Plural Flanges Interconnected To Form A Skirt Patents (Class 229/145)
  • Patent number: 10549507
    Abstract: A laminate sheet for a packaging container having a top and a bottom each formed by folding and heat sealing a region including an end portion of a tubular body, formed by overlapping and heat sealing two side edges of a sheet material, the laminate sheet comprising: a top seal section corresponding to the top; a bottom seal section corresponding to the bottom; and a side face section, which is a region sandwiched by the top seal section and the bottom seal section, and including: an inner layer film with a water vapor barrier layer and a sealant layer; a paper substrate; and a thermoplastic resin layer, in sequence from inside the packaging container, wherein a glossy layer is disposed between the paper substrate and the thermoplastic resin layer except for at least part of a region included in the top seal section or the bottom seal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Muraki, Yasuhide Ito
  • Patent number: 10071832
    Abstract: A method of forming a box is discussed. A sheet of foldable material has a central region and tabs extending from the central region around its perimeter. Each tab includes a first fold line at the central region, and second and third spaced apart fold lines parallel to the first fold line. A reinforcement ring has a perimeter corresponding to the perimeter of the central region and a thickness greater than a thickness of the sheet. The reinforcement ring is disposed on the central region. Each tab is folded along the first fold line to extend transversely to the central region against the reinforcement ring, along the second fold line to extend inwardly over the reinforcement ring, and along the third fold line to extend transversely to the central region against the reinforcement ring. The tabs folded around the reinforcement ring define side wall(s) of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MADOVAR PACAKING
    Inventors: Bilal Madwar, Bashar Madwar
  • Patent number: 9862511
    Abstract: A processing method for automatically opening a slide-open package of tobacco articles with a hinged lid; the processing method including the steps of: mechanically clamping an outer container of the package; exerting pull on the lid to rotate the lid into an open position by means of a first actuator, which contacts a top wall of the lid, and has a suction head which engages the top wall by suction; and, simultaneously and in coordination with the step of exerting pull on the lid, exerting thrust on an inner container of the package, to slide the inner container axially with respect to the outer container, by means of a second actuator, which contacts a wall of the inner container through a window formed through a corresponding wall of the outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: G.D SOCIETA′ PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Luca Lanzarini, Luca Testoni, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Michele Squarzoni
  • Patent number: 9637265
    Abstract: Disclosed is an origami sheet for making a regular hexahedron box, including: first to fourth main outer wall sections connected successively along a longitudinal central area to be foldable with regard to one another; and first to fourth wing sections connected to both longitudinal sides of the first to fourth main outer wall sections to be foldable, respectively. The first and second wing sections and the third and fourth wing sections are connected to be foldable with regard to each other, and the second and third wing sections abut each other with interposed incision lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Hae Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9513537
    Abstract: A portable studio unit includes a first main body portion configured to define any one plane among three axes planes constructing a three dimensional figure, a second main body portion connected to the first main body portion, a third main body portion located at an opposite side of the second main body portion with the first main body portion interposed therebetween, and pairs of side surface finishing portions arranged at side surfaces of the three dimensional figure corresponding to open regions defined by the first main body portion, the second main body portion and the third main body portion except for a front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: ORANGEMONKIE KOREA, INC.
    Inventors: Sang Kon Mun, Jun Myeong Park, Yong Su Cho, Seong Soo Park, Ji Young An
  • Patent number: 9409670
    Abstract: A continuous sheet for forming a blank, the blank adapted for assembly as a container including a base portion and side walls formed from a single continuous sheet. The container includes sufficient support features, such as side wall connection features so that one or more of the side walls are maintained in a generally orthogonal orientation relative to the base portion and so that adjacent side walls are maintained in generally orthogonal orientation relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Scott D. Sylvester
  • Publication number: 20140263594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging apparatus foldable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The packaging apparatus includes a clam-shell style box including a main section and a cover section. The main section and the cover section are connected by a rear hinge panel. The main section includes a bottom panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The cover section includes a top panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The rear hinge panel is connected to the bottom panel at a lower fold line and is connected to the top panel at an upper fold line. Flaps of the front panel are adhesively bonded to the left and right panels. Angled perforations allow portions of the front panel to be folded down with the left and right panels when the box is moved to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Leidal
  • Patent number: 8814032
    Abstract: A lunch box includes a main body having a bottom portion, two side portions, a front portion and a back portion to define a receiving space, and a cover that covers upper portion of the main body extending from the back portion. Two side portions extend from bottom part of the junction of the front portion and back portion to form first shaping lines, and a retracting portion is formed between two side portions and two first shaping lines, and an expanding portion is formed at the junction of first shaping lines and the front portion. When the cover is bended down to cover the main body, the front portion is restored when the retracting portion rebounds, and the expanding portion is outwardly against the junction of the front cover and side covers to form a restricting position, so the box can be closed securely without external securing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Hsin-Chieh Li
  • Patent number: 8733626
    Abstract: There is herein described a disposable clamshell food service package which includes a novel flex-hinge panel between the lid and bottom of the package. This construction permits the package to open easily when the lid is pushed upwardly resulting in a flat tray like configuration devoid of the typical upstanding wall or divider and which may be used as a serving plate by the consumer. The container may be easily snapped closed and locked to allow later consumption of any uneaten food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8672215
    Abstract: There is described herein a disposable clam shell food service container having a continuous sidewall which includes a novel flex-hinge panel between the lid and bottom of the container. This construction permits the container to open easily when the lid is pushed upwardly resulting in a flat tray like configuration devoid of the typical upstanding median wall or divider and which may be used as a serving plate by the consumer. The container may be easily snapped closed and locked to allow later consumption of any uneaten food products. Several additional embodiments of the invention are also presented, all of which include a continuous sidewall which ensures that the food product will remain warm and one of several lock means to secure the container in its closed condition. A triangular form of the container is also described for serving of pizza, pies and similar shaped food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8668132
    Abstract: The storage box is formed from a sheet provided with a plurality of folding lines defining a parallelepiped provided with six faces, one of said face being a hinged lid (2), and it is characterized in that the opposed face to said hinged lid comprises a first sector (1a) provided with an oblique folding line (7a) that defines a first joining zone (8a); a second sector (1b) also provided with an oblique folding line (7b) that is joined to said first sector (1a) in said first joining zone (8a); a third sector (1c) provided with an oblique folding line (7c) that defines a second joining zone (8c); and a fourth sector (1d) that is joined to said third sector (1c) in said second joining zone (8c). It permits to obtain a box that can be mounted by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Embalajes Capsa, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Lopez Masague
  • Patent number: 8646680
    Abstract: Suitably configured sheets of material and related folding methods provide self-latching clamshell folded boxes that may be used, for example, to securely package consumer goods such as shoes or other clothing items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: OIA Global Logistics SCM, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Low, Richard Shih-Ning Fan
  • Patent number: 8490808
    Abstract: An open clamshell-type food container is prevented from collapsing by means of a securing tab joined to the side wall of one of the container shells, a side wall joined to the other container shell, the two side walls being in alignment, and the securing tab being affixed to the other side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Robert George Snyder
  • Patent number: 8424749
    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: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Thatbox Design, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8328078
    Abstract: A confectionery container (10) has a main body (12) defining an inner volume in which articles can be held. A closure member or lid (14) is pivotably attached to the main body for movement between an open position in which articles within the inner volume can be dispensed and a closed position in which the articles are retained within the container. To assist the user in opening and closing the container, an over-center mechanism (34) is provided which is configured to bias the lid (14) towards the open and closed positions. The container (10) is preferably formed from a unitary blank of foldable material (48) and the over-center mechanism may comprise two co-operating panels (36, 40) connected between the main body (12) and the lid (14). A blank (48) for forming the container and a method of dispensing articles from the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Cadbury Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Asit Modha, William John Davis
  • Patent number: 7841512
    Abstract: A container comprises a knockdown carton made from a flat blank of corrugated material, and a knockdown lid. The carton comprises a center panel, foldable end panels, foldable side panels, and foldable corner panels. A pair of diametrically opposed corner panels are folded inwardly into contact with opposed end panels. The end panels comprise rectangular cutout holes surrounding foldable flaps. The lid has a central panel that is divided from integral end panels and integral side panels. A lid side panel extending vertically downwardly is coupled to the carton. Lid end panels have elliptical orifices that register with carton cutout regions and adjoining slots that align with handle anchor orifices. An alternative lid has flaps comprising major and minor segments separated by a diagonal fold line. The minor segment has an apex that releasably biases the flap in engagement with the end panel, yieldably locking the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Wes Pak, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Westerman, Frank G. Westerman
  • Patent number: 7669755
    Abstract: A blank capable of being formed into a carton to define a volume for receiving articles is provided. The carton includes a lid formed hingedly connected at a fold at one end and including a line of weakening to facilitate separation of the lid from the main body of the carton. The volume can accommodate introduction of ice or other substance with and/or between the articles and the lid can be hinged between open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Leslie Smalley
  • Publication number: 20090057387
    Abstract: This invention is a box with safety locks on its lid and an integrated cardholder for storing documents. The reinforced filing box with safety lock on the lid and integrated cardholder is designed in such a way as to be assembled from a one-piece template of any laminated material, without having to staple, glue or otherwise join it, which provides resistance to the load placed upon it, according to the needs of the use to be fulfilled. The box can be assembled with fewer sides if necessary. Said box has safety locks that once shut will not let the lid remain open, thus providing maximum protection against the entrance of dust or pests. This box has no incision on the inside that passes to the outside, including the incision for the handles, and it also has a protective flange so as not to damage one's fingers, which allows for the documents to be safe from external agents that may damage them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Juan Roberto Tirado Alanis
  • Patent number: 7487902
    Abstract: The present invention includes a blank and container formed of cellulose-based materials configured to form a triangular shaped container. The container includes a triangular shaped bottom panel, side walls and a rear wall that define a first triangular volume. The top panel and second side panels generally form a second triangular volume that is slightly larger than the first triangular volume. The second triangular volume is configured to fold over the first triangular volume such that the top panel and second side panels fully enclose the bottom panel and the first side panels. The container is locked by a friction fit between juxtaposed tabs inserted into a slot located between the ends of the intersecting first side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Nicholas A Philips, James Gregg Harbison
  • Publication number: 20080265009
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Keisuke Katoh
  • Patent number: 7392931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a box that has a front wall, a right wall, a left wall, a rear wall, and a bottom in contact with the front, right, left, and rear walls for defining an open-top container. A corresponding lid is also included and where the lid extends from the right wall to the left wall and from the front wall to the rear wall for covering the opening top container. The lid is hingedly attached to the rear wall for opening and closing the box and a detaching mechanism is placed between the lid and rear wall for detaching the lid from the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Kristin Issler
  • Patent number: 6981632
    Abstract: In accordance with the aspects of the present invention, a single piece container blank is disclosed. The present invention includes a blank constructed from a single sheet of foldable material cut and scored to define a bottom panel, a top panel, a front panel and a back panel. Additionally, the blank includes pairs of opposed bottom flaps, top flaps, front flaps and back flaps. A front flap tab is attached to each front flap along a front flap perforation line. A relief slot is formed between the front panel and each of the front flap tabs. The relief slots are arranged in an intersecting relationship with the front flap perforation lines. A manufacture flap is hingedly attached to the bottom panel. Opposed manufacture tabs are attached to the manufacture flap. The width of the manufacture flaps is no greater than the width of the front flap tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gardner, Davide R. Friedman
  • Patent number: 6913190
    Abstract: A reclosable container made of a semi-rigid paperboard material or the like has a lower component with a bottom panel and an upstanding side wall and an upper component or lid that is pivotally connected to the lower component along one edge thereof. An opposite edge of the lid component has a tab formed therein which can be punched out and folded inwardly relative to the lid to releasably engage a horizontal extension or catch formed along the corresponding top edge of the lower component of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Ruhbusch, Natalie G. Casey-Shuman, Michael L. Roy
  • Publication number: 20040124236
    Abstract: A mailing or shipping container, made of corrugated cardboard, is formed from a single scored piece of corrugated cardboard that when folded provides multiple layers of support at the corners of the box providing extra strength for protection against crushing. The container is constructed so as to permit folding in such a way as to be self locking and has pressure sensitive adhesive means applied to interior surfaces for sealing the container when folded. The mailing or shipping container has added layers of cardboard at the rear corners and added layers of cardboard at the front corners to provided increased protection from crushing, depending on the aspect ratio of the final assembled container. All layers are foldably deployed and implemented from a single sheet blank of substantially rectangular corrugated cardboard, by defining suitable scores and cuts in the blank material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: David M. Howard
  • Publication number: 20030222130
    Abstract: An improved recloseable paperboard package for containing a granular material, includes a container base and a lid formed from a single piece of paperboard. The container base includes a first panel which forms a locking mechanism with the lid. When the lid is closed, an audible locking sound is heard having a sound pressure level of at least about 78 dBSPL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kimiko Fukushima, Naoko Hano, Akiko Taneko
  • Publication number: 20030213834
    Abstract: A thermally insulating apparatus operatively configured to thermally insulate therein for a period of time, comprising, an outer shell; and an internal thermal assembly, positionable within the outer shell. The internal thermal assembly comprises a frame sub-assembly cooperating with the outer shell to define a plurality of outer cavities and at least one internal cavity; and, a plurality of insulating members, at least one of the plurality of insulating members being positionable within each of the plurality of outer cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: David James Johnson
  • Publication number: 20020190112
    Abstract: A container for granular, particulate or a collection of individual materials having an extension for receiving a utensil is disclosed. More particularly containers having at least one extension that has a hole in the extension so that a utensil can be hooked into the extension and packaged along with said materials is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Guy Hubert Stephane Culeron, Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hofte, Thomas Philippe Francis Marcel Edgard Koob, Alain Ormeggi
  • Patent number: 6484931
    Abstract: A sift-resistant recloseable package is provided which includes a container for storing a product and a lid attached to the container for closing the container. The container includes a first panel having at least one slot disposed therethrough and a cover which extends over the slot for preventing the sifting of the product through the slot. The cover is attached to the first panel. The lid has a downwardly depending flap with an extension attached thereto, wherein the extension engages the slot when the lid is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Paulus Antonius Augustinus Höfte
  • Publication number: 20020036230
    Abstract: The cardboard container is characterized in that it has folding panels (501 and 502) on substantially the same surface as the sidewalls (109 and 110), which are adapted to be disposed facing said sidewalls (109 and 110) parallel to them, and which are secured on the one hand to the closure panel (140) by one of their edges and on the other hand either to an adjacent wall (107-109-110) of the base (106), or to a securement flap (142) secured to the closure panel (140), or to both of these elements, by means of a bellows (503) formed from at least two tongues (504-505-506, 515-516) secured to each other by a bend line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventors: JACQUES PAUL CHEVALIER, PATRICK ANDRE MARTIAL CHEVALIER, PIERRE ANDRE MARC CHEVALIER
  • Patent number: 6345758
    Abstract: The cut blank includes a rectangular bottom F having its sides extended by four sets of panels and flaps respectively forming a back panel (11) and a wrapping cover (1) with a double front panel (13, 14), a frontal flap (2), a first small side with a double wall (31, 32), and a second small side with a double wall (41, 42) extended by a double bottom (43) snapping into a wall (32) of the first small side. Flaps articulated on the back panel (11) and caught between the double walls (31, 32; 41, 42) of the small sides are extended by snugs (8a, 8b) which engage in notches (9a, 9b) of a front panel (14) of the cover (1) to lock the box in a completely closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Felix Jäggi
  • Publication number: 20020000463
    Abstract: The cut blank includes a rectangular bottom F having its sides extended by four sets of panels and flaps respectively forming a back panel (11) and a wrapping cover (1) with a double front panel (13, 14), a frontal flap (2), a first small side with a double wall (31, 32), and a second small side with a double wall (41, 42) extended by a double bottom (43) snapping into a wall (32) of the first small side. Flaps articulated on the back panel (11) and caught between the double walls (31, 32; 41, 42) of the small sides are extended by snugs (8a, 8b) which engage in notches (9a, 9b) of a front panel (14) of the cover (1) to lock the box in a completely closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Applicant: The Swatch Group Management Services AG
    Inventor: Felix Jaggi
  • Patent number: 6223978
    Abstract: A quickly and easily erected octagonal package for round items such as pizza, cakes and pies includes a top and a bottom. The bottom includes a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of side walls. The side walls are foldably connected to the front and rear walls by bridging panels at corners of the package. The connection provided by the bridging panels allows the bottom and all its walls to be erected quickly and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Shawn P. Drager
  • Patent number: 6206280
    Abstract: An ice cream carton blank foldable into a flat sleeve for transportation and storage and erectable into a carton which includes a top cover having left and right top cover end flaps hingedly connected thereto, a cover panel extending downwardly from the top cover having left and right cover panel end flaps hingedly connected thereto, a cover panel extending downwardly from the top cover having left and right cover panel end flaps hingedly connected thereto, an in-folding flap folded under and adhesively adhered to the cover panel and left and right junctures connecting the in-folding flap with the left and right cover panel end flaps folded into abutting relation to the left and right cover panel end flaps, the cover panel end flaps being secured in abutting relation to the top cover end flap with the junctures strengthening the corners defined thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Fold-Pak Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn A. Thresher, Thomas W. Froom
  • Patent number: 6126065
    Abstract: A container (10) comprises a base member (11) and a lid (12) which are co-operable to form a closed box. The base member (11) has side walls (14) tapering outwardly therefrom. The lid member (12) comprises side walls (17) tapering inwardly therefrom. Crease lines (18, 19) are provided to allow some of the side walls (14, 17) to flex thereby enabling the inwardly tapering walls of the lid member to be fitted over the outwardly tapering walls of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Lau Boon Wee
  • Patent number: 6073760
    Abstract: A corrugated fibreboard container is provided for packaging a stack of loose paper sheets which comprises a carton and a lid, both formed from two planar blanks. The carton is formed with four sides which define inner dimensions substantially coincident with the dimensions of the paper sheets to be stored therein, with one side being hingedly connected to the bottom of the carton which allows for rotation thereof and access to the stack of loose paper sheets from a point adjacent the hinged side. The container limits the exposure of moisture to the paper sheets stored therein with a moisture resistant coating being disposed on the inner surfaces thereof, special slots, and an adhesive tape being provided for ensuring a tight securement between the lid and the carton. In an alternative embodiment, the lid may be hingedly connected to the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Roemer, Keith M. Williams, Stanley J. Gasi, Stephen S. Smith
  • Patent number: 6032853
    Abstract: The container made of cardboard or similar material intended to the packaging of objects is formed from a blank which is comprised at least one flat rough form and which presents, when in flat condition, different components: a polygonal planar base intended to receive the objects to be packaged and walls adjacent to the base and intended to be straightened up with respect to said base in order to set the container in volume, a so-called "closure " panel being optionnally provided in order to close the container once the objects to be packaged have been placed on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Inventor: Pierre Andre Marc Chevalier
  • Patent number: 6016952
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an improved telescoping container, which is set up and collapsed flat quickly and easily, and is provided to the user in one integral piece, eliminating the necessity of a lid being assembled or maintained separately. An integral lid provides an improved amount of cushioning and strength, and does not enter the cubic volume of the container and thus reduce available storage space. In one embodiment of the invention the container gains strength from a double glued seam, having opposing edges sealed to one another with two tabs; alternatively one of the two tabs is sealed. The container sets up by having an inner portion telescope into an outer portion, and may be collapsed flat by pulling the inner portion back out of the outer portion. In one embodiment the ease of set up is further improved by forming the lid from a continuous sheet of material, so that the lid may be closed in one motion, rather than the sequence of steps required with other lids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Motion Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Smith, Richard N. Beneroff, Eric Kim
  • Patent number: 5927593
    Abstract: A foldable container folded into its final configuration from a single flat blank of material having side walls and end walls hingedly connected together along their side edges, two similarly sized larger bottom panels hingedly connected to the side walls and two similarly sized smaller bottom panels hingedly connected to end walls. Each larger bottom panel is hingedly attached to one adjacent smaller bottom panel, such that when the side walls are erected from their collapsed state, the bottom panels fold down from their respective side and end walls to provide a continuous floor on the bottom of the container, the larger bottom panels having relief flaps which deflect about hinges as they strike each other upon descending to their open position. The blank is optionally provided with additional panels which are hingedly attached and may be folded so as to form inner side and end walls to produce a double walled container increasing the container strength. An integrated cover is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Island Container Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Berkowitz, Christopher Broszeit
  • Patent number: 5911359
    Abstract: A one-piece, flip-top reclosable container embodying the present invention includes an outer carton having opposing top and bottom walls, front and back walls, and first and second side walls. The first and second side walls and the front wall include a preferential area of weakness for opening the carton from a sealed form to an unsealed form. The preferential area of weakness forms a lid hingedly connected to the top wall. The top wall includes a front top minor flap hingedly connected to an upper end of the front wall. An internal collar is integrally formed with the front top minor flap. The internal collar is disposed within the carton when the carton is in the sealed form. The internal collar includes a front panel and opposing first and second side panels adjacent to the respective front wall and the opposing first and second side walls of the carton. The front panel of the internal collar is detachably connected to the front top minor flap along at least one horizontal fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Tenneco Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Stone, David F. Gnadt, Thomas J. Brink
  • Patent number: 5908152
    Abstract: A multi-compartment box comprising a compartment portion including two compartments with a divider therebetween, and a lid connected to the compartment portion by a hinge. The divider between the two compartments is arranged substantially normal to the hinge which connects the lid to the compartment portion of the box. The box is formed from a unitary blank of semi-rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Burrows Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen D. Tullis
  • Patent number: 5887745
    Abstract: A slide-latch for use on a container having a storage tray and a closing lid. The latch comprises a generally J-shaped body terminating in a hook portion, and having an elongate ovoid slot running therethrough. The latch is mounted to said lid on an elongate rod located within the slot. The rod in turn is mounted to said lid. The latch is slidably operable between a closed position wherein the hook portion secures the lid to the storage tray, and an open position wherein the lid is separable from the storage tray. A cam surface between the underside of the latch and the top surface of the lid locks the latch in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Poly Vac, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy E. Wood
  • Patent number: 5875963
    Abstract: A flip-top reclosable carton is comprised of an outer carton and an internal collar. The outer carton includes opposing top and bottom walls, opposing front and back walls, and opposing first and second side walls. The first and second side walls and the front wall include a continuous horizontal tear means for opening up the carton from a sealed form to form a lid hingedly connected to a base. The top wall includes first and second top minor flaps hingedly connected to upper ends of the respective first and second side walls. The internal collar is integrally formed with the first and second top minor flaps. The collar is disposed within the carton and includes a front panel and opposing first and second side panels adjacent to the respective front wall and the opposing first and second side walls of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Tenneco Packaging
    Inventors: James L. Stone, Thomas J. Brink
  • Patent number: 5743462
    Abstract: A nested blank arrangement comprises first and second unitary, continuous blanks each for forming a side-filled, flip-top reclosable carton having opposing top and bottom walls, opposing front and back walls, and opposing first and second side walls. Each blank includes at least five panels hingedly connected to each other along generally horizontal fold lines. Each panel includes opposing first and second vertical edges. In order of connection, the panels include an inner front panel, a bottom panel, a back panel, a top panel, and an outer front panel. First and second side closure flaps are hingedly connected to each of the panels along the respective first and second vertical edges. The first and second side closure flaps cooperate to form the opposing first and second side walls of the carton. The first and second blanks are vertically oriented in opposite directions and are horizontally adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: Tenneco Packaging
    Inventor: James L. Stone
  • Patent number: 5673849
    Abstract: A side-filled, flip-top reclosable carton composed of a unitary, continuous blank, comprises opposing top and bottom walls, opposing front and back walls, and opposing first and second side walls. The first and second side walls and the front wall include a continuous horizontal tear element for opening up the carton from a sealed form to form a lid hingedly attached to a base section. The first and second side walls include respective first and second top minor flaps hingedly connected to opposing ends of the top wall. The first and second side walls include respective first and second web flaps hingedly connected at upper edges thereof. The first web flap is hingedly connected to the first top minor flap along a first diagonal score line, and the second web flap is hingedly connected to the second top minor flap along a second diagonal score line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Tenneco Packaging
    Inventor: James L. Stone
  • Patent number: 5653384
    Abstract: A re-closable parallelepiped carton formed from a unitary sheet of creased and folded laminar material comprises a front panel, opposed side panels and a rear panel all equal in height, a bottom panel, and a lid formed by a top panel hingedly attached to an upper edge of the rear panel. The lid has integral front and side skirt members depending from front and side edges, respectively, of the top panel to extend outside the respective front and side panels for a relatively short part of said height. A front web member extends between an upper edge of the front panel and a lower edge portion of the front skirt member. The front web member comprises a longitudinal linear frangible zone, and upper and lower web portions above and below, respectively, the frangible zone. The upper web portion is formed from an outwardly and downwardly folded extension of the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Mahmood Ahmed Shaikh
  • Patent number: 5588584
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton is provided. The blank comprises top, rear, bottom, front and cover panels hingedly connected in the order named. End wall-forming flaps are hingedly connected to left and right ends of the main panels. The front panel and its left and right ends flaps can each have an edge free of a lip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Fold-Pak Corporation
    Inventor: Karl F. DeMay
  • Patent number: 5505374
    Abstract: A side-filled, flip-top reclosable carton comprises opposing top and bottom walls and opposing front and back walls where the front wall includes inner and outer panels. First and second top minor flaps extend from opposing ends of the top wall. First and second bottom minor flaps extend from opposing ends of the bottom wall. First and second back major flaps extend from opposing ends of the back wall. First and second wing flaps extend from opposing ends of the front inner panel. First and second front major flaps extend from opposing ends of the front outer panel. The first and second front major flaps and the front outer panel including a continuous horizontal tear strip for opening up the carton from a sealed form to form a lid hingedly attached to a base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: James L. Stone
  • Patent number: 5503326
    Abstract: A carton for containing ice cream has cover, top, rear, bottom and front panels and right and left end flaps on each of the cover, top, rear, bottom and front panels. The bottom panel end flaps are designed to be folded to seal the end of the carton such that the upper edges of those bottom panel end flaps contact lines of juncture between the top panel and the top panel end flaps. The bottom panel end flaps have a line of weakness adjacent the upper edge which permits bending of that flap when ice cream in the carton expands. The front panel end flaps overlie the bottom panel end flaps when the carton is sealed, but the upper edge of the front panel end flaps is below the line of weakness on the bottom panel end flaps so as not to interfere with the bowing of the bottom panel end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Field Container Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Donald B. Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 5474231
    Abstract: This invention relates to a paperboard blank for forming a carton. The blank comprises top, rear, bottom and front panels hingedly connected in the order named. End wall-forming flaps are hingedly connected to right and left ends of the main panels. Non-linear edges are provided on middle end flaps which define adhesive ports in cooperation with the exterior surface of inner end flaps. A single glue line is deposited or caulked along the non-linear edge to provide secure end walls for a finished carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Fold-Pak Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas W. Froom
  • Patent number: 5409160
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton is provided. The blank comprises top, rear, bottom, front and cover panels hingedly connected in the order named. End wall-forming flaps are hingedly connected to bottom and top ends of the main panels. An offset portion or score line is formed in the rear panel end flaps. All score lines, offset portions, perforations and breakaway features are formed in the same direction with reference to the paperboard stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Fold-Pak Corporation
    Inventor: Karl F. DeMay