Plural Rolls Patents (Class 206/391)
  • Patent number: 10676013
    Abstract: A system for securing large, heavy cylindrical cotton bales on a trailer, the system using front and rear support frames reversibly attached to a trailer bed with a plurality of spaced apart middle support frames therebetween. The middle support frame consists of a top frame and a bottom frame wherein the bottom frame is reversibly attached to the trailer bed. The top and bottom frames are connected to each other with a vertical side beam and with spaced apart angled beams. The front end and rear ends of the top frame are connected to each other with top cross beams. The spaced apart angled beams form retaining spaces causing at least some of the surface of a bale to become embedded in the retaining spaces, thereby preventing sideways, forward and backward movement of the bale. A retaining bar attached rotatably to the vertical side beams also prevents sideways movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Perry McNatt
  • Patent number: 10427813
    Abstract: A method of packaging products and a packaging arrangement. A first product unit is wrapped at least in a first protective cover. The first protective cover envelops the first product unit and creates a first wrapped first product unit. A second product is wrapped at least in a second protective cover, such that the second protective cover envelops the second product unit and creates a second wrapped second product unit. The first wrapped first product unit is arranged adjacent to the second wrapped second product unit to create a product unit arrangement. A band is formed circumferentially around the product unit arrangement to create a secured product unit arrangement. The band has at least one graphic. The secured product unit arrangement is wrapped in a protective wrapper. The protective wrapper is heated to shrink the wrapper around the secured product unit arrangement. The graphic remains intact and visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 10294018
    Abstract: A blow molded runner having a bottom wall and a top wall forming a double wall blow molded configuration, at least one compressed double wall structure defined by fusion an inner surface of the bottom wall to an inner surface of the top wall. At least two columns spaced apart at a distance wherein each of the at least two columns defines one of the at least one compressed double wall structure and has a top surface and the compressed double wall structure corresponding to each of the at least two columns extends from the top surface to a bottom surface of the runner at the at least two columns wherein the bottom surface is defined by an outer surface of the bottom wall. A width of the runner varies along a length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Custom-Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Machande, Ronald A. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10259629
    Abstract: A package material may include one or more layers of plastic laminate, a first side, a second side and a penetration area. A weakening line may extend from the penetration area and may provide an opening area in the package material. The package material may include a plastic opening device, with a first and second portion attached to the first and second side, respectively, and a material bridge penetrating through the penetration area. The second portion may cover at least partly the penetration area and may include a guiding portion extending from the penetration area adjacent to the at least one weakening line as to facilitate rupturing substantially along the at least one weakening line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Jonas Björk, Bengt Håkansson, Pär Andersson
  • Patent number: 10240693
    Abstract: A method of building a fluids processing facility includes arranging a first level of modules, each module having a longitudinal axis and each containing at least one first pipe in a substantially adjacent and parallel orientation. A pipe rack module is arranged on a second higher level, such that a longitudinal axis of the pipe rack module is oriented in a direction that is substantially normal to the longitudinal axes of the first level of modules. The pipe rack module includes at least one second pipe. The at least one first pipe of each of the first level of modules is connected with each other via the at least one second pipe disposed in the pipe rack module to form a processing facility. Also disclosed is a pipe rack module which connects several piping modules in a fluids processing facility to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Private Equity Oak LP
    Inventors: Kenneth George James, Bob Nabata
  • Patent number: 10124978
    Abstract: A dispenser for wrapping paper that allows a user to store a number of rolls of paper, ribbons and tape on the device. A sheet of the desired paper can be pulled from a roll and cut, using a sheet cutter installed on the device. Spools of ribbon are installed on the device for ready dispensing. A tape dispenser is also installed with a sawtooth cutter for quick and easy tape dispensing. The device is designed for quick and easy replacement of paper rolls, spools of ribbon and tape. Finally, when the projects are finished, the device can be stored in a closet by hanging it on a bar using a hook provided on the device. This lets the device hang at a height that makes it convenient to retrieve and store as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Tonya Szymonski, Trena Rairdon
  • Patent number: 9902551
    Abstract: A dispenser for on-demand dispensing of a length of belt material and a first hook material patch is provided. The dispenser includes a first holder for a roll or a stack of continuous belt material, a dispensing outlet for the belt material, a separating element for separating the length of belt material from the roll or the stack of continuous belt material, a second holder for at least the first hook material patch, and a hook material patch providing device. The hook material patch providing device is arranged to cooperate with the second holder to dispense the first hook material patch. There is further provided a method of on-demand dispensing a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Krook, Shadi Ståhl, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 9718595
    Abstract: A container at least to some extent composed of a sheet of composite material, where the composite material includes an aluminum foil with a first and a second surface side, a first polymer layer, bonded to at least one of the two surface sides, where the aluminum foil covers, by way of the polymer layer, at least one aperture of a holder, where the composite material and the holder together form the container, where the holder accepts at least one analytical aid in a cutout, where the aluminum foil has been molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Leichner
  • Patent number: 9483963
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with a base, and a plurality of receptacles supported by the base. Each of the plurality of receptacles is sized to receive a plurality of cards. Each of the plurality of receptacles has a distal end with an opening for display, receipt and removal of at least one of the plurality of cards and a proximal end to provide a limit to a depth of receipt for the plurality of cards within the receptacle. Each receptacle is oriented such that a direction from the distal end to the proximal end is angularly offset from vertical about a fore/aft axis relative to the base for customer access of at least one of the plurality of cards. Multiple arrays of receptacles are provided with a central array having a quantity of receptacles that is different than the other arrays to create a non-rectangular overall profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Woelfel, Mark Germain, Amy Tow Harmon, Sarah Furnari, Joel Barenbrugge, Michael J. Ebert, Thomas E. Hubley, Jeffrey B. Fridrich
  • Patent number: 9376280
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing cushioning wrap material includes a box having a dispensing opening in communication with an interior of the box. A roll of interleaf material is rotatably positioned within the box such that a free end of the interleaf material can extend through the dispensing opening, and a roll of expandable sheet material in an unexpanded form is rotatably positioned within the box adjacent the first roll of sheet material such that a free end of the expandable sheet material can extend through the dispensing opening. A tensioning assembly is operably associated with the roll of expandable sheet material to control rotational resistance thereof. The interleaf material and the expandable sheet material can be concurrently pulled out of the box in abutting contact by a user and the rotational resistance of the roll of expandable sheet material causes the expandable sheet material to expand in thickness and length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Brandon Cadette Page, Marcelo Miller Passos, Jacob Daniel Wills
  • Patent number: 9353580
    Abstract: A pipe mat is provided for use with a tubing tray for receiving, organizing and storing drill pipe tripped out of a drill string on a drilling rig, the pipe mat having a plurality of substantially parallel and spaced-apart support rails to form a plurality of drain channels disposed between adjacent pair of support rails, a plurality of substantially parallel and spaced-apart nub rails disposed on the plurality of support rails, the nub rails substantially orthogonal to the support rails thereby form a lattice structure having openings disposed between the nub rails that are in communication with the drain channels, and a plurality of spaced-apart pipe nubs extending upwardly from the nub rails, which are configured to hold a drill pipe in place when an end of the drill pipe is placed onto one of the pipe nubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Katch Kan Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Quinn A. J. Holtby, Dallas Laird Greenwood
  • Patent number: 9211009
    Abstract: A portable spice rack that comprises a square or rectangular shaped housing and a plurality of spice drawers which are stacked vertically within the housing. The spice drawers provide a plurality of compartments that are uniquely designed to accommodate storing and retrieving varying shaped and sized spice bottles or other types of containers. Specifically, the spice drawer provides a substantially rectangular compartment having a base further providing a slot formed by an opening and opposed supporting walls. The rectangular compartment and slot within the base coact to enable, in particular, square, rectangular, and/or circular spice bottles or containers, or any combination thereof, to be stored and retrieved at the same time within any of the plurality of compartments within the spice rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: YOUCOPIA PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Greenwood
  • Patent number: 9079449
    Abstract: A device for storing collectibles, including a base unit having a first receiving region that receives a first object and a second receiving region that receives a collectibles storage unit. The base unit has a connecting wall connecting the first and second side walls, and two receiving elements for mounting the storage unit. The first receiving region is delimited by the first side wall, the second side wall and the connecting wall. The second receiving region, open on at least one side and separated from the first receiving region by the connecting wall, is delimited by the first receiving element, the second receiving element and the connecting wall. The storage unit includes at least two segments connectable to and separable from each other, wherein each segment has a receiving region for receiving at least one collectible and wherein at least a partial region of each segment is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Hermann Gruber
  • Patent number: 8919556
    Abstract: A container for housing a roll-shaped member having a core, includes: a tray as defined herein; a pair of first side plates as defined herein; and a cap as defined herein, and each of the pair of side walls is formed with a first slit as defined herein; each of the pair of first side plates is formed with a second slit as defined herein; and a height H1 of a slit bottom portion of the first slit of each of the side walls and a height H2 of a slit bottom portion of the second slit of each of the first side plates as measured from the bottom wall of the tray with the pair of first side plates disposed on the bottom wall parallel with the respective side walls satisfy a relationship H2>H1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kimoto, Fumihito Imai, Takuya Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8701882
    Abstract: A container for goods having an axial dimension is provided, comprising a first end support having four corners and being oriented in a first plane, a second end support having four corners and being oriented in a second plane spaced axially from the first plane, at least two connecting rails having first and second ends, the first ends being removeably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removeably connected to the second end support, each rail being connected to a different corner of the first end support and a corresponding corner of the second end support, wherein at least one good may be suspended between and supported by the first end support and second end support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Badger Plug Company
    Inventor: Ted Voissem
  • Patent number: 8695801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for handling a number of sleeves, preferably paper sleeves, before, during and after rolling up of a paper web each thereon, at least one insert sleeve bent from a rigid material web and having a length substantially corresponding to the total length of the rolls being inserted in the rolls for simultaneous handling thereof, wherein the insert sleeve is polygonal, e.g. triangular, rectangular, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Core Link AB
    Inventor: Jörgen Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140090998
    Abstract: A container for housing a roll-shaped member having a core, includes: a tray as defined herein; a pair of first side plates as defined herein; and a cap as defined herein, and each of the pair of side walls is formed with a first slit as defined herein; each of the pair of first side plates is formed with a second slit as defined herein; and a height H1 of a slit bottom portion of the first slit of each of the side walls and a height H2 of a slit bottom portion of the second slit of each of the first side plates as measured from the bottom wall of the tray with the pair of first side plates disposed on the bottom wall parallel with the respective side walls satisfy a relationship H2>H1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki KIMOTO, Fumihito IMAI, Takuya NAKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20130334008
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a method of transporting products. The method comprises providing a V-shaped conveying mechanism and positioning a plurality of the products on the V-shaped conveying mechanism such that a first portion of the plurality of the products engages a first side of the V-shaped conveying mechanism, and such that a second portion of the plurality of the products engages a second side of the V-shaped conveying mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Bernard OVERLEY, Wesley Bernard BROKOPP, JR., Joseph Clifford NOLL, Jeffrey Dean HARTLINE
  • 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: 20130118941
    Abstract: An article and methods involving stair-stepped defined by hair rollers contained therein, the article including a first set of hair rollers organized to present a first riser plane and a first landing plane, a second set of hair rollers organized to present a second riser plane, protruding from the first landing plane, and a second landing plane, and stair-step packaging, defined by the planes and the landings of the sets of hair rollers, including side, back, and bottom portions, and collectively confining the sets of rollers within the packaging, in a vertical orientation with respect to the bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Marc Wells
  • Patent number: 8403145
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bow making device and methods of use thereof. The device is configured to include one or more ribbon rolls, an elongated flexible member, a container, and a lid having a clip and indicia for ribbon measurement. In some aspects, the clip includes a base and a plurality of fingers defining a channel and a receptacle. The container includes transparent material such that the rolls are visually-perceptible through the transparent material, and slits are provided for dispensing ribbon. In use, ribbon is dispensed through the slits and then formed into a bow. Regarding the latter, the elongated flexible member is slid through the channel into receptacle, and the ribbon is folded into measured lengths and slid through the channel into the receptacle. A user pulls the elongated flexible member and measured lengths of ribbon out of the clip through the channel and ties the ribbon to form a bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Berwick Offray LLC
    Inventors: Yi-Ling Yip, Patricia A. Corcoran
  • Publication number: 20120285853
    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: 20120234712
    Abstract: A method for packaging a product, the method comprising arranging a first product adjacent to a second product to define an arrangement, forming a band around the first product and the second product, and forming a protective wrapper, the protective wrapper at least partially enveloping the band, the first product, and the second product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 8256616
    Abstract: A pack (1) for containing at least two hygiene products (100), in particular at least two uncompressed toilet paper rolls, kitchen paper rolls, household towels, individual packs of handkerchiefs or other tissue paper products. The pack includes a packaging (2) for containing the hygiene products (100), the packaging (2) being folded over and joined in an overlap (264) in a bottom wall (26) of the packaging (2); a side wall (22) extending substantially in an angle, preferably by 90° or 60°, with respect to the bottom wall (26) of the packaging (2); a single line of weakness (3) extending in a portion of the side wall (22), a portion of the bottom wall (26) and a portion of the overlap (264).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Diana Eilert
  • Publication number: 20120205272
    Abstract: A large count package of rolled products comprises six sides. The sides are arranged in three pairs of generally parallel opposing sides. The large count package comprises an overwrap enclosing a plurality of individually wrapped packages of rolled products. Each package of the rolled products comprises at least two rolled products, each having a core defined therethrough. The individually wrapped packages are disposed in the large count package with a longitudinal axis of each core of each of the rolled products being generally parallel with a plane of each of a front, back, left, and right side of the large count package. The overwrap is sealed with two seals, one seal being disposed on a top side and a bottom side of the large count package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Laura Lynn Heilman, Matthew Bernard Overley
  • Patent number: 8210348
    Abstract: A storage device for storing and organizing wrapping paper and wrapping supplies featuring a main housing having an inner cavity and a top panel functioning as a lid, the top panel can move between an open position and a closed position respectively allowing and preventing access to the inner cavity; and a first set of tubes, a second set of tubes, and a third set of tubes, each tube extending through the inner cavity of the housing from the bottom panel upwardly toward the top panel, each tubes is adapted to receive a roll of wrapping paper, wherein the first set of tubes has a height greater than a height of the second set of tubes, and the height of the second set of tubes is greater than a height of the third set of tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Amanda Chapman, John O. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8196744
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a packaging unit (1) for several pipe sections (2) of mineral wool with a packaging material (5), which surrounds the several pipe sections (2) to form the packaging unit (1), with the packaging material (5) arranged around the pipe sections (2) under pressure, the pipe sections (2) are folded within the packaging unit (1) with reduction of the pipe section cavity, and the pipe sections (2) are formed elastically such that, in the folded state, recovery forces for restoring the unfolded initial shape are built up. By means of the packaging unit (1) of the invention, several pipe sections (2) can be transported and stored very economically. In this connection, pipe sections (2) are not restricted in their functionality, but, after removal from packaging unit (1), may be used directly and without restriction, e.g., to insulate chimneys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Volker Albrecht, Claus Bissinger
  • Patent number: 8100265
    Abstract: A dispenser box that includes a tilted or inclined top surface that defines a plurality of object wells that are configured to receive objects and secure them for shipping as well as display. The object wells are configured to secure each object on display as the objects are removed from the dispenser box, such that the last remaining object may continue to stand secure and in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: FXI, Inc.
    Inventor: David Farley
  • Publication number: 20110233090
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide devices and processes for packaging elongate items in shippable bundles using a corrugated slip sheet and wrapping material. The elongate items may then be stacked within a frame. The frame with the stacked elongate items may then be wrapped with a wrapping material. Next, the stack of elongate items with the wrapping material may be removed from the frame as a single unitized bundle for storage and subsequent shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jeff Briggs, Kevin Palmer, Mike Knauss
  • Publication number: 20110174678
    Abstract: Organizers for wrapping paper and related paraphernalia. Organizers of one embodiment include a storage unit with a stack of drawers with vertically oriented tubes to hold wrapping paper rolls adjacent, and exterior, to the stack of drawers. The organizer may have pockets for holding the paraphernalia exterior to the stack of drawers. A set of wheels is coupled to the stack of drawers while a handle may be recessed into the organizer. Organizers of some embodiments include a frame and elongated hollow tubes. Containers (for instance, drawers) for the paraphernalia are disposed within an interior space defined by the storage unit. Organizers of the current embodiment may include one or more pockets for gift bags. Yet another embodiment provides organizers including a frame, elongated hollow tubes, and one or more pockets disposed exterior to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Peggy Jean Champlin
  • Patent number: 7971717
    Abstract: A packaging for hygiene products, includes, in order to define a volume accommodating the hygdene products, at least two main walls which are situated substantially opposite to one another and two side walls which connect the main walls with one another and that are situated substantially opposite to one another, a tear tab including at least one section of one of the main wails and one section of one of the side wails, the tear tab exposing a removal opening for removing hygiene products
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products GmbH
    Inventors: Diana Eilert, Kristin Olsson
  • Publication number: 20110048993
    Abstract: A blank formed from cellulosic fibers is disclosed which is capable of being constructed into a carton. The carton is capable of housing a plurality of roll products, such as rolls of paper towels or rolls of toilet paper. Each of the roll products is wound onto a hollow core made from cellulosic fibers. The carton has a dispensing opening through which the roll products can be individually removed. The carton also has an empty hollow core insertion opening through which an empty hollow core can be inserted back into the carton for the purpose of being recycled along with the empty carton. A method of inserting the empty hollow cores back into the carton is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Green Bay Converting, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Patrick Gretzinger, Lee Thomas Luft
  • Publication number: 20110048994
    Abstract: A pack (1) for containing at least two hygiene products (100), in particular at least two uncompressed toilet paper rolls, kitchen paper rolls, household towel rolls, individual packs of handkerchiefs or other tissue paper products, the pack including a packaging (2) for containing the hygiene products; an opening section (3) in the packaging defining an opening for removing hygiene products; a handle (4) having a first section (40) attached to the opening section (3) and a second section (42) attached to the packaging (2) in an area outside the opening section (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Diana Eilert, Gunnar Bredahl, Gunther Zoller, Jennifer Breitenstein, Kristin Ohlsson, Sarah Marinoni
  • Publication number: 20100320309
    Abstract: A container for dispensing cable comprises a carton having a plurality of panels, a plurality of reels, a plurality of axles, and first and second support panels. The reels fit onto the axles which rest in axle holes punched into the support panels. Each support panel sits inside the carton and is made up of one or more flaps. Preferably, each panel has at least two flaps that space one of the flaps from the panels of the carton to ensure the axles rest in the axle holes. Preferably, dispensing slots are disposed to be in the front panel in front of the respective reels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: WINDY CITY WIRE CABLE AND TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard GALGANO, Mark Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 7832559
    Abstract: Nested rolled sheet material packages have multiple rolls of sheet material each with unique internal and external diameters and nested and held in a telescoping arrangement by a package fixture which fits within a portion of each roll and which is contacted by an end of each roll so that a portion of each roll is visible. The package fixture may be generally planar, cylindrical or conical, and may further include steps for contact with ends of each of the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Mike Hansborough, Joel T. Hageman, Jamie O. Morehead
  • Patent number: 7819354
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll holder for tape dispenser and a tape dispenser assembly therewith. The roll holder comprises a cylindrical body and an annular portion made from a material having a high friction coefficient, the annular portion being fixed inside the cylindrical body. The roll holder tape dispenser is supported by a shaft. Two cylindrical bodies are connected to a roll of tape, one at each extremity of the tape spool by press-fitting. The shaft passes through the annular portion and the friction occurring between the shaft and annular portion induce a tension in the tape when the tape is unwound from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Robitaille, Steve Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20100236956
    Abstract: An end plug to be inserted axially into the centre of an end of a roll of paper, includes a holding element adapted to hold and/or guide the end of the roll of paper in correct position in a dispenser. The end plug includes an outer sleeve having an outer end and an inner end and the holding element is connected to the sleeve by elements allowing the holding element to be axially moved from a first position to a second position, in which the holding element protrude outwardly from the outer end of the sleeve, the holding element being releasably held in the first position when moved thereto. A roll of tissue paper including such an end plug and a dispenser provided with such a roll are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Robert Kling, Anders Andersson, Erik Hjort
  • Publication number: 20100224521
    Abstract: A container for goods having an axial dimension is provided, comprising a first end support having four corners and being oriented in a first plane, a second end support having four corners and being oriented in a second plane spaced axially from the first plane, at least two connecting rails having first and second ends, the first ends being removeably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removeably connected to the second end support, each rail being connected to a different corner of the first end support and a corresponding corner of the second end support, wherein at least one good may be suspended between and supported by the first end support and second end support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: BADGER PLUG COMPANY
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Patent number: 7775359
    Abstract: The packaging of the present invention is provided with a printing paper roll to which printing paper is wound; an ink ribbon unit having a sending roll, a winding roll arranged in parallel to the sending roll and an ink ribbon wound around the sending roll; a container for storing the printing paper roll and the ink ribbon unit; a partition member disposed in the container for partitioning the printing paper roll from the ink ribbon unit, wherein the partitioning member comprises a pair of plate-like holding members for holding the printing paper roll at its ends in the axial direction and a plate-like connecting member for connecting the holding members; and the connecting member obliquely extending relative to the axial direction, and partitioning the container in the radial direction of the printing paper roll into first and second storage regions in which the printing paper roll and the ink ribbon unit are accommodated respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 7766170
    Abstract: A transport unit comprises a load carrier, a load which comprises at least one coil of a web; the web being wound on a reel, a load distributing element, and a tightening strap, the load being carried by said load carrier in such a manner that the reel of said at least one coil is arranged perpendicular to the load carrier, the load having an upper surface facing said load distributing element, the load distributing element being arranged on the upper surface of the load, and the tightening strap enclosing a force-absorbing structure formed of the load carrier, the reel and the load distributing element and adapted to secure the load to the load carrier. The load carrier has a flat load surface, and the web comprises interconnected container blanks, the load having a lower surface which rests on the load surface and comprises an end face of the reel of the at least one coil and a bottom surface formed of a bottom edge of the web of interconnected container blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolean Research & Development A/S
    Inventors: Evert Månsson, Peter Nilsson, Per Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 7743919
    Abstract: Packaging for reliably fixing an irregularly shaped ink ribbon unit includes few components, including a printing paper roll wound with printing paper, an ink ribbon unit having both a sending roll that is wound with an ink ribbon and a winding roll disposed in parallel to the sending roll, a container for holding the printing paper roll and ink ribbon unit, and a partition member that partitions the container into first and second storage regions, into which the printing paper roll and ink ribbon unit are respectively stored. The ink ribbon unit is arranged in such a manner that the direction of the shafts of the sending and winding rolls is parallel to the bottom surface of the second storage region, and the partition member extends with an inclination relative to a direction perpendicular to the bottom surface of the second storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Maeda, Kozo Odamura
  • Patent number: 7743921
    Abstract: A product shipping and display carton includes a display box and a shipping sleeve. The display box has a removable panel portion below a top rail defining a product viewing window in the display box. The top rail positioned to hold elongated, tubular shaped product within the display box. The product viewing window having a length that is generally smaller than a length of elongated, tubular shaped product to be contained within the display box. The top rail adapted to hold elongated, tubular shaped product within the display box and to allow a customer to remove elongated, tubular shaped product from the display box by displacing part of the elongated, tubular shaped product outwardly through the product viewing window, and displacing the elongated, tubular shaped product in a second direction that is angled to a face of the product-restraining rail until the elongated, tubular shaped product clears the product-restraining rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: William Hubbs, Christopher Galardi, James Trappani
  • Patent number: 7721887
    Abstract: A package for consumable products is disclosed. The package includes a plurality of subpackages connected together by a connecting member. For instance, the package may contain two subpackages or alternatively four subpackages all connected at one end to a connecting member. The package is particularly well suited to holding relatively large quantities of the consumable product. Because the subpackages are connected at one end, the package may be draped over an adjacent structure, such as a shopping cart. In this way, the package can be placed in a shopping cart without taking up an excessive amount of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Marguerite Hancock-Cooke, Jane L. Clough, Timothy James Blenke, Patrick Sean McNichols, Meewha Lee, Pam Thompson, Jennifer L. Marvin, Thomas Tanakon Ungpiyakul, Sheng-Hsin Hu
  • Patent number: 7699167
    Abstract: A container for goods having an axial dimension is provided, comprising a first end support having four corners and being oriented in a first plane, a second end support having four corners and being oriented in a second plane spaced axially from the first plane, at least two connecting rails having first and second ends, the first ends being removably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removably connected to the second end support, each rail being connected to a different corner of the first end support and a corresponding corner of the second end support, wherein at least one good may be suspended between and supported by the first end support and second end support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Badger Plug Company
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Publication number: 20100084295
    Abstract: A packaging for hygiene products, includes, in order to define a volume accommodating the hygiene products, at least two main walls which are situated substantially opposite to one another and two side walls which connect the main walls with one another and that are situated substantially opposite to one another, a tear tab including at least one section of one of the main walls and one section of one of the side walls, the tear tab exposing a removal opening for removing hygiene products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS GMBH
    Inventors: Diana Eilert, Kristin Olsson
  • Publication number: 20100051485
    Abstract: A flat roll gift wrap package has an elongated form with planar opposed sides and convex arcuate transitions between the sides. Flexible material in sheet form, such as, for example, paper or plastic, can be wound about the form without formation of creases or folds at the arcuate transitions. Printed patterns applied to the flexible material in sheet form are visible in full or repeated one or more times on the material which extends over the planar opposed sides of the form. Multiple flat roll gift wrap packages are combined in display packages or envelopes, poly bags or boxes and stacked on the planar sides of the flat rolls or with the arcuate transitions of the flat rolls arranged side-by-side. Retail displays of flat roll gift wrap products include flat rolls of gift wrap sheet material contained in envelopes which are suspended or otherwise held in a generally vertical orientation upon a retail displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Morrissey, David E. Blinderman, Joel Hageman
  • Patent number: 7628368
    Abstract: A roll support and spacing member has parallel, connected and nestable first and second sections foldable upon a hinge to provide support structure in the middle of a stack of rolls. The roll support and spacing member has upwardly and downwardly facing, roll-engaging indentations with the sections being separable to provide top and bottom support pieces for engaging rolls in the stack. The sections are movable into superposed relationship with one another. The first and second sections have peripheral flanges located along opposed sides and opposed ends thereof and formed with cooperable interlocking structure positively retaining the sections together when the sections are placed in superposed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Great Northern Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W. Swannell, David B. Rosten
  • Patent number: 7621397
    Abstract: A package for consumable products is disclosed. In one embodiment, the package includes a connecting member that connects a group of products together. The connecting member may comprise one or more bands that partially encircle the products or connect the products along a top surface. In addition, the package configuration may include a locking element that is configured to attach adjacent packages together or to attach the package to an adjacent structure, such as the railing of a shopping cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura L. Boudrie, Ryan M. Patterson, George I. Nukuto, Catherine M. Hancock-Cooke, Janet E. Collins, Pamela J. Hermans, Scott A. Baum
  • Patent number: 7584854
    Abstract: A shipping and display assembly for a plurality of complementary primary and secondary products such as wrapping paper and adhesive tape. The assembly includes a box having a first section and a second section which are connected together for shipping and are separable for displaying the products. The first section includes a first compartment for holding and displaying the primary products and a second compartment for holding and displaying the secondary products. The second section of the display assembly restrains the primary and secondary products within the first and second compartments during shipping and is removed from over the first and second compartments when the products are to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Kitaru Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok V. Chandaria
  • Publication number: 20090166235
    Abstract: A transport unit comprises a load carrier, a load which comprises at least one coil of a web; the web being wound on a reel, a load distributing element, and a tightening strap, the load being carried by said load carrier in such a manner that the reel of said at least one coil is arranged perpendicular to the load carrier, the load having an upper surface facing said load distributing element, the load distributing element being arranged on the upper surface of the load, and the tightening strap enclosing a force-absorbing structure formed of the load carrier, the reel and the load distributing element and adapted to secure the load to the load carrier. The load carrier has a flat load surface, and the web comprises interconnected container blanks, the load having a lower surface which rests on the load surface and comprises an end face of the reel of the at least one coil and a bottom surface formed of a bottom edge of the web of interconnected container blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: ECOLEAN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT A/S
    Inventors: Evert Månsson, Peter Nilsson, Per Gustafsson