Blank Patents (Class 220/62)
  • Patent number: 10704824
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance includes a cabinet that defines a chilled chamber. The cabinet has an outer casing with a first front flange and a second front flange. The first and second front flanges are connected at a mitered joint. Each of the first and second front flanges has a tab extending into the outer casing. The tabs of the first and second front flanges are plastically deformed together at the mitered joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Duncan Cook, Pat Napier, William Jeremy Leachman, Steven David Paul, Bagawathkumar Chellappan
  • Patent number: 10549904
    Abstract: Two-piece metal aerosol container and method of manufacture are provided in accordance with the present invention. A rolled and longitudinally welded cylindrical tube forms the container body, including a cylindrical sidewall and reduced diameter shoulder and neck portions (formed by a sequential necking process), while a separate metal base component is attached via a crimped seam. The open-top end of the container neck portion is curled to receive a manually actuatable dispensing valve assembly. The container is resistant to internal pressures in excess of 311 psi (2150 kPa) and offers increased strength and pressure resistance (compared to a three piece rolled metal aerosol container), while being easy to manufacture and low in cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Envases Universales De Mexico Sapl
    Inventors: Isaias Zapata Moran, Marco Zapata Moran, Alberto Alvarez Zavala
  • Patent number: 10300673
    Abstract: A flexible tube skirt (10) has a primary film (20) and a decorative film (30), wherein the decorative film (30) has a decoration substrate and a sealable outer layer (33) The decoration substrate is applied on all of at least one of the surfaces of the primary film (20) and is below the sealable outer layer (33). The flexible tube skirt may be used in a flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Jammet, Philip Ashman, John Suter
  • Patent number: 10231386
    Abstract: A sheet metal planter comprises three panel types, can be assembled with readily available tools, can be disassembled to fit in a compact space, can be made in more than one shape, does not require fasteners in one embodiment or places a modest load on fasteners in another embodiment, and is aesthetically pleasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Dimitri Shein
  • Patent number: 9826850
    Abstract: A sleeve for a beverage cup comprises a main wall and bottom hingedly attached to a bottom edge of the main wall. The main wall has an open top end and a bottom end. The main wall defines a central cavity for receiving at least a portion of a beverage cup inserted into the central cavity via the open top end. The bottom comprises a circular floor portion and a plurality of fingers projecting radially from the floor portion. When the sleeve is in a deployed position for use, the floor portion is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the sleeve and closes off the bottom end of the main wall, the fingers are bent upward relative to the floor portion, and the fingers are in contact with an inner surface of the main wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Fisnik T. Hasani
  • Patent number: 9737056
    Abstract: A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from DOC through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing. The system and method further includes the use of a modular colony basket for interchangeable use with the described system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Tyson Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Foreman, Stephen Brannan, James Ruff, David Lee Mantooth, Kevin W. Guernsey, Timothy J. DeRoche, Brian R. Lee
  • Patent number: 9726210
    Abstract: An assembled product, such as an assembled product, such as a furniture component or a furniture, such as a drawer, a cupboard, bookshelves, a wardrobe, a kitchen fixture, or a box for storing or transporting including at least three panels arranged in three different planes. Also, a set of panels for an assembled product and a method of assembling the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Peter Derelöv, Hans Brännström, Agne Pålsson
  • Patent number: 9676469
    Abstract: A system includes an outer band, inner band, and a fastener. The outer band covers at least a portion of a first structure and has a first edge opposite a second edge. The second edge forms a first load redistribution ramp corresponding to a bend in the first structure. The inner band is positioned beneath a second structure and has a first surface opposite a second surface. The second surface forms a second load redistribution ramp corresponding to the bend in the first structure. A portion of the inner band adjacent to the second surface forms a curve around an edge of the second structure such that the second load redistribution ramp forms a wedge between the first structure and the second structure. The fastener couples the outer band, first structure, second structure, and inner band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Kent W. Benner
  • Patent number: 9572327
    Abstract: A colony basket and method of using the same for handling poultry from DOC through the growing process and on to a production facility comprising a harvesting system, a loading system, a transport system, an unloading and storing system, hanging system and cleaning system. The system and method performs the steps of harvesting and colonizing live poultry into a singly stackable and transportable colony basket, stacking and loading the trays on a transport, unloading and temporarily storing the poultry for subsequent processing. The system and method further includes the use of a modular colony basket for interchangeable use with the described system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tyson Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Foreman, Stephen Brannan, James A. Ruff, David Lee Mantooth, Kevin W. Guernsey, Timothy J. DeRoche, Brian R. Lee
  • Patent number: 9510518
    Abstract: A sheet metal planter comprises three panel types, can be assembled with readily available tools, can be disassembled to fit in a compact space, can be made in more than one shape, does not require fasteners in one embodiment or places a modest load on fasteners in another embodiment, and is aesthetically pleasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Dimitri Shein, Rodney Pittman
  • Patent number: 9492935
    Abstract: The apparatus (1) includes a horizontally supported transport drum (11), spaced-apart endless belts (51) that revolve around rollers (54.1 to 54.8) and are partially wrapped around the transport drum (11) such that an infeed (14) and an outlet (15) are formed and the cardboard cuttings (2, 3) are pressed against and conveyed on the drum. Groove cutting tools (72) are arranged between the belts (51). In order to allow a visual inspection of the cut grooves (3a) from above during the operation of the apparatus, the outlet (15) is situated in the region of the upper vertex of the transport drum (11). The delivery of the grooved cardboard cuttings (3) at the upper vertex of the transport drum (11) also results in an ergonomically advantageous removal height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Gerke, Gerhard Lintelmann, Leonid Ugorets
  • Patent number: 9278655
    Abstract: Embodiments of foldable substrates and methods for making foldable substrates for a motor vehicle are provided herein. The foldable substrate comprises a first wall that has a first outer surface. The first wall comprises a first natural fiber-resin impregnated blank section that is overmolded with a first quantity of polymeric resin that forms at least a portion of the first outer surface. A second wall has a second outer surface. The second wall comprises a second natural fiber-resin impregnated blank section that forms at least a portion of the second outer surface. The first and second walls are hingedly connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Jones, Daniel Vander Sluis
  • Patent number: 9089964
    Abstract: A tool box includes at least one body which has a metal plate with multiple sides. Each side of the metal plate is bent to form a side wall so as to form a space between the metal plate and the side walls. Each corner of the metal plate has a notch and the side walls each have a distal section located corresponding to the notch. Each distal section has a first connection portion. Multiple connection members each have two wings extending from a bottom plate. Each wing has a slot and a second connection portion. The two distal sections of the two side walls are inserted into the two respective slots of the connection member, and the bottom plate closes the notch. The first connection portion is engaged with the second connection portion corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Shun Cheng
  • Patent number: 9048643
    Abstract: A box made of plastic or any other rigid material that is designed to store a multi-socket extension and excess cables. The box includes a frame, top cover, bottom cover, and inner tray. The covers are installed over the frame using sliding tracks. The inner tray is installed in the frame and serves as a partition between the box's upper part and lower part. First, the inner tray is installed in the frame. The bottom cover is then assembled. The multi-socket extension is placed on the inner tray. The excess cables are now placed inside the box preferably in the space beneath the inner tray and the box is closed with the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Israel Blazberg
  • Publication number: 20150108126
    Abstract: A packing structure including a board is provided. The board includes a plurality of pre-bending portions. The board is divided into a plurality of parts by the pre-bending portions, and two adjacent parts are adapted to bend relatively by the corresponding pre-bending portion. At least one of the pre-bending portions includes two pre-bending line, and a distance between the two pre-bending line is equal to a thickness of the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Li Li
  • Patent number: 8991686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser tray for eye shield lenses made from a single blank of material. The dispenser tray and blank each include a top panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel and a bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Patent number: 8960471
    Abstract: A one-piece, foldable corrugated cooler includes a storage portion having a bottom panel, two side panels, two end panels, and four corner panels; two handle panels forming a lid and a handle; and at least one locking panel. The at least one locking panel is adapted to secure the lid in a closed orientation, and the at least one locking panel is integral with at least one corner panel and at least one handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150041481
    Abstract: The present application provides a multi-piece box. The multi-piece box may include a body blank with a number of body panels and a number of second blanks with a second blank panel. The second blanks may be attached to the body blank. One or more of the body panels may include a first dimension along a first direction, the second blanks may include a second dimension along the first direction, and the second dimension may be greater than the first dimension such that the second blank panels may create a protruding end with respect to the one or more body panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Evan Dean, Yavuz Aksan, Wayne P. Gasior, Ernest Barfield Widner, Khurram Ramzan Ali
  • Patent number: 8950656
    Abstract: A gift box for gift cards provides a presentation appearing like a gift box for other products, such as jewelry, having strength, three full dimensions, color, quality, and design options. It can receive decorations such as ribbons and bows, greeting cards such as a to/from card, and the like. The box requires no assembly of components, as it comes in a single, integrated whole, including all the parts of the box and its lid, as well as an interior panel presenting the gift, such as a gift card that operates as a debit card with a pre-loaded amount of purchasing value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Smith Nebeker, Barton J. Seliger, Myla B. Thorn, Ashton J. Seliger
  • Patent number: 8939703
    Abstract: A system for the shipment of less than a full load in a secured collapsible sub-container from the shipper's location to a first central hub for combination with other partial shipments to make a full load for transfer to a second hub and ultimate delivery to a destination. The sub-container being readily foldable for storage in a full load freight container without taking up freight carrying capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: James Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140361133
    Abstract: The disclosed invention pertains to apparatuses for supporting a food item. The apparatuses include a sleeve operable to slide over an armrest of a seat, wherein the sleeve is collapsible when not in use, and a support portion extending from the sleeve and being operable to receive and support the food item. The disclosed invention also pertains to blank precursors for forming the disclosed apparatuses for supporting a food item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: STADIUM SLEEVE ENTERPRISES LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Abu-Ulba
  • Publication number: 20140326741
    Abstract: A case is disclosed that is made from a corrugated material and has a generally flat transversely extending base panel and first and second transversely extending, generally parallel, side wall panels upstanding from, and being oriented generally orthogonal to, the base panel. First and third end wall panels meet at a first vertically extending seam extending upwards from one end of the base panel and second and fourth end wall panels meet at a second vertically extending seam extending upwards from an opposite end of the base panel. A blank for forming such a case is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: H. J. Paul Langen
  • Publication number: 20140319204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser tray for eye shield tenses made from a single blank of material. The dispenser tray and blank each include a top panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel and a bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Patent number: 8857642
    Abstract: A lightweight fruit and produce packaging container made from a die cut blank of thin, flexible, waterproof, food quality, transparent sheet material and including a plurality of fold lines defining wall portions, top and bottom closure portions, a latching portion and a handle forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Pandol Bros., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Liebowitz, Jay Thomas, Trevor Ferruggia
  • Publication number: 20140291320
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing cut edges of a blank member, so galled “package sleeve”, made from packaging material, in particular paper/plastics composite material, the cut edges of which are open from above and/or below, by applying a processing medium. In order to develop a simple and cost-effective method, in which the risk of contamination of the packagings and the aseptic region of a filling installation when the package sleeves are filled and closed is reduced, the processing medium contains at least one sterilising medium and the sterilising medium remains after being applied to the cut edges and is introduced into the packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Floerke, Hanno Geissler, Hans-Willi Mainz
  • Publication number: 20140291337
    Abstract: A frame is injection molded onto a group of panels to form a container. The panels extend at least partially around, and at least partially define, a cavity of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian R. O'Hagan, Peter W. Blaas, Scott W. Middleton, Kevin J. Hjort, Bruce Barnard
  • Publication number: 20140263364
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank comprising a base layer and a lamination layer. The container has a bottom wall, a side wall, and a rolled edge extending from the side wall. The container includes features for helping to direct moisture from an interior surface of the bottom wall of the container to the side wall. The features comprise a plurality of embossed features and linear features extending in at least a portion of the container and defining respective grooves in an interior surface of the container defined by the bottom wall and the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Philip E. Netzer, Terrence P. Lafferty
  • Publication number: 20140263454
    Abstract: An example system for installing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser includes: a container for insertion of a carton containing a beverage ingredient into a beverage dispenser, the container including a base surface, and a front surface, a back surface, and two side surfaces extending from the base surface and defining a cavity sized to receive the carton; wherein the two side surfaces extend from the front surface at an angle and form a horizontal landing portion that extends to the back surface; and a carton positioned within the container and containing the beverage ingredient, the carton comprising a fitment extending from a carton surface, the fitment sized to allow fluid communication between the carton and the beverage dispenser, and the carton defining a tear away portion defining an angled surface extending from a front surface of the carton to a side surface of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Bryan Connerat, Mark Friedlein, Carlos J. Ayala-Diaz
  • Publication number: 20140263307
    Abstract: A shipping container particularly adapted for both displaying goods therein and flattening to a single panel after use is provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Troy Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20140242230
    Abstract: An incremental eating tool. The incremental eating tool can include a container having at least one sidewall enclosing an interior cavity having an open end, and a tray having a first end and a second end. The tray can be sized to fit in the interior cavity of the container and can be slidably removable therefrom. The tray can include a longitudinal spine and a plurality of flaps, each flap including a pair of side edges, the flaps being attached to and extending laterally outward from the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Natasha IWEGBU
  • Patent number: 8794441
    Abstract: An apparatus including a box portion which may include a left side, a right side, a front side, a rear side, and a bottom. Each of the left, the right, the front, and the rear sides is connected to the bottom to be foldable with respect to the bottom, from an orientation parallel to the bottom to an orientation substantially perpendicular to the bottom. A device may be connected to the bottom, including an inner peripheral wall which extends, substantially perpendicularly from the bottom. The inner peripheral wall may be substantially in the shape of a loop and may have a width and a length, substantially perpendicular to the height of the device, slightly less than a width and a length, respectively, of an inner chamber defined by top edges of the left, the right, the front, and the rear sides, of the box portion in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph N. Laurita
  • Patent number: 8784959
    Abstract: A frame is injection molded onto a group of panels to form a container. The panels extend at least partially around, and at least partially define, a cavity of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. O'Hagan, Peter W. Blaas, Scott W. Middleton, Kevin J. Hjort, Bruce Barnard
  • Publication number: 20140183191
    Abstract: A container is provided that includes a base having a substantially flat top and a substantially flat bottom, and a housing having a first floor flap and a second floor flap. The first floor flap has a first aperture or marking and the second floor flap has a second aperture or marking. A first fastener extends through the first floor flap and into the base, attaching the first floor flap to the base, and a second fastener extends through the second floor flap and into the base, attaching the second floor flap to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Steven KERR
  • Patent number: 8752721
    Abstract: A one-piece, foldable corrugated cooler includes a storage portion having a bottom panel, two side panels, two end panels, and four corner panels; two handle panels forming a lid and a handle; and at least one locking panel. The at least one locking panel is adapted to secure the lid in a closed orientation, and the at least one locking panel is integral with at least one corner panel and at least one handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140158574
    Abstract: A tether or insert carries a conductive trace. The tether, or insert is positioned inside a package and a security module attached to a portion of the tether or insert exposed to the outside of the package. Product conducts are attached to the tether or insert within the package. Removal of the product breaks the conductive trace and causes the security module to generate an alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Joel E. FORBES
  • Patent number: 8733573
    Abstract: A receptacle is formed by folding a single sheet metal blank to define a floor, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls. The walls are joined to one another at each corner of two adjacent walls by providing a mounting tab foldable relative to one of the wall and a tongue on the other wall to receive and retain the mounting tab by interlocking connection of mating connections. Apertures for hooking the receptacle on a wall are located in the rear wall in alignment with corresponding apertures in the mounting tabs at the rear for increased strength. Each mounting tab includes a first portion which interlocks with the tongue and a second portion which is considerably longer than the first portion to redirect forces which might otherwise tend to urge the tongues to release the mounting tabs therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Duane Lucht
  • Patent number: 8726618
    Abstract: An apparatus including a box portion which may include a left side, a right side, a front side, a rear side, and a bottom. Each of the left, the right, the front, and the rear sides is connected to the bottom to be foldable with respect to the bottom, from an orientation parallel to the bottom to an orientation substantially perpendicular to the bottom. A device may be connected to the bottom, including an inner peripheral wall which extends, substantially perpendicularly from the bottom. The inner peripheral wall may be substantially in the shape of a loop and may have a width and a length, substantially perpendicular to the height of the device, slightly less than a width and a length, respectively, of an inner chamber defined by top edges of the left, the right, the front, and the rear sides, of the box portion in an upright state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph N. Laurita
  • Publication number: 20140103038
    Abstract: A container for holding an article. The container comprises a lamination layer at least partially secured to a base layer, a bottom wall, and a side wall. The bottom wall and the side wall cooperate to at least partially define a cavity of the container with the lamination layer at least partially comprising an interior surface of the container adjacent the cavity. A plurality of score lines extend in the container for at least partially reducing buckling of the lamination layer into the cavity of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick H. Wnek
  • Patent number: 8695828
    Abstract: A single, thin piece of folded material attaches to a single serving container to provide a strong, sanitary spoon, Folding score lines on the handle portion of the spoon give the utensil strength and provide a simplicity of use suitable for children. The disclosed utensil may be attached to existing containers or may be built into containers during the manufacture of the underlying container, or may be available as a stand-alone product. The disclosed utensil may be integrated into packaging material as overwrap sleeves used to package food containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: EcoTensil Inc.
    Inventor: Peggy V. K. Cross
  • Publication number: 20140084000
    Abstract: A receptacle is formed by folding a single sheet metal blank to define a floor, a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls. The walls are joined to one another at each corner of two adjacent walls by providing a mounting tab foldable relative to one of the wall and a tongue on the other wall to receive and retain the mounting tab by interlocking connection of mating connections. Apertures for hooking the receptacle on a wall are located in the rear wall in alignment with corresponding apertures in the mounting tabs at the rear for increased strength. Each mounting tab includes a first portion which interlocks with the tongue and a second portion which is considerably longer than the first portion to redirect forces which might otherwise tend to urge the tongues to release the mounting tabs therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Duane Lucht
  • Patent number: 8678214
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a cardboard bottle holder able to be supplied flat and easily configured into a secure shape able to hold a variety of different bottles and cans. The bottle holder comprises a single piece of cardboard shaped to form a generally rectangular body part having: a first slot in a first side adjacent a first end, to define a tab extending along part of the first end; and a second slot in a second side opposite the first side, adjacent a second end opposite the first end, to define a tab extending along part of the second end in the opposite direction to the first tab. The lengths of the first and second slots are designed so that they can be engaged with each other to hold the generally rectangular part in a generally cylindrical form with the ends brought together to overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew P. Berry-Smith
  • Publication number: 20140061191
    Abstract: A web material for forming packaging may include front and back panels in addition to side panels or gussets that are used to form a single bag or packaging structure. The panels may be arranged on a web material in an efficient manner by accurately determining the dimensions of each of the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: EXOPACK, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ploessl
  • Patent number: 8651277
    Abstract: An article-transport tray includes a floor and a side wall which cooperate to form an article-storage space sized to carry a wide variety of items, articles, or products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Michael Bruce McLeod, Jon Richard Thomas Schoenborn
  • Patent number: 8622208
    Abstract: A reinforced plastic foam cup including a body which defines an open top end and a closed bottom end, wherein the top end has a greater diameter than the bottom end. The body includes a reinforced tapered side wall that extends from the bottom end to the top end. A substantial portion of the reinforced tapered side wall includes a plastic foam layer, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer and a rigid material layer. Such reinforced plastic foam cup provides an improved tactile feel and enhanced insulation and rigidity properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Hollis, Dimitri Stamatiou
  • Patent number: 8622232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container suitable for providing insulation wherein the container has an inner shrink film liner. The sidewalls of the container, which can be made from paperboard or other suitable material, are vented to allow ambient air to flow through the sidewall of the container during activation of the shrink film. Upon activation the container provides excellent insulation. Methods of making the container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Pounder, Michael A. Breining
  • Patent number: 8584889
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of forming a container comprising forming a basket portion of metal mesh material and a rail connected to the basket portion. The rail extends substantially outwardly from the outer surface of the basket portion and the rail extends continuously around the outer surface of the basket portion. In one example, the method includes forming the rail so that it does not contain or surround a free edge of the basket portion. In another example, the method includes forming the rail so that it includes an opening for containing or surrounding a free edge of the basket portion. The method may also include forming a lower rail. The present invention is also directed to a container formed by such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Design Ideas, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsi-Ming Cheng, R. Neal Post, Christopher Hardy
  • Publication number: 20130299492
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods for treating laser-processed materials having an odor generated during the laser processing. The present method includes treating the laser-processed materials with heat to dissipate the odor from the material. The laser processed material may be secured to avoid curling during the heating process. The method can also include a cooling step after heating of the laser-processed material. Multiple cycles of heating and cooling may also be performed to substantially reduce or eliminate the odor from the laser-processed material. The invention also includes articles made according to the method and apparatus for producing laser processed materials having substantially reduced odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel B. Miller, Brian Lindahl, Christopher Chow
  • Publication number: 20130299491
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods for treating a laser-processed material that produces an odor due to the laser processing. The present method includes treating the laser-processed material with heat to dissipate the odor from the material. The method can also include a cooling step after heating of the laser-processed material. Multiple cycles of heating and cooling may also be performed to substantially reduce or eliminate the odor from the laser processed material. The invention also includes an article made according to the method and apparatus for laser processing with the produced article having substantially reduced odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel B. Miller, Brian Lindahl, Christopher Chow
  • Patent number: 8573430
    Abstract: A one-piece, foldable corrugated cooler includes a storage portion having a bottom panel, two side panels, two end panels, and four corner panels; two handle panels forming a lid and a two-ply handle; and at least one two-ply locking panel. The at least one two-ply locking panel is adapted to secure the lid in a closed orientation, and the at least one two-ply locking panel is integral with at least one corner panel and at least one handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8544641
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a garment box insert comprising a bottom panel; a container portion comprising a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side wall; and contiguous to the first side wall, a first walled enclosure portion. The walled enclosure portion comprises: a first fold over panel comprising two apertures configured to receive at least an upper portion of a handle portion; and a second fold over panel comprising an elongate aperture positioned such that opposing ends of an elongate aperture are approximately aligned with the two apertures of the first fold over panel and a central portion of the elongate aperture being approximately aligned with the elongate slot located in the first side wall. Such alignment allows one or more clothes hangers to be inserted through the elongate aperture of the second fold over panel and secured on the handle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gijs Houdijk, Koen De Greef, Frits Stam