Triangular Patents (Class 229/115)
  • Patent number: 10266320
    Abstract: A hair color retouch kit, components of the kit, and methods of use and doing business. The kit can include one or more mixing containers. In one embodiment, a mixing container provides a colorant compartment for sealingly or separately containing a custom hair coloring formulation and peroxide compartment for sealingly or separately containing peroxide. The mixing container(s) can be used by a professional hair colorist to provide a hair coloring client with custom hair coloring formulation and peroxide that can be mixed and applied by or for the client to hair regrowth that occurs after a hair coloring session with the professional. The kit can provide other components as desired, such as a mixing spatula, an applicator brush, and instructions for example. The kit can be packaged in attractive and efficient packaging, include indicia identifying the source of the kit, and be customized to promote the colorist, salon, or other entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Cynthia S. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 10124925
    Abstract: A self folding box with a carrier for packing of pizza, as well as a tool for forming the box, comprises a box (A) with a lower part (1) of the box and a cover (2) of the box, wherein on a bottom (1.1) of the lower part (1) of the box is placed a carrier (4) for two slices of pizza quarter. Lateral sides (1.2, 2.2), auxiliary sides (1.8, 2.8) and an opposite side (1.5, 2.5) are made around bottom (1.1, 2.1) both of the lower part (1) and the cover (2) of the box (A). The lateral sides (1.1, 2.1) and the auxiliary sides (1.8, 2.8) are mutually connected and locked by means of tongues (1.3) entering slots (1.10). The opposite side (1.5, 2.5) is locked in a slot (1.7) in the bottom (1.1, 2.1) by means of a tongue (1.6). The carrier (4) comprises two pads (3) for one slice of pizza quarter, which are superposed one on another, so that the tongues (3.3, 3.4, 3.6) of the sides (3.2) of the upped pad (3) enclose from outside the sides (3.2) of the lower pad (3), while the trapezoidal tongues (3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Ivan Nikolic
  • Patent number: 9919834
    Abstract: An assembly and associated method for constructing a three dimensional article, such as a pallet, including a first station for feeding a sheet material in blank form, a second a second station for receiving and incising the blank, a third station for receiving the incised blank and which successively creases and folds the blank into an assembled article, and a fourth operator station for controlling each of said first, second and third stations. Also disclosed is a conveyor for removing the assembled article from the third station and transferring to a plastic coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Oria Collapsibles, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Patent number: 9682792
    Abstract: Disclosure is directed to a preconfigured planar container template (“container template”) that can be assembled into a triangular shipping container (“container”). The container template is a substantially planar panel/flat sheet having a specified number of fold lines at specified positions in the planar panel, and which can be assembled into the container by folding at the fold lines. While not only assembling the container template into the container is very easy, making or manufacturing the container template is also very easy. The making or the manufacturing of the container template can include cutting a planar panel, e.g., made of some preferable material, into a container template of a specified shape and size and making a specified number of fold lines on the container template. The container template can be manufactured without using any securing products, such as glue and staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ART.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Lee Shoff, Steven Mathew Farmer, Brett Raymond Stone
  • Patent number: 9321552
    Abstract: A magnetically sealable cover forms a hollow container having a cube or parallelogram shape. The cover includes a planar main body and six flaps. The main body has top, bottom, left, and right edges respectively forming a right angle. Each edge has a flap connected thereto, except the right and left edges each have two flaps connected thereto. The main body can be bent such that pairs of flaps magnetically engage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Christopher Bradley Orthmann
  • Patent number: 9169037
    Abstract: A carton for containing a product. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first end panel, a first side panel, a second end panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels for closing an end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps comprises a first end flap foldably connected to the first side panel and a second end flap foldably connected to second side panel. The first end flap and the second end flap have cooperating features for interlocking engagement of the end flaps in a closed configuration of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 9095756
    Abstract: A system and method for sports training utilizing a drill tower apparatus. The drill tower is collapsible and light weight. The tower can be stood on an end to form a tower structure, or may be placed on its side for use in numerous training drills. The tower can be used as an obstacle or as a stand for holding a ball or other sports-related object. The towers may also feature a weighted ring for holding the towers in place during drills. The towers are collapsible and easily transportable, by folding the towers into a collapsed position and placing the towers into a portable bag with multiple weight rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sport Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory K. Decker
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140306000
    Abstract: “The invention provides a box for food products having a prismatic body provided with a bottom base, side walls and a top opening, and a closure cover of the top opening. The body and the cover are formed from a sheet of corrugated cardboard having an inner face and an outer face covered with respective continuous waterproof sheets of polyethylene or vinyl polymer. The box of the invention is water-proof and resistant for transporting food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Pablo Molina-Muntañola
  • Patent number: 8814033
    Abstract: A package for holding a food product. The package comprises a tray comprising a plurality of tray panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the tray. The plurality of tray panels comprise a tray central panel and at least one tray side panel foldably connected to the tray central panel. The package also comprises a lid comprising a plurality of lid panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the lid. The plurality of lid panels comprise a lid central panel and at least one lid side panel foldably connected to the lid central panel. The lid cooperates with the tray to at least partially close the package when the package is configured in a closed position and a venting position. Venting features are operable to vent the package when the package is configured in the venting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard F. House
  • Patent number: 8708218
    Abstract: Packaging that has a small space requirement after use, is economical and practical to use, and avoids the user soiling his fingers during opening and when grasping the product comprises a lateral strip (410) having two longitudinal edges connected by two end edges and having at least one curvature and/or fold in order to form a storage space for the food product and a membrane seal having a bottom region (501) and a cover region (502), each region begin secured to a separate longitudinal edge, and a lateral border region (503) secured to the end edges of the strip so as to enclose the food product in the storage space. The membrane seal is secured in a peelable manner to the end edges, to the whole of a first longitudinal edge and to at least a part of the second longitudinal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bongrain S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Bonnin, Sébastien Ravelet
  • Patent number: 8672215
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Publication number: 20130292459
    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 section of a transverse direction of a main body of the packaging container formed in three ridgelines which connect three corner points of the top wall and three corner points of the bottom wall has triangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Okezawa
  • Patent number: 8397978
    Abstract: A collapsible triangular storage container-based combination storage container includes multiple collapsible triangular storage containers attached together to form a rectangular configuration, each triangular storage container including a triangular container body having three upright side panels hinged to one another and a folding line on one upright side panel on the middle, a soft and collapsible bottom panel horizontally connected to the three upright side panels at the bottom side, a hard triangular plate member insertable into the inside of the triangular container body to support the triangular container body in shape, and magnetic members fixedly mounted in one upright side panels at two opposite sides relative to the folding line in reversed directions for creating a magnetic attractive force to secure the upright side panels of the triangular container body in a stack when the triangular container body is collapsed after removal of the hard triangular plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Publication number: 20120175408
    Abstract: A collapsible triangular storage container-based combination storage container includes multiple collapsible triangular storage containers attached together to form a rectangular configuration, each triangular storage container including a triangular container body having three upright side panels hinged to one another and a folding line on one upright side panel on the middle, a soft and collapsible bottom panel horizontally connected to the three upright side panels at the bottom side, a hard triangular plate member insertable into the inside of the triangular container body to support the triangular container body in shape, and magnetic members fixedly mounted in one upright side panels at two opposite sides relative to the folding line in reversed directions for creating a magnetic attractive force to secure the upright side panels of the triangular container body in a stack when the triangular container body is collapsed after removal of the hard triangular plate member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: WEN-TSAN WANG
  • Patent number: 8118199
    Abstract: A collapsible dispenser for dispensing various edible and non-edible materials in an industrial or home environment. More particularly, the invention pertains to a foldable and generally pyramoidal-shaped dispenser particularly suited to dispensing granular, powdered or viscous liquid materials and includes a dispenser body having a dispensing end and an interior compartment for receiving and storing various materials. The dispenser body includes a foldable base that may be manually manipulated between a collapsed position closing and sealing a dispensing mechanism and an expanded position opening and unsealing the dispensing mechanism for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Wilbur
  • Patent number: 8104670
    Abstract: A combination greeting card and gift container includes a gift container portion having a plurality of panels, in which at least one panel forms an oblique surface with respect to the remainder of the panels. The gift container preferably includes an integral device for securing a greeting card positioned on a first panel of the gift container. There may also be included an integral greeting card cover formed from a second panel of the gift container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tree 2 My Door Limited
    Inventor: Gareth Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8033447
    Abstract: A container storage box containing and storing a deformable container includes a plurality of rigid sidewall faces that contain and store the deformable container while preventing random deformation of the deformable container and large and small end faces of both top and bottom ends of the plurality of rigid sidewall faces. The rigid sidewall faces regulate a configuration of the deformable container in a configuration accommodated in the container loading part while maintaining at least one of direction and/or position of content outlet of the deformable container when the deformable container is placed in the image forming apparatus. At least one of the sidewall faces includes at least two fold lines not parallel with one another and at least one end face of both top and bottom end faces except the plurality of sidewall faces has a closing mechanism that is openable, closable and capable of being assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Katoh
  • Publication number: 20110210162
    Abstract: A container for receiving a food product is formed from a shaped blank of paper, paperboard, cardboard or a similar material. A hinge arrangement comprising at least two and preferably three parts is provided between one of the side walls and one of the end walls to allow the partially formed container to be moved easily between a flat configuration suitable for transportation or storage and an erect configuration for receiving a food product. In the erect configuration one part of the hinge arrangement is sandwiched between another part of hinge arrangement and the end wail. In the flat configuration these two parts of the hinge arrangement lie in substantially the same plane. An integral lid may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Neil Goldman, Franks Mills, Philip Wright
  • Patent number: 7950569
    Abstract: A container for receiving a food product is formed from a shaped blank of paper, paperboard, cardboard or a similar material. A hinge arrangement comprising at least two and preferably three parts is provided between one of the side walls and one of the end walls to allow the partially formed container to be moved easily between a flat configuration suitable for transportation or storage and an erect configuration for receiving a food product. In the erect configuration one part of the hinge arrangement is sandwiched between another part of hinge arrangement and the end wail. In the flat configuration these two parts of the hinge arrangement lie in substantially the same plane. An integral lid may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Colpac Limited
    Inventors: Neil Goldman, Frank Mills, Philip Wright
  • Patent number: 7938267
    Abstract: A triangular dispensing container device for dispensing small solids such as pills, tablets, or candy, or liquids such as emulsions, gels, solvents, or aqueous solutions, comprising a base, a cover, and an insert. The base has a bottom wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The cover has an upper wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The insert also has an upper wall and a first, second, and third side walls. The insert has an aperture which corresponds with at least some portion of the aperture in a base side wall when the insert is placed within the base. When the cover, base, and insert are assembled, placement of pressure on an area of the cover upper wall elevates the cover side wall, revealing the aperture in the base side wall and in the corresponding insert side wall, permitting the dispensing of the device's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hint Mint, Inc.
    Inventor: Harley Cross
  • Publication number: 20110011921
    Abstract: A collapsible support apparatus constructed from a elongated panel. The collapsible support apparatus is arranged to form a partially enclosed triangular structure for maintaining a bag in an upright and open state predominately within the triangular structure. The elongated panel includes a longitudinal score line which defines first and second elongated subpanels. A lateral score line of the elongated panel defines a base panel extending perpendicularly from a bottom edge of one of the elongated subpanels. The base panel is dimensioned to span intermediate bottom edges of the first and second elongated subpanels to form a closed base which limits abrasion to the bottom of the bag. The collapsible support apparatus is collapsible at least along the longitudinal and lateral score lines into a generally planar structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Sorensen
  • Patent number: 7866538
    Abstract: An apparatus includes container. The container includes a polygonal bottom panel comprising of N sides, N sidewalls and N flaps. Each flap is located between two adjacent sidewalls. The flaps are capable of unfolding to increase the volume of the container. N is a positive integer greater than two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Foxnum Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Chieh Liao, Chun-Hua Wang, Un-Chi Show, Chih-Chien Tsai, Chau-Lin Chang
  • Patent number: 7814821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery device designed to carry Mineral Water Bottle (MWB) counter charges, by remote means, to a target Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during render-safe procedures. The delivery device is die-cut as a blank and folded into the desired form. The device includes at least one elongated tubular holding element for receiving a MWB counter charge with a lifting strap attached thereto that can easily be grasped by any remote means. The device is designed in such a way so as to provide automatic positioning of the MWB counter charges at the appropriate stand-off distance in relation to the IED. As well, the delivery device is fully collapsible so as to facilitate the storage and transportation of the device, and provides a quick and user-friendly system that facilitates the deployment of MWB counter charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada as represented by the Solicitor General of Canada
    Inventor: Joseph Michel Donald Chenel
  • Patent number: 7810706
    Abstract: A gradationally stacked cake-like assembly includes a plurality of annular stories overlaid with one another to form a cake-like assembly or tower, wherein each annular story is formed by centripetally fastening a plurality of individual gift box units and each gift box unit may be taken out from each annular story very conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Y. Tsai
  • Patent number: 7699211
    Abstract: A substantially planar shipping container blank is configured for planar stacking to permit compact packaging but simplifies the ease of assembly into a triangular shipping container. The container blank is foldably divided into a rectangular longitudinal section, two end sections, and a closure tab. The interior surfaces of certain portions of the end sections are pre-mounted to the interior surface of the longitudinal section. By folding the longitudinal section of the blank along two pre-pressed longitudinal fold lines, the end sections of the blank automatically fold along pre-pressed angular fold lines to form a triangular shipping container. The container can thereafter be fastened shut by folding the closure tab along a third pre-pressed longitudinal fold line and affixing the tab to the exterior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Buckeye Boxes, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Holloway
  • Publication number: 20100072265
    Abstract: A substantially planar shipping container blank is configured for planar stacking to permit compact packaging but simplifies the ease of assembly into a triangular shipping container. The container blank is foldably divided into a rectangular longitudinal section, two end sections, and a closure tab. The interior surfaces of certain portions of the end sections are pre-mounted to the interior surface of the longitudinal section. By folding the longitudinal section of the blank along two pre-pressed longitudinal fold lines, the end sections of the blank automatically fold along pre-pressed angular fold lines to form a triangular shipping container. The container can thereafter be fastened shut by folding the closure tab along a third pre-pressed longitudinal fold line and affixing the tab to the exterior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Buckeye Boxes, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Holloway
  • Patent number: 7677568
    Abstract: The unassembled puzzle pieces of a two-sided puzzle are stored in a right-triangular box to form a two-sided puzzle and box assembly. A representation of the image on one side of the two-sided puzzle when assembled is on one triangle-leg first side wall. And a representation of the image on the other side of the puzzle is on the triangle-leg second side wall. Thus, the person assembling the puzzle opens the box, dumps the puzzle pieces out and sets the box up generally with the right angle of the box facing her. She can easily then see both image representations by only moving her head slightly as she puts the puzzle together. She may then figure out which up-or-down way to flip the pieces, as she puts the puzzle together. The puzzle assembly method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Pigment & Hue, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Kurtz
  • Publication number: 20100059577
    Abstract: A packing box includes a first triangular lateral board part, an upper board part, a bottom board part, a covering board part, and a second triangular lateral board part, which includes upper and lower parts; when the packing box is in a spread-out position, it has a first sticking plate lying between the first triangular lateral board part and the bottom board part; the first sticking plate joins the first triangular lateral board part and the bottom board part together, and therefore can prevent the covering board part from being folded along a middle portion when one is folding and erecting the packing box; therefore, folds won't be formed on the covering board part to spoil the appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Lin, Ting-Chu Lin
  • Publication number: 20100055260
    Abstract: A package for heating a food product. The package has a base for supporting the package on a surface, a support flap foldably connected to the base, and an end panel foldably connected to the base, and a tray for supporting a food product. The tray is foldably connected to the end panel and is for being supported above the base by the end panel and the support flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20100051675
    Abstract: A package for holding a food product. The package comprises a first central panel, an end panel foldably connected to the first central panel, and a second central panel foldably connected to the end panel. At least one first side panel is foldably connected to the first central panel and comprises an opening. At least one second side panel is foldably connected to the second central panel. A retention flap is foldably connected to the second side panel. The retention flap comprises a locking portion shaped to be received in the opening and retain the first panel in a closed position of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Michael D. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20100019020
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of preparing a web of flexible material for production of receptacles for packaging. The method comprises the steps of feeding a web of flexible material past a succession of stations in which operations are carried out on the web including defining blanks for receptacles having walls and tabs by creating fold lines in the web, and then laminating a film of heat-sealable plastics materials to a face of the web of the flexible material. The film of heat-sealable plastics provides a heat-sealable surface on the web for bonding tabs of each blank together to form seams between adjacent walls whereby the blanks, when severed from the web, can be erected to form receptacles having openings to receive items to be packaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: RAPID ACTION PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventors: Quang Tien Phung, Fernanda Costa Pereira, Julian David Kyrle Money
  • Publication number: 20100012711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a pouring package, and the pouring package. The pouring package comprises a container (1) formed from a packaging material with an inner space bounded by walls (12,13,14,15) for receiving a fluid therein. The walls comprise a base (11), two partially triangular side walls (12A,12B) rising therefrom and a front and rear wall (13,14) which are connected to the base, extend between the side walls and are mutually connected between the top corners (17) of said triangular side walls (12A, 12B) in a closing strip (15C). The front and/or rear wall is provided with a weakening line (18 A, 18B), such that the closing strip (15C) can be pressed in toward the base in order to deform the front and/or rear wall along the weakening line for of forming an upper wall (15A,15B) extending between the top corners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: IQ + INVESTMENTS N.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Gijsbert Paulen
  • Publication number: 20090272791
    Abstract: A gradationally stacked cake-like assembly includes a plurality of annular stories overlaid with one another to form a cake-like assembly or tower, wherein each annular story is formed by centripetally fastening a plurality of individual gift box units and each gift box unit may be taken out from each annular story very conveniently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Gary Y. Tsai
  • Patent number: 7607537
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a first wall portion (11) and a second wall portion (12) opposed to the first wall portion (12). A shrinkable container (140a) filled with the contents is sandwiched between the first wall portion (11) and the second wall portion (12), and the container (140a) is held firmly due to a friction between an outer surface of the container (140a) and inner surfaces of the first wall portion (11) and the second wall portion (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Goro Katsuyama
  • Patent number: 7597238
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a carton for a diagonally cut sandwich or like foodstuff formed from a blank of card and having triangular end walls connected by rectangular side walls to form a triangular prism-shaped container. One side wall of the container is hinged to another wall of the container to provide an opening for insertion/removal of foodstuff and to form a lid for closing the opening. The edges of the opening have out-turned flanges and the periphery of the lid overlies the out-turned flanges encircling the opening when the lid is in the closed position whereby the lid can be bonded to the flanges to seal the contents of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Rapid Action Packaging Limited
    Inventors: Julian David Kyrle Money, Savvakis Savva
  • Patent number: 7487902
    Abstract: The present invention includes a blank and container formed of cellulose-based materials configured to form a triangular shaped container. The container includes a triangular shaped bottom panel, side walls and a rear wall that define a first triangular volume. The top panel and second side panels generally form a second triangular volume that is slightly larger than the first triangular volume. The second triangular volume is configured to fold over the first triangular volume such that the top panel and second side panels fully enclose the bottom panel and the first side panels. The container is locked by a friction fit between juxtaposed tabs inserted into a slot located between the ends of the intersecting first side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Nicholas A Philips, James Gregg Harbison
  • 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: 7395621
    Abstract: The invention is a promotional structure, such as a greeting card, which is collapsible to fit into a flat envelope for mailing, and which unfolds into the shape of a recognizable type of building, such as a house. Some of the panels are flexibly joined to one another while others (or portions of others) carry reusable fasteners, such as ribbons corresponding to complementary holes on adjacent panels. When the structure is unfolded and the fasteners join the corresponding panels, the panels define the building's shape and its promotional theme. The design provides a structure well suited for distributing promotional material in a medium that is different than traditional greeting cards or brochures, and the structure may be fabricated either from a plurality of panels secured to each other or from the die-cutting and scoring of a single sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Inventor: Anna G. Carter
  • Publication number: 20080145489
    Abstract: A package for an edible, frozen confectionary. The package includes a sleeve having a closed end, a first conical portion adjacent the closed end and a second portion that is not conical positioned adjacent the first conical portion opposite the closed end, wherein the second portion forms an opening of the package. The second portion has a cross section that is rectilinear with rounded corners, and in particular has a cross section that is square with rounded corners. The package is used to deliver frozen confections and is configured to facilitate shipping. Also disclosed are methods for making the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: John Green
  • Patent number: 7347326
    Abstract: A tubular container that can be bent at multiple angles to hold and protect irregular (non-straight) items. The container comprises at least one rigid, hollow straight section and at least one hollow tubular connector piece. The connector piece is configured to fit partially within the straight sections and comprises at least one V-shaped notch at which the tubular container can bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: James Baechle
  • Patent number: 7219830
    Abstract: A triangular ice cream carton having indicia for serving proportional slices of ice cream. The ice cream container includes a repositionable triangular insert to protect the sliced end of ice cream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Duane E. West
  • Patent number: 7143930
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a carton for a diagonally cut sandwich or like foodstuff formed from a blank of card and having triangular end walls connected by rectangular side walls to form a triangular prism-shaped container. One side wall of the container is hinged to another wall of the container to provide an opening for insertion/removal of foodstuff and to form a lid for closing the opening. The edges of the opening have out-turned flanges and the periphery of the lid overlies the out-turned flanges encircling the opening when the lid is in the closed position whereby the lid can be bonded to the flanges to seal the contents of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Rapid Action Packaging Limited
    Inventors: Julian David Kyrle Money, Savv Akis Sayya
  • 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: 7051919
    Abstract: A space saving box and a box useful for pizza and other relatively flat food products is provided. The box generally includes a one piece cardboard or paperboard blank having a first portion hingedly connected to a second portion. The blank is structured to include various score lines such that first and second portions are formable into a full sized pizza box. In addition, the blank is structured such that, when separated from the second portion, the first portion is formable into a reduced sized, space saving box having a tapering depth, for facilitating storage of leftover pizza slices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: William R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7036713
    Abstract: A container includes at least one triangular surface, a sealing portion formed extending straightly from an angular point of the triangular surface, and an opening structure formed by folding a portion around the angular point of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventor: Jung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 7004377
    Abstract: A food serving apparatus having a flat food-supporting member consisting of a material sized to prevent served food from contacting unsanitary surfaces, and having sufficient rigidity, to support one or more food items. The food-supporting member has at least one food-retaining portion integrally formed adjacent thereto which extends upward, or can be positioned upward by a user, relative to the food-supporting member, in a manner which increases rigidity of the member. The food-supporting member has at least one bendable cross-section tangent to at least one user-breakable joint of a food-retaining portion to allow separation of the separable joint(s). Breaking of the joint(s) allows a user to bend the food-supporting member downward and away from food supported to facilitate the eating experience. The apparatus accommodates a variety of shapes and optionally includes a fold-over tab to assist a user in securing food beneath the tab and above the food-supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Darrell J. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 6966483
    Abstract: A relatively large food container includes a food box member in combination with a removable relatively small unfolded food container blank or insert. More specifically, the food box member includes an outside box member portion, the unfolded food container blank or insert is in a form of an inside box member portion, and perforations or slit cuts connect the outside box member portion to the inside box member portion. The removable unfolded food container blank is shaped and has fold lines so that when suitably manipulated it is adapted to form a triangularly-shaped small food box. The triangularly-shaped small food box is eminently suitable for storing left-over triangularly-shaped pieces or “wedges” of pizza.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Michael W. Manninen
  • Patent number: 6926196
    Abstract: The invention is a triangular shipping container that is easily closed, easily opened, and that is reusable. The container is formed from a cardboard sheet that is provided with a number of mating male and female tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: M-D Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Clay Testerman, Charles W. Burchfield
  • Patent number: 6895898
    Abstract: A pet house substantially formed from a unitary blank of material, foldable from a collapsed state for shipping and storage to an erect state for use. The house includes a bottom having four edges. The house also includes first and second side walls and first and second end walls. The side walls are attached to one another forming an apex at the top of the house. One end wall includes an opening to permit the pet to ingress and egress the house. The bottom includes a slot near one edge for receiving a locking tab which extends from one of the side walls. Fasteners are provided for attaching the first and second end walls to the first and second side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Gerald C. Kitch