For Plural Beverage-type Receptacles Patents (Class 206/427)
  • Patent number: 11982490
    Abstract: The medical transport container may be a portable briefcase-like container for transporting a medical cargo that requires refrigeration. As non-limiting examples, the medical cargo may be blood samples or pharmaceuticals. The medical transport container may be adapted to be carried by a courier using one hand. The medical cargo may be carried within an interior cavity of a case which is cooled using dry ice, a plurality of gel packs, a refrigeration unit, or combinations thereof. The interior cavity may be compartmentalized using a plurality of dividers. The temperature of the interior cavity may be monitored by a controller which may share status with and be remotely controlled by a smart device of the courier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Mark-Anthony McLean, Audrey Angela McLean
  • Patent number: 11975902
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a package, an article carrier, and a blank (810) for forming the article carrier. An aspect of the invention provides an article carrier comprising a plurality of primary panels (812,814,816) at least partially extending around an interior of the article carrier. The plurality of primary panels comprises a first side panel (812), a top panel (814), a second side pane (816)1 and at least one bottom panel joined together to form a tubular structure having first and second opposed open ends. The article carrier comprises a carrying handle (H) including a handle feature defined in at least the top panel and a foldable handle structure (HS) having opposed connecting panels and a handle strap. The handle strap extends (882) between the connecting panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Fahrner, Julien D. Merzeau
  • Patent number: 11970307
    Abstract: A container for storing and carrying at least one personal care item includes a base plate and well. The base plate defines an aperture and has top and bottom surfaces. The well passes through the aperture and has: an open top portion and a closed bottom portion collectively defining a chamber accessible through the top portion, a seat abutting the bottom surface, and a flange overlying a portion of the base plate. A cap is removably secured atop the chamber and abuts the flange such that the flange seals between the cap and the base plate when the cap is secured atop the chamber. The well has an uppermost point and a lowermost point and a height defined therebetween, and the lowermost point is collapsible toward the uppermost point to a maximum distance of at least forty percent of the height and no more than sixty percent of the height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Pak Products, LLC
    Inventor: Kate Westad
  • Patent number: 11958673
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers includes a plurality of panels forming a front portion, a back portion, and a central portion extending from the front portion to the back portion, the front portion having a front attachment panel for at least partially receiving a respective container of the plurality of containers, the back portion having a back attachment panel for at least partially receiving a respective container of the plurality of containers, the central portion having a central panel, and locking features for maintaining an erected configuration of the carrier, the locking features including at least one male locking feature extending from a respective panel of the plurality of panels and being at least partially received in a respective at least one female locking feature at least partially defined in a respective panel of the plurality of panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Thompson, Colin P. Ford
  • Patent number: 11952198
    Abstract: The invention relates to packaging (10) for the cooled storage of at least one product (12), with (a) an outer casing (14) that comprises (i) a base (22) and (ii) at least three walls (24), (b) an inner compartment (16) for accommodating the product (12) and (c) a coolant compartment (18) that (i) surrounds the inner compartment (16) on at least three sides and (ii) is water-tight, wherein (d) the outer casing (14) surrounds the coolant compartment (18) and wherein (e) the outer casing (14) and the inner compartment (16) are designed in such a way that the coolant compartment (18) is water-tight and can be filled with water such that, after the water freezes, the water cools the products (12) in the inner compartment (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: RICHARD BRETSCHNEIDER GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Holger Streiff, Maik Bermeitinger
  • Patent number: 11952189
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to an article carrier for packaging a plurality of articles. The article carrier (90) comprises a plurality of primary panels (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) which form a tubular structure having an interior chamber. The plurality of primary panels includes: a first panel (14, 28); and a second panel (18, 24) opposing the first panel (14, 28). The carrier (90) further comprises a partition structure (P1, P2) dividing the interior chamber into two or more article-receiving cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Elina Blehm, Gregory P. Hayter
  • Patent number: 11945627
    Abstract: A blank can include a first end panel; a first main panel joined to and extending from the first end panel; a second main panel connected to the first main panel; a second end panel joined to and extending from the second main panel; an inside end panel connected to the second main panel; and a locking tab extending from and separable from the first main panel, passable through a first opening defined between the second end panel and the inside end panel, and engageable with a locking opening separate from the first opening and defined in the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendrick Michael Borst, Sr., Robert F. Humberstone
  • Patent number: 11939128
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a package, a carton (190), and a blank (110) for forming the carton. An aspect of the invention provides a carton comprising a plurality of primary panels (112, 114, 116, 118, 120) defining an interior of the carton. The carton comprises a first panel (118) and a second panel (120) hinged to the first panel along a first fold line (119). The first panel has a first corner edge (55a) extending obliquely with respect to the first fold line such that an obtuse angle is defined between the first corner edge and the first fold line. The carton further comprises an opening feature (D) which is at least partially removable from the carton. The opening feature comprises a removable panel (170a) defined at least in part by first (173a) and second tear lines (173b) which define opposing side edges of the removable panel respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel B. Ball, Meng-Chuan Wu
  • Patent number: 11926358
    Abstract: A utility cart has a lower platform comprising a lower recessed storage area, an upper platform comprising an upper recessed storage area, a plurality of legs extending upwardly from the lower platform and supporting the upper platform in spaced relationship from the lower platform, a handle extending from the raised platform, a plurality of wheels connected to the lower platform and rollably supporting the cart, a configurable divider for selective location in the upper recessed storage area for dividing the upper recessed storage area into a plurality of compartments, and one or more tool holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: JS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Moore, James Stobar
  • Patent number: 11926460
    Abstract: A foldable container that includes a top section, middle section, and a bottom section. The middle section is connected to both the top and the bottom sections. The top section includes a top first panel comprising one or more apertures sized to accommodate a top portion of one or more transport items. The bottom section includes a bottom first panel comprising one or more apertures sized to accommodate a bottom portion of one or more transport items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SUPER NICHE BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Shaun Ritchie, Eric Gray
  • Patent number: 11912475
    Abstract: A box can include a body portion at least partially defining a cavity, the body portion defining a top body end and a bottom body end, the body portion including a plurality of panels, the top body end defining an opening to the cavity; a telescoping panel including an upper telescoping subpanel and a lower telescoping subpanel, the lower telescoping subpanel coupled to the body portion by a top hinge, the upper telescoping subpanel coupled to the lower telescoping subpanel by a telescoping hinge, the telescoping panel defining a locking tab disposed opposite from the top hinge, the lower telescoping subpanel extending into the cavity and positioned in facing engagement with a first panel of the plurality of panels, the upper telescoping subpanel extending across the cavity from the first panel to a second panel of the plurality of panels, the second panel positioned opposite from the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Chen, Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire
  • Patent number: 11851252
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one or more articles. The carton includes a plurality of walls which extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of walls includes at least one of top (18) and bottom (12, 24) walls, a pair of opposed side walls (14, 16 and 20, 22) and a pair of opposed end walls (26a, 28a, 30a, 34a and 26b, 28b, 30b, 34b). Each of the side walls has opposed upper (17, 19) and lower edges (13, 23). The upper edges of the side walls are disposed at a first distance (d1) from each other. The lower edges of the side walls are disposed at a second distance (d2) from each other. The first distance is substantially different from the second distance. Each of the end walls includes an upper end strap (28b, 30b) and a lower end strap (26b, 34b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Boukredine
  • Patent number: 11780661
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carrier for packaging one or more articles. The carrier is formed from a set of connected blanks each of which form a top engaging carrier, wherein the blanks are detachably connected together in a matrix fashion wherein each blank has a plurality of top-receiving apertures wherein a first distance (D1) between the respective centres of two adjacent ones of the apertures of a first blank is less than a second distance (D2) between the centre of a corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a second blank and wherein the first distance (D1) is less than a third distance (D3) between the centre of the corner aperture of the first blank and the centre of the adjacent corner aperture of a third blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 11718442
    Abstract: A beverage container packaging assembly includes a bottom tray, center support, and top tray. A bottom tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of cup-shaped elements. The cup-shaped elements include a first deformable element and a second deformable element. At least one of the first deformable element and the second deformable element includes at least two overlapping elements. A top tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of bottle neck accommodating spaces. A center support of molded paper pulp disposed between the bottom tray and the top tray. The center support includes beverage container support cavities bounded by one or more center support posts. The beverage container support cavities are configured to surround at least a portion of the beverage container. The support cavities include a draft such that the cavities decrease in diameter from a bottom end to a top end of the center support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: ACORN WEST LLC
    Inventors: John Gilligan, Rick Gant, David Weissberg, Ron Valtierra, Gord Heyting, Chris Russell
  • Patent number: 11673708
    Abstract: A corrugated fiberboard blank has a first section that forms a container and a second section that is receivable within the formed container. The first section can be singlewall board and the second section can be singleface board that is hingedly coupled to the first section such that the second section can be received within the first section when the first section forms the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: James D. Southwell
  • Patent number: 11608219
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a package, a carton, and a blank for forming the carton. An aspect of the invention provides a carton comprising a plurality of primary panels defining an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel, a first side panel hinged to one of opposed side edges of the top panel, a second side panel hinged to the other of the side edges of the top panel, an upper end closure flap hinged to the top panel, a first side end closure flap hinged to the first side panel, a second side end closure flap hinged to the second side panel, and a foldable gusset folded into the interior of the carton. The gusset is hinged to the upper end closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel B. Ball
  • Patent number: 11603229
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a box having two chamfered corners. The box has a front and a back panel, two side panels and two corner panels. The box also has a top panel and a bottom panel. The top panel has two major flaps and two minor flaps with unique configuration which enables easy folding, closing and opening of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Hodgetts, Carsten F. Neumann, Volker Quaas, Timo Teubert, Jutta Scherban
  • Patent number: 11603244
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a portable cooling multipack for holding and cooling a plurality of beverage containers. The multipack includes a primary container formed from an open top housing, having a bottom surface, and a plurality of sidewalls connected and extended away from the bottom surface to define an inner surface there-between, accessible through a top open surface. The multipack further includes a closing wrap for closing the top open surface of the housing of the primary container. The closing wrap includes a plurality of panels defining a first end panel connected to a second end panel through a bottom panel at one end and extending towards a top panel at another end. The closing wrap is wrapped around a pair of sidewalls of the primary containers in a vertical direction such that the top panel of the closing wrap sealingly covers the open top surface of the primary container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Keenan Thompson, Wim Dekocker
  • Patent number: 11577878
    Abstract: A beverage container packaging assembly includes a bottom tray, center support, and top tray. A bottom tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of cup-shaped elements. The cup-shaped elements include a first deformable element and a second deformable element. At least one of the first deformable element and the second deformable element includes at least two overlapping elements. A top tray of molded paper pulp includes a plurality of bottle neck accommodating spaces. A center support of molded paper pulp disposed between the bottom tray and the top tray. The center support includes beverage container support cavities bounded by one or more center support posts. The beverage container support cavities are configured to surround at least a portion of the beverage container. The support cavities include a draft such that the cavities decrease in diameter from a bottom end to a top end of the center support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: ACORN WEST LLC
    Inventors: John Gilligan, Rick Gant, David Weissberg, Ron Valtierra, Gord Heyting, Chris Russell
  • Patent number: 11565862
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a package, a carton, and a blank for forming the carton. An aspect of the invention provides a carton comprising a plurality of panels defining an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first panel and a second panel hingedly connected to the first panel. An end closure panel is hingedly connected to the first panel. A foldable gusset is disposed in the interior of the carton. The gusset hingedly connecting between the end closure panel and the second panel. A gusset opening is defined, at least, in panels forming the gusset. The carton comprises an opening feature which is at least partially removable from the carton. The opening feature is defined at least in part by first and second tear lines each extending from the gusset opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel B. Ball
  • Patent number: 11524826
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a package, an article carrier, and a blank (810) for forming the article carrier. An aspect of the invention provides an article carrier comprising a plurality of primary panels (812,814,816) at least partially extending around an interior of the article carrier. The plurality of primary panels comprises a first side panel (812), a top panel (814), a second side pane (816)1 and at least one bottom panel joined together to form a tubular structure having first and second opposed open ends. The article carrier comprises a carrying handle (H) including a handle feature defined in at least the top panel and foldable handle structure (HS) having opposed connecting panels and a handle strap. The handle strap extends (882) between the connecting panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Fahrner, Julien D. Merzeau
  • Patent number: 11505364
    Abstract: A blank includes a front panel; a wing portion coupled to the front panel by a wing hinge, the wing portion including an attachment panel disposed opposite from the wing hinge, the attachment panel configured to couple to the front panel to at least partially form a cavity between the front panel and the wing portion; a lower telescoping panel coupled to the front panel by a lower telescoping hinge; and an upper telescoping panel coupled to the lower telescoping panel by an upper telescoping hinge, the upper telescoping panel and the lower telescoping panel configured to fold into the cavity in a closed configuration to at least partially enclose the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shifeng Chen, Greg Sollie, Jamie Waltermire
  • Patent number: 11435172
    Abstract: An ammunition organization system having a plurality of ammunition organization rows connected to each other through magnetic row couples to form an ammo stack, and a cover attached to the ammo stack row couples by magnetic cover couples. The ammunition organization system allows for ammunition to be stored neatly, while reducing the difficulty of extracting ammunition by allowing the rows to be selectively separated from or combined to each other. Each ammunition organization row has a known quantity of ammunition slots for holding ammunition, making it easy to determine the amount of ammunition held within. The ammunition slots also allow for easy identification of each round, allowing multiple types of ammo to be organized concisely within the same ammunition organization system. Alternative coupling methods including pins, clasps, or other coupling systems may also be used in connecting the ammunition organization rows to each other as well as the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan Mansell
  • Patent number: 11420785
    Abstract: A packing carton for pump valves includes a base, a first set of opposing sides extending up from the base, and a second set of opposing sides extending up from the base, such that adjacent sides join together to form a corner. The packing carton further includes a first circular corner receptacle formed at a first corner, a second circular corner receptacle formed at a second corner and adjacent the first receptacle, a third circular corner receptacle formed at a third corner, and a fourth circular corner receptacle formed at a fourth corner and adjacent the third receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ST9 Gas and Oil, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo Amparan Garza, Roberto Manuel Valenzuela Salmon, David Eugenio Aguilar Gutierrez, Christopher Paul Buckley, Nicholas Alexander Poradek
  • Patent number: 11402182
    Abstract: A pyrotechnics support apparatus includes a base structure with side walls connected to end walls to define an internal cavity. A tab member extends at an angle from each of the end walls across a width of the end walls. The tab members each include a plurality of slots. A plurality of dividers are selectively connectable to the base structure in the slots in the tab members and between the end walls. The support apparatus provides a sturdy foundation for the safe and precise firing of an array of pyrotechnic devices and is specifically configured to increase efficiency and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL PYROTECHNICS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Ingram, Brandon S. Corn, Kevin R. Gilfillan, Michael H. Ingram
  • Patent number: 11345051
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an automatic unloading carrier and an unmanned aerial vehicle. The automatic unloading carrier includes: a mounting base for being fixed with an unmanned carrying vehicle, a carrying arm driving mechanism and multiple carrying arms connected with the mounting base through the carrying arm driving mechanism, the multiple carrying arms are configured to be unfolded or folded due to the driving of the carrying arm driving mechanism, and the multiple carrying arms are configured to form a space for carrying a carried object during a folded state and release the carried object during an unfolded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING JINGDONG SHANGKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING JINGDONG CENTURY TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Zheng, Lei Yu, Yanguang Liu, Hang Ba, Yanjun Cui, Jinhao Xu, Jun Dou, Chengbin Liu
  • Patent number: 11286104
    Abstract: Containers for holding particulate materials are provided. The containers may be formed from molded pulp. The containers may included molded pulp shaped or threaded features formed integrally on the container that may aid in providing closure to the device. The containers may optionally include a fitment and/or liner, or may be free of fitments and liners. The containers may optionally have inner load bearing members. The containers may be stackable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ECO.LOGIC BRANDS INC.
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Robert Watters, Romeo Graham, Michael Sirois, Glenn May
  • Patent number: 11142383
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles is disclosed herein. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises at least one top panel and at least one side panel foldably connected to the at least one top panel. The carton includes at least one end flap foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels and at least partially forming a closed end of the carton. The carton has a handle with at least one handle panel in the at least one top panel and at least one handle relief flap in the closed end of the carton. The at least one handle relief flap is configured to be located between respective adjacent containers of the plurality of containers upon activation of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Thompson
  • Patent number: 11084638
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier has a bottom panel, at least one front panel, at least one back panel, at least two side panels, and at least one central panel dividing the interior of the carrier into a front portion and a back portion. At least one front divider flap is foldably connected to the at least one central panel and at least one back divider flap is foldably connected to the at least one central panel. At least one retention flap is foldably connected to at least one of the at least one front panel, the at least one back panel, the at least two side panels, and the at least one central panel. The at least one retention flap engages a container and provides stability to the respective container in one of the front or back container-receiving spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Zammit, Elias Spartis
  • Patent number: 11072474
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (B) and a blank (10) for forming the carton. The carton may have at least one display window (W, DW1, DW2) for presentation of an article therein. The carton comprises a plurality of panels forming walls of a tubular structure including a top wall (16), a first side wall, a base wall, and a second side wall. The carton comprises an end closure structure for partially closing an end of the carton (90). The end closure structure comprises a top end closure flap (30a) hingedly connected to the top wall. At least one side end closure flap is hinged to a corner panel by a first fold line. The corner panel is hinged to one of the first and second side walls by a second fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. Peeler, Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Patent number: 10906690
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and a plurality of end flaps respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The plurality of end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton also can comprise at least one article protection flap foldably connected to at least one end flap of the plurality of end flaps for engaging at least one article of the plurality of articles. The at least one article protection flap extends from the closed end at least partially into the interior of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10773870
    Abstract: A package comprises a wraparound carrier (90) enclosing a plurality of articles (C) arranged in a two-row group. Each of the plurality of articles has a tapered body and a peripheral chime (70) defining a recessed bottom. The wraparound carrier includes a plurality of chime locks (58) that each engage the peripheral chime of a respective one of the plurality of articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Tamio Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10730654
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for manufacturing a pack of products (1) having a bottom side (2) and an opposite top side (3), comprising a handle (5) formed over the top side (3) and adapted to be grasped by hand, wherein the process comprises the following steps:—providing the products (1) to be packaged;—fitting a binding structure around the products (1) to bind them;—forming a handle (5) by wrapping a plastic film (4) around the bound products (1) over at least one turn, the plastic film (4) covering at least most of the bottom side (2) and being gathered to a reduced width over the top side (3) to form the handle (5). The present invention is also directed to a device for manufacturing a pack of products (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Damien Kannengiesser
  • Patent number: 10696441
    Abstract: Beverage container packaging assemblies including a bottom tray, center support, and top tray are disclosed. The bottom tray includes a plurality of cup-shaped elements. The cup-shaped elements are configured to accommodate a bottom portion of a beverage container. The center support is disposed between and in contact with the bottom tray and a top tray of a molded paper pulp. The center support includes a plurality of center support posts, a plurality of recessed elements, and a plurality of beverage container support cavities that are bounded by at least one of the center support posts. The support cavities are configured to surround at least a portion of the beverage container. The top tray includes a plurality of vertical members comprising at least one deformable element and a plurality of bottle neck accommodating spaces each bounded by the at least one deformable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Acorn West LLC
    Inventors: John Gilligan, Rick Gant, David Weissberg, Ron Valtierra, Gord Heyting, Chris Russell
  • Patent number: 10571847
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a stackable component assembly includes a first stackable component with a bottom recess in its bottom surface, and a second stackable component with a top recess in its top surface. A first alignment element is installed in the bottom recess and a second alignment element is installed in the top recess. The second alignment element is nestable within the first alignment element to align the first and second stackable components upon stacking the first stackable component onto the second stackable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael D Miles, Kevin Witkoe, Jerrod Tyler
  • Patent number: 10556730
    Abstract: A package including a carton and a plurality of articles. The carton can include a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of articles can be arranged in a plurality of rows of articles in the interior of the carton, the plurality of rows of articles can include at least a first row and a second row, and the first row can include at least one more article than the second row forming a void between a first article at an end of the first row and a second article at an end of the second row. A handle can include the first article at the end of the first row and a handle feature extending in the carton. The handle feature can be at least partially aligned with the void and can be proximate the first article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Baldino, Aaron Lee Bates
  • Patent number: 10548434
    Abstract: The apparatuses and methods of making and using the same are directed to bathing apparatus to support an object while bathing the object with a fluid. The bathing apparatus may comprise a support assembly constituting a support structure of the apparatus; a support surface to support the object, the support surface supported by the support portion; and a fluid catch disposed on at least three sides of the support surface, the fluid catch serving as a basin for the fluid in such manner to contain the fluid separate from the support surface. The bathing apparatus may be used in combination with a support wall that includes a plurality of channels to hold household items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Marjory McCaffery
  • Patent number: 10513367
    Abstract: A carton for carrying a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels for at least partially forming an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and at least one side panel. A handle is in at least the top panel. The handle includes a handle feature in the top panel and a flexible handle panel adjacent the handle feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Smalley, John Carsten Nielsen, Renae Kylie Yeomans
  • Patent number: 10507950
    Abstract: A shipping insert for shipping bottles, comprising: a bottom tray; a center divider; and a top tray. The bottom tray may include a plurality of base receptacles that engage with and removably hold a plurality of bottles. The center divider may include one or more supporting side extensions, one or more top center supports, and a plurality of openings. The center divider may engage and align with said bottom tray, such that said center divider is centered on said bottom tray and remains substantially in place when said plurality of bottles are loaded or unloaded into said shipping insert. The top tray may have a plurality of neck receptacles, one or more side walls, and one or more raised segments. The raised segments and side walls may have one or more shoulders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Berkley International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alan Carrier, Jeff Berkley, Joseph Martin Taber
  • Patent number: 10494162
    Abstract: A milk crate stabilizer system is described. The stabilizer system may include at least one row of milk crates, each milk crate comprising a floor, four sidewalls extending from the floor and defining an interior, and an open top, and a milk crate stabilizer comprising a plate located above the at least one row of milk crates, and a plurality of groups of four pegs extending downwardly from the plate. The pegs may contact the sidewalls of adjacent milk crates and removably join the adjacent milk crates. The bottoms of the pegs may be narrower than the tops of the pegs to facilitate placement into the corners of the milk crates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CRATE MATE STABILIZER PARTNERS
    Inventors: Matthew M. Jernigan, Jeffrey Marcum
  • Patent number: 10442593
    Abstract: A load cap (10) comprises a central portion (12) having an edge (14), and a rim arrangement (16) on the edge. The rim arrangement comprises a plurality of corrugations (20) extending substantially parallel to the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LOADHOG LIMITED
    Inventors: Leigh Jowett, John Butterworth, Martin Leslie Baker
  • Patent number: 10414538
    Abstract: A carton includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a front wall. A display window is formed through at least a portion of the front wall and through at least a portion of the top wall. The display window is formed by an inwardly-folding window panel. The inwardly-folding window panel forms at least a portion of the bottom wall. The top wall includes first and second top major flaps that partially overlap to form an outwardly-projecting overlapping portion of the top wall. The bottom wall includes first and second bottom major flaps that define a recess therebetween. The overlapping portion of a first such carton is configured to be received within the recess of a second such carton when the second such carton is stacked on top of the first such carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Brundage, Chad Rebmann, Jory B. Mack
  • Patent number: 10384846
    Abstract: A package comprising a carton and an arrangement of containers. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise at least a first panel and a second panel disposed opposite to one another. The arrangement can comprise a number of rows of containers disposed at least partially in the interior of the carton. The arrangement can include at least a first row and a second row extending along the respective first and second panels. A load width of the arrangement can be less than the number of rows multiplied by a first difference between the diameter of the containers approximately an eighth of an inch, and the load width can be greater than the number of rows multiplied by a second difference between the diameter and approximately a half of an inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Lee Bates, Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10384826
    Abstract: A packing box including lattice members which are arranged in a stacked state into stages, a stage-partition plate which is arranged between the stages of the lattice members, two or more inner tubular-trunk frames which are provided in a stacking direction of the lattice members to surround one or more stages of the lattice members, an outer tubular-trunk frame surrounding an outside of two or more stages of the inner tubular-trunk frames, a bottom lid which is arranged under the outer tubular-trunk frame, and a top lid which is arranged on the outer tubular-trunk frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Atsumi
  • Patent number: 10358274
    Abstract: A tray system includes a first tray having a plurality of stacking units. In one embodiment, each stacking unit forms a lower receptacle for receiving a neck portion of a first bottle, and an upper receptacle for receiving a base portion of a second bottle to be stacked above the first bottle. The lower receptacle has a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a sidewall connecting the first end with the second end. The first end forms an opening for receiving a neck of a first bottle into the lower receptacle. The sidewall has a taper that prevents racking. The tray system may also include a second tray and a pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Polymer Solutions International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Kelly, John A. Spadavecchia, James A. Favaron, Jeff Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10301091
    Abstract: A carton includes primary panels (12, 14, 16, 18) hingedly interconnected to form a tubular structure and an end closure structure (1). The primary panels include a first wall panel (12) and a second wall panel (14). The end closure structure includes a first end flap (22b) connected to the first wall panel and a second end flap (24b) connected to the second wall panel. The first end flap includes two arm portions (52, 54) each hingedly connected to the first wall panel, and a bridging portion (50) extending between the arm portions. The two arm portions are spaced apart from each other such that a display window (56) is defined between the two arm portions and that one or more containers (A) in the carton are exposed to view through the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon L. Ramsuer, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 10239659
    Abstract: A container for receiving therein a liquid is provided. The container comprises an upper portion, a lower portion opposite thereto, and sidewalls extending therebetween and all defining an enclosed volume therewithin. The upper portion comprises an opening to the volume. The container further comprises a cap configured to be secured to the upper portion for closing the enclosed volume. The upper portion is configured to be connected to the lower portion. The sidewalls are associated with one or more arrangements configured to facilitate connection to sidewalls of similarly constructed containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Gilead Meroz
  • Patent number: 10233000
    Abstract: A package including a carton and a plurality of articles. The carton can include a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of articles can be arranged in a plurality of rows of articles in the interior of the carton, the plurality of rows of articles can include at least a first row and a second row, and the first row can include at least one more article than the second row forming a void between a first article at an end of the first row and a second article at an end of the second row. A handle can include the first article at the end of the first row and a handle feature extending in the carton. The handle feature can be at least partially aligned with the void and can be proximate the first article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Baldino, Aaron Lee Bates
  • Patent number: 10178914
    Abstract: A sleep assist device for seated persons that when placed either on top of a seated person's lap, over a desk, on an airliner seat tray table or any equivalent base contiguous to said seated person provides him/her with an adequate raised support for his/hers head and also allows the seated person to embrace (to hug) a two-open-ends box-like structure 10 by positioning his/her arms and hands inside an open-throughout volumetric-space 12 preferably over-and-around a pair of inner panels 17-17 in a cozy and comfortable resting posture that, indeed, is conducive to relaxation and sleep. Meanwhile, a vertical panel 16 that is connected to the pair of inner panels 17-17 may contact said seated person's chest. The sleep assist device for seated persons when folded up for storage or to be carried is relatively small and lightweight, allowing a user to conveniently place it into: carry-on luggage, a ladies' handbag, a business briefcase or a suitcase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AeroSiesta Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Horacio Andres Trucco
  • Patent number: 10173820
    Abstract: A carton includes panels for forming a tubular structure. The panels include a top panel (16), a base panel (12) and a pair of first and second opposed side panels (14, 18) hingedly interconnecting the top and base panels. The carton includes at least one end closure panel (24b, 28b) forming an end wall which at least partially closes a first end of the tubular structure. The carton includes a dispenser for facilitating access to the carton contents. The dispenser includes a first severance line (76) and a second severance line (84) each defined in one (16) of the panels forming the tubular structure. A third severance line (60) and a fourth severance line (70) are each defined in the end wall. The first and second severance line are divergently arranged with respect to each other. The third and fourth severance line are divergently arranged with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Tanuja A. Patwardhan