Octagonal Patents (Class 229/109)
  • Patent number: 10472121
    Abstract: A packaging box including a base portion defining a first plane is disclosed. The packaging box includes at least one first side wall portion. The at least one first side wall portion is arranged at an angle to the base portion. The first side wall portion is joined to the base portion via a fold line at a first edge of the base portion. The first side wall portion has an extension portion extending from one side of the side wall portion so as to provide at least part of a second side wall portion arranged at an angle to the base portion and at an angle to the first side wall portion. The second side wall portion includes at least part of the extension portion. A connecting portion of the extension portion connecting the first side wall portion to the second side wall portion is smoothly curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCA FOREST PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Viström, Rickard Hägglund
  • Patent number: 10414573
    Abstract: A container with a window through which food within the container may be seen. The window may include a hole in a base material of the container, and at least one substantially clear polymeric film that is mounted to a portion of the container and obstructs (e.g., covers) the hole. Microwave energy interactive material (“MEIM”) may be mounted to the polymeric film for influencing the effect of microwave energy on the food within the container. Typically (e.g., optionally), the film extends beyond the hole, and the MEIM may be segregated to portions of the film that do not obstruct the hole, so that the MEIM does not interfere with the view through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 10246215
    Abstract: A semiregular polyhedron box and method of assembly provides a rectangular cross-section, ten faces, twenty-four edges, and sixteen vertices. The box is plastic corrugated and has two rectangular sidewalls, two square sidewalls, and four corner sidewalls. The sidewalls join at their lateral edges to form an enclosed region defined by a generally rectangular shape and four chamfered edges. Four rectangular panels hingedly join two opposing upper edges of rectangular sidewalls. Each rectangular panel has two L-shaped slots. Four irregular panels hingedly join two opposing upper and lower edges of the square sidewalls. Each irregular panel comprises an irregular top edge having a convex curve, and top angled corners. Each irregular panel also comprises irregular lateral edges having a lateral notch and bottom angled corners. The top angled corners of the irregular top edge and lateral notch detachably interlock with the L-shape slots of the rectangular panel to close the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mutty Greenfeld
  • Patent number: 10160568
    Abstract: A pallet container having eight side walls, a bottom piece, two leg flaps that are used to automatically deploy the container from a flat, collapsed position, and a series of inside folds and outside folds. The pallet container is constructed from one or more blanks made of cardboard. The blanks used to make the pallet container may have different configurations. The pallet container has an open and a closed position and can be converted from one position to the other by a single person without the need of special tools or equipment. A cardboard blank for making the pallet container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Design Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted E. Wiley
  • Patent number: 10060147
    Abstract: A portable toilet that includes a top section, a bottom section, a side wall, and a door system. The top section includes a top wall slot. The bottom section includes a bottom wall slot. The side wall includes a top edge that is removably insertable into the top wall slot. The side wall includes a bottom edge of that is removably insertable into the bottom wall slot. The door system includes a door frame and at least one door. The door frame includes first and second wall side slots. A first side of the side wall is removably insertable into the first wall side slot, and a second side of the side wall is removably insertable into the second wall side slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Process4, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Taylor, Aaron Misener
  • Patent number: 9957085
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a box, a blank, a set of blanks made from corrugated cardboard sheet and a method for forming a box having a polygonal section. The box has at least one centring tab (7) straddling at least one folding line (4) on its upper wall (2), cut out on its lateral sides (8), connected on one side to the upper wall (2) by a first joining line (10) and on the other side to the adjacent side wall (5) by a second joining line (6), a parallel and offset intermediate folding line (14) being provided such that the tab (7) forms a projecting portion (16) on account of the folding. The bottom comprises at least one perforated surface portion (18) which has a shape complementary to that of the tab such that the lateral edges of the recess are designed to cooperate in contact with the lateral edges of said tab, and is designed to fit into the projecting portion of a box from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: OTOR
    Inventors: Olivier Bourdin, Arnaud Guerin, Nicolas Le Lay
  • Patent number: 9861090
    Abstract: The insect bait station comprises an outer shell covered with a toxicant-infused wax coating, and an insect lure disposed within the outer shell. Insects are drawn to the bait station by the insect lure (preferably a fruit fly lure). When the insects land on the bait station they are killed by the toxicant within the bait station wax coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by The Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Robert R. Heath, Pedro Rendon, Nancy D. Epsky
  • Patent number: 9827732
    Abstract: A foldable container moveable between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration defining an interior area for holding bulk material is provided. The container includes opposed side panels and a bottom flap extending from a bottom edge of each side panel. A tab member extends from a distal end of each bottom flap and a tab finger extends from each tab member so as to define a hook at a distal end of each bottom flap. The hooks are interconnected so as to hingedly connect the distal ends of the bottom flaps together, thereby causing the bottom flaps to rotate between their respective stowed and deployed configuration positions as the end panels are translated between their respective stowed and deployed configuration positions. Locking tabs extending from distal ends of end flaps extend into the interior area of the container to secure the container in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Design Concepts, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted E. Wiley
  • Patent number: 9796501
    Abstract: A blank for forming a reinforced container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel comprising opposing end edges, opposing side edges, and at least one miter edge connecting one of the end edges to an adjacent side edge of the opposing side edges. The blank further includes a pair of opposing end panels coupled to the bottom panel, a pair of opposing side panels coupled to the bottom panel, and a reinforcing panel assembly coupled to at least one of one of the end panels and one of the side panels for reinforcing a corner of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Jeffrey Scott James
  • Patent number: 9789993
    Abstract: A blank assembly for forming a folded-cap container includes a first blank of sheet material that includes a pair of end panels, a pair of side panels, and a plurality of corner panels connected in series along a plurality of fold lines. Each of the end panels and side panels has a bottom edge that is substantially aligned with the respective bottom edges of the other end panels and side panels. Also, each of the four corner panels has a bottom free edge that is offset towards a central horizontal axis of the first blank from the bottom edges of the end panels and side panels. The blank assembly also includes a second blank of sheet material that includes a top panel and a lifting panel connected by a fold line. The top panel is configured to be coupled adjacent to a top edge of one of the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Smith, Joel Cram, Eric Vasbinder
  • Patent number: 9757886
    Abstract: A method for forming a container having an injection-molded feature. The method includes obtaining a blank, forming the blank into a three-dimensional article having at least one sidewall, and forming the injection-molded feature extending around the perimeter of the article. The injection-molded feature comprises an anchor portion and a flange portion. The anchor portion is in contact with an interior surface of the at least one sidewall and the flange portion extends from the anchor portion outwardly from the at least one sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Middleton, Mark R. Sinclair, Brian R. O'Hagan, Patrick H. Wnek, Terrence P. Lafferty, Peter W. Blaas, Kevin J. Hjort, Patrick J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9656778
    Abstract: A panel board can include a main body confined by an upper boundary, a lower boundary, a first side boundary, and a second side boundary. A plurality of folding lines can be disposed on the main body and can extend from the upper boundary to the lower boundary. The folding lines disposed on the main body can provide a plurality of panels. A base having multiple sides can extend from the lower boundary of the main body. One or more locking tabs can extend from one or more sides of the base and one or more locking tabs can extend from the lower boundary of the main body. One or more locking slots can be disposed through the panel board about the lower boundary of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific LLC
    Inventors: John P. Kelly, Ronald C. Norris, Richard D. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9637295
    Abstract: A packaging structure is an integral formed from a plate material. The plate material includes a main bending line, a first side plate and a second side plate. The first side plate includes a plurality of auxiliary bending lines and a plurality of first connecting sections. The second side plate includes a plurality of cut lines and a plurality of second connecting sections. The plate material is bent along the main bending line, and the first auxiliary bending lines of the first side plate and the cut lines of the second side plate are bent to allow the first side plate and the second side plate to surround and form a geometric accommodated space for placing an object. Further, an impact of an external force upon the object is reduced through the dual layer structure formed by the first connecting sections and the second connecting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Li Tai Green Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9518398
    Abstract: A portable toilet that includes a top section, a bottom section, a side wall, and a door system. The top section includes a top wall slot. The bottom section includes a bottom wall slot. The side wall includes a top edge that is removably insertable into the top wall slot. The side wall includes a bottom edge of that is removably insertable into the bottom wall slot. The door system includes a door frame and at least one door. The door frame includes first and second wall side slots. A first side of the side wall is removably insertable into the first wall side slot, and a second side of the side wall is removably insertable into the second wall side slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Process4, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Taylor, Aaron Misener
  • Patent number: 9493301
    Abstract: A bin retainer panel has a planar wall having a first end having a bent edge extending along a length of the first end; and first and second side ends each having edges bent at an acute angle with respect to the planar wall. The first and second side edges each has a plurality of protrusions formed thereon. A bin retainer panel has a planar wall having a first end having a bent edge and a second, opposite end having a bent edge; and first and second side ends. The first side end has an edge bent at an acute angle with respect to the planar wall. The first side end edge has a plurality of protrusions formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Metal Fabricating Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. James, Judy Kalski
  • Patent number: 9475604
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a series of four generally rectangular panels connected along a plurality of substantially parallel fold lines. The panels include a first spaced-apart pair of panels and a second spaced-apart pair of panels. Each of the second spaced-apart pair of panels is connected to at least one panel of the first spaced-apart pair of panels. The blank also includes a corner panel extending from each side edge of each panel of the first pair of panels, and a lateral flap extending from each side edge of each panel of the second pair of panels, wherein each lateral flap has free side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9469432
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank and a method for constructing the container are described. The container includes a bottom wall, two end walls, each end wall including at least an end panel emanating from an end edge of the bottom wall, and two side walls, each side wall including at least a side panel emanating from a side edge of the bottom wall. The container further includes a reinforcing panel assembly emanating from a first end edge of a first side panel of a first side wall, including an outer reinforcing panel, an intermediate reinforcing panel, and an inner reinforcing panel, wherein the outer reinforcing panel is positioned in a substantially face-to-face relationship with the intermediate reinforcing panel, the intermediate reinforcing panel being coupled to a first end panel of a first end wall, and the inner reinforcing panel being in a face-to-face relationship with the first side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ray Aguirre
  • Patent number: 9452861
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, and two opposing end panels. Each side panel extends from a side edge of the bottom panel, and each end panel extends from an end edge of the bottom panel. Each end panel includes at least one major stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes an inner end panel having a minor stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The minor stacking extension is configured to align with a respective major stacking extension to form a stacking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9272482
    Abstract: A foldable greeting card and method of making the card, with a polygonal base with hinged lobes attached to the edges of the base, with the lobes foldable inward to the center of the base. The lobes overlap neighboring lobes. The card is made by affixing at least two separate units to each other, so that each hinged lobe overlaps by a neighboring lobe and is overlapped by a neighboring lobe. A message or graphic may be placed on the lobes or the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Florence Sunoo, Vincent Marshel
  • Patent number: 9242758
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes two end panels, two side panels, and four corner panels connected in series along a plurality of fold lines. The blank further includes a plurality of bottom panels each extending from one panel of the end panels and the side panels. The plurality of bottom panels is configured to define a locking slot and a locking tab that is insertable into the locking slot to form a bottom wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Joe Brundage, Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9221575
    Abstract: An eight-sided, octagonal carton having an increased width opening and strength as compared to a four-sided, rectangular carton, and providing for improved removal of a food product stored within the carton. The octagonal carton has a top panel, a bottom panel, and an octagonal sidewall comprising a pair of longitudinal segments and a pair of transverse end segments. The end segments further comprise a pair of individual panels that can fold at an angle to provide three sides along each end segment; two angled sides and one side perpendicular to the longitudinal segments. To gain access to the interior of the carton, only one of the panels needs to be opened creating an access opening through which the food product is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Robert Bull
  • Patent number: 9126711
    Abstract: An article-transport container comprises a floor having a respective left-side and right-side closures that are foldably joined thereto. A front end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures. A rear end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures and at least one tri-layers corner cooperate with the respective left-side and right-side closures to define an interior region adapted to receive articles therein. The least one tri-layer corner includes respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers to enhance stacking strength of the container while minimizing scarps produced during construction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: TIN INC.
    Inventors: Ignacio Padilla Hermosillo, Michael B McLeod, Ramon Ulises Cota Soto
  • Patent number: 9114904
    Abstract: A display container is provided herein which includes a box portion having a base portion, spaced-apart upstanding first and second end panels, and spaced-apart upstanding first and second edge panels extending from the base portion. The first and second edge panels are located between the first and second end panels, and the first edge panel extends a lesser distance from the base portion than the first end panel and the second end panel. The display container also includes a reinforcing layer which may be formed of a material stronger in shear than the material of the box portion. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a display container may be formed which has greater strength both for product containment and stacking as compared to the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: S & D Group, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Scanzillo, Silvio DiMarchi
  • Patent number: 9114921
    Abstract: A container for dispensing beverages is provided. The container includes at least six side walls coupled together along a plurality of parallel fold lines. The at least six side walls include two end panels and at least two side panels, and the at least six side walls define a substantially cylindrical shape of the container. A bottom wall is coupled to at least one of the two end panels, wherein a shape of the bottom wall corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of the at least six side walls. The container further includes a spout cutout removably defined in a first end panel of the two end panels proximate to a fold line connecting the first end panel to the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9096342
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, and two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel. The blank also includes a foldover panel that is configured to lock the container in at least a partially formed position. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly that includes an outer reinforcing corner panel extending from the first side panel, an outer reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing corner panel, an inner reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from the inner reinforcing end panel, and an inner reinforcing side panel extending from the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Craig W. Buscema
  • Patent number: 9073661
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a series of four generally rectangular panels connected along a plurality of substantially parallel fold lines. The panels include a first spaced-apart pair of panels and a second spaced-apart pair of panels. Each of the second spaced-apart pair of panels is connected to at least one panel of the first spaced-apart pair of panels. The blank also includes a corner panel extending from each side edge of each panel of the first pair of panels, and a lateral flap extending from each side edge of each panel of the second pair of panels, wherein each lateral flap has free side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9073659
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, and two opposing end panels. Each side panel extends from a side edge of the bottom panel, and each end panel extends from an end edge of the bottom panel. Each end panel includes at least one major stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes an inner end panel having a minor stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The minor stacking extension is configured to align with a respective major stacking extension to form a stacking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9061792
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel, and a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first side panel of the two side panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes a corner panel extending from the first side edge of the first side panel, a first reinforcing end panel extending from a side edge of the corner panel, a second reinforcing end panel extending from a side edge of the first reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from a side edge of the second reinforcing end panel, and an inner side panel extending from a side edge of the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20150115023
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes two end panels, two side panels, and four corner panels connected in series along a plurality of fold lines. The blank further includes a plurality of bottom panels each extending from one panel of the end panels and the side panels. The plurality of bottom panels is configured to define a locking slot and a locking tab that is insertable into the locking slot to form a bottom wall of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: David Joe Brundage, Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 9010621
    Abstract: A box for receiving a food item is provided, and the box is usable with an additional box that is also configured to receive a food item. The box includes a bottom portion including a bottom panel having a link feature formed therein, and a top portion hingedly connected to the bottom portion and configured to form a cover. The top portion includes a top panel having a link feature formed therein. The link feature of the bottom portion is cooperable with the additional box to link the two boxes together when the additional box is placed beneath the box, or the link feature of the top portion is cooperable with the additional box to link the two boxes together when the additional box is placed on top of the box. Furthermore, at least one of the link features comprises a bendable tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Domino's IP Holder LLC
    Inventors: Meredith Baker, Benjamin A. Bangser, Jason Eiseman, Jessica Glass, James E. McCay, Thomas VanEsley, Phillip Worley
  • Patent number: 8985431
    Abstract: A blank for forming a reinforced container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel comprising opposing end edges, opposing side edges, and at least one miter edge connecting one of the end edges to an adjacent side edge of the opposing side edges. The blank further includes a pair of opposing end panels coupled to the bottom panel, a pair of opposing side panels coupled to the bottom panel, and a reinforcing panel assembly coupled to at least one of one of the end panels and one of the side panels for reinforcing a corner of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Jeffrey Scott James
  • Publication number: 20150069116
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, and two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel. The blank also includes a foldover panel that is configured to lock the container in at least a partially formed position. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly that includes an outer reinforcing corner panel extending from the first side panel, an outer reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing corner panel, an inner reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from the inner reinforcing end panel, and an inner reinforcing side panel extending from the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Craig W. Buscema
  • Patent number: 8950654
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carton constructed from a single blank of paperboard material featuring an auto-erecting bottom. The carton includes first through eighth sides panels, a glue flap attached along a fold line to a first side edge of the first side panel, a first bottom flap attached along a fold line to a bottom edge of the second side panel, and a second bottom flap attached along a fold line to a bottom edge of the sixth side panel. The carton includes a first bottom folding assembly attached to a bottom edge of the third and fourth side panels, a second bottom folding assembly attached to a bottom edge of the seventh and eighth side panels, a third bottom folding assembly attached to the first side panel, and a fourth bottom folding assembly attached to the fifth side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Patent number: 8931686
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes two end panels, two side panels, and four corner panels connected in series along a plurality of fold lines. The blank further includes a plurality of bottom panels each extending from one panel of the end panels and the side panels. The plurality of bottom panels is configured to define a locking slot and a locking tab that is insertable into the locking slot to form a bottom wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services LLC
    Inventors: David Joe Brundage, Kenneth C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8919636
    Abstract: A container assembly. The container assembly includes a tube portion having a plurality of sides formed from an inner fiberboard layer, an outer fiberboard layer, and at least one corrugated layer sandwiched therebetween, an internal surface of the inner fiberboard layer having a first generally water-resistant coating, the inner fiberboard layer extending around a bottom of the corrugated layer and being adhered to at least a portion of the outer fiberboard layer. The container assembly further includes a base portion including a bottom panel and a plurality of flaps extending from the bottom panel, the base portion including a second generally water-resistant coating, the plurality of flaps overlapping a portion of the plurality of sides. The plurality of flaps is adhered to respective ones of the plurality of sides by one or more continuous adhesive lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Charles E. Bettinger, Kerry D. Wall, Keith A. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140374291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack (1) for smoking articles. The pack (1) comprises a plurality of panels (4, 5, 6, 7) and a plurality of pack edges (16, 17, 18, 19) where the panels meet. At least one of the pack edges comprises a plurality of incisions (22) extending entirely through the material of the pack and configured such that the edge is uneven along at least part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140367458
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, and two opposing end panels. Each side panel extends from a side edge of the bottom panel, and each end panel extends from an end edge of the bottom panel. Each end panel includes at least one major stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes an inner end panel having a minor stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The minor stacking extension is configured to align with a respective major stacking extension to form a stacking tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140339379
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bag stand including at least three side panels, each side panel having a top end, a bottom end, a left end, a right end, an inner surface, and an outer surface, each side panel having two adjacent side panels, each right end of each side panel connected to the left end of one of the adjacent side panels and each left end of each side panel connected to the right end of the other adjacent side panel, thereby forming a substantially continuous bag stand having a top end and a bottom end and a plurality of panel tabs, each panel tab hingedly connected to the top end of the bag stand, each panel tab having at least one interfacing end for connection to at least one other of the plurality of panel tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: John Richard Muse
  • Patent number: 8887982
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, and two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel. The blank also includes a foldover panel that is configured to lock the container in at least a partially formed position. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly that includes an outer reinforcing corner panel extending from the first side panel, an outer reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing corner panel, an inner reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from the inner reinforcing end panel, and an inner reinforcing side panel extending from the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Craig W. Buscema
  • Publication number: 20140305999
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a series of four generally rectangular panels connected along a plurality of substantially parallel fold lines. The panels include a first spaced-apart pair of panels and a second spaced-apart pair of panels. Each of the second spaced-apart pair of panels is connected to at least one panel of the first spaced-apart pair of panels. The blank also includes a corner panel extending from each side edge of each panel of the first pair of panels, and a lateral flap extending from each side edge of each panel of the second pair of panels, wherein each lateral flap has free side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 8851361
    Abstract: A blank (2) comprising a row of body panels (P1-P4), and a row of end closure panels (P6-P9) extending substantially parallelly to the row of body panels (P1-P4), whereof each end closure panel (P6-P9) has an edge (E1-E4), and whereof each of the second (P7) and fourth (P9) end closure panels has oblique lines of weakness (S1, S11, S2, S12) which divide its panel into a central sub-panel (P7a, P9a) adjacent the corresponding second or fourth body panel (P2, P4) and two end sub-panels (P7b, P7c, P9b, P9c) adjacent the corresponding edges (E2, E4), wherein the end sub-panels (P7b, P7c, P9b, P9c) bulge away from its corresponding edge (E2, E4). A container formed from the sheet material blank and a method of forming the container is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Elopak Systems AG
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Daley, John Kelly, Ole Peter Trovaag, Harald Harsson, Ivica Franic
  • Patent number: 8844797
    Abstract: A container for dispensing beverages is provided. The container includes at least six side walls coupled together along a plurality of parallel fold lines. The at least six side walls include two end panels and at least two side panels, and the at least six side walls define a substantially cylindrical shape of the container. A bottom wall is coupled to at least one of the two end panels, wherein a shape of the bottom wall corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of the at least six side walls. The container further includes a spout cutout removably defined in a first end panel of the two end panels proximate to a fold line connecting the first end panel to the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 8820618
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel, and a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first side panel of the two side panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes a corner panel extending from the first side edge of the first side panel, a first reinforcing end panel extending from a side edge of the corner panel, a second reinforcing end panel extending from a side edge of the first reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from a side edge of the second reinforcing end panel, and an inner side panel extending from a side edge of the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 8800850
    Abstract: An article-transport container comprises a floor having a respective left-side and right-side closures foldably joined thereto. A front end closure is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective right-side and left-side closures. A rear end closure is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective right-side and left-side closures. Four quad-layer corners are defined by a first quad-layer corner, a second quad-layer corner, a third quad-layer corner, and a fourth quad-layer corner which cooperate with the respective right-side and left-side closures to define an interior region adapted to receive articles therein. The first quad-layer corner includes respective outer and inner layers and respective first and second medial layers that are sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers to enhance stacking strength of the container while minimizing scarps produced during construction of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Michael B. MacLeod
  • Patent number: 8777093
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a series of four generally rectangular panels connected along a plurality of substantially parallel fold lines. The panels include a first spaced-apart pair of panels and a second spaced-apart pair of panels. Each of the second spaced-apart pair of panels is connected to at least one panel of the first spaced-apart pair of panels. The blank also includes a corner panel extending from each side edge of each panel of the first pair of panels, and a lateral flap extending from each side edge of each panel of the second pair of panels, wherein each lateral flap has free side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8777094
    Abstract: A barrel formed from a sheet of blank material includes a plurality of side wall panels for forming sides of the barrel including a front panel, a rear panel, two opposing end panels, and at least one diagonal corner panel, at least one bottom flap for forming a bottom of the barrel, and a plurality of top flaps for forming a top of the barrel including a top front flap foldably connected to the front panel, a top rear flap foldably connected to the rear panel, and two opposing top end flaps each foldably connected to one of the end panels. The top front flap and the top rear flap include at least one closure slot. Each of the two opposing top end flaps includes at least one locking finger. The locking fingers are inserted within the closure slots for securing the top of the barrel in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Strong, Brian Lowe
  • Patent number: 8763887
    Abstract: An octagonal container for food, such as suitable for keeping or packaging tostadas, manufactured from a carton blank, is formed of eight sections or sides which includes at one end a flap with adhesion thereon that is joined to an opposite flap. The container also has edges located on top and bottom sides that are folded and joined towards the center of the container. The top part of the container is structured to form what appears to be a flower upon closure which provides a very attractive characteristic for the consumer. The container also has a practical, new, and easy closing system, so that when opening the container, it is only necessary to pull the opening flaps outward. To close the container, it is only necessary to press such flaps to the center and inwards and the container will be kept sealed. When closing the container, a “sinking” is formed in the top part of the container which acts as a cushion so that the product in the container is kept in good condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Grupo Fiesta Charra, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Ismael Palacios Nieto
  • Patent number: 8763807
    Abstract: A package configuration for absorbent articles, such as disposable diapers, training pants and adult incontinence undergarments is disclosed. The package configuration may include one or more pluralities of absorbent articles, each plurality packaged in a flexible package. The one or more flexible packages may be wrapped and further contained by a wrap-around. The wrap-around may have first and second pairs of opposing side panels. Adjacent side panels from the first and second pair may be joined by corner panels. The corner panels may form interior angles with the side panels of from 100° to 170°. The presence of the angled corner panels may render the wrap-around better able to conform to the shape of the one or more flexible packages, and more resistant to deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thorsten Booch, Andreas Peter Motsch, Fernando Bayod
  • Patent number: 8763803
    Abstract: A packaged plumbing fixture includes a box, a plumbing fixture, and a packaging insert. The box comprises a plurality of generally vertical sides that are interconnected to cooperatively define a cavity for containing a plumbing fixture. The plurality of sides include a first side and a second side that are connected to opposite ends of a third side. The packaging insert includes first and second generally planar surfaces. The packaging insert is positioned within the cavity with each of the first and second generally planar surfaces arranged generally parallel with and proximate to one of the sides. A sum of angles between the third side and the first side and between the third side and the second side is greater than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Peter W. Swart, Michael J. Pagel, Lawrence Duwell, Chad Jorgensen