Support Panel Having Article Pinned Or Wrapped Thereon Patents (Class 206/495)
  • Patent number: 10661959
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly that comprises a user mobility device and a display package. The user mobility device comprises a handle region covered by a handle cover. The display package provided with a hanging panel having a hang tab region that extends past the handle region of the user mobility device and having a hanging aperture and a boundary that defines an open region proximal to handle region of the user mobility device to permit manual grasping of the handle region without the necessity to remove the user mobility device from the display package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tambra Martin, Christopher J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10485361
    Abstract: The rigid jewelry display pad is an apparatus that effectively stores and organizes at least one necklace. The apparatus maintains the natural structure of the at least one necklace while secured onto the apparatus. The apparatus includes a rigid pad, a plurality of metal-mesh straps, a plurality of fasteners, a main strap, a main fastener, and at least one elastic band. The rigid pad upholds the at least one necklace and is covered with a layer of velvet. The rigid pad includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface. The at least one necklace is positioned and secured onto the first planar surface with the plurality of metal-mesh straps and the main strap with the plurality of fasteners and the main fastener, respectively. The at least one elastic band presses and secures any portion of the at least one necklace that is hanging against the second planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Carol Newlin
  • Publication number: 20150114869
    Abstract: A product package is provided for housing and displaying a product in a visually appealing manner and further comprising a removable or detachable component or feature that conveys information related to the product stored on the package and may be retained and used separate from the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy Heidl, Gary Ross, Ralph Morgan, Blake St. Clair, Gentlehart Acres
  • Patent number: 8960453
    Abstract: A hanging device is used to hang a pincer body which is displayed. The pincer body includes a first clamp body and a second clamp body The first clamp body has an adjusting opening. The hanging device includes a hanging member having a hanging hole, a positioning member having a base and a positioning portion, the base having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion of the base assembled to the hanging member, and a width of the positioning portion being longer than a width of the base and a width of the adjusting opening of the first clamp body. When the base is inserted into the adjusting opening, the positioning portion is assembled to a top of the base so that the first clamp body is locked between the positioning portion and the hanging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Patent number: 8915354
    Abstract: A foldable and collapsible jewelry storage device including a flexible substratum having a top portion and two opposing substantially planar surfaces, a plurality of pockets disposed on at least one of the surfaces, and an attachment clasp disposed adjacent to a top edge of at least one of the pockets. A hanger is attached to the top portion of the substratum to provide a point of attachment to a rigid body, such as a closet rod. Each of the pockets comprises a flexible translucent strip attached to the substratum along at least the lower edge and sides of the strip, leaving the top edge open, forming a storage pocket. The pockets are spaced apart and arranged in a matrix or grid. The attachment clasp provides enhanced organization for longer jewelry pieces and prevents kinking and tangling. The substratum may comprise two layers with a hanger disposed between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dorothy A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8869978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for storing and classifying at least one surgical suturing thread (3) fitted on a needle (30). This device is noteworthy in that it comprises a support (1), of which at least one part of one of the faces (11), called ‘top’ face, supports removable means (2) of fixing said thread (3), and in that said support (1) comprises means (5, 5?) of displaying technical characteristics specific to each suturing thread (30) and/or to each needle (30) to be stored. Applicable to the medical domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Philippe Margueritte
  • Patent number: 8863945
    Abstract: A jewelry organizer, a jewelry organizing system, and a method for organizing jewelry are provided. The jewelry organizer includes a storage unit and storage compartments that are both removable and interchangeable, and are used for storing jewelry, fashion accessories or other small items. The jewelry organizing system includes a compact unit, and storage compartments are removable and interchangeable between the storage unit and the compact unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Davis
  • Patent number: 8863793
    Abstract: The current invention comprises a mechanical enclosure capable of unifying a plurality of individual personal organization devices into one interchangeable platform. The apparatus maintains high spatial efficiency by use of materials and geometry allowing miscellaneous items to be carried in single compact space, while also allowing for convenient attachment and removal of modular elements for a variety of applications and uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Micah Black
  • Patent number: 8800769
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for enclosing a wiper assembly includes a base having a bottom, a first side, a second side opposing said first side, and an accommodation space to receive the wiper assembly between the first side and the second side. The packaging assembly also includes a cover connected pivotally to the second side of the base, the cover having a top, opposing first and second sides, and an accommodation space to receive the wiper assembly between the opposing first and second sides. The base having a recess in the second side near a center thereof to receive a portion of the wiper assembly to center the wiper assembly in the packaging assembly white providing optimal curvature for the wiper assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Trico Products Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Ehde
  • Publication number: 20140183082
    Abstract: A transaction product includes a primary member, an auxiliary member, and a machine-readable account identifier. The primary member defines a first panel and a second panel, the first panel defines two or more embossed sections defining interior ledge segments that define a track therebetween, and the first and second panels are coupled to one another such that the track is interposed between the first and second panels. The auxiliary member is interposed between the first and second panels, is partially positioned within the track, and is configured to move within the track in one or more of a first direction and a second direction. Movement of the auxiliary member is limited by interaction between the auxiliary member and the interior ledge segments of the two or more embossed sections. The machine-readable account identifier links the primary member to an account or record and is secured to the primary member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Sage C. Rider, David Ledsinger, Ted C. Halbur, Megan B. Engeseth, Cynthia Emery, Michael Esposito, David Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140097116
    Abstract: A respirator mask dispensing system is provided. It includes a carrier material and a plurality of respirator masks mounted in parallel on the carrier material by an adhesive. The carrier material is deformed between adjacent ones of the plurality of respirator masks, the deformation being configured to assist in the tearing of the carrier material at points of deformation. The carrier material with the plurality of respirator masks as mounted therein is wound on the central core member to provide a continuous roll The adhesive bonds more strongly with the respirator masks than the carrier material such that when an individual respirator mask is removed from the carrier material the adhesive will separate from the earner material and remain attached to the individual respirator mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: David Hollander
  • Patent number: 8657116
    Abstract: A point of sale packaging assembly includes a support portion for supporting a toy and a fastener device. The support portion has opposing surfaces and a slot extending therethrough and configured for receiving a looped extension member of a toy. The fastener device includes an elongate portion and a base portion pivotally coupled to the elongate portion. The elongate portion includes a distal end portion releasably securable to an engagement surface on the base portion. The elongate portion is configured to be received through the looped extension member of the toy so that the toy is releasably coupleable to the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Buresch, Justin Petit
  • Patent number: 8627950
    Abstract: A fabric jewelry organizer including a fabric surface having a fabric flap on each edge. A plurality of horizontal pockets on the flaps; a plurality of horizontal support bars mounted in the pockets. A closure at a top edge of each flap and a hanger held in the organizer by the closures such that the hanger can be used to support the organizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Z. Lavern Bland
    Inventor: Z. Lavern Bland
  • Patent number: 8622211
    Abstract: For example, a first retaining tab may have a first (curved) surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the face of the card, wherein the first surface restricts movement of the padlock in a direction parallel to the face of the card (i.e., prevents the padlock from moving side to side) and the second surface restricts movement of the padlock in a direction orthogonal to the face of the card (i.e., prevents the padlock from moving out, away from the face of the card). Once the padlock is placed in the aperture and the back plate is attached to the card, the padlock is secured (e.g., between at least one retaining tab and the back plate) and ready to be displayed (e.g., on a hook, on a shelf, on a display rack, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Phil Zorc
  • Patent number: 8544647
    Abstract: Packaging arrangement includes a wallet having an internal channel and an insert arranged partly in the channel and having first and second portions extending outward from respective ends of the wallet, and each of which includes at least one aperture on an alignment region. The apertures in the alignment regions align with one another to thereby form a suspension aperture that enables the packaging arrangement to be suspended for retail sale. A grommet may be arranged in the suspension aperture to facilitate such suspension. A method for forming the packaging arrangement is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Terrence Kelleman
  • Patent number: 8418850
    Abstract: A presentation device for a bicycle handlebar grip (12a) comprises an plane base element (14) and an elongate elastic holding element (16a). The holding element (16a) is provided for holding the grip (12a) on the base element (14). Thus, a first portion (16a?) of the holding element (16a) emerges from a first opening (18) on the first end of the grip (12a) and a second portion (16?) of the holding element (16a) emerges from a second opening (20) on the second end of the grip (12a). Further, a connection means (22a) is provided for mechanically connecting the first and second portions (16a?,16a?) of the holding element (16a), to the base element (14). This allows the grip (12a) to be pulled away from the base element (14) against the tensile force of the holding element (16a), so a person can full fully grip around the bicycle handlebar grip (12a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: RTI Sports Vertrieb von Sportartikeln GmbH
    Inventor: Franc Arnold
  • Patent number: 8408394
    Abstract: A container for holding elastic loops therein is described. The container includes a substantially planar card having two portions with a folding section therebetween. A foldable, substantially planar sheet is included for holding elastic loops thereon. The sheet is formed such that it can be contained within the card. A separator is pivotally attached with the card. When an elastic loop is placed upon the sheet and the sheet is positioned upon the card, the separator covers a portion of the sheet such that it holds elastic loops against the sheet. Thus, the separator assists in folding both the elastic loops and sheet when the card is being folded along the folding section. For ease of storage and concealment, the card has a shape and size such that when folded, the card is of a substantially similar shape and size as a credit card for placement within a wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Yigal Mesika
  • Publication number: 20120318696
    Abstract: A point of sale packaging assembly includes a support portion for supporting a toy and a fastener device. The support portion has opposing surfaces and a slot extending therethrough and configured for receiving a looped extension member of a toy. The fastener device includes an elongate portion and a base portion pivotally coupled to the elongate portion. The elongate portion includes a distal end portion releasably securable to an engagement surface on the base portion. The elongate portion is configured to be received through the looped extension member of the toy so that the toy is releasably coupleable to the support portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Buresch, Justin Petit
  • Patent number: 8333278
    Abstract: A collapsible storage apparatus for fabrics includes a container movable between a collapsed position and a use position, and a fabric receiving member dimensioned to receive fabric wrapped therearound such that the fabric receiving member and fabric wrapped therearound can be removably stored within the container when the container is in the use position. The container is formed from two opposed side walls, two opposed end walls, and a flexible bottom section attached to bottom edge portions of the side and end walls. The two side walls are configured to fold such that the container has a flat configuration with the folded side walls sandwiched between the end walls when in the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Springs Global US, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracy A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8322531
    Abstract: A knife package includes a card having a front side and a back side. The knife package further comprises a utility knife having a body and a plurality of blade holders movable within the body, and a plurality of slides on the body. Each slide is operatively connected with one of the blade holders, and the slides are arranged to move associated blade holders in the body. The knife package further comprises a securement structure that secures the utility knife to the card, wherein said utility knife is secured on the front side of said card by the securement structure such that the plurality of slides of the utility knife are visible when viewing the front side of the card from an angle normal to the front side of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Miller, Gary Wainwright
  • Patent number: 8281925
    Abstract: A safety spanner suspension structure is provided for suspending a slender box-end ratchet spanner in an easy and safe insertion-retained suspended form for exhibition. The suspension structure includes an upper portion suspension board and a lower portion suspension seat. The suspension seat forms a seating hole that receives and is for engagement with a retention seat that forms alternately arranged projection tabs. The body of the retention seat forms an open slot for easy insertion into the seating hole for positioning purposes. A ring hole of the spanner is set on the outer side of the retention seat and a retention member is fit from the outside through the ring hole of the spanner to fit into the retention seat to have a post of the retention seat fit into the open slot of the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Patent number: 8276751
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for displaying a padlock. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a padlock, a card and a back plate, wherein the card includes a front side, a back side and an aperture sized to receive at least a body of the padlock, and the back plate is configured to be attached to the back side of the card (e.g., via coupling portions). The card further includes a plurality of retaining tabs that extend from a face of the card and are used to retain the padlock by restricting movement of the padlock in a direction orthogonal and/or parallel to the face of the card. Each retaining tab is configured to retain the padlock by providing at least one retaining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Phil Zorc
  • Patent number: 8186513
    Abstract: Box constructions suitable for packaging, storing and transporting small objects including flat rectangular objects of any size such as books, CD's, DVD's, and the like. The box construction has an outer member which surrounds an inner member. An object is packaged by attaching an object onto a surface of the inner member; positioning the inner member on the outer member; folding panel of the outer member around the object on the inner member; and attaching the panels of the outer member thus enclosing the object within the box construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John St. John, Tony D. Steele
  • Patent number: 8151980
    Abstract: A jewelry holding apparatus is adapted for attachment to a flat surface, and particularly the inner surface of a medicine cabinet door in the interest of convenience, privacy and space efficiency. The apparatus has a two-part frame which clips together to suspend a mesh screen for storing a variety of hook-type or loop earrings, as well as accessory hooks. The apparatus further includes an arrangement of adjacently positioned foam pillows that are packed tightly together for holding various items of jewelry between the foam pillows. An arrangement of hooks on the frame allow for storage of bracelets, watches, small necklaces, rings and earrings. One or more posts on either side of the top of the frame allow for hanging of longer necklaces. The apparatus mounts to the inner side of a medicine cabinet door using built-in magnets or adhesive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Susan DeMartino
  • Patent number: 8136665
    Abstract: The invention discloses a system comprising at least one package for one or more candy bars or other similar products, and a holder for said package comprising at least one flap for engaging the package in a holding position. A holder comprising a flat surface, at least one flap for engaging a packaged product in a holding position, and at least one flap for supporting a tubular envelope of the packaged product in the holding position, and a method for holding together for transport, storage and/or displaying at a retail outlet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa
  • Patent number: 8123031
    Abstract: An improved merchandise display system comprises a display tag, one or more product flaps each for attachment to an item of merchandise, and a detachable fastener. The fastener comprises a screw and a nut, the screw having a post for threaded engagement with the nut. The head of the screw, and the nut, are wider than the aperture and the post is received in the aperture in the display tag. The product flap is detachably held between the nut and the front surface of the display tag with the post of the screw received in an opening in the flap such that the product may be removed from and reattached to the display tag by disassembling and reassembling the display tag, fastener and product flap. A second product flap may be detachably held between the screw head and the back surface of the display tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Protective Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Vax
  • Publication number: 20120006713
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Robert Michael Buresch, Donald George Scheffold
  • Patent number: 8069983
    Abstract: A package for a saw blade comprises a housing defining a space for receiving a saw blade. A first cover is attached to the housing at a hinge, and is pivoted at the hinge so as to overlay the saw blade and retain the saw blade in the housing. The cover is dimensioned to extend over less than the entire saw blade. A compartment may be attached to the housing where a security device is located in the compartment. A second cover seals the security element in the compartment. A second cover may be attached to the housing at a second hinge, and pivoted at the second hinge so as to overlay the saw blade and retain the saw blade in the housing. The second cover is dimensioned so as to extend over less than the entire saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventor: Brandon Seth Cross
  • Publication number: 20110220528
    Abstract: A packaged item including one or more packaging tie-downs configured to retain objects secured with a retention strap in association with packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventors: Chiu Wah Wong, Lu Jiao Xu, Charles H. DeVoe
  • Patent number: 7997410
    Abstract: A disk package and retainer for a disk having an open surface therethrough and susceptible to curl includes a first member having a retention surface disposed adjacent a first side of the disk and adjacent the open surface of the disk and having a connecting surface and a second member having a retention surface disposed adjacent a second side of the disk and adjacent the open surface of the disk and having a connecting surface cooperatively connected to the connecting surface of the first member through the open surface such that the distance between the first member and second member can be adjustably maintained in a manner to apply force from opposite sides of the disk in a manner to substantially maintain the disk in a relatively flat condition. A panel is employed between the members adjacent the disk and method employing the members, disk and panel forms a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Ali Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Terry Ali, Christopher Ali, Frank F. Ali
  • Publication number: 20110168597
    Abstract: A hanger assembly for supporting an item suspended from a support structure includes a hanger and a sleeve. The hanger includes a display section, which defines a bottom edge and including a hanging feature configured to receive a portion of the support structure, and a drop section extending downwardly from the display section. The drop section includes a primary shaft and an arm. The primary shaft extends the length of the drop section and defines a front surface configured to be placed adjacent the item. The arm extends upwardly from a lower portion of the drop section to define a lower slot between the primary shaft and the arm. The sleeve extends entirely around the primary shaft through the lower slot. The sleeve is initially loose around the primary shaft and is configured to shrink to tightly fit around and secure the item to the primary shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo Titros, Alex Tetiyevsky, Michael Norman, Keith C. Cedro
  • Patent number: 7971714
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for displaying a padlock. In one embodiment of the present invention, the system includes a padlock, a card and a back plate, wherein the card includes a front side, a back side and an aperture sized to receive at least a body of the padlock, and the back plate is configured to be attached to the back side of the card (e.g., via coupling portions). Once the padlock is placed in the aperture and the back plate is attached to the card, the padlock is secured (e.g., between at least one retaining tab and the back plate) and ready to be displayed (e.g., on a hook, on a shelf, on a display rack, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventor: Phil Zorc
  • Publication number: 20110132787
    Abstract: Low waste packaging for use with a consumer product includes a planar tag element of a generally rectangular configuration having front and back planar surfaces upon which advertising indicia may be printed and a cut-out into which a portion of the consumer product is received. The packaging includes first and second semi-annular ring portions that may be assembled around the consumer product when received within the cut-out and affixed to each other through the planar tag element. The method for packaging a consumer product includes receiving the consumer product within a cutout formed in a lower portion of a planar tag element; and assembling two halves of a retaining member about an upper shank of the consumer product so that annular portions of the retaining members contact the consumer product and laterally extensive tags of the retaining members sandwich the tag therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: LIFE+GEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Bertken
  • Patent number: 7905351
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Patent number: 7882951
    Abstract: A gift wrap package and packaging assembly is configured to receive and enclose a gift in a decorative enclosure and which has the appearance of a conventionally wrapped box gift package. The gift package is made of a folded sheet material that is decorated on one side, and which has sufficient material strength to serve as both a box and a decorative package which has a comparable appearance to a box wrapped with decorative paper. The gift package is preformed and packaged in a folded box configuration with a protective retail display header for hanging display. One end of the gift package is configured to be opened to receive gift contents and additional packaging such as tissue, and then securely closed to complete the gift package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Karen Marie Zelina, Joel Thomas Hageman
  • Patent number: 7861861
    Abstract: A container for holding elastic loops is described. The container includes a foldable and substantially planar card. A foldable, substantially planar sheet is included for holding elastic loops. The sheet is formed such that it can be contained within the card. A separator is pivotally attached with the card. When an elastic loop is placed upon the sheet and the sheet is positioned upon the card, the separator covers a portion of the sheet such that it holds elastic loops against the sheet to allow the loops and sheet to be concealed within the card. For ease of storage and concealment, the card has a shape and size such that when folded, the card is of a substantially similar shape and size as a credit card for placement within a wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: Yigal Mesika
  • Publication number: 20100314276
    Abstract: A printable and imprintable multi-purpose form is described that features detachable components including a correspondence piece, such as a greeting card, and a scrip, such as a gift card. The correspondence piece can be a greeting card or a post card. The scrip can be any non-monetary certificate exchangeable for currency, goods, or services including, for example, a gift card or a gift certificate. The detachable components can also include an envelope piece having multiple leafs and adhesive areas for folding and assembling into an envelope. The assembled envelope can be used to mail the correspondence piece and scrip from a giftor to a giftee. The form can be used in conjunction with a website and software to customize the detachable components for imprinting using a printer and to create a virtual e-card that includes customizations corresponding to the user's customizations of the multi-purpose form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Richard WILEN
  • Patent number: 7806268
    Abstract: A sheet of material is divided into front and rear panels and folds over on itself to a folded position. The front panel has flaps and immediately adjacent hanger openings formed in it. When the flaps are pivoted outward, the spaces they vacated define flap openings. Hangers project from the rear panel and align with their corresponding hanger openings. To assemble the display, the flaps are pivoted outward to their open positions and the sheet is folded to the folded position. As the sheet is being folded, the hangers swingingly extend through the hanger and flap openings, which together form a single continuous opening. Once in the folded position, the flaps are then pivoted back to their closed positions with the hangers extending through and interlocked with the hanger openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Goody Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicole Marie Angelocci
  • Patent number: 7789235
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a product fastening system and, in particular, to a mechanism for securing a toy within product packaging. The packaging may include a toy support platform having a through-hole extending from a first surface to a second surface; a pliable strip configured to pass through the through-hole formed in the toy support platform and a fastener clip that captures the pliable strip to secure the toy to the support platform. The fastener clip may include a base with a plurality of notches formed therein. In operation, the pliable strip is wrapped around the toy object. The ends of the pliable strip are inserted through the through hole and inserted into the notch, becoming secured therein without the need for braiding or twisting the ends of the pliable strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Trapp, Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20100219098
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Patent number: 7784614
    Abstract: An exemplary packaging insert for electronic products includes a box portion (10) and a fixing belt (20) attached to the box portion. The box portion includes a supporting plate (11) and a plurality of side flaps (12) surrounding the supporting plate. A first receiving space (13) is formed by the supporting plate of the box portion and the fixing belt. The first receiving space has an opening (21) configured for passing the electronic products therethrough. A second receiving space (14) is formed by the supporting plate and the side flaps of the box portion, configured for receiving accessories of the electronic products therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Chun Yen
  • Patent number: 7748533
    Abstract: A system comprising several packages (4) for one or more candy bars or other similar products, as well as a holder (7) for the packages (4), with the special feature that the holder (7) comprises at least two panels (12) being hingeably connected to each other along adjacent edges thereof, wherein each panel (12) engages at least one package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa
  • Patent number: 7743917
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Patent number: 7708140
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Publication number: 20100089787
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Trapp
  • Publication number: 20100089788
    Abstract: A fastener system includes a toy product, a support platform, and a plug that engages a keyhole formed into the product. The plug includes a base and a pronged key extending from the base. The support platform includes a through-hole that permits the passage of the key into the packaging. One or more integrally-formed biasing members are located on the base of the plug to draw the key toward the product and create a secure connection. The pronged key may be formed from a plastic material and configured such that it plastically deforms but remains attached to the key when and predetermined force is applied to the key to pull the key from a misaligned position with respect to the key hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: MATTEL, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Trapp
  • Patent number: 7588144
    Abstract: A display unit for combining a fabric fashion accessory such as a necktie to jewelry such as cufflinks includes a substrate having first and second panels arranged along an axis, a pair of first flaps attached to the first panel and being pivotally mounted in a direction generally parallel to the axis, a fold at the union of the first and second panels, a first hole disposed proximate to or at the fold in the substrate, a securement that holds the first and second panels to one another and a hanger seated in the first hole comprising a hook and a downwardly depending neck, and a pair of second holes extending through only one of the at least first and second panels which is sized to receive a stem of the jewelry. A method for combining jewelry and a fabric fashion is provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim
  • Publication number: 20090223852
    Abstract: An exemplary display package for an item having a loop portion includes a card having a front side and a back side, a post extending from the front side of the card, and a hasp extending from the front side of the card to define a slot. The item may be attached to the display package by positioning the loop portion of the item around the post and through the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Gary Konop, David Kearns
  • Patent number: 7575119
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package for housing an automotive accessory package, comprising a front panel extending in a first plane; a rear panel extending in a second plane which is substantially parallel to the first plane when the package is in an assembled condition; and a display hanger formed in the rear panel and having a periphery a first portion of which is separable from the rear panel and a second portion of which is adapted for pivotal movement relative to the rear panel. The front panel includes a window that permits a consumer to view an automotive accessory stored within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel Clevenger
  • Patent number: 7568577
    Abstract: A display unit for a tie and a handkerchief includes a substrate having first and second panels arranged along an axis, a pair of first flaps attached to the first panel and being pivotally mounted in a direction generally parallel to the axis, a pair of second flaps attached to the second panel and pivotal in the first direction, a hole through the substrate, a fold at the union of the first and second panels, a securement that holds the first and second panels to one another and a hanger seated in the hole comprising a hook, a downwardly depending neck, and an engagement surface which is larger than the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Peacock Apparel Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Cin Kim