With Distinct Corner Or Edge Protector Patents (Class 206/586)
  • Patent number: 11312563
    Abstract: Provided is an insulation liner for use inside a shipping carton that affords thermal insulation and shock absorption for an object to be shipped, a liner and carton system, a method of production of the insulation liner, and methods of use. The insulation liner includes a larger component folded into three panels, a smaller component folded into three panels, and standoffs disposed on the surfaces of both the larger component and the smaller component. The standoffs may be oriented inwardly or outwardly. When oriented outwardly they create an interstitial air space that reduces conduction allowing the insulation effect of the liner and carton system to equal or exceed that of a molded polystyrene container of an equal size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Steven Howard Smith
  • Patent number: 11247830
    Abstract: A bottom surface member of a container defines an xy plane, and a side surface member defines an xz plane and a yz plane. A protection member includes a receiving portion having a receiving surface parallel to the xz plane and a support portion integrally formed with the receiving portion. The receiving portion includes a first flat plate portion that includes the receiving surface and is parallel to the xz plane. The support portion includes a contact portion that is in contact with a side surface of the side surface member and a second flat plate portion parallel to the yz plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11247831
    Abstract: A retention packaging assembly (100, 200, 300) includes an end retention frame (200) that retains one lateral side of an object (150) and another retention frame (300) that retains another lateral side of the object. Each of the retention frames includes a retention panel, an end panel (104, 106) foldably coupled to the retention panel, a set of wing panels configured to be folded into a folded configuration, and a sheet (208, 308) fixedly coupled to each of the wing panels. Each end retention frame retains a lateral side of the object between the sheet and the retention panel when the wing panels are in the folded configuration. In some cases, the end retention frames are laterally spaced away from each other such that they do not contact each other when they retain the lateral sides of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Tori E. Motchan, William A. Snyder, Jessica L. Denson, Brian V. Vilag
  • Patent number: 11235547
    Abstract: A corner board includes first and second sides, each including a board material; a bend between first and second sides, joining the sides together; and a slit adjacent to a first end of the corner board forming a first flap adapted to place the corner board on a container or a stack of containers or otherwise couple the corner board to horizontal and vertical surfaces of the container or stack of containers. A method of manufacturing a corner board includes bending a board stock to form first and second sides of the corner board with an angle therebetween; cutting the board stock into fixed lengths, the bent and cut board stock forming the corner board; and forming a slit near a first end of the corner board, in which the slit creates a first flap adapted to couple the corner board to a container or a stack of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sierra Packaging Solutions
    Inventor: Clyde Ulrich
  • Patent number: 11161669
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus includes: an inner box of which upper side is open and capable of storing a first object; an outer box capable of storing a second object and the inner box disposed on the second object, and having a pair of inner flaps and a pair of outer flaps; a protective portion formed in the inner box to protect the first object, the protective portion being disposed between the first object and a portion that is included in a facing portion of the pair of outer flaps and that does not overlap with the pair of inner flaps in a state where the pair of inner flaps and the pair of outer flaps are closed; and a pressing portion formed in at least any one of the inner box and the outer box to press the first object toward a bottom surface of the inner box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryunosuke Tsunashima
  • Patent number: 11142385
    Abstract: A container (100) comprises: an accommodation member (10) that includes a base surface member (12) that defines a base surface of an accommodation space (10s), and a side surface member (14) that defines a side surface of the accommodation space; and a protection member (20a) that has a receiving surface that abuts an object to be accommodated. The side surface member (14) includes a cutaway section (15a) that faces the accommodation space (10s). The protection member (20a) includes: an inner member (22a) provided with a receiving section that has a receiving surface (23); and an outer member (32a) disposed between the inner, member (22a) and the side surface member (14) and fitting together with the inner member (22a) so as to be able to slide in a direction that intersects the base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 11104501
    Abstract: A void filling structural packaging element, including at least some of a sheet formed of an elongate portion of material, wherein the sheet extends, along a longitudinal axis, from a first terminal end to a second terminal end, and wherein the sheet includes one or more alternating ridges and grooves, formed along a length of the sheet, from a proximal end to a distal end; a body portion formed by an end portion of the sheet attached or coupled to a portion of a side wall of the sheet, and wherein a deformable hollow is defined within the body portion; and a packaging element leg portion formed of a portion of the sheet that extends from the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Rational Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Samuel C. Voorhees
  • Patent number: 11070037
    Abstract: An apparatus for protecting against a multi-directional impact, includes a body with a first set of radial segments, where the body is coupled to an object such that the first set of radial segments extend beyond a planar surface of the object. The apparatus further includes a first radial segment of the first set of radial segments having a diameter greater than a second radial segment of the first set of radial segments. The apparatus further includes a first notch of the first set of radial segments separating the first radial segment and the second radial segment having a concave edge, wherein the first radial segment and the second radial segment each extend beyond the concave edge of the first notch of the first set of radial segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Budy Notohardjono, Suraush Khambati, Shawn Canfield, Richard M. Ecker
  • Patent number: 11034515
    Abstract: A portable container for waste products, having an assembled receptacle with four side panels hingedly connected, the four side panels connected to a plurality of bottom closure panels forming a bottom closure, with the four side panels and the bottom closure define a box with a top opening. The four side panels include a first and a second set of opposing side panels, the first set of opposing side panels having a first side panel and a second side panel. A first side panel has a first handle, the first handle having a first handle first position and a first handle second position. A second side panel has a second handle, having a second handle first position and a second handle second position. The first handle and the second handle are opposably, pivotally, movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dynalab Corp.
    Inventors: Martin Davies, John Potter, Christine Leskovar
  • Patent number: 11009914
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and a buffer component. The housing has a corner portion and two side edges adjacent to the corner portion. The buffer component is embedded in the corner portion and includes a strengthened layer and a buffer layer. The strengthened layer includes an arc-shaped side edge and an embedded portion. The embedded portion is embedded in the corner portion, such that the arc-shaped side edge is aligned with the two side edges. The strengthened layer is a strengthened material structure. The buffer layer is disposed between the strengthened layer and the housing, and the buffer layer is an elastic material structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-I Chen, Wei-Pang Lee, Hsin-Lan Liao, Chen-Wei Lai, Yi-Lun Tsao, Jyun-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 10772442
    Abstract: A pallet assembly including a plurality of trays separated by supports is provided. Each of the supports includes a rectangular portion and a wing portion. The wing portion is formed from two layers of materials connected together by a locking tab or other suitable means. The wing portion can include a first portion and a second portion at an angle with respect to the first portion. A tab can be used to facilitate placing the first portion of the wing at the angle with respect to the second portion of the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Mertz, II, Brad L. Clark
  • Patent number: 10767915
    Abstract: The Smarter Cooler with its Insert Isolator design will provide cooling from four different large areas surrounding the food on all sides, as well as providing a cooler and better insulated bottom area of the cooler, and once the “Ice” starts to melt and be stored in the Ice Water Reservoir below the food and beverage storage area, an additional surface, five areas, not only has insulation qualities, but also cooling properties, to help keep food and beverages colder longer. The result will be a cooler that keeps the ice water isolated from the food and beverages in the cooler to prevent spoilage of the food, that inevitably drops into the melted ice water in any other cooler on the market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Wickline
  • Patent number: 10746215
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for blade-and-slot panel affixation. One embodiment is a method. The method includes cutting a first slot into a first composite panel that includes a core between two facesheets. The first slot penetrates through the core of the first composite panel. The method also includes cutting a second slot into a second composite panel that includes a core between two facesheets. The second slot penetrates through a facesheet of the second composite panel as well as the core of the second composite panel. The method further includes inserting a blade into the first slot, and inserting the blade into the second slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul Gooch
  • Patent number: 10676941
    Abstract: A unitary longitudinal wall attached structure of consistent profile for installation on a wall having an attachment portion which is securely affixed to the wall, an inherently flexible pivot or hinge portion whose upper end is attached to the attachment portion and whose lower end is attached to a rigid pivoting body whose center of mass is below and spaced outwardly from the wall relative to the hinge portion and gravity when preferably installed, where the wall is angled no more than 45 degrees and is secured to the larger structure within which the wall attached structure is to be installed, with said installation enabling an intra-structural pendulum where the secured attachment portion anchors the pendulum, and the inherently flexible hinge portion enables the pivoting body as it urges its lower contact surface against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Hoffman, Robert MacMillan
  • Patent number: 10597189
    Abstract: The present invention provides a jointed package corner protector, which includes corner plates (1) each of which is formed, in two opposite, upper and lower, ends thereof, with first through holes (11) that are perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the corner plates (1) and a joint sheath (31) that is formed with second through holes (311) that correspond to the first through holes (11) formed in an upper end of a lower-side corner plate (1) of two corner plates (1) that are arranged adjacent to each other as being respectively set at upper and lower sides and the first through holes (11) formed in a lower end of the upper-side corner plate (1) so that button fasteners (33) may be set to penetrate through corresponding ones of the first through holes (11) and the second through holes (311) to connect the two adjacent corner plates (1) of the upper and lower sides to the joint sheath (31), whereby easy variation of a length of the package corner protector can be achieved accommodate stacked heights of di
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hua Gu, Zhongjie Liu
  • Patent number: 10513383
    Abstract: The corner protector has a flexible sheet having an undulated shape with summit portions, valley portions, and intermediate portions each extending between corresponding summit and valley portions. The sheet is foldable along a length of at least one of the summit portions to form a folded shape for the sheet corresponding to a shape of the corner. The valley portions of the sheet in the folded shape are abuttable against side walls of the object intersecting at the corner. An apex section of the summit portion in the folded shape is spaced from the corner of the object upon the valley portions abutting the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CORRUVEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Alain Bélanger
  • Patent number: 10507964
    Abstract: Cushioning supports a bottom corner section of an article being packed. The corner section has a bottom face, a first side face, and a second side face. The cushioning includes a first cushioning member and a second cushioning member that are separable from each other. The first cushioning member includes a bottom section that faces the bottom face of the corner section of the packed article and a first side section that faces the first side face of the corner section of the packed article. The second cushioning member includes a second side section that faces the second side face of the corner section of the packed article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Fujihara
  • Patent number: 10427836
    Abstract: A combination shipping and display package for relatively small articles, especially gift items such as candy and other food, small green plants, young tree seedlings, or flowering plants. The package is designed to be lightweight, to protect the article being shipped, and to function as an adornment after delivery. The package includes a container for the article to be shipped, a stand for supporting the container, and a cap for covering the stand. The stand is collapsible into a flat shape and is expandable into an open upright shape for displaying the shipped article. The stand may also have printed matter thereon to provide a message or advertisement. When a plant is being shipped, the package may include a water-resistant breathable bag surrounding the container to help contain the seed or root ball of the plant during shipment, and to provide an additional ornamental feature for the plant when displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Jan M. Van Den Kieboom, JoAnne J. Van Den Kieboom
  • Patent number: 10406802
    Abstract: A mobile voltmeter device housing for mating with a direct current battery terminal housing including two battery pin connector type terminals may include a voltmeter housing for housing a voltmeter microchip and a voltmeter digital display, a mating housing for mating the voltmeter device housing with a direct current battery having a terminal housing comprising two gendered pin connector type terminals, and a terminal housing for housing two electrically conductive wires and a portion of two device pin connector type terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Alexander Price
  • Patent number: 10398229
    Abstract: A corner arrangement for an article of furniture includes, but is not limited to a first core having a first end and a second core having a second end. The second core is adjacent to, and substantially transverse to, the first core such that the first end and the second end form a corner. The corner arrangement further includes a first skin extending and adhered along an outer surface of the first core and a second skin extending and adhered along an outer surface of the second core. The second skin further extends and is adhered around an outside portion of the corner and along either a portion of the outer surface of the first core or a portion of the first skin. The first skin and the second skin cooperate to affix the second core to the first core without any mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Saurenman, Paul Heidenfelder, Kyle Stange, Grace Anne Peters, Valentine Korenak
  • Patent number: 10207854
    Abstract: Transportation packaging may be used to ship or transport a product, such as an electronic device. The transportation packaging may be reused subsequent to the transport of the product by removing a shape defined by a pattern included on the transportation packaging, assembling or altering a portion of the removed pattern, and engaging the assembled pattern with the product. In a particular embodiment, the assembled pattern may provide a usability surface for at least one peripheral device to be used with the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron R. Cox, ZhenDe Fu, Lei R. Li
  • Patent number: 10136792
    Abstract: A household appliance, in particular a dishwasher, includes at least one packing element disposed on a side face of the household appliance, and at least one load-bearing structural part. The packing element has at least one force transfer region, which has a force action surface in contact with the load-bearing structural part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bak, Markus Höpfl, Jürgen Kratzer, Udo Maier
  • Patent number: 10124926
    Abstract: Methods and systems for shipping original design manufacturer (ODM) boxes. The system includes: a plurality of corner sets, each comprising at least two fiber cushions; a plurality of end cap sets, each comprising two opposing corrugated sleeves; and a graphical guide comprising and end cap selector and a corner selector. The graphical guide is configured to allow a user to: compare an ODM box to the end cap selector to thereby select one of the plurality of end cap sets; and compare the ODM box to the corner selector to thereby select one of the plurality of end corner sets. Each sleeve comprises a plurality of height score lines, a plurality of width score lines, and a support feature to stabilize the sleeve during folding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Footprint International, LLC
    Inventors: Yoke Dou Chung, Brandon Michael Moore, Yiyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10053046
    Abstract: A side pillar air curtain guide includes a main body having a ramp receiver and an air curtain ramp insert connected to the ramp receiver. The main body is made from a first material having a strength S1 and a ductility D1 while the air curtain ramp insert is made from a second material having a strength S2 and a ductility D2 where S1>S2 and D1<D2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Fabricio Villacres Mesias, Alfredo Cuevas Vega, Hector Hernandez Hernandez, Robert Ralph Armitage, Jr., Amy Marie Boardman
  • Patent number: 10023351
    Abstract: A box includes: a box body having an opening surrounded by multiple edges; a first lid body that is continuous with and extends from a first edge, among the multiple edges defining the opening in the box body, and that is foldable along the first edge to overlie the opening; and an engaging tab that is continuous with and extends from a second edge, which is different from the first edge, among multiple edges of the first lid body, and that is foldable and engageable with a storage item stored in the box body when the first lid body is folded along the first edge to overlie the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiya Imai, Seiji Ogawa, Keigo Yamada, Yohei Suzuki, Kenji Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9994355
    Abstract: A packing box has a bottom panel, end panels raised from first edges of the bottom panel, side panels arranged adjacently to the end panels, edge panels connected to side edges of the end panels via outer panel fold lines, fold-back panels arranged on inner side surfaces of the edge panels, inner panels arranged on inner side surfaces of the end panels, and reinforcing panels continuously formed with the fold-back panels via first fold lines and the inner panels via second fold lines. The reinforcing panel 16 is formed in an inwardly projecting manner between the fold-back panel and the inner panel. Any of the first and second fold lines positioned on a side closer to the outer panel fold line than a projecting top portion is arranged away from the outer panel fold line by a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: RENGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuo Ishikawa, Yoichi Nishikawa, Takafumi Makiuchi, Masanori Yoshida, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Hiromu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9932163
    Abstract: A packaging structure for a cooking device is so configured that a packaging material (101) with trays (91, 92) packaged therewith is disposed in a heating chamber (2) with such an inclination that a one-side portion of the packaging material (101) becomes higher than the other-side portion of the packaging material (101). Also, the one-side portion of the packaging material (101) is placed on a one-side-portion side tray holder (16A). Further, a cushioning material (201) is inserted between an upper portion (2e) of the heating chamber (2) and the one-side portion of the packaging material (101), so that the one-side portion of the packaging material (101) is pressed against the one-side-portion side tray holder (16A) while the other-side portion of the packaging material (101) is pressed against the other-side-portion side inner side surface (2c) of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Nishijima
  • Patent number: 9919858
    Abstract: A buffering member is interposed between an outer corner of a packaged article and an inner corner of a packaging box. The buffering member includes a base sheet and a plurality pairs of blocks. The base sheet is foldable along a folding line. The plurality of pairs of blocks are arranged along the folding line at predetermined intervals. Each block of the pair of blocks is bonded on one face and the other face of the base sheet on both side of the folding line. The pair of blocks is combined via a combined face so as to meet the outer corner when the base sheet is folded along the folding line. At least one of the combined faces is provided on the one face of the base sheet and another combined face is provided on the other face of the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Fujihara
  • Patent number: 9914577
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a packaging assembly. The packaging assembly includes an inner protection layer which fits and is in contact with a surface of an object to be packaged, and an outer protection layer which covers the inner protection layer. The materials of the outer protection layer and the inner protection layer have different elastic coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianlei Meng, Jianbin Gao
  • Patent number: 9903125
    Abstract: A molding system installed at or near the top of a vertical wall having a molding portion and an attachment portion, where the attachment portion is attached securely to the wall above at least the center of mass of the molding portion, and the molding portion has an outwardly visible decorative face which extends down to where the lower edge of the molding portion meets the wall. The attachment portion is enabled to flex as it is firmly attached to an imperfect wall, and the structure of the molding portion is such that the decorative face of the molding system remains preferentially straight and preferentially positioned as the molding system is installed on an irregular wall. A hinge-like flex is enabled along the length of the molding above the center of mass of the molding portion such that the decorative face of the molding can pivot like a pendulum ensuring the lower edge of the molding is placed against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Hoffman, Robert MacMillan
  • Patent number: 9821927
    Abstract: A suspension pad for suspending a workpiece with respect to a corrugated enclosure having a closure flap that is moveable between an open position, wherein an opening is defined in the corrugated enclosure, and a closed position, wherein the opening is obstructed by the closure flap. The suspension pad has a mid-section that is engageable with the workpiece, and at least one end portion moveable between a raised position, wherein the end portion is disposed within the corrugated enclosure, and a lowered position, wherein the end portion extends through the opening to hold the closure flap in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Security Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9586739
    Abstract: A blank includes: a top panel, two side panels, a base panel, a closure panel, and a securing member for closing the erected blank on itself, four sets of corner post panels each extending from a side panel and able to be erected to form corner posts, a receiving portion extending over a portion of the base panel, for receiving the bottom walls of pots, delimited transversely by two intermediate base score lines which define, with the ends of the base panel, two connection/deformation sections on either side of the receiving portion. The intermediate base score lines form two deformable hinges, so that the receiving portion can be moved relative to the ends of the base panel along a vertical axis after formation of the packaging and the pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AUTOMATISATION ET RENOVATION DU CONDITIONNEMENT DANS LES INDUSTRIES LAITIERES ARCIL
    Inventor: Fabien Jego
  • Patent number: 9482768
    Abstract: A streamer usable underwater for a marine seismic survey has a portion adjacent to a protuberance covered by an adhesive antifouling tape or substrate. The tape, which may be made of copper or copper alloy is configured to be fast fastened, may be applied when the streamer is deployed and may be covered by a protective jacket during recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Raphaël Macquin, Hélène Tonchia
  • Patent number: 9427369
    Abstract: A casket includes a container configured to receive a deceased, the container including a bottom and sides defining at least a part of a casket interior. The casket further includes a lid disposed on the container to cover the casket interior. The lid is formed from a corrugated paperboard blank folded into a lid structure. The lid structure includes a top panel, at least two side panels and at least one end panel, and a plurality of supports extending to a height of the side panels. Each of the corner supports includes at least a first panel extending diagonally from a first location proximate one of the side panels to a second location proximate the at least one end panel. The first panel has a first length corresponding to the height of the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis, Chad L. Eversole, Jerry D. Rone
  • Patent number: 9422097
    Abstract: A package cushioning material for liquid crystal glass includes an air sack sheet and scratch protection layers arranged between the air sack sheet and corners of a piece of liquid crystal glass. The air sack sheet is formed by connecting a plurality of air sacks. The package cushioning material uses an air sack sheet as a basic cushioning material that is protected from being damaged by the corners of the liquid crystal glass by being separated from the corners of the liquid crystal glass by the scratch protection layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuchun Hsiao, Yicheng Kuo, Yue Wu
  • Patent number: 9352900
    Abstract: A support frame is provided for packaging a liquid crystal glass panel. The support frame includes four corner pieces, upper connection bars, and lower connection bars. The upper connection bars are connected to top ends of the corner pieces to form an upper sub-frame. The lower connection bars are connected to bottom ends of the corner pieces to form a bottom bracket, which includes a lower sub-frame corresponding to the upper sub-frame and a carriage rack located inside and connected to the lower sub-frame. The support frame is rigid and may reinforce a tray against deformation caused by stacking or handling trays. The support frame is of a knockdown arrangement composed of multiple components in such a way that a portion of the components may be shared for contained products of different sizes so as to reduce the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhilin Zhao, Shihhsiang Chen, Jiahe Cheng
  • Patent number: 9120608
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a packaging assembly for holding liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The packaging assembly includes a carton having side and bottom walls. The packaging assembly also includes a self-supporting plastic liner that fits inside of the carton for containing liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The liner has either a substantially circular or substantially oval cylindrical side wall, a closed bottom end characterized by a bottom wall formed integral with said side wall, and an open top end having an outwardly-projecting rim. The rim has a radially-extending flange portion, and a dependent skirt portion, wherein when the self-supporting plastic liner is inside of the carton, the radially extending flange portion supports the liner on at least a portion of the carton. A lidding material is provided to seal the plastic liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, Bob Buchenen, Stephen L. Gosling
  • Patent number: 9119611
    Abstract: A corner protector for position about a corner of an equipment sterilization tray includes a base portion having a perimeter and a first concave recess. A first wall portion extends from a first portion of the perimeter of the base portion and comprises a second concave recess. A second wall portion extends from a second portion of the perimeter and comprises a third concave recess wherein the first and second wall portions are substantially perpendicular to each other. A connecting portion extends from a third portion of the perimeter wherein the connecting portion connects the first and second wall portions to form a continuous wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Summit Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Felipe Super, Daniel Broberg, Kevin D. McIntosh
  • Patent number: 9114924
    Abstract: A product package includes a backer and a corner protector. The backer includes a back panel, a flange, one or more fold lines, and a slot. The one or more fold lines extend along an edge of the back panel, and the slot is positioned near the one or more fold lines. The flange extends from the one or more fold lines and is folded about the one or more fold lines to extend over the back panel. The corner protector includes a front section, a side section, and a rear section. The front section extends substantially parallel to and spaced from the back panel, and the side section extends from the front section toward the backer. The rear section extends from the side section opposite the front section and through the slot of the backer. The rear section is maintained between the back panel and the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Laszlo Titkos
  • Patent number: 9038824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packing box for accommodation of plate bodies, which comprises a backplane, and a side plate vertically arranged at the periphery of the backplane, the plate body including a main body, and a PCB plate connected through a flexible sheet to the edge of the main body, a positioning member being further arranged in the space enclosed by the backplane and the side plate for preventing the PCB plate from moving relative to the main body. The positioning member of the present invention can prevent the PCB plate from moving relative to the main body of the plate body, playing a role in protecting the circuit on the flexible sheet and having low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 9010534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure, which includes a package box and a plurality of cushioning bodies arranged inside the package box. The package box includes a lower case and an upper case mating the lower case. The cushioning bodies are airbag cushioning bodies arranged inside the lower case at locations corresponding to corners of a liquid crystal glass panel. The liquid crystal glass panel packaging structure uses airbag cushioning bodies to serve as cushioning devices for a liquid crystal glass panel, whereby with the airbag cushioning bodies being arranged at locations corresponding to corners of the liquid crystal glass panel, better protection is provided to the liquid crystal glass panel to prevent the product from being damaged by external forces. Further, the cushioning bodies of the present invention have a simple structure, is easy to manufacture, and can effectively lower down the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8997988
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module package box includes a box body, top and bottom lids coupled to top and bottom of the box body, a cushioning retention frame received in the box body, cushioning pads arranged at two sides of the cushioning retention frame, and a support unit arranged at a central portion of the box body. The cushioning retention frame includes two lower cushioning brackets and four upper cushioning brackets corresponding to the two lower cushioning brackets. The support unit includes two support boards. When liquid crystal modules are positioned on the lower cushioning brackets, every two of the upper cushioning brackets are set on the liquid crystal modules to correspond to each one of the lower cushioning brackets. The two support boards are retained between the two lower cushioning brackets to increase central compression strength of the liquid crystal module package box at the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Qinjun Shi
  • Patent number: 8991601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-shaped member holding system, which stably holds a plate-shaped member without damage during transportation. The plate-shaped member holding system includes a holder for holding a glass sheet as a plate-shaped member and a fixing member engageable with the holder. The holder includes a pair of retainers for clamping the plate-shaped member from both sides of a front side and a rear side thereof, a pair of supports for supporting the retainers, and a coupler for coupling the paired supports. When the holder is engaged with an engagement recess formed in the fixing member with the plate-shaped member being disposed between the paired supports, the holder utilizes the weight of the plate-shaped member to generate pressing forces in directions to bring the paired retainers much closer to each other so as to firmly clamp and stably holds the plate-shaped member by the paired retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideaki Torikai, Masayasu Sato, Tomonori Koyama, Koichiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 8978891
    Abstract: A cushioning material includes a recess forming member that includes a protecting member and an engaging member to form a recess that contains inside an edge portion of a thin display device, and moreover on a rear frame that is positioned on a back surface of the thin display device a handle is provided that forms a gap between a display screen of the thin display device and a protecting member of the cushioning material that is positioned in front of the display screen by engaging and holding the engaging member of the cushioning material in a state of the edge portion of the thin display device being contained in the recess of the cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Renichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 8973756
    Abstract: A corner sleeve with a hammock-like cushioning structure includes first and second air-column sides and a bottom air-column side. The inner surfaces of the first and second air-column sides are bonded together at a lateral end, except in the vicinity of the bottom air-column side, such that a deformable opening is formed at an end corner of the corner sleeve by the unbonded parts of the inner surfaces of the first and second air-column sides at the lateral end. The air columns of the three air-column sides that form the deformable opening define a cushioning side at the end corner of the corner sleeve. A hammock-like enclosing film extends between the first and second air-column sides without contact with the bottom air-column side. An end corner of an object to be packed can be wrapped between the first, second, and bottom air-column sides and the cushioning side for enhanced protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Yaw-Shin Liao
  • Patent number: 8919551
    Abstract: This invention relates to a container for a part and in particular relates to a container for an automotive part having fiberboard with a hole there through for engaging the automotive part as well as a method of packaging a part with a protrusion; and in particular relates to a method of packaging an automotive hood have a protruding latch striker. This invention also relates to a corrugated paperboard package having a fiberboard insert as well as a method of protecting the shipment of automotive parts by utilizing a laminated stack of corrugated paperboard and fiberboard having a hole there through for engagement with the striker latch of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Doplaga, Bob Schmitte
  • Publication number: 20140367306
    Abstract: An improved edge protector and packaging system comprises a generally right angle member having a plurality of right angle bands joined by a plurality of intermediate arms. The edge protector and packaging system allow for the protection of corners typically exposed to damages during transportation and storage. The edge protector and packaging system may be of different sizes to accommodate for a wide variety of shapes and structures having angles exposed to damages that require some kind of protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Normandin
  • Publication number: 20140360914
    Abstract: A packaging configuration for a wiper blade protects the wiper of the wiper blade from undesirable deformation while in the packaging. The packaging configuration includes a wiper holder that is placed on the wiper blade. The wiper holders are disposed at each end of the wiper blade to prevent at least the ends of the deformable wiper from resting against the inside of the storage and display container. The wiper holders can be end caps or rings. The wiper holders define a chamber that receives the wiper and allows it to rest in an unstressed condition. The different configurations can be used alone or in combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: WYNALDA LITHO, INC.
    Inventors: James Robert Denney, Douglas Wynalda
  • Patent number: 8905234
    Abstract: A module for use in stacking plate panels, having: a supporting portion a load transmitting portion, connected to the outside of a supporting portion and a portion for positioning the plate panels horizontally, wherein the load transmitting portion includes receiving surfaces formed on the upper and lower portions of the module, and when the releasing surface of one module is mounted on the receiving surface of a second module, upon stacking the upper module on the lower module, the positioning portion has an upper engaging portion attached to an edge of the receiving surface, and limits a relative movement of the upper module to the lower module, and a lower engaging portion attached to the edge on the same side as the releasing surface on which the upper engaging portion is formed to offset the upper engaging portion, and limits a relative movement of the upper and lower modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichirou Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140339130
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for protecting electronic devices from excessive drops. Specifically, the apparatus is designed to protect iPhones, iPads, iPods, or similar electronic devices. More specifically, the apparatus is made from thermoplastic polyurethane that surrounds the electronic device. The thermoplastic polyurethane includes an energy absorbing material such as, for example, PORON® urethane foam adhered thereon by a pressure sensitive adhesive. Furthermore, the electronic device is protected from scratching by a soft fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Kieran Manning, Katherin Emilia Robbins