Folded Extensions Of Opposed Sidewalls Overlap One Another Patents (Class 229/193)
  • Patent number: 8875983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide boxes that are particularly useful in connection with trash collection and trash compaction. The boxes are designed as having a single-piece board construction with a strength that can contain mixed types of trash, including solids and liquids, and to effectively contain the trash during the pressure of a compaction process without tearing, splitting and/or leaking. They are also designed to use a waterproof coating for adhering seams, reducing the extra step and expense of using a glue or an adhesive to secure the box seams. The trash compaction boxes provided herein are particularly useful on aircraft and other passenger transport vehicles, where weight and performance are of primary concern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC, Dura-Fibre, LLC
    Inventors: Gil Lenhard, Brian Adams, Jason Gscheidmeier, Scott Gehl
  • Patent number: 8464894
    Abstract: A structure is injection molded onto a group of panels to form a container. The container has a tray and an injection-molded feature. The tray has a plurality of side panels that extend at least partially around, and at least partially define, a cavity of the container. The tray has a plurality of multi-part flanges with at least one of the multi-part flanges including a lower flange portion and an upper flange portion. The injection-molded feature has band that is injected molded onto the lower flange portion and the upper flange portion. An injection-molded strip extends along and at least partially defines the corner of the container. The strip extends downward from the inner portion of the band in the elongate corner of the container. A tool is also disclosed for forming the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. O'Hagan, Phil Netzer, Bruce Barnard, Peter W. Blaas, Kevin J. Hjort
  • Patent number: 8297489
    Abstract: A packaging container includes a body plate defined into front and back faces by a first folding line. The front face includes second and third folding lines. The second and third folding lines define two connection portions. The body plate further includes an enclosing plate. A fourth folding line is located between the front face and the enclosing plate. The back face is folded upwards along the first folding line, and the connection portions are folded inwards along the second and third folding lines. The connection portions are stuck to the back face. A first pre-folding line and a second pre-folding line are located between the second and third folding lines. A fifth pre-folding line and a sixth pre-folding line are located on the back face. Two seventh pre-folding lines and two eighth pre-folding lines are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Hsing Er Tsai
  • Publication number: 20110101081
    Abstract: A pre-folded file bottom box form, a method of creating the box form, and a box created from the form. The box form is created from a unitary blank of corrugated material that is die cut and creased so as to form a series of interconnected panels arranged in three rows that each include four panels. A first row has four panels that each end up in the box as a reinforcing end wall or sidewall panel; each of these panels are separated by a narrow gap. A middle row includes four panels that each end up in the box as a box end wall or sidewall panel; each of these panels is contiguous with one panel of the second row. There is a crease located between each of the middle row panels, and between each of them and the first row panel that is contiguous with it. A third row, coupled to the second row, includes first and second bottom panels and two end-wall reinforcing panels. The first and second bottom panels are each contiguous with one of the panels of the second row with a crease located between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Technology Container Corporation
    Inventors: Fred Dowd, Keith B. Perron
  • Patent number: 7717320
    Abstract: A container made from corrugated paperboard has a bottom wall, opposite side and end walls, and a self locking arrangement on the end walls holding the container in erected condition. The self locking arrangement includes first and second end panels on opposite ends of the side walls, and a third end panel on opposite ends of the bottom wall. The end panels form the end walls of the container. The first and second end panels have at least one notch formed in an upper edge, and a roll over flap is foldably joined by at least one web to an upper edge of each of the third end panels and is folded inwardly and downwardly over the upper edges of the first and second end panels into a locked position to hold the end panels and thus the container in erected condition. In the locked position, the web is engaged in the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin Quaintance
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7661580
    Abstract: Described is a food container made from a single piece of material. The food container includes a front and rear panel joined by opposite sides and a bottom. The rear panel includes a flap cover with a pair of locking members and the front panel includes a flap and a pair of cut-outs on opposite sides thereof wherein the cut-outs are configured to secure the locking members so that the flap is positioned beneath the flap cover when the container is closed. The disclosed container allows for the quick and efficient collection of food product without the food product being touched by human hands. The container, having closure means, acts as a measuring device such that the size of portions is consistent. The closure means also maintains the temperature of the food product, allows for later storage of food product and prevents food product from unintentionally spilling from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Edward Bazan
  • Patent number: 7434722
    Abstract: Packaging is disclosed for electrical installation equipment, in particular, made from a folded cardboard box, with two parallel first cardboard portions which form a front and a rear wall of the packaging and with two second cardboard faces extending perpendicular thereto, of which the cardboard face forms the bottom wall and the cardboard face forms the upper wall, with first flaps formed on the longitudinal edges of the front and rear wall and the bottom wall, which are attached to the longitudinal edges and able to be bent towards one another, so that they are in a single plane, with cover flaps attached to the edges of the upper wall extending in line with the longitudinal edges and which cover the first flaps and are bonded thereto, and with a third flap arranged on the upper wall which terminates on the edge of the upper wall opposing the front wall and is bonded from inside against the inner face of the front wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: ABB Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Martin
  • Publication number: 20080173704
    Abstract: A container for shipping and/or storing a stack of paper is disclosed. The container, according to a disclosed embodiment, comprises a bottom wall and first and second upright, opposing side walls extending from respective edges of the bottom wall. First and second shell portions are connected in a pivotal manner to respective edges of the bottom wall. The shell portions are pivotable toward and away from each to close and open the container, respectively. When the container is closed, the stack is securely contained between the shell portions and the side walls for shipping or storing. When the container is opened, at least two opposing sides of the stack are exposed to facilitate removal of paper from the container. A handle for carrying or lifting the container may be coupled to one of the shell portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher G. Forthaus, George I. Nukuto, Scott Belliveau, Dale J. Waite, James L. Pfaffendorf
  • Patent number: 7367490
    Abstract: A container for shipping and/or storing a stack of paper is disclosed. The container, according to a disclosed embodiment, comprises a bottom wall and first and second upright, opposing side walls extending from respective edges of the bottom wall. First and second shell portions are connected in a pivotal manner to respective edges of the bottom wall. The shell portions are pivotable toward and away from each to close and open the container, respectively. When the container is closed, the stack is securely contained between the shell portions and the side walls for shipping or storing. When the container is opened, at least two opposing sides of the stack are exposed to facilitate removal of paper from the container. A handle for carrying or lifting the container may be coupled to one of the shell portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Boise White Paper, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Forthaus, George I. Nukuto, Scott Belliveau, Dale J. Waite, James L. Pfaffendorf
  • Publication number: 20070187472
    Abstract: An elongate laminar blank for forming a hinge-lid container has a box-defining portion and a lid-defining portion connected along a transverse hinge line. The lid-defining portion of the blank comprises: a lid rear wall panel extending from the transverse hinge line; a lid top wall panel connected to the lid rear wall panel along a first transverse fold line; a lid front wall panel connected to the lid top wall panel along a second transverse fold line and having an opposed outer transverse edge; a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid inner side wall panels connected to the lid rear wall panel on either side thereof along a first pair of longitudinal fold lines; and a pair of opposed trapezoidal lid outer side wall panels connected to the lid front wall panel on either side thereof along a second pair of longitudinal fold lines, each trapezoidal lid outer side wall panel having an angled outer edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventor: Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Patent number: 7140532
    Abstract: A container for holding at least two items comprising at least two compartments, a first compartment and a second compartment rotatably affixed to the first compartment. The second compartment in a first position extends from the first compartment substantially in the plane of the rear panel of the first compartment and can thus be used as a scoop to scoop a first item into the first compartment. The second compartment is then rotated until it is adjacent to and extends substantially along or even abuts the rear panel of the first compartment and is expanded, and a second item is placed into the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Aricoga Creative Development, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy E. Holt, David A. Roelle, Wayne J. Leybeck
  • Publication number: 20040124234
    Abstract: A container for shipping and/or storing a stack of paper is disclosed. The container, according to a disclosed embodiment, comprises a bottom wall and first and second upright, opposing side walls extending from respective edges of the bottom wall. First and second shell portions are connected in a pivotal manner to respective edges of the bottom wall. The shell portions are pivotable toward and away from each to close and open the container, respectively. When the container is closed, the stack is securely contained between the shell portions and the side walls for shipping or storing. When the container is opened, at least two opposing sides of the stack are exposed to facilitate removal of paper from the container. A handle for carrying or lifting the container may be coupled to one of the shell portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Boise Cascade Corpation
    Inventors: Christopher G. Forthaus, George I. Nukuto, Scott Belliveau, Dale J. Waite, James L. Pfaffendorf
  • Patent number: 6702179
    Abstract: A paperboard box is made of a piece of paperboard with split lines and folding lines to form a shape like a boat so as to make the food or the like inside worthwhile and enhance the purchase desire of the consumer. Further, the paperboard box is easy to be disposed after using without creating a problem of contamination to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Shih-Jen Chang
  • 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: 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: 6471629
    Abstract: An apparatus for the formation of packaging from unitary blanks comprising a first tool having a convex end surface said convex end surface having edges that define a first center segment and a first plurality of triangular segments and a second tool having a concave end surface said concave end surface having edges that define a second center segment and a second plurality of triangular segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Aliseo Gentile
  • Publication number: 20020117407
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier is formed from a single blank and includes parallel first and second side walls, parallel first and second end walls, and a composite handle structure arranged between the first and second side walls. The handle structure has first and second handle panels secured together in a juxtaposed relationship. A first securing member is hingedly connected to the first handle panel and glued to the inside surface of the first end wall to create a joint between the handle structure and the first end wall. A first joint-reinforcing member is hingedly connected to the second handle panel and glued to the inside surface of said first end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: John M. Holley
  • Patent number: 6279821
    Abstract: A blank having a defined pattern of reduced strength, allowing separation along said defined pattern, the pattern defining a box for a video cassette comprising a single sheet having a first and second printable portion having side flaps and tabs which can be folded into a rectangular parallel-piped shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Neato, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew F. Kubitsky, Peter H. Tracy
  • Patent number: 6257404
    Abstract: A blank having a defined pattern of reduced strength, allowing separation along said defined pattern, the pattern defining a video cassette box from a single sheet having first and second face portions, one or more side flaps for forming a parallelepiped, one or more reinforcing tabs for increasing the durability of the box and one or more top tabs for forming an enclosure at one end of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Neato, LLC.
    Inventors: Peter H. Tracy, Peter Atkinson
  • Patent number: 6089448
    Abstract: In a box-shaped packing case 20 having an overlap portion at which a third folding plate 24 folded from a first holding direction is superposedly adhesively attached onto first and second folding plates 22, 23 which are folded from two directions different from the first folding direction of the third folding plate 24 so that the boundary portions thereof are not overlapped with each other, the shape of the boundary portion between the first and second folding plates 22, 23 when the first and second folding plates 22, 23 are folded is designed so that the length of an adhesion area to which the third folding plate 24 adheres approaches to the length of the third folding plate 24 at a maximum irrespective of the boundary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Seizo Seki
  • Patent number: 6041998
    Abstract: A one-piece blank construction for a flip-lid box includes a rectangular bottom panel, rectangular top panel, panels bridging between the bottom and top, and two flip-lid panels foldably connected to one of the components of the respective side walls. The overall "footprint" of the blank is small because the blank is approximately rectangular, thus effecting the maximum saving of material. The one-piece construction is easy to set up, cuts the wastage of material, and increases strength so as to allow a smaller material thickness to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Inventor: Leslie H. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5899377
    Abstract: A wrapper-type box for transporting a sandwich. The box is formed from a one-piece flat blank of stiff but foldable cardboard. The blank has a main part with a plurality of parallel fold lines which divide the main part into four adjacent side walls. The main part is folded about the fold lines to assume an elongate tubular body of rectangular configuration. An edge flap and a top wall overlap and have cooperating locking tabs and slots to secure the main part in an assembled condition The edge flap also has a looplike handle formed therein. The one-piece blank also includes a pair of flaps associated with and projecting outwardly from each end. To effect closure of the end of the tubular body, the pair of flaps are folded inwardly into the box interior through a sufficient angle so that a tab on one flap passes over the other flap and projects into a slot provided on the other flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Arvco Container Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Speese, David M. Hanna
  • Patent number: 5850965
    Abstract: A reinforced container includes four exterior panels and four supports. Three of the supports are integrally connected to two exterior panels that are positioned to form an edge of the container. The supports can be secured to the interior sides of the exterior panels. The reinforced container can be made from folding a single sheet of corrugated fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1998
    Assignee: Dell USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Derek W. Boyls, John W. Bridges
  • Patent number: 5799863
    Abstract: Cup made from a rectangular sheet folded to form a convex base consisting of two isosceles triangles with a common base. The ends of the common base extend into two areas in the shape of deformable lozenges for folding and unfolding the cup while leaving the base flat. When the cup is unfolded by pressing on the edges to draw them together, the ends abut on the edges of the dihedrals forming the cup sides, thereby locking the cup into an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventors: Gilbert Capy, Akiva Buchberg
  • Patent number: 5749513
    Abstract: A box has front and back walls and a bottom wall extended between the lower margins of those walls. It also has side walls that are attached to the front and back walls and close the sides of the box. Each side wall contains two panels which are joined together at a manufacturer's joint midway between the front and back walls to create a column within the side wall. The column extends all the way to the bottom wall and enhances the strength of the side wall. In one embodiment the columns in the side walls support a beam that extends through the box and items may be suspended from the beam. In another embodiment, the bottom wall folds, as do the side walls at their columns, so that the box may be supplied in a knocked-down condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Innovative Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Buford R. Strauser
  • Patent number: 5716473
    Abstract: A paperboard container of generally semi-rigid construction and formed from a unitary blank of paperboard folded in the general shape of a U. The interior surface of the container is coated with a thermoplastic polymer barrier layer, the container having a manually openable, normally closed pour spout at one upper edge portion, and also having a recessed or raised bottom. The container is particularly adapted for packaging granular, dry material such as corn flakes, pretzels, and the like. Due to its construction and the thermoplastic barrier layer, the usual inner pouch which contains dry cereal is omitted, thereby effecting savings in both material and in assembly of the final package. In one embodiment, an opening is provided for carrying the package, the opening located at the top of the container. In another embodiment one side wall of the panel is provided with an extension to serve as a reclosure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Robert L. Gordon, Katherine A. Swenson, David E. Stier, Theresa A. Bronk
  • Patent number: 5660322
    Abstract: A carton for a package of photographic film, such as instant film. The carton is formed of a unitary paperboard blank coated on both sides by a thermoplastic barrier film. The thermoplastic functions as an adhesive when acted upon by heat and pressure, thus sealing portions of the blank together. Each of four corners of the carton includes a gusset folded in such a manner as not to present a raw paperboard edge to the interior. The construction yields an air tight, liquid tight package with an oxygen barrier, and obviates the requirement of many similar packages that the photographic film be separately wrapped in a protective foil or film prior to being placed in a carton. Three embodiments of the carton are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventor: Kurt D. Jensen
  • Patent number: 5641117
    Abstract: A foldable hand-held container includes a generally frusto-conical body formed from a single sheet of foldable material having two opposed inner wall members and two opposed outer wall members each having a plurality of panels defined by a plurality of diverging, equidistant fold lines. The container may be lined with a superabsorbent material to allow the container to be used as a cuspidor. A method for forming such a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Inventors: James Joseph Barker, Charles A. Walker, III, Denise Walker, Ralph E. Barker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5495982
    Abstract: A paper cup with a straw formed from a sheet of paper by folding and adhering, to have a cup body portion, a bottom portion and a cap portion. A straw is formed by two adhered side portions, each provided with a vertical semicircular groove. The straw has its lower end communicating with the interior of the cup body and an upper end serving as an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Mein-Aing Wang
  • Patent number: 5452844
    Abstract: Bag of the type obtained from a single elongate planar cutting presenting two parallel long edges with the cutting being backfolded in order to define the two faces of the bag. The faces meet at a transverse bottom formed by the medial portion of the cutting and the two faces of the bag are joined edge to edge by their two long edges and the small side opposite to the bottom. The bag is characterized in that the bottom is comprised of two triangular facets which are opposite back to back from the central region of the bottom and the two triangular facets are bent back towards the internal volume of the bag. The apex of the triangle is oriented toward the outside and meets the corresponding long edge of the bag. Each long edge of the bag is formed by edge joining of the two faces and comprises, in the zone between the triangle apex and the bag base, four thicknesses or layers from the initial cutting, sealed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Packart Holding
    Inventors: Thierry Bochet, Jean-Pierre Moriniere
  • Patent number: 5437406
    Abstract: A paperboard container of generally semi-rigid construction and formed from a unitary blank of paperboard folded in the general shape of a U. The interior surface of the container is coated with a thermoplastic polymer barrier layer, the container having a manually openable, normally closed pour spout at one upper edge portion, and also having a recessed or raised bottom. The container is particularly adapted for packaging granular, dry material such as corn flakes, pretzels, and the like. Due to its construction and the thermoplastic barrier layer, the usual inner pouch which contains dry cereal is omitted, thereby effecting savings in both material and in assembly of the final package. In one embodiment, an opening is provided for carrying the package, the opening located at the top of the container. In another embodiment one side wall of the panel is provided with an extension to serve as a reclosure flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: International Paper
    Inventors: Robert L. Gordon, Katherine A. Swenson, David E. Stier, Teresa A. Bronk
  • Patent number: 5411203
    Abstract: Bag of the type obtained from a single elongate planar cutting presenting two parallel long edges with the cutting being backfolded in order to define the two faces of the bag. The faces meet at a transverse bottom formed by the medial portion of the cutting and the two faces of the bag are joined edge to edge by their two long edges and the small side opposite to the bottom. The bag is characterized in that the bottom is comprised of two triangular facets which are opposite back to back from the central region of the bottom and the two triangular facets are bent back towards the internal volume of the bag. The apex of the triangle is oriented toward the outside and meets the corresponding long edge of the bag. Each long edge of the bag is formed by edge joining of the two faces and comprises, in the zone between the triangle apex and the bag base, four thicknesses or layers from the initial cutting, sealed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Packart Holding
    Inventors: Thierry Bochet, Jean-Pierre Moriniere
  • Patent number: 5361895
    Abstract: A tray is provided for the shipping and display of a row of articles, the tray when configured for shipping being adapted to receive a particular number of such objects and when configured for display being adapted to receive a different number of such objects, the difference in configuration involving an end portion of the tray which is movable between a first position constituting an elongation of the main portion of the tray and a second position closing an end of that main portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: WFR Ribbon, Inc.
    Inventors: William P. Wilson, Beverly A. Bahnken
  • Patent number: 5356069
    Abstract: Bag of the type obtained from a single elongate planar cutting presenting two parallel long edges witch the cutting being backfolded in order to define the two faces of the bag. The faces meet at a transverse bottom formed by the medial portion of the cutting and the two faces of the bag are joined edge to edge by their two long edges and the small side opposite to the bottom. The bag is characterized in that the bottom is comprised of two triangular facets which are opposite back to back from the central region of the bottom and the two triangular facets are bent back towards the internal volume of the bag. The apex of the triangle is oriented toward the outside and meets the corresponding long edge of the bag. Each long edge of the bag is formed by edge joining of the two faces and comprises, in the zone between the triangle apex and the bag base, four thicknesses or layers from the initial cutting, sealed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Packart Holding
    Inventors: Thierry Bochet, Jean-Pierre Moriniere
  • Patent number: 5337948
    Abstract: A half-carton container for cigarette packs, formed from a unitary blank, having windows formed in a first wall to display and facilitate the removal of the contained goods and having partitions hingedly attached to the first wall and secured to a second wall to support the half-carton structure and to partition and hold in place the contained goods. The half-carton container can be paired with another half-carton by attachment or by placing in a full-carton container such that they can be tax-stamped as a pair and later easily separated for sale as independent units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Reginald W. Newsome, James A. DeBlasio, Robert E. Talley, John M. Adams, Christopher N. Chance, Donald H. Evers, William C. Harris, Michael A. Kirby
  • Patent number: 5312035
    Abstract: A packaging container comprises a one-piece blank of cardboard or the like. The container has side walls which are joined to a base. The base comprises two main triangular panels which rise from a common diagonal fold, and each main triangle panel is connected via an intermediate triangular panel to the edges of the base. Longitudinal edge strips disposed on opposite longitudinal edges of the container body are secured to each other to close the sides of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Real-Pack Entwicklungs und Verpackungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Richard P. Nold, Uwe A. Nold
  • Patent number: 5158816
    Abstract: A flexible material comprises a sheet or web of deformable heat-sealable plastic material having at least one face a surface relief pattern comprising a multitude of small, closely spaced depressions and/or elevations serving to impart increased rigidity and optionally one or more layers, e.g. of aluminum foil, laminated to said plastic material over said relief pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings SA
    Inventor: Hans Rausing
  • Patent number: 5083701
    Abstract: A folded paperboard container formed of a flat sheet of paperboard having a thermoplastic coating on a surface thereof. The sheet includes a bottom panel and a pair of side panels each connected to the bottom panel along a first fold line. End panels are connected along second fold lines to each side edge of the side panel. The sheet is folded along the first and second fold lines and the overlapping end panels are heat sealed to provide an open-ended container. The thermoplastic coating is located on the inner surface of the folded container. A molded plastic dispenser lid is secured by heat sealing within the open end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Green Bay Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip L. Passamoni
  • Patent number: 5014905
    Abstract: A tube type carton formed from a unitary blank of paperboard and having at each end closure panels defined by a pair of opposed dust flaps and opposed major and minor closure flaps. The major flaps and two opposite side wall panels of the four side panels are trapezoidal. The remaining two opposite side wall panels are square but of different size. A pair of rectangular interior tucking panels joins one edge of the smaller square side wall panel to the shortest edge of one of the two opposite trapezoidal side wall panels, these interior panels being tucked into the interior of the carton. By virtue of the tucking, the cross-section of the tube is changed from rectangular to trapezoidal. The fully erected configuration of the carton is that of a truncated, right, four-sided, rectangular pyramid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Cassidy
  • Patent number: 5007580
    Abstract: A container constructed from a cut and scored foldable blank of cardboard or similar material, the blank having a top wall, a back wall, a bottom wall and a front wall, all connected by score lines. A pair of outer side walls are connected to each end of the back wall and a pair of middle side walls are connected to each end of the front wall by score lines. A pair of bottom panels and a pair of inner side walls are connected to opposite sides of the outer side walls by score lines. All adjacent score lines or cut lines are offset relative to each other, each line terminating in one of a number of angle slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Wayne P. Morrison
    Inventors: Wayne P. Morrison, Neil T. Castleberry
  • Patent number: 4986466
    Abstract: A box of the wrap around type for bottles and like products. The box is readily formed from a substantially rectangular blank while maintaining a bottom panel thereof in a flat state and folding front and rear panels upwardly with the front and rear panels carrying end forming panels which, when joined together, complete the box. The bottom panel will also have at opposite ends thereof end forming panels which either may be full height and tucked between the end forming panels carried by the front or rear panels, or in the form of glue flaps which will be disposed externally of the end forming panels carried by the front and rear panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Continental Can Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald S. Colby
  • Patent number: 4981257
    Abstract: Pack made from a single-piece board blank which is coated with a sealable plastic layer on its inside, with an at least approximately elliptical base section to which two side panels are hinged which in turn have sealing edge strips divided off from them by folding lines, and with folding lines to divide gusset sections off from the base section and the side panels. The folding lines which divide the base section continue in the side panels where they divide off end panels. Flap extensions are in addition provided on the sealing edge strips, which make it possible to flatten the sealing edge strips against the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Unilever Patent Holdings BV
    Inventor: Eberhard Radbruch
  • Patent number: 4932525
    Abstract: A factory sealed packing container for housing a plurality of tubes is formed from a one-piece, die-cut blank of raw material that is cut, scored and foldable for easy set-up by hand or automatically into the assembled container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Huynh P. Tan, Ajay M. Marathe, Danh C. Tran
  • Patent number: 4915235
    Abstract: A frence fry scoop/container formed from a unitary blank of paperboard. One sidewall of the container has a projecting tongue which functions both as a scoop and as a resilient or snap top closure. The second sidewall is provided with two parallel rows of tear perforations, to enable its major portion to be torn away. When the filled scoop/container is laid flat on the first sidewall, the second sidewall is ripped away, thereby exposing the entire stack of contents (french fries) and thus enabling the purchaser to add any desired additional condiments to the french fries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Paul D. Roosa
  • Patent number: 4867374
    Abstract: A collapsible, self-standing, liquid resistant, drinking cup formed from a unitary blank of uncoated paperboard and having a bottom wall member and a pair of side wall members that are interconnected at their side edges and that have certain lower edges joined to the bottom wall member and other lower edges disposed below the bottom wall member to support the erected cup on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lowell C. Murray, Frederick Wyss
  • Patent number: 4867372
    Abstract: A return mailer blank is provided for packaging a generally flat and/or rectilinear object. The mailer blank includes a flexible padding layer in sealed sandwich relation between opposed mutually matching envelope sheet layers serving as a mailing address layer and a return address layer.The mailer blank has an end-flap pair which foldably comprises a rain-flap pair that serves when folded to provide protection against weathering or moisture in the area adjoining a seal flap.The mailer blank in one embodiment has first and second main panels, each with an end-flap pair which are structured such that when folded one end flap fits into a pocket of the other, e.g. in tongue and groove fashion, to enable securing the ends of the package for forward mailing and return mailing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Jeffrey Patterson
  • Patent number: 4773533
    Abstract: A foldable garment container formed of sheet material comprising a single blank. The container is defined by a bottom wall, a pair of side walls, a pair of end walls, and a top wall and is of a size and configuration to hold at least one garment disposed on a garment hanger. At least one of the end walls has top and bottom flaps. The container also includes a hanger retainer integral therewith proximate an inner surface of the one of the end walls. At least one of the top and bottom flaps is die cut to form the hanger retainer as an integral hanger support. The container includes a fold line in closely spaced relation to the one of the end walls along which the integral hanger support is foldably joined to the remainder of the one of the top and bottom flaps. Additionally, the garment container includes integral retaining members for maintaining the integral hanger support in generally parallel relation to the one of the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
    Inventor: Irwin R. Greene
  • Patent number: 4600142
    Abstract: A box or container for yams or other bulk products wherein there are closure panels having lock panels at each end thereof, and which lock panels interlock in lock notches formed in end panels carried by a bottom panel of the box. The relationship between the lock panels, which includes bent elbow hooks, and the lock notches is one wherein the required locking action is easily effected and wherein the locks may be readily released for inspection. The box preferably has a three layer end wall construction including end panels carried by the bottom panel and other end panels carried by side panels of the box. The box is readily stackable and has tapered sides and vent openings so as to permit circulation between and within stacked boxes. In one modification the box is formed from a tube, the tube being formed by joining together the ends of a unitary blank to thereby form a manufacturer's joint, the blank defined by a plurality of hinged, articulated panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Benjamin W. Quaintance