Including A Multilayer Bottom Wall Patents (Class 229/122.34)
  • Patent number: 10583955
    Abstract: A package for holding at least one product includes a carton and at least one insert. The carton includes a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton to form at least one corner of the carton. The at least one insert is at least partially disposed in the interior of the carton adjacent the at least one corner to reinforce the carton, and includes a first panel, a second panel, and an intermediate portion between the first panel and the second panel. Each of the first panel and the second panel is attached to a respective panel of the plurality of panels and the intermediate portion is free from attachment to the plurality of panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Ackroyd, Harmen Boersma
  • Patent number: 10472123
    Abstract: A blank is configured to be erected into a container including an inner tray and an outer carton frangibly connected to the inner tray. The inner tray includes an inner side wall and a bottom. The outer carton includes a top, an outer side wall, and a utility panel frangibly connected to the inner side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GYRE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Troy M. Little
  • Patent number: 9957079
    Abstract: The present teachings are direct at tray, components in a tray, methods for assembling trays, and articles, such as boxes that include a tray. The covers and/or tray inserts include one or more features that result in one or more of the following benefits: improved performance during or after assembly of a tray, improved ease of assembling a tray, or improved appearance of a tray, or any combination thereof. The features can be used alone. However, a number of the features, when combined, result in particularly robust assembly processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Kenner, Lucien Wende
  • Patent number: 9718596
    Abstract: A packaging assembly comprises a bulk box having a shock absorber to dampen a kinetic energy of product being dispensed from a conveyor system. The shock absorber may be a rectangular sheet shock absorber disposed diagonally in the bulk box, a shuttle tray shock absorber disposed in an opening of the bulk box, a deflector net disposed in an opening of the bulk box, or a inflatable bag shock absorber disposed in the bulk box, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Lona Phitsamay, Joselito T. Crespo
  • Patent number: 9266640
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a retail box and a method of making a retail box. Retail boxes in accordance with the present disclosure can be manufactured beginning with a moisture impermeable paper or substrate, which is rolled on a core. Two halves of the box, or “half-boxes,” are first produced, and then brought together to form a complete box. The corners of the complete box can be sealed with a caulk or other sealing material to form a moisture impermeable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Jarl Jensen
  • Patent number: 9120592
    Abstract: The present teachings are direct at tray, components in a tray, methods for assembling trays, and articles, such as boxes that include a tray. The covers and/or tray inserts include one or more features that result in one or more of the following benefits: improved performance during or after assembly of a tray, improved ease of assembling a tray, or improved appearance of a tray, or any combination thereof. The features can be used alone. However, a number of the features, when combined, result in particularly robust assembly processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ralf Kenner, Lucien Wende
  • Patent number: 8985336
    Abstract: A display carton includes a bottom wall, a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall with a rolled upper edge, and a rear wall, with the rear wall formed by overlapping, folded panels that are adhered together at the overlap. The display carton can be assembled from a blank, in part by folding panels together to partially overlap the panels, and adhering the panels together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Yost, Patrick William Laurie, III
  • Patent number: 8960527
    Abstract: A foldable box that includes a cover; a bottom; a right side; a front side; a left side; a rear side; an outside connector; a front connector; and a rear connector. The cover and the bottom can be foldably connected to the outside connector. The right side, the front side, the left side and the rear side can be foldably connected to each other. Also, a portion of the front connector can be foldably connected to a bottom edge of the left side, a portion of the front connector can be foldably connected to a bottom edge of the front side, a portion of the rear connector can be foldably connected to a bottom edge of the rear side and a portion of the rear connector can be foldably connected to a bottom edge of the right side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Papillon Ribbon & Bow, Inc.
    Inventor: Vanessa Hui
  • Patent number: 8910855
    Abstract: A foldable box that is interchangeable from a flat configuration to a three-dimensional configuration. The foldable box includes a first set of panels, a second set of panels and a third set of panels. The second set of panels and the third set of panels can be adhesively and foldably connected to the first set of panels to form the foldable box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Papillon Ribbon & Bow, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Yin Wong, Vanessa Hui
  • Publication number: 20140360913
    Abstract: A packaging assembly can include a container comprising a top, a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls, a first frame and a second frame. The first frame can include a first support panel including a first surface configured to face an article and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first leg portion pivotably connected to the first support panel and located between the first support panel and the bottom. The first leg portion can cause a resilient force to bias the first support panel away from the bottom when the first leg portion is located at a third rotational position between the first rotational position and the second rotational position. The second frame can include a second support panel. The second frame can nest with the first frame within the container so as to retain an article between the first and second support panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Clearpak, LLC
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • Patent number: 8827144
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration which can be formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrea Coltri-Johnson
  • Patent number: 8770468
    Abstract: A folding box for receiving a group of containers includes a cuboid-shaped external packaging made of cardboard. The external packaging has side walls, bottom walls and top walls. The folding box also includes a lining on the inside of the external packaging at least in the corner region between the side walls, top walls and/or bottom walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International Europe Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Bernard Skolik, Jens Eckermann
  • Patent number: 8746542
    Abstract: A carton comprising an inner layer (100) and an outer layer (2), the inner layer comprises at least one side wall, which inner side wall comprises at least two layers (116, 118) of carton material in a face to face relationship with one another and the outer layer comprises a base portion (4) and at least one side wall (14, 22) about the inner layer side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Services Limited
    Inventor: Chris Hallam
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8662380
    Abstract: The inventive crate has a bottom base, two opposing side panels, two opposing interlocking end panels, and a top cap. The bottom base having a length and width larger than the X-width and Y-length dimensions of the cargo to be shipped, the opposing side panels are coextensive to the Y-length of the cargo as fitting within the bottom base lip and a height matching the cargo's Z-height. The interlocking end panels have a side interlock with a width slightly less than the thickness of the side panel, and a corner tab. When assembled, each side panel at each end inserts against the side interlocks at each corner compressively securing with the folding over of each corner tab crushingly sandwiching the side panel between the slightly crushed corner tab and center section as held fast by the bottom lip. The top cap covers the upper portion of the assembled panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel James Bonebrake
  • Patent number: 8657184
    Abstract: A foldable paper box includes an inner panel that has an inner base wall secured to an outer base wall of an outer panel, two first inner sidewalls and two second inner sidewalls connected foldably to the inner base wall to confine a receiving space that is closed by a cover wall of the outer panel. The outer and inner base walls confine therebetween two insert slots adjacent to the first inner sidewalls. The first inner sidewalls are insertable partially into respective insert slots after being folded to extend uprightly from the inner base wall. The second inner sidewalls are inserted partially and non-removably in between the inner and outer base walls and secured to the outer base wall after being folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Unimasa Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Luisa Gao
  • Patent number: 8628001
    Abstract: A partly constructed set up box in a generally flat configuration, the partly constructed set up box comprising an inner blank and an outer blank, wherein the inner blank and the outer blank are secured relative to each other by a securement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Services Limited
    Inventor: Chris Hallam
  • Publication number: 20130299566
    Abstract: A continuous sheet for forming a blank, the blank adapted for assembly as a container including a base portion and side walls formed from a single continuous sheet. The container includes sufficient support features, such as side wall connection features so that one or more of the side walls are maintained in a generally orthogonal orientation relative to the base portion and so that adjacent side walls are maintained in generally orthogonal orientation relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Multi Packaging Solutions
    Inventor: Scott D. Sylvester
  • Patent number: 8474686
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Publication number: 20130118942
    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 be overlapped with respect to one another to thereby 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, and at least a portion of the distal portion is positioned outwardly of at least one of the end flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8186513
    Abstract: Box constructions suitable for packaging, storing and transporting small objects including flat rectangular objects of any size such as books, CD's, DVD's, and the like. The box construction has an outer member which surrounds an inner member. An object is packaged by attaching an object onto a surface of the inner member; positioning the inner member on the outer member; folding panel of the outer member around the object on the inner member; and attaching the panels of the outer member thus enclosing the object within the box construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John St. John, Tony D. Steele
  • Publication number: 20110248081
    Abstract: A packaging device and method for absorbing and reducing moisture as well as a manufacturing process for such device. The packaging device is a container made from paperboard such as containerboards or linerboards with a corrugated medium. The paperboard is insulated with moisture absorbing additives comprising charcoal, activated charcoal, activated carbon, or substances mostly comprised of carbon. Perforations may be added in the boards to further permit moisture to reach the corrugated medium, permitting further absorption by the additives embedded within the corrugated medium in between the boards. This packaging device and method is favorable for storing or transporting objects which are sensitive to or would benefit from low moisture/humidity conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin J. O'Neill, Albert J. Salese
  • Patent number: 8025208
    Abstract: A bulk container for storing, shipping and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid fluids comprises a bin having a sidewall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The sidewall comprises a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels extending at an angle with respect to one another. A lid is covering the open top of the bin and having a discharge opening therethrough adjacent one side edge thereof. A fluid-containing bag is supported in the bin and a discharge valve is on an upper end of the bag where the discharge valve is positioned to extend through the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Wisecarver, Michael A. Churvis
  • Patent number: 7905388
    Abstract: An container with including a ribbon, a lid, and a container base including a ribbon channel and ribbon feedthroughs, a covering floor panel, a ribbon disposed within the channel and extending through the feedthroughs, a tissue paper liner with a flap affixed between the container base and the floor panel where the tissue paper covers a item in the box and the ribbon is tied over the tissue paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Lindy Bowman Company
    Inventor: Linden H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 7874476
    Abstract: A container (1) for the transport of a foodstuff comprises an upper and a lower container half (2, 3) which are interconnected for pivoting between a closed and an open position (4). Each container half comprises a flat bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6), from which side walls (7, 8, 9, 10) extend essentially obliquely upwards or downwards and outwards to the respective other container half (2, 3). In order to improve the thermal insulation with containers of this nature and at the same time to achieve increased stability, in particular with containers made from paper, cardboard or the like, the bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6) is formed double-walled at least in places. A one-part blank (40) is provided for the manufacture of a container of this nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 7731082
    Abstract: A reinforced container assembly and method for making the same are provided. The reinforced container assembly comprises a fiberboard container and a first reinforcement strap. The fiberboard container has a lower portion and an upper portion. The first reinforcement strap wraps continuously around a periphery of the container a plurality of times in a spiraling manner from a starting point of the reinforcement strap to a terminating point of the reinforcement strap. The reinforcement strap physically connects to the container at a first location. The reinforcement strap is further physically connected to the container at second location. The reinforcement strap provides structural support to the fiberboard container to increase the strength of the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Keith A. Jackson, Benjamin Frank
  • Patent number: 7661579
    Abstract: A new and improved packaging container, and a method and apparatus for fabricating the same, comprises a laminated structure comprising a plurality of plies formed from suitable paper or similar materials. The plurality of plies, having a predetermined width dimension, are bonded together in a substantially flattened state by glue which is applied in predetermined, axially extending, laterally staggered patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Kruelle, Thomas A. Ketzer, Joseph Manes, Frank Valenzano
  • Patent number: 7644858
    Abstract: A corrugated container for shipping containers, such as glass bottles, includes a shipping box, a liner, one or more cross-pieces, a top sheet and a bottom sheet. The liner, cross-pieces, top sheet and bottom sheet may be made of corrugated or hexacomb material to provide shock absorbing protection to the bottles received within the shipping box. The liner and cross-pieces do not extend the full height of the box to allow the corners of the box to crush or crumple in the event the container is dropped on one of its upper corners. A pair of staggered hand holes may be formed in the opposite sides of the box to enable ergonomic lifting of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Company L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. Glaser, Mark Jasko
  • Patent number: 7387231
    Abstract: An insert including a support panel, a first tab, and a second tab. The support panel defining a front edge, a back edge opposite the front edge, a first side edge extending between the front edge and the back edge, and a second side edge extending between the front edge and the back edge opposite the first side edge. The support panel is adapted to support a food product during cutting of the food product and during transfer of the food product to a container. The first tab extends along the first side edge of the support panel from the front edge only partially toward the back edge. The second tab extends along the second side edge of the support panel from the back edge only partially toward the front edge. Other inserts and trays and combinations including inserts or trays provide additional advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Pizza Hut, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Yandian, Peter G. Graham
  • Publication number: 20080128301
    Abstract: A container includes an outer shell and an inner slide. The outer shell comprises an outer shell front wall, an outer shell rear wall, left and right outer shell side walls and an outer shell stopper flap, and wherein the outer shell at least partially embraces an inner slide. The inner slide comprises a box portion wherein the box portion comprises a box bottom wall, a box front wall and a box rear wall and an inner slide stopper flap. The inner slide further comprises a lid portion wherein the lid portion comprises a lid top wall, and wherein the lid portion is hinged to the box portion at the box rear wall. The outer shell stopper flap and the inner slide stopper flap interact with each other and limit the movement between the outer shell and the inner slide when opening the container, the box front wall comprising the inner slide stopper flap and the outer shell front wall comprising the outer shell stopper flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Bourgoin, John Vickerstaff
  • Patent number: 7380702
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a box, namely a pizza box having a bottom wall; a peripheral side wall attached to a periphery of the bottom wall; a top cover including a rear edge hingedly attached to the side wall, a front edge, and two side edges between the front edge and the rear edge. The box is fitted with a serving tray having handles on at least two opposing sides. The serving tray is designed to fit inside the pizza box. The box may contain at least two slits in the top cover, each slit extending along the front edge, side edge or back edge. These slits are configured so that the handles from the serving tray partially fit into each slit thereby providing additional support for the overall structure of the pizza box. This allows the pizza box to be constructed of lighter material with the additional support coming from the handles of the serving tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: VI Innovations, Corp.
    Inventor: Franco R. Oddo
  • 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: 7229001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a folding collapsible rectangular storage box in which the rectangular box body has a flexible bottom panel, two short upright peripheral panels and two long upright peripheral panels perpendicularly extending upward from the four sides of said rectangular bottom panel, the two long upright peripheral panels having a respective vertically extending folding line arranged in a diagonal manner so that the box body can be folded into a flat manner by pushing the two long upright peripheral panels toward each other and then respectively turning the two short upright peripheral panels toward the attached two long upright peripheral panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 7229003
    Abstract: A reinforced bulk materials container having a first wall-forming blank scored to provide main panels foldably joined together at a plurality of corners with each main panel having a foldably joined bottom flap. A wear reducing member attaches along the score for the bottom flaps and overlaps lateral portions of the flaps and the panels. A second wall-forming blank of corrugated paperboard defining panels laminates to the first wall-forming blank and includes members fixedly attached about a perimeter of each panel and a filler pad within the perimeter defined by the members. The wear reducing member resists the bottom edges of the container from wearing through caused movement of the container on rough surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: North American Container Corp.
    Inventors: John M. Grigsby, Jr., Jeffrey C. Banks
  • Patent number: 7210614
    Abstract: Stiffened double walled gift boxes are formed from paperboard blanks having main panels and wall panels with inner halves connected by gussets. A stiffener with a central panel and hinged sides half as wide as the side panels is placed in the main panel. Adhesive is applied on inner surfaces of the outer panels. As the wall panels are folded along peripheral edges of the main panel the loose stiffener is aligned by the wall panels. Sides of the stiffener bend with side panels of the box. Gussets are folded and placed inside end walls and are secured by outer end panels secured to inner end panels. Outer side panels are folded inward and adhered on sides of the stiffener, locking the stiffener in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Mazurek
  • Patent number: 7080772
    Abstract: A tray and a blank for forming a tray for holding foodstuff or the like which tray is formed from paperboard or like foldable sheet material and can be erected from a flat collapsed condition into a position of use. The tray comprises a plurality of panels for forming a base, opposed side and end walls wherein the panels forming the tray are a composite structure comprising inner and outer panels forming the base, side and end walls. The insert is retained in the tray by means of a securing tab formed from the tray and engaged by an upper edge of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Philippe Lebras
  • Patent number: 7044359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover, an insert and a floor, and a method for manufacturing a tray therefrom. The cover comprises a planar rectangular panel with a flap on each edge, a portion of each flap being connected to an adjacent flap with a gusset, each flap having a tab at the free edge thereof, wherein the floor comprising a planar rectangle which is substantially the same size as the panel, and wherein the insert comprising a planar rectangular base which is substantially the same size as the panel, the base having a wall portion on each edge, each flap being substantially twice the size of each wall portion, wherein in use the base is aligned with the panel, the wall portions are upright, the flaps extend around the respective wall portions and the tabs are folded onto the base, the floor being aligned with the base and the panel, and being bonded to the tabs. A tray so arranged is less expensive and stronger than prior art trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Jeremy Cohen
  • Patent number: 6845903
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a folder type file tray assembled from a single paperboard blank. The file tray can be flattened to a reduced size during storage or transportation. It can also be assembled into different forms for different usage. The first form of file tray is an open-top box with a front opening for usage as a conventional file tray. The second form of file tray is an open-top box without a front opening, i.e., surrounded by four side walls for usage as a desk-top tool box. The third form of file tray is an open-top box with a foldable closing lid for usage such as a storage box. Additionally, the file tray of present invention can be stacked up directly to each other in multiple numbers without additional means of support. The file tray of present invention has low material and manufacturing costs. If needed, one side of paper blank can be laminated with higher quality paper or decorative material to enhance the appearance of file tray of present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: David Yang
  • Patent number: 6478217
    Abstract: A box cover or container is provided which includes a first cellulosic board having dorsal and ventral surfaces, the board including a main panel and four flanking panels, one on each side of the main panel standing in orthogonal relationship to one another thereby forming a tray suitable as a cover or container portion of the box. A second board is placed, preferably in adhesive arrangement, against the ventral surface of the first cellulosic board, the second board having a thickness greater than that of the first cellulosic board. A colored pattern is ordinarily printed on the dorsal surface for decorative purposes. A process and blank to assemble the box cover or container is described. In the process, the number of steps are less than half those required for manufacture of a traditional gift or set box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Henry Lombardi, Patricia Ann Strenkert
  • Patent number: 6409076
    Abstract: A combination storage box is constructed to include a collapsible box body, a hard bottom plate fitted into the box body, a folding collapsible support frame inserted into the box body to support the box body in shape, and hook and loop materials fixedly provided in the box body and adapted for securing the folding collapsible support frame to the inside of the box body in the working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Wen-Tsan Wang
  • Patent number: 6341708
    Abstract: Blast resistant and blast directing container assemblies for receiving explosive articles and preventing or minimizing damage in the event of an explosion. The container assembly includes an opening covered by a band of blast resistant material with at least one slit therethrough in the hoop direction of the band, and optionally, a blast mitigating material located within the container. The container can be collapsible for storage when empty. The container assemblies have utility in aircraft where weight is an important consideration, more particularly as cargo holders or containment devices in the passenger cabin. They are also particularly useful to bomb squad personnel as transport devices for hazardous materials such as gunpowder, high explosives and combinations of high explosives with shrapnel, e.g., grenades and pipe bombs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: AlliedSignal Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Palley, Gary Allan Harpell, Max Wilhelm Gerlach
  • Patent number: 6325281
    Abstract: An insulating shipping container includes an outer cardboard carton with a foldable top; an open-top, rigid, first thermally insulating housing formed of expanded polystyrene and removably disposed in the outer carton; a second open-top, thermally insulating housing formed of vacuum insulating panels and removably disposed in the first housing; an inner cardboard carton with a foldable top removably disposed in the second housing; and a closure structure including a vacuum insulating panel and expanded polystyrene panels for closing the open tops of the second and first housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Polyfoam Packers Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Grogan
  • Patent number: 6193148
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a folding type box-shaped container comprising a container body having a hollow member whose top portion and bottom portion are open, a bottom member removably attached to the bottom portion of the hollow member, and a lid member being fitted onto the top portion of the hollow member. The hollow member has a cross-sectional form of a polygon having N sides, where N is an integer of 4 or more, when the hollow member is cut through a plane perpendicular to an axial line thereof. The hollow member has side surface portions in the number of N, and has lingual portions each of which extends from a lower end portion of the side surface portion. Each lingual portion is folded back inwardly and has two sides and an end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignees: Tohsho Logitech Kabushiki Kaisha, Kabushiki Kaisha Fukutomi
    Inventor: Masaharu Shimada
  • Patent number: 6186394
    Abstract: Composite paperboard containers formed from a first substantially planar sheet of paperboard material having a content contacting surface and a back surface, a first embossed sheet of paperboard material having a plurality of raised portions adhered to the back surface of the first planar sheet and a second embossed sheet of paperboard material having a plurality of raised portions adhered to the first embossed sheet of paperboard material. Additional planar sheets or embossed sheets may be added as desired in order to achieve the desired flexural stiffness and thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome G. Dees, Kirk Kimbel
  • Patent number: 6179203
    Abstract: A multi-ply food container. The multi-ply food container has selective reinforcement at the center of the food container, and regions of a raised side wall and/or rim which are not reinforced. The reinforcement is preferably done by joining an additional ply to the food container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John William Toussant, Bruce Neil Hall