Trapezoidal Patents (Class 229/112)
  • Patent number: 10370141
    Abstract: A packing box includes opposing first/second and opposing third/fourth side panels, each having opposing first/second flank sides and opposing first/second end sides. A flank side connects to a flank side of an adjacent side panel, defining the circumference. The first end sides at a first end of the box have first flaps closing the first end, and the second end sides at a second end of the packing box have second flaps closing the second end. The first flap of the third side panel has opposing sides associated with the first and second side panels, which can be attached to the first and second side panels such that the first flap of the third side panel partly closes the first end. Tear lines in the first and second side panels allow removing at least part of the first, second and fourth side panels so as to leave a display case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BLUEPRINT HOLDING B.V
    Inventor: Nicolaas Martin Prakken
  • Patent number: 10292515
    Abstract: A transport box configured for being transformable into a lap tray, which includes a compartment defined by opposite side walls, a front wall opposite a rear wall, and a bottom, with the walls delimiting an opening opposite the bottom for accessing the compartment, the opening having a circumferential edge which is defined by opposite upper edges of the side walls, an upper edge of the rear wall and an upper edge of the front wall, and a lid for the opening comprising at least a first lid part extending from the circumferential edge of the opening. The bottom has a front wall edge and a rear wall edge, which rear wall edge is shorter than the front wall edge, and the first lid part is configured for being folded or pivoted away from the opening in a transformed state of the transport box to serve as a lap tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Tablebox ApS
    Inventors: Sonny Petersen, Lasse Johansen, Michael Rude Moncur, Mads Spur-Mortensen
  • Patent number: 10131462
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a package assembly comprising a case formed of a single sheet of packaging material. The single sheet includes three rows of panels. The three rows include first and second edge rows and a middle row disposed between the first and second edge rows. The panels are foldable at fold lines to form the case. A first side of the case includes a first end panel of the middle row extending fully between a top and a bottom and a front and rear of the case and an opposing end panel of the middle row extends over the first end panel. A second side of the case opposite the first side and a front and rear of the case include tear lines configured to separate the case into a cover portion and a tray portion. The first end panel is included with the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Aagard Group, LLC
    Inventors: Jonas Capistrant, Jason Norlien, Amelinda Hendrickx
  • Patent number: 9883753
    Abstract: A product shipping and display tray made from a unitary blank is provided. The tray comprises one and preferably two expandable side panel assemblies to take up additional shelf space if desired. Each side panel assembly comprises an intermediate side panel extending forward from a rear panel, an inner side panel in flat, abutting relationship to the inner facing surface of the intermediate side panel, and an outer side panel rotatably attached to the inner side panel along a front vertical edge. Each outer side panel is moveable between a first position in which the outer side panel is in a flat, abutting relationship to the intermediate side panel and a second position in which the outer side panel is rotated outwardly away from the intermediate side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Saladyga
  • Patent number: 9809349
    Abstract: A package assembly suitable for use in storing and shipping a plurality of product containers includes a shipping configuration and a display configuration. In the shipping configuration the package assembly is constructed from a single blank of packaging material and formed into a case into which a plurality of product containers are inserted. In the display configuration a top portion of the case is removed from a bottom portion of the case along one or more tear lines on the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Gessler, Jr., Kevin Weiss
  • Patent number: 9743727
    Abstract: A luggage case includes a case woven by thermoplastic composite material, the case includes four integrally connected lateral walls, a bottom connected to the lateral walls, and four arc-shaped corners at cross points of the lateral walls, between each of the arc-shaped corners and the bottom is defined a hole. Any two of the lateral walls which are neighboring to each other are provided with a first overlapping portion and a second overlapping portion, respectively, and the first and second overlapping portions are integrally connected to each other without a notch formed therebetween, each of the corners of the case is folded to make the first and second overlapping portions overlapped with each other, so as to form a thickened pieces on an inner surface of each of the lateral walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lai
  • Patent number: 9676535
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers, the carton includes a top retainer having a top panel and at least one top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. The top panel includes at least one retaining portion having at least one receptacle for retaining at least one container of the plurality of containers, and the at least one retaining portion is removable from the carton. The carton further includes a tray having a bottom panel and at least one bottom end flap foldably connected to the bottom panel. The at least one top end flap and the at least one bottom end flap cooperate to form a closed end of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Raymond S. Kastanek
  • Patent number: 9622628
    Abstract: The disposable folding potty made of sheet layer material consisting of walls connected by side edges defining the inner space of the potty in the form of an accordion and having folds in the bottom part, and including a bag with an absorbent pad between its seat and its walls, where there are two more edges folding outwards (22) than inwards (22?), and the walls (21) are connected with the seat of the potty (14) by glued rectangular wings (15) which are placed on the end of the vertical walls (21), folded in the same direction. The potty has side rubber bands (101) hooked onto the base of the potty and the seat which help with the opening of the potty and its stabilization once opened. The potty also has a rubber band (18) and foil handles (19) for closing and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Bozena Zawrotniak, Janusz Pancerz
  • Patent number: 9555919
    Abstract: A package assembly suitable for use in storing and shipping a plurality of product containers includes a shipping configuration and a display configuration. In the shipping configuration the package assembly is constructed from a single blank of packaging material and formed into a case into which a plurality of product containers are inserted. In the display configuration a top portion of the case is removed from a bottom portion of the case along one or more tear lines on the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Richard J. Gessler, Jr., Kevin B. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9382041
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 9346604
    Abstract: A method for preparing a custom flavored snack food includes the provision of a quantity of a snack food that is at least partially cooked and at least one seasoning powder. The snack food is placed in a coating container with the at least one seasoning powder. The snack food is then coated with the at least one seasoning powder. The snack food coated with the at least one seasoning powder is subsequently heated to a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time to form the custom flavored snack food. The method may be practiced with a kit having the snack food, the at least one seasoning powder, the coating container, and the heating container. The heating container may have a removable panel that, when removed, provides access to a heating cavity for receiving and heating the coated snack food to form the custom flavored snack food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BALLEREICH BROS., INC.
    Inventor: Haley Thomas
  • Patent number: 9187207
    Abstract: A package assembly suitable for use in storing and shipping a plurality of product containers includes a shipping configuration and a display configuration. In the shipping configuration the package assembly is constructed from a single blank of packaging material and formed into a case into which a plurality of product containers are inserted. In the display configuration a top portion of the case is removed from a bottom portion of the case along one or more tear lines on the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: DelKor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Gessler, Jr., Kevin B. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8950655
    Abstract: A packaging container including a top wall and a bottom wall that are substantially horizontal when the packaging container is straight, and side walls. The top wall and the bottom wall have a triangular shape and a rectangular shape, respectively, a section of a transverse direction of a main body of the packaging container formed in four ridgelines which connect three corner points of the top wall and four corner points of the bottom wall has a trapezoidal shape, and the horizontal top wall overhangs a front side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, S.A.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Okezawa
  • Patent number: 8777095
    Abstract: A package (10) for packaging a food product is made from a sheet (12) of foldable material. The sheet (12) defines a base area on which a food product (14) may be positioned and three or more side wall regions (20) about the base area that are folded upwardly and inwardly to form a parcel for surrounding and containing a product positioned on the base area. The side wall regions (20) converge towards a point located substantially centrally above the base area and an external fin seal (24) is provided between each adjacent pair of side wall regions. The fin seals (24) may be formed by bonding at least part of the opposing inner surfaces of the material forming each fin seal together using a peelable adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Parbinder Cheema
  • Publication number: 20140014712
    Abstract: A polyhedron disposable container formed from flexible weldable plastic film and a method of forming the same are provided. The container has opposite ends and an opening that accommodates a port at the center of at least one of such ends. The container also has multiple sides and an opening on at least one such side located midway between the edges of such side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MEISSNER FILTERATION PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: MAX BLOMBERG
  • Publication number: 20130299565
    Abstract: A packaging container including a top wall and a bottom wall that are substantially horizontal when the packaging container is straight, and side walls. The top wall and the bottom wall have a triangular shape and a rectangular shape, respectively, a section of a transverse direction of a main body of the packaging container formed in four ridgelines which connect three corner points of the top wall and four corner points of the bottom wall has a trapezoidal shape, and the horizontal top wall overhangs a front side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Okezawa
  • Patent number: 8522971
    Abstract: A sink assembly is provided. The sink assembly can comprise a container having a generally trapezoidal shaped cross section. The container can be closed about a sink within the container. The sink can be supported in the container by at least one support element, for example a corner support, a top support having a generally triangular shape, and a drain support. Multiple sink assemblies can be efficiently stacked next to one another for shipping and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: RSI Home Products Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Lachman
  • Patent number: 8479972
    Abstract: An expandable food carton expands to a non-trapezoidal shape when in an open and expanded state. The expanded state creates a wider top opening which provides a larger access to the interior of the package and thus to the food product. The expandable carton has a bottom end with upstanding side panels therefrom, where each side panel has at least one score line that extends between an upper end region and a lower end region. The carton has a top flap attached at an upper end of each side panel, each top flap also having a score line that extends longitudinally between an upper end region and a lower end region at a midpoint region. Upon shifting the carton into the expanded state, the side panels of the carton shift outward along their respective score lines and the top flaps of the carton fold down adjacent respective side panels and shift outward along their respective score lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Lyn Craft, Gladys Odette Sierra-Gomez
  • Patent number: 8365909
    Abstract: A sink assembly is provided. The sink assembly can comprise a container having a generally trapezoidal shaped cross section. The container can be closed about a sink within the container. The sink can be supported in the container by at least one support element, for example a corner support, a top support having a generally triangular shape, and a drain support. Multiple sink assemblies can be efficiently stacked next to one another for shipping and/or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: RSI Home Products Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Lachman
  • Publication number: 20120118941
    Abstract: A stackable storage box includes a hollow, trapezoidal box body having a relatively larger upper side and a relatively smaller lower side, two flexible belts each having two distal ends thereof affixed to one of two opposing sidewalls of the box body near the topmost edge of the box body, and two grips respectively affixed to a middle part of each of the two flexible belts and movable with the flexible belts between a first position where the grips are held by the flexible belts on the inside of the box body and a second position where the grips are held by the flexible belts on the outside of the box body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: WEN-TSAN WANG
  • Publication number: 20120000972
    Abstract: There is described herein a disposable clam shell food service container having a continuous sidewall which includes a novel flex-hinge panel between the lid and bottom of the container. This construction permits the container to open easily when the lid is pushed upwardly resulting in a flat tray like configuration devoid of the typical upstanding median wall or divider and which may be used as a serving plate by the consumer. The container may be easily snapped closed and locked to allow later consumption of any uneaten food products. Several additional embodiments of the invention are also presented, all of which include a continuous sidewall which ensures that the food product will remain warm and one of several lock means to secure the container in its closed condition. A triangular form of the container is also described for serving of pizza, pies and similar shaped food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Publication number: 20110253774
    Abstract: A fluid container includes an outer shell including a plurality of sidewalls forming a hollow interior, a first one of the sidewalls having an opening formed therein and a first flap extending therefrom, the first flap having a retention feature formed therein, and an inner liner disposed within the hollow interior of the outer shell configured to receive and store a fluid, the inner liner including a spout providing fluid communication with an interior thereof, wherein the retention feature is in substantial alignment with a portion of the opening formed in the first one of the sidewalls, the opening and the retention feature cooperating to receive and support the spout in a position extending outwardly from the first one of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Webb LeRon Hill, Richard Ira Rosenberg, Thomas George Murray
  • Publication number: 20110195164
    Abstract: A foodstuff holder has first and second sidewalls of triangular area facing one another in an aligned manner at positions spaced apart from one another. A rear wall interconnects the first and second sidewalls along a respective rear side of the aligned triangular areas, and a bottom wall interconnects the first and second sidewalls along a respective bottom side of the aligned triangular areas. The bottom wall and the bottom side are longer than the rear wall and the rear side respectively giving the holder a shape suitable for a triangular piece of pizza folded in half along its length. A lip formed on the bottom wall at an end thereof opposite the rear wall on a face of the bottom wall facing into the open space prevents leakage from the holder. The holder may be formed from a foldable blank and used in methods of food preparation or service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Evan Drury
  • Publication number: 20110049226
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of blanks for making a packaging box (1), to such a box and to a method for making such a box. The set includes a first blank comprising at least four main flaps connected together by first folding lines for forming the walls of the base (3) of the box, and a second blank including three panels connected together by third folding lines and including flips connected to the panels by a fourth folding line for forming the lid (2) of said box. A tearable flap (30) is connected to a flap by a perforated junction line (31), two flaps and two non-adjacent trapezoidal panels for forming the side walls and the base of the lid, wherein the two blanks are arranged so as to enable a sufficient covering in order to glue the same onto each other at the opposite inner and outer edges of the flaps and trapezoidal panels when the perforated folding line and the fourth folding lines are aligned or substantially aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Moreau, Gérard Mathieu, Sébastien Jacomelli
  • Patent number: 7607563
    Abstract: A container for use in transporting food, such as pizza, and formed from a foldable blank. The container incorporates therein a cut-out adjacent a top wall thereof which serves as a finger grip for opening the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventors: D. Matt Hanna, Robert A. Ford
  • Publication number: 20080283441
    Abstract: The invention relates to a serving tray, comprising a bottom wall and side edges, wherein the serving tray is manufactured from an integrally formed blank and wherein at least one side edge has a form suitable for placing in a holder with an array of support elements arranged one above the other, wherein the blank comprises cardboard. A preferred embodiment relates to such a serving tray, wherein at least two side edges are provided with carrier members for placing on the support elements of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: KAPPA ZEDEK B.V.
    Inventor: Bas Zetteler
  • Patent number: 7438211
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a paper container comprising an inner case and an outer case, wherein the inner case comprises upper and lower trapezoidal blocks and a connecting member formed between three edges of the upper and lower trapezoidal blocks to define a receiving space for storing at least one object. The upright outer case is of triangular section and comprises an internal space for receiving the inner case and a window facing the receiving space to allow viewing of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: D-Link Corporation
    Inventor: Tseng-Hung Tseng
  • Patent number: 7431159
    Abstract: A packaging assembly for protecting a fragile article comprises a fragile article, packaging material around the fragile article, an outer carton containing the packaging material and the fragile article, and at least one cavity within the outer carton. The cavity is outside of the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Lawrence, Anthony Mangia
  • Publication number: 20080223909
    Abstract: A container package assembly includes two support members. Both the support members have a top, a bottom, a first side, a second side, and a vertical support. For each support member, the vertical support is integrally engaged to the top, the bottom, the first side, and the second side. For each support member, the top is substantially parallel to the bottom, the first side is substantially parallel to the second side, and the vertical support is substantially perpendicular to the top and the bottom. For each support member, the first side and the second side have a top edge and a bottom edge, the top edge having a top edge length and the bottom edge having a bottom edge length, the top edge length being less than the bottom edge length. The vertical support of the first support member is immediately adjacent the vertical support of the second support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Gessler
  • Patent number: 7086578
    Abstract: A secondary beverage carton which has two opposing non-rectangular, preferably triangular, side walls. The carton has at least one coincident acute angle. The side walls are connected by end walls. Preferably one end wall has a can access panel which is severable to provide an opening for the cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Labatt Brewing Company Limited
    Inventors: Jeremy Peter Tallevi, Keith Lawrence Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 7007799
    Abstract: A box for payout of a filamentary product such as cable or wire that is wound in a coil inside of the box. The box is constructed to retain the coil securely and utilize material in an efficient manner. Particularly, the box is adapted to retain a figure-eight coil of wire, which is often formed in an irregular shape. The box may include a payout tube that extends from a point outside of the box through a wall of the coil and into an interior point of the coil. The box serves to retain such a payout tube with an efficient amount of material and also provides for an improved method of assembling the box, the coil, and the payout tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Nordx/CDT, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Coté
  • Patent number: 6889891
    Abstract: A box and/or blank comprising one or more of the following features: (1) a unique configuration of wall panels comprising a first wall panel, second and third wall panels disposed adjacent the first wall panel, and a fourth wall panel disposed at an acute angle to one of the second and third wall panels and at an obtuse angle to the other of the second and third wall panels; (2) a wall panel having a unique end-edge structure comprising a fold line portion and a free-edge portion, the fold line portion being a fold line attaching a corner flap panel to the end of the wall panel and the free-edge portion extending from a bottom point of the fold line to an edge of the bottom panel of the box or blank; (3) a unique tab engagement structure comprising first and second slits in a first panel that's joined at a fold line to a second panel, the first slit being disposed approximately parallel to the fold line and the second slit intersecting the first slit and extending toward and at least part way to the fold line
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20040222276
    Abstract: A pizza box and blank comprising one or more of the features of (1) a unique end wall and corner panel structure for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125; (2) a unique cover side flap structure for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125; and (3) a unique pressure-reducing crushed area in the bottom panel for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20040211821
    Abstract: A box and/or blank comprising one or more of the following features: (1) a unique configuration of wall panels comprising a first wall panel, second and third wall panels disposed adjacent the first wall panel, and a fourth wall panel disposed at an acute angle to one of the second and third wall panels and at an obtuse angle to the other of the second and third wall panels; (2) a wall panel having a unique end-edge structure comprising a fold line portion and a free-edge portion, the fold line portion being a fold line attaching a corner flap panel to the end of the wall panel and the free-edge portion extending from a bottom point of the fold line to an edge of the bottom panel of the box or blank; (3) a unique tab engagement structure comprising first and second slits in a first panel that's joined at a fold line to a second panel, the first slit being disposed approximately parallel to the fold line and the second slit intersecting the first slit and extending toward and at least part way to the fold line
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20040159698
    Abstract: A secondary beverage carton which has two opposing non-rectangular, preferably triangular, side walls. The carton has at least one coincident acute angle. The side walls are connected by end walls. Preferably one end wall has a can access panel which is severable to provide an opening for the cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Jeremy Peter Tallevi, Keith Lawrence Goodfellow
  • Publication number: 20040041014
    Abstract: A container is described, in particular a container for keeping and transporting shoes, which can be used in various relative positions of two preferably equal part volumes of the container, at least one of these positions having a form that is striking and particularly suitable for presentation purposes. The container can preferably be folded up from a flat blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventor: Siegfried Galter
  • Patent number: 6612483
    Abstract: A display including a box having a top wall, a first side wall joined to the bottom wall along a first edge, a second side wall joined to the bottom wall along a second edge, a third side wall joined to the bottom wall along a third edge and straddled by the first side wall and the second side wall; and a projection projecting outwardly from the third side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: First Act, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Harris, Mark S. Izen, Mitchell Myers, Jonathan Rhodes
  • Patent number: 6547125
    Abstract: A non-fastened food carton embodying one or more of the following structural features: (1) a slanting-wall-enabling cover side flap structure, (2) a bottom panel that has a front-to-rear length that's longer than a left-to-right width of the bottom panel and a full-length cover panel that has a front-to-rear length that's shorter than the bottom panel's front-to-rear length, (3) a bottom panel having a front-to-rear length that's at least six millimeters longer than the diameter of a pizza contained within the carton and a full-length cover panel having a front-to-rear length that's at least eight millimeters shorter than the diameter of the pizza, (4) a stack of inward-slanting-wall pizza cartons that have no stacking-impeding tabs projecting beyond the cover panel, (5) a non-rectangular carton structure involving a cover front flap that has a height that's substantially shorter than the height of the front wall, and (6) a rigidizing rear wall in which the rear wall has a left-t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20020158115
    Abstract: The present invention presents an innovative packing box for food-stuffs which may serve as both a shipping carton and as a display box. The carton is constructed from a single, continuous blank of corrugated cardboard or other suitable material. The carton includes inwardly sloping side walls with support ledges to allow for easy stacking of the cartons. The side walls are of folded over design which provides the walls with a double thickness of material for added durability. The carton further includes a front window which provides convenient access to the food-stuffs stored within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: John Z. Blazevich
  • Patent number: 6464131
    Abstract: The present invention presents an innovative packing box for food-stuffs which may serve as both a shipping carton and as a display box. The carton is constructed from a single, continuous blank of corrugated cardboard or other suitable material. The carton includes inwardly sloping side walls with support ledges to allow for easy stacking of the cartons. The side walls are of folded over design which provides the walls with a double thickness of material for added durability. The carton further includes a front window which provides convenient access to the food-stuffs stored within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Contessa Food Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John Z. Blazevich
  • Publication number: 20020088848
    Abstract: A display including a box having a top wall, a first side wall joined to the bottom wall along a first edge, a second side wall joined to the bottom wall along a second edge, a third side wall joined to the bottom wall along a third edge and straddled by the first side wall and the second side wall; and a projection projecting outwardly from the third side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Applicant: First Act, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Harris, Mark S. Izen, Mitchell J. Myers, Jonathan H. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20020047040
    Abstract: A container including an outer shell, a flexible bag within the outer shell, a mouth and a handle. The outer shell has a top, a bottom and sidewalls. The outer shell also defines an opening. The flexible bag within the outer shell defines an aperture. The mouth is secured to said flexible bag surrounding said aperture and defines a fluid passageway. The mouth is sized and shaped such that fluid can be poured through the mouth from a source having an outlet spaced above the mouth. The handle extends outward from said top of said outer shell and has sufficient strength to provide essentially all support for said container when the bag is filled with liquid in either of two positions, with the first position being where the opening is facing upwards and the second position being where opening is facing sidewards. Desirably, the mouth and opening are sized and shaped such that when the opening is facing upwards the human eye can detect when a level of fluid in the container is approaching the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: Jared P. Andrews, John W. Goodin
  • Patent number: 6253993
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a self-erecting container formed from the rapid deployment of flattened, partially articulated and/or pre-glued blanks into an articulated orientation, for the facilitated containment and dispensing of fluid articles. The self-erecting container comprises a bottom panel, two end panels, two side panels, and a pair of corner panels joining each end panel to each side panel. One of each pair of corner panels is affixed to one of opposed side or end panels, forming a container pocket having a substantially collapsed orientation. Upon raising of the end or side panels, respectively, the corner panels cause the respective side or end panels to be automatically be raised relative to the bottom panel, and the container pocket prompted to a substantially upright and expanded orientation. The container further comprises a fluid article holding bag attached to a nozzle, which is inserted into at least one aperture in one of the bottom, end and side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventors: Michael M. Lloyd, Jeffrey S. James, Kerry Donavon Wellner, Karen M. Chiera, Kenneth J. Zion
  • Publication number: 20010004994
    Abstract: A container including an outer shell, a flexible bag within the outer shell, a mouth and a handle. The outer shell has a top, a bottom and sidewalls. The outer shell also defines an opening. The flexible bag within the outer shell defines an aperture. The mouth is secured to said flexible bag surrounding said aperture and defines a fluid passageway. The mouth is sized and shaped such that fluid can be poured through the mouth from a source having an outlet spaced above the mouth. The handle extends outward from said top of said outer shell and has sufficient strength to provide essentially all support for said container when the bag is filled with liquid in either of two positions, with the first position being where the opening is facing upwards and the second position being where opening is facing sidewards. Desirably, the mouth and opening are sized and shaped such that when the opening is facing upwards the human eye can detect when a level of fluid in the container is approaching the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2000
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Inventors: Jared P. Andrews, John W. Goodin
  • Patent number: 6241147
    Abstract: A pouch for a wedge-shaped cosmetic foundation sponge that includes a back panel, a pair of side panels that extend from the back panel, a front panel that extends across the pair of side panels, a bottom panel that extends across the pair of side panels, the back panel, and the front panel, a top that is open and extends across the pair of side panels, the front panel, and the back panel for allowing entry of the wedge-shaped cosmetic foundation sponge, and a flap that selectively opens and closes the top. The pouch is acetate with heat sealed affixed edges. The back panel is generally rectangular-shaped. Each side panel of the pair of side panels is generally trapezoidal-shaped. The front panel is generally rectangular-shaped. The bottom panel is generally rectangular-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Debra Ann Guidera
  • Patent number: 6196452
    Abstract: A container including an outer shell, a flexible bag within the outer shell, a mouth and a handle. The outer shell has a top, a bottom and sidewalls. The outer shell also defines an opening. The flexible bag within the outer shell defines an aperture. The mouth is secured to said flexible bag surrounding said aperture and defines a fluid passageway. The mouth is sized and shaped such that fluid can be poured through the mouth from a source having an outlet spaced above the mouth. The handle extends outward from said top of said outer shell and has sufficient strength to provide essentially all support for said container when the bag is filled with liquid in either of two positions, with the first position being where the opening is facing upwards and the second position being where opening is facing sidewards. Desirably, the mouth and opening are sized and shaped such that when the opening is facing upwards the human eye can detect when a level of fluid in the container is approaching the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Inventors: Jared P. Andrews, Sr., John W. Goodin
  • Patent number: 6182887
    Abstract: A package with an extended top panel has a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of parallel side walls. The package includes at least one top panel that seals to the package at a sealing region. A plane through the sealing region is spaced from a central vertical plane through the package. The extended top panel can extend to the rear wall at the sealing region. A second lesser top panel can extend from the rear wall and can seal with the extended front panel at an off-center top fin. A closure is accommodated on the top panel that has a cap having a diameter greater than the diameter of an aperture disposed through the extended top panel. A blank for the package is also disclosed herein. The package can include a handle attached to its top fin for carrying and displaying the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, SA
    Inventors: Tommy Ljunström, Sheila Moss
  • Patent number: 6065669
    Abstract: A slanting-wall, one-piece, four-wall, rear-wall-reclinable pizza box comprising a tray member and a cover member hingedly attached thereto. The tray member comprises a bottom panel, a reclinable rear wall, a front wall, and opposing left and right slanting side walls extending between the front and rear walls. The cover member comprises a cover panel hingedly attached to a top edge of the rear wall and having a left-to-right width that is greater than a left-to-right width of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 5996795
    Abstract: A set of tiered trapezoidal cartons bundled together for holding goods. Each carton has a generally trapezoidal profile and the set of cartons stacks together to have a generally trapezoidal combined profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: David S Kellar
  • Patent number: 5918797
    Abstract: A pizza box blank having a special double-panel wall structure and a non-centrally-positioned interlock receptor means that allows the inner panel of the double-panel wall structure to be formed into a special shape that, in turn, allows the box blank to be made with less material than would be required if the blank contained a conventional double-panel wall structure and interlock receptor means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: John D. Correll