With Yieldable Retainer Patents (Class 206/591)
  • Patent number: 10843842
    Abstract: A packaging box includes: a box body provided with an opening; an adjusting block disposed inside the box body; and a top cover for fitting with the adjusting block to seal the opening, the top cover is foldable and is connected with one side wall of the box body; inner face of the top cover includes a first section and a second section, the first section is provided with a protruding block, the protruding block is a replaceable protruding block, the second section is not provided with the protruding block, and the second section is fitted with a top surface of the adjusting block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wentai Yen
  • Patent number: 10835340
    Abstract: A package including at least one bumper having an elliptical shape that extends from a first end to a second end along a first plane and having a protrusion that extends from a first front along a second plane; and a first tray having a first cavity that extends from a second front along the second plane, wherein the first cavity includes at least one groove configured and dimensioned to receive the at least one bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Volk, Patrick Froman
  • Patent number: 10731793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tank container (100; 100?) for the transport and storage of cryogenic liquefied gas, comprising a framework (120) and a cylindrical vessel (110) connected to the frames work (120), wherein the vessel (110) is covered by a superinsulation arrangement (130) based on an aerogel composition, and the vessel (110) is connected to the framework (120) by a clamping device (30) which is adapted to allow for a relative movement between the framework (120) and the vessel (110) due to thermal expansion or contraction of the vessel (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Aspen Aerogels, Inc., Aerogel CARD d.o.o.
    Inventors: Milan Zrim, Mihael Gruden
  • Patent number: 10625918
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a foldable and biodegradable cushioning sheet comprising a plurality of cushions, which sheet comprises a flexible base film and a plurality of cushions located on the top surface of the flexible base film; and wherein the cushioning sheet can be folded to provide a sturdy inside corner, wherein an object can be placed, such that the object is protected and if needed immobilized, for example during packing and transporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Generation of Change B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Jacobus Anthonius Westgeest, Cornelis Jan van der Plas
  • Patent number: 10569944
    Abstract: A container (1) for storage of solids, discrete elements, granular materials or liquid, comprises a base (2) and a lid (3) and the base (2) are suitable for forming an air tight storage volume (23). The base (2) and lid (3) comprise respective base closing devices (24) and lid closing devices (34) arranged to cooperate to close the container (1) and limit relative movement between the base (2) and the lid (3) by the closing devices (24, 34). The lid (3) has an lid base (33) and an adaptation device (35) arranged between the lid closing devices (34) and the inner part of the lid (33). The adaptation device (35) is placed to push the lid base (33) from the lid closing device (34) toward a bottom (21) of the base (2) for adaptation of the storage volume (23) to the content (4) in the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Bjørn Fossen
  • Patent number: 10065783
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel packing box and a liquid crystal panel packing method are provided. The packing box is equipped with an elastic retractable member assembled in an accommodating groove thereof. The elastic retractable member is memory metal and can generate stretching and retracting effects with the change of temperature to thereby fix liquid crystal panels disposed in the packing box. Accordingly, in the processes of packing and transporting the liquid crystal panels, the seamless assembling between the liquid crystal panels and the packing box is realized, the damage caused by collision between edges of the liquid crystal panels and a box body of the packing box is avoided, the secondary impact generated resulting from the shift of the liquid crystal panels is eliminated and the safety is improved consequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zhilin Zhao, Shihhsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9764876
    Abstract: A sleeve pack (10) is disclosed having a pallet (50) and top cap (80) with one or more dividers (60) disposed therebetween and one or more sleeves (70) disposed between the pallet (50) and each divider (60) or top cap (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventors: Donald J. Balazs, Scott Buss
  • Patent number: 9592647
    Abstract: A modular corrugated container integrates product cushioning with a product support surface formed from corrugated paper and having features that absorb transverse accelerations. The support surface has scored tabs that bend perpendicular to an interior support portion, forming feet that elevate the interior portion relative to a container bottom. The interior portion has perforations that absorb accelerations, such as a perforations formed around the outside perimeter of the location at which a product rests, perforations extending from corners of the support surface towards a central location of the support surface, and perforations at the scoring of the tabs. Voids formed along the tabs remove portions of the feet from contact with the container bottom to encourage constant dissemination of accelerations across the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mun-Yee Chan, Oliver F. Campbell, Ji Yeon Lee, Abelia M. Sloey, Tyler Ray Buttrill, Kate Chouinard
  • Patent number: 9219515
    Abstract: A protective film configured to protect a substrate such as a glass panel for a display is provided. The protective film may include a discontinuous outer layer including a multitude of panels and gaps positioned therebetween. Further, the protective film may include a flexible layer positioned between the discontinuous outer layer and the substrate. When panels of the discontinuous outer layer are impacted by a foreign object, the force may be transferred to the flexible layer, rather than propagating through the outer layer. In this regard, the gaps between the panels of the discontinuous outer layer may prevent the formation of cracks that may otherwise occur. Related assemblies and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Choiniere, Christopher D. Prest, Dale N. Memering, Matthew S. Rogers, Michael K. Pilliod
  • Patent number: 9211988
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention include methods, devices, and systems that provide effective packaging items with at least one gummy surface. In particular, implementations of the present invention provide a package for items with a gummy surface that does not require a separate liner to be placed on the gummy surface. In example implementations, the package includes inadhesive polymers such that the item can be removeably adhered to a portion of the package. Moreover, example embodiments of the present invention provide packaging devices, systems, and methods that allow an item with a gummy surface to be packaged without any part of the package interfacing with the gummy surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CAO Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Jensen, Densen Cao
  • Patent number: 9022189
    Abstract: A cask cushioning body includes an end-surface side member (2) in which a plurality of plates (21, 22) made of steel are formed at a distance between plate surfaces of the plates (21, 22) that face each other, and in which the plate surfaces of the plates (21, 22) are arranged along an end surface (100a) of a cask (100), and a circumferential-surface side member (3) that forms a cylindrical body (31) made of steel, one end of which is connected to a periphery of the end-surface side member (2), and that is arranged along an end-portion outer-circumferential surface (100b), wherein an impact absorber (4) that absorbs an impact by deforming is provided outside of the end-surface side member (2) and the circumferential-surface side member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Saito, Junichi Kishimoto, Tadashi Kimura, Akio Kitada, Hiroki Tamaki
  • Publication number: 20150114875
    Abstract: A packaging container can be configured to include cushioning material and to be foldable between an expanded state in which the container can be used to ship an article and a compressed state in which the container occupies a smaller volumetric space without the article being contained therein. This can reduce shipping costs associated with transporting the empty container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ClearPak, LLC
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • Publication number: 20150114876
    Abstract: A packaging container can be configured to include cushioning material and to be foldable between an expanded state in which the container can be used to ship an article and a compressed state in which the container occupies a smaller volumetric space without the article being contained therein. This can reduce shipping costs associated with transporting the empty container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150101956
    Abstract: A container for holding product therein during shipment and being returned for reuse has a base and opposed sides, linear and non-linear tracks, and a plurality of dunnage supports extending between the tracks. At least one of the tracks on each side may be non-linear in the shape of a “C” or “U” or “J”. One type of dunnage support comprises end members and a tubular middle member, the end members being movable along the tracks. The dunnage supports support dunnage, such as pouches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Brian T. Dobrinski, Matthew S. Sanger, Justin V. Fazio
  • Patent number: 8985332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembled packing case, which comprises a bottom component with a criss-cross underside, corner components embedded to vacant corners of the bottom component, and limiting holes provided at embedding positions between the bottom component and the corner components; wherein the assembled packing case further comprises fasteners inserted into the limiting holes to define the relative position between the bottom component and the corner components; the bottom component and the corner components are set as mortise and tenon structures at the embedding positions, and the mortise and tenon structures limit the relative displacement between the bottom component and corner components in the vertical direction; and the corner components are embedded to the bottom component to form a case body by the mortise and tenon structures. The structure of the assembled packing case is simple and the cost is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-cheng Kuo, Shih Hsiang Chen, Jiaxin Li
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150060324
    Abstract: Impact protection comprises using an impact protection apparatus to protect an electronic device from damage due to an impact with a surface (for example, if the device is dropped or falls from a height), reducing the likelihood that the device will be damaged by the impact. The impact protection apparatus comprises a flexible band that is placed around a perimeter of the device, where this band has a plurality of objects integrated therein. The objects are generally disposed along a length of the band, preferably in pairs. The flexible band is capable of adapting to a shape of a perimeter of the device. Each of the objects has a height suitable for causing the device to remain at a distance above a surface on which the device is located, once the band is placed around the perimeter of the device. The band preferably has a groove into which the device is insertable, thereby enabling the band to grip the perimeter of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Judy J. Kogut-O'Connell
  • Publication number: 20150014214
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electronic device that has an interactive control panel and one or more electrical contacts includes a protective shell having first member and a second member. The second member is configured to join with the first case member to at least partially cover the electronic device. An aperture defined by the protective shell is aligned with the interactive control panel when the electronic device is at least partially enclosed by the protective shell. A securing mechanism secures the first member with the second member. An electrical connection attached to the protective shell is configured to connect an electrical source to at least one of the electrical contacts of the electronic device to provide an electrical connection to the electrical source when the electronic device is received by the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis R. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20140332440
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a sleeve or wrap for protecting a container. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap is a protective encasement for protecting a container, such as a bottle. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap includes a body with a lumen, wherein the body is configured for holding and/or containing the container. For instance, in one embodiment, the protective sleeve includes a tubular body and at least a first opening in the protective body that is adapted for receiving the container. In certain embodiments, the body of the sleeve includes silicone. Accordingly, in certain embodiments, the sleeve is a protective silicone sleeve that is adapted to hold and/or contain a container, thereby protecting the container from damage (e.g., breaking). Also provided is a system for protecting a container that includes a protective sleeve, as described above, and a container that is configured for being associated, e.g., fit within, the protective sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Publication number: 20140284236
    Abstract: A packaging unit for accommodating glass rolled onto a winding core is provided. The packaging unit includes at least two wall parts that can be separated from one another and together form a closed unit. A first retaining element is connected to a first wall part and a second retaining element is connected to a second wall part arranged opposite the first wall part. A damping element is connected to at least one retaining element and/or to at least one of the first and second wall parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Gregor Kuebart, Thomas Wiegel, Juergen Vogt, Holger Wegener, Rainer Schwertfeger, Georg Sparschuh, Dirk Sprenger, Angelika Ullmann
  • Publication number: 20140284243
    Abstract: A protective case comprising a rigid or substantially rigid exterior which is preferably divided into a lid section and a base section pivotally joined together with one or more hinge mechanisms is disclosed. A divided first layer of material is preferably joined in continuous contact with the interior of the lid section and the interior of the base section so that no empty space or dead space exists between portions of the first layer of material contacting the lid section and portions of the first layer contacting the base section. A divided second layer of material is preferably joined in continuous contact with the first layer of material so that no empty space or dead space exists between the second layer of material and both portions of the first layer of material contacting the lid section and the base section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Stuart Tucker
  • Patent number: 8820527
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a blocking element and its use in a protective structure. The blocking element includes a base and a first blocking plate. The base includes a surface and a recession formed downwardly towards the surface. The first blocking plate is connected to a first cross-connect part of the recession. The first blocking plate is used for pivoting on the first cross-connect part and includes a first blocking position and a first closing position in relative to the first cross-connect part. When the first blocking plate is at the first blocking position, a first blocking part of the first blocking plate protrudes from the surface. When the first blocking plate is pressed towards the recession to the first closing position by an external force, at least one portion of the first blocking part is contained in the recession.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • Patent number: 8813958
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal glass package box, which includes a box body, a plurality of mounting sections mounted inside the box body, and cushioning devices respectively mounted to the mounting sections. The cushioning devices each include a cushioning section and a receiving section connected to the cushioning section. The cushioning section includes an air pocket. The receiving section forms a receiving channel corresponding to the respective mounting section in order to mount the cushioning device in the box body. The liquid crystal glass package box provided by the present invention uses an air pocket to serve as a cushioning section mounted inside the box body to provide effective cushioning to liquid crystal glass for protecting the liquid crystal glass from damage during shipping. The raw material used is economic so as to effectively lower down the material cost. The structure is simple and is easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 8804341
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, and a number of cabinets arranged in the container. A shockproof device is mounted at the bottom of the cabinet. A support apparatus is mounted at the top of the cabinet. A sleeve is fixed on the top of the cabinet. The supporting apparatus includes a connecting member. The connecting member includes a first end fixed to the top of the container, and a second end opposite to the first end slidably received in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng-Chung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8789698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package box of liquid crystal glass, which includes a box body, a plurality of mounting sections arranged in the box body, and cushioning devices mounted to the mounting sections. The cushioning devices each include a cushioning section, a retention section connected to the cushioning section, and a projection. The mounting sections each include a first receiving channel and a through hole respectively corresponding to the retention section and the projection of the respective cushioning device. The retention sections are respectively received in the first receiving channels and the projections are respectively fit into the through hole so as to fix the cushioning devices inside the box body. The package box uses cushioning devices that are mounted inside a box in a snap-fitting manner so that the operation of assembling and disassembling the cushioning devices is simple, making it easy to re-work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Chengwen Que, Jiahe Cheng, Qinjun Shi, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 8759254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a product for use with new plants comprising a package which is optionally degradable, wherein said package forms an enclosed space is provided. At least one plant enhancer at least one pesticide, and/or at least one pesticide is located in the enclosed space formed by the package. The invention further is directed to method for treating a plant and to method for reducing shock to a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Cropscience LP
    Inventors: Rui Luiz Correa Picanco, Guillaume Huchet, Charles William Boyd, Stephanie Darnell, Kenneth James Essig, Raymond L. Cheek
  • Patent number: 8727124
    Abstract: An impact and crush resistant shipping container for a vial and cap assembly, e.g., a FABI, the container having sides and a bottom defining a cavity and an opening, and a closeable cover; a partitioning divider defining at least one vertical receptacle for receiving a portion of the vial and cap assembly; an insert having at least one opening therethrough for receiving the vial and cap assembly, each opening sized such that the vial and cap assembly can be suspended in the opening, and the partitioning divider is positionable with respect to the insert such that the vial and cap assembly can be suspended at least partially within the receptacle, and the partitioning divider and the insert with the at least one vial and cap assembly suspended therein are positionable within the cavity such that the cover can be closed without contacting the at least one vial and cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Tricia A. Cregger
  • Patent number: 8731129
    Abstract: A first shock absorber group is obtained by combining a plurality of shock absorber blocks, absorbs a shock in a direction parallel to an end surface of a cask, consisting of a first material. A second shock absorber group absorbs the shock in a direction perpendicular to or oblique with respect to the end surface, consisting of a second material having a weaker compressive strength than the first material. A third shock absorber group absorbs the shock in a direction perpendicular to the end surface, consisting of a third material having a weaker compressive strength than the second material. A space is provided at least in the first shock absorber group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Tamaki, Yuichi Saito, Kiminobu Hojo, Tadashi Kimura, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akio Kitada
  • Patent number: 8684179
    Abstract: A container insert for taking up extra space may be placed in a container intended for storage and/or shipment of material to an end user. The insert may be generally longitudinal having a helical configuration that may be expanded and constricted for taking up different volumes of space within the container respective of the amount of material stored therein. The insert may also be elastically deformable or generally pliable and may absorb impact forces for preventing or minimizing damage to the material. Further, the insert may include at least one reinforcement, including at least one wire or metal strip, or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8623494
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective cover for an electronic device that is made from an elastomeric material that simultaneously provides cushioning that would otherwise be provided by a softer, thicker material, while utilizing a single, denser material that provides a slim profile and has sufficient density to conform well to the electronic device and prevent the transmission of impacts with hard surfaces directly to the electronic device. Although a denser material is used for the protective cover, recesses are formed in thicker portions at impact points that create compressible ribs. The ribs provide softer, cushioned portions of the cover in the impact areas, which are capable of absorbing the shock and energy of impacts. Other protective covers have a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Jamie L. Johnson, Alan V. Morine, Stephen Willes, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Patent number: 8584928
    Abstract: A box template formed of a sheet of material defines a foldable box having at least four side surfaces, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The box template also includes a definition of corner protector sections integrally formed with the foldable box. The corner protector sections are configured to be folded to protect an object placed inside the foldable box. The top surface and bottom surface may each include at least two surfaces that are integrally formed with, and connected to, two of the side surfaces. The corner protector sections may be integrally formed with, and connected to, the other two sides of the four side surfaces. The corner protector sections are configured with a plurality of identifiable sections that may be folded in order to create corner protectors. Four corner protector sections may be integrally formed with the foldable box so as to define eight corner protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventor: Hanko Keissner
  • Patent number: 8540110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure container comprising a thin-walled, cylindrical metal liner (1) having bases (8) on the end sections and an outer stable jacket (2) that surrounds the liner (1). At least one of the bases (8) of the liner (1) has a slight convex curvature towards the interior of the liner (1). A pressure converter (4) is situated between the outer surface of the convex base (8) and the inner surface of a base part of the stable jacket (2), said converter being constructed from a rigid profiled base on the side facing the base part of the rigid jacket (2) and a deformable cushion (6) of viscoelastic material on the side facing the convex base (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Armotech S.R.O.
    Inventors: Sergey V. Lukiyanets, Nikolay G. Moroz
  • Publication number: 20130240403
    Abstract: A packing cushion includes a base and a plurality of sidewalls coupled to the base. An inner surface of one of the plurality of sidewalls defines at least one first protruding block. An inner surface of the base defines at least one second and third protruding blocks. Each of the at least one third protruding block protrudes from an end of the at least one second protruding block. The at least one first protruding block contacts with the object to act as a cushion in a first direction. The at least one third protruding block supports the object and is capable of cooperating with the at least one second protruding block to provide a second cushioning in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction for the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: WAN-LING SHIH
  • Publication number: 20130233736
    Abstract: A protective packaging with one or more product preparation features is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: INVIVO THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Hess, Francis M. Reynolds, Edward Wirth, III, John M. Harvey, Celina Chang, Haining Dai, Fioleda Prifti
  • Publication number: 20130233760
    Abstract: A dampening device that includes opposing top and bottom walls, an annular inner side wall extending between the top and bottom walls, and an annular outer side wall extending between the top and bottom walls and around the annular inner side wall. At least one portion of the outer side wall has an outwardly protruding convex cross sectional shape. The inner and outer side walls are formed of a resilient material that flexes as the top and bottom walls are compressed toward each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Polando
  • Patent number: 8499937
    Abstract: A suspension packaging system can include a foldable member configured to form a cavity as well as a suspension device for suspending an article to be packaged within the cavity. The suspension portion can include foldable portions configured to cooperate with a retention member having pockets. The foldable portions can fit into the pockets and then be folded so as to generate tension in the retention member. The entire device, with the exception of the retention member, can be made from a single piece of material, such as corrugated cardboard, which thus reduces waste and simplifies bulk distribution of such a suspension packaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Clearpak, LLC
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • Publication number: 20130048533
    Abstract: Packaging systems can include a substantially rigid member and a resilient member, wherein the resilient member is spaced from a portion of the substantially rigid member. In some embodiments, the substantially rigid member can be configured to be foldable into a complete container with a lid having pivotal flaps. The pivotable flaps can be configured to engage a resilient film so as to generate tension in the film when enclosed about an article of commerce, for shock-absorbent packaging purposes. Packaging systems can also include internal pivotable flaps with interference members disposed in a hinge area to cause the internal pivotable flaps to function as leaf springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: John McDonald, Myles Comerford, Frank Comerford
  • Publication number: 20130048534
    Abstract: A cushioning device comprises a compressible dot having a top cushioning surface and a substantially flat attachment surface. The compressible dot is adapted to increase in density in correlation with increasing compression force exerted on the compressible dot. The top cushioning surface is adapted to increase in contact surface area in correlation with increasing compression force exerted on the compressible dot. A packaging system comprises a packaging container having an inner surface and a compressible dot having a top cushioning surface and a substantially flat attachment surface, the compressible dot being attached to the inner surface of the packaging container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: EPE Industries, Inc. (U.S.A.)
    Inventors: Troy Merrell, Ron Matheison
  • Patent number: 8377697
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides test strip carriers for insertion into test strip vials and methods of making the same. Also provided are test strip vials including test strip carriers, and systems including test strip vials, test strip carriers and analytical test strips. The test strip carriers of the present disclosure are capable of engaging with the caps of test strip vials and thereby facilitating the retrieval of one or more test strips from the test strip vials upon opening of the test strip vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Myles, Cherie Bulala
  • Publication number: 20130020229
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cover for an electronic device that comprises a plurality of medallions extending outwardly from a flexible base sheet. The base sheet is adapted to conform to at least a portion of the outer surface of the device, so that the medallions are located at impact regions such as the corners, edges and around the screen. The medallions are adapted to maintain the device in spaced relation from an impact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: G-Form, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel M. Wyner
  • Publication number: 20130000257
    Abstract: A bottle holder includes a case assembly and at least one padding assembly. The case assembly includes a body defining at least one compartment and having an open end giving access to the at least one compartment dimensioned to fully accommodate a bottle inserted axially, and a lid attached to the body and selectively closeable to cover the open end of the body and enclose the bottle in the at least one compartment. The at least one padding assembly is arranged in the at least one compartment and is dimensioned to be partially compressed between the bottle and walls of the at least one compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Mark A. Waltrip
  • Publication number: 20120325722
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, and a number of cabinets arranged in the container. A shockproof device is mounted at the bottom of the cabinet. A support apparatus is mounted at the top of the cabinet. A sleeve is fixed on the top of the cabinet. The supporting apparatus includes a connecting member. The connecting member includes a first end fixed to the top of the container, and a second end opposite to the first end slidably received in the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHENG-CHUNG HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20120318708
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, and a number of cabinets arranged in the container. A first shockproof device is mounted to the bottom of each of the cabinets, and a second shockproof device is mounted to the top of each of the cabinets. The second shockproof device includes a shockproof member and a connecting apparatus connected between the shockproof member and the container. A distance between the shockproof member and the top of the container is adjustable for keeping the shockproof member abutting the top wall of the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHENG-CHUNG HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20120305443
    Abstract: A container data center includes a container, a number of cabinets arranged in the container. First and second shockproof devices mounted to a base prevent vibration and shocks being passed to the cabinets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHENG-CHUNG HSIAO
  • Patent number: 8307984
    Abstract: A packaging container including a packaging insert suspending an article within an exterior box. The packaging insert is formed as a top portion overlying a bottom portion, each including a pair of side panels and a pair of end panels, corresponding top and bottom side panels being affixed together face-to-face such as with adhesive at manufacturing time, and corresponding top and bottom end panels being affixed together face-to-face at packaging time. The bottom end panels include bottom end panel extensions which trap the top end panels against the bottom end panels, and which include lock tabs engaging the bottom panel. The mated side panels are angled e.g. downward and the mated end panels are angled e.g. upward, to provide stand-off within an exterior box, protecting the packaged article. The top and/or bottom panels include break control means such as slotted holes, which control where each panel breaks when stressed around the packaged article by closure of the packaging insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Columbia Corrugated Box
    Inventor: Charles A. Collier
  • Publication number: 20120272621
    Abstract: A cushioning structure is provided for safely transporting goods, comprising a main frame with at least one bearing surface, carrier foil bonded to the bearing surface, fully covering the at least one bearing surface, and covering the area between the bearing surfaces as a carrying surface for the goods, wherein the main frame comprises multiple foldable inner and outer side flaps able to be folded into multiple supporting elements to support the bearing surface with a height defined by the dimensions of the outer side flaps, wherein the carrier foil comprises a first foil, preferably an urethane foil, and a second foil, preferably an urethane foil, and an air cushion between the first and the second foils. Further, a container is provided configured to be reducible in size, comprising the cushioning structure, a method to load the goods into the container and a method to collapse the empty container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Keinosuke Miyazaki, Keishi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20120273386
    Abstract: A cushioning structure is provided for transporting large fragile goods, comprising a main frame with contiguous bearing surface, carrier foil attached to the main frame fully covering the bearing surfaces and area enclosed by the bearing surface as a carrying surface for the goods main frame comprises multiple foldable inner and outer side flaps to be folded into multiple supporting elements of connected inner and outer side flaps to support the bearing surface of the main frame with a height defined by the dimensions of the outer side flaps and having a profile to increase resilience of the main frame for carrying goods with weights of more than 25 kg and collapsible into a two-dimensional structure. A container is also provided that is reducible in size comprising the cushioning structure, a method to load the goods into the container and a method to collapse the empty container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Keinosuke Miyazaki, Keishi Yamada
  • Patent number: 8272510
    Abstract: An inflatable structure generally includes a valve formed between a pair of edge portions and an internal edge portion formed of a flexible film such that an enclosed chamber of the inflatable structure substantially envelops the internal edge portion. The valve and remainder of the inflatable structure can be formed from a single piece of flexible film using a method of manufacturing an inflatable structure from a continuous web of flexible film. A corresponding inflation device fills the inflatable structure with air and may do so without requiring heat sealing or contact between the inflatable structure and outlet of the inflation device. The inflation device may include a mechanical registration device which can engage an optional locator aperture in the inflatable structure such as to assist in temporarily locating the outlet of the source of pressurized air proximate to the valve in the inflatable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Frayne, Paul Chudy
  • Patent number: 8236254
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides test strip carriers for insertion into test strip vials and methods of making the same. Also provided are test strip vials including test strip carriers, and systems including test strip vials, test strip carriers and analytical test strips. The test strip carriers of the present disclosure are capable of engaging with the caps of test strip vials and thereby facilitating the retrieval of one or more test strips from the test strip vials upon opening of the test strip vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Myles, Cherie Bulala