Jacket Or Folder Patents (Class 206/312)
  • Patent number: 9227775
    Abstract: An economical package including an inner sliding piece assembled inside of one or more outer sleeves, where the inner sliding piece may contain a gift card, loyalty card, product, or promotional messages, and the card, product or messages can be revealed by pulling the inner sliding piece at least partially out of the outer sleeve. The package assembly can provide differentiation, protection, consumer information, and an ability to reuse the package for presentation of the card or information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MCD, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Boyer
  • Patent number: 9033145
    Abstract: Protective mailer capable of being processed by postal processing equipment without causing damage to the article held by the mailer. The pocket holding the article inside the mailer is offset relative to one edge, when folded, by a distance sufficient to prevent damage when the mailer is oriented and processed. The mailer may include a resizing flap that, when unfolded and deployed, changes the dimensions of the mailer so that the mailer is processed by the postal processing equipment as a non-letter or flat mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Butler Leasing Corporation
    Inventors: Todd N. Butler, Bryan W. Horn
  • Patent number: 8919547
    Abstract: A case for holding optical discs includes a primary blank formed of foldable material and having at least six interconnected panels. In certain of the panels of the primary blank a U-shaped cutout is formed, and in certain other panels a disc access cutout is formed. The panels are folded to form a folded primary blank. The folded primary blank is joined to an end blank, which is also folded to form a folded end blank, the folded primary blank and the folded end blank being joined together to define a folded composite blank. The folded composite blank is positioned between a front cover and a back cover of a cover piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Disc Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Felipe Antonio Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8662296
    Abstract: A package for holding an item, and a method of making the same are provided. The package includes a plurality of page spread blanks, a front endsheet blank and a back endsheet blank. The blanks include a disc receiving opening and a pair of disc securing lugs. The disc securing lugs are adapted to contact an outer periphery of an item placed into the disc receiving opening and removed from the disc receiving opening. The front endsheet blank is connected to one of the plurality of page spread blanks and the back endsheet blank is connected along to another of the plurality of page spread blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas AGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Preece
  • Publication number: 20130240390
    Abstract: A packaging and storage device which includes one or more paperboard drawer structures which may be stacked and connected to form a book-like arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jerald Daniel Davis, Michael E. Whitney
  • Patent number: 8499932
    Abstract: Software media packaging apparatus and associated method for manufacturing. The software media packaging apparatus may include first and second panels. The first and second panels may be connected to each other on three edges to define an enclosure. A media storage flap may be attached to the second panel and may be adapted to hold one or more software media. The media storage flap may be perforated with one or more perforations. Each perforation may be adapted to hold a software medium. The media storage flap may be foldable across the second panel. First and second sealer flaps may be connected to at least two edges of the first panel. The first and second sealer flaps may be adapted to fold over and attach to the enclosure and the media storage flap, thereby holding the media storage flap adjacent to and substantially coplanar with the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy G. Hicks, Ciaran P. Harte
  • Patent number: 8418849
    Abstract: A packaging and storage device which includes one or more paperboard drawer structures which may be stacked and connected to form a book-like arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald Daniel Davis, Michael E. Whitney
  • Patent number: 8240466
    Abstract: A paperboard media package is provided for at least one media disc. The media package includes a front cover, a rear cover, a spine connecting the front cover to the rear cover, at least one media well carried by one of the front cover and a rear cover and a lock. The lock is displaceable between a locked position wherein the lock engages the media disc(s) to positively secure the media disc(s) in the media well(s) when the media package is closed and an unlocked position wherein the media disc(s) may be freely removed from the media well(s) when the media package is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: William Edward Meador, III
  • Patent number: 8132668
    Abstract: A package made from a biodegradable material, such as paperboard, utilizes multi-layered sheets of relatively thin material which can be cut to desired shapes relatively inexpensively and folded into adjacent layers which are adhesively attached to one another to form the package. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the package defines a book-like package having an outer envelope with one side defining a sleeve for receiving a disk and an opposite side which receives a laminated multi-layered holder having a pocket in the shape of a memory chip/card or other electronic component to be held therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: The John Henry Company
    Inventor: Jerald Daniel Davis
  • Patent number: 8127921
    Abstract: A package for an optical storage medium, comprising first and second parts; a window located in the first part; a third part sandwiched in a region between the first and second parts; wherein the first, second and third parts define a receptacle in a further region where the third part is not sandwiched between the first and second parts; wherein the window and the third part are arranged such that when the optical storage medium is placed in the receptacle, the optical storage medium abuts the third part and a predefined area of the optical storage medium is perceptible through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Wiesinger, Marcel Penning, Anton Brandauer
  • Patent number: 8113345
    Abstract: A compact disk package, printable on a single paper board blank. The printed package is foldable into at least three sections, namely a front section, a back section connected to the front section along a common, foldable side edge and a CD-holding section attached to the top edge of the back section by a foldable flap. The CD-holding section according to one aspect of the invention is generally square shaped, with a width greater than the diameter of the CD. Two curved slits are cut into the CD-holding section, the arc of the slits corresponding to the curvature of the CD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Tron Jensen, William Mort
  • Patent number: 8104612
    Abstract: Sleeve and album page devices for holding flat items, in particular a compact disc such as a photo compact disc together with an associated index print, the preferred embodiment including an embedded synthetic paper strip with an exposed write-on area for identifying the subject matter of the compact disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ultra Pro Corporation
    Inventors: David Fu, Robert D. Shipp
  • Patent number: 8061515
    Abstract: A compact disc storage and protective enclosure for securely positioning a disc having a flat circular shape. The enclosure incorporates a unitary element comprising of a single piece of durable and flexible material having a back section, a left section that folds across the back section, a right section that folds across both the left and back sections, a bottom section that folds across both the right and left sections, and a top section that folds across the bottom section. A disc is positioned within the enclosure that also includes a gap having a convex shape into which each of the left and right sections can flex in order to absorb an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Carrasquillo
  • Patent number: 8042686
    Abstract: A merchandise storage container having a sleeve and a pair of pull out merchandise holders that are both stored in the same sleeve but may be pulled out to extended positions from opposite sides of the sleeve. The sleeve is configured to allow the two holders to be pulled out to their extended positions simultaneously. The sleeve is also configured to allow the holders to be pushed back to their retracted positioned simultaneously without interfering with one another. The sleeve is configured to prevent the holders from jamming during the operation of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Jay Wynalda, Robert G. Rajter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7942261
    Abstract: The present invention provides a media storage case that is configured to resiliently hold up to six media discs on a single hub. In one construction, a first panel and a second panel are joined by a hinge and configured to securely hold up to six media discs on a common hub through transit and distribution, using a cantilevered disc retention finger and/or a spine disc retention fin. The media storage case can hold multiple media discs and accompanying literature, while having a minimized case thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Atlas AGI Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Heuser, Jesse D. Wells
  • Patent number: 7905348
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a card assembly comprising a cover and a data storage means. The cover comprises a back sheet, a front sheet and an intermediate sheet, which are integral and connected by one folding line area respectively. The intermediate sheet has a through hole adapted to the data storage means and the data storage means is placed in the through hole. The back sheet, the front sheet and the intermediate sheet are folded together along the folding line areas and permanently attached together, wherein the data storage means is enclosed in a pocket. The back sheet has a tear portion, which is operable to open the pocket and expose a part of the data storage means for enabling removal of the data storage means from the pocket and reinsertion thereof into the pocket. The present invention also relates to a blank for a cover for such a card assembly and to method for manufacturing such a card assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tracks Trade & Publishing AB
    Inventors: Peter Gustafsson, Johan Pihl
  • Patent number: 7798322
    Abstract: A media storage container has a sleeve and a slide out tray wherein the sleeve includes a feature that helps to hold the disc in the tray in the event the disc holding hub breaks. In one configuration, the sleeve includes a tab that has been folded over at least once such that the tab is wedged between the inner surface of the upper wall of the sleeve and the top of the disc holding hub. In another configuration, the tab is folded over itself twice to create three layers of tab material between the inner surface of the upper wall of the sleeve and the disc holding hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventors: Robert M. Wynalda, Jr., Robert G. Rajter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7780001
    Abstract: A file wrapper for wrapping is provided. The file wrapper for wrapping comprises a file wrapper for wrapping comprising: a the cutting body, which comprises a unit piece of a covering paper and a backing paper of integral constitution that is bent to form a bag shape, sealing pieces provided to the covering paper and the backing paper, at the opening portion of the bag shape for inserting commodities, respectively, and side sticking pieces provided to the both sides portion of the covering paper. The one sealing piece is provided with a stopper of commodities after inserting them, and the other sealing piece is provided with the connecting piece inserted in the notch hole of the stopper and engaged thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Dainichi Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Seko
  • Patent number: 7757849
    Abstract: A protective case for a disc shaped data carrier with at least two moving, opposing side components, wherein the protective case encloses the data carrier in its closed state. Through movement of the two side components relative to each other, the protective case can be brought into an open state in which the data carrier can be removed from the protective case, characterized in that the data carrier is held against the two side components in an inclined position, so that at least a part of it is accessible from both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Hans-Jörgen Beyer
  • Patent number: 7743999
    Abstract: A case for portable electronic device has a set of substantially rigid opposing faces mounted on a hinge that fold together to enclose the device. An internal electrical connection between the device and the case is used to provide an electrical access point on the exterior of the case. The external electrical connection is accomplished through a passive electrical connector positioned on the hinge that holds the opposing faces together. Additional active electronics and batteries may also be positioned in the hinge such that the case can be operationally linked with the device contained in the case. Since many portable electronic devices are dimensioned to be carried in pockets or purses, limiting the size of a protective carrying case can be crucial to gaining consumer acceptance. The case is particularly well adapted for use with a digital music player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Griffin Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 7708138
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a package for holding multiple media discs, comprising, a plurality of media disc trays is provided, each tray having a side hinging surface. The trays are arranged into a stack, such that their respective side hinging surfaces line up with each other to form a composite hinging surface. A label is positioned over the composite hinging surface. The label is affixed to the composite hinging surface, such that the label provides a hinge between each tray in the stack and at least one adjacent tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Rune K. Haraldsson
  • Patent number: 7703604
    Abstract: A package for storing and/or shipping discs has at least one section with a first panel, a second panel and at least one intermediate panel, the intermediate panel being positioned between the first panel and the second panel, where the first and second panels each include at least one opening for receiving a disc and the intermediate panel is solid in at least the area between the first and second panels below the openings where the discs are inserted. The package includes a fastener between the second panel and the intermediate panel positioned above the disc receiving opening on the second panel and a fastener between the first panel and the intermediate panel at a terminal edge of the first panel above the disc receiving opening on the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventors: Ken Golden, Andrew Napolitane
  • Patent number: 7650988
    Abstract: A case allows a disc to be inserted and removed smoothly without the case being opened, and also inhibits the accumulation of dust on the disc. The case has a movable holder and a fixed holder arranged inside, both of which individually define a circular arc. The movable holder is rotatable about its middle, and the rear of the fixed holder is fixed to the case so that the front portion of the fixed holder can flex. With the lever on the movable holder moved towards the bottom of the case so that the movable holder is rotated towards the front opening, a disc can be stored by inserting it through the front opening and causing the movable holder to rotate backwards and the front portion of the fixed holder to flex away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: INAC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toyotoshi Osada
  • Patent number: 7578389
    Abstract: A mailpiece for optical discs and like articles that can meet the U.S. Postal Service standards for automated letter processing by Postal Service equipment and thus qualify for appropriated postal mailing rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Cinram International Inc.
    Inventor: Janice Haas
  • Patent number: 7556148
    Abstract: A package for sheets, for example sheet formed information carriers such as CD-sheets, DVD, CDR, CD-RW and so on and including an outer envelope (3) and an inner envelope (4) formed separately or in one and a same piece together with the outer envelope, manufactured by carton, paper, plastic, wellpapp or the like which have been folded to constitute a cover protecting the sheets (2) or the actual sheet at the same time as the inner envelope (4) supports and partly encloses the sheet (2), so that from the inside (13; 14) of the outer envelope (3) close to its back portion (5) the inner envelope (4) extends in a direction forwards and includes at least one open space (6) delimited laterally by a double fold (7) on each side, which has a length forwards which extends past the half diameter of the stored sheet (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Jakebox AB
    Inventor: Jakob Skarin
  • Patent number: 7513362
    Abstract: A protective case for a disc shaped data carrier has at least two moving, opposing side components. The protective case encloses the data carrier in its closed state and, through movement of the two side components relative to each other, can be brought into an open state in which the data carrier can be removed from the protective case. The data carrier is held against the two side components In an inclined position, so that at least a part of it is accessible from both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Inventor: Hans-Joergen Beyer
  • Patent number: 7458459
    Abstract: A container having a longitudinal dimension may comprise a first pocket member, a second pocket member, and a third pocket member each having substantially the same longitudinal dimension, with the third pocket member being sandwiched between the first and second pocket members. A first pocket may be defined by the second and third pocket members, and a second pocket may be defined by the first and third pocket members. The first, second, and third pocket members may each have a free edge, and the free edges may cooperate with one another to form openings to the first and second pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: MMDesign Studio International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel B. Manzardo
  • Patent number: 7451871
    Abstract: A multiple information disc housing for storing optical discs and including a first housing part (3), a second housing part (5) and an intermediate third housing part (7) arranged between the first and second housing parts. The first housing part is a lid part and the second housing part is a bottom part. The lid part being provided with hinge elements formed as lid part hinge arms (31A, B). The bottom part is provided with hinge elements formed as bottom part corner recesses (37A, B). The intermediate housing part is provided with intermediate housing part hinge elements of two different kinds, (i) intermediate housing part hinge arms (39A, B) and (ii) intermediate housing part corner recesses (41 A, B). Each hinge arm extends into a corresponding corner recess and is rotatably coupled to a respective recessed hinge wall to form a corner hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Adrianus Maria Schuurs
  • Publication number: 20080257765
    Abstract: A package for discs that includes a frame and a planar insert. The frame includes a front face and a rear face, connected by a hinge allowing access to the disc housed between the faces. The planar insert is attached to both faces of the frame. The hinge is flexible, allowing the faces to pivot and the frame to open to accommodate relative movement of the planar insert and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Patrick O'Brien
  • Patent number: 7413076
    Abstract: A storage case for a generally planar item such as a compact disc. The case (10) has a pair of faces (12) adapted to distort when a compressive force is applied parallel to the plane of the disc (34). The case (10) also includes a retaining mechanism (14, 30) between the faces (12) that is adapted to hold the disc (34) in the case (10) when relaxed and adapted to urge the disc (34) out of the case (10) when the faces (12) are distorted by a force applied thereacross. Thus, the case (10) is easy to open and close and in the closed position protects the disc (34) from shock. Furthermore, a single action both opens the case (10) and offers the disc (34) out of the case for easy retrieval. The case (10) can also be adapted to clean the disc (34) as it is inserted into or withdrawn from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Inventor: Jason Kwok Cheung
  • Patent number: 7407053
    Abstract: A boxed disc package has a box with a base and a foldable rigid creased board having multiple parallel creases. Mounting board-receiving panels and spines are formed and separated by the creases. Plural tray-holding boards are mounted on the board-receiving panels. Plural disc-holding trays are mounted on the plural tray-holding boards. One of the board-receiving panels of the foldable right creased board is secured in the box base. The remaining board-receiving panels with the attached tray-holding boards, trays and discs are folded around the spines for overlying each other and folding into the box base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Shane P Rossiter
  • Patent number: 7387203
    Abstract: A package for storage of at least one recording medium has a paperboard component formed from a blank folded along a horizontal midline to define a double thickness, with an exposed outer face thereof being coated and printed and a concealed inner face thereof being unprinted. The concealed inner face defines at least one pair of parallel grooves, preferable formed by laser ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Time Warner, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Alan Siecke
  • Patent number: 7350641
    Abstract: A blank (1) is provided for forming a case, for example for CDs. The blank is folded such that the CD case has a carriage (14) hingedly attached to the case and offset from a case hinge, such that the carriage slides out of a pocket as the case is opened. The blank (1) is suited to automated manufacture and folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Iain Smyth
  • Patent number: 7350642
    Abstract: A packaging comprising a first and second outer part of metallic material, an inner part of non-metallic material made in one piece and comprising a first and second opposed side between which an element can be stored and a hinging part forming at least one hinge connecting said sides and allowing the sides to be rotated relative to each other within an angle so as to open the packaging and adapting the packaging and adapting the packaging for packing in an automated packing machine. At least a part of a perimeter of the first and second outer part is adapted to retain the inner part in order to attach said outer parts to said respective sides of said inner part for covering substantial part of the outer surfaces of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Glud & Marstrand A/S
    Inventors: Jan Bjerregaard, Mazyar Abolfazlian, Esad Zubcevic, Poul Mikkelsen, Christian Ørum, Torsten Brix, Niels Toft Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 7331452
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sleeve for holding two or more digital video discs in a vertically aligned or stacked relationship on a first side of a carrying sleeve and the accompanying graphics on an opposing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Thule Organization Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: James Allen Bergh, Terrence Martin Drew
  • Patent number: 7322469
    Abstract: A container for recording media, such as disk(s) includes first and second essentially identical trays. Each tray is adapted to releasably receive a disk for protective storage. The trays are oriented in overlying and registered relationship to one another and affixed to one surface of a sheet, such as paperboard, in side-by-side relationship. The trays are spaced apart from one another on the sheet to define a spline area of the sheet between the adjacent sides of the trays. Each tray includes unique respective male and female latch means for releasably securing the trays in a closed attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Gregory Chup
  • Patent number: 7320400
    Abstract: A container may include a sheet having a first side and a second side. The sheet may be foldable such that a first portion of the first side faces a second portion of the first side. The container may also include a first pocket member connected to the first portion, a second pocket member connected to the second portion, and a third pocket member connected to the second pocket member. The first pocket member and the first portion may cooperate to define a first pocket configured to receive a first portion of printed material. The second pocket member and the second portion may cooperate to define a second pocket configured to receive a second portion of the printed material. The third pocket member and the second pocket member may cooperate to define a third pocket configured to receive at least one media disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: MMDesign Studio International, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcel B. Manzardo
  • Patent number: 7311198
    Abstract: A device for storing a compact disc includes: (a) a body member (2) having a top (4) and bottom (6) surfaces, a portion proximate its perimeter that turns upward so as to allow the member's outer edge (12) to turn back inward towards the center of the member so as to form a lip (14) whose edge (12) defines an opening (16) that lies above the top (4) surface, and (b) indicia (20) projecting downward from the bottom (6) surface, wherein: (i) the lip (14) is formed from a pliable material, (ii) the opening defines a space through which a compact disc can pass with specified friction due to rubbing between the edges of the opening (12) and the compact disc which is to be laid against the member's top surface (4), (iii) the indicia (20) is located on the bottom (6) surface so as to be within a space defined by the opening of a second, similar device whose top surface is placed below the bottom (6) surface so that the devices may be stacked one upon the other, and (iv) the upward turned portion proximate the member
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Bergus, Vivian Bergus
  • Patent number: 7308982
    Abstract: A disc sleeve is provided for allowing safe storage of discs and/or information articles. The sleeve may include a disc access opening formed on a wall of the sleeve and an information article access opening along an edge of the sleeve. The sleeve also may include a disc retention joint to allow for secure storage of a disc when the sleeve is turned upside down, shaken, or handled during manufacturing. The sleeve may be designed to include a use verification joint to verify whether the disc has been removed from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: William Scott Ballantine
  • Patent number: 7270234
    Abstract: A printable sheet (10) includes a blank (12) for an envelope having a central body panel (14), a top flap, a pair of opposing side panels, and a bottom flap (18). The envelope blank is capable of being removed from the printable sheet and folded along weakened lines to form a secure sleeve for holding various items. The sheet on which the envelope blank is formed is capable of being placed in a printer to have images and/or indicia printed thereon. The envelope may also include integral index tabs for indentifying and archiving the contents of the folded envelope. The top flap, bottom flap, and opposing side panels are adapted to interconnect to secure items in the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Jerry G. Hodsdon
  • Patent number: 7267226
    Abstract: CD Holder, Protector and Information System. The system incorporates a plurality of sheets of material that are sized and shaped to form, when folded, a holder for CDs that also protects the CDs and in addition provides a plurality of surfaces on which to place printed information regarding the CD as to content, performers and other particulars. In addition the sheets may be used for artistic renderings, drawings or pictures relating to the performance that is on the CDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Gary M. Cananzey
  • Patent number: 7252452
    Abstract: A binder including a binder body including a front cover and a rear cover directly or indirectly pivotally coupled together, and a panel located on an outer surface of the binder body to thereby form a pocket between the panel and the binder body. The panel has a free edge located adjacent to a mouth of the pocket. The mouth faces an outer edge of the binder body, and the free edge of the panel is located a variable distance from the outer edge of the binder body along the length of the free edge such that the pocket has a variable width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Africa, Erik N. Sabin
  • Patent number: 7243790
    Abstract: A carrier for storing a plurality of memory devices therein and a method of manufacture for the carrier are provided. The carrier includes a jacket having a plurality of interconnected panels. A hinge member is applied to a hinge edge of containers. One of the panels of the jacket is then secured to the hinge member to mount a stack of containers within the jacket. The stack may also be secured to a second panel of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Inventors: John Civitello, Thomas Michael Steffl
  • Patent number: 7232032
    Abstract: A packaging comprising a first and second outer part of metallic material, an inner part of non-metallic material made in one piece and comprising a first and second opposed side between which an element can be stored and a hinging part forming at least one hinge connecting said sides and allowing the sides to be rotated relative to each other within an angle so as to open the packaging and adapting the packaging and adapting the packaging for packing in an automated packing machine. At least a part of a perimeter of the first and second outer part is adapted to retain the inner part in order to attach said outer parts to said respective sides of said inner part for covering substantial part of the outer surfaces of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Glud & Marstrand A/S
    Inventors: Jan Bjerregaard, Mazyar Abolfazlian, Esad Zubcevic, Poul Mikkelsen, Christian Ørum, Torsten Brix, Niels Toft Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 7228964
    Abstract: A storage case (1) for a compact disc (2) comprises an outer shell (4) within which an inner carrier (5) for storing the compact disc (2) is slideable between an open and a closed position. The compact disc (2) is stored in a disc storing area (20) between a lower support plate (15) and an upper retaining member (19) of the inner carrier (5). Guide plates (25, 26) slideably guide the compact disc (2) into and out of the disc storing area (20). Resilient disc engaging clips (30) on a rear end wall (17) of the inner carrier (5) resiliently urges the compact disc (2) against corresponding abutment members (33) on the front end wall (16) for securing the compact disc (2) against sideward sliding from the disc storing area (20). The combination of the disc engaging clips (30) and the guide plates (25, 26) avoid the need for a central locating spigot for engaging a central opening of the compact disc (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventors: John Joseph Lawlor, William Peter Lawlor, Patrick Christopher Wright, John Joseph McCormack, Owen Paul Laverty
  • Patent number: 7225921
    Abstract: The invention is a case for receiving at least one data storage disk. The case is comprised of two cover members and a base. The case opens by sliding one or both cover members away from each other to allow removal of the disk from the base. The present improved DVD or CD case has very few components which are characterized by great simplicity whereby low manufacturing and assembly cost is achieved, without sacrificing reliability and resistance to breakage or malfunctioning. The case can be accommodated in existing racks, or holders and displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: TGG Packaging Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Pelczarski, King Yeung Choi, Kwok Keung Kwong
  • Patent number: 7178568
    Abstract: A woman's purse to be hand or shoulder carried, and which has a front face panel of a record jacket attached to a substrate and a rear surface panel formed of a vinyl record preferably laminated for protection, attached to a substrate. The two side and bottom panels form a generally U-shaped section which is attached to each of the front and rear panels, but not attached to the two top edges of the front and rear panels. A handle(s) can be conventionally attached. The purse may be lined and have accessories attached to the interior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventor: Krystal Wynona
  • Patent number: 7156232
    Abstract: A hanging file system for compact disks and other small planar objects is provided. The system includes hanging file folders that are shrunken compared to standard letter sized or legal sized hanging file folders. The hanging file folder has open sides and two permanently fixed hangers. The hangers are separated by a fixed length which is less than 11 inches. An envelope can be used in conjunction with the hanging file folders to protect each compact disk stored in the hanging file folder. Thus, several CDs in their envelopes can be accommodated in each hanging file folder without risk of scratching. An identifying tab and label can be provided for each folder. A printed insert piece can be included in each folder along with compact disks. An adapter can be used to turn a standard letter or legal filing drawer into a drawer for holding at least two rows of hanging files for CDs. Alternatively, a portable container is provided sized for carrying the shrunken hanging file folders and their CDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Sheldon Holson
  • Patent number: 7147104
    Abstract: By enlarging a range, in which an insertion and extraction port is opened, optical disks as stored are made easy to turn over to enable readily retrieve the optical disks as stored. A storage casing includes a bottom plate, a front plate provided on the bottom plate through a first hinge composed of a first bent portion along a first side of the bottom plate, a back plate provided on the bottom plate through a second hinge composed of a second bent portion along a second side opposed to the first side, and a pair of side plates provided on the back plate. When the front plate turns through the first hinge, it turns until engaging parts of turning pieces of the front plate engage with first turning restriction portions, and when the back plate turns through the second hinge, it turns until restriction portions of the side plates engage with second turning restriction portions. The front plate and the back plate are opened outward to enlarge an insertion and extraction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Ishii
  • Patent number: 7111729
    Abstract: A low-profile CD/DVD disk case has base and lid portions and spaced apart integrally formed living hinge members that extend between portions of a spine structure, the spine structure forming a rigid enlargement of the base portion. Preferably, the length and width of the base portion, including that of the spine structure, correspond to like dimensions of a standard jewel case, and an overall open length of the base and lid portions also correspond to that of the standard jewel case for automated handling and loading using existing jewel case machinery. Also, the thickness of the case can be only 5.2 mm, about half that of the standard jewel case, and there can be clearance openings for receiving standard storage posts, rings, or the like. Moreover, the case can be configured to hold two conventional disks within the same 5.2 mm thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Finest Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwok Din Lau