For Roll Or Reel Patents (Class 206/389)
  • Patent number: 10625913
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a tampering/opening evidence mechanism to avoid the adulteration and reuse of packages, which corresponds to a device having a dual lid with a series of mechanisms that, when the user turns the lid to open the product, make the side surface thereof to be stained by an ink located therein. Thus, the mechanism of the invention stains with a permanent/indelible ink the inside of the dual lid, when it is rotated by the user for the first opening of the container, and wherein said movement allows both surface to be stained due to an element, such as a foam, being charged with ink which stains both surfaces with the rotation of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Labinst S.A.S.
    Inventor: Daniel Acevedo
  • Patent number: 10582813
    Abstract: A device that provides temporary bathroom and toilet area illumination is provided. The device is best characterized as a toilet tissue spindle nightlight, containing various electronic subassemblies that operate together as a bathroom night lighting system. The spindle is capable of sensing movement, or vibrations, when a user accesses the roll of toilet tissue being held by the spindle. When movement is detected, the spindle automatically activates an integrated light to provide temporary and effective bathroom area illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Dale Carter
  • Patent number: 10418156
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Jr., Stephen S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10392173
    Abstract: A safety capsule for containers, comprising: an external cap (2), provided with coupling means for the coupling thereof to the neck (C) of a container; an internal element (3), located inside the external cap (2) and configured to be associated, in a removable manner, with an opening (A) of the container; connecting means (4, 5), interposed between the external cap (2) and the internal element (3), and structured so as to leave the external cap (2) and the internal element (3) unconstrained with respect to a movement for opening or removal of the external cap (2) between a closed position and an intermediate position, and solidly constrain the external cap (2) and the internal element (3) with respect to the movement for opening or removal of the external cap (2) between the intermediate position and an opening position; a signalling means (S) structured so as to take on a given configuration in the intermediate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA′ COOPERATIVA
    Inventors: Fabrizio Pucci, Enrico Gianfranco Campari, Giorgio Matteucci
  • Patent number: 10311761
    Abstract: A storage label device for mounting a label on a storage device is provided. The storage label device includes: a label holder body having a smooth front face and an opposing back face, the holder body extending between a top edge, a bottom edge, a first side, and a second side; a label pouch attached to the smooth front face of the label holder for receiving a label within the label pouch; and a clip portion formed along the top edge of the label holder body, extending from the back face at the top edge of the label holder and curving downward at a distal end of the clip portion to form a downward-facing hook. The label holder body is curved between the top edge and the bottom edge such that the bottom edge is aligned between the back face at the top edge and the distal end of the clip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Lynnette Balser
  • Patent number: 10287089
    Abstract: A drum for storage or transportation of a coil, comprises a base configured to rest on a horizontal surface. A hollow polygonal core extends upward from the top of the base. A cover also extends from the top of the base and has a circular, cylindrical, inner wall. The cover is spaced from the core, forming an annular space for receiving a coil. The core is composed of a plurality of planar parts hinged to one another so that the core can be collapsed and stored or shipped in a substantially flat condition, and expanded to its polygonal shape for connection to the base. The cover is composed of two or more arc-shaped parts, which are capable of being nested for storage and shipment. The drum can be used for storage or transportation of dry bulk material, in which case the core can be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Direct Wire & Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Witwer, Seth Galewyrick, Howard Finley Livingston, Andrew Weiman
  • Patent number: 10234714
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid crystal module and a display device. The liquid crystal module includes a backlight module, a display panel and a support element surrounding the display panel and the backlight module. A light-shielding belt is arranged between a side edge portion of the display panel and the adjacent support element, a first side surface of the light-shielding belt is adhered onto the support element, and an elastic element in abutment against the display panel is arranged at a second side surface of the light-shielding belt opposite to the first side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Long Zhang, Mookeun Shin, Zhizhong Tu, Yongjun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10208824
    Abstract: A suspension assembly having a shaft with a first end and a second end. The first end of the shaft is mounted to a force receiving member. The shaft is translatable within a linear bearing, which is mounted to a support member. A first magnet is mounted to the force receiving member and a second magnet is mounted to the support member. A shaft collar is mounted to the second end of the shaft. The first and second magnets are adapted to provide a magnetic force against a force applied to the force receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Zachary Stein
  • Patent number: 10102947
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Stephen S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9999936
    Abstract: A solder wire bobbinless coil includes a solder wire coil formed by winding a solder wire into a hollow columnar, the solder wire coil having a first coil opening at one end of the hollow columnar, and a second coil opening at the other end of the hollow columnar; and a covering film covering an outer surface of the solder wire coil. The covering film has a first film opening smaller than the first coil opening on a portion covering the first coil opening and a second film opening equal to or smaller than the second coil opening on a portion covering the second coil opening, and the first film opening includes, at a peripheral area thereof, a first protruding portion extending so as to protrude to an inner side of the first coil opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NIHON SUPERIOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Nishimura, Yutaka Fukushima, Hideki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9926102
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoplastic products and packaging therefor. More particularly, some implementations of the invention relate to a thermoplastic material that is packaged in a box, such as a corrugated cardboard box. In some cases, the box has a quick opening mechanism extending between two opposite sides of the box. Some examples of such quick opening mechanisms include a perforation, a tear strip, a hook-and-loop fastener, and a chain stitch. While the packaging can in opened in any suitable manner, in some cases, a user grabs a flap on the box, pulls the flap to rip the box down a perforated quick opening mechanism, and uses the weight of the thermoplastic material to knock down the box so that it becomes substantially flat. Other implementations are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Maxwell Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Trent N. Baker, Brent C. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9911079
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carrier tape housing electronic components with seal materials includes preparing a tape-shaped main body with housing holes including bottom surfaces along a longitudinal direction, providing chip-shaped electronic components respectively into the housing holes, affixing a tape-shaped seal material having an adhesive layer on one principal surface to the tape-shaped main body such that the adhesive layer covers the housing holes and adheres to the electronic components, and forming cuts in the tape-shaped seal material to separate portions defining and functioning as the seal materials including portions at least partially overlapping with the respective housing holes in a planar view from the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Publication number: 20150136626
    Abstract: A wraparound portable holder with protective inserts that is closeable and openable, allowing for the storage or use of a restraint device. A restraint device is enclosed, and protected, by the wraparound portable holder. Further, the wraparound portable holder may be closed or opened during use of the restraint device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: James Hagan, James Buckner, Chris Daniel
  • Publication number: 20150129445
    Abstract: A strap guide used in connection with a container having at least one opening for receiving a strap. The strap guide can include a boss defining a strap slot. The boss can have a periphery and two sides. A lip on the one of the two sides can extend outward relative to the boss, and a flange on the other of the two sides can also extend outward relative to the boss. At least a strap protector and a container for use with strap guide inserts can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: William Cooper, Richard Andzel, Randal P. Stuart
  • Publication number: 20150129444
    Abstract: The present invention is a container for the transport of products, particularly in the form of coils, comprising a floor (1), two side walls (2), a front wall (3), two doors (4) and a removable rigid roof (5) with a fastening mechanism. The floor (1) is equipped with movable supports with a fastening mechanism, grouped in at least one pair, located along its longer axis of symmetry, opposite to each other. In the closed position, the supports form a horizontal plane with the floor (1), while in the open position, they form a trough. The pivoting support, forming part of one pair consists of a flap (6) connected to the flap support (7) or a wide flap (8) connected to the wide flap support (9) or (10). The flap (6) and the wide flap (8) are movably connected with the floor (1) by means of hinges (11) located on one of the edges, whereas the flap (6) and the wide flap (8) are connected movably by the other edge by means of hinges (11) with the flap support (7) or the wide flap support (9 and 10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: LAUDE SMART INTERMODAL Spólka Akcyjna
    Inventor: Marcin Witczak
  • Publication number: 20150101951
    Abstract: Tp Tracker is a compact, light weight, re-useable, crush resistant, moisture resistant container for holding a compact coreless roll of toilet paper, that can be attached to any belt, belt loop, back pack strap, etc. The primary purpose for inventing the TP Tracker was to make using toilet paper by hunters to mark blood trails when tracking a wounded animal. What makes it real unique for hunters, is it can be used one handed, a hunter does not have to set there weapon down to get a piece of toilet paper to mark the blood trail. But TP Tracker goes way beyond that in it also can be used by anyone needing toilet paper far from any restroom facilities, people like; hunters, fishermen, hikers, campers, even military personnel out in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: David Lee Grawe
  • Publication number: 20150060318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wrap case (1) for packaging in which a wrap for packaging (3) wound around a branch pipe (2) is accommodated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Tae-Jung Lee
  • Publication number: 20140363604
    Abstract: A decorative roll for decoration comprising a cylindrically rolled sheet of plastic; wherein the plastic sheet is about 50 feet to about 500 feet long, about 5 centimeters to about 20 centimeters wide, about 1/10 of a millimeter to about 3 millimeters deep, and about 50 grams to about 500 grams in weight. The decorative roll may comprise a support insert, a message, and an attachment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: John Gallio
  • Publication number: 20140319000
    Abstract: A dispensing system is provided including a plurality of instrument covers defining an elongated strip. The strip includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. The first surface includes a material having adhesion properties. The strip is arranged in a roll such that the material contacts the second surface to maintain the strip in the roll. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth Irwin Fishberger, David Matthew Schwartzberg, Ross Fishberger
  • Patent number: 8864482
    Abstract: A consumable assembly comprising a container portion configured to retain a supply of filament, a guide tube connected to the container portion, and a pump portion connected to the guide tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8851316
    Abstract: A trashcan liner dispenser that comprises a combination caddy and liner cartridge that self-locks together when nested, the caddy including an arrangement whereby an access opening in the liner cartridge cooperates with a supply of folded liners housed therein to reduce the pulling force required to remove a liner from the nested cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Donald R. Barrett, Richard J. Baranowski
  • Publication number: 20140291182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an item holder apparatus and methods of using the same. Specifically, the present invention comprises a rollable sheet of gripping material that is capable of rolling or otherwise wrapping around an item to be carried by a user. Specifically, the item holder apparatus comprises a first wing and a second wing of flat, flexible gripping material having fasteners disposed thereon, wherein said first and second wings are capable of rolling or wrapping around an item to be carrier. Further, the item holder apparatus comprises a flat portion extending away from the first and second wings and having an aperture therein for holding a ring, clip, carabiner, or other connector. The item holder apparatus resiliently holds an item within the same and allows the same to be usefully accessible for a user thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony Cascio
  • Publication number: 20140259482
    Abstract: A device for disinfecting the soles of shoes or feet is disclosed. The device contains a spool of sanitizing wipe stretched across an opening. The user may step into the opening to sanitize shoe or foot soles, and also may wind the sanitizing wipe spool to reveal a fresh, unused portion of sanitizing wipe. The device may also contain a second opening that allows access to a drying material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: John David Bove
  • Publication number: 20140242098
    Abstract: Flexible film or strip dosing device and method for various therapeutic applications are disclosed. The device includes at least one film or strip and a packaging container for the film or strip. The film or strip normally include a polymer base with or without a therapeutic agent admixed with the polymer base. The film or strip is printed with doses, marks or calibrated lines to indicate different length of the film and therefore the different doses of the therapeutic agents. The packaging container or dispenser can have marks or calibrated lines similar to a ruler which measures the length of film and therefore the different doses of therapeutic agents. The packaging container may have a built-in cutter to conveniently cut the film or strips as needed for flexible dosing of therapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Xudong Yuan
  • Publication number: 20140231290
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to packaged article comprising a rolled sheet product wound about a fibrous core. The fibrous core comprises a longitudinal core axis, an outer surface, an inner surface, a first open end, and a second open end. The first open end is opposite the second open end and defines a length therebetween. The inner surface comprises indicia. The packaged article also comprises a packaging material substantially surrounding the rolled sheet product and at least one viewable face. The indicia disposed on the inner surface of the fibrous core is visible through the at least one viewable face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre MELLIN, Emma Lynn SARTINI
  • Publication number: 20140231289
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a dispenser for dispensing flexible sheets. The dispenser includes (A) a pouch composed of at least one flexible multilayer film. The pouch includes (i) a front wall joined to a rear wall along a top seal and a bottom seal and (ii) a first sidewall and an opposing second sidewall. Each sidewall is joined to the front wall and the rear wall with a respective first side seal and a second side seal. The pouch also includes (iii) a flap above the pouch that is joined to the pouch along the top seal. The dispenser also includes (B) a roll of continuous flexible sheets in an interior of the pouch. The dispenser further includes (C) a slot along the front wall through which the flexible sheets are removed from the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy James, Haley A. Lowry, Jill M. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140110293
    Abstract: A cassette for use in dispensing a pleated tubing. The cassette includes an annular body having a generally U shaped housing with an open central cylindrical core. The annular body includes an inner wall, an angular wall a bottom wall and an outer wall. The annular cover has an outer wall and a ledge that extends radially inward from the outer wall and over the annular body that defines a gap between an inner edge of the ledge and the inner wall of the annular body. An inter-engagement mechanism is provided on the annular body and on opposite edges of the annular cover that cooperates to secure the cover to the body. At least one aperture is provided in the angular wall to enable ventilation of the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: MUNCH KIN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Bryan DUNN, Kevin Douglas JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20140110292
    Abstract: A silicone wrap contained in a box having a slide cutter is disclosed. The silicone wrap includes a silicone layer and a support layer. The silicone layer is rolled by a first compression mechanism, and then pressed into a sheet structure by a second compression mechanism, and the support layer is coated onto the silicone layer, and the manufactured support layer and silicone layer are wound into a roll structure, so that the silicone wrap can be pulled to a length and cut by the slide cutter. Food-grade silicone is used as the raw material for making the silicone layer, so that the silicone wrap high elasticity and stickiness and can be covered onto a container of any shape and material or a food, and the silicone wrap will not be damaged by heating or freezing and can be used repeatedly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SILICOM SILICONE APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHEN-BIN CHAO
  • Publication number: 20140034532
    Abstract: A roll has a structure in which a film is wound around a hollow core. The film is a dicing die bonding film having a surface where depressions and protrusions are formed. The roll is placed in a storage bag. Side plates are provided to both end portions of the roll being placed in the storage bag. Protruded portions of the side plates are attached by being inserted into both end portions of a follow portion of the core. With a pair of the side plates being attached to top and bottom ends of the roll, the side plates and the roll are secured with two to four bands. The bands are provided all around the outer portions of the side plates and the roll (storage bag) such that at least two bands cross, whereby the side plates and the roll are secured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masami AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 8631936
    Abstract: A wire container having a housing consisting essentially of recyclable material is provided. The housing has a peripheral wall defining a boundary leading from a first end to a second end of the housing, a plurality of end portions folded inwardly at the second end to define an end wall, and a plurality of support structures coplanar with and coupled to the end wall and extending across the plurality of end portions. A welding wire and container assembly is also provided, in which a coil of welding wire is disposed in the housing and support by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Adam Rolfes, Sanjeev Thapa, Steve Barhorst
  • Publication number: 20130233919
    Abstract: Detachable printed image for track and trace purpose of a product, comprising a first and a second part, the first and second part both having the same single unique number for single use, the first and second part being separable from each other, wherein optionally the first and or second part comprises one or more of a colour code, a figure, a first text item, and a second text item, for recording product information and/or wherein optionally a tear line is present between said first and second part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TTRC, Training, Trading & Consultancy B.V.
    Inventor: Frans U. A. van Waes
  • Publication number: 20130193016
    Abstract: The storage body includes a tape formed with recess portions that dip in in a thickness direction formed at intervals along the tape length direction and a cover that is superimposed on the tape and closes off openings of the recess portions. The tape is fixed to the tape by intermediate fixing portions and a pair of side fixing portions. The intermediate fixing portions are formed between the mutually adjacent recess portions. The pair of side fixing portions include overlapping portions and connect portions. The overlapping portions are formed at the two tape width direction sides of the intermediate fixing portions so as to overlap with the intermediate fixing portions along the tape length direction. The connect portions are formed with constant width connecting together the respective overlapping portions disposed in lines along the tape length direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: FUJITSU LIMITED
  • Patent number: 8469191
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing, transporting and dispensing conveyor belts is described. The apparatus, in the form of a crate, has top and bottom conventional pallets, allowing for easy handling and strength for additional stacked crates. The center of the crate holds a hub assembly that moves rotationally, and allows smooth transition from consecutive layers of the conveyor belt wrapped thereon. During shipment, the roll of conveyor belt lies on its side. In one embodiment, a center pipe axle of the spool passes through holes in the top and bottom pallets. Alternatively, the center pipe axle passes through channels created between planks of the top and bottom pallets. These configurations secure the roll in the crate, and allow it to turn freely when loaded or unloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Ashworth Bros., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Steinhoff, Joseph Allen Bowen, Darroll Joseph Neely
  • Publication number: 20130153453
    Abstract: A container adapted for use by a child in storing and transporting rolled documents is provided. The container is generally cylindrical, having a hinged container lid and a carry handle attached to the hinge mechanism to facilitate carrying by hand or attachment to another transported item, such as a child's backpack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Oyaco Products Inc.
    Inventor: Oyaco Products Inc.
  • Patent number: 8464870
    Abstract: A packaging member includes a base with a central portion and a pair of opposed walls extending in the same direction from opposing edges of the central portion. The packaging member also includes a locator panel with a perimeter corresponding to the perimeter of the base central portion and an aperture defined by a sidewall. The locator panel is retained upon the base between the pair of opposed walls. Additionally, the packaging member includes a plurality of spaced apart tabs with first portions which are affixed to the sidewall and have a profile corresponding to the profile of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20130140207
    Abstract: A thermoplastic food wrap film including a plurality of parallel ribs formed therein. To produce the film, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers having ridges. The formation of the ribs may increase the width of the web. The film may be formed into a roll and inserted into a box having a cutting strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: The Glad Products Company
  • Patent number: 8443974
    Abstract: A bedding article is compressed and rolled from two side edges to form a rolled bedding article having two rolled portions. The rolled bedding article is fitted into a rectangular prism-shaped container. The container depth is smaller than the container width or height. The depth extends in a depth dimension that is perpendicular to the roll axes of the rolled portions. Multiple containers that contain such rolled bedding articles are placed on a retail-store merchandise shelf. The shelf has a shelf depth that extends in the depth dimension. A first container is disposed on the shelf in front of the second container. The combined depth of the aligned containers is made to be approximately the same as the shelf depth in order to reduce the amount of wasted shelf space in the retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20130062237
    Abstract: A dual purpose waste receptacle and toilet tissue roll storage device in which the toilet tissue storage area is arranged below the waste receptacle and provides a base on which the dual purpose device stands in use. A flanged top provides for convenient handling. The device may be made in one or two pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Mario S. DERMO
  • Publication number: 20130048523
    Abstract: A label for a product rolled about a core has an outer profile configured to extend beyond an outer diameter of the core, a front surface having alignment indicia configured to align the label with respect to an inner diameter of the core, and a rear surface having adhesive thereon and being contactable with an inner surface of the core. The outer profile defines a tabular segment and an arcuate portion, the tabular segment being formable and bendable about the inner diameter of the core and adherable to an inner surface of the core, the tabular segment having a first portion and a second portion, the arcuate portion being configured to extend beyond the outer diameter of the core. Reference indicia is disposed on the first portion of the tabular segment inboard of the alignment indicia such that the second portion of the tabular segment is absent the reference indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Rodrigo E. Orozco Ramirez, Richard D. Huss, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 8365911
    Abstract: A roller box assembly includes a roller box and a bedding product contained in the roller box. The roller box includes a cardboard box portion, a pair of fixed-axis wheels, and a handle. The fixed-axis wheels are disposed along a corner edge of a bottom portion of the box portion. The handle portion is attached to the top portion of the box portion. In one embodiment, the bedding product is a mattress that has been compressed and rolled into a cylinder shape. A retail customer can purchase the bedding product at a retail store, and can then transport the purchased product out of the store by pulling the box from the handle such that the box rolls on its rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Zinus, Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 8365912
    Abstract: A wire containment structure includes a container and a bag. The container includes a sidewall that at least partially defines a container receptacle. The sidewall defines a first handle aperture and a second handle aperture. The bag is configured to entirely support a wire stack. The bag is disposed at least partially within the container receptacle and comprises a body, a first handle, and a second handle. The body defines a wire receptacle. The first handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the first handle aperture. The second handle is coupled with the body and is routed through the second handle aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carroscia, Vaidyanath B. Rajan
  • Publication number: 20130008816
    Abstract: A packaging for a roll of material, such as a roll of paper, having a cylindrical wall and opposing ends. The packaging comprises a wrapper to be wound about the cylindrical wall of the roll, the wrapper being sized to extend beyond the opposing ends of the roll for folding and crimping extending edges of the wrapper onto said opposing ends; and at least one header to be fitted against the respective ends of the roll and comprising an embossed cellulosic substrate to absorb a volume of crimps when the wrapper is folded and crimped onto the ends and pressure is applied against the ends of the roll. It also relates to a method and a packaging kit for packaging a roll of material, a packaged roll of material, and a packaging header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: CASCADES CONVERSION INC.
    Inventors: Denis Aumais, Martin Caya, Martin Latour, Martin Flibotte, Mario Leroux, Michel Labbe
  • Publication number: 20130008815
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (10) for the intermediate storage of planar articles, in particular print products, which can be spooled in an imbricated stream arrangement, which intermediate storage apparatus (10) has a plurality of substantially mutually adjacent winding stations (D1, . . . , D4), to which the articles to be temporarily stored are fed for spooling on connecting lines (14) or from which the temporarily stored articles, after being unspooled, are led off on the connecting lines (14), as well as at least one supply line (11) and at least one discharge line (12), which cross the connecting lines (14) at predefined junctions. The transfer apparatuses (13) are arranged displaceably on the connecting lines (14), which transfer apparatuses at the junctions selectively connect the connecting lines (14) to the at least one supply line (11), or the at least one discharge line (12), for transfer of the planar articles between the lines (11; 12; 14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Publication number: 20120318693
    Abstract: A method of communicating qualities to a consumer of a paper towel product where the method involves: providing a paper towel product having one or more qualities, identifying one or more communicative elements having one or more of the same qualities of the paper towel product, selecting a first communicative element by applying one or more selective criteria to the one or more communicative elements, providing a visual representation of the paper towel product and a visual representation of the first communicative element, and using the visual representations of the paper towel product and first communicative element to provide a quality communicative indicium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Lee Conner, Laura Kathleen Weber, Jeffrey William Winkle
  • Patent number: 8317055
    Abstract: A trash bag receptacle with trash bag dispenser system has an open top, a bottom floor, and a front wall. The front wall of the container has a slotted opening which extends from the bottom floor upwards along substantially the entire length of the front wall. A channel member with an open top and bottom extends inward into the container, enclosing the slotted opening within the container. A base section supporting the container has an interior space in which a roll of trash bags is rotatably mounted. A single trash bag from the roll is threaded from the interior space and through the channel. The trash bag exits from the open top of the channel where its perforation is separated from the roll of trash bags. The adjacent, next trash bag on the roll remains in the channel member. A new, clean trash bag is thus easily accessible to the user by simply pulling the next trash bag which is exposed through the open top of the channel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Leanne Zawrotny, Doreen Fries
  • Publication number: 20120285852
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takashi Il, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Publication number: 20120267274
    Abstract: A packaging member includes a base with a central portion and a pair of opposed walls extending in the same direction from opposing edges of the central portion. The packaging member also includes a locator panel with a perimeter corresponding to the perimeter of the base central portion and an aperture defined by a sidewall. The locator panel is retained upon the base between the pair of opposed walls. Additionally, the packaging member includes a plurality of spaced apart tabs with first portions which are affixed to the sidewall and have a profile corresponding to the profile of the sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8272389
    Abstract: A compact mirror floss container configured to dispense floss includes: (i) a first clam shell member having a mirrored interior surface and (ii) a second clam shell member pivotally coupled to the first clam shell member. The second clam shell member includes a receiving mechanism. A floss cartridge is coupled about the receiving mechanism and configured to dispense floss. An attachment member is coupled to one of the first clam shell member and second clam shell member, configured to selectably couple to a receiving member. The container also includes a securing mechanism coupled to one of the first clam shell member and second clam shell member, configured to selectably couple the first clam shell member to the second clam shell member. The container also includes a cutting member configured to cut floss; and a decorative cover. The decorative cover is selectably coupleable to the clam shell members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Charity L. Bish
  • Patent number: 8206003
    Abstract: An illuminated holder for storing one roll of toilet paper in a protected and conveniently accessible position atop a toilet tank, although positioning in other conveniently accessible locations in a bathroom is also contemplated. The holder has a grooved base, a cylindrical main body, an upwardly-tapering cap, and a light emitting diode (LED) that provides a source of illumination through a translucent light shield positioned between the main body and the cap. A photovoltaic cell and rechargeable battery preferably power the LED light, and a sensor automatically activates the LED light in dimly lit surroundings. One roll of toilet paper is placed on the base at a time, and then covered until needed by the assembled main body, shield, and cap. Optionally, the base may have high-friction feet configured for gripping the top of a toilet tank cover and maintaining the holder in its desired position of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Richard W. LaBarge
  • Publication number: 20120125794
    Abstract: A cylindrical tube for dispensing wrap material, comprising an outer surface having a flat portion, the flat portion for resting on a surface; an inside diameter sized for receiving the wrap material; a cut-out in the cylindrical tube for exposing an end of the wrap material; and a groove formed in an outer surface of the cylindrical tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Henry Mathew ELASH, Sandra Corinne ELASH