For Plate Or Sheet Patents (Class 206/449)
  • Patent number: 11311107
    Abstract: A compartment divider assembly. The compartment divider assembly may comprise: one or more dividers and at least one coupler. The one or more dividers may comprise a first divider and a second divider. The at least one coupler may comprise at least one support coupler and at least one set of prongs. The one or more dividers may further comprise at least one dovetail groove traversing along a longitudinal axis. The one or more dividers may be positioned substantially horizontally. The first divider may be positioned substantially perpendicular to the second divider. The at least one set of prongs may further comprise at least one planar face and at least one non-planar face. The at least one non-planar face of the at least one set of prongs may be adapted to engage with at least one dovetail groove of the one or more dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SIZABLE ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel Warren Stefan, Timothy Daniel Stefan
  • Patent number: 11167884
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a frame packaging box for packaging frames. The frame packaging box includes a box comprising an accommodating space for accommodating frames, a plurality of supporters stacked up and down in the accommodating space to support portions of the frames, and a guide rail disposed on an inner surface of the box to guide the up-down movement of the plurality of supporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeong Joong Kim, Seung Sik Tak, Yong Seung Shin, Seo Joon Lee, Yong Soon Lee, Kuk Hyun Ji
  • Patent number: 11064848
    Abstract: A tissue paper package not prone to losing shape. Film-packaged tissue paper comprising a pop-up type substantially cuboid bundle of tissue paper packaged with a flexible resin packaging film, and characterized in that air vents for providing communication between the inside and the outside of the package are formed at positions on the packaging film facing short-side surfaces of the bundle of tissue paper where no folded edges are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11059185
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring a pattern from a universal surface to an ultimate package. The apparatus comprises an end effector for a pattern transfer robot. The end effector comprises a crowder plate with crowder plate slats spaced apart a distance to form openings between the crowder plate slats. The universal surface comprises a finger wall with finger wall slats spaced apart a distance to form openings between the finger wall slats. A portion of the crowder plate slats are sized to pass between a portion of mating finger wall slats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin James Baylor, Cory Burns, Kevin L Cote
  • Patent number: 10954010
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus, in particular for packaging smoking articles, includes a wrapping device for wrapping a barrier film around an item to be packaged, such as a pack of smoking articles; and at least one sealing head having a contact surface for contacting the barrier film wrapped around the item and sealing the barrier film along a seam to form a protective enclosure around the item. The contact surface of the sealing head is at least partially discontinuous to provide a non-sealing region in the sealing head. In this way, the non-sealing region can be positioned to at least partially, and preferably wholly, overlie a frangible part or strip provided in the barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Polikeit, Wolfgang Sevenich
  • Patent number: 10894655
    Abstract: A combination food pad container and dispenser can be constructed from the following components. A sealed elongated container is provided. The container is formed of flexible film material and has at least one surrounding wall, a closed top and a closed bottom and at least one mounting aperture. The aperture is located adjacent the top. The container is sized and shaped to slidably surround a plurality of horizontally stacked food pads. The pads have at least one planar surface. The surrounding wall has at least one openable perforation. The perforation is orthogonal to the planar surface. The perforation has at least one arresting feature. The arresting feature provides an intermediate point for controlling initial opening of the perforation. A single rigid member is provided within the dispenser with the food pads disposed opposite the at least one openable perforation. The rigid member maintains the dispenser in a free-standing vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Stephanie Tan
  • Patent number: 10882685
    Abstract: A combination food pad container and dispenser includes an elongated flexible film container sized and shaped to slidably surround a plurality of horizontally stacked food pads that have at least one planar surface. The container has a surrounding wall, a closed top and a closed bottom. The surrounding wall has at least one perforation in the front wall orthogonal to the planar surface. A rigid member is located inside the container and supports it in a free-standing vertical orientation. The container may have one or more mounting apertures located adjacent the top. The container may have means for attaching the container to a surface such as hooks, posts, mounting spikes, prongs, chords and ties. The container may be used in conjunction with a wall mounting bracket having at least one protrusion sized and shaped to fit slidably within said at least one mounting aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Stephanie Tan
  • Patent number: 10850908
    Abstract: Described herein are shipping blocks for packaging and shipping flat-panel products. The blocks have chamfered edges to allow the block to slide across uneven surfaces; at least one of slots or alignment tabs to secure the product to the block; and, walls that are configured to flex when pressure or stress is applied to the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sternbloc LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Monaghan, Kenneth R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10843843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1) comprising a main part and a lid (8)which is rotationally moveable around a folding line (21) in a rear panel (5) of the container (1). Parallel and spaced apart transverse cuts (31) are provided at or near a central part of the folding line (21), the transverse cuts (31) extending substantially symmetrically across and perpendicular to the folding line. An end cut (32) may be arranged near but at a distance from each end of the folding line (21), the end cuts (32) going through the thickness of the rear panel (5), and the folding line (21) being perforated between the end cuts (32) and the end of the folding line (21) adjacent to the side panels (4). The end cuts (32) may be in the form of two linear and coherent sub-cuts arranged non-perpendicular to the folding line (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Sebastian Eckert, Rafael Schraml, Marco Vierling, Martin Zelosko
  • Patent number: 10737865
    Abstract: A carrier for artists' painting panels or stretched canvases allows wet paintings to be transported in a protected way, important for use by plein air painters and also for protecting finished paintings. A series of frame bars can easily be assembled by their corners in the field to form a frame that can carry at least two painted panels or stretched canvases. The frame bars are universal in that each can be used with another of any length, so that one can select from among a collection of bars of various lengths to assembly a frame of a needed size. The frame holds at least two painted canvases arranged face-to-face. Corners can be secured together by different means. The canvases are held securely in place in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: John Sooklaris
  • Patent number: 10709302
    Abstract: An improved sanitary wipe apparatus, a sterile, naturally sanitizing wipe adapted to be stored within a dispenser box and removed one-by-one for use by a person to remove anti-microbial agents from a top drinking surface of a beverage can before drinking therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen Roy, Shane Lynch
  • Patent number: 10658631
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly having a curved shape and comprising a first electrode plate, a second electrode plate, and a separator located between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate, an exterior member comprising a first exterior member on a first surface of the electrode assembly, a second exterior member on a second surface of the electrode assembly, and wings providing a sealing surface by coupling the first exterior member and the second exterior member, and a label covering an outer surface of the exterior member, wherein the label comprises a label body sheet that is attached to the first exterior member, and a plurality of label wings that are folded from a first edge of the label body sheet in a first direction, cover the exterior member from side surfaces of the exterior member to the second exterior member, and have at least one cutting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10518971
    Abstract: The present invention provides a waste receptacle comprising an outer bag having a flexible construction forming an opening at a top side and at least a pair of upper straps capable a third strap for retaining peripheral items, of attaching the receptacle to a rail, a lid attached at a top of bag to close the opening. The receptacle having an inner bag having a backbone circumferentially disposed around the inner bag to help maintain the inner bag in a generally cylindrical shape, the inner bag insertable through the opening of the outer bag and a pull string to disposed at the top of the inner bag being capable to cinch the top of the inner bag closed and a buoyant float member disposed in the outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Marine 360, LLC
    Inventors: Pamela A. Butler, Michael W. Carter
  • Patent number: 10413137
    Abstract: Dispensing containers including a bottom, a top, and one or more side walls defining an interior cavity within the container. A support structure adjacent the bottom of the container forms an angle between a top surface of the support structure and the bottom that is from 120° to 150°. This allows the container to accommodate a rectangular stack of wipes positioned within the interior cavity of the container, in a substantially vertical orientation, with the short side contacting the bottom of the container, and the underside of the stack contacting the top surface of the support structure. The stack of wipes may be taller than the height of the container, fitting into the container due to the slightly angled orientation of the stack, the flexible nature of the stack of wipes, and the support structure allowing the stack to bend or flop over the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Stephen Don Wahl, Benjamin Ma
  • Patent number: 10364075
    Abstract: A presentation box for presenting a transaction card may include a hinged lid connected to a hinge edge of the presentation box, the hinged lid to pivot about the hinge edge of the presentation box when moved between a closed position and an open position; and a presentation apparatus that may include a tether that may be attached to the hinged lid, and a sleeve to receive the transaction card, where the presentation apparatus is to move the transaction card between a first position when the hinged lid is in the closed position and a second position when the hinged lid is in the open position, where the first position is different from the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, Molly Johnson, Natasha Jensen, Daniel Clifton
  • Patent number: 10329067
    Abstract: A security packaging provides a structure for providing evidence of package tampering. The packaging includes a first panel having an opening, and a foil label at least partially overlaying the opening and at least partially adhered to an insert member. Upon separation of the insert member from the packaging, at least a portion of the foil label is separated from the foil label thereby leaving a visual void in the opening indicating that the separation has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ken Glinert, Eric Rosendall, Richard C. Thibault, Nick Lakin
  • Patent number: 10322599
    Abstract: A greeting card body having an integral pouch into which a gift card or other item may be inserted and removed. The greeting card may additionally contain sound capabilities or other special effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Barbara Stimac
  • Patent number: 10278552
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a flex pack wipes dispensers for dispensing wipes. An exemplary wipes dispenser may include a flexible container body having an opening through which the wipes are dispensed. A plurality of wipes (e.g., a stack) is contained in the flexible container body. A closure is provided over the opening through the flexible container body, configured to allow a user to selectively open and close access to the opening. The closure may include a perimeter flange sealed to the flexible container body, a base defined within the flange which initially covers the opening in the flexible container body, and a tear-away orifice covering in the base. A shape of the covering includes a perimeter following a pathway that includes a portion forming an angle that is greater than 90° relative to a direction of pull used to tear the covering from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Ma, John D. English
  • Patent number: 10259639
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser includes a bag container. The container is formed of resilient material and has a bottom, a top, first and second sides, a front, a back and a removable access panel. The access panel has a top segment that includes a portion of the top and a connected front segment. The front segment has a height that extends from the bottom to the top. Stacked bags are sized and shaped to fit within the bag container. Each of the bags has a front wall, a back wall, an open top and a closure mechanism. The bags are dispensable from the container through an opening provided by removal of the access panel which may have a removable cover. A dispenser rack has a horizontal platform sized and shaped to support the bag container. Peripheral guards extend upward from the platform and constrain movement of the container during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Jessica Tan
  • Patent number: 10207858
    Abstract: A combination food pad container and dispenser can be constructed from the following components. A sealed elongated container is provided. The container is formed of flexible film material and has at least one surrounding wall, a closed top and a closed bottom and at least one mounting aperture. The aperture is located adjacent the top. The container is sized and shaped to slidably surround a plurality of horizontally stacked food pads. The pads have at least one planar surface. The surrounding wall has at least one openable perforation. The perforation is orthogonal to the planar surface. The perforation has at least one arresting feature. The arresting feature provides an intermediate point for controlling initial opening of the perforation. A rack, with stabilizer, for supporting the container is provided. The rack has at least one protrusion. The protrusion is sized and shaped to fit slidably through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stephanie Tan
  • Patent number: 10196008
    Abstract: A cargo management system for use with a motor vehicle cargo area having a floor. The system uses front, center are rear divider panels each configured to lay flat adjacent the floor when in a stowed position, and each is pivotally moveably into an upright, operative position. A first latching mechanism is used to releasably latch the front divider in the upright, operative position. The center divider panel is pivotally moveable from a stowed position to an operative position. The rear divider panel is pivotally moveable from a stowed position resting generally flat on the floor of the cargo area to an upright, operative position. A second latching mechanism is used to releasably hold the rear divider panel in the upright, operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: JAC Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel V. Ranka, Gerard J. Kmita, Gerald J. Gomes, Brandon T. McMahan, Conde M. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10123667
    Abstract: The length of a projection of a household tissue is suppressed without hampering the removal of household tissues situated at a depth under a frame member. The frame member (14) is attached to the perimeter of the dispensing opening (11). The frame member is made of elastic material. The opposite ends of the frame member in the short-side direction of the casing (10) in a plan view have restricting portions (14b) that extend in such directions as to cover the dispensing opening (11). The restricting portions (14b, 14b) are arranged so as not to overlap each other such that the tips thereof are staggered in the long-side direction of the casing in a plan view, thereby forming a letter-Z shaped cut in the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akiteru Miura
  • Patent number: 10117719
    Abstract: A method and system for organizing surgical instruments and supplies in an operating room in preparation for surgery using a system having two tray devices. Each tray includes at least one flat work surface disposed in a first reference plane; an edge feature surrounding the at least one flat work surface, the edge surface standing proud at a predetermined first positive offset distance from the first reference plane, the edge feature comprising at least a work-surface-side wall intersecting the at least one flat work surface at substantially about 90-degrees at a top surface coupled to the work-surface-side wall, wherein the top surface disposes generally parallel to the first reference plane and is further defining the first positive offset distance measured from the reference plane; and at least one recessed compartment comprising a bottom surface disposed parallel to the first reference plane and offset therefrom at a first negative offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: John Paul Cerda, Mark Lowenstein, Julio Armando Cerda-Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10117534
    Abstract: A tray comprises a base board portion, first to sixth side wall portions, and a first cupholder portion. The side wall portion extends vertically from the base board portion. Each of the two fifth side wall portions is extended from a side edge of the second side wall portion, bent vertically, and disposed so as to overlap and fixed with a part of the first or third side wall portion, forming first and second corners. Likewise, the two sixth side wall portions are provided. The first cupholder portion is disposed at the first corner between the first and second side wall portions, and comprises a horizontal cut-out over the second side wall portion and the fifth side wall portion, which is pushed inwards forming a cupholding space. The horizontal cut-out of the first cupholder portion is disposed through a middle high portion of the first corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Tae Hyon Yu
  • Patent number: 10093070
    Abstract: A dunnage-producing system includes a dunnage conversion machine for converting a stock material into a relatively less dense dunnage product, a supply of stock material, and a guide element. The conversion machine is rotatable about a substantially vertical axis. The supply of stock material includes a support for the stock material that is movable relative to the conversion machine, such as for replenishing the stock material. The guide element is rotatable with the conversion machine to maintain a consistent position relative to the conversion machine, thereby consistently positioning the support relative to the conversion machine to avoid tearing or jamming problems associated with an improperly aligned supply of sheet stock material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RANPAK CORP.
    Inventors: Edward W. Lintala, Carrie Schlegel
  • Patent number: 10086630
    Abstract: Provided is a photo printer including: a base adapted to accommodate paper therein; a pickup roller protruding from the bottom of the base to feed the paper accommodated in the base forwardly; a platen roller disposed in front of the base to discharge the paper fed by the pickup roller forwardly; a head located above the platen roller to apply given heat to the paper; a double feed prevention member disposed on the front end of the base to form a slit adapted to pass a sheet of paper therethrough, wherein the double feed prevention member has a wedge-shaped front surface so that the lower end thereof is inclined downwardly from both sides thereof toward the center thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DS GLOBAL
    Inventor: Hee Pil Yoon
  • Patent number: 10040612
    Abstract: A separator system is disclosed for organizing items such as fabrics and wearing apparel as well as documents and the like. The separator system comprises a first planar member defined by a first peripheral portion for supporting a first item. A first hollow projection is formed in the first peripheral portion of the first planar member. The first hollow projection defines an first upper projection and a first lower recess. The first upper projection of the first hollow projection extends above the first item for interlocking with a second lower recess of an adjacent second planar member located above the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph P. Kuipers
  • Patent number: 9981798
    Abstract: A dispenser that may be loaded with a plurality of interconnected articles with at least one grasping section and that may then be selectively withdrawn one at a time out through an extraction site and indexed for subsequent withdrawal upon removal along with methods of manufacturing and assembling, the article itself, and additional features such as a separator for engaging the article to dispense the article in an open configuration, a restrainer for aiding separation of the articles, and an elevator or ramp for locating the grasping sections of the articles near the extraction site are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
  • Patent number: 9975689
    Abstract: A method of reducing a wetness gradient development for a package of wet wipes is provided. The method includes, after wet wipes are enclosed within a package to form the package of wet wipes, locating the package of wet wipes in a first orientation such that a first side faces downward and an opposite second side faces upward to form a first wetness gradient after a preselected amount of time. Prior to opening the package of wet wipes, the method includes inverting the package of wet wipes according to a predetermined turning schedule to place the package of wet wipes in a second orientation such that the first side faces upward and the second side faces downward to form a second wetness gradient that is different from the first wetness gradient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joerg Mueller, Randall Glenn Marsh, Jacqueline Marie Duderstadt, Luis Omar Gonzalez-Mendez
  • Patent number: 9914576
    Abstract: A container closure in accordance with the present disclosure is coupled to a tamper-evident tear strip. The container closure is adapted to be mated with a container to cover an interior region formed in the container and to provide a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: James F Konicke
  • Patent number: 9845034
    Abstract: A seat cover including an elongate body sheet for placement between a user and a seat is provided. A pair of arm protectors extend laterally from sides of an intermediate portion of the seat cover. The arm protectors provide a barrier between the user and armrests. An adhesive strip is integrally formed with a back surface of the seat cover and proximate an upper portion binds the cover to the seat. A pocket is integrally formed with a front lower surface of the seat cover for storing a sanitizer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron Lew
  • Patent number: 9844305
    Abstract: The kit of toiletry items is a collection of sanitary devices. The kit of toiletry items is configured for use during sanitary activities associated with the bodily processes of elimination and excretion. The kit of toiletry items comprises a toilet seat cover, a plurality of sanitary wipes, toilet paper, and a container of cleansing solution. The toilet seat cover provides a protective barrier for use with a toilet seat. The toilet seat cover prevents the transfer of pathogens. The toilet paper provides for the primary sanitary services available from the kit. The sanitary wipes and the container of cleansing solution provides a range of secondary sanitary services that are available from the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Hobokela Jackson
  • Patent number: 9841514
    Abstract: The proposed technology relates to an x-ray detector arrangement having x-ray detector sub-modules arranged in two or more layers, where the separation between adjacent sub-modules in a lower layer is smaller than the corresponding separation between sub-modules in an upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PRISMATIC SENSORS AB
    Inventors: Mats Danielsson, Staffan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 9796520
    Abstract: A facial mask sheet package is provided that comprises a perforated tray which has a hole provided at the bottom and in which a stack of Z-folded facial mask sheets wetted with chemical solution is placed, wherein such tray is stored in a pillow bag whose top side has a butt joint formed by sealing the ends of a film, in such a way that the bottom of the tray is positioned on the opposite side of the butt joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Taiki Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9767254
    Abstract: A prepaid card allows for prepaying for access to a web site configured to provide for management of personal health care records. The prepaid card includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, a promotional code printed on the second surface, a scratch box on the second surface and overlaying the promotional code. The promotional code may be associated with a monetary value for the prepaid card on the web site configured to provide for management of personal health care records. A method for providing a service facilitating online management of personal health records includes receiving data from a prepaid card at a web server, activating a new user account for the online management of personal health records using the data from the prepaid card; and providing online access to the new user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MYMEDICALRECORDS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert H. Lorsch
  • Patent number: 9682813
    Abstract: A gum packaging 100 holding a plurality of gum products is provided. Advantageously, and in accordance with the exemplary embodiment, one or more gum packet portions 200 can be torn from the gum packaging 100 in order to reduce the size of the gum packaging 100. Here, each gum packet portion 200 contains a dosage of gum. Consequently, a retail outlet may sell gum packaging 100 having a user required number of gum dosages by tearing from a main gum packaging 100 a sub gum packaging 100 for purchase, wherein the sub gum packaging 100 has the required number of gum packet portions 200 according to the buyers wishes. Furthermore, a user may purchase a main gum packaging 100 and remove a sub gum packaging 100 having a required dosage for that day or activity, where the sub gum packaging 100 has the required number of gum packet portions 200 according to the selected dosage. This is advantageous because the user only has to carry around the gum required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Simon Blyth, Dominic Cort, Hayley Dixon
  • Patent number: 9676543
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is provided with a base that is sized to receive at least one shower door glass pane. At least one shower door glass pane is received within the base. A handle is mounted to the base. A plurality of projections extends from a bottom surface of the base to rest upon an underlying support surface and to reduce friction between the packaging assembly and the underlying support surface. The base includes a box with an opening formed in opposed surfaces of the box to expose a portion of the at least one shower door glass pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. CORP.
    Inventors: Christine Lemnios, Yinghong Zhang, Jeanie Matherly, Matthew Klein, Patrick Boehnen, Laura Hawkins, James Allen Austin, III, Earl David Forrest, Nathaniel Faltin Dutton Schultz, Justin Terrell Torrence
  • Patent number: 9567121
    Abstract: A bundled object is obtained in which a plurality of overlapped articles is sufficiently strongly bundled and it is also easy to release the bundling. A bundled object 1 is configured to include a body-to-be-bundled 3 which is made by overlapping a plurality of articles 2 and has four marginal portions 3a each extending a direction orthogonal to an overlapping direction, and a strip-shaped plastic tape 4 which bundles the body-to-be-bundled 3 by winding around the body-to-be-bundled 3 once so as to pass over the four marginal portions 3a. Then, both end portions 4a and 4b other than a winding portion of the plastic tape 4 are overlapped on each other at a position away from the body-to-be-bundled 3 and close to one marginal portion 3a, and the overlapped tape both end portions 4a and 4b are welded to each other at a plurality of welded portions H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Aya
  • Patent number: 9540143
    Abstract: A poultry tray for shipping and displaying a dressed poultry. The poultry tray comprises a receptacle including a bottom wall and a peripheral wall having an upper end defining a receptacle opening. The poultry tray also comprises a flap pivotally connected to the receptacle at a rear end thereof. The flap is pivotable between an open configuration wherein the flap extends outwardly from the receptacle opening and a closed configuration wherein the flap covers a section of the receptacle opening and has a distal end detachably secured to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASCADES CANADA ULC
    Inventors: Mathieu Roberge, Philippe Marcoux, Serge Blais, Simon Bédard
  • Patent number: 9533465
    Abstract: A dunnage-producing system includes a dunnage conversion machine for converting a stock material into a relatively less dense dunnage product, a supply of stock material, and a guide element. The conversion machine is rotatable about a substantially vertical axis. The supply of stock material includes a support for the stock material that is movable relative to the conversion machine, such as for replenishing the stock material. The guide element is rotatable with the conversion machine to maintain a consistent position relative to the conversion machine, thereby consistently positioning the support relative to the conversion machine to avoid tearing or jamming problems associated with an improperly aligned supply of sheet stock material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Edward W. Lintala, Carrie Schlegel
  • Patent number: 9487338
    Abstract: A package includes a container having an open end and a closed end and a slider slidably mounted within the container. A releasable locking feature is provided at a side of the package, which comprises locking edges associated with a sidewall of each of the slider and container respectively, and a release area for releasing a locking abutment between the locking edges. The sidewall of the container having the locking edge associated therewith is defined by a panel having a first transverse cutline defining a top flap between the cutline and the open end of the container, with the top flap being connected to a first facing panel of the container along a foldline. An inner surface of the top flap 16 is adhered to an exterior surface of a first glue flap 10, the first glue flap being connected to an opposite facing panel of the container along a foldline. The first glue flap provides the locking edge of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9409669
    Abstract: A blank for forming a tray includes a bottom panel, end panels, and side panels. A first divider panel assembly is defined within the bottom panel and an end panel. The first divider panel assembly includes an upper panel defined within the end panel and an inner panel defined within the bottom panel. The upper panel is configured to be at an angle to the bottom panel, and the inner panel is configured to be at an angle to the end panel in an erected configuration. A second divider panel assembly is defined within the bottom panel and a side panel. The second divider panel assembly includes an upper panel defined within the side panel and an inner panel is defined within the bottom panel. The panels of the second divider panel assembly are configured similarly to the panels of the first divider panel assembly in the erected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Dave Wayne Bahr
  • Patent number: 9278799
    Abstract: To provide wet tissue packing body with which drying of a wet tissue may be prevented by seal-packaging a tip portion of a following wet tissue that protrudes from a tissue hole when one wet tissue is taken out of the packing body. A wet tissue packing body of the present invention includes an airtight bag body accommodating a wet tissue, a wet tissue hole forming member disposed at an inner side around an opening of the bag body, and a cover member which seals the bag body opening. The wet tissue hole forming member includes a concave space to accommodate a wet tissue which protrudes from a wet tissue hole, and a flat cross section of the concave space is larger than the opening area of the bag body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9204951
    Abstract: A closeable clam shell type container with a retaining cord provides a protective enclosure for the storage and transport of oral appliances. A strap and clip allow the container to be attached to clothing and packs. Material choices allow versions that are machine washable. Some versions include a removable hard inner liner to provide further protection of oral appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Patricia M Brooks
  • Patent number: 9202393
    Abstract: A product display marking system for use with product shelves that have plural shelf channels, which receive product markers, and wherein each shelf channel has a channel length. The system includes a bulk product marker that is configured as a continuous strip of material that has a width selected to fit the plural shelf channels, and that has plural tear lines oriented transverse to the continuous length, and which are spaced apart by a strip length that is an integer divisor of the plural channel lengths. One or more strip lengths of the bulk product marker, which are selected to equal a selected one of the plural channel lengths, are selected and torn along one of the plural tear lines, for insertion into the selected one of the plural shelf channels, thereby marking the product disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9156301
    Abstract: An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. When the push button is depressed, the pop up element is ejected or “pops up” out of the greeting card pocket or cavity, revealing a greeting or other printed indicia. The push button also initiates playback of a pre-loaded digital audio file, which may be a spoken message, a sound, a song, music or other such audio recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Melissa Flesher
  • Patent number: 9138079
    Abstract: A display fixture is disclosed. In one embodiment, a display fixture comprises a plurality of shelves and a plurality of posts supporting the plurality of shelves. Each shelf may comprise a panel, a plurality of apertures formed in the panel and a plurality of walls extending upwardly from the panel and forming a perimeter of the panel. Each post may comprise a shoulder, a columnar member extending from the shoulder, a seat disposed opposite the shoulder and comprising a cavity configured to receive a columnar member from another post, an elongate body disposed between and joining the shoulder and the seat, and a skirt extending from the body and surrounding the seat. The skirt and the seat may define a tapered recess, which may expand to receive a portion of the panel walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Toy Wonders, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Yuehli Su
  • Patent number: 9126727
    Abstract: A security packaging (10) provides multi-layer laminate structure for providing evidence of package tampering. The packaging may include a first panel (12) having an opening (18) therein in planar contact with an insert member (16) and a film layer (20). The film layer (20) may include a pattern layer (32) that may be adhered to the film layer (20) via an adhesion layer (48). A second adhesion layer (52) may be placed onto the pattern layer (32) to adhere the pattern layer (32) to the insert member (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Rosendall, Kenneth Glinert
  • Patent number: 9045155
    Abstract: An improved movable support apparatus includes a support platform with a top, a bottom, sides and an inside and an outside. At least one wheel is connected with the bottom of the support platform. An attachment device is provided in the support platform where the attachment device consists of a receiver in the inside of the support platform, the receiver creating an upper stop and a lower stop in the support platform and where the attachment device further includes a retainer, the retainer located on the inside of the support platform interior from the upper stop of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Mary Catherine Minshull
  • Patent number: 9022214
    Abstract: A clamp is provided. The clamp comprises a frame and a movable structure. The movable structure is detachably connected with the frame to define a receiving space for receiving at least one substrate. After sliding along a surface of the frame to a suitable position, the movable structure is adapted to be fastened together with the frame to fix the at least one substrate in the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignees: Preoptix (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Tu-Fu Lai, Zhon Gren Zhu, Mok Mei, Chun-Chieh Hung