Partition Folded From A Sidewall Patents (Class 229/120.18)
  • Patent number: 9809373
    Abstract: A container for a single serving of ready-to-eat food includes opposing side walls, an open top and a cup integral with at least one of the side walls and protruding into the interior of the container. The cup is used to dispense a condiment to accompany the food. The cup includes at least one first cup wall that is configured to fold against the at least one side wall to dispose the cup in a closed position, and to unfold to open the cup into the interior of the container. The cup is urged towards the open and closed position by an overcenter mode of operation whereby partially opening or closing the cup initially encounters resistance, which causes connected container walls to bow; continued opening or closing past the overcenter point allows container walls to flatten, thereby urging the cup towards the open or shut position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: GALLIGREEN CORPORATION, GALLIMORE PRODUCTS (USA) INC.
    Inventor: Gamila Gallimore
  • Patent number: 9776760
    Abstract: The disclosed retail case includes a base member and an upper member selectively attached to the base member. The base member has a bottom wall and at least two base walls extending from the bottom wall. The base walls have an outer surface and an inner surface. The upper member has a top wall and at least two upper walls extending from the top wall. The upper walls have an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface of the upper walls attaches to the inner surface of the respective base walls at an attachment portion of the upper walls that is selectively removable from the upper walls to allow the attachment portion to remain attached to the base member when the upper member is removed from the base member. The attachment portion may also associate with flap portions that are connected to form a divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Karen Keeder
  • Patent number: 9072320
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Ted R. Coatney, Heather Potter, Matthew Edward Scharf, Michael Howard Hill
  • Publication number: 20150129651
    Abstract: A package assembly provides for enclosing an array of aligned products in a package housing having a pair of product accommodating pockets. The pockets are disposed on opposite sides of a fold line for foldable movement between a flat closed condition and a folded open condition for allowing dispensing of the products from the pockets. The housing further includes an openable flap disposed over the pockets in the flat condition for closing the pockets, wherein the flap extends from one of the pockets and wherein the other of the pockets includes a slot for receipt of a distal end of the flap in the closed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Patent number: 9010074
    Abstract: A method of using a packaging unit with a selected beverage container comprises obtaining a packaging unit having a receiving chamber for popcorn or the like and a square pocket coupled to the outside of the receiving chamber, a lower end portion of the pocket having one or more strip-shaped wall sections; selecting either a conical beverage cup or a beverage bottle; configuring the pocket based on the configuration of the selected beverage container; and inserting the selected beverage container into the correspondingly configured pocket, wherein in a first configuration, the conical beverage cup is held in a clamp seat, or in a second pocket configuration the beverage bottle is supported on a partial bottom support member formed by the strip-shaped wall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: PCO Group GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lemke, Bernhard Wettlaufer
  • Patent number: 9004278
    Abstract: The cardboard container (100) comprises a base wall (B) and two lateral walls (L1, L2), in a single body with the base wall (B) and foldable with respect thereto, so as to enable the container (100) to assume a flat configuration (I) and an opened-out configuration (V). The container (100) further comprises at least a tab (1), in a single body with a first lateral wall (L1), at a first transversal edge (L11) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 8960478
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Patent number: 8950659
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nevenka Markovic
  • Patent number: 8899473
    Abstract: A sustainable container includes panels attached to one another to form sidewalls surrounding a central space, and flaps extending from the sidewalls to form a bottom. A divider panel attached to at least one of the panels has upper and lower portions separated by an opening. The container is assembleable from a knockdown state, in which the upper and lower portions of the divider panel are disposed substantially in a single plane of the divider panel, to an assembled state, in which the upper and lower portions of the divider panel are folded in opposite respective directions out of the plane. The upper portion of the divider panel separates first and second cells of the container, and the lower portion of the divider panel separates second and third cells of the container, when the container is in the assembled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventors: Brian J. Tibbels, Carl J. Jolley
  • Patent number: 8893955
    Abstract: A releasable closure provides for the opening and closing of a package assembly which accommodates a plurality of elongate consumable products. The assembly includes a package housing for supporting the products. The package housing includes a first product accommodating compartment and a second product accommodating compartment separated by a hinge. Each of the product accommodating compartments has an open end adjacent the hinge. The product accommodating compartments are foldable about the hinge in a book-like fashion. The releasable closure is applied to each compartment and positioned to be in aligned facing relationship for mutual engagement upon closably folding the compartments about the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kerri Clark, Brian Hawthorne, Maximiliano Rodriguez, Allen Sydney Aldridge, Simon Richard Gainey
  • Patent number: 8887911
    Abstract: Generally, packages for an analyte monitoring device are provided. The packages include a container for containing an analyte monitoring device. The container includes a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and two sidewalls extending from sides of the bottom wall to an open top end of the container. The front wall is shorter in height than the rear wall, and is on an opposite side of the bottom wall than the rear wall. The two sidewalls are on opposite sides of the bottom wall, and extend from the front wall to the rear wall. The package also includes an inner panel disposed between the front wall and the rear wall. A front compartment is formed between the inner panel and the front wall, and a rear compartment is formed between the inner panel and the rear wall. The opening of the rear compartment is at the top end of the container, and an opening of the front compartment is at the top end of the container. Analyte monitoring kits and methods relating thereto are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Arne Madsen, Mark William Yadgir, Linda Montoto
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8813965
    Abstract: A carton (10) is formed from a unitary blank of material folded to produce a hollow walled structure for encircling a main product (11). The blank is also folded to produce at least one internal divider (35) which forms a support for holding the main product (11) in position in the structure and to define within the hollow walled structure an internal volume (36) for retaining a secondary item (37). The internal divider (35) may extend transversely or longitudinally. Where the internal divider is aligned longitudinally of the housing, it may be parallel to a side wall of the carton or it may extend across a corner between two side walls. The internal divider may be provided by a pair of kick-ins. The carton (10) may be an Easter egg carton. Methods of forming and filling the carton are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cadbury UK Limited
    Inventors: Parbinder Cheema, Richard Andrews
  • Patent number: 8807417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an articulable structure in fractal form, comprising at least one external compartment (CE) and at least a first internal compartment (Cu) that are linked together in an articulated manner via at least one of the edges thereof, the at least two compartments (CE and Cu) essentially having the same format in the erected and flat states and the first internal compartment has smaller dimensions than the external compartment, the first internal compartment, in the erected state, being accommodated inside the external compartment, and each compartment has a polygonal format, comprising at least four lateral faces (FL) and a bottom face (FF); each compartment of the articulable structure comprises at least five quadrangular faces corresponding to the four lateral faces (FL) and to the bottom face (FF), each edge of the bottom face (FF) being linked in an articulated manner to a lower edge of the same size of one of the lateral faces (FL), and at least four identical triangular faces
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Arak-Idea Serviços de Design e Patentes Ltda.
    Inventor: Luis Antônio Valesini Gegembauer
  • Publication number: 20140217102
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure, a container includes a bottom, a top opposing the bottom, and a plurality of sides extending from the bottom to the top. The bottom, the top and the plurality of sides define an enclosure. The container includes a partition panel extends from a first one of the plurality of sides to a second one of the plurality of sides thereby dividing the enclosure into a first chamber and a second chamber. The container further includes a pass-through opening in the partition panel configured to permit flow of contents from the second chamber into the first chamber. The container also includes a pour spout configured to permit egress of the contents from the first chamber out of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Pakaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Rory I. Wilson, Marcus Humphrey
  • Patent number: 8763890
    Abstract: A reclosable package for a plurality of products is described herein. The reclosable package includes an adhesive-based fastener that utilizes a low tack adhesive and pivotably connected first and second compartments, each compartment configured to receive the plurality of products therein. The adhesive-based fastener includes opposing portions of resealable adhesive on interior surfaces of the first and second compartments respectively, so that the interior surfaces can be pivoted together to close the reclosable package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Kerri Kim Clark, Panagiotis Kinigakis, Kenneth C. Pokusa, Paul Anthony Zerfas, Jeffrey James Boyce, Michael Clingerman, Colleen Marie Henry, David Chris Masterson, Vincent Daniel McGinniss
  • Patent number: 8739969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box made from a one-piece cardboard blank (28) comprising an integrally formed hinged lid (7) that overlaps an upper end area of a rectangular-cuboid-shaped body (1) on three sides, is connected to a rear wall (5) of the body (1) through a fold line (6), and lies flush on a front wall (4) and two side walls (3) in the closed state, and having a front panel (9) and two side panels (10) that form a collar (11) that protrudes into the hinged lid (7), wherein the front panel (9) is arranged parallel to and at a distance from the front wall (4) and divides the body (1) into a main compartment (12) and a front compartment (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Schuld
  • Patent number: 8690044
    Abstract: A cardboard container has a base wall, a first foldable lateral wall, and a tab which exhibits a first portion foldable with respect to a first transversal edge. A second portion, foldable relative to the first portion, has a first side and a second side at different distances from the first portion. A foldable third portion is connected to the first lateral wall and foldable relative to the first lateral wall. A fourth portion, foldable relative to the second side, is connected to the first lateral wall and foldable relative thereto. When the container is opened-out, the tab is foldable for arranging the second portion opposite the first lateral wall, the first portion, the third portion and the fourth portion are arranged at an angle with respect to the first lateral wall and the second portion, so as to identify respective seatings for receiving corresponding bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Marchesini Group S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Monti
  • Patent number: 8672213
    Abstract: A food container having at least two open cone shaped spaces is formed from a sheet folded along three folding lines. The first and second folding lines intersect at a point near or in a point along a center line of the sheet to allow upper surfaces of the sheet on each side of the folding lines to be moved against each other. The third folding line extends transversally in relation to the center line and intersects the first and second folding lines substantially at the point. The third folding line allows folding of the sheet on each side of the third folding to move the surfaces on the under side of the sheet against each other thereby forming two open cones when parts respectively on each side of the third folding line are brought against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Uno Larsson, Niklas Larsson
  • Patent number: 8499999
    Abstract: A folding box for the storage and presentation of products is provided, which includes an outer packaging body with a front wall, a rear wall, at least two side walls, a top element, and a bottom element, and which also includes a hollow inner chamber with a polygonal cross section in the interior of the outer packaging body. The inner chamber is formed by a front wall element, a rear wall element, and two side wall elements, and holds a product securely in the folded-open state of the folding box. The folding box is formed from a one-piece blank, and the outer packaging body and the inner chamber are glued to each other, providing the width of the inner chamber being less than the width of the outer packaging body, such that, between at least one side wall in the interior of the outer packaging body and at least one side wall element of the inner chamber, an empty space is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Edelmann GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Sieber, Rolf Nemec
  • Patent number: 8485421
    Abstract: A single-piece blank forms a clamshell-style carton. This single-piece blank includes a plurality of fold lines. These fold lines are oriented and positioned such that folding the single-piece blank along the plurality of fold lines forms this clamshell-style carton. The resultant carton will tend to have a first compartment and a second compartment. Both compartments comprise corresponding storage areas of approximately equal size and both also share a particular fold line that also serves as a hinged edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Bull
  • Patent number: 8485420
    Abstract: An apparatus for constructing a container from a continuous blank of sheet material including a plurality of panels coupled together at a plurality of fold lines is provided. The apparatus includes a mandrel that is rotatable about a rotational axis. The mandrel includes a rotary head that defines a plurality of exterior surfaces each corresponding to a panel of the continuous blank of sheet material. The rotary head forms an opening in at least one exterior surface configured to receive at least one panel for facilitating forming the blank of sheet material into a configuration with respect to a shape of the rotary head as the mandrel rotates about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: RockTenn CP, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Barner
  • Publication number: 20130161212
    Abstract: A product container formed from a continuous blank that permits the inclusion of literature from the product manufacturer or packager. The container contains structures that prevent the included literature from interfering with high-speed, automated filling of products into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Kregg Albrecht, Leonard E. Ekdahl, Robert E. Gaumont, Dawn Kempf
  • Publication number: 20130153449
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet for smoking products, in particular a cigarette packet, comprising a front area (1), a rear area (2) and two opposing lateral areas (3, 4), wherein a hollow space (5) is formed on at least one lateral area (3, 4) in the interior space of the packet bounded by these areas and extends between the lateral area (3, 4) and the smoking product accommodating space (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (GERMANY) GMBH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8365981
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for supporting a second pizza in a rectangular pizza box which contains a first pizza, the pizza box having four corner zones. The device comprises a rectangular platform which is shaped and dimensioned to be received by the pizza box. The platform has at least four tabs which are selectively positionable to a support position which is substantially perpendicular to the platform, The tabs are located on the platform so that when the tabs are placed in the support position and the platform is placed inside the pizza box, at least one tab will rest upon each corner zone. In one embodiment, the platform includes four tabs; in another embodiment the platform includes eight tabs; and, in another embodiment the tabs include side tabs which can be folded to create a U-shaped support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Leon Perlsweig
  • Patent number: 8281927
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping and display tray for holding a plurality of articles contained therein in an upright position at a point of sale. The shipping and display tray is made of paperboard and defined by a one-piece shallow tray having a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and opposite side walls foldably joined with one another. A plurality of parallel spaced apart bumpers are foldably joined to the respective opposite side walls and forming two rows, an aisle, and a plurality of channels when positioned on the bottom wall. The plurality of the channels engages with bottom edges of the plurality of articles to hold the article in standing upright position and prevent the articles from falling over when one of the articles is removed from the display tray. The front wall of the tray includes a flap panel foldably joined thereto and has a pair of openings used to engage with the bumpers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120205372
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Patent number: 8191762
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a bottom wall, first and second opposite sidewalls, opposite end walls, a top wall. An integral interior partition is dividing the container into two side-by-side compartments each adapted for holding a respective article. The container and partition are made from a single unitary blank cut and folded to form the container and partition. The partition comprises the first and second panels of the first and second sets of panels that are interleaved with one another at inner end edges thereof and the partition is three panels thick over a center portion thereof and two panels thick over the remainder thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 8177117
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a method of manufacturing containers and resulting containers and associated pre-assemblies and blanks are provided, which, when utilized, result in containers that have increased side panel strength and corner strength so as to enable effective vertical stacking of containers when the containers include product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Patent number: 7992716
    Abstract: A container comprising a front panel, a first back panel, a second back panel, a first side panel bridging the front panel and the first back panel, a second side panel bridging the front panel and the second back panel, a top portion, and a bottom portion. The front panel, first and second back panels, first and second side panels, top portion, and bottom portion define an interior of the container. The container further comprises a divider extending from the first back panel into the interior of the container and attached to the front panel. The container further comprises a detachable portion comprising a removable section of the top portion, a removable section of the front panel, and a removable section of the divider. The detachable portion is separable from the container along a plurality of lines of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Keith A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 7992764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding carton for the preservation and for the transport of goods with a reduced complexity, comprising a front wall element, a rear wall element, side wall elements connected to the front wall element and to the rear wall element by fold lines, a lid connected to the front wall element by a fold line, a base connected to at least one of the front wall element, the rear wall element and the side wall elements by a fold line and a separation flap element connected to one of the rear wall element and the side wall elements by a fold line, wherein the separation flap element comprises a plurality of flap sections, the flap sections by folding being arranged relative to each other in such a way that at least three compartments are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Birgir Magnusson
  • Patent number: 7980454
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Paris Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Burton, Karl Merkley, Lynn English
  • Patent number: 7874476
    Abstract: A container (1) for the transport of a foodstuff comprises an upper and a lower container half (2, 3) which are interconnected for pivoting between a closed and an open position (4). Each container half comprises a flat bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6), from which side walls (7, 8, 9, 10) extend essentially obliquely upwards or downwards and outwards to the respective other container half (2, 3). In order to improve the thermal insulation with containers of this nature and at the same time to achieve increased stability, in particular with containers made from paper, cardboard or the like, the bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6) is formed double-walled at least in places. A one-part blank (40) is provided for the manufacture of a container of this nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 7823765
    Abstract: An elongate, rectangular box (12, 14, 40, 60, 70, 90, 100) and method for packaging containers (C), wherein the box can be cross-stacked for stable stacking of the boxes, and optimizes utilization of pallet space. Containers (C) are placed in the box in nested, offset relationship in a parallelogram shaped arrangement, and in one embodiment interior corner panels (20, 21) extend angularly across two diagonally opposite corners of the box, defining an interior box shape closely conforming to the parallelogram-shaped arrangement of the containers. The corner panels may be cut from the side walls (18, 19) and folded inwardly and secured at a free edge (28) to an adjacent end wall (16, 17), defining openings (22, 23) in the side wall through which the containers are visible. Side wall segments (24, 25, 26) at the bottom and sides of the opening, in cooperation with the corner panels, retain the containers in place in the box. The box is especially suited for packaging four one-gallon containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Charles P Weimer
  • Patent number: 7824719
    Abstract: A package for heating a food product. The package has a tray with a central panel for supporting the food product and a flexible flap containing a layer of microwave insulating material for heating the food product. The flexible flap has independently movable sections, wraps around the food product, and forms an open ended cooking sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorin R. Cole, Eric Krablean
  • Patent number: 7819305
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a method of manufacturing packaging and resulting packaging and associated pre-assemblies and blanks are provided, which, when utilized, result in packaging that has increased side panel strength and corner strength so as to enable effective vertical stacking of packaging when the packaging includes product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Patent number: 7743972
    Abstract: A carton comprises a divider panel that connects a front panel of the carton to a back panel. The lower edge of the divider panel is offset from the bottom panel, and therefore is less likely to buckle or bend when the carton is subjected to axial compression. The divider panel therefore provides greater axial stiffness and strength to the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Fogle
  • Publication number: 20100147935
    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 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: ALLIANCE PACKAGING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Younger, John V. Heise, Allen R. Tresch
  • Patent number: 7726549
    Abstract: A box formed from a single piece of cardboard or the like having an internal panel defining within the box an internal pocket for housing an extractable leaflet or the like, this internal panel being situated in proximity to that box main panel which is parallel to but distinct from that from which the box lid extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Publication number: 20100122999
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Patent number: 7661578
    Abstract: A packing box includes four walls, a bottom support, a cover and plates. The walls, the bottom support and the cover cooperatively define a space for accommodating items to be packed therein. The bottom support is formed with the walls for supporting the items packed in the space. The cover is configured for closing the packing box. The plates are disposed in the space and are formed by folding a cardboard extension from one or more of the walls. The plates separate the space into compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignees: Preimer Image Technology(China) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Publication number: 20100006632
    Abstract: A re-foldable, multifunctional, flat packing, quick fold erect, one piece box & lid incorporating an integral internal panel (B) or panels, in which the fold erect feature allows the base of the box to be held erected in a set up position by the folded incorporated integral internal panels whether or not the attached lid is open or closed, without the use of additional glue, adhesives, tape, clip, or other fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy Conroy
  • 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: 7631800
    Abstract: A clamshell container and sauce holder for receiving a sauce container is constructed from a one-piece carton blank cut and scored to facilitate erection into a clamshell container with top and bottom portions hingedly connected along a common fold line. A bottom portion of the container includes an upper flat section extending inwardly from a bottom side wall, an integral support and a base member including a tuck flap for positioning the upper flat section. In addition, an opening is defined in the upper flat section for holding a sauce container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventors: Liming Cai, Deanna Dixon Sievers
  • Publication number: 20090236245
    Abstract: A shoe box having one or more integrally formed dividers extending from the end of the shoe box, with the dividers shaped and sized to extend laterally across and to be positioned between a pair of shoes within the box to secure the shoes in fixed space relation to one another. In one embodiment, one divider is integrally formed from the shoe box blank extending from one end of the box with a separate, removable insert divider having a similar function at the other end of the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Michel Meynard
  • Patent number: 7571835
    Abstract: A bag-in-box beverage container and dispenser is provided, incorporating an outer shell fabricated preferably from corrugated paperboard material, and a plurality inner liquid containing bags, fabricated from a suitable plastic material. The carton includes ready assembly features, as well as at least one internal ramp structure for prompting flow of liquid toward a plurality of dispensing apertures disposed in the outer shell. A recessed handle structure is also provided, as are alternative embodiments of the internal ramp structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Webb LeRon Hill, Karen M. Chiera, Robert James Crosland
  • Patent number: 7568611
    Abstract: A carton having a dispensing feature adapted for permitting the removal of articles from within the carton. Top and bottom opposed walls are interconnected by a pair of side walls to form a tubular body. An article dispenser is provided by a removable portion defined by an opening in the carton for exposing articles for removal. The removable portion is at least partially defined by a frangible line extending across each side wall to opposite side edges of the bottom wall. A portion of the frangible line extends at least partially along the adjacent end edge of the bottom wall and then extends to the opposite side edges of the bottom wall. A buttress arrangement for enhancing the stacking strength of the carton is formed from the distal portion of at least one side end flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John W. Cargile, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090140032
    Abstract: A clamshell container and sauce holder for receiving a sauce container is constructed from a one-piece carton blank cut and scored to facilitate erection into a clamshell container with top and bottom portions hingedly connected along a common fold line. A bottom portion of the container includes an upper flat section extending inwardly from a bottom side wall, an integral support and a base member including a tuck flap for positioning the upper flat section. In addition, an opening is defined in the upper flat section for holding a sauce container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Liming Cai, Deanna Dixon Sievers
  • Publication number: 20090084835
    Abstract: A sustainable container includes panels attached to one another to form sidewalls surrounding a central space, and flaps extending from the sidewalls to form a bottom. A divider panel attached to at least one of the panels has upper and lower portions separated by an opening. The container is assembleable from a knockdown state, in which the upper and lower portions of the divider panel are disposed substantially in a single plane of the divider panel, to an assembled state, in which the upper and lower portions of the divider panel are folded in opposite respective directions out of the plane. The upper portion of the divider panel separates first and second cells of the container, and the lower portion of the divider panel separates second and third cells of the container, when the container is in the assembled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE PACKAGING DESIGNS L.P.
    Inventors: Brian J. Tibbels, Carl J. Jolley