Hinged Closure Includes Material Cut From A Box Sidewall (e.g., Cigarette Box) Patents (Class 229/160.1)
  • Patent number: 10807790
    Abstract: A container includes an inner package disposed within a housing. The inner package includes a first region that extends along a longitudinal axis of the inner package and includes first and second layers of a material that forms the inner package, and a second region adjacent the first region that also extends along the longitudinal axis. The second region includes only the first layer and not the second layer. The first region also includes a first line of weakness disposed in the first layer that defines a flap, and a second line of weakness disposed in the second layer that defines an access opening disposed in the first region. The access opening is covered by the flap when the flap is in a closed position and at least partially uncovered when the flap is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Arjen Hamilcar Slooff
  • Patent number: 10501228
    Abstract: A packing box including a box body and a cover body is provided. The box body includes a bottom plate and first side plates connected to the bottom plate. The bottom plate and the first side plates collectively encircle an accommodation space. One of the first side plates includes a first tongue piece extending out of the accommodation space. The first tongue piece includes a fixing end and a free end. The cover body includes a top plate and a second side plate. The top plate is pivotally connected to the box body, such that the top plate is adapted to be opened or closed to expose or shield the accommodation space. The second side plate includes a first inner layer and a first outer layer stacked with each other. The first inner layer has a notch, and the notch is close to one side of the top plate and corresponds to the first tongue piece. When the cover body is closed to the box body, the free end strikes the first outer layer of the second side plate to produce a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Teng-Yun Hsu
  • Patent number: 9139354
    Abstract: A package for smoking articles comprising a body (3) and a lid (17) hingedly connected to the body to enclose a space defined by the body when the lid is closed, the lid including an end portion and a wall extending from the end portion that overlaps a face of the body when closed, wherein a recess (68) is formed in the wall and a tab (60, 61) extends from said face, such that, when the lid is closed, the tab locates in said recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Publication number: 20150090618
    Abstract: Described is a packet for tobacco products, substantially in the shape of a parallelepiped and extending about a respective main direction, having a front wall, a rear wall facing the front wall, a pair of side walls, a bottom wall and a top wall; the bottom wall and the top wall have a same perimeter extension; the packet also has at least a first and a second corner wall, each of which is interposed between a side wall and the respective front wall or rear wall and has a transversal dimension variable along the main direction; the first corner wall has a geometry complementary to that of the second corner wall in such a way as to keep substantially constant the perimeter extension of each section of the packet transversal to the main direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Giuseppe Marchitto, Lorena D'Alfonso, Stefano Negrini
  • Publication number: 20150014404
    Abstract: A packaging container with an opening and closing lid, an opening is cut in an edge of the lid-raising member of a rear-side plate on a side of a lid-raising member of the inner case. A stopper is formed on part of the incision opening. An upper end edge of the stopper is an incision edge of the opening arranged at the lowest position of descent of an outer-case locking member and lower than a height position of inner-case locking member. The stopper approaches the outer-case locking member as the inner case moves upward. The outer-case locking member has at least a part of a stopper-corresponding portion in contact against the incision edge being the stopper, so that the outer-case locking member, which moves downward relative to the upward movement of the inner case, is in contact against the part that is the lowest position of descent thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Shinichi IWATA, Hirofumi NAKAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8925794
    Abstract: A swing-open type package has a box body (10), a lid (12) to be put onto the box body (10) from above, and a swing device connecting the lid (12) and the box body (10), the swing device including a movable rear wall portion (36) formed by a part of a rear wall of the box body (10), and a support flap (44) connecting the lid (12) and a transverse wall (21) of the box body (10), and enables a swing motion of the lid (12) when a front wall of the lid (12) is raised from the boxy body (10) so that the swing motion causes the lid (12) to tilt and open wide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Tawada, Tetsuya Nakamura, Noriaki Mitsui, Kouya Nakamura, Nobuhiko Higashi, Hideki Mori
  • Publication number: 20140374291
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack (1) for smoking articles. The pack (1) comprises a plurality of panels (4, 5, 6, 7) and a plurality of pack edges (16, 17, 18, 19) where the panels meet. At least one of the pack edges comprises a plurality of incisions (22) extending entirely through the material of the pack and configured such that the edge is uneven along at least part of its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Publication number: 20140367308
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, JR.
  • Patent number: 8887906
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles such as cigarettes. The pack comprises a body (4) and a lid (5) each having respective front (12,22), back (13,23) and opposing side panels (11A, 11B,21A,21B). The back panel of the lid (3) is hinged to the back panel of the body. At least one side panel of the lid is provided with an inner tab (201A,201B) extending substantially coplanar with the side panel of the lid to resist opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • 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: 20140305821
    Abstract: The present application relates to a package for smoking articles. The package has a container (2) for receiving smoking articles and a lid (3) hingedly attached to the container to enclose a space for smoking articles defined by the container when the lid is closed. In one aspect, a line of weakening (29) is defined along a juncture between the lid and the container prior to initial opening of the lid, and a tear element (90) is configured to act on the line of weakening to separate the lid from the container along the juncture to allow the lid to hinge relative to the pack. The present application also relates to a blank for a package for smoking articles and a blank for an inner frame of a package for smoking articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Gibson, Stephen Lewis, Sabrina Bartram
  • Patent number: 8844728
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8844798
    Abstract: A dispenser carton having more than one dispenser opening, permitting two different modes of access to products or articles contained within the carton. Preferably, the dispenser openings are oriented to permit the optimal orientation of products for dispensing from each of the dispenser openings. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, separate and independent from the first aspect yet complementary thereto if desired, the dispenser openings are provided to permit loading of articles therein in an oriented manner corresponding to automated carton-loading equipment and optionally also to permit dispensing through at least one of the openings in a desired dispensing orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephan M. Linkel
  • Patent number: 8833551
    Abstract: A hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles is disclosed. The pack (1) comprises a body (2) and a lid (9) hingedly connected to the body along a rear wall of the pack so as to define a line of closure between the lid (9) and the body (2) that extends from the rear wall across opposing side walls and a front wall of the pack. The line of closure (8) has a first portion (30) that extends away from the rear wall across each side wall at a first angle (‘A’, ‘C’) relative to the rear wall. The line of closure (8) also has a second portion (31) that extends from the first portion towards the front wall of the pack, the second portion (31) is at a second angle (‘B’,‘D’) relative to the rear wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • 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: 8783454
    Abstract: A wrapped container of consumer goods includes a container, at least one bundle of consumer goods housed within the container and wrapped in an inner liner, an outer wrapper wrapped around the filled container, and at least one adhesive label removably mounted on a separate carrier element. The carrier element is provided inside the outer wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Zsolt Igo
  • Patent number: 8757371
    Abstract: A packet (1) for smoking articles comprises an external casing, including a containing body (3) and a lid (4) rotatable around a hinge (5) made on a wall of the external casing, and an internal casing (18), slidable with respect to the external casing. In order to provide an ample surface available for communications to the consumer, advertising messages or similar, the external casing comprises a further wall (17) joined to the internal casing (18) so as to be distanced from the containing body (3) when the internal casing (18) is at least partially extracted from the external casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: GIMA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 8739969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box made from a one-piece cardboard blank (28) comprising an integrally formed hinged lid (7) that overlaps an upper end area of a rectangular-cuboid-shaped body (1) on three sides, is connected to a rear wall (5) of the body (1) through a fold line (6), and lies flush on a front wall (4) and two side walls (3) in the closed state, and having a front panel (9) and two side panels (10) that form a collar (11) that protrudes into the hinged lid (7), wherein the front panel (9) is arranged parallel to and at a distance from the front wall (4) and divides the body (1) into a main compartment (12) and a front compartment (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Schuld
  • 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, Jürgen Focke
  • Patent number: 8590701
    Abstract: A rigid package having a group of articles; an inner package enclosing the group of articles, and having an extraction opening defined by a U-shaped first incision; a reclosable scaling panel for closing the extraction opening of the inner package; a rigid outer container housing the inner package and having an open end; and a rigid collar, which projects partly from the open end of the outer container, is folded about the inner package to at least partly cover a top portion of the inner package, and is fixed to the inner package. The reclosable sealing panel is positioned over the collar, and has an inner surface gummed with non-dry, re-stick adhesive, and which adheres to the collar when the reclosable scaling panel is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Alessandro Minarelli, Andrea Biondi
  • Patent number: 8550241
    Abstract: A package for smoking articles comprising an inner shell (2) and an outer shell (1), the inner shell defining a space for smoking articles and the outer shell defining a cavity to receive the inner shell, the inner and outer shells being hingedly connected such that they pivot relative to each other from a closed position in which the inner shell is received in the outer shell and an open position in which the inner shell extends from the outer shell, wherein the outer shell includes a sidewall that overlaps a sidewall (13) of the inner shell when the inner and outer shells are in their closed position, a recess (56) being formed in the sidewall of one of the inner or outer shells and a tab (60) extending from a corresponding sidewall of the inner or outer shell such that, when the inner and outer shells are in their closed position, the tab locates in said recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 8550242
    Abstract: A container comprises at least a first wall (2a) and a second wall (2b) presenting respective flaps (6) of plastic, plasticized or metallized material, engaging one with another in overlapping contact to interconnect the relative walls (2a, 2b). Each flap (6) is furnished with a strip (7) of material presenting a first face (7a) affixed to the flap (6), and a second face (7b), opposite from the first face (7a), able to retain a coating of liquid or paste adhesive; the second faces (7b) of the strips are bonded together to secure the joined flaps (6) one to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: G.D. S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Minarelli
  • Publication number: 20130220852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cigarette box and its blanks together with the configuration of their joints. The cigarette box according to the invention is based on a rectangular prism, and includes a storage space intended to store the cigarettes and a hinged lid (1) joined to the storage part by means of an articulated joint (47) placed on the rear wall (2). An additional storage space with an independent access, formed between the rear wall (2) or the inner front wall (30) or (46) with a flap (5) or (25) or (38) that is hinged independently from the upper hinged lid (1), is situated on the front or rear of the box. The box is characterized in that, it consists of an outer blank and an inner blank of the box, wherein the configuration of the joints between these two blanks allows forming different variations of the box to obtain the additional storage space with the independent access even if the upper lid (1) is kept in its closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Wojciech Mazur
  • Publication number: 20130180883
    Abstract: A box that has enhanced product package storing efficiency and that can display product packages stored inside. The box includes a box body and a cover that can open and close the upper surface opening of the box body. The box body has a front plate, a back plate, right and left side plate, a bottom plate that has a rectangular shape, and a storage space for a plurality of product packages arranged on both upper and lower levels by placing, on each product package that has been placed on the bottom plate, another product package. The front plate is capable of being tear-opened to form an opening that makes the stored product packages visible, and the opening is provided with a fall preventer that supports the front-most product package on the upper level and prevents it from falling from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Shigetaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8485355
    Abstract: A pack for smoking articles such as cigarettes having front and rear panels connected by opposite side panels, a bottom panel and a lid. At least one of the panels in the pack includes a plurality of transverse rigidifying bands. These bands are greater in thickness than a region between the bands. The bands may be formed by an embossing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: John England
  • Publication number: 20130168271
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles such as cigarettes. The pack comprises a body (4) and a lid (5) each having respective front (12,22), back (13,23) and opposing side panels (11A, 11B,21A,21B). The back panel of the lid (3) is hinged to the back panel of the body. At least one side panel of the lid is provided with an inner tab (201A,201B) extending substantially coplanar with the side panel of the lid to resist opening of the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventor: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130153449
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packet for smoking products, in particular a cigarette packet, comprising a front area (1), a rear area (2) and two opposing lateral areas (3, 4), wherein a hollow space (5) is formed on at least one lateral area (3, 4) in the interior space of the packet bounded by these areas and extends between the lateral area (3, 4) and the smoking product accommodating space (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (GERMANY) GMBH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • Patent number: 8464873
    Abstract: A container box for containing a first substrate mounted to a second substrate having a standing wall with a bottom edge includes top and bottom surfaces, first and second side surfaces, and first to third edges along which the bottom and first side surfaces, the bottom and second side surfaces, and the first and second side surfaces contact. If the top surface is opened, the first and second side surfaces are separable. A length of the third edge is substantially equal to a shortest length between the bottom edge and a contact line between the second substrate and the standing wall. The first edge is longer than an edge of the first substrate and a half length of an edge of the second substrate. The second edge is longer than another edge of the first substrate and a half length of another edge of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Uchida
  • Publication number: 20130146504
    Abstract: A retail ready container is assembled from a single container blank having a container body portion and a protective cover portion. The container body portion includes a front container body panel, a left side container body panel and a right side container body panel. The protective cover portion includes a front cover panel, a left side cover panel and a right side cover panel. The left side cover panel is frangibly attached to the left side container body panel and the right side cover panel is frangibly attached to the right side container body panel. The container blank includes a finished side and an unfinished side. The container in the assembled state is configured so that the finished sides of the left and right side cover panels are respectively positioned adjacent to and opposed from the respective finished sides of the left and right side container body panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas E. DeCello, Troy M. Little
  • Patent number: 8459447
    Abstract: A package having a parallelepiped-shaped container, which is cup-shaped and has a bottom wall, an open top end opposite the bottom wall, a front wall and a rear wall opposite and parallel to each other, and two parallel lateral walls interposed between the front wall and the rear wall; and a lid, which rotates between a closed position and an open position respectively closing and opening the open top end of the container, and has a top wall hinged to the rear wall of the container, and a front wall which, in the closed position, is superimposed on the front wall of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Polloni, Ivanoe Bertuzzi, Marco Ghini, Andrea Biondi
  • Publication number: 20130140351
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box made from a one-piece cardboard blank (28) comprising an integrally formed hinged lid (7) that overlaps an upper end area of a rectangular-cuboid-shaped body (1) on three sides, is connected to a rear wall (5) of the body (1) through a fold line (6), and lies flush on a front wall (4) and two side walls (3) in the closed state, and having a front panel (9) and two side panels (10) that form a collar (11) that protrudes into the hinged lid (7), wherein the front panel (9) is arranged parallel to and at a distance from the front wall (4) and divides the body (1) into a main compartment (12) and a front compartment (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard SCHULD
  • Publication number: 20130134211
    Abstract: A dispenser carton having more than one dispenser opening, permitting two different modes of access to products or articles contained within the carton. Preferably, the dispenser openings are oriented to permit the optimal orientation of products for dispensing from each of the dispenser openings. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, separate and independent from the first aspect yet complementary thereto if desired, the dispenser openings are provided to permit loading of articles therein in an oriented manner corresponding to automated carton-loading equipment and optionally also to permit dispensing through at least one of the openings in a desired dispensing orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Stephan M. Linkel
  • Patent number: 8448784
    Abstract: A cigarette package includes a box (2) having an opening (4) at an upper end thereof, a lid (8) joined to one side edge of the opening (4) by means of a hinge (6), and a pull flipper (18) capable of being pulled out from inside the box (2). When the lid (8) is opened, the pull flipper (18) forms a pop-up wall (20) extending from the lid (8) to the opening (4) of the box (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Paul Collins
  • Publication number: 20130105355
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display configuration has a removable cover base removable along perforated lines of weakness to form a display opening. Packages of product in the carton are supported in a horizontal orientation during shipping and in an upright orientation when the removable cover base is removed for display of the products at a point of sale. Roll-over flaps on one wall at the bottom of the display opening capture tuck flaps on opposite side walls, and full overlapping top flaps folded inwardly from opposite side walls close the display opening during shipment. An outer top flap has an end extending over the roll-over flaps, and the end is free of attachment to the roll-over flaps. The top flaps are removed with the removable cover base. In one embodiment a flange extends inwardly over an edge of the display opening to keep packages from falling out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 8413806
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides a hinged-lid pack (1) for smoking articles such as cigarettes. The pack comprises a body (4) and a lid (5) each having respective front (12,22), back (13,23) and opposing side panels (11A,11B,21A,21B). The back panel of the lid (3) is hinged to the back panel of the body. At least one side panel of the lid is provided with an inner tab (201A,201B) extending substantially coplanar with the side panel of the lid to resist opening of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 8387788
    Abstract: A cigarette package of the invention has a casing (10), which includes an open end (12) that is opened/closed with a tongue lid (16). The tongue lid (16) has a lid portion (18), a tongue portion (22), and a magnet (28) fixed onto the tongue portion (22). A sheet (34) capable of being attracted to the magnet (28) is fixed onto a front wall (10f) of the casing (10). When the tongue lid (16) is in the closed position, the magnet (28) and the sheet (34) keep the tongue portion (22) attracted to the front wall (10f) in cooperation with each other by using the attracting force of the magnet (28). At the time of closing the tongue lid (16), the tongue portion (22) hits the front wall (10f) and thus makes a clap sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Keiko Nakano, Akira Miyazawa
  • Publication number: 20120234724
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, JR.
  • Patent number: 8245841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a smoking article packet with an inner packet part for accommodating the smoking articles and an outer packet part for accommodating the inner packet part. The outer packet part has one substantially open face through which the inner packet part can be pushed out of the packet part with a slide aperture in the outer packet part. It also relates to a smoking article packet in which the inner packet part has a lid attached to it, or articulated, and a lid opening tab is provided in the region of the articulation line. The lid opening tab has a cut-out in which a co-operating piece on the outer packet part is able to engage, causing the lid to open as the inner packet part is being pushed out of the outer packet part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
    Inventor: Erdinc Agirbas
  • Publication number: 20120118904
    Abstract: A carton for containing a product. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first end panel, a first side panel, a second end panel, and a second side panel. At least one top flap is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels. The at least one top flap at least partially forms a closed top end of the carton. A reclosable lid is positionable between an open position and a closed position. The reclosable lid comprises a central panel that is foldably connected to the at least one top flap. The reclosable lid can be downwardly folded relative to the at least one top flap in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Kelly R. Fitzwater, Weston R. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120111746
    Abstract: A cigarette package includes an inner wrapping body formed by folding an inner wrapper having a film material ply sandwiched between a paper ply and a heat seal material ply into a substantially cuboidal shape, including substantially-parallel two half-cut lines extending from a top face into an upper portion of a front face of an inner boxy body each formed of a cut penetrating through the paper ply into the film material ply, a cut line formed of a cut penetrating through an outer layer constituting an overlap on the front face of the inner box body, at an upper location. A heat-sealed part is formed to surround the cut line by heat-sealing inner and outer layers, wherein an outer side of the outer layer is bonded to an inner side of a front lid, in a section above the cut line within a region surrounded by the heat-sealed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanbo, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8141713
    Abstract: A container formed from a corrugated material having a first lower compartment and a second upper compartment. The container having a lower pull-out panel for accessing the lower compartment, and an upper pull-out panel for accessing the upper compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Menasha Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Farkas, Doug Dewhurst
  • Patent number: 8136661
    Abstract: A wrapped bundle comprises an inner liner wrapped about a predetermined collation of smoking articles. The inner liner comprises an inner liner outer edge and at least two sections defining an opening in the wrapped bundle. At least one section of the at least two sections is provided with an adhesive for releasably attaching the at least two sections to reclose the opening. The at least one section comprises a part of the inner liner outer edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Philips Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bodo-Werner Lutzig, Eduardo Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8091703
    Abstract: A package of tobacco articles, having: a group of tobacco articles; a cup-shaped outer container (2) having an open top end (6), and a cup-shaped lid (7) hinged to the outer container (2) along a hinge (8) to rotate, with respect to the outer container (2), between an open position and a closed position opening and closing the open top end (6) respectively; and an inner package (3) which is housed inside the outer container (2), encloses the group of tobacco articles, and has a tobacco article extraction opening (4) closed by a cover flap (5); at least a portion of the cover flap (5) is connected permanently and non-removably to the lid (7), so that opening and closing the lid (7) simultaneously also opens and closes the cover flap (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: G.D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Roberto Marchetti, Stefano Negrini
  • Publication number: 20110303740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding box made from a one-piece cardboard blank (28) comprising an integrally formed hinged lid (7) that overlaps an upper end area of a rectangular-cuboid-shaped body (1) on three sides, is connected to a rear wall (5) of the body (1) through a fold line (6), and lies flush on a front wall (4) and two side walls (3) in the closed state, and having a front panel (9) and two side panels (10) that form a collar (11) that protrudes into the hinged lid (7), wherein the front panel (9) is arranged parallel to and at a distance from the front wall (4) and divides the body (1) into a main compartment (12) and a front compartment (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Reinhard Schuld
  • Patent number: 8038001
    Abstract: The curved pack end flap (20) of the present invention can generally be used in any pack that has a surface that is curved inwards. The curved pack end flap (20) incorporates multiple panels (27) interconnected at points (30) other than the folding edge (51) to provide for the deformation of the end flap when the surface, from which the curved pack end flap (20) is attached, is curved inwards during the formation of the pack. The folded curved pack end flap is subsequently affixed to a second surface in the formation of the pack. The curved pack end flap (20) with the interconnected panels (27) functions to maintain positional accuracy, decrease tearing of the end flap panels (27) during the folding process, and allow for glue application to be more precise during assembly as compared to the end flap of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Steven Holford
  • Patent number: 8002171
    Abstract: A package having a dispenser with reclosable features. The package has a reclosable flap that is positionable between an open position for accessing products within the package and a closed position preventing access to products within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ryan, Angela E. Learn, Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Patent number: 7997407
    Abstract: A side-opening hinge-lid container includes a body portion and a lid portion, each having a front wall, a rear wall, a top wall and a bottom wall. The lid portion is connected to the body portion along a hinge line for pivotal movement between a closed position and an open position. A body liner is mounted in the body portion and projects sideways into a space covered by the lid portion in the closed position. An outwardly extending ear is mounted on the liner. An inwardly extending flap is mounted to the lid portion for pivotal movement relative thereto. During pivotal movement of the lid portion between the open and closed positions, the flap engages the ear to produce a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Roxane Berger, Andre Dahan, Suzanne Girling, Yorick Klipfel, Carsten Schlabach, Sandra Spielmann
  • Publication number: 20110147443
    Abstract: A wrapped container of consumer goods includes a container, at least one bundle of consumer goods housed within the container and wrapped in an inner liner, an outer wrapper wrapped around the filled container, and at least one adhesive label removably mounted on a separate carrier element. The carrier element is provided inside the outer wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Zsolt Igo
  • Publication number: 20110126496
    Abstract: A substantially parallelepiped packaging made of a flexible material such as cardboard, capable of serving as a display stand, including a surface serving as a lid and a surface with at least one cutout, wherein the surface serving as a lid is inserted into said cutout, making it possible to lock the packaging once the same is folded in a planar configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: BIOMERIEUX
    Inventors: Fabienne Barriere, Philippe Wandels