Movable Or Detachable Housing Closure Patents (Class 206/467)
  • Patent number: 10138042
    Abstract: A contact lens dispensing container includes an upwardly opening receptacle, peelable cover sheet, and applicator. The receptacle is to receive a contact lens and storage solution, and the container having a peripheral flange providing a planar engagement surface surrounding the receptacle. The cover sheet is securable to the engagement surface to seal the container and peelable from the engagement surface to allow lens removal. The applicator includes a handle having first end and second end. The handle is pivotably mounted on the flange and having a carrier at the first end and a hand grip at the second end. The applicator is moveable between stowed position and deployed position, wherein in stowed position the carrier is received in the receptacle with the handle not extending above the engagement surface, and in deployed position the applicator is rotated from the stowed position so that the carrier is above the engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Optic 18 Limited
    Inventors: Keith Fawdington, Jayesh Ghadiali
  • Patent number: 10080702
    Abstract: A carrier for a blister pack includes a first panel having an opening for movably receiving a blister of the blister pack, and a second panel having one or more dispensing openings aligned with the first panel opening. The first panel and the second panel slidably receive the blister pack there between. The carrier includes a blocking tab between the first and second panels that is selectively moveable between a blocking position and a dispensing position. When the blocking tab is in its blocking position it prevents movement of the blister in the first panel opening into alignment with a dispensing opening, thereby preventing dispensing of the blister's contents through the dispensing opening. When the blocking tab is in the dispensing position, it permits the blister to be moved into alignment with a dispensing opening for dispensing the blister's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Hammond, Nigel Davis
  • Patent number: 9538695
    Abstract: A series of electronic components formed using a carrier tape. The carrier tape is adapted to enable smoothly picking up even small-sized electronic components with a suction nozzle. The carrier tape has housing holes housing electronic components therein. The housing holes are arranged in the longitudinal direction. A top tape and a bottom tape are attached to the upper and lower surfaces of the carrier tape. Interval portions between the housing holes are provided with concave slots in their lower surfaces, thereby forming air flow paths. The air flow paths form air passages which enable smoothly picking up the small-sized electronic components using a suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruhiko Mori
  • 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: 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: 8915370
    Abstract: A blister-type packaging unit having a front wall (2) and a rear wall (1) defining an article-receiving space (6) between them. The front wall (2) and the rear wall (1) have a circumferential joint (4). Inwardly of said circumferential joint (4) a weakened region (7) is present in at least one of the front and rear walls (1,2), which weakened region (7) is tearable by a user to separate the front and rear walls (1,2). Said weakened region (7) has two end portions which are located inwardly of said peripheral region, so that the weakened region (7) can be torn after the user has made a cut in the walls (1,2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Niels Arno Prinsen, Rhonda Kay Parton, Clay Steven Stricklin, Caroline Van Hoff-Brekelmans
  • Publication number: 20140291190
    Abstract: [Problems to be Solved] To provide a blister pack which can be easily torn off and peeled by automatically adjusting a position of tearing off and peeling even if a seal member becomes diagonally with respect to a longitudinal direction of a main body portion (storage recess portion) of the blister pack. [Solution] The blister pack includes a main body portion 1 and seal member 2. The main body portion 1 includes a rectangular storage recess portion (1a) recessed at a center thereof and a plane portion for seal member adhesion (1b) provided around the storage recess portion (1a). The plane portion for seal member adhesion (1) is formed in a direction parallel with the longitudinal direction of the storage recess portion (1a), and on the right and left sides. The seal member (2) has a gripping part (2a) protruding at least one end in the longitudinal direction of the main body portion (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: GC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kinya NIHEI
  • Patent number: 8813959
    Abstract: A reclosable composite package for packaging an article is provided with a tray, a panel and a sliding cover. The tray and cover define a cavity for displaying or packing an article for sale. The tray and panel are configured to define a channel to slidably receive the cover. The tray may have a peripheral flange that includes a raised rail. The panel may be secured with respect to the tray flange and may engage at least a portion of the rail. Interaction between the rail and the panel during manufacture or assembly of the package may create a space between the tray and the panel to form the channel. The cover may be inserted within the channel formed by the tray flange, rail and panel. In use, the cover may slide within the channel to selectively open and close the package. The package may include one or more catches, stops or snap lock features to further secure and stabilize the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Jared P. Lorenson, Elliott R. Eckert, Michael J. Cramblet, David A. Korhorn
  • Patent number: 8763806
    Abstract: A container comprises a plastic blister or cover component with a first peripheral edge and a formed, first open-sided volume extending from the peripheral edge joined with a paperboard tray or tray component with a second peripheral edge, the paperboard tray or tray component having a plurality of panels forming a second open-sided volume. The container has means for joining the first peripheral edge of the plastic blister or cover component and the second peripheral edge of the paperboard tray or tray component so that the first and second volumes form a combined container volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tegrant Alloyd Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Giaia Lee Ludwig
  • Patent number: 8733582
    Abstract: A cup (22) includes a base (26) and a wall (30) with an integral straw (36). A lid (24) includes a flange (52) for mating with the cup (22) to establish an assembled position of the drinking assembly (20). The lid (24) defines an orifice (66) aligned with the integral straw (36) in the assembled position, and a flexible straw (68) is disposed within the orifice (66). The flexible straw (68) has a nipple portion (70) extending to an inlet end (72) disposed in abutting relationship with the integral straw (36) in the assembled position to establish a compression fit between the flexible straw (68) and the integral straw (36). The lid (24) is also stackable with identical lids (24) and includes a cavity (60) extending between first and second ends (62, 64). The orifice (66) is disposed about one of the ends (64) and the cavity (60) has an open portion (90) disposed about the other of the ends (62) for receiving a nipple portion (70) of the identical lid (24) being stacked in alternating relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: David Fioritto, Domenic Belcastro
  • Patent number: 8708146
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a blister with a flange enclosed between paperboard cards, arranged so that upon rotation of the blister the flange emerges from between the cards allowing the blister to be separated from the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Sara Jane Falcon
  • Patent number: 8662302
    Abstract: A consumer package is disclosed that can be opened with one hand. The packaging can have a finger or thumb loop attached to a panel that allows a user to use a finger of the same hand holding the package to open the package. The finger or thumb loop can be designed to have strength and structural integrity to open the package rather than just to hold the package. The package can have a finger or thumb grip portion attached to the panel to open the package. The package can have a finger or thumb hold attached to the panel to open the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jan R. Lau
  • Publication number: 20140027334
    Abstract: Provided is a blister package made by heat molding a plastic film or sheet, creating a container portion of a fixed space, storing a drug or miscellaneous products in the space, and having a cover sheet attached to a flange of the container portion so as to create a sealing function, and the blister packing container enables repeated resealing and enhanced sealing of an opened outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jong Won Ahn, Hyung Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 8631943
    Abstract: A package component for holding a personal care device is described. The package component has a first section and a first section cover with a first fold line therebetween. The package component also has a second section and a second section cover with a second fold line therebetween. An eccentric cover is configured to allow the first section and the first section cover to be folded with respect to the second section and the second section cover, the eccentric cover being disposed between the first section and the second section or between the first section cover and the second section cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Bruno Kobbe, Hauke Schormair, Thinh Nguyen Ha, Martin Jay Marotti
  • Patent number: 8602216
    Abstract: A packing box structure for a cell phone protection case includes a main body, a pair of transparent lids and a seal rib. The main body has a pair of grooves and a pair of positioning portions at two sides thereof for engagement of a pair of cell phone protection cases. The pair of transparent lids is adapted to cover the two sides of the main body. The seal rib is adapted to clip the pair of transparent lids, so that the transparent lids and the main body are sealed to prevent dust from entering the packing box. The packing box can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly for a consumer to check the cell phone protection cases. The packing box has a better seal effect and can be used conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Chia Hao Lin
  • Patent number: 8550250
    Abstract: A package is disclosed comprising a reclosable blister attached to a paperboard card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Michael P. Wade
  • Patent number: 8505725
    Abstract: A sand ceremony apparatus has a sand receptacle with an opening at a top thereof and an interior volume suitable for the receipt of sand therein, a cover removably affixed over the opening and having a support surface formed thereon, and a decorative article removably positioned on the support surface of the cover. A structure that has an interior space in which the receptacle is received in the interior space. This structure include a first panel and a second panel. A first vase and a second vase are removably positioned in the structure on opposite sides of the sand receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi
  • Patent number: 8407867
    Abstract: A clamp for an elongated tube style white such as a versa tube. The clamp has one fixed side that holds the versa tube's mounting structure therein. The other side of the clamp is movable, and pivots between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, the lamp is held into place, and in the open position the lamp can be removed. A single screw that holds the clamp into the open or closed position is knurled and hence the device can be removed without any tools. The two sides of the clamp occupy different longitudinal positions so that they can be placed directly next to each other, and one opened without moving or disturbing the other since the two sides are in different longitudinal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Chris Conti
  • Publication number: 20120325715
    Abstract: A blister pack comprising a blister layer having a plurality of blisters formed therein, the blisters also having a plurality of recesses at a periphery thereof, the blister and recesses being partially defined by a blister lower wall, a blister upper wall and a blister connecting wall extending between the upper the upper wall and the lower wall whereby pressure exerted in the area of the blister upper wall and blister connecting wall will cause the blister to crumple to provide easier access to contents of the blister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas D. Intini
  • Patent number: 8307982
    Abstract: A cake container having a base (14) and a transparent cover (16) lying over the base, both being constructed of heat-formed plastic sheets, with peripheries of the base and cover securely latched together in a way that avoids sudden movement during unlatching. The base has a largely vertical peripheral wall (24) forming a plurality of dimples (26), and the cover has a lower peripheral wall (30) with a plurality of dimple-receiving regions (32). Each dimple-receiving region includes a chimney (52) that receives a dimple until the dimple lies at the top portion (60) of the chimney. The cover then can be turned so the dimple enters a dimple-receiving cavity (54) that prevents the cover from moving up off the base until the cover is turned back. The cover has a plurality of vertical ribs (172, 173, 174) forming wide panels (182) and forming narrow panels (180) between the wide panels. Stickers (124) adhere to peripheries of the cover and base to show the customer that there has been no tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: PWP Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Publication number: 20120241347
    Abstract: A flexible package (10) is provided for a consumable product. The flexible package includes a pair of flexible packaging films (12, 14) for enclosing the product therebetween. The films are bonded together to define a perimeter seal for surrounding the product. One of the films may be rupturable so as to allow dispensing of the product through the film under manual pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, James Glydon
  • Publication number: 20120199509
    Abstract: A packaging for pharmaceutical pills or the like is disclosed having formed therein both a payload enclosure and a recessed activating feature. The recessed activating feature, once activated using a pointed object, changes the packaging into a form that may be more readily opened by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Albert McKiel, JR., Margaret Elizabeth Sweeney-McKiel
  • Publication number: 20120160726
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus is designed to accommodate one or more blister packages in a secure child-resistant manner. The one or more blister packages (30) include at least one engaging aperture (32). The apparatus includes a sleeve that receives the one or more blister packages and a traveler clip (10) that is coupled with the one or more blister packages. The traveler clip is received in the sleeve in a lockable slidable fashion. The traveler clip further includes a backwardly inclining dagger (12) that hooks onto the engaging aperture of the one or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20120152786
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blister package. The blister package includes a blister tray having a plurality of upwardly opening blister depressions arranged in rows and columns. The blister depressions support a consumable product. The blister sleeve is provided for receiving the blister tray. The blister sleeve is configured to expose a top portion and side edge of the blister tray and cover less than all of the blister depressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Allen Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20120152779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improved child resistant carton and methods for using the same. The improved child resistant carton comprises housing (1) and an insert (4). The housing comprises a locking mechanism (3). The housing (1) may be made from multiple panels. The panel may be of any shape and may be more than one. The housing (1) may be made of card board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Tirtharup Bhattacharjee, Parvez Akhtar
  • Patent number: 8172085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable blister package assembly for accommodating center-filled gum pieces. The package assembly includes a blister tray having an open face and a blister cavity for supporting the gum pieces. The blister tray includes a plurality of ribs within the blister cavity for separating the gum pieces. A cover overlies the blister tray and covers the open face of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8094028
    Abstract: A carrier apparatus is provided that includes a body and a fastener configured to affix the body to a product. The body includes a radio frequency (RF) transponder tag, or marker for directing inclusion of an RF transponder tag, at a designated location on the body. The apparatus of this aspect further includes a positioning feature configured to position the body, RF transponder tag and affixed product relative to an RF antenna separate from the RF transponder tag. This positioning feature may be configured to position the body, RF transponder tag and affixed product in a manner ensuring approximately at least a predetermined spatial relationship between the RF transponder tag and the antenna or one or more other RF transponder tags located proximate the RF transponder tag. A carriage apparatus and method of storing a product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: McKesson Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Braun, Manoj Wangu, Bruce Thompson
  • Patent number: 8091704
    Abstract: A blister package includes a plastic blister being between top and bottom covers. The plastic blister further includes a perforation that partially extends around a product enclosure. A cut line intersects the perforation along an interior portion of the plastic blister to provide a location for tearing the product enclosure from the plastic blister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Larry Trigg
  • Patent number: 8042690
    Abstract: A beam-type wiper blade reclosable package that includes a pair of package halves joined by an elongate compliant joint that preferably enables one of the package halves to function as a cover that can be closed over a base that includes a curved beam-type wiper blade compartment formed therein. The compartment includes a wiper blade beam or backbone seat and a wiping blade element land, an adapter clearance recess defining a lip that facilitates package opening and closing and wiper blade removal facilitating pockets. The compliant joint preferably is a living hinge of double fold construction that serves to strengthen the package when closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8042689
    Abstract: Extravascular system packaging systems are adapted to facilitate opening of the package and to facilitate one or more auxiliary uses of the packaging systems. Auxiliary uses include the use of at least a portion of the packaging system as a pre-insertion table and as a temporary disposal receptacle. In its use as a pre-insertion table, the packaging system is adapted to provide a stable temporary storage tool where the extravascular system is readily accessible to the medical practitioner. In its use as a temporary disposal receptacle, the packaging system is adapted to provide a stabilized receptacle adapted to temporarily receive a deployed needle assembly until the needle assembly can be properly disposed of in a sharps container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Patric Fröjd, Per Axel Torell, Kristoffer Glowacki, Måns Wemmert
  • Patent number: 7958998
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable blister package assembly for accommodating center-filled gum pieces. The package assembly includes a blister tray having an open face and a blister cavity for supporting the gum pieces. The blister tray includes a plurality of ribs within the blister cavity for separating the gum pieces. A cover overlies the blister tray and covers the open face of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Patent number: 7918338
    Abstract: A convertible hangtag display comprising a unitary piece of material foldable into a hanging portion for hanging and displaying a retail item and a boxing portion for packaging the retail item is provided. The hanging portion is separable from the boxing portion along a perforation. The boxing portion has oppositely facing front and rear sheets connected by a crease and a seam. Upper and lower flaps are provided at opposite ends of each of the sheets. Upper and lower creases corresponding to the upper and lower flaps are provided such that the upper and lower creases are foldable about the corresponding creases. At least one crease is provided to the hanging portion opposite the perforation for bending the hanging portion. The hanging portion defines a slot for guiding a hook or other standard display means from which the unitary piece may be suspended. In a display configuration, the upper and lower flaps extend coplanar with the respective sheets from which they extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Berkshire Fashions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bert H. Dweck, Boris J. Duchatellier
  • Patent number: 7886901
    Abstract: A packaging device preferably including a clam shell, wherein the clam shell is adapted to at least partially encase a single wheel of a device with wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Division Six Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Singh, Jeffery Balaban, David Wroniak
  • Patent number: 7857133
    Abstract: A windshield wiper package for containing a windshield wiper includes a front portion having a recess for receiving the windshield wiper, a back portion connected to the front portion for containing the windshield wiper within the recess, and an opening disposed in the back portion to allow loading or unloading of the windshield wiper. The opening is sized such that a length of the opening is less than about one-third of a length of the wiper package. A door is slidingly received by the back portion such that the door can be moved between an open position and a closed position. Complimentary detents and indentations are provided for securing the door in the open position or the closed position, the detents being positioned on one of the back portion and the door, and the indentations being positioned on another of the back portion and door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Jamak Fabrication-Tex, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Alan Skurdalsvold, Michael Todd Lindars
  • Patent number: 7819245
    Abstract: A packaging device preferably including a clam shell, wherein the clam shell is adapted to encase just a wheel of a wheeled toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Division Six Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Singh, Jeffery Balaban, David Wroniak
  • Patent number: 7789234
    Abstract: A display package for scissors consists of an elongated, generally flat member having a top and bottom end, a raised hollow pedestal means mounted adjacent to said bottom end of said member, the pedestal means having a top portion with means operable to secure a finger ring of a pair scissors thereto and support the scissors horizontally above the card with arch means located adjacent to said top end of said member operable to restrain the swing of at least one of the blades of a pair of scissors mounted on the top portion of the pedestal when the handles of such scissors are manipulated by a customer. It is preferred that the top of the pastel include means for rotation of the connection with the scissors so that a greater range of manipulation is available to a prospective customer. In addition the card can include a clear cover if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Wayne Clark
  • Publication number: 20100206756
    Abstract: A rupturable bubble package for containing a sanitized implement such as, for example, a drinking straw, a toothpick or medical instruments. The bubble package is characterized by its construction from a flexible, substantially impervious material capable of maintaining a positive pressure of air or other gaseous fluids within the package once it is sealed. The package is constructed of front, back, top and bottom panels. All of the panels are adhered to each by an application of glue. Two of the panels are adhered to each other by a weaker glue. When finger pressure is applied to an outside surface of the bubble package, the panels adhered with the weaker glue will burst open. At that location, one of panels has an extended portion thereon constituting a finger grip. When the finger grip is grasped by the fingers that applied pressure to the package, that panel may be pulled from the package to gain access to an interior of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Dunn-Rankin
  • Publication number: 20100065460
    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 piece had an article-receiving cavity and a flange extends along the upper edge of the cavity, and pluralities of upwardly extending locking posts are spaced apart along the flange. The card has openings for receiving therethrough the locking posts and the retainer piece had a plurality of integral downwardly-opening locking caps spaced therealong, whereby when the posts are engaged through the card openings the caps can be snapped into locking engagement with the blister posts so as to secure the card to the blister. Each cap is encircled by an arrangement of perforations, so as to detachably connect the cap to the retainer piece and whereby twisting of the cap will cause it to shear free of the retainer, and rotation through about 90 degrees will cause the caps to unlock from the posts, allowing the package to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Appelbaum
  • Publication number: 20100059401
    Abstract: A blister package and a method of forming and filling the blister package are disclosed. The blister package includes a first member having a 3-dimensional bubble and a peripheral flange. A major portion of the peripheral flange is folded to create at least one channel and a minor portion of the peripheral flange has a hook hole formed therethrough. A securement mechanism is formed with the minor portion of the peripheral flange which permits the blister package to be opened and closed. The securement mechanism includes a hinged tab and first and second cooperating attachment members. The blister package further includes a second member sized and configured to be slideably received within the at least one channel when the securement mechanism is in an open position. The second member is retained within the at least one channel when the securement mechanism is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: All About Packaging Inc
    Inventors: Thomas P. Schein, Brent J. Grinwald
  • Publication number: 20100032329
    Abstract: Capillary tube holder, a storage and shipping container in which a loaded capillary tube holder is securely held, a fixture for loading capillary tubes onto a capillary tube transfer fixture for transferring, removing or replacing individual capillary tubes from a loaded capillary tube holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: NEW OBJECTIVE, INC
    Inventors: Gary A. Valaskovic, Lee Sawdey, James M. Sellers, Haydn B. Taylor, Nathan E. Winters
  • Publication number: 20090321303
    Abstract: A package comprising a rear member pivotally connected to a front member at a pivot. The package has a closed position wherein the front member is engaged with the rear member to define an interior space therebetween and an open position allowing access to the interior space. At least one of the front member and the rear member includes support structure for supporting products in the interior space. A projection having an aperture for allowing the package to be hung on a rod extends from the front member and the rear member. The rear member includes a foot allowing the package to stand substantially upright on a horizontal surface. The front member and the rear member include a latch and a slot, with the latch being configured to be inserted into the slot for maintaining the package in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Donwoong Kang, Tyler T. Watson, Scott W. Osiecki, Mark A. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20090321304
    Abstract: A battery package comprises a rear member, a front member pivotally connected to the rear member and batteries. The package has an open and a closed position. At least one of the front member and the rear member include support structure for supporting the batteries in the interior space. The rear member includes a foot allowing the battery package to stand substantially upright on a horizontal surface. The front member and the rear member include aligned openings for allowing the package to be hung on a rod. Therefore, the package can alternatively be positioned on the horizontal surface and be hung on a rod by extending the rod through the aligned openings for display purposes. The package can also include a resealable closure allowing the front member and the rear member to be maintained in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Tyler T. Watson, Scott W. Osiecki, Mark A. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7568579
    Abstract: A pre-packaged dental treatment system including a dental treatment device having a barrier layer configured for placement over at least a portion of a person's teeth, a dental treatment composition (e.g., a bleaching composition) disposed adjacent to the barrier layer, and a sealed packaging container within which the dental treatment device is disposed. At least a portion of the packaging container includes a laminated polymer material that is substantially impervious to water molecules, which prevents the dental treatment composition from drying out. The laminated polymer material is optionally also a barrier to oxygen molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Eric Moore
  • Publication number: 20080217205
    Abstract: A childproof package consists of a rectangular folding box of cardboard with at least one strip-like blister pack (B) inside, which can be pulled out from one of the short, narrow sides of the folding box. The folding box is designed so that it can be reclosed in such a way as to be childproof again, and the folding box and the blister pack (B) have cooperating means (223, 229), which are designed so that the blister pack (B) cannot be pulled completely out of the folding box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Oliver Sattel, Meino Adam, Jurgen Dambacher, Dirk Bauernfeind, Peter Fuhrmann, Detlev Gertitschke, Holger Bugar
  • Patent number: 7404487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a commodity package, comprising a hanging member that has a hole for hanging, and a holding body for holding an article. The holding body has a first cutting portion for separating a first recess and the upper part of a first brim portion from each other, and a second cutting portion for separating a second recess and the upper part of a second brim portion from each other. The hanging member has a third cutting portion for separating the upper part and the lower part thereof from each other. The first, second and third cutting portions are provided at different heights. This makes it possible for the commodity package, when hung, to maintain favorable balance and obtain sufficient intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kumakura, Yoshikazu Yukami, Masaru Kanda
  • Publication number: 20080173562
    Abstract: A liquid cosmetic product retail unit includes a container and a plurality of dispensers disposed in the container. The container is dimensioned to fit onto a shelf in a retail store and includes a base, a lid and a plurality of receptacles formed in at least one of the base and the lid. A method for offering for sale a liquid cosmetic product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Charles Peter Althoff, Jason Tilk, John William Nottingham, John Richard Nottingham, John Wilford Spirk, Jay Tapper, Patrick Coyne, Ian Stuart Midgley, Dean Michael Limb
  • Publication number: 20080121546
    Abstract: An improved blister package construction is provided. The inventive blister package construction allows for different visual presentations of the packaged products that would otherwise not be achievable with conventional blister packages. The blister package of the invention has one or two thermoplastic blisters designed and positioned on a backing card such that, when the card is folded along a transverse score line, the one or two blisters will lock together and the backing card will be formed into an “L” shaped configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Larry Van House
  • Publication number: 20080110786
    Abstract: A blister card carrier and methods of inserting and removing a blister card from the blister card carrier are disclosed. The blister card carrier is designed to hold a blister card in a substantially planar state. The blister card carrier may include a bottom section having a plurality of bottom rails, and a top section having a plurality of top rails. The bottom section and the top section may from one or more slots configured to receive a blister card. Each slot may be substantially perpendicular to the bottom section and the top section. Each bottom rail may be configured to contact a bottom surface of a received blister card. Each top rail may be configured to contact a top surface of a received blister card. The blister card carrier may be configured to position a received blister card in substantially the same plane as the bottom and top section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher E. Bossi
  • Publication number: 20080041753
    Abstract: A router bit case that includes a bottom half that having a plurality of router bit-shaped recesses with a substantially flat bottom surface that includes a sloped portion and a deepened cavity. The router bit case also includes a top half having a plurality of recesses formed therein, a plurality of hinges and a closing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Marcello Tommassini
  • Patent number: 7322473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plastic packaging (1) made from a packaging dish (2) and a cover lid (3). The cover lid (3) is at least partially sealed to the packaging dish (2) in a peelable manner and the cover lid (3), or the packaging dish (2), comprises at least one knob (5) and complementary to the above the packaging dish (2) or the cover lid (3) comprises a recess (6), through which the knob(s) is/are pressed on sealing the plastic packaging (1). At least a partial region of at least one knob is provided with a sealing material (95) or preferably at least one partial region of at least one knob (5) and the boundary region of the complementary recess (7) is connected to a sealing material (9), which on first opening of the packaging (1) is damaged. The invention further relates to methods for the production of said packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Convenience Food Systems Wallau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Fux