Panel Includes A Folded Flap Or Tab Which Overlaps An Adjacent Box Wall (e.g., Sidewall Or Bottom Wall) Patents (Class 229/172)
  • Publication number: 20140326741
    Abstract: A case is disclosed that is made from a corrugated material and has a generally flat transversely extending base panel and first and second transversely extending, generally parallel, side wall panels upstanding from, and being oriented generally orthogonal to, the base panel. First and third end wall panels meet at a first vertically extending seam extending upwards from one end of the base panel and second and fourth end wall panels meet at a second vertically extending seam extending upwards from an opposite end of the base panel. A blank for forming such a case is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: H. J. Paul Langen
  • Patent number: 8485421
    Abstract: A single-piece blank forms a clamshell-style carton. This single-piece blank includes a plurality of fold lines. These fold lines are oriented and positioned such that folding the single-piece blank along the plurality of fold lines forms this clamshell-style carton. The resultant carton will tend to have a first compartment and a second compartment. Both compartments comprise corresponding storage areas of approximately equal size and both also share a particular fold line that also serves as a hinged edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas R. Bull
  • Publication number: 20120091021
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton, the plurality of panels comprising a bottom panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, a top panel foldably connected to the first side panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, and a reinforcement panel foldably connected to the second side panel. The top panel can at least partially overlap the reinforcement panel. A reinforcement side flap can be foldably connected to the reinforcement panel, and an inner top reinforcement flap can be foldably connected to the reinforcement panel. The reinforcement panel can at least partially overlap the inner top reinforcement flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 7981017
    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 and quickly assembled into fully assembled containers including a plurality of stacking shoulder provided at opposing ends of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: York Container Company
    Inventors: Troy Little, Jamie L. Laughman
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080223911
    Abstract: A package is provided comprising a tray having a main panel and opposed side walls and opposed end walls which are each hinged to the main panel. The package further comprises a stiffening sheet comprising a base panel having opposed side panels and opposed end panels hinged thereto, wherein at least one of the opposed end panels of the stiffening sheet includes a securing tab. The securing tab is defined at least in part by a weakened line of severance and is secured to the tray. The securing tab is severed from the stiffening sheet when the tray is erected from a flat collapsed form into a set up condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Richard Mazurek
  • Patent number: 7413999
    Abstract: A corner fitting and a method of forming a corner fitting including steps of providing a flat woven fabric including a first woven portion having first and second direction woven fibers, a second woven portion adjacent the first woven portion having first direction fibers and sacrificial second direction fibers and a third semi-woven portion having first direction fibers selectively engaged by the sacrificial second direction yarns. The method further comprising steps of folding the flat woven fabric in at least one direction, and removing the sacrificial second direction fibers, wherein during removal, the sacrificial second direction fibers are replaced in the second woven portion by the first direction fibers of the third semi-woven portion and form a corner fitting having continuous fibers connecting all sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • 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: 7044359
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover, an insert and a floor, and a method for manufacturing a tray therefrom. The cover comprises a planar rectangular panel with a flap on each edge, a portion of each flap being connected to an adjacent flap with a gusset, each flap having a tab at the free edge thereof, wherein the floor comprising a planar rectangle which is substantially the same size as the panel, and wherein the insert comprising a planar rectangular base which is substantially the same size as the panel, the base having a wall portion on each edge, each flap being substantially twice the size of each wall portion, wherein in use the base is aligned with the panel, the wall portions are upright, the flaps extend around the respective wall portions and the tabs are folded onto the base, the floor being aligned with the base and the panel, and being bonded to the tabs. A tray so arranged is less expensive and stronger than prior art trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Jeremy Cohen
  • 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: 6886738
    Abstract: A tray comprising a bottom of the tray; a couple of headers; a couple of sides; a polygonal column on each of its corners; and two top flaps, each of which extends horizontally from one of the headers to the inner area of the tray is provided. The tray also comprises inclined folding lines that allow the folding of the headers and the sides on the bottom of the tray; wherein the inclined folding lines are located on the headers and on the top flaps. The tray is very strong and, at the same time, can be transported substantially flat, occupying a reduced space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Paper, S.A.
    Inventor: Pere Teixidor Casanovas
  • Patent number: 6843408
    Abstract: A device at a package comprises a bottom and walls protruding upwards therefrom. The package is formed by a foldable blank and comprises an arrangement for locking the package in its erected state. The locking arrangement comprises locking tips (25, 26, 32, 33) connected to a wall, which locking tips are located inside a cavity in an adjoining wall in the erected state of the package and arranged to lock the wall first mentioned by bearing upon an upper panel portion (21, 23) of the adjoining wall from the inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Goran Agren
  • Patent number: 6840437
    Abstract: A box formed from a foldable blank sheet includes a bottom panel, left and right panels, front and rear panels, and a top panel. A left reinforcing panel is hinged to the left panel and lies against a left portion of the bottom panel. A right reinforcing panel is hinged to the right panel and lies against a right portion of the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Waterson Corp.
    Inventor: Waterson Chen
  • Patent number: 6814279
    Abstract: A cricket box has a bottom wall; a top wall; a rear wall integral with the bottom and top walls; a front wall integral with the bottom wall, and side walls integral with the bottom wall. Each of the side walls has at least one substantial opening in it. The rear and front walls have end flaps at each end, folded inwardly substantially perpendicularly to the front and rear walls and bottom wall to lie alongside and inboard of the side walls, the end flaps having openings complementary to the side wall opening or openings. The side walls have side wall panels folded over the end flaps, those panels having openings complementary to the opening or openings in the side walls and the end flaps. The side wall panels engage the bottom wall along their outer edges, and cage a screen between the side wall panels and the end flaps. The screen extends over the opening or openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: James M. Jochens
  • Publication number: 20040211821
    Abstract: A box and/or blank comprising one or more of the following features: (1) a unique configuration of wall panels comprising a first wall panel, second and third wall panels disposed adjacent the first wall panel, and a fourth wall panel disposed at an acute angle to one of the second and third wall panels and at an obtuse angle to the other of the second and third wall panels; (2) a wall panel having a unique end-edge structure comprising a fold line portion and a free-edge portion, the fold line portion being a fold line attaching a corner flap panel to the end of the wall panel and the free-edge portion extending from a bottom point of the fold line to an edge of the bottom panel of the box or blank; (3) a unique tab engagement structure comprising first and second slits in a first panel that's joined at a fold line to a second panel, the first slit being disposed approximately parallel to the fold line and the second slit intersecting the first slit and extending toward and at least part way to the fold line
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Publication number: 20030213834
    Abstract: A thermally insulating apparatus operatively configured to thermally insulate therein for a period of time, comprising, an outer shell; and an internal thermal assembly, positionable within the outer shell. The internal thermal assembly comprises a frame sub-assembly cooperating with the outer shell to define a plurality of outer cavities and at least one internal cavity; and, a plurality of insulating members, at least one of the plurality of insulating members being positionable within each of the plurality of outer cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: David James Johnson
  • Patent number: 6568588
    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. 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. The reinforcing member includes a first section connected to the end panel edge and being secured in partially overlying relation with the interior surface of the adjacent side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventors: James K. Holdsworth, Ramon Morell
  • Patent number: 6491212
    Abstract: A foldable, stackable box assembly, having a collapsible sleeve component and a foldable container which is insertable into and out of the sleeve by a built-in handle mechanism. The container and sleeve are formed of these folding blanks which, when assembled, create a sturdy, slidable drawer-like box assembly. The front of the container has a compressible handle-like mechanism. It is a characteristic of the container/drawer that the front wall has, extending down from the top, a panel which extends forwardly and terminates short of the bottom of the front of the container/drawer. It is held there by compressible panels, and forms the handle mechanism under which a user can insert hand or finger to pull out the container/drawer from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: George G. Militzer
  • Patent number: 6290122
    Abstract: A wall-engageable pizza carton folded into a non-wall-engaged format and which (a) has thermal-legs for holding the bottom of the box above a table top, (b) has an improved hole-covering flap that can function as an inner panel interlock means, and (c) can be stacked in a level stack with other cartons even though it has thermal-legs and the cover front flap is projecting forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • Patent number: 6213298
    Abstract: A shoe box is provided having a bottom, a front, a back and lateral sides, the box having an open top wherein the front and lateral sides have partial internal flaps folded over their top edges forming an internal border. The back side has an internal panel that is folded over, presenting a display with printed product information. The shoe box may separately or further be provided with a flip tag, i.e, a figurine having an outwardly facing display is secured to an internal surface of the front. The figurine can be folded downwardly and inwardly when in a stowed position and upwardly and outwardly when in a displayed position visible to a prospective purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: BBC International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chau M. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 6189778
    Abstract: A robust, stackable container for shipping goods and for displaying and dispensing the goods at the point of purchase is disclosed. The container has a pull-out panel comprising a portion of a side wall panel which is manually openable to display and dispense the goods. The pull-out panel is defined by a separation line in the wall panel formed by a plurality of perforations and is hingedly attached to the container. Wing flaps located on each end of the pull-out panel extend between the pull-out panel and the container providing side partitions preventing the goods from spilling out of the container when opened. The container wall panels are reinforced with reverse folded reinforcing flaps which strengthen the container to prevent crushing and bursting when stacked. The container is formed from die cut blanks into a knockdown state which can be assembled into the container and filled by automated processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: Allen Kanter
  • Patent number: 6116498
    Abstract: An open-top fold-and-glue container is provided a collapsed or knocked-down-flat configuration and can be erected into a nested stacking frusto-pyramidal configuration in which the container walls are inclined outwardly and an upper container is supported on self-erecting shoulders in a lower container in the stack. The container has a bottom integral with opposite end walls and side walls, the end and side walls each being formed of an inner panel folded downwardly against an outer panel. The shoulders are located in the inner panels of the end walls, and are self-erecting in the manner of an expanding parallelogram between upper and lower glue strips and a support strip projecting substantially vertically downwardly from the shoulder to the bottom. The attachment of the upper glue strip to the outer panel of the end wall forms a reinforcement at the rim. The ledge is disposed adjacent to and under this reinforcement, and a manual grip can be placed immediately under the ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Pack N'Stack, Inc.
    Inventor: Phil B. Sheffer
  • Patent number: 6012631
    Abstract: The present application discloses a carton (2) which includes a base panel (12) having an outer portion and a side wall (38, 40) that is generally perpendicular to the base panel. The base panel includes a marginal flange (34) that is foldably connected to the outer portion of the base panel, which marginal flange overlies the base panel. The side wall includes a marginal flange that is foldably connected thereto, which side wall marginal flange overlies the base panel marginal flange. The base panel marginal flange is secured to the base panel or to the side wall marginal flange. The invention extends to a one-piece "book-pack" type carton and to corner constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Hallam
  • Patent number: 5992732
    Abstract: A multiply blank for forminmg a tray base or lid comprising a a a flat paperboard substrate (S) to which an outer decorative sheet (16) is secured. The paperboard substrate comprises a main panel (m) having opposed side edges to each of which a pair of side wall panels (s) is hinged for forming respectively outer and inner side walls when the tray base or lid is erected, and having opposed end edges to which a pair of end wall panels (e) is hinged for forming respectively outer and inner end walls when the tray base or lid is erected, and foldable web panels (w) interconnecting the outer side- and end wall panels. The decorative sheet is adhered to the flat paperboard substrate along strips of adhesive extending along those side- and end wall panels which become the inner side- and end walls when the tray base or lid is erected. The decorative sheet is further adhered to the foldable web panels (w) between the mentioned longitudinal and transverse strips of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Patent number: 5909840
    Abstract: A clamshell carton wherein the tray includes a partition panel integral with the upper edge of the front wall and folded to overlie the interior of the front wall and a major portion of the bottom panel. The partition panel including a partition section selectively upwardly foldable at an intermediate and preferably central portion of the tray to define two food-receiving compartments therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl F. Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 5474171
    Abstract: A shipping and display carton which may be used for such applications as merchandising elongated items such as garden shears or garden loppers is formed without using glue, tape, staples, or the like and comprises a display tray and a slidable cover. The display shipper is configured to limit set up time at the point of purchase and provides for attractively displaying all items contained therein. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the display shipper comprises a tray having cut out portion configured to receive a pair of oppositely facing ramps on which the items are disposed, and a slidable cover. The tray, ramp, and cover, are each made from a blank of folding carton stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: Fiskars Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Niesen, Joseph C. Petersen, Jr., Robert A. Seaton, John F. Ausman
  • Patent number: 5415342
    Abstract: A shipping container formed by wrapping a slotted flexible sheet about rigid end panels having upper corner projections that extend through the slots. The side panels of the container are of multi-ply construction, with retaining tabs foldably connected to the inner plies. The retaining tabs are for the purpose of contacting the lower portion of smaller containers packaged within the shipping container and preventing the smaller containers from shifting toward the side panels during shipment and handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 5328090
    Abstract: A blank for forming a paperboard carton or breadtray having a bottom and four double ply walls with reinforced corners erected without stitches. Each corner has a double fold wrap around flap which is inserted through a slot in the adjoining wall and is captured between the plys. A reinforcing section folds down over the side section forming the two plys which are held together by a cutout which is inserted through a handle hole and locked by a tab inserted into the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Allan T. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 5316210
    Abstract: A paperboard container principally for the storage of large, relatively heavy items such as x-ray files, and the like, comprises a box structure having a bottom and upstanding end and side walls formed of multiple layer construction enabling the structure to be extraordinarily strong and rigid and particularly adapted for stacking. The box structure is formed from a pre-cut, pre-scored blank which includes an integrated cover and is self-locking to avoid the need for stapling or gluing. A separately formed partition cooperates with the box structure to divide the interior thereof into separate compartments as well as to enhance the rigidity and stacking strength of the container. The bottom of the container is formed by a continuous, uninterrupted panel so that it can be slid, even when loaded, without endangering its structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Scullin
  • Patent number: 5307982
    Abstract: A container foldably assembled from a single blank of treated corrugated paperboard for carrying iced canned or bottled beverages and food, with hand grips exterior of the container defined by a hole in each corner panel that folds against the end panels of the container. A hook at each end of a strap engages a respective hand grip for carrying the container on the shoulder of a person using the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Coolers Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: James F. Swindell
  • Patent number: 5125568
    Abstract: A stackable tray is formed from a single blank of cut and scored corrugated paperboard or the like with a substantially rectangular bottom panel, cut away side walls reinforced with extra panels that extend over the bottom panel and reinforced end panels that are adhered to the end walls. The reinforced end panels include score lines on alternative sides of the blank which automatically produce integral corner posts for the tray when the panels are folded and adhered to the end walls. The reinforcing panels for the end walls also include locking tabs which cooperate with locking slots in the tray bottom panels when a series of trays are stacked one upon the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: William C. Bauer
  • Patent number: 4969595
    Abstract: A carton and blank therefor are provided with components for easily and efficiently converting a carton from one suitable for distribution of bulk goods to a carry-out tray which may include a plurality of configurations, each of which, in order to be properly implemented, requires removal from the carton of the legend indicating that the contents of the bulk goods distribution carton had been inspected and approved by, for example, a governmental agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur C. Teasdale
  • Patent number: 4765535
    Abstract: A decorative package that is formed from a pair of box-like, telescoping, paperboard, carton members, one of which has decorative paper covering one side thereof, so that when it is erected and placed over a similar, but uncovered member, a simulated overwrapped package will be created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventor: Louis C. Michetti
  • Patent number: 4722474
    Abstract: A moisture-resistant package of the type which is in the form of a tray, constituted of a semirigid material such as corrugated cardboard, and including a bottom (10) and side walls (14, 16) articulated by fold lines to the bottom, and at least two horizontal flange members (24) articulated by fold lines along the upper edges of at least two of the side walls and extending toward the interior of the package in parallel with the bottom. The package includes an impermeable internal lining (28) constituted of a film of thermoplastic material which is applied by thermal molding against the interior faces of the bottom and side walls and which extends without discontinuity against the under face of the flange members (24) and folds over to apply against the upper face of the flange member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Societe Continentale du Carton Ondule Socar
    Inventor: Philippe Dropsy
  • Patent number: 4636233
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a casing having a support panel to support the filter element and upstanding walls extending around the periphery of the casing. The corners between the walls are reinforced by a pair of tabs extending, each extending from a respective one of the walls and co-operating with the other wall to provide a double layer of reinforcement. The walls are inclined to the support panel to permit nesting of the casings during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Lawson & Jones Limited
    Inventor: George Lizmore
  • Patent number: 4607750
    Abstract: The container is formed out of a blank and possesses considerable mechanical strength as a consequence of the thickness of the sides being doubled through first parts, the thickness of the bottom being doubled through second parts, the ends offering notable resistance to flattening due to the presence of strengthening edges, the thickness of the said ends being doubled in the region of the corresponding central areas and, lastly, the end pieces of the sides being locked to the strengthening edges of the said ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1986
    Assignee: IN-PAK s.r.l.
    Inventor: Dante Valenti