Separator Between Articles Patents (Class 206/593)
  • Patent number: 10301062
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9701436
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9038817
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ammunition package that includes a container having a bottom panel and an attached side panel. The inner face of the bottom panel is formed having a plurality of cartridge receiving sockets. An inner lid, foldable between an open position and a closed position, is attached at an upper edge of the container. Similarly an outer lid is attached to the container, in such a manner that the outer lid is foldable over the inner lid. In a preferred embodiment, an inner face of the inner lid is formed having a plurality of upper cartridge receiving sockets that align with the lower cartridge receiving sockets when the inner lid is positioned in the closed position. In the preferred embodiment, an upper face of the inner lid is formed as a tray when the inner lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TAC-PAC L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew B. Connolly, Dennis M. VanAcker
  • Patent number: 9022217
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps is connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels by a connecting panel. The carton further comprises an article protection feature for protecting the at least one article. The article protection feature can be positioned on the connecting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150108034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporting structure for concurrently supporting a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, comprising a flat, rectangular-shaped carrier having a plurality of apertures or receptacles and at least one supporting member, which is releasably coupled to the carrier, wherein the respective supporting member is configured to support a plurality of containers to said carrier by a positive-fit. According to the invention the positive-fit is formed by coupling the respective supporting member with the carrier such that the containers supported on the container extend into the apertures or receptacles of the carrier. By means of the supporting members tolerances, in particular with respect to the outer radius or the outer contour of the containers and to their length, can be compensated for in a simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gregor Fritz Deutschle, Edgar Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20150108036
    Abstract: A glass roving package 200 is provided which has a simple configuration which can prevent shifting and collapse of the glass roving package 200 during transportation of the package, and for which it is easier to package glass rovings 100 and unpack, and the cost of the glass roving package 200 can be reduced. The glass roving package 200 includes groups of glass rovings 100 stacked on top of each other on a base board 20, the glass rovings 100 in each group being arranged, and a wrapping material wrapped around an outer circumferential portion of the groups of glass rovings 100. A displacement prevention sheet 10 is interposed between a lower group of glass rovings 100 and an upper group of glass rovings 100 in order to prevent the upper group of glass rovings 100 from being displaced during transportation of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9010075
    Abstract: Multi-stage gas packaging systems and methods are provided that may be implemented in a first bulk packaging stage for bulk shipping of multiple items and then converted to a second single pack stage for single item shipment in an environment that is totally different from the bulk shipment environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products LP
    Inventors: John Bridges, Oliver F. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8875885
    Abstract: A package for insertion into a box to form a shipping container for hazardous material bottles, comprises a honeycomb insert having a plurality of side panels and a bottom panel, the side panels and bottom panel having channels formed therein, the insert dimensioned for placement within the box, honeycomb partition members, each member having two panels, each panel of each partition member dimensioned for insertion within a channel of a side panel and a channel of the bottom panel of the insert, the panels adjacent to each other forming a space dimensioned to receive a hazardous material bottle, and a top pad dimensioned for placement over the partition members. A shipping container comprises a box and such a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honey Cell, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Padden, Jules J. Giorgi
  • Patent number: 8844718
    Abstract: A bottle packaging for shipment includes a bottom tray, and a top tray made of molded pulp fiber, such as newspaper pulp, and a cardboard partition support structure disposed between the trays. Cavities formed in the bottom and top trays are arranged to engage both ends of a bottle and include crushable elements that can axially engage each bottle. The support partition may be made of corrugated cardboard material and be arranged such that the cardboard flutes provide support for loads imparted to the sides of the carton when the carton is laying on its side. The partition forms a void surrounding each bottle in the area of its labels. In this way, structural support and cushioning can be provided to the packaged bottles from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: William E. Hall
  • Patent number: 8807341
    Abstract: A cushion for cushioning an article is provided. The cushion includes a base plate, a first protruding structure, and a second protruding structure. The base plate is used to supporting the article. The first protruding structure includes a main body and a rotation block. The main body is connected to the base plate. The rotation block is connected to the main body and is capable of being bent to rotate toward the base plate relative to the main body. The second protruding structure is connected to the base plate. The article is clamped between the bent rotation block and the second protruding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tai-Ling Chan, Chung-Yu Mao, Chung-Kuan Ting
  • 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: 8708145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package cushioning structure for module, which includes a cushioning bottom board and a cushioning band extending through and interlaced with the cushioning bottom board. The cushioning bottom board forms a plurality of spaced hollow sections. A bar is arranged between every two of the hollow sections. The cushioning band includes a plurality of cushioning air columns mounted thereto at interval. The cushioning air columns are arranged alternately on the bars. To package, modules are each positioned on and born by each of the bars between two of the cushioning air columns. An alternate package cushioning structure includes a cushioning bottom board having a surface forming slots and a cushioning band arranged in the cushioning bottom board through a mounting channel extending through the bottom board from a side surface thereof. Air columns of the cushioning band are located in the slots to support modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Shihhsiang Chen, Gang Yu, Jiahe Cheng, Zhilin Zhao
  • 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: 20130240395
    Abstract: A bottle packaging for shipment includes a bottom tray, and a top tray made of molded pulp fiber, such as newspaper pulp, and a cardboard partition support structure disposed between the trays. Cavities formed in the bottom and top trays are arranged to engage both ends of a bottle and include crushable elements that can axially engage each bottle. The support partition may be made of corrugated cardboard material and be arranged such that the cardboard flutes provide support for loads imparted to the sides of the carton when the carton is laying on its side. The partition forms a void surrounding each bottle in the area of its labels. In this way, structural support and cushioning can be provided to the packaged bottles from all directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: GRAFCOR PACKAGING INC.
    Inventor: William E. Hall
  • Publication number: 20130233761
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of package, and more particularly to a buffer sheet facilitating chuck adsorption and taking and a glass transport package. The buffer sheet comprises a substrate, and surface grains protruding from the substrate; the buffer sheet comprises adsorption zones, and non-adsorption zones; the surface grains of the adsorption zones are of a close pore structure, and the surface grains of the non-adsorption zones are partially or fully of an open pore structure for avoiding generating negative pressure. The liquid crystal glass transport package of the invention employs a buffer sheet of an innovative structure. Because the surface of the adsorption zones of the buffer sheet is still of a closed surface grain structure, the chuck adsorption capacity is not affected. The surface grains of the non-adsorption zones are fully or partially opened. The open pore structure enables the outside air and the air between the buffer sheet and the glass plates to freely flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Shihhsiang Chen, Qinjun Shi
  • Publication number: 20130220873
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps is connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels by a connecting panel. The carton further comprises an article protection feature for protecting the at least one article. The article protection feature can be positioned on the connecting panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8434620
    Abstract: A bottle packaging for shipment includes a bottom tray, and a top tray made of molded pulp fiber, such as newspaper pulp, and a cardboard partition support structure disposed between the trays. Cavities formed in the bottom and top trays are arranged to engage both ends of a bottle and include crushable elements that can axially engage each bottle. The support partition may be made of corrugated cardboard material and be arranged such that the cardboard flutes provide support for loads imparted to the sides of the carton when the carton is laying on its side. The partition forms a void surrounding each bottle in the area of its labels. In this way, structural support and cushioning can be provided to the packaged bottles from all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Grafcor Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120279897
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Michael R. Schmal, O'Neal Alexander, Mark Baldino, Michael Cerio, John Murdick Holley, JR., Frank N. Moncrief, Raymond S. Kastanek, Colin Ford
  • Patent number: 8272514
    Abstract: A packing apparatus includes a case for receiving a plurality of electronic devices and a plurality of mounting members placed in the case. Each mounting member defines a receiving space. A shock-absorbing member is located in the receiving space and divides the receiving space into two mounting spaces. A shock-absorbing block is located in each mounting space. A slot is defined between the shock-absorbing block and the shock-absorbing member. A side of the shock-absorbing block towards the shock-absorbing member defines an oblique plane as a cushioning surface, and the oblique plane abuts the shock-absorbing member when the shock-absorbing member is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Biao Zeng, Miao He, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Li-Fu Xu
  • Patent number: 8227057
    Abstract: A corrugated paper sheet buffer article for package comprising two tubular upper corner columns arranged in parallel, two tubular lower corner columns arranged below and in parallel with the two upper corner columns, and a plurality of spacing members arranged in parallel between the upper and lower corner columns. A plurality of first insertion grooves are provided along lengthwise directions of the upper and lower corner columns, respectively, and four corner ends of each of spacing members are inserted into the first insertion grooves on the upper and lower corner columns, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 8079472
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for bottles or the like. In accordance with the invention, it comprises a plurality of hollow cells each adapted to receive one bottle and presenting two converging external side faces and one bottom face with which the side faces define side edges, the cells being interconnected so that two adjacent cells are hinged together via the side edges such that the container presents a folded state in which the side faces of the cells bear one against another so as to give the container the shape of a cylinder on a polygonal base and a deployed state in which the bottom walls of the cells extend flat and the cells extend beside one another, with each of them remaining suitable for receiving one bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Zebag
    Inventor: Zohra Gillain
  • Patent number: 8028826
    Abstract: An improved 25 mm linked cartridge IM ammunition storage system, using existing ammunition cans, that simplifies the design of the storage system, and utilizes standoffs to separate the base of each cartridge from the ends of the ammunition can—thereby allowing the cartridges base IM venting system to vent properly, avoiding pressure build-up, and reducing the risk of explosion or detonation of the propellant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Timothy Woo, Leon Moy, Alan N. Cohen, Daniel Lee Prillaman, Christina Morales
  • Patent number: 7926655
    Abstract: A packaging system for seedling trays is provided which maintains the trays in a stacked, spaced apart vertical arrangement. The packaging system comprises an outer box, a tray holder folded into a U-shape and placed inside the box for holding the trays, and a locking device comprising locking panels wedged between the trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Branyon, James Lowry
  • Patent number: 7892504
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical sample storage system in which the accommodation volume of a case is increased is disclosed and claimed. The molding of the storage rack is easy. The cases in the storage rack are locked in place and will not fall out even if the storage rack is turned upside down. Placing and removing cases from the storage rack is highly accurate. The sample storage system is sealed and the storage rack vertically accommodates a plurality of cases in a matrix. The cases are rectangular in cross-section and are hollow. The cases are tapered toward the bottom portion of the case and the outer surfaces of the cases are chamfered. The storage rack has a lower grate-shaped bottom portion which is partitioned by cross members. The bottom portion of the case being fitted into one partitioned portion of the grate-shaped bottom portion and has case supporting pins vertically provided upward from each intersection of gratings or cross members of the grated bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taike, Kazuhiro Tsutsumi, Jun Ohshimo, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Hisao Nishii, Nobuaki Matsumoto, Yukio Ueyama
  • Patent number: 7878326
    Abstract: Packaging for an article of manufacture, which includes a base with a ledge formed on its interior, a holder disposed within the base for holding an item, and a lid above the base. The holder, base, and lid may be transparent. The holder may suspend the item above a surface to give the item the appearance that it is floating within the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Vincent Keane Seid, legal representative, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: 7874427
    Abstract: A locking system for two linear fluorescent lamps comprises an endcap (10) formed to receive two linear fluorescent lamps (12, 14) (FIG. 3). The endcap (10) has two chambers (16, 18) formed by the outside surfaces of endcap (10) and a central partition (19). Each of the chambers has a forward portion (20) and a rearward portion (22). The endcap (10) has a width W equal to the diameter of the fluorescent lamps, a length L equal to twice the diameter of the fluorescent lamps and a depth, for example, 4 to 6 inches, that is substantially less than the length of the lamps, which can be one to eight feet long. A stop (24) is formed in each of the chambers at the forward portion (20) to retain the lamps within the endcap. Each of the stops (24), in the form of a reverse corner, extends inwardly toward the center of the endcap and has a first leg (26) with a first dimension equal to the width W and a second leg (28) with a second dimension that is greater than one half of said width W but less than the width W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Sylvania Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hardy
  • Publication number: 20110005964
    Abstract: A packing cushion for packing an object and accessories thereof is provided. The packing cushioning includes a first packing portion, a second packing portion, and a third packing portion. The first packing portion defines a first accommodating space for receiving accessories of the object. The second and third packing portions are coupled to opposite ends of the first packing portion to corporately form a space. The space is opposite to the first accommodating space, and is configured to receive the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XIN-YUE HE, QIAN LI, JUN MA, WAN-LING SHIH
  • Patent number: 7766588
    Abstract: A retaining member 16 is provided for use with a frame 10 for packaging elongate members, such as sections of tubular, for example casing, liner or drill pipe. The retaining member 16 comprises a pressure plate 18 on which is mounted a pair of pivoting hooks 20 for engaging with protrusions 36 formed on the frame 10. The hooks 20 are connected to threaded rods 28 received in a sleeve 30. A ratcheted handle 34 allows selective rotation of the sleeve 30 to draw the rods 28 therein, and so to pivot the hooks 20 to urge the pressure plate 18 against members received within the frame 10. A quick release mechanism is provided to allow easy release of the hooks 20 and the retaining member 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: RB Ross Steel Fabrications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ralph Barclay Ross
  • Patent number: 7748528
    Abstract: A shipping system comprises an article of furniture and a packaging assembly. The packaging assembly includes a container and a protective insert. The container houses the article of furniture. The protective insert is disposed within the container and is positioned to help protect the article of furniture from damage. The protective insert has at least one convertible portion that is adapted to be removed from a surrounding portion of the protective insert, transition between a first configuration and a second configuration, and form at least a portion of an accessory product for the article of furniture when the convertible portion is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100072105
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Publication number: 20100000894
    Abstract: A pallet (2) for packing a glass plate includes: a base part (3) which is disposed at a bottommost portion, for supporting from below a plurality of glass plates (G) piled one upon another in an upright posture, and has a fork insertion portion (6) for insertion of forks of a forklift; a backside part (4) rising from a rear side of the base part (3), for supporting the glass plates (G) from a rear thereof; and a pedestal part (5) mounted in engagement with at least one of the base part (3) and the backside part (4) so as to receive bottom side portions of the glass plates (G), in which a lowermost portion of the pedestal part (5) is set lower than a substantial top surface of the base part (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Noda, Michiharu Eta, Takashi Fujino, Kenji Kamee
  • Patent number: 7500561
    Abstract: An adjustable cushioning system, for use in a carrying case or the like, adapted to be re-sized internally to match the size and shape of its contents. Shock-absorbent spacers are stacked against the walls of the case or bag to adjust the internal dimensions of the case or bag as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: The Matias Corporation
    Inventors: Edgar Matias, Stephen R. McGowan
  • Publication number: 20090050518
    Abstract: A wafer-retaining cushion sheet (5) has a wafer suction-adhering surface (5C) formed on a surface thereof, which adheres by suction to a semiconductor wafer (W). A wafer tray (1) is provided with a plurality of bottom openings (17) opening to the reverse side of the wafer-retaining cushion sheet (5), an air chamber (16) communicating with the bottom openings, and an air inlet (11) for supplying pressurized air into the air chamber (16) from the outside. Consequently, when pressurized air is supplied into the air chamber (16) through the air inlet (11) to increase the air pressure in the air chamber (16), the wafer-retaining cushion sheet (5) is elastically deformed into an inflated form at regions facing the bottom openings (17), thus causing separation between the semiconductor wafer (W) and at least a part of the wafer suction-adhering surface (5C) of the wafer-retaining cushion sheet (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: MIRAIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kasama
  • Patent number: 7467712
    Abstract: A container for packaging and unwinding a coil of welding wire. The wire coil being formed by a plurality of convolutions of welding wire. The container including an outer container having at least one vertically extending side wall, a wire receiving cavity within the outer container for receiving the wire coil, a closed bottom and a top opening for removing the welding wire. The container further including a foam intermixed in the wire coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7467714
    Abstract: The container stack includes a plurality of stacked containers and separator elements having open portions, with the outside containers in each level received in an opening. The outside openings engage the outer surface of the outside containers and press the outside containers inwardly to secure the containers in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Slat, Richard C. Darr, James R. Steinke, Michael E. Greyerbiehl, Brett A. Sigurdson
  • Patent number: 7416076
    Abstract: A system and method for a packaging system for the shipment of high explosive components is described. One or more explosive devices are positioned in a tubing assembly having opposed ends and a thick wall of relatively low-density fibrous material, e.g. rolled paper tube. An impact absorbing element is positioned at each end of the tube. The impact absorbing element may include an end cap positioned within each end of the tube, and a cushion formed of partial tubes and an end cap. The complete assembly is sized to fit and be held in position by a standard shipping container. Multiple perforating charges in a tubing assembly may face opposite sides of a charge divider. Shaped charges may have their concave openings filled with a jet interrupter, e.g. sand. Circular charges may include heat releasable fasteners, e.g. nylon screws, which allow the charges to separate in case of fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Barton, Antony F. Grattan, Thomas J. Wuensche
  • Patent number: 7395922
    Abstract: A grenade container includes a box having a bottom and four sides; a first foam layer disposed on the bottom of the box; a second foam layer disposed on the first foam layer and having a plurality of openings formed therein for receiving grenades; a plurality of grenades placed in the openings in the second foam layer; a first partition disposed on the grenades placed in the openings in the second foam layer; a third foam layer disposed above the first partition and having a plurality of openings formed therein for receiving grenades; a plurality of grenades placed in the openings in the third foam layer; a second partition disposed on the grenades placed in the openings in the third foam layer; a fourth foam layer disposed above the second partition; and a lid and a latch for closing the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Yash Sinha
  • Publication number: 20080110781
    Abstract: A locking system for two linear fluorescent lamps comprises an endcap (10) formed to receive two linear fluorescent lamps (12, 14) (FIG. 3). The endcap (10) has two chambers (16, 18) formed by the outside surfaces of endcap (10) and a central partition (19). Each of the chambers has a forward portion (20) and a rearward portion (22). The endcap (10) has a width W equal to the diameter of the fluorescent lamps, a length L equal to twice the diameter of the fluorescent lamps and a depth, for example, 4 to 6 inches, that is substantially less than the length of the lamps, which can be one to eight feet long. A stop (24) is formed in each of the chambers at the forward portion (20) to retain the lamps within the endcap. Each of the stops (24), in the form of a reverse corner, extends inwardly toward the center of the endcap and has a first leg (26) with a first dimension equal to the width W and a second leg (28) with a second dimension that is greater than one half of said width W but less than the width W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Gregory J. Hardy
  • Patent number: 7322479
    Abstract: Dunnage for supporting elongated products arranged in layers in storage or shipping containers comprises elongated plastic strips having openings for receiving the goods and also having reinforcing members extending along their undersides which are removably received in dunnage supports attached to the sides of the container. The dunnage supports are so arranged that the reinforcing members are supported out of contact with subjacent and superjacent layers of the products and dunnage. For returnable containers or boxes whose walls are collapsed inwardly over the floor of the box, space may be provided beneath the inwardly folded walls to accommodate the dunnage for return shipment. Wall brackets for supporting opposite ends of the dunnage strips may be shallow and the dunnage provided with flanges for reception between the box walls and the brackets thereby permitting use of shallow brackets allowing the box walls to be folded in bypass relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Carroll Packaging
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Kaltz, Jr., Donna Lou Lucas
  • Patent number: 7320406
    Abstract: An insert suitable for placement within a carton. The insert comprises a support panel capable of supporting an article to be located within the carton, and a pair of leg panels extending convergently downwardly from the opposing side edges of the support panel into abutment at the lower edges of said leg panels. The invention also provides a package wherein a fragile item of merchandise is located within the fully folded insert and placed into a carton, such as a perfume bottle or cosmetic product. The underside of the base of such item of merchandise is conveniently spaced above from the base of the carton to reduce the risks of damage to or breakage of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Auclair
  • Patent number: 7246705
    Abstract: Dunnage for supporting elongated products arranged in layers in storage or shipping containers comprises elongated plastic strips having openings for receiving the goods and also having reinforcing members extending along their undersides which are removably received in dunnage supports attached to the sides of the container. The dunnage supports are so arranged that the reinforcing members are supported out of contact with subjacent and superjacent layers of the products and dunnage. For returnable containers or boxes whose walls are collapsed inwardly over the floor of the box, space may be provided beneath the inwardly folded walls to accommodate the dunnage for return shipment. Wall brackets for supporting opposite ends of the dunnage strips may be shallow and the dunnage provided with flanges for reception between the box walls and the brackets thereby permitting use of shallow brackets allowing the box walls to be folded in bypass relation thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Carroll Packaging
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Kaltz, Jr., Donna Lou Lucas
  • Patent number: 7237675
    Abstract: A support apparatus for receiving and supporting stacked tiers of bottles, particularly wine bottles. The support apparatus is (a) located below a first tier of layers of wine bottles, (b) placed between tiers of bottles, in case of multiple layers of bottles, and (c) secured above a top tier of layers of bottles, all to provide a stacked and secured arrangement of bottles that is suited for storage or transport. The support apparatus is preferably formed from a resinous plastic, polymeric material, such as PET. A multiple of the bottle supports combine to support a multiple layers of bottles in a tiered array. The bottle supports are manufactured in thin, nestable configurations, and are stored with a small, compact nested stack height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph O'Malley
  • Patent number: 7225925
    Abstract: A packaging structure for a container. The packaging structure includes a main frame including a first portion, a second portion and a connecting plate connecting the first and second portions, and a plurality of separators inserted in first and second grooves defined at the first and second portions respectively. The glass substrate is sealed in a loading slot formed by the separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chiu-Chun Chen, Bo-Chi Chou, Wen-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 7219798
    Abstract: An antistatic transport package for LCD cells. A case includes a body and a cover with cushioning members mounted on the inner surfaces thereof. Protective film surrounds the LCD cells in the case. The antistatic transport package also uses replaceable film in the body, enclosing the protective film and the LCD cells, preventing contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Ping-Shen Chen
  • Patent number: 7117994
    Abstract: A support structure is provided for supporting a plurality of cylindrical objects. The support structure includes an elongated member having first and second sides and first and second edges. First and second rib sections extend from the first side of the elongated member. The rib sections are generally parallel to each other and are spaced from corresponding edges of the elongated member. Each rib section includes an alternating series of arches and depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Fibreform Containers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Gratz
  • Patent number: 7097043
    Abstract: A packaging carton is disclosed, suitable for packaging an electronic product, such as a peripheral product, a mobile phone, or a spare part. The packing carton is formed by folding a paper material and is one piece, and is fabricated by linking two clip slots. Furthermore, the packaging carton comprises two hollow buffer structures beside two sides of a storage chamber and two upper holding pieces adjacent to both sides of the storage chamber to protect an object packaged in the packaging carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Quanta Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Feng-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 7070052
    Abstract: A packaging system for packing and transporting CRT components, having a base portion, a top portion, and a center portion arranged between the base portion and the top portion. A first layer of CRT components can be arranged in retaining cells of the base and a second layer of CRT components can be arranged between the center portion and the top portion. A method for packaging CRT funnels or CRT face panels in a packaging system. The components can be formed from expandable foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: SCA Packaging North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack D. Perry, Sandro A. Campagna
  • Patent number: 7044358
    Abstract: A structure for supporting a plurality of objects having cylindrical characteristics. The structure includes a first side and a second side, the first side having at least two rib structures spaced apart from one another by valleys. The rib structures are formed as an alternating series of arches and depressions. The depressions define the retaining position for the objects. The arches include lands with cavities that enhance the structural characteristics of the ribs. The second side includes three or more spaced rib sections that are formed as an alternating series of peaks and depressions. The depressions of the second side correspond to the depressions of the first side. The rib sections of the second side correspond to the valleys of the first side. The arches of the first side are relatively higher than the equivalents in the prior art in order to provide greater surface area contact with the cylindrical objects to be retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Gratz
  • Patent number: 6971518
    Abstract: A modular packaging system for shipping and displaying vertically stacked product containers. The system comprises a top cap, a plurality of corrugated trays with openings formed therein for receiving the bottoms of the product containers and restricting their movement, a bottom tray, a pallet, and vertical support posts that key inside the bottom tray and top cap and through the middle trays to help lock the system together. The entire assembly may be held together with banding and wrapped in a transparent plastic film to protect the product from dust and damage during shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Lowry
  • Patent number: 6953125
    Abstract: The shock-absorbing wall structure can be used to equip transport containers which may suffer major falls, generating very high energy on impact. It is chiefly made up of several layers of a cellular bearing structure (7, 7N, 7N+1 . . . ) in which some metal blocks are regularly placed. These blocks are positioned in staggered manner from one layer to another, so as to leave regular spaces in which they can expand in the event of impact. Particular application to transport containers such as fuel rods from nuclear plants or so-called type C containers (Transport Regulations for Hazardous Materials—Edition 96—IAEA Document, Vienna).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: David Mingot, Dominique Poirier