Opening Or Notch Located In Folded Corner Connector (i.e., "corner Fold" Or "corner Flap") Patents (Class 229/179)
  • Patent number: 10208961
    Abstract: A one-piece sheet-metal structure includes a first wall, a second wall perpendicularly extending from the first wall, and a third wall perpendicularly extending from the first wall. The second wall is perpendicular to the first wall and the third wall. An end edge of the second wall is adjacent an end edge of the third wall to form a corner. The corner is provided with a clench lock so that the corner is weld-free. The clench lock includes bottom and top tabs. The bottom tab perpendicularly extends from the end edge of the second wall at a bottom tab bend and engages an inner side of the third wall. The top tab perpendicularly extends from an outer edge of the third wall at a top tab bend and bends around the bottom tab and engages an inner side of the bottom tab to clench the bottom tab at the corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Pennant Moldings, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Sanfrey, John S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9238522
    Abstract: A one-piece, foldable corrugated cooler includes a storage portion having a bottom panel, two side panels, two end panels, and four corner panels; two handle panels forming a lid and a handle; and at least one locking panel. The at least one locking panel is adapted to secure the lid in a closed orientation, and the at least one locking panel is integral with at least one corner panel and at least one handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: THATBOX DESIGN, LLC
    Inventor: Donn J. Costanzo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9126710
    Abstract: A carton includes a top casing and a bottom casing. The top casing includes plural first sidewalls and plural first tongue parts connecting to the first sidewalls. The first tongue stripes parts are used for fixing on the inner surfaces of the adjacent first sidewalls. The bottom casing includes plural second sidewalls and plural second tongue parts connecting to the second sidewalls. The second tongue parts are used for fixing on inner surfaces of the adjacent second sidewalls. The bottom casing further includes plural reinforcing pieces respectively connected to one of the second sidewalls. The reinforcing pieces are disposed at the outside of the second sidewalls. When the top casing is coupled to the bottom casing, the reinforcing pieces are utilized for filling the gap between the top casing and the bottom casing caused by the first tongue parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Chien, Li-Wei Chang, Hsin-Le Chen, Shih-Hsien Yang
  • 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: 8256620
    Abstract: A box template formed of a sheet of material defines a foldable box having at least four side surfaces, a first end surface, and a second end surface. The box template also includes corner protector sections integrally formed with the foldable box. The corner protector sections are configured to be folded to protect an object placed inside the foldable box. The first end surface and second end surface may each include at least two surfaces that are integrally formed with, and connected to, two of the side surfaces. The corner protector sections may be integrally formed with, and connected to, the other two sides of the four side surfaces. The corner protector sections are configured with a plurality of identifiable sections that may be folded in order to create corner protectors. Four corner protector sections may be integrally formed with the foldable box so as to define eight corner protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Hanko Kiessner, Ryan Osterhout
  • 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: 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: 7828195
    Abstract: The present invention provides bottle sleeves for bottles, such as beverage bottles. Bottle sleeves of the present invention include a rib. In one embodiment of the present invention, the bottle sleeves comprise a sleeve sidewall including a partially cylindrical sidewall section and a rib, wherein the sidewall is continuous with the rib. In another embodiment of the present invention the bottle sleeves comprise a substantially cylindrical sidewall and a rib such that the rib overlaps the sidewall. Ribs of the present invention include at least one rib stiffener that is positioned inside the rib interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Ben C. Edmondson
  • 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: 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: 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: 7225970
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a blank of foldable material that configured to form a container. When formed, the container is completely self-locking. Additionally, when the blank is formed with any number of known liquid-proof sheet material or coatings, the container provides a leak/sift proof structure. Also, the container provides for all inside surfaces to be smooth, flat and interrupted surfaces. Further, as the hand hold cutouts are covered by end panels, the container retards hot or cold inside temperature degradation, which make the container ideal for use as a low-cost cooler or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • 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: 7036718
    Abstract: A container for carrying produce having dove tail locks is created from a container blank having nonsymmetrical, offset dove tail locks on the edges of the blank. When the blank is on a larger paperboard substrate having multiple blanks, the dove tail locks of a blank border the dove tail locks of an adjacent blank in a configuration that eliminates pinch points. The elimination of pinch points is achieved by having dove tail locks wherein the sides of the dove tail lock diverge from each other at different angles and for different horizontal vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin W. 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
  • Publication number: 20040007613
    Abstract: A container for carrying produce having dove tail locks is created from a container blank having nonsymmetrical, offset dove tail locks on the edges of the blank. When the blank is on a larger paperboard substrate having multiple blanks, the dove tail locks of a blank border the dove tail locks of an adjacent blank in a configuration that eliminates pinch points. The elimination of pinch points is achieved by having dove tail locks wherein the sides of the dove tail lock diverge from each other at different angles and for different horizontal vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Benjamin W. Quaintance
  • Patent number: 6651875
    Abstract: A foldable tote box is made of one-piece board of corrugated plastic. It comprises a rectangular bottom panel of two side edges and two end edges, a pair of side-wall panels, a pair of end wall panels, and two pairs of corner filler beam panels. Each side-wall panel has a folding edge integrally connected to the side edge of the bottom panel, and is folded along a first scored folding line at the folding edge, and has a cover panel connected to its top edge and two end edges defining a width of the side-wall panel and the height of the box. The end-wall panels are respectively integrally connected to and extended from the end edges of the bottom panel and folded along second scored folding lines. Each pair of corner filler beam panels is connected to the end edges of each end-wall panel. Each filler beam panels extends from the end edge of the end-wall panel and is folded along a third scored folding line to form a hollow support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Merryland Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Y. Chu
  • 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: 6471124
    Abstract: A container is formed from a plurality of panels that are folded to form two opposing sidewall panels and a bottom panel. An integral spacer is formed from flaps foldably joined to sidewall panels. The integral spacer provides a reduced inside length dimension relative to its corresponding outside length dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Tedeschi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5996885
    Abstract: A foldable tote box is formed by a one-pierce die-cut and scored board of corrugated material, especially corrugated plastic materials, that includes novel locking system so as to facilitate quick assembly of the box. The board includes a generally rectangular bottom panel, two pairs of side-wall panels to form the side-wall of the tote box, and ore or two pairs of filler beam panels connected to one of the pairs or both pairs of side-wall panels. Each side-wall panel having the filler beam panels includes a side wall section and a flap section, on which two insert locking tabs are formed at appropriate locations to be associated with corresponding fastening tabs located on the filler beam panels. Each of the filler beam panels can be folded to form a hollow support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Merryland Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Y. Chu
  • Patent number: 5762261
    Abstract: A collapsible container is provided which can be folded extremely simply and in which a bottom board portion and/or side board portions are not bent easily in use. The collapsible container includes a bottom board portion constituted by one flat sheet board portion. A pair of first side board portions are connected to the bottom board portion so as to extend in a first direction and so as to be opposite to each other. A pair of second side board portions are connected to the bottom board portion so as to extend in a direction perpendicular to the first direction and so as to be opposite to each other. The collapsible container also includes a folding mechanism which may include creases formed on each of the pair of first side board portions so as to extend from a substantially center portion of an upper side of the first side board portion to opposite ends of a lower side of the first side board portion on the bottom board portion side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Asano Danbohru Kabushikikaisha
    Inventors: Masaaki Okabe, Katsuji Takayama, Mitsuru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5284294
    Abstract: A disposable container is made from an integral blank of corrugated cardboard for folding between a relatively flat configuration for storage and a set-up configuration for receiving articles. A bottom wall is foldably attached to two pairs of side walls. The side walls are joined by four pleated walls to form a seamless interior portion when the walls are raised into a set-up configuration perpendicular to the bottom wall. The side and pleated walls include user-friendly self-locking elements for securing the set-up configuration. A moisture barrier coating on the interior permits ice and perishables to be received in the seamless interior portion to provide a disposable insulated cooler. A pair of folding top walls provide handles. One of the top walls includes a locking panel with lateral locking tabs which fold down across the top of the set-up cooler so that the closure locking tabs are seated in respective planar slots formed by the raised walls for positively closing the cooler interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Inventor: Roy V. Floyd
  • Patent number: 5255841
    Abstract: An initially flat and unfolded sheet of corrugated paperboard is cut and scored to first serve as a tier sheet or separator between tiers or layers of products loaded on a pallet and then, when foldably connected integral parts of it are erected, as a tote box thereby comprising a dual function device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Dale L. Ritter
  • Patent number: 5184772
    Abstract: A reusable, recyclable carton is made from recyclable plastics material and has a closure which does not require glue, staples or other non-recyclable closing elements. The plastics material may be polyethylene. The carton is erected from a knock-down carton blank having releasable engagement tabs and slots to releasably maintain the carton in an erected condition. A two flap lid is provided, the flaps meeting on a line joining opposing walls of the carton. A flange rises from each of the opposing walls adjacent the joining line of the lid flaps. The flange is joined to its respective wall along only part of its length so that it has free ends. The flange may be bent over to overlie the lid flaps and its ends may be tucked into slots in the lid flaps for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1993
    Inventor: Stephen E. McGrath
  • Patent number: 5050794
    Abstract: A leak proof disposable enclosed container combines a gusseted paperboard or corrugated board structure with seamless construction. The container is held erect without piercing the structure by locking tabs which enter openings in connecting panels which are foldably connected to the container walls. The top and bottom components of the container are restrained from separation by tamper tabs, which are linked to the container walls and provide anti-separative contact between the top and bottom halves of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Company
    Inventor: Henry Wischusen, III
  • Patent number: 4949900
    Abstract: A cardboard container which can be used in a compactor to contain domestic refuse, comprises a body and a cover. The container body is formed from a single blank by folding side panels thereof about a central panel forming the bottom. Corner panels folded along a diagonal ensure sealing relative to liquids located in the lower part of the container and provide handles which are retained and reinforced by flaps located on the body and on the cover and wound about the handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Caruelle
    Inventor: Patrick J. N. Ballu
  • Patent number: 4846398
    Abstract: The invention in its simplest form is a one piece receptacle formed from a blank that is a flat sheet and where gusseted corners are individually folded and latched to form the receptacle. The latches at each end of the receptacle are joinable to add strength to the receptacle and to provide convenient carrying and/or pull handles. The receptacle may be provided with an integral cover which is secureable to the latches and strengthens and adds to the utility of the latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Inventor: Russell L. Johnson
  • 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: 4676429
    Abstract: An octagonal tray and one-piece blank for forming it. The tray is formed from corrugated paperboard and is provided on at least its interior bottom and wall surfaces with a wax coating. The tray includes vertically disposed posts at its end walls, the posts increasing the vertical stacking strength of the tray and also reducing the requirement that the trays be accurately vertically aligned when stacked one on top of the other. The tray is manually erected by folding along hinge or fold axes formed in the blank. Crushed ice is placed among and on fish or poultry within the tray for example, with the tray then being lidded for shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Stephen O. Crowe, Jeffrey D. Harper, Woody B. Wilson
  • Patent number: RE32891
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved pouring spout opening configuration for a gable top (1) of an extended shelf life packaging container constructed of heat and pressure sealed thermoplastic coated paperboard with the pouring spout shape being defined by a continuous non-linear perforated line (20) placed in the underlying paperboard support layer of the laminate structure used for extended shelf life packaging containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Wesley H. Smith