Folded Blank Box Patents (Class 206/45.29)
  • Patent number: 10239653
    Abstract: A container having both a one-dimensional configuration before it is formed into its three-dimensional configuration. A blank is used to form the container and is initially flat with a plurality of fold lines. The container includes a base portion with a plurality of edges along its perimeter, a lid portion which is distanced from and parallel to the base portion, and a wall projecting orthogonally from each edge forming a plurality of walls. At least one wall is integrally connected to both the base portion and the lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Bogdan Putko
  • Patent number: 9938036
    Abstract: A clamshell container having an anti-bind feature is provided. The container is comprised of a tray and a cover, each having a first panel and rear panel foldably connected along a rear fold line. One or both of the rear fold lines may be interrupted by a cut suitable for allowing the rear panels to flex or bow when the cover is hingedly rotated relative to the tray. A rear cut may be provided generally coextensive with each of the fold lines. The cuts can have an arcuate shape and may be convexly curved toward an interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HUHTAMAKI, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9725230
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a connecting plate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, a first case defining a first receiving cavity, and a second case defining a second receiving cavity and a third receiving cavity. The first case and the second case are foldably connected, respectively, to the first side and the second side of the connecting plate. The connecting plate is positioned between the first case and the second case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventor: Chiu-Chu Huang
  • Patent number: 9440764
    Abstract: A method of deploying a retail ready container from a single container blank utilizes a container having a container body portion and a protective cover portion. The container in the assembled state is configured so that the finished sides of left and right side cover panels are respectively positioned adjacent to and opposed from respective finished sides of left and right side container body panels. The container is deployed in a retail environment by lifting the protective cover portion upwardly with respect to the container body portion in a pivotal movement, at least partially tearing the frangible connections between the respective container body panels and cover panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. DeCello, Troy M. Little
  • Patent number: 8985321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping container convertible into a display configuration at a point of sale which comprises a display base and a removable cover base. The removable cover base is integrally attached to the display base through two pairs of non-linear zipper perforations lines to form the shipping container convertible into a display configuration. The shipping container convertible into a display configuration comprises opposite side walls each having a length and a top edge and a bottom edge and opposite end walls each having a width and a top edge and a bottom edge. Top major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the top edges of the side walls and end walls, and bottom major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the bottom edges of the side walls and end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 8955677
    Abstract: A collapsible gift container comprises hingedly connected front, rear and side walls and a bottom closure having depending front, rear and side panels hingedly connected to the container walls, the front panel overlapping the rear and side panels and extending substantially the full length of the container between its front and rear walls, a note card detachably attached to the side border of a cutout in the front wall of the container, and a reversing tilted product receiving platform extending from the front panel having detachable portions forming one or more product receiving openings, the container foldable between a flat folded configuration and an open-top container configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Shirley Ann Ladler-Dennis
  • Patent number: 8893880
    Abstract: A display unit including a front panel, an outer back panel, a bottom panel and side panels; first, second and third connected reinforcing panel sections folded into superposing relation to the outer back panel, the bottom panel and the front panel, respectively, such that a double-panel reinforcement is established on a portion of the display unit; wherein the first, second and third connected reinforcing panel sections are also connected with the front panel along a first fold line defined between the front panel and the third reinforcing panel section; an inner back panel is connected and folded into superposing relation with the outer back panel along a second fold line; and wherein a depth of the display unit is defined between the front panel and the outer back panel and the second connected reinforcing panel section extends an entirety of the depth between the front panel and the outer back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Publication number: 20140166507
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping container convertible into a display configuration at a point of sale which comprises a display base and a removable cover base. The removable cover base is integrally attached to the display base through two pairs of non-linear zipper perforations lines to form the shipping container convertible into a display configuration. The shipping container convertible into a display configuration comprises opposite side walls each having a length and a top edge and a bottom edge and opposite end walls each having a width and a top edge and a bottom edge. Top major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the top edges of the side walls and end walls, and bottom major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the bottom edges of the side walls and end walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TIN INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 8439187
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible into a display container comprises a case having sidewalls, a closed bottom, and an open top. A separate cover is secured to and closes the open top. The cover comprises a lid panel coextensive in length and width with the open top. A flange depending from each of the side edges of the lid panel and attached to upper outer surfaces of the case sidewalls to secure the cover to the case. A detachable display panel is formed in the lid panel. A detachable protective panel is foldably attached to one side edge of the lid panel by weakened tear lines. The protective panel is attached to the display panel, whereby removal of the protective panel carries with it and removes the display panel to form a display opening in the lid panel for display of and access to product contained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Patricia A. Tumminia, Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 8424749
    Abstract: A one-piece container includes a single sheet of corrugated material, including: four walls, a bottom, and a lid, the lid being hingedly and integrally connected to one of the four walls. The bottom and the four walls define a storage area for housing articles therein. The lid is configured to transition between an open position, an intermediate position, and a closed position. The one-piece container includes a mechanism for maintaining the lid in a closed position. In some embodiments, the mechanism biases the lid toward a closed position when in the closed position, an open position when in the open position, and an intermediate position when in the intermediate position. In other embodiments, the mechanism includes tabs and slots for retaining the lid in the closed position. Other embodiments include a combination of these features. The container may be a cardboard box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8104618
    Abstract: Primary packages configured for display and sale without secondary packaging are stacked horizontally in a product display tray. The consumer-facing surface of the back panel of the product display tray may contain graphics including product information provided on the primary package's principal display panel (which is typically faced towards consumers). Thus, consumers may readily view the product information provided on the principal display panel as primary packages are removed from the product display tray and principal display panels of remaining primary packages are hidden from view by one or more walls of the product display tray. The individual primary packages may be contoured specifically to inhibit lateral relative shifting while in a horizontally stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil A. Sadler, Richard K. Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110137793
    Abstract: A method of activating a gift card at a retail entity is provided. The method includes performing a first transaction based on first data obtained from a closed, empty product; retrieving the gift card from a secure location in the retail entity; reading second data from the gift card through a reader; and transmitting the second data and a value to be assigned to the gift card to a financial database platform. The financial database platform assigns the value to an account resident on the financial database platform associated to the gift card so that the gift card is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Charles Franklin Liggett
  • Publication number: 20100307933
    Abstract: The Combination Greeting Card & Gift Package is a gift card that can have a personal message written inside, but also with a compartment containing a gift, such as chocolates, jelly beans or any other type of gift. The invention has extension flaps (G, K) which seal the inner compartment in order to hold the gift inside, and at the same time, make the package ready for posting. When received the removable or tear-off segments so the outer packaging can be removed, leaving a greetings card that can be stood up as a regular greeting card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Nico Nicholas
  • Publication number: 20100270181
    Abstract: By providing a pre-printed promotional holding system which can be produced in a wide variety of alternate forms and/or configurations and which employs a pre-folded, fully assembled panel system which is quickly and easily converted from a substantially flat configuration into a three-dimensional, fully constructed configuration, a hands-on, printed, visually exciting and interest generating advertising/promotional product and holding system is attained. This previously unattainable result is realized in the present invention. In the preferred embodiment, the panel system automatically produces, when moved into its three-dimensional configuration, a fully enclosed, rectangular shaped box incorporating an arcuately pivotable cover plate preferably associated with the top surface of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Elizabeth Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090272658
    Abstract: A container includes a housing having an open top and a lid attached to the housing. The lid includes a first panel having a first edge and a second edge, a second panel having a first edge and a second edge, and a third panel. The first edge of the first panel is attached to the housing at a first hinge. The first edge of the second panel is attached to the second edge of the first panel at a second hinge. The third panel is attached to the second edge of the second panel at a third hinge. The lid is positionable in a first position and a second position. When the lid is in the first position, the lid covers the open top of the housing and the first hinge and the third hinge form a virtual hinge. When the lid is in the second position, the lid forms an A-Frame over the open top such that the second panel forms a display platform. The third panel maintains the lid in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Elias, Julia Hou, Jessica Chorney, Neal Anderson, Michael L. Teitelbaum
  • Patent number: 7431163
    Abstract: A container comprises first and second ends, the first end being closable in conventional manner by flaps, and the second end having a display panel that partially defines a display opening. A closure panel is movable between a closed position where it covers the display opening for shipping the container, and an open position where the display opening and display panel are exposed to display contents of the container. The display panel includes side panels and a securing panel interlocked with the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Builder's Best, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Andersen
  • Patent number: 7341153
    Abstract: A specimen package includes a top, a first side, connected to the top, a bottom, connected to the first side, and a second side, connected to the bottom. The package also includes therein an internal separator. The internal separator forms a first compartment and a second compartment within the package. The top includes a window for viewing the first compartment. The bottom includes a second window for viewing the second compartment. The top, the first side, the bottom, the second side, and the internal separator can all be formed by folding a shaped planar sheet. The first compartment can contain a specimen, placeable within the first compartment. The second compartment can contain a label, placeable within the second compartment. The specimen is viewable through the first window, and the label is viewable through the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventors: Dwight B. DuBois, Timothy W. Murray
  • Patent number: 7066380
    Abstract: A carton having a door and a method of making a carton having a door, the carton being adapted for automated assembly and/or loading by reducing or eliminating interference between side panels of a door and product during loading and use of the door. In an aspect of the invention, the door side panels are slidable within a protected region formed between adjacent panels of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Blake
  • Patent number: 6923316
    Abstract: A mailer package formed from a single sheet of foldable stock material includes a compartment formed by first and second parallel panels joined together by first and second parallel sides. The sides extend along opposing edges of the panels. The compartment has opposing first and second open ends, with a number of tabs sufficient to cover and close each open end. A cover extends from an edge between one of the sides and panels. The cover has a closure flap with a tearable pull tab and is foldable between a closed position overlying a panel or side adjacent to the edge from which it extends, and an open position folded away from the compartment. The cover is releasably secured in the closed position by attachment of the closure flap to another panel or side. The secured cover is moveable to the open position with release of the pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick Carty, Christina Marie Peterson, Richard Weintraub, Jeffrey S. Osnato, Linda Ann Carr
  • Patent number: 6868964
    Abstract: A mailer package formed from a single sheet of foldable stock material includes a compartment formed by first and second parallel panels joined together by first and second parallel sides. The sides extend along opposing edges of the panels. The compartment has opposing first and second open ends, with a number of tabs sufficient to cover and close each open end. A cover extends from an edge between one of the sides and panels. The cover has a closure flap with a tearable pull tab and is foldable between a closed position overlying a panel or side adjacent to the edge from which it extends, and an open position folded away from the compartment. The cover is releasably secured in the closed position by attachment of the closure flap to another panel or side. The secured cover is moveable to the open position with release of the pull tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick Carty, Christina Marie Peterson, Richard Weintraub, Jeffrey S. Osnato, Linda Ann Carr
  • Patent number: 6843408
    Abstract: A device at a package comprises a bottom and walls protruding upwards therefrom. The package is formed by a foldable blank and comprises an arrangement for locking the package in its erected state. The locking arrangement comprises locking tips (25, 26, 32, 33) connected to a wall, which locking tips are located inside a cavity in an adjoining wall in the erected state of the package and arranged to lock the wall first mentioned by bearing upon an upper panel portion (21, 23) of the adjoining wall from the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Goran Agren
  • Patent number: 6837379
    Abstract: A combination shipping/display box for displaying goods for sale is disclosed. The box includes a front panel, a bottom panel and a number of other panels. The front, bottom and other panels define a compartment for holding the goods. The bottom panel and the front panel include a display tab integrally formed therein. The display tab has a perforated first edge and a second edge along which the display tab is attached to the box. The display tab may be detached from the box along the perforated first edge but remain attached to the box along the second edge. The display tab includes a display portion and a swing portion attached to the box along the second edge. The display portion may be moved relative to the swing portion along a fold defined in the display tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Cadbury Trebor Allan Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Dennis, Peter Widdis
  • Publication number: 20030098344
    Abstract: A carton having a door and a method of making a carton having a door, the carton being adapted for automated assembly and/or loading by reducing or eliminating interference between side panels of a door and product during loading and use of the door. In an aspect of the invention, the door side panels are slidable within a protected region formed between adjacent panels of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Blake
  • Publication number: 20020179483
    Abstract: A display container formed from a one-piece blank and having a base panel and four side panels, wherein a portion of the base panel is folded up to form an internal compartment. A triangular segment of the front panel is folded against the side of the internal compartment to stabilize same. Individual food servings are held by the main part of the container while appropriate utensils are held in the internal compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Sears, Paul T. Collier
  • Publication number: 20020139693
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination card/personal message gift box for the presentation of various gifts such as cash, checks, certificates or other small items such as keys or coins. The box is weighted such that the receiver of the gift will not be able to recognize that it is simply a paper or light weight gift. When the box is opened, it is hinged at one side and inside the top flap would be a card or other decorative greeting. The greeting could be printed inside the box, hand written by the giver, or even a photograph of someone or something special. Once the box is opened the gift would be displayed on the bottom of the box and the top decorative flap would then be pulled out and inserted at the bottom to form a three-dimensional display of the card and gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Linda Sowers
  • Patent number: 6409077
    Abstract: A collapsible carton for shipping, storage and display of individually wrapped smaller packages is provided which includes opposing front and rear panels, a floor and a pair of opposing side panels. The front, rear and side panels have walls of identical height as measured from the floor up to an upper edge of each of the panels. Together they form a receiving cavity with the edges defining an open mouth. Each side panel includes a tear-away section shaped preferably as a right triangle, one edge of the tear-away section being coincident with the upper edge of the respective side panel and a diagonal edge in perforated attachment running transverse across the side panel. The front panel also includes a tear-away section having one edge coincident with the upper edge of the front panel and an opposed edge in perforated attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Josephine Telesca, Michael Edward Ross
  • Patent number: 6352151
    Abstract: A jewelry box having a segmented lid structure and a tray structure collectively defined by bottom, front, first side, rear and second side walls. An insert for supportably mounting an article of jewelry is received within an interior space of the tray structure. The segmented lid structure is pivotable between first and second positions and includes first, second, third, fourth and fifth parts. Inner side surfaces of the first and second parts of are fixedly secured to outer side surfaces of the bottom and rear walls, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Spirit International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Stewart