Single Lifting Or Suspending Element Patents (Class 229/117.23)
  • Publication number: 20140346070
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel, and a side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps can at least partially form a closed end of the carton, and the at least two end flaps can comprise a first end flap foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels at a first fold line and a second end flap foldably connected to the at least one panel at a second fold line. The second fold line is oblique relative to the first fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140312107
    Abstract: A container comprising: at least one panel or flap configured to form a top, wall, or bottom of the container, wherein the panel or flap comprises a paper board and defines an exterior surface and an interior surface and at least one longitudinally-elongated opening; and at least one handle, each handle comprising a flexible strip forming a collapsible loop having a continuous curvature along the full length of the loop that extends through the length of the longitudinally-elongated opening in the container, wherein first and second portions of the flexible strip are adhesively affixed to the interior surface of the panel or flap of the top, wall or bottom of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: H.B. FULLER COMPANY
    Inventor: JORGE A. NASH
  • Publication number: 20140263593
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a carrier that is designed to hold a plurality of beverages, such as but not limited to cans or bottles. In some embodiments, the carrier is designed to also serve as a cooler. For example, the cans or bottles may be loaded into the carrier when the top is opened. Due to the shape and/or configuration of the carrier, the carrier has ample room for not only the beverages, but also ice when in the opened position. As such, the carrier is configured to be a one-time or multi-use cooler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Vasbinder, Jeffrey Scott James, Fred Foushee
  • Publication number: 20140238882
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles is disclosed herein. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel and a side panel foldably connected to the top panel. The carton further comprises at least one end flap foldably connected to the top panel and at least partially closing an end of the carton. A handle comprises a handle portion in at least the top panel and a handle flap in at least the end flap. The handle portion is connected to the handle flap. The carton comprises an upper portion that is removably attached to a tray portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Emili Requena
  • Publication number: 20130118942
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps can be overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A reinforcing insert comprises a central panel and at least one reinforcing end flap. The central panel can be at least partially disposed in the interior of the carton, and the at least one reinforcing end flap can comprise a base portion and a distal portion foldably connected to the base portion. The base portion extends in an oblique direction from the central panel toward the closed end of the carton, and at least a portion of the distal portion is positioned outwardly of at least one of the end flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120187018
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging fruit in a container is disclosed. The method and apparatus increases the shelf life of fruit, even when unrefrigerated, so that a retailer can sell fruit as a point of purchase item without unacceptable loss due to overripening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sam J. Maglio, Frank Zingale
  • Patent number: 8186571
    Abstract: A cup sling is a carrier for a frusto-conical container that is a sleeve with straps for retaining and carrying the container. The sleeve defines an opening to receive the cup. The sleeve is cut in such a manner so that, when the top portion and the bottom portion of the sleeve are twisted in opposite directions, the center portion will form two loops, or straps, that will extend out to the sides of the container. These straps can be retained above the container to hold the container in a generally vertical position allowing the user to hang the container from a finger or hook. In addition, the user can tote the container in the cup sling while using the hand concurrently to hold or tote other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Inventors: Elizabeth Dean Field, Benjamin Gallant, Eric Chavez
  • Patent number: 7992766
    Abstract: A paper cup with a hand grip has a cylindrical cup body with an open upper end to accommodate beverages and a hand grip attached to an outer wall of the cup body and a pair of ring-shaped portions. The ring-shaped portions are symmetrically disposed on right and left ends of the contact portion and each include a through hole through which a user puts a finger when grasping the hand grip. The ring-shaped portions are movable between a first position where they are attached to the outer wall of the cup body and a second position where the ring-shaped portions face each other. In this way the paper cup can be stably and conveniently grasped to prevent a beverage in the paper cup from being shaken and overflowing, even when a hot or cold beverage is filled in the paper cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Mi Soo Seo
  • Patent number: 7686791
    Abstract: A collapsible, hands-free emesis container is provided with improved portability, deployment and emesis reception characteristics. The container includes a receptacle for receiving emesis, a chute for directing emesis and a retainer to maintain desired positioning of the container about a support structure, which may be the neck of an impaired patient. The container may be provided in a package having size characteristics for easy storage and access by emergency medical service personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Richard F Ramage, Anthony F Ramage, Phillip M Leopold, Joel C Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100001054
    Abstract: Embodiments of various packaging assemblies for moving a product in a carton are provided. In this regard, a representative packaging assembly, among others, includes a carton that is designed to contain the product, and a tray that is placed below the carton. The tray has at least one caster that facilitates moving the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Jody S. Brittain
  • Publication number: 20090242445
    Abstract: A carrier is for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises a bottom panel comprising a plurality of bottom openings, and a first side panel and a second side panel. A first top panel is foldably connected to the first side panel and a second top panel is foldably connected to the second top panel. The first top panel and the second top panel form a top wall of the carrier. The first top panel comprises a first handle portion, the second top panel comprises a second handle portion. A handle is foldably connected to at least one of the side panels. The handle comprises the first handle portion and the second handle portion, is separable from the top wall, and pivotable between a lowered position and a raised position. A blank for forming a carrier and a method for forming a carrier are also generally disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Publication number: 20090236351
    Abstract: A hanger may include a body for supporting a package from a rod. A support portion may extend from the body and may define a gap to receive the rod. The body may define a slot for receiving the tab and may include a first major face that fully encloses the slot. The body may also include a living hinge defining a fold axis. The living hinge may extend across the first major face on opposite sides of the slot and extend inline with the slot. In some examples, the support portion defines a J-hook. In some examples, the hanger is incorporated into a package assembly including a package configured to house a product and including a tab, wherein the tab extends through the slot to support the package from the rod with the hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Lewis CHU, Kenny Lau
  • Publication number: 20090152334
    Abstract: An adjustable strap handle that can be used in connection with a packaging frame. The strap handle provides not only that the effective length of the strap is adjustable, but also provides that no tool needs to be used to install the strap. Additionally, a dual head self-pierce rivet is described that can be used in connection with a packaging frame, specifically to secure cardboard edge pieces to thin sheet metal or cardboard corner pieces and provide structure with which strap handles can engage. The dual head self-pierce rivet has a shank and a poke at its end. The poke is configured to pierce through the cardboard edge pieces of a cube frame, advance into the edge pieces, and flare into a profiled anvil. While a lower head of the rivet seats against the cardboard, an upper head contains and holds a strap handle in a ring groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: ACUMENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Hovestadt, Robert Francis McPherson
  • Patent number: 7484652
    Abstract: A disposable lid and handle combination for a container for food products, for example, and a blank for such combination which is die cut from a sheet of laminated paperboard without generation of inner scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Roderick W Kalberer
  • Patent number: 7441693
    Abstract: A handle structure for cartons has a handle body and two symmetrical fastening pairs disposed at two ends of the handle body. Each fastening pair includes an inside L frame, an outside L frame, and a flexible ligament connecting the inside L frame and the outside L frame. While the locations of the inside L frame and the outside L frame are shifted through the flexible ligament, the inside fastening strip of the inside L frame and the outside fastening strip of the outside L frame can adjoin closely. Moreover, the inside unfolded strip of inside L frame and the outside unfolded strip of the outside L frame are led to a status as two wings spanned in parallel at both sides of the flexible ligament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Shu-Ju Liao
  • Patent number: 7380703
    Abstract: A storage and carrying carton formed of a foldable sheet of material and adapted to be secured in a closed disposition with a flexible closure strap. The sheet of material is configured such that when folded into the carton configuration, it defines an upper flap that cooperates with the closure strap to define a carrying handle. Upon severing the strap to open the carton, the upper end of the carton is configured so as to be selectively folded flat and resealed with a second closure strap or, alternatively, folded so as to define upstanding lateral handles by which the opened carton and its contents can be readily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Tree Island Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen F. Ogden
  • Patent number: 6986456
    Abstract: The packing box includes a bottom containment box comprising a containment space and a bottom base, the bottom base comprising two first length-wise flaps and two first width-wise flaps; a loop clamped between the length-wise flap and the width-wise flap of the bottom base and forming two lifting loops; and a cover box for covering the bottom containment box, the cover box comprising a containment room and a top cover, the top cover comprising two second length-wise flaps and two second width-wise flaps, each second width-wise flap having two slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Tatung Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Main-Dar Jone
  • Patent number: 6918533
    Abstract: A container of the gable top variety having a handle which resides within the bounds of the footprint of the container while further providing for the placement of a pouring spout on the top end of the container. In accordance with a further aspect of the invention, the container is formed from a flat blank of a paperboard-containing material having foldable panels which, when folded, define the gable top of the container, one of the two major panels of the defined top being larger that the second of these major panels and further being oriented at an angle with respect to the vertical which is different from the angle of orientation of the second major panel. In the present container, the pouring spout is disposed on the second (smaller) major panel and the handle is disposed on the larger of the two major panels. The handle of the present container may be formed integrally with the blank or attached to the partially or fully erected container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Paul A. Canino
  • Publication number: 20040262375
    Abstract: A container of the gable top variety having a handle which resides within the bounds of the footprint of the container while further providing for the placement of a pouring spout on the top end of the container. In accordance with a further aspect of the invention, the container is formed from a flat blank of a paperboard-containing material having foldable panels which, when folded, define the gable top of the container, one of the two major panels of the defined top being larger that the second of these major panels and further being oriented at an angle with respect to the vertical which is different from the angle of orientation of the second major panel. In the present container, the pouring spout is disposed on the second (smaller) major panel and the handle is disposed on the larger of the two major panels. The handle of the present container may be formed integrally with the blank or attached to the partially or fully erected container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Paul A. Canino
  • Publication number: 20040262374
    Abstract: A tubular carton and blank for forming the carton includes a top, base and a pair of side walls. At least one of the side walls includes a displaceable zone arranged to protrude out of the plane of the one side wall. The displaceable zone includes connected sections each occupying a different plane to a next adjacent section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent Chargueraud
  • Publication number: 20040238610
    Abstract: A folding collapsible box is constructed to include a box body, the box body having two cardboard reinforced upright sidewalls symmetrically disposed at two sides, each cardboard reinforced upright sidewall having a vertical folding line on the middle, and two locating members respectively detachably coupled to the cardboard reinforced upright sidewalls through a slip joint to hold the cardboard reinforced upright sidewalls in shape and vertically movable relative to the box body between a received position and an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Publication number: 20040050917
    Abstract: There is provided a paperboard carton having a base, side panels, end panels and first and second top panels. The first top panel defines a strap handle and underlies the second top panel which provides access means for the strap handle. The strap handle extends into first end panels and second end panels having reinforcing portions secured to those parts of the strap handle in the first end panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Brian Leslie Smalley
  • Patent number: 6557751
    Abstract: A recyclable beverage container handle is disclosed, fabricated from sheet material, such as cardboard or any other recyclable or biodegradable material. The handle comprises a cylindrical portion for receiving a beverage container and an “A” shaped handle portion. Both of these portions are fabricated from the same single continuous sheet. A method of manufacturing the container handle includes handle members that are continuous with the cylindrical portion which wraps around the outer walls of a container held therein. Thus, the handle is uniquely rigid, providing the user with a sense of firmness. A person using the handle need not have direct contact with the beverage container held therein, thus increasing his or her comfort level. Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing and compacting the handle for easy storage and access of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Russell Anthony Puerini
  • Publication number: 20020145033
    Abstract: A debris collection tray and method of making and installing of same which comprises an elongated, thin, sheet material member which is constructed of a pliable material so that the lower portion of the member can be bent to a transverse position relative to the upper portion member. An adhesive strip or other form of temporary securement is to be applied on the back surface of the member with adhesive to be applied to a vertical wall surface at a selected location so that the lower portion of the member will function as a trough and catch falling debris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Curtis E. Dakolios
  • Publication number: 20020079356
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming a carton includes a series of hinged panels forming a sleeve and end closure panels hinged to at least one hinged panel for closing the opposite ends of the sleeve. The carton includes a carrying handle including a strap having a user part between its opposite ends. The strap is so connected at its opposite ends to the end closure panels as to provide a surplus of material to enable the user part to be brought into a position of use. The invention further comprises a tubular carton wherein at least one of the side walls comprises a displaceable zone arranged to protrude out of the plane of the one side wall. The displaceable zone comprises connected sections each occupying a different plane to a next adjacent section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Vincent Chargueraud, Eric Boukredine, Patrick Blin
  • Patent number: 6375239
    Abstract: A handle attachment for a box for providing a convenient and easy way of carrying boxes with no handles. The handle attachment for a box includes a piece of rigid material being essentially flat and having rounded corners with the piece of rigid material further having a front layer and a back layer and with each of the front and back layers having an upper portion and a lower portion with a laterally-extending slot disposed through the upper portions of the front and back layers; and also includes adhesive being applied to the lower portions of the front and back layers of the piece of rigid material with the adhesive being protected with peel-away backing material for securely fastening the piece of rigid material to a box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Inventors: Darrell W. Reed, Grace W. Reed
  • Patent number: 6343735
    Abstract: An improved sleeve for insulating a user's hand from a hot beverage cup is disclosed that includes first and second wing portions extending outwardly from the container side wall and spaced apart therefrom by spacer elements to form air gaps between the wing portion and the cup. A blank for forming the subject sleeve is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Liming Cai
  • Patent number: 6315191
    Abstract: “BOX HANDLES” are handles that are applied to an ordinary shipping box in order to make the box easier to lift and carry. The handles are made of two parts, one being the handle, the other being the handle re-inforcement piece. The two parts are attached to each other with adhesive to form one finished handle. Two of these finished handles are then attached to a box. One to each side panel. When the box is filled, closed and ready for shipping, the handles make the box easier to lift and carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Inventor: Jimmy Keith Willis
  • Patent number: 6302319
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an insulated party tray carrier. The party tray carriers of the present invention comprise a top wall, a bottom wall, a back wall, a front wall and side walls. The walls of the present invention are insulated to reduce the rate of heat transfer from items inside the carrier to the ambient environment. The present invention also comprises one or more ribs to add structural integrity to the party tray carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Igloo Products Corp.
    Inventors: Kathleen Gay Peeples, Joseph F. Fiore, Paula Roushani
  • Publication number: 20010017314
    Abstract: A carton or beverage containers includes a series of hinged panels forming a sleeve and end closure panels hinged to at least one associated hinged panel for closing, at least in part, the opposite ends of a sleeve. The carton includes a handle by which the carton can be carried. The handle comprises a strap connected to the end closure panels having a user part which is in substantially co-planar relationship with the one hinged panel when in a stored condition. The strap is so connected at its opposite ends to the end closure panels as to provide a surplus of material to enable the user part to be brought into a position of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: Eric Boukredine, Patrick Blin
  • 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