Flexible Or Flaccid External Covering Formed From An Initially Separate Sheet Of Material (e.g., Wrapper) Patents (Class 229/164.1)
  • Patent number: 8978964
    Abstract: A reinforced corrugated container includes a bin having a rigid longitudinal sidewall made of a plurality of corrugated parallel adjacent connected panels radially defining a interior hollow space for receiving bulk material that applies a radial outward force against the sidewall when placed therein. The longitudinal sidewall extends from a bottom edge to a top edge that defines a rim of the interior hollow space. A flexible tubular sleeve made of non-woven material closely is continuously radially engaged with and around an exterior of the sidewall for providing a radial inward force against the sidewall to oppose the radial outward force. The container may also include a plurality of straps for additional girth support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas S. Ruggiere, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7882999
    Abstract: This invention is a paperboard box and a lid having a paper with a design placed on the outside surface. The paper is held in position by being glued to the inside of the finished carton. The box or lid has four squared corners. The finished decorative box has adhesive on the interior panels and may be shipped in flat form and erected at or near the point of use. Because the paper is thick it is difficult to form square corners on the box or lid. The box or lid has a paperboard web between a side panel and an end panel which is folded to make a square corner. It has been found that a slit can be cut in the paper bisecting the corner which will allow the paper to be folded without bunching and making an attractive square corner. Once the slit is cut in the paper the side and end panels can be folded to produce a square corner without any bulging paper. The bulging paper is not attractive as a gift-wrap box and also may prevent the locking of the corner as required to form a box and lid with square corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Publication number: 20100327047
    Abstract: A reinforced fiberboard bulk materials container is provided that has low-fiber content and is humidity resistant. According to one embodiment, a fiberboard bulk materials container includes a plurality of fiberboard sidewalls forming a storage cavity and having a compression strength of 4 to 5 times the combined weight of cartons expected to be stacked above the bulk materials container, and a moisture-resistant polymer film wrapped around the outside of the sidewalls. The polymer film may substantially cover the sidewalls and extend from the top of the container to the bottom of the container along the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC
    Inventor: Scott Clohessy
  • Publication number: 20100159424
    Abstract: An article including a series of different cereal box sleeves dimensioned to fit over a cereal box, each of the sleeves including content printed or otherwise formed thereon, wherein the content is a subject unrelated to cereal contained in the cereal box, wherein a common theme connects the content of the sleeves in the series of the sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Moshe Kugel
  • Patent number: 7651024
    Abstract: A reinforced bulk bin, and methods for making same, wherein a collapsible bulk bin, preferably fabricated from paper, paperboard and/or corrugated paperboard, is provided with a reinforcing plastic sleeve, which is placed on the bin while in its collapsed configuration. When in place, and prior to the bin being deployed, the sleeve is under tension. When the bin is deployed, the sleeve exerts restraining force, distributed over the surfaces of the side walls of the bin. The sleeve may be positioned on the collapsed bin either manually or mechanically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: James Watson Barner
  • Patent number: 7578428
    Abstract: A carry-out food container comprised of a flexible open-ended, bag-like container having an upper partially transparent panel and a lower panel, in combination with a food tray which is movable into and out of the closable open end of the bag-like container, the tray having a food-supporting planar base panel with a peripheral edge supporting an upstanding sidewall that extends partially therearound to define an unrestricted access to the interior of the tray, the tray being freely movable within the container to a position where the tray base panel is beneath the window and its unrestricted access is adjacent to and slightly inward of the openable end of the closable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: PDOC, LLC
    Inventor: Todd R. Charlton
  • Publication number: 20090032576
    Abstract: An article including a cereal box sleeve dimensioned to fit over a cereal box. The cereal box sleeve may include content thereon (e.g., advertising, educational or entertainment content).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: Moshe Kugel
  • Publication number: 20080265009
    Abstract: A container storage box containing and storing a deformable container includes a plurality of rigid sidewall faces that contain and store the deformable container while preventing random deformation of the deformable container and large and small end faces of both top and bottom ends of the plurality of rigid sidewall faces. The rigid sidewall faces regulate a configuration of the deformable container in a configuration accommodated in the container loading part while maintaining at least one of direction and/or position of content outlet of the deformable container when the deformable container is placed in the image forming apparatus. At least one of the sidewall faces includes at least two fold lines not parallel with one another and at least one end face of both top and bottom end faces except the plurality of sidewall faces has a closing mechanism that is openable, closable and capable of being assembled and disassembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Keisuke Katoh
  • Publication number: 20080223909
    Abstract: A container package assembly includes two support members. Both the support members have a top, a bottom, a first side, a second side, and a vertical support. For each support member, the vertical support is integrally engaged to the top, the bottom, the first side, and the second side. For each support member, the top is substantially parallel to the bottom, the first side is substantially parallel to the second side, and the vertical support is substantially perpendicular to the top and the bottom. For each support member, the first side and the second side have a top edge and a bottom edge, the top edge having a top edge length and the bottom edge having a bottom edge length, the top edge length being less than the bottom edge length. The vertical support of the first support member is immediately adjacent the vertical support of the second support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: Delkor Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Gessler
  • Publication number: 20080190785
    Abstract: A carton for cooperating with a packaging material to contain a plurality of articles and a package formed thereby. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a central panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The side panels are positioned relative to the central panel to at least partially form a space for receiving the articles. A handle is in at least one of the side panels. The handle is adapted for grasping and carrying the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 6932266
    Abstract: A container assembly for bulk materials and a kit for assembling same are disclosed. A forming member having a plurality of sidewalls defines an internal cavity for receiving bulk materials. The sidewalls are arranged relative to one another and are locked into position so as to define a geometric volume of predetermined shape, by means of a locking assembly. The locking assembly can be integrally attached to or can be separable from the sidewalls, and can form a bottom of the container assembly. A tubular sleeve of continuous material is sized to snugly engage and overlie substantially the entire outer surface area of the sidewalls. The sleeve provides the containment strength, while the forming member provides structural shape and stability to the container assembly. Additional layers of corrugated material or woven polypropylene material or their combination may be used as inserts engaging the inner peripheral sidewall areas of the forming member to provide additional strength to the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: RMC Jones LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Michael R. Jones
  • Patent number: 6854639
    Abstract: A carton blank may be formed from a first sheet of relatively rigid material and a second sheet of relatively flexible fluid impervious material. The second sheet of relatively flexible fluid impervious material may cover some but not other portions of the first sheet of relatively rigid material in order to facilitate gluing of the other portions of the first sheet of relatively rigid material when the carton blank is assembled into a carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6513703
    Abstract: A collapsible shipping container for perishable goods is comprised of an inner, stiff, corrugated paperboard box having interior surfaces forming an enclosure of defined shape and opposing exterior surfaces. A surrounding skin of thermally insulating material is adhesively secured to the exterior surfaces of the corrugated paperboard box. The thermally insulating skin envelopes the box therewithin. Unlike conventional systems, the thermally insulating skin is located on the outside surfaces of the box, and not within the box. A collapsible shipping container according to the invention to a large extent prevents heat from ever entering the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Victory Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Becker
  • Publication number: 20020139834
    Abstract: A collapsible shipping container for perishable goods is comprised of an inner, stiff, corrugated paperboard box having interior surfaces forming an enclosure of defined shape and opposing exterior surfaces. A surrounding skin of thermally insulating material is adhesively secured to the exterior surfaces of the corrugated paperboard box. The thermally insulating skin envelopes the box therewithin. Unlike conventional systems, the thermally insulating skin is located on the outside surfaces of the box, and not within the box. A collapsible shipping container according to the invention to a large extent prevents heat from ever entering the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: John W. Becker