Partition Folded From An Entire Sheet Of Material Separate From The Box Patents (Class 229/120.38)
  • Patent number: 9114925
    Abstract: A container is provided for holding a predetermined mass of associated elongated cylindrical articles within a cavity. The container includes a bottom wall having a perimeter, a pair of spaced apart side walls extending upwardly from perimeter of the bottom wall, and a pair of spaced apart end walls extending upwardly from the perimeter of the bottom wall between the sidewalls. The container also includes at least one first step extending a height upward from the bottom wall and having a variable length, and at least one second step extending a height upward from the bottom wall and having an approximately fixed length less than the width of the container between the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8991685
    Abstract: Disclosed are partitions formed from a single blank that can be folded and glued on standard machinery, and that can be folded into an erected partition and loaded with product into a container using standard machinery. In certain embodiments, the partitions have a universal nature due to the curvilinear nature of the flaps of the partitions, which allow the partition to be used with bottles and other product of different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: RTS Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Ashley J. McPeak
  • Publication number: 20150034709
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a top panel, an outer side panel, and a bottom panel. An insert can comprise a central panel, an inner side panel foldably connected to the central panel, and a bottom flap foldably connected to the inner side panel. The inner side panel is spaced apart from the outer side panel, and at least a portion of the bottom flap extends from the inner side panel to the outer side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Colin P. Ford
  • Patent number: 8910823
    Abstract: A meal package includes a reusable bag and first and second inserts arranged in the reusable bag to form compartments. The first insert has a first side edge and a second side edge and includes bottom and top portions bent out-of-plane from a side portion at first and second score lines. The second insert has a top edge and a bottom edge and includes two side portions bent out-of-plane from a middle portion at first and second score lines. The bottom portion of the first insert is located adjacent a bottom of the bag and the side portion of the first insert is located adjacent a first side of the bag. The bottom edge of the second insert abuts an interior surface of the bottom portion of the first insert. An interior surface of the top portion of the first insert abuts the top edge of the second insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel L. Mesman
  • Patent number: 8800853
    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: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140097122
    Abstract: An extendable display package shipping system including a display package having a slide wall able to be lowered for shipping and raised for display, a product mounted to the slide wall in the display package and able to move between a collapsed position when the slide wall is lowered and a display position when the slide is raised. Two display packages, with slide walls lowered, are placed in a shipping carton and an insert is placed over the display packages in the carton. Each slide wall includes a hand opening and the insert includes aligned hand openings. When the display packages reach a point of sale and are removed from the shipping carton, the hand openings of the slide walls and the insert are able to be gripped simultaneously, and when lifted, the slide walls first extend themselves and then the packages, already in display configurations, are removed from the carton, all in one continuous act.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: HASBRO, INC.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Patterson, Jared Lee Wade
  • Publication number: 20140076762
    Abstract: A display container is provided herein which includes a box portion having a base portion, spaced-apart upstanding first and second end panels, and spaced-apart upstanding first and second edge panels extending from the base portion. The first and second edge panels are located between the first and second end panels, and the first edge panel extends a lesser distance from the base portion than the first end panel and the second end panel. The display container also includes a reinforcing layer which may be formed of a material stronger in shear than the material of the box portion. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a display container may be formed which has greater strength both for product containment and stacking as compared to the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: S & D GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Scanzillo, Silvio DiMarchi
  • Patent number: 8668082
    Abstract: Various arrangements for a flexible package for articles of footwear or other items are presented. The flexible package generally includes a lightweight flexible package sized to accommodate a pair of shoes. The flexible package may also include a removable stiffening insert to aid in maintaining the structure of the flexible package and allow stacking of the package. Further, the flexible package may include one or more handle arrangements. Various closure arrangements may be used with the flexible packaging for footwear, such as an undercut tab arrangement, hook and loop type closure arrangement, rim and lip, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela S. Greene, James E. Goddard
  • Publication number: 20130313132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cigarette box and its blanks together with the configuration of their joints. The cigarette box according to the invention is based on a rectangular prism, and includes a storage space intended to store the cigarettes and a hinged lid of an upper cover (1) of an articulated joint (47) placed on the rear wall (2) of the outer casing of the box. In turn, an additional storage space with an independent access, formed between the rear wall (2) or the inner front wall (30) or (46) by means of lower flap (5) or (25) or (38) independently or dependently hinged from the upper cover (1) is arranged on the front or on the rear of the box and it consists of the additional outer walls A, B, C, D, E, F,G, H, I, J, K, L forming the external sheath of the screening-protecting package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Wojciech Mazur
  • Publication number: 20130146650
    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: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130112740
    Abstract: Disclosed are partitions formed from a single blank that can be folded and glued on standard machinery, and that can be folded into an erected partition and loaded with product into a container using standard machinery. In certain embodiments, the partitions have a universal nature due to the curvilinear nature of the flaps of the partitions, which allow the partition to be used with bottles and other product of different dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: RTS PACKAGING LLC
    Inventor: RTS PACKAGING LLC
  • Publication number: 20130056528
    Abstract: A two piece shipping tray having a first unitary blank which provides a bottom panel with opposed end panels and opposed side panels connected by foldable corner gussets and a second unitary blank which provides a two walled cross divider adhered in fixed relation to the bottom panel to provide a knocked-down-flat condition in which the two walled cross divider foldably engages the bottom panel and in which the opposed side panels have a portion of the corresponding foldable corner gussets adhered in fixed relation to the opposed end panels to engage each of the opposed side panels with the bottom panel, which allows the basic configuration of the shipping tray to be manually foldably produced from the knocked-down-flat condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sullivan, Terence A. Gill, David C. Deline
  • Publication number: 20120104082
    Abstract: A package comprises a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7780068
    Abstract: A disposable carry-out food container shaped like a picnic basket. The subject food container has a bottom wall having two side edges extending in a longitudinal direction between opposing ends, two end walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall at the opposing ends respectively, two side walls extending upwardly from the two side edges of the bottom wall to extend in the longitudinal direction between the opposing ends, two lid panels supported on the walls for pivotal movement about respective lateral axes oriented generally perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction between a closed position in which the lid panels enclose an open top end of the container and an open position in which the open top end is substantially unobstructed by the lid panels, and at least one handle coupled at opposing ends on the two side walls respectively such that said at least one handle extends generally in a direction of the lateral axes between the two side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 7775419
    Abstract: A collapsible, non-disassembling intersecting partition assembly for insertion into a container divides the space inside the container into individual cells for holding products. The assembly comprises a plurality of first slotted partitions intersecting with a plurality of second slotted partitions to form a collapsible matrix. Each of the first slotted partitions has opposed slots extending inwardly from opposed edges of the partition to facilitate folding the partition. An outer portion or tab of each folded partition is secured to one of the other partitions to prevent disassembly of the matrix. Each of the partitions has hooks and notches to help hold the assembly together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Michael R. Bale
  • Publication number: 20100187295
    Abstract: A package comprises a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7753195
    Abstract: A foldable carrier is provided with a vertical support panel structure made as a first component, and an external side wall structure as a second component. The vertical support panel structure and the external side wall structure are joined together to form two separate receptacles extending from opposite sides of said vertical panel structure to hold objects to be carried in the carrier. Preferably, the vertical support panel structure is made of an untreated and relatively inexpensive material, and the external side wall structure is made of a material treated to give it good resistance to weakening when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: SJV Food & Beverage Carriers, Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 7721889
    Abstract: A carton with bevel corners for carrying cans, or other articles, which has an interlocking separator pad so the cans or articles can be contained in two layers is provided. The carton has two ends, each of which is closed by two side end closures and top and bottom end flaps. Each side end closure has an aperture that is interlocked with the end portion of an interlocking separator pad. In one embodiment of this invention, the interlocking separator pad has two tabs with the aperture in each side end closure being a slot through which a tab is extended. This pad may have a foldably attached leading flap that is lodged between cans or articles contained in the carton and the side end closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7717321
    Abstract: A package includes a carton and a divider. The carton has a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and at least two end flaps respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The divider has a divider panel that at least partially divides the interior of the carton and a securing flap that is connected to the divider panel. The securing flap is positioned between the overlapping end flaps of the carton, whereby the divider is at least partially secured to the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20100078466
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a collapsible shipping container utilizing standard box making equipment manufactured from material such as paper, corrugated board, and corrugated plastic, and in particular, to a package that employs a tensioned film system, that holds a product hammock style, between two layers of film and/or between a film and a wall of the package. To use the box, the formed box which has been stored in a flat configuration, is unfolded to a substantially rectangular or square configuration by folding at least one flap panel about its fold line to a position superadjacent a central panel and conforming the container to a hexagonal cross-section. In this configuration the box retains its hexagonal cross-section and can be self supporting in a vertical position, in order to facilitate the filing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Michael Stack, JR., David Goodrich
  • Patent number: 7628312
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention feature a storage container formed from cardboard material. This particular storage container has a rectangular base unit having a front wall folded upwardly along a folded front edge of the rectangular base, a back wall folded upwardly along a folded back edge of the rectangular base with at least one cover slot and integral cover secure flap extending from within the at least one cover slot. On the top of the storage container, a outer cover panel extension to the front wall is folded in a spaced and parallel relationship to the rectangular base along a folded top edge of the front wall and having at least one cover tuck flap with an integral cover secure slot both cooperating with the at least one cover slot and integral cover secure flap respectively. Under the cardboard outer cover panel is an inner cover panel extension to the back wall folded along a folded top edge of the back wall in a spaced and parallel relationship to the rectangular base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Chris Mittelstaedt, Richard G. Hansen, Kevin McKim, Erich Boese, Tony Joyce
  • Publication number: 20090173774
    Abstract: A partition insert (100) includes a longitudinal primary partition panel (12), transverse divider panels (14, 16, 18, 20, 22), and a locking flap (26). The divider panels (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) are rotated to an operative position and the locking flap (26) is rotated toward the primary partition panel (12). The partition insert includes means for engaging (52) such that the divider panels (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) and the locking flap (26) can engage one another to fix the position of the divider panels (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) in the operative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Garrett K. Schemmel, Rafe T. Patterson, Michael F. Flagg, John G. Hotchkiss
  • Patent number: 7455215
    Abstract: Shipping containers that are convertible to display containers are disclosed. The containers comprise wrap around outer shells of the general type known as “Bliss” wraps, in combination with interior vertical support structures. The invention presents improved two- and three-piece container constructions, having improved side-to-end panel connections for improved tray strength upon conversion to a display configuration, as well as a variety of interior divider/support options. By advantageous adhesive application together with specialized opening structures such as tear strips, lines of weakness and/or hand holes, various different conversion configurations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. McLeod, Oscar Rochefort
  • Publication number: 20080277461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cuboid collapsible box which comprises walls (1, 2, 3, 4) and a bottom closure, having bottom closure tabs (10, 12, 13, 14) and a center web configured by web areas (20, 21), and to a cut for said box. The aim of the invention is to provide a collapsible box whose center web is reliably protected from being displaced. For this purpose, retaining surfaces (18, 19) are provided on the lateral bottom closure tabs (10, 12) on the ends facing away from the lateral walls (1, 3). The front and the rear bottom closure tab (11, 13) have notched surfaces (26, 27) and the notched surfaces (26, 27) rest on the retaining surfaces (18, 19) from below and on the lateral bottom closure tabs (10, 12) from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: BSN MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Gunther Schultz, Gert Kaden
  • Publication number: 20080210744
    Abstract: The invention provides an insert (1) for inserting internally into a carrier bag having side walls and a base, the insert comprising a container stand portion (3), adapted, in use, to abut with the side walls and base of the carrier bag so as to maintain a substantially fixed position relative to the carrier bag and having a base portion; and connected to said base portion, an upper container receiving portion (6) to receive and hold at least one container having a base, a top end and an intermediate body portion; and at least two opposing support members (7, 8), each support member connecting one of opposing sides of the base portion with respective opposing sides of the upper container receiving portion (6), the support members (7, 8) being arranged, in use, to hold the upper container receiving portion (6) spaced from, and above the base portion so that said container can be inserted into said upper container receiving portion (6) so that the at least one container cannot substantially move relative to the
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Claire Moran, Eamon Moran, Curtis Moran
  • 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: 20080105736
    Abstract: The present invention is for a divider for use with a food package, wherein the divider is manufactured from inexpensive coated paperboard and is of a simple one-piece construction. More particularly, a divider according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention is formed from a one-piece, foldable blank of paperboard material, which is folded in half and secured onto itself so as to form a two-ply, reasonably stiff construction. The divider is shaped and dimensioned to fit within a food container, which may preferably have a circular cylindrical shape, so as to bisect same and define two separate interior regions thereof. In addition, the divider includes a center portion wherein the paperboard material is not adhered onto itself, so as to allow the formation of a ring-shaped, cup-holding portion suitable for positioning and retaining a separate container within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Roderick W. Kalberer
  • Patent number: 7320407
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the display and support of a product such as a gift bag for selection and purchase by a consumer, a product display and support carton includes a display box and an opposed pair of dividers. The display box is defined by a bottom panel and an upwardly extending wall panel which together form a product carrying enclosure. The display box has an open top defined by a top wall panel edge disposed opposite the bottom panel. An opposed pair of dividers extends upwardly from opposite sides of the wall panel into the product carrying enclosure toward one another to define a plurality of product receiving compartments. At least one of the receiving compartments is generally wider near the top wall panel edge than near the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: William Hubbs, Christopher Galardi
  • Publication number: 20070194092
    Abstract: A disposable carry-out food container shaped like a picnic basket. The subject food container has a bottom wall having two side edges extending in a longitudinal direction between opposing ends, two end walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall at the opposing ends respectively, two side walls extending upwardly from the two side edges of the bottom wall to extend in the longitudinal direction between the opposing ends, two lid panels supported on the walls for pivotal movement about respective lateral axes oriented generally perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction between a closed position in which the lid panels enclose an open top end of the container and an open position in which the open top end is substantially unobstructed by the lid panels, and at least one handle coupled at opposing ends on the two side walls respectively such that said at least one handle extends generally in a direction of the lateral axes between the two side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventor: Brian Donnelly
  • Patent number: 7240789
    Abstract: A carton for carrying containers, such as cans, or other articles in two layers which has an interlocking separator pad between the two layers is provided. This separator pad has two tabs on each end which extend through slots provided on the side end flaps on each end of the carton to hold the separator pad in proper position between two layers of articles or containers. The pad has a leading flap that is folded up or down on one end of the carton between the articles or containers and the side end flaps to assist in holding the separator pad in proper position during the removal of containers from the carton through a dispenser opening formed in the carton. Preferably, the separator pad has a leading flap on both ends to assist in holding the separator pad in proper position. This carton may be provided with a dispenser in the side panel near the end on which the carton is rested to dispense cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7210613
    Abstract: A pizza box having a plurality of ribs, which are selectively moveable between a first stored position and a second upright position is provided. The ribs are coupled to at least one actuating strip, which enables the ribs to be simultaneously shifted from the first stored position to the second upright position. The ribs and the actuating strip are formed from the same piece of material. The actuating strip may be configured to interlock with the box to maintain the ribs in the second upright position. There is also a stop tab configured to prevent the actuating strip from moving the ribs beyond a predetermine point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: Richard M. Lehrer
  • Patent number: 7195118
    Abstract: A carton with bevel corners for carrying cans, or other articles, which has an interlocking separator pad so the cans or articles can be contained in two layers is provided. The carton has two ends, each of which is closed by two side end closures and top and bottom end flaps. Each side end closure has an aperture that is interlocked with the end portion of an interlocking separator pad. In one embodiment of this invention, the interlocking separator pad has two tabs with the aperture in each side end closure being a slot through which a tab is extended. This pad may have a foldably attached leading flap that is lodged between cans or articles contained in the carton and the side end closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7168558
    Abstract: A carton for carrying containers, such as cans, or other articles in two layers which has an interlocking separator pad between the two layers is provided. This separator pad has at least one leading flap which extends through slits provided on the side end flaps on the interlocking end of the carton so that the leading flap is folded up or down and the bottom end flap and top end flap folded and glued to the side end flaps of the carton. This pad may have a trailing flap that is folded up or down on the other end of the carton to assist in holding the pad in position. This pad may have a leading flap on both ends for interlocking both ends of the carton to the interlocking separator pad. This carton may be provided with a dispenser in the side panel near the end on which the carton is rested to dispense cans. This dispenser may extend into the top panel and the bottom panel so that the ends of the cans can be grasped for easy removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 7128206
    Abstract: A three piece beverage carrier has an outer ply, a partition assembly, and a box with the outer ply secured to the partition assembly and the partition assembly expanded and secured to the box. The outer ply comes from a rectangular blank folded lengthwise and the partition assembly comes from another blank that extends the transverse and cross partitions. The box takes shape from a third blank having wall panels and bottom flaps. The bottom flaps fold and glue together forming the bottom of the carrier. The partition assembly includes a transverse partition and at least one cross-partition. The partition assembly blank has a first body section, a second body section, and a handle section. The first and second body sections have a hinged connection at the handle section and form the transverse partition of the assembly. The first and second body sections further include at least one fold out section that defines the at least one cross-partition of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 7000773
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the display and support of a product such as a gift bag for selection and purchase by a consumer, a product display and support carton includes a display box and an opposed pair of dividers. The display box is defined by a bottom panel and an upwardly extending wall panel which together form a product carrying enclosure. The display box has an open top defined by a top wall panel edge disposed opposite the bottom panel. The product carrying enclosure defined by the bottom panel and wall panel is inclined at an angle to the vertical when the bottom panel is on a horizontal surface. With this arrangement, an opposed pair of dividers extends upwardly from opposite sides of the wall panel into the product carrying enclosure toward one another to define at least two separate product receiving compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: William Hubbs, Christopher Galardi
  • Patent number: 7000774
    Abstract: A universal packaging solution for use in packaging cellular telephones and other hand-held electronic devices in cartons adapted with an insert formed from a single piece of cardboard that is die-cut and folded so as to form a packaging container suitable for housing a wide variety of cellular telephones and accessories. Once folded into the intended configuration, the packaging insert defines a chamber having a transparent window for receiving the device, and a base for maintaining the device within a box in a configuration that allows for visual inspection of the device while preventing damage to the device as a result of shock during transit. The packaging insert further includes a plurality of apertures strategically located and spaced for receiving and securing accessories, such as charging units, therein so as to anchor the accessories within the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Dominic Bryant
  • Patent number: 6983874
    Abstract: An article carrier and a blank for forming an article carrier of the basket type comprising in sequence a first end panel, a first side panel, a second end panel, a second side panel and a third end panel foldably connected together one to next. A base panel is hinged to respective one of the side panels and a handle structure comprising first and second handle panels is foldably connected to the second end panel. The first handle panel is foldably connected to the first end panel and the second hand panel is foldably connected to the third end panel. The first and second handle panels are adjacent to the first and second side panels respectively and are separated therefrom. The first and second handle panels are so constructed and arranged to be placed in face contacting relationship to form a two ply handle when the carrier is set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Martinus C. M. Bakx
  • Patent number: 6896175
    Abstract: The divider is composed of a number of strips, at least one of which extends longitudinally and another of which extends transversely. The strips have slots for interconnecting the strips. Each slot is defined by spaced apart side edges which extend generally vertically from the top edge of the strip to an intermediate portion and which extend further to a terminal portion. Each strip has a thickness which is greater than the distance which separates the side edges of the slot in the intermediate portion but which is less than the distance which separates the side edges of the slot in the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Corrugated Partitions Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Duke, Terry Duke
  • Publication number: 20040238613
    Abstract: A pizza box having a plurality of ribs, which are selectively moveable between a first stored position and a second upright position is provided. The ribs are coupled to at least one actuating strip, which enables the ribs to be simultaneously shifted from the first stored position to the second upright position. The ribs and the actuating strip are formed from the same piece of material. The actuating strip may be configured to interlock with the box to maintain the ribs in the second upright position. There is also a stop tab configured to prevent the actuating strip from moving the ribs beyond a predetermine point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Richard M. Lehrer
  • Publication number: 20040188505
    Abstract: A laboratory tote, formed from a single sheet of corrugated polymeric material, includes a receptacle portion defined by a bottom wall and respective end walls and sidewalls hingedly joined to opposing edges of the bottom wall. A handle extends between the sidewalls and above the receptacle to facilitate placement and removal of items into and out of the receptacle. The tote may be provided with a variety of partitions formed from separate removable components and configured to divide the receptacle into compartments of varying size, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Nalge Nunc International
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Reagan, Robert Gutkin, Anita Gill
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040155098
    Abstract: The carton of this invention is capable of carrying the plurality of containers stacked upon their ends in two tiers with a unique dispenser that permits the dispensing of containers on their sides. The dispenser is formed in a top side wall and extends into the end wall with most of the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider is provided to facilitate loading the two tiers of containers and an end of the divider is folded down to facilitate its correct placement on the bottom tier of cans. A slit is provided between the two end portions of the divider so cans can be removed from the dispenser without being impeded by the divider being in the way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Publication number: 20040112947
    Abstract: Manufacturers of extruded profiles have two major problems with the present packaging material, i.e. a too low stability and the fact that the profiles are not separated in the package. Extruded profiles are often manufactured in short series, which puts high demands on short turnaround times, also when packaging the profiles. Another demand is that the products should be packed so as to take up the smallest volume possible. The present invention solves this problem by folding a sheet to form partition walls (B) on which a second insert is resting, so that each profile is completely separated from the others and each layer is only carrying its own weight. The sheet may be folded so that the compartments assume different height and width, both within a layer and between different layers. The stability is obtained by attaching, preferably by gluing, the partition walls, or, alternatively, the folded sheet, on a base plate (A) which may consist of the same material as the partition walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Stefan Davidsson
  • Publication number: 20030222129
    Abstract: A container adhered partition and method of its assembly, includes a container blank, having a dimensioned partition in its collapsed form applied and adhered to its interior walls, so that when the container is fabricated into the tubular form, both the container and its partition will be self-erecting, into the usable configuration. The method of assembly includes the layout of the blank container upon machinery, the precise positioning of the collapsed partition thereon, folding select walls in sequence of the container, into the tubular form, to provide a collapsed partitioned container for shipment or storage, and subsequent erecting for reception of other packaged goods within the integral partition cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: John P. Williams
  • Patent number: 6536654
    Abstract: A package for at least one bottle comprises a carton, a honeycomb core within the carton for surrounding the bottle, as well as bottom and top honeycomb pads abutting the honeycomb core. The honeycomb core is severed from its outer skin through the honeycomb material to its inner skin so that it may be folded to form an enclosure about the bottle. The bottle has the same height as the honeycomb core and when covered at its ends by the honeycomb pads positioned beneath and on top of the honeycomb core provides an assembly which completely fills the carton. In one embodiment of the invention, four bottles are contained within a square carton and are held in place by two G-shaped honeycomb core portions which cooperate to form four compartments for holding the bottles. In another embodiment, six bottles are packaged in a rectangular carton with the honeycomb core substantially formed by a continuous honeycomb panel severed to allow folding into six compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: EM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Reynolds, Andrew M. Parrella, Raymond A. Kowalski
  • Publication number: 20020195482
    Abstract: A partition for a packaging box having a bottom, two opposing sides, and two opposing ends. The partition includes four panels. The first panel is located between and substantially parallel to the ends, between and substantially perpendicular to the sides, and substantially perpendicular to the bottom. The second panel is joined to the box and joined to the first panel along a first fold line. The third panel is located immediately adjacent the first panel. The fourth panel is joined to the third panel along a second fold line that is substantially perpendicular to the first fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Mark L. Freiborg, Bennie Freiborg
  • Patent number: 6481578
    Abstract: A carton for packaging a plurality of substantially identical notebook computers having sides and bottoms. The carton comprises first and second parallel spaced-apart side walls, first and second parallel spaced-apart end walls adjoining the first and the second side walls to form a four-sided enclosure, and spaced-apart parallel top and bottom closures adjoining the four-sided enclosure to provide a six-sided enclosed space. Moreover, the carton comprises a first insert disposed in the enclosed space and extending substantially continuously over the bottom closure and being supported by the bottom closure. The notebook computers are disposed within the six-sided enclosed space and engaging the first insert. Furthermore, the carton comprises a second insert disposed in the enclosed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Quanta Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Fong-Ling Hsu
  • Patent number: 6427906
    Abstract: A box made from sheet materials such as corrugated cardboard has two sides, two ends connected to the sides at foldable corners and each with a central fold line and a bottom connected to the sides at foldable corners but not connected to the ends. A center partition running from one end of the box to the other is hingedly connected to the ends and is not connected to the bottom. The bottom has a central fold, enabling it to fold away from the partition when the ends are folded about the side corners in the same direction, the ends folding in the middle relative to the partition, to collapse the box. The partition is made from two panels which are attached back-to-back to one another and each panel has end flaps at each end which make up the ends of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bevan E. Grueneberg
  • Patent number: 6422454
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus for shipping and display of multi-component food items, such as a dinner assembled from multi-components. Included is a carton having an interior for receiving the various components required. An internal divider member disposed within the carton cooperates with the carton to maintain a pre-selected order of the components within the container. The carton contains a flip-top feature, and preferably is provided with a window for viewing the carton contents. A pull-out door may also be provided as an auxiliary means of access to the carton interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Kraft Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Barr, Neil Enciso