Sheet Type Patents (Class 206/489)
  • Patent number: 9434503
    Abstract: A packaging for a wiper blade includes a cuboidal folding box and an intermediate packaging for receiving the wiper blade and to be received in the folding box. The intermediate packaging can be produced by folding a planar material and has two parallel longitudinal sides for abutment against inner sides of the folding box. The intermediate packaging further includes lateral support devices to prevent the wiper blade from tipping over in the intermediate packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Herinckx, Pieter Casteleyn, Ruediger Renner
  • Patent number: 9410986
    Abstract: A testing jig includes a substrate, a carrier provided on the substrate, two conductive members made of a conductive material, and a compensation member made of a conductive material. The substrate has a signal circuit and a grounding circuit thereon. The carrier has a base board made of an insulating material and a conductive circuit made of a conductive material provided thereon. The base board has a signal perforation aligning with the signal circuit, a grounding perforation aligning with the grounding circuit, and multiple compensation holes. The conductive members both have an end exposed out of the carrier, and are respectively fitted in the signal perforation and the grounding perforation to make another end thereof contact the signal circuit or the grounding circuit. The compensation member is fitted in one of the compensation holes to be electrically connected to the conductive member in the grounding perforation through the conductive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Ku, Hao Wei, Chia-Nan Chou, Chih-Hao Ho
  • Patent number: 9334094
    Abstract: A resealable packaging device comprises a frame having a combination of multiple layers made of opaque material, each opaque layer comprising one ore more apertures for insertion of a display container. The display container comprises a removable transparent cover or cap surrounded by rigid opaque material allowing one or more items to be sealed within the display container. A method for packaging at least one object is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Zacard
  • Patent number: 8960432
    Abstract: A packaging system for medical devices includes a elongate connector having a plurality of channels formed therein, and a first and a second tubular holder configured to form an assembly with an elongate, coiled medical device. The first and second tubular holders each have shapes congruous with the plurality of channels, and are positionable therein such that the elongate connector forms a bridge attaching the tubular holders in an assembly with a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Sony Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8960439
    Abstract: A wet tissue package that is easily to manufacture with a used wet tissue storage receptacle disposed on a package body. Configured is a wet tissue package equipped with a package body and a used wet tissue storage receptacle, wherein the package body is equipped with a first seal portion formed by joining a pair of first side edges of a sheet member, and a pair of second seal portions formed by joining a pair of second side edges, and a wet tissue housing. The used wet tissue storage receptacle is composed of a first seal extension portion formed by extending in a direction that intersects a direction that the first side edges extend from the first seal, and a sheet member that composes the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Takahiro Ueda, Ikue Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140209505
    Abstract: A packaging product and method of packaging items by using a flat stiff board having the general shape of each part to be bundled cut into the board. Preferably the board is joined with another backing board, the parts are placed within the cutouts, transparent tape may be optionally applied over one or more of the parts and a transparent wrap is placed over the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Martin, Charles R. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8221812
    Abstract: A package assembly encloses a plurality of individual elongate consumable products. The package assembly includes a plurality of products aligned in a side-by-side array. The package housing enclosed the array of product. The package housing has front and back walls for supporting the products therebetween and a closeable cover for closing a product dispensing opening. The package housing further includes a frictional product retention member insertably supported within the package for frictionally retaining the array of product within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Sydney Aldridge
  • Publication number: 20110296800
    Abstract: A packaging fixture may include a first member including a plurality of first generally round apertures and a plurality of first elongated apertures. The first member may include a thickness from a first side to an opposite second side and each of the plurality of first round apertures and the plurality of elongated apertures may extend through the thickness of the first member. Each of the plurality of elongated apertures may be connected to and extend from a corresponding one of the plurality of first round apertures. Each of the plurality of first round apertures may be adapted to receive a portion of a propulsive device. The first member may be adapted to retain the propulsive device when a protrusion of the propulsive device is misaligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of elongated apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus T. Clark, Patti Quinney, Nyle K. Longhurst
  • Publication number: 20110240504
    Abstract: A method of packaging one or more pharmaceuticals comprising separating a plurality of unit doses into a plurality of unit dose compartments, wherein each unit dose compartment of the plurality of unit dose compartments holds only one unit dose of the plurality of unit doses, each unit dose having the same strength, wherein the plurality of unit doses is precisely a quantity equal to a most commonly prescribed number of unit doses in individual prescriptions for the unit dose, or a multiple thereof is provided. Also provided are kits prepared by the method. Methods for designing such kits and packaging are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: APOTEX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Arturo Tramonte, Maria L. Tagliabracci, Ryan W. Unwin
  • Patent number: 7537109
    Abstract: Packaging is provided that supports rings for display, allows rings to be sampled on a finger of a customer and which are secured to the ring to deter theft. The packaging has a top plate with an opening therein. The opening allows a portion of the ring to pass therethrough. A security stay passes through the ring and is coupled to the top plate with the security stay spanning the opening. A bottom plate is preferably also provided with a complemental form to that of the top plate. The security stay is trapped between the bottom plate and top plate to hold the security stay in place. Saddles are also preferably provided for lateral support of the ring and to allow the packaging to display the ring in an upright fashion while the packaging is resting upon a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Glamour Rings of Hawaii, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry L. Shevick
  • Patent number: 7303115
    Abstract: A cupcake carrier for organizing and protecting cupcakes during storage and transit includes a container formed of a singled sheet of planar material and having flaps folded in assembly to form an upwardly opening cavity carrying an insert tray formed of a single sheet of planar material and having circular openings for lightly compressively holding the cupcakes in a grid array. The insert is sized smaller than the base of the container to provide slots about the periphery. The container includes a hinged lid having flaps that enter the slots in the closed position to reinforce the outer walls and prevent inner movement of the flaps during transit and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Lee Anne McClymont
  • Patent number: 6743493
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite form and a method of printing the form. The composite form has a paper component and a flexible magnetic sheet component that are adhered to one another. The magnetic component is able to adhere to a ferromagnetic surface but does not adhere to other composite forms having a magnetic component through use of a shielding layer when the forms are provided in a stacked configuration for feeding into a printer. The composite form may be fed through a printer without jamming or magnetic attraction to components within the printer. The composite form is constructed to facilitate printing by having a single thickness entering the printer with a small area of overlap between the paper component and magnetic sheet component or the magnetic component may be inlaid into an opening in the paper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Crum, Merl Mercer, Kevin Marquardt
  • Patent number: 6691869
    Abstract: A folding box having a rectangular pack casing, a lid part which is connected on the border side of the pack casing and is provided with an insertion flap which engages in the pack casing, wherein articulated in the base region, on one of the four walls which form the pack casing, is a base part provided with an insertion flap which engages in the pack casing, there being articulated on the insertion flap an extension which forms an inner base and at least comprises an inner-base flap, which is articulated on the insertion flap, and an adhesive flap, which is articulated on the inner-base flap and, with the folding box in the completed state, is adhesively bonded to a first side wall, which is located opposite a second side wall, which is in contact with the insertion flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Holger Knaack, Klaus-Peter Stange, Günther Schultz
  • Patent number: 6688649
    Abstract: A form with a well has a form layer with a top and a bottom surface and a perimeter, a die cut through the form layer that defines a portion of said form layer within said die cut, a patch layer having a perimeter and top and bottom surfaces, and an adhesive layer that is repositionable and peelable. The patch layer is adhesively but removably secured to the bottom surface of the form layer such that the die cut and form layer portion are entirely within the perimeter of the patch layer. The form has a well, that is created by removal of the form layer portion from within the die cut. The bottom of the well is the top surface of said adhesive layer and the sides of the well are the edges of said die cut. The adhesive layer has a greater affinity for the patch layer than the form layer portion such that when the form layer portion is removed from the form, the adhesive stays adhered to the patch layer. Articles such as photographs may then be inserted into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6439792
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a liquid, pasty or powdered seasoning, comprising at least one perforation provided in a surface of one end of the device. The perforation being closed off by a removable strip and the surface being extended by a free part cut into juxtaposed tabs forming a fringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Rémy Beguin, Franz Liebenspacher
  • Patent number: 5810163
    Abstract: A holder structure for allowing a film cartridge of the Advanced Photo System to be stored and retrieved and a filing-box type album that incorporates the holder structure. The holder structure is constructed by forming a storage socket of a substantially identical shape to the lower half of a film cartridge and by extending a clamping plate portion having a locking projection in parallel with the storage socket. A container for film cartridges having the holder structure is inserted along with a pocket album in the outer casing of the filing-box type album. The container is identical to each of the pocket albums in style, or is a box-shaped container that is inserted above or below the pocket albums in a drawer fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Nakabayashi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Itoichi Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 5489022
    Abstract: A transparent packaging laminate (10) for use in a container (15) for protecting medical products (18) from oxidation and deterioration as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light. The laminate includes a first transparent film (11) of a polyethylene material laminated with a polyester adhesive (13) to a second transparent film (12) of a polyester material. The transparent polyethylene material has a water vapor transmission rate of less than 20 grams/m.sup.2 /24 hours. The transparent polyester material absorbs ultraviolet light having a wavelength in a range of from 285 to 358 nanometers and has a water vapor transmission rate greater than 20 grams/m.sup.2 /24 hours, whereby the resulting laminate is unexpectedly wrinkle-free after ethylene oxide sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Assignee: Sabin Corporation
    Inventor: Brett O. Baker
  • Patent number: 5485918
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a packaging assembly for enclosing and protecting a plurality of back-up pads having a generally disc or frusto-conically disc shaped resilient portion. The packaging assembly comprises an elongate bottom box portion comprising three axially elongate bottom side walls. The bottom side walls form an elongate main portion of the bottom box portion. The package assembly also includes a pair of bottom end walls disposed generally radially of the bottom box portion axis. A rack portion having first and second holding walls is present. The rack portion is disposed adjacent the elongate main portion of the bottom box portion and has a plurality of spaced surfaces forming slots corresponding to the shape of a back-up pad. The surfaces forming the slots are adapted to engage the surfaces of the back-up pads to retain a spaced relationship between back-up pads in the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Kyle D. Lasenby, Barry S. Peecher
  • Patent number: 5392919
    Abstract: A package for an elongated object such as a flashlight consists of a front panel and a rear panel, with two or more spaced V-shaped ribs being formed in the front panel. One end of the object is engaged with a first one of the ribs, and the opposite end of the object is engaged by the second one of the ribs in a manner such that the portion of the object between the ribs is exposed. Openings are formed in the walls of the front panel defining the ribs, and are configured in a manner so as to positively retain both ends of the object in position relative to the ribs once the front and rear panels are secured together. The package further includes a third rib spaced from one of the first or second ribs. Openings are formed in the third rib and the adjacent rib so as to receive end package objects such as batteries for the flashlight in a manner such that a portion of the length of the batteries is exposed between the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip L. Passamoni
  • Patent number: 5337897
    Abstract: A cartridge containing a stack of samplers, dispensed one by one through an end slot in the cartridge and a display case to contain a plurality of such cartridges together with identifying indicia and actual product and a unitized structure constituting a display case formed with a plurality of integral chambers each structured to function in the manner of said cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Inventor: Gerald Yablans
  • Patent number: 5096060
    Abstract: An open-ended nestable shipping container with an integral holding and locating panel and a container blank for forming such a container is disclosed. In one embodiment there is provided an article top panel whose size is larger that the article top such that all panel edges extend beyond all edges of the periphery of the article top rim. A first cavitied panel is connected to the side edge of the article top panel and extends across the article rim underside, whose size is the same or similar to the article top panel. The first cavitied panel consists of one hinged, cut and scored first article side and bottom protector. The second cavitied panel is connected to the side edge of the article first cavitied panel, and is layer folded against the first cavitied panel, whose side is the same or similar to the article first cavitied panel. The second cavitied panel consists of two hinged, cut and scored article end and bottom protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Inventor: Paul P. Vavra
  • Patent number: 5078264
    Abstract: Apparatus for displaying ear rings for use with pierced ears, including a front panel on which an ear ring ornament appears and a locking panel located at the rear of the front panel for holding a clutch in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Inventor: Richard S. Garganese
  • Patent number: 5050735
    Abstract: A specimen kit for collection, preservation and dispatch of smear specimens collected on a glass slide makes use of a single sheet of package material having short fold-over panels at opposite end edges and long fold-over overlapping panels at the side edges, in this way to form a relatively long flat package. Transversely extending lines of perforations make possible separating the long flat package into one relatively shorter reusable package with opposite end panels and a throw away sheet. One of the end panels of the shorter reusable package has a specially formed retainer for securing a transparent specimen slide in place. The panel is additionally provided with a window through which is revealed information pertaining to the specimen on the slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Inventor: Abner Levy
  • Patent number: 4958727
    Abstract: A showcase comprising a flexible rectangular cover sheet, a flexible substantially-rectangular mounting sheet having holes therein, and a flexible substantially-rectangular spacer sheet; all bound together along folds therein with stitching. A stiffener is integral with and adjacent to the edge of the cover sheet, and a flexible hanger strap is attached at its ends adjacent to the top corners of the cover sheet. A first closure pair, attached adjacent to the top edges of the cover sheet and mounting sheet, normally holds them together. Second and a third closure pairs, attached adjacent to the top and bottom corners on each side of the cover sheet, holds the showcase together in the trransport mode, but can be easily opened to convert the showcase to the display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Inventor: Margaret A. Bergeron
  • Patent number: 4880117
    Abstract: A display card assembly includes first and second substantially flat cards having first and second apertures therein, respectively, and an elongated substantially flat retaining member which is dimensioned for receiving a ring-like ornamental article thereon. The cards are secured together in overlying relation with the apertures in substantially aligned relation and the retaining member is interposed between the cards so that it passes across the opening defined by the apertures. A ring-like ornamental article received on the portion of the retaining member passing across the opening defined by the apertures is retained on the retaining member so that it can be effectively displayed on the display card assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Inventor: Richard S. Garganese
  • Patent number: 4832842
    Abstract: A chest in which a vacuum is formed. A removable tray in the form of a flat thin panel rests in the chest adjacent the top, and is provided with a pattern of holes in which test tubes are placed and supported. A cover has a similar pattern of holes in which filter units, containing samples to be tested, are placed in register with the test tubes respectively. The holes in the cover are provided with removable bosses for receiving and supporting the filter units, and sealing them. Stoppers are provided for sealing the holes in the cover when the filter units are not in place in the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Glenn R. Limb
  • Patent number: 4805773
    Abstract: A multiplicity of individual samples of various materials are provided from a single article comprising a spacer layer with a multiplicity of holes which expose a number of different samples on support surfaces. Not all of the samples are on the same support surface, the uppermost support surface having holes therein to allow access to samples on lower support surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Gerbran J. Sabongi
  • Patent number: 4765471
    Abstract: An electrical component carrier comprises a plate assembly. The assembly has a non-conductive plate sandwiched between two conductive plates. The plates of the assembly have holes to receive the pins of the component to be carried, the holes being in registry, and the holes in the non-conductive plate having lesser internal diameters than those in the conductive plates. The plate assembly has side-walls and depending skirts to protect the pins when the component is inserted. The sidewalls have clips which lock the component in place, or a retainer plate may be used which has a pair of lugs which cooperate with the clips to latch the component to the plate assembly. When the component is inserted, the conductive plates protect against electrostatic charge accumulation, and the skirts physically protect the pins as well as electrically isolate them. The pins are also isolated by being held in the holes of the non-conductive plate out of contact with the conductive plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventor: Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 4739884
    Abstract: A package insert between two layers of articles comprises a rigid plate formed with openings spanned by at least one and preferably two flexible and advantageously elastic films which are deformed when upper articles are stacked on lower articles through the openings to nest the articles in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Inventor: Herve Duplessy
  • Patent number: 4687103
    Abstract: A device for displaying or storing jewelry such as pierced earrings, medals, nametags and like items having a decorative front portion and a back portion having at least one pin-like shaft which cooperates with a clamp to hold such items in place on the user's clothing or body. The device provides a virtually infinite number of positions and relationships in which such items can be displayed. It consists of a cloth panel mounted to a first frame which is mounted to a second frame of equal or larger size. Optionally, either frame may be provided with means for holding the device in an upright position and/or suspending it from a vertical surface such as a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Inventor: Mary D. Corbett
  • Patent number: 4681224
    Abstract: A florist's implement for temporarily stabilizing a flower or plant container or the like during transport is disclosed. The implement includes first and second square sheets of a flexible material hingedly connected to one another such that the sheets may be folded into superimposed juxtaposition to provide upper and lower sheets. The upper sheet is provided, on its upper face, with a series of scores in a predetermined pattern. There is first arranged a grid of scores equally spaced between and parallel to the square edges to obtain an array of squares. The number of scores is selected to obtain a junction of two mutually perpendicular scores at the center of the square sheet. The single central score which is directed generally normal to the hinge side of the sheet is heavier than the scores to which it is parallel and perpendicular and is sufficiently heavy as to permit ready manual separation along its length by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignees: Gerald R. McCully, Ludwig C. Niemann
    Inventor: Ludwig C. Niemann
  • Patent number: 4666040
    Abstract: This invention relates to packages for holding therein small articles, particularly those which are relatively thin or those which can be packed together into a sheet-like shape, the package comprising a base sheet having at least one small article placed on the front surface thereof and at least one cover sheet covering the small article for holding the small article between the base sheet and the cover sheet, the cover sheet having a marginal portion surrounding the small article and removably adhered to the base sheet surface so that the small article can be taken out from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Aso Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaaki Murata
  • Patent number: 4629070
    Abstract: Transparent plastic film holders are provided containing one or a plurality of pockets for photographic items such as strips of photographic film, negatives, prints or individual frames thereof which are formed by attaching two plies of transparent films by spaced bonding lines between said plies of films to define rectangular retaining pockets, said retaining pockets having two opposite closed ends and an extended openable end between two closed ends for insertion of a film item into the pocket, said openable end being closed off for a short distance from the opposite closed ends of the pocket by bonding the plies of film and forming a restraining lip extending from the opposite closed ends whereby the inadvertent dislodging of a photographic item from within the pocket is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Inventor: Paul J. Roberg
  • Patent number: 4518086
    Abstract: A display package is formed by a carton which is wrapped around a container. The carton has a top panel, upper panels extending from the top panel, side panels depending from the upper panels and a bottom panel coupled to the side panels along its edges remote from the upper panels. Lower openings are formed in the side panels adjacent the bottom panels, while upper openings are formed in the upper panels adjacent the top panel. Reinforcing flaps extend from opposite side edges of the upper panels and the side panels, and overlie and are secured to surfaces of the upper and side panels adjacent their openings to reinforce lateral edges of the openings. The container is mounted in the carton above the bottom panel, between the side panels and below the top panel and upper panels and is secured by its top extending through the upper openings and its bottom extending through the lower openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: Harry I. Roccaforte
  • Patent number: 4391371
    Abstract: A fiberboard container for the shipment of fragile and irregularly shaped articles includes a top tray, a bottom tray and, in some cases, a protective sleeve between the trays. Each of the trays has cavities to hold the articles, the cavities being formed in a pad of the tray. Each of the trays is constructed with a top pad and a bottom pad, which pads may be of laminated paperboard panels, and spacers of laminated fiberboard, to separate the top pad from the bottom pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: William G. Sieffert
  • Patent number: 4261466
    Abstract: An assembly of an article, for example a toy vehicle, retained on a sheet comprises a holding device securing the article on an upper surface of the sheet and having depending legs which extend through corresponding apertures in the sheet and in a body portion of a retaining device the body portion being located on the lower side of the sheet. The legs have respective transverse projections which project over and lie adjacent the lower surface of the body portion to hold the article on the sheet. The apertures of the body portion include opposed aperture portions through which the projections can pass during assembly and circumferentially extending aperture portions along which the legs can ride, upon rotation of said retaining device, to bring the legs out of alignment with said opposed aperture portions and into positions adjacent the lower surface of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: The Mettoy Company Limited
    Inventor: William P. Wilford
  • Patent number: 4235336
    Abstract: A FlipFlash type of flash array having a body portion and a pair of connectors extending from opposite ends of the body portion and offset from the front face of the body portion, is packaged in a display sheet having an opening through which the front part of the body portion is inserted, the connectors being adjacent to the rear surface of the display sheet. The package includes a member extending over the rear of the flash array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Philip R. Dudas, Laurence E. Boyce, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4185739
    Abstract: An assembly of an article, for example a toy vehicle, retained on a sheet in which the article is located on one side of the sheet and is held by a retainer which comprises a body portion on the opposite side of the sheet to the article and projections which extend from the body portion and engage in recesses in the article, for example in the wheels of a toy vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Assignee: The Mettoy Company Limited
    Inventor: William P. Wilford
  • Patent number: 4083451
    Abstract: Each sheet-form layer of plastic film to be superposed with another layer between layers of non-heat conducting material, such as paperboard, is perforated in a pattern such that, when the layers of plastic are superposed between the layers of normally non-heat conducting material for heat sealing, the perforations of each layer of plastic are aligned with imperforated portions of the superposed perforated layer of plastic. When sealing heat and pressure are applied to the superposed layers of plastic and paperboard or the like by conventional heated dies, each layer of plastic is rapidly sealed to the inner surface of both layers of paperboard, or, if initially sealed to the inner surface of one layer, is rapidly sealed directly to the inner surface of the other layer of paperboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1978
    Inventor: George R. Hair