Pivoted About Horizontal Axis Patents (Class 206/749)
  • Patent number: 8136665
    Abstract: The invention discloses a system comprising at least one package for one or more candy bars or other similar products, and a holder for said package comprising at least one flap for engaging the package in a holding position. A holder comprising a flat surface, at least one flap for engaging a packaged product in a holding position, and at least one flap for supporting a tubular envelope of the packaged product in the holding position, and a method for holding together for transport, storage and/or displaying at a retail outlet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa
  • Patent number: 7823309
    Abstract: Display device including a unitary, rigid sheet defining a left center panel, a right center panel pivotally connected to the left center panels, a left side panel pivotally connected to the left center panel and a right side panel pivotally connected to the right center panel. Vertically extending separation lines are formed on a rear planar layer without penetrating or cutting a front planar layer so that the panels are able to pivot about vertical axes. Fold lines may be formed opposite the separation lines on the front planar layer to facilitate folding the sheet whereby the fold lines define the vertical axes about which the panels pivot. Folding of the sheet provides a compact configuration which enables the display device to be easily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Abraham Albenda
  • Patent number: 7748533
    Abstract: A system comprising several packages (4) for one or more candy bars or other similar products, as well as a holder (7) for the packages (4), with the special feature that the holder (7) comprises at least two panels (12) being hingeably connected to each other along adjacent edges thereof, wherein each panel (12) engages at least one package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Niels Van Marle, Ronald Lewerisa
  • Patent number: 7726475
    Abstract: A disc storage container for holding multiple discs comprising, a front container cover, a back container cover, and a spine, and attachment means on the spine, the front container cover and back container cover being moveable between a container open position enabling access to the contents of the container and a container closed position for storage purposes. A multi-tray assembly for retaining a plurality of discs within the container, the multi-tray assembly comprising two connectors and two trays for retaining and holding discs, each connector comprising a container-engaging member for engaging to the attachment means on the spine of the container and two holding means for rotatably holding a respective tray, so that each tray can be rotated about the holding means of the connectors to allow access to the discs retained by the trays when the container is in a container open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Encore Holdings Limited
    Inventors: King Yeung Choi, Kwok Keung Kwong
  • Patent number: 7703864
    Abstract: A rectilinear folded and glued container with tiered shelves has multiple shelf panels cut out of a front panel with which the shelf panels, and main container front, side and back panels are integrally connected. The container has an internally placed shelf-raising panel that is attached to the shelf panels as part of a fold and glue processing technique that produces a knocked down flat container to be erected. The shelf raising panel preferably is an integral panel that is separate from the main container panels so as to be relatively movable, and is affixed to the shelf panels. Displacing or translating the shelf-raising panel during erection of the container from its knocked-down-flat configuration articulates the shelves into position. The shelf raising panel can be captured between top and bottom ends of the erected container, thus fixing the erected container and articulated shelves in a rigid shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: McLean Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: James Moser
  • Patent number: 7278234
    Abstract: A portable multipurpose tackle box with a compartment for storing tackle, bait, and other fishing related items, and a separate cooler compartment for storing food, beverages, and bait. The top compartment can be opened to reveal several extendable tackle tray assemblies. The exterior surface of the top of the tackle box has a folding leg attached to it which can be used to support the tackle box when the tray assemblies are in an extended position. The top exterior surface also has a clip attached to it for holding a flashlight in position for the night fisherman. The handle, support leg, and clips connected to the top exterior surface pivot to a storage position which is flush with the surface to enable the top surface of the tackle box to be used comfortably as a seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Steven Marino
  • Patent number: 7249676
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a packaging, storage and display system for articles, such as small tools, like drill bits and the like. An index for holding the articles is pivotably mounted in a case. A rack, which may be selected from a variety of rack structures, is mounted within the index, for holding articles having particular sizes and shapes. A frame structure is resistively pivotably mounted on the index, so that the frame structure may be pivoted to a particular position relative to the index, and will tend to remain in that position, until a force in excess of a particular amount is exerted on the frame structure. The index and/or the frame structures may be interchangeably mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: TG Tools United Company
    Inventor: Yuhong Wang
  • Patent number: 7159760
    Abstract: A package for several delicacies comprising compartments, which are pivotally connected to the sides of a polygonal bottom part. The package includes a closed position wherein the bottom part forms a portion of a flat bottom of a container for the delicacies, each compartment is a part of the container, and the package comprises vertical flat walls meeting at substantially vertical edges. The package further includes an open position wherein the compartment have been pivoted downwards forming several holders for delicacies that are open at the upper sides of said compartments and the package can rest on a flat supporting surface with the edges of the flat walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Deborah Pluck, Helena Johanna Raphaƫl Tolido
  • Patent number: 6905027
    Abstract: A container is described, in particular a container for keeping and transporting shoes, which can be used in various relative positions of two preferably equal part volumes of the container, at least one of these positions having a form that is striking and particularly suitable for presentation purposes. The container can preferably be folded up from a flat blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Siegfried Galter
  • Patent number: 6814233
    Abstract: A container has article-holding cells, holding articles, each cell being closed along a top wall, a bottom wall, and one or more longitudinal closure side walls, as well as having one or more open sides. The cells pivot with respect to each other, on hinges. The containers have an enclosing configuration, and an open configuration, preferably a plurality of potential open configurations. In open configurations, closure side walls can have free edges adjacent each other, or closure side walls bearing free edges are adjacent each other, or open side walls provide access to contained articles about substantially a full circle about the longitudinal axis of the container, or the container exposes more than 180 degrees of open wall, and/or article holders hold the articles against unintended falling out at any orientation of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: Paul W. Hammen
  • Publication number: 20040188322
    Abstract: A toolbox for displaying and storage tool heads consists of a box (10), a lid (20) pivotally connected the box (10), multiple storage racks (30) rotatably mounted inside the box (10) and a gang bar (40) engaging the storage racks (30). The multiple storage racks (30) are tilted by the gang bar (40) in unison to allow tool heads out to be removed from the toolbox conveniently. Additionally, the lid (20) can be pivoted to a back position of the box (10) to serve as a stand so the toolbox can display the tool heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Kun-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 6685018
    Abstract: A display case, carry case and storage stand for a plurality of elongated tools, such as screwdrivers, which comprises a pair of units which are pivotally connected together. Each unit has an exterior arcuate surface on which is to be mounted a plurality of the elongated tools in a spaced apart arrangement. The units are to be pivotable from an aligned position to a side-by-side position, and when in the side-by-side position the display case becomes a storage stand. When the display case is in the aligned position, it can function as a carry case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: AWI Acquisition Company
    Inventor: Tseng Yi Chuan
  • Publication number: 20030066781
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container positionable between a storage position and a display position is provided comprised of a rectangular display panel having a planar display side for mounting an article to be displayed. The display panel maintains upper and lower edges as well as first and second side edges. An upper rectangular panel is also provided which has upper and lower edges and first and second side edges, where the lower edge is hingedly connected to the upper edge of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph Ovadia
  • Publication number: 20020170845
    Abstract: A carton has a tubular structure that is separable along a circumferential region of the carton into compartments joined by a hinge member having spaced-apart lateral edges. In one embodiment, the hinge member is substantially elliptical. In another embodiment, an aperture is formed in the hinge member for lifting the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: James R. Oliff
  • Publication number: 20020149543
    Abstract: A stackable mechanical package for a digitally addressed projector (12N) includes a housing portion (22) having top and rear surfaces (44) that are shaped to form a contoured recess (46), and a pedestal portion (20) having bottom and front surfaces (60) that are sized to mate with the contoured recess when the package is in a shippable configuration. When a top side (50) of the pedestal portion is mated to a bottom side (32) of the housing portion, the stackable package is in a first operational configuration. Alternatively, when the stackable package is stacked below another similar stackable package (12F), the shippable configuration further forms a second operational configuration. The stackable package includes legs (24, 26) attached to and protruding from the pedestal portion to support the package apparatus in the first operational configuration or to fasten together the housing and pedestal portions when the package is in the shippable configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Clifton, Christopher W.L. Brandt
  • Patent number: 6415923
    Abstract: A tool box includes a base having a plurality of receiving members pivotally connected between two side walls of the base and each of the receiving members has a shaft. A gear is connected to an end of each of the shafts and a rack is movably connected to the base. The gears are rotatably engaged with the rack. A cover is pivotally connected to the base by a pivot axle and a driving gear is connected to the pivot axle and engaged with the rack so that when opening the cover, the receiving members are pivoted and the bits in the receiving members are pivoted toward the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: Chang-Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 6105770
    Abstract: A tool container, such as a toolbox or gift case, has at least one pivotable component holder pivotally mounted therein for pivoting movement between a storage position and an access position. The pivotable component holders are biased towards the access position when the lid is open. The tool container brings an element directly or indirectly into contact with at least one of the pivotable component holders to rotate it to the storage position when the lid closes, with no direct connection between the lid and the pivotable component holders. Where there are multiple pivotable component holders, they may be ganged together, for example via a gang bar. Instead of rotation of the pivotable component holders being triggered by lid closure, such rotation could be triggered by removal or storage of the tool for which the components are intended. Pivotable holder components may be manipulated manually between storage and access positions when the lid is open and movement may be independent of the lids position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Maxtech, Inc.
    Inventor: Kailash C. Vasudeva
  • Patent number: 5772110
    Abstract: A stackable series of interconnected boxes of equal size die cut from a single cardboard blank. When assembled, the boxes are oriented in a stack so that the lid of each box faces upwardly. Access to each succeeding box is provided by the alternate hinging of successive boxes on opposite sides of the vertical stack. Each preceding box is rotated to the side to expose the lid of the next succeeding box in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: John E. Garretson
  • Patent number: 5615770
    Abstract: A sterilizable medical implant package insert that provides enhanced protection of the implant during shipment and easier access of the implant at its destination. The sterile implant package insert is placed within standard sterile implant packages and provides for the automatic presentation of the implant from the insert when the sterile package top is opened. The insert also provides increased protection of the implants during shipping and operating room manipulation by securely holding the implant, thus preventing damage from collisions between the implant and the container walls and by providing double wall containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Applebaum, Brad Beale
  • Patent number: 5529174
    Abstract: In order to enhance the desirability of packaging for products, and particularly the packaging for portable cellular telephones, a unique and improved product package is disclosed. The package includes a compartment for receiving the product which is defined at least in part by a side wall and a bottom wall. The compartment has a recess generally conforming in shape to the shape of the product. The package also includes a lid overlying the compartment to normally restrict access to the product during shipment and sale thereof. The lid is movable from a closed compartment position to an open compartment position by a purchaser of the product. The package includes a spring for elevating at least a portion of the product from the recess in the compartment. The spring operates when the lid has been moved from the closed compartment position to the open compartment position. The package thus enhances the visibility of the product in the compartment to the purchaser thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Thomas P. McQueeny
  • Patent number: 5529173
    Abstract: A convertible container having two panels hingedly connected to one another along single edges. Recessed interior walls permit the storage of items therein when the panels are closed. A raised ridge along three outer sides of the panels allows an item to be supported and framed within the exterior panels when the container is open and converted to a double length framed area. Various locks keep the panels closed, interior baffles keep items in place when the container is closed and hook devices permit the container to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Inventor: Frank Salacuse
  • Patent number: 5520285
    Abstract: A package for small parts having a first shipping and/or storage position, a second display position, and a third service position. The package has an areal support which is divided into four section by a transversely extending hinge connection and a longitudinally extending hinge connection. In the first position, the right and left portions of the package are folded over on one another to form a package enclosing the parts. In the second position the areal support is laid open in substantially the same plane where the parts are visible but cannot readily be removed from the package. In the third position, the package is folded back on itself along the longitudinal axis to provide access to the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventors: Michael Mursch, Peter Knopp
  • Patent number: RE44673
    Abstract: Display device including a unitary, rigid sheet defining a left center panel, a right center panel pivotally connected to the left center panels, a left side panel pivotally connected to the left center panel and a right side panel pivotally connected to the right center panel. Vertically extending separation lines are formed on a rear planar layer without penetrating or cutting a front planar layer so that the panels are able to pivot about vertical axes. Fold lines may be formed opposite the separation lines on the front planar layer to facilitate folding the sheet whereby the fold lines define the vertical axes about which the panels pivot. Folding of the sheet provides a compact configuration which enables the display device to be easily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Abraham Albenda