extending from the opening. The lid (104) is mounted on the box (102) such that it coincides with the opening of the box whereby, in a closed position of the lid, the lid engages with the at least one slit (108) of the box to retain the lid in a closed position. The invention also extends to providing a single laminar blank for forming the aforementioned container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODCUTS S.A.
    Inventor: Lucas Chatelain
  • Patent number: 8887906
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles such as cigarettes. The pack comprises a body (4) and a lid (5) each having respective front (12,22), back (13,23) and opposing side panels (11A, 11B,21A,21B). The back panel of the lid (3) is hinged to the back panel of the body. At least one side panel of the lid is provided with an inner tab (201A,201B) extending substantially coplanar with the side panel of the lid to resist opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 8875878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a package for smoking articles comprising a container portion (2) and a lid (3). The lid is hingedly connected to the container 5 portion (2) to enclose a space defined by the container portion (2) when the lid (3) is closed. The lid (3) includes an end portion (16) and a wall (12) extending from the end portion (16) that overlaps a wall (6) of the container portion (2) when closed. A flap (26,93,107,120) extends from a face of one of said walls having a free end (29,96,109,125), and a cut-out (51,80,102) is formed in the other of said walls, 10 wherein one of the cut-out (51,80) or the free end (109,125) of the flap (107,120) has a first edge (54,65,73,87,115,127) and a second edge (55,56,66,74,88,90,116,128).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140311930
    Abstract: A pack, and a method and apparatus for producing the pack, comprising an outer pack and an inner pack as a sealed block with an inner blank which encloses the pack contents, the inner pack having, in the region of an inner end wall, an opening aid which can be used a number of times and, in the region of side walls of the inner pack, folding flaps which are connected to one another by thermal sealing. Folding flaps in the region of an inner rear wall of the inner blank are configured as a fin fold and are connected to one another by thermal sealing outside the region of the cigarette group to form a fin seam, the fin seam being arranged at a spacing from regions of folding flaps which cover one another multiple times, in the region of the inner side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Reinhard Lohmann
  • Publication number: 20140305821
    Abstract: The present application relates to a package for smoking articles. The package has a container (2) for receiving smoking articles and a lid (3) hingedly attached to the container to enclose a space for smoking articles defined by the container when the lid is closed. In one aspect, a line of weakening (29) is defined along a juncture between the lid and the container prior to initial opening of the lid, and a tear element (90) is configured to act on the line of weakening to separate the lid from the container along the juncture to allow the lid to hinge relative to the pack. The present application also relates to a blank for a package for smoking articles and a blank for an inner frame of a package for smoking articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Stephen Lewis, Sabrina Bartram
  • Publication number: 20140291180
    Abstract: An inner frame for containers, preferably hinge lid containers, for consumer goods comprises a center panel (23) and optionally a left (21) and right (22) side panel, each adjacent to the center panel (23), wherein the inner frame comprises at least one, preferably at least two creasing lines (6) extending at least partially along the width of the inner frame. The inner frame enhances stability of a container for consumer goods comprising the inner frame. A method of increasing the stability of a container for consumer goods comprises inserting the inner frame into the box of a container such that at least a portion of the inner frame projects beyond the open end of the box of the pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventor: Bodo Lutzig
  • Patent number: 8833552
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Mitten, Christopher J. Hession, Edward C. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8833551
    Abstract: A hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles is disclosed. The pack (1) comprises a body (2) and a lid (9) hingedly connected to the body along a rear wall of the pack so as to define a line of closure between the lid (9) and the body (2) that extends from the rear wall across opposing side walls and a front wall of the pack. The line of closure (8) has a first portion (30) that extends away from the rear wall across each side wall at a first angle (‘A’, ‘C’) relative to the rear wall. The line of closure (8) also has a second portion (31) that extends from the first portion towards the front wall of the pack, the second portion (31) is at a second angle (‘B’,‘D’) relative to the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Publication number: 20140238877
    Abstract: A package (1) of tobacco articles, having: an inner container (3), which houses a group (2) of tobacco articles, has an open top end (5), and has a lid (6) hinged to close the open top end (5), an outer container (4) housing the inner container (3) to allow the inner container (3) to slide with respect to the outer container (4) between a closed configuration and an open configuration, and a sealing flap (22) hinged to a top edge of a front wall (17) of the outer container (4) and movable between a work position, in which the sealing flap (22) is perpendicular to the front wall (17) of the outer container (4) and located beneath a top wall (12) of the lid (6) of the inner container (3), and a rest position, in which the sealing flap (22) is parallel to the front wall (17) of the outer container (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Luca PETRUCCI, Michele SQUARZONI
  • Patent number: 8800761
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a container (1) comprising a wrapped bundle of consumer goods housed within a box wherein the box further comprises a box bottom wall (11), a first box side wall (101), a second box side wall (100), a box back wall (10) and a box front wall (10) and wherein the container further comprises a lid (13), wherein the lid is hingedly connected to the box across a hinge line, and wherein the lid further comprises a lid top wall, a first lid side wall, a second lid side wall, a lid back wall and a lid front wall (132), and wherein the container comprises at least one wavy surface (104a) bounded by two undulating outlines (102a, 103a) wherein the at least one wavy surface is arranged between two adjacent walls of the lid or two adjacent walls of the box, such that the at least one wavy surface at least partially bridges the two adjacent walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Bodo-Werner Lutzig, Yuzo Yamamoto, Koko Ozono
  • Patent number: 8783454
    Abstract: A wrapped container of consumer goods includes a container, at least one bundle of consumer goods housed within the container and wrapped in an inner liner, an outer wrapper wrapped around the filled container, and at least one adhesive label removably mounted on a separate carrier element. The carrier element is provided inside the outer wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Zsolt Igo
  • Publication number: 20140197055
    Abstract: A cigar box includes a pedestal lid and a base. The base includes front, rear and side panels and a bottom panel. The lid includes a top panel and a front panel. Side edges of the lid are slidably insertable into channels in opposing interior surfaces of the side panels of the base. In a first configuration, the top panel is inserted into the base to close the cigar box. In a second configuration, the lid is removed from the base and placed underneath the bottom panel of the base such that the base is inclined towards its front panel lower. In this configuration, gravity causes cigars within an interior volume of the base to roll downwardly to the front of the base, where an opening in the front panel of the base facilitates their removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL CIGAR CO., INC.
    Inventors: Ed Lahmann, Frank Wei-Kuen Liu
  • Patent number: 8757371
    Abstract: A packet (1) for smoking articles comprises an external casing, including a containing body (3) and a lid (4) rotatable around a hinge (5) made on a wall of the external casing, and an internal casing (18), slidable with respect to the external casing. In order to provide an ample surface available for communications to the consumer, advertising messages or similar, the external casing comprises a further wall (17) joined to the internal casing (18) so as to be distanced from the containing body (3) when the internal casing (18) is at least partially extracted from the external casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GIMA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20140151251
    Abstract: A blank for hinged-lid packets for smoking articles comprises four panels extending side by side in pairs along a direction perpendicular to a direction of longitudinal extension of the packets obtainable from the blank; the blank is foldable along folding lines made between the pairs of panels and parallel to said direction of longitudinal extension, and an upper portion of one of the four panels is integral, on the outside of the selfsame four panels, with a portion forming the hinged lid of the respective packet. Also described is a method for making hinged-lid packets for smoking articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: SASIB S.p.A
    Inventor: Matteo LENA
  • Patent number: 8739969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box made from a one-piece cardboard blank (28) comprising an integrally formed hinged lid (7) that overlaps an upper end area of a rectangular-cuboid-shaped body (1) on three sides, is connected to a rear wall (5) of the body (1) through a fold line (6), and lies flush on a front wall (4) and two side walls (3) in the closed state, and having a front panel (9) and two side panels (10) that form a collar (11) that protrudes into the hinged lid (7), wherein the front panel (9) is arranged parallel to and at a distance from the front wall (4) and divides the body (1) into a main compartment (12) and a front compartment (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Schuld
  • Publication number: 20140110286
    Abstract: A package of tobacco articles having a group of tobacco articles; a cup-shaped outer container having an open top end, and a cup-shaped lid hinged to the outer container along a hinge to rotate, with respect to the outer container, between an open position and a closed position opening and closing the open top end respectively; and an inner package, which is housed in the outer container, encloses the group of tobacco articles, and has a tobacco article extraction opening closed by a sealing flap; the sealing flap having a connecting tab glued permanently and non-removably to the lid, so that opening and closing the lid also simultaneously opens and closes the sealing flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: G. D SOCIETA' PER AZION
    Inventors: Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Antonio Vitali, Andrea Biondi
  • 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