Each Of Two Pieces Of Box Material Folded Into A "u" Shape To Form A Pair Of Opposed Box Walls Connected By An Intermediate Wall Panel (e.g., "crossed Blanks") Patents (Class 229/122.23)
  • Patent number: 9379408
    Abstract: A fuel cell system is provided which includes a compression retention enclosure with upper and lower compression shells and side sheet components coupled by interlocking hem joints. Methods for manufacturing compression retention enclosures with hem joints such that the enclosure remains sealed upon operational swelling of the fuel stack are also provided. A compression shell may be formed from a light weight composite structure having a polymeric layer interposed between steel skins, and an extension of the top steel skin may form a hemmed edge or may form a side sheet having a hemmed edge. Side sheet panels may be coupled to the end plates by interlocking two opposing hemmed edges to form the hem joint, or by sliding an opposing C-linking element between two hemmed edges held under compression force in an interlocking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Anthony G. Chinnici, Jeffrey A. Rock
  • Patent number: 9346586
    Abstract: This container is provided with a box main body (20) configured by assembling synthetic resin hollow plates into a bottomed square box shape. A plurality of engaging members (31, 32) having rectangular protrusions (33) are fixed to a bottom wall (21) of the box main body (20). The engaging members (31, 32) are fixed in such a manner that the protrusions (33) protrude from the bottom surface of the bottom wall (21), and are positioned in such a manner that lattice-shaped linear recesses, which extend lengthwise and widthwise along the side edges of the bottom wall (21), are formed between the protrusions (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Kunimori Kagaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Shiotani, Yusaku Inayama
  • Patent number: 9033212
    Abstract: A thin film rectangular cuboid stand-up container composed of a first and a second elongated rectangular sheets of a thin film weldable plastic or laminate material, wherein the length of each of the first and second sheets is approximately equal to twice the length of a selected edge of the container plus the width of the other sheet, the first sheet is folded along two transversal lines to form first three panels of the rectangular cuboid container and the second sheet is folded along two transversal lines to form the complementary three panels of the rectangular cuboid container, the first and second sheets are seamed to each other along a welding margin surrounding their entire periphery forming an endless loop of fin like seam band extending along 8 of the 12 cuboid edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BETH-EL ZIKHRON YA'AKOV INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Albrecht Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8708218
    Abstract: Packaging that has a small space requirement after use, is economical and practical to use, and avoids the user soiling his fingers during opening and when grasping the product comprises a lateral strip (410) having two longitudinal edges connected by two end edges and having at least one curvature and/or fold in order to form a storage space for the food product and a membrane seal having a bottom region (501) and a cover region (502), each region begin secured to a separate longitudinal edge, and a lateral border region (503) secured to the end edges of the strip so as to enclose the food product in the storage space. The membrane seal is secured in a peelable manner to the end edges, to the whole of a first longitudinal edge and to at least a part of the second longitudinal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bongrain S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Bonnin, S├ębastien Ravelet
  • Patent number: 8690045
    Abstract: A spreadable box includes a bottom portion, a plurality of sidewall portions, and at least one support tab. The plurality of sidewall portions is extended from the bottom portion. The at least one of the plurality of sidewall portions includes a pair of sidewall planes folded to overlie each other with a space there between. The at least one support tab is protruded from at least one of the plurality of sidewall portions and configured to be inserted into or withdrawn from the space in order to secure the box in an assembled form or a spread form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Hyuck Jang
  • 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: 8602212
    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 having a first panel disposed to overlap at least portions of the base portion, a second panel disposed adjacent to the first end panel in face-to-face engagement, and a third panel disposed adjacent to the second end panel in face-to-face engagement. The reinforcing layer is formed of a material stronger in shear than the material of the box portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: S & D Group, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Scanzillo, Silvio DiMarchi
  • Patent number: 8544216
    Abstract: A portable shelter made from two corrugated plastic sheets. Each sheet has score lines that define a floor panel, two wall panels, and two roof panels. The two sheets are overlapped, and the panels are bent along the score lines to form the walls and roof. Each panel is secured to the adjacent panel with tabs and seam members to form standing seams that are secured by fasteners. An opening in the roof provides ventilation, while a cap over the opening blocks precipitation from entering. The entire structure is secured in place with stakes that are inserted through the floor into the ground. Solar panels can be affixed to the shelter to provide electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: David Hazlett
  • Publication number: 20130048703
    Abstract: A thin film rectangular cuboid stand-up container composed of a first and a second elongated rectangular sheets of a thin film weldable plastic or laminate material, wherein the length of each of the first and second sheets is approximately equal to twice the length of a selected edge of the container plus the width of the other sheet, the first sheet is folded along two transversal lines to form first three panels of the rectangular cuboid container and the second sheet is folded along two transversal lines to form the complementary three panels of the rectangular cuboid container, the first and second sheets are seamed to each other along a welding margin surrounding their entire periphery forming an endless loop of fin like seam band extending along 8 of the 12 cuboid edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Albrecht Fuchs
  • Patent number: 7837089
    Abstract: A box includes an outer shell surrounding an inner sleeve having spaced apart first and second sleeve side walls attached to a sleeve bottom wall. A split sleeve top wall spaced apart from sleeve bottom wall defines spaced apart first and second open ends therebetween. Split sleeve top wall includes first and second sleeve sections separated by a sleeve split. Outer shell includes first and second shell side walls attached to a shell bottom wall and covering first and second open ends of inner sleeve. A shell top wall spaced apart from shell bottom wall includes first and second shell sections separated by a shell split substantially perpendicular to sleeve split. Flanges extend from shell top and bottom walls and first and second shell side walls along and bonded to outside surfaces of the sleeve side walls. The shell and sleeve are constructed from shell and sleeve blanks respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Lee James Pacheco
  • Publication number: 20100234201
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing containers, the resulting containers therefrom and the associated pre-assemblies and blanks used in the method and in the resulting containers. The method includes cutting a primary blank and at least one supplementary blank, affixing them together to form a pre-assembly, and assembly the container from the pre-assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: YORK CONTAINER COMPANY
    Inventors: Troy LITTLE, Jamie L. LAUGHMAN
  • Publication number: 20090286663
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: YORK CONTAINER COMPANY
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Publication number: 20090212095
    Abstract: A reinforced carton handle structure includes a carton wall panel (16) hinged along a first fold line (40) to a linear series of at least two reinforcing panels (26, 32, 34) hinged one to the next. Each of the carton wall panel (16) and reinforcing panels (26, 32, 34) includes an aperture or recess (54, 56) for forming a handle opening. One of the reinforcing panels (26) in the linear series is hinged to a next reinforcing panel (32) of the linear series about a second fold line (87a, 87b) that is closer to the first fold line (40) than an edge of the one reinforcing panel (26) which edge is furthest from the first fold line (40).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Auclair
  • Patent number: 7484654
    Abstract: A container having multiple wall panels forming container sides, the container having at least first and second wall panels that meet at a first corner. The container is assembleable from a flat or knockdown state to an opened or assembled state. A first inner panel is attached to a first wall panel, the first inner panel having an end spaced from the first corner. A slidable corner support is attached to the end of the first inner panel and extends towards the second wall panel. When the container is assembled from the knockdown state, the slidable corner support moves away from the first corner to form a support member that can help support a container stacked on top and prevent nesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian J. Tibbles, Peter S. Jaffe, Andrew Sypawka
  • Publication number: 20080257942
    Abstract: A carton for containing a group of bottles is constructed by combining a pair of complementary U-shaped structures (10, 20). One (10) of the U-shaped structures comprises a bottom panel (24) and opposing end walls (16, 18). The other (20) of the U-shaped structures comprises a top panel (22) and opposing side walls (12, 14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Philippe LeBras
  • Patent number: 7377420
    Abstract: A two-piece bliss-type container blank and resulting container for easily dispensing products contained within is disclosed. Specifically, the container is designed to have an exterior bottom panel that is essentially flat, while having an internal bottom panel that is inclined toward a front panel. The front panel includes structure to permit the removal of product from within the container. The two-piece bliss-type structure provides a strong and stable container that may be constructed to varying sizes and geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Gardner
  • Patent number: 6986457
    Abstract: A packaging case is provided for containing at least one container. The case has a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet forms a first vertical panel of the case having a first edge with a first bead and a second edge with a second bead, the second edge being opposite the first edge, a first horizontal panel of the case having a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge, and a second vertical panel of the case having a first edge with a first bead and a second edge with a second bead, the second edge being opposite the first edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Pat O'Connell, Rob Beeson, Dave Cargile
  • Patent number: 6305599
    Abstract: A reusable assembled box and a method of transport thereof are provided, in that the box has a base with greater strength, and is capable of disassembled into compact pieces facilitating sending back thereof, thus reducing a transport cost and enabling reuse of the box in higher frequency. The box comprises a first member, a second member, and coupling members. The first member is in a substantially rectangular shape, comprises a base and a pair of opposing side walls folded up from the base. The second member is in a substantially rectangular shape and comprises a base, overlain on the base of the first member, in a shape substantially identical to that of the first member, and a pair of side walls adjacent to the walls of the first member. The coupling members detachably couples upper end corners of adjacent side walls of the first and second members assembled into a box by overlaying the bases of the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masami Tsubaki, Hideki Iino
  • Publication number: 20010027992
    Abstract: This invention relates to a collapsible packaging sleeve made of a foamed polyolefin material such as polypropylene. The sleeve may be formed from one or more sheets of material joined into a continuous ring, or it may be assembled from separable sleeve parts. The collapsiblity is provided by the removal of material from the sheet(s) to create a recess within the sheet defining a region of reduced thickness. When bent about the region of reduced thickness, the material undergoes the well-known transformation known as “whitening”, enabling it to perform repeated hinging movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Barry Francis Strong
  • Publication number: 20010008251
    Abstract: A reusable assembled box and a method of transport thereof are provided, in that the box has a base with greater strength, and is capable of disassembled into compact pieces facilitating sending back thereof, thus reducing a transport cost and enabling reuse of the box in higher frequency. The box comprises a first member, a second member, and coupling members. The first member is in a substantially rectangular shape, comprises a base and a pair of opposing side walls folded up from the base. The second member is in a substantially rectangular shape and comprises a base, overlain on the base of the first member, in a shape substantially identical to that of the first member, and a pair of side walls adjacent to the walls of the first member. The coupling members detachably couples upper end corners of adjacent side walls of the first and second members assembled into a box by overlaying the bases of the first and second members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2001
    Publication date: July 19, 2001
    Applicant: Fuji Tukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masami Tsubaki, Hideki Iino
  • Patent number: 6213643
    Abstract: A collapsible bag expander made by bending a patterned cardboard into shape, enabling coupled pairs of hooked portions of border flaps of panels of the patterned cardboard to be respectively secured together by elastic bands so that the bag expander is automatically forced by the spring power of the elastic band to expand and to support the collapsible bag in shape after removable of the collapsible bag from the polybag, which packs the collapsible bag in the collapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Chih-Ta Lin