Hexagonal Patents (Class 229/110)
  • Patent number: 10913568
    Abstract: Example aspects of a storage box and a method for assembling a storage box are disclosed. The storage box can comprise a sidewall enclosure, the enclosure defining a top edge and an opposing bottom edge, a fastener extending from the bottom edge, and a tray, the fastener coupling the tray to the sidewall enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Paul Ott, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10870510
    Abstract: Example aspects of a storage box and a method for assembling a storage box are disclosed. The storage box can comprise a sidewall enclosure, the enclosure defining a top edge and an opposing bottom edge, a fastener extending from the bottom edge, and a tray, the fastener coupling the tray to the sidewall enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Sollie, Paul Ott, Jamie Waltermire, Shifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10399734
    Abstract: A packaging for foodstuff, including a base blank adapted to be erected into a carton for containing the foodstuff therein, the base blank including a liner paper that forms an internal surface of the carton and which has a release coating applied thereto; a lid blank adapted to form a lid that is securable to the carton so as to enclose the foodstuff within the carton, the lid blank including a liner paper that forms an internal surface of the lid which has a release coating applied thereto such that at least a part of the lid blank remains uncoated to permit bonding of the lid to an uncoated surface of the carton, wherein, the release coating is contactable with the food stuff and capable of providing clean release therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Visy R & D Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Adrian Michael Dalgleish
  • Patent number: 10258206
    Abstract: A container, in particular a urine bottle formed from maceratable sheet material comprises an enclosing wall and an aperture. The container is expandable from a first, collapsed configuration into a second, expanded configuration. The sheet material has a plurality of fold lines which define one or more recesses in the enclosing wall of the container in the expanded configuration. In the collapsed condition, the container comprises a lower sheet and an upper sheet lying below a sheet, the upper and lower sheets being sealed together along their lateral edges and along a first, end edge between a first, lower end of the lateral edges. The lateral edges taper towards each other and the aperture extends between the second, opposite ends of the lateral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VERNACARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne Nelson, Joseph Langley, Peter Graham Richard MacQueen, Mark Phillips, Matt Willox
  • Patent number: 10246234
    Abstract: A packaging sheet for wrapping an article or object, providing structure around the article or object, or forming a box. The packaging sheet includes first, second, third, fourth, and fifth panels, the second panel being connected to the first panel, the third panel being connected to the first panel opposite the second panel, the fourth panel being connected to the second panel opposite the first panel, and the fifth panel being connected to the third panel opposite the first panel. The packaging sheet also includes first, second, third, and fourth flaps connected to the first, second, third and fourth panels, respectively. In some embodiments, a first edge is defined between the third and fifth panels so that the fifth panel is adjoined to the third panel along the first edge, and the fifth panel defines second and third edges along which no flaps are adjoined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FIVE LITTLE PRINCES DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Prince, Kenneth B. Prince
  • Patent number: 10106289
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Katherine Martinez
  • Patent number: 9908660
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a top panel, a front tuck flap extending from a front edge of the top panel, and a top side panel extending from a side edge of the top panel. The blank also includes a bottom panel, a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel, and a corner portion. The corner portion includes a minor diagonal panel extending and a major diagonal panel. The corner portion also includes a corner panel hingedly connected to the minor and major diagonal panels. The front panel is configured to engage the front tuck flap to at least partially define a first releasably secure closure of the container, and the top side panel includes a front edge configured to engage the minor diagonal panel to at least partially define a second releasably secure closure of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Jory B. Mack, Timothy A. Tripp
  • Patent number: 9850022
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Katherine Martinez
  • Patent number: 9708111
    Abstract: A packaging sheet for wrapping an article or object, providing structure around the article or object, or forming a box. The packaging sheet includes first, second, third, fourth, and fifth flaps connected to first, second, third, fourth, and fifth panels along first, second, third, fourth, and fifth edges, respectively. The second panel is connected to the first panel, the third panel is connected to the first panel opposite the second panel, the fourth panel is connected to the second panel opposite the first panel, and the fifth panel is connected to the third panel opposite the first panel. The second and third flaps each define a distal edge extending at an angle relative to the second and third edges, respectively. The second and third flaps each define a first triangular shape or a first trapezoidal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Jennifer Prince
  • Patent number: 9522772
    Abstract: A clamshell container includes a bottom portion and a top portion. The bottom portion includes a bottom wall and a side wall attached to the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the side wall form a bottom recessed area. The top portion is connected with the bottom portion along a fold line. The top portion is configured to fold over at least part of the bottom portion at the fold line to form a storage area between the top portion and the bottom recessed area. The top portion and the bottom portion are constructed of a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer by an insulating material. The insulating material includes micro-encapsulated particles to expand and provide thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Fu, Matthew R. Cook
  • Patent number: 9415895
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a top panel, a front tuck flap extending from a front edge of the top panel, and a top side panel extending from a side edge of the top panel. The blank also includes a bottom panel, a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel, and a corner portion. The corner portion includes a minor diagonal panel extending and a major diagonal panel. The corner portion also includes a corner panel hingedly connected to the minor and major diagonal panels. The front panel is configured to engage the front tuck flap to at least partially define a first releasably secure closure of the container, and the top side panel includes a front edge configured to engage the minor diagonal panel to at least partially define a second releasably secure closure of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. James, Jory B. Mack, Timothy A. Tripp
  • Patent number: 9359102
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Martinez
  • Patent number: 9307863
    Abstract: A pie pan has a sidewall configured with a cut-out wall section that is held up and in place during packaging and/or baking of a pie, which can be folded down prior to serving the pie to improve access for removal of a first slice of pie. A method of making the pan from a foil sheet includes cutting out the wall section, and forming a releasable connection between the wall section and the remainder of the pan. Forming the releasable connection may include reducing a diameter of the remainder of the pan, nesting the wall section against an outside of the remainder of the pan, and curling a rim of the remainder of the pan over an overlapping portion of a rim of the wall section. This curling operation may create a rim of the wall section slideably engaged inside a rim of the remainder of the pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Michael S. Schneider, Ken Bagdasarian
  • Patent number: 9233774
    Abstract: A box for a plumbing fixture includes first and second side panels, an end panel, and first and second corner panels, which are interconnected at parallel joints. In a first configuration, the box is collapsed and generally planar, the first side panel being folded at a central crease closer to a forward end than a rearward end thereof, and the second side panel being folded at a central crease closer to a forward end than a rearward end thereof. In a second configuration, the box is expanded such that (a) a cavity is defined between the first side, second side, end, first corner, and second corner panels, (b) the first and second side panels are generally planar, and (c) a sum of angles between the end and first corner panels and between the end panel and second corner panels is greater than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Peter W. Swart, Michael J. Pagel, Lawrence Duwell, Chad Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 9045250
    Abstract: A container formed from a single blank of sheet material is provided. The container includes an automatically-erecting bottom wall configured to be selectively moveable between a substantially flat position and a fully erect position. The container includes a plurality of side panels, including at least a first side panel, a second side panel, a third side panel, and a side joining tab. The container also includes a plurality of bottom flaps for forming a bottom wall, including both minor and major bottom flaps. A first bottom flap extends from the first side panel, a second bottom flap extends from the second side panel, and a third bottom flap extends from the third side panel. The second bottom flap includes a first minor joining tab for coupling to the first bottom flap. The third bottom flap includes a third joining tab for coupling to a second major bottom flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse William Henderson, Kevin Len Henry, Ronald W. Farmer
  • Patent number: 9033208
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Martinez
  • Patent number: 8991684
    Abstract: A container configured to be selectively moved between a substantially flat position and a deployed position is provided. The container includes a first blank of sheet material for forming side walls of the container, and a second blank of sheet material for forming a bottom wall of the container. The first blank having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface, a top edge and a bottom edge. The first blank includes a first side panel, a second side panel, a third side panel, a fourth side panel, a fifth side panel, and a sixth side panel wherein each of the side panels are coupled across a fold line. The first blank also includes end flaps extending from the bottom edge of each of the side panels wherein at least two of the end flaps includes a tab joint. The second blank having a plurality of side edges equal to a number of side panels of the first blank, each side edge having a width substantially equal to a width of the side panels of the first blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tesfahun Y. Mengistu, Thomas D. Graham, John Thomas Yoder, IV
  • Patent number: 8960478
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Publication number: 20150001251
    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: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20140339292
    Abstract: A container configured to be selectively moved between a substantially flat configuration and a deployed configuration is provided. The container includes a plurality of side walls formed from a first blank and a bottom wall formed from a second blank. Each side wall has an end flap extending from a bottom edge of the first blank. The bottom wall is coupled to a first end flap extending from a first side wall of the first blank, and is foldable along a fold line for selectively moving the container from a deployed configuration into a substantially flat configuration. A second end flap extends from a second side wall adjacent the first side wall, and a third end flap extends from a third side wall adjacent the second side wall. The second and third end flaps support the second blank in uncoupled communication when the container is in the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas D. Graham, Tesfahun Y. Mengistu, John Thomas Yoder, IV
  • Patent number: 8881968
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention comprise a single blank design for a recyclable food container, which includes a majority recyclable portion and a detachable product support pad portion. Once the blank is erected, the detachable product support pad forms the base of the food container and may bear the weight of food product, such as pizza. After use by a consumer, the soiled detachable product support pad may be detached and discarded, thus allowing the remainder of the food container to be recycled. The detachable product support pad also protects the other parts of the food container from grease or other food by-products, thus encouraging recyclability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pratt Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Casey E. Coleman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8875982
    Abstract: A container for holding a product, preferably a product in pieces, in particular an edible product, such as sweets, chocolates and the like. The container consists of a container body and comprises product side and base retaining means and at least one outlet opening through which the product comes out. The container body has a polygonal base and there are container closing means, consisting of a lid for closing the product outlet opening, which is suitably connected to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Sandro Quadrelli
  • 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: 8752683
    Abstract: A piece of luggage including at least one section of a stiff shell material is provided. The at least one section of the stiff shell material defines a first face of the piece of luggage and has at least one corner. A portion of the at least one section has been removed to define at least one notch proximate the at least one corner. First and second edges of the at least one section adjacent the notch are folded inward relative an inner surface of the at least one section forming first and second sides. The first and second sides define second and third faces of the piece of luggage. The piece of luggage further includes at least one rigid corner piece secured to the first and second sides proximate the at least one notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tumi, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Scicluna
  • Patent number: 8746450
    Abstract: A wiper blade package has a mouth portion that is openable by being pressed in a lateral direction. The wiper blade package has a first panel, a second panel opposed to the first panel, and a pair of side panels. The first panel is bendable around a bend line extending in a longitudinal direction and has a lid flap at its end. The lid flap is foldable around the bend line and is pivotable around a hinge line intersecting the bend line. The second panel has an engagement flap at its end. The lid flap engages a free end of the engagement flap at its free end and thereby closes a receiving portion in which a wiper blade is received. The lid flap is pivoted from the engagement flap by pressing the side panels toward the receiving portion and thereby opens the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The Korea Development Bank
    Inventors: In Kyu Kim, Kyung Jong Nam
  • Publication number: 20140110464
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Martinez
  • Patent number: 8690045
    Abstract: A spreadable box includes a bottom portion, a plurality of sidewall portions, and at least one support tab. The plurality of sidewall portions is extended from the bottom portion. The at least one of the plurality of sidewall portions includes a pair of sidewall planes folded to overlie each other with a space there between. The at least one support tab is protruded from at least one of the plurality of sidewall portions and configured to be inserted into or withdrawn from the space in order to secure the box in an assembled form or a spread form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Hyuck Jang
  • Patent number: 8627998
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Gayle Martinez
  • Patent number: 8474685
    Abstract: A hexagonal box is formed from a box blank having a rectangular main body divided into six sections which are separated by score lines so that the main body can be folded to create the hexagonal box. The main body has a set of six flaps extending from one end of the six sections, and a second set of six independent flaps extending from the other end of the six sections. Preferably, at least two-thirds of the end-flaps are non-rectangular. Once the box blank is folded into a hexagonal box, the end-flaps may folded inward to create closed ends with minimal end-flap overlap. The hexagonal boxes may be constructed to have handles. A plurality of boxes may be grouped together into a honeycomb formation to maximize the packing density for shipment or transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Perpetual Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Shaboo
  • Patent number: 8459531
    Abstract: A container (1) for storing and removing food comprises a first and a second container half (2, 3) which are connected to each other by means of a pivotable connection in order to pivot between an open position (4) and a closed position (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8365914
    Abstract: A carton comprises a plurality of adjoined panels that define an interior space, including a front panel and a back panel opposite one another, and a first side panel and a second side panel opposite one another, at least one of which is a movable panel operative for being moved between a first position and a second position, and a heat-shrink patch at least partially joined to the movable panel on a side of the movable panel facing the interior space, the heat-shrink patch being operative for shrinking in response to heat so that shrinking the heat-shrink patch moves the movable panel from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8162205
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a polygonal container having at least five interconnected body panels and a blank for making the polygonal container. The ends of the polygonal container are provided with a plurality of pie-shaped triangular sections that can provide unique decorative experience to the user of a consumer product contained and dispensed from therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jerry Ray Stephens
  • Patent number: 8025207
    Abstract: A pizza box and blank having a unique cover-locking structure comprising (a) a tab extending from a front end edge of a panel of a side wall assembly and (b) a tab engaging edge disposed in or on a cover assembly. A main advantage is a cover-locking structure that provides ease of use and secure cover closure, along with possible material savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 8011564
    Abstract: A carton having a dispensing opening. The carton can be formed from a paperboard blank so it has six corners and two corner panels and has perforations formed therein to provide an easy opening feature for dispensing product. In addition, the formed carton has improved stacking strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Chester Garner
  • Publication number: 20110095074
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a polygonal container having at least five interconnected body panels and a blank for making the polygonal container. The ends of the polygonal container are provided with a plurality of pie-shaped triangular sections that can provide unique decorative experience to the user of a consumer product contained and dispensed from therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Jerry Ray Stephens
  • Patent number: 7798390
    Abstract: An openable packaging for enclosing objects. A one-piece blank is folded into a packaging for enclosing objects, the packaging having two covers, each cover having at least one corner made of three wall elements joined to form a respective corner, the two corners overlapping when in the closed position to completely enclose the space in the package and lend stability to the package, and the two corners essentially retaining their shape when the package is opened. The three dimensional corner is formed via glued flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Martin Posselt
  • Publication number: 20100176187
    Abstract: A hexagonal box is formed from a box blank having a rectangular main body divided into six sections which are separated by score lines so that the main body can be folded to create the hexagonal box. The main body has a set of six flaps extending from one end of the six sections, and a second set of six independent flaps extending from the other end of the six sections. Preferably, at least two-thirds of the end-flaps are non-rectangular. Once the box blank is folded into a hexagonal box, the end-flaps may folded inward to create closed ends with minimal end-flap overlap. The hexagonal boxes may be constructed to have handles. A plurality of boxes may be grouped together into a honeycomb formation to maximize the packing density for shipment or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph Shaboo
  • Patent number: 7721942
    Abstract: Packets of cigarettes (2) sold in multiples are wrapped in a rigid carton (1) with a predominating longitudinal axis (L) that extends parallel to the longitudinal axes (7) of the single packets (2) and presents a prismatic shape of polygonal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: G.D. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Chiara Colo′, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 7717320
    Abstract: A container made from corrugated paperboard has a bottom wall, opposite side and end walls, and a self locking arrangement on the end walls holding the container in erected condition. The self locking arrangement includes first and second end panels on opposite ends of the side walls, and a third end panel on opposite ends of the bottom wall. The end panels form the end walls of the container. The first and second end panels have at least one notch formed in an upper edge, and a roll over flap is foldably joined by at least one web to an upper edge of each of the third end panels and is folded inwardly and downwardly over the upper edges of the first and second end panels into a locked position to hold the end panels and thus the container in erected condition. In the locked position, the web is engaged in the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin Quaintance
  • Patent number: 7597244
    Abstract: A container (1) for liquid products fashioned from at least one blank of multi-layer paper material comprises an essentially parallelepiped body (2) with four side walls (4, 5, 6, 7), and a top section (9) presenting four angled faces (4a, 5a, 6a, 7a) that converge toward a tubular element (17) providing a spout (15) from which to pour the liquid contents. The tubular element (17) also presents four tags (24) designed to interact with the top section (9); the tags function as anchors insertable between and weldable together with the corresponding edges (11) of the blank to form joined areas (12) serving as both closure and reinforcing elements in the finished container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Azionaria Costruzioni Macchine Automatiche A.C.M.A. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fulvio Boldrini, Roberto Ghiotti
  • Publication number: 20090218388
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a first bottom side panel and a second opposing bottom side panel extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and a front panel extending from a front edge of the bottom panel. The front panel includes opposing side edges. The blank also includes a first and a second diagonal panel extending from a front edge of the first and second bottom side panels, respectively, and a third and a fourth diagonal panel extending from each side edge of the front panel. The third and fourth diagonal panels have a length greater than a length of the first and second diagonal panels. The blank includes a first and a second corner panel, wherein the first corner panel is hingedly connected to the first and third diagonal panels and the second corner panel is hingedly connected to the second and fourth diagonal panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventor: Gayle Martinez
  • Patent number: 7578428
    Abstract: A carry-out food container comprised of a flexible open-ended, bag-like container having an upper partially transparent panel and a lower panel, in combination with a food tray which is movable into and out of the closable open end of the bag-like container, the tray having a food-supporting planar base panel with a peripheral edge supporting an upstanding sidewall that extends partially therearound to define an unrestricted access to the interior of the tray, the tray being freely movable within the container to a position where the tray base panel is beneath the window and its unrestricted access is adjacent to and slightly inward of the openable end of the closable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: PDOC, LLC
    Inventor: Todd R. Charlton
  • Patent number: 7549570
    Abstract: A container made from corrugated paperboard has more than four sides and is constructed to resist distortion when force is applied to the ends or sides of the container, and also to resist crushing when containers are stacked on top of one another. In one embodiment, the container has six sides, with two side walls, two end walls, and two diagonally opposed diagonal corner panels and two diagonally opposed square corners. In another embodiment, the container has seven sides, with two side walls, two end walls, and three diagonal corner panels and one square corner. In a further embodiment, the container has eight sides, with two side walls, two end walls, and four diagonally opposed diagonal corner panels. In this embodiment, the diagonal corner panels are oriented so that they subtend an angle of from about 35° to about 40°, and preferably 38°, with respect to the longitudinal axis of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin W. Quaintance
  • Publication number: 20090095799
    Abstract: A carton having a dispensing opening. The carton can be formed from a paperboard blank so it has six corners and two corner panels and has perforations formed therein to provide an easy opening feature for dispensing product. In addition, the formed carton has improved stacking strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Chester Garner
  • Publication number: 20090014507
    Abstract: A container (1) for storing and removing food comprises a first and a second container half (2, 3) which are connected to each other by means of a pivotable connection in order to pivot between an open position (4) and a closed position (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20080128478
    Abstract: A container for holding a product, preferably a product in pieces, in particular an edible product, such as sweets, chocolates and the like. The container consists of a container body and comprises product side and base retaining means and at least one outlet opening through which the product comes out. The container body has a polygonal base and there are container closing means, consisting of a lid for closing the product outlet opening, which is suitably connected to the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Sandro Quadrelli
  • Publication number: 20080067221
    Abstract: A container configured to be selectively moved between a substantially flat position and a deployed position is provided. The container includes a first blank of sheet material for forming side walls of the container, and a second blank of sheet material for forming a bottom wall of the container. The first blank having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface, a top edge and a bottom edge. The first blank includes a first side panel, a second side panel, a third side panel, a fourth side panel, a fifth side panel, and a sixth side panel wherein each of the side panels are coupled across a fold line. The first blank also includes end flaps extending from the bottom edge of each of the side panels wherein at least two of the end flaps includes a tab joint. The second blank having a plurality of side edges equal to a number of side panels of the first blank, each side edge having a width substantially equal to a width of the side panels of the first blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Tesfahun Y. Mengistu, Thomas D. Graham, John Thomas Yoder
  • Patent number: 7328833
    Abstract: A heavy-duty pallet box for bulk goods and palletized loads. The knockdown box may be folded for storage. To erect it, a flat board comprising a pair of complementary, die-cut blanks, or a unitary blank comprising complementary halves, is unfolded. A central side panel and a pair of adjacent, foldable side panels on each blank are separated by score lines for folding. Suitable flaps project from each blank for gluing them together. A lower, generally trapezoidal segment is formed at each blank bottom, below the central panel. The latter segments, one from each of two blanks, are coupled to form the knockdown bottom of the desired foldable container. Smaller trapezoidal flanges project downwardly from each blank at opposite sides of the larger trapezoidal segment. These flanges include suitable glue tabs. When assembled, the flanges form a shelf that braces the container bottom, reinforcing the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Teddy E. Wiley
  • Patent number: 7044305
    Abstract: A toy carrying package having an appearance of a toolbox, and having a handle for convenient transport and a window for viewing an interior of a compartment of the toy carrying package. The compartment is formed from a single sheet of foldable stock material having a plurality of mutually joined panels including first and second major panels each major panel having two opposing major edges and two opposing minor edges, first and second side panels joining together the major panels at the minor edges of the major panels, first and second angled panels extending from the major edges of the major panels, first and second cover panels extending from the angled panels opposite the major panels, and first and second bottom panels extending from the remaining major edges of the major panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Girondi, Linda A. Carr
  • Publication number: 20040222277
    Abstract: A pizza box and blank comprising one or more of the features of (1) a unique cover-locking structure comprising (a) a tab-like projection extending from a front end edge of a panel of a side wall structure and (b) a tab engaging means disposed in the cover, and (2) a unique cover side flap structure constituting a structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125 except with the minimum height of the cover side flaps being substantially less than the maximum height of the rear wall and/or side wall panels of the box blank, thereby providing a possible way to mate two adjacent blanks during the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll