Article Held In Apertures Of Opposed Walls Patents (Class 206/485)
  • Patent number: 10099835
    Abstract: A packaging structure for at least one article includes a pair of generally rectangular support structures with front, side, rear, and interior walls. The walls divide the rectangular support structure into a plurality of triangular sections. The front and interior walls contain a least one opening configured to correspond with the configuration of the article to hold and secure the article in place. The packaging structure is created from a rectangular blank made of foldable material that has a plurality of spaced vertical fold lines, panels, and aligned openings each configured to correspond with the configuration of the article. The packaging structure is formed by folding the blank along the fold lines and securing the blank in the folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: William Scholvin, Nataliya Scholvin
  • Patent number: 10015900
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for retaining a removable module (such as a memory card) in engagement with an interface structure of a printed circuit board (PCB). The PCB is coupled to a tray, wherein the module is positioned between the PCB and the tray. The tray includes one or more forms configured to receive the module, and prevent the module from moving out of engagement with the interface structure of the PCB. A first form includes a depressed region formed in the tray, wherein the module is fitted within the depressed region. A slot, which extends through the tray, may be located adjacent to the depressed region, wherein an edge of the slot restricts movement of the module. A second form may include a raised lip, which is located adjacent to the module, and restricts movement of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems LLC
    Inventor: Scott W. Augsburger
  • Patent number: 9892665
    Abstract: A Polygonal Unibody Pole Sign is a single piece of cardboard, or other flexible semi-rigid material, designed to enclose a pole, post, or column, that can remain elevated without adhesives, or external support while providing surfaces for advertising, display, or decoration. Installation does not require the Polygonal Unibody Pole Sign to be placed over the top of the pole, column or beam. Instead, the invention is wrapped around the support and kept enclosed by inserting tabs at one vertical end into slots in the other. Flaps with circular or other shaped aperture the same diameter of the support in place along the horizontal ends of each display panel are then folded inward to enclose the support and hold the invention at height. The final installed Polygonal Unibody Pole Sign then presents display surfaces visible from multiple directions, providing 360 degree visibility in the preferred enclosed embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Edouard Charles LeMay, Andrew Wilfred LeMay
  • Patent number: 9809345
    Abstract: A point-of-sale paperboard package having spaced-apart support rails that support packaged article(s), and a top closure affixed to the support rails by packaged article(s). The top closure may include retaining flaps secured to the support rails by packaged article(s) extending through the support rails and the retaining flaps. The top closure may include a hanging tab allowing the package to be suspended from a hanging hook at a point of sale. The support rails and top closure may be defined by consecutive panels folded into a rectangular shape. The top closure may be folded into the space between the support rails to prevent the support rails from unfolding. The retaining flaps may extend from the top closure into the hollow interior of the support rails. The support rails and retaining flaps may define article receiving openings to facilitate insertion of packaged articles. The package may include a bottom closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tekton, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua L. Harrison, Matthew A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9687096
    Abstract: Container for drinking glasses includes a foot, in particular for sparkling wine glasses, and a base body. The base body includes a bottom and first and second side walls extending substantially perpendicular to the bottom, retaining means for retaining the feet of the drinking glasses is associated with at least one side wall, and the retaining means is embodied and arranged such that in a transport position the drinking glasses are supported by the bottom and extend in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the container, and the bottom includes at least one folding line extending in the longitudinal direction of the bottom and the bottom is foldable along the at least one folding line such that in a presentation position the drinking glasses have a substantially upright position and are supported by the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: deSter B.V.B.A.
    Inventor: Francis Woestenborghs
  • Patent number: 9563151
    Abstract: A packaging unit includes an image forming apparatus and a packaging member. A cartridge is detachably mounted in the image forming apparatus. The cartridge accommodates developer therein. The image forming apparatus is configured to form an image using the developer. The cartridge is formed with a first opening for allowing the developer to discharge outside from the cartridge when the cartridge is in a first posture. The cartridge is in the first posture when the image is formed. The packaging member packages the image forming apparatus therein in such a posture that the cartridge is in a second posture where leakage of the developer from the first opening is unlikely to occur as compared with a posture of the image forming apparatus in which the cartridge is in the first posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shougo Sato
  • Patent number: 9422081
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a frame, tracks supported by opposite sides of the frame, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side is generally U-shaped and at least one is linear. Each dunnage support may comprise end members and a middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bublitz, Mark J. Feenstra, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9022218
    Abstract: A battery holding and dispensing device can hold a plurality of batteries, in an assortment of battery sizes. The battery holding and dispensing device includes a frame having a plurality of compartments sized and shaped to each receive a battery of a particular battery size and each having a detent for releasably retaining the battery in the compartment. Each compartment has at least one opening in the bottom and lower side to expose a corner of the battery to allow finger ejection of the battery from the compartment past the detent, and to allow the user to touch the batteries to ascertain battery size by feel. The assortment of batteries held in the frame is preferably pre-selected to correspond to the batteries needed by a particular profession. An arrangement for illuminating the frame is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Tools Aviaton, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Foreman, Kathleen Foreman, Timothy Moreau, Brad Cherkas
  • Patent number: 9016507
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a body, track assemblies attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support assemblies extending between the track assemblies. Outer members of the support assemblies have notches which enable the support assemblies to slide along the track assemblies to move parts supported by dunnage suspended by the support assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Allen L. Burns
  • Patent number: 9016475
    Abstract: A packing box comprises a peripheral portion and two end portions are respectively connected to two ends of the peripheral portion. A shock-absorbing device has two support members located on the two ends of the peripheral portion, and the two support members each are bent to be a U-shaped member and linearly movable toward the end portion corresponding thereto. At least one positioning portion is connected to each of the support members so as to retain an object. The object can be moved with the support members so as to absorb the vibration and impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Joy Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Hsung Chen
  • Patent number: 8955682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging box (1) for substantially oblong products (2), each product having an intermediate part (3) of overall width which is greater than those of its ends (4, 5), comprising a bottom (6, 111, 112) and a lid (7; 109, 110, 112) made of cardboard sheet or corrugated cardboard material. The lid (7) comprises two lateral walls (8, 9; 110, 112) connected to one another by an upper wall (110, 109), the bottom and the upper wall having a width which is smaller than or equal to said overall width and the lateral walls (8, 9) being perforated by apertures (11) spaced apart at regular intervals opposite one another, arranged to allow the respective intermediate parts (3) of said products to be tightly packed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Otor
    Inventors: Pascal Lechevalier, Gerard Mathieu
  • Patent number: 8919556
    Abstract: A container for housing a roll-shaped member having a core, includes: a tray as defined herein; a pair of first side plates as defined herein; and a cap as defined herein, and each of the pair of side walls is formed with a first slit as defined herein; each of the pair of first side plates is formed with a second slit as defined herein; and a height H1 of a slit bottom portion of the first slit of each of the side walls and a height H2 of a slit bottom portion of the second slit of each of the first side plates as measured from the bottom wall of the tray with the pair of first side plates disposed on the bottom wall parallel with the respective side walls satisfy a relationship H2>H1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kimoto, Fumihito Imai, Takuya Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8887983
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 8827076
    Abstract: A modular panel-packing box receives a plurality of panels, and includes a base, two partitioning units, a loop-shaped surrounding wall, and a top cover. Each of the partitioning units includes a socket and at least one partitioning member. Any two adjacent ones of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, the surrounding wall, and the top cover are interconnected removably. Each of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, and the top cover is folded, and is unfoldable to form a flat plate for facilitating transportation and storage of the modular panel-packing box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: San Ho Paper & Carton Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Chung Kuo
  • Patent number: 8783462
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a packaging construction for columnar batteries. The packaging construction includes an accommodation case including a bottom plate, and side plates located on outer edges of the bottom plate; a first tray having first recesses into which one end portions of the batteries are fitted, placed immediately above the bottom plate, and fixed to the accommodation case; and a second tray having second recesses into which the other end portions of the batteries are fitted, and placed above the first tray. The batteries are held so as to be fitted to the first and second trays and such that each adjacent pair of the batteries are apart from each other. A portion of a bottom of each first recess facing a corner portion of the one end portion of a corresponding one of the fitted batteries protrudes outward to be apart from the corner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, The Pack Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Sugimoto, Ryoji Shigemoto, Kyosuke Miyata, Takeshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 8770430
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members supported by the tracks. Rollers are located at the ends of the support members which roll in the tracks to move the support members. The support members have product receptacles whereby products may be suspended between adjacent support members, portions of the products residing in the product receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Calvin D. Nyeboer, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 8727126
    Abstract: A cardboard container has a base wall, two foldable lateral walls at two longitudinal sides thereof. The container has a pair of tabs each exhibiting a central portion connected to the base wall. A first lateral portion in a single body with the central portion is foldable with respect to the central portion and to the first lateral wall, while a second lateral portion is connected to the second lateral wall and foldable with respect to the central portion and to the second lateral wall. Each tab is foldable into a flat configuration, such that the central portion assumes an angled configuration. The tab central portions are connected to the base wall and when folded by an angle with respect thereto, they are distanced apart by a distance corresponding to the transversal dimensions of a bottle and define there-between a housing for receiving the bottle in a horizontal configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 8708179
    Abstract: A product packaging device includes side portions. Each of the side portions includes a first end portion, a second end portion and a loading portion. The side portions fold together for closing the product packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: F.D.S. Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin T. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8695794
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette container has a main body section having a hollow interior, the main body section having an open top end. A top cover is coupled to the main body section to cover the open top end. A holding mechanism is formed at a bottom end of the main body section to hold an electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: NJoy, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 8646608
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a tray that supports candy canes in a side-by-side presentation while maintaining the candy away from the outer walls of the packaging. A template of cardboard stock is cut and folded to define a candy can support tray that is covered by a transparent wrapper or inserted into a box. The tray includes a bottom base and sides that are folded upward and end portions that fold inward with tabs align to create the rectangular tray with an open top. A first end of the tray includes a portion extending downward from the top edge to the base at an oblique angle with orifices receiving ends of the candy canes. At an opposite end of the tray, a second support portion has a portion extending downward at an oblique angle from the end wall to the base of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ferrara Candy Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Clarke Struthers, Kevin McElvain, John Robert Flanyak
  • Patent number: 8544653
    Abstract: A storage frame for tool rack assemblies has a box and multiple rack holders. The rack holders are held between two holding bars in the box. Each rack holder has a board and two clamping devices for holding multiple tool rack assemblies on the board. Each clamping device has a front clamping element and a rear clamping element mounted respectively on two surfaces of the board and connected to each other. The front clamping element has a clamping bar and multiple clamping protrusions formed on and protrude from the clamping bar at a side facing the other clamping bar and are parallel with each other. Accordingly, multiple tool rack assemblies can be held and displayed in the box at a stand condition regularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ju-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 8470265
    Abstract: Provided herein are anti-static pipette trays that reduce the amount of static charge accumulated on or in pipette tips and allow for discharge of any accumulated static charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Biotix, Inc.
    Inventors: Arta Motadel, Scott Edward Curry
  • Patent number: 8434619
    Abstract: A botanical presentation assembly including a botanical gift box folded from a foldable sheet-like material configured to receive flowers. The flowers have a hidden portion configured to be placed in the botanical gift box. At least one sheet of decorative wrapping material is placed partially within the botanical gift box and interposed between the flowers and the botanical gift box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Teleflora, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Honkawa
  • Patent number: 8376136
    Abstract: An article holder for holding a cylindrical article in a packaging container includes an upper face, a lower face, an inner face on a center side in a longitudinal direction of the cylindrical article, and an outer face on an outer side in the longitudinal direction, and at least one first article receiver formed in the upper face of the article holder to support a lower side of the end portion of the cylindrical article. The first article receiver includes a first recess semilunar in vertical cross section, forming, a semilunar opening in the inner face of the article holder as well as a rectangular opening continuous with the semilunar opening in the upper face of the article holder, and a first arc-shaped projection projecting from an inner circumferential surface of the first recess, having a radius smaller than a radius of the first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Arai
  • Patent number: 8336713
    Abstract: A packaging container (10; 100) for transporting and displaying a plurality of individually packaged products (25; 25?) is formed from a blank and comprises at least a base (14; 14?) and side walls (20, 22; 20?, 22?). Tabs (60; 102, 104) are provided along opposing side walls and project into the interior volume for contact with products (25; 25?) to hold them in an upright or display position. Each tab (60; 102, 104) comprises a portion of the side wall which is bent inwardly out of the plane of the side wall about a fold line (62; 62?) leaving an aperture in the side wall. Prior to bending, each tab is surrounded about its free edge(s) by a cut-out (63, FIG. 4) such that the surface area of the tab is less than the surface area of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cadbury UK Limited
    Inventor: Patrick Jules Joseph Poitevin
  • Patent number: 8329120
    Abstract: Tissue orientation devices include a perforated tissue support with at least one perforated channel for receiving a tissue sample, and a plurality of tabs configured to extend along and into the channel to retain the tissue sample during processing and embedding. Tissue orientation devices include elongated legs coupled together for holding one or more biopsy tissue samples therebetween. Associated methods include using the cassettes and orientation devices to hold and orient tissue samples for processing, embedding and microtome sectioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Biopath Automation, L.L.C., Sakura Finetek U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Warren P. Williamson, IV, Stephen P. Whitlatch, Carlos A. Saez
  • Patent number: 8308015
    Abstract: The present invention provides a collapsible container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a collapsible body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the collapsible body, and a plurality of support members extending between the tracks. Sliders are located at the ends of flexible supports, the sliders being slidable in the tracks to move the support members. The support members support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 8281927
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping and display tray for holding a plurality of articles contained therein in an upright position at a point of sale. The shipping and display tray is made of paperboard and defined by a one-piece shallow tray having a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and opposite side walls foldably joined with one another. A plurality of parallel spaced apart bumpers are foldably joined to the respective opposite side walls and forming two rows, an aisle, and a plurality of channels when positioned on the bottom wall. The plurality of the channels engages with bottom edges of the plurality of articles to hold the article in standing upright position and prevent the articles from falling over when one of the articles is removed from the display tray. The front wall of the tray includes a flap panel foldably joined thereto and has a pair of openings used to engage with the bumpers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120247995
    Abstract: Described herein are systems relating to packaging boxes. In some implementations, the packaging boxes include one or more trays used to support product cups, such as k-cups. The product cups, for example, can be used to hold tea, coffee, or flavoring. Some examples of flavoring include honey or other liquid flavoring a user can add to tea or coffee to adjust the flavor of the tea or coffee (e.g., honey comb and lemon grass, creamer, orange marmalade, mint peach, etc.). The packaging boxes can include a longitudinal axis parallel to the top and a long side of the box. The trays placed in the packaging boxes, for example, can have a similar longitudinal axis parallel to the longitudinal axes of the packaging box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Lawrence Charles
  • Patent number: 8267252
    Abstract: A battery holding and dispensing device can hold a plurality of batteries, in an assortment of battery sizes. The battery holding and dispensing device includes a frame having a plurality of compartments sized and shaped to each receive a battery of a particular battery size and each having a detent for releasably retaining the battery in the compartment. Each compartment has at least one opening in the bottom and lower side to expose a corner of the battery to allow finger ejection of the battery from the compartment past the detent, and to allow the user to touch the batteries to ascertain battery size by feel. The assortment of batteries held in the frame is preferably pre-selected to correspond to the batteries needed by a particular profession. An arrangement for illuminating the frame is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tools Aviation, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Foreman, Kathleen Foreman, Timothy Moreau, Brad Cherkas
  • 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: 8113352
    Abstract: A storage frame for tool rack packages has two side walls and a middle wall arranged between the side walls. Each side wall has two side bars and a side board connecting the side bars. Each side bar has multiple side mounts respectively corresponding to the side mounts of the other side bar. Each side mount has two side tabs and a side gap defined between the side tabs. The middle wall has two middle bars and a middle board connecting the middle bars. Each middle bar has multiple middle mounts respectively mounted on two side surfaces of the middle bar and respectively corresponding to the middle mounts of the other middle bar and respectively corresponding to the side mounts of the side bars. Each middle mount has two middle tabs and a middle gap defined between the middle tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jui-Chien Kao
  • Patent number: 8083126
    Abstract: A sling-type carrier with a two-layered handle that is connected to the panels that complete the sling in a cantilevered manner that resists tearing or separation of the handle layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jack Alan Fleming, Marion Jack Fleming
  • Publication number: 20110290688
    Abstract: A consumer product package having a tub with a base and a perimeter wall defining a cavity in communication with an opening that extends through the perimeter wall. A consumer product is disposed within the cavity and a stabilizing insert is at least partially disposed within the cavity. The stabilizing insert has a retaining member removably secured the consumer product and a support member with a foot extending through the opening of the perimeter wall to facilitate positioning the tub in a substantially upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Stanley Michael Marcinkowski, Richard Kevin Sennett
  • Publication number: 20110284551
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members supported by the tracks. Rollers are located at the ends of the support members which roll in the tracks to move the support members. The support members have product receptacles whereby products may be suspended between adjacent support members, portions of the products residing in the product receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: BRADFORD COMPANY
    Inventors: Calvin D. Nyeboer, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 8048379
    Abstract: An air freshener includes a housing having at least a first compartment and a second compartment, each of the first and second compartments having vents. The air freshener includes a first fan unit disposed within the first compartment and a second fan unit disposed within the second compartment. The air freshener also includes a first fragrance emitting substance disposed within the first compartment proximate the first fan unit and a second fragrance emitting substance disposed within the second compartment proximate the second fan unit. A programmable processor is operatively connected to a power source and the first and second fan units and configured to drive at least one of the first and second fan units so as to promote discharge of one of the first and second fragrance emitting substances from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hyso Technology LLC
    Inventor: Simon Sassoon
  • Patent number: 8016109
    Abstract: A package box including an outer box and at least two cushions disposed symmetrically in the outer box is provided. The cushion includes a rectangular bottom plate, two short side plates, a partition plate, a concave structure and a box structure. The short side plates are connected perpendicularly with the short sides of the bottom plate respectively. The partition plate divides the cushion into a first rectangular sub-body and a second rectangular sub-body. The concave structure forms a container space caved in the first rectangular sub-body to contain a first article therein. The box structure on the second rectangular sub-body can be opened or closed to contain a second article in the second rectangular sub-body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Yu-Chieh Liang
  • Patent number: 8006842
    Abstract: Packaging for authentication tokens is disclosed that supports individual card-shaped tokens. The packaging supports multiple cards in a single tray that separates the cards from each other, protects the buttons of the cards from inadvertent activation, and protects the display window from damage. The packaging includes a tray having a base, walls extending from the base, a plurality of engagement members for holding each card, and a cover. The walls include a pair of sidewalls and at least one interior wall, each sidewall having an inner surface with a plurality of slots and the interior wall having an outer surface with a plurality of slots. The slots in the sidewalls correspond in number and location to the slots in the interior wall, the paired slots together forming a card engagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Loughlin, Jr., Stephen Elbeery
  • Patent number: 7959061
    Abstract: A foldable pot cover provides a foldable die cut pattern which can be imprinted on its exterior surfaces with any of a number of designs. The pot cover is formed from a die cut pattern which can be folded into overlapping flaps and tabs which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal pot cover which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types and resists moisture. The die cut pattern forming the pot cover can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 7882950
    Abstract: A package for individual wine bottles includes a box shaped lower portion having a top side defining a first cutout for receiving a bottom portion of a bottle and a flat handle portion joined to and extending vertically from the top side of the box shaped lower portion. The handle porting defines a second cutout for accommodating the bottle. The box shaped lower portion and the flat handle portion are formed by folding a single corrugated cardboard sheet that has been cut into a predefined shape. Packaging wine bottles using this package is done in two stages. First, collapsible half-formed packages are manufactured by cutting corrugated cardboard sheets into the predefined shape and folding the sheets. Second, the half-formed packages are collapsed and transported to another facility such as a winery, where bottles of wine are packaged using the half-formed packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Nazari
  • Patent number: 7870995
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 7810640
    Abstract: Taught herein is a package for holding and securing various types of portable items. An inner slide card with integral tray (12) is loaded with items, and inserted into an outer sleeve (200). Receiving apertures (38) and securing tabs (40) hold and secure the items in the tray. An engaging element (42), integral to the slide card or tray cooperatively engages locking elements and stopping elements (240, 216) integral to the outer sleeve. The cooperative engagement of the elements provides an optional child-resistant feature and an optional spill-resistant feature. A release button (224) integral to the outer sleeve disengages the child-resistant feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Weston
  • Patent number: 7798332
    Abstract: The invention consists of a prong protector for use with a nasal cannula, the nasal cannula having a body portion, a pair of nasal prongs extending from the body portion, and first and second supply tubes extending from opposite ends of the body portion. The prong protector includes a housing having an interior surface, for receiving the body portion of the nasal cannula thereon, and first and second sidewalls extending from said interior surface and a cover operatively attached to said housing for defining an open configuration and a closed configuration. The first and second sidewalls have an indented portion along a top edge for receiving the first and second supply tubes therein, such that, in use, the first and second supply tubes extend outside of said housing. The prong protector further includes restraining means for substantially preventing movement of the body portion within said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Sarah Mary Brunet
  • Patent number: 7780010
    Abstract: An electronic device packaging apparatus for packaging an electronic device includes a box and a cushioning member. The cushioning member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member and disposed within the box. The cushioning member includes a central shelf component and a pair of leg components. Each of the leg components has an outer leg component and an inner leg component. The inner leg component with a through hole extends between the outer leg component and the central shelf component. Inner side faces of the outer leg components contact with upper edge portions of the electronic device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikage Kinuhata
  • Patent number: 7762422
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks supported by the body, and a plurality of support member assemblies, each having a pair of end members engaged with and moveable along the tracks and a non-linear support member extending between and connected to the end members. The support member assemblies support dunnage for supporting products for storage or shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Brian T. Dobrinski
  • Patent number: 7735649
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for containing and displaying a product includes a unitary material adapted for configuration into a tray. The tray includes a tray bottom, a first side wall formed integrally with the tray bottom, and a second side wall formed integrally with the tray bottom and opposed to the first side wall. The first side wall has a transverse cross sectional area of a first predetermined shape and the second side wall has a transverse cross sectional area of a second predetermined shape, the second predetermined shape being different from the first predetermined shape. The tray also includes a side notch defined in at least a portion of the first side wall cross sectional area and a bottom notch defined in at least a portion of the second side wall cross sectional area. The side notch has a height substantially equal to the height of the first side wall and the bottom notch has a height less than the side notch height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hajung Kim-Gifford, Andrea C. Lantz
  • Patent number: 7726488
    Abstract: A shock absorbing device formed by a foldable card board sheet comprises a base portion, two wings extending perpendicularly from two opposite edges of the base portion, and two flaps extending perpendicularly from another two opposite edges of the base portion. The wings and the flaps are folded perpendicular to the base portion to enclose a space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignees: Premier Image Technology (China) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Publication number: 20100018887
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse that has a body, tracks attached to opposite sides of the body, and a plurality of support members supported by the tracks. Rollers are located at the ends of the support members which roll in the tracks to move the support members. The support members have product receptacles whereby products may be suspended between adjacent support members, portions of the products residing in the product receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Calvin D. Nyeboer, Mark J. Feenstra
  • Patent number: 7644823
    Abstract: A package (10) is described that includes a sleeve (12) having at least one end defining an opening. The sleeve further includes at least one pair of locking tabs (18) extending therefrom, each locking tab including a locking edge, each locking tab being folded inwards into the opening. The package further includes a rigid end cap (14, 16) dimensioned to fit closely within the opening, the end cap including a rim (30, 32) designed so that, when the end cap is inserted into the opening, the rim engages the sleeve end and prevents the end cap from being inserted further into the opening. The end cap further includes a channel (22, 24) for receiving the pair of locking tabs, the channel having a ledge (34, 36) that engages the locking edge of each locking tab to prevent the end cap from being removed from the sleeve opening. Another described package provides a release mechanism for allowing an end cap to be removed without causing damage to the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Gelardi, Richard Mazurek
  • Patent number: 7624876
    Abstract: The present invention provides a packaging assembly for shipping and displaying a plurality of products. The packaging assembly includes a display stand and a plurality of display packs, each configured to hold one or more products. The display stand includes a base panel and left and right side panels projecting upward from the base panel's respective left and right edges. The left and right side panels each define a plurality of slots, with each slot of the left side panel cooperating with a slot of the right side panel to form a plurality of matched pairs of slots, each such matched pair of slots configured to receive at retain one of the display packs. Each slot includes a vertically non-linear section configured such that insertion of a display pack into each matched pair of slots causes the side walls to yieldably deform and thereby secure the display pack in its desired, upright orientation, despite repeated removal and replacement of the display packs by customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Timely Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrie Green