Projecting From Both Sides Of Panel Patents (Class 206/463)
  • Patent number: 9422101
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising an outer blister portion and an inner blister portion, each blister portion having a flange, the flanges enclosed between paperboard cards, arranged so that upon rotation of the outer blister portion access is obtained to compartments within the inner blister portion. The compartments may hold product items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Meng-Chuan Wu, Charlotte Hanks, Alyssa Smith
  • Patent number: 9346597
    Abstract: A package is disclosed which includes first panel (210) having a blister (150) attached thereto. A second panel (220) is hingedly attached to the first panel (210). The second panel (220) includes a cutout area (221) through which the blister body protrudes. A retention feature (155) on the blister body engages an edge of the cutout (221) to hold the second panel (220) in a position relative to the first panel (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan C. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 9315310
    Abstract: A package is disclosed including a blister and a folded paperboard card, and having features that provide for the package to be displayed in a self-standing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9238538
    Abstract: A package for consumable wrapped products, such as cereal bars, power bars, granola bars or other snacks. The package may include an elongated body and a fin seal on the elongated body that folds to the left side of the package. The fin seal may be located near the center of the package or on an edge of the package and may include one or more nicks on an edge of the fin seal. The package may include a top seal and a side seal. The package may also include a tear notch for propagating a tear across the package. The package may include one or more score lines extending across the package. The package may include a vertical score that prevents further tearing of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Joe Sagel
  • Patent number: 9027270
    Abstract: A point of sale device includes a card mounted on a hanger on a vertically extending mounting structure of a retail shop. The card carries a reusable storage container in which articles are stored. The container includes a body with an opening closed by a transparent, sealable, removable and re-sealable lid. The container is mounted on the card and the device is mounted on the hanger so a prospective purchaser can see the articles through the transparent lid. In one embodiment, the body includes a permanent magnet abutting the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Hillman Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Berenson, Edson A. Mejia, David Weck
  • Patent number: 8997989
    Abstract: A clamshell package for supporting an article is provided including a covered manufacturing hinge adapted to divide the clamshell into first and second parts adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts partially overlap to form a flange adjacent the manufacturing hinge. The second part includes an uncovered operating hinge, about which the second part is adapted to pivot away from the first part to an open position. The clamshell package includes a panel adapted to engage the manufacturing hinge and flange to retain the manufacturing hinge in a folded position, with the panel being spaced from the operating hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos, Brian J. Pankratz, Michael J. Cramblet, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8944248
    Abstract: A blank configured to form a package is provided. The blank may include a cover panel, a back panel, a top panel, and an elevating panel. The elevating panel and the back panel may cooperate to form a compartment when formed into a package. The top panel may include apertures that align with aligning apertures in the elevating panel. The cover panel may be pivoted between a closed configuration in which the apertures are covered and an open configuration in which the apertures are uncovered. Accordingly, a user may view the contents of the compartment when the cover panel is in the open configuration. The compartment may be employed to store cartridges for an aerosol delivery device. A related method for forming the blank into the package is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Wesley Steven Jones, Jerry Wayne Pipes
  • Patent number: 8800768
    Abstract: A clamshell package includes a first clamshell portion having a first surface with a first edge, and a first chamber portion. A second clamshell portion is coupled to the first clamshell portion about a fold axis. The second clamshell portion has a second surface with a second edge, and a second chamber portion. A paper card includes a first card portion, a second card portion, and a connecting portion connecting the first card portion and the second card portion. The first card portion is coupled to the first surface. The second portion is coupled to the second surface. The first edge and second edge extend beyond a perimeter of the paper card. A hanging hole extends through the first clamshell portion, the second clamshell portion, and the paper card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Wai Tat Choi
  • Publication number: 20140183080
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8708147
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8684182
    Abstract: A package is disclosed including a blister and a folded paperboard card, and having features that provide for the package to be displayed in a self-standing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan A Bailey
  • Patent number: 8622216
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive the shoulder and provide a stop against which the shoulder abuts when the package is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Cramblet, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8616372
    Abstract: A recyclable blister pack system is provided, including a substrate having a dry tack cohesive adhesive layer deposited on one of its surfaces and a blister layer for receiving a product. The properties of the dry tack cohesive are selected so the blister layer is separable from the substrate without leaving substantial substrate residue on the blister layer. This improves the recyclability of the blister layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Quality Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Raymond Wills
  • Patent number: 8616373
    Abstract: A reclosable package for packaging an article is provided with a plastic door component and a separate tray that cooperate to form an article containing cavity. The tray may be manufactured from a paper pulp material, such as molded pulp. The door component and tray may be installed between a pair of panels. The door component may include a door portion and a flange portion joined along a hinge. The flange portion may be sandwiched between the panels to hold the door component in place. The door portion may be movable about the hinge to allow the package to be opened and closed. The door portion may interface with the door panel in a way that resists movement of the door portion between the open position and the closed position. The door portion may include snap elements configured to have an interference fit with the door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, Elliott R. Eckert, Martin O. Tidball
  • Publication number: 20130319895
    Abstract: Paperboard security packages are disclosed wherein a case or blister is contained between two cards and held in place by a retaining feature such as a notch in the case or blister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Charlotte Hanks
  • Patent number: 8496111
    Abstract: A clamshell package for supporting an article is provided including a covered manufacturing hinge adapted to divide the clamshell into first and second parts adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts partially overlap to form a flange adjacent the manufacturing hinge. The second part includes an uncovered operating hinge, about which the second part is adapted to pivot away from the first part to an open position. The clamshell package includes a panel adapted to engage the manufacturing hinge and flange to retain the manufacturing hinge in a folded position, with the panel being spaced from the operating hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos, Brian J. Pankratz, Michael J. Cramblet, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8479916
    Abstract: A novel display package, packaged product, and method of packaging a product are hereby provided. In one illustrative embodiment, a package includes a base, a case, and a card that may be fitted together, for packaging a product positioned on the base and within the case. The base may include bottom and top engaging elements. The case may include a top end engaging element and a bottom end configured to engagingly fit with the top engaging element of the base. The card may include a lower section and an upper section, the lower section of the card configured to engagingly fit with the bottom engaging element of the base, and the upper section of the card configured to engagingly fit with the top end engaging element of the case. Display packages, packaged products, and methods are also disclosed in a variety of other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Otis Patent Trust
    Inventor: Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20130161220
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventor: Display Pack, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8438763
    Abstract: A three-dimensional illuminated greeting card which combines a unique card construction having a 3D pop-out structure with one or more lights contained therein. The 3D pop-out structure forms an internal cavity in which illumination means and other electronic components are contained. One or more sides of the 3D structure are made of translucent or semi-translucent material, creating a screen that can be illuminated from behind by one or more miniature lights, such as LED lights. The light or lights may be connected to an integrated circuit chip that can be programmed with various lighting effects. The greeting card may optionally include other electronic components which are configured to play sound or music or perform other electronic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Anastasia Taylor, Allison Marsh, Johnathan Talbot, Tiger Qiao, Jerry Guo, Eva Jin, David Sapp, Seth Larson
  • Patent number: 8408393
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to product packaging and, more specifically, to product packaging assemblies with try-me toys that may allow a consumer to visualize, experiment, and design various looks available in the product line at the point of purchase while the product remains in the product packaging and after purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Buynak, Yuk Ha Mo, Garrett Sander
  • Patent number: 8381908
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8376139
    Abstract: A packing for bicycle pedals (12a,12b) comprises a pedestal (14) for placing the first pedal (12a) thereon. The shape of the pedestal (14) is adapted to the outer contours of the first pedal (12a). The packing further comprises a fixing means (16) for fixing the first pedal (12a) on the pedestal (14), and a receiving cavity (18) for the second pedal (12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportartikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Publication number: 20120325713
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock with one another when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive the shoulder and provide a stop against which the shoulder abuts when the package is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Cramblet, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos
  • Publication number: 20120325714
    Abstract: A composite package having a folded paperboard card and two plastic components shaped to interfit with one another when the package is closed. The plastic components define a space for containing one or more articles. The folded paperboard card may be a dual-panel card with two panels joined to one another along a fold line or other hinge. Each paperboard panel may define an opening to seat a plastic component. The paperboard is configured to bring the two plastic components into registration when the panels are folded together along the hinge. The plastic components may be configured to releasably interlock when the package is closed. One of the two plastic components may include a shoulder that is configured to be snap-fitted or otherwise frictionally into the other plastic component. The opening may include a seat shaped to closely receive and provide a stop for the shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Michael J. Cramblet, Kristie L. Vos
  • Patent number: 8281507
    Abstract: A three-dimensional illuminated greeting card which combines a unique card construction having a 3D pop-out structure with one or more lights contained therein. The 3D pop-out structure forms an internal cavity in which illumination means and other electronic components are contained. One or more sides of the 3D structure are made of translucent or semi-translucent material, creating a screen that can be illuminated from behind by one or more miniature lights, such as LED lights. The light or lights may be connected to an integrated circuit chip that can be programmed with various lighting effects. The greeting card may optionally include other electronic components which are configured to play sound or music or perform other electronic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Anastasia Taylor, Allison Marsh, Johnathan Talbot, Tiger Qiao, Jerry Guo, Eva Jin, David Sapp, Seth Larson
  • Publication number: 20120228193
    Abstract: A display carton for displaying a plurality of packaged products for retail sales includes a liner having a rectangular center portion with a length and width to fit within the cartons and left and right upwardly extending sides integrally formed and depending from the center portion. The liner is inserted within the carton with the left and right upwardly extending sides abutting against the side walls of the carton. Inwardly extending protrusions depend from the left and right upwardly extending sides of the liner and are integrally formed therewith. The protrusions are arranged in corresponding opposite pairs and are equally spaced along the upwardly extending sides of the liner. Each protrusion has a generally trapezoidal cross-section with a front side of each protrusion being generally perpendicular to the side respective side of the liner, a rear side that is tapered from front to back and a bottom side that is tapered from top to bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: RIMPORTS (USA) LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery W. Palmer, Jimmy E. Holbrook
  • Patent number: 8151989
    Abstract: A trapped card package includes a paperboard card having a flat top surface and a flat bottom surface, and a relatively large central rectangular opening. In the top surface and the bottom surface respectively, there is a recessed portion that extends around the opening. A clear plastic blister piece has a groove extending along its perimeter and a flange, and a lower clear plastic piece has a male element extending along its perimeter, and a flange. The lower piece male element engages the card opening and its flange engages the recessed portion of the card bottom and the male element projects upward beyond the top surface of the card where it is received by the perimeter groove of the blister piece as the flange of the blister piece engages the recessed portion of the card top surface, so as to trap the card and seal the package when adhesive on the engaged element is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Appelabaum, Gary Eddington, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8061512
    Abstract: A coin holding apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are transparent and each of the first and second plates has a first side and a second side. The first sides of each of the first and second plates has a semi-cylindrical indentation therein and forms a bulbous portion extending outwardly from a plane of associated ones of the second sides. The semi-cylindrical indentation in the first plate is alignable with the semi-cylindrical indentation in the second plate to form a cylinder. A plurality of couplers releasably couples the first sides of the first and second plates together to releasably secure coins within the cylinders. Coins are removably positionable in the cylinders to store and display the coins in collectible condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Tony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7931148
    Abstract: A clamshell package for supporting an article is provided including a covered manufacturing hinge adapted to divide the clamshell into first and second parts adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts partially overlap to form a flange adjacent the manufacturing hinge. The second part includes an uncovered operating hinge, about which the second part is adapted to pivot away from the first part to an open position. The clamshell package includes a panel adapted to engage the manufacturing hinge and flange to retain the manufacturing hinge in a folded position, with the panel being spaced from the operating hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Kristie L. Vos, Brian J. Pankratz, Michael J. Cramblet, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 7926662
    Abstract: A single electronic charging system that can be used for different electronic components by changing a tip portion of a charging cord of the charging system. A plurality of tip portions are included with a single charging source that interfaces either with an AC power source, a 12 to 24 volt DC power source or a battery power source by merely threading a connector portion of the charging cord onto an electric cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Navajo Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Ouimette, Yen-Lun Lai
  • Patent number: 7918340
    Abstract: A display package includes a front cover having a first bulbous portion defining a flashlight retaining cavity. A display portion is adjacent the first bulbous portion. A container includes a first side wall and a second side wall, wherein the first side wall of the container is connected to the display package by a living hinge. At least one battery is disposed inside the container and at least one flashlight is disposed inside the first bulbous portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Brennan, Steven D. Thomas, Randall J. Binkley, Scott W. Osiecki, Roy C. Park, Jeffrey D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 7886905
    Abstract: Even when a storage container is placed upside down by mistake or in an inclined state, stored items are prevented from falling down or being disordered from an arranged state. A container body having a body recess for storing a lower side of the stored item and a lid member having a lid recess for storing an upper side of the stored item and being superimposed with the container body are provided, and the container body is provided with locking portions for locking the stored item at a plurality of points for applying separation resistance from the body recess to the stored item on the inner peripheral surface of the body recess of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Goriki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 7784607
    Abstract: A coin holding apparatus includes a first plate and a second plate. The first and second plates are transparent and each of the first and second plates has a first side and a second side. The first sides of each of the first and second plates has a semi-cylindrical indentation therein and forms a bulbous portion extending outwardly from a plane of associated ones of the second sides. The semi-cylindrical indentation in the first plate is alignable with the semi-cylindrical indentation in the second plate to form a cylinder. A plurality of couplers releasably couples the first sides of the first and second plates together to releasably secure coins within the cylinders. Coins are removably positionable in the cylinders to store and display the coins in collectible condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Tony Thomas
  • Patent number: 7757852
    Abstract: A package (1) for pharmaceutical, medical or similar products, particularly pesticides or plant protection products, comprising a substantially flat element (2) for supporting indications (T) prescribed for a pharmaceutical, medical or similar product, particularly a pesticide or plant protection product, a first receptacle (3) for containing a container (4) of the product which is formed in the substantially flat element (2), and first means (5) for connecting the container (4) and the substantially flat element (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience AG
    Inventor: Antonio Fontana
  • Patent number: 7726482
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to container for reconfigurable products and, in particular, to a display package operable to display a product in multiple configurations. The display package may include product housing portions adapted to slide from a first, adjacent position, where one product portion is positioned adjacent to another product portion, to a second, separated position, where one product portion is spaced from the other product portion. The display package may include a plurality of product housings adapted to rotate with respect to each other along a common axis such that product portions within the product housings may be selectively aligned to form desired configurations of a completed, displayed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Rice
  • Patent number: 7621405
    Abstract: A package comprising a first panel and a second panel. The first and second panels have a closed position wherein the first panel abuts the second panel and an open position wherein the first panel is spaced from the second panel. The first panel has a battery holder configured to retain at least one battery therein. The second panel has a battery powered device holder configured to retain a battery powered device therein. The first panel has a first tear away strip for allowing batteries in the battery holder to be removed from the first panel when the first and second panels are in the open position. The second panel has a second tear away strip for allowing the battery powered device in the battery powered device holder to be removed from the second panel when the first and second panels are in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Schweitzer, David J. Hine, Scott W. Osiecki, Mark A. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7611013
    Abstract: A retractable razor assembly includes a foldable blade support for mounting a razor blade or cartridge, and a mounting assembly connected to the blade support that can extend and retract the blade support from a handle and can stabilize the foldable blade support when extended. The adjustment assembly, when extended from the handle, remains substantially stationary to promote stability of the blade or cartridge, and to thereby promote comfort and safety during use of the razor assembly. A packaging system for containing and for displaying operation of the retractable razor includes at least a portion that provides visual inspection of the razor assembly. The packaging system further enables a consumer to physically interact with the razor assembly while contained therein. The packaging system permits a consumer to actuate the adjustment assembly to display its extension and retraction, and to provide a demonstration of the different operating states of the razor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Clio Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Leventhal, Bernard Fabricant
  • Patent number: 7461742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses systems and methods for packaging multiple articles of manufacture for display at a point of sale. The packaging allows the articles of manufacture to be grasped and felt by a consumer prior to purchase, while reducing the chance of unintended or illegal removal of the articles of manufacture from the packaging. The packaging also allows the articles of manufacture to be connected to a host device and tested prior to purchase without damaging the packaging. The articles of manufacture can be made of multiple components which can be attached to the packaging during the assembly of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: SanDisk iL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Or, Bill Zani
  • Patent number: 7404994
    Abstract: A lidstock material suitable for sealing plastic containers that are retorted at elevated temperatures to sterilize their contents. The lidstock material comprises a substrate joined to a film comprising a mixture of a butene-1 polymer; high density polyethylene; polypropylene; and a powdered filler. The lidstock material is heat sealable, peelable, and retains high burst strength both during and after retorting at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Reynolds Packaging LLC
    Inventor: James A. Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20080029419
    Abstract: A clear plastic enclosure for small articles of commerce has a front panel and a rear panel, each panel including a major planar surface with a shaped cavity therein, and a generally rectangular outer peripheral edge, and the panels having an engaged position wherein their planar surfaces touch and their corresponding cavities cooperate to form a single article-receiving cavity, and a wrap-around frame member for engaging and retaining the combined edges of the engaged panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 7316316
    Abstract: An integred display card and goods holding container is provided. A well for the goods is formed integrally with the card, the integral structure preferably made of plastic but can be made of wood or metal. A cover is provided for closing the well, such as a screw top. The cover and the card can be provided with structures, such as pawls and catches, so that when the cover is fully engaged with the well, the structures provide evidence of tampering if the cover is removed from the card. Alternatively, or in addition, entire card can be shrink-wrapped or a seal, such as a tamper proof seal, can be placed over the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Lombardi Manufacturing & Design
    Inventors: Carl Lombardi, Jack Albanese, Morris Sussman
  • Patent number: 7293651
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) and a method (M) for packaging, displaying, and storing an electronic product having a front portion (10) including a complementary contour (11), a back portion (30) including a complementary contour (31), and an inner portion (20) including a complementary contour (21), the inner portion (20) being disposed between the front portion (11) and the back portion (30), and the front portion (10), the back portion (30), and the inner portion (20) being fitted together via their respective complementary contours (11, 31, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kendrew Lee, Noel Lee
  • Patent number: 7255230
    Abstract: A card and blister package for small articles of commerce has a clear plastic blister piece, a card and a retainer piece. The blister walls form an article-receiving cavity and a plurality of upwardly projecting spaced-apart male prongs extending along the upper edge of the blister piece. A generally rectangular card has shaped perforations for receiving there-through the prongs of the blister piece and the retainer comprises a generally rectangular ring having a plurality of sockets for receiving the prongs of the blister piece, whereby the prongs can be engaged through the perforations, snapped into engagement with the ring sockets, and UV-activated adhesive on the engaged parts illuminated by UV light so as to bond to the ring to the blister to secure the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 7204367
    Abstract: A unique dispensing package easily, quickly and economically encases decorative light strings within a thin walled, flexible plastic tube. The plastic tube is provided to the user as a longitudinally compressed hollow column encased in the dispensing package. As a string of lights is passed through the hollow column, the tube is expanded and dispensed onto the string. The string of lights is thereby protected against damage and dust. The plastic tube also prevents tangling of the light string, permitting greater convenience for storage and for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan L. Bott, Randy L. Bott, Michael J. Moran
  • Patent number: 7096615
    Abstract: A container for small sized objects such as candies, chocolates, cosmetics, fragrances and small gifts which comprises: a first element (1) having a first and a second apertures (2) symmetrically disposed with respect to a hinge axis (140) and whose outline defines a geometric or fancy figure; a flap or patch of fabric or cloth (3) applied on the rear surface (10) of said first element (1); a second element (4) associated with the rear surface of said first element (1) on the back of said fabric (3) so that the said fabric will result interposed between the first (1) and second (4) elements, the same fabric being able to partly project from the surface defined by said first element (1) or said second element (4), the surface of the latter being provided, likewise the surface of the first element (1), with a third and a fourth apertures (40), disposed in correspondence to said first and second apertures (2), as to coincide with each other when the container (S) is in closed condition, that is, folded over abou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Editoriale Friulana S.R.L.
    Inventor: Chanan Gardi
  • Patent number: 6464077
    Abstract: A container includes a casing defining an annular chamber for a volume of thread or wire pre-wound into coils to accommodate therein without becoming tangled, and a cover detachably closed onto the casing. A clearance exists between an upper peripheral edge of the casing and a lower peripheral edge of the cover when the cover and the casing are closed, allowing a free end of the thread or wire in the annular chamber to locate outside the container via the clearance. Therefore, the thread or wire in the container could be easily accessed and pulled outward at the free end for use without the need of opening the cover. The container could be refilled with a new thread or wire and therefore could be repeatedly used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Faithful Engineering Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samson Liu
  • Publication number: 20010055608
    Abstract: Blisters of the skin are treated by applying to the skin over the blister a flexible moisture-containing hydrophilic hydrogel patch that includes a backing support such as paper, cloth or plastic and a water-based hydrogel layer applied to the backing. The hydrogel layer comprises a hydrophilic natural or synthetic polymer to provide body dispersed in water and can be a tacky adhesive. The polymer can comprise any high molecular weight hydrophilic carbohydrate such as karaya, cornstarch, or a kelp gel and/or a synthetic hydrophilic polymer such as polyacrylamide or polyacrylic acid. A humectant such as a polyhydric alcohol, keeps the gel layer moist. A solute such as salt, protein, sugar or an alcohol is dissolved in the water in a quantity sufficient to raise the osmotic pressure enough to maintain the hydrogel layer in a hypertonic state with respect to the blister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: ALAN C. HYMES, JANE NICHOLS
  • Patent number: 6230964
    Abstract: A postal package includes first and second sheet portions, at least one of which includes a cut-out window, and an inner case interposed between the first and second sheet portions. The inner case is constituted by a cup having a mouth and an outwardly extending flange portion around the mouth and by a cover dimensioned to close the mouth of the cup. At least one of the cup and the cover includes engagement structure for mutual engagement one to the other. Such engagement structure is defined by inter-engaging surfaces of the cup and the cover. The cup is dimensioned to protrude through the cut-out window. In a further embodiment, the cover can additionally present a cup shape, dimensioned to protrude from another cut-out window formed in the other of the first and second sheet portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Toshiki Saito
  • Patent number: 6193057
    Abstract: A jewelry display and information device is disclosed. The device includes an insert that may be folded about an item of jewelry to securely retain the item. The device further includes an outer surface for displaying information about the item of jewelry. After folding, the insert may be slid into a pocket in a transparent sheet for display of the item of jewelry and information about the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Frank J. Cappiello, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6076675
    Abstract: A presentation and holding device for small-format objects has at least two transparent joinable halves that form a hollow body when fitted together into a corresponding opening in a presentation surface, such as a picture postcard. The hollow body is effectively used to contain an object which has some connection with the motif presented on the picture postcard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Volker Pawlowski