Wood Or Wood Product Layer (e.g., Paper, Paperboard) Patents (Class 220/62.2)
  • Patent number: 12014314
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor; a memory; a power management unit; a network interface device, executed by the processor, to: initiate a communication link with a shipping fulfillment system to request and receive shipping fulfillment data descriptive of shipping requests for one or more packages to contain perishable goods to be shipped; and initiate a communication link with a weather forecast source to request and receive weather data descriptive of weather characteristics associated with a location the one or more perishable goods are to be shipped; and a package customization system executable by the processor to, based on the shipping fulfillment data and the weather data at a location where the perishable goods are to be shipped to, provide customization data describing how to customize a package to ship the perishable goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Lee Carter
  • Patent number: 9027825
    Abstract: Container assemblies can include a first container and a second container, where the second container extends into and is supported by the first container. The first container and the second container can each include a flange around the periphery of an access opening. The flange of the second container is configured to provide support for the second container via engagement with the flange of the first container. In some instances, the second container can extend into and be supported by the first container through engagement of the flange of the second container with the flange of the first container such that a side panel of the first container is not in contact with a corresponding side panel of the second container. The container assembly can also include a lid for retaining the second container in the first container and/or for sealing to the first container and/or the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ConAgra Foods RDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Baker, Rebecca A. Bortolotti, Raquelle E. Hunter, Krista K. McDonald, Kari Ann Brackelsberg Pappas, Michael Alan Pence, Jess Cristen Sweley, MaryKay Skrypec, Ryan Fitzgibbon, Judy Guo, Grace J. Hwang, Laura Diane Janisse, Nicole Sarah Kahn, Elle Luna, Santiago Prieto, Jenny Fan Raj, Lauren Shimek, Neil Owen Stevenson, Dorinda Von Stroheim
  • Patent number: 8985373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a plastic container having a container wall provided with a barrier foil, comprising the following steps: forming a foil body from a barrier foil, the shape of which corresponds to at least part of the container wall of the plastic container to be produced, arranging the foil body in an injection mold, applying a first plastic layer onto a first side of the foil body that corresponds to an inner side or outer side of the plastic container, and applying a second plastic layer onto a second side of the foil body that corresponds to an outside or inside of the plastic container, and to a plastic container comprising a container wall having a barrier foil, wherein the barrier foil is arranged centrally between an inner side and an outer side of the plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Netstal-Maschinen AG
    Inventors: Rüdiger Grings, Armin Gölles
  • Publication number: 20140312103
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a sheetlike composite (3) comprising a layer configuration with at least the following layers: i. a first layer of thermoplastic KSu (13); ii. a carrier layer (4); iii. a barrier layer (5); iv. a second layer of thermoplastic KSw (7); wherein the sheetlike composite has at least one further layer of thermoplastic KSv (35); wherein the Vicat softening temperature of the layer of thermoplastic KSu (13) is higher than the Vicat softening temperature of the layer of thermoplastic KSw (7). The present invention furthermore relates to a process for the production of the sheetlike composite, a container surrounding an interior which comprises at least one such sheetlike composite, and a process for the production of this container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Michael Wolters
  • Patent number: 8844759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport container which is made of plastic and has side walls which rise up from a bottom part and are reinforced on their outwardly facing surface by vertical and/or horizontal ribs which protrude from the walls and are characterized in that plates made of plastic filled with stiffness-increasing additives are applied to the outer side of at least two opposing side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Georg Utz Holding AG
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Dubois
  • Patent number: 8757440
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8728592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container made from fiber based board wherein the container comprises a sleeve and a bottom, said bottom comprises polymer coated board, at least one side of said sleeve is uncoated and the sleeve is formed by sealing two edges of the sleeve together along a side seam. The invention further relates to a method for producing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Timo Raisanen, Jari Rasanen, Titta Lammi
  • Patent number: 8701905
    Abstract: A container for liquids comprising a first portion forming an approximate half container portion; a second portion forming an approximate half container portion, the first and second portions having a generally convex exterior shape with flange portions along perimeters thereof; a liquid impermeable barrier film being disposed on a concave interior portion of each of the first and second portions and extending onto the flange portions; the first and second portions being sealed together at the flange portions to form a liquid impermeable container; and there being provided a location on the container for the disposition of a closure device to allow contents of the container, once filled, to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Double Double D, LLC
    Inventor: Jim F. Warner
  • Publication number: 20130193138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for receiving contents, in particular liquid foods, having a tubular main body and having at least one molded fiber part connected to the main body, and to a method for producing such a container. For the container to be suitable for being aseptically filled with liquid or paste-like foods, the inner face of the at least one molded fiber part is coated to be gas and liquid tight. The container is produced as follows: pressing at least one molded fiber part from pulp, coating the inner face(s) of the molded fiber part or parts, providing the tubular main body, connecting the main body to the (first) molded fiber part for generating a container that is open on one side, filling the container through the open side, and closing the container by folding or by joining to the (further) molded fiber part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SIG TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Roger Alther, Marco Pluess, Holger Poell
  • Patent number: 8474689
    Abstract: A method for making a multilayered paper-containing product, for example a paper plate or tray, includes assembling two or more sheets of paper-containing material cut into blanks. The blanks are pressed together and shaped in a die, usually with a bonding agent being used to secure the blanks. Pleats are formed in the curved portion of the shaped product. However, the pleats on each blank are formed independently so that the folded region formed in the pleats are arranged in a staggered array and are not interleaved with the pleats of the other blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Mark B. Littlejohn, Timothy P. Hartjes
  • Publication number: 20130062344
    Abstract: A packaging box and a method for fabricating the packaging box are provided that reduces a defective fabrication rate from reduced wrinkling and cracks. A V-shaped cut groove is formed to extend in one direction by cutting an outer surface of an inner layer, a curved groove having a curved surface is formed to extend in parallel with the cut groove by pressing an inner surface of the inner layer, and the inner layer is bent with respect to the curved groove. The curved groove is at an offset position with respect to the cut groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
    Inventors: June-Sop KIM, Yeon-Su KIM, Jin-Hee CHO
  • Publication number: 20130037432
    Abstract: A box package containing stacked disposable absorbent articles is disclosed. The package has a pair of top flaps, and a handle cutout on each flap. In one embodiment a handle reinforcing material may be disposed between the handle cutouts. In one embodiment the handle cutouts may be partial, and attached portions of material forming residual cutout flaps may remain attached within the cutouts. Other structural elements may be present to maximize economy of space while maintaining structural integrity, conserving materials and providing a package that is convenient for consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jack Cheng Chang, Lucio Frias, Richard Shane Mays, Luke Anthony Snider, Todd Jeffrey Vishnauski
  • Publication number: 20120312814
    Abstract: A fully compostable container is provided having an enclosed body with an opening through an interior surface and an exterior surface. The enclosed body having a plant fiber structural layer configured to biodegrade in ambient conditions into nontoxic residue and a fluid barrier layer formed on a first side of the structural layer to form the interior surface of the enclosed body, the fluid barrier layer configured to biodegrade in ambient conditions into nontoxic residue. The container is gradually biodegradable when exposed to a set of factors in a natural environment and has a shelf life of six months when stored under standard commercial conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Cynthia Tolibas-Spurlock, Bambi Allred-Forsman, Darla Agnew-Von Moos
  • Publication number: 20120067755
    Abstract: A carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel, a reinforcing end flap, and a reinforcing side flap. The central panel at least partially overlaps the top panel, the reinforcing side flap is foldably connected to the central panel, and the reinforcing end flap comprises a proximal portion foldably, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. The distal at least partially overlaps the top end flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120006818
    Abstract: A cartonboard includes a substantially planar facing layer, a plurality of corrugated flutes, and a substantially continuous barrier layer disposed between the facing layer and flutes. The cartonboard may be used to form a carton blank and/or a carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Tom Fester, Todd Wagner
  • Patent number: 7938313
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 7922071
    Abstract: A container and method of manufacture are provided. The container includes a cup with a permanently attached sleeve overlying an exterior portion of the cup sidewall. The sleeve includes a plurality of inwardly directed protuberances providing a gap between a substantial portion of the cup sidewall and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Robertson, George E. Mac Ewen
  • Patent number: 7828199
    Abstract: A storage container includes a receptacle having a circumferential sidewall and a sleeve fixedly attached to the receptacle having a circumferential sidewall with a left edge, a right edge, and marginal portions adjacent the left and right edges wherein the edges meet to form a butt seam. The receptacle sidewall and the sleeve sidewall define an insulating layer therebetween. The insulating layer includes a first edge and a second edge wherein the first and second edges do not extend under the marginal portions such that the insulating layer has a smaller circumference than that of the sleeve sidewall. A method for forming a storage container is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Robertson, William D. McKahan
  • Publication number: 20090272741
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved structure of a paint can with internal molded label. The paint can includes a plastic can body in a circular shape; a plastic bottom wall, integrally formed on the bottom of the plastic can body; and a plastic bottom frame, integrally formed on the bottom of the plastic can body and plastic bottom wall. There is a cover, covering the top of the plastic can body, and an internal molded label, integrated on the outside of the plastic can body through internal molding. The bottom edge of the internal molded label extends to the plastic bottom frame. In this way, an advancement of practicability is achieved in that the internal molded label of the paint can becomes smoother, and the quality of finished products is further improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: LIVING FOUNTAIN PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lung TSENG
  • Patent number: 7600669
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 7556847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an underground reservoir for storing liquid products comprising an inner or main reservoir made from a material having known strength characteristics, such as a carbon steel typically used in the industry, and an outer or secondary reservoir comprising a coating, said coating comprising an iinner layer made from an impervious paper and an outer polyurethane-based layer. The present invention also relates to a process for manufacturing said reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Edson Goncalves
    Inventor: David Seneor
  • Patent number: 7497332
    Abstract: A polygon-shaped, knockdown, and stackable container. The container includes a side wall having a plurality of panels. The plurality of panels include a pair of skins and a plurality of cores. The plurality of cores are sandwiched between the pair of skins to form a laminate. The core has an axial compression strength greater than that of the pair of skins to allow the core to prevent puncturing, to provide insulation, to prevent any deformation or collapse during stacking, to avoid warping, and to resist against bulging as a result of internal material flow, while the pair of skins reduce overall weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventor: Chaim Schwimmer
  • Patent number: 7481356
    Abstract: Described is a stackable, heat-insulating paperboard cup having an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve with a gap there between. A rolled lip is applied to the lower end of the outer sleeve, which rolled lip is disposed on the inner sleeve. A shoulder is formed on the inner sleeve for the rolled lip of another paperboard cup to be stacked. The diameter of the inner sleeve below the shoulder is reduced discontinuously. The support of the lower rolled lip on the outer surface of the inner sleeve is arranged at the same level as, or below, the cup bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery PTE Ltd.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 7464856
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 7464857
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 7458504
    Abstract: A container and method of manufacture are provided. The container includes a cup with a permanently attached sleeve overlying an exterior portion of the cup sidewall. The sleeve includes a plurality of inwardly directed protuberances providing a gap between a substantial portion of the cup sidewall and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Consumer Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Robertson, George E. Mac Ewen
  • Patent number: 7320742
    Abstract: A packaging device and method for absorbing and reducing moisture as well as a manufacturing process for such device. The packaging device is a container made from paperboard such as containerboards or linerboards with a corrugated medium. The paperboard is insulated with moisture absorbing additives comprising charcoal, activated charcoal, activated carbon, or substances mostly comprised of carbon. Perforations may be added in the boards to further permit moisture to reach the corrugated medium, permitting further absorption by the additives embedded within the corrugated medium in between the boards. This packaging device and method is favorable for storing or transporting objects which are sensitive to or would benefit from low moisture/humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin J. O'Neill, Albert J. Salese
  • Patent number: 7311955
    Abstract: A laminated paperboard package is produced by initially printing graphics by high speed printing on a sheet of clay-coated publication paper. The printed paper is then continuously applied to a surface of cellulosic substrate and bonded to the substrate, preferably through use of starch as an adhesive, to provide a laminated product. The laminated product is then die cut to the desired shape, folded and glued into the configuration of a box or container. A layer of water absorbent, cellulosic fiber material can be bonded to the inner surface of the substrate to prevent moisture from the contained product from seeping outwardly through the substrate to the printed paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: The Hoffman Group
    Inventor: Roger P. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20070228040
    Abstract: Transparent outer wrappers for cigarette packets are prepared by advancing a continuous strip of overwrap material along a given feed path in a given direction, piercing a predetermined area of the strip with a series of slits spaced apart one from another and extending nominally transverse to the feed direction, and bonding a narrow ribbon to the strip along the predetermined area, aligned on at least one portion of the slits; the strip then passes under a blade shaped so as to cut a series of “U” notches spaced apart one from the next, each creating a pull tab at the end of the ribbon, before being divided ultimately into leaves by a pair of contrarotating cutter rollers equipped with respective blades. Each single leaf serves as a wrapper for a relative pack, fashioned so that when torn open by pulling the ribbon, the ribbon encounters the slit and initiates two break lines extending away from the ribbon on either side to facilitate the removal of the wrapper in its entirety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Silvano Boriani, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 7115309
    Abstract: The blow molded preform of a laminated wall structure comprises a bulging shoulder portion which has a diameter that widens slightly in the downward direction; a bottom shell portion for molding a bottom, which has been blow molded from a corresponding portion of a parison so as to have a widened and deformed shape; an inner overhang wall portion in any position starting from the opposite side of a neck ring and ending at the upper portion of a bulging shoulder portion, with an inner wall portion having a diameter that widens in the downward direction; and/or a radially widened connecting portion of an arced shape, which has a larger diameter than a barrel portion so that the entire bottom including a bottom shell portion takes a bulging spherical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Yoshino Kogyosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Akiyama, Hiroaki Tokuda, Makoto Busujima, Shuichi Koshio, Masaaki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7005035
    Abstract: A packaging device and method for absorbing and reducing moisture as well as a manufacturing process for such device. The packaging device is a container made from paperboard such as containerboards or linerboards with a corrugated medium. The paperboard is insulated with moisture absorbing additives comprising charcoal, activated charcoal, activated carbon, or substances mostly comprised of carbon. Perforations may be added in the boards to further permit moisture to reach the corrugated medium, permitting further absorption by the additives embedded within the corrugated medium in between the boards. This packaging device and method is favorable for storing or transporting objects which are sensitive to or would benefit from low moisture/humidity conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin J. O'Neill, Albert J. Salese
  • Patent number: 6994898
    Abstract: A packaging container for a pressurized, liquid food, the packaging container being formed from a packaging laminate which includes at least one core layer of paper or paperboard displaying one major fibre orientation in a first direction thereof. According to the invention, said core layer is pre-strained in a second direction which is substantially at right angles to said first direction, with a view to reducing or eliminating expansion in the finished, filled packaging container during storage thereof. The present invention also encompasses a packaging laminate for the packaging container, as well as a method of producing the packaging container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Håkan Olsson, Jonny Olander
  • Patent number: 6846529
    Abstract: The invention provides a low density paperboard material for use in producing an insulated container, and is especially well-suited for making cups. The paperboard material comprises a paperboard web including wood fibers and expanded microspheres, and has a relatively low density ranging from about 6 to about 10 lb/3MSF/mil, a relatively high caliper ranging from about 24 to about 35 mil, and an internal bond strength of at least about 80×10?3 ft-lbf preferably at least 100×10?3 ft-lbf. For applications such as cups the material is also coated on one or both sides with a barrier coating, preferably low density polyethylene, to limit liquid penetration into the web. The low density paperboard material of the invention is convertible for manufacture of containers, particularly cups, and the surface of the low density board may have a Sheffield smoothness of 300 SU or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Kosaraju Krishna Mohan, Alexander A. Koukoulas, Peter Matthew Froass, David Verd Reed
  • Publication number: 20040140307
    Abstract: A radioactive waste container according to the invention has a waste-holding basket formed of two layers of respective dissimilar materials. The layers have faces engaging each other and are bonded together over their entire engaged faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Applicant: GNB Gesellschaft fur Nuklear-Behalter mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Canzler, Roland Huggenberg
  • Patent number: 6729534
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Publication number: 20040043168
    Abstract: A multilayered molded container having at least a moisture-proof layer formed by papermaking which contains a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of 90 to 200° C. and a viscosity of 20 to 10000 Pa·s as measured with a capillograph at a shear rate of 100 s−1 and a set temperature of 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Masataka Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Kumamoto
  • Publication number: 20030234255
    Abstract: An insulated shipping container includes an exterior housing; an interior sleeve; and an intermediate insulating portion, wherein the intermediate insulating portion includes an open cell core material having at least about 95% open cell and a metalized barrier material sealed about the core material in an airtight manner, with a reduced pressure atmosphere in the intermediate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: Tuscarora Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric M. Hagopian, Thomas Craig Pringle
  • Publication number: 20030121963
    Abstract: A container blank comprises at least one substrate layer made of disposable material and at least one film layer disposed substantially over the substrate layer and having at least one portion adapted to shrink away from the substrate layer upon application of heat. The shrunk film layer portion is adapted to thermally insulate the substrate layer located substantially behind the shrunk film layer portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 6536657
    Abstract: A disposable cup comprises a side wall having an outer surface, an inner surface, and at least one air pocket formed on the inner surface. The air pockets are formed by shrink film being adhered to the inner surface in at least one pattern and adapted to pull away from the inner surface in accordance with the pattern upon application of heat at a temperature range sufficient to cause the formation of air pockets. The formed air pockets thermally insulate a portion of the outer cup surface located directly behind the air pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald J. Van Handel
  • Patent number: 6513703
    Abstract: A collapsible shipping container for perishable goods is comprised of an inner, stiff, corrugated paperboard box having interior surfaces forming an enclosure of defined shape and opposing exterior surfaces. A surrounding skin of thermally insulating material is adhesively secured to the exterior surfaces of the corrugated paperboard box. The thermally insulating skin envelopes the box therewithin. Unlike conventional systems, the thermally insulating skin is located on the outside surfaces of the box, and not within the box. A collapsible shipping container according to the invention to a large extent prevents heat from ever entering the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Victory Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Becker
  • Patent number: 6491214
    Abstract: A food container comprising three or more plies, a first ply, a second ply, and at least a third ply. The first ply is oriented towards the hands and face of the user and receives food in use. The first ply is essentially continuous throughout its plane. The third ply is oriented towards the lap of the user or a table top in use. The second ply spaces the first and third plies apart. In a preferred embodiment, the food container may be made of a corrugated material. The food container may be made from a blank which is deformed out of its plane during manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wendy L. Plummer, John William Toussant, Karen K. Leeker, Bruce N. Hall, Garold W. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20020148832
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup having an improved seal. The cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated (or in some instances partially coated) on its outside surface with a foamed low density polyethylene, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The bottom panel member is coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed low density polyethylene or foamed or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a heat seal at an interface between a portion of the unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the inside surface of the body member and a portion of unfoamed low density polyethylene or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the upper surface of the bottom panel member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventors: Michael A. Breining, William R. Pucci, David C. Brown, Richard A. Segan, Donald C. McCarthy, Walter Malakhow
  • Patent number: 6416828
    Abstract: Containers made from wood chips 11 are made by forming a wall by pressing together wood chips 11 mixed with a water-insoluble adhesive 4. The wall permits infiltration of a liquid from at least one surface thereof and holds the liquid inside. The containers are suited for use as food bowls having a heat-insulating quality and as flower pots providing an automatic continuous feed of water. The wood chips used as the material are obtained by crushing particles of wood resulting from lumbering into smaller pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventors: Kouji Miyazaki, Noboru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6413595
    Abstract: A coextrusion die includes a plurality of annular cells stacked on top of each other. Each annular cell includes a plurality of openings aligned with openings in the adjacent cell, thus forming multiple streams. Plastic melt may be supplied to the die coplanarly. Stacks of annular disks may be joined to form the annular cells through which plastic melt can be axially directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: BBS Corporation
    Inventor: Henry G. Schirmer
  • Patent number: 6308850
    Abstract: A liner for a container, such as a shipping container, including an end panel (11), a first side wall panel (12), a second side wall panel (13), a floor panel (14), a roofpanel (15) and a second end panel (16), the end panel (11) including flaps (17), (18), end panel (12) including top flap (19) and a lower flap (not shown) the side wall panel (13) including similar top and lower flaps to side wall panel (12), the floor panel (14) including a first flap (20) and a second flap (21), the roof panel (15) including flap (22) and another flap (not shown) on the edge opposed to the edge carrying flap (22), the second end panel (16) including flap (23) and another flap (not shown) on the opposed edge to that carrying flap (23), the panels (11 to 16) being formed from double faced corrugated paperboard. At least panel (11), and preferably panels (13 to 16), can have multiple fold or score lines (25a to c and 26a to c) to enable folding at selected lines to fit different containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: VISY R & D pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Noel Coom, Glenn Arthur Peters
  • Patent number: RE49627
    Abstract: Sealed and thermally insulating tank incorporated into a polyhedral bearing structure, a first bearing wall and a second bearing wall forming an edge corner, the tank having a first tank wall, a thermally insulating barrier and a sealed membrane, the tank further has an angle bracket with a first flange and a second flange in such a way that the angle bracket connects in a sealed manner. The sealed membrane of the first tank wall and the sealed membrane of the second tank wall in line with the edge corner, in which the angle bracket has a pair of first tabs and a pair of second tabs, the tank has a pair of first anchor rods coupled to a respective first tab and a pair of second anchor rods coupled to a respective second tab in such a way as to transmit a tensile load between the angle bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ
    Inventors: Francois Durand, Guillaume Le Roux, Johan Bougault, Vincent Berger