Portion Moves To Expose Content Patents (Class 206/774)
  • Patent number: 9878823
    Abstract: A display package for a consumer product includes a base, a surround window positioned upon the base, and a top cover positioned upon the surround window. Each of the front, back, and two opposed side walls include a respective edge defining an upper perimeter of each of the walls and each of the front, back, and two opposed side walls include a respective edge defining a lower perimeter of each of the walls, wherein these upper and lower edges are constructed such that when the surround window is positioned upon the base and the top cover is positioned upon the surround window the front exposed surface area is greater than the back exposed surface area and wherein when the surround window is removed from between the base and top cover, the edges of the top cover are constructed to mate in a close fitting relationship with the edges of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chanda Janese Davis, Raniele Janine Jago
  • Patent number: 9334080
    Abstract: A box that has enhanced product package storing efficiency and that can display product packages stored inside. The box includes a box body and a cover that can open and close the upper surface opening of the box body. The box body has a front plate, a back plate, right and left side plate, a bottom plate that has a rectangular shape, and a storage space for a plurality of product packages arranged on both upper and lower levels by placing, on each product package that has been placed on the bottom plate, another product package. The front plate is capable of being tear-opened to form an opening that makes the stored product packages visible, and the opening is provided with a fall preventer that supports the front-most product package on the upper level and prevents it from falling from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigetaka Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150144525
    Abstract: A shipping and display container comprises an elongate display tower having an upper end, a lower end, a plurality of vertically spaced shelves, and a stabilizing base attached on the lower end to stabilize the tower in an upright position. The base has a first position folded against the tower so that the base has a small footprint for shipping, and a second position unfolded to a larger footprint to define a support for stabilizing the tower in an upright position. The base is in two separate base parts attached to respective opposite sides of the lower end of the tower. Triangularly shaped fins extend outwardly from opposite side edges of each base part so that a fin extends diagonally outwardly from opposite corners of the tower. The fins are foldable to the first position and unfolded to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: WILLIAM B. LUKE
  • Publication number: 20150114881
    Abstract: A container preassembly which has an inner sleeve in a flat unopened position disposed within an outer sleeve in a flat unopened position. The two sleeves are adapted to form the two ends of the container and are secured together in the aligned relationship of the final open container, thereby allowing the preassembly to be opened into the form of the final container without requiring further adjustment. Once opened, the flaps for forming the container bottom are folded to create a container ready for use. A method of making the container preassembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventor: Bradley D. Snyder
  • Patent number: 8985321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping container convertible into a display configuration at a point of sale which comprises a display base and a removable cover base. The removable cover base is integrally attached to the display base through two pairs of non-linear zipper perforations lines to form the shipping container convertible into a display configuration. The shipping container convertible into a display configuration comprises opposite side walls each having a length and a top edge and a bottom edge and opposite end walls each having a width and a top edge and a bottom edge. Top major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the top edges of the side walls and end walls, and bottom major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the bottom edges of the side walls and end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Publication number: 20150053587
    Abstract: A package assembly suitable for use in storing and shipping a plurality of product containers includes a shipping configuration and a display configuration. In the shipping configuration the package assembly is constructed from a single blank of packaging material and formed into a case into which a plurality of product containers are inserted. In the display configuration a top portion of the case is removed from a bottom portion of the case along one or more tear lines on the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Gessler, JR., Kevin B. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20150041364
    Abstract: A container or box formed from an inner carton forming a bottom portion of the box and an outer carton forming a top portion of the box. The cartons can be formed from paperboard or a corrugated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brad Schultz, Jana Doemel, Bevon Dormer
  • Publication number: 20150027923
    Abstract: A storage display box includes an upper body having a side with an edge pivotably connected to an edge of a side of a lower body. An engagement groove is defined in an outer side of the upper or lower body. An elongated plate is removably received in the engagement groove when the upper and lower bodies are in a closed position. An insertion groove is defined in an inner wall of the upper or lower body. When the upper and lower bodies are in an open position, a first toothed portion on the side of the upper body meshes with a second toothed portion on the side of the lower body, and the elongated member is removably engaged in the insertion groove. The upper and lower bodies in the open position form two legs. The elongated member engaged in the insertion groove supports an object in an inclined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: LIN YUN CHEN
  • Patent number: 8939290
    Abstract: A retail ready container is assembled from a single container blank having a container body portion and a protective cover portion. The container body portion includes a front container body panel, a left side container body panel and a right side container body panel. The protective cover portion includes a front cover panel, a left side cover panel and a right side cover panel. The left side cover panel is frangibly attached to the left side container body panel and the right side cover panel is frangibly attached to the right side container body panel. The container blank includes a finished side and an unfinished side. The container in the assembled state is configured so that the finished sides of the left and right side cover panels are respectively positioned adjacent to and opposed from the respective finished sides of the left and right side container body panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. DeCello, Troy M. Little
  • Publication number: 20140374309
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a protective apparatus for an electronic device. A first cover encloses a peripheral surface of the electronic device and a second cover, coupled to a lateral side of the first cover, rotates about a surface of the electronic device to cover or uncover a display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hyunchul KIM, Mingeun KIM, Yunjin PARK
  • Publication number: 20140367308
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, JR.
  • Patent number: 8910793
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a U-board split case assembly (10) and includes a generally U-shaped case (12) formed from a single blank. A plurality of display containers (14) are attached to and aligned within the U-shaped case. The U-shaped case is folded to include a bottom panel (20) with two opposed parallel side panels (16) extending from opposing edges of a bottom panel, and a shortened lip (22) extend from the front edge of the bottom panel. The plurality of display containers are attached to the side panels to secure the display containers within the U-shaped case. The display containers are removable from the U-shaped case by use of the severing zone (40) on the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, Julie Conlon, Bill Smilis, Ronell Scheller, Katherine Brink
  • Patent number: 8887985
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a container pre-assembly and a container having a combination panel and a tear-out section, the tear-out section configured to be separated from an erected container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventors: Jamie L. Laughman, Troy M. Little
  • Publication number: 20140332441
    Abstract: A carrying case with peek functionality is provided. The carrying case comprises: a device holding portion configured to receive a mobile device, the device holding portion comprising a gap for exposing an indicator of the mobile device; and a sliding portion configured to move between a closed position and an open position, the sliding portion obscuring the gap in the closed position and exposing at least a portion of the gap in the open position, the sliding portion being about planar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Samanthi Frances JAYETILEKE, Alan James DECIANTIS
  • Publication number: 20140326638
    Abstract: A protective roll-back cover for an electronic device is provided. The roll-back cover is suitable for use in association with an iPad®, Kindle®, Nook®, a cell phone, a reader, a tablet or other similar electronic devices. The device has a protective cover which rolls from a closed First Position A to an open Second Position B. In the closed First Position A, the screen of the electronic device is covered and protected. In the open Second Position B, the protective cover is rolled back into a storage area and a user may access the screen of the electronic device. The device further has a removable additional storage compartment(s), a rotatable stand, a sun screen and a movable storage area for storing a stylist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce Randall Webber
  • Publication number: 20140319022
    Abstract: A hanging carrier includes a first storage pocket carried by a first panel, a second storage pocket carried by a second panel, and a spine, formed with opposed inner and outer hangers, connecting the first panel to the second panel. The first and second panels are mounted to the spine for movement between a storage position, in which the first and second pockets and the inner hanger are stored between the first and second panels and the outer hanger is available for suspending the hanging carrier from the spine in the storage position of the first and second panels, and a display position, in which the outer hanger is stored between the first and second panels, the first and second pockets are exteriorly displayed, and the inner hanger is available for suspending the hanging carrier from the spine in the display position of the first and second panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Alan T. Chu
  • Publication number: 20140305837
    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: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: DAVID G. COUTURE
  • Patent number: 8844728
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8840011
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one end flap comprises a first portion foldably connected to the one of the first side panel and the second side panel, a second portion foldably connected to the first portion, and a third portion foldably connected to the second portion. The carton has at least one reinforced corner that comprises a reinforced end panel and a reinforced portion of one of the first side panel and the second side panel. The reinforced end panel comprises the second portion and the third portion of the at least one end flap. The reinforced portion comprises the third portion of the at least one end flap and a portion of the one of the first side panel and the second side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20140262934
    Abstract: A case a mobile device is provided comprising an outer cover and a shell sized to contain a mobile device. The outer cover can include a first member, a second member, and a flexible member. The shell can include a back panel and a protrusion extending along a perimeter of the back panel. The shell may be reversibly attached to the second member of the outer cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Incipio Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Timothy A. Hemesath, Blake H. Robertson
  • Patent number: 8827078
    Abstract: A container or box formed from an inner carton and an outer carton. The cartons can be formed from paperboard or a corrugated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jana Doemel, Brad Schultz, Bevon Dormer
  • Publication number: 20140209504
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses directed to cartons with user selectable dispensing configurations. An example carton for dispensing a plurality of products stored therein includes a first removable feature configured to be selectively removed from a top surface to enable removal of a portion of a first end; a second removable feature configured to be selectively removed from the top surface to enable removal of a portion of a second end; and a third removable feature configured to be selectively removed from the top surface to enable removal of a portion of the top surface. The carton defines a closed configuration and a dispensing configuration that is defined by at least one of the portion of the first end being removed, the portion of the second end being removed, or the portion of the top surface being removed. Methods for manufacturing a carton with user selectable dispensing configurations are also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Strom, Michael T. McMahon, Sean R. Karla, Lisa Killian
  • Patent number: 8789703
    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: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Couture, Harry H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8752708
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display configuration has a removable cover base removable along perforated lines of weakness to form a display opening. Packages of product in the carton are supported in a horizontal orientation during shipping and in an upright orientation when the removable cover base is removed for display of the products at a point of sale. Roll-over flaps on one wall at the bottom of the display opening capture tuck flaps on opposite side walls, and full overlapping top flaps folded inwardly from opposite side walls close the display opening during shipment. An outer top flap has an end extending over the roll-over flaps, and the end is free of attachment to the roll-over flaps. The top flaps are removed with the removable cover base. In one embodiment a flange extends inwardly over an edge of the display opening to keep packages from falling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Publication number: 20140131252
    Abstract: A packaging system for personal care products is provided including a package including an external surface and a package circumference, and a concealment element circumscribing the package at the package circumference and being positionable between a first position in which the packaging system exhibits product-identifying graphics and a second position in which the packaging system is substantially bereft of product-identifying graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcille Faye Ruman
  • Publication number: 20140131253
    Abstract: A packaging system for personal care products is provided including a package including an external surface and a package circumference, and a concealment element circumscribing the package at the package circumference and being positionable between a first position in which the packaging system exhibits product-identifying graphics and a second position in which the packaging system is substantially bereft of product-identifying graphics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcille Faye Ruman
  • Publication number: 20140061093
    Abstract: A paint brush package apparatus, a packaged paint brush, and methods regarding the use of such paint brush packages, include a convertible package which may be converted from a display state (e.g., paint brush mounted on an elongate display panel of the package) to a protective state (e.g., after detaching the paint brush from the elongate display panel and for protective storage between uses).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: BRYAN L. HESSE, JEFFREY F. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8646621
    Abstract: A product dispensing system including a container that defines an internal volume and an access opening into the internal volume, at least one product received in the internal volume and a biasing assembly extendable into the internal volume to urge the product toward the access opening, wherein the container is engaged with the biasing assembly when the biasing assembly extends into the internal volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Laurel Thomas, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20130334096
    Abstract: A display carton for displaying a plurality of containers. The display carton includes a base having a front edge, and a back edge, a front side member extending perpendicularly from the front edge of the base and terminating at an upper edge thereof, a rear side member extending perpendicularly from the rear edge of the base and terminating at an upper edge thereof, the rear side member having a cover panel detachably affixed to the rear side member; an upper tray member having a front edge, and a back edge, the front edge extending perpendicularly from the upper edge of the front side member, the upper tray member having a plurality of first apertures; and a lower tray member, the lower tray member positioned along a plane substantially parallel to the upper tray member and the base and located therebetween, the lower tray member having a plurality of second apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Publication number: 20130313158
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible into a display container comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and opposed side walls foldably joined to the top and bottom walls to form an interior space. A tear away window panel is formed on one of the side walls. The tear away window panel includes width and height defined by a perforated line of weakness extending across the width and on a portion of height of the side walls. A displayable insert tray is configured to be disposed into the interior space of the container to receive products and concealed therein when the container is in a shipping position. The displayable insert tray includes a bottom panel and at least one feeder ledge foldably joined to the bottom panel wherein upon removing the tear away window panel and pulling away the feeder ledge, the container is converted to a display position to expose the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: James Walter Nowak
  • Patent number: 8584860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foldable shipping carton that easily converts to a retail display. The carton of the present invention incorporates an integral detachable panel that protects the product and the product's primary graphics area. Once at a retail location, the detachable panel is removed exposing the graphics. The carton then doubles as a display to draw attention to the product. The carton of the present invention replaces the unattractive brown cardboard shipping box and is intended to build brand awareness and drive sales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas William Orischak, Thomas Wray McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20130213854
    Abstract: A box includes a floor and at least two pairs of respectively opposing side walls, wherein a first one of the side walls extends upwards from the floor in a vertical direction at least partially only by a retrieval height which is smaller than the height of one or several of the remaining side walls, to define a lateral opening with a dimension which enables access to and removal of products contained in the box through the lateral opening. The box further includes an insert to be arranged on the floor, wherein the insert is implemented depending on the products to be received by the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: IFCO SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: IFCO Systems GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130213855
    Abstract: A box includes a floor and at least two pairs of respectively opposing side walls, wherein a first one of the side walls extends upwards from the floor in a vertical direction at least partially only by a retrieval height which is smaller than the height of one or several of the remaining side walls, to define a lateral opening with a dimension which enables access to and removal of products contained in the box through the lateral opening. Further, a locking element is provided extending between the two opposing side walls which are adjacent to the first side wall, and wherein the element is moveable between a first position and a second position. In the first position the locking element is arranged between the opposing side walls and spaced apart from the first side wall and in the second position the same is arranged overlapping the first side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: IFCO SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: IFCO Systems GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130199965
    Abstract: A container preassembly which has an inner sleeve in a flat unopened position disposed within an outer sleeve in a flat unopened position, where in the inner sleeve is substantially shorter than the outer sleeve. The two sleeves are adapted for form the top and bottom ends of the final opened container. The inner sleeve is cut so that gaps at the top of the inner sleeve form notches at the corners of the final opened container. The shorter outer sleeve rests on these notches preventing the pieces from shifting during the manufacturing process and to allow the preassembly to be folded into the final container using current machine technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Brian J. Tibbels
  • Publication number: 20130180883
    Abstract: A box that has enhanced product package storing efficiency and that can display product packages stored inside. The box includes a box body and a cover that can open and close the upper surface opening of the box body. The box body has a front plate, a back plate, right and left side plate, a bottom plate that has a rectangular shape, and a storage space for a plurality of product packages arranged on both upper and lower levels by placing, on each product package that has been placed on the bottom plate, another product package. The front plate is capable of being tear-opened to form an opening that makes the stored product packages visible, and the opening is provided with a fall preventer that supports the front-most product package on the upper level and prevents it from falling from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Shigetaka Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130146504
    Abstract: A retail ready container is assembled from a single container blank having a container body portion and a protective cover portion. The container body portion includes a front container body panel, a left side container body panel and a right side container body panel. The protective cover portion includes a front cover panel, a left side cover panel and a right side cover panel. The left side cover panel is frangibly attached to the left side container body panel and the right side cover panel is frangibly attached to the right side container body panel. The container blank includes a finished side and an unfinished side. The container in the assembled state is configured so that the finished sides of the left and right side cover panels are respectively positioned adjacent to and opposed from the respective finished sides of the left and right side container body panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas E. DeCello, Troy M. Little
  • Publication number: 20130114198
    Abstract: A computing system is provided with a portable electronic device, a computing accessory, and a multi-functional support accessory. The support accessory may provide a supportive configuration for supporting the portable electronic device in an upright, working position. The support accessory can also transition to a protective configuration for acting as a protective cover for the computing accessory. When the support accessory is in the protective configuration, the computing accessory can be inserted into, or otherwise protected thereby. When the support accessory is in the supportive position, the portable electronic device can be stabilized in an upright orientation by the support accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
    Inventor: ZAGG Intellectual Property Holding Co., Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130112592
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a U-board split case assembly (10) and includes a generally U-shaped case (12) formed from a single blank. A plurality of display containers (14) are attached to and aligned within the U-shaped case. The U-shaped case is folded to include a bottom panel (20) with two opposed parallel side panels (16) extending from opposing edges of a bottom panel, and a shortened lip (22) extend from the front edge of the bottom panel. The plurality of display containers are attached to the side panels to secure the display containers within the U-shaped case. The display containers are removable from the U-shaped case by use of the severing zone (40) on the side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Paul K. Bowers, Julie Conlon, Bill Smilis, Ronell Scheller, Katherine Brink
  • Patent number: 8413374
    Abstract: The combination of a container and a growing medium for a plant. The container is made to simulate the appearance of an egg shell bounding a receptacle. The growing medium is provided in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventor: Bradley Emalfarb
  • Patent number: 8393469
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reclosable consumable product package for retaining an array of products until the products are desired to be removed. The package includes a container packet formed of a planar extent roll for retaining and enclosing the array of products. A cover with adhesive attached thereto defined by an openable flap overlies the packet. The packet is scored along its surface in such a way that opening of the flap causes the packet to open along the scoring to expose the product for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Allen Sydney Aldridge, Charles F. Flynn, IV, James S. Mandle
  • Patent number: 8376141
    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, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Publication number: 20130037562
    Abstract: A spring alignment mechanism utilizes a guide inserted into the rear of a retail-ready display carton. The guide is inserted below merchandise items, so that a spring-driven rear pull member engages the rear-most merchandise item. The pull member travels on the guide so that as items are removed from the carton, remaining items are pulled forward in the display carton. This system facilitates the use of retail-ready packaging, so that cartons of merchandise items may be placed on a shelf without removing the individual items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: James Garth Close
  • Publication number: 20130020230
    Abstract: A container or box formed from an inner carton and an outer carton. The cartons can be formed from paperboard or a corrugated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jana Doemel, Brad Schultz, Bevon Dormer
  • Patent number: 8342335
    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: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Publication number: 20120234724
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, JR.
  • Patent number: 8177068
    Abstract: A packaging and display box (1). The box (1) has a base (2) with a retaining wall (4) adjacent a section of its perimeter. The wall is for retaining a primary package. The box has a lid (3) which extends between two portions of the base. The lid (3) covers at least a part of the primary package. The lid (3) is attached to the retaining perimeter wall such that removal of the lid from the package causes detachment of the perimeter wall from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventor: Rodrigue Dias
  • Publication number: 20110315750
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a bottom panel, a first side panel foldably, and a second side panel. At least one end flap comprises a first portion foldably connected to the one of the first side panel and the second side panel, a second portion foldably connected to the first portion, and a third portion foldably connected to the second portion. The carton has at least one reinforced corner that comprises a reinforced end panel and a reinforced portion of one of the first side panel and the second side panel. The reinforced end panel comprises the second portion and the third portion of the at least one end flap. The reinforced portion comprises the third portion of the at least one end flap and a portion of the one of the first side panel and the second side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 8066147
    Abstract: A crate, such as for transporting egg cartons or other items, includes a base, opposed side walls and a rear wall extending upward from the base. A front wall opposite the rear wall is selectably moveable between a closed position and a retracted, open position. In the retracted position, access to the interior of the crate is provided. In one embodiment, the front wall includes a plurality of pivotably connected sections, such that the front wall can be retracted to provide access to the interior. A latch selectively prevents movement of the front wall to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Ryan C. Meers, Justin M. Smyers, Roger S. Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110284621
    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: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 8056727
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to an expanding pallet skirt (EPS) are shown and described. In one example, an EPS includes a side including a stabilizer flap (SF), a display flap (DF), and a convertible shelf (CS) positioned between the SF and the DF. The SF has a ship-orientation and a display-orientation. The DF has a ship-orientation and a display-orientation. The CS converts from a shipper-rest-orientation to an expansion-spacer-orientation. Some systems may optionally include a removable shipper-cover configured to interface with the EPS when the DF is in its ship-orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Carolina Container Company
    Inventor: Craig S. Marsh