Portion Moves To Expose Content Patents (Class 206/774)
  • Patent number: 6062424
    Abstract: A convertible package dispenser to dispense a plurality of identical, smaller packages, is provided by a parallelepiped carton having hollow interior sized to receive the plurality of packages arranged in a row. The carton is formed by first and second pairs of opposing, rectangular longitudinal walls and one pair of opposing end walls smaller in size than the longitudinal walls. First slot openings are provided in each of the longitudinal walls of the first pair proximal one of the end walls in order to remove packages from the carton. Another slot opening is provided through such longitudinal walls proximal an opposing longitudinal end of the wall to insert packages that were removed. Removable covers in the form of removable tab elements are provided over the slot openings to retain the packages within the carton until the carton is set up to dispense packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Smithkline Beecham Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolina C. Simile-Gravina, Lesley S. Rodenhiser, Alissa F. Podheiser
  • Patent number: 6016919
    Abstract: A packaging container is provided which allows an enclosed product to be viewed, inspected, and handled without the risk of damage, soiling, or theft. In an exemplary embodiment the container comprises an outer portion and an inner portion, wherein the product may be contained within the inner portion and the inner portion may be at least partially removed from the outer portion. As a specific example, the container may comprise a rigid outer box and a transparent flexible inner bag attached to the outer box. The inner bag, in conjunction with the box, forms an enclosure for the product, and allows the product to be at least partially removed from the rigid box while still being fully enclosed by the packaging container. The container may be closed or sealed at one end and partially blocked at the other end through the use of displaceable barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motion Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Smith, Richard N. Beneroff, Eric Kim
  • Patent number: 5957294
    Abstract: A container assembly having a removable display panel formed in a wall panel defined by a separation line along which the display panel is separable from the remainder of the wall panel. An insert panel is secured to the inner face of the wall panel and positioned to overlap at least a portion of the separation line and reinforce the wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Allen Kanter
  • Patent number: 5938036
    Abstract: An assembly of packaged reams of paper sheets for point of purchase or distribution display has a plurality of stacked layers of the packaged reams in contacting relationship; an adhesive film between at least some contacting upper and lower packaged reams adheres the packaged reams together; the adhesive has a high strength component in a first lateral direction of the film effective to hinder relative horizontal movement of the contacting upper and lower packaged reams having the adhesive film therebetween, and a weak strength component in a second direction perpendicular to the lateral direction such that the contacting upper and lower packaged reams are readily separated by a displacing force in the second direction; a flexible protective sheet is wrapped about the stacked layers; the assembly optionally includes a tubular sleeve applied over the stacked layers at the point of purchase or distribution, after removal of the protective sheet, a removable panel in the tubular sleeve exposes the packaged ream
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Domtar Inc.
    Inventor: Alain Villemure
  • Patent number: 5881884
    Abstract: A carton for use in the shipping and display of a plurality of articles comprises a single-piece blank cut and scored to include a top panel, a right side panel, bottom panel and a left side panel foldably connected together to form a box-shaped configuration with an open front and an open back. The blank also includes four front flaps, one front flap being foldably connected to each of the panels so as to close the open front of the carton when folded. The blank further includes four back flaps, one back flap being foldably connected to each of the panels so as to close the open back of the carton when folded. Formed in the left side panel and in the front flap connected to the left side panel is a first perforated tear line. Formed in the right side panel and in the front flap connected to the right side panel is a second perforated tear line. First and second perforated tear lines enable the carton to be severed along the tear lines to covert the carton for display of the plurality of articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Podosek
  • Patent number: 5826728
    Abstract: A shipping and display container is formed from an integral piece of corrugated board, paperboard, or the like. The container has a top which includes two opposing flaps allowing access to the contained space of the container for loading. The two flaps are adhered to each other at their opposing edges when the container is closed and sealed for shipping. The top may be removed from the container by separating the top from the sidewalls at perforation lines extending generally at the outer edges of the top. The front of the container has removable portions which are integrally attached to the top so that a pair of windows is formed when the container is opened by the end user's removal of the top together with the removable portions. Product is accessible through the two windows as well as through the top of the opened container. The container is folded and glued from an integral flat blank, and is erected from a collapsed parallelogram shape by moving together outer transverse edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Pack 'N Stack, Inc.
    Inventor: Phil B. Sheffer
  • Patent number: 5690213
    Abstract: A carton for shipping and displaying articles for sale. The shipping carton is converted to a display by removing and discarding an upper portion and folding a part of the remaining lower portion under the floor of the carton to form a base for tilting the carton. The carton is folded from a single blank and all exterior surfaces of the carton, and the front and side exterior surfaces of the display, can be finished on one side of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: Shoyeido Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Matsumura
  • 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