For Pastry Wedge, Per Se; E.g., Pie Slice Patents (Class 206/551)
  • Patent number: 9988204
    Abstract: A food container for storing irregularly shaped preferably pie shaped foods having a central, inner cavity or compartment defined by a pie-shaped bottom surface, vertically extending side walls and a circumferential wall, along with a hinged top surface. The container may be built for further individual compartments or cavities and these may be stacked one on the other to separately store individual pieces of pie or pizza without one piece contacting another piece and, yet, storage space and footprint of the container is minimized, to advantage. A set of pie shaped cavities are provided for sliding receipt within a cabinet for food storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Liya Levneff, Yuriy Leviyev
  • Patent number: 9949593
    Abstract: An embossed paper-based bakeable tray having a bottom surface and sidewalls and an embossed pattern formed in the bottom surface providing a series of closely spaced projections substantially entirely over the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Smart Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Pugh
  • Patent number: 9744738
    Abstract: A embossed sheet embossed with projections creating an intermittent support surface for food. The embossed sheet may be inserted into a food package after cooking the food on which the cooked food is to be supported. Alternatively, the embossed sheet may be placed onto or into a pan or directly onto an oven rack to support the food while cooking and/or after cooking. Alternatively, the embossed sheet may be formed into a food package. The embossed sheet may be prepared using a one-pass or two pass process using a platen press or a roll-to-roll press or a multi-stage one pass machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Smart Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Pugh, Merrill Jon Hansen
  • Patent number: 9119451
    Abstract: A combination in accordance with the present invention comprises two elements; an insert and a sealable plastic bag. In the preferred embodiment, the insert comprises an outer perimeter; a plurality of primary folds formed within the outer perimeter; a plurality of side supports extending outwardly from the plurality of primary folds; and a plurality of secondary corner folds at the outer perimeter. The insert is used with a pliable and portable food item, such as a sandwich, and placed within the sealable plastic bag. The insert further comprises elements to tent or protect the food item during transport of the insert and food item within the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Edwin Vestweber
  • Publication number: 20140367303
    Abstract: A sound module is positioned in an edible structure such that the gift remains intact when constructed and transported, appetizing to perceive, and safe for consumption. The sound module is sealed into the structure using an edible adhesive that is strong enough to hold the module in place without deleterious effects to the structure of the gift. The sound module remains artfully concealed yet still audible, as well as accessible to be operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Wertman, Sarah Wertman
  • Patent number: 8895091
    Abstract: A cover shell and container assembly comprising the cover shell and a tray or pan is disclosed. The cover shell includes inward projecting standoffs which restrict movement of a food product in the pan or tray and reduces damage to decorative elements of the food product during distribution and/or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Richard Boyer
  • Publication number: 20140262920
    Abstract: Inventive embodiments disclosed herein include a storage container for food slices. The storage container includes a main body having a pie slice configuration, the main body having a top portion, a base portion with a top surface defining two or more bubbles, and opposing sidewalls tapering outwardly from the base portion, the sidewalls defining at least one ledge. One or more shelves are removably positionable within the main body, each shelf resting on the at least one ledge, each shelf having a surface defining two or more bubbles, the shelves separated from the sidewalls by a space sized to permit movement by a human finger. The storage container also includes a cover reversibly positionable over the top portion of the main body, parallel to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Slice Saver, LLC
    Inventors: Peirce E. Andrews, Steven Maher
  • Patent number: 8720690
    Abstract: A musical pizza box includes a box material foldable into a pizza box having a lid hingedly attached to a base and a pizza box audio module. The pizza box audio module preferably includes a speaker, a microchip board capable of receiving a microchip mounted on the microchip board, at least one power source, electrical wiring electrically connecting the speaker, the microchip board, and the power source, and an activation mechanism. When the box material is folded to form the pizza box, the microchip is mounted to the microchip board, and the lid is moved from a closed state to an opened state, the activation mechanism is triggered to cause any recorded audio message stored on the microchip to be emitted by the speaker. Methods of manufacturing a musical pizza box and methods of advertising are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Gaetano Francesco Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 8720689
    Abstract: Tray includes a first base portion having an upper surface defining a first tier and a second portion having an upper surface defining a second tier. The first tier and the second tier are separated by a height. The upper surface of the first portion and the upper surface of the second portion each have a plurality of spaced-apart wells defined therein. Each well is sized and shaped to receive a food item and has an upper edge with an engagement recess formed therein. The engagement recess is sized to allow a food item within the well to be gripped for removal. The tray can further include a trapping feature to secure a lid, and thus form a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: H. Bernard Kirkland, John Kerry Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8651279
    Abstract: A container system is described. In one or more implementations, the container system comprises a lower container for receiving a first food component (or components) and an upper container assembly for receiving a second food component (or components) so that the second food component is separated from the first food component. The upper container assembly is configured for engagement with the lower container and is operable to be at least partially opened while the upper container assembly is engaged with the lower container to introduce the second food component into the lower container with the first food component. In one or more embodiments, a pull tab is coupled to the upper container assembly. The pull tab is configured to be pulled while the upper container assembly is engaged with the lower container to at least partially open the upper container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Yolanda A. Malone, Catherine Shapiro, Svava Atladottir, Lynda Deakin, John Dixon, JoAn Hernandez, Stephen Kim, Gina Romero, Gabriel Trionfi, Martin Zabaleta, Lauren Shimek
  • Patent number: 8550093
    Abstract: A package for tobacco material includes a portion of tobacco material, a wrapper enclosing the portion of tobacco material, a rigid base portion and at least one resealable adhesive label sealing the wrapper around the portion of tobacco material. The wrapper is formed of a flexible sheet material. The package may include an opening strip defined by one or more lines of weakness in the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sandrine Saint-Girons, Dan Brady, Steve Sayers
  • Patent number: 8474620
    Abstract: A cover display for a container in some implementations having a dome shaped cover base with a flat bottom and a top with a radius of curvature with one or more frame catches positioned near the periphery of the cover base. An adorned Tiara shaped cover with an annular wall supporting frame latches positioned to correspond to said frame catches is affixed over said dome shaped cover base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sillage, LLC
    Inventor: Nicole Mather
  • Patent number: 8365914
    Abstract: A carton comprises a plurality of adjoined panels that define an interior space, including a front panel and a back panel opposite one another, and a first side panel and a second side panel opposite one another, at least one of which is a movable panel operative for being moved between a first position and a second position, and a heat-shrink patch at least partially joined to the movable panel on a side of the movable panel facing the interior space, the heat-shrink patch being operative for shrinking in response to heat so that shrinking the heat-shrink patch moves the movable panel from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8167128
    Abstract: An individual cupcake holder having prongs extending inwardly from the outside shell walls in order to secure a cupcake in place within the cupcake holder, either above the baking liner or anywhere below the lip edge of the cupcake baking liner so that the frosting of the cupcake remains unmarred during transport in lunch boxes and the like. It is also disclosed to include a plurality of prongs that secure a cupcake both above and through the baking liner. Of course, other pastries may be transported in this little container, as well as pieces of fruit and other assorted food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Peggy A. McGinnis, Colleen M. Patrona, Robert J. McGinnis, Denise M. McGinnis, James D. McGinnis, Kimberly A. Fuga, Sally T. Palazzolo, Kim P. Fuga
  • Patent number: 8151992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a receptacle particularly for solid or pasty products, its method of manufacture and a packaging for such a product comprising a receptacle supporting it and a container removably receiving this receptacle. The invention applies to the packaging of all solid or semi-solid products and in particular to food products such as unripened cheeses or cheese specialties. This receptacle (1) has a bottom (3) and a side wall (8) which extends from the bottom and which incorporates rigid wall retention means (4) capable of keeping it in an upright position relative to the bottom, these retention means being spaced over the periphery of the wall while being connected together in twos by flexible means (5) for unfolding/uplifting the wall which are formed by determined zones of at least one flexible film (2) and which are capable of allowing the reversible transition of the wall from its upright position to a folded-down position in which it extends the bottom in a more fanned-out manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Bongrain SA
    Inventors: Laurence Adeline, Marc Hinojosa
  • Patent number: 7942268
    Abstract: A container for take-away pizza or the like comprises a first dish-shaped semi-container and a second dish-shaped semi-container comprising a first and a second support portions, respectively, adapted to support the pizza, and means for the mutual releasable connection of the first and the second semi-containers. The first and the second semi-containers are shaped so that, when they are connected, the respective support portions thereof form, together, a pizza seat adapted to internally contain the take-away pizza and, when they are separated, each of them can act as a dish for the pizza through the respective support portion thereof. The first and the second semi-containers are made of a washable material so that the container can be used many times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Silvio Manca
  • Patent number: 7882952
    Abstract: A method for applying a heat shrinkable film to a carton for forming a shape of the carton is provided. The carton includes a top panel, a bottom panel, at least one side panel extending between the top panel and the bottom panel, and a movable section that is movable between a first position and a second position. The method includes providing a heat-shrinkable but unshrunken film, wrapping the film in an unheated condition around at least a portion of the carton including at least a portion of the movable section of the carton, and moving the movable section from the first position to the second position to form a shape of the carton by heating the heat-shrinkable film to shrink the heat-shrinkable film into contact with at least a portion of the movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela E. Learn, Michael D. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7757859
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for packaging and dispensing a single service portion of a food product. The food product is contained within an inner container cavity formed by an outer cover and a center member. Draw portions are provided for transferring a force from the user to the outer cover, whereby the force peels the outer cover from the center section, thus folding the outer cover over itself as it is removed from the center section. The food product is dispensed when the inner container is opened by removing the outer cover from the center member. An optional outer container seals and holds portions of bread or other sandwich portions while the inner container is located therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Publication number: 20100122930
    Abstract: A container for take-away pizza or the like comprises a first dish-shaped semi-container and a second dish-shaped semi-container comprising a first and a second support portions, respectively, adapted to support the pizza, and means for the mutual releasable connection of the first and the second semi-containers. The first and the second semi-containers are shaped so that, when they are connected, the respective support portions thereof form, together, a pizza seat adapted to internally contain the take-away pizza and, when they are separated, each of them can act as a dish for the pizza through the respective support portion thereof. The first and the second semi-containers are made of a washable material so that the container can be used many times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Silvio Manca
  • Publication number: 20100051675
    Abstract: A package for holding a food product. The package comprises a first central panel, an end panel foldably connected to the first central panel, and a second central panel foldably connected to the end panel. At least one first side panel is foldably connected to the first central panel and comprises an opening. At least one second side panel is foldably connected to the second central panel. A retention flap is foldably connected to the second side panel. The retention flap comprises a locking portion shaped to be received in the opening and retain the first panel in a closed position of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Sweet
  • Patent number: 7669714
    Abstract: A sealed dispensing apparatus suitable for packaging and dispensing a single service portion of a food product. The food product is contained within an inner container cavity formed by an outer cover and a center member. Draw means are provided for transferring a force from the user to the outer cover, whereby the force peels the outer cover from the center section, thus folding the outer cover over itself as it is removed from the center section. The food product is dispensed when the inner container is opened by removing the outer cover from the center member. An optional outer container seals and holds portions of bread or other sandwich portions while the inner container is located therebetween. Box means holds the combination formed by the inner container and the outer container as well as optional condiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Publication number: 20100015310
    Abstract: A pastry tray includes a body having an outer region and an inner region. The inner region includes at least one aperture extending therethrough. The pastry tray also typically includes at least one leg extending at least partially vertically downward from the body. When the pastry tray is arranged on a container containing a heated liquid, heat and steam from the heated liquid pass through the at least one aperture. When a pastry is arranged on the pastry tray, the heat and steam act to warm, and in some cases soften, the pastry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Keith Edward Wallace
  • Publication number: 20080048013
    Abstract: A container for use in transporting food, such as pizza, and formed from a foldable blank. The container incorporates therein a cut-out adjacent a top wall thereof which serves as a finger grip for opening the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: D. Matt Hanna, Robert A. Ford
  • Patent number: 7240797
    Abstract: A sealed dispensing apparatus suitable for packaging and dispensing a single service portion of a food product. The food product is contained within an inner container cavity formed by an outer cover and a center member. Draw means are provided for transferring a force from the user to the outer cover, whereby the force peels the outer cover from the center section, thus folding the outer cover over itself as it is removed from the center section. The food product is dispensed when the inner container is opened by removing the outer cover from the center member. An optional outer container seals and holds portions of bread or other sandwich portions while the inner container is located therebetween. Box means holds the combination formed by the inner container and the outer container as well as optional condiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Patent number: 7191902
    Abstract: A lid support including a support platform and support legs extending downwardly from the support platform is configured such that a plurality of lid supports may be intimately stacked for efficient storage. A serrated leg may be provided extending downwardly and outwardly from the support platform, and particularly preferred modes of practicing the invention include providing a hole in the support platform in order to allow the support platform to be employed as a handle for the serrated leg, by inserting a finger through the hole. The hole also serves to reduce the overall material costs of the lid support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventors: David C. Nelson, John J. Andrisin
  • Patent number: 6896140
    Abstract: A crush proof cupcake holder for transporting a single pastry without crushing and includes a main container assembly with a bottom wall and a perimeter wall extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the bottom wall, the main container assembly defines an interior space which is used for selectively receiving a pastry; and a lid assembly operationally couplable to the main container assembly for selectively inhibiting access to the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Ramsey Perry
  • Patent number: 6655526
    Abstract: A packaging system consisting of a sealable thermoplastic bag with an exterior pocket and integral handle fastened across the top side and an open-domed, rigid plastic, stackable container that allows for the horizontal storage and transport of food products and other goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Inventors: Craig A. Urman, Martin Reall
  • Patent number: 6629607
    Abstract: A pizza storage device for keeping leftover pizza slices fresher for longer periods of time. The pizza storage device includes a triangular-shaped container having top, side, and bottom walls, and also having an opening in a side thereof; and also includes a shelving assembly for supporting slices of pizza in the triangular-shaped container; and further includes a door being hingedly attached to the triangular-shaped container and being closable over the opening; and also includes a fastening assembly being attached to the triangular-shaped container and to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Inventor: Danielle Gibson
  • Patent number: 6595366
    Abstract: Package for storing a food item, such as pizza. The package includes a bottom on which the foot item is supported and a lid that closingly engages the bottom. The lid includes a plurality of elements that project downward from the lid toward the bottom in a pattern corresponding to an intended pattern of food slices. The ribs help to strengthen the package, hold the foot item in place inside the package, prevent migration of toppings from slice to slice, and may form indentations in the food item that serve as a template for cutting slices when the food item is removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: PWP Industries
    Inventor: Dean R. Brown
  • Patent number: 6299918
    Abstract: This pizza server(10) along with it's outer sleeve(22), provide a neater and more comfortable means of enjoying this fun food, as well as for it to stay warmer longer thanks to the outer sleeve(22) that slips on and off very easily. The absorbent liner(20) both in the sleeve(22) and on the pizza server(10) absorb the excess grease. Thanks to the flap(12), you can handle the slice of pizza without touching it, and thanks to the crease(14) you can fold it so it won't flop. During consumption, the pizza server(10) peels back from underneath the pizza, thanks to the crease(14) which seperates by use of a pull string or perforation(16) and tin strips(18) embedded in the plate(10)which help keep the plate folded away. An alternative peel-away method uses cross-wise perforations (24) about every two inches. This pizza-server (10) will make a great advertising and promotion tool, by imprinting information on them and then handing them out to generate good-will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Inventor: Joseph Morgese
  • Patent number: 6289591
    Abstract: A cheese storage and cutting system for storing cheese such that the amount of cheese remaining is visible. The cheese storage and cutting system includes a base portion having a peripheral edge. A lip extends upwardly from the base portion. A platform for resting cheese on has a shape substantially similar to the base portion. The platform has a plurality of bores therein. A cover portion covers the base portion and the platform. The cover portion has a top wall and a peripheral wall. The peripheral wall has a free peripheral edge that has a shape and size adapted to fit between the lip and the peripheral edge of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventor: Mike R. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6287619
    Abstract: A pan for baking e.g. single-serving-sized food product is adapted to promote substantially even heat distribution, to shield the food product from excessive browning and crisping, and to substantially prevent burning. The pan accomplishes these functions by utilizing one or more structural features, including, for example, perforations, sloped, variable-height walls and a sloped arcuate rim. Embodiments of the invention may be used in combination with a separator to stack and store food product in a heated or cooled receptacle, and in combination with a slicing/topping guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Tricon Restaurants International
    Inventor: Shahid Khan
  • Patent number: 6257434
    Abstract: Container for transporting heated food, particularly pizza and the like, formed by a first and a second half-shell of moulded plastic material each having a bottom wall and a lateral wall with mutually substantially sealed coupling means to define, in the coupled condition, a cavity for containing food and communicating to the outside through vent openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Agape Trade AG
    Inventor: Filippo Lizzio
  • Publication number: 20010001470
    Abstract: An articulable food container. The food container is articulable from and between a first open position to a second closed position. In the first open position the food container can receive food. Additionally, the user may eat from the food container while it is in the first open position. In the second closed position, the food container covers or encloses the food. The closed position is useful for storing the food, heating the food, transporting the food between the point of service and the point of consumption, and/or disposing of the remnants of the food once the meal is completed. The food container may take the form of a plate, bowl, tray, clam shell, or other known configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Publication date: May 24, 2001
    Inventors: JOHN WILLIAM TOUSSANT, PETER MORRIS
  • Patent number: 6149006
    Abstract: A container (10) especially adapted for wedge shaped food products is disclosed including a transparent, thermoformed tray (11) receiving a paperboard product card (32) and sealed by a transparent closure layer (15). The tray (11) includes an isosceles trapezoid shaped bottom (16) and a sidewall (18) formed by a first, isosceles trapezoid shaped end (20), sides (24, 26) extending at an angle between an annular flange (12) and the bottom (16) from their upper edges to their lower edges and from their first end edges to their second end edges, a second trapezoid shaped end (22), and a triangular shaped corner panel (28). The product card (32) includes a bottom portion (34) of a size and shape for abutting with the bottom (16) of the tray (11) and end and side portions (36, 40) integrally connected to the bottom portion (34) about fold lines (38, 42) for abutting with the first end (20) and first side (24) of the tray (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Arne H. Brauner, Gary S. Bachand, John Rebhorn
  • Patent number: 6095324
    Abstract: A food transportation container which will maintain food in a fresh, hot and undeteriorated condition during delivery of the food from its point of origin to its destination, while being easy to use and store. The container will not impart undesirable taste to its contents. Furthermore, the container will not impede proper cutting of the food contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Inventor: Robert Mullin
  • Patent number: 5788145
    Abstract: A covered food container especially adapted to hold a single slice of pizza or the like is described having a polygonal configuration and an integrated cover which folds over and is securely latched to enclose the contents. The covered food container can be formed from a single sheet of material such as cardboard or styrene foam and has the advantage that the top and base trays forming the container are interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Bell Paper Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Grahahm, Gregory A. Green
  • Patent number: 5676252
    Abstract: A carrier for pastry including a tray and a cover selectively engageable over the tray. A handle integrally formed with the tray has opposed depending end portions releasably locked within opposed slots in the tray. Latching projections are provided on each end of the handle and are releasably locked into position by sliding locking collars cam biased to releasably fix the latching projections in locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Stig Lillelund, Robert H. C. M. Daenen
  • Patent number: 5613607
    Abstract: A unique, multi-purpose, reusable and disposable product holding and displaying container system is achieved by providing a base member which incorporates locking means and a product display member which comprises a product holding zone and locking means constructed for rapid engagement and disengagement with the locking means of the base member. In the preferred embodiment, the product holding and displaying container system is formed from thermoformed or vacuum-formed plastic material, and is constructed to hold any desired product, particularly, baked goods and rack or hook display items. In one embodiment, the container system is constructed for being completely separated from any support panel, thereby providing a container which is easily reused for product storage until the product is fully consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Inline Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Kalmanides, Richard M. Ellison
  • Patent number: 5605231
    Abstract: A re-usable pizza delivery box comprises upper and lower dish-shaped plastic mouldings that snap together. Vent openings are provided between the mouldings to that moisture can escape. The mouldings are of circular shape in plan so that they can be turned with respect to one another to vary the vent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Green Partnership Inc.
    Inventors: Anthonius H. Borsboom, Anthony Giordano
  • Patent number: 5600889
    Abstract: An article for supporting the lid of a cardboard box for a food item. The article, or preferably a utensil, comprises a blade having a detachable spacer releasably connected to the blade and a handle attached to the blade. The detachable spacer has a cover support and at least one vertical extending leg to contact a food article, yet at the same time, protect the food article. The handle may extend substantially parallel to, but offset from, the blade and has an top surface which may include advertising indicia thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Irene F. Marotta
  • Patent number: 5585027
    Abstract: A pattern of tear perforations is provided in the substrate that forms a microwave reheating support. The pattern of tear perforations enables the substrate to be separated into portions so that the substrate can be adjusted in size and/or shape to correspond to the size and/or shape of the food product being heated. For example, a round substrate can include a circular pattern of tear perforations spaced radially inward from an outer circumference of the round substrate. This enables the outer peripheral portion of the round substrate to be removed to reduce the size (diameter) of the substrate for use with smaller-sized food products. The pattern of tear perforations can include one or more lines of tear perforations that extend across a substrate. For example, the lines of tear perforations can divide the circular substrate into a plurality of wedges that can be used, for example, to heat a slice of pizza instead of the entire pizza.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Robert C. Young
  • Patent number: 5480031
    Abstract: A package for carrying and transporting a pizza product or like food article in which a combination device is used both to support a top panel of the package and prevent it from contacting the pizza product and to slice the pizza product at the place of consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventors: Jonathan Maultasch, Bruce Maultasch
  • Patent number: 5423477
    Abstract: A pizza box having a top and bottom each formed of a single layer of biodegradable, insulating material, such as molded fiber. The bottom provides an insulating airspace between the hot pizza product and the bottom major surface area and another insulating airspace between the bottom undersurface and a resting surface. The top and bottom, when closed, provided a closed chamber with no external air circulation. Thermal conduction paths are reduced by the small surface area contact between the bottom and the product and the small surface contact area between the bottom and a resting surface. Additional features include a closed storage chamber without air vents, a truncated cone or truncated pyramid shape, moisture absorption by the top inner surface, liquid resistance by the bottom top surface, stackable tops and bottoms, air restricting closure walls, cutting channels which also add strength to the bottom and radiation reflective color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Invention Machine Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Valdman, Michael Schum
  • Patent number: 5407075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack for food, in particular cheese. The pack is obtained by folding and gluing a single blank, e.g. made of card. The blank comprises a wedge-shaped base zone which has two transverse cuts formed therein and which is connected to two rectangular lateral zones via respective first score lines. The ends of the cuts extend into the lateral zones and are interconnected within the lateral zones by respective second score lines. The zone between the two cut lines constitutes a strip that lies on top of the cheese once it has been inserted into the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Compagnie Laitiere Europeenne
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Descalzo
  • Patent number: 5381905
    Abstract: DISPOSABLE SUPPORT FOR PIZZA, made whether of a paper covered by a waterproof material or totally in plastic, having a base of a basically triangular or circular shape, characterized by comprissing a rear edge delimited by a circular sector-shape rear edge, and a folding line, which is symmetrical to said rear edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Grupoutil De. De Prod. De. Util. Ltda.
    Inventors: Breno S. Mallmamm, Fabio Irigoite
  • Patent number: 5269430
    Abstract: An individual serving food container is provided for housing individual servings of food products, such as pie slices and the like, which are generally triangular or wedge shaped and have an outwardly extending "crust" portion. The container includes a tray/cover combination having means for supporting the crust portions of such food product servings from collapsing when housed within the container. The rear wall of the tray has a transverse edge thereof remote from the bottom wall which extends rearwardly therefrom to define a platform adapted to support the outwardly extending crust portion of the wedge-shaped food serving contained in the housing cavity. The container is also provided with means facilitating removal of stored individual servings therefrom and guide means for facilitating proper alignment of locking elements disposed on the cover and tray so as to simplify the locking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Robert S. Schlaupitz, Patricia A. Antoni, Stephen A. Smith
  • Patent number: 5193702
    Abstract: A storage container having one or more individual vessels, which are triangular shaped and able to affix together into side by side container units. A removable strip lock extends through aligned slots in the affixed vessels to secure the lids of the vessels closed and to interlock the vessels against separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Henry D. Shannon
  • Patent number: 5129521
    Abstract: A disposable pizza slice holder, of the kind used for supporting a slice of pizza for fast eating, is formed by an approximately triangular flat base body whose shorter side has a hinging flap section of trapezoidal shape provided with a lobbed section protrudring from the central portion of its free edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: GRUPOUTIL desenvolvimento de produtos de utilidada Ltda.
    Inventors: Fabio Irigoite, Breno S. Mallmann
  • Patent number: D419364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Cambro Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Charles W. Jarvis