Folded Flat Blank Type Patents (Class 221/305)
  • Patent number: 10149580
    Abstract: The tissue box with improved tissue dispensing may have an auxiliary device or tool for frictionally engaging and manipulating a tissue contained within the tissue box. The tissue box includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a pair of longitudinally opposed end walls, and a pair of laterally opposed sidewalls, and a longitudinally extending slot formed through the top wall. The device for frictionally engaging and manipulating the tissue is a finger cot having a closed end and an open end, the closed end thereof being positioned adjacent the longitudinally extending slot. The finger cot is secured to the top wall of the tissue box by a flexible, resilient sheet or band. The band has first and second longitudinally opposed ends, the first end being secured to the top wall of the tissue box and the second end being secured to the open end of the finger cot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Heraibi
  • Patent number: 9392888
    Abstract: A carton with 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9283128
    Abstract: The cotton pad dispenser (1) comprises a side wall (2) extending between a top and a bottom end of the dispenser (1), and an end wall (7) near the bottom end, a plurality of disc-shaped cotton pads (9) being stacked within the dispenser. A first cut-out (3) provided in said side wall (2) extends upwards from the bottom end of the dispenser (1) so as to form an entrance into said volume through the side wall (2), and a second cut-out (4) provided in said end wall (7) extends from the first cut-out (3) such that the cut-outs (3, 4) comprise a mutual transition to form one combined withdrawal aperture (1a). The withdrawal aperture (1a) is arranged such as to enable withdrawal of a bottommost cotton pad by gripping a peripheral portion (9b) of the cotton pad (9) with an indexing finger and a thumb, and pulling the cotton pad out of the withdrawal aperture (1a) by means of deformation of the cotton pad (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: EAZY-PAC DANMARK A/S
    Inventor: Hans Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20150048106
    Abstract: A novel sheet material dispenser package includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a collapsible top wall, a collapsible bottom wall, a first hinge feature, and a second hinge feature. A first side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a first region of the second sidewall via the first hinge feature and a second side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a second side region of the second sidewall via the second hinge feature. The top wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. The bottom wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. In a particular embodiment, the sheet material dispenser is a collapsible tissue dispenser adapted to sit in a cup holder when in a non-collapsed state and in a pocket when in a collapsed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Craig L. Crabill
  • Patent number: 8944251
    Abstract: A packaging device, comprises a top wall formed as an arcuate isosceles triangle; a bottom wall formed as the arcuate isosceles triangle; an elongated generally rectangular planar main wall comprising a first longitudinal edge joined perpendicularly to the top wall along a first perimeter of the top wall, and a second longitudinal edge joined perpendicularly to the bottom wall along a second perimeter of the bottom wall, wherein the top wall and bottom wall are spaced apart by a length of the main wall; a first lateral edge joined to a second lateral edge at an acute angle and forming a continuous edge and defining an arcuate spine opposite and spaced apart from the continuous edge; wherein the top wall, bottom wall, and main wall define an interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Carolyn Yecies Heller, Branko Lukic, Anne Morrissey, Steven Takayama
  • Patent number: 8887952
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8881901
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 8875941
    Abstract: A novel sheet material dispenser package includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a collapsible top wall, a collapsible bottom wall, a first hinge feature, and a second hinge feature. A first side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a first region of the second sidewall via the first hinge feature and a second side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a second side region of the second sidewall via the second hinge feature. The top wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. The bottom wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. In a particular embodiment, the sheet material dispenser is a collapsible tissue dispenser adapted to sit in a cup holder when in a non-collapsed state and in a pocket when in a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Craig L. Crabill
  • Patent number: 8720743
    Abstract: A paperboard carton for receiving articles in two or more layers separated by a divider pad is provided. The divider pad is secured relative to an end panel arrangement at one end of the carton. The carton has a top panel, a base panel and a pair of opposite sides. One of the side panels has a removable portion adjacent one end, which, when removed, defines a roll out aperture for article removal when the carton is lying on the end panel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Leslie Smalley, Zoe Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8695848
    Abstract: A product including a shipping box containing a plurality of sheet-material dispensers. The sheet-material dispensers enclose a stack of sheets formed from a sheet-material. The dispenser includes a top, a bottom, a first side wall, and a second sidewall. The first and second sidewall comprising either a triangle, truncated triangle, or a trapezoid. Two or more sheet material dispensers are interrelated within the shipping box to form a substantially parallelepiped shape for efficient shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc
    Inventors: Stephen Bradford Cook, Cornelius Jacobus Bosselaar, Brian James Ludka, Duane R. Pingel
  • Patent number: 8668114
    Abstract: An improved dispensing system for dispensing products provided initially in a package that includes an activatable opening structure is disclosed. The dispensing system comprises a frame being configured to support the package of products and an opening tool associated with the frame. The opening tool engages with the activatable opening structure on the package to create an opening when the package is moved longitudinally along the frame of the dispensing system, thus allowing the products to be at least partially dispensed out of the package into the product display area of the frame through the opening formed on the rear panel or on an angular of the rear and side panels of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John Gelardi, Laurel Thomas
  • Patent number: 8646654
    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: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8646653
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing articles such as disposable gloves. The assembly includes a container having a plurality of panels. The panels define a chamber and a dispensing region on the container. The assembly also includes a removable section in the dispensing region. The removable section has a first portion outlining a first orifice and at least a second portion outlining a second orifice that subtends the first portion. The dispensing assembly also includes a first component to remove only the first portion of the removable section and at least a second component to simultaneously remove both the first portion and at least the second portion of the removable section such that removal of the first component forms the first orifice and removal of the second component forms a second orifice into the chamber that incorporates the first orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Khoa T. Lien, Kosol Petrach
  • 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: 8616408
    Abstract: A paper towel dispenser includes a housing for holding a stack of interfolded towels. The housing includes a front wall, a rear wall, two outer side walls, an upper wall and a support surface for the stack of towels, the stack of towels being located adjacent and parallel to at least the front wall. The front wall extends a predetermined distance below the support surface. A dispensing opening is located between the front wall and the support surface, and at least one guide element is arranged to support a leading panel of a first towel adjacent the front wall and a leading edge of the leading panel parallel to the lower edge of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Eva-Li Saarvali, Mikael Linden, Anders Aberg
  • Patent number: 8602258
    Abstract: A container including: a container top having a dispensing opening formed from a plurality of top flaps; a container bottom disposed opposite the container top formed from a plurality of bottom flaps; and a plurality of decorative panels forming a sidewall of the container having a continuous decorative surface. The container is formed from a substantially symmetrical blank. As a result, the container can be loaded from either end on a cartoner. The container's continuous decorative surface on the sidewall allows for graphics on the container's sidewall to continue unimpeded. Advantageously, the container is designed for use on high speed cartoners and can be filled from either the top or the bottom as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Thomas Long, Daniel Studd Grubb, Jr., Michael Alan Hermans
  • Publication number: 20130320034
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, SR.
  • Patent number: 8579154
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8534496
    Abstract: A novel sheet material dispenser package includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a collapsible top wall, a collapsible bottom wall, a first hinge feature, and a second hinge feature. A first side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a first region of the second sidewall via the first hinge feature and a second side region of the first sidewall is coupled to a second side region of the second sidewall via the second hinge feature. The top wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. The bottom wall includes a first region coupled to the first sidewall and a second region coupled to the second sidewall. In a particular embodiment, the sheet material dispenser is a collapsible tissue dispenser adapted to sit in a cup holder when in a non-collapsed state and in a pocket when in a collapsed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Craig L. Crabill
  • Patent number: 8490828
    Abstract: A package for product pieces includes a housing having a plurality of walls forming an interior adapter to hold a plurality of product pieces. The housing has a dispensing opening in communication with the interior. A resilient member is disposed in the housing interior and is adapted to urge the product pieces toward the dispensing opening. The housing has an aperture formed in one of the plurality of walls disposed adjacent the dispensing opening to permit the product piece to be engaged and moved out of the interior through the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Kaiser, Francis G. Schiro, Allen Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8444006
    Abstract: A dispensing container (12, 212) for housing and sequentially dispensing packets (124) is taught. Also taught are the carton blanks (10, 210) for erecting the respective containers. A length of packets created by severably attaching sequential packets (124) along respective tear lines (129) is rolled or folded then positioned within the container for later dispensing. Child-resistance features that impede removal of each packet (124) include routing the length of packets between opposing panels (16, 24) or between opposing panels and an edge of folded panels (224, 239) that exert a lateral pressure on the packets (124). In some embodiments the panels (16, 24) include apertures (64, 92) that catch or otherwise engage a feature of a packet, such as a blister, to further impede removal of each packet (124). To further impede removal of a packet (124), access notches (56, 256, 290) that allow the user to grasp the packet are narrowly constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney Dixon
  • Patent number: 8408392
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 8408419
    Abstract: A sheet dispenser is defined by at least six panels having outwardly facing surfaces, wherein at least one of the panels is oriented at an oblique angle with respect to the other panels. Sheets may be dispensed from an opening located on the oblique surface. The sheet dispenser may sit on a surface such as a countertop for dispensing, or may be placed between a wall and other structure attached to the wall such as a towel bar. Furthermore, the sheet dispenser may be hung from a structure using a strap attached to the towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl G. Rippl, Sarah L. Christoffel, George I. Nukuto, Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Jonathan K. Arendt, Duane L. McDonald, James D. McManus, Marci E. Sojka
  • Publication number: 20130068782
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8302811
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey
  • Patent number: 8281979
    Abstract: A dispensing carton and method for dispensing beverage cans is disclosed. The carton enables end-users to easily remove cans from the carton without the common problem of additional cans inadvertently falling out. After removing tear outs, the dispenser flap is folded upon itself and then onto the lower panel to keep cans from rolling out. Optional locking tabs can be used to keep the flap folded. Optional thumb grips and added slits can make tear out removal easier and less trouble prone. The new carton uses existing size carton blanks and requires no added components and no added cost for materials or labor. Furthermore, no changes to manufacturing equipment or manufacturing processes in making carton blanks, assembling the cartons, filling the cartons or transporting the filled cartons are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: John Pfanstiehl
  • Publication number: 20120145775
    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: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: THE C.W. ZUMBIEL COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8181782
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 8152022
    Abstract: A packaging for a stack of articles of absorbing materials such as cotton wool tampons or similar hygiene articles, and where the packaging protects the mentioned articles against soiling and spray from above, as well as the sides, and also preventing contamination from below. The packaging can stand steady on the supporting surface and a the same time easily permit the articles withdrawal, one by one, from the packaging. The packaging is constructed with supporting devices so that the withdrawal aperture faces downwards and is elevated above the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eazy-Pac Danmark A/S
    Inventor: Anne-Mette Juhl Nygaard-Petersen
  • Patent number: 8136697
    Abstract: A gravity fed dispensing and display box has separate partition inserts therein dividing the interior into a plurality of compartments for stacking articles to be dispensed. A dispensing opening at the bottom of each compartment has a width less than the width of the compartment and of articles to be dispensed to prevent unintentional movement of an article through the opening. A yieldable retaining panel overlies the articles in each compartment to prevent loss of articles through the top during shipping, but flexes downwardly to enable an article to be placed in the compartment through the top. A lid is convertible from a shipping closure to a display panel for display at a point of sale. The box and the inserts are each held assembled by interlocking tabs and slots, avoiding the need for adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Clark K. Hackney
  • Patent number: 8127924
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 8123072
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey
  • 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: 8011533
    Abstract: A fluid-containing system includes an enclosure that houses a fluid that is contained in a bladder coupled to a spigot and houses a sleeve that is inclined relative to the bottom of the enclosure. The spigot protrudes through a spigot opening in the enclosure, while the sleeve contains dispensable items that can be fed through a dispensable item opening in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa A. Reineccius, Gary L. Sotebeer
  • Patent number: 7946451
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey
  • Patent number: 7913875
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for dispensing flexible folders, the dispensing apparatus comprising a body for housing a roll of a plurality of folders, the body comprising a holding member extending into an interior space defined by the body and arranged for holding the plurality of folders in a roll arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Esselte Leitz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: George Hill Goddard, Meryl Altuch
  • Patent number: 7909163
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 7780003
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Publication number: 20100200646
    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: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: C.W. ZUMBIEL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 7743944
    Abstract: A carton can be placed in a dispensing configuration 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • 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: 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: 7694819
    Abstract: Disposable urinary devices may be arranged in a nested stack and enclosed within a dispenser. Each of the urinary devices may include body that tapers from an inlet opening having a curled edge to an outlet opening. The dispenser may provide an enclosure which permits the stacked urinary devices to be transported without damage during ordinary handling and to provide a sanitary covering for the urinary devices during storage. The dispenser also includes a retainer to allow the urinary devices to be withdrawn one by one, while providing a sanitary storage enclosure for the remaining urinary devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: E Z P
    Inventor: Saeid Montakhabi
  • 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: 7661553
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing folded sheet products from a stack of folded sheet products, includes: an open-ended body, a front panel provided with a dispensing opening, a rear panel, and a transverse panel located between the front and rear panels. The dispenser further includes a support member for receiving the stack of the folded sheet products and at least one locking mechanism located between the support member and at least one longitudinal wall of the open-ended body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Kent Zeiron
  • 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: 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: 7644836
    Abstract: A container for a stack of individually removable paper products (9) such as facial tissues, handkerchiefs, towels and the like, or similar products made of non-woven material is described. The container has an upper wall (2), in which a withdrawal opening is formed which is closed by a tear-off-able lid (8) and a cavity accommodating the stack of products. The lid (8) has on its inner surface (12) an adhesive or bonding surface (11) by which the uppermost paper product (10) of the stack adheres, preferably detachably, to the lid (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Emmanuelle Morin, Thami Chihani, Ann Chihani, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20090173749
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: RAYMOND RUDOLPH SPIVEY
  • Patent number: 7523842
    Abstract: A carton with an improved dispenser at one 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. This dispenser may also provide a safety net for the first container that is automatically dispensed when the carton is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Rudolph Spivey