Plural Patents (Class 206/526)
  • Patent number: 10329045
    Abstract: A tray made from cardboard sheet material comprising a rectangular bottom and a ring of side walls, i.e., two first opposing side walls, referred to as first walls, at least one of the first walls being connected on either side by first fold lines to end flaps referred to as first flaps, which may or may not themselves be connected respectively at the top part of same to a second flap by a second fold line, and two second opposing side walls, referred to as second walls. The second walls each comprise a rectangular central panel of which the length is less than the length of the bottom, the panel being connected, at each of the lateral ends of same, by a third fold line to a reinforcing member forming a pillar folded and glued to the central panel, and/or to the first flap of the adjacent first wall, i.e., a first reinforcing element located entirely separated from the adjacent first wall, and a second reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OTOR
    Inventors: Nicolas Lelay, Guillaume Pieras
  • Patent number: 10315838
    Abstract: A fluid container for transporting, diluting, and dispensing a motor vehicle fluid, comprising an outer wall and a fluid chamber disposed within the outer wall adapted to hold liquids. The fluid container contains an additive concentrate stored within the fluid chamber which is adapted to be mixed with water to produce the motor vehicle fluid. The fluid container further has a selectively sealable opening which facilitates the delivery of water into the fluid chamber for mixing with the additive concentrate, and the dispensing of the resultant motor vehicle fluid. The outer wall has a transparent portion providing visibility into the fluid chamber and a calibrated dilution scale which allows a user to control the freezing point of the motor vehicle fluid by precisely diluting the motor vehicle fluid according to a plurality of dilution markers each representing a dilution level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Anan Bishara
  • Patent number: 10165874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bagging clip that couples to a bag holder hook of a shopping bag bagging station. The bagging clip helps to keep shopping bags hung from the bag holder hook in place as one of the shopping bags is opened, filled and removed. The bagging clip includes a plate with at least one slot in the plate. The slot is a cutout in the plate extending from a front surface to a back surface of the plate. The slot is configured to couple with a rail of the bag holder hook of the bag holder, in order to couple the bagging clip to the bag holder hook. Once the bagging clip is coupled to the bag holder hook, shopping bags hung from the bag holder hook will stay in place as individual shopping bags are filled and removed from the bag holder hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao
  • Patent number: 10059499
    Abstract: Package block (3, 5) consisting of individual packages (1, 2) that are mechanically coupled together and can be separated from one another by a shear force acting along the respective parting joint (11) and can be sealed medically tight at least in the vicinity of their container openings (14) by a continuous label strip (17), wherein the continuous label strip (17) consists of individual labels (18-20) connected to one another across parting edges (32), and that the parting edges (32) are aligned with the parting joints (11) between the individual packages (1, 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Roesler IP GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Roesler, Thiemo Roesler, Wolfgang Sohler
  • Patent number: 9611064
    Abstract: A method of packaging two cylindrical cans having the same height and diameter includes partially erecting a sleeve from a blank so as to have a single opening at the bottom of the sleeve; arranging the two cylindrical cans side-by-side in the partially erected sleeve such that a side of each cylindrical can extends beyond an outer periphery of the sleeve; securing the cans in the sleeve by folding a cross-panel over the opening at a location between the two cans such that the opening is divided into two smaller openings sized to prevent the cans from passing therethrough; and wherein a measured distance from the cross-panel to a side panel of the sleeve in the two smaller openings is less than a diameter of one of the cylindrical cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Stephen J. Bellamah
  • Patent number: 9493272
    Abstract: A film bag has a body formed by a plurality of panels. All but one of the panels of the bag body is formed of an inelastic film, and the one panel of the bag body is formed at least partly by an elastic film that can be elastically stretched in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MONDI JACKSON, Inc
    Inventors: Markus Hoedebeck, Mark Gum, Chris Simmers
  • Patent number: 9487325
    Abstract: An archive box, in which the walls (16, 18, 22, 24) of the archive box are formed of micro-perforated plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Markus Scheidt
  • Patent number: 9469454
    Abstract: A packaging intended to contain at least one item, such as a food product, having a flexible inner seal forming a bottom and a cover delimiting with the inner seal a cavity suitable for receiving the item. The cover is more rigid than the inner seal and includes a peripheral edge sealed on a periphery of the inner seal in a position of closure of the packaging. The packaging is such that the cover is able to be cut into at least two sectors respectively provided with gripping tabs extending the edge, when traction is exerted on one of the gripping tabs, toward a zone opposite the edge while flattening the other gripping tab on the inner seal, so as to detach from the inner seal the sector whose gripping tab is subject to this traction in order to place the packaging in a partially open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Bongrain S.A.
    Inventors: Marylise Morel, Daniel Fouque
  • Patent number: 9290316
    Abstract: An assemblage of containers includes a plurality of layers of containers disposed on top of and supported by a transportable platform. Each container contains a plurality of reams of paper, where each layer of the plurality of layers has a same footprint area, and where the footprint area of each layer is equal to or greater than 99% of the platform footprint area. Another assemblage of containers includes a plurality of layers of containers. Each container contains a plurality of reams of paper, and each of the plurality of layers includes nine containers, three of the nine containers having their associated longitudinal axis oriented in a first direction, and six of the nine containers having their associated longitudinal axis oriented in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Sean T. Van Uum, Robert P. Hieronymus
  • Publication number: 20150129455
    Abstract: A wig case that supports and displays multiple wigs includes a container that is defined by a first portion and a second portion that are pivotably connected to one another. The first portion and the second portion of the container cooperate with one another to define a cavity shaped to accommodate multiple wigs. Each of a plurality of wig supports extends from each of the first portion and the second portion of the container. The wig supports associated with each of the respective portions of the container extend beyond a perimeter of the respective portion of the container and are staggered relative to one another so as to not interfere with the wig supports associated with the other portion of the container when the container is in a closed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Majungaray Williams
  • Publication number: 20140367293
    Abstract: A spice rack for attaching to the inner surface of kitchen cabinet doors provides a low profile support and spice containers that may fit substantially within the gap between the cabinet door and the front of the shelves defined by a thickness of the face frame and a small clearance gap between the shelves in the rear of the face frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Peggy Brown Creative Consulting LLC
    Inventor: MARGARET A. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8910782
    Abstract: A multipack having a plurality of cuboidal cigarette packs (13), which are partially surrounded by an outer wrapper (14) made of packaging material, the packs (13) being subject, in the region of base side faces (18) thereof, to subsequent application of tax markings (23), and the outer wrapper (14) not extending over the regions of the packs (13) at which the tax markings (23) are to be applied to corresponding faces of the packs (13), that is, not in or substantially not in the region of a base side (19) of the multipack (10), with the outer wrapper (14) being detachably connected to the packs (13) by glue points (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Johann Koster, Andre Hopf
  • Patent number: 8910793
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a U-board split case assembly (10) and includes a generally U-shaped case (12) formed from a single blank. A plurality of display containers (14) are attached to and aligned within the U-shaped case. The U-shaped case is folded to include a bottom panel (20) with two opposed parallel side panels (16) extending from opposing edges of a bottom panel, and a shortened lip (22) extend from the front edge of the bottom panel. The plurality of display containers are attached to the side panels to secure the display containers within the U-shaped case. The display containers are removable from the U-shaped case by use of the severing zone (40) on the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, Julie Conlon, Bill Smilis, Ronell Scheller, Katherine Brink
  • Patent number: 8875982
    Abstract: A container for holding a product, preferably a product in pieces, in particular an edible product, such as sweets, chocolates and the like. The container consists of a container body and comprises product side and base retaining means and at least one outlet opening through which the product comes out. The container body has a polygonal base and there are container closing means, consisting of a lid for closing the product outlet opening, which is suitably connected to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Sandro Quadrelli
  • Patent number: 8869983
    Abstract: A sweep theft resistant product container for a peg hook display includes a theft deterrent pad affixed to an upper portion of a product container. The product container has an opening for suspension of the product container from a peg hook display. The theft deterrent pad comprises an elastomer element having an opening therein for insertion of a peg hook of the peg hook display. The opening is configured to cause increase in friction sufficient to substantially prevent simultaneous removal of a plurality of product containers when the product containers are moved along the peg hook simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bruegmann USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Malte Bruegmann
  • Patent number: 8857616
    Abstract: Reference apparatus and storage and dispensing apparatus (such as for storing and/or dispensing the reference apparatus) are disclosed. In some embodiments, the reference apparatus may include a unitary planar material having a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel disposed between the first and second panels. The first and second panels may be configured to be folded between a folded position in which the first and second panels are parallel to the third panel, and an unfolded position in which the first and second panels are coplanar with the third panel relative to the folded position. One of the first and second panels may include an attachment portion configured to receive a receiving portion of the other of the first and second panels to secure the first, second, and third panels together in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey N Olsen
  • Publication number: 20140238889
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging system comprising a closable container for receiving a plurality of water-soluble film pouches and at least one scent composition carrier that can be freely positioned in the container, at least one first group of water-soluble film pouches that stores at least one washing or cleaning agent preparation containing a scent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Frank Meier, Andreas Bauer, Frank Pessel, Helmut Sandmueller
  • Publication number: 20140183079
    Abstract: A spice rack for attaching to the inner surface of kitchen cabinet doors provides a low profile support and spice containers that may fit substantially within the gap between the cabinet door and the front of the shelves defined by a thickness of the face frame and a small clearance gap between the shelves in the rear of the face frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Peggy Brown Creative Consulting LLC
    Inventor: MARGARET A. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8763807
    Abstract: A package configuration for absorbent articles, such as disposable diapers, training pants and adult incontinence undergarments is disclosed. The package configuration may include one or more pluralities of absorbent articles, each plurality packaged in a flexible package. The one or more flexible packages may be wrapped and further contained by a wrap-around. The wrap-around may have first and second pairs of opposing side panels. Adjacent side panels from the first and second pair may be joined by corner panels. The corner panels may form interior angles with the side panels of from 100° to 170°. The presence of the angled corner panels may render the wrap-around better able to conform to the shape of the one or more flexible packages, and more resistant to deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thorsten Booch, Andreas Peter Motsch, Fernando Bayod
  • Patent number: 8727122
    Abstract: The tablet package comprises a container (10) and a sealed primary package or pouch (42) which holds the tablets (40) within the container. The container will have one or more relatively small apertures (18, 28, 30, 32) on a wall of the container. The lid (14) is a wall of the container. The bag or pouch will be of a material and a material thickness so that some of the fragrance within the tablet can pass through the primary package or pouch and into the container. Such fragrance then can pass from the container through an aperture by the potential purchaser prior to a purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Fabienne Jacquet, Caroline Fontana, Jacques LaLanne
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140131248
    Abstract: An absorbent article package, includes: a plurality of absorbent articles each folded to define a first outer face and a second outer face; and a packing bag that stores the plurality of absorbent articles in a layered state such that the first outer face of each of the plurality of the absorbent articles makes contact with the second outer face of an adjacent absorbent article, in which each absorbent article includes an engagement member arranged on the first outer face thereof and engaging with the second outer face of the adjacent absorbent article, and the packing bag includes a first face positioned to face the first or second outer faces of the absorbent articles stored in the packing bag and configured to form therein an opening to allow the absorbent articles to be extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Komatsubara, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Publication number: 20140061080
    Abstract: A carton has hand holes in opposite walls and a spacer panel inserted between stacked articles in the carton. The spacer panel has cut outs in its opposite ends positioned behind the hand holes to provide space for inserting the fingers. The hand holes and spacer panel facilitate lifting, carrying and manipulating the carton. The spacer panel has width and length dimensions to fit within the interior width and length dimensions of the carton and reinforces the carton to reduce damage when the carton is dropped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: RICHARD D. FABER, KENNETH BUSS, ALEX D. BEVIER, BRIAN K. JAMBOIS, ADAM P. ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 8651274
    Abstract: Described is a device comprising a retro-reflective marker sphere comprising: a core ball comprising: a generally spherical body portion, a mounting base extending from one end of the body portion of the core ball, and a mounting recess having a recess opening in the mounting base and extending into the body portion of the core ball, and a retro-reflective covering on the core ball, the retro-reflective covering comprising an opening through which the mounting base of the core ball extends, wherein a flat lower surface of the mounting base is spaced proximally from a lower edge of the opening of the retro-reflective covering, and wherein the mounting recess includes an interior screw thread for engaging an exterior screw thread of a mounting post when the retro-reflective marker sphere is mounted on the mounting post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Izi Medical Products
    Inventors: Helen Zinreich Shafer, David Alan Zinreich, Douglas Crumb
  • Patent number: 8646621
    Abstract: A product dispensing system including a container that defines an internal volume and an access opening into the internal volume, at least one product received in the internal volume and a biasing assembly extendable into the internal volume to urge the product toward the access opening, wherein the container is engaged with the biasing assembly when the biasing assembly extends into the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Laurel Thomas, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20130248409
    Abstract: A device for storing balancing weights and for supplying said weights to a balancing system, includes at least one carrier belt which is flexible at least in a main plane for accommodating balancing weights which are arranged consecutively in the longitudinal direction of said belt. The carrier belt includes a hinge arrangement between two belt sections provided for accommodating a balancing weight, said hinge arrangement being pivotable in the main plane in both directions and permitting a folding back onto itself. As a result, the carrier belt can be stored in zigzag layers in an approximately cuboid container, thus enabling storage, transport and compact configuration of the device in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Herwig Kunz, Dietmar Wagenschein
  • Publication number: 20130186800
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing articles such as disposable gloves. The assembly includes a container having a plurality of panels. The panels define a chamber and a dispensing region on the container. The assembly also includes a removable section in the dispensing region. The removable section has a first portion outlining a first orifice and at least a second portion outlining a second orifice that subtends the first portion. The dispensing assembly also includes a first component to remove only the first portion of the removable section and at least a second component to simultaneously remove both the first portion and at least the second portion of the removable section such that removal of the first component forms the first orifice and removal of the second component forms a second orifice into the chamber that incorporates the first orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Khoa T. Lien, Kosol Petrach
  • Publication number: 20130167268
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry3Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, corn plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins will be useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica Britt Olson
  • Publication number: 20130161224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spice storage container which can store a predetermined amount (quantity) of spices such as garlic or ginger. More particularly, the present invention relates to a spice storage container having a lattice structure of a predetermined size for storing a small quantity of spices such as garlic or ginger, or a small quantity of chopped scallions or chili peppers and quickly take out and use a required amount (number) of said spices, scallions or chili peppers from the container as needed, thereby saving time in cooking and maximizing use convenience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Jungmi Lee
  • Publication number: 20130048663
    Abstract: To ensure reliable administration of medicines present in the form of wafers, to allow the medicines to be easily removed from a dispenser 1, to allow the latter to be easily refilled, and to make it possible to verify, in a manner free of manipulation, a predefined sequence of the wafer pockets 20 in the wafer pocket stack, the invention proposes a dispenser 1 and also a wafer pocket booklet 100 that can be inserted into the dispenser 1 and fixed releasably therein. The wafers are packed in wafer pockets 20. The dispenser 1 according to the invention contains a stack of at least two wafer pockets 20, which each contain a wafer, wherein each wafer pocket 20 has a wafer portion 21, which contains the wafer, and at least one residual portion 24, which remains in the dispenser 1 when the wafer portion 21 is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Kathrin Reichardt, Sven Filler, Kirsten Gollin, Uwe Karla
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120318703
    Abstract: A naked collation package comprising a plurality of individual units laid end-to-end or side-by-side to form a unit row comprising at least one interface between a neighbouring pair of individual units in the unit row, the unit row being overwrapped with a sheet of polymeric film having a length and a width, the length of the sheet being sufficient to envelop the unit row with sufficient overlap between the ends of the sheet to provide an overlap region for providing a girth seal along at least part of the length of the unit row, the sheet being sealed to itself in that region to provide the girth seal, and the sheet being provided along its length, or part or parts of it, with a line of weakness positioned in substantial register with the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Fell, Barry Frizell, Wolfgang Zimmerer
  • Publication number: 20120279893
    Abstract: An improved dispersing system for dispensing products provided initially in a package that includes an activatable opening structure is disclosed. The dispensing system comprises a frame being configured to support the package of products and an opening tool associated with the frame. The opening tool engages with the activatable opening structure on the package to create an opening when the package is moved longitudinally along the frame of the dispensing system, thus allowing the products to be at least partially dispensed out of the package into the product display area of the frame through the opening formed on the rear panel or on an angular of the rear and side panels of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: John Gelardi, Laurel Thomas
  • Publication number: 20120267282
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a free-standing handgun stack for storing multiple handguns in a single column vertical stacking arrangement. In another embodiment the invention provides a handgun stack for storing multiple handguns in a single column vertical stacking arrangement wherein the handgun stack is retrofitable or inserted for permanent or removable attachment to the inside of a gun safe. In one aspect of this embodiment, the gun stack is configured to a height and width that takes up about the same amount of space as a long gun if such long gun were disposed or secured in a vertical position in the same space within the gun safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: William S. Holmes, JR.
  • 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: 20120248346
    Abstract: Wearable radio-opaque shields may be formed from relatively low-cost materials, which may include a non-toxic radio-opaque material. The use of such materials may render the wearable radio-opaque shields suitable for limited use or even for single use. The useful life of a wearable radio-opaque shield may be extended, and hygiene improved, by way of a liner configured for assembly with the wearable radio-opaque shield. Methods for using and disposing of wearable radio-opaque shields and liners are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BloXR, Corporation
    Inventors: Prataprai Chowdhary, Ashok C. Khandkar
  • Patent number: 8261909
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a display package that, in one embodiment, comprises a plurality of packs containing one or more products and a sleeve. The primary packs are arranged in a bundle and disposed within the sleeve. A separator panel can be included in certain embodiments of the bundle between the packs. Portions of the packs may protrude through apertures in the front and rear panels of the sleeve and apertures within the separator panel to assist with maintaining the bundle within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Andreas Haefliger
  • Publication number: 20120222987
    Abstract: Roller board assemblies and methods of manufacture and use. A roller board assembly may include a roller board having a first roller board insert which is removably coupled to a housing and a second roller board insert which is also removably coupled to a housing. The removability of the first and second roller board inserts may allow for variation in the desired roller board insert configuration such as shape and size of grooves in the roller board, thus allowing for variation in the shape and size of the item to be rolled. A first coupler may couple the first roller board to the housing through a hole in the housing. A handle on the housing may allow a user to grip the housing and apply the motion required to roll an item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jennifer Cucci
  • Publication number: 20120217182
    Abstract: A method of making a tablet wherein a measured volume of a settable fluent wax or polymer matrix is placed in an upwardly facing mould cavity under controlled conditions to ensure that an upper surface of a resulting bead, in the cavity, has a shape and size which are substantially the same as the shape and size of a lower surface of the bead is determined by the mould cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: WAXTABS (PTY) LTD
    Inventors: Poon Liebenberg, Thomas Wiid
  • Publication number: 20120211393
    Abstract: A product multi-pack is provided with a plurality of elongate product containers. The containers each include a bottom, an open top that is closed by a cap and a wall extending there between. The wall includes a label having a front portion extending about a limited section of the wall circumference. A carton is provided that is sized to display the plurality of product containers. A locator web is provided that is formed of a thin sheet of plastic having a plurality of spaced apart apertures. The apertures are sized to be at least partially elastically deformed when installed over the caps of the product containers. Additionally, the locator web provides frictional resistance to rotation of the product containers, which enables the containers to be positioned and held in place relative to the carton open face so that the label front portions are visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: BIOCLINICAL DEVELOPMENT INC
    Inventor: Andrew Krause
  • Patent number: 8240474
    Abstract: A packaging article comprises first and second packaging members with one or more depressions and corresponding protrusions, respectively, and can be assembled with their each protrusion received within the corresponding depression. A transverse cross section of each depression is concave. A transverse cross section of each protrusion includes a secondary protrusion that forms a longitudinal ridge; a longitudinal cross section of the ridge comprises one or more concavities. A substantially rectangular object is place in a depression and the first and second packaging members are assembled. The object, received within the depression and located between the assembled packaging members, rests with two opposing edges of the object urged against the concave surface of the depression with corresponding lines of contact oriented substantially longitudinally, and with two other opposing edges of the object urged against the concavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: LightSmyth Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Mossberg, Dmitri Iazikov, Christoph M. Greiner
  • Publication number: 20120168341
    Abstract: A small batch canning system, comprising of a jar holder sized to receive and hold a plurality of canning jars and a lifting device having a pair of handles and an engagement surface integral with the pair of handles. The lifting device is vertically moveable about the jar holder from a lower position spaced apart from the jar holder to a raised position engaged with the jar holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Scott Hager, Eileen Tarbutton
  • Patent number: 8205751
    Abstract: This invention relates to a packet for containing products and designed to display the products in a manner especially convenient for them to be picked by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: GIMA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Mezzini
  • Patent number: 8136668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles of manufacture for the packaging of brittle, elongated, and/or asymmetrically-shaped retail items for retail display to consumers. In some embodiments, the article of manufacture serves to protect the retail items from breakage during display or transit while allowing ready visual inspection by the consumer. In a preferred embodiment, the retail items are candy canes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Atico International, USA
    Inventors: Gerald I. Katz, Marlen Rosales
  • Patent number: 8104594
    Abstract: A case, a system and/or a method for storing and/or for transporting articles are provided. The case, the system and/or the method operate to store and/or to transport articles, such as, for example, office-related articles and personal articles. A first compartment forms a first volume that may be protected by walls of the case. Further, a second compartment forms a second volume. The second compartment extends into the first volume of the first compartment. The second compartment receives and/or stores the articles towards the interior of the first compartment. The second compartment has a divider for maintaining a position of the articles in the second compartment and restricts movement of the articles outward with respect to the interior of the first compartment. The second compartment is opened to form a tray for accessing one or more of the articles without opening the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kingport Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Claudia Chisholm
  • Publication number: 20110303574
    Abstract: A reclosable consumer product package assembly (10) supports a plurality of consumable products (12). The product package retains and encloses the products. The package is formed from a planar sheet (16) folded about the products. The folded sheet (16) defines a portion overlying the products and an extending portion extending beyond the products to define a foldable flap (29). The sheet is scored at a location overlying at least a portion of the products. The foldable flap is folded over the scored location and adhesively secured thereto such that upon opening the flap, the scored location is removed from its overlying location to expose the products for dispensing. The flap is reclosable over the exposed products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, James Glydon
  • Patent number: 8061900
    Abstract: A semi-rigid flexible film pack for multi-packs, and method for manufacturing same, constructed from a gusseted bag. The invention provides for modifying a gusseted bag, heat sealing the gussets to their respective side walls, loading said gusseted bag with product, and then sealing the open end of the gusseted bag with a single sheet or web. The method of making this package is economical yet provides for a semi-rigid container ideal for use with single-serve pillow bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Joseph Bierschenk
  • Patent number: 8038017
    Abstract: A spring alignment mechanism utilizes a guide inserted into a display carton below merchandise items. A spring-driven rear pull member travels on the guide so that as items are removed from the carton, remaining items are pulled forward. In one example, the guide is inserted between the bottom of merchandise items and the carton bottom. In another example, merchandise items are supported on cardboard support rails built into the bottom of the carton, or provided on a carton insert; and the guide is inserted between the cardboard support rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Close in Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: James Garth Close
  • Patent number: 8028836
    Abstract: A packaging assembly having an open design for displaying a product is provided. The packaging assembly is configured for storage and display in high density arrays of packaging assemblies, such as storage in pallets, and is configured to display visual information to a user from any perspective, even when the packaging assembly is packed in high density arrays of packaging assemblies. The packaging assembly includes an inner portion designed to contain a product and a housing designed to house the inner portion, wherein the inner portion includes a substantially transparent cover that facilitates display of the product. The packaging assembly includes an outer portion having a three dimensional window box frame, wherein portions of the window box frame are configured to couple to flanges provided on the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: VTech Telecommunications Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Bacon
  • Patent number: 8028839
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton contains a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and are overlapped with respect to one another to at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton is for shipping articles to the point of sale vendor and can be converted to a dispensing carton that displays the articles and allows removal of the articles from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn