Transparent Window Patents (Class 206/776)
  • Patent number: 10130192
    Abstract: Display case is provided that includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion has a rim defining an opening, a substantially cylindrical portion extending from the rim, and a curvilinear portion extending from the substantially cylindrical portion and terminating in a substantially flat portion. The lower portion includes a first surface having a first receiving portion formed therein, a sealing surface extending from the first surface and configured to be inserted into of the opening and engage with the substantially cylindrical portion, and a second surface opposite the first surface which forms a second receiving portion. The first receiving portion and the second receiving portion are substantially the same size and configured to receive a base of a toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Comicave Studios Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Zheng Ning Goh, Ka-Wei Wong, Siti Rasyiqah Binte Mohamad
  • Patent number: 9828157
    Abstract: Packaging and methods for packaging tools having a sharp or cutting edge, such as surgical tools, in which the tool is packaged under sterile conditions. The tool may be packaged first—at least partially—and in particular with its sensitive cutting edges and working surfaces packaged in a protective package. The protective package containing at least the cutting or working surfaces of the tool may then be secured in a fixed position in an outer blister pack, which may be sealed with a sealing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rose Plastic AG
    Inventor: Peter Roesler
  • Patent number: 9205319
    Abstract: A glove storage case for storing and protecting a glove having glove pocket and palm area having a predefined shape is provided using a closable shape retaining container with a shaper having a shaped surface on which the shaped glove pocket and at least a portion of palm area of the glove is received and which essentially conforms with their predefined shapes so that when stored the glove retains its shape. Movement between the glove and shaper is limited when the glove is in position on the shaper without the application of deforming pressure against a side of said glove opposite the shaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick McQuinn
  • Patent number: 8925725
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the packaging of air treatment devices are shown and described. In some embodiments, a package may be configured to store an air treatment device. For example, the air treatment device may be an air filter, cleaner, purifier, or the like. The package may include a first lateral surface configured to accommodate a proximal end of the air treatment device and a second lateral surface configured to accommodate a distal end of the air treatment device. The package may further comprise a middle surface coupled between the first and second lateral surfaces. In some cases, at least a portion of the first or second lateral surfaces may include an opaque area. Moreover, at least a portion of the middle surface may include a transparent or translucent area configured to reveal at least a portion of the air treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dust Free, LP
    Inventor: Gregg William Burnett
  • Patent number: 8905240
    Abstract: A package for nail polish appliqués includes a carton having a front wall defining an aperture therein, and an insert sized and shaped to fit inside the carton. The insert has a front wall and a window that projects outwardly from its front wall and through the aperture of the carton when the insert is inserted into the carton. The insert contains a packet of nail polish appliqués, and an object that displays a design corresponding to the design of the nail polish appliqués, wherein the object is displayed through the window. A method for assembling the package is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Park Global Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Patent number: 8905238
    Abstract: A pod package for nail appliqués formed of enamel in which a pod is used to hold a number of nail appliqués stacked one on another. The pod is made of a well that is sealed in an airtight fashion. The pod is held in a rectangular container that is sized and shaped to fit on standard nail polish displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Publication number: 20140353195
    Abstract: A box for carrying substrates that includes a box body having an upper opening, walls and a bottom, the walls and the bottom defining therein a substrate-receiving space, and a box cover having sidewalls and a covering section so as to cover and close the upper opening of the box body. The box cover is made of a transparent material which allows the substrate-receiving space inside the box body to be seen. The substrates which are used for displays can be carried and kept in the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING PRECISION MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: BumRo LEE, Seok-Woong KIM, Kyu-Hwan LEE, Sangku MOON
  • Publication number: 20140285953
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device includes a display area and a non-display area, the cover window including a frame member disposed corresponding to the non-display area, and a protective member disposed on the frame member corresponding to the display area and the non-display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira HIRAI, Kwan-Young HAN, Hyoung-Suk ROH
  • Publication number: 20140246355
    Abstract: A personal electronic device protective wallet covering. A main housing is dimensioned to fit securely and snugly around a personal electronic device. The main housing includes a window disposed on a front side of the housing allowing usable access to a front surface of a device disposed in the housing. A rear protective face at least partially covers a rear surface of the device disposed inside. A preferably externally accessible pocket is formed coextensively with the rear protective face, adapted to allow insertion and removal of cards or paper currency into and out of the pocket in the manner of a wallet. The window may be an absence of housing material, allowing direct user contact with the front of the device, or it may thin and transparent, allowing functional contact therethrough. The pocket may be formed between the housing and the device or between the housing and an additional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cardshark, LLC
    Inventor: Kip Azzoni
  • Publication number: 20140110304
    Abstract: An eyelash case is adapted for containing a plurality of false eyelashes, and includes a case body and a handle plate. The case body includes abase and a cover plate that is disposed above the base and that is connected to the base to define an accommodating space therebetween. Each of the base and the cover plate has a transparent region. The transparent regions of the base and the cover plate are aligned with each other, and are adapted to permit the false eyelashes to be positioned therebetween. The handle plate is connected to the case body, and is misaligned from the transparent regions of the base and the cover plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Advanced Sterilization Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng-Chieh Wu, Wen-Hsuan Liao, Wei-Hsuan Liao
  • Publication number: 20140020700
    Abstract: A package for nail polish appliqués includes a carton having a front wall defining an aperture therein, and an insert sized and shaped to fit inside the carton. The insert has a front wall and a window that projects outwardly from its front wall and through the aperture of the carton when the insert is inserted into the carton. The insert contains a packet of nail polish appliqués, and an object that displays a design corresponding to the design of the nail polish appliqués, wherein the object is displayed through the window. A method for assembling the package is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Park Global Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Publication number: 20140001079
    Abstract: A bag for transporting and using a device. The bag can include a body, a compartment which can secure the device, and an interaction window which can allow a user located outside of the body to provide inputs and outputs to the device through the body, while the device is secured within the compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Arteaka GREEN
  • Patent number: 8607987
    Abstract: A packaging system includes an outer shell having a display frame structure. A transparent or plastic container may be disposed in the outer shell. The transparent container may include mounted therein, a box insert formed from a paperboard body blank. The box insert may include a pair of laterally disposed sidewalls each including a locking slot and an arcuate portion. A front panel is disposed between the pair of sidewalls being connected by a vertical fold line at each sidewall. A display panel has laterally disposed locking tabs that are received in the locking slots of the sidewalls to cause the display panel to form a curved region supported by the arcuate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mari-Annika Oja, Oliverio Cruz-Diaz, Mika Mattila
  • Patent number: 8601728
    Abstract: A packaging system is provided which includes a carton having sides defining an enclosure for receiving contents. At least one of the sides is hingedly connected to the carton for opening and closing of the carton. At least one side has a flap for extending over an adjacent side when the carton is in the closed configuration. Releasable fastening means are provided which have a first part of a releasable fastener secured to the flap to register with and engage a second part of the releasable fastener which is secured to the adjacent side. The first and second parts of the releasable fastener require a force for separation which is below a force required to tear the flap or the adjacent side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Igor John Philipps
  • Patent number: 8528739
    Abstract: Disclosed are packages including transparent containers such as bottles and jars comprising a coating that reduces transmission of light through the container. The containers further comprise a product viewing area or window through which the product is visible to a consumer or purchaser. The containers are disclosed as being useful for protecting photo-sensitive products while allowing the color of those products to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Inventor: Danny Lee Haile
  • Publication number: 20130146505
    Abstract: The storage container of the present invention has provisions for retaining graphic elements within the storage container sides and lid. The graphic elements may be viewed through the transparent, or semi-transparent material of the storage container box and lid. The user of the storage container may easily select graphic elements which relate to the items stored within. The graphic elements may be portions of the original packaging of the items to be stored, or may be produced by the user. The graphic elements are easily positioned and retained within the storage container by clips located along the box sides, and within a recess beneath the lid. The graphic elements are then readily viewable from the exterior of the container through the container sides and top, and are readily replaceable as new items are stored within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Janelle Edwards Arnett, James R. Heberling
  • Patent number: 8459457
    Abstract: The package includes a housing portion having a transparent window region. A plurality of disposable absorbent pants is disposed within the housing portion. Each pant defines a waistband region which abuts a waist end. Each waistband region comprises a front waistband portion and a back waistband portion. Each pant further defines a crotch region which abuts a crotch end. At least a first pant is folded and positioned such that at least a portion of the waistband region of the first pant is visible through the transparent window region. Specified portions of the first pant may be obscured by an opaque border region. The first pant may include a back-label indicator that is visible through the transparent window region. A second pant may also be visible through the transparent window region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Ralph Hagner, Gregory James Fries, George Ikuya Nukuto, Jennifer Lea Westemeyer, Cynthia Lee Hogan
  • Patent number: 8376137
    Abstract: A packaging item for packaging a toy and an ultraviolet light accessory is described. The packaging item includes a transparent packaging shell and a toy positioning packaging. The transparent packaging shell has an opening therethrough to allow for access by a user. The toy positioning packaging is positioned within the transparent packaging shell. The toy positioning packaging includes a toy packing portion and an ultraviolet light accessory portion. The toy packing portion is formed to hold both the toy and ultraviolet light accessory such that upon activation, ultraviolet light is directed from the ultraviolet light accessory onto a portion of a toy that includes a reveal pigment. Upon exposure to the reveal pigment, the reveal pigment becomes visible to reveal a unique feature of the toy. The toy is, for example, a figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Laurienzo, Rip Lopusnak, Brandon Giraldez, Dennis Lee Chi Wai, Paul Isia
  • Patent number: 8348059
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to container for reconfigurable products and, in particular, to a display package operable to display a product in multiple configurations. The display package may include product housing portions adapted to slide from a first, adjacent position, where one product portion is positioned adjacent to another product portion, to a second, separated position, where one product portion is spaced from the other product portion. The display package may include a plurality of product housings adapted to rotate with respect to each other along a common axis such that product portions within the product housings may be selectively aligned to form desired configurations of a completed, displayed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20120305016
    Abstract: A cylindrical small container having a transparent wall therearound in which a strip of semi-cured nail appliques is rolled and stored to be seen through the transparent wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Fa Young Park
  • Patent number: 8317022
    Abstract: The package includes a housing portion having a transparent window region. A plurality of disposable absorbent pants is disposed within the housing portion. Each pant defines a waistband region which abuts a waist end. Each waistband region comprises a front waistband portion and a back waistband portion. Each pant further defines a crotch region which abuts a crotch end. At least a first pant is folded and positioned such that at least a portion of the waistband region of the first pant is visible through the transparent window region. Specified portions of the first pant may be obscured by an opaque border region. The first pant may include a back-label indicator that is visible through the transparent window region. A second pant may also be visible through the transparent window region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Ralph Hagner, Gregory James Fries, George Ikuya Nukuto, Jennifer Lea Westemeyer, Cynthia Lee Hogan
  • Publication number: 20120272997
    Abstract: A cosmetic container with a transparent window has a main base, a cover with the transparent window and mounted on the main base, a lateral movement base mounted between the main base and the cover, a longitudinal movement base mounted on the main base and a transmission element connecting to the lateral and longitudinal movement bases. The transparent window allows a user to recognize kinds and colors of cosmetics that are mounted on the lateral movement base therethrough. When the transmission element is driven by the longitudinal movement base, the transmission element drives the lateral movement base consequently to push the lateral and longitudinal movement bases outwardly. Thus, it is easy to open or close the cosmetic container with only one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Sin-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20120250270
    Abstract: A protective casing adapted for an electronic device includes a lower casing, an upper casing and a back cover. The upper casing cooperates with the lower casing to form a first accommodating space therebetween. The back cover is detachably accommodated in the first accommodating space and used to house the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Wen-Chin Liu
  • Patent number: 8240547
    Abstract: Octagonal container assemblies to package and display of products, particularly toys with moving wheels, appendages or the like to demonstrate movement of the same in the container, include a tubular body and at least two octagonal end covers removable or at least pivotal away from opposing ends of the tubular body. The container assemblies include a beam extended between the end covers and a rigid support member extended transversely from the beam so as to support the toy for at least limited operation or the wheels or the like within the container. The beam may be inserted in the container or extend along its exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin P. Stow, III, Kin Hang George Wong
  • Patent number: 8210350
    Abstract: A portable compact baby bottle nipple and collar storage and dispenser case includes a cylindrical tubular member, a top cap, a bottom cap and a nipple-shaped insert. The bottom cap is tethered to a retaining ring for preventing separation of the bottom cap and the cylindrical tubular member. The nipple-shaped insert separates any clean nipples and collars held by the dispenser from any dirty nipples and collars held by the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Eric Marseglia
  • 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: 20120061289
    Abstract: Containers are mounted in rows on a display rack having shelves inclined upwardly so that articles on the shelf tend to slide forwardly. The containers arranged in rows located side by side across the width of the shelf are formed of board or as transparent plastic jars. Each container has a base on the shelf, upstanding front and rear walls and upstanding side walls with the front and rear walls inclined at a wall angle to a plane at right angles to the base the base so that with the base sitting on the inclined shelf the front and rear walls stand substantially upright. The front wall is higher than the rear wall to provide an exposed strip of each container of the row so that all strips can be seen in front elevation. The strip can be marked with a bar code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: David Langtry, William G. Steed, David Langtry
  • Publication number: 20120061272
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a packaging system can comprise an outer housing including a first storage portion, a second storage portion, and a hang tab, wherein the first housing portion can be positioned on a first side of the hang tab and the second housing portion can be positioned on a second side of the hang tab. The hang tab can lie within a support plane and the first storage portion can be positioned entirely on a first side of the support plane and the second storage portion can be positioned entirely on a second side of the support plane. In at least one embodiment, the hang tab, the first storage portion, and the second storage portion can be comprised of a unitary piece of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventor: Wendy Sue Wagner
  • Publication number: 20120031809
    Abstract: A display package comprising a shell having a cavity therein sized to house therein at least one product having a consumer-activated feature, wherein the at least one product is movable inside the cavity, the shell comprising at least one aperture structured and configured to allow a consumer to touch the at least one product inside the shell thereby moving and positioning the at least one product to register the consumer-activated feature with the at least one aperture so that the consumer-activated feature is at least partially exposed through the at least one aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jean Mary Methe, Brice Daniel Westring, Arseni Valerecih Radomyselski, Michael J. Zuraw, Terry Lee Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20110297574
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprising: a card comprising at least one panel; a fluid dispenser comprising a fluid reservoir and a fluid dispenser member that is mounted on the reservoir; and a connection element fitted on the panel and including fastener means, the dispenser being engaged in the fastener means for being held in removable manner on the card; wherein the panel includes a window, the connection element being fitted in the window, the connection element includes a base, advantageously a flat base, of dimension that is greater than the dimension of the window, the fastener means projecting from the base, the base being disposed on one side of the panel with the fastener means passing through the window in such a manner as to project from the other side of the panel, the fastener means being inserted through the window and presenting a dimension that is greater than the dimension of the window, thereby holding the connection element in the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: VALOIS SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Lecoutre
  • Patent number: 8066178
    Abstract: A carton for a plurality of products comprising a front panel and a rear panel, the front panel and the rear panel connected one to the other by a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the front panel, the top panel and the bottom panel having appended side flaps. Each of the appended side flaps of the top panel and the bottom panel having a recess, the recesses of the top panel flaps being in alignment with the recesses of the bottom panel flaps to form a combined recess. A product separator is located in the carton, the product separator having a separator panel with an appended first panel and a second panel, each of the first panel and the second panel being fitted into a combined recess to thereby secure the product separator in the carton. The front panel is at least partially transparent. Each of the front panel flaps having an appended glue flap, the appended glue flaps having a plurality of glue tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Andreas Haefliger
  • Patent number: 8033901
    Abstract: An electronic game system is provided. The system may include a base station operable to communicate with an electronic system and one or more character units operable to communicate with the base station. The one or more character units store data associated with one or more characters. The data are utilized to play a game using the electronic system. The character units may have substantially similar appearances to characters in the game. The base station also may have a character appearance. The character units may be removably attachable to the base station, alone or simultaneously, at an exterior or interior portion of a body part of the character appearance such as a head, a limb and a torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Wood
  • Patent number: 8020698
    Abstract: Disclosed is a product package which includes a packaging sleeve and a product container. The packaging sleeve has a first end that defines an opening and a closed second end. The sleeve includes at least one pair of locking tabs projecting from the first end, each locking tab including a locking edge and each locking tab being folded inwards into the opening. The product container has a body portion for receiving the product and a rigid end cap which sealingly engages with the body portion so as to house the product. The end cap is dimensioned to fit closely within the opening of the sleeve and includes a peripheral rim that, when the end cap is inserted into the sleeve opening, engages the sleeve end and prevents the end cap from being inserted further into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Atlas AGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20110197913
    Abstract: A cosmetics case includes a case body and a cover body. The case body has an accommodating room, a first pivot, and a first buckle. The cover body is connected to the case body and has a second pivot as well as a second buckle that both are designed in accordance with the first pivot and the first buckle of the case body. The cover body further has a non-transparent decoration area and a transparent window that are designed in accordance with the accommodating room of the case body. The window surrounds the decoration area and accordingly surrounds the accommodating room of the case body. Through the window, users are able to observe the color or the amount of the cosmetic article such as a powder foundation, a lipstick, cheek, or an eye shadow in the accommodating room inside the cosmetics case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Shao-Nung CHEN
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110120907
    Abstract: Disclosed are packages including transparent containers such as bottles and jars comprising a coating that reduces transmission of light through the container. The containers further comprise a product viewing area or window through which the product is visible to a consumer or purchaser. The containers are disclosed as being useful for protecting photo-sensitive products while allowing the color of those products to be displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Danny Lee Haile
  • Publication number: 20110100845
    Abstract: A product package suitable for concealing an insert, the package comprising a) a first panel having a first surface and a second surface; b) a second panel having a first surface and a second surface, wherein said second panel second surface contacts said first panel second surface; c) an insert disposed between said second surfaces such that said insert is concealed; and d) a blister for containing a product, said blister disposed against and extending from said second panel first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: James Arthur Meech, Rebecca Hammatt Bradley, Andrew Earl Dominesey
  • Publication number: 20110056858
    Abstract: A receptacle for receiving fastening elements for connection of two components of a unit to be assembled, the receptacle has means for providing a separate reception of different fastening elements which differ from one another with regard to a shape, and/or a size, and/or a material, such that different ones of the fastening elements with which the receptacle is charged are coordinated with the components which are respectively to be connected, and a number of the fastening elements to be received by the receptacle corresponds at least to a number of connection sites on the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth BENCZKOWSKI, Brian O'ROURKE, Mark A. WILLER, JR.
  • Patent number: 7874430
    Abstract: A product container assembly includes a first product enclosure, a cover panel, and a product overlay. The first product enclosure is adapted to house a first product component and includes a support panel, a first side panel, a back panel extending from the first side panel, and a second side panel extending from the back panel, the second side panel being secured to the support panel. The cover panel extends from the second side panel and is hingedly secured to the first product enclosure such that the cover panel is folded over the support panel, the cover panel having a bubble window. The product overlay includes a base portion secured between the support panel and the cover panel and a bubble portion projecting through the bubble window. The bubble portion is adapted to house a second product component separately from the first product component and to allow viewing of the second product component through the bubble portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Anderson, Brandon Ferraro, Alex Ellendson
  • Publication number: 20110005954
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a case for holding a hand tool at a point of sale is provided. The hand tool has a working end and a handle. The handle projects from the case to form a handle for the case and the case engages the hand tool such that the hand tool is prevented from being removed from the case while simultaneously, the handle can be rotated with respect to the case to test a function of the hand tool. Before the case and the hand tool is purchased the hand tool is prevented from being removed from the case; however, the handle can be rotated with respect to the case when the case is in a closed position. After the hand tool is purchased the customer can break a seal and the case may be opened, thereby allowing the tool to be removed from the case when the case is in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Jun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20100320117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles of manufacture for the packaging of brittle, elongated, and/or asymmetrically-shaped retail items for retail display to consumers. In some embodiments, the article of manufacture serves to protect the retail items from breakage during display or transit while allowing ready visual inspection by the consumer. In a preferred embodiment, the retail items are candy canes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ATICO INTERNATIONAL, USA
    Inventors: Gerald I. Katz, Marlen Rosales
  • Publication number: 20100219099
    Abstract: A package assembly, assembly and/or manufacturing method and packaging system, is provided for example including but not limited to gift cards, telephone service cards, music download cards, on-line purchase cards, ATM cards or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventors: Stephen E. Schmitt, Mark Rosland, Robert Federico, Thomas Hughes
  • Patent number: 7780004
    Abstract: A package for a compacted stack of stick electrodes comprising a thin metal foil encapsulating the stack with at least one axial seam and two end closures. One end closure includes a generally flat end portion extending from the stack and terminating in a sealed section of the metal foil spaced outwardly from the stack. The flat end portion including a structure to open the package for access to the stack of electrodes. This package is used in combination with an elongated shipping carton with a vision opening exposing a package therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Emiddio G. Carlozzi, Gregory A. Gerth, Herbert H. Matthews, III
  • Publication number: 20100200446
    Abstract: A tool case has a lid and a base, and a panel arranged therebetween. Various structures are used to trap or otherwise retain tools, tool items or other stored items, such that they cannot accidentally fall out of their “home” positions, but such that they are readily removable by the user when desired. Such structures include, for example, retractable stops, depressions beneath stored items, weight-biased pivoting of holders, spring biasing of holders, trapping of items by the lid or by other item holders within the case, and various clip arrangements. Preferably the lid is transparent, and the tools or other items are arranged by height in step-wise fashion, the panel being stepped accordingly, to maximize visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: TEAM FAIR HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Kailash C. VASUDEVA
  • Publication number: 20100163451
    Abstract: A kit and/or a method for storing and/or for displaying gift wrapping and/or accessories are provided. A sleeve has a plurality of walls that form a geometric cross-section capable of resisting a crushing of the contents of the sleeve. An insert is sized for insertion into the sleeve adjacent to one or more of the plurality of walls. The accessories are affixed to the insert between the insert and one or more of the plurality of walls of the sleeve to maintain a position of the accessories for display through the sleeve. Cutouts and/or windows of transparency and/or translucency in one or more of the plurality of walls of the sleeve allow a purchaser to view the contents of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Maria Stroster
  • Publication number: 20100133139
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention comprise an improved prescription medication bottle that has a viewing window. This “viewer window” will display one or more pills, thereby enabling the pills to be visible within the bottle to the patient and pharmacy staff. The bottle comprises an internal shelf structure which creates a viewing chamber. One or more pills will become “caught” by the shelf structure and be displayed in the viewing chamber when the pharmacist places all the pills into the vial. The viewing chamber is visible through the viewing window. The viewing window may have the capability to magnify the area in which the pill rests and thereby provide a magnified view of the pill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: John R. Lowe
  • Patent number: 7725361
    Abstract: A method and system suitable for ordering, packaging, and delivering harvested plants, such as fresh-cut flowers. The method and method entail placing an order for harvested plants by selecting at least one plant varietal, identifying a recipient for the plant by name and address, indicating a date for the recipient to receive the plant, and optionally creating a message to be delivered with the plant to the recipient. The plant is then placed in at least one recess within a transparent shell comprising a raised peripheral edge that surrounds and defines the recess. The shell and plant are then placed in a transparent enclosure formed from a perforated transparent foil, and the enclosure and a shipping label are then inserted in a shipping container that is at least translucent to enable the plant and the label to be visible therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: 'T Groene Loo BV
    Inventors: Bastiaan Rinke Anthony Groeneweg, Paulus Josephus Benedictus Maria Van De Loo
  • Patent number: 7690509
    Abstract: A flat blade windshield wiper blade (12) has a naturally elongated curve with a delicate wiper element (16) to be protected during shipping and display for retail sales purposes. A protective package (12) surrounds the wiper (12). The package (12) is made from a single piece of sheet stock and includes a flexible, outwardly bowed front panel (24), a back panel (26), and opposing left (30) and right (28) side panels adjoining respective sides of the front (24) and back (26) panels. Top (32) and bottom (34) end flaps extend between the front (24) and back (26) panels for forcing the front (24) panel to form in a generally semi-cylindrical configuration bowed outwardly relative to the back panel (26). The wiper (12) is disposed in a shipping condition in the package (12), with a connector (22) feature of the wiper (12) bearing in direct pressing contact with the bowed front panel (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Herring, Deborah Herring, legal representative, Richard Stibbe, Mike McKee, Brian Fisher
  • Publication number: 20100032329
    Abstract: Capillary tube holder, a storage and shipping container in which a loaded capillary tube holder is securely held, a fixture for loading capillary tubes onto a capillary tube transfer fixture for transferring, removing or replacing individual capillary tubes from a loaded capillary tube holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: NEW OBJECTIVE, INC
    Inventors: Gary A. Valaskovic, Lee Sawdey, James M. Sellers, Haydn B. Taylor, Nathan E. Winters
  • Publication number: 20100025278
    Abstract: High visual impact plastic packaging is described as well as methods for producing such packaging. Printing on multiple surfaces of a package to obtain appealing visual effects is described. Methods of sealing plastic packages are described, including some that use heat sealing techniques. Plasticized or laminated paperboard materials can be used, as well as plastic materials such as recycled and/or recyclable polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: One Source Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher R. Tilton