Flange Or Tab Extends Into Box Interior Patents (Class 229/152)
  • Patent number: 10246214
    Abstract: A package box includes two top plate portions at its top side, which are superimposed on each other and detachably fixed with each other through an engagement structure. The package box includes two right side plate portions at its right side, which are superimposed on each other and detachably fixed with each other through an engagement structure. The package box includes two left side plate portions at its left side, which are superimposed on each other and detachably fixed with each other through an engagement structure. The package box can be opened from the top side, the right side, or the left side after the corresponding engagement structure is opened. The package box can be formed by folding a foldable sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Loon Zhou, Zhangying Zhao, Eva Wei
  • Patent number: 10246216
    Abstract: The package includes a front panel, a back panel opposing the front panel, the back panel defining at least one first cut line in a semi-circular shape at an upper portion of the back panel, a bottom panel forming a lower end of the package, a first side panel forming a first side of the package, a second side panel forming a second side of the package, and an upper panel forming a top end of the package. The first cut line is configured to form a tear line on an outermost surface of the package, the tear line being configured to be torn to open the top end of the package. The blank is capable of being assembled into the package. The method includes providing a blank, and assembling the package from the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. Fath
  • Patent number: 9809346
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a folding carton designed to accept a retractable panel. The retractable panel may contain written information that should stay with or otherwise connected to the packaging, rather than on a folded leaflet inserted inside the carton that may be displaced. The panel may be pulled from its fully inserted/retracted position (within the carton) out to an extended position, where the panel displays the information. Even in the extended position, however, the panel stays secured with the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: John Valencia
  • Patent number: 9108793
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide cartons that they are designed and shaped to hold product, such as ice cream, that are made from a single, one-piece blank. The one-piece blank can be folded by the food product manufacturer on-site to create a container or carton, without having to be shipped in a pre-glued configuration. The cartons generally do not require polyethylene in order to maintain their shape. Some embodiments are designed so as to have a slight outward taper of the left and right side walls and the back wall, which provides a pleasing shape to consumers, potentially increasing marketing opportunities and sales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David W. Northrup
  • Publication number: 20110210028
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a glyphosate formulation with enhanced viscosity, said formulation containing a thickening composition comprising at least one nitrogen-containing surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Shawn Zhu
  • Patent number: 7717319
    Abstract: A reclosable folding box of paperboard with at least one tamper-evident closure is provided, which comprises a cover flap with an insertion tab, wherein the closure of the folding box can be closed by machine without the need for gluing, and the closure can be opened only by destroying the tamper-evident closure. It is characterized in that it comprises, in the interior, retaining means and a tear-off tab connected to the insertion tab by way of a predetermined break line, and in that the closure is set up in such a way that, the first time the box is opened, the tear-off tab cooperates with the retaining means and is torn off at the predetermined break line when the insertion tab is moved beyond the tearing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Carl Edelmann GmbH
    Inventor: Meino Adam
  • Patent number: 7665653
    Abstract: A carton has a plurality of panel strips that extend around the periphery of the carton as well as along a length or height of the carton. The panel strips are defined by oblique fold lines extending along the height of the carton. The panel strips provide the carton with a rotated or “twisted” shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Publication number: 20090114709
    Abstract: A first surface and a second surface, wherein said first surface comprises a plurality of evenly distributed surface protrusions that correspond to cavities on the second surface, a rectangular lid face, and a rectangular bottom face which is connected to two opposed long side panels and two opposed short side panels and wherein the lid face and the bottom face are connected to each other via a side panel which is secured to a side edge on the bottom face and the lid face, respectively, wherein the lid face comprises one or more lid panels along the remaining side edges of the lid face, and wherein the side panels preferably comprise corner flaps arranged in correspondence with the corners of the bottom panel. Hereby a number of advantages are obtained from a production point of view, since a block carton is provided that enables even adhesion of the food substance to the block carton, said block carton exhibiting a larger surface than the prior art block cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: BECK PACK SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventor: Roar Bendtsen Schou
  • Patent number: 7487905
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a blank foldable material that may be configured to form a container. When formed, the container is self-locking and includes top panel assemblies that form additional bearing surfaces. The blank is configured to form a container that includes corners having multiple thicknesses. However, despite the multiple thickness of the corner assemblies, the panels are only adhered in one location per corner. The single adhesion/corner arrangement provides a multi-wall corner arrangement that is strong, yet has flexible applications. The single adhesive/corner adds vertical stacking strength and lateral stability between the panels. The unique approach of only adhering at one place per corner is a space and cost saving improvement that maintains a container integrity and usefulness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Publication number: 20080308617
    Abstract: A container having a compose content material release opening formed from a wall having a major opening and a flap having one or more smaller flap edge openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: William F. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20080265011
    Abstract: A packaging (1) in the form of a folding box has two transverse side walls (6) which abut the front side wall (4) and are configured as prismatic hollow side walls having in each case one inner wall (11), one outer wall (13) and one connecting web (12), which can be erected in the manner of a parallelogram from the plane of the bottom section (2). In order to secure an intermediate position, a bottom section (2), a lid part (3), a front side wall (4) and an opposite rear side wall (5) can be stabilized by means of securing means (14, 15) in such a way that they form a prismatic hollow body, it being possible for the intermediate position to be set up before the erection of the transverse side walls (6). Finally, the transverse side walls (6) can be connected in a latching manner to the lid part (3) during the erecting operation by means of latching means (7, 8) in order to secure the end position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: DIVIDELLA AG
    Inventor: Erich Specker
  • Publication number: 20080223913
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped support caddy device suitably adapted to be placed on an automobile seat to provide a level surface on which to place objects, while also providing a container for smaller objects. The support caddy device is constructed of corrugated cardboard for strength, rigidity, durability, and low cost, and can be manufactured from a unitary sheet, thereby allowing for ease of storage until needed for use, when it can be folded into its intended configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Philip B. Nadeau
  • Patent number: 7303115
    Abstract: A cupcake carrier for organizing and protecting cupcakes during storage and transit includes a container formed of a singled sheet of planar material and having flaps folded in assembly to form an upwardly opening cavity carrying an insert tray formed of a single sheet of planar material and having circular openings for lightly compressively holding the cupcakes in a grid array. The insert is sized smaller than the base of the container to provide slots about the periphery. The container includes a hinged lid having flaps that enter the slots in the closed position to reinforce the outer walls and prevent inner movement of the flaps during transit and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Lee Anne McClymont
  • 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: 7152777
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stackable container and container blank. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define container blank. The blank includes a bottom panel and a side panel connected with the bottom panel. An end panel is connected with the bottom panel. A top panel is connected with said side panel opposite the bottom panel. Also, a top panel flap is connected with said top panel. The blank further includes a corner first panel that is connected with the end panel. Also, a corner second panel is connected with the corner first panel opposite the end panel. Further, a corner third panel connected with said corner second panel opposite said corner first panel, said corner third panel defining a corner third panel cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040222276
    Abstract: A pizza box and blank comprising one or more of the features of (1) a unique end wall and corner panel structure for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125; (2) a unique cover side flap structure for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125; and (3) a unique pressure-reducing crushed area in the bottom panel for a box blank structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20040222278
    Abstract: A pizza carton and blank of a structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20040222277
    Abstract: A pizza box and blank comprising one or more of the features of (1) a unique cover-locking structure comprising (a) a tab-like projection extending from a front end edge of a panel of a side wall structure and (b) a tab engaging means disposed in the cover, and (2) a unique cover side flap structure constituting a structure similar to that shown in Correll U.S. Pat. No. 6,547,125 except with the minimum height of the cover side flaps being substantially less than the maximum height of the rear wall and/or side wall panels of the box blank, thereby providing a possible way to mate two adjacent blanks during the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 6702117
    Abstract: A box includes a front panel and a rear panel connected by side panels. The box further includes at least one opening and an associated closing system. The box may optionally contain an object whose cross-section is such that it is substantially in contact with at least one of the panels adjacent the opening. The closing system may include a lid part formed, for example, by folding a continuation of one of the panels. A flap may be formed from a continuation of the lid part, thereby allowing the flap to be positioned between the object and the front panel when the lid part is in a closed position. The flap may be provided with a free edge having outline configured to assist interposition of the flap between the object and the front panel. The box may be used for packaging a case such as a lipstick case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Hould
  • Publication number: 20040031843
    Abstract: A folding carton has a series of panels defining an internal space. A top closure flap is foldable over the top of the internal space. A top locking tab is connected to the top closure flap. The top locking tab is folded at angle for insertion into the internal space. A knob lock extends from either side of the top locking tab. The knob locks extend sufficiently from the top locking tab so that they form a frictional fit with the two of the side panels defining the internal space. A blank to form such a folding carton is also shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Michael P. Ronan
  • Patent number: 6685085
    Abstract: A food container formed from a foldable blank of corrugated cardboard into a box-like configuration for transport and/or storage of a food product such as pizza or the like. The container incorporates therein tamper-resistant features adjacent the front corners, including a pair of inwardly foldable locking walls provided on the bottom part of the container which cooperate with upright tabs located on the top part which prevent opening of the container. An additional pair of tabs are provided on the top part of the container which block access to the folded locking walls, which tabs are then removed by the consumer to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Hanna
  • Patent number: 6631839
    Abstract: A cardboard holder for business cards, suitable for use on a bulletin board or a hard surface, is disclosed. The holder is made from a single piece of cardboard, folded to form a box of appropriate size to hold a number of business cards, displaying the cards so a prospective customer or client can take one. The device described is made from a pattern, cut and folded to form the card holder. Different embodiments of the invention allow the holder to be tacked onto a bulletin board using thumbtacks, affixed to a hard surface using an adhesive tape, or glued together and onto a surface with glue that is administered to the cardboard pattern during manufacturing. Additionally, the holder can be imprinted with the information contained on the cards it holds, to simulate the look of the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Inventor: Harold M. Shair
  • Publication number: 20030150903
    Abstract: A food container formed from a foldable blank of corrugated cardboard into a box-like configuration for transport and/or storage of a food product such as pizza or the like. The container incorporates therein tamper-resistant features adjacent the front corners, including a pair of inwardly foldable locking walls provided on the bottom part of the container which cooperate with upright tabs located on the top part which prevent opening of the container. An additional pair of tabs are provided on the top part of the container which block access to the folded locking walls, which tabs are then removed by the consumer to open the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: David M. Hanna
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030015577
    Abstract: The cylindrical package is formed by folding a blank. The resulting carton is approximately 75% cylindrical and 25% flat. An inner container carries a lid. The inner container has an wrap panel attached to a bottom panel wrapping around the inner container to form a cylindrical outer surface. The cylindrical outer surface is maintained by the profile of the lid. The wrap panel is approximately ⅜th of an inch deeper than the box insuring that the lid panels are always held within the cylinder. A self-adhesive strip on the end of the extension maintains the extension in place after the glue strip is removed by hand. The base of the resultant container is level and allows the container stand evenly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: Mark Preece
  • Publication number: 20020158116
    Abstract: A cardboard holder for business cards, suitable for use on a bulletin board or a hard surface, is disclosed. The holder is made from a single piece of cardboard, folded to form a box of appropriate size to hold a number of business cards, displaying the cards so a prospective customer or client can take one. The device described is made from a pattern, cut and folded to form the card holder. Different embodiments of the invention allow the holder to be tacked onto a bulletin board using thumbtacks, affixed to a hard surface using an adhesive tape, or glued together and onto a surface with glue that is administered to the cardboard pattern during manufacturing. Additionally, the holder can be imprinted with the information contained on the cards it holds, to simulate the look of the cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Harold M. Shair
  • Patent number: 6270008
    Abstract: A container is formed from a unitary blank of foldable sheet material. The container includes a base wall and a first closure flap foldably attached to the base wall along a first edge thereof. A rear wall is foldably attached to the base wall along a second edge thereof. The second edge has a first end adjacent to the first edge. A top wall is foldably attached to the rear wall. A front wall is foldably attached to the top wall. The closure flap comprises a side wall that is foldably attached to the base wall and a locking flap that is foldably attached to the side wall along a locking flap fold line. The locking flap has a free edge opposite to the fold line. The free edge is arcuate for at least a portion of its length. The arcuate portion is curved inwardly toward the locking flap fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Puzant Khatchadourian
    Inventor: Krikor Kouyoumdjian
  • Patent number: 6206277
    Abstract: A quality-enhancing pizza carton having an improved fall-back side wall structure with a diagonal wall for verticalizing the fall-back side wall, an improved corner wall structure having a connector panel disposed at an oblique angle to the bottom panel, and a cover anti-shift structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 6092715
    Abstract: A pizza carton having an improved side wall structure and improved cover structure for a D-type box, an improved structural arrangement of major and minor diagonal walls, an improved fold line structure containing a pressure-releasing slit, and an easy-grasp tab on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 6065669
    Abstract: A slanting-wall, one-piece, four-wall, rear-wall-reclinable pizza box comprising a tray member and a cover member hingedly attached thereto. The tray member comprises a bottom panel, a reclinable rear wall, a front wall, and opposing left and right slanting side walls extending between the front and rear walls. The cover member comprises a cover panel hingedly attached to a top edge of the rear wall and having a left-to-right width that is greater than a left-to-right width of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 5950912
    Abstract: A rectangular box for transporting two pizza pies in a stacked formation formed by a single cardboard blank having scoring and cut-outs for assembling into a dual pizza box. The box has a bottom wall, four side walls and a lid hinged to one of the side walls. When assembled the box has corner shelf supports for positioning a second pizza pie. The shelf supports also provide a stop for the lid of the box to prevent crushing the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Inventor: Demosthenes O. Economopoulos
  • Patent number: 5924571
    Abstract: A reclosable film package consisting of a filmpack (17) and a rectangular tuck-end carton (10) enclosing the filmpack and having a top opening (13) closable by means of a top flap (14) having a flap extension (15) which can be tucked into the body of the carton, the flap extension (15) having a tapered form, and the front wall (27) of the carton having near its top end provisions allowing controlled removal of a tapered top portion of the wall to provide a tapered opening (12) allowing the flap extension to become engaged underneath the front wall (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventor: Herman Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 5887783
    Abstract: A disposable foldable rectangular cardboard pizza box has a lid portion having a denoted center which receives a domed spirit level. The spirit level, preferably secured to the box by contact adhesive, facilitates manipulation of the box to a horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventor: J. Gus Prokopis
  • Patent number: 5833130
    Abstract: A versatile multi-function pizza carton capable of assuming a variety of configurations and of providing various features and functions. Specific disclosed structure includes double-panel V-walls, convertible side walls, convertible cover flaps, fall-back side walls, fall-back-wall retention means, wall-angling fold line, easy-tear corner fold line, and thermal-legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 5725146
    Abstract: A pizza box includes a bottom wall; a peripheral side wall attached to a periphery of the bottom wall; a top cover including a rear edge hingedly attached to the side wall, a front edge, two side edges between the front edge and the rear edge, two slits in the top cover, each slit extending from a front edge, side edge or corner to an inner point of the top cover and each slit formed by a first slit section which is offset from a second slit section thereof, a first fold line interconnecting the inner points of the top cover to form a lift flap between the first fold line and the two slits, two second fold lines extending from the first fold line toward the rear edge, the top cover being bent along the first and second fold lines such that the first fold line defines a highest position of the top cover with the remainder of the cover sloping down therefrom toward the edges of the cover, and a vent opening which is always open is formed along each of the slits; and a rear connecting panel which connects the to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Arnold Berson
    Inventor: Michael Dominick Luberto
  • Patent number: 5713509
    Abstract: A type of box comprising at least five walls yet with the capability of having the appearance of a square box, with a convertible corner feature that allows conversion of a diagonal wall to a square corner for carrying extra items, and with sloping side walls that allow multiple blanks to be inverted and mated for material savings. Also disclosed is a method for partially folding and nesting the box for conserving storage space used for set up boxes and a method for expanding and contracting the size of the inner cavity of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 5429295
    Abstract: A cardboard box with a bottom, four sides panels and a lid hinged to one side panels, the lid having opposite side edges and side flaps attached to the side edges. The side flaps make selective frictional contact with a front panel of the box to provide a tactile indication before the side flaps spread apart upon full withdrawal from the box interior when the lid is fully opened, and to help retain the lid in a closed condition. The side flaps do not engage the front panel when the lid lies at intermediate positions between the nearly open position and the closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Inventor: Abner Levy
  • Patent number: 5246161
    Abstract: A box having a collectible card forming part of a cover of the box and which is detachable from the box and detachable from a closure flap of the cover. The detached collectible card can be stored in the box along with other collectible cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventor: Mort Kapp
  • Patent number: 5190213
    Abstract: A reusable thermally insulated box to deliver hot or cold food is provided which is simple to use, easy to construct, economical, and ecologically more beneficial than boxes previously available. The present invention is particularly directed to a reusable pizza box made of corrugated plastic board having sealed fluted edges and creased or indented un-perforated scored fold lines between adjacent panels instead of conventional scored lines having perforations. This provides a thermally insulated food delivery box that may be sanitized and made suitable for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Horwitz
  • Patent number: 5110135
    Abstract: In a card game, the folding box and/or individual or every playing card thereof are provided with a printed form corresponding to the address part of a postcard or parcel. Thereby, the card game or the individual playing cards thereof are made directly accessible to mailing by post and sent as a vehicle for sending greetings, advertising media, a gift and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: AGM Aktiengesellchaft Muller
    Inventor: Fred Weber
  • Patent number: 5105971
    Abstract: A reclosable container having a box-like configuration is provided with means for severing the front and side walls thereof along a strip spaced below the upper end thereof for defining a hinge portion in the back wall end to divide the carton into a lid and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: American Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Hertenstein, Marcella S. Stevens, Harold R. Hartsel
  • Patent number: 5096058
    Abstract: A Combined Greeting Card and Candy Holder of foldable construction having a relatively flat, compact candy-receiving and containing compartment defined by front and back panels and opposed side panels. A message panel is hingedly connected to one of the front or back panels of the candy compartment so as to be folded over the candy compartment in a greeting card type of arrangement. An openable closure is provided on the candy compartment so as to permit quick and convenient access to its interior for inserting and removing a piece of candy as a gift to be included with the greeting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Adi D. Juravin
    Inventors: Adi D. Juravin, Olaf A. Bjorkeda
  • Patent number: 5012930
    Abstract: A die cut blank of corrugated paperboard for forming a one-piece self-locking container for a product such as computer software items. Five panels forming the top, bottom and sides of the container are in line and flaps depend from either side of one of the side forming panel and each of the top and bottom forming panels. The flaps on the side forming panel include hinged locking flaps and the flaps on the top and bottom forming panels fold inwardly; the side flaps folding around them and being locked in place by the fifth panel engaging the locking flaps. The fold line for the flaps along one side of the blank are formed by serrated score lines rupturable for removal of the one end of the container providing a self supporting file holder for the software packet. A serrated thumb hole score is provided adjacent the fold line at the top (or bottom) of the container as access to enable tearing open and removal of the one end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 4978009
    Abstract: A box for shipping, display and or/storage of a cassette, such as a video cassette, is folded from a single sheet of material. The folded box has a top, bottom, front, back and opposing end portions. The front portion includes a top edge defining a cutaway portion. The back portion includes a removable closure panel attached to the back along a perforated line, the perforated line also defining a cutaway portion opposing the front cutaway portion. When the box is folded and closed it may be used for shipping and/or storage. When the removable closure panel is torn along said perforation to form a sleeve container for the cassette, the opposing cutaway sections provide means for grasping opposite sides of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventor: William Pany
  • 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: 4890789
    Abstract: A box structure with increased resistance to the opening of its base due to the weight of its contents has in the closure tab for its base a shaped notch which when the box is closed forms a slot parallel and adjacent to the folding line of said tab. From each of the relative box closure tabs, in correspondence with said slot, there projects a tooth which extends to touch the inner side wall of the box, the width of said teeth being just smaller than the length of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Gl.Bl.Effe. S.R.L
    Inventor: Carmelo Lo Duca
  • Patent number: 4830282
    Abstract: A top closure arrangement for a container having opposed pairs of major and minor side wall panels forming a tubular structure and including opposed pairs of inner and outer closure flaps joined to upper end edges of the side wall panels with the inner closure flaps each having foldably joined to opposite sides thereof support tabs formed from material cut from adjacent portions of said outer closure flaps and folded downwardly for engagement with adjacent surfaces of related side wall panels to help support the inner closure flaps when they are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Onis A. Knight, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4826074
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a blank and carton for packaging ice cream or the like comprising hingedly connected cover, rear, bottom and front panels. Left and right end flaps extending from each of the cover, rear, bottom and front panel end flaps. A pocket means formed in each of the carton ends for receiving a portion of the cover panel end flaps adjacent the rear panel for reforming the carton subsequent to the initial opening thereof. The pocket means includes rear panel end flaps forming exterior liners and the corresponding front and bottom panel end flaps forming interior liners. Membrane flaps are hingedly connected to the front panel and left and right front panel end flaps for forming a substantially continuous lip along a portion of the outer periphery of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Sommerville Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. DePaul
  • Patent number: 4817861
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stackable file storage carton characterized by an open-front box fitted with an integrally formed access opening cover hingedly attached to the bottom of the box along the front edge of the latter for movement from a closed position into an open one forming an extension of said box bottom. The access opening cover is comprised of a panel sized and shaped to cover the access opening. This panel is bordered along its free edges by upstanding fence-forming flanges cooperating therewith and with one another to define a tray which in open position is adapted to receive and support a file slid forwardly from within the box. The front flange is formed to provide a pocket extending lengthwise thereof which is open at both ends to receive and hold tabs depending from the front edges of the flanges bordering the sides of the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventor: Gregory A. Henrikson