Extensions Of Adjacent Box Walls Hingedly Attached Together Patents (Class 229/138)
  • Patent number: 10919662
    Abstract: A solution for a logistical problem within the beverage industry, specifically related to hot beverages such as coffee and tea; namely, storing the means to sell the beverages, which generally includes a cup, a lid for the cup, and an insulation sleeve that allows holding the cup in a comfortable way for the consumer, avoiding burns due to the high temperatures of the liquid. Thus, the container presented here unifies the 3 elements, comprising a body formed by a base and a wall, where the upper edge of said container has a group of flaps that in their closed position enables liquid containment and prevents spillage in case the container is moved, and through a modification in the cross profile of the wall. Additionally, the container has an insulation sleeve that keeps the contact surface at a low temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jose Antonio Maldonado Barragan
  • Patent number: 9856048
    Abstract: A package for an electronic device includes an enclosure to hold the electronic device. The package may include a closure flap coupled to a top of the package to close the enclosure. The closure flap may include a tear strip usable to open the package. A sled may be disposed in the package and may include a substantially planar backplane and a sleeve. The electronic device may be held in a gap between the backplane and the sleeve. A portion of a top edge of the package, under the closure flap, may be recessed such that when the closure flap is opened, a pull tab of the sled is exposed. The package may include a hole formed through at least one surface of the package, from which to hang the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Grady Russell, Karl Anton Bakker, Joselito Tansingco Crespo, Patrick Dean Lewis, John Harvey Lucas, Kristina Gayle de la Lama, Paul Clayton Marchetti
  • Patent number: 9511197
    Abstract: A surgical device and a method for using the surgical device are disclosed. In an embodiment the device for applying a substance (X) in a hollow space of a body cavity such as a hollow organ, in particular a therapeutic pneumoperitoneum, includes a trocar system with a trocar sleeve, the trocar system having a gas connection to which an insufflation gas-supply line can be connected and a nozzle system, which in its interior forms a lumen with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the nozzle system has a needle nozzle fixed at the distal end of the lumen, and wherein the nozzle system is guided by the trocar sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander Hetzel, Marc A. Reymond, Tina Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20140251848
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a unique self-locking storage device for collectable cards. The container has an upper member and a lower member which are hingedly connected by a back panel. The upper member of the container fully encloses the lower member of the container when the container is closed. The panels of the upper member of the container present an uninterrupted view of decorative artwork when the container is closed. The container is preferably constructed of an acid-free poly propylene to allow protection of the collectable cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ultra Pro International, LLC
    Inventor: Sonia Neill
  • Patent number: 8770469
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a gable top comprising two top panels at a top of the carton. The gable top comprises at least one gusset foldably connected to a side flap and one of the top panels. The first and second top flaps angle inwardly from a respective front panel and back panel of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Burke, Scott T. Strand
  • Patent number: 8763887
    Abstract: An octagonal container for food, such as suitable for keeping or packaging tostadas, manufactured from a carton blank, is formed of eight sections or sides which includes at one end a flap with adhesion thereon that is joined to an opposite flap. The container also has edges located on top and bottom sides that are folded and joined towards the center of the container. The top part of the container is structured to form what appears to be a flower upon closure which provides a very attractive characteristic for the consumer. The container also has a practical, new, and easy closing system, so that when opening the container, it is only necessary to pull the opening flaps outward. To close the container, it is only necessary to press such flaps to the center and inwards and the container will be kept sealed. When closing the container, a “sinking” is formed in the top part of the container which acts as a cushion so that the product in the container is kept in good condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Grupo Fiesta Charra, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Ismael Palacios Nieto
  • Publication number: 20140048589
    Abstract: The present application provides a carton. The carton may include a first pair of opposed panels and a second pair of opposed panels. The first pair of opposed panels and the second pair of opposed panels may define a closure feature. The closure feature may include a horizontal fold line and a pair of diagonal lines positioned on each of the second pair of opposed panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    Inventor: Chester Denny Lee Garner
  • Patent number: 8561881
    Abstract: There is provided a packing box having a taking-out opening which can be opened with ease with only one hand. The developed object of packing box comprises: first strip foldable inwardly on fold lines arranged equidistantly and perpendicularly to strip lengthwise direction, for forming inner-lateral surface; second strip including three separate square bottom-boards continuous with first strip via fold lines; third strip continuous with central bottom-board via fold line and foldable inwardly on fold lines arranged equidistantly, for forming outer-lateral surface; and fourth strip continuous with third strip via fold line, in which buckling portions and upper lids are arranged alternately in lengthwise direction. Central buckling portion has square hole, and the width of the lid is larger than one-half of one side of bottom-board. One of the lids has a lid-cutting line formed in location that corresponds to square hole when one lid is inserted under the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Seisen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junichiro Oboshi
  • Publication number: 20130056529
    Abstract: The wardrobe box comprises a lid (1), a bottom (2) and side walls (3), comprising also a door (4) at one of its side walls (3), and it is characterised in that said lid (1) comprises two hinged sectors (5, 6) engageable to each other. Said sectors (5, 6) of the lid (1) comprise preferably complementary flaps (5a, 6a) engageable to each other, and said door (4) comprises a detachable closing element (7). It permits to use no additional closing element, such as e.g. adhesive tape, to close the lid and to keep the door closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Embalajes Caspa, S.L.
  • Patent number: 8162205
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a polygonal container having at least five interconnected body panels and a blank for making the polygonal container. The ends of the polygonal container are provided with a plurality of pie-shaped triangular sections that can provide unique decorative experience to the user of a consumer product contained and dispensed from therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jerry Ray Stephens
  • Patent number: 8066175
    Abstract: A container for food, such as used for the storage or packaging of tostadas, manufactured as a carton, which is formed with eight sections or sides that are joined by adhesive at an edge to fold the container is disclosed. The container also has edges placed on the top and bottom ends that, when interwoven towards the center of the container, permit the formation of a kind of bow with which the container is kept closed. In order to open the container, it is only necessary to pull outwards on opening projections which are part of the bow. Likewise, and as a consequence of the interweaving of the edges, an internal pulling acts as a muffling, thereby helping the food, e.g., tostadas, to be maintained in a good state, without being broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Grupo Fiesta Charra, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Ismael Palacios Nieto
  • Patent number: 8033447
    Abstract: A container storage box containing and storing a deformable container includes a plurality of rigid sidewall faces that contain and store the deformable container while preventing random deformation of the deformable container and large and small end faces of both top and bottom ends of the plurality of rigid sidewall faces. The rigid sidewall faces regulate a configuration of the deformable container in a configuration accommodated in the container loading part while maintaining at least one of direction and/or position of content outlet of the deformable container when the deformable container is placed in the image forming apparatus. At least one of the sidewall faces includes at least two fold lines not parallel with one another and at least one end face of both top and bottom end faces except the plurality of sidewall faces has a closing mechanism that is openable, closable and capable of being assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Katoh
  • Publication number: 20110068159
    Abstract: A packing box includes a plurality of side plates, an outer cover and an inner cover. The plurality of side plates is provided mutually and continuously through a first bending portion. The outer cover is linked to at least one of the side plates through a second bending portion crossing the first bending portion, and serves to block a packed product port formed by the side plates. The inner cover is linked to the outer cover through a third bending portion on an extension of the first bending portion, and is linked to any of the side plates being adjacent to the side plate provided with the outer cover through a fourth bending portion in the same direction as the second bending portion. The inner cover is bent inward through a fifth bending portion extended from a crossing position of the third bending portion and the fourth bending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Yamada, Junichi Aoki, Seiji Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7789292
    Abstract: An octagonal shaped foldable box having a flap locking system. The foldable box includes: eight sidewall sections; a pair of opposing locking flaps extending from two of the eight sidewall sections, each opposing locking flap having a generally trapezoidal shaped tab cut therein for locking a first opposed locking flap with a second opposed locking flap; and a pair of opposing interior flaps, wherein each opposing interior flap extends from three of the eight sidewall sections, and wherein each opposing interior flap includes a first and a second flap edge, and each flap edge includes a fold-over region for forming a sealed corner with two sidewall sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Norampac Schenectady, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas West
  • Patent number: 7726551
    Abstract: A folding closure that is foldable to a closed orientation having a pair of gabled lid sections oriented to be linearly aligned and abutting one another in an end-to-end relationship and a pair of lateral lid sections oriented to be linearly aligned with one another and abutting opposite sides of the gabled lid sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Shamrock Cups, LLC
    Inventor: Phillip G. Abbott
  • Patent number: 7699211
    Abstract: A substantially planar shipping container blank is configured for planar stacking to permit compact packaging but simplifies the ease of assembly into a triangular shipping container. The container blank is foldably divided into a rectangular longitudinal section, two end sections, and a closure tab. The interior surfaces of certain portions of the end sections are pre-mounted to the interior surface of the longitudinal section. By folding the longitudinal section of the blank along two pre-pressed longitudinal fold lines, the end sections of the blank automatically fold along pre-pressed angular fold lines to form a triangular shipping container. The container can thereafter be fastened shut by folding the closure tab along a third pre-pressed longitudinal fold line and affixing the tab to the exterior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Buckeye Boxes, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Holloway
  • Patent number: 7681784
    Abstract: A container with an integrated foldable closure system containing a secure locking mechanism. The container is provided with an upper edge divided by a series of mountain and valley folds into a set of triangular and quadrilateral panels. When the panels are folded down on the given folds, the panels interlock and extend beyond the centroid of the closure, thereby providing a secure locking mechanism. Also disclosed is a simple method for closing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Robert J. Lang
  • Patent number: 7611042
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton of the end loading type for containing a plurality of beverage cans, the capacity of the carton can be increased to accommodate the insertion of ice-cubes into the carton for cooling the beverage cans contained therein, the blank for forming the carton, including a series of main panels including at least one top panel, one of the top panels having a tear strip and thereby being separable into two parts, the blank further including end extension panels, wherein upon constructing the blank into the set up carton, separating the top panel, by deploying the tear strip, allows each end extension panel and each of the separated parts of the top panel to be raised above the tops of the beverage cans to increase the capacity of the carton to accommodate the insertion of ice cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Bates, Michael Scrimger, Jean-Michel Auclair
  • Patent number: 7597239
    Abstract: A paper box or carton includes front, rear and side panels with the upper portions of the side panels being configured to deform inwardly when the upper portions of said front and rear panels are brought together. In this way, a holding area is created between an inside face of a side panel and an inside face of the front panel. This holding area decreases in size as the front and rear panels are brought closer together. Each of the front and rear panels includes a flap adjacent the top portion thereof which are positionable in the holding area as the front and rear panels are moved toward each other. The flaps include distal edges that interlock with each other to maintain the upper portion of the front and rear panels together to form a closed tapered top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Dee Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Dee, Kevin Harrell
  • Patent number: 7500594
    Abstract: A blank for producing a carton and a carton erected from the blank wherein two 180° fold lines of each fold-in panel in the blank and carton extend from a point on a second end edge of such panel substantially midway between first and second side edges thereof to respective ones of points of the intersections of a first end edge thereof and first and second side edges thereof. Each of these two 180° fold lines of the fold-in panels includes first and second compressed areas extending from respective ends of the 180° fold line, and a C-shaped cut extending between the first and second compressed areas. The fold-in panels form part of continuous closure panels of the carton erected from the blank and enable the continuous closure panels to snap shut upon closure and remain closed in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Zsolt Toth
    Inventors: Zsolt Toth, David Christopher DeMent
  • Patent number: 7380703
    Abstract: A storage and carrying carton formed of a foldable sheet of material and adapted to be secured in a closed disposition with a flexible closure strap. The sheet of material is configured such that when folded into the carton configuration, it defines an upper flap that cooperates with the closure strap to define a carrying handle. Upon severing the strap to open the carton, the upper end of the carton is configured so as to be selectively folded flat and resealed with a second closure strap or, alternatively, folded so as to define upstanding lateral handles by which the opened carton and its contents can be readily carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Tree Island Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen F. Ogden
  • Publication number: 20070284424
    Abstract: A leak resistant expandable carton is end-loadable and expandable to retain ice or other matter above a compartment loaded with articles such as cans or bottles. The carton is expanded by separating its top wall with a tear strip and then by raising composite top end flaps, which are hingedly connected to the top wall and to the end walls of the carton. As the composite top end flaps are raised, the top wall sections are raised to be side extensions that are coplanar with and to extend above a pair of side walls. At the same time, the composite top end flaps unfold and are raised to be end extensions that are coplanar with and to extend above the pair of end walls. The side and end extensions are substantially continuously interconnected so that the expanded portion of the carton is relatively rigid and contiguous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: John M. Holley
  • Patent number: 7288302
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a packaging laminate and packaging containers for liquid foods produced therefrom. The packaging laminate (10) includes a paper or paperboard layer (11) and outer, liquid-tight coatings (13 and 14) on both sides of the paper or paperboard layer (11). In order to impart to the packaging laminate (10) increased rigidity and thereby make for the production of packaging containers with improved gripping properties, the packaging laminate (10) has an additional layer (12) of mineral-filled polyolefin between the paper or paperboard layer (11) and one of the two outer, liquid-tight coatings (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Ann Eftring
  • Publication number: 20030111521
    Abstract: A package that is movable between a collapsed position and an uncollapsed position is formed from at least three panels coupled to one another to form a panel assembly. A series of lower flaps are coupled the lower edges of the panels and interlock to form a permanent closure at a lower end of the panel assembly. A foldable flap coupled to one of the panels and interlocking with another of the panels to form an openable closure at the upper end of the panel assembly. The enclosure formed by the panels, the lower flaps and the upper flaps is foldable into a generally flat collapsed configuration in a plane containing a folding axis that is provided in the permanent closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Gordon W. Holmes
  • Patent number: 6467682
    Abstract: A blank for erecting a carton has 180° fold lines with a compressed area at each end and a slit joining the compressed areas. A carton is erected by moving the blank in a first direction against a stop to form a first set of 90° folds, holding the blank stationary with a suction while pushing the blank in a second direction to form a second set of 90° folds, erecting the carton. A filled carton is closed by advancing it through the central opening of a V-shaped member to increasingly fold the carton top panels. The closed carton 100 is sealed by advancing it through a second V-shaped member and into contact with a pivotally supported sealing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Inventors: Zsolt Toth, Paul A. Chudy
  • Patent number: 6394336
    Abstract: An adjustable container includes top, bottom and four side panels. Each of the four side panels is scored along at least one longitudinal score line extending substantially parallel to the top and bottom panels. Two of the opposing side panels are scored along oblique score lines, each oblique score line extending from one corner of the side panel toward and intersecting the longitudinal score line. The height of the container is adjustable by folding the side panels inwardly toward the interior of the container along the longitudinal and oblique score lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Motion Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Beneroff, Eric Kim, Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Patent number: 6189778
    Abstract: A robust, stackable container for shipping goods and for displaying and dispensing the goods at the point of purchase is disclosed. The container has a pull-out panel comprising a portion of a side wall panel which is manually openable to display and dispense the goods. The pull-out panel is defined by a separation line in the wall panel formed by a plurality of perforations and is hingedly attached to the container. Wing flaps located on each end of the pull-out panel extend between the pull-out panel and the container providing side partitions preventing the goods from spilling out of the container when opened. The container wall panels are reinforced with reverse folded reinforcing flaps which strengthen the container to prevent crushing and bursting when stacked. The container is formed from die cut blanks into a knockdown state which can be assembled into the container and filled by automated processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Allen Kanter
  • Patent number: 6182889
    Abstract: In order to provide a package which is inexpensive to manufacture, sufficiently stable to protect the contents of the package and repeatedly and consistently openable and closeable, a package and a blank therefor is disclosed. The blank comprises front wall (10) , back wall (14) and side wall (12) segments, and the front and the back wall segments extend into congruent closure segments (20, 24, 32, 28). At least two (24, 26) of the closure segments are arranged to be foldable on top of one another to form a pocket with one open side (26) At least a further one of the closure segments (20) is arranged to be insertable into the pocket from the open side thereof in such a manner as to permit repeatable opening and closing of an end of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Kraft Jacobs Suchard R&D, Inc.
    Inventors: John Heeley, Alain Ernest Michel Kowalewski, Jean- Phillipe Rapp, Luigi Tettamanti
  • Patent number: 6182887
    Abstract: A package with an extended top panel has a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of parallel side walls. The package includes at least one top panel that seals to the package at a sealing region. A plane through the sealing region is spaced from a central vertical plane through the package. The extended top panel can extend to the rear wall at the sealing region. A second lesser top panel can extend from the rear wall and can seal with the extended front panel at an off-center top fin. A closure is accommodated on the top panel that has a cap having a diameter greater than the diameter of an aperture disposed through the extended top panel. A blank for the package is also disclosed herein. The package can include a handle attached to its top fin for carrying and displaying the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, SA
    Inventors: Tommy Ljunström, Sheila Moss
  • Patent number: 6138901
    Abstract: A blank sheet of foldable material has vertical fold lines and horizontal fold lines defined thereon and a tab for forming the blank into a closed shape. By creasing or folding the container along the pre-formed horizontal and vertical fold lines, containers of various shapes may be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Inventors: Bobby Kim, Susie Y. Kim, Richard H. Kim, Debra Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 6123254
    Abstract: A single corrugated cardboard blank which when folded forms a hollow elongated prism. The carrying case includes side panels connected at side fold lines to opposing sides of a central panel, and upper and lower panels are connected by fold lines to opposing ends of the central panel and the side panels. The upper and lower panels form a substantially flat base when the blank is in the folded position. A side flap is further connected by a side fold line to one of the side panels. The side flap includes projecting tabs which communicate with slits in the central panel when the blank is folded. Also, the side flap is substantially a same shape as the side panels and the central panel, but may also be slightly wider than the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Inventor: Jane E. Dupuis
  • Patent number: 5975411
    Abstract: A collapsible container formed from a single sheet of foldable material. The container includes a bottom portion and a number of side walls extending upwardly therefrom. The side walls are provided with fold lines which permit such to be compressed onto the bottom portion prior to use. The fold lines are positioned in a manner which eliminates the need for leak-inducing cuts in the sheet for the side walls to be easily compressed or extended. A top portion extending upwardly from the side walls provides means for closing the container as well as carrying it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: John F. Windolph, III
  • Patent number: 5908246
    Abstract: An unsealing structure for packing films that are difficult to rip to pack merchandise is disclosed, where the films can be easily ripped by stripping a tag label. A tearing line 2 is formed in the surface of the film 1 of the film package by hot shearing. A cutout 3 communicates with the tearing line 2 to assist in unsealing the film package. A tag label 4 is affixed to the film 1 and covers the tearing line 2 and the cutout 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Komatsu Electronic Metals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Arimura, Youichi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 5860588
    Abstract: A gable-top carton and a corresponding carton blank are set forth. The upstanding fin of the carton comprises a centrally disposed depressed region that facilitates stacking of the cartons on top of one another in a manner that results in a more even load distribution on the fins of the lower cartons than obtained when stacking conventional gable-top cartons. A further advantage is realized in the corresponding carton blanks in that the corresponding blanks may be disposed in a top-to-top manner along the width of a web of material whereby savings in material and production costs results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, SA
    Inventor: David R. Anchor
  • Patent number: 5851630
    Abstract: This invention relates to a blank, which when formed into a gable-top container with an extensible pouring spout, eliminates "duckbilling" and allows the gable-top container to form more easily. Such structures of this type, generally, eliminate "duckbilling" or the folding out of the pouring spout through the use of reverse or inverted score lines located in the top of the gable-top container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Denny Earl Davis, II
  • Patent number: 5829671
    Abstract: A carton functioning as a pet litter scoop, formed as a carton having a front, back, and a pair of side walls, a bottom closure for the carton, a scoop flange securing proximate the upper edge of the back wall, a pair of gussets formed between the scoop flange and the upper edges of the carton side walls, said scoop flange and gussets securing interiorly proximate the upper edge of the carton, a lid, with closure flap, pivotally connecting to the upper edge of the back wall, and when folded over holding the carton and its scoop flange into closure, a pair of lateral flaps extending from the sides of the lid, and a pair of side flanges extending from the upper edges of the side walls, all cooperating to either hold the scoop flange into its functional position, or to secure the carton into closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Richard B. Hawk
  • Patent number: 5716473
    Abstract: A paperboard container of generally semi-rigid construction and formed from a unitary blank of paperboard folded in the general shape of a U. The interior surface of the container is coated with a thermoplastic polymer barrier layer, the container having a manually openable, normally closed pour spout at one upper edge portion, and also having a recessed or raised bottom. The container is particularly adapted for packaging granular, dry material such as corn flakes, pretzels, and the like. Due to its construction and the thermoplastic barrier layer, the usual inner pouch which contains dry cereal is omitted, thereby effecting savings in both material and in assembly of the final package. In one embodiment, an opening is provided for carrying the package, the opening located at the top of the container. In another embodiment one side wall of the panel is provided with an extension to serve as a reclosure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Robert L. Gordon, Katherine A. Swenson, David E. Stier, Theresa A. Bronk
  • Patent number: 5676306
    Abstract: A closure for a container such as a paper cup. The container has an extended upper border having a series of crease lines extending downwardly from an upper edge, which when folded inwardly form a series of rectangles, each having a diagonal corner portion to form a closure panel. The panels may be displaced inwardly of the border in a mutually overlapping relation to close the container. By selecting a fold-over angle greater than neutral, the panels will converge in a mutual reactive relation to converge and lock in an inclined closure cone. The crease lines incorporate an adjoining reinforcing band to fold over within the upper border to form a reinforced band therearound. The containers are stackable when in an unfolded or partially unfolded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Ros-Dan Improved Product Design Ltd.
    Inventors: Kevin Lankin, Genny Spoenlein
  • Patent number: 5628450
    Abstract: An octagonal box structure comprises eight upstanding side wall panels and eight closure flaps integrally connected to one another and closing an end of the box structure. The side wall panels include four smaller panels having a width dimension of about 20 to 40 percent of the width dimension of the narrowest pair of the remaining four side wall panels. The closure flaps have a width corresponding to the width of the side wall panel from which they depend. Four of the closure flaps include diagonally extending score hinge lines to permit each of the these closure flaps to fold inwardly in partial overlapping relationship upon itself and the next adjacent closure flap. The diagonal score lines are formed at an angle between about 20 to 25 degrees relative to an extension of the vertical score lines which define the width of each closure flap. Also disclosed is an apparatus for quickly setting up the box from the typical planar folded tube form in which the boxes are shipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Willamette Industries
    Inventors: Arthur H. Cromwell, Max K. Kacksetter
  • Patent number: 5620134
    Abstract: A carton includes a bottom wall panel, four side wall panels, each of the side wall panels being integrally connected along a fold line to the bottom wall panel thereby defining first and second pairs of opposite side wall panels. Corner portions integrally connect adjacent side wall panels. The corner portions are secured in overlapping pairs against the second pair of opposite side wall panels. Flap members are provided with each of the flap members being integral along a flap fold line with one of the side wall panels of the first pair of opposite side wall panels. Each of the flap members includes foldable portions constructed and arranged to be folded into generally overlapping relation with a central portion of the flap member. Closure members are provided with each of the closure members being integral along a closure fold line with one of the side wall panels of the second pair of opposite side wall panels. Tab structure secures a closure member to an adjacent flap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Gulf States Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Gulliver
  • Patent number: 5605278
    Abstract: A carton for a package of photographic film, such as instant film. The carton is formed of a unitary paperboard blank coated on both sides by a thermoplastic barrier film. The thermoplastic functions as an adhesive when acted upon by heat and pressure, thus sealing portion sof the blank together. Each of four corners of the carton includes a gusset folded in such a manner as not to present a raw paperboard edge to the interior. The construction yields an air tight, liquid tight package with an oxygen barrier, and obviates the requirement of many similar packages that the photographic film be separately wrapped in a protective foil or film prior to being placed in a catron. Three embodiments of the carton are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Kurt D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5584429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to have been hand wrapped. The method includes forming a sheet of box construction material with decorative paper affixed thereto into a flattened box tube by joining ends thereof. The box construction material is properly creased and provided with flaps so that a consumer may erect the flattened box tube into an open box so that the end flaps form ends of the box and the decorative paper forms a pair of paper flaps which may be overlapped and secured. A volume sizer is provided in the form of creased box construction material which, when erected, provides an illustration of the volume made available when the pre-wrapped gift box is erected. Box loading devices, particularly useful for shirt box sized packages, are provided in the form of inner sleeves and mechanical devices into which the gift is placed before insertion into the pre-wrapped gift box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5558272
    Abstract: An octagonal container formed from a single piece of foldable material which includes a top foldable into a segmented cover which defines upon closing a visually distinct design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Victorian Gift Box, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis M. Magister
  • Patent number: 5533666
    Abstract: An octagonal box structure comprising eight upstanding side wall panels and eight closure flaps integrally connected to one another and to the side wall panels for folding inwardly along a generally horizontal score hinge line to close an end of the box structure. The side wall panels include four smaller panels having a width dimension of about 20 to 40 percent of the width dimension of the narrowest pair of the remaining four side wall panels. The closure flaps have a width corresponding to the width of the side wall panel from which they depend. Four of the closure flaps include diagonally extending score hinge lines to permit each of these closure flaps to fold inwardly in partial overlapping relationship upon itself and the next adjacent closure flap to form a closed end of the box. The diagonal score lines are formed at an angle between about 20 to 25 degrees relative to an extension of the vertical score lines which define the width of each closure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Willamette Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur H. Cromwell
  • Patent number: 5505298
    Abstract: A box suitable for holding a garment bag or for clothes hung on hangers during travel includes front and rear panels, two side panels, a bottom, and a top. The top is constructed from panels folded to form a peak and gables. The top includes a slot allowing passage of the neck of a hanging hook of a garment bag or of clothes hangers to protrude out from the box, and a hole spaced from the slot allowing re-entry of the end of the hanging hook or hanger. When the hanging hook or hanger are properly installed, the garment bag or clothes hangers are securely suspended in the box. The box shape reduces the possibility of becoming snagged in a baggage conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Fidelity Container Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph J. Dlugopolski
  • Patent number: 5437406
    Abstract: A paperboard container of generally semi-rigid construction and formed from a unitary blank of paperboard folded in the general shape of a U. The interior surface of the container is coated with a thermoplastic polymer barrier layer, the container having a manually openable, normally closed pour spout at one upper edge portion, and also having a recessed or raised bottom. The container is particularly adapted for packaging granular, dry material such as corn flakes, pretzels, and the like. Due to its construction and the thermoplastic barrier layer, the usual inner pouch which contains dry cereal is omitted, thereby effecting savings in both material and in assembly of the final package. In one embodiment, an opening is provided for carrying the package, the opening located at the top of the container. In another embodiment one side wall of the panel is provided with an extension to serve as a reclosure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Robert L. Gordon, Katherine A. Swenson, David E. Stier, Teresa A. Bronk
  • Patent number: 5413273
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a merchandise container formed from folded flexible sheet material to provide a box form having side/end walls (10, 11) and a top closure (13), in which the top closure comprises integral flaps (17, 19) on the side/end walls which fold with respect to each other and the walls. The end walls (13-17) being pre-formed to bow inwardly such that when the side wall flaps (17a, 17b) are folded in overlapping relation to form the top closure, the end wall flaps (19) form outwardly extending triangular wings which fold downwardly against an increasing resistance until a certain downwardly inclined angle below the horizontal is reached when the end walls bow inwardly allowing the side walls to converge to relieve the resistance and create a force tending to bias the wings downwardly into engagement with the end walls to hold the wings against the end walls and the side wall flaps of the top closure in the closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: M-Pak Limited
    Inventor: Julian D. Money
  • Patent number: 5386937
    Abstract: A carton for housing nails and like sharp objects is provided which includes a top side defined by opposing pairs of closure flaps and including associated minor flaps which extend outwardly and cooperate with adjacent outwardly extending closure flaps when the carton is in its open position so as to effectively extend the depth of the carton by a predetermined amount. The minor flaps are integrally defined with lines of weakness whereby the flaps can be folded inwardly with respect to the associated closure flaps when the carton is in its closed position so that the top side is defined as a smooth surface by the mutual engagement of adjacent closure flaps without being obstructed by the minor flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Darwin L. Crawford
  • Patent number: 5346121
    Abstract: A paperboard container which displays particular utility for the packaging of fast food products is formed from a unitary blank of paperboard. The blank, typically, employs an automatic bottom, i.e., a bottom which is automatically formed upon opening the container from a folded or flattened configuration. The container is characterized by side webs between the top edges of the end panels and the top cover panel. Upon folding the top cover panel down to close the container, after being loaded with food, each side web forms a point or apex along its edge, this apex then tucked into a complementary slit in a respective end panel. Each side web is in frictional, surface to surface engagement with a respective end panel. Further, the top closure cover is provided with a friction latch cooperating with the front wall panel to thereby yield three points of frictional engagement to maintain the container in its closed position prior to being opened by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Jonathan T. Beales
  • Patent number: 5337538
    Abstract: A carton blank includes a laminated blank body having a top and a bottom. A plurality of bottom creases are formed in the bottom of the blank body. The bottom creases define bottom flaps that are adapted to be folded and sealed to form a substantially rectangular bottom surface of a finished gable top carton. The bottom flaps are sealed together along a bottom seal that substantially bisects the bottom surface of the finished carton. A plurality of top creases are formed in the top of the blank body. The top creases define top flaps that are adapted to be folded and sealed into a gable top of the finished gable top carton, with the gable top having an upstanding longitudinal top fin. The top creases are arranged on the blank body to enable the carton blank to be folded and sealed such that the top fin of the finished gable top carton may be either parallel with, or transverse to, the bottom seal of the finished gable top carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Tommy B. G. Ljungstrom