Hinged Patents (Class 206/470)
  • Patent number: 11161666
    Abstract: In the present invention, a package for supporting at least one consumable product is provided. The package includes a support member for supporting the at least one consumable product, a flexible package for enclosing the support member and the at least one product, and a closure mechanism configured to transit the package between open and closed positions. The flexible package has a line of weakness and a flap defined and positioned near an area formed by the line of weakness. When the flap is pulled, it ruptures the line of weakness and creates an opening to allow access to the at least one consumable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Louis Fenech, Jun Park
  • Patent number: 11084614
    Abstract: A method for producing a packaging, and in particular a film packaging having a bubble-like receiving cavity, in particular for producing a blister pack, comprising the following steps: overlapping at least two film elements, shaping at least one receiving cavity for receiving at least one object to be packaged between the overlapping film elements, and connecting the at least two film elements along a shared sealed edge region extending at least partially around the periphery of the receiving cavity, and in particular by way of at least one sealing weld joint, so as to seal the receiving cavity, wherein the two film elements are designed without any intermediate space on the sealing edge region projecting from the same, wherein opening means, which allow simplified access to the receiving cavity, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: SEBASTIAN, JENS, DR., FLORIAN WIEST GBR
    Inventors: Jens Sebastian, Florian Wiest
  • Patent number: 11024908
    Abstract: The present application relates to an electrochemical device and a method for manufacturing the same. The electrochemical device includes: a first outer case defining an accommodating chamber therein; an electrode assembly accommodated in the accommodating chamber of the first outer case; and a second outer case including a heat shrinkable wrapping layer, the first outer case being wrapped in the heat shrinkable wrapping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NINGDE AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wenqiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10683152
    Abstract: A fold open face seal package is provided. The package may comprise a one or two-piece thermoformed blister adhered to a backing card. In the one piece embodiment upper and lower portions of the blister are connected by one or more hinges. In the two-piece embodiment the blister is cut into upper and lower pieces which are adhered to the backing card. The package may be opened by folding the backing card back along a bend line and then reclosed for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Larsen
  • Patent number: 10586958
    Abstract: A packing tray for a rechargeable battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the tray includes a bottom portion and an inner wall connected to the bottom portion. The bottom portion and the inner wall define a receiving space configured to receive a battery cell. The inner wall includes upper and lower portions. The lower portion extends upwardly, and the upper portion is outwardly curved such that the upper portion is wider than the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-Young Moon
  • Patent number: 10329064
    Abstract: A tray for displaying a product for sale, where the tray includes a re-closeable lid. The tray includes a base having a peripheral side wall with a rim bounding an opening to a cavity which retains the product. A portion of the lid is permanently engaged with a section of the base. The rest of the lid is selectively engageable with the rest of the base and is movable between open and closed positions. When closed, a part of the lid is positioned laterally adjacent the rim and is located in a common plane therewith. The edges of the rim and lid frictionally engage each other to secure the base and lid together. The movable part of the lid, which includes a frame member and flexible film, rotate about a living hinge in the frame member. A latching mechanism is engaged to keep the lid and base engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Biery Cheese Co.
    Inventor: Benjamin H. Biery
  • Patent number: 9706867
    Abstract: A jewelry attachment device having a main body including a main platform that a person can rest their wrist or forearm thereon, and a clasp stand adjustably connected to the main body that includes a slot, such that a person can place a jewelry clasp member within the slot of the clasp stand in an opened position, place a jewelry item and their wrist or forearm upon the main platform, adjust the position of the clasp stand, and then connect with one hand a ring loop portion of the jewelry item to the jewelry clasp member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Alison Brett
  • Patent number: 9073678
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a cold cohesive packaging system using tear resistant tape includes a top sheet having an interior surface and at least one top cohesive region defined on the interior surface; a bottom sheet having a bottom interior surface and at least one bottom cohesive region defined on the bottom interior surface; at least one strip embedded in the top sheet or the bottom sheet, the at least one strip being resistant to tearing; and a cohesive, wherein the cohesive is applied in liquid form and adheres as a film to the at least one top cohesive region and the at least one bottom cohesive region, where the cohesive is capable of permanently bonding the top sheet to the bottom sheet when a pressure is applied, and wherein the cohesive comprises a latex-based cohesive with a viscosity of no more than 450 centipoise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Shane Mikula
  • Patent number: 9045256
    Abstract: A packaging case for a windshield wiper blade includes an elongated wiper blade receiving section including a perimeter wall defining a blade-retaining channel. The perimeter wall includes inner and outer wall segments. At least one aperture is formed within the outer wall segment of the perimeter wall. An elongated cover section is pivotally coupled to wiper blade receiving section and configured to pivot between an open state and a closed state. The elongated cover section includes first and second lateral walls and first and second end walls defining a cover compartment that fits over the elongated wiper blade receiving section. At least one projection is formed on an inner surface of the first lateral wall for engaging the at least one aperture formed within the outer wall segment of the contoured wall, thereby retaining the cover section over the wiper blade receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jay Baker
  • Publication number: 20150136632
    Abstract: An accessible display box employs a front portion attached to a rear portion with a hinge. A front hanger bar receiver is centered in a top rim of the front portion and a rear hanger bar receiver extends from the rear portion aligned with the front hanger bar receiver. A releasable engagement mechanism secures the front portion and rear portion allowing the box to be easily opened for access to the carried product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Russell S. Moir, Bryan K. Bowman
  • Patent number: 9027753
    Abstract: A removable faceplate for a portable electronic device is provided. The faceplate permits a user to change the physical appearance of a surface of the device while retaining access to the mechanisms for controlling the function of the device. Preferably, the removable faceplate and electronic device are configured with a means for association and dissociation that can be activated without the use of a tool and the means is not visible when the faceplate is attached. Additionally, an improved packaging system is provided to enable a vendor or manufacturer to package faceplates with the devices that they will cover and to allow substitution of faceplates in the packaging without disturbing the packaging of the electronic device itself. Further, there is a method for distribution of the packaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: CBY Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: James Bak, Craig Hassler
  • 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: 9022247
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container suitable for use in the disinfection of blood glucose meters and other medical devices. In one embodiment, the container comprises a tray with a formed cavity in it, such that a blood glucose meter or medical device may be placed and retained in it. In certain related embodiments, the meter has been wrapped in a disinfection wipe prior to placement into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Cambridge Sensors USA, LLC
    Inventor: Fredrick Engimann
  • 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: 8991603
    Abstract: A slide card for selective insertion and withdrawal from a sleeve includes a base panel, a locking panel and at least one embossment. The locking panel is integrally formed with the base panel and hingedly connected to one of the opposing end edges of the base panel to engage at least part of the sleeve to lock the base panel in the sleeve. The locking panel extends from the one of the opposing end edges of the base panel to its free end edge that is located opposed to the one of the opposing end edges of the base panel. The at least one embossment is formed on one of the opposed surfaces of the base panel. The at least one embossment projects from the one of the opposed surfaces of the base panel and is spaced apart from receiving blisters on the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 8942773
    Abstract: A protection case for a portable electronic device includes a case having a front part and a rear part, and the portable electronic device is accommodated between the front and rear parts. A rear cover is connected to the rear part and a front cover is connected to the front part. The front cover has a front decoration plate, a connection member and a locking member. The front decoration plate is removably connected to the front part. The connection member is flexible and has a first end connected to the front decoration plate and a second end of the connection member is clamped between the front and rear parts. The locking member has a hook hooked with the groove. The protection case can be easily replaced and changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Jenn Yaw J. Y. Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong-Ming Wu
  • Publication number: 20150021224
    Abstract: Packaging configured to contain an item is made from a pre-formed plastic web from which a user-graspable tear tab extends to enable removal of the item from the packaging. Preferred embodiments each include a plastic web in the form of a pocket and positioned between front and back lidding sheets that have adhesive sections bonded together to form unitary packaging. The pocket is sized to pass through a pocket-receiving aperture in the front lidding sheet and retains and displays the packaged item. The tear tab outwardly extends from a peripheral flange from which the plastic web depends. A score line boundary formed in one of the front and back lidding sheets circumscribes or partly circumscribes at least a majority of the pocket receiving aperture and allows removal of the item by a user pulling the tear tab to tear open the packaging along the score line boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Ziba Labs LLc
    Inventors: Sohrab Vossoughi, Christine Enderby, Sarah Osborn, Jesse Kirsch
  • Patent number: 8919559
    Abstract: A package for accommodating, storing, displaying and transporting an article, such as, pharmaceutical products. The package has a receptacle mountable to a paperboard. The mountable receptacle has a clamshell for receiving, for example, one or more blister cards. The clamshell has a first portion having a first edge and a second portion having a second edge, which opposes the first edge. The mountable receptacle has an extension connected at least to the second edge through a breakable mechanism. The extension is attached to a surface of the paperboard, such that the clamshell can be detached from the paperboard by breaking the breakable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Aventisub II Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy Gail Limback
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8910789
    Abstract: A reclosable package well suited for holding pre-curved beam-type wiper blades in a package cavity formed in a base that releasably engages with a cover via a reclosable closure arrangement that includes an arrangement of bar snaps each formed of a bar with an elongated bulbous head received in a complementarily configured bar snap pocket during package closure. Each bar includes inclined endwalls that facilitate location and entry of the head into a narrower mouth of the pocket until the head is received in a head-anchoring chamber releasably clamping the bar head in place. The closure arrangement can include an interlocking rib-and-channel arrangement having a rib segment extending along a hinge joining the cover to the base and rib sections extending along end flanges and part of an outer flange that stiffen and strengthen the package while guiding bar snaps into snap-fit engagement during package closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Gregg S. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140353198
    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 152 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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan C. Bradfield
  • Patent number: 8899434
    Abstract: A clamshell packaging system having a first side portion, a second side portion, and a base portion is provided with a three-dimensional hinge structure and a standing feature. The first side portion is attached to the base portion via a first hinge joint and the second side portion is attached to the base portion via a second hinge joint wherein the second side portion is closeable upon the first side portion to provide an enclosed clamshell. The base portion further includes a third hinge joint and a fourth hinge joint each of which extends between the first hinge joint and the second hinge joint in a direction that is generally transverse to at least a portion of each of the first hinge joint and the second hinge joint. The base portion additionally has at least one flat portion disposed between the third hinge joint and the fourth hinge joint upon which the clamshell packaging system is standable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Transparent Container Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Christopher Falkman
  • Patent number: 8899419
    Abstract: A package for accommodating, storing, displaying and transporting an article, such as, pharmaceutical products. The package has a receptacle mountable to a paperboard. The mountable receptacle has a clamshell for receiving, for example, one or more blister cards. The clamshell has a first portion having a first edge and a second portion having a second edge, which opposes the first edge. The mountable receptacle has an extension connected at least to the second edge through a breakable mechanism. The extension is attached to a surface of the paperboard, such that the clamshell can be detached from the paperboard by breaking the breakable mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aventisub II Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy Gail Limback
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8777110
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing multiple transaction cards in a single package are described. According to one aspect, a carrier package arrangement includes a holder and a plurality of transaction cards. The transaction cards are retained on the holder, and are arranged to be transitioned form an unactivated state to an activated state using a first activation code. The carrier package arrangement can also include a case that can contain the holder and the plurality of transaction cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Biskupski, Philip J. Luongo, Jr., Judith Brill, Laura Maria Vignale
  • 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: 8657108
    Abstract: A packaging container is constructed by a packaging container main body with a lid portion, and a label adhered to an upper surface of the packaging container main body. An accommodating portion main body of the packaging container main body has a first flange portion around an accommodating portion, and second flange portions positioned at right and left side ends of the first flange portion and extending in an outward direction from an upper end of each of step portions having the same height as a thickness of the lid portion. Further, an engagement concave portion engaging with an engagement portion of the lid portion is formed in a front portion in the center of the first flange portion, and the label is adhered to upper surfaces of the lid portion and the second flange portions to seal the container main body, and is unsealed by a cut line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventor: Kinya Nihei
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8613357
    Abstract: A reclosable wiper blade package for holding a beam-type wiper blade in a substantially straightened condition in an upside down orientation with the wiping element of the blade facing upwardly toward a cover of the package. The package includes a blade-retaining package panel with a cavity formed therein having an adapter seat and blade engagement regions that engage corresponding arms of the wiper blade. Each blade engagement region is configured for snap fit engagement with an end portion of the wiper blade arm such as an end cap of the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Putnam
  • Publication number: 20130319896
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Wai Tat Choi
  • Publication number: 20130313150
    Abstract: A packaging comprises a body forming a chamber, a cover panel joined to the body over the chamber, and a door extending over the chamber. In one example, the door has a first portion joined to a remainder of the packaging by a first living hinge and a second portion frangibly connected to the remainder of the packaging. In another example, a post within the chamber has a top with a first portion of the pushpin, wherein the door includes a second portion of the pushpin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: All About Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Brent J. Grinwald
  • Patent number: 8561797
    Abstract: A packaging container for a device comprising an enclosure assembled from separable front and back transparent shells the assembled shells defining a cavity for housing the device. A transparent insert configured with outer edges for abutting at least three inner walls of the enclosure and having an aperture conformed to a silhouette of the device for engaging and retaining the device around its periphery and in a generally central position in the cavity so that at least a back, front, top and sides of the device may be directly viewed within the cavity without visual obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Brian Dennis Paschke, Todd Andrew Wood, Ingve Holmung, Kevin Roy Sugden, Di Tao
  • Patent number: 8561798
    Abstract: A slide card for selective insertion and withdrawal from a sleeve includes a base panel, a locking panel and at least one embossment. The locking panel is integrally formed with the base panel and hingedly connected to one of the opposing end edges of the base panel to engage at least part of the sleeve to lock the base panel in the sleeve. The locking panel extends from the one of the opposing end edges of the base panel to its free end edge that is located opposed to the one of the opposing end edges of the base panel. The at least one embossment is formed on one of the opposed surfaces of the locking panel. The at least one embossment projects from the one of the opposed surfaces of the locking panel and is spaced apart from the free end edge of the locking panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J. Hession
  • Patent number: 8505724
    Abstract: A wiper package assembly for use in packaging a pre-curved wiper blade. The wiper package assembly generally includes a package and a pair of end caps fittable onto the wiper blade and into the package. The package and end caps may be configured to cooperatively hold the pre-curved wiper blade in an at least partially straightened condition. The end caps may be configured to engage the wiper blade without altering the shape of the wiper blade tip, thereby reducing the risk of the wiper tip becoming deformed during by the package. In one embodiment, the end caps are ambidextrous in the sense that identical end caps can be used on opposite ends of the wiper blade. The end cap may include two support slots configured to correspond with the shape of the opposite ends of an asymmetrical wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Bult, George E. Raimer, Matthew D. Hansen
  • 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: 8485360
    Abstract: A container fracturable along a break path having a generally constant wall thickness about the break path is disclosed. In order to provide a specific break path without reducing the structural integrity of the container, the body of the container is configured to concentrate stress along the break path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sands Innovations Pty, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bradley Donald Teys, David Stevens
  • 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: 8459460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a box package having a clamshell with a panel assembly, and a method of manufacturing and using a box package. The clamshell includes a first part and a second part adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts are movable relative to one another about an operating hinge between an open position and a closed position. A panel assembly covers at least a portion of each of the first and second parts. The clamshell may include more than one manufacturing hinge, and at least one of the manufacturing hinges may divide the first and second parts. The panel assembly may define an access window and at least a portion of the first part may open and close through the access window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Martin O. Tidball, Michael J. Cramblet, Lynn L. Hitchcock, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Patent number: 8438884
    Abstract: A protective cover for an outdoor padlock or another lock which secures a hasp to a door, has a base, a housing dimensioned to accommodate the lock and the hasp, and a flexure hinge, preferably a living hinge. When the base of the protective cover is attached to the door protected by the padlock, the housing abuts and presses against the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Carl Bertrand
  • 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: 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: 20130062342
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: DISPLAY PACK, INC.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, Elliott R. Eckert, Martin O. Tidball
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120160727
    Abstract: A blister package includes at least one blister tray having a plurality of open blister depressions each blister depression accommodating a consumable product. The blister sleeve includes a pair of spaced apart planar walls defining therebetween a pivot connection. The blister tray is received between the walls of the blister sleeve and pivotally coupled to the pivot location. The sleeves are pivotal from an enclosed position between the two planar walls to an open position outwardly of the planar walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Publication number: 20120111754
    Abstract: A reclosable package having a blister with an outer wall defining an article-holding cavity in communication with a cavity opening that includes a door attached by a hinge and configured to seat in the opening with engagement between the door and a cavity-opening defining side or edge helping keep the door closed. In one embodiment, the door includes an indented portion that frictionally engages at least one and preferably a plurality of cavity-opening defining side when closed. Such an indented portion can include an undercut that underlies part of the adjacent cavity-opening defining side when the door is closed having an interference fit therebetween that can be a snap fit. The package can also be configured to provide releasable engagement between part of the door and part of the blister outer wall when the door is closed that can be in the form of a bar snap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Portage Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Domerchie, Kevin Putnam
  • Patent number: 8146745
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a bubble package which allows a product to be displayed independently standing alone or hanging from a bracket/shelf, and also provides the ability to separate the paper and plastic portions of the package into at least two separate environmentally recycled portions. The paper based portion of the package operates as a display card and/or as a stiffener. The sides of the one or more display cards are bonded to one another to enclose the product within the plastic and prevent tampering with the product. The plastic portion, in addition to containing and displaying the product therein, optionally incorporates a base near the bottom of the package. The base protrudes from the bottom of the package and secures back onto the plastic portion via a securing mechanism. This arrangement allows the package to stand independent. Optionally, a corrugated plastic insert can be used to provide additional support to the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: CardPak, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Burress, Ralph W. Kilbort, James J. Mattiucci