Different Height Sidewalls Patents (Class 229/164)
  • Patent number: 9938039
    Abstract: A box includes a front receiving panel, a bottom surface panel, a rear surface panel, a top surface panel, and a front surface panel that are integrally connected one to another. Each pair of bottom side panels, rear side panels, top side panels, and front side panels are integrally connected to the respective sides of each of the bottom, rear, top, and front surface panels. The front receiving panel, the bottom and rear surface panels, and the bottom and rear side panels constitute a tray portion of the box, with the remaining panels constituting a lid portion of the box. A cut line for separating the lid portion from the tray portion is formed to pass through one or both of the rear surface panel and the top surface panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rengo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishikawa, Atsuo Ishikawa, Takafumi Makiuchi, Akira Nagaosa, Masayuki Handa, Masanori Yoshida, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Hiromu Ikeda, Kazuyuki Ishii, Hironori Sugita, Tatsuya Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 9738413
    Abstract: A convertible case for shipping and displaying packages of a food product includes a body formed from a first blank of a cardboard material and a hood formed from a second blank of a cardboard material. The first blank is foldable into a six-sided rectangular body and filled, using automatic or manual production processes, into a shipping configuration assembly having a front with a partially open region and a removable portion with a glue area, a back having a partially open region and a removable portion having a glue region, a left side, a right side, a top having a left panel and a right panel that are each shaped to provide a logo area and defining a partially open region between the logo areas, and a bottom having one or more selectively removable vent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Laura G. Humphrey, Amelia S. Presher, Christopher W. Dunkle, Walter D. Keefe, Jr., Joseph Stallings
  • Patent number: 9227752
    Abstract: Various blanks and constructs formed therefrom are provided. The various constructs include features for supporting a food item at an elevated position to enhance the heating, browning, and/or crisping of the food item in a microwave oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Patent number: 8998073
    Abstract: A stackable open topped box and a blank from which it is folded are provided in which a fluted sheet material is cut and sulcated to form a box The flutes extend parallel to the side walls of the box and up the height of the end walls. Each side wall has an indent whereof the ends terminate in a diagonal fold inclined upwardly and towards the adjacent end of the box at an angle of 45°. The fluted sheet material originally adjacent the edge of the indent is folded inwards and downwards as a composite flap such that the flutes of the fluted material are generally vertical and the material extends to substantially the bottom of the box. A strip that is approximately beneath the diagonal fold is flush with the inside of the side wall of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanus Petrus De Beer
  • Patent number: 8864014
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping and display tray a having a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, and a pair of opposed side walls foldably joined with one another for holding different products contained therein in an upright position at a point of sale. The shipping and display tray comprising a one-piece shallow tray having a plurality of different sizes of compartments each of which contains a different product size and count therein. Each of the plurality of different sizes of compartments includes an adjustable buffer configured to change the size of the compartment and to accommodate the different product size and count while maintaining a fixed perimeter or outside dimension of the one-piece shallow tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 8840011
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one end flap comprises a first portion foldably connected to the one of the first side panel and the second side panel, a second portion foldably connected to the first portion, and a third portion foldably connected to the second portion. The carton has at least one reinforced corner that comprises a reinforced end panel and a reinforced portion of one of the first side panel and the second side panel. The reinforced end panel comprises the second portion and the third portion of the at least one end flap. The reinforced portion comprises the third portion of the at least one end flap and a portion of the one of the first side panel and the second side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 8794445
    Abstract: The invention provides packages for storing consumable products and methods for making and using same. The packages may include containers housed within a housing, which may include at least one viewable area in a wall of the housing to allow a consumer to see through at least a portion of the housing. The containers may also include at least one viewable area in a wall of the containers and the location of the viewable area may correspond to a location of the viewable area of the housing. The containers may also be connected such that the containers may be removed from the housing, rotated about a hinged connection, and placed on a shelf for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec SA
    Inventors: Stephen A. Wurth, Yukihiro Urushidani, Bethanie Skinner, William Kumke
  • Patent number: 8789703
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Couture, Harry H. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8752708
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 8607987
    Abstract: A packaging system includes an outer shell having a display frame structure. A transparent or plastic container may be disposed in the outer shell. The transparent container may include mounted therein, a box insert formed from a paperboard body blank. The box insert may include a pair of laterally disposed sidewalls each including a locking slot and an arcuate portion. A front panel is disposed between the pair of sidewalls being connected by a vertical fold line at each sidewall. A display panel has laterally disposed locking tabs that are received in the locking slots of the sidewalls to cause the display panel to form a curved region supported by the arcuate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Mari-Annika Oja, Oliverio Cruz-Diaz, Mika Mattila
  • Patent number: 8596460
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a combination box and display unit. The unit may be used initially as a box to ship products, such as electronic cigarettes, and may then be converted into a display for the electronic cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: NJOY, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 8590773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set of blanks for making a packaging box (1), to such a box and to a method for making such a box. The set includes a first blank comprising at least four main flaps connected together by first folding lines for forming the walls of the base (3) of the box, and a second blank including three panels connected together by third folding lines and including flips connected to the panels by a fourth folding line for forming the lid (2) of said box. A tearable flap (30) is connected to a flap by a perforated junction line (31), two flaps and two non-adjacent trapezoidal panels for forming the side walls and the base of the lid, wherein the two blanks are arranged so as to enable a sufficient covering in order to glue the same onto each other at the opposite inner and outer edges of the flaps and trapezoidal panels when the perforated folding line and the fourth folding lines are aligned or substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OTOR, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Moreau, Gérard Mathieu, Sébastien Jacomelli
  • Patent number: 8430296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a one-piece blank (14) made of corrugated cardboard for the production of a display case (1), the case, the method and the machine for producing said case. The blank comprises a band (2) of panels (15, 16, 17, 18) connected together in pairs by parallel fold lines (24, 25, 26, 27). The band (2) comprises a precut transverse line (20) making it possible to divide the blank into two half-blanks (21, 22), said transverse line determining on either side and for each parallel fold line (24, 25, 26, 27) two separate portions of fold line (24?, 24?; 25?, 25?; 26?, 26?; 27?, 27?) offset relative to one another in order to make it possible to at least partly compensate for the thicknesses of cardboard when the second half-blank is wrapped over the first half-blank around a mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Otor, S.A.
    Inventors: Gerard Mathieu, Thierry Colas, Sebastien Jacomelli
  • Patent number: 8376141
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 8342335
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Publication number: 20120279182
    Abstract: A sealed package for pourable food products, comprising a quadrangular bottom panel with opposite first front edge and a second rear edge; a quadrangular top panel opposite to bottom panel and comprises a third front edge and a fourth rear edge; a front panel between first and third edges; and a rear panel between second and fourth edges; the distance between first and third edges is smaller than the distance between second and fourth edges; top panel angled with respect to a first plane defined by first and second edges; first and third edge define a theoretical reference plane; front panel comprises opposite fifth and sixth edges between first and second edges; at least one of fifth and sixth front edge extends at least partially on opposite side of theoretical plane with respect to rear panel; front panel comprises at least a first region on opposite side of theoretical plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Marcello Barbieri, Siegrid Putzer, Alice Olivieri, Stefania Pertusi, Joyce Nassif
  • Publication number: 20120152788
    Abstract: A display container is provided herein which includes a box portion having a base portion, spaced-apart upstanding first and second end panels, and spaced-apart upstanding first and second edge panels extending from the base portion. The first and second edge panels are located between the first and second end panels, and the first edge panel extends a lesser distance from the base portion than the first end panel and the second end panel. The display container also includes a reinforcing layer having a first panel disposed to overlap at least portions of the base portion, a second panel disposed adjacent to the first end panel in face-to-face engagement, and a third panel disposed adjacent to the second end panel in face-to-face engagement. The reinforcing layer is formed of a material stronger in shear than the material of the box portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: S & D GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence P. Scanzillo, Silvio DiMarchi
  • Patent number: 8087569
    Abstract: A tray includes a bottom panel having first, second, third and fourth edge portions. The tray further includes at least one end wall that extends perpendicularly outward from one of the first, second, third and fourth edge portions of the bottom panel, and at least one side wall that extends perpendicularly outward from another of the first, second, third, and fourth edge portions of the bottom panel. The at least one side wall is perpendicular to the at least one end wall. At least one corner extends between the at least one side wall and the at least one end wall. The at least one corner includes an outer member and an inner member. The inner member is folded onto the outer member to reinforce the at least one corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Larry Ledvina
  • Patent number: 7861916
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a method of manufacturing containers such as shipping, display and display ready packaging, for example, and resulting containers and associated preassemblies and blanks are provided, which, when utilized, result in preassemblies that are more easily, reliably and quickly assembled into fully assembled containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Patent number: 7861917
    Abstract: Containers of the wraparound and tray style are provided, having enhanced stacking strength and general robustness, through the provision of internal and external reinforcing panels and flanges. Variations of the basic invention are provided with closure flaps of varying configuration and placement; end walls and minor flaps with angled side edges to provide for containers having inclined sides; regions of weakness, removable portions of panels and/or preformed apertures to permit conversion of the containers to display/merchandising modes; gusseted corner structures to provide for containment of fluent materials; and enhanced transverse support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Oscar Rochefort, Michael B. McLeod
  • Patent number: 7837090
    Abstract: A folded product container provides the benefit of reduced cost of a container formed from a single sheet of material that is folded to produce the container without requiring gluing. The novel configuration of the folded container provides four triangular cross-section column walls at the four corners of the container that reinforce the container for stacking, while still allowing display of products in the container through a top opening and front and rear openings of the stacked containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Supply One Rockwell, Inc.
    Inventor: Myron E. Bostian
  • Patent number: 7810707
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a method of manufacturing containers such as shipping, display and display ready packaging, for example, and resulting containers and associated preassemblies and blanks are provided, which, when utilized, result in preassemblies that include end supports that provide increased stacking strength and are easily and quickly assembled into fully assembled containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventor: Troy Little
  • Patent number: 7748604
    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 air cell structure that allows for a container with a constant outside volume to have a variable inside volume. The air cell structure container functions to prevent telescoping of vertically stacked container and for strength and stability. The container may be partially assembled for shipping and hand set into final assembly as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, Jr., David J McKenna
  • Publication number: 20100163610
    Abstract: A food tray is disclosed that prevents direct contact of the food items with the hands of a consumer and prevents the food to spill on the consumer clothes. In some embodiments, the food tray includes a back panel, two side panels, four flaps, and a midsection. During the consumption of the food item, the two side panels and the midsection form an apron which is placed under the chin of the consumer to prevent the food from spilling on the consumer cloths. In some embodiments, the midsection includes a chin curve that facilitates placing the apron under the chin of the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Shahriar K. Shamsnobari, Behzad Bahadori
  • Patent number: 7708187
    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 air cell structure that allows for a container with a constant outside volume to have a variable inside volume. The air cell structure containers functions to prevent telescoping of vertically stacked container and for strength and stability. The container may be partially assembled for shipping and hand set into final assembly as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, Jr., David J McKenna
  • Patent number: 7677434
    Abstract: A stackable container has a bottom panel, upstanding sidewalls, upstanding end walls, and an open top. According to one aspect of the invention, narrow reinforcing flaps are attached to the upper edge of at least one of the side and end walls, defining a stacking ledge and reinforcing the walls against outward bulge. The reinforcing flaps extend over only a small portion of the height of the side or end wall, and corner post flaps extend from opposite ends of the reinforcing flaps, extending diagonally across interior corners of the container. According to another aspect, the side and/or end walls lean inwardly, defining a narrower footprint at the top of the container than at the bottom. In a specific embodiment one of the walls leans in more than the other. According to a further aspect, an indexing and aligning tab extends upwardly from an upper edge of the container, and a complementary notch is formed in a lower edge for receiving the tab when the containers are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Stanley L. Fry
  • Publication number: 20090283581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tray for accommodating and dispensing a stacked plurality of consumable product packages and a method for forming the tray. The tray includes a housing having a bottom wall, opposed front and back walls, and opposed side walls extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The housing defines an open upper end. The side walls include an undulating upper extent defined by space apart upwardly opening recesses. The recesses extend below the stacked packages for permitting manual grasping of the individual stacked packages through the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Cadbury Adams USA LLC
    Inventors: Allen S. Aldridge, Paul K. Bowers, Kerri Clark, Brian Hawthorne
  • Publication number: 20090266873
    Abstract: A tray includes a bottom panel having first, second, third and fourth edge portions. The tray further includes at least one end wall that extends perpendicularly outward from one of the first, second, third and fourth edge portions of the bottom panel, and at least one side wall that extends perpendicularly outward from another of the first, second, third, and fourth edge portions of the bottom panel. The at least one side wall is perpendicular to the at least one end wall. At least one corner extends between the at least one side wall and the at least one end wall. The at least one corner includes an outer member and an inner member. The inner member is folded onto the outer member to reinforce the at least one corner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Larry Ledvina
  • Patent number: 7581672
    Abstract: A container formed of spaced apart outer and inner back panels, and spaced apart outer and inner side panels, outer and inner front panels and outer and inner bottom panels. The outer bottom panel is octagonal. Corner panels extend between the outer back panel and outer side panels and between the outer side panels and the outer front panels. The container structure functions to prevent telescoping of vertically stacked container and for strength and stability. The container may be partially assembled for shipping and hand set into final assembly as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Walter A Keefe
  • Patent number: 7485083
    Abstract: A new, readily manufactured display tray having at least 5 sides, and preferably at least 8 sides, a blank therefor and processes for making and erecting the blank. The tray of the invention enjoys the sometime reported benefits of trays having numerous corners yet is more readily manufactured than the typical 8-sided cases disclosed in the prior art. In addition, the tray of the invention requires less corrugated board or other packaging material than the typical prior art 8-sided case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Unilever Bestfoods, North America, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Gaeta
  • Patent number: 7472819
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a blank of foldable material configurable to form a container. When formed, the container includes a viewing section formed in a front panel. Likewise, the side panel and rear panel assemblies have both inner and outer panel configurations. The side panel assemblies include at least one intermediate partial side panel as well. The multi-panel side and rear panel assemblies give strength and stability to the container. The container may be partially machine erected, machine erected, or hand set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Richard G. Wachter
  • Publication number: 20080078821
    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 air cell structure that allows for a container with a constant outside volume to have a variable inside volume. The air cell structure container functions to prevent telescoping of vertically stacked container and for strength and stability. The container may be partially assembled for shipping and hand set into final assembly as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, David J. McKenna
  • Publication number: 20080078822
    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 air cell structure that allows for a container with a constant outside volume to have a variable inside volume. The air cell structure container functions to prevent telescoping of vertically stacked container and for strength and stability. The container may be partially assembled for shipping and hand set into final assembly as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: Walter D. Keefe, David J. McKenna
  • Patent number: 7320407
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the display and support of a product such as a gift bag for selection and purchase by a consumer, a product display and support carton includes a display box and an opposed pair of dividers. The display box is defined by a bottom panel and an upwardly extending wall panel which together form a product carrying enclosure. The display box has an open top defined by a top wall panel edge disposed opposite the bottom panel. An opposed pair of dividers extends upwardly from opposite sides of the wall panel into the product carrying enclosure toward one another to define a plurality of product receiving compartments. At least one of the receiving compartments is generally wider near the top wall panel edge than near the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Walgreen Co.
    Inventors: William Hubbs, Christopher Galardi
  • Publication number: 20080000955
    Abstract: A filler tray and a unitary blank for assembling the filler tray are provided. The filler tray generally includes a bottom filler, a back filler, and two side fillers that assemble together to define an opened top enclosure adapted to contain one or more high cost product packages. The products contained in the filler tray are accessible from the open top enclosure. The filler trays may be palletized in standard configuration and may be assembled from the unitary blank cut from a single sheet of corrugated fiberboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Christopher Phan
  • Patent number: 7264123
    Abstract: A container and a method of containing an accessory. The container comprises a base having an external side and a cover rotatably connected to the base. A rear wall connects to the base and the cover while a front wall positioned opposite the rear wall has a height smaller than the rear wall. The container further comprises an accessory holding structure rotatably connected to the base by the front wall. The accessory holding structure has at least one accessory holder wherein the at least one accessory holder integrally positions an accessory between the cover and the base. The method of containing comprises rotating an accessory holding structure over a base while placing an accessory in at least one accessory holder positioned in the accessory holding structure. Then the cover is rotated over the accessory to enclose the accessory between the base and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Reed
  • Patent number: 7258265
    Abstract: A display carton including a corrugated board assembly having an initial flat unassembled state and an assembled state and a clear front wall having an initial flat unassembled state and an assembled state. The corrugated board assembly is structured and arranged in its assembled state to receive and retain the clear front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Design Display Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathon Loew
  • Patent number: 7118023
    Abstract: A foldable container is formed from a single blank of sheet material which has stacking shoulders, reinforced corners side panels and display panels. The container includes a bottom section delimited by pairs of upright end panels and side panels. The bottom section is slightly wider adjacent its center than adjacent the front and back. Two of the side panels are foldably connected to peripheral segments of the bottom section, pre-glued and cooperate with the latter to form an open top product-accommodating compartment. The top edges of each of the side panels include shoulders for supporting a container stacked thereon and positioning tabs that extend upwardly and fit into corresponding openings in the bottom of the upper container. The lateral edge of each end panel and adjacent side panel has foldably connected thereto a corner-reinforcing member and create shopping accessibility from the front of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: James K. Holdsworth
  • Patent number: 7080736
    Abstract: A container for distribution and display of goods is convertible from a first configuration for distribution into a second configuration for display. The conversion is accomplished by removing a front cover panel. The front cover panel may be attached to the container using a variety of methods, including a perforated score line, a tear-away strip, adhesives, tapes, or a combination of these methods. When the front cover panel is removed for retail display, an access opening is uncovered, allowing users to easily view and access the contents of the container. The front cover panel may further cover graphics and text provided along the front of the container so that the graphics and text are not marred or otherwise damaged during distribution. In addition, the front cover panel may be provided with distribution information thereon, which is unimportant to an end user such as a retail customer and is easily removed for display of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Keith A. Jackson, Joseph P. Schomisch
  • Patent number: 7004379
    Abstract: A foldable container is formed from a single blank (12) of sheet material which has stacking shoulders (32, 34), reinforced corners (24, 26, 28, 30), side panels (16, 18) and display panels (20, 22). The container includes a bottom section (14) delimited by pairs of upright end panels and side panels (16, 18). Two of the side panels (16, 18) are foldably connected to peripheral segments of the bottom section, pre-glued (78) and cooperate with the latter to form an open top product-accommodating compartment. The top edges of each of the side panels include shoulders (32, 34) for supporting a container stacked thereon and positioning tabs (36, 38) that extend upwardly and fit into corresponding openings (40, 42) in the bottom (14) of the upper container. The lateral edge of each end panel and adjacent side panel has foldably connected thereto a corner-reinforcing member and create shopping accessibility from the front of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventors: James K. Holdsworth, Ramon Morell
  • Patent number: 6935503
    Abstract: A self-telescoping storage enclosure comprises a first tray that includes a bottom wall, and a major wall, a minor wall, a right wall, a left wall extending up from the bottom wall. The major wall and the minor wall each having an outer surface. The left wall and the right wall each have a notch. The outer surface of the major wall defines a first major outer width, and the outer surface of the minor wall defines a first minor outer width, the first major outer width being greater than the first minor outer width. The first tray can nest with a second tray substantially similar to the first tray that is inverted and oriented 180° relative to the first tray by the inter-engagement of their respective notches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher L. Phan
  • Patent number: 6915947
    Abstract: A novel adjustable width paperboard or corrugated paper tray having a tray telescopically associated with a tray support. Engagement devices, preferably in the form of a plurality of spaced serrations or triangular shaped projections associated with each inner wall of the tray support and with the inner wall of the tray, are integrally formed with the tray and the tray support and matingly engage with each other in a fashion that can be disengaged so that the tray can be moved to a desired width and the serrations re-engaged to lock the tray in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: The Packaging House
    Inventors: Brandon Winford Siurek, Anthony Louis Sorci
  • Patent number: 6886737
    Abstract: An open-topped, open-fronted tray for displaying articles for purchase is provided with a reinforced, drop-down flap for bearing advertising or product information indicia or the like. The drop-down flap has an exposed outer surface, which is contiguous with the remaining outer surfaces of the tray, so that only one side of the flat blank, prior to articulation, needs to be printed or otherwise have indicia applied thereto. A blank for forming the point of purchase display tray, and a method for employing the point of purchase display tray, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert George Dye
  • Patent number: 6868968
    Abstract: The tray comprises five independent parts which with the suitable construction and attachment to each other define the base (1), side walls (2) and end pieces (3), with the part corresponding to the latter provided with extreme extensions provided in each case with the folding line which gives rise to sectors (8), (9), (10), (11) and (12) which fold so that they superimpose on each other in an enveloping manner, forming triangular-prism shaped reinforcements at the corners, which reinforcements are provided, on either side of the corner and in correspondence with the upper edge of the corners, with ridges (15) complementary of slits (5) of the bottom of the tray, in order to stack the trays on each other. Said reinforcements which are part of end pieces (3) are formed before the parts reach the assembly station of the tray itself, which is meant to contain fruit and similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Pedro Teixidor Casanovas
  • Patent number: 6866187
    Abstract: A laboratory tote, formed from a single sheet of corrugated polymeric material, includes a receptacle portion defined by a bottom wall and respective end walls and sidewalls hingedly joined to opposing edges of the bottom wall. A handle extends between the sidewalls and above the receptacle to facilitate placement and removal of items into and out of the receptacle. The tote may be provided with a variety of partitions formed from separate removable components and configured to divide the receptacle into compartments of varying size, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Reagan, Robert Gutkin, Anita Gill
  • Patent number: 6866189
    Abstract: A container is provided with a removable lid which allows for corner reinforcement structures to remain attached to the container after lid removal. According to one embodiment, the lid is removable via a combination of tear-away strips and reverse cuts. The container is preferably manufactured using a unitary blank and designed for easy construction and filling, convenient storage and display, and simple conversion into cooking and serving conformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Caraustar Custom Packaging
    Inventor: Daniel J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20040226987
    Abstract: A novel adjustable width paperboard or corrugated paper tray having a tray telescopically associated with a tray support. Engagement devices, preferably in the form of a plurality of spaced serrations or triangular shaped projections associated with each inner wall of the tray support and with the inner wall of the tray, are integrally formed with the tray and the tray support and matingly engage with each other in a fashion that can be disengaged so that the tray can be moved to a desired width and the serrations re-engaged to lock the tray in the desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Brandon Winford Siurek, Anthony Louis Sorci
  • Patent number: 6793070
    Abstract: A shipping case and display apparatus for transporting articles to a display and vending location, comprising a blank having bottom, rear, side and front panels therein, and further having a hook for releasably attaching said apparatus to a pegboard. Upon articulating the blank into a tray, the hook may be positioned in an undeployed orientation in a rear panel region, and the tray may be stocked with articles and sleeved for shipping. Upon arrival at the vending location, the hook may be positioned in a deployed orientation, the shelf may then be hung on a pegboard and the sleeve may then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Stone Container Corporation
    Inventor: Robert George Dye
  • Patent number: 6789673
    Abstract: A container having a multiplicity of cans therein. The container disclosed is modified from a rectangular, closed wall container to a container with part of the walls removed, thereby allowing easy access to the cans of the container. Applicant discloses a unique relationship between the walls of the opened container and the size of the beverage cans. Applicant also discloses a method for constructing a closed container that may be easily modified to remove the cans of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: C. Brown Lingamfelter
  • Publication number: 20040149815
    Abstract: A foldable container is formed from a single blank (12) of sheet material which has stacking shoulders (32, 34), reinforced corners (24, 26, 28, 30), side panels (16, 18) and display panels (20, 22). The container includes a bottom section (14) delimited by pairs of upright end panels and side panels (16, 18). Two of the side panels (16, 18) are foldably connected to peripheral segments of the bottom section, pre-glued (78) and cooperate with the latter to form an open top product-accommodating compartment. The top edges of each of the side panels include shoulders (32, 34) for supporting a container stacked thereon and positioning tabs (36, 38) that extend upwardly and fit into corresponding openings (40, 42) in the bottom (14) of the upper container. The lateral edge of each end panel and adjacent side panel has foldably connected thereto a corner-reinforcing member and create shopping accessibility from the front of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: James K Holdsworth, Ramon Morell