Multiple Viewing Windows Patents (Class 229/162.6)
  • Publication number: 20150129650
    Abstract: A food tray including front and rear sidewalls each having left and right side edges. A left sidewall extends between respective left edges of the front and rear sidewalls. A right sidewall extends between respective right edges of the front and rear sidewall. A bottom panel extends between bottom edges of the front, rear, left and right sidewalls. The sidewalls define a container space for a food item. A left lid extends from a top edge of the left sidewall. A right lid extends from a top edge of the right sidewall. The left and right lids are configured to fold and cover the container space. The left lid includes a flap that extends from an edge of the left lid that is opposite the top edge of the left sidewall. The flap is configured to be folded into the container space to divide the container space into two compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: James A. HUBBARD, JR., Kevin Jay FULTZ, Jonathan Craig SMYK
  • Publication number: 20140353307
    Abstract: A container with a window through which food within the container may be seen. The window may include a hole in a base material of the container, and at least one substantially clear polymeric film that is mounted to a portion of the container and obstructs (e.g., covers) the hole. Microwave energy interactive material (“MEIM”) may be mounted to the polymeric film for influencing the effect of microwave energy on the food within the container. Typically (e.g., optionally), the film extends beyond the hole, and the MEIM may be segregated to portions of the film that do not obstruct the hole, so that the MEIM does not interfere with the view through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Publication number: 20140102934
    Abstract: A package for receiving a vial may include an inner portion folded into a first shape configured to receive the vial; an outer portion folded into a second shape configured to removably receive the first shape of the inner portion; and an identifying mark or label disposed on the inner portion and viewable when the inner portion is disposed within the outer portion. The inner portion may include top, bottom, and first and second side portions that define a first aperture configured to receive the vial, and a top flap securable to the top or first or second side portions so as to retain the vial within the first aperture. A second aperture defined in the top flap may permit access to contents of the vial without removing the vial from the inner portion, e.g., may have a diameter selected to permit the vial top to protrude therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Gatto, Lisa MacNeir
  • Publication number: 20130306716
    Abstract: A carton for carrying a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels for forming an interior of the carton. At least one of the plurality of panels has an inspection feature for inspecting at least one article of the plurality of articles. A carton for containing at least one article, the carton comprising a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around the interior of the carton, the plurality of panels comprising a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels. The plurality of end flaps being configured to at least partially close an end of the carton. At least one panel of the plurality of panels comprising at least one inspection feature for inspecting the at least one article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Fogle, Vivian Yang
  • Patent number: 8365914
    Abstract: A carton comprises a plurality of adjoined panels that define an interior space, including a front panel and a back panel opposite one another, and a first side panel and a second side panel opposite one another, at least one of which is a movable panel operative for being moved between a first position and a second position, and a heat-shrink patch at least partially joined to the movable panel on a side of the movable panel facing the interior space, the heat-shrink patch being operative for shrinking in response to heat so that shrinking the heat-shrink patch moves the movable panel from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8240547
    Abstract: Octagonal container assemblies to package and display of products, particularly toys with moving wheels, appendages or the like to demonstrate movement of the same in the container, include a tubular body and at least two octagonal end covers removable or at least pivotal away from opposing ends of the tubular body. The container assemblies include a beam extended between the end covers and a rigid support member extended transversely from the beam so as to support the toy for at least limited operation or the wheels or the like within the container. The beam may be inserted in the container or extend along its exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklin P. Stow, III, Kin Hang George Wong
  • Patent number: 8191707
    Abstract: A package and a method of assembling a package are provided. The package includes: a front wall connected to the rear wall by a first side wall and a second side wall; a first end portion and a second end portion disposed at opposite ends of the rear wall, front wall, first side wall, and second side wall; an elongated member; and at least one bracket for holding the elongated member by a clamping effect. A blank is also provided. The blank includes a plurality of panels foldably connected to one another and a bracket connected to one of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian James McDonald, Tongchai Saesim
  • Patent number: 7938259
    Abstract: A structure configurable for holding and displaying a product (e.g., a game ball or sporting equipment) may include one or more sides having an aperture through which the contained product is visible. One or more sides of the structure may include flaps that are flexible inward toward an interior of the structure. The flaps may include a protrusion configured to contact and hold the product contained in the structure. A first flap may further include slits for receiving portions of a second flap to form a side of the structure. One or more sides of the structure may be void of an aperture to provide a surface on which information about the product may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Conklin, Michelle Deaton
  • Patent number: 7926703
    Abstract: A consumer package flat for forming a package is disclosed. The consumer package flat comprises a plurality of panels. At least one of the panels comprises a compound image attached thereto. The compound image is observable through an opening disposed within at least one of the panels. The compound image has a viewing angle dependent appearance so that at least two image attributes selected from the group consisting of flip, motion, depth of field, and zoom are perceived according to an angle at which the compound image is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Randy James Kleinsmith
  • Publication number: 20110042450
    Abstract: Blanks, cartons, packaging assemblies, and methods for applying a heat-shrink patch to a carton for forming a shape of contents in, or to be placed in, a carton are provided. The carton includes at least one side and at least one void. At least one heat-shrink patch is applied by an adhesive is applied in a registered pattern to cover the at least one void. The carton is formed from the blank, with contents being inserted into the carton either at the time of forming or subsequent to forming, and the at least one heat-shrink patch is heated to conform to a shape of contents in, or to be placed in, the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Karen L. Mills
  • Publication number: 20100314268
    Abstract: A universal shoe box has plural faces formed of a common continuous material with each face having a preferential fold disposed between adjacent faces which enable the quick assembly and disassembly of the shoe box. The shoe box includes a display window to enable quick and efficient visual identification of the contents of the shoe box on an image/photograph depicted on a card which may be disposed within the window. Two embodiments of the shoe box are presented, one primarily suited for residential/after market usage and one primary suitable for retail storage usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Wilbert Blair Goodman
  • Publication number: 20100282827
    Abstract: A tank pack comprising a box-shaped body with a bottom and defining a housing, made from cardboard, and a sack made from plastic for containing liquids, purees or similar products suitable for being housed in the housing is described. The sack is provided with at least one outlet valve and one inlet valve. The outlet valve is connected to a cardboard support base of the sack that comprises a base sheet suitable for being arranged laying over the bottom. A front wall of the body is provided with an opening to externally expose the outlet valve. The support also comprises a front sheet foldably connected to the base sheet. Anchoring means are provided for the outlet valve and suitable for internally laying over the front wall of the body. A manipulation and fastening flap is foldably connected to the front sheet so as to be accessible near or at the upper end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Mario PADOVANI
  • Patent number: 7806313
    Abstract: The present invention includes a blank and container formed from cellulose-based materials configured to form an octagonal shaped display and/or shipping container. The container includes a multiple sidewall thickness throughout a majority of the various sidewalls to add to stacking strength and stability of the container. Also in certain embodiments, the container includes top panels closing off the top portion of the container. Additionally in another embodiment, the container does not have any top panels at all. Likewise, the container may have solid sidewalls, or the container may have viewing and access cutouts formed in the sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Nicholas A Philips
  • Patent number: 7784676
    Abstract: A carton is provided that may be used for multiple packages of various products, such as food snack items, and includes a tear-away feature that allows ready access to and display of the products. The carton in its open/display configuration still has sufficient strength to allow other cartons to be stacked on top of each other. The carton may be formed from a blank of paperboard or corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Rick Borek, Jody Brittain
  • Publication number: 20100065618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging box (1) for substantially oblong products (2), each product having an intermediate part (3) of overall width which is greater than those of its ends (4, 5), comprising a bottom (6, 111, 112) and a lid (7; 109, 110, 112) made of cardboard sheet or corrugated cardboard material. The lid (7) comprises two lateral walls (8, 9; 110, 112) connected to one another by an upper wall (110, 109), the bottom and the upper wall having a width which is smaller than or equal to said overall width and the lateral walls (8, 9) being perforated by apertures (11) spaced apart at regular intervals opposite one another, arranged to allow the respective intermediate parts (3) of said products to be tightly packed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Pascal Lechevalier, Gerard Mathieux
  • Patent number: 7341153
    Abstract: A specimen package includes a top, a first side, connected to the top, a bottom, connected to the first side, and a second side, connected to the bottom. The package also includes therein an internal separator. The internal separator forms a first compartment and a second compartment within the package. The top includes a window for viewing the first compartment. The bottom includes a second window for viewing the second compartment. The top, the first side, the bottom, the second side, and the internal separator can all be formed by folding a shaped planar sheet. The first compartment can contain a specimen, placeable within the first compartment. The second compartment can contain a label, placeable within the second compartment. The specimen is viewable through the first window, and the label is viewable through the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventors: Dwight B. DuBois, Timothy W. Murray
  • Patent number: 7175066
    Abstract: A shipping carton is converted to use as a display carton using perforated lines and precut openings that together define a line circumscribing the carton. At any location at which the perforated line crosses an edge of the carton of another perforated line, a precut opening provides a clean separation. Additionally, no section of the perforated lines parallels an adjacent fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Aditya Varanasi
  • Patent number: 7021458
    Abstract: The soap bar is contained in a package comprised of a first package and a second package. The first package fully surrounds and envelops the soap bar and in a preferred embodiment has a peripheral edge. The second package will contain one or more first packages with an aperture in at least one panel of the second package and a part of the first package protrudes through the second package and is stabilized in the second package. When the first package has a peripheral edge, it will be adjacent to the interior surface of the second package and additionally support the second package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmollive Company
    Inventor: Bruce Cummings
  • Publication number: 20040104263
    Abstract: A carton for viewing the contents thereof without disturbing the integrity of the carton comprising a unitary body enclosed by a wall or walls having apertures for manipulating and viewing the articles contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Peter A. Keay, Joseph J. Urban
  • Patent number: 6634546
    Abstract: A package and a corresponding blank (10) for a package for food products comprises a carton with at least one dividing line (24), which can be broken, and a film with a dividing line (26) or an edge allowing easy separation of the film, wherein the dividing line (24) of the carton and the dividing line (26) or the edge of the film are offset relative to each other, and the film is attached to the carton at least in the area between the dividing line (24) of the carton and the dividing line (26) or the edge of the film. In the corresponding method of manufacturing the blank, the dividing line is formed in a carton, a film is attached to the carton at least in the surroundings of the dividing line formed in the carton, and a dividing line or an edge is formed in the film such that an area in which the film is attached to the carton is formed between the dividing line of the carton and the dividing line or the edge of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D Inc.
    Inventors: John Heeley, Alain Kowalewski, Luigi Tettamanti