For Plate Or Sheet Patents (Class 206/449)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Robert DeMatteis, Lindsey Blevin
  • 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: 9022215
    Abstract: An assembly for holding multiple transaction card holders and associated multiple transaction cards in a single packet for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9010698
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a device for holding an article, wherein the device includes a front panel including a first aperture positioned above a second aperture. The first aperture is dimensioned to receive a display hook; and, the second aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain the article. A rear panel is hingedly connected to the front panel, wherein the rear panel includes a third aperture positioned above at least one fourth aperture. The third aperture is dimensioned to receive the display hook; and, the fourth aperture is dimensioned to receive and retain a second article. The device further includes a card removably connected to the rear panel via perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 9004313
    Abstract: A stack of hygiene sheet products including first and second webs that are interfolded with each other. The stack includes a top panel of the first web and a top panel of the second web, wherein the top panel of the first web overlays the top panel of the second web but has been cut away so that the top panel of the second web is revealed by the top panel of the first web. An adherence layer is placed on the top panel of the first web and the top panel of the second web and is exposed at the top of the stack so that it can adhere to an adjacent stack so that when the last sheets of the adjacent stack are pulled through a dispenser opening of a dispenser, the first and second sheets are pulled securely through with it as a result of the direct adherence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Anders Andersson, Björn Larsson
  • Patent number: 8997991
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging unit comprising a container and hygroscopic or humidity softenable film-like materials. For this purpose, said film-like materials are stacked in the container and a separating material which is chemically inert and physically stable with respect thereto is arranged at time between said film-like materials. Each time, said separating material is brought into contact with two film-like materials and does not adheres or adheres less strongly to at least one film-like material that to the other film-like material. Said invention makes it possible to develop a packaging unit provided with a container which guarantees a reliable individual withdrawal of the hygroscopic film-like materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG
    Inventors: Bodo Asmussen, Markus Krumme
  • Patent number: 8991601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-shaped member holding system, which stably holds a plate-shaped member without damage during transportation. The plate-shaped member holding system includes a holder for holding a glass sheet as a plate-shaped member and a fixing member engageable with the holder. The holder includes a pair of retainers for clamping the plate-shaped member from both sides of a front side and a rear side thereof, a pair of supports for supporting the retainers, and a coupler for coupling the paired supports. When the holder is engaged with an engagement recess formed in the fixing member with the plate-shaped member being disposed between the paired supports, the holder utilizes the weight of the plate-shaped member to generate pressing forces in directions to bring the paired retainers much closer to each other so as to firmly clamp and stably holds the plate-shaped member by the paired retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideaki Torikai, Masayasu Sato, Tomonori Koyama, Koichiro Okamura
  • Publication number: 20150083628
    Abstract: A combination gift card holder and message delivery package facilitates the identification of a gift card contained within the package while presenting the recipient with an accompanying message prior to fully revealing the gift card. In two embodiments of the package includes first, second and third panels. The first and second panels are connected with one another along a common edge and are pivotable with respect to each other. Similarly, the third panel and the second panel are connected with one another along a common edge. On both embodiments the second and third panels have cutouts therein. The gift card is positioned in the package between the second and third panels thereby exposing a portion of a front surface of the gift card through the cutout in the third panel and exposing a portion of a rear surface of the gift card through the cutout in the second panel. In this way, the package at least partially conceals the gift card while exposing an identification marking thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: SARA F. COASH, TIMOTHY G. BODENDISTEL
  • Patent number: 8978891
    Abstract: A cushioning material includes a recess forming member that includes a protecting member and an engaging member to form a recess that contains inside an edge portion of a thin display device, and moreover on a rear frame that is positioned on a back surface of the thin display device a handle is provided that forms a gap between a display screen of the thin display device and a protecting member of the cushioning material that is positioned in front of the display screen by engaging and holding the engaging member of the cushioning material in a state of the edge portion of the thin display device being contained in the recess of the cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Renichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 8978882
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, upon a panel that pivots to be received within a pouch, pocket or sleeve to hold and retain the card during transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gifr Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8960433
    Abstract: A package is configured to hold an information carrying card. The package includes a first panel connected to a second panel via a first fold line. The first panel includes a first opening. A third panel is connected to the second panel via a second fold line, the third panel includes a second opening. In a state where the first panel has been folded to overlap the second panel via the first fold line and the second panel has been folded to overlap the third panel via the second fold line, the first opening at least partially overlaps the second opening. The package may include a card on which data is stored. The data is exposed through the first and second opening to an environment outside the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Blackhawk Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Roy Smith
  • Patent number: 8919546
    Abstract: A moisture-proof container including: a container body; a lid hermetically closing the container body to be openable and closable; and a desiccant storage case that is put on a bottom portion of the container body. The desiccant storage case includes: an inner case having an opening at one end; a desiccant stored in the inner case; and a moisture transmission dustproof sheet to seal the opening of the inner case. The inner case has, at an outer circumferential wall thereof, a groove connecting between an open end and a bottom portion, the container body includes a base on a bottom plate, and the desiccant storage case is put in the container body such that the moisture transmission dustproof sheet abuts the base, and a gap is formed between the bottom plate of the container body, and the moisture transmission dustproof sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Wada, Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8919607
    Abstract: An analyte test strip vial having a restrictor to dispense analyte test strips in a controlled manner. In general, the restrictor includes one or more openings (e.g., central and/or arc-shaped openings) that are appropriately sized to facilitate the dispensing of a manageable number of analyte test strips from the vial container. The restrictor may also include one or more surface features (e.g., tabs, cavities, and/or tapered surfaces) to facilitate in the removal of analyte test strips, and the matting and/or removal of the restrictor from the vial container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Frank David Fujimoto, Craig W. Sharp, Philip Justus Wunderle, III
  • Patent number: 8915366
    Abstract: A package is configured to hold an information carrying card. The package includes a first panel connected to a second panel via a first fold line. The first panel includes a first opening. A third panel is connected to the second panel via a second fold line, the third panel includes a second opening. In a state where the first panel has been folded to overlap the second panel via the first fold line and the second panel has been folded to overlap the third panel via the second fold line, the first opening at least partially overlaps the second opening. The package may include a card on which data is stored. The data is exposed through the first and second opening to an environment outside the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Blackhawk Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Roy Smith
  • Publication number: 20140353204
    Abstract: The present application provides a shipping container for a number of paper reams. The shipping container may include an over-shipper carton base, a telescoping over-shipper carton lid, an inner carton with the number of paper reams positioned therein, and a thermoplastic wrapper surrounding each of the number of paper reams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Julie Ann Wachler, Christopher Dean, Yavuz Aksan, Wayne P. Gasior, Eric Mohnort, Jonathan Balcos