Box Wall Or Portion Thereof Pivots With Extension During Opening Of The Box Patents (Class 229/146)
  • Patent number: 9776759
    Abstract: Dual-compartment food container is provided having an base portion including a base panel having first and second compartments defined therein and a cover portion including a cover panel joined by a common hinge portion. The cover portion is movable relative the base portion about the hinge portion from a substantially 180-degree open position to a closed position, wherein in the closed position, the cover portion is disposed over the first compartment with the second compartment extending beyond the cover portion. Each of the base portion and cover portion include at least one interlocking tab to releasably latch the base portion and cover portion. An engagement feature of the interlocking tabs can also provide a tactile indication to a user that the cover portion is secured in the closed position. A unitary blank for forming the dual-compartment food container from a sheet of blank material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: PACTIV LLC
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 9180997
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container, forming a multi-tiered container when folded from a flat planar blank. The container includes a top having a planar top surface, a top front side, a top left side, a top right side, and a top back side. The container also includes a bottom having a planar bottom surface, a bottom front side, a bottom left side, a bottom right side, and a bottom back side. A horizontal opening edge extends parallel to the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface. The horizontal opening edge divides and separates the top from the bottom, more specifically, the top front side from the bottom front side, the top left side from the bottom left side, and the top right side from the bottom right side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: George Melistas
  • Patent number: 9051077
    Abstract: A front-rollover-style and hammer lock shipping container formed from a one-piece unitary blank of material which comprises a bottom wall foldably joined to upstanding opposed parallel side walls, a back wall, and a front wall to form an interior space. A top wall is foldably joined to the back wall. The bottom wall comprises two front slots each of which is formed on longitudinal edge in proximity of the front wall. The front wall comprises two wall panels being coextensively in overlapping relationship wherein one of the front wall panels includes a pair of front locking tabs spaced apart from one another that are engaged with the respective two front slots when the container is fully constructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Timothy J. Justice
  • Patent number: 8905263
    Abstract: A dispenser box having a modified rectangular shape with leaf-shaped end walls and partly curved main walls that may form symmetrically or non-symmetrically configured halves of the dispenser box. The first main wall has a substantially flat surface extending from a first side edge of the dispenser box and changing into a curved surface when moving in a direction from the first side edge towards a second side edge of the dispenser box. The second main wall has a corresponding substantially flat surface at the second side edge, which changes into a curved surface when moving in a direction towards the first side edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Thorsten Becherer, Annie Sporre Thorburn
  • Publication number: 20140353367
    Abstract: A carton assembled from a foldable blank including a base having a bottom panel and a plurality of walls and a lid having a top panel and a plurality of walls. The carton may include a tab extending from one of the plurality of walls of the base. The lid may have a slit defined proximate a fold line, the fold line being where at least one of the plurality of walls of the lid meet the top panel, and the slit may be adapted for receiving all or part of the tab therethrough. The lid may also have a slot disposed on the top panel and inward of the slit. After being received through the slit, the tab can be folded about the fold line to lie substantially parallel to the top panel of the lid and a distal end of the tab may be inserted into the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Fairchild, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140332585
    Abstract: A food holder for retaining a food product is provided. The food holder is formed from a continuous blank of the sheet material. The food holder includes a top tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The food holder further includes a bottom tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The bottom tray is rotatably coupled to the top tray along a hinge line. The top tray is rotatable relative to the bottom tray from an open position to a closed position. The food holder further includes a moveable section including a portion of at lest one of the top tray side panel and the bottom tray side panel. The moveable section facilitates movement of the top tray relative to the bottom tray for retaining the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Patent number: 8875878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a package for smoking articles comprising a container portion (2) and a lid (3). The lid is hingedly connected to the container 5 portion (2) to enclose a space defined by the container portion (2) when the lid (3) is closed. The lid (3) includes an end portion (16) and a wall (12) extending from the end portion (16) that overlaps a wall (6) of the container portion (2) when closed. A flap (26,93,107,120) extends from a face of one of said walls having a free end (29,96,109,125), and a cut-out (51,80,102) is formed in the other of said walls, 10 wherein one of the cut-out (51,80) or the free end (109,125) of the flap (107,120) has a first edge (54,65,73,87,115,127) and a second edge (55,56,66,74,88,90,116,128).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140263599
    Abstract: A clamshell container having an anti-bind feature is provided. The container is comprised of a tray and a cover, each having a first panel and rear panel foldably connected along a rear fold line. One or both of the rear fold lines may be interrupted by a cut suitable for allowing the rear panels to flex or bow when the cover is hingedly rotated relative to the tray. A rear cut may be provided generally coextensive with each of the fold lines. The cuts can have an arcuate shape and may be convexly curved toward an interior of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Robertson
  • Patent number: 8827144
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration which can be formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrea Coltri-Johnson
  • Patent number: 8820621
    Abstract: A food holder for retaining a food product is provided. The food holder is formed from a continuous blank of sheet material. The food holder includes a top tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The food holder further includes a bottom tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The bottom tray is rotatably coupled to the top tray along a hinge line. The top tray is rotatable relative to the bottom tray from an open position to a closed position. The food holder further includes a moveable section including a portion of at least one of the top tray side panel and the bottom tray side panel. The moveable section facilitates movement of the top tray relative to the bottom tray for retaining the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Patent number: 8740050
    Abstract: A carton for holding a food product can comprise a tray and a lid. The lid can cooperate with the tray to at least partially close the carton. The carton further can comprise a hinge at least partially foldably connecting the lid and the tray. The hinge can comprise a first hinge fold line, a second hinge fold line, and a cut extending between the first hinge fold line and the second hinge fold line. The first hinge fold line and the second hinge fold line are generally aligned along a hinge axis, and the cut comprises a central portion that is generally parallel to the hinge axis and is offset from the hinge axis. Portions of a side panel of the tray are foldably connected to respective portions of a side panel of the lid along the respective first and second hinge fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Becky L. Zinck, Jeffrey T. Wright
  • Patent number: 8733622
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a tray panel assembly, a cover panel assembly, a fold line connecting the tray panel assembly and the cover panel assembly, and an anti-buckling mechanism interrupting the fold line. The anti-buckling mechanism includes a series of cuts positioned at least partially below the fold line in the tray panel assembly. The series of cuts extends more than half a length of the fold line. Each cut of the series of cuts is substantially straight. The anti-buckling mechanism further includes an upper cut line defined in the cover panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela Elizabeth Learn
  • Publication number: 20140103102
    Abstract: A clamshell container having a cover portion and a tray portion connected by a living hinge wherein the corners of the sidewalls in at least the tray portion are perforated or scored to permit easy separation by a user to create a substantially flat serving tray is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos H Gomez
  • 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: 8608051
    Abstract: The hinge-lid pack comprising box part (11) and lid (12) features a polygon-like configuration in the region of its side walls (22, 23), namely having angular wall legs (28, 29) and a narrow, transverse side wall (22, 23). The cross-sectional shape of the hinge-lid pack thus conforms to the contour of a cigarette group as the pack's contents, with the cigarette group having at its edges adjacent to the side walls (22, 23) a marginal transverse row of 2 cigarettes and adjacent thereto a transverse row of 3 cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: FOCKE & Co. (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Gisbert Engel, Doris Focke, J├╝rgen Focke
  • Patent number: 8523049
    Abstract: A clamshell carton may be erected from a blank for holding a food product. The blank may include various fold lines and corner features such as gussets or glue tabs that facilitate formation of the blank into the clamshell carton that includes a tray and a lid. The tray may have a bottom panel for supporting a food product. The lid may include a window that allows inspection of the food product held in the carton. The carton may include flanges that project outwardly from the tray and lid. When the carton is closed the flanges may define overlapping pairs that may be sealed together to enclose and seal the food product within the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Publication number: 20130193197
    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: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: OIA GLOBAL LOGISTICS SCM, INC.
    Inventor: OIA Global Logistics SCM, INC.
  • Patent number: 8387856
    Abstract: A shipping box is disclosed having a rotatable panel associated with the lid. The rotatable panel allows the hinge of the shipping box to be displaced outwardly from the box. As a result, the shipping box can contain a display box that can be opened while in the shipping box, without increasing the size of the shipping box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventors: John Lachance, Giovanni C. Meier, Gintaras A. Vaisnys
  • Publication number: 20120305634
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a base box comprising a planar format and raised walls about a perimeter of the base box. The base box further comprises a smooth plastic material being washable for sanitizing. The base box is further configured to be operable for containing a food product. A foldable covering lid has an edge joined to the base box at a top plane of one of the raised walls. The foldable covering lid includes a planar format and lid walls about a perimeter of the foldable covering lid adjacent to the joined edge. The lid walls are configured to fit snugly against the raised walls in a closed position. The foldable covering lid further comprises the smooth plastic material where the apparatus is operable for containing the food product and being washed and sanitized for reuse as a food container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Leroy VonAlst
  • Patent number: 8215539
    Abstract: A disposable holder for food that includes a separable component for grasping a food item previously contained within the holder during consumption by a user. The holder has separable upper and lower portions that include corresponding tabs for keeping the holder closed. One of the upper or lower portions includes a series of fold lines, such that the upper or lower portion may be folded around a food item after separated from the other portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Burrows Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Donald B. Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 8146743
    Abstract: A clamshell style paper board container including a tab-and-slot closure to openably secured the top and bottom halves of the clamshell in a closed position. Unlike conventional designs where the tabs in the bottom half extend from the side walls toward the front of the container, the tabs in the bottom half extend from the front wall toward the sides of the container. Also, a punch in device that can be used to provide a steam hole and/or an indicator of package contents where the punch in device include four generally parallel fold lines extending between two generally parallel perforations. When the punch-in device is punched in by a user, one of the fold lines is moved from: (i) a folded state at a location at a corner between two walls of the container to; (ii) an unfolded state at a location displaced from the corned toward the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Burrows Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Donald B. Stonehouse
  • Patent number: 8056799
    Abstract: A container for packaging a product is provided. The container includes a blank of sheet material including a first panel, and at least one tab identifier defined within the first panel and moveable with respect to the first panel. The at least one tab identifier is configured to cooperate with a flex member assembly defined at least partially within the first panel. The blank forms the container including a tray portion and a lid portion coupled along a fold line to the tray portion. The lid portion is moveable about the fold line with respect to the tray portion between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the tray portion and the lid portion define a volume for storing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Patent number: 8025209
    Abstract: This invention relates to a carton having improved structural integrity and stacking strength. The carton is formed from a paperboard blank so it has reinforced end panels. A tear strip is formed by perforations in the top panel of the carton to provide an easy opening feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Chester Garner
  • Patent number: 8006893
    Abstract: A container for packaging a product is provided. The container includes a blank of sheet material including a first panel, and at least one tab identifier wholly defined within the first panel and moveable with respect to the first panel. The at least one tab identifier is configured to cooperate with the first panel. The blank forms the container including a tray portion and a lid portion coupled along a fold line to the tray portion such that the lid portion is moveable about the fold line with respect to the tray portion between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the tray portion and the lid portion define a volume for storing the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Patent number: 7980452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container configured to selectively enclose a food product or the like, including: a tray including a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, a back wall, and a bottom that collectively define a compartment configured to hold a food product or the like, wherein the first side wall and the second side wall each include an enlarged flap; and a tapered cover including a first side wall, a second side wall, a front wall, a back wall, and a tapered top, wherein the first side wall, the second side wall, the front wall, the back wall, and the top are substantially coextensive with the tray, and wherein the first side wall and the second side wall each include an enlarged flap that is configured and positioned to interlock with the corresponding enlarged flap of the first side wall and the second side wall of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Paris Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Burton
  • Patent number: 7905389
    Abstract: Container obtained by the folding of a single respective foldable blank, is delimited by walls of which at least one is shaped in such a way as to protrude towards the outside of the container, and has at least one flat stiffening wall, which extends between two walls bordering on the shaped wall and is arranged at a distance from the shaped wall in order to make stable the shape of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: G.D. - S.p.A.
    Inventors: Marco Ghini, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 7896225
    Abstract: A smoking article pack blank having a lid (2) and a base portion (3), the lid and the base portion being interconnected along a hinge line (27) and the base portion comprising first (24) and second (25) main panels. The main panels of the smoking article pack blank each having side panels (32, 33, 38, 39) depending therefrom and at least one of the side panels having a side flap (35) depending therefrom. When erected the smoking article pack blank may be hinged about a longitudinal axis (34) of a side wall thereof. The invention further provides a smoking article pack assembly, which pack assembly comprises the smoking article pack blank and a plurality of inner blanks. The smoking article pack assembly may be hinged into an open position thereof about a longitudinal hinge line in a side wall of the erected pack assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Alan Douglas Tearle, Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 7874476
    Abstract: A container (1) for the transport of a foodstuff comprises an upper and a lower container half (2, 3) which are interconnected for pivoting between a closed and an open position (4). Each container half comprises a flat bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6), from which side walls (7, 8, 9, 10) extend essentially obliquely upwards or downwards and outwards to the respective other container half (2, 3). In order to improve the thermal insulation with containers of this nature and at the same time to achieve increased stability, in particular with containers made from paper, cardboard or the like, the bottom and/or cover wall (5, 6) is formed double-walled at least in places. A one-part blank (40) is provided for the manufacture of a container of this nature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 7624913
    Abstract: An elongate laminar blank for forming a hinge-lid container has a box-defining portion and a lid-defining portion connected along a transverse hinge line. The lid-defining portion of the blank comprises: a lid rear wall panel extending from the transverse hinge line; a lid top wall panel connected to the lid rear wall panel along a first transverse fold line; a lid front wall panel connected to the lid top wall panel along a second transverse fold line and having an opposed outer transverse edge; a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid inner side wall panels connected to the lid rear wall panel on either side thereof along a first pair of longitudinal fold lines; and a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid outer side wall panels connected to the lid front wall panel on either side thereof along a second pair of longitudinal fold lines, each trapezoidal lid outer side wall panel having an angled outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Publication number: 20090065562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a movable packing box having a hexahedron comprised of six movable boards such as four vertical boards, a bottom board and a top board. Wherein a door is installed on one of the vertical boards and the structure between the bottom and vertical boards is a pivotal connection. The movable packing box is easy to be moved, disassembled and folded up for packing. Therefore space and transportation expenses can be saved greatly and it is convenient for transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Jianwei Xia
  • Publication number: 20080251573
    Abstract: A container for packaging products includes an envelope formed by a skirt extending over the entire length of the body of the container, where the base is open prior to being filled, a reversible closable closure such as a cap or lid having a hinge linking the reversible closure to the envelope, optional tamperproof means, optional child-resistant opening means, and means for closing the open end of the envelope. The container includes a device for controlling its internal atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: AIRSEC
    Inventors: Roger Nobilet, Didier Lancesseur
  • Patent number: 7431198
    Abstract: A box-shaped container is formed with two container halves joined together for swiveling along an adjoining edge. Each of the halves comprises a bottom wall, side walls protruding away from same, and rear walls joining them at their ends. The joining edge is formed by the upper end edges of the rear walls. To improve such a box-shaped container in that removal of the food stuff is simplified in a simple constructive manner and without dispensing with the advantages of known containers and at the same time avoiding dirtying the user, the side walls of the first container half are formed with increasing height, and the side walls of the second container half are formed with decreasing height in the respective direction to the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 7416109
    Abstract: An enclosed carton for carrying a number of containers, such as cans, which is easily convertible into a tray with a lid, from which the cans can be easily removed. The tray is formed by a zipper with two tear lines that are formed in the adjoining bottom flaps of the carton. The carton may have a carrying handle for carrying the carton loaded with containers. This carton is especially designed to be easily convertible into a tray for holding cans between two closely spaced shelves in a refrigerator. Provision is made for the easy removal of the lid. Another embodiment of this invention discloses an enclosed carton with diamond shaped corners so that the carton can be tightly packed and which is also convertible into a tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20070267468
    Abstract: A container for packaging a product is provided. The container includes a blank of sheet material including a first panel, and at least one tab identifier defined within the first panel and moveable with respect to the first panel. The at least one tab identifier is configured to cooperate with a flex member assembly defined at least partially within the first panel. The blank forms the container including a tray portion and a lid portion coupled along a fold line to the tray portion. The lid portion is moveable about the fold line with respect to the tray portion between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the tray portion and the lid portion define a volume for storing the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Publication number: 20070221717
    Abstract: A food holder for retaining a food product is provided. The food holder is formed from a continuous blank of sheet material. The food holder includes a top tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The food holder further includes a bottom tray including a center panel, a side panel, and an end panel coupled together along a plurality of fold lines. The bottom tray is rotatably coupled to the top tray along a hinge line. The top tray is rotatable relative to the bottom tray from an open position to a closed position. The food holder further includes a moveable section including a portion of at least one of the top tray side panel and the bottom tray side panel. The moveable section facilitates movement of the top tray relative to the bottom tray for retaining the food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Bradley John Burke, Rachel K. Mortenson
  • Patent number: 7270259
    Abstract: An enclosed carton for carrying a number of containers, such as cans, which is easily convertible into a tray with a lid, from which the cans can be easily removed. The tray is formed by a zipper with two tear lines that are formed in the adjoining bottom flaps of the carton. The carton may have a carrying handle for carrying the carton loaded with containers. This carton is especially designed to be easily convertible into a tray for holding cans between two closely spaced shelves in a refrigerator. Provision is made for the easy removal of the lid. Another embodiment of this invention discloses an enclosed carton with diamond shaped corners so that the carton can be tightly packed and which is also convertible into a tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20070187472
    Abstract: An elongate laminar blank for forming a hinge-lid container has a box-defining portion and a lid-defining portion connected along a transverse hinge line. The lid-defining portion of the blank comprises: a lid rear wall panel extending from the transverse hinge line; a lid top wall panel connected to the lid rear wall panel along a first transverse fold line; a lid front wall panel connected to the lid top wall panel along a second transverse fold line and having an opposed outer transverse edge; a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid inner side wall panels connected to the lid rear wall panel on either side thereof along a first pair of longitudinal fold lines; and a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid outer side wall panels connected to the lid front wall panel on either side thereof along a second pair of longitudinal fold lines, each trapezoidal lid outer side wall panel having an angled outer edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Patent number: 7234632
    Abstract: A rigid carton type wrapper (1; 80; 86) for packets (2) of cigarettes is fashioned as a box-like container (8) with a hinged lid (10) erected from a flat blank (42; 81; 99) presenting a main portion (43), and an appendage (44) extending from the main portion (43) parallel with a longitudinal axis (L?) of the blank; the appendage (44), which appears U-shaped and functions as a frame (27) projecting from an open end (9) of the container (8), is folded double into contact with the main portion (43) to bring the frame (27) into position relative to container (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Draghetti, Silvano Boriani
  • Patent number: 6834793
    Abstract: An enclosed carton for carrying a number of containers, such as cans, which is easily convertible into a tray with a lid, from which the cans can be easily removed. The tray is formed by a zipper with two tear lines that are formed in the adjoining bottom flaps of the carton. The carton may have a carrying handle for carrying the carton loaded with containers. This carton is especially designed to be easily convertible into a tray for holding cans between two closely spaced shelves in a refrigerator. Provision is made for the easy removal of the lid. Another embodiment of this invention discloses an enclosed carton with diamond shaped corners so that the carton can be tightly packed and which is also convertible into a tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20040173668
    Abstract: A packet (1) of rigid type with a hinged lid (5), appearing substantially parallelepiped in shape with sharp longitudinal corner edges (9), presents a front face (6), a rear face (7), and two convexly profiled flank faces (8) each presenting a flat central portion (12) and two precreased radiused lateral bands (17) merging along one side with the flat central portion (12) and joined along the other respectively to the front face (6) and to the rear face (7) by way of the sharp corner edges (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Igino Conti, Eros Stivani, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20040144661
    Abstract: The invention relates to a box with a hinged lid wherein the lid is reliably closed by way of an enlarged collar section (20) as compared to conventional boxes with a hinged lid. The closure is even rendered more reliable by recusant on the insides of the lid that optionally are further provided with embossed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Publication number: 20040079795
    Abstract: A recloseable beverage container is provided having two halves and a releasable handle, the container comprising a bottom half having a front, back, opposing sides, and a bottom. A top half is provided having a front, back, opposing sides, and a bottom, hingedly joined to the bottom half thereby forming upon closure a hollow enclose for storing a plurality of beverage containers. A recloseable handle formed upon closure by an extended tab in the front of the bottom and a cutout in the front of the top. The container includes an elongated releaseably adhesive flap located on the front of the top that overlaps the front of the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventor: Earl Wagner
  • Patent number: 6592023
    Abstract: A rigid container for tobacco products is prismatic in shape, substantially rectangular or triangular in section, and presents a plurality of side faces each presenting a flat central portion and two longitudinally oriented lateral bands of curved profile of which the concave surface is directed toward the inside of the container; the contiguous lateral bands of each two adjacent side faces are joined one to the other along a sharp longitudinal corner edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: G. D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Angelo Li Vigni, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20030116614
    Abstract: A container formed from an integral blank with a configuration having a top section and a bottom section attached to each other by a first line of weakness such that upon the application of sufficient pressure, the first line of weakness breaks the attachment of the top section from the bottom section. Upon breaking the attachment, a cover is formed from the top section that is hingedly attached to the bottom section at the rear wall panel. A releasable locking device having a first locking member on the cover is attached by a second line of weakness to a second locking member on the front wall portion. The first locking member and second locking member is in an aligned relationship such that when the second line of weakness is broken, the cover pivotally moves to the open position and a recess is formed between the front panel and side panels and the inner body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Christine Sieglinde Block, Denise M. Dacey, Enrico Fulfaro, Werner Martin Hipp, Markus Andreas Neugart, Massimo Rosati
  • Publication number: 20030106928
    Abstract: A rigid container for tobacco products is prismatic in shape, substantially rectangular or triangular in section, and presents a plurality of side faces each presenting a flat central portion and two longitudinally oriented lateral bands of curved profile of which the concave surface is directed toward the inside of the container; the contiguous lateral bands of each two adjacent side faces are joined one to the other along a sharp longitudinal corner edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Angelo Li Vigni, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 6527166
    Abstract: A hinge-lid box for cigarettes has a box part (10) and lid (11). A lid front wall (19) and a box front wall (15) form closing edges which are located opposite each other, specifically a lid closing edge (34) and an opposing closing edge (35). The closing edges (34, 35) are arranged at a distance from each other in such a way that, in the region of a field of view or a gap (40) which assumes different shapes, a sub-area of a collar (28), specifically a collar front wall (29), is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Henry Buse
  • Publication number: 20020190110
    Abstract: A rigid pack (100) with a hinged lid (12) serves both as a carton proportioned to accommodate a plurality of packets (1) of cigarettes (3), and as a single packet (1); in either instance the pack comprises a container (10) surmounted by a lid (12) hinged to one open end (11) of the container and rotatable between positions in which the container (10) is open and closed, respectively. The pack (100) appears prismatic in shape and substantially triangular in section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Chiara Colo, Igino Conti, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 6484930
    Abstract: A rigid packet (1) with a hinged lid (5) for cigarettes (2) has a front wall (6) and a rear wall (7), each curving outwards and having a respective flat central portion (12) and two curved, preweakened lateral bands (17) connecting the relative flat central portion (12) to two flat lateral walls (8) of the packet (1) at respective sharp edges (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventor: Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 6415944
    Abstract: An articulable container. The container is articulable from and between a first open position to a second closed position. In the first open position the container can receive product. Additionally, the user may dispense or display product from the container while it is in the first open position. In the second closed position, the container covers or encloses the product. The closed position is useful for storing the product or transporting the product between two points such as the point of manufacture to the point of use or sale. The container may take the form of a plate, bowl, tray, clam shell, shipping container, display device, or other known configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20020074389
    Abstract: A carton having a lid lock comprising a lip or flap extending from a liner and a debossment, embossment or opening in a panel forming the cover. The debossment, embossment or opening receives and/or limits the motion of the lip to lock closed the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: EDWARD JOHN GIBLIN