Panel Or Panel Portion Projects Into An Opening Or Notch In The Box Material Patents (Class 229/178)
  • Patent number: 10829263
    Abstract: A one-piece blank and preassembly for constructing a container having an internal support structure includes a bottom panel, a wall panel or combination panel, and an auxiliary panel connected to the wall panel or combination panel. The auxiliary panel and the wall or combination panel are configured so that portions of the auxiliary panel automatically change state from co-planar to three-dimensional upon manipulation of the wall panel or combination panel to form the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GYRE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Troy M. Little
  • Patent number: 10745171
    Abstract: A stackable pallet display system includes a tray portion having a rectangular bottom wall, corner posts extending upward from corners of the tray portion and an interior divider panel extending upward from the tray portion. The tray, corner posts and interior divider wall of the system can be folded from blanks of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Menasha Corporation, PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Pfeifer, William Garrett Ehlebracht, Sunitha Nair, Daniel Lee Mathews, Roberto Carlos Guerrero Kees
  • Patent number: 10407205
    Abstract: A folding box has a foldable positioning piece extending from an outer edge of each of front and rear panels thereof. A first reinforcement sheet is attached and connected to the positioning piece, thereby reinforcing the strength of the front and rear panels and side panels of the folding box. By the extension of the reinforcement sheets, the structural stability of the folding box can be maintained when the folding box is produced with the thin cardboard and the area required for the preparation of the cardboard is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 9108760
    Abstract: A hanging display box with a carrying handle is made from a folding cardboard sheet. The cardboard sheet includes a display panel with a window, a substantially transparent plastic material covering the window and having flaps extending substantially beyond the display panel. A top wall attached to the display panel is connected to a hanger panel with an opening, and a bottom wall attached to the display panel is connected to a rear panel also having an opening, so that when the rear panel is folded adjacent the hanger panel, the openings align to form the carrying handle. Side walls attached to the display panel releasably fix the plastic material against the window such that, when the box is opened, the plastic material and cardboard are easily separated and recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Moshe Begim
  • 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: 8777096
    Abstract: A foldable cardboard desk organizer made of corrugated cardboard for use in standard elementary school desks. The desk organizer includes a base to which are attached a front wall, a back wall and two side walls. The walls are formed by folding the wall elements upon themselves and securing by a tab and slot system to create strong, two-layer walls. The wall elements further include wing portions that, when assembled, overlap and link separate wall elements together to provide structure and support for the desk organizer. One or more divider sections may be installed within the base by attaching them to the walls to create two or more compartments within the base and defined by the divider sections. The divider sections include three overlapping layers for increased strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra Brian Rodney, Glenn Brian Rodney
  • Patent number: 8763888
    Abstract: A blank assembly includes a tray blank having a first end panel assembly, a first side panel assembly, a second end panel assembly, and a second side panel assembly in series. Each panel assembly includes a removable pad panel. The tray blank further includes a bottom panel extending from each panel assembly at a fold line. The blank assembly further includes a first side insert blank configured to couple to the first side panel assembly. The first side insert blank having a removable pad panel configured to at least partially align with the removable pad panel of the first side panel assembly. A second side insert blank is configured to couple to the second side panel assembly. The second side insert blank includes a removable pad panel configured to at least partially align with the removable pad panel of the second side panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: James John Willman, Craig Frederick Minsky
  • Patent number: 8746544
    Abstract: A collapsible cardboard box and lid. The box sides each comprise an outer face and an inner face flap connected by a fold-over region. Mitered edges of adjacent fold-over regions align to define mitered corners of the box opening periphery. Intermediate side flaps connected to the outer shell bottom are sandwiched between the side outer faces and inner face flaps, and a locking flap connected to one of the sides defines an interior bottom. The lid top face is connected to a first set of outer side faces connected by a fold-over region to inner side faces. One inner side face is connected to a top locking liner flap that extends to an abutment with the inner side face to define the lid interior. A second set of outer side faces connects to intermediate flaps sandwiched between the first set of outer side faces and inner side faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Brand Design Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew L. Cruz
  • Patent number: 8646680
    Abstract: Suitably configured sheets of material and related folding methods provide self-latching clamshell folded boxes that may be used, for example, to securely package consumer goods such as shoes or other clothing items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: OIA Global Logistics SCM, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Low, Richard Shih-Ning Fan
  • Patent number: 8628001
    Abstract: A partly constructed set up box in a generally flat configuration, the partly constructed set up box comprising an inner blank and an outer blank, wherein the inner blank and the outer blank are secured relative to each other by a securement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Services Limited
    Inventor: Chris Hallam
  • Patent number: 8567661
    Abstract: A two piece shipping tray having a first unitary blank which provides a bottom panel with opposed end panels and opposed side panels connected by foldable corner gussets and a second unitary blank which provides a two walled cross divider adhered in fixed relation to the bottom panel to provide a knocked-down-flat condition in which the two walled cross divider foldably engages the bottom panel and in which the opposed side panels have a portion of the corresponding foldable corner gussets adhered in fixed relation to the opposed end panels to engage each of the opposed side panels with the bottom panel, which allows the basic configuration of the shipping tray to be manually foldably produced from the knocked-down-flat condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: DeLine Box Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Sullivan, Terence A. Gill, David C. DeLine
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8393470
    Abstract: A tray has a bottom panel, side and end panels and top shoulders at opposed ends of the tray. A separate cover extends across the top and down opposed sides of the tray. The cover has attachment tabs that extend into attachment slots in the tray. The trays may be stacked with an upper tray resting on the shoulders of the lower tray. The cover is a cover for the stack of trays with the side panels of the cover sized for different numbers of trays in the stack. One embodiment has stacking tabs extending above the tray. The cover has cut-outs to accommodate the stacking tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A Philips
  • Patent number: 8220633
    Abstract: Embodiments of various stacking cartons that can be erected from a one-piece blank are provided. In this regard, a representative carton, among others, comprises a bottom wall, side walls and end walls. The side walls are foldably attached to left and right edges of the bottom wall. The end walls are foldably attached to top and bottom side edges of the bottom wall such that the side walls are located between the end walls. Each end wall is foldably attached to an end panel that is designed to fold and engage the inner surface of the end wall. The end wall is foldably attached to first reinforcing side panels at side edges of the end wall. Each first reinforcing side panel is foldably attached to a second reinforcing side panel that is designed to fold and engage the inner surface of the first reinforcing side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventor: Phil W. Weideman
  • Patent number: 8205787
    Abstract: This invention relates to stackable, open-topped, partially-lidded, and/or fully-lidded shipping and/or display container, and more particularly to a corrugated paperboard stackable container for shipping and displaying products such as, for example, agricultural produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Edmundo Panduro, Jr., Stanley L. Fry
  • Patent number: 8141771
    Abstract: A packaging carton box structure includes a first sheet and a second sheet, and a pre-tearing portion is disposed on a first side plate of the first sheet. After the first sheet and the second sheet are bent, an object is packaged, and then, after the packaged object is placed on a placement plane, the pre-tearing portion is torn, so as to take out the object along a direction parallel to the placement plane, which is time-saving and labor-saving, and further prevents the object from falling off to result in damages when being taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Yen-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8070053
    Abstract: A stackable container for carrying produce. The container has tapered side walls or end walls to aid in the stacking of like containers. Also, the container has locking flaps that allow the container to be erected manually and without the need for fasteners. Further, at least one tapered wall of the container has a reinforcement flap that creates a partial top structure in the upper part of the container that helps prevent bulging of the walls. The reinforcement flap also creates doubled stacking tabs and diagonal corner posts that aid in the stacking of like containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Stanley L Fry
  • Patent number: 8042728
    Abstract: A container such as a pizza box having one or more removable portions (46), which can be removed without substantially affecting the enclosing and/or strength properties of the container. The container blank has a central bottom panel (41) with at least one roll over side wall formed of an outer wall panel (48) with removable portions and an inner wall panel (49) that doubles over the outer wall portion to engage extension panels or tabs (8) of adjacent side walls, and has a hinged top panel lid (40). The removable portions (46) may be used for printing promotional material or as reward tokens offering special consideration for future purchases. The container also aims to provide a method of promoting products by way of a container having one or more removable portions and/or to provide a method of subsidizing the cost of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Initiatives and Innovations Pty Ltd
    Inventor: George Braoudakis
  • Patent number: 7891541
    Abstract: Featured is a storage container having a rectangular base with a front wall folded upwardly along a front edge of the rectangular base, a back wall folded upwardly along a back edge of the rectangular base, a outer cover panel extension to the front wall having a pair of widths and having a cover tuck flap, wherein each edge along the pair of widths in the outer cover panel extension has cutouts in a smooth shape, an inner cover panel extension to the back wall having a pair of widths folded along a top edge of the back wall, each edge along the pair of widths of the inner cover panel extension has cutouts in a smooth shape and a pair of end walls extending upwardly along a side edge of the rectangular base with a pair of grab areas allowing fingers extending towards outer cover panel passing over cutouts having the smooth shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Chris Mittelstaedt
  • 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: 7681785
    Abstract: A stackable corrugated box made from a foldable blank comprising a base having two opposed first edges and second edges, wall portions extending from the first edges, side wall portions extending from the second edges. The wall portions comprise a first part connected to the base and a second part connected to the first part, provided with flaps. The first parts include crush and knife cut features capable of flexing outward. When the box is erected, the side wall portions are folded perpendicularly to the base and connected via the flaps to upwardly directed walls defined by the first and second parts also folded perpendicularly to the base. The upwardly directed walls are provided with projecting tabs, so that when the box is stacked on another similar box, the crush and knife cut features flex outward creating space for the tabs from the box placed below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cascades Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Grigor
  • Patent number: 7635080
    Abstract: A paperboard container folded from a single unitary blank of paperboard has a bottom wall, opposite side walls, and opposite end walls. Stacking tabs project from an upper edge of the end walls for receipt in corresponding slots in end edges of the bottom wall of an adjacent stacked container, and ventilation openings are formed in the side and end walls for circulation of air. The end walls are formed by inner and outer roll-over panels, and are slightly inwardly inclined to provide space for circulation of air between the containers when two of them are abutted together in end-to-end relationship. First extension flaps on the ends of the inner roll-over panels lie against and are secured to the inner surface of adjacent side walls, and second extension flaps on the ends of the side walls extend between and are captured by the inner and outer roll-over panels. In a preferred embodiment, the first extension flaps and the roll-over panels are held in place by interengaged detent tabs and slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Doyle A. Conway
  • Patent number: 7628312
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention feature a storage container formed from cardboard material. This particular storage container has a rectangular base unit having a front wall folded upwardly along a folded front edge of the rectangular base, a back wall folded upwardly along a folded back edge of the rectangular base with at least one cover slot and integral cover secure flap extending from within the at least one cover slot. On the top of the storage container, a outer cover panel extension to the front wall is folded in a spaced and parallel relationship to the rectangular base along a folded top edge of the front wall and having at least one cover tuck flap with an integral cover secure slot both cooperating with the at least one cover slot and integral cover secure flap respectively. Under the cardboard outer cover panel is an inner cover panel extension to the back wall folded along a folded top edge of the back wall in a spaced and parallel relationship to the rectangular base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Chris Mittelstaedt, Richard G. Hansen, Kevin McKim, Erich Boese, Tony Joyce
  • Patent number: 7628313
    Abstract: A stackable container for carrying produce. The container has tapered side walls or end walls to aid in the stacking of like containers. Also, the container has locking flaps that allow the container to be erected manually and without the need for fasteners. Further, at least one tapered wall of the container has a reinforcement flap that creates a partial top structure in the upper part of the container that helps prevent bulging of the walls. The reinforcement flap also creates doubled stacking tabs and diagonal corner posts that aid in the stacking of like containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Stanley L Fry
  • Patent number: 7607567
    Abstract: A container (10) for shipping products has opposed end walls (11, 12) and opposed side walls (13, 14), each having an inner wall panel (16, 17 and 20, 21, respectively) and an outer wall panel (18, 19 and 22, 23, respectively) defining double thickness walls. The outer wall panels in the side walls are disposed orthogonally to the outer wall panels in the end walls to define a rectangular or square outer container configuration, and extension panels (25a, 25b) on opposite side edges of a first pair (16, 17) of the inner wall panels extend diagonally across interior corners of the container to define with the inner wall panels an octagonal inner container configuration. Bottom flaps (40, 41, 42 and 43) foldably connected to the bottom edges of the outer wall panels form a peripheral bottom wall (15), and include quick-lock detents (46, 47 and 52, 53, 54) to enable quick and easy set up of the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Stanley L. Fry, Timi D. DiSalvo
  • Patent number: 7597245
    Abstract: The invention is a shipping box and an internal holding device designed to transport a dental impression without damage or distortion by suspending the impression by it's handle inside the box so that it does not touch the interior walls of the box. The box, constructed of fiberboard or plastic is divided into a receptacle, where the internal holding device secures the handle of the impression, and a suspension area, where the body of the impression is suspended in mid-air. The interior holding device is comprised of two blocks into which the handle of the impression will imprint, securing the impression and preventing it from moving about during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: David Allen Tillery
  • Patent number: 7597241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container having a carton and a cover sized to fit over and enclose an interior space of the container. Carton and cover each are adapted to permit controlled flow of air in to and out of the interior space of the container. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, cover sidewalls are adapted to move between an open position and a closed position, wherein air is permitted to flow in to and out of the interior space of the container when the sidewalls are in an open position, but inhibited from flowing in to and out of the container when the sidewalls are in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Juan Z Valenzuela, Carlos A Gajardo
  • Patent number: 7565998
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container and container blank for shipping and displaying product that are generally flat and round. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define a container blank. The blank includes a variety of panels, flaps and tabs, that when erected, form a container that includes an interior volume having gussets in the corners. The gusseted corners provide a contact surface for product stability within the container. Likewise, the gussets provide overall stability and increased strength to the container. The container includes top panels that close the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Jack A McClure
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7469815
    Abstract: A corrugated paperboard container (10) has a bottom (11), opposite side walls (12, 13) and opposite end walls (14, 15). The end walls include an end panel (18) that is foldably connected to the bottom, and end flap panels (16, 17) that are foldably connected to the side walls. A roll-over flap (23) is connected to the end wall by a web (24), and a notch (20) is in the top edge of the end flap panels. The end wall panel and end flap panels are folded into overlying relationship, and the roll-over flap is folded over an upper edge of the end wall panel, with the web lying in the notch. A projection or hook (41) extends into one side of the notch to engage an edge of the web to retain the web in the notch. A blank for making the container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Benjamin W Quaintance
  • Patent number: 7467743
    Abstract: A tray-type container having a bottom panel is provided. The container has an outer side panel extending upwardly from the bottom panel. The outer side panel has a slit. An end panel is provided extending upwardly from said bottom panel to form, along with said side panel, an inner cavity. A flap extends from the end panel. The flap from the end panel is positioned within the slit of the outer side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A Philips
  • Patent number: 7464855
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-product container and container blank. In accordance with the present invention, a single sheet of foldable material is cut and scored to define a container blank. The blank includes a variety of panels, flaps and tabs, that when erected, form a container that includes two container areas. The two container areas may be the same size, or they may be of different size. The container includes a top panel assembly that may be locked to close the container. In once aspect of this invention, the container is useful for application such as the pizza market where the pizza is placed in one container area and other items are placed in the second container area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Timothy C Glasgow
  • Patent number: 7458503
    Abstract: A stackable container for carrying produce. The container has tapered side walls or end walls to aid in the stacking of like containers. Also, the container has locking flaps that allow the container to be erected manually and without the need for fasteners. Further, at least one tapered wall of the container has a reinforcement flap that creates a partial top structure in the upper part of the container that helps prevent bulging of the walls. The reinforcement flap also creates doubled stacking tabs and diagonal corner posts that aid in the stacking of like containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Stanley L Fry
  • Patent number: 7331508
    Abstract: A container is disclosed having a plurality of interconnected panels forming sidewalls surrounding a central space. Flaps extend from lower sidewall edges and fold along fold lines to form a bottom. Support flanges are arranged along upper sidewall edges on oppositely facing sidewalls. The support flanges are oriented at right angles to the sidewalls and provide a support surface allowing the containers to be stacked one atop another without collapsing or nesting within each other. Each support flange is supported by a truss formed by a panel segment extending angularly from the support flange to a support panel biased against the sidewall to which the support flange is attached by a retaining flap extending from an inner sidewall layer. Locking tabs at the ends of each panel segment are received within recesses positioned in sidewall panels perpendicular to the support flanges. The container is transformed from a knockdown formed from a unitary blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventors: Allen Kanter, Peter S. Jaffe, Brian J. Tibbels
  • Patent number: 7234629
    Abstract: A packaging box includes a box and a cover. The box and the cover respectively have a plurality of concave folding lines in order for the packaging box to be collapsed and even recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Arcadyan Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Shu Ho
  • Patent number: 7207473
    Abstract: A stackable container for carrying produce. The container has tapered side walls or end walls to aid in the stacking of like containers. Also, the container has locking flaps that allow the container to be erected manually and without the need for fasteners. Further, at least one tapered wall of the container has a reinforcement flap that creates a partial top structure in the upper part of the container that helps prevent bulging of the walls. The reinforcement flap also creates doubled stacking tabs and diagonal corner posts that aid in the stacking of like containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Stanley L. Fry
  • Patent number: 7131570
    Abstract: A corrugated paperboard container (10) has a bottom (11), opposite side walls (12, 13) and opposite end walls (14, 15). The end walls include an end panel (18) that is foldably connected to the bottom, and end flap panels (16, 17) that are foldably connected to the side walls. A roll-over flap (23) is connected to the end wall by a web (24), and a notch (20) is in the top edge of the end flap panels. The end wall panel and end flap panels are folded into overlying relationship, and the roll-over flap is folded over an upper edge of the end wall panel, with the web lying in the notch. A projection or hook (41) extends into one side of the notch to engage an edge of the web to retain the web in the notch. A blank for making the container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin Quaintance
  • 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: 7004378
    Abstract: A container that holds small bulk articles observable through mesh-covered openings while restricting access for substituting articles among containers formed by folding a blank on scores to define a top wall with two opposing end walls and two opposing side walls. Each side wall has a bottom wall foldable on a respective score for closing the container after filing with contents. At least one of the top wall and side walls defines an opening that is covered with a netting that restricts casual removal of the contents while permitting visual inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: R & L Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Tharpe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6948617
    Abstract: A container is disclosed having a plurality of interconnected panels forming sidewalls surrounding a central space. Flaps extend from lower sidewall edges and fold along fold lines to form a bottom. Support flanges are arranged along upper sidewall edges on oppositely facing sidewalls. The support flanges are oriented at right angles to the sidewalls and provide a support surface allowing the containers to be stacked one atop another without collapsing or nesting within each other. Each support flange is supported by a truss formed by a panel segment extending angularly from the support flange to a support panel biased against the sidewall to which the support flange is attached by a retaining flap extending from an inner sidewall layer. Locking tabs at the ends of each panel segment are received within recesses positioned in sidewall panels perpendicular to the support flanges. The container is transformed from a knockdown formed from a unitary blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Innovative Packaging Designs L.P.
    Inventors: Allen Kanter, Peter S. Jaffe, Brian J. Tibbels
  • Patent number: 6938820
    Abstract: A stackable box formed from a one-piece blank cut of corrugated paperboard material has integrated right-angle stacking tabs protruding upwardly from each top corner of the box which matingly interlock with openings on each bottom corner of a second similarly constructed box so as to prevent sideways slipping of the boxes when stacked. The box folds and assembles without the need for fasteners, glue or other parts. The sides are assembled to have four-wall thickness and the ends are assembled to have two-wall thickness for improved strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Pratt Industries (U.S.A.), Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Noone, Ron B. Rhymes
  • Patent number: 6935509
    Abstract: A receptacle for a tray display for point-of-purchase display of articles for vending, is provided with an outer shell, and an article enclosing tray positioned against a back side of a front wall of the outer shell. Access to the articles is provided through an aperture in the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Robert Egresitz
  • Patent number: 6899266
    Abstract: A paperboard container folded from a single unitary blank of paperboard has a bottom wall, opposite side walls, and opposite end walls. Stacking tabs project from an upper edge of the side walls for receipt in corresponding slots in an edge of the bottom wall of an adjacent stacked container, and ventilation openings are formed in the side walls for circulation of air. The side walls are formed by inner and outer roll-over panels, and are slightly inwardly inclined to provide space for circulation of air between the containers when two of them are abutted together in side-by-side relationship. First extension flaps on the ends of the inner roll-over panels lie against and are secured to the inner surface of the end walls, and second extension flaps on the ends of the end walls extend between and are captured by the inner and outer roll-over panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Doyle A. Conway
  • Patent number: 6889891
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Inventor: John D. Correll
  • 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: 6845903
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a folder type file tray assembled from a single paperboard blank. The file tray can be flattened to a reduced size during storage or transportation. It can also be assembled into different forms for different usage. The first form of file tray is an open-top box with a front opening for usage as a conventional file tray. The second form of file tray is an open-top box without a front opening, i.e., surrounded by four side walls for usage as a desk-top tool box. The third form of file tray is an open-top box with a foldable closing lid for usage such as a storage box. Additionally, the file tray of present invention can be stacked up directly to each other in multiple numbers without additional means of support. The file tray of present invention has low material and manufacturing costs. If needed, one side of paper blank can be laminated with higher quality paper or decorative material to enhance the appearance of file tray of present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventor: David Yang
  • 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: 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: 20040211825
    Abstract: An improved corrugated paper bin blank, collapsed bin, and bin for holding bulk goods are disclosed. According to an embodiment, the bin blank comprises three longitudinal sections, one for a bottom section, another for rectangular outer walls, and a third for octagonal inner walls. Various cut and/or scored portions of the longitudinal sections fold and overlap each other to create the final bin, and can be secured with matching tabs and slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Robert D. Champion, Harold L. Baker