Having Content Positioning Means Patents (Class 206/756)
  • Patent number: 10815022
    Abstract: A retail ready cardboard package for shipping and displaying carded products is disclosed, which includes interior support struts having longitudinally extending lateral rail portions that have a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart transverse slots formed therein for accommodating and retaining the carded products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Pinocchio Z. Cline, Kenneth C. Smith
  • Patent number: 10745170
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Couture, Harry H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10706750
    Abstract: A product display includes a display header and a cabinet. The display header is coupled to the cabinet for showing product indicia related to products stored in the cabinet to a customer at a retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Container, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Ertl
  • Patent number: 10696447
    Abstract: A combination shipping carton and display stand contains a number of items such as pouches, bags, containers or products to be displayed for retail sale, distribution or other purposes. The carton serves as a shipping container for transport and/or storage of the products. When the products are to be displayed for retail sale or distribution, an upper shipping portion of the carton is removed by tear strips to expose the products in a display stand. The products are arranged and maintained in an orderly fashion by a pair of wedges inside of the carton and formed by the carton material to cant the products for enhanced display to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Block
  • Patent number: 10273043
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 9533791
    Abstract: A self-locking display box is disclosed, which is configured to receive one or more electrical components, wherein the box is erected from a blank having a deck panel having a pair of tabs, which are configured to fit within a corresponding notch of a back panel and which snaps into place to form a rectangular box. The back panel has an upper flap panel and a lower flap panel, the upper flap panel and the lower flap panel each having the corresponding notch therein. The deck panel has a pair of tabs, which extend outward from an upper edge and a lower edge of the deck panel, respectively, and are configured to be received within the corresponding notches of the upper flap panel and the lower flap panel upon assembly of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 9422094
    Abstract: Packaging inserts for headphones include a unitary body having two or more integral portions configured to fold relative to one another so as to partially enclose, support, and retain a headphone within the folded unitary body between the integral portions. Methods of packaging headphones include positioning a headphone on such a unitary body, and folding the unitary body around at least a portion of the headphones. Packaged headphone assemblies include a headphone, and such a packaging insert folded around at least a portion of the headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Skullcandy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark T. Niiro, Xuan Shu, Joshua Brent Poulsen, Kevin Sze
  • Patent number: 8985338
    Abstract: A package for bedding includes a blank of material formed into a loop, the loop having an enclosed top side, an enclosed bottom side, first and second enclosed lateral sides extending between the enclosed top side and the enclosed bottom side, a first openings at a first end of the loop, and a second opening at a second end of the loop. A section of the enclosed top side is joined together to form handle that extends along a top side of the loop between the first opening at the first end of the loop and the second opening at the second end of the loop. The package has a central opening defined by the enclosed top side, the enclosed bottom side, and the first and second enclosed lateral sides of the loop, the central opening extending from the first opening at the first end of the loop to the second opening at the second end of the loop. A box is disposed within the central opening of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8985337
    Abstract: Display packaging for plush toys or dolls that allows the packaged toy to be neatly displayed on a retail shelf in an upright, sitting position so that the toy's features can be readily seen is described. In particular, the display packaging facilitates, and encourages, a child accompanying an adult purchaser at a retail location to hug or cuddle the toy without the display packaging impeding that experience. The display packaging also uses much less packaging material than previous packaging for similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Patrick Canon
  • Publication number: 20150034527
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a first case. The first case includes a bottom wall, a first side wall, and a mounting wall. The mounting wall includes a receiving chamber configured to receive an electronic device. The bottom wall, the first side wall, and mounting wall are connected to each other. The mounting wall is supported by the bottom wall and the first side wall and forms an acute angle with the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventor: CHIEN-FENG TSENG
  • Patent number: 8857773
    Abstract: Adjustable stand assemblies for portable electronic devices are provided, which allow portable electronic devices to stand-alone in multiple incline positions in both portrait and landscape orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: JTK Enterprises
    Inventors: James T Krohn, Craig B. Stucko
  • Publication number: 20140246354
    Abstract: Tablet computer cases and associated methods are disclosed and described. In one embodiment, a tablet computer case may include a first panel configured to releasably engage and hold a tablet computer of a predetermined size and shape, a second panel, and a hinge rotatably attaching the two panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian H. Probst, David W. Osborne
  • Publication number: 20140131251
    Abstract: A protector for portable electronic devices is disclosed comprising an embossed, generally X-shaped frame, and including a portfolio-style protective cover having a “pop-up” kickstand propping element built into it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Westrup, Kwong Chi Kei, Lui Suen Yuen
  • Publication number: 20140102942
    Abstract: A product dispensing container including a plurality of walls that define an internal volume, at least one of the walls including an access door panel, a priming area and a severance line, and a plurality of products received in the internal volume, wherein the priming area is displaceable relative to the wall to form a free edge, and wherein the access door panel is at least partially defined by the free edge and the severance line when the priming area is displaced relative to the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel Thomas, Aaron L. Bates, John Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20140054197
    Abstract: A package that may be constructed into a point of purchase display includes a plurality of bottom uprights set in a tray, and a plurality of top uprights that are kept in folded form in a space between the bottom uprights. The top uprights are assembled and placed on top of the bottom uprights to form a completed display. The bottom uprights may contain shelves with product stocked thereon, and the space between the bottom uprights may contain product to be stocked on the top uprights after the top uprights are assembled on top of the bottom uprights. The top uprights may be assembled and placed on top of the bottom uprights by a retailer or other end user without requiring glue or fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Excel Container, Inc
    Inventor: Anthony Buhagiar
  • Publication number: 20140001087
    Abstract: An electronic device cover includes a base and a protection member. The base defines a positioning slot, a latch slot, and a through hole. The latch slot is in communication with the positioning slot, and the through hole is below the positioning slot. The protection member is configured to be secured to the base in a protection position and a stand position. When the protection member is in the protection position, the protection member is engaged in the latch slot, and a clipping space is defined between the protection member and the base, for receiving an electronic device. When the protection member is in the standing position, the protection member extends through the through hole to be engaged with the base, to support the base, and the positioning slot is configured to position the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD, HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY(ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHAN-AO YU, QUAN LIAO
  • Patent number: 8584861
    Abstract: A display assembly, that is easily transported to a presentation site and can quickly and easily be converted from carrying mode to a free standing exhibit display of a plurality of golf club shafts. The display assembly comprises a canvas backdrop serving also as a carrying case. The backdrop having defined on an inner side a plurality of longitudinally friction fitted, aligned sleeves which hold and display a corresponding number of golf club shafts. By inserting three thin rods, which can be metal, wood or hard plastic such as polyurethane, into corresponding compartments and then pulling upward on a cloth handle, a free standing display is created. The supporting structure of the display is provided by a combination of the rods and the golf club shafts. Hook and loop straps wrap around and tightly contain the assembly when it is transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Brett C. Porath
  • Patent number: 8567600
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding portable electronic device is provided, including a receiving seat, an upper cover, at least a resilient element and at least a stopping cover. The receiving seat and the upper cover are coupled together on one side. The resilient element is to provide a force to pull the upper cover and the receiving seat together face to face. The stopping cover is located at the bottom of receiving seat. Furthermore, a viscosity anti-slippery layer is located at the bottom surface of the receiving seat. In this manner, the apparatus can hold a portable electronic device in a vehicle and facilitate one-hand operation to improve convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Publication number: 20130256189
    Abstract: An article display device convertible between a planar display state and a three-dimensional display state, and includes a display unit and a connecting mechanism. The display unit includes two side display plates, and a connecting display unit disposed between and connected turnably to the side display plates. The connecting display unit includes at least one connecting display plate. The display unit further includes a plurality of hanger sets provided on the side display plates and the connecting display plate. Each of the hanger sets includes two spaced apart hanger plates for holding an article. The connecting mechanism is provided on the side display plates and is operable to interconnect releasably the side display plates when the article display device is in the three-dimensional display state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Simon Kao
  • Publication number: 20130220878
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, in a holder that folds closed for storage, transport and presentation for sale but that opens to form an appealing gift box to house a transaction card, thereby enhancing the perceived value and enjoyment of a transaction card as a gift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130062248
    Abstract: A flat computer supporting device with a function of receiving bag has a plate including a second plate and a support plate; the second plate being pivotally or rotatable connected to the support plate; a back plate covering the front plate and being a longer than the front plate; three sides of the back plate being adhered to the front plate; so that they are formed as a receiving bag; a first plate being adhered on an exposing area of the back plate; a longitudinal length of the first plate being shorter than that of the second plate; wherein the support plate is formed with different sections which are connected flexible so that the support plate is foldable along edges of these sections; thus by folding the sections of the support plate, and thus the support plate is formed as a three dimensional structure for standing on a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Feng-Dun Huang
  • Patent number: 8312990
    Abstract: A jewelry and accessory display and storage system includes a foldable base material having arranged pairs of connecting elements spaced at intervals to create a display area with different sections. The connecting elements may be one of snaps, magnets, hook-and-look closures, and ties. Multiple modules, each for holding a particular type of jewelry or accessory, are provided with at least a pair of connecting elements that removably engage with the connecting elements attached to the base material to impart flexibility to the system configuration. The modules may include a necklace module, a bracelet module, a charm or pendant module, a ring module, a clip-on earring module, a stud earring module, a pierced earring module, a cufflink module, a decorative pin or medal module, a watch module, and a pocket module. A method of folding the system for transport is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Seda Gaspari, Mike H. Ananighian
  • Publication number: 20120276803
    Abstract: A multi-purpose display, carrier, and storage device for toys includes (a) velcro attachment points for attaching multiple smaller toys; (b) arms adapted in length to encircle, or hug, the multiple smaller toys after they have been attached at the velcro attachment points; (c) a zippered pocket of sufficient size to hold crayons; (d) straps on the back of the device, adapted for using the device as a kid's back pack, or for hanging the device on a wall hook, bedpost, door knob, or back of a car seat headrest; (e) buttons in each hand of the device, with associated electronics inside the device, for recording and playing sounds and music; and (f) one long strap attached at either end to the device, adapted to be used to slide the back of the device over and down the carrying handle of a child's roller-bag carry-on baggage for an airline flight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Henry Hernandez, Deborah Lusby
  • Patent number: 8292082
    Abstract: A display carton includes a display box having an open top. The display box includes a bottom panel; a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel; a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom panel; and a pair of front walls, each front wall extending inwardly from a side wall and attached to a bottom front wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The pair of front walls and the bottom front wall form a substantially unobstructed center viewing area for a product displayed in the display carton. The display carton also includes a single removable insert. The insert includes a foldable sheet having at least one set of dividers extending inwardly from the side walls and upwardly from the bottom panel, thereby defining at least two product receiving compartments for supporting a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8256619
    Abstract: A container for an electronic device has pivotally coupled first and second portions. The first portion is configured to house the electronic device and has an opening for receiving the electronic device and for displaying the electronic device when the container is configured in a first configuration. The second portion is configured to act as a mount for mounting the container on a surface when the container is configured in the first configuration and the first portion is displaying the electronic device. The second portion is further configured to cover the opening in the first portion, and thus the electronic device, when the container is configured in a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Ian F Lebauer, Nick Larson, Bruce J Gibis, Gerardo DeCuffa, Mark Mandel
  • Publication number: 20120187025
    Abstract: A display carton includes a display box having an open top. The display box includes a bottom panel; a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel; a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom panel; and a pair of front walls, each front wall extending inwardly from a side wall and attached to a bottom front wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The pair of front walls and the bottom front wall form a substantially unobstructed center viewing area for a product displayed in the display carton. The display carton also includes a single removable insert. The insert includes a foldable sheet having at least one set of dividers extending inwardly from the side walls and upwardly from the bottom panel, thereby defining at least two product receiving compartments for supporting a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE LINDY BOWMAN COMPANY
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8186508
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding an electronic device is provided, including a carrier seat, an upper lid and at least a resilient element. The shape of the holding apparatus is constituted by the upper lid at the top and the carrier seat at the bottom. The carrier seat and the upper lid are engaged by coupling on one side so that the upper lid can rotate along the coupling side to open or close. The both ends of the resilient element are engaged to the upper lid and the carrier seat, respectively, to provide a force so that the upper lid and the carrier seat can incline towards each other. The facing surface of the carrier seat has a positioning element and the facing surface of the upper lid has a maintaining element. The bottom of the carrier seat includes an anti-slip layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventor: Eagle Fan
  • Patent number: 8181788
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose a folding box configured to hold a product. The folding box can include: (a) an enclosure base configured to form a cavity and having: (1) a first back panel; (2) a first left-side panel; (3) a first right-side panel; (4) a first bottom panel; and (5) a first top panel; (b) an enclosure door coupled to the enclosure base, the enclosure door having: (1) a front panel having a second top panel; (2) a second left-side panel; (3) a second right-side panel; and (4) a second bottom panel; (c) a box insert blank configured to be received within and fixedly attached within the cavity of the enclosure base and comprising a second back panel; and (d) a product mounting blank configured to receive the product and configured to be fixedly attach to the box insert blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Belkin International Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Meneses
  • Publication number: 20120067772
    Abstract: Display packaging for plush toys or dolls that allows the packaged toy to be neatly displayed on a retail shelf in an upright, sitting position so that the toy's features can be readily seen is described. In particular, the display packaging facilitates, and encourages, a child accompanying an adult purchaser at a retail location to hug or cuddle the toy without the display packaging impeding that experience. The display packaging also uses much less packaging material than previous packaging for similar products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.,
    Inventor: Dennis Patrick Canon
  • Publication number: 20120018348
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping and display tray for holding a plurality of articles contained therein in an upright position at a point of sale. The shipping and display tray is made of paperboard and defined by a one-piece shallow tray having a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and opposite side walls foldably joined with one another. A plurality of parallel spaced apart bumpers are foldably joined to the respective opposite side walls and forming two rows, an aisle, and a plurality of channels when positioned on the bottom wall. The plurality of the channels engages with bottom edges of the plurality of articles to hold the article in standing upright position and prevent the articles from falling over when one of the articles is removed from the display tray. The front wall of the tray includes a flap panel foldably joined thereto and has a pair of openings used to engage with the bumpers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: JEFFREY A. SMITH
  • Patent number: 8056721
    Abstract: The invention provides a package assembly(100) including a base including a bottom portion (112) and a plurality of vertically oriented display cards (130)arranged on the base. Each display card includes a top edge (138), a bottom edge (140),a display portion (134) and a first support portion (136) attached to the display portion along a vertical fold (150). The display portion of each card is preferably disposed in a different plane and at a first angle with respect to the first support portion, wherein the bottom edge ofeach card is disposed on the base. The display cards are configured and adapted to withstand a vertical load applied to the package assembly. In accordance with another aspect, the invention can further include a shipping cover (160)disposed over the display cards, the shipping cover configured and adapted to protect the display cards during shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Hession
  • Patent number: 8028839
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton contains a plurality of articles. 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 and are overlapped with respect to one another to at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton is for shipping articles to the point of sale vendor and can be converted to a dispensing carton that displays the articles and allows removal of the articles from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 7987988
    Abstract: A display case comprised of a lid and a case is provided to showcase a ribbon suspended medal or multiple ribbon suspended medals in a cube-like enclosure made of transparent, semi-transparent, and/or opaque material of all components or selected components with the ribbon suspended medal(s) inside the enclosure and protected by the material. The ribbon suspended medal(s) is held by a multiple component lid with the ribbon(s) wound or bound in various fashions within the void area of the lid hence fully enclosed by the case but visible from all transparent sides. The features of the case allow for vertical expansion of the display cases by way of stacking features on the outside top and outside bottom which are used to affix stacked units securely in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Carter Cue Johnson, William Masten Carter, III
  • Patent number: 7886911
    Abstract: A corrugated container with integral dunnage for securing a cargo element with respect to the interior of the corrugated container, including at least one wall panel having a substantially planar surface, an aperture defined in the substantially planar surface, and a flap portion connected to the substantially planar surface adjacent to the aperture. The flap portion is subdivided into a plurality of sections that cooperate to define a dunnage element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Security Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 7819247
    Abstract: The present invention is a multifunction carrying case that is capable of carrying a laptop computer and converting into a laptop stand. The height of the laptop stand is telescoping, allowing for use in different situations. The case-stand combination comprises a housing similar to a hard-sided briefcase. The bottom compartment of the housing comprises a platform with a stand assembly beneath it. The stand assembly comprises a top base, telescoping risers and a bottom base. Until deployed, the bottom base is contiguous with the exterior surface of the bottom compartment. When deployed, the stand assembly is a “Z”-type shape to counterbalance the weight of the housing and a laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Pedro Felipe Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20100264058
    Abstract: A product multi-pack is provided with a plurality of elongate product containers. The containers each include a bottom, an open top that is closed by a cap and a wall extending there between. The wall includes a label having a front portion extending about a limited section of the wall circumference. A carton is provided that is sized to display the plurality of product containers. A locator web is provided that is formed of a thin sheet of plastic having a plurality of spaced apart apertures. The apertures are sized to be at least partially elastically deformed when installed over the caps of the product containers. Additionally, the locator web provides frictional resistance to rotation of the product containers, which enables the containers to be positioned and held in place relative to the carton open face so that the label front portions are visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: BIO CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Krause
  • Publication number: 20100170825
    Abstract: A merchandise display is shipped in a compact package of limited longitudinal length complete with merchandise items pre-loaded in place, and selectively expanded for displaying the merchandise items at a point-of-purchase location wherein there is a shelf which makes available at the point-of-purchase location a predetermined longitudinal shelf length exceeding considerably the limited longitudinal length of the compact package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: HENSCHEL-STEINAU, INC.
    Inventor: Michael D. Luberto
  • Patent number: 7699163
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels include a top panel, a bottom panel and a first side panel and a second side panel. The carton has a support adjacent to the top panel and projecting into the interior of the carton for at least partially supporting the plurality of articles within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Graham Hand
  • Publication number: 20100051505
    Abstract: A fitting system cart is provided for golf club heads and shafts which have releasable connections between the golf club head and the shaft. The fitting system cart includes a base with a back panel, two side panels, and a top panel which all define an interior portion, a shaft container, and a set of golf club head cases. The fitting system cart may include two door panels connected to the base and movable between an open and closed position. The fitting system cart may include a set of cases for carrying golf club heads. The cases may have a bottom portion for holding golf club heads and a top portion connected to the bottom portion, wherein the top portion rotates between an open and a closed position. The shaft container may have a configuration wherein the shaft container is closed, and a configuration wherein the shaft container is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: James S. Thomas, Robert Lukasiewicz
  • Publication number: 20100018894
    Abstract: The invention provides a package assembly (100) including a base including a bottom portion (112) and a plurality of vertically oriented display cards (130) arranged on the base. Each display card includes a top edge (138), a bottom edge (140), a display portion (134) and a first support portion (136) attached to the display portion along a vertical fold (150). The display portion of each card is preferably disposed in a different plane and at a first angle with respect to the first support portion, wherein the bottom edge of each card is disposed on the base. The display cards are configured and adapted to withstand a vertical load applied to the package assembly. In accordance with another aspect, the invention can further include a shipping cover (160) disposed over the display cards, the shipping cover configured and adapted to protect the display cards during shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventor: Christopher Hession
  • Patent number: 7650997
    Abstract: A merchandise housing container for visibly accommodating merchandise includes an inner box having a first base portion, first, second, third and fourth sidewall portions, a lid portion and first and second securing portions. The first base portion, the first, second, third and fourth sidewall portions, the lid portion and the first and second securing portions are integrally formed of a single transparent plastic sheet. The first and second securing portions are provided so as to elastically contact two sides of the merchandise for restricting movement of the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Nago
  • Publication number: 20090272658
    Abstract: A container includes a housing having an open top and a lid attached to the housing. The lid includes a first panel having a first edge and a second edge, a second panel having a first edge and a second edge, and a third panel. The first edge of the first panel is attached to the housing at a first hinge. The first edge of the second panel is attached to the second edge of the first panel at a second hinge. The third panel is attached to the second edge of the second panel at a third hinge. The lid is positionable in a first position and a second position. When the lid is in the first position, the lid covers the open top of the housing and the first hinge and the third hinge form a virtual hinge. When the lid is in the second position, the lid forms an A-Frame over the open top such that the second panel forms a display platform. The third panel maintains the lid in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan M. Elias, Julia Hou, Jessica Chorney, Neal Anderson, Michael L. Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20090223857
    Abstract: A display carton includes a display box having an open top. The display box includes a bottom panel; a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel; a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom panel; and a pair of front walls, each front wall extending inwardly from a side wall and attached to a bottom front wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The pair of front walls and the bottom front wall form a substantially unobstructed center viewing area for a product displayed in the display carton. The display carton also includes a single removable insert. The insert includes a foldable sheet having at least one set of dividers extending inwardly from the side walls, upwardly from the bottom panel, and parallel to the rear wall, thereby defining at least two product receiving compartments for supporting product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: THE LINDY BOWMAN COMPANY
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 7571807
    Abstract: A carton includes display patterns that allow containers and other articles to be displayed at an exterior of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. DeBusk, Andrea Coltri-Johnson
  • Patent number: 7565970
    Abstract: An assembly for transporting and displaying multiple drumsticks for access, comprising, in combination an enclosure for transport of drumsticks and a stand, structure attached to the enclosure having collapsed position relative to the enclosure, for transport, the structure having an alternative deployed position in which the stand can be attached to said structure in upright supported position, there being a generally horizontal tray associated with said structure in said deployed position, and drumsticks removed from the enclosure and displayed on the tray for selective use by a drummer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Drum Workshop, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Erskine
  • Publication number: 20090071869
    Abstract: A display having two upstanding side panels hinged to opposite vertical edges of an upstanding front panel, the side panels having inwardly folded rear edges. A foot member coupled to lower corners of the junctions of the front panel with the side panels fix the position of the side panels relative to the front panel. Tabs located along the edges of a shelf are inserted into slots located in the front panel and the side panels to fix the position of the shelf. The slots are defined by a pair of horizontal slits cut in the upstanding panels to define a band of material between the pair of slits, the band of material being displaced inwardly to form a slot for receiving a corresponding tab. A foot member can be coupled to each of the lower corners defined by the junctions of a back panel with the side panels to fix the position of the back panel relative to the side panels. Caster assemblies on downward facing surfaces of the foot members facilitate movement of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Edward S. Robbins, III, Josef A. Boukal, Bryan F. Magee
  • Publication number: 20080314794
    Abstract: A display carton includes a display box having an open top. The display box includes a bottom panel; a rear wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel; a pair of side walls extending upwardly from the bottom panel; and a pair of front walls, each front wall extending inwardly from a side wall and attached to a bottom front wall extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The pair of front walls and the bottom front wall form a substantially unobstructed center viewing area for a product displayed in the display carton. The display carton also includes a single removable insert. The insert includes a foldable sheet having at least one set of dividers extending inwardly from the side walls, upwardly from the bottom panel, and parallel to the rear wall, thereby defining at least two product receiving compartments for supporting product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicant: THE LINDY BOWMAN COMPANY
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20080308452
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and containers for transporting products, such as medical products are disclosed. The methods and systems involve identifying an environmental condition of a place to where a product is to be shipped, identifying an environmental condition of a place from which the product is to be shipped, identifying the amount of time that the product is expected to be in transit during shipping, and determining the type of container and cooling element that should be employed to transport the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Charles Eller
  • Publication number: 20080283443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display pack for shipping and displaying a product, the display pack comprising a hollow shell and first and second product supports disposed within the hollow shell. The first product support is disposed in a lower portion of the hollow shell, and the second product support is disposed in an upper portion of the hollow shell, such that the first and second product supports are spaced apart from each other to define a product region between them. Additionally, the first and second product supports each define a product support recess that is sized and configured to conformably receive one end of a product disposed within the product region such that the entire hollow shell is spaced apart from the product. At least a portion of the hollow shell is transparent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: TIMELY INVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrie Green
  • Publication number: 20080264827
    Abstract: A retail or advertising display contains visual cues which convey the area of use and the method of use of a novel vertical pump-up dispenser to the consumer. Having a sponge or other substrate on top of the dispenser conveys the area of use of the dispenser. The dispenser has a large actuator surface designed to convey that it can deliver a composition to a broad substrate area, such as a sponge, in the consumer's hand without the consumer having to pick up the pump dispenser. Having a hand over the substrate and dispenser conveys the one-handed method of cleaning that the dispenser allows. There may be additional indicia of use, such as arrows pointing down. The retail display may contain the dispenser and the substrate packaged together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Tami O'Connell, Laura Itzkowitz, Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui, Jodi Lynn Russell, Peddy Khatami, Agnete Enga, John Kiechel, Nasahn Sheppard