Flap Or Tab Is Coplanar With A Downwardly Extending Panel Of The Adjacent Sidewall Patents (Class 229/175)
  • Patent number: 9690111
    Abstract: A collapsible stereoscope made of a stiff but bendable material. The stereoscope includes a front viewing panel with apertures for lenses, a rear picture holding panel, and bracing side walls, all integrally hinged to a bottom panel. Each bracing side wall varies in height so that it is tall enough in some regions to provide structural support, but short enough in other regions to reduce or prevent the casting of shadows on the stereogram. The length of each bracing side wall is longer than length of the bottom panel, so that when each bracing side wall is secured to the front panel, the bracing side walls bend in toward each other at a preformed folding crease which improves structural stability of the stereoscope, holds stereograms against the picture holding panel, and reduces shadowing on the stereogram. The collapsible stereoscope can be used as a greeting card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Not Flat Photos, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Plotkin
  • Publication number: 20150034710
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150021227
    Abstract: A packaging tray configured for assembly without staples or other fasteners is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Coon, Robert J. Fuerst, Brian Mellor
  • Patent number: 8887983
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 8550331
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The packaging may include a handle having an elongated strip, a gripping portion, one or more widened portions adjacent the gripping portion; a bulbous portion and a narrowing head portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel T. Smith, Eric A. Rosendall, Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Patent number: 8348076
    Abstract: A collapsible container includes a main frame and at least one pivotable side wall that is pivotable between a collapsed position and an opened position. The pivotable side wall is provided with a spring lock insert secured therein and biased toward a lock position in which a lock portion of the spring lock insert extends beyond an end edge of the pivotable side wall. The main frame includes a latch opening that receives the spring lock insert when the pivotable side wall is in the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Monoflo International, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Rader, Hans Niemann
  • Patent number: 7959061
    Abstract: A foldable pot cover provides a foldable die cut pattern which can be imprinted on its exterior surfaces with any of a number of designs. The pot cover is formed from a die cut pattern which can be folded into overlapping flaps and tabs which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal pot cover which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types and resists moisture. The die cut pattern forming the pot cover can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20110089227
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Caroi J. Moore
  • Patent number: 7870995
    Abstract: A foldable packaging which may include a liquid-resistant paperboard form that is foldable to provide an attractive stackable container that resists water leakage, can be assembled without fastening hardware and has concealed gussets. The packaging can be folded into overlapping flaps and wings which are folded and interlocked to define a generally trapezoidal packaging which can receive a variety of different pot sizes and types. The die cut pattern forming the packaging can be of a universal shape but formed in a variety of different sizes to accommodate different sized potted plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kaltman, Richard C. Thibault, John R. Widener, Carol J. Moore
  • Publication number: 20090173773
    Abstract: A carton includes an open top container (10) and a separate top closure (20). The upper periphery of the open top container is reinforced by reinforcing panels (76, 88, 96) and the top closure is releasable from the open top container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Patrick Blin
  • Patent number: 5639523
    Abstract: A decorative sheet material which includes a first sheet which has a first side and a second side, an optional layer of cushioning material which, if present, is adhered to the first side of the first sheet, a second sheet which has a first side and a second side, the first side of which is positioned against the second side of the first sheet, the second sheet being made of paper, plastic, leather, fabric and/or metal/foil, a first adhesive layer which is placed against the second side of the second sheet, and a first outer plastic layer which is placed against the first adhesive layer. The decorative sheet material may also include sprinkles, glitter, sequins, feathers, shredded mylar, shredded foil, cut-outs and the like, which are positioned either between the first adhesive layer and the outer layer of plastic or between the first side of the second sheet and the first adhesive layer. There may be one or more ridges or grooves, or both, in the first outer plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Inventor: Dana R. Ellis
  • Patent number: 5364015
    Abstract: A folding box of the type having a pair of telescoping box members, at least one which is formed from a composite blank including a sheet of foldable stiff material and a sheet of flexible material attached to the stiff sheet, and the stiff material forming a first surface and the flexible material forming a second surface. Each box member comprises a base panel having a pair of opposed side edges and a pair of opposed end edges; a pair of end panels, each having a first section connected to an end edge of the base panel, a third section defined by a free edge and a second section that is intermediate the first and third sections and connected along a first fold line to the first section and along a second fold line to the third section, with the free edge, end edge, first fold line and second fold line all being mutually parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Climax Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Urban C. Hirschey
  • Patent number: 5295631
    Abstract: A carton with triple-thickness sidewalls formed from a one-piece unitary blank includes sidewalls and endwalls extending from a floor. Lid members extending from the endwalls cover the carton interior and arrangements for locking the lids in a closed position are provided. The sidewalls and endwalls are interlocked with a locking post arrangement to prevent pull-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Inland Container Corporation
    Inventor: Jack A. McClure
  • Patent number: 5211330
    Abstract: A box is folded from a flat blank of sheet material. The flat blank of sheet material has a bottom portion, two side walls correspondingly connected via folds to first opposing edges of the bottom portion, and two end walls correspondingly connected via folds to second opposing edges of the bottom portion. The second edges extend perpendicular to the first edges. The end walls are of "double-wall" design, including inner and outer wall portions. Connecting portions are provided, with each connecting portion connected to intersecting edges of a side wall and a corresponding inner wall portion of an end wall and symmetrically foldable about a fold diagonally extending from a corner of the bottom portion such that in an erected state of the box the connecting portions are foldedly received between the corresponding inner and outer wall portions of each end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: Albert Frey Verpackungsentwicklungen und Vertriebes-GmbH
    Inventor: Albert Frey
  • Patent number: 5060849
    Abstract: A disposable, dual purpose box or carton, made from suitable material such as light weight corugated cardboard, with two configurations unlikely designed and constructed so that the empty box of configuration (1), a closed shipping, handling and storage carton for material can be refolded into a new configuration (2), an open top container or tray with new dimensions and volume suitable for reuse for display or to facilitate the use of the material contained in the box when in configuration (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Inventor: Fred King
  • Patent number: 5044547
    Abstract: A decorative tray or tray cover is formed from a scored paperboard blank having main, side and end panels and base flaps arranged for simultaneous manipulation with an unscored paper blank having a decorative outer surface and being disposed in coincidence with the paperboard blank and with its inner surface in face contacting relation therewith to provide tray or tray cover which is attractive in appearance and which requires no adhesive of any kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: Timothy A. Canning
    Inventor: Andrew F. Hartman
  • Patent number: 4795084
    Abstract: Corner structure for an open tray or tray cover is formed from a unitary blank comprising a rectangular main panel, a first pair of outer side panels foldably joined to a first pair of opposite side edges of the main panel, a first pair of inner side panels foldably joined respectively to the edges of the first pair of outer side panels which are remote from the main panel, a first pair of base flaps foldably joined respectively to the edges of the first pair of inner side panels which are remote from the first pair of outer side panels, a second pair of outer side panels foldably joined respectively to a second pair of opposite side edges of the main panel, a pair of inner side panels foldably joined respectively to the edges of the second pair of outer side panels which are remote from the main panel, a second pair of base flaps foldably joined respectively to the edges of the second pair of inner side panels which are remote from the second pair of outer side panels, a collapsible web at each corner of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Timothy A. Canning
    Inventor: Andrew F. Hartman
  • Patent number: 4712684
    Abstract: A chain bag dispensing arrangement comprising a container housing a folded pack of unfilled chain bags connected by frangible links. The bags are adapted to be withdrawn seriatim through a dispensing slot in one wall of the container. Each succeeding bag may be braked against a surface along the slot, when partially withdrawn from the bag to facilitate separation of the lead bag by breaking of the link connecting them. A floating drag and holddown board lies on top of the bag pack. The pack may have one stack of fan folded bags or it may comprise a plurality of stacks wherein each fan folded layer has a plurality of bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Minigrip, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo Boeckmann
  • Patent number: 4688368
    Abstract: The imbricated product formation is fed to a wind-up location and is wound-up to form a product roll at this location. At the start of the wind-up operation the leading edge of the frontmost printed product is rolled back towards the bottom side or surface of this frontmost product which does not contact any one of the following or trailing printed products in the imbricated product formation. The wind-up of the following printed products in the imbricated product formation is effected in the same product winding direction. At the end of the wind-up operation a cover or strapping band is laid around the completed product roll which then holds the product roll together and also possibly protects the same. The winding direction is selected in accordance with the predetermined structure of the imbricated product formation and results in a roll-shaped wound product package which can be disassembled starting from the center thereof without the cover or strapping band having to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: FERAG AG
    Inventor: Werner Honegger
  • Patent number: 4674634
    Abstract: A stack of plastic bags having a reclosable adhesive seal wherein the bags each have a flap and the bags are stacked end to end with the flaps at alternate opposite edges of the stack and each bag is adhered to the adjacent bag by the adhesive for sealing the flap to close the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Shari J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4658962
    Abstract: A carton suitable for dispensing flat, flexible bags and the like, having a top cover comprising a top panel, opposing side walls, and an end wall formed by at least one inwardly folded end panel extending from one of the opposing side walls, the end panel being slightly shorter in height than the opposing side walls so that the end panel forms an elongated bag dispensing slot in the end wall along an edge of the top panel; and an elongated flap extending from the edge of the top panel and being folded inwardly to overlap the end panel, the flap being removably secured to the end panel, thereby adding strength to the end wall while at the same time covering the bag dispensing slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Viskase Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Burns, Robert P. Graves, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4416410
    Abstract: A paperboard blank for forming a dispenser for rolls of sandpaper and the like is disclosed. The blank includes rear, first side, front and second side walls defined by spaced vertical fold lines and rear, first side, front, and second side wall bottom flaps connected with the lower edges of the rear, first side, front, and second side walls by a horizontal fold line, respectively. The bottom flaps are folded about the horizontal fold line and the walls are folded about the vertical fold lines to form the dispenser. The blank is characterized by top flaps connected by horizontal fold lines with the upper edges of the rear, first side, and second side walls and which are folded in different manners depending upon whether the dispenser is to be formed into its closed shipping condition or into its open dispensing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
    Inventor: Ronald S. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 4294357
    Abstract: The invention provides a container having a roll of abrasive adhesive discs releasably connected to a backing paper inside the container. The container is designed such that the discs and backing paper may be pulled from the upper front of the container and when the backing paper is pulled downward or outward over the front edge the abrasive discs release from the backing paper and are popped free and released from the backing paper while being presented for easy removal by the user without contamination of the adhesive surface. Alternatively, by pulling the backing generally upward from the device, the abrasive discs remain adhered to the backing paper and the backing paper can be cut or manually torn such that one or several of the discs may be pulled free from the device while remaining on the backing and removed to another work place for later use without risk of contamination of the adhesive backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: Kennecott Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Stevens, Bruce A. Reidel
  • Patent number: 4130228
    Abstract: A container for dispensing increments of tearable film from a roll of the film in the container, having a cutting edge on a portion of the cover, and so arranged that during shipping and storage of the container holding the film, the portion of the cover with the cutting edge is tucked within the box and thereby enhancing safety and protection of the cutting edge and that upon the film being dispensed the said portion of the cover with the cutting edge is moved outwardly of the box to expose the cutting edge and to position it for cutting increments of film from the roll of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Assignee: The St. Regis Paper Company
    Inventor: Ronald Perrin