Including An Access Opening In A Sidewall Intended To Permit Lateral Insertion Or Removal Of Content Patents (Class 229/122)
  • Patent number: 10889404
    Abstract: A child-resistant package comprising a tray and a sleeve. The tray is configured to be inserted into said sleeve. The tray comprises external protrusions and the sleeve comprises one or more internal protrusions and access holes. The internal protrusions are configured to engage with the external protrusions when the tray and the sleeve are in a closed position, such that the tray is substantially prevented from being taken out of the closed position without disengaging the external protrusions from the internal protrusions. Each of the access holes overlaps with an end of each of the external protrusions, such that a user may access and disengage the external protrusions from the one or more internal protrusions, such that the tray is no longer prevented from being taken out of the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENALI INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Tsai, Frank Tsai
  • Patent number: 10773850
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 10717563
    Abstract: Provided herein is a collapsible bulk-sized shipping box made of corrugated plastic. The rectangular box comprises four joined sidewalls, wherein left and right sidewalls are bisected by vertical fold lines allowing the sidewalls to be collapsed inwards. Bottom flaps also extend from the bottom of respective sidewalls and hinge inward about a fold line to provide a bottom side of the box when in use or fold flush with the sidewall when collapsed. The front wall of the box comprises a door flap that hinges inward and outward about a fold line. In addition, a door retaining puck attached to an outer surface of the front wall and configured to resist the door flap opening outward but deflect under application of sufficient force thereby allowing the door flap to open outward completely and provide access to the interior of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Utility Packaging Systems
    Inventors: Joseph Lanza, James Maione, Joshua Hauge
  • Patent number: 10479549
    Abstract: A carton for holding at least one article. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, and a top panel and a plurality of end flaps for closing an end of the carton. A dispenser comprises a dispenser panel pivotably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels. The dispenser panel comprises a front portion comprising at least a portion of the front panel and as swing arm foldably connected to the front portion and comprising at least a portion of at least one end flap of the plurality of end flaps. The dispenser panel is moveable between a closed position and an open position allowing access to the interior of the carton. The dispenser comprises locking features for engaging the front panel and locking the dispenser panel in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew R. Kearns
  • Patent number: 10362777
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which can receive a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass into the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10239650
    Abstract: A packaging box, cutouts, method and device for producing corrugated cardboard boxes comprising walls, a base (6) and a cover (7), the inner face of the base being provided with at least two recesses (33) and the cover comprising at least two tabs (38) adhered to the upper face thereof, directly above the recesses of complementary shape. The recesses and/or the tabs are situated fully inside the corresponding face or faces (31, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OTOR
    Inventors: Sebastien Jacomelli, Gerard Mathieu
  • Patent number: 9743658
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which receives a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass in to the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9538741
    Abstract: A rodent bait station has a base with a hinged cover which is lockable to the base to define an interior volume which receives a ballast weight of three to twenty-four pounds which biases a floor of the base against a support surface. At least one rodent access opening in the bait station allows a rodent to pass in to the interior volume. A bait or a rodent trap is positioned within the interior volume such that a rodent can move freely within the interior volume so as to access the bait or rodent trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Walsh, Daniel C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9475603
    Abstract: A packaging box, cutouts, method and device for producing corrugated cardboard boxes comprising walls, a base (6) and a cover (7), the inner face of the base being provided with at least two recesses (33) and the cover comprising at least two tabs (38) adhered to the upper face thereof, directly above the recesses of complementary shape. The recesses and/or the tabs are situated fully inside the corresponding face or faces (31, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Otor, S.A.
    Inventors: Sebastien Jacomelli, Gerard Mathieu
  • Patent number: 9145228
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display tray is provided comprising: a floor panel; first and second end panels; a first positioning panel; a first side panel; and a containment panel comprising a first main portion and a first end portion extending at an angle to the first main portion. The first end portion may be located in a first notch defined at least in part by the first end panel and the first positioning panel. The containment panel is removable so as to convert the shipping container to a display tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Alex D. Bevier
  • Patent number: 9061791
    Abstract: Blanks are provided for forming boxes with side supports formed from flaps extending from the front and back of the box. The side supports are on the outside of the box and are of full height, i.e., as tall as the total height of the box, or flush with the top and bottom of the box. The side supports may be double-layer supports formed by folding the flaps. Boxes having full-height side supports and processes for forming such boxes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Retail Ready Packages Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh T. Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150129446
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a substrate material. The substrate material may lay substantially planar along a first axis. The apparatus may also include a plurality of punch-outs consisting of the substrate material and fastened to the substrate material. Each punch-out may be to be removed from the substrate material with an application of force upon each punch-out to create an open space in the substrate material. The apparatus may also include a first plurality of linear joints in the substrate material to allow the substrate material to be folded into a box form including at least five sides. The box form includes an inside portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Zahid Hussain
  • Publication number: 20150108018
    Abstract: A rigid, slide-open packet of cigarettes having: at least one inner package composed of a wrapped group of cigarettes; at least one inner container housing the inner package; an outer container housing the inner container to allow the inner container to slide between a closed position, in which the inner container is inserted inside the outer container, and an open position, in which the inner container is at least partly extracted from the outer container; and a connecting tab, which has an outer end glued to a corresponding part of the outer container, and an inner end glued to a corresponding part of the inner container. The connecting tab connects a rear wall of the outer container to a rear wall of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Marco Ghini, Luca Petrucci, Stefano Negrini
  • Patent number: 8991686
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser tray for eye shield lenses made from a single blank of material. The dispenser tray and blank each include a top panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel and a bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150083624
    Abstract: A carton for multiple beverage containers having a height HC in which the carton has a bottom panel, a top panel opposite the bottom panel, a front and a back panel, and first and second opposed end panels that form a closed carton. The carton has a transport orientation with the carton resting on the bottom panel and containers supported on their ends in an upright position. The carton has a first dispensing configuration in which the carton is resting on one of the front and back panels and the beverage containers are resting on their sides. A hinge on the bottom panel divides the bottom panel into two bottom panel portions. With the carton in the first dispensing configuration and the containers supported on their sides, the two bottom panel portions are in a common plane and the hinge is oriented in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Raul M Paredes, David J. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20150083625
    Abstract: An enclosed carton for housing and dispensing a plurality of containers has front and back panels, side panels, and top and bottom end panels connected to the front and back panels and the side panels to form a closed structure with the containers extending height-wise between the side panels. The containers are arranged in at least one row between the front and back panels and are stacked between the bottom and top end panels. The front panel has a plurality of access panels removably connected to the front panel and to each other such that, with said carton positioned on the bottom end panel and the containers oriented horizontally, the access panels can be removed in succession as the containers are removed from the carton to provide access to the remaining containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Raul M. Paredes, Douglas Laib, David J. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20150060533
    Abstract: A blank includes: a top panel, two side panels, a base panel, a closure panel, and a securing member for closing the erected blank on itself, four sets of corner post panels each extending from a side panel and able to be erected to form corner posts, a receiving portion extending over a portion of the base panel, for receiving the bottom walls of pots, delimited transversely by two intermediate base score lines which define, with the ends of the base panel, two connection/deformation sections on either side of the receiving portion. The intermediate base score lines form two deformable hinges, so that the receiving portion can be moved relative to the ends of the base panel along a vertical axis after formation of the packaging and the pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: AUTOMATISATION ET RENOVATION DU CONDITIONNEMENT DANS LES INDUSTRIES LAITIERES
    Inventor: Fabien JEGO
  • Patent number: 8955737
    Abstract: A carton. The carton may include a top wall, a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a first tear line positioned about a middle of the first side wall, and a second tear line positioned about a middle of the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Noel G. Stewart, Simon Gainey
  • Publication number: 20150041363
    Abstract: A container blank includes a front panel, a first-end panel, a back panel, a second-end panel, a plurality of first-side flaps, a plurality of second-side flaps, and a door. Each of the plurality of first-side flaps and each of the plurality of second-side flaps extend from a respective one of the front panel, the first-end panel, the back panel, and the second-end panel. The door includes a door-front portion formed in the front panel, a first-door-side portion formed in the first-side flap extending from the front panel and a second-door-side portion formed in the second-side flap extending from the front panel. The first-door-side portion and the second-door-side portion include a first crushed zone on an interior surface of the blank. The first-side flap extending from the front panel and the second-side flap extending from the front panel each include a second crushed zone on an exterior surface of the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Paul M. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150021350
    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 may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 8893919
    Abstract: A storage box includes a box body that includes a bottom wall and plural side walls including a pair of side walls that oppose each other, the box body having an opening at the top and containing an object, and a pair of lid walls that extend upward from top edges of the pair of side walls and are bent along the top edges so as to cover the opening of the box body. A pair of first lines are formed on the pair of lid walls and the pair of side walls, each first line extending at least partway from a top edge of the corresponding lid wall to a bottom edge of the corresponding side wall and facilitating outward bending of the corresponding side wall when an arm is inserted between the object contained in the box body and the corresponding side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kabe, Takaaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8887985
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventors: Jamie L. Laughman, Troy M. Little
  • Patent number: 8881901
    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 may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Publication number: 20140319204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser tray for eye shield tenses made from a single blank of material. The dispenser tray and blank each include a top panel, a front panel, a first side panel, a second side panel and a bottom panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Menasha Corporation
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Publication number: 20140262891
    Abstract: A carton suitable for packaging a coil of wire with a payout tube has a cover for selectably closing the open side of a five-sided clamshell. The carton can be loaded by placing the coil and payout tube on the cover and then closing the clamshell over the coil. The clamshell has a payout tube aperture and an entryway that permits the clamshell to fit down over the payout tube with the tube extending through the clamshell. Doors open to permit initial access of the tube to the aperture during closure of the clamshell. The doors then close to prevent the tube from becoming dislodged from the aperture. Guide flaps constrain the coil during closure of the clamshell. The final panel of the carton to be closed is secured on all of its free edges to prevent inadvertent opening of the carton. Fold lines are reinforced with reinforcing tape. The carton blank is laid out to have a waste percentage of less than 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Babcock
  • Publication number: 20140252076
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first container for at least one food item. The container includes a substantially flat bottom panel, and a pair of opposed side panels and front and rear portions extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The container further includes a shelf positioned in an interior of the container. The shelf is configured for allowing a food item to be placed thereon and is accessible from one of the front portion and the rear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kerry Marvin Pollock, Joseph Richard Piastrelli
  • Patent number: 8820620
    Abstract: Folded storage boxes are assembled into an array of joined folded storage boxes provide a sliding drawer at a front face of each box, such that stacked and laterally joined boxes are accessible from the front of each box. Fasteners join side walls of juxtaposed boxes at intermediate heights to define short beam wall structures. A drawer retention device limits the degree of front withdrawal of each drawer so that drawers on higher courses than the ground course are protected from accidental falls. A divider system in the drawer is supported on side rail sheets that are secured by inertia hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Vincent
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8789704
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible into a display container comprises a top wall, a bottom wall, and opposed side walls foldably joined to the top and bottom walls to form an interior space. A tear away window panel is formed on one of the side walls. The tear away window panel includes width and height defined by a perforated line of weakness extending across the width and on a portion of height of the side walls. A displayable insert tray is configured to be disposed into the interior space of the container to receive products and concealed therein when the container is in a shipping position. The displayable insert tray includes a bottom panel and at least one feeder ledge foldably joined to the bottom panel wherein upon removing the tear away window panel and pulling away the feeder ledge, the container is converted to a display position to expose the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: James Walter Nowak
  • Patent number: 8763889
    Abstract: A container and carton assembly comprising a container including a first portion and having a plurality of items that longitudinally extend between a first end and a second end of the container. The carton assembly includes at least two handles and means for securing said at least two handles about opposing sides of the container where the at least two handles extend above a horizontal plane of the container and where at least the at least two handles form an offset stacking index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20140138430
    Abstract: A container includes a base portion and a shell attached to the base portion to form a sheath for receiving one or more articles. The shell includes a primary shell panel and a shell side panel. The shell side panel is connected to the primary shell panel by a first fold line. The shell primary panel has a cutout area adapted to allow a finger to be inserted therethrough to slidably move the one or more articles. The shell includes an indexing tab for yieldably restricting movement of the one or more articles in the sheath. The indexing tab is hingedly connected to the primary shell panel along a perimeter of the cutout area and is folded inwardly of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Caleb S. LOFTIN
  • Patent number: 8727205
    Abstract: A reclosable pack according to the invention has a container with a covering film or foil as a closure part which covers a removal opening, which closure part is at least partially connected to the container, by a permanent adhesive, via an edge region adjoining the removal opening, and is made from a flexible material. Advantageously it is therefore possible to detach the closure part in order to release the removal opening by pulling in the pulling direction of the container and to place it back on the container in the opposite direction in order to reclose the removal opening. The container is surrounded by an outer pack which can be displaced in relation to the container in the pulling direction and in the opposite direction, and the closure part is fastened to the outer pack such that the release and reclosing of the removal opening can be controlled by displacing the outer pack in the pulling direction or in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Alfred Wipf
  • Publication number: 20140103100
    Abstract: A package is disclosed which includes hingedly connected front, back, and side panels, the package being held securely closed by a pair of sealing panels. The package is opened by a folding and pulling action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Sara Jane Falcon, Alyssa Smith, Linh Li Kooc
  • Publication number: 20140091133
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The carton may have various dispensing features to allow articles to be dispensed from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward W. Jones
  • Patent number: 8684896
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels is a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one of the panels has a protective coating for contact with the articles. The coating is arranged as a plurality of protective elements selectively applied to an interior surface of the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Tokarski, Raymond S. Kastanek
  • Patent number: 8668103
    Abstract: A self-locking package comprising a sleeve having a self-initializing locking tab and a slidable insert. The sleeve comprises a plurality of panels forming a substantially quadrilateral cross section. The locking tab extends between a top panel and a bottom panel and is offset from corners of the quadrilateral. An insert for retaining an item is at least partially insertable within an opening of the sleeve and includes a notch formed in at least one portion of the perimeter of the insert, such that when the insert is properly inserted into the sleeve, the locking tab seats within the notch to substantially prevent relative movement between the insert and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Transparent Container Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Zeiss
  • Patent number: 8668132
    Abstract: The storage box is formed from a sheet provided with a plurality of folding lines defining a parallelepiped provided with six faces, one of said face being a hinged lid (2), and it is characterized in that the opposed face to said hinged lid comprises a first sector (1a) provided with an oblique folding line (7a) that defines a first joining zone (8a); a second sector (1b) also provided with an oblique folding line (7b) that is joined to said first sector (1a) in said first joining zone (8a); a third sector (1c) provided with an oblique folding line (7c) that defines a second joining zone (8c); and a fourth sector (1d) that is joined to said third sector (1c) in said second joining zone (8c). It permits to obtain a box that can be mounted by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Embalajes Capsa, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Lopez Masague
  • Patent number: 8646654
    Abstract: A package includes an article group formed of cylindrical articles disposed on their sides in a side-by-side parallel fashion, and a carton disposed around the group. The carton includes a top wall, opposed side walls, end walls and an article dispenser. The side walls are disposed alongside the ends of the articles while one end wall is disposed adjacent to the side wall of an endmost article. The dispenser is formed from the end and top walls and includes at least one retaining panel to hold all the articles in the carton until removed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: The C.W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Charles A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8646653
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing articles such as disposable gloves. The assembly includes a container having a plurality of panels. The panels define a chamber and a dispensing region on the container. The assembly also includes a removable section in the dispensing region. The removable section has a first portion outlining a first orifice and at least a second portion outlining a second orifice that subtends the first portion. The dispensing assembly also includes a first component to remove only the first portion of the removable section and at least a second component to simultaneously remove both the first portion and at least the second portion of the removable section such that removal of the first component forms the first orifice and removal of the second component forms a second orifice into the chamber that incorporates the first orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Khoa T. Lien, Kosol Petrach
  • Publication number: 20140034717
    Abstract: A package for holding a product. The package can comprise a carton comprising a plurality of panels at least partially enclosing an interior of the carton. A liner may optionally be at least partially positioned in the interior of the carton and can comprise an inner dispensing feature. A liner patch can overlap the inner dispensing feature and can be mounted on the liner for facilitating opening of the inner dispensing feature of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Mark Sinclair, Jeffrey T. Sloat, Norman L. Jesch
  • Publication number: 20130341384
    Abstract: A blank for forming a resealable carton, which includes a flat sheet of material having a first surface configured to form an exterior surface of the carton and an opposite, second surface configured to form an interior surface of the carton. The sheet of material includes a number of panels, including at least a first panel and a second panel. The panels are foldably connected in a width-wise direction of the panels. The second panel includes an opening configured to receive a resealable label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Malnove Packaging Solutions
    Inventor: Malnove Packaging Solutions
  • Publication number: 20130334295
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a convertible shipping container is provided. The blank includes a removable access panel, a top panel, a bottom panel, a front panel, and a rear panel. Each of top, bottom, rear, and front panels include side flaps extending from a side edge of each top, bottom, rear, and front panel. The removable access panel includes an access hole, a return hole, and relief creases to facilitate removal after the container is formed. The shipping container includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, and four corner structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Kiev Swenson
  • Patent number: 8596519
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an open-top container for shipping and displaying products which comprises a plurality of side walls. Bottom wall flaps are foldably joined to bottom edges of the side walls and are folded inwardly therefrom into overlapping relationship with one another to form a bottom wall closure. A respective plurality of triangularly-shaped beams foldably joined to upper edges of the respective plurality of side walls. Each of the plurality of the triangularly-shaped beams is defined by a shoulder panel and a flange panel foldably joined to one another. A bumper sticker panel is foldably joined to upper edge of one of the plurality of side walls forming a partial top closure when the open-top container is in the shipping position and partially prevents products from falling out when the open-top container is in the displaying position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Publication number: 20130313311
    Abstract: A folded dispensing unit and a blank therefor, wherein the blank is adapted to be glued and shipped in a folded condition and erected and further folded at a point of sale, and a method of erecting the glued and folded blank. The dispensing unit includes an interior slot adapted to receive a carton including a plurality of individual products to be dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Altria Client Services Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Fath, Carl Miller
  • Publication number: 20130313158
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible into a display container comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and opposed side walls foldably joined to the top and bottom walls to form an interior space. A tear away window panel is formed on one of the side walls. The tear away window panel includes width and height defined by a perforated line of weakness extending across the width and on a portion of height of the side walls. A displayable insert tray is configured to be disposed into the interior space of the container to receive products and concealed therein when the container is in a shipping position. The displayable insert tray includes a bottom panel and at least one feeder ledge foldably joined to the bottom panel wherein upon removing the tear away window panel and pulling away the feeder ledge, the container is converted to a display position to expose the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: James Walter Nowak
  • Publication number: 20130277260
    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. At least two end flaps can cooperate to at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A reinforcing insert comprises a central panel and at least one reinforcing end flap. The central panel can be at least partially disposed in the interior of the carton, and the at least one reinforcing end flap can comprise a base portion and a distal portion foldably connected to the base portion. The base portion extends in an oblique direction from the central panel toward the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Brian Smalley, Emili Requena, Ana Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8556080
    Abstract: A shipping and display carton is provided that may be used for panel filters. The carton preferably has three display positions including horizontally flat, vertically upright, and side filter display positions to provide a retailer with display options. The box has several features such as releasable interlocked retainer flaps to retain filters in one display position, perforated removal portions including a removable card carrying a cover lid, a single glue seam with interlocking bottom panels so as to provide break down without a cut knife, and other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Sinclair, LaMonte A. Crabtree
  • Publication number: 20130264378
    Abstract: An octahedral product dispenser for dispensing discrete product portions and a corresponding blank for constructing the product dispenser are described. The product dispenser includes two opposing hexagonal end panels, and six integrally connected rectangular side panels extending between the two end panels, wherein a first and a last of these six side panels are not integrally connected to each other but connected to one another with a flap portion. An opening is formed in one of the end or side panels for allowing access to product portions within the product dispenser, and these product portions can be arranged vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Gerald J. Keberlein, Gregory A. DiLoreto
  • Publication number: 20130256392
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles arranged in at least a first layer and a second layer above the first layer. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and an opening feature for accessing the articles in the carton. The opening feature extends in at least one panel of the plurality of panels. A tray is disposed at least partially in the interior of the carton. At least a portion of the tray can be positioned between the first layer and the second layer. The tray can be for supporting the articles in the second layer to allow removal of the articles in the second layer after activation of the opening feature of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20130248587
    Abstract: A package assembly (20) comprises products enclosed in a tubular packet (24) formed from a flexible wrapper (26). A line of weakness (40) encloses an opening region (42) in a side wall (28) of the packet. The, opening region (42) is at least partially removed to create a dispensing opening by tearing the wrapper along the line of weakness (40). In one embodiment, the packet is opened by pressing one of the products through the opening region. In another embodiment, a sticker (150, FIG. 3) is adhered to the opening portion to provide a tab (152, FIG. 3) which can be pulled to open the packet. In a further embodiment, the packet is enclosed in a stiff outer cover (260, FIG. 5). The cover has a reclosable flap (262) bonded to the opening region so that on first opening of the flap, the packet is torn along the line of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Bouline, Nicolas Gres