Compartmented Patents (Class 229/120.02)
  • Publication number: 20140373486
    Abstract: A carton for packaging articles comprising a first plurality of walls including a top wall, base wall, first side wall and second side wall forming a first tubular structure, each end of the first tubular structure being at least partially closed by one or more end closure panels, wherein the carton comprises an end pull device 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 a first end closure panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Gordon J. Thomsen, John W Cash, III, Roman S. Hackworth
  • Publication number: 20140319203
    Abstract: A foldable and flexible carrier which may include a polymeric form that is foldable to provide a carrier having sufficient strength to securely hold and carry items while maintaining position about the items and which can be assembled without fastening hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140263594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging apparatus foldable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The packaging apparatus includes a clam-shell style box including a main section and a cover section. The main section and the cover section are connected by a rear hinge panel. The main section includes a bottom panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The cover section includes a top panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The rear hinge panel is connected to the bottom panel at a lower fold line and is connected to the top panel at an upper fold line. Flaps of the front panel are adhesively bonded to the left and right panels. Angled perforations allow portions of the front panel to be folded down with the left and right panels when the box is moved to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Leidal
  • Publication number: 20140216967
    Abstract: A container for transporting an item is provided having an outer case member and a pair of partition members. The container is erectable from a collapsed configuration, in which the container is substantially flat, to an erected configuration in which the partition members form a support structure within an interior cavity of the outer case member to support a portion of the item to be transported. Methods of packaging and transporting an item in a container are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ALLIANCE PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence L. Rutstrom, George Jamison
  • Patent number: 8720743
    Abstract: A paperboard carton for receiving articles in two or more layers separated by a divider pad is provided. The divider pad is secured relative to an end panel arrangement at one end of the carton. The carton has a top panel, a base panel and a pair of opposite sides. One of the side panels has a removable portion adjacent one end, which, when removed, defines a roll out aperture for article removal when the carton is lying on the end panel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Leslie Smalley, Zoe Wilkins
  • Publication number: 20130334293
    Abstract: A blank configured to form a multi-compartment package is provided. The blank may include a rear panel, a rear side panel connected to the rear panel, a first side panel connected to the rear panel, a front panel connected to the first side panel, a second side panel connected to the front panel, and a dividing panel connected to the second side panel. The blank may be formed into a multi-compartment package including front and rear compartments in accordance with a related method. A first item may be inserted in the front compartment and a second item may be inserted in the rear compartment to form a related assembly. A width of the first side panel may be greater than a width of the rear side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Ted R. Coatney, Heather Potter, Matthew Edward Scharf, Michael Howard Hill
  • Publication number: 20130334294
    Abstract: A container for food and/or drink to be consumed on the move comprises a first portion (24) forming at least a first holder (3) for containing at least one food to be consumed on the move or for a first receptacle containing a food or a drink to be consumed on the move, and at least a second portion (25) connected to the first portion (24) and forming at least a second holder (4) for supporting a second receptacle containing at least one food or a drink to be consumed on the move. The first holder (3) and the second holder (4) are vertically aligned and they are distanced from each other in such a way as to allow the user independent access both to the first holder (3) and to the second holder (4). For that purpose, at least a third, connecting portion (28) is fixed to the first portion (24) and to the second portion (25) and forms at least one opening (29) for access from above to the lower holder. A method for making a container of this type is also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ZANINI RISTORAZIONE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Zanini
  • Publication number: 20130270332
    Abstract: A modular panel-packing box receives a plurality of panels, and includes a base, two partitioning units, a loop-shaped surrounding wall, and a top cover. Each of the partitioning units includes a socket and at least one partitioning member. Any two adjacent ones of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, the surrounding wall, and the top cover are interconnected removably. Each of the base, the socket, the partitioning member, and the top cover is folded, and is unfoldable to form a flat plate for facilitating transportation and storage of the modular panel-packing box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SAN HO PAPER & CARTON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: San Ho Paper & Carton Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130233743
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of a package system for particulate organic product includes a box element and an insert element. The box element generally includes a side pocket for retaining an auxiliary packet, such as a packet of cigarette rolling papers. The insert element acts as a transparent window aligned with one or more window apertures in the first face panel of the box element, and is extendable from the box element to provide a tray which can be partitioned into a product measurement zone and a product retentions zone. The partitioning may be provided by a foldable closure panel and associated tuck flap acting in cooperation with one another. The box element and insert element may be formed from respective pre-cut and scored blanks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert Hillard
  • Patent number: 8528806
    Abstract: A carton comprising a front panel and a rear panel, the front panel and the rear panel connected one to the other by a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the front panel, the top panel and the bottom panel having appended side flaps, a product separator is located in the carton, the product separator secured in the carton by recesses on the appended side flaps. The product separator separates the carton into a first cavity and a second cavity, at least one product being disposed within each of the first cavity and the second cavity. The front panel is at least partially transparent. Each of the front panel flaps having an appended glue flap, the appended glue flaps having a plurality of glue tabs. The top panel and the rear panel having an appended hanger panel with an aperture and a structure to reclose the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Andreas Haefliger
  • Patent number: 8499956
    Abstract: A collapsible container assembly comprising a folding container having at least four walls, with the at least four walls being pivotable relative to each other to allow the folding container to collapse in a parallelogram motion, and an inside cellular structure connected to the at least four walls. The cellular structure comprises a plurality of interconnected panels forming a plurality of cells, with the panels being formed of soft, deformable material. The folding container can be folded with the inside cellular structure therein such that the collapsible container assembly will be substantially flat when the folding container is moved to a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: ITB Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Colton Westrate, Calvin Kortman, Jim Piesko
  • Publication number: 20130082096
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a container pre-assembly and a container having a combination panel and a tear-out section, the tear-out section configured to be separated from an erected container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: YORK CONTAINER CORPORATION
    Inventor: YORK CONTAINER CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130062400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging tray comprising an outer cardboard structure, inside which a plastic insert is provided. The invention further relates to a method for producing such a packaging tray and a packaging machine on which the packaging tray of said type and packaging to be produced thereby can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CFS GERMANY GMGH
    Inventors: Kluas Meyer, Bernard Martin
  • Publication number: 20120266566
    Abstract: A blank of material for use in assembling a container is provided. The blank includes four side panels each including a top edge and a bottom edge, and four bottom panels each extending from a respective one of the side panel bottom edges, such that in the assembled container, the bottom and side panels are oriented to at least partially define a compartment configured to store at least one meter therein. The blank further includes at least one securing assembly including a plurality of cutouts shaped and oriented to secure the at least one meter within the compartment in the assembled container, the securing assembly extending from the top edge of one of the side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen James Holland
  • Publication number: 20120241512
    Abstract: A package assembly (10) provides for enclosing an array of aligned products (14) in a package housing having a pair of product accommodating pockets (12) The pockets are disposed on opposite sides of a fold line (20) for foldable movement between a flat closed condition and a folded open condition for allowing dispensing of the products (14) from the pockets (12). The housing further includes an openable flap (22) disposed over the pockets in the flat condition for closing the pockets, wherein the flap (22) extends from one of the pockets and wherein the other of the pockets includes a slot (25) for receipt of a distal end (22a) of the flap (22) in the closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Publication number: 20120104080
    Abstract: A carton for carrying a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a top panel, and at least one side panel foldably connected to the top panel. The least one side panel has a first retention feature for retaining a first portion of at least one of the plurality of articles, and a second retention feature for retaining a second portion of the at least one of the plurality of articles. The first retention feature comprises at least two first openings and the second retention feature is spaced apart from the first retention feature. The second retention feature comprises at least two second openings respectively aligned with a respective one of the at least two first openings, and at least two retention flaps foldably connected at a respective fold line. The at least two retention flaps are positioned between the at least two second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20120085815
    Abstract: A partitioned container includes an outer case member erectable from a substantially flat condition to an expanded condition, and at least one partition formed from a unitary blank separate from the outer case member and configured to couple to at least one interior surface of the outer case member in the flat condition, the unitary blank including at least one divider panel and a plurality of cross members configured to automatically divide an interior of the outer case member into a plurality of cells when the outer case member is erected to the expanded condition. A partition blank for forming the partition member and a method of manufacturing a partitioned container are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: ALLIANCE PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Younger, John V. Heise, Allen R. Tresch
  • Publication number: 20120080512
    Abstract: A packaging container having sustainable repulpable/recyclable capability specifically sized to maintain the integrity of the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE™) rations used by the U.S. Army and military services. A coated corrugated fiberboard using a C-flute configuration is utilized in a novel packaging design that incorporates a liner or a vertical container divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Keith J. Gray, Lawrence Nykwest, Jason Niedzwiecki, Jo Ann Ross
  • Publication number: 20120080511
    Abstract: A carton comprising a front panel and a rear panel, the front panel and the rear panel connected one to the other by a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the front panel, the top panel and the bottom panel having appended side flaps, a product separator is located in the carton, the product separator secured in the carton by recesses on the appended side flaps. The product separator separates the carton into a first cavity and a second cavity, at least one product being disposed within each of the first cavity and the second cavity. The front panel is at least partially transparent. Each of the front panel flaps having an appended glue flap, the appended glue flaps having a plurality of glue tabs. The top panel and the rear panel having an appended hanger panel with an aperture and a structure to reclose the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Andreas Haefliger
  • Publication number: 20110259765
    Abstract: A carton having a shipping configuration, used for shipping and storing product, and a display configuration, used for displaying product on the top of a point of use water distribution apparatus, which may be an inverted water bottle. The carton has a first member, a second member and a hinge member. The first member has a first recess and the second member has a second recess. A compartment for holding product when the carton is in a shipping configuration is provided. The first recess and the second recess cooperate to form the compartment. The hinge member extends between the first member and the second member, into the compartment when the carton is in the shipping configuration. The hinge member cooperates with the product to maintain the product in position in the compartment when the carton is in the shipping configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: William C. GUNNETT
  • Publication number: 20110259946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a corrugated cardboard packaging crate (12) for transporting a load (13), and to a method and to a device for making such a crate. The crate comprises an open box, a lid 20, and a cardboard wedging plate (1, 10) for maintaining the load into place. The wedging plate comprises a central panel (2), two opposite first flaps (3, 4) respectively connected to two corresponding peripheral edges (6) by marking flutes having a height larger than that of the box and at least two opposite tab-forming second flaps (9, 11) respectively connected to the two other peripheral edges of said panel by marking flutes. The wedging plate is force-inserted into the box, and the first and second flaps interact by friction with the inner walls of the box, the free end edges of the first flaps being horizontally force-folded and blocked by the inner surface of the lid so that the load is blocked by compression between the plate and the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: RAS HOLDING
    Inventor: Jean Michaud
  • Publication number: 20110220657
    Abstract: An accessory container (100) for a package (10) includes a main body portion (110), formed of a folded sheet material. The main body portion (110) is provided with a back portion (111) and optionally two opposed side portions (113) extending substantially perpendicularly from the back portion. A housing portion (120) is provided and hingedly secured to the main body portion, and has at least one opening (125) defined therein for dispensing contents held within the housing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20110180593
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a container for non-liquid food, such as for popcorn, potato chips or french fries, and has a bottom and an upright peripheral wall which together delineate a cavity for holding the food, as well as a pocket, which is formed from parts of the peripheral wall for holding an object that accompanies the food. In order to prevent an escape of the food located in the cavity and/or a contact of the object in the pocket with the food in the cavity, the invention provides that a lower end of the pocket is formed from a movable peripheral wall part which is delineated by two fold lines diverging upwards in a V shape and a punch line or cut joining the upper ends of the fold lines at a distance from an upper edge of the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: PCO Group GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Wettlaufer, Stefan Lemke
  • Publication number: 20110155795
    Abstract: A foldably assembleable generally rectangularly-shaped box-like container with spaced lateral and longitudinal walls where one longitudinal wall has a greater height and has two hooks, or folds into a hook-like shape, for placing the container upon a bed rail. The container preferably has dividers that divide the interior into compartments for storage of things therein and which also stiffen the container. Optional stiffener box or shelf constructions may be employed to strengthen the container against collapse and to effect shallower compartments. The container can be foldably formed from one or two layers of material, often cardstock or cardboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Donald L. James, John R. Pritchett, Robert T. Pritchett
  • Publication number: 20110155601
    Abstract: A 4 G fiberboard box certified for shipping hazardous materials in accordance with United Nations regulations. In some embodiments, the 4 G fiberboard box includes an outer shell, a three-piece partition assembly, a top insert and a bottom insert. The outer shell has a width and a length, each no greater than ? of 46 inches. Thus, the 4 G fiberboard box is shippable in a 3×3 configuration on a standard 46?×46? pallet. The three-piece partition assembly is disposed within the shell and has four compartments, each compartment configured to receive a container storing hazardous material. The top insert and bottom insert are also disposed with the shell, with the partition assembly positioned therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: HAZMATPAC, INC.
    Inventor: Donald H. Hausmann
  • Patent number: 7874421
    Abstract: A container comprises two or more connected packs at least one for housing a bundle of smoking articles. The container comprises a first pack having a first wall and a second, hinge-lid pack comprising a box part and a lid connected to the box part along a hinge line extending across a back wall of the second pack, wherein a wall of the lid is affixed to the first wall of the first pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Pierre-Alain Bardet
  • Publication number: 20110011922
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing containers and resulting containers and associated preassemblies and blanks are provided, which, when utilized, result in containers having an interior formed by a primary blank serving as an exterior of the container. The interior includes a cross support formed from a supplementary blank that is configured and adhered to opposed panels of the primary blank so as to function also as a divider of the interior of the container. The cross support is formed as part of the set up or final assembly of exterior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: York container company
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Publication number: 20100320114
    Abstract: A carrier tray (1) for beverage cups, bottles, and consumables or edible products is disclosed which is able to be folded from a blank (11). The tray has a base (2, 3) an upper deck (5), side walls (12, 13), a handle (15) and container receiving apertures (6-9). The blank is able to be fabricated from a single sheet of cardboard without gluing and folded to form the carrier tray. Braces (32, 33) which fold out from the handle strengthen the tray. Unbalanced loads are able to be supported by the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Adam Olesen
  • Publication number: 20100314435
    Abstract: A universal shoe box has plural faces formed of a common continuous material with each face having a preferential fold disposed between adjacent faces which enable the quick assembly and disassembly of the shoe box. The shoe box includes a display window to enable quick and efficient visual identification of the contents of the shoe box on an image/photograph depicted on a card which may be disposed within the window. Two embodiments of the shoe box are presented, one primarily suited for residential/after market usage and one primary suitable for retail storage usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Wilbert B. Goodman
  • Publication number: 20100307932
    Abstract: A packet for containing at least two products of different kinds. According to particular aspects of the invention, the second product is located in a compartment separate from the first and easily accessible so that the user can take it out and, if necessary, put it back into the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Sergio Mezzini
  • Publication number: 20100288657
    Abstract: Several embodiments of cartons are provided. In one embodiment, a blank forms a carton with a substantially continuous ledge along the exterior rim of the carton. In other embodiments, a blank forms a carton with two adjacent compartments that are coverable with a hinged, attached lid. The lid is separable from the lower compartment portion of the carton by detachment along a tear strip. In still other embodiments, the blank forms two adjacent compartments that are not covered by an attached lid. The orientation of at least some of the carton embodiments allow orientation of the carton formed in a number of configurations, such as resting on a side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Publication number: 20100282828
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels at least partially enclosing an interior space of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a front panel, a back panel, and at least two side panels. The carton comprises a liner at least partially attached to an interior surface of the carton. The carton comprises at least two compartments that are separated by at least a portion of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Bradley J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20100102109
    Abstract: A confectionary package is disclosed having a metering top, a paperboard body, and means for securing the body to the top. The metering top having an upper surface, a skirt extending below the upper surface, an opening in the upper surface sized to meter a portion of confectionary, and a hinged door having a closed position and sized to cover the opening when in the closed position. The body being formed of paperboard folded and secured into a generally tubular shape having an upper end and a lower end, the upper end having a cross section sized to mate with the metering top, and the lower end including flaps that may be closed creating a sealed container. The adhesive may be a label placed over the metering top and extending down the sides of the paperboard body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Michael S. Flecker, Michael J. Devore, Gregory W. Arnold, H. Michael Ableman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100059580
    Abstract: A shipping container system for shipping pastries, especially adapted for shipping cupcakes, is provided. The system includes an outer box having a detachable outer lid, a receiving divider tray snugly insertable into the outer box and having therein an array of spaced-apart apertures into which pastries are placed for shipping, and a plurality of small posts, the number of which corresponds to the number of pastries, the proximal end of one of each post being inserted into each pastry in vertical orientation prior to shipping. An inner retaining lid encloses the pastries in the outer box, the inner lid being sized to seal the pastries within the outer box, the inner lid having integrally fabricated therein a plurality of outwardly oriented frustum-shaped protrusions, also corresponding in number to the number of pastries, with the protrusions being in concentric registry with the tray apertures on assembly of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Michael A. Voigt
  • Publication number: 20100050573
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an outer box comprising four sidewalls, a first end and a second end; a rat box comprising a crush zone, the rate box positioned at at least one end of the outer box; a half moon support fitting against the walls of the outer box comprising a surface in contact with a product surface and angled slots diverging interiorly from an outer edge of the half moon support; torpedo shield panels positioned inside of the outer box having a center panel and two side panels diverging at an angle with respect to the center panel, the side panels at least partially fitting into the slots of the half moon support; and an inner support having a plurality of contact points for contacting an inner product surface, the inner support extending beyond each end of the product and received by the rat box, thereby suspending the product within the outer box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Damon T. Hamilton, Kenneth T. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20100051676
    Abstract: A display packing for bicycle handlebar grips comprises a packing container which forms a packing chamber for accommodating at least a first bicycle handlebar grip. A rod-shaped receiving element, connected to the packing container via a connection arm, is provided for mounting a second bicycle handlebar grip thereon. The packing container is formed in one piece with the connection arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: DIRK STOELTING
  • Publication number: 20100032474
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container configured to selectively enclose multiple food products, including: a tray including a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, a back wall, a bottom, and an internal wall disposed between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein the first side wall, the second side wall, the front wall, the back wall, the bottom, and the internal wall disposed between the first side wall and the second side wall collectively define a first compartment configured to hold a first food product and a second compartment configured to hold a second food product; and a unified cover including a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, a back wall, and a top, wherein the first side wall, the second side wall, the front wall, the back wall, and the top are substantially coextensive with the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Jack BURTON, Karl Merkley, Lynn English
  • Publication number: 20100006567
    Abstract: A package for heating a food product in a microwave oven. The package has a tray for holding the food product, a lid foldably connected to the tray, and a partition at least partially received in the tray. The partition separates an interior space of the tray into a first compartment and a second compartment. At least one of the lid and the partition comprises a microwave interactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Lorin R. Cole
  • Publication number: 20090188818
    Abstract: A cigarette package, which includes an outer box and an inner frame. The outer box includes a lower box portion and a side opening hinged lid. The inner frame includes a front panel, a back panel, and a side panel extending between the front panel and the back panel. The outer box includes a tab and the inner frame includes a notch, such that the notch engages the tab when the hinged lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela D. Moore, Eric D. Schardt
  • Publication number: 20080296356
    Abstract: An insulated food crate comprises a generally rectangular, typically cardboard box having separable top and bottom portions with double walls providing insulative properties and also insulating inserts fitted into the top and bottom portions. The box may also have ventilation holes or slots and/or compartments for serving utensils and may be disposable. In alternate embodiments, the insulated food crate may be made from a heat-resistant composite material, such as a reinforced plastic or stainless steel, as a more permanent, durable, and reusable solution. This inexpensive, accessible catering box keeps hot foods hot and cold foods cold while allowing quick and easy access to the foods inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: John August Hatcher, Amy Hatcher
  • Patent number: 7426996
    Abstract: A system for manual delivery of mail to a series of recipients includes a stack of mail holders each comprising a front flap, a back flap and a central fold. One or more mail pieces are disposed in each holder, such that all of the mail pieces in each holder are to be delivered to the same recipient. The holders are stacked in a predetermined order for a carrier delivery route, and may be banded or otherwise secured together until the time of delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Pippin, Homer L. Dickerson, Manfred Vogt
  • Patent number: 7413101
    Abstract: A paperboard carton for receiving articles in two or more layers separated by a divider pad is provided. The divider pad is secured relative to an end panel arrangement at one end of the carton. The carton has a top panel, a base panel and a pair of opposite sides. One of the side panels has a removable portion adjacent one end, which, when removed, defines a roll out aperture for article removal when the carton is lying on the end panel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Leslie Smalley, Zoe Wilkins
  • Patent number: 7410094
    Abstract: A partition assembly for dividing the space inside a container into two levels is provided. The partition assembly comprises first and second sets of parallel dividers or partitions. The dividers of the first set each have at least one tongue. One divider from the second set of parallel dividers has a series of spaced passages which are aligned with and adapted to receive the respective tongues of the dividers of the first set of dividers. When the one divider is folded or bent, multiple levels are created in the partition assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Mark Bos
  • Publication number: 20080116085
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a carton suitable for transporting bottles, the carton including: i) a series of side wall panels that are interconnected and form an enclosure and can be manipulated from an empty collapsed orientation for storage in a space saving manner to an assembled orientation into which bottles can be loaded; and ii) an internal wall structure positioned inside and connected to the side wall panels at pre-selected locations such that as the enclosure is manipulated from the collapsed orientation to the assembled orientation the internal wall structure is located in an operative position which defines separate compartments each adapted to receive a bottle and thereby avoid bottles loaded into the carton from contacting each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: Kym Artis, Graeme Hawke
  • Patent number: 7341153
    Abstract: A specimen package includes a top, a first side, connected to the top, a bottom, connected to the first side, and a second side, connected to the bottom. The package also includes therein an internal separator. The internal separator forms a first compartment and a second compartment within the package. The top includes a window for viewing the first compartment. The bottom includes a second window for viewing the second compartment. The top, the first side, the bottom, the second side, and the internal separator can all be formed by folding a shaped planar sheet. The first compartment can contain a specimen, placeable within the first compartment. The second compartment can contain a label, placeable within the second compartment. The specimen is viewable through the first window, and the label is viewable through the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventors: Dwight B. DuBois, Timothy W. Murray
  • Publication number: 20080054057
    Abstract: An accessory box includes a bottom board defining therein a bottom receiving room with a front opening and a rear opening, a first side board integrally formed on a side of the bottom board, and a second side board integrally formed on a side of the bottom board to be opposite to the first side board. The second side board together with the first side board form a top receiving room on top of and communicating with the bottom receiving room. The top receiving room has a front opening and a rear opening both communicating with the top receiving room. A front board is integrally formed with a front side of the bottom board to cover the front openings of the bottom receiving room and the top receiving room. A rear board is integrally formed with a rear side of the bottom board to cover the rear openings of the bottom receiving room and the top receiving room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Walt Chang
  • Publication number: 20040256446
    Abstract: Protective mailer capable of being processed by postal processing equipment without causing damage to the article held by the mailer. The pocket holding the article inside the mailer is offset relative to one edge, when folded, by a distance sufficient to prevent damage when the mailer is oriented and processed. The mailer may include a resizing flap that, when unfolded and deployed, changes the dimensions of the mailer so that the mailer is processed by the postal processing equipment as a non-letter or flat mailpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Butler Business Services
    Inventors: Todd N. Butler, Bryan W. Horn
  • Publication number: 20040206806
    Abstract: A multifunctional device for supporting a lid of a container in order to protect an item stored within the container is provided. The support device includes a generally planar upper member. The support device also includes at least one leg member detachably connected to the upper member by a connecting means and projecting from a surface of the upper member. The upper member and leg member have a first function as a lid support when the leg member and upper member are attached. Further, either one of the upper member or the leg member have a second function different from the first function when the leg member is detached from the upper member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Ronald Brian Smith, Daniel Nett
  • Patent number: 6569676
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and shipping a coded set of related culture specimens without risk of contamination or contact between individually coded specimens, comprising a closeable case having multiple individual storage cells and a coding scheme applied to the surfaces of the case. The coding scheme identifies and matches individually coded specimens with their respective storage cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Innovative Genetic Technology, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Patricia D. Tripp, Kathleen M. Belcher