Extension Includes A Depending Flange Or Tab Which Extends Along An Adjacent Box Wall Patents (Class 229/141)
  • Publication number: 20150096921
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an open-top container for shipping and displaying products which comprises a plurality of side walls and end walls. Bottom wall flaps are foldably joined to bottom edges of the side walls and end walls and are folded inwardly therefrom into overlapping relationship with one another to form a bottom wall closure. A respective plurality of beams foldably joined to upper edges of the respective plurality of side walls and end walls. Each of the plurality of the beams is defined by a shoulder panel and three folding flaps foldably joined to one another. A bumper sticker panel is foldably joined to upper edge of one of the plurality of side walls forming a partial top closure when the open-top container is in the shipping position and partially prevents products from falling out when the open-top container is in the displaying position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: KENNETH C. HYATT
  • Patent number: 8875982
    Abstract: A container for holding a product, preferably a product in pieces, in particular an edible product, such as sweets, chocolates and the like. The container consists of a container body and comprises product side and base retaining means and at least one outlet opening through which the product comes out. The container body has a polygonal base and there are container closing means, consisting of a lid for closing the product outlet opening, which is suitably connected to the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Sandro Quadrelli
  • Publication number: 20140231497
    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
  • Patent number: 8746546
    Abstract: A fully erected one-piece, four wall container made of a foldable material having a tray with a bottom wall panel, a front wall, a rear wall and two side walls. Each of the front wall, the two side walls and the rear wall are configured to be folded to a position that is perpendicular to the bottom wall panel. Locations on the front wall and the rear wall that are mutually adjacent the first and second side walls each have a triangular piece hingedly joined thereto and to a respective one of the first and second side walls. Each triangular piece is configured to be oriented perpendicular to respective first and second side walls and parallel to respective front and rear walls, all in response to each of the front, rear and first and second side walls becoming oriented perpendicular to the bottom wall panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventor: Kristin L. Kartes
  • Patent number: 8733625
    Abstract: A one-piece container includes a single sheet of corrugated material, including: four walls, a bottom, and a lid, the lid being hingedly and integrally connected to one of the four walls. The bottom and the four walls define a storage area for housing articles therein. The lid is configured to transition between an open position, an intermediate position, and a closed position. The one-piece container includes a mechanism for maintaining the lid in a closed position. In some embodiments, the mechanism biases the lid toward a closed position when in the closed position, an open position when in the open position, and an intermediate position when in the intermediate position. In other embodiments, the mechanism includes tabs and slots for retaining the lid in the closed position. Other embodiments include a combination of these features. The container may be a cardboard box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140103100
    Abstract: A package is disclosed which includes hingedly connected front, back, and side panels, the package being held securely closed by a pair of sealing panels. The package is opened by a folding and pulling action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Sara Jane Falcon, Alyssa Smith, Linh Li Kooc
  • Publication number: 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: 20130344211
    Abstract: A collapsible container made from sheet material, comprising a cover portion and a base portion; the cover portion and base portion each being pivotally connected at respective spaced fold lines to a rear wall each, wherein each of the cover portion and base portion comprises a main panel having, at its edge remote from the rear wall portion, a front wall and, at its opposite side edges, side walls wherein the side and front walls portions of the cover portion interfit with one another to retain them in position extending generally perpendicular to the panel of the cover portion and the side and front walls of the base portion are able, to lie within inwardly facing surfaces of the side and front walls of the cover portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Atlantic Enterprises (2009) Limited
    Inventor: Richard Edward Hemsley
  • Publication number: 20130161378
    Abstract: A gift box for gift cards provides a presentation appearing like gift boxes for other high value products, such as jewelry. With strength, durability, three full dimensions, colors, quality, and design options, it can receive decorations, ribbons, and bows, a to/from card, and the like. Requiring no assembly of components, a single, integrated box includes all parts and configures simply. An interior panel presents a gift card, a debit card pre-loaded with a purchased value. A front flap of the interior panel may tuck down into the box. Alternatively, the panel may be pushed down at the front, leaving the front flap extending straight up, holding the front of the panel downward in place while also serving as an interior, front, wall liner for the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Michael S. Nebeker, Barton J. Seliger, Myla B. Thorn, Ashton J. Seliger
  • Publication number: 20120118780
    Abstract: A package having a parallelepiped-shaped container, which is cup-shaped and has a bottom wall, an open top end opposite the bottom wall, a front wall and a rear wall opposite and parallel to each other, and two parallel lateral walls interposed between the front wall and the rear wall; and a lid, which rotates between a closed position and an open position respectively closing and opening the open top end of the container, and has a top wall hinged to the rear wall of the container, and a front wall which, in the closed position, is superimposed on the front wall of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: G.D SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Marco Ghini, Andrea Biondi
  • Publication number: 20120080510
    Abstract: An apparatus formed from a single piece of planar material as a continuous and contiguous structure is foldable into a re-usable, knock-down box. A bottom panel supports contents placeable in the box. A front panel and a rear panel operate as shear walls to support the bottom. End panels act as shear walls adjacent to and extending between the front panel, rear panel, and bottom panel. Hinge panels are formed with a free portion, extending from an edge of one of the end, front, and rear panels, and a fixed portion, fixed to a surface of an adjacent one of the end, front, and rear panels to fix the positions of the front, rear, and end panels with respect to each other and the bottom panel in an assembled configuration. Drawing a front edge of the lid toward the front panel, one may lock the lid against the front panel by inserting a tab portion of the lid into a slot formed between the front panel and the front tuck panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: RE-BAKS COMPANY
    Inventors: Barton J. Seliger, Michael S. Nebeker
  • Publication number: 20110204131
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a first reinforcing end panel extending from a first end panel, a first corner post panel extending from a first edge of the first reinforcing end panel, and a first top end panel defined within the first reinforcing end panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: David Joe Brundage, John Robert Huston, Kenneth C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110174871
    Abstract: A fully erected one-piece, four wall container made of a foldable material having a tray with a bottom wall panel, a front wall, a rear wall and two side walls. Each of the front wall, the two side walls and the rear wall are configured to be folded to a position that is perpendicular to the bottom wall panel. Locations on the front wall and the rear wall that are mutually adjacent the first and second side walls each have a triangular piece hingedly joined thereto and to a respective one of the first and second side walls. Each triangular piece is configured to be oriented perpendicular to respective first and second side walls and parallel to respective front and rear walls, all in response to each of the front, rear and first and second side walls becoming oriented perpendicular to the bottom wall panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Kristin L. KARTES
  • Publication number: 20110132979
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging articles comprises top (14) and bottom (18, 20) panels connected together by spaced side walls (12, 16) to form a tubular structure, and a set of end panels (22a, 22b, 22c, 22d) at each end of the tubular structure. Each set of end panels comprises a pair of lower end closure panels (26a, 26b) connected to the side walls respectively. Each lower end closure panel is hingedly interconnected by gusset panel (34a, 34b) to an anchoring panel (24a, 24b) hinged to an adjacent one of the side wall panels. Each anchoring panel extends into the tubular structure and tucked between the adjacent side wall panel and an adjacent article. One of the gusset panels (34a, 34b) is hinged to the adjacent side wall panel (12, 16) by a hinge line (27a, 27b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Hettinger, Jean Michel Auclair
  • Publication number: 20110079606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispenser for dispensing a continuous strip of pouches. The dispenser comprises a box with right (14a) and left (14b) side panels wherein one of the side panels includes a tuck flap insert (24), a rear panel (18a) and a rear panel glue flap (18b), a pair of bottom closure panels (16a, 16b) and bottom closure flaps (16c, 16d), a pair of top closure panels (12a, 12b) and a top closure flap (12c) wherein one of the top panels includes a top tuck flap (22) adapted to fit into the tuck flap insert (24), and a front section (20). The front section includes lower and upper front panels and a gate flap (26). The gate flap touches one of the top closure panels such that the strip of pouches within the box can be dispensed out the front section and held in place by the gate flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Weston, Zane Peterson
  • Publication number: 20110031304
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-product container and container blank. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define a container blank. The blank includes a bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, opposed side panels and a plurality of corner panels. Also, a top panel is attached to the back panel opposite said bottom panel. A fold over cup panel is attached to the front panel opposite the bottom panel. The cup panel does not include additional panels or tabs opposite the front panel. An optional cup receptacle is formed in the cup panel. As fanned, the front panel, back panel opposed side panels and plurality of corner panels are hingedly attached to said bottom panel via unperforated score lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 7708143
    Abstract: A container suitable for storage of food and drink items is disclosed that allows for a quick visual check of whether the container has been properly and completely packed. The container also can be easily and inexpensively constructed from a single sheet of fiberboard. The container includes a base, wall sections, and a lid that is hingedly connected to one of the wall sections. The lid can include a handle and an aperture that allows the top of a drink bottle to extend out of the container. This provides a way to quickly verify the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Arlington Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Sharon Sams Adams
  • Patent number: 7681782
    Abstract: A collapsible box has a body with a front panel, a bottom panel, a back panel, a top panel, a closing panel, a left folding panel, a right folding panel, and a back folding panel. The back folding panel has a center panel foldably connected to two side panels. Each of the left and right folding panels comprises two foldably connected panels. The bottom panel edges are foldably connected to edges of the front, back, left folding, and right folding panels. The opposite edges of the top panel are foldably connected to the back and closing panels. The edges of the front panel are foldably connected to one set edges of the left folding and right folding panels, and edges of the back folding panel are foldably connected to opposite set edges of the left folding and right folding panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanna Bondarik
  • Patent number: 7650996
    Abstract: A product packaging system is provided including a receptacle having an opening to a compartment and a collapsible cover that may be configured to enclose product components within the receptacle. In some embodiments, the collapsible cover takes the form of a folded panel configured to extend across one or more compartments of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Mark
  • Publication number: 20090314826
    Abstract: The invention discloses a package box and a method for packaging thereof. The package box includes a box-shaped body and a sheet. The box-shaped body has a containing space for placing an article and a first fastening portion. The sheet is used to wrap the box-shaped body and has a first lateral part and a second lateral part. The first lateral part has a first fastening unit, and the second lateral part has a second fastening unit. When the sheet wraps the box-shaped body, the first fastening unit of the sheet and the first fastening portion of the box-shaped body are fastened with each other, and the first fastening unit of the sheet and the second fastening unit of the sheet are fastened with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicants: PEGATRON CORPORATION, MAINTEK COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kuo-An Lee, Li Ping Wang
  • Publication number: 20090032575
    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: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20080223912
    Abstract: Packaging for moisture-sensitive material or material containing volatile contents comprises an inner water-impermeable means for enclosing such material, and an outer container (1) comprising a base panel (2) from which a front panel (3), rear and side panels (4, 5) extend upwardly and a lid (6) hingedly fixed to the top of the rear panel (4) and giving a firm closure. The container has side vents (11) or other means giving provision for expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
    Inventors: Francesc Ayats Ardite, Peter Drinka, Pawel Rudzinski
  • Publication number: 20080203142
    Abstract: A powder-tight packaging for a material, in particular for a powdered material, preferably a washing or cleaning powder, which packaging is constituted from at least one foldable cut piece that encompasses in continuous fashion, delimited by fold lines, at least one rear face (10), one front face (2), and two lateral faces (3) of the packaging, which cut piece is closed into a tubular shape in order to construct the packaging, and encompasses at least one top flap (5, 6, 7) and at least one bottom flap (13, 14, 15) for closing the bottom (12) and the top (1) and for constituting the bottom surface and top surface of the packaging, which are respectively adjacent, via fold lines, to lower and upper peripheries of the front face, the rear face, and/or the lateral faces, comprises a respectively octagonally embodied bottom surface (12) and top surface (1), the foldable cut piece encompassing additional side regions (4) which are arranged in such a way that in the closed tubular shape, one of the additional side
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: Henkel KGaA
    Inventors: Barbara Grossmann, Wolfgang Barthel, Rudolf Topler
  • Publication number: 20080149694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packing paper box, in which a piece of packing paper is folded, first and second connecting sections are combined, and third and fourth connecting sections are combined, whereby a user can easily make without cutting packing paper. To this end, a packing paper box comprises a body portion having an accommodation space defined therein and including first and second connecting sections; a cover portion, the body portion being covered with the cover portion; and a connection portion including third and fourth connecting sections formed to each other between the body portion and the cover portion, wherein the first and second connecting sections are combined with each other, and the third and fourth connecting sections are combined with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: PUNGNYUNPACK COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hun Lee, Jong Guen Lee, Zee Heon Kim
  • Publication number: 20080128478
    Abstract: A container for holding a product, preferably a product in pieces, in particular an edible product, such as sweets, chocolates and the like. The container consists of a container body and comprises product side and base retaining means and at least one outlet opening through which the product comes out. The container body has a polygonal base and there are container closing means, consisting of a lid for closing the product outlet opening, which is suitably connected to the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Sandro Quadrelli
  • Publication number: 20080023533
    Abstract: A packing box comprising four top boards and a case body is provided. Two top boards respectively have a slot and a gripping board. Another two top boards respectively have a plugging board and a slit. The case body has an opening and four upper edges that are sequentially connected to the four top boards. The two top boards that respectively have the slot and the gripping board are firstly folded to cover the opening. Next, the other two top boards are folded for being disposed upon the original two top boards. Then, the gripping boards can pass through the slits and are protruded above the top boards. Afterwards, the plugging boards can be inserted into the slots for fixing the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Applicant: BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pi-Chun Chang
  • Publication number: 20070221716
    Abstract: A simple folding box, comprising a soleplate, two first side plates which can be connected to a pair of opposite lateral margins of said soleplate foldedly, two U-shaped parts; said soleplate is a rectangular plate, the hemlines of said two first side plates are connected to said soleplate perpendicularly; each said U-shaped part comprises a second side plate which can be connected to said soleplate foldedly and two connecting plates which can be connected to two opposite lateral margins of said second side plate foldedly; the hemline of said second side plate is connected to the other pair of opposite lateral margins perpendicularly; each said connecting plate is perpendicular to its corresponding second side plate, and there's gap between each said connecting plate and said soleplate; said two first side plates are connected to four connecting plates firmly; said soleplate, two first side plates, and two second side plates enclose a cuboid box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventor: Jian Tao
  • Patent number: 7055734
    Abstract: A folding carton formed from a blank of corrugated board, including first, second, third and fourth side walls hingedly connected by their edges to form a generally rectangular tubular enclosure, a bottom formed by at least two bottom walls hingedly connected to at least two of the side walls, and a top wall. The top wall is formed by first through fourth top cover flap hingedly connected at one edge to the first through fourth side wall respectively. Each of the top cover flaps is generally rectangular with the second top cover flap including ears extending from corners at the edge opposite the one edge and the first and third top cover flaps each including a notch corresponding to one of the ears. An adhesive is on one surface of the second top cover flap adjacent the opposite edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: The Royal Group
    Inventors: Wayne B. Provus, Edward Lynn Mitchusson
  • Patent number: 7048115
    Abstract: A resealable hard box cigarette pack is provided with a window type opening extending across a portion of the pack top wall and also a portion of the front wall of the pack. The window is covered by a closure that may be resealed to the pack body either through insertion of a tab on the closure into a tab receiving slot in the front wall of the pack or by applying a permanent package adhesion along the outer edges of the closure with the edges of the openings in the top wall and the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventor: Don Stringfield
  • Patent number: 7036717
    Abstract: A sealed package (1, 1?) for pourable food products, made from sheet packaging material and having a top wall (6) crossed by a transverse sealing band (15) forming flat projecting tab (21) folded coplanar with and onto the top wall (6) along a bend line (22), and an opening device (8) fitted to a portion of the top wall (6) bounded on one side by the sealing band (15); the tab (21) has a flat striplike auxiliary portion (25) interposed between the sealing band (15) and the bend line (22), so that the area of the portion of the top wall (6) available for the opening device (8) is increased by the width of the auxiliary portion (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gian Luca Furini, Roberto Mastri
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040222281
    Abstract: A light-weight mailing product is provided, including first and second walls parallel to each other, each wall having first, second, third and fourth edges, and a third wall attached along the first edges of the first and second walls connecting the first wall to the second wall. The product also includes first and second wall flaps, the first wall flap attached along the second edge of the first wall and the second wall flap attached along the second edge of the second wall, the first wall flap substantially overlapping the second wall flap with the first and second wall flaps parallel to the third wall, and the first and second wall flaps attached together with an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas Mangerson
  • Patent number: 6702179
    Abstract: A paperboard box is made of a piece of paperboard with split lines and folding lines to form a shape like a boat so as to make the food or the like inside worthwhile and enhance the purchase desire of the consumer. Further, the paperboard box is easy to be disposed after using without creating a problem of contamination to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Shih-Jen Chang
  • Patent number: 6702117
    Abstract: A box includes a front panel and a rear panel connected by side panels. The box further includes at least one opening and an associated closing system. The box may optionally contain an object whose cross-section is such that it is substantially in contact with at least one of the panels adjacent the opening. The closing system may include a lid part formed, for example, by folding a continuation of one of the panels. A flap may be formed from a continuation of the lid part, thereby allowing the flap to be positioned between the object and the front panel when the lid part is in a closed position. The flap may be provided with a free edge having outline configured to assist interposition of the flap between the object and the front panel. The box may be used for packaging a case such as a lipstick case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Hould
  • Publication number: 20040026490
    Abstract: A package is made of a cardboard blank with crease lines and has wall panels (1), bottom flaps (2) forming a bottom of the package and top flaps (3), namely short-side flaps (3A) and long-side flaps (3B), folded and heat sealed together to form the top of the package. One of the long-side flaps has at its free end a seal tab (4), which is provided with a heat seal adhesive and is sealed against the opposite long-side flap. The seal tab has a smaller length than the width of the package for enabling it to be brought down into the top of the package for reclosing thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Ulf Jeppson, Niilo Poyhonen
  • Patent number: 6631839
    Abstract: A cardboard holder for business cards, suitable for use on a bulletin board or a hard surface, is disclosed. The holder is made from a single piece of cardboard, folded to form a box of appropriate size to hold a number of business cards, displaying the cards so a prospective customer or client can take one. The device described is made from a pattern, cut and folded to form the card holder. Different embodiments of the invention allow the holder to be tacked onto a bulletin board using thumbtacks, affixed to a hard surface using an adhesive tape, or glued together and onto a surface with glue that is administered to the cardboard pattern during manufacturing. Additionally, the holder can be imprinted with the information contained on the cards it holds, to simulate the look of the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Harold M. Shair
  • Patent number: 6616033
    Abstract: A disposable container according to present invention is embodied in a thin-walled container having an integral sealing flap. Such containers include cups or other vessels for holding beverages, food or other substances. The disposable container preferably has a truncated conical shape. One example of such a shape is a typical beverage cup commonly dispensed at fast food restaurants and convenience stores. However, any shape or size of disposable container may be used, so long as the container is sealed using an integral sealing flap in accordance with the present invention. Once the container has been filled, it is closed by squeezing or folding the top of the container together. The container is then sealed by folding the integral sealing flap over one side of the top of the closed container. The sealing flap is then secured using conventional adhesives, such as, for example, glue, rubber cement, or tape, that are integral to either or both the surface of the container, or the surface of the sealing flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Gary M. Schein
  • Patent number: 6471123
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive closure mechanism for a folded carton incorporates a pressure-sensitive tape having adhesive on one surface thereof disposed on a one side of a hinged lid panel, with the adhesive exposed through an opening in the lid panel and releasably engaging an outer surface of a flap-receiving panel. The hinged lid panel is formed by folding an inner lid panel over an outer lid panel. Both lid panels have openings. The pressure-sensitive tape is disposed between the two lid panels. When the lid is closed over the opening in the carton, the user applies pressure with his finger to the backside (non-adhesive) side of the pressure-sensitive tape. The pressure pushes the tape against flap-receiving panel of the carton. Repeated closings and openings are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Kurt Jensen
  • Patent number: 5630546
    Abstract: A point of sale display system comprises a printed poster having a novel brochure holder attached to one face thereof. The poster is itself supported in a vertically upright condition by a rigid backing member and a stake or post. The brochure holder is provided in an unassembled form using a single piece of plastic material that is cut and scored to be capable of being bent and assembled into a three-dimensional assembled form. When so assembled, the brochure holder comprises a lightweight, upright body having an upwardly facing brochure holding cavity. The body is closed by a pivotal top cover that may be releasably secured to the body by a hook and pile fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Assignee: Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Velch
  • Patent number: 5284293
    Abstract: An improved dispenser box for suture packages. The dispenser is stable and will dispense single or plural packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Alpern, Robert J. Cerwin, Mario De Martin, Teresa M. Simons, Deborah M. Transue
  • Patent number: 5226588
    Abstract: A package of one-piece folded construction includes a central, bottom portion having opposite parallel end edges and opposite parallel side edges. Plural end and side portions are attached to the bottom portion and arranged in serial fashion around the bottom portion as follows. A first end portion is attached to and extends laterally of an end edge of the bottom portion; a first side portion attaches to and extends laterally of a side edge of the bottom portion; a second end portion attaches to and extends laterally of another end edge of the bottom portion; and a second side portion attaches to and extends laterally of another side edge of the bottom portion. A gusset portion is provided between adjacent edges of respective ones of the end and side portions so that folding of the gussets orients the end and side portion generally perpendicular to the bottom portion. A first cover member attaches to one of the side portions and a second cover member attaches to the other side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Assignee: Great Lakes Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: LeRoy J. Schramm, David J. Nunez, John M. Friesch
  • Patent number: 5196988
    Abstract: A front plate adapter panel containing television and telephone hookups can be factory-installed or field-installed within existing metallic power pedestal enclosure to provide such telephone and television facility along with electric power facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Dale W. Horn
  • Patent number: 4867372
    Abstract: A return mailer blank is provided for packaging a generally flat and/or rectilinear object. The mailer blank includes a flexible padding layer in sealed sandwich relation between opposed mutually matching envelope sheet layers serving as a mailing address layer and a return address layer.The mailer blank has an end-flap pair which foldably comprises a rain-flap pair that serves when folded to provide protection against weathering or moisture in the area adjoining a seal flap.The mailer blank in one embodiment has first and second main panels, each with an end-flap pair which are structured such that when folded one end flap fits into a pocket of the other, e.g. in tongue and groove fashion, to enable securing the ends of the package for forward mailing and return mailing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Jeffrey Patterson
  • Patent number: 4747536
    Abstract: A top-loading carton of paperboard or the like is constructed from a one-piece blank and enclosed by gussetted top panels. The top panels end in handles which define locking tabs which are received in slots in the side walls of the carton. The gusset panels urge the locking tabs into locking engagement with the slots. The end walls and top panels attached thereto taper outwardly from bottom to top of the carton, causing the side walls to bow outwardly when the top panels are closed, enhancing the appearance of the carton. The carton can be initially assembled into a collapsed flattened form from which it can be easily erected. An automatic bottom closure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Company
    Inventor: Henry Wischusen, III
  • Patent number: 4676430
    Abstract: A self-erecting end-loading top-dispensing container which is convertible from a substantially flattened configuration for shipping the empty container into an erected box-like configuration for loading product into the container and for shipping loaded containers. By removing a tear-away portion of the top panel, the container is convertible into a tray having an open top for dispensing product. Connecting webs join the end closures of the container to the front and rear side walls, preserving the structural integrity of the container when the removable top is torn away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignees: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., Rock-Tenn Company
    Inventors: Henry Wischusen, III, Richard J. Fletcher