Foldable Wall Extension (e.g., Closure Flap) Patents (Class 229/126)
  • Patent number: 10407206
    Abstract: A flat-folding box cover with magnets near one edge of the side panels that align with magnets of the opposite polarity on flaps of the adjacent side panel to hold the box cover into position is provided. The flat-folding box cover includes a top panel with aperture and four side panels that when assembled fits over the top of a tissue or other box. Advantageously, the box cover may be kept in the flat state or folded into the box shape as needed. The box covers may be sold finished from a seller. In another case, consumers may select from a set of options provided by a seller for the box cover design. In another case, the consumer may supply the seller with custom artifacts such as photos or artwork which the seller would incorporate into the finished box cover. Kits may also be sold allowing the purchaser to customize the box cover themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanne Helen Etem, Julie Moore Etem, Sherrie Lea Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10280031
    Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Rhoads, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Troy D. Skidmore, Karolina Zuraw
  • Patent number: 10124982
    Abstract: An apparatus for the transportation and payoff of coiled wire and cable, the apparatus comprising a clamshell package, an inner void formed by the clamshell package, the inner void comprising a compartment within for containing coiled wire and cable during transportation and payoff of the wire and cable, a payoff port is coupled to the clamshell package, wherein the coiled wire and cable is extracted from the clamshell package through the payoff port on an axis substantially similar to the axis of the extracted wire and cable, and wherein the payoff port extends from the clamshell package through the coiled wire and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Rhoads, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Troy D. Skidmore, Karolina Zuraw
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9004344
    Abstract: Security packages are disclosed having features that give increased resistance against theft by preventing or slowing opening of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Alyssa Smith
  • Publication number: 20150060534
    Abstract: A soda straw box is installed in a dispenser by pushing the box full of straws into the dispenser receptacle. An opening member in the dispenser has a slot into which a corner of the box is pushed so that the corner panels fold together. One corner panel of the straw box is an anchor flap that folds as it is pushed into the opening slot. One or two other flaps are hinged either directly or indirectly to an edge of the anchor flap to assist in forming an opening in the box to allow the straws to fall down into the dispenser. The flaps of the box are all hinged for movement into the box during the opening process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Antonio Domit
  • Patent number: 8915420
    Abstract: The wardrobe box is formed with a lid, a bottom and side walls. A door is provided at one of the sidewalls. The lid comprises two hinge sectors engageable to each other. The hinge sectors of the lid comprise complimentary flaps engageable to each other, whereas the door is formed with a detachable closing element. Such structure requires no additional elements to close the lid and to keep the door closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Embalajes Capsa, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Lopez Masague
  • Publication number: 20140353307
    Abstract: A container with a window through which food within the container may be seen. The window may include a hole in a base material of the container, and at least one substantially clear polymeric film that is mounted to a portion of the container and obstructs (e.g., covers) the hole. Microwave energy interactive material (“MEIM”) may be mounted to the polymeric film for influencing the effect of microwave energy on the food within the container. Typically (e.g., optionally), the film extends beyond the hole, and the MEIM may be segregated to portions of the film that do not obstruct the hole, so that the MEIM does not interfere with the view through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Publication number: 20140353366
    Abstract: A blank for forming a container, including a first major panel, a second major panel, a first minor panel connected between the first and second major panel, a first slotted flap connected at a top edge of the first minor panel including a central region having first and second slots, a second minor panel connected to the first major panel and also connectable to the side edge of the second major panel, a second slotted flap connected at a top edge of the second minor panel including a central region having third and fourth slots, a first tabbed flap connected at the top edge of the first major panel having first and fourth tabs positioned at opposite corners of the leading edge, and a second tabbed flap connected at the top edge of the second major panel having second and third tabs positioned at opposite corners of the leading edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ACCURATE BOX COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Lisa Hirsh
  • Publication number: 20140263600
    Abstract: Disclosed are reclosable and stackable food trays formed from a single blank that are capable of being folded and glued on standard machinery. Embodiments of the invention include raised gussets that extend beyond the top edge of the side panels of the formed tray and beyond the top of the formed tray. In some embodiments, the raised gussets help prevent distortion in all dimensions and facilitate the stacking of multiple trays on top of one another such that the stacked trays cannot slide off the lower tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rock-Tenn Shared Services,LLC.
    Inventor: John Valencia
  • Publication number: 20140231496
    Abstract: A reusable plastic container is provided. The container includes a plastic container body having opposing side panels and opposing end panels. The container body also includes top side panel flaps attached to a top portion of each side panel, and bottom side panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each side panel. The container body has top end panel flaps attached to a top portion of each end panel, and bottom end panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each end panel. The top and bottom side panel flaps are each defined with respect to the side panels by a fold line. The fold lines including at least one scored portion and at least one welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Orbis Corporation
    Inventor: William F. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20140217159
    Abstract: Gift card apparatus and methods of producing the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a substrate including a first panel and a self-erecting box having a lid, a first line of weakness defined by substrate to separate the first panel from the self-erecting box, the first panel to be folded about the first line of weakness to position a first surface of the first panel immediately adjacent the self-erecting box, a card to be coupled to a second side of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company
    Inventors: Joseph Kurt Schewe, Brian R. Techter
  • Publication number: 20140197230
    Abstract: Storage and shipping box comprising first closing flaps (1) of the exterior of the box, said first flaps (1) extending from a pair of opposing sides of the upper face of the box, being said first flaps susceptible to be sealed, stapled or glued in order to carry out one or several shipments and is characterized in that it also comprises second closing flaps (2) of the exterior of the box, said second flaps (2) extending from the other opposing sides of the upper face of the box, including said second flaps a closing element (3, 4) to open and close the box as many times as needed, said second closing flaps (2) being susceptible to be used for the storage of products or for preparing orders before or after carrying out a shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: EMBALAJES CAPSA, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Lopez Masague
  • Publication number: 20140183252
    Abstract: A container for receiving a gift, having an articulating closure feature such that arms extending from the flap mimic a waving or hugging motion of a character or other design depicted on the character. The container includes pleated sides to accommodate different size gifts and may further include a closing tab to securely close the container and a handle for carrying the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8733624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a single-layer cardboard package (1) for food products comprising a front panel (2), a back panel (3), four side panels (4), said front panel comprising precuts (5) defining an openable portion (2a) of the front panel and a non-openable portion (2b) of said front panel, characterized in that: (i) the non-openable portion of said front panel further comprises a locking slot (6), and (ii) a locking element (7) is fixed onto the openable portion (2a) of said front panel so as to extend its length, said element (7) comprising a tongue portion (8) to be inserted into said locking slot (6) to lock said openable portion (2a) in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Luis Fernando Rueda
  • Publication number: 20140116904
    Abstract: A retail-ready garment package (1) adapted for mailing, comprising a compressed garment (17) in the form of a flat tablet having self-supporting rigidity, the package having opposed major faces (3,5) joined by an edge portion (7), and an address surface on at least one of the major faces for providing a mailing address of an intended recipient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SILVERFLINT LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Fosbury, Akio Morishima
  • Publication number: 20140027501
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container and a blank for forming a container. In particular, the invention relates to a container for receiving a food product and having an improved hermetic seal to allow modified atmosphere packaging techniques to be used to extend the life of the container contents. The improved seal is achieved by avoiding or sealing gaps which can be present around the closure of the container. The container may comprise a container body with a plurality of walls formed by body panels of a folded blank such that each corner of the container opening is formed at the end of a fold line between two adjacent body panels of the blank. The invention also relates to a method for forming such a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: COLPAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank Mills, Samantha Moore
  • Publication number: 20140021248
    Abstract: A collapsible cardboard box and lid. The box sides each comprise an outer face and an inner face flap connected by a fold-over region. Mitered edges of adjacent fold-over regions align to define mitered corners of the box opening periphery. Intermediate side flaps connected to the outer shell bottom are sandwiched between the side outer faces and inner face flaps, and a locking flap connected to one of the sides defines an interior bottom. The lid top face is connected to a first set of outer side faces connected by a fold-over region to inner side faces. One inner side face is connected to a top locking liner flap that extends to an abutment with the inner side face to define the lid interior. A second set of outer side faces connects to intermediate flaps sandwiched between the first set of outer side faces and inner side faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: House Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew L. Cruz
  • Publication number: 20140013716
    Abstract: A soft sided container that, when filled, is substantially cuboid in shape and has two flaps extending from upper edges of the front and rear panels. The flaps have fold lines such that, the flaps fold together. Holes cut in upper regions of the flaps form handles. Lengthwise across a top panel of the container is an elongated closure device that opens for accessing of the materials stored within and closes to seal the container. The elongated fastener continues at least partially across two triangular side flaps such that, when open, one of the triangular side flaps serves as a pouring spout. In some embodiments, a side flap retainer is connected between the side flaps to removably hold the side flaps in place against the top of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BOLSO, LLC
    Inventor: Elliott A. Mallard
  • Publication number: 20140008262
    Abstract: Embodiments of foldable containers, such as foldable, plastic, produce containers, and related methods. In some embodiments, a substantially planar sheet for folding into a three-dimensional container may be provided comprising a plurality of side portions, each side portion comprising opposing flaps positioned on opposite sides. Each of the side portions may comprise opposing flaps, some of which may comprise tabs extending therefrom to be used for coupling with an adjacent side portion during a folding process. One or more of the side portions may also, or alternatively, comprise a stacking tab and/or a stacking tab receiving opening. The stacking tabs may be configured to be positioned within a stacking tab receiving opening of an adjacent container after the sheet has been folded into a three-dimensional container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Daniel J. Whittles, David Olds
  • Publication number: 20130284799
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hinged lid paper covered rigid box which can be 5 knocked down, the method comprising covering a rigid board blank with paper, whereby the blank comprises a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a third sidewall and a fourth sidewall, the first sidewall being hingedly connected to the second sidewall, the second sidewall being hingedly connected to the third sidewall, the third sidewall being hingedly connected to the fourth sidewall and 10 the fourth sidewall being hingedly connected to the first sidewall, whereby the sidewalls can be in a knock down state and the method further comprising erecting the box in which the sidewalls are moved to an erect state by a parallelogram movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CONCEPT PACKAGING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Hallam, John Douglas Hudson
  • 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: 20130193196
    Abstract: There is provided a carton comprising a side wall (4) comprising a first panel (6) connected to a second panel (8), a first lower flap (16) hingedly connected to the first panel, the first and second panels having free ends, a second lower flap (18) hingedly connected to the second panel, a hinged locking base panel (30) hingedly connected to the first lower panel and an inner base panel (36) hingedly connected to the second lower panel, a plurality of strengthening tabs (54,56,58,60) attached to the hinged base locking panel or the inner base panel, the first lower flap being folded over and affixed to the first panel, the second lower flap being folded over and affixed to the second panel, the hinged base locking panel being folded along a hinge line (34) thereof and affixed to the inner base panel, in which substantially diagonal weakening lines (80,82,84,86) are positioned on the lower flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: CONCEPT PACKAGING SERVICE LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Hallam, Mayur Mistry
  • Publication number: 20130186949
    Abstract: A folded merchandising unit or display carton and a blank therefor, wherein the blank is adapted to be glued and shipped in a folded condition and erected at a point of sale, and a method of erecting the glued and folded blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVIECES INC.
    Inventor: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVIECES INC.
  • Publication number: 20130186948
    Abstract: An article-transport container comprises a floor having a respective left-side and right-side closures that are foldably joined thereto. A front end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures. A rear end wall is foldably joined to the floor and to the respective left-side and right-side closures and at least one tri-layers corner cooperate with the respective left-side and right-side closures to define an interior region adapted to receive articles therein. The least one tri-layer corner includes respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers and a medical layer which is sandwiched between the respective outer and inner layers to enhance stacking strength of the container while minimizing scarps produced during construction of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TIN INC.
    Inventor: TIN Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130181042
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles includes a top panel, base panel and pair of opposing side panels forming a tubular structure, each end of the tubular structure being at least partially closed by a respective one of first and second opposed end walls each formed from end closure panels. The carton includes first and second detachable corner portions defined by first and second weakened lines of severance respectively. The first detachable portion includes a first portion of the first end wall whereas the second detachable corner portion includes a first portion of the second end wall. The second portion of the first end wall is operable upon removal of the first detachable corner portion to form a dispenser, and a second portion of the second end wall is operable to form a handle upon removal of the second detachable corner portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO PACKAGING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Silvino Conradi
  • Publication number: 20130140303
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for shipping one or more articles is disclosed as well as a way of manufacturing the storage apparatus and shipping articles with the storage apparatus. The storage apparatus includes a main panel that includes at least two opposing flaps. The opposing flaps extend away from outside edges of the main panel and include an overlay portion and a folding portion. One or more tabs are included on the corners of the storage apparatus and are configured to bend upwardly to engage sidewalls of a storage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Mark James, Shawn Edens
  • Publication number: 20130112741
    Abstract: A packing box and method of forming a packing box provides a bottom plate, a pair of first side plates which upon final assembly are bent with respect to the bottom plate so as to face each other, a pair of second side plates which upon final assembly are bent with respect to the bottom plate so as to facing each other, and a pair of flaps at both sides of each of the first side plates which upon final assembly are bent with respect to the first side plate. Each of the flaps includes a first flap portion and a second flap portion, and before final assembly, the first flap portion is connected to a first side plate and the second flap portion is connected to the first flap portion, bent with respect to the first flap portion and affixed to one of the second side plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130098786
    Abstract: A cigarette pack formed by a box having top and bottom faces and a plurality of longitudinal faces connecting the top face to the bottom face. The longitudinal faces include a front face, a first bevel situated on one side of the front face and being attached to the front face by a first longitudinal fold line and a second bevel situated on the other side of the front face and being attached to the front face by a second longitudinal fold line. The first and second fold lines are curved away from the centre of the front face such that the front face is at least partially concavely bowed in a longitudinal direction. The circumference of the top face of the pack includes at least one concavely curved segment situated along the edge of the top face and at least one of the front face and rear face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Tim Collins
  • Publication number: 20130092726
    Abstract: A reusable plastic container is provided. The container includes a plastic container body having opposing side panels and opposing end panels. The container body also includes top side panel flaps attached to a top portion of each side panel, and bottom side panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each side panel. The container body has top end panel flaps attached to a top portion of each end panel, and bottom end panel flaps attached to a bottom portion of each end panel. The top and bottom side panel flaps are each defined with respect to the side panels by a fold line. The fold lines including at least one scored portion and at least one welded portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ORBIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: William F. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20130075461
    Abstract: A foldable box, which is formed from a package panel, includes a bottom board, four side boards on four sides of the bottom board, two top boards on two of the side boards at opposite sides, and two connecting boards on the other two side boards. Each side board has two foldable wing pieces at opposite sides. The side boards fold upwardly to engage the wind pieces with the wind pieces of the neighboring side boards. The engaged wind pieces are overlapped and respectively form into a flat portion at junctions of the side boards. The foldable box may be assembled and disassembled in an easy and fast way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Ching-Min HSU
  • Publication number: 20130026215
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide boxes that are particularly useful in connection with trash collection and trash compaction. The boxes are designed as having a single-piece board construction with a strength that can contain mixed types of trash, including solids and liquids, and to effectively contain the trash during the pressure of a compaction process without tearing, splitting and/or leaking They are also designed to use a waterproof coating for adhering seams, reducing the extra step and expense of using a glue or an adhesive to secure the box seams. The trash compaction boxes provided herein are particularly useful on aircraft and other passenger transport vehicles, where weight and performance are of primary concern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MAG AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: GIL LENHARD, Brian Adams, Jason Gscheidmeier, Scott Gehl
  • Publication number: 20120292380
    Abstract: A suspension packaging system can include a foldable member configured to form a cavity as well as a suspension device for suspending an article to be packaged within the cavity. The suspension portion can include foldable portions configured to cooperate with a retention member having pockets. The foldable portions can fit into the pockets and then be folded so as to generate tension in the retention member. The entire device, with the exception of the retention member, can be made from a single piece of material, such as corrugated cardboard, which thus reduces waste and simplifies bulk distribution of such a suspension packaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: CLEARPAK, LLC
    Inventors: John McDonald, Frank Comerford, Myles Comerford
  • Patent number: 8281981
    Abstract: A container and a blank for making it. The container is constructed from a single sheet of foldable material and has a bottom wall, a top wall, first and second front wall panels, a back wall, and side flaps extending from opposite ends of the bottom, top, and back walls, and from the first and second front wall panels. The top wall is secured to the container by a tear-out panel extending from the top wall into the back wall and by frangible side flap portions in the side walls, whereby the tear-out panel may be grasped and lifted to lift the top wall and break the frangible side flap portions, completely freeing the top wall from the container by the single step of grasping and tearing out and lifting the tear-out panel to pivot the top upwardly. A blank and method of assembling and erecting the blank to form the container also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Roy D. P. Foden
  • Publication number: 20120187018
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging fruit in a container is disclosed. The method and apparatus increases the shelf life of fruit, even when unrefrigerated, so that a retailer can sell fruit as a point of purchase item without unacceptable loss due to overripening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sam J. Maglio, Frank Zingale
  • Publication number: 20120153014
    Abstract: A packing box includes a main body, an opening formed on one surface of the main body, left and right flaps extended from the left and right edges of the opening so as to cover the opening, a rear flap extended from the rear edge of the opening so as to be folded to the upper surfaces of the left and right flaps, an insertion flap extended from the front end of the rear flap so as to be inserted into an insertion hole, locking flaps extended from both sides of the insertion flap so as to maintain a closed state of the rear flap and unfolded to be supported by the left and right flaps after insertion of the locking flaps into the insertion hole, and fracture guide cutting lines formed at folded parts of the left and right flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Jin Sik Won, Jung Il Shim
  • Publication number: 20120138668
    Abstract: A carton for holding a food product can comprise a tray and a lid. The lid can cooperate with the tray to at least partially close the carton. The carton further can comprise a hinge at least partially foldably connecting the lid and the tray. The hinge can comprise a first hinge fold line, a second hinge fold line, and a cut extending between the first hinge fold line and the second hinge fold line. The first hinge fold line and the second hinge fold line are generally aligned along a hinge axis, and the cut comprises a central portion that is generally parallel to the hinge axis and is offset from the hinge axis. Portions of a side panel of the tray are foldably connected to respective portions of a side panel of the lid along the respective first and second hinge fold lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Becky L. Zinck, Jeffrey T. Wright
  • Patent number: 8186570
    Abstract: A package for holding a food product that has a tray and a lid. The tray has a central panel for supporting a food product. The package includes various closing and opening features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Publication number: 20120125988
    Abstract: A compressible package having pair of scored sidewalls, which facilitate compression of the package into a wedge shape for storage in narrow recesses. Optionally, the compressible package may include a scored bottom flap wherein the bottom portion of the sidewalls and the bottom flap are shaped such that when the carton is compressed by a user the resulting shape of the bottom flap compliments the shape of the sidewalls, maintaining a substantially closed carton. Preferably the compressible package is a carton for storing and dispensing tissue and the carton assumes a wedge shape, which allows the carton to be fit into tight spaces, such as between the seat and the center console of the automobile while maintaining a substantially closed carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michelle Lynn Seabaugh, Bart John Rabas, John Fitzgerald Janz, Kyle John Schuman, Leslie Thomas Long, Peter Booth, Alan David Whiting
  • Publication number: 20120037692
    Abstract: A clamshell carton may be erected from a blank for holding a food product. The blank may include various fold lines and corner features such as gussets or glue tabs that facilitate formation of the blank into the clamshell carton that includes a tray and a lid. The tray may have a bottom panel for supporting a food product. The lid may include a window that allows inspection of the food product held in the carton. The carton may include flanges that project outwardly from the tray and lid. When the carton is closed the flanges may define overlapping pairs that may be sealed together to enclose and seal the food product within the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Patent number: 8104670
    Abstract: A combination greeting card and gift container includes a gift container portion having a plurality of panels, in which at least one panel forms an oblique surface with respect to the remainder of the panels. The gift container preferably includes an integral device for securing a greeting card positioned on a first panel of the gift container. There may also be included an integral greeting card cover formed from a second panel of the gift container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tree 2 My Door Limited
    Inventor: Gareth Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8087572
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a blank of material configured to form a storage/display container. The blank includes fold lines at predetermined locations to provide panels selectively foldable into a predetermined configuration. Specifically, the blank forms a container having a pedestal, a tower, and a lid hinged to the tower. The container defines a cavity in which items are selectively stored and accessed. The container, moreover, may function as a component of an award given to an award recipient. In one embodiment, the container is stylized as a trophy housing items related to an accomplishment or an occasion reached by the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Donna J. Kibbe
  • Patent number: 8061585
    Abstract: Cartons have reclosable lids that allow items to be placed in and removed from the cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave M. Nikolai, Cheryl A. Preisig, Bernd A. Schneider, David M. Poverski, Michael D. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20110272312
    Abstract: A box for holding a book or object having orthogonal corners wherein each corner includes a first surface having a bent ear, a second surface having a fold over flap and a third surface that is formed when the fold over flap of the second surface is folded over the bottom and top edges of the bent ear. The end of the fold over flap has tabs at its end which engage tab receptors which are located in the third surface before it folds over the bottom edge of the bent ear. The tab receptors are cavities which extend only partially through the third surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Dale Clifford Kramer
  • Publication number: 20110259948
    Abstract: A container having a locking closure and a method of forming the locking closure. The container includes bottom, side and top walls and at least one of the walls being an opening wall formed of panels which provide an opening to an interior of the container and which overlap to provide the locking a closure of the opening wall. In a closed condition of the container, a bottommost panel of the opening wall is partially overlapped by adjacent panels of the opening wall and a topmost panel of the opening wall located opposite the bottommost panel partially overlaps the adjacent panels and the bottommost panel. A tab of the bottommost panel is lifted upwardly to partially overlap the topmost panel to form the locking closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: YORK CONTAINER COMPANY
    Inventor: Troy LITTLE
  • Publication number: 20110253775
    Abstract: A carton for a plurality of products comprising a front panel and a rear panel, the front panel and the rear panel connected one to the other by a top panel and a bottom panel, each of the front panel, the top panel and the bottom panel having appended side flaps. Each of the appended side flaps of the top panel and the bottom panel having a recess, the recesses of the top panel flaps being in alignment with the recesses of the bottom panel flaps to form a combined recess. A product separator is located in the carton, the product separator having a separator panel with an appended first panel and a second panel, each of the first panel and the second panel being fitted into a combined recess to thereby secure the product separator in the carton. The front panel is at least partially transparent. Each of the front panel flaps having an appended glue flap, the appended glue flaps having a plurality of glue tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
    Inventors: Alan Sorrentino, Andreas Haefliger
  • Publication number: 20110233268
    Abstract: A packaging container is used to package a regulated fluid dispensing system including a regulated fluid dispensing device and a beverage container. The packaging includes carry handles, and a perforation pattern that allows a front panel of the packaging container to be removed thus exposing working parts of the dispensing device. The dispensing system may remain housed within the packaging during use that assists in stabilizing and protecting the dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MILLERCOORS, LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20110204130
    Abstract: A plurality of cartons, preferably fabricated from paper, paperboard and/or corrugated paperboard, and particularly of tray or wrapper-style construction, are provided, having integral lid constructions, and outer overlap panels, operably associated with the at least one top panel, to enable articulation of the carton into a substantially completed structure, without interfering with the subsequent articulation of the at least one top panel to enable loading of the carton subsequent to articulation and affixation of the outer overlap panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael McLeod
  • Publication number: 20110204129
    Abstract: A collapsible pack and associated blank assembly, comprising a base portion, lid portion and an inner flap portion, the base portion comprising a bottom panel (A2), opposing front (A1) and rear (A3) panels and opposing side walls (D3,E3) wherein the front panel, rear panel and the side walls are each hingedly connected to the bottom panel, the lid portion comprising a top panel, and the inner flap portion comprising a rear panel, wherein the inner flap portion and the lid portion are each hingedly connected to the base portion rear panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Conroy
  • Publication number: 20110186452
    Abstract: A package includes a stack of checkbook blanks, a box in a flat, shipping state placed on the stack; and a wrapper surrounding the stack checkbook blanks, and the box in the flat, shipping state. The wrapper positioned around the stack, and the box can be a film or a paper envelope. The box can be formed from a one piece box blank or can be a two piece box having a top portion and a bottom portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Richard M. Schroeder