Access Opening Includes A Rim For Supporting A Wall Extension Patents (Class 229/160)
  • Patent number: 9764524
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, two opposing end panels, and a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes a corner panel extending from the first side edge of the first end panel, a first reinforcing side panel extending from a side edge of the corner panel, a second reinforcing side panel extending from a side edge of the first reinforcing side panel, a reinforcing corner panel extending from a side edge of the second reinforcing side panel, and an inner end panel extending from a side edge of the reinforcing corner panel. The corner panel and the reinforcing corner panel are configured, upon articulation of the blank, to be positioned into face-to-face relationship to form a corner wall of the container extending from a side edge of an end wall of the container to an end edge of a side wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Maureen Ann Armstrong, Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 8622282
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a container is provided. The blank includes a first reinforcing end panel extending from a first end panel, a first corner post panel extending from a first edge of the first reinforcing end panel, and a first top end panel defined within the first reinforcing end panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Joe Brundage, John Robert Huston, Kenneth C. Smith
  • Patent number: 8596519
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an open-top container for shipping and displaying products which comprises a plurality of side walls. Bottom wall flaps are foldably joined to bottom edges of the side walls and are folded inwardly therefrom into overlapping relationship with one another to form a bottom wall closure. A respective plurality of triangularly-shaped beams foldably joined to upper edges of the respective plurality of side walls. Each of the plurality of the triangularly-shaped beams is defined by a shoulder panel and a flange panel foldably joined to one another. A bumper sticker panel is foldably joined to upper edge of one of the plurality of side walls forming a partial top closure when the open-top container is in the shipping position and partially prevents products from falling out when the open-top container is in the displaying position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Patent number: 8584928
    Abstract: A box template formed of a sheet of material defines a foldable box having at least four side surfaces, a top surface, and a bottom surface. The box template also includes a definition of corner protector sections integrally formed with the foldable box. The corner protector sections are configured to be folded to protect an object placed inside the foldable box. The top surface and bottom surface may each include at least two surfaces that are integrally formed with, and connected to, two of the side surfaces. The corner protector sections may be integrally formed with, and connected to, the other two sides of the four side surfaces. The corner protector sections are configured with a plurality of identifiable sections that may be folded in order to create corner protectors. Four corner protector sections may be integrally formed with the foldable box so as to define eight corner protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventor: Hanko Keissner
  • Patent number: 7331508
    Abstract: A container is disclosed having a plurality of interconnected panels forming sidewalls surrounding a central space. Flaps extend from lower sidewall edges and fold along fold lines to form a bottom. Support flanges are arranged along upper sidewall edges on oppositely facing sidewalls. The support flanges are oriented at right angles to the sidewalls and provide a support surface allowing the containers to be stacked one atop another without collapsing or nesting within each other. Each support flange is supported by a truss formed by a panel segment extending angularly from the support flange to a support panel biased against the sidewall to which the support flange is attached by a retaining flap extending from an inner sidewall layer. Locking tabs at the ends of each panel segment are received within recesses positioned in sidewall panels perpendicular to the support flanges. The container is transformed from a knockdown formed from a unitary blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventors: Allen Kanter, Peter S. Jaffe, Brian J. Tibbels
  • Patent number: 7293695
    Abstract: An interactive food serving package (10) formed from a blank (B) of paperboard has a tray (11) with openings (19) for receiving items, and a combined lid and game piece (12) detachably connected to the tray. The tray has front and back walls (13, 14), opposite end walls (16, 17), a bottom wall (15) and a top wall (18). The front and back walls are pivotally connected to the top and bottom walls, and the end walls comprise releasably interlocking end closure flaps (24, 25 and 46, 47), whereby the tray may be moved between a flattened condition with the top and bottom walls lying flat against one another, and an open expanded condition with the top and bottom walls in spaced parallel relationship. Cuts made in the top wall define a plurality of partition panels (29, 30 and 36, 37) extending perpendicularly between the top and bottom walls in the expanded condition, and including at least one transverse partition panel (36, 37) holding the tray in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: KFC Corporation
    Inventor: David E. Stier
  • Patent number: 6227442
    Abstract: A container for bulk materials, especially fluid materials, has integral reinforcing flanges on at least one of its top and bottom ends to resist bulging of the container side walls due to the pressure of the container contents. The flanges are tubular in transverse cross-section and are formed of a plurality of panels, with at least some of the panels having interfitting projections and recesses on adjacent ends thereof to interlock with one another and hold the flanges in erected condition. Corner posts may be inserted into the corners of the container, extending from the top to the bottom thereof, to reinforce the container for stacking of multiple containers on top of one another. The reinforcing flanges at the bottom end of the container have an upwardly and outwardly sloping support surface, and a tray insert having a marginal edge surface complementary to the support surface is supported on the support surface to form a bottom wall in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: John A. Evans, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6182873
    Abstract: An infant side carrier with a flexible seat (12) that is surrounded by a soft adjustable frame (74,76) made from conventional safety strap material. The seat's high back, wrap around sides and extended leg openings fully support the infant's torso, hips and thighs. The adjustable frame allows the adult to adjust the shoulder strap separately from the seat. The seat can be adjusted to tailor fit each individual infant. The infant's weight is distributed across a large surface area on the adult's body. The carrier attaches to the adult's body with a wide waist belt (13) and a shoulder strap with a padded shoulder wrap (60). The wide waist belt is joined to the seat at the underside of the belt, creating a seat that does not come between the adult and the infant. The padded shoulder wrap (60) has an elliptical peripheral configuration that utilizes the clavicle bone, shoulder joint and upper portion of the humerus bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventors: Peter A. Christopher, Ann L. Lorenzini
  • Patent number: 5722585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box with self-adhesive seal and a method for sealing the folding box. The folding box has a cover (6) which can be locked in the sealing position at one of its free edges by a mechanical locking (10, 11), flaps (14, 15) that can be folded in under the cover, and contact adhesive strips (17) with covering strips (19) able to be pulled off, for gluing the cover (6) together with the flaps (14, 15). The covering strips (19) have at their free end a tab (19a) that protrudes from the closed folding box. By pulling on the tab (19a), the covering strips (19) can be pulled out laterally under the cover (6) locked in sealing position, in order to glue the cover (6) together with the flaps (14, 15). On perforated tear lines (23), the middle section of the cover (6) can be opened again, without having to undo the adhesive connection in doing so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Hermann M. Redl
    Inventor: Hermann M. Redl
  • Patent number: 5579989
    Abstract: A multi-side container prepared from a single blank of paperboard includes a base panel foldably connected to a row of inner side walls. The base panel is also foldably connected to a row of outer side walls which encircle the inner side walls to form a double wall construction. A lid panel is foldably connected to the outer side walls and is bonded to the outer side walls. A tear line crosses at least some of the outer side walls separating an upper portion of the outer side walls from a lower portion. The tear line is capable of being broken to form a recloseable lid comprising the lid panel and upper portions of the outer side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Universal Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Roy, Darrell K. Bennett
  • Patent number: 5480090
    Abstract: A wrapping to be used as packaging (6) has a flat backing part (1A) and another shaped flat part (1B). A window (4) can be made in the flat backing part (1A). These two parts (1A, 1B) are formed from a single piece which has been punched out and folded from a flat sheet (1) of packaging material. The use of cardboard is preferred since it is possible to use recycled paper material without detracting from the aesthetic appearance of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Fratelli Roda S.A.
    Inventors: Renzo Taddei, Franco Roda
  • Patent number: 5356071
    Abstract: A biodegradable display carton wherein a one-piece paper blank is cut, scored, and folded to form a container portion for displaying a product. The container portion has an outwardly extending flange portion extending around the upper peripheral edge of the container portion and an integral cover is hingedly connected to an edge of the peripheral flange, so that to close and seal the container, the cover is folded over and adhesively secured to the peripheral flange. An open window area is provided in the cover and a retainer extends across the window to hold the product in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Textile Printing Company
    Inventor: Mark M. Schmissrauter
  • Patent number: 5330099
    Abstract: An eat-in paperboard container for frozen or refrigerated foodstuffs is provided with lateral flanges and triangular sections at its forward two corners. The package is opened by a tear strip which frees an edge of the top cover for lifting and access to the foodstuff. In use, the triangular sections rigidify the tray when the top cover is ripped up to open the container and when the consumer grasps one of the lateral flanges during eating out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Beales, David E. Stier
  • Patent number: 5002224
    Abstract: A corrugated produce container is formed from a single piece of suitably cut and scored corrugated packaging material. The container has a bottom, two side walls and multi-ply end panels. Suitable stacking tabs may be provided and the top closure panels can be folded over the stacking tabs. Hinged to each wide end panel is a multi-part reinforcing end panel having a first portion extending in the vertical direction and having a top member hinged thereto which is folded over and has one edge thereof sized to overlie the top edge of the end panel. Hinged to this portion is another vertically extending reinforcement member and hinged on the opposite side of it is the major reinforcement end panel. Suitable hand holds and ventilation apertures can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Herbert D. Muise
  • Patent number: 4944405
    Abstract: A fully enclosed carton divided into four cells. Cell-dividing flaps connected to the bottom panel flaps extend into the interior of the carton through the spaces separating adjacent dust flaps. A cell-dividing flap connected to the top panel flap extends into the interior through spaces separating adjacent bottom panel cell-dividing flaps. The carton is formed from an integral blank, and the contents can be reached through tear strips in the top panel or through openings in the side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Buford, Leslie H. Porter
  • Patent number: 4925035
    Abstract: A packaging for food such as individual pieces of chocolate or candy. The packaging has an inner package with a sealing foil that seals off a product holder. An outer package that surrounds the inner package is made of stiffening material and is provided with a flange that extends parallel to the sealing foil, so that at least the rim portion of the product holder and of the sealing foil extend below the flange. A connecting seam is disposed between the sealing foil and the product holder at a distance from the outer edge of the rim portion of the product holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Ludwig Schokolade GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Hunninghaus
  • Patent number: 4901911
    Abstract: A foldable carton for various products which is particularly suitable for storing, microwave cooking and serving of food products. The carton is formed from a one-piece paperboard sheet having a polygonal bottom panel, plurality of side and end panels foldably joined to the edges of the bottom panel and extending completely around the periphery of the bottom panel. Side web assemblies foldably join the side and end panels together in a continuous band and include fold lines positioned to elevate the side and end panels with respect to the bottom to provide a liquid impervious tray. The carton further includes extension panels foldably joined to an outer periphery of the side and end panels, together with extension web assemblies that also form a continuous band completely encircling the outer periphery of the side and end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Inventor: Gerrit K. Drexhage
  • Patent number: 4836439
    Abstract: A disposable, collapsible, sleeve-type, microwave carton, formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard, at least partly coated with a discontinuous layer of electrically conductive material, and comprising top, bottom, side and end walls foldably joined to each other, wherein the top wall is substantially wider than the bottom wall and is partially supported by a pair of retaining panels extending laterally from upper edges of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Joseph J. Hart
  • Patent number: 4796801
    Abstract: A container having an open end so that a part of an article in the container can be seen and touched. The container is formed from a single planar sheet having two portions. The first portion of the planar sheet is rectangular in shape and includes a plurality of main panels and a terminal panel with laterally extending perforations along the inner edges. The second portion of the planar sheet is attached to a free edge of one of the main panels of the first portion of the planar sheet along a perforation and forms an end member to close one end of the container when it is assembled. A series of elongated openings are located along the perforation at the inner edge of the terminal panels of the first portion of the planar sheet and a series of corresponding tabs are located along the free edge of the main panel at the other end of the planar sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Alco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles R. Goetz
  • Patent number: 4635795
    Abstract: A shipping and display container featuring substantially open sidewall panels is described as including a body portion and a top panel attached to the body portion. The body portion further includes a bottom panel, front and rear sidewall panels attached to opposite front and rear edges of the bottom panel, right and left sidewall panels attached to opposite right and left edges of the bottom panel, and four reinforcing corner pillars. The front, rear, right and left sidewall panels have substantially open cutout portions from therein to provide see-through windows in the resulting container. The top panel is designed to be easily removeable from the container. This improved container unitarily provides adequate strength and protection for contained products while providing for convenient and substantial display characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jos DeFlander, Dirk Verdoodt
  • Patent number: 4284193
    Abstract: An erected paperboard carton includes a covering member which is removable by the customer to form a "boutique" carton, i.e., a decorated carton without advertising matter. The covering member is a removable covering panel overlying a top panel of the carton and connected, by a tear line, to the carton body. The covering panel is connected, by a fold line, to a lift panel having side flaps with severable "S" cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventor: Harry I. Roccaforte
  • Patent number: 4116330
    Abstract: A package for the shipping of prepackaged foodstuffs and the like which is convertible into either of two display units by the selective removal of package portions, one display unit featuring the display of multiple facings of the prepackaged foodstuffs and the other featuring the display of one facing of the prepackaged foodstuffs. The multiple facing display unit may be attached to a shelf rail as a shelf extender by appropriate fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1978
    Assignee: Azteca Corn Products Corporation
    Inventor: A. Barry Ellis
  • 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