Bag Interior Accessible Through Aperture In Box Material Patents (Class 229/117.3)
  • Patent number: 10654635
    Abstract: A retail bag-in-box transparent package having a flovvable product contained in a bag which is contained in a polymeric box where the box has (i) a flat bottom panel, an opposing top panel, and a self-supporting, upstanding, at least partially transparent wail connecting the bottom and top panels, and (ii) an access port through the box adapted for providing communication means for removing product from the bag, which is a flexible thermoplastic bag (capacity ?1 liter (1000 ml)) attached to an interior surface of the box proximate the access port, where at least a portion of the bag has a transparent wall overlapping the transparent box portion to provide visual access to the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Schnabel, Peter M. Chen, Jay D. Hodson
  • Patent number: 10287061
    Abstract: A dispensing unit includes a first sheet-material bag which is filled with a first composition, a second sheet-material bag which is filled with a second composition, and a head part disposed on a first end of the first sheet-material bag and a second end of the second sheet-material bag. The head part has a first outlet channel for the first composition and a second outlet channel for the second composition, the first and second sheet-material bags are open on the first and second ends, and the first and second outlet channels are filled with the first and second compositions, respectively. A closure part is configured to couple with the head part, where the closure part is openable or removable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Dierker, Philip Poggendorf
  • Patent number: 9938041
    Abstract: A combined box and resealable bag includes a paperboard box having a front wall, a rear wall, a pair of opposed side walls and a plurality of flaps capable of forming a bottom wall. The box walls have upper ends and lower ends, inside surfaces and outside surfaces. The upper end of each of the box walls is folded outwardly and downwardly so that the inside surface of each of the upper ends forms a strip that faces outwardly. The inside surfaces of the box walls, including the outwardly facing strips, have a thermal plastic coating thereon. The combination also includes a bag made of flexible plastic material having a zippered top and downwardly extending front and rear bag walls. While the box is still in its flat blank condition, the lower edge portion of the bag walls are heat sealed to the outwardly facing strips on the box blank. Thereafter, the front, rear and side walls of the box blank are expanded to form a box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ZIPBOX LICENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Belko, Neil J. Kozarsky, Eliot M. Kozarsky
  • Patent number: 9815253
    Abstract: A flexible pouch and a method for making a flexible pouch is provided. The pouch includes a pouch body defined by a peripheral edge. A dividing seal is disposed between opposite ends of the flexible pouch so as to define two pouch spaces. The pouch includes two fitments are mounted to a respective pouch space. One of the fitments is configured to support the pouch body in an upright manner. A method for making said flexible includes forming a flexible pouch having an open top. A dividing seal extends from the open top to the bottom of the pouch so as to define two pouch openings and two pouch spaces. Substances are introduced into the pouch spaces by a first nozzle and a second nozzle inserted into a respective first space and second space and filling the pouch body through the first and second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 9415990
    Abstract: A bag-in-box system for use in dispensing a pumpable product includes a carton, a flexible thermoplastic pouch disposed in the carton, a spout joined to the pouch, a spout closure, and a pumpable product disposed in the pouch, the flexible thermoplastic pouch including an outer wall including a coextruded film having a polyethylene layer, a tie layer, and a polyamide layer, and a discrete inner wall including an ethylene polymer or copolymer, or a composition like that of the outer wall, the outer wall sealed to the inner wall at the perimeter of the pouch. Optionally, a discrete intermediate wall can be disposed between the outer wall and inner discrete wall of the pouch. The system can further include a pump operatively connected to the pouch and carton to dispense the pumpable product from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard Campanelli, Thomas Duane Kennedy, Elizabeth Roberson McGee, Daniel Lee McKamy, Jeffrey Linyard Walker
  • Patent number: 9394066
    Abstract: A box with a sliding opening has an integral liner to keep pourable contents fresh and dry. The box has a slide that is moveable by a user's thumb across the opening to open and close the box and the liner during the same operation to avoid risking tearing the box or liner. The user can open the box and the liner to pour out the contents in one motion and easily close and seal the box and the liner so the contents do not spill out. Advantageously, the box is formed from a single blank piece of cardboard or similar stock, and a single planar sheet of moisture impervious material adhered onto the blank which folds with the blank to form a sealed liner or bag, such that the slide ends up inside the box for easy assembly with a resulting sealed bag inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: David Todjar Hengami
  • Patent number: 9144642
    Abstract: A shipping container integrates a sharps disposal container with a new product storage container for shipping. The storage container stores new product. A sharps disposal container receives used sharps. One of the storage container and the sharps disposal container is disposed within the other of the storage container and the sharps disposal container for shipping. A lid is adapted to be connected to the outermost container of the sharps disposal container and the storage container for shipping and to a top of the sharps disposal container for receiving used sharps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles G. Hwang, Joshua D. Horvath, Christopher Schlenk, Roman Tunkel, Zenia Zaveri
  • Patent number: 9108761
    Abstract: A carton includes a chamfered corner, and a dispenser defined in the chamfered corner. A fitment may be mounted to the chamfered corner of the carton, for use in dispensing contents from the interior of the carton by way of the dispenser. The fitment may comprise a base with a rearward receptacle that is in receipt of the chamfered corner of the carton. A passageway extends through the base, from the receptacle to a front opening of the passageway, and the contents from the interior of the carton may be dispensed outwardly through the front opening of the fitment. The fitment may include one or more inwardly protruding mounting members that may engage behind one or more edges of the carton for restricting the fitment from being pulled off of the chamfered corner of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly R. Fitzwater, Scott Thomas Strand, Duane R. Mode, Sharon Weaver, Norman L. Jesch
  • Patent number: 9079697
    Abstract: A bag in box carton configured for receipt of a flexible package. Advantageously, the front wall assembly comprises a plurality of chamfered surfaces so that the panel through which the spout extends is captured and contained substantially or entirely within the footprint of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: John Brooks
  • Patent number: 9016555
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible liner and bag-in-box container system comprising a collapsible container having a liner attached to the collapsible container, such that when the container is expanded from a collapsed state, the attached liner similarly expands. When the collapsible container is expanded, the liner may expand to substantially conform to the shape of the collapsible container. The liner may further comprise a filler fitting for receiving contents for filling the liner. The filler fitting may comprise one or more annular rings adapted to secure the filler fitting of the liner to an opening in the collapsible container. The collapsible container may be made of corrugated fiberboard. The collapsible container may further include tape having two adhesive sides for securing the collapsible container in an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: James Plunkett, Joseph J. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150083789
    Abstract: A reinforced package for holding a product. The reinforced package comprises a carton comprising a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a front panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the front panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the front panel, at least one back panel foldably connected to at least one of the first side panel and the second side panel, and at least one bottom panel foldably connected to at least one of the front panel and the back panel. A bag can comprise an at least partially open end, an at least partially closed end, and an interior space for holding a product. The bag can be at least partially received in the interior of the carton. The carton is positionable in a non-erect position and in an erect position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly R. Fitzwater, Scott Thomas Strand
  • Patent number: 8939351
    Abstract: A bag-in-box container for storing and dispensing liquids is provided. The container includes an outer box including two opposing end walls, two opposing side walls, a bottom wall, a top wall, a fill opening, and a dispensing opening. The container further includes an inner, liquid-impermeable bag stored within the outer box. The bag includes a first opening, a filling fixture coupled to the first opening, a second opening, and a dispensing fixture coupled to the second opening. The filling fixture extends through the fill opening and defines a first fluid passageway extending from outside of the box to an internal cavity of the bag. The dispensing fixture extends through the dispensing opening and defines a second fluid passageway extending from the bag internal cavity to outside of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney Allen Goudreau, Gayle Katherine Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150001251
    Abstract: A container for dispensing beverages is provided. The container includes at least six side walls coupled together along a plurality of parallel fold lines. The at least six side walls include two end panels and at least two side panels, and the at least six side walls define a substantially cylindrical shape of the container. A bottom wall is coupled to at least one of the two end panels, wherein a shape of the bottom wall corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of the at least six side walls. The container further includes a spout cutout removably defined in a first end panel of the two end panels proximate to a fold line connecting the first end panel to the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20140353364
    Abstract: An improved paperboard structure to hold a fluid filled bag or plastic carton is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: George Coogan, Jason Ray, Stokes Smith, Bill Jones, Ron Couvillon
  • Patent number: 8844797
    Abstract: A container for dispensing beverages is provided. The container includes at least six side walls coupled together along a plurality of parallel fold lines. The at least six side walls include two end panels and at least two side panels, and the at least six side walls define a substantially cylindrical shape of the container. A bottom wall is coupled to at least one of the two end panels, wherein a shape of the bottom wall corresponding to a cross-sectional shape of the at least six side walls. The container further includes a spout cutout removably defined in a first end panel of the two end panels proximate to a fold line connecting the first end panel to the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20140263592
    Abstract: A bag in box carton configured for receipt of a flexible package. Advantageously, the front wall assembly comprises a plurality of chamfered surfaces so that the panel through which the spout extends is captured and contained substantially or entirely within the footprint of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: John Brooks
  • Publication number: 20140252075
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Ouillette, JR.
  • Patent number: 8807418
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container may include a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container may be used for packaging a pourable product into a fillable bladder while the fillable bladder is positioned inside the container. The container may include an enclosure having a blind depth recess bottom handle. The container may include an enclosure having a bottom flap having a flap perimeter which generally matches a lower perimeter of a plurality of sides of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8757440
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8749388
    Abstract: A system and a method for safeguarding wafers and photomasks. The system includes a container for storing an article, the article being a wafer or a photomask; a flashing unit for flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function, the anti-theft unit being attached to the container; and a trigger unit electrically connected to the anti-theft unit for triggering the anti-theft function of the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern of the flashing unit. The method includes providing a container having an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function; storing an article in the container, the article being a wafer or a photomask; providing a flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; detecting the pre-determined light pattern; and performing the anti-theft function by the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Hand, George M. Harmuth, Gary T. Leonardi, Glenn M. Stefanski, Andrew P. Wyskida
  • Patent number: 8746541
    Abstract: A package includes a carton having an access opening that is for providing access to the interior of the carton. The package further includes a flexible bag that is positioned in the interior of the carton, and a spigot that is operatively connected to the bag for selectively dispensing flowable material from the bag. A holder is cooperatively associated with the spigot and the carton for holding the spigot so that the spigot is simultaneously proximate the access opening of the carton and disposed at least partially within the interior of the carton, so that access to the spigot is at least temporarily restricted in a manner that at least temporarily restricts any dispensing of flowable material from the bag by way of the spigot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr., Patrick J. DeBusk, Colin Ford
  • Patent number: 8720769
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a container includes at least eight side panels having generally the same dimensions. The at least eight side panels form an enclosure. One of the at least eight side panels includes a first access opening that is integrally formed therein. The first access opening permits access to the interior of the enclosure. The container further includes a top panel connected to one or more of the at least eight side panels. The top panel forms a second access opening for providing access to the interior of the enclosure. The container also includes a bottom panel connected to one or more of the at least eight side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kerry D. Wall, Timothy M. Fraiser
  • Publication number: 20140103101
    Abstract: A container comprising a cardboard enclosure having six sides, wherein the left side of the container and the right side of the container each comprises at least a first layer of cardboard and a second layer of cardboard for increased top load strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mauro Alvarado, JR.
  • Patent number: 8690048
    Abstract: A reinforced container system comprises a container having a bottom wall, a pair of opposite side walls, a pair of opposite end walls, and opposed pairs of diagonal corner panels interposed between adjacent side and end walls to form an interior space. The bottom wall includes two opposed glue panels each of which is foldably joined to respective longitudinal edges of the bottom wall and each of which attached to the respective side walls. A protective sleeve is configured to detachably attach to the container. The protective sleeve includes two side walls, two end walls and opposed pairs of diagonal corner walls interposed between adjacent side and end walls. The side walls, the end walls and the diagonal corner walls are joined to one another along four vertical hinges to whereby protect the container against tremendous forces and inertia caused by mixing or shaking machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Philips, Wayne H. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 8672184
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging comprising an outer box, an inner bag and a locating panel. The outer box has a bottom wall and a dispensing wall with an opening. The inner bag includes a spout with a tap. The locating panel includes is coupled to the inner bag, the spout or the tap, with a dispensing opening of the tap on one side of the locating panel and the bag on the other side of The inner bag is placed within the box so that the central region is positioned at an angle relative to each of the bottom and dispensing walls. The front surface of the upper region overlies an inner surface of the dispensing wall. The front surface of the lower region overlies an inner surface of the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: Simon P. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8651365
    Abstract: A cover for a box containing a fluid includes a top panel with a tuck flap. A perforated end of the tuck flap is coupled to a detachable attachment along a perforated line. The attachment includes instructions for forming the cover and also includes user-fillable labels. When the cover is in an assembled state, the perforated line forms a perforated edge that is tucked between panels of the cover and therefore hidden from view. A front panel of the cover includes an opening having edges. At least portions of the edges are inserted into a peripheral slot of a spigot that is coupled to a bladder contained in the box to provide additional support to the spigot and secure the cover to the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly J. Lymn, Holly A. Robbins, Kelly N. Esterby, Gary L. Sotebeer, CarolAnn M. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8646679
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Webb LeRon Hill, Richard Ira Rosenberg, Thomas George Murray
  • Patent number: 8627999
    Abstract: A beverage container includes right, left, front, and rear sidewalls that define a closed space there between. The right sidewall defines an opening. The beverage container also includes a bag for storing fluids that is positioned within the closed space. The bag includes a spout for dispensing the fluids. At least a portion of the spout extends through the opening in the right sidewall. The beverage container includes first and second lid members that extend from respective top edges of the front sidewall and the rear sidewall, respectively. The first and second lid members cover the bag when in a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, a side edge of at least one of the lid members is positioned behind at least a portion of the spout and is configured to prevent the spout from falling into the closed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt M. Wolf, Matthew R. Cook, Thomas Fu
  • Patent number: 8567660
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a packaging assembly for holding liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The packaging assembly includes a carton having side and bottom walls and an open top. A self-supporting plastic liner fits inside of the carton, and is for containing liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The liner has a side wall, a closed bottom end, and an open top end having an outwardly-projecting rim. The rim has a radially-extending flange portion, and a dependent skirt portion. When the self-supporting plastic liner is inside of the carton, the dependent skirt portion of the rim hangs over the side walls of the carton. A lidding material is removeably affixed to the rim of the plastic liner. A carton lid closes off the open top of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, Bob Buchenen, Steve Gosling
  • Patent number: 8556124
    Abstract: A bag in box packaging including an outer box, an inner bag and a tap. The outer box has a bottom wall and a front wall. A tap articulating assembly includes a tap wall and at least two spaced apart hinge assemblies. The tap wall has an opening to receive the tap. The hinge assemblies each have a first hinge panel and a second hinge panel. Each first and second hinge panel are joined to each other at an intermediate hinge fold, with the first hinge panel joined to the tap wall at a fold and the front wall or a respective side wall at a fold. The hinge assembly provides for a shipping orientation wherein the tap wall is recessed to substantially retain the tap within a footprint of the outer box to an dispensing orientation wherein the tap extends beyond the footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Scholle Corporation
    Inventor: Simon P. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130233912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging container for pourable liquids, powders and granules, in particular pourable food products, wherein the packaging container comprises an inner flexible bag having an outlet opening, and further comprises an outlet part and an outer cover adhesively bonded to the inner bag in a punctiform manner that be disposed of separately therefrom. A carrying handle makes it possible for a variety of packaging containers to be transported easily. The outer cover of the packaging container may comprise two swing-open hard shells. A further packaging container according to the invention comprises a foldable outer cover and, when the latter is folded, the inner flexible bag can be fastened to the cover by means of the outlet part and, when the cover is unfolded, the inner flexible bag can be separated therefrom and the two can be introduced into different recycling systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: VITA PAK UG
    Inventor: Christian Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 8511538
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container may include a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container may be used for packaging a pourable product into a fillable bladder while the fillable bladder is positioned inside the container. The container may include an enclosure having a blind depth recess bottom handle. The container may include an enclosure having a bottom flap having a flap perimeter which generally matches a lower perimeter of a plurality of sides of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8474655
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a bag-in-box container includes a fluid containment bag including a pliable body and a dispensing spout that extends from the body, the spout including a neck and a collar that extends outward from the neck, a carton in which the bag is positioned, the spout of the bag being recessed within an interior space of the carton, and a locking member placed in contact with the neck that secures the spout in a predetermined position within the carton interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: George N. Hackleman, Benjamin Zoladz, David M. Hagen, Dave Merrill
  • Publication number: 20130001284
    Abstract: A box with a sliding opening has an integral liner to keep pourable contents fresh and dry. The box has a slide that is moveable by a user's thumb across the opening to open and close the box and the liner during the same operation. The user in one motion can either open the box and the liner to pour out the contents or close the box and the liner so the contents do not spill out. Advantageously, the box is formed from a single blank piece of paper or cardboard stock, and a single planar sheet of moisture impervious material liner is placed onto the blank and folded in a particular sequence such that the slide ends up inside the box for easy assembly with a resulting sealed liner bag inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: David Todjar Hengami
  • Patent number: 8309188
    Abstract: A pull up artificial tree system is adapted to change from a collapsed storage state to an expanded operable state. The pull up tree system includes a base system, a trunk, and a first tree assembly. The first tree assembly includes a top portion; a plurality of frame assemblies comprising a collar, a plurality of outwardly extending support braces, a perimeter, and branch assemblies; and a connection assembly. The collars are slidably disposed upon the trunk, such that they can be pulled upwardly. The pull up tree system can support a regularly arranged artificial tree and/or an inverted tree. In addition, the pull up tree system can be stored in a shell that is slidably disposable within a storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Lewis Cheng, Thomas MacMartin Harman, II
  • Patent number: 8299926
    Abstract: A system and a method for safeguarding wafers and photomasks. The system includes a container for storing an article, the article being a wafer or a photomask; a flashing unit for flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function, the anti-theft unit being attached to the container; and a trigger unit electrically connected to the anti-theft unit for triggering the anti-theft function of the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern of the flashing unit. The method includes providing a container having an anti-theft unit capable of performing an anti-theft function; storing an article in the container, the article being a wafer or a photomask; providing a flashing light with a pre-determined light pattern; detecting the pre-determined light pattern; and performing the anti-theft function by the anti-theft unit, in response to detecting the pre-determined light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul D. Hand, George M. Harmuth, Gary T. Leonardi, Glenn M. Stefanski, Andrew P. Wyskida
  • Patent number: 8276806
    Abstract: A carton for dispensing flowable material. The carton has a plurality of panels and end flaps for closing respective ends of the carton. An access opening in one of the panels is for providing access to the interior of the carton. The carton further can include a flexible bag that is positioned in the interior of the carton, and a spigot that is operatively connected to the bag for selectively dispensing the flowable material from the interior of the bag by way of the spigot. The carton is shaped to enhance flow of the flowable material through the spigot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8261964
    Abstract: In carton packaging having an outer folding carton and an inner folding carton which surrounds a film internal container, the inner folding carton is adhesively bonded by means of one of its carton body walls (14) to an adjacent carton body wall (6) of the outer folding carton. The outer folding carton and the inner folding carton surround the film internal container essentially completely. The film internal container consists of a flexible film internal bag provided with a withdrawal closure. The carton body walls (13, 14, 15, 16) of the inner folding carton are connected to one another in a foldable manner at the body edges (17, 18, 19, 20) via carton bridges, each bridging an edge slot. The lid flaps of the inner folding carton are angled in the finished carton packaging. The inner folding carton and the outer folding carton consist of a joint carton blank or each consist of a separate carton blank or each consist of a plurality of carton blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, STI Gustav Stabernack GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Raupach, Bettina Straub-Jubb, Thomas Ritz
  • Publication number: 20120138667
    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. At least one top flap can be respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels. The at least one top flap comprises at least an end top flap foldably connected to the second end panel. A dispenser can comprise at least a portion of the end top flap, a tear feature extending at least partially across the end top flap, and a dispenser pattern extending in at least a portion of the end top flap and the second end panel. The dispenser can be positionable between a dispensing position and a closed position after tearing the tear feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Bradley J. Burke, Karl A. Kohler, Robert Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8056763
    Abstract: A substance container may be used for containing substances such as liquids or powders. The container assembly includes a body. A top panel of the body includes a flap that folds into the back panel of the body. A first aperture is located on the front panel to accommodate a dispensing assembly. A second aperture is also located on the top panel to accommodate a filling assembly. The filling assembly does not protrude past an uppermost plane represented by a top surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Cook, Barry Silverstein, Kurt Wolf, John Nobers
  • Publication number: 20110259916
    Abstract: A package includes a carton having an access opening that is for providing access to the interior of the carton. The package further includes a flexible bag that is positioned in the interior of the carton, and a spigot that is operatively connected to the bag for selectively dispensing flowable material from the bag. A holder is cooperatively associated with the spigot and the carton for holding the spigot so that the spigot is simultaneously proximate the access opening of the carton and disposed at least partially within the interior of the carton, so that access to the spigot is at least temporarily restricted in a manner that at least temporarily restricts any dispensing of flowable material from the bag by way of the spigot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, SR., Patrick DeBusk, Colin Ford
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8025208
    Abstract: A bulk container for storing, shipping and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid fluids comprises a bin having a sidewall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The sidewall comprises a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels extending at an angle with respect to one another. A lid is covering the open top of the bin and having a discharge opening therethrough adjacent one side edge thereof. A fluid-containing bag is supported in the bin and a discharge valve is on an upper end of the bag where the discharge valve is positioned to extend through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Publication number: 20110215136
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Publication number: 20110162408
    Abstract: A blank, carton, package, and method for enclosing a plurality of containers in a carton is disclosed. The carton includes first and second top panels, first and second side panels, and a bottom panel. The top panels each include separation lines with one top panel disposed over the other top panel when formed as a carton. The carton is openable along the separation lines to expose the containers. The carton is capable of receiving a cooling substance therewithin when the top panels are separated along the separation lines. The carton including at least two handle tear lines with a handle disposed therebetween. The handle capable of being engaged to move the carton or package as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Publication number: 20110114714
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a packaging assembly for holding liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The packaging assembly includes a carton having side and bottom walls. The packaging assembly also includes a self-supporting plastic liner that fits inside of the carton for containing liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The liner has either a substantially circular or substantially oval cylindrical side wall, a closed bottom end characterized by a bottom wall formed integral with said side wall, and an open top end having an outwardly-projecting rim. The rim has a radially-extending flange portion, and a dependent skirt portion, wherein when the self-supporting plastic liner is inside of the carton, the radially extending flange portion supports the liner on at least a portion of the carton. A lidding material is provided to seal the plastic liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, Bob Buchenen, Stephen L. Gosling
  • Publication number: 20110114713
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a packaging assembly for holding liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The packaging assembly includes a carton having side and bottom walls and an open top. A self-supporting plastic liner fits inside of the carton, and is for containing liquids, viscous material, or particulate material. The liner has a side wall, a closed bottom end, and an open top end having an outwardly-projecting rim. The rim has a radially-extending flange portion, and a dependent skirt portion. When the self-supporting plastic liner is inside of the carton, the dependent skirt portion of the rim hangs over the side walls of the carton. A lidding material is removeably affixed to the rim of the plastic liner. A carton lid closes off the open top of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, Bod Buchenen, Steve Gosling
  • Patent number: 7938312
    Abstract: A carton for containing a bag having dispensable material therein. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first end panel, a second end panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A closure removably attached to the carton having an aperture for receiving at least a portion of the bag to close the bag and seal the material held therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin P. Ford
  • Patent number: 7913897
    Abstract: A carton includes a reclosable dispenser that allows a top end of the carton to be accessed and subsequently reclosed. The sides of the carton can be pressed together to vary the size of the dispenser opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Manaige
  • Publication number: 20110062223
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a container includes at least eight side panels having generally the same dimensions. The at least eight side panels form an enclosure. One of the at least eight side panels includes a first access opening that is integrally formed therein. The first access opening permits access to the interior of the enclosure. The container further includes a top panel connected to one or more of the at least eight side panels. The top panel forms a second access opening for providing access to the interior of the enclosure. The container also includes a bottom panel connected to one or more of the at least eight side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kerry D. Wall, Timothy M. Frasier