Tamper Indicating Patents (Class 229/102)
  • Patent number: 10479547
    Abstract: Packing includes a body section, a cover section, and a label. The body section has a first opening. The cover section closes the first opening. The label is adhered so as to span across the cover section and the body section. At least one of the body section and the cover section has a cut section. The cut section is located at a position where the label is adhered. The cut section of the packing is damaged when the label is removed. As a result, the label has a roughened surface in a situation in which the label is re-adhered. The roughened surface allows visual confirmation of an evidence of tampering with the packing. Thus, the packing is difficult to reseal, restricting tampering with the packing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Seiji Sumitomo
  • Patent number: 10118719
    Abstract: A thermoforming packaging machine with a top film forming station, wherein the forming tool upper part and the foaming tool lower part of the top film forming station are disposed above a transportation plane of a lower film. One of the forming tool upper part or the forming tool lower part are operably connected to a lifting mechanism by a traverse system. The lifting mechanism is disposed below the transportation plane of the lower film. The traverse system transfers a lifting force from the lifting device to one of the forming tool upper part or lower part through the transportation plane of the lower film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MULTIVAC SEPP HAGGENMUELLER SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Elmar Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 9827729
    Abstract: A molded article comprising a food container top, and a method for producing same, is disclosed. The method includes providing a mold for forming the molded article, wherein the mold defines a frame, a utensil located substantially coplanar with the frame and a frangible link between the frame and the utensil, providing an in-mold lidding film having a heat activatable lower surface, positioning the in-mold lidding film adjacent to an interior molding surface of the mold, molding the molded article from a heated thermoplastic resin contained within the mold, whereby the heated thermoplastic resin contacts a perimeter of the heat-activatable lower surface of the in-mold lidding film, and the perimeter of the heat-activatable lower surface of the in-mold lidding film is molded to the frame of the article such that the in-mold lidding film hermetically seals an opening defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX PACKAGING OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Robert, William Traynor
  • Patent number: 9505518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container and a blank for forming a container. In particular, the invention relates to a container for receiving a food product and having an improved hermetic seal to allow modified atmosphere packaging techniques to be used to extend the life of the container contents. The improved seal is achieved by avoiding or sealing gaps which can be present around the closure of the container. The container may comprise a container body with a plurality of walls formed by body panels of a folded blank such that each corner of the container opening is formed at the end of a fold line between two adjacent body panels of the blank. The invention also relates to a method for forming such a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: COLPAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank Mills, Samantha Moore
  • Patent number: 9352888
    Abstract: A corrugated shipping container having an elongated container body with an open end, and a lid to cover the open end. The lid and container have a through-lid grip opening and one or more through-lid locking ports for locking the lid to the container body with a cable tie. The through-lid grip opening is configured with an ergonomic profile to improve the lifting, handling and carrying of the shipping container, particularly when weighed with shipping articles, such as a golf bag and set of golf clubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: William Mitchell Scott
  • Patent number: 9180068
    Abstract: A container includes a base portion and a shell attached to the base portion to form a sheath for receiving one or more articles. The shell includes a primary shell panel and a shell side panel. The shell side panel is connected to the primary shell panel by a first fold line. The shell primary panel has a cutout area adapted to allow a finger to be inserted therethrough to slidably move the one or more articles. The shell includes an indexing tab for yieldably restricting movement of the one or more articles in the sheath. The indexing tab is hingedly connected to the primary shell panel along a perimeter of the cutout area and is folded inwardly of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: WestRock MWV, LLC
    Inventor: Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 8944312
    Abstract: A packing box includes a main body, an opening formed on one surface of the main body, left and right flaps extended from the left and right edges of the opening so as to cover the opening, a rear flap extended from the rear edge of the opening so as to be folded to the upper surfaces of the left and right flaps, an insertion flap extended from the front end of the rear flap so as to be inserted into an insertion hole, locking flaps extended from both sides of the insertion flap so as to maintain a closed state of the rear flap and unfolded to be supported by the left and right flaps after insertion of the locking flaps into the insertion hole, and fracture guide cutting lines formed at folded parts of the left and right flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Sik Won, Jung Il Shim
  • Patent number: 8820617
    Abstract: A carton including a top and bottom portion adapted to secure an item within the top and bottom portion in a closed configuration. The carton also includes an information tab defined in a first surface of the top portion. The information tab is defined via series of perforated edges. An information tab cover on the carton is defined by a series of perforated edges that enable at least partial separation of the information tab from the carton. When the carton is in an unassembled configuration, a surface of the information tab is exposed to enable placement of information on the information tab. When the carton is in an assembled configuration the information tab cover covers the surface of the information tab so that the information placed on the information tab is not visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry L. Silverstein, Matthew R. Cook, Lauren Mikos, Ivette Morales, James A. Hubbard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8746540
    Abstract: A box enclosing a chamber for carrying at least one object, such as a quantity of objects, is provided. The box comprises at least one wall, wherein said wall comprises a pair of overlapping flaps. The outer flap of said pair is adhesively attached to the inner flap of said pair to prevent access to the object(s) within the box. The outer flap is also arranged to release fragments without providing access to said objects if being tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil AB
    Inventors: Lennart Hultberg, Lars Sonesson
  • Patent number: 8701974
    Abstract: A carton has a closure flap (18, FIG. 4) held in a closed condition prior to initial opening of the carton by a connection between a face of the closure flap and an opposing face of an adjacent wall (4) of the carton. The flap is connected is to a part (30) of the adjacent wall which is removable from the remainder of that wall along one or more first patterns of weakness (32). The connection being in a predetermined zone (34) of the removable part defined by one or more second patterns of weakness (36) so that when the part (30) is removed from the remainder of the wall (4), the predetermined zone (34) can be separated from the remainder of the part (30) along the second pattern(s) of weakness (36) to remain attached to the closure flap. The carton may be formed from a blank (10, FIG. 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cadbury Enterprises PTE Limited
    Inventors: Philip Davies, Silvio Bugelli
  • Patent number: 8408451
    Abstract: A reclosable folding box of cardboard with at least one tamper-evident closure is provided, which comprises a lid flap with an insertion tab, a cover tab, and a cutout. The tamper-evident closure of the reclosable folding box can be closed by machine without the need for gluing, and the tamper-evident closure can be opened only by destroying the tamper-evident closure. The insertion tab comprises at least one tear-off tab, to which it is connected along one side by at least one first predetermined break line. The tamper-evident closure is set up in such a way that, when the reclosable folding box is opened for the first time, the insertion tab cooperates in the cutout with the cover tab, so that, when the insertion tab moves beyond a breaking point, the at least one tear-off tab tears at least partially along the at least one first predetermined break line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Edelmann GmbH
    Inventors: Meino Adam, Claus Peragowitsch
  • Patent number: 8365979
    Abstract: A tamper-evident label for a carton having one flap or two opposing flaps includes a pair of end portions each having adhesive or other means for fastening to span the edge of one flap or opposing flaps of the carton. A central area between the end portions defines one or more strips which overlie an edge of one or both flaps. The central area defining the strips is unadhereable to the flaps and are in a condition such that, upon cutting therethrough to form ends on said strips, the ends will be displaced from the strip ends on the opposite sides of the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novavision, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Messmer, Michael W. Manahan
  • Patent number: 8336782
    Abstract: A combination stored value card holder has a card backer having a planar shape. A primary stored value card container includes a sealed package having a front sheet and a rear sheet. The front sheet is laminated to the rear sheet. A stored value card is retained between the front sheet and the rear sheet of the sealed package. The sealed package is attached to the backer. A secondary stored value card container for the stored value card can be included and the secondary stored value card container can be attached to the backer. An account identifier is disposed on the stored value card. A card window is formed on the rear sheet of the sealed package, and the card window opening exposes the account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Clegg
  • Publication number: 20120205427
    Abstract: A tamper evident package includes an inner component having at least one product receiving pocket and at least one locking point and an outer component in which the inner component is slidingly received at least in part so that the inner component is removable from the outer component. The outer component has at least one tamper resistant tab in engagement with the at least one locking point such that the inner component is locked in the outer component. The at least one tamper resistant tab is removably connected to the outer component such that removal of the at least one tamper resistant tab allows the inner component to be removed from the outer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rodney D. Dixon, Steve P. Jones
  • Publication number: 20120187182
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for manufacturing a package with a rigid or semi-rigid container and a polymeric or plastic header with a reclosure, such as a zipper. The rigid or semi-rigid container is typically provided in a stack of flat containers. The header is sealed, glued or otherwise secured to the containers. The container, typically inverted, is filled, and the bottom is formed by folding and sealing the bottom portion of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Clifton Howell, David Wallace, Kenny McCracken, Kevin Owen, Rusty Koenigkramer, Steven Olechowski
  • Patent number: 8181847
    Abstract: A shipping container including a container body having at least one open end and at least one mounting opening formed therein adjacent to the open end, an end cap having a sidewall provided with a projection that extends away from the sidewall and a slot; and an external locking clip comprising an elongate member having a first end provided with a protruding portion and a second end provided with a receiving portion for receiving an end portion of the protruding portion. The end cap is received in the open end of the container body such that the container body surrounds the sidewall, the projection extends into the mounting opening, and the mounting opening is aligned with the slot in the sidewall. The protruding portion extends through the mounting opening and the aligned slot, and end portion of the protruding portion is received within the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Erdie End Caps, LLC
    Inventor: Jason S. Erdie
  • Publication number: 20110210030
    Abstract: A package comprises a security device where a security loop is formed integrally with the package for detecting a breach of the package. Additionally, the security loop may be formed with a portion to be interrupted if the contents are removed from the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael G. Londo, Stephen L Billups, Caleb S. Loftin, Rune K. Haraldsson, William J. Knouse
  • Patent number: 7832563
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a package comprising a sleeve and an insert, the insert being adapted to be movably received in said sleeve, wherein the package further comprises a locking mechanism adapted to limit unintentional movement of the insert in relation to the sleeve, the insert being provided with a grip portion being accessible to a user, wherein the grip portion is separable from the insert, and wherein the grip portion is adapted to be separated from the insert or made inoperable by application of a first force, wherein the locking mechanism is adapted to withstand said movement of the insert against application of a second force, and wherein the second force is greater than the first force. The disclosure further relates to an insert adapted to form part of a package of the above kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Stora Enso AB
    Inventor: Marcus Dehlin
  • Publication number: 20100252618
    Abstract: A reclosable folding box of cardboard with at least one tamper-evident closure is provided, which comprises a lid flap with an insertion tab, a cover tab, and a cutout. The tamper-evident closure of the reclosable folding box can be closed by machine without the need for gluing, and the tamper-evident closure can be opened only by destroying the tamper-evident closure. The insertion tab comprises at least one tear-off tab, to which it is connected along one side by at least one first predetermined break line. The tamper-evident closure is set up in such a way that, when the reclosable folding box is opened for the first time, the insertion tab cooperates in the cutout with the cover tab, so that, when the insertion tab moves beyond a breaking point, the at least one tear-off tab tears at least partially along the at least one first predetermined break line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: CARL EDELMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Meino Adam, Claus Peragowitsch
  • Publication number: 20100243719
    Abstract: A carton including a top and bottom portion adapted to secure an item within the top and bottom portion in a closed configuration. The carton also includes an information tab defined in a first surface of the top portion. The information tab is defined via series of perforated edges. An information tab cover on the carton is defined by a series of perforated edges that enable at least partial separation of the information tab from the carton. When the carton is in an unassembled configuration, a surface of the information tab is exposed to enable placement of information on the information tab. When the carton is in an assembled configuration the information tab cover covers the surface of the information tab so that the information placed on the information tab is not visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Barry L. Silverstein, Matthew R. Cook, Lauren Mikos, Ivette Morales, James A. Hubbard, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100181371
    Abstract: A tamper-evident label for a carton having one flap or two opposing flaps includes a pair of end portions each having adhesive or other means for fastening to span the edge of one flap or opposing flaps of the carton. A central area between the end portions defines one or more strips which overlie an edge of one or both flaps. The central area defining the strips is unadhereable to the flaps and are in a condition such that, upon cutting therethrough to form ends on said strips, the ends will be displaced from the strip ends on the opposite sides of the cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Michael J. Messmer, Michael W. Manahan
  • Publication number: 20100170941
    Abstract: A portable package suitable for storing and dispensing at least one and desirably several travel or satellite packs, each of which contains individual pieces of a consumable product such as a confection like gum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Ujjaini Mitra-Shah, Katie J. Hernandez, James Bougoulas
  • Patent number: 7726552
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides an apparatus and method for securely collecting, storing, and disposing of documents by attaching a reusable, secure, lockable closure to a cardboard receptacle box. The lockable closure has a slot in the top to allow documents to be deposited in the box. Two opposing side surfaces of the lockable closure have an interior lip that engages the box flap in such a way as to prevent the unwanted removal of the closure. The closure can be secured to the box with a locking seal such as a cable tie through locking holes located on the top surface and two opposing sides of the lockable closure as well as the box flaps and box sides. A hole allows removal of the lockable closure by exerting pressure on the flap. The disclosed method provides the steps of providing a single lockable closure, a plurality of receptacle boxes, and a number of locking seals capable of fitting through the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Mike Chadima
  • Patent number: 7717319
    Abstract: A reclosable folding box of paperboard with at least one tamper-evident closure is provided, which comprises a cover flap with an insertion tab, wherein the closure of the folding box can be closed by machine without the need for gluing, and the closure can be opened only by destroying the tamper-evident closure. It is characterized in that it comprises, in the interior, retaining means and a tear-off tab connected to the insertion tab by way of a predetermined break line, and in that the closure is set up in such a way that, the first time the box is opened, the tear-off tab cooperates with the retaining means and is torn off at the predetermined break line when the insertion tab is moved beyond the tearing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Carl Edelmann GmbH
    Inventor: Meino Adam
  • Patent number: 7708185
    Abstract: A plastic box formed of plastic that closes an opening by bending inner Flaps, arranged on one pair of opposite two sides at a periphery of the opening, towards the inside, and folding an outer flap arranged on one side of the other pair of opposite two sides, while inserting and latching an insertion flap piece into the inside of the opening. The plastic box includes a lock mechanism that functions by engaging respective base end parts of the inner flap with notches formed on respective end parts of a bend line bent from the outer flap of the insertion flap piece. In addition, the plastic box includes a finger-receiving brim piece protruding from the bend line towards the outside at a position shifted from the center of the bend line towards the side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Kyoichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20100102109
    Abstract: A confectionary package is disclosed having a metering top, a paperboard body, and means for securing the body to the top. The metering top having an upper surface, a skirt extending below the upper surface, an opening in the upper surface sized to meter a portion of confectionary, and a hinged door having a closed position and sized to cover the opening when in the closed position. The body being formed of paperboard folded and secured into a generally tubular shape having an upper end and a lower end, the upper end having a cross section sized to mate with the metering top, and the lower end including flaps that may be closed creating a sealed container. The adhesive may be a label placed over the metering top and extending down the sides of the paperboard body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Michael S. Flecker, Michael J. Devore, Gregory W. Arnold, H. Michael Ableman
  • Patent number: 7694837
    Abstract: A tamper evident container lid is provided that includes a lid body configured to cover the opening of a base container having a top rim. The lid body has a skirt extending therefrom. The skirt has an annular score line and an annular fold line extending therearound. An outer band of the skirt extends between the score line and the fold line, and an inner band is folded inwardly to be in opposing relation to the outer band and extends upwardly from the fold line to an upper free edge. When the container lid is sufficiently applied to the base container such that the free edge slides downwardly past a top rim of the container, achieving a proper closure, an attempt to remove the lid will cause a plurality of sections of the inner band to engage the top rim and impede removal of the lid from the base container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Dean Robertson, George Edward Mac Ewen
  • Patent number: 7614542
    Abstract: A box formed from a single piece of punched and crease-lined cardboard sheet, the box having an inviolable security seal which is broken when the closed box is opened for the first time. The closed box presents a high resistance to deformation when subjected to external stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Patent number: 7594348
    Abstract: A tamper-indicating label to be applied to a container. The label is longer than the circumference of the container, so that the label can be wrapped around the container and adhered to itself in an overlap area. The label includes a tamper-indicating mechanism in the overlap area irreversibly indicating if the label has been separated in the overlap area after initial application of the label to the container. The mechanism may be (1) an adhesive bond in the overlap area that is stronger than the label stock in the overlap area, (2) a line of weakening in the label, and/or (3) a frangible material, an adhesive, and/or printing that fractures and/or separates when the overlap area is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc F. Oosterlinck
  • Patent number: 7540404
    Abstract: A packaging box (10) includes a pair of lids (2, 3), and the pair of lids (2, 3) have tongues (2b, 3b) extending from their heads and lid gluing portions (2c, 3c) arranged in specific areas on the outer surfaces of these tongues (2b, 3b). A body (1) of the packaging box (10) has a pair of body gluing portions (1f, 1g) individually glued to the lid gluing portions (2c, 3c) and at least one transverse split-open portion (5) for guiding a fracture in a side face of the packaging box (10). Both open-side ends (1e) have side-end split-open portions (6, 7) arranged so as to surround the body gluing portions (1f, 1g). Thus, even if the tongues provided at the heads of the lids are glued to side plates, the packaging box can be easily and accurately split and spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Arai
  • Publication number: 20090072015
    Abstract: A blank from which may be erected a protective enclosed tamper evident container for the packaging of articles during transportation and storage has five aligned panels that form opposed roof and floor walls having a dome shape connected at opposite ends of the container by side walls having a concave shape. The centre panel forming the floor wall has opposed closure panels that fold over the roof wall to close the open sides of the container and are provided with locking tongues that engage slots in the roof wall to secure the container. The tongues and slots provide a tamper evident mechanism for securing the container such that no adhesive is required during the erection process in order to hold the container in its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Drew, Michael Edward Parkes, David Brian Edwards, William John McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20080308613
    Abstract: The invention relates to tamper evident tapes or soft packages, such as plastic bags or envelop, including new security features for sealing and rendering irreversible and unambiguously visible the opening of the package. The first new security feature concerns a plurality of U-shaped cuts extending through the tape, each U-shaped cut having an open end and a closed end defining a tearing edge. The U-shaped cuts are distributed and oriented along the tape so that the tearing edges thereof extend in multiple directions. The second new security feature is a thermochromatic layer present inside the tape and overlaying heat sensitive tamper-indicating areas also present in the tape. The thermochromatic ink layer intermingles with some markings also present therein and comprises an irreversible thermochromatic ink invisible at room temperature and activated at an activation temperature superior to the room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: NELMAR SECURITY PACKAGING SYSTEMS INC.(a Canadian company)
    Inventor: Neil FREDER
  • Publication number: 20080237317
    Abstract: A tamperproof package for gift cards utilizes a laminate of at least two panels for encasing a card in a durable package which is tamper evident when opened. The surface of one of the panels includes information desirable for merchandising and activating the gift card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Eric A. Rosendall
  • Publication number: 20080054059
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein provides an apparatus and method for securely collecting, storing, and disposing of documents by attaching a reusable, secure, lockable closure to a cardboard receptacle box. The lockable closure has a slot in the top to allow documents to be deposited in the box. Two opposing side surfaces of the lockable closure have an interior lip that engages the box flap in such a way as to prevent the unwanted removal of the closure. The closure can be secured to the box with a locking seal such as a cable tie through locking holes located on the top surface and two opposing sides of the lockable closure as well as the box flaps and box sides. A hole allows removal of the lockable closure by exerting pressure on the flap. The disclosed method provides the steps of providing a single lockable closure, a plurality of receptacle boxes, and a number of locking seals capable of fitting through the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Mike Chadima
  • Patent number: 7267261
    Abstract: A box with at least one base is disclosed which is resistant to opening and of which portions become broken off to prevent the base being reclosed after being opened for the first time. The base includes a panel projecting from the box and a tab projecting from and separated from the panel by a folding line in which there is provided a cut through which hook-shaped teeth extend and hook thereonto, these latter projecting from two opposing lateral flaps positioned below said panel in the box when closed. In this base panel there are provided knurlings which extend from each end of said cut as far as the adjacent lateral edge of the panel, to hence define portions which break away from the base of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Publication number: 20070194091
    Abstract: A box formed from a single cardboard sheet and having a closure panel from which there projects a lip insertable into the box interior between the box front panel and the edges adjacent thereto of two flaps projecting from the box side panels, the lip being separated from the closure panel by a folding line, at each end of which a cut is provided into which a flexible appendix projecting from each flap is inserted, with the free end of the flap making contact with the inner surface of the front panel in the box when closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.I.
    Inventor: Carmelo LO DUCA
  • Patent number: 7208209
    Abstract: The invention teaches a container formed from a synthetic substrate. The synthetic substrate is substantially tear resistant and includes polyethylene and inorganic minerals. The synthetic substrate is cut and scored to form a container blank of desired shapes and sizes. At least some portion of the container blank is coated with an adhesive. The container blank is folded and or otherwise manipulated so that at least some portion of the container blank is secured to another surface of the container blank to form a partially closed container with at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Parrotta, Robert Larry Flowers
  • Patent number: 7191931
    Abstract: An opening arrangement includes a bottom piece disposed to be positioned on a packaging material and to define a pouring opening; a lid disposed, in a closed state, to seal the pouring opening; and a tamper evidence intended to be broken the first time the opening arrangement is opened and which is connected to a pull tab connected to the lid and to a fastening surface disposed to be connected to the packaging material. The fastening surface is disposed to extend over a fold line along which the packaging material is intended to be folded for forming a package. A package and a method of providing a package with an opening arrangement are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Niels Damkjaer
  • Patent number: 7178712
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reclosable, cuboidal folding box having a rear wall, a front wall, two or more side walls which connect the front and rear walls, a base closure, and a top closure, which is formed by three closure tabs and has an insertion flap. A double-layered hanging tab is articulated on the front wall or the rear wall via a severable tamperproof surface, which is fixed to the insertion flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: G√ľnther Schultz, Andreas Schabert
  • Patent number: 7032757
    Abstract: Die fold and sleeve packaging uses a closed shape breakaway portion located in a first region of a die fold wrapper adhesively attached to an overlapping region, such that when the packaging is tampered with, the closed shape breaks away from the first region, providing evidence of tampering and an optional communication feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Bill R. Richards, Neil A. Willcocks, Catherine Pitko
  • Patent number: 6860421
    Abstract: A box formed from a single piece of punched and crease-lined cardboard sheet including at least four consecutive main panels, a flap, two closure panels, at least one tab, and a lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: GI.BI.EFFE SRL
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Publication number: 20040108369
    Abstract: A box having at least one closure panel and with a security seal which is broken on first opening the panel, the box having elements which mutually cooperate to enable the panel to be repeatedly retained in its closed position after the seal has been broken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: GI.BI.EFFE SRL
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Publication number: 20040104263
    Abstract: A carton for viewing the contents thereof without disturbing the integrity of the carton comprising a unitary body enclosed by a wall or walls having apertures for manipulating and viewing the articles contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Peter A. Keay, Joseph J. Urban
  • Patent number: 6685085
    Abstract: A food container formed from a foldable blank of corrugated cardboard into a box-like configuration for transport and/or storage of a food product such as pizza or the like. The container incorporates therein tamper-resistant features adjacent the front corners, including a pair of inwardly foldable locking walls provided on the bottom part of the container which cooperate with upright tabs located on the top part which prevent opening of the container. An additional pair of tabs are provided on the top part of the container which block access to the folded locking walls, which tabs are then removed by the consumer to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Hanna
  • Patent number: 6641031
    Abstract: A child resistant carton assembly includes a carton including a body panel. A locking panel is spaced apart from the body panel. The locking panel and the body panel define a locking chamber therebetween. A tray is slidably mounted in the carton. The tray includes a locking tab adapted to releasably engage the locking panel such that at least an insert portion of the locking tab is disposed in the locking chamber. A method is provided for using a child resistant carton including a carton and a tray slidably mounted in the carton. The carton includes a body panel and a locking panel spaced apart from one another and defining a locking chamber therebetween. The tray includes a locking tab. The method includes inserting at least an insert portion of the locking tab into the locking chamber to resist withdrawal of the tray from the carton, and displacing the locking tab from the locking chamber to release the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Pharmagraphics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ivor Evans, Carl W. Treleaven
  • Publication number: 20030201315
    Abstract: A re-usable and self-sealing box, and a flat blank that can be manipulated into the box, that can indicate tampering includes top flaps having two or more attachment and tear strips extending from the box sides. At least two of the top flaps each include an attachment strip that can be attached to another top flap or a side to close the box and a tear strip that can be removed from the top flap to separate the flap from the attachment strip. To initially close the box, a first top flap having an attachment strip is attached to a third top flap or to a side. After separating the first top flap from the attachment strip, the box can be closed a second time by attaching a second top flap having an attachment strip to the fourth top flap or to a side. To provide a box that can be re-used more than twice, four top flaps each include an attachment strip and a tear strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: George D. Jamison, Matthew Kroeze
  • Publication number: 20030085262
    Abstract: A child resistant carton assembly includes a carton including a body panel. A locking panel is spaced apart from the body panel. The locking panel and the body panel define a locking chamber therebetween. A tray is slidably mounted in the carton. The tray includes a locking tab adapted to releasably engage the locking panel such that at least an insert portion of the locking tab is disposed in the locking chamber. A method is provided for using a child resistant carton including a carton and a tray slidably mounted in the carton. The carton includes a body panel and a locking panel spaced apart from one another and defining a locking chamber therebetween. The tray includes a locking tab. The method includes inserting at least an insert portion of the locking tab into the locking chamber to resist withdrawal of the tray from the carton, and displacing the locking tab from the locking chamber to release the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: James Ivor Evans, Carl W. Treleaven
  • Patent number: 6558501
    Abstract: The present object concerns an innovative glueing process for cartridge paper boxes, with an application of adhesive, of the “hot-melt” type, on the lapel of the outer tab, for three-tabbed cartridge boxes, featuring a process of heating and melting over the sites of application of the adhesive, by the use of air-pistols, heated plates and other means, drying naturally at room temperature, receiving a slight compression. The sealing of the package is achieved by the use of a “window” on the main part of the package, with the application of inscriptions by an ink-jet system, or others, over the cartridge and the adhesive, fusing and spreading over the package when heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Celso Renato Junqueira Franco
  • Patent number: 6491211
    Abstract: A child resistant carton assembly includes a carton including a body panel. A locking panel is spaced apart from the body panel. The locking panel and the body panel define a locking chamber therebetween. A tray is slidably mounted in the carton. The tray includes a locking tab adapted to releasably engage the locking panel such that at least an insert portion of the locking tab is disposed in the locking chamber. A method is provided for using a child resistant carton including a carton and a tray slidably mounted in the carton. The carton includes a body panel and a locking panel spaced apart from one another and defining a locking chamber therebetween. The tray includes a locking tab. The method includes inserting at least an insert portion of the locking tab into the locking chamber to resist withdrawal of the tray from the carton, and displacing the locking tab from the locking chamber to release the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Scott & Daniells, Inc.
    Inventors: James Ivor Evans, Carl W. Treleaven
  • Patent number: 6447015
    Abstract: A tamper-evident tape or label to be adhered to various items, like security envelopes, bags, packages, markings, price tags, etc. The tape or label comprising a base layer made of a pliable light transmissive plastic material, and the base layer being provided with an upper face and an opposing bottom face, such base layer being adherable to the said items by the bottom face thereof. The base layer being provided with at least one tamper-evident means revealable when an unauthorized attempt to remove said tape or label from the said items has taken place, and the said base layer being provided with a preventing means to prevent direct access to the upper face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Ron Linnewiel