Flange Or Tab Extends Between Two Layers Of Box Material Patents (Class 229/151)
  • Patent number: 10082036
    Abstract: An inner band used on a turbine engine is disclosed herein. The inner band may include a core comprising polymeric materials and a shell comprising nanocrystalline metallic materials applied to the core to cover at least a portion of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Wade A. Vest
  • Patent number: 9796499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blank for forming a tray for dispensing eye shields. The present invention also provides a tray. The tray is made from the single blank of material. In another embodiment, the present invention provides an eye shield and frame dispenser including a carton, a frame insert and a shield insert. The carton and inserts are made from a single blank of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventor: Bradly Thomas Schultz
  • Patent number: 9289695
    Abstract: A folding toy figurine includes a lid formed from a flat foldable stock and has a top wall and side walls when it is folded into erect position. The toy also has a box component which is formed from flat foldable stock which, when folded into erect position, has a bottom wall, walls and a hollow interior. At least one of side walls has a small slot therein and a lid fitting snugly over the box component to form a hollow box. The toy has parts that are loosely held inside the box. At least one of the parts is removable from the interior of the box and insertable into said small slot in side wall, from the exterior thereof. The invention also provides a method of making parts with boundaries for insertion into slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Omid Sadri, Michael Weaker
  • Patent number: 8967455
    Abstract: A carton structure is disclosed, which includes a side wall panel, a first end panel, a second end panel, a first lateral panel, and a second lateral panel. The first and second end panels are connected to the side wall panel, respectively. The first and second lateral panels extend outwardly from two opposite edges of the second end panel, wherein the first and second lateral panels are pressed by edges of the first end panel to abut the side wall panel such that the opening of the carton structure can be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Loon Zhou
  • Patent number: 7614542
    Abstract: A box formed from a single piece of punched and crease-lined cardboard sheet, the box having an inviolable security seal which is broken when the closed box is opened for the first time. The closed box presents a high resistance to deformation when subjected to external stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • 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: 20070194091
    Abstract: A box formed from a single cardboard sheet and having a closure panel from which there projects a lip insertable into the box interior between the box front panel and the edges adjacent thereto of two flaps projecting from the box side panels, the lip being separated from the closure panel by a folding line, at each end of which a cut is provided into which a flexible appendix projecting from each flap is inserted, with the free end of the flap making contact with the inner surface of the front panel in the box when closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: GI.BI.EFFE S.r.I.
    Inventor: Carmelo LO DUCA
  • Patent number: 7234629
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a box and a cover. The box and the cover respectively have a plurality of concave folding lines in order for the packaging box to be collapsed and even recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Arcadyan Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Shu Ho
  • Patent number: 6957765
    Abstract: A package having a locking mechanism and reinforced cell includes first, second, and third panels, wherein the first and third panels are foldable over each other. The reinforcing cell is defined by at least one flap of the third panel folded to have an edge engage an interior surface of the first panel. The locking mechanism is provided by an upper edge of the second panel being engaged by a top edge of the first panel. A push button provided on the second panel is used to disengage the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Howell Packaging a division of F.M. Howell & Company
    Inventors: George Howell, Michael Paliotta
  • Patent number: 6729533
    Abstract: A reclosable container made of a material, such as paperboard, has a locking corner in the form of a two-section bellows panel that V-folds to form a slot between two rounded edges, free of any cut or raw edges. A closure panel folds over an upper edge of the container. Locking tabs at opposite ends of the closure panel fit into the slots. The rounded edges enable multiple openings and closings of the container without damage to either the slot or the locking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Fidelity Container Corporation
    Inventor: Roger Wozniacki
  • Publication number: 20040011861
    Abstract: A reclosable container made of a material, such as paperboard, has a locking corner in the form of a two-section bellows panel that V-folds to form a slot between two rounded edges, free of any cut or raw edges. A closure panel folds over an upper edge of the container. Locking tabs at opposite ends of the closure panel fit into the slots. The rounded edges enable multiple openings and closings of the container without damage to either the slot or the locking tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventor: Roger Wozniacki
  • Patent number: 6547125
    Abstract: A non-fastened food carton embodying one or more of the following structural features: (1) a slanting-wall-enabling cover side flap structure, (2) a bottom panel that has a front-to-rear length that's longer than a left-to-right width of the bottom panel and a full-length cover panel that has a front-to-rear length that's shorter than the bottom panel's front-to-rear length, (3) a bottom panel having a front-to-rear length that's at least six millimeters longer than the diameter of a pizza contained within the carton and a full-length cover panel having a front-to-rear length that's at least eight millimeters shorter than the diameter of the pizza, (4) a stack of inward-slanting-wall pizza cartons that have no stacking-impeding tabs projecting beyond the cover panel, (5) a non-rectangular carton structure involving a cover front flap that has a height that's substantially shorter than the height of the front wall, and (6) a rigidizing rear wall in which the rear wall has a left-t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 6016911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package for a reel of wire. The package has a cover, a connecting plate foldably connected with the cover and a bottom foldably connected with the connecting plate. The cover, the connecting plate and the bottom are able to be assembled into a package such that a reel of wire is able to be received therein and a free end of the reel of wire is able to extend through an outlet on a top face of the cover for operation and the free end is able to be retained by inserting into a retaining hole on the top face of the cover. Furthermore, a window defined on the top face of the cover enables an operator to see the volume of the reel of wire left in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Inventor: Hua-Mei Chen
  • Patent number: 5971262
    Abstract: A container embodiment helping to protect freshly baked pizza pie and the like against extremely disgruntled delivery drivers while in a totally unsupervised environment. The container embodiment having tamper-resistant ventilation to enhance the overall effectiveness of a supplemental tamper-resistant securing means which is added just before the delivery process begins. The tamper-resistant ventilation prevents contaminates from being easily injected through the ventilation by a contaminate delivery means without leaving evidence of the contaminates on an inner surface area of the container embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventors: William E. Moore, Dennis E. Moore
  • Patent number: 5881949
    Abstract: Packing container made of foldable packaging material, especially cardboard.The packing container consists of two parts, namely a container-like base part (10), open at the top, and a covering part (11) which can be placed on same. The base part (10) forms folds, namely folding units (30, 31) in the region of end walls (17, 18). Cover flaps (20, 21) of the upper covering part (11) enter the folding units in such a way that the folds of the end wall (17, 18) are fixed in the folded position by the insertion tabs (20, 21). Pulling out the insertion tabs (20, 21) frees the folds and thus the base part (10) can be shaped into a flat position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventor: Heinz Focke
  • Patent number: 5595339
    Abstract: A blank for a one-piece octagonal pizza box that uses a minimum of material and that can be manufactured in multiple units in inverted-and-mated configuration for substantial savings in material and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 5503325
    Abstract: A pretaped container blank which may be quickly and easily formed into a three-dimensional container without the need for additional components or tools. The container blank includes (i) a plurality of interconnected panels, and (ii) a plurality of closure flaps including a carrier flap hingedly connected to at least one of the panels. The tape structure is attached to the container blank and includes (i) a release surface on the carrier flap, and (ii) a length of closure adhesive tape extending over substantially the entire length of the release surface and a distance across the panel or flap to which the carrier flap is connected sufficient for the tape to remain attached to the container blank upon removal of that length of the tape from the release surface. Several embodiments of container blanks and tape structures are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Thomas L. Nelson, Eugene L. Baratto, John R. David, Curtis L. Larson, Norbert E. Wrobel
  • Patent number: 5494214
    Abstract: A container for the storage, transport and handling of bulk mail is provided. The container includes a top panel that is adequately secured in place thereby eliminating the need for a separate tray, elastic strap and sleeve. A plurality of containers, in combination with a pallet, top and bottom caps and side enclosures provide an improved method for the shipment of large quantities of bulk mail and eliminates the need for shrink wrapping conventional sleeves onto pallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Richard L. Fleury
    Inventors: Richard L. Fleury, Robert J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 5351819
    Abstract: A package for dispensing items for use in sleep therapy comprising a box having two compartments and a lid, packs of doses of sleep inducing medicine in one compartment, each pack containing at least one placebo, and envelopes in the other compartments, each of the envelopes containing an audiogenic recording for inducing sleep, statements required by law relating to the medicine and instructions for using the medicine and the recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: Carter-Wallace, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Varon
  • Patent number: 5284294
    Abstract: A disposable container is made from an integral blank of corrugated cardboard for folding between a relatively flat configuration for storage and a set-up configuration for receiving articles. A bottom wall is foldably attached to two pairs of side walls. The side walls are joined by four pleated walls to form a seamless interior portion when the walls are raised into a set-up configuration perpendicular to the bottom wall. The side and pleated walls include user-friendly self-locking elements for securing the set-up configuration. A moisture barrier coating on the interior permits ice and perishables to be received in the seamless interior portion to provide a disposable insulated cooler. A pair of folding top walls provide handles. One of the top walls includes a locking panel with lateral locking tabs which fold down across the top of the set-up cooler so that the closure locking tabs are seated in respective planar slots formed by the raised walls for positively closing the cooler interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Inventor: Roy V. Floyd
  • Patent number: 5269456
    Abstract: A rectangular box includes an internal storage compartment. A removable insert is dimensioned to fit snugly within the internal storage compartment to define a low card storage capacity subcompartment for storing flat rectangular cards with an orientation parallel to the base surface of the box. A foldable divider can be selectively positioned between extended and retracted positions. When displaced into the extended position after removal of the removable insert, the foldable divider subdivides the internal storage compartment into first and second equal sized subcompartments to create a second high card storage capacity where the cards are oriented perpendicular to the base surface of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Regis, Christopher Corman
  • Patent number: 5269457
    Abstract: A collapsible, paperboard waste container that is particularly suitable to use for the receipt and retention of waste material such as medical waste. The container has a pair of integral, nesting, inner and outer covers with aligned covered openings that serve to prevent waste material from coming out of the container accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Carlos de la Fuente
  • Patent number: 5263635
    Abstract: A Container for the storage, transport and handling of bulk mail is provided. The container includes a top panel that is adequately secured in place thereby eliminating the need for a separate tray, elastic strap and sleeve. A plurality of containers, in combination with a pallet, top and bottom caps and side enclosures provide an improved method for the shipment of large quantities of bulk mail and eliminates the need for shrink wrapping conventional sleeves onto pallets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Richard L. Fleury
    Inventor: Robert J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 5213254
    Abstract: A rectangular box includes an internal storage compartment. A removable insert is dimensioned to fit snugly within the internal storage compartment to define a low card storage capacity subcompartment for storing flat rectangular cards with an orientation parallel to the base surface of the box. A foldable divider can be selectively positioned between extended and retracted positions. When displaced into the extended position after removal of the removable insert, the foldable divider subdivides the internal storage compartment into first and second equal sized subcompartments to create a second high card storage capacity where the cards are oriented perpendicular to the base surface of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Regis, Christopher Corman
  • Patent number: 5211329
    Abstract: A container for a food product, such as pizza, has a bottom, two side walls, a rear wall and a front wall, all formed from a single blank of paperboard. A lid folds over the rear wall. Lid flaps depend from the lid on each side for insertion on an interior side of each of the side walls. The lid flaps have a retaining portion of greater height and a recessed portion. Diagonal corner walls extend between the side walls and the front wall. A slot locates in each corner wall for receiving a tab depending from the lid to lock the lid in a closed position. The slot and tabs have lower edge that incline in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Bates Container, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Patton
  • Patent number: 5207375
    Abstract: A carton formed from a one-piece unitary blank includes sidewalls and endwalls extending from a floor. Lid members extending from the endwalls cover the carton interior and arrangements for locking the lids in a closed position is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Inland Container Corporation
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Patent number: 5199636
    Abstract: A mailing box 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 box 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 box when folded. The gift box has two layers of cardboard at the rear corners and four layers of cardboard at the front corners to provided increased protection from crushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Inventor: Lincoln L. C. Young
  • Patent number: 5139195
    Abstract: Carton apparatus includes lid members having locking tabs received in pockets formed in triple layer sidewalls. The intermediate layer of the sidewall defines a recess for receiving the locking tab, and forms a pocket when inner and outer sidewall layers are brought into contact with the intermediate sidewall layer. The intermediate sidewall layer includes locking edges which engage locking edges on the locking tabs. The tab-receiving pockets may be either open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Inland Container Corporation
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Patent number: 5065939
    Abstract: A container for receiving and containing items to be disposed of, such as medical waste (used syringes, needles, and the like), is assembled from a blank, and comprises bottom, front, rear, top and end panels. The top panel has a front flap provided with opposing flap tucks which, when the container is assembled, are inserted into spaces between respective end panels and respective minor flaps of the front panel, thereby securing the top panel against inadvertent opening. The top panel also has a syringe-shaped opening which serves as an access to an inner flap of the front panel below so that, when an item to be disposed of is deposited through the opening onto the inner flap, and when a force is exerted on the inner flap from above, the inner flap rotates downward, and the item is deposited in the container. The inner flap is biased to a closed position so that, upon removal of the force, the inner flap rotates back to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: Chesapeake Packaging Company
    Inventors: Bobby L. Boothe, Edward P. Godsey
  • Patent number: 4927027
    Abstract: One end of a skillet style carton is closed by minor closure flaps (16,17) foldably attached to opposite side walls (3,4), an overlying inner major closure flap (11), preferably adhered to the minor closure flaps, and an outer major closure flap (13) overlying and adhered to the inner major closure flap (11). The carton is opened by tearing to disconnect the inner major closure flap (11) from its respective wall (1) and a tuck flap (14), initially overlying the outside of the carton, is tucked inside the carton on re-closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company
    Inventor: Willem Beute
  • Patent number: 4887764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging box with a cover plate and base plate for closing the top and bottom openings of a quadrangular cylindrical body for holding medical supplies or the like, and provides a tear prevention function to keep the medical supplies or the like held inside the box out of risks of mischief and pilferage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: Ogura Art Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Ogura
  • Patent number: 4846398
    Abstract: The invention in its simplest form is a one piece receptacle formed from a blank that is a flat sheet and where gusseted corners are individually folded and latched to form the receptacle. The latches at each end of the receptacle are joinable to add strength to the receptacle and to provide convenient carrying and/or pull handles. The receptacle may be provided with an integral cover which is secureable to the latches and strengthens and adds to the utility of the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Russell L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4765534
    Abstract: An octagonal carton formed from an integral prescored blank having a bottom wall with at least three side walls attached thereto. An opposite pair of the side walls include diagonal corner wall structures which are foldable with the side walls to form diagonal corner walls. The lid is attached to the third wall and is foldable over the two opposite side walls and secured to a fourth side wall attached to the bottom wall or secured by a wall on the lid edge to the bottom wall to form the fourth side wall. The lid and fourth wall structures include various securing structures to secure the carton when erected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Zion, Richard H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4648549
    Abstract: A self locking container formed of a series of side, bottom, and end walls, all integrally folded together, and incorporating one or a pair of covers, the container generally formed of a unitary blank of paperboard or corrugated material, that may be folded into its usable configuration. Intermediate each end wall and side wall are bellows flaps, that fold contiguously into adjacency against the outer surface of each of their respective end walls, during folding of the carton, and a connecting flap formed along the upper edge of each end wall folds overlying the upper edges of the disposed proximate bellows flaps, to interlock them into position, for forming the body or lower portion of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Maynard A. Trutna
  • Patent number: 4620666
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a polygonal folding shipping container, one embodiment of which is a rectangular box having a bottom wall, a top wall, a rear wall, a front wall and two opposite side walls. The front wall and the two opposite side walls each include inner and outer panels which are folded with respect to one another at the upper edge of the wall. A slot extends along the upper edge of each of the front and side walls. The rear wall extends upwardly and is connected to a top wall which has a plurality of flaps along its outer edges. Each of the flaps extend into the slots in the front and side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Inventors: Jaime Lacasa, Judith N. Lacasa
  • Patent number: RE33010
    Abstract: A carton or package for packaging semi-fluid material which can be hardened by freezing, such as ice cream, sherbet and the like, is formed from specially constructed integral carton blank and a special process for assembling the same. The carton blank has a front panel, a bottom panel, a rear panel, a cover panel, and a front cover sealing flap articulated one to the other in the order named with end-forming flaps and glue-flap extensions extending laterally therefrom adapted to be glued together to form inner and outer walls and side-cover flaps. The bottom outer wall-forming flap is glued to the inner wall-forming flaps by glue strips along the side edges of the latter, where they are joined to the front and rear panels, and the side-cover flap has a tuck-in tab adapted to be tucked in under the bottom outer wall-forming flap between the glue strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Somerville Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas W. Froom
  • Patent number: RE33204
    Abstract: There is disclosed a rectangular or box-shaped carton suitable for packaging semi-solid material, such as ice cream, having front and end lips which are inturned, respectively, from the top edges of the front and end walls of said main body and which underlie the cover and extend all the way across said front edge and at least most of the way back along said end edges, and various refinements thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Rolph-Clark-Stone Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas W. Froom