With Frangible Element For Outlet Patents (Class 221/302)
  • Patent number: 8905263
    Abstract: A dispenser box having a modified rectangular shape with leaf-shaped end walls and partly curved main walls that may form symmetrically or non-symmetrically configured halves of the dispenser box. The first main wall has a substantially flat surface extending from a first side edge of the dispenser box and changing into a curved surface when moving in a direction from the first side edge towards a second side edge of the dispenser box. The second main wall has a corresponding substantially flat surface at the second side edge, which changes into a curved surface when moving in a direction towards the first side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Thorsten Becherer, Annie Sporre Thorburn
  • Patent number: 8640917
    Abstract: A multiple-use dispenser (1) for articles contained in blister-type packages (100), in particular for pharmaceutical products such as pills, tablets, capsules and like articles, comprising a housing (2) with at least one opening for dispensing an article from a blister-type package contained therein, The housing (2) comprises a front and a rear sheet (3,4) which are interconnected with each other along their longitudinal edges and have a closed end (5) and an open end (6) on opposite longitudinal ends thereof. The front and rear sheets (3, 4) each are provided with at least one opening (30,40) which are in permanent registry with one another. A shutter sheet (9) is provided within the housing (2) and adapted to be moved longitudinally from a first end position, in which the openings (30, 40) are closed by the shutter (9) to a second end position, in which an aperture (90) of the shutter sheet (9) is in registry with the openings (30, 40) in the front and rear sheets (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Andreas W Kracke
  • Patent number: 8628003
    Abstract: A product dispensing container including a plurality of walls that define an internal volume, at least one of the walls including an access door panel, a priming area and a severance line, and a plurality of products received in the internal volume, wherein the priming area is displaceable relative to the wall to form a free edge, and wherein the access door panel is at least partially defined by the free edge and the severance line when the priming area is displaced relative to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel Thomas, Aaron L. Bates, John Gelardi
  • Patent number: 8602257
    Abstract: A combination dispenser for hand wipes and hand gel, configured to be held in a cup holder, is disclosed. Some embodiments of the device are substantially cylindrical in order to fit within a cup holder and substantially prevent shifting. Further, embodiments are partitioned internally to provide at least two separate compartments. The partitioned compartments are uniquely designed to hold and provide access to various products such as, but not limited to, hand wipes, sanitizing gel, lotion, fragrance, liquid soap or the like. In some embodiments, a lid covers the device to prevent the hand wipes from drying out. Also, some embodiments include a pump aspect that is in fluid communication with fluid products contained within a portion of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: David Godsell
  • Patent number: 8485423
    Abstract: A product container and dispenser including a housing having a plurality of walls that define an internal volume, a first wall of the housing defining an opening into the internal volume, and a partition structure positioned in the internal volume, the partition structure including a sealing wall aligned with the first wall and a partition wall connected to the sealing wall, wherein the opening is at least partially obstructed by the sealing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel Thomas, William Bogdziewicz, Aaron L. Bates
  • Patent number: 8444008
    Abstract: A tissue holder and dispenser includes a cuboid shaped housing having a front panel, two planer side panels and a planer rear panel as well as a planer bottom panel and an open top. The front planer panel includes a horizontal slot through which individual tissues are dispensed while one side wall includes a rectangular opening through which an empty tissue box can be ejected by pushing it out of the housing with a finger inserted through a circular opening on the opposite side wall that is aligned with the rectangular opening in the first side wall. The housing is constructed and dimensioned to hold from one to four tissue boxes with the top of each box facing a front surface of the rectangular front planer panel so that a slit in the top of the tissue box on the bottom of the housing will come into register with a slot in the lower portion of the rectangular front planer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Khaled Abdullah M. Al-Mahnna
  • Patent number: 8261964
    Abstract: In carton packaging having an outer folding carton and an inner folding carton which surrounds a film internal container, the inner folding carton is adhesively bonded by means of one of its carton body walls (14) to an adjacent carton body wall (6) of the outer folding carton. The outer folding carton and the inner folding carton surround the film internal container essentially completely. The film internal container consists of a flexible film internal bag provided with a withdrawal closure. The carton body walls (13, 14, 15, 16) of the inner folding carton are connected to one another in a foldable manner at the body edges (17, 18, 19, 20) via carton bridges, each bridging an edge slot. The lid flaps of the inner folding carton are angled in the finished carton packaging. The inner folding carton and the outer folding carton consist of a joint carton blank or each consist of a separate carton blank or each consist of a plurality of carton blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, STI Gustav Stabernack GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Raupach, Bettina Straub-Jubb, Thomas Ritz
  • Patent number: 8186541
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing interfolded disposable sheets is disclosed. The dispenser includes a removable panel that is attached to the first sheet in the stack contained in the container. When the removable panel is pulled off the container, the first sheet in the stack is partially or completely withdrawn from the container. The removable panel may be adhered to the first sheet using an adhesive material. The adhesive material may be contained in a recess formed in the removable panel. The recess is designed to protect the adhesive material during manufacture of the product and/or to prevent the adhesive material to adhering to other portions of the product. In one embodiment, after the stack of sheets are loaded into the dispenser, the recess is inverted forming a protrusion that contacts the first sheet in the stack and forms a bond between the removable panel and the first sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Andrzej Szymonski, Daphne Lynn VanBuren, Sara Marie Etheridge
  • Patent number: 8157125
    Abstract: Improved solid pharmaceutical dispensing systems and methods provide direct transfer of doses from bulk blister packaging material. In a preferred embodiment, the invention comprises a positioning mechanism that alters the spacing between portions of a de-blister apparatus. The de-blister apparatus comprises a de-blister roller, cylinder or elongated cylindrical toothed gear which pushes against a first side of packaging material to remove individual doses from a conventional blister package. The apparatus may operate under manual or automatic control and preferably includes adjustable or movable package holding rollers which are preferably aligned with portions of packaging material between the rows of blister cavities at a side of the packaging material opposite the side at which the roller or cylinder is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: MTS Medication Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Schiff
  • Patent number: 8118212
    Abstract: A package includes an article group formed of cylindrical articles disposed on their sides in a side-by-side parallel fashion, and a carton disposed around the group. The carton includes a top wall, opposed side walls, end walls and an article dispenser. The side walls are disposed alongside the ends of the articles while one end wall is disposed adjacent to the side wall of an endmost article. The dispenser is formed from the end and top walls and includes at least one retaining panel to hold all the articles in the carton until removed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Co.
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8061557
    Abstract: A golf ball dispenser which attaches to the exterior surface of a golf bag that is upright, rectangular, and capable of holding a plurality of golf balls, is herein disclosed. The dispenser is made of a durable yet flexible plastic material. Stored balls are added through the top of the dispenser through an upper opening. The balls can either be inserted one (1) at a time or in “as-purchased” quantities. In use, to remove a golf ball, the lowest ball is forced upward through a flexible retaining tab, thus releasing the ball through a bottom aperture. The dispenser is attachable to a golf bag with a fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Joshua Torrance
  • Patent number: 8033449
    Abstract: Cartons can be placed in dispensing configurations by separating the carton into carton sections. The carton sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the carton sections to stand side-by-side. The carton sections can have a dispenser section in at least one of the side panels for dispensing articles from the carton sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Patent number: 7992744
    Abstract: A dispenser, and associated method for producing such dispenser, for interfolded disposable sheets includes a dispensing container defining an interior volume sufficient for receipt of a clip of interfolded disposable sheets, the container including a first wall with a dispensing opening defined by a removable panel. At least a portion of an adhesive material is disposed at a location on the removable panel such that the adhesive is not exposed to the interior volume of the container in an adhesive state. A clip of interfolded disposable sheets is inserted into the interior volume of the container. After insertion of the clip, the adhesive material is exposed in an adhesive state to the interior volume of the container and contact is made between the adhesive and the uppermost sheet of the clip of interfolded sheets such that the removable panel is attached to the uppermost sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof A. Szymonski, Herb Velazquez
  • Patent number: 7886933
    Abstract: In a household sanitary tissue paper container 1 that has a slender taking-out opening 2 where a film for supporting a household sanitary tissue paper 10 is not provided at the taking-out opening 2, the taking-out opening 2 having finger inserting portions 2B and supporting portions 2A for supporting a pulled-out household sanitary tissue paper 10 is provided, and in outside positions of edges of the supporting portions 2A in a width direction, crush portions for raising 5 along a longitudinal direction are formed respectively so as to continue into the taking-out opening 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hirasawa, Hiroshi Ono
  • Patent number: 7743972
    Abstract: A carton comprises a divider panel that connects a front panel of the carton to a back panel. The lower edge of the divider panel is offset from the bottom panel, and therefore is less likely to buckle or bend when the carton is subjected to axial compression. The divider panel therefore provides greater axial stiffness and strength to the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Fogle
  • Patent number: 7726515
    Abstract: An aesthetically pleasing and disposable tissue roll dispenser is disclosed. The tissue roll dispenser may be made from, for instance, a lightweight paperboard and may contain various design elements on the exterior surface. The tissue roll dispenser may contain at least one vertically stacked column of tissue rolls that are gravity fed through the dispenser. For instance, the dispenser may include an opening towards the base of the dispenser for dispensing the tissue rolls. In one embodiment, the opening may be covered by a plastic film that defines a slit. The slit may have a size sufficient to allow the tissue rolls to be dispensed therethrough. The plastic film may be used to protect the tissue rolls from dust, dirt and wetness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Crystal Espinoza Sherman, Rebecca Catherine Mohr
  • Patent number: 7703665
    Abstract: A carton accommodates stacked, articles. The carton has a pivoting dispenser that allows the articles to be dispensed from the front of the carton. The bottom panel can be erected using relatively simple folding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Hallenbeck McGowan
  • Patent number: 7673789
    Abstract: A dispensing carton includes a dispenser section having a deformation pattern provided therein. The deformation pattern facilitates removal of the dispenser section during opening of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 7665629
    Abstract: A dispenser for consumer product packaging is disclosed, the dispenser including a removable region of the packaging creating a product opening upon removal, a reinforcement surface overlaying the removable region, a disposable adhesive label for initially opening the package by removal of the removable region of the packaging and reinforcement surface, and a durable enclosure, the durable enclosure bonded to the product packaging and resealable to allow access and preservation of a consumer product such as interleaved tissues in the packaging after initial opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Julius, Gary Vance
  • Patent number: 7648048
    Abstract: A combination shipping container and dispenser is described herein. A regular slotted container (RSC) is modified to include at least a first and second dispensing feature such that the RSC can dispense product when it is configured in either a horizontal or in a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Tracy C. Smith
  • Patent number: 7648060
    Abstract: A carton includes a V-shaped opening in an exiting end of the carton that allows articles in the carton to be accessed through the exiting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick J. DeBusk
  • Patent number: 7530460
    Abstract: A single use disposable dispenser adapted to dispense sheet material therefrom is provided and includes a housing configured to provide a shipping carton and a dispenser housing for a roll of sheet material. The housing includes a base having a central area and an opening therein. The base is configured to support a roll of sheet material above at least a portion of the central area. The housing includes an exit port positioned a distance from the opening in the base. Sheet material disposed in the dispenser flows through the opening in the base and the exit port in a circuitous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Paul Lewis, Paul Francis Tramontina
  • Patent number: 7487906
    Abstract: A towelette dispensing carton is provided which includes a deck panel with an elongate through-cut slot, a front panel adjoining the deck panel, a rear panel adjacent the deck panel, a bottom panel flanked on opposite edges by the front and rear panels, and a lid panel partially covering the deck panel. Right and left side panel systems close off ends of the carton. The lid panel features curved and straight sections along a leading edge, the respective sections being formed on opposite sides of a tab projecting from the leading edge, the tab being at a lesser distance (L1) from one of right or left side panel systems than a distance from the other side panel system (L2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Molinare, Matthew Scott Okin
  • Patent number: 7353969
    Abstract: Tamper and child proof dispenser for a solid dosage product such as tablets and capsules that may be contained in a blister sheet. Dispenser comprises a dispensing assembly (3) for holding and dispensing the product, a slidably or hingedly connected outercover (1) for covering the assembly to prevent access to the product, and tamper indication means (7) of an elongate removable tag for indicating a prior displacement of the outer cover. The dispenser has an external child proof button (9) supported on a tongue (10). The dispensing assembly has an ejection means of a slide actuation mechanism (57) including an actuation arm (59) upon which is mounted a slidable rider member (61) with an abutment to engage and eject the solid dosage product. The outer cover has four separable portions (67) which are individually removed to enable a particular actuation mechanism (57) to be moved for dispensing a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: IN VIVO Systems Limited
    Inventor: Roy Neil McHutchinson
  • Patent number: 7328834
    Abstract: A carton for carrying a plurality of cans in at least three rows having a dispenser flap that is easily removed from the end of the carton to expose a dispenser which has a bottom of a sufficient height from the bottom panel to prevent containers in the bottom row from rolling out, but less than the diameter of a container in the bottom row. The top of the dispenser is at a height from the bottom panel that is equal to diameter of a can contained in the carton plus the distance that is substantially less than the diameter of a can, such height being sufficient to prevent any container in the middle row from automatically rolling out of the dispenser when opened, but allowing a person to grasp and pull out the container in the middle row that is adjacent to the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 7296731
    Abstract: A carton having a dispensing feature adapted for permitting the removal of articles from within the carton. To erect the carton, a plurality of panels are connected together to define an end of the carton. At least one removable portion is provided in the erected carton and is defined by an endless tear line. The endless tear line includes multiple portions defined in the top wall, one side wall, and end flaps extending from the top wall and the one side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jean Michel Auclair, Diego Rovere, Patrick Blin, John Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7213710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a package for compressible flat articles according to the preamble of claim 1. Moreover, the present invention is related to a method for filling such a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Filiz Cotert
  • Patent number: 7147143
    Abstract: An opening assist for a dispensing carton to facilitate the opening of the carton to dispense articles without unintentional tearing of the carton. The dispensing carton includes a plurality of panels hingedly connected to one another. A displaceable portion is detachably connected to an end of the carton to define an opening for exposing an endmost article for removal from the carton end. The displaceable portion is at least partially defined by a frangible line on the carton end. An opening assist is defined in the carton end at least partially along the frangible line to facilitate the opening of the dispensing carton via the displaceable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John W. Cargile
  • Patent number: 7086578
    Abstract: A secondary beverage carton which has two opposing non-rectangular, preferably triangular, side walls. The carton has at least one coincident acute angle. The side walls are connected by end walls. Preferably one end wall has a can access panel which is severable to provide an opening for the cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Labatt Brewing Company Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Peter Tallevi, Keith Lawrence Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 7059494
    Abstract: A multicarton pack which can be easily separated into individual cartons, without destroying the integrity of any of the cartons in the pack. Cartons may have an improved dispenser at one end of the carton, which preserves the integrity of the carton when the carton is opened by permitting a bottom end flap attached to the bottom panel to remain in place and also a portion of each side end flap that is adjacent to the bottom end flap. The dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened. This is achieved by a novel method of providing a pattern of cuts in adjoining side walls of the cartons and for the cartons to be glued together by gluing the cuts on one of the adjoining side walls. The location of glue spots and their size and number are sufficient to maintain the pack together but yet allow the cartons to be separated without destroying the integrity of the panels glued together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn R. Harrelson, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Ronald J. Hammond
  • Patent number: 7000803
    Abstract: A contoured carton has arcuate corners and includes a dispenser for dispensing articles. The carton is formed by a top wall, bottom wall, two side walls, and two end walls and includes tear lines in at least one end wall for forming the dispenser. The tear lines preferably extend into the side walls and include a finger hole to facilitate opening of the dispenser. The dispenser opening is bound by a lower retaining tab comprised from an upper portion of the arcuate corner to retain the articles in the carton until a user removes an exposed article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 6886714
    Abstract: A dispensing container for dispensing sheets is provided in which the container has a first dispensing opening for pop-up dispensing of sheets such as facial tissue. The container has a second opening to provide group dispensing of a plurality of sheets simultaneously without having to disassociate the sheets from each other. The openings can be overlayed on each other, or one opening can be placed on one portion of the container and another opening on another portion of the container to provide a consumer with various dispensing options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Kruchoski, Pamela M. Thompson, Daphne L. VanBuren, Chantel S. Buhrow, John C. Zigament, Bozena Nogai, Ginger Glomstead
  • Patent number: 6769565
    Abstract: A dispensing system that includes a housing and a cartridge which is to be inserted into the interior area of the housing. The housing includes a plurality of intersecting exterior sidewalls, a first end wall defining a dispensing throat, a second end wall, and a means for securing a cartridge within the housing. The cartridge includes a flexible bag, a plurality of products compressed within the flexible bag in the dispensing direction, a means for restraining the cartridge within the housing, and a means for releasing the products from the flexible bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Francis Tramontina, Jan Byron Charles Spencer, Leonard Wesley Smith, Jr., Janet Lee Watson
  • Publication number: 20040144796
    Abstract: A moist paper towel package includes a bag body and a cover sheet. The bag body includes a top wall formed with a tear-off seam defining a pull tab precursor. The cover sheet has one side which is provided with an adhesive layer and which is adhered to the top wall. The cover sheet covers entirely the pull tab precursor and the tear-off seam and covers a portion of the top wall surrounding the pull tab precursor. The tear-off seam is tearable to form the pull tab precursor into a pull tab when a portion of the cover sheet is pulled away from the top wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: KANG NA HSIUNG ENTERPRISE CO. LTD.
    Inventors: George Wang, Steven Tsai, Ricky Hsieh, Claire Chang
  • Publication number: 20040089671
    Abstract: A package includes an article group formed of cylindrical articles disposed on their sides in a side-by-side parallel fashion, and a carton disposed around the group. The carton includes a top wall, opposed side walls, end walls and an article dispenser. The side walls are disposed alongside the ends of the articles while one end wall is disposed adjacent to the side wall of an endmost article. The dispenser is formed from the end and top walls and includes at least one retaining panel to hold all the articles in the carton until removed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Applicant: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20040074917
    Abstract: Tamper and child proof dispenser for a solid dosage product such as tablets and capsules that may be contained in a blister sheet. Dispenser comprises a dispensing assembly (3) for holding and dispensing the product, a slidably or hingedly connected outercover (1) for covering the assembly to prevent access to the product, and tamper indication means (7) of an elongate removable tag for indicating a prior displacement of the outer cover. The dispenser has an external child proof button (9) supported on a tongue (10). The dispensing assembly has an ejection means of a slide actuation mechanism (57) including an actuation arm (59) upon which is mounted a slidable rider member (61) with an abutment to engage and eject the solid dosage product. The outer cover has four separable portions (67) which are individually removed to enable a particular actuation mechanism (57) to be moved for dispensing a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Roy Neil McHutchinson
  • Publication number: 20030201276
    Abstract: Disposable plastic gloves in a point-of-sales box from which the gloves are removed following the removal of a transparent plastic panel through which the purchaser is provided with observed cognitive purchase aspects, one of which is color-coding of the gloves correlated to a recommended end use of the glove manufacturer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventor: Harrison Fuller
  • Publication number: 20030168467
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing interfolded disposable sheets is disclosed. The dispenser includes a removable top that is releasably attached to the first sheet in the stack contained in the container. In accordance with the present invention, when the removable top is pulled off the container, the first sheet in the stack is partially withdrawn from the container. After being partially withdrawn, however, the sheet releases from the removable top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig M. Thoms
  • Patent number: 5613609
    Abstract: A dual chamber-child-resistant blister package is provided. The blisters of the package include a storage chamber and a discharge chamber. In addition, the blister includes restraint means for preventing the medicament from moving from the storage chamber to the discharge chamber until a predetermined force is applied to the blister package. The medicament may not be dispensed directly from the storage chamber, since a nonrupturable layer is located adjacent the storage chamber of the blister. The nonrupturable layer includes an opening, or a mechanism such as a score line for forming and opening) through which the medicament can pass adjacent the discharge chamber. A rupturable layer is also provided to seal the medicament within the blister. Typically, the rupturable layer is located adjacent the nonrupturable layer to seal the opening in the nonrupturable layer. The blister package may also include indicia associated with the blisters to help insure compliance with complex therapeutic regimens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter W. Hamilton, Geneva G. Otten, Del M. Thornock
  • Patent number: 5346064
    Abstract: A dispenser package includes a container having an interior and a dispensing aperture communicating with the interior. A coreless, center-pull roll product is positioned in the interior, the roll product having a central opening and a lead end connected to the innermost convolution. The dispenser package also includes a dispenser nozzle which is maintained in the roll product central opening until dispensing is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: James River Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack A. Rizzuto
  • Patent number: 5328082
    Abstract: A unit dose package dispenser (1) including a drawer (13) and ramp (7) such that unit dose packages are urged through an aperture ( 10) and into the drawer ( 13). The ramp ( 7) is elevated from the bottom region (6) of the container (1) so as to isolate the contents of the container from moisture. A cover (14) formed integrally with the container front wall (4) tends to protect the contents of the drawer (13) from moisture in the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara L. Fritz, Elizabeth J. Gladfelter, Tina O. Outlaw
  • Patent number: 5320215
    Abstract: An inventory of pharmaceutical vials is kept in an inexpensive manner by providing a plurality of stackable cartons stacked in a neat array and each having a front access panel which opens to form an access window to allow access to remove vials from the interior of one of the respective cartons. The cartons having indicia indicating the type and size of vials stored therein. The preferred cartons are in the shape of a box having a hinged access panel die cut into the carton providing an access window or opening on its face. The window allows access by hand into the contents of a plastic bag within the carton. When the access panel is open, portions of the plastic bag may be draped out from the opening to allow easy access to the contents of the bag. The plastic bag and its contents are originally placed within the carton through end flaps located either adjacent or opposite the face of a carton. Upon placing the contents into the carton, the top end flaps may be closed and permanently sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Inventor: V. Jack Brennan
  • Patent number: 5259550
    Abstract: A paperboard tissue box having a decahedral prismatic configuration which may be rapidly fabricated using available high speed machinery providing an attractive appearance while retaining high strength is disclosed. The outer surface of the tissue box of the present invention is a decahedron having two parallel octagonal faces linked by eight rectangular lateral faces extending between the edges of the octagon and generally being disposed at right angles to the octagonal faces in the erected carton, each of the ten faces being formable by folding a unitary blank having impressed fold lines defining regions in the blank which become panels in the erected box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Morris W. Kuchenbecker
  • Patent number: 5199601
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing a supply of cup-shaped elements such as containers in a stacked, telescopically interfitted relationship comprises a tubular housing with a resilient diaphragm across the lower end. The diaphragm has a center opening through which the lowermost container extends. The diaphragm acts to retain the stack in the housing while permitting the lowermost container to be withdrawn. In one form, the diaphragm comprises a unitary piece of resilient, elastomeric material with the diaphragm having a resistance to elongation in directions circumferentially of the opening which increases progressively radially outwardly of the opening. In another form, the diaphragm includes integral fingers which extend radially inward of the opening. The fingers each decrease in width and thickness in the radial inward direction and may include a transverse rib on their inner surface to engage the lowermost container in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: The Meyer Company
    Inventor: Henry G. Roethel
  • Patent number: 5163558
    Abstract: A package for sanitary products comprises a wrapper which houses the products and can be torn so as to form at least one hole for the removal of the products. The hole facilitates the removal of the products while ensuring that the wrapper remains unimpaired and retains its shape and size over a longer period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Faricerca SpA
    Inventors: Gianfranco Palumbo, Achille DiCintio
  • Patent number: 5150793
    Abstract: The present invention is a device for inhibiting removal of an article from a blister-type container having at least one blister. The device includes a housing surrounding at least a portion of the container sized to permit movement of the container between first and second positions. The housing has a base positioned facing the blister-type container with at least one base opening in registry with the blister when the container is in the first position. The base opening is sized to permit passage of the article therethrough. The device also includes a biasing member for biasing the container toward the second position. When the container is in the second position, the base of the housing is positioned to inhibit removal of the article from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: PCI/Delvco, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Tannenbaum
  • Patent number: 5100021
    Abstract: A combined dispenser tray and package is provided for pipettes. The tray is elongated with a stepped front wall which provides a dispensing position for sequentially dispensing individual pipettes, as required. The front wall includes a built-in curved wall portion for feeding the individual pipettes, one at a time, to the dispensing position for removal. A cooperating cover is provided with a hinged peel tab for gaining access to the dispensing position. A further feature of the tray of the invention is that the stepped configuration, as seen in cross-section, allows for stacking a plurality of trays in a compact fashion for shipping and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward F. Mussi, Martin H. Golden
  • Patent number: 5037000
    Abstract: A rubber band dispensing container for storing and dispensing rubber bands or like objects. The dispensing container comprises a unitary plastic molded body having a receptacle cover and a confronting base adjoined along a common edge by an integral hinge and further includes cooperative locking members extending outwardly from the edges of the receptacle cover and the base opposite the integral hinge for cooperative engagement therebetween when the dispensing container is in a closed configuration to securely maintain the closed position and to prevent accidental opening thereof. The dispensing container is further provided with a flap for creating a dispenser opening on the receptacle cover for inserting fingers to remove rubber bands or like objects stored therein when the dispensing container is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Plymouth Rubber Company
    Inventor: Robert Selame
  • Patent number: 5020719
    Abstract: A dispensing container has a main body portion with opposing side, back and front and top and bottom walls. The lower portion of the front wall is rupturable and removable from the front wall to form an access opening to gain access to the interior of the main body. A slideable tray rests on the bottom wall and is slidably movable to an extended position where the tray is withdrawn through the access opening. The tray has front, bottom, back and sidewall panels. An abutment member carried by each sidewall panel is adapted to engage the inner surface of the front wall adjacent the access opening for preventing withdrawal of the tray completely from the main body. The tray back wall panel extends upwardly a greater height than the other panels of the tray and includes thereon a plurality of score lines extending widthwise of the tray for serving to guide the contents of the tray toward the front panel of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Chesapeak Display & Packaging Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Roth, Walter J. Buttrick
  • Patent number: 4997105
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for storing a plurality of gloves and for individually dispensing the gloves. The invention allows a user to easily retrieve a single glove while the remaining gloves are shielded from contamination by the user and from the surrounding environment. The present invention includes a container having a dispensing aperture formed thereon. A plurality of gloves is disposed within the container. A shield is provided to cover the aperture when a glove is not being retrieved. A hinge, or other structure, is provided which allows a user to move the shield to an open position when retrieving a glove and which will return the shield to a closed position upon removal of the user's hand. The present invention has particular advantages in environments such as dental offices and other locations where contaminants may be present and where it is necessary to protect the stored gloves from such contaminants until a glove is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan E. Fischer