Severably Attached Boxes (i.e., The Boxes Include Means Which Facilitate Severing A Connecting Element Or Box Material Uniting Them) Patents (Class 229/120.011)
  • Patent number: 10501226
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles in at least a first layer and a second layer. The carton can include a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can include at least a bottom panel, a side panel, and a top panel. The carton further can include a divider for at least partially extending between the first layer and the second layer of the plurality of articles. The divider can at least partially define a first modular section of the carton and a second modular section of the carton. The first modular section can include the top panel, an upper portion of the side panel, and the divider. The second modular section can include the bottom panel and a lower portion of the side panel. The first modular section can be at least partially separable from the second modular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10131489
    Abstract: A carrier for a container for rod-like articles of the tobacco industry, the carrier interior having a cuboid-like shape, the carrier having a bottom wall, a middle sidewall and two outer sidewalls=adjoining it, while from the side of the remaining walls of the abovementioned cuboid the carrier is open. An external movable element is attached to the carrier and extending along the middle sidewall. The height of the middle sidewall is lower than the height of the outer sidewalls, so that between the outer sidewalls and the upper edge of the middle sidewall there is a void space. The movable element is movable between a first position, in which it lies opposite to the middle sidewall, and a second position, in which it lies at least partially opposite to the void space or at least partially is situated within the void space above upper edge of the middle sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Tobacco Machinery Poland Sp. z o.o.
    Inventors: Radoslaw Owczarek, Marek Warchol
  • Patent number: 10017293
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles in at least a first layer and a second layer. The carton can include a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can include at least a bottom panel, a side panel, and a top panel. The carton further can include a divider for at least partially extending between the first layer and the second layer of the plurality of articles. The divider can at least partially define a first modular section of the carton and a second modular section of the carton. The first modular section can include the top panel, an upper portion of the side panel, and the divider. The second modular section can include the bottom panel and a lower portion of the side panel. The first modular section can be at least partially separable from the second modular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9745096
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a first side panel, a bottom panel, a second side panel, a first top panel, and a second top panel. The bottom panel comprises a first portion and a second portion. The carton comprises a first proximal side end flap, a first distal side end flap, a second proximal side end flap, a second distal side end flap, a first bottom end flap foldably connected to the first portion of the bottom panel, and second bottom end flap foldably connected to the second portion of the bottom panel. The first distal side end flap is in face-to-face contact with the second distal side end flap, the first bottom end flap is in face-to-face contact with the first proximal side end flap, and the second bottom end flap is in face-to-face contact with the second proximal side end flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward W. Jones
  • Patent number: 9604768
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging articles comprising a first plurality of walls (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) including a top wall (20), base wall (16), first side wall (14) and second side wall (18) forming a first tubular structure, each end of the first tubular structure being at least partially closed by one or more end closure panels (32a, 34a, 36a, 38a, 32b, 34b, 36b, 38b), wherein the carton comprises an end pull device (E) for withdrawing the carton from a display apparatus wherein the end pull device comprises a first recess struck from an end of the first side wall panel whereby facilitating access to an edge of the one or more end closure panels at the adjacent end of the first tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon L. Ramsuer, Nathaniel B. Ball
  • Patent number: 9463895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a box (30, 31) and a blank (1) made of corrugated cardboard sheet material having a polygonal cross section, including side walls (3, 4, 5, 6), an upper wall forming the top of the box and a lower wall forming the bottom of the box. The top of the box comprises at least one cut-out convex portion (26) in the upper wall, and the bottom comprises portions (18) which have a perforated surface having a complementary shape to the said convex portions, situated directly above the latter and arranged so as to be fitted into the convex portions of the box below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Otor
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Moreau, Sebastien Jacomelli, Quentin Serre de Lourtioux
  • Patent number: 9108780
    Abstract: The cardboard container has a base wall (10), a first lateral wall (11) and a second lateral wall (12), at two opposite longitudinal sides of the base wall (10), and which are foldable. A first series of tabs (2) each exhibit a first portion (21) exhibiting a through-hole (210) for inserting a bottle (F) and which is connected with the first lateral wall (11). A second series of tabs (3) each exhibit a first portion (31) exhibiting a through-hole (310) for insertion of a bottle (F) and which is connected in a single body with the second lateral wall (12) and with a second portion (33) fixed to the base wall (10). All the tabs are foldable, together with the first lateral wall (11) and the second lateral wall (12), such as to enable the container to take on a flattened configuration (I) and an opened-out volume (O).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 9061785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container that has a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are adapted to be separated from so that each portion can form its own smaller rectangular shaped container by being reconfigured along its respective plurality of a plurality of perforation lines, fold lines, tear lines and cut lines to hold food products such pizza therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Epifanio Colon
  • Publication number: 20150068945
    Abstract: A box for receiving a food item is provided, and the box is usable with an additional box that is also configured to receive a food item. The box includes a bottom portion including a bottom panel having a link feature formed therein, and a top portion hingedly connected to the bottom portion and configured to form a cover. The top portion includes a top panel having a link feature formed therein. The link feature of the bottom portion is cooperable with the additional box to link the two boxes together when the additional box is placed beneath the box, or the link feature of the top portion is cooperable with the additional box to link the two boxes together when the additional box is placed on top of the box. Furthermore, at least one of the link features comprises a bendable tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Domino's IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Meredith Baker, Benjamin A. Bangser, Jason Eiseman, Jessica Glass, James E. McCay, Thomas VanEsley, Phillip Worley
  • Patent number: 8950658
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a package assembly for containing consumable product. The package assembly includes a package housing defining a pair of product pockets connected by, and rotatable about, a perforated fold line. The package housing has a closed position wherein the pair of product pockets are substantially coplanar with one another and an open position wherein the pair of pockets lie in an adjacent overlapping tiered relation. The package housing is foldable at the perforated fold line to rotate the pair of pockets between the closed position and the open position and the pair of pockets are severable at the perforated fold line to disconnect the pair of pockets from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Allen Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8794445
    Abstract: The invention provides packages for storing consumable products and methods for making and using same. The packages may include containers housed within a housing, which may include at least one viewable area in a wall of the housing to allow a consumer to see through at least a portion of the housing. The containers may also include at least one viewable area in a wall of the containers and the location of the viewable area may correspond to a location of the viewable area of the housing. The containers may also be connected such that the containers may be removed from the housing, rotated about a hinged connection, and placed on a shelf for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Stephen A. Wurth, Yukihiro Urushidani, Bethanie Skinner, William Kumke
  • Publication number: 20140175095
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one 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 front panel, a back panel, and a bottom panel. The carton has a container removably attached to at least one panel of the plurality of panels. The container is for containing the food product after removal of the food product from the interior of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 8459535
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one divider panel is in the interior of the carton. The divider panel is attached to at least one of the panels. A dispenser is for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser is for separating the carton into a first portion and a second portion. At least one of the first portion and the second portion is at least partially closed by the at least one divider panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Publication number: 20130081359
    Abstract: Specially designed shipping containers and a method of packing the containers are disclosed which orient carded packages having a bottom portion substantially larger than a top portion in alignment to facilitate efficient packing with reduced empty space in the containers for shipping of the carded packages and facilitate easy removal of the carded packages from the shipping container for display. The shipping containers use less packing material per carded package the resulting lighter smaller containers require less fuel to ship and producing less waste resulting in a “Green” shipping container. A method of packing such shipping containers is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Menshen Packaging USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Menshen Packaging USA, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120228368
    Abstract: Two add-on cartons detachably attach to a four pack drink carrier to carry packages of foodstuffs in the add-ons, while beverage cups are carried in the four pack drink carrier. The add-ons are located on opposing sides of the primary drink carrier carton, disposed 180 degrees about its vertical central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BURROWS PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Donald B. Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 8141707
    Abstract: A package for storing and dispensing a consumable product is provided. The package can be easily constructed from a suitable blank of material and can be composed of first and second compartments hingedly and detachably secured to each other. The package has an initially unopened configuration where the first and second compartments define a substantially common plane. The package is openable from the initially unopened configuration by relative movement of the first and second compartments about the hinge. The package is reconfigurable to either of first and second closed configurations after the initial opening. In the first closed configuration the first and second compartments define a substantially common plane and in the second closed configuration the first and second compartments define spaced apart substantially parallel planes. A blank for a package, a method of making the package and a method of reconfiguring the package are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
    Inventors: James W. Robbins, Ryan A. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20110259947
    Abstract: A Retail-Ready Packaging container having a substrate capable of forming panels with fold lines therebetween includes a first container portion defined by the panels of the substrate and a second container portion defined by the panels of the substrate. The first container portion and the second container portion are joined at a common region of the substrate that defines a fold line location of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    Inventor: Jody S. Brittain
  • Publication number: 20110062224
    Abstract: The present invention is a dual-box product packaging which comprises a first and a second box. The first and second boxes are hingedly connected along an edge of each respective boxes. In some embodiments, the first and second boxes may be glued together. In other embodiments, it is preferred that the depth of the second box is approximately one-half the depth of the first box to facilitate in stacking multiple units of the dual-box products together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: POLY-AMERICA, L.P.
    Inventor: Trent H. Mallory
  • Publication number: 20110049225
    Abstract: A food container includes a bowl body, a first cover, a first tear portion, and an eating utensil. The bowl body has a first opening, is made of a first heat-insulating material, and is used for accommodating contents. The first cover is made of a second heat-insulating material, and covers the bowl body, in which the first cover is connected to the bowl body, and includes a sealing portion for placing an additive into the bowl body. The first tear portion is located at a connection position between the bowl body and the first cover, and the first tear portion is torn to separate the bowl body from the first cover. The eating utensil is located at the first cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Wan-Shan TSAI, Tung-Kung Hsieh, Bo-Hao Huang, Wen-Hsiung Hsieh, Chen-Huan Cheng, Yung-Tsan Jou
  • Publication number: 20100320261
    Abstract: A dual-purpose food container includes a first bowl body, a second bowl body, and a tear portion. The first bowl body has a first opening, is made of a first heat-insulating material, and is used for accommodating contents. The second bowl body has a second opening and is made of a second heat-insulating material, in which the second opening faces the first opening such that the second bowl body covers the first bowl body and the second bowl body is connected to the first bowl body. The tear portion is located at a connection position between the first bowl body and the second bowl body, and the tear portion is torn to separate the first bowl body from the second bowl body, so that the first bowl body and the second bowl body are respectively used to serve food and soup, thereby achieving a dual purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Wan-Shan TSAI, Tung-Kung Hsieh, Bo-Hao Huang, Wen-Hsiung Hsieh, Chen-Huan Cheng, Yung-Tsan Jou
  • Publication number: 20090302098
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton contains a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and are overlapped with respect to one another to at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton is for shipping articles to the point of sale vendor and can be converted to a dispensing carton that displays the articles and allows removal of the articles from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Publication number: 20070131749
    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: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward Jones
  • Patent number: 7204405
    Abstract: A container for foodstuffs including a carton, tray and pad, each formed from a cut and creased blank of foldable sheet material. The carton is substantially a tubular element having end panels for enclosing the carton. A plurality of corner locks are provided to maintain the end panels oriented in a closed position. Handles formed in the carton permit stacking of the containers and easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Gamon Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7159717
    Abstract: A gum packaging design that utilizes two separate compartments, an upper compartment and a lower compartment. Each of the compartments may be formed from a separate paperboard blank. The blanks are folded to form the compartments and then the lower compartment is adhered to the upper compartment in a fashion that allows the lower compartment to be later separated therefrom by tearing along a perforation after the lower compartment is emptied. A cover flap on the upper compartment can be used to hold the package in a compact, closed position by folding the compartments to face each other and tucking an end into a receiving slot formed in the back panel of the lower compartment. Once the lower compartment is separated from the upper compartment, the same cover flap can be used to close the remaining package by tucking the same end of the cover flap into a receiving slot formed in a front panel of the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Cadbury Adams USA, LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Dan Devine, Christopher J. Feltman, Frank Schiro
  • Patent number: 7143931
    Abstract: A container for foodstuffs including a carton and pad, each formed from a cut and creased blank of foldable sheet material. The carton is a substantially tubular element having end panels for enclosing the carton. A plurality of corner locks are provided to maintain the end panels oriented in a closed position. A lip is connected to one side panel and has a free edge disposed adjacent a top panel to provide support therefor. Handles formed in the carton permit stacking of the containers and easy transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Gamon Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7051919
    Abstract: A space saving box and a box useful for pizza and other relatively flat food products is provided. The box generally includes a one piece cardboard or paperboard blank having a first portion hingedly connected to a second portion. The blank is structured to include various score lines such that first and second portions are formable into a full sized pizza box. In addition, the blank is structured such that, when separated from the second portion, the first portion is formable into a reduced sized, space saving box having a tapering depth, for facilitating storage of leftover pizza slices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: William R. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6935557
    Abstract: A separable bowl forming carton retains an inner package, wherein the separable bowl forming packaging is selectively separated into separate components which can be deformed along preset fold lines to define a bowl periphery having a greater number of facets than the sealed separable bowl forming carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Diamond Paper Box Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany A. Aubry, Dennis Bacchetta, Lesley Bethune-Bates, MaryAnn Hussar, Mark McOmber, Lisa V. Palvino, David Rydell, Thomas Simmons, Scott D. Sylvester, David Ziemba
  • Publication number: 20050173503
    Abstract: Substantially tubular, or sleeve-type, cartons each with an end opening having a width less than a pitch of flight bars of a packaging machine but having a combined end opening equal to the pitch of the packaging machine are erected and placed between the flight bars. In one embodiment, the cartons are detachably affixed to one another. In another embodiment, the cartons are detachably affixed to one another in collapsed condition such that the composite collapsed carton formed thereby has dimensions substantially similar to a single carton loadable on the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Applicant: Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Will Culpepper
  • Patent number: 6923365
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming a carton for accommodating one or more articles which carton is provided with an access structure for the removal of articles from within the carton. The access structure comprises a closure panel hinged to a carton wall for forward and backward pivotal movement and a movable platform hinged to the closure panel for moving the contents of the carton forward for their removal in response to the forward pivotal movement of the closure panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Auclair, Alain Saulas
  • Publication number: 20050150788
    Abstract: A disposable glove dispense and shipping container has a first box and a second box both having dispense apertures disposed therein for dispensing a right hand disposable glove and a left hand disposable glove respectively. The first and second boxes are hingably attached along the first box top and inner surface junction and the second box top and inner surface junction. In the open or dispense position the inner sides of the first box and the second box are both parallel and touching with the top surfaces having the dispense apertures lying flat and side by side for dispensing purposes. In the closed or ship position, the top surface of the first box and the top surface of the second box fold onto one another creating a third box suitable for distribution and shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventor: John Feusner
  • Patent number: 6913189
    Abstract: A separable dual carton for accommodating separate quantities of articles. The dual carton includes a plurality of panels hingedly connected to one another. A center top panel includes a tear strip which overlies at least one starter orifice. The starter orifice is formed from apertures in opposing panels which are sized and positioned to register with one another when the dual carton is erected. By removing at least a portion of the tear strip, the starter orifice becomes accessible to facilitate the separation of the dual carton into separate individual cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmy Oliff, Aaron L. Bates, Ronald A. Baxter
  • Publication number: 20050061860
    Abstract: A container for foodstuffs including a carton and pad, each formed from a cut and creased blank of foldable sheet material. The carton is a substantially tubular element having end panels for enclosing the carton. A plurality of comer locks are provided to maintain the end panels oriented in a closed position. A lip is connected to one side panel and has a free edge disposed adjacent a top panel to provide support therefor. Handles formed in the carton permit stacking of the containers and easy transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventor: Terry Johnson
  • Patent number: 6832683
    Abstract: A rigid parallelepiped-shaped carton (1) for packets (3) of cigarettes is disclosed. The carton has a cup-shaped bottom container (8) and a substantially cup-shaped top lid (9) connected to the bottom container (8) along at least one preweakened tear line (10) running along two parallel, facing vertical lateral walls (11, 12), and along a vertical front wall (13), so as to divide each vertical wall (11, 12, 13) into a respective bottom portion (11a, 12a, 13a) forming part of the container (8), and a respective remaining top portion (11b, 12b, 13b) forming part of the lid (9); each packet (3) of cigarettes being housed inside the carton (1) with a major lateral wall (5) of the packet parallel to the front wall (13); and the preweakened tear line (10) being located at a first height (H1) along the vertical lateral walls (11, 12) and dropping to a second height (H2), lower than the first height (H1), along the vertical front wall (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: G.D Societa per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano Boriani, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20040245327
    Abstract: A separable dual carton for accommodating separate quantities of articles. The dual carton includes a plurality of panels hingedly connected to one another. A center top panel includes a tear strip which overlies at least one starter orifice. The starter orifice is formed from apertures in opposing panels which are sized and positioned to register with one another when the dual carton is erected. By removing at least a portion of the tear strip, the starter orifice becomes accessible to facilitate the separation of the dual carton into separate individual cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Jimmy Oliff, Aaron L. Bates, Ronald A. Baxter
  • Patent number: 6789726
    Abstract: The present invention includes a unique multi-purpose blank and resulting container for packing, shipping and displaying a product at a point-of-purchase. The container includes two substantially similar display units hingedly connected to one another along a detachable hinge line. The container holds products in a horizontal or vertical orientation. Additionally, the first display unit may be separated from the second display unit along the hinge line. Consequently, the display units may also be placed side-by-side, stacked vertically, or displayed singularly. A removable H-divider separates the first display unit from the second display unit and provides additional structural support. Additionally, an optional closure panel may be included to cover the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, Jr., Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 6755306
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton includes a top flap, top panel, front panel, bottom panel, and rear panel which are connectively hinged together in the named order such that when folded, the top flap is fastened to the rear panel. Right and left side flaps are also connectively hinged to the aforementioned panels. A first tear strip is placed within the front panel and the right and left side flaps attached thereto and a second tear strip is placed at the juncture of the top flap and top panel. After tearing and removing the tear strips, a display carton is formed to hold and display a plurality of articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventor: David George Maus
  • Publication number: 20030234284
    Abstract: Bliss-type containers fabricated from paper, paperboard and/or corrugated paperboard are provided, having one or more regions of weakness to facilitate manual reduction of the used containers into substantially flattened configurations for facilitated recycling thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Karen M. Chiera
  • Publication number: 20030226879
    Abstract: A carton and blank for forming a carton for accommodating one or more articles which carton is provided with an access structure for the removal of articles from within the carton. The access structure comprises a closure panel hinged to a carton wall for forward and backward pivotal movement and a movable platform hinged to the closure panel for moving the contents of the carton forward for their removal in response to the forward pivotal movement of the closure panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Auclair, Alain Saulas
  • Publication number: 20030085264
    Abstract: The present invention includes a unique multi-purpose blank and resulting container for packing, shipping and displaying a product at a point-of-purchase. The container includes two substantially similar display units hingedly connected to one another along a detachable hinge line. The container holds products in a horizontal or vertical orientation. Additionally, the first display unit may be separated from the second display unit along the hinge line. Consequently, the display units may also be placed side-by-side, stacked vertically, or displayed singularly. A removable H-divider separates the first display unit from the second display unit and provides additional structural support. Additionally, an optional closure panel may be included to cover the display units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 6481618
    Abstract: A transport box (1) formed from a blank of cardboard, corrugated board or like material, having a bottom section (2) with end flaps (3), atop section (4) with end flaps (5), and longitudinal side walls (6) with end flaps (7, 8), the end flaps forming at least part of an end wall. Each side wall has an upper part (6′) with an end flap (7) at each end, and a lower part (6″) with an end flap (8) at each end, the upper part (6′) being connected to the lower part (6″) via two folded-in edges (9, 10) which are parallel to the bottom section and form a fold. The edges are delimited by parallel fold lines (11, 12, 13), of which a first fold line (11) is situated between the first folded-in edge (9) and the upper part (6′), a second fold line (12) is situated between the second folded-in edge (10) and the lower part (6″), and a third fold line (13) is situated between the two edges (9, 10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Håkan Persson
  • Patent number: 6386369
    Abstract: The carton comprises two or more channels for containing products. The channels can be opened to maintain the integrity of the carton for use as a display carton by maintaining the integrity of the base wall, but with the removal of substantially all of the top wall of each channel and a significant portion of the sidewalls of each channel. The remaining part of the sidewalls, a rear wall and the base provide the structure for the use of the carton as a display carton. If used as a shipper, a tear strip on the base wall is removed and the carton fully opened and emptied. The carton is made from a unique carton blank and a unique folding of the panels of the blank to make the carton. In particular the abutting walls of the channels are of a unique structure with each having a separate sidewall and these separate sidewalls not connected to the base wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Colgate Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Andrew Yuhas, Leonard Beer
  • Patent number: 6371365
    Abstract: A carton for display and shipping of product units includes two or more carton portions disposed side-by-side and a one-piece lid member spanning the carton portions. A line of weakness divides the lid member into portions corresponding to each carton portions. The lid member and carton portions include weakening so as to facilitate tear out with a simple manipulation by the user. A single carton unit is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Doucette, Cynthia Lynn Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20020040924
    Abstract: A transport box (1) formed from a blank of cardboard, corrugated board or like material, having a bottom section (2) with end flaps (3), a top section (4) with end flaps (5), and longitudinal side walls (6) with end flaps (7,8), the end flaps forming at least part of an end wall. Each side wall has an upper part (6′) with an end flap (7) at each end, and a lower part (6″) with an end flap (8) at each end, the upper part (6′) being connected to the lower part (6″) via two folded-in edges (9, 10) which are parallel to the bottom section and form a fold. The edges are delimited by parallel fold lines (11, 12, 13), of which a first fold line (11) is situated between the first folded-in edge (9) and the upper part (6′), a second fold line (12) is situated between the second folded-in edge (10) and the lower part (6″), and a third fold line (13) is situated between the two edges (9, 10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventor: Hakan Persson
  • Patent number: 6305598
    Abstract: A composite tray and stacker structure for packages of a plurality of identical paperboard and/or plastic containers supported in a tray for the purpose of providing compressive load-bearing capability to the package. The composite tray and stacker is composed essentially of a single sheet of stiff material, such as corrugated paperboard. The structure includes a rectangular tray bottom wall having a central transverse reverse fold line and a pair of end walls connected to the bottom wall along fold lines. A pair of top wall spacer elements are foldably connected along the top edges of the end walls and a pair of weight-bearing abutable stacker elements are foldably connected to the spacer elements. A relatively narrow product retainer panel is connected to each of the side edges of each of the end walls and stacker elements along fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Inventor: Robert M. Bryan
  • Patent number: 6244502
    Abstract: A dividable container that includes an outer container component having a bottom section, an intermediate section which includes two opposing side walls and two opposing end walls, and a top cover, the outer container having a perforation line which is positioned so as to extend about the opposing side walls, top section and bottom section so as to provide two sub-container components upon separation along the perforation line, and the side wall further including handle flap sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Hollar, Daniel T. Bell
  • Patent number: 6227441
    Abstract: A food storage container has a generally rigid tubular sleeve with a generally constant cross-sectional shape along the length thereof and with first and second open ends. A flexible inner storage bag is located within the generally rigid tubular sleeve for storing a food product, and, most preferably, for storing potato chips or other food chips. A generally rigid sleeve includes a first tab adjacent the first open end of the outer sleeve formed by cutting a corner of the outer sleeve and folding the cut corner inward and a second tab adjacent the second open end of the outer sleeve formed by cutting a corner of the outer sleeve and folding the cut corner inward. These first and second tabs retain the inner storage bag within the sleeve. The tabs can be manually moved aside to access the inner bag and thus the food contents therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Recot, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sagel, Robert J. Croft