With Venting Or Ventilation Means Patents (Class 229/120)
  • Patent number: 10414536
    Abstract: Portable display containers with spine and cross supports, methods of making portable display containers with spine and cross supports, and methods of using containers with spine and cross supports. The portable display containers have a plurality of tiers, each tier having a base tray, at least one spine, and two or more cross supports that add strength and rigidity to the display, allowing the portable display containers to be fully loaded with product or items prior to transportation and/or shipment to the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Criss K. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10392153
    Abstract: A ventilation board is manufactured from a corrugated board comprising at least one depressed portion on both sides of the board in such a way that flutes of the corrugated layer between said depressed portions are exposed to form a plurality of passageways for passage of fluid across the board, in other words, from one side to the other side of the board. The depressed portion is formed by forming a cut on the surface of each side of the board in such a way that the cut penetrating from one side of the board passes through the corrugated layer of the corrugated board but does not pass through the other side of the corrugated board, and depressing the cuts in such a way that the flutes between the depressed portion get exposed in order to provide passageways for passage of the fluid across the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Vinay K. Mehta
  • Patent number: 10118726
    Abstract: A blank of foldable sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, a top panel, and a set of vent panels configured to form at least one venting assembly positioned on the top panel of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Kenneth John Shanton
  • Patent number: 9963261
    Abstract: A foldable food storage container includes a main storage area and a cover and is able to convert from a folded state to an expanded state and vice versa. The main storage area includes a bottom panel, a front panel, a rear panel, a left panel, a right panel, and multiple fold lines. The main storage area is able to store, transport, and serve food. The cover includes one or more flaps and a fastener, which is able to selectively secure the cover to the food storage area when the container is in an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Emily Moore
  • Patent number: 9916401
    Abstract: A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions. If the system determines that the package should be split across two or more substrates, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. Conversion to a seam may occur by creating cut line instructions for the selected fold line, imparting a first set of functional elements on a first side of the seam, and imparting a second set of functional elements on a second side of the seam. The first set of functional elements and the second set of functional elements will form a functional connection when the three-dimensional structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Stephen C. Morgana
  • Patent number: 9916402
    Abstract: A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions for a package flat. If the system determines that the package flat should be split into two or more subparts across two or more substrates or two or more sub-regions of a single substrate, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. Conversion to a seam may occur by creating cut line instructions for the selected fold line, imparting a first set of functional elements on a first side of the seam, and imparting a second set of functional elements on a second side of the seam. The first set of functional elements and the second set of functional elements will form a functional connection when the three-dimensional structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Stephen C. Morgana
  • Patent number: 9873541
    Abstract: A storage container includes a bottom panel that has a parallel front edge and rear edge, and a parallel first and second side edge. A front panel is connected to the bottom panel along the front edge and is further connected with a front locking section. A first side panel is connected to the first side edge of the bottom panel and is further connected to a first side locking section. A second side panel is connected to the second side edge of the bottom panel and is further connected to a second side locking section. A rear panel is connected to the rear edge of the bottom panel and is further connected to a rear locking section. The rear panel has four deltoidal sections. The container is configured for rapid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Connecticut Container Corp.
    Inventor: Gerald C. Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 9758273
    Abstract: The present invention is a divider box assembly comprising a plurality of individual compartments formed from a plurality of transverse, longitudinal panels and exterior panels. Such exterior panels arranged such that they may form high strength internal and external partitions to support stacking of a plurality of divider boxes and also providing increased resistance to rough handling during shipment and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: DRYIP, LLC
    Inventors: D. Rudolph Youell, Aaron Spencer, Michael Fisco
  • Patent number: 9715648
    Abstract: An information recording medium includes a substrate; a laser marking layer that has a reduced reflectance to light with a wavelength of 780 nm or more and that is discolored by irradiation with laser light, the laser marking layer being provided on the substrate; and a shielding layer that transmits infrared light, and that absorbs or reflects visible light, the shielding layer being provided on the laser marking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN TDK LABEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Morikawa, Katsumi Saito, Hideaki Shinozaki, Masaru Matsuda, Akihiro Iikuma
  • Patent number: 9452860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ventilation board, an insulating board, a ventilation system, and articles and architectural applications comprising said ventilation board and a method of manufacturing the ventilation board. The said ventilation board comprises a layer (11) provided with a first aperture (5); an adjacent layer provided (13) with a second aperture (7), the first and second apertures being located relative to each other such that they are non-aligned and are substantially without overlap; and a passageway (9) interconnecting the first and second apertures thereby permitting the passage of fluid therebetween. Therefore, the carton comprising said ventilation board when used for fast food packaging provides sufficient ventilation of the carton so that water condensed from food vapors does not run on to the food in the carton, and sufficient insulation so that the food in the carton is kept warm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Vinay K. Mehta
  • Patent number: 9446893
    Abstract: A sheet material for use in packaging having at least a first layer and at lease a second layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer are bonded together to fabricate the sheet material such that an area between the first layer and the second layer is unbonded so as to create a passageway having at least one opening on a first side of the sheet material and at least one opening on a second side of the sheet material, the passageway being a one-way valve integrally formed by bonding together the first and second layers to form the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: VP SHEETS LTD.
    Inventor: Shlomo Uri Haimi
  • Publication number: 20150115024
    Abstract: Improved produce containers, systems and method for packing and shipping the same, utilize containers that are smaller and have a lower Box Declared Weight than industry-standard banana boxes. The improved system comprises improved containers and an industry-standard sized banana pallet, which allows for a relatively higher weight of bananas to be shipped, while providing effective means to vary ventilation and temperature of the bananas, particularly those that are near the center of the pallet load. The method allows for reduced handling, and as a result, reduced bruising and scarring of bananas, while improving working conditions for those handling the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Claudio FINOL, Francisco RODRIGUEZ, Arnoldo LAGOS
  • Publication number: 20150028088
    Abstract: A carton for containing a cooked food product. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A lid is positionable to at least partially close a top of the carton. A plurality of vent features are in at least one panel of the plurality of panels for at least partially maintaining product attributes of the cooked food product contained in the carton by at least partially venting the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Karen L. Mills, Mark P. Baker
  • Publication number: 20140312108
    Abstract: A storage box has a container with circumferential sidewall and upper rim. A cover is removably connected to the container. The cover, when placed in a closure position on the container, is resting on the rim. In the closure position, the cover is positioned on the container in a sealing position or in a closing position. The sidewall has a sidewall section with venting openings. The cover has a cover wall extending downward into the container interior. The cover wall is positioned where the sidewall section is located in the closure position. The cover wall is resting seal-tightly on an inner wall of the sidewall in the sealing position of the cover. The cover has venting passages. In the closing position of the cover, the venting passages extend from the container interior to the sidewall and open into the venting openings without the cover wall covering the venting openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: OKT Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Benjamin Kroll
  • Patent number: 8851362
    Abstract: A container includes a plurality of panels integrally arranged with respect to each other and with respect to a set of orthogonal x, y and z axes, the z-axis defining a direction line in which the container is configured to support a stacking load. The plurality of panels include a first panel having a first planar surface, and a second panel having a second planar surface, wherein the first panel and the second panel form a contiguity with a fold line disposed therebetween, and wherein the first planar surface is disposed parallel to the x-z plane or the y-z plane. The container further includes a compression reinforcement feature having a planar edge oriented orthogonal to the first planar surface and perpendicular to the z-axis, the planar edge being disposed a distance away from the fold line but at a distance no greater than half a thickness of the first panel, the first panel having a void between the fold line and the planar edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Yavuz Aksan, Ernest Barfield Widner, Wayne P. Gasior
  • Publication number: 20140263353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable carton blank that, when folded, forms a carton having a partition wall for segregating products within the carton. The partition wall member may be hingedly attached to a front panel of the carton such that the partition wall member may be unattached from the front panel and extended across the bottom panel of the carton to form two compartments within the carton. A slot in the rear panel of the carton may secure an end portion of the partition wall member when the partition wall member extends across the bottom panel of the carton to form the two compartments within the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip Bell
  • Publication number: 20140252076
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first container for at least one food item. The container includes a substantially flat bottom panel, and a pair of opposed side panels and front and rear portions extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The container further includes a shelf positioned in an interior of the container. The shelf is configured for allowing a food item to be placed thereon and is accessible from one of the front portion and the rear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kerry Marvin Pollock, Joseph Richard Piastrelli
  • 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: 8770466
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a corrugated box for separately holding two items, preferably cooked pizzas. The box comprises a base portion, a shelf portion, and a lid portion, with each portion having foldable walls. The first item will be enclosed between the base portion and the shelf portion, while the second item will be enclosed within the shelf portion and the lid. Score lines are used to indicate where folds should be made. Score lines are positioned where each of the above folds should be made, and can include perforation and cut lines. The shelf portion is removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Terlesky, Debra K. Mabry
  • Patent number: 8662378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ventilation board, an insulating board, a ventilation system, and articles and architectural applications comprising said ventilation board and a method of manufacturing the ventilation board. The said ventilation board comprises a layer (11) provided with a first aperture (5); an adjacent layer provided (13) with a second aperture (7), the first and second apertures being located relative to each other such that they are non-aligned and are substantially without overlap; and a passageway (9) interconnecting the first and second apertures thereby permitting the passage of fluid therebetween. Therefore, the carton comprising said ventilation board when used for fast food packaging provides sufficient ventilation of the carton so that water condensed from food vapors does not run on to the food in the carton, and sufficient insulation so that the food in the carton is kept warm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Vinay K. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140021204
    Abstract: A carton may include a linter. The liner may include one or more pressure control features for automatically relieving pressure from within an area enclosed by the liner. A pressure control feature may be in the form of one or more vent passageways extending through the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Sinclair, Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8622280
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The carton may have various dispensing features to allow articles to be dispensed from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward W. Jones
  • Publication number: 20130341383
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a tray for use with a number of products. The tray may include a base and a lid enclosing the base. The base may include a first wall and a second wall. The lid may include a first lid tab and a second lid tab such that the first lid tab of the lid is attached to an exterior of the first wall of the base and the second lid tab of the lid is attached to the exterior of the second wall of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Yavuz Aksan, Wayne P. Gasior, Ernest B. Widner
  • Publication number: 20130284798
    Abstract: A carton for foodstuff, in particular for pizzas or similar foodstuffs, comprises a bottom part (2) and a lid part (3). Each of these parts (2, 3) has a front wall (4, 5) and two side walls (6, 7, 8). Bottom part (2) and lid part (3) are joined together pivotally by a rear wall (10) so that these parts (2, 3) are pivotable for opening and closing the carton (1). To stack cartons stably on top of one another in a simple manner and to prevent jamming of cartons arranged one above the other, at least one front wall (4, 5) of the bottom part (2) or lid part (3) runs obliquely outwards corresponding to a free end edge (11, 12) of the at least one front wall (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SEDA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8551597
    Abstract: An airflow pad is disclosed that includes first and second external facings of paper material extending between edge portions of the panel and having interior portions disposed remotely from the edge portions. A low-density core of paper material disposed between and associating the external facings to provide stiffness to the panel. The pad defines a network of channels open at least one of the edge portions and at the interior portion of the first facing allowing airflow therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hexacomb Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. Kowalski, John R. Welday
  • Publication number: 20130186948
    Abstract: An article-transport container comprises a floor having a respective left-side and right-side closures that are foldably joined thereto. A front end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures. A rear end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures and at least one tri-layers corner cooperate with the respective left-side and right-side closures to define an interior region adapted to receive articles therein. The least one tri-layer corner includes respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers to enhance stacking strength of the container while minimizing scarps produced during construction of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TIN INC.
    Inventor: TIN Inc.
  • Patent number: 8469257
    Abstract: This invention relates to a box for sterile products made of panels forming a belt (10) and of flaps extending the panels and forming bottom and top walls perpendicular to the belt, the belt and the flaps being cut in a foamed plastic material plate comprising at least two covering sheets (P1, P2) maintained mutually spaced apart by a plurality of struts (E) providing longitudinal mutually parallel cells. This invention is characterized in that at least one of the covering sheets is perforated (C) for allowing for a sterilizing gas to pass through the cover, and cuts (13) crossing at least one covering sheet of the plate are provided along hinging lines of the flaps on the belt for providing the communication of said cells with the outside when flaps (31, 32, 41, 42, 51, 52, 61, 62) are folded at right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: DS Smith Kaysersberg
    Inventor: Guillaume Maillot
  • Patent number: 8439253
    Abstract: A blank, carton, or package including a handle formed in a top panel is described. Deformation lines can be included on the blank or carton to allow the handle to flex, thereby increasing handle strength. The blank can include corner-forming panels attached to end flaps that can be used to form corners in the formed carton or package. The corners provide reinforcement strength to allow stacking of the cartons or packages, such as on pallets or during shipment. Openings can be provided in select areas of the blank, carton, or package to allow ventilation to and from the interior of the carton or package. Connecting panels in the top panel can be removed to dispense articles from the carton or package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Emili Requena, Ana Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20120285972
    Abstract: A clamshell container includes a bottom portion and a top portion. The bottom portion includes a bottom wall and a side wall attached to the bottom wall. The bottom wall and the side wall form a bottom recessed area. The top portion is connected with the bottom portion along a fold line. The top portion is configured to fold over at least part of the bottom portion at the fold line to form a storage area between the top portion and the bottom recessed area. The top portion and the bottom portion are constructed of a first layer and a second layer attached to the first layer by an insulating material. The insulating material includes micro-encapsulated particles to expand and provide thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Fu, Matthew R. Cook
  • Publication number: 20120241510
    Abstract: A substantially paper-based composite container for an off-gassing product includes a paperboard can body having a substantially gas-impervious liner attached to an inner surface thereof, and a pair of substantially paper-based end closures attached to the opposite ends of the can body, each end closure defining a generally cylindrical sealing panel in contact with an inner surface of the can body. Heat-sealable materials are disposed on opposing surfaces of the sealing panel and can body. The sealing panels of the end closures are attached to the can body by heat seals. The heat seal for at least one of the end closures is discontinuous such that at least one vent channel extends through the heat seal so as to establish fluid communication between an interior of the composite container and the environment outside the composite container. The at least one vent channel is operable to vent excess gas pressure from the interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kenan J. Clougherty
  • Publication number: 20120111931
    Abstract: A double pizza pack, comprising: a single sheet comprising folding lines forming: a base plate, for use as the bottom of a lower pizza compartment; a lid plate, connected to said base plate by a first strap; a division plate, connected to said base plate by a second strap, for dividing the space between said lid plate and said base plate into two compartments; and side walls, wherein said straps being a part of said side walls; wherein the height of said first strap being twice as the height of said second strap, thereby allowing forming said pack from said single sheet, by a single punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Yaniv KIMHI
  • Publication number: 20120037691
    Abstract: A food carton includes a substantially triangular bottom panel with a first, second and third edge. A first, second, and third sidewall connect to the first, second, and third edge, respectively, of the bottom panel. A cover is connected to a top edge of the third sidewall. The bottom panel; first, second, and third sidewalls; and the cover define a substantially closed space therein in a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, a first side edge and a second side edge of the third sidewall extend beyond a rear edge of the first sidewall and a rear edge of the second sidewall, respectively, so that the rear edge of the first sidewall and the rear edge of the second sidewall are in frictional contact with an inner surface of the third sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: James A. Hubbard, JR., Matthew R. Cook, Thomas Fu
  • Publication number: 20110248079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carton including a base, and walls extending from the edges of the base, the carton characterised in that at least one wall is configured to provide a fluid conduit extending from the base of the wall to the top of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CORCEL IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Patrick Petrus Antonius Maria Van Berlo, Kathryn Shelley Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110114715
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Richard F. House
  • Publication number: 20110068156
    Abstract: The invention is a box-shaped container for hot foods comprising a bottom provided with sides in such a way as to define an inner compartment that is closed with a lid that rests on the sides. At the level of the sides a duct is defined, which is provided with a head opening that communicates with the external environment and a lateral slot that communicates with the inner compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: SCACCHIERA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Pierluigi Primon, Gianluca Primon, Chiara Primon, Elsa Bertollo
  • Patent number: 7828196
    Abstract: A container for flowers and such includes a stackable holder with upright walls, a carrier supported on the walls, an upper holder being placeable on the carrier, and also A ventilation element located in at least one of the walls and also at the top of the carrier. The ventilation element includes at least one recess opening out at the upper edge of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Pagter & Partners International B.V.
    Inventors: Janus Adriaan Willem De Pagter, Jeroen Johan Bruijns, Simon Eduard Niekolaas
  • Publication number: 20100276478
    Abstract: Foldable container including a base having a first base portion and an opposing second base portion. The base has a base surface free of hinge lines between the first base portion and the second base portion. A sidewall surrounds at least a portion of the base and extends generally upward from the base with a non-uniform height to define a compartment. A rim having a first rim portion and an opposing second rim portion is disposed proximate the top edge of the sidewall. At least one transition region is formed in the sidewall to allow the first base portion to pivot between an open position and a closed position. When in the open position, the container defines a plate. When in the closed position, the first base portion defines at least a portion of a cover relative to the second base portion. A packaged product is also provided, including a foldable container and a cover member removably attached to the rim of the foldable container in the open position to contain a product therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: PACTIV CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Gartz, Jeff Hautzinger, James N. Gomoll, Craig E. Cappel
  • Publication number: 20100264049
    Abstract: This invention relates to a box for sterile products made of panels forming a belt (10) and of flaps extending the panels and forming bottom and top walls perpendicular to the belt, the belt and the flaps being cut in a foamed plastic material plate comprising at least two covering sheets (P1, P2) maintained mutually spaced apart by a plurality of struts (E) providing longitudinal mutually parallel cells. This invention is characterized in that at least one of the covering sheets is perforated (C) for allowing for a sterilizing gas to pass through the cover, and cuts (13) crossing at least one covering sheet of the plate are provided along hinging lines of the flaps on the belt for providing the communication of said cells with the outside when flaps (31, 32, 41, 42, 51, 52, 61, 62) are folded at right angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Guillaume Maillot
  • Publication number: 20100193578
    Abstract: An ovenable paper container containing an inner liner, an outer liner, and an intermediate or corrugated paper layer positioned between the inner liner and the outer liner. The ovenable paper container can be used to heat and/or cook food and then be used as a serving container without the danger of causing burns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: SCOTT SANDERS
  • Publication number: 20100155460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ventilation board, an insulating board, a ventilation system, and articles and architectural applications comprising said ventilation board and a method of manufacturing the ventilation board. The said ventilation board comprises a layer (11) provided with a first aperture (5); an adjacent layer provided (13) with a second aperture (7), the first and second apertures being located relative to each other such that they are non-aligned and are substantially without overlap; and a passageway (9) interconnecting the first and second apertures thereby permitting the passage of fluid therebetween. Therefore, the carton comprising said ventilation board when used for fast food packaging provides sufficient ventilation of the carton so that water condensed from food vapours does not run on to the food in the carton, and sufficient insulation so that the food in the carton is kept warm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Vinay K. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20100084458
    Abstract: There is provided an improved retail produce box, preferably for fresh potatoes. Each box comprises a bottom wall, four side walls with beveled corners where adjacent side walls meet, said bottom wall and side walls defining a substantially rectangular box interior. That interior is covered by a lid made from folded over extensions of two opposed side walls with one of said lid extensions at least partially overlapping the other lid extension to minimize light penetration into the box interior and allow for some settlement of contents after filling. The bottom wall may have a plurality of apertures for visual inspection of the contents and facilitating air circulation within. Preferably, the overlapping lid extension includes a hinged and tabbed section that can be flipped open for visually inspecting the box contents and lowered back down after. A plurality of such boxes, in various produce quantities, may be boxed together for shipping in a master container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas I. Corso
  • Patent number: 7677434
    Abstract: A stackable container has a bottom panel, upstanding sidewalls, upstanding end walls, and an open top. According to one aspect of the invention, narrow reinforcing flaps are attached to the upper edge of at least one of the side and end walls, defining a stacking ledge and reinforcing the walls against outward bulge. The reinforcing flaps extend over only a small portion of the height of the side or end wall, and corner post flaps extend from opposite ends of the reinforcing flaps, extending diagonally across interior corners of the container. According to another aspect, the side and/or end walls lean inwardly, defining a narrower footprint at the top of the container than at the bottom. In a specific embodiment one of the walls leans in more than the other. According to a further aspect, an indexing and aligning tab extends upwardly from an upper edge of the container, and a complementary notch is formed in a lower edge for receiving the tab when the containers are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Stanley L. Fry
  • Publication number: 20100059579
    Abstract: A carton suitable for both shipping and displaying an item, particularly a bake good, such as a pie, is disclosed. The carton includes a top panel a bottom panel, first and second side panels and first and second end panels. According to an embodiment, a detachable panel section is provided in the top panel and the first side panel, and a substantially transparent film is attached to an underside of the top panel and the first side panel behind the detachable panel section. The carton may be opened to remove the item contained therein for cooking or preparation. The carton can be converted to a display configuration by completely detaching the detachable panel section from a remainder of the carton such that the transparent film forms a display window. When the carton is in its display configuration, the item may be placed in the carton such that the item is visible through the display window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard F. House
  • Patent number: 7662453
    Abstract: A pack suitable for housing liquid and/or solid-liquid contents whose wall comprises a layer of board (3), an inner layer (2) sufficiently impermeable to create a seal between the board (3) and the pack's contents, and an outer protective layer (4,5) covering the board (3), wherein the pack's layers are microwavable and the outer layer (4, 5) is breathable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Susan Nicola Pieterse
  • Patent number: 7637416
    Abstract: There is disclosed an air flow channel (32, 38) for use in a packaging container (10). The channel includes an elongated body defining a passage having an open end. A number of spaced apart ventilation openings (36) are provided through the body along its length. The channel can be fixed attached to or alternatively integrally formed with a wall (14, 16, 18, 20), floor (12) or roof of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Capespan (Pty) Ltd
    Inventors: Dawid Moelich, Marius Leuvennink, Pieter Dippenaar
  • Patent number: 7621439
    Abstract: A container assembly is provided. The container has at least one bottom panel, and at least one side panel extending upwardly from the at least one bottom panel, to form an inner cavity. The bottom panel has at least one vent hole. A blank is provided having a substantially rectangular shape. The blank has flaps extending from corners of the blank. The flaps have tabs extending from an end. The flaps are folded substantially perpendicular to a plane defined by a body of the blank. At least one of the tabs are placed into at least one vent hole in the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Jack A McClure
  • Patent number: 7597240
    Abstract: A modified atmosphere packaging system and method which allows field and/or centralized facility packing of fresh produce and refrigerated air to circulate throughout a palletized stack of cartons. The packaging includes a transparent lid which is sealingly attached to a corrugated carton allowing for inspection of perishable produce contained therein without breaching an established modified atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Dale Machado
  • Patent number: 7597241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container having a carton and a cover sized to fit over and enclose an interior space of the container. Carton and cover each are adapted to permit controlled flow of air in to and out of the interior space of the container. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, cover sidewalls are adapted to move between an open position and a closed position, wherein air is permitted to flow in to and out of the interior space of the container when the sidewalls are in an open position, but inhibited from flowing in to and out of the container when the sidewalls are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Juan Z Valenzuela, Carlos A Gajardo
  • Publication number: 20090152335
    Abstract: A container assembly is provided. The container has at least one bottom panel, and at least one side panel extending upwardly from the at least one bottom panel, to form an inner cavity. The bottom panel has at least one vent hole. A blank is provided having a substantially rectangular shape. The blank has flaps extending from corners of the blank. The flaps have tabs extending from an end. The flaps are folded substantially perpendicular to a plane defined by a body of the blank. At least one of the tabs are placed into at least one vent hole in the bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Publication number: 20090114708
    Abstract: A food box with flatware attached thereon. The food box has an attached sheet extending from each of the at least one side sheet of the upper cover body thereof, which covers the box body of the food box from above. The attached sheet is refolded to form an attached flatware portion, together with the side sheet, wherein the attached flatware portion has pressure-made creases thereon of predetermined shapes, according to the outline of ordinary flatware including chopsticks, forks and spoons. The user may take off and obtain at least one disposable flatware piece and strip the residual material along the crease. Furthermore, easy and efficient use can be achieved by using appropriate thickness of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Sung, Jhih-Han Lin