Separate Reinforcing Element Patents (Class 229/199)
  • Patent number: 10098801
    Abstract: A method for use with a casket arrangement having a first configuration and a second configuration includes moving the casket arrangement while in the second configuration, changing the casket arrangement from the second configuration to the first configuration, and moving remains of a deceased disposed within the casket arrangement while in the first configuration. The casket arrangement includes a bottom panel and intrinsically formed side panels and end panels. The side panels and end panels include upper portions that extend upward and connect in the first configuration, and which extend in a direction other than upward in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis, Chad L. Eversole
  • Patent number: 9809338
    Abstract: A loading device to supply successively with cardboard sheets a station for handling the sheets by folding to form from them boxes for packaging, the handling station having a storage area to receive the successive sheets, optionally grouped in bundles, the device itself having a manipulator that includes: a gripping tool to pick up the sheets; an actuator to move the tool between an inventory of sheets and the receiving storage area of the station; a detection unit for detecting the status of filling of the storage area; and a control unit that directs the action of the device and that receives detection information from the detection unit to do this, the control unit being independent of the control of the handling station and programmable to adapt the operation of the loading device to the type of sheets handled. A corresponding process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: C.E.R.M.E.X. CONSTRUCTIONS ETUDES ET RECHERCHES DE MATERIELS POUR L'EMBALLAGE D'EXPEDITION
    Inventor: Anthony Gautheron
  • Patent number: 9783336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a carton structure, comprising: a confined body portion having four side wall portions formed by four rectangular boards, and bending portions formed between the side wall portions; a top cover at top of the confined body portion and configured to match therewith; a bottom cover at bottom of the confined body portion and configured to match therewith; wherein at least two supporting members attached onto surfaces of the bending portions; two upper and lower areas at outer surfaces of the side wall portions adjacent to the bending portions are formed of at least two openings and two folding portions correspondingly; the openings and the folding portions are connected to each other; and the folding portions can be pushed and bent toward outer surface of the supporting members in order to reach inner surface of the supporting members to be further secured onto the supporting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Normandy Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Liaou
  • Patent number: 9695600
    Abstract: A floor panel has a core, a print and a wear resistant layer. The core is assembled at least from a plurality of paper sheets, or other carrier sheets, impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Christof Vandevoorde, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 9649240
    Abstract: A casket assembly includes a bottom panel, side panels, flaps and end panels. The bottom panel is formed of a pliable material. The side panels and end panels are coupled to the bottom panel. Each side panel includes a lower section and an upper section foldably attached thereto. The lower section extends vertically upward from the bottom panel. In a first configuration, the upper section extends upward from the lower section. In a second configuration, the upper section extends downward from a top of the lower section. In a third configuration, the upper section extends in a non-vertical direction from the top of the lower section. The flaps extend laterally from each end of the upper section. The flaps in the first configuration extend upward from a first vertical level defined by the top portion of the lower section, and in the second configuration extend downward from the first vertical level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis, Chad L. Eversole
  • Patent number: 9315287
    Abstract: A preassembled display with automatic stackable supports (PDASS) is described. A PDASS may include two or more blanks (for example pieces of corrugated paperboard) that are joined together, for example to initially form a knocked down flat (KDF). The PDASS may include an insert formed from a single blank, where the single insert blank, when the whole display is erected, automatically erects and provides asymmetric supports that form at opposing corners of the outer blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Wintermute, David Schoettle, Stan Clifford
  • Patent number: 9045252
    Abstract: A corner construction for a box, the corner construction including a first side wall adjacent to a second side wall, the first side wall including a cut out portion, and the second side wall including an extension piece for fitting in the cut out portion of the first side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Concept Packaging Services Limited
    Inventor: Chris Hallam
  • Publication number: 20150122690
    Abstract: A modular packaging system for shipping and displaying palletized products is provided. The packaging system comprises a plurality of vertically stacked trays for holding the products and corner posts extending between vertically adjacent trays for spacing and supporting the trays. The corner posts and trays are locked together in a number of ways to strengthen and stabilize the system. The system is strong enough not only to support the weight of the products on the trays and withstand the vibration and impact forces that can occur during shipping, but to withstand the weight of one or more units stacked on top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicants: Frito-Lay North America, Inc., Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Bersamin, Valentine Tomaszewski, John G. Olmsted, JR., Daniel Lee Mathews, Sunitha Ann Nair
  • Patent number: 9016557
    Abstract: A container comprises a body having a bottom wall, opposed side walls, and opposed end walls foldably joined with one another for holding and shipping different products contained therein. Each of the opposed side walls includes a respective first and second locking member. Two separate self-locking support panels each of which comprises a respective third and fourth locking members formed therein to be engaged with the corresponding first and second locking members in an overlapping relationship. Each of the first and second locking members is defined by a first locking tab and a first U-shaped slot that is formed by indentation of the first locking tab toward interior of the body of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Mark Wisecarver
  • Patent number: 8991684
    Abstract: A container configured to be selectively moved between a substantially flat position and a deployed position is provided. The container includes a first blank of sheet material for forming side walls of the container, and a second blank of sheet material for forming a bottom wall of the container. The first blank having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface, a top edge and a bottom edge. The first blank includes a first side panel, a second side panel, a third side panel, a fourth side panel, a fifth side panel, and a sixth side panel wherein each of the side panels are coupled across a fold line. The first blank also includes end flaps extending from the bottom edge of each of the side panels wherein at least two of the end flaps includes a tab joint. The second blank having a plurality of side edges equal to a number of side panels of the first blank, each side edge having a width substantially equal to a width of the side panels of the first blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tesfahun Y. Mengistu, Thomas D. Graham, John Thomas Yoder, IV
  • Patent number: 8978964
    Abstract: A reinforced corrugated container includes a bin having a rigid longitudinal sidewall made of a plurality of corrugated parallel adjacent connected panels radially defining a interior hollow space for receiving bulk material that applies a radial outward force against the sidewall when placed therein. The longitudinal sidewall extends from a bottom edge to a top edge that defines a rim of the interior hollow space. A flexible tubular sleeve made of non-woven material closely is continuously radially engaged with and around an exterior of the sidewall for providing a radial inward force against the sidewall to oppose the radial outward force. The container may also include a plurality of straps for additional girth support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas S. Ruggiere, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8967380
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a top panel. A plurality of end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel and at least one reinforcing end panel foldably connected to the central panel. At least one reinforcing end flap can be foldably connected to the at least one reinforcing end panel. A handle can comprise at least a first handle feature in the top end flap and a second handle feature in the reinforcing end panel. The second handle feature can be generally aligned with the first handle feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank N. Moncrief, Raymond S. Kastanek, Mark Baldino
  • Publication number: 20150014406
    Abstract: A reinforcing and shape-fixing strip structure for sheet material product comprising an end edge at each side of an end port respectively formed with plural through holes, wherein end edge at each side is respectively sleeved with an reinforcing and shape-fixing strip composed of an inner frame sheet and an outer frame sheet, wherein the top of the outer frame sheet is formed with a shield part laterally extended towards the inner side for crossing and shielding the end surface, one of the inner and the outer frame sheet comprise at least a protrusion, wherein the inner and the outer frame sheet are enabled to be in contact through the protrusions passing the through holes, wherein the inner and the outer frame sheet are thermally pressed for the purpose of adhesion and a decoration sheet is provided at the combined location of the reinforcing and shape-fixing strip at each side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Chan-Lin WU
  • Publication number: 20150001116
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael R. Schmal, O'Neal Alexander, Mark Baldino, Michael Cerio, John Murdick Holley, JR., Frank N. Moncrief, Raymond S. Kastanek, Colin Ford
  • Patent number: 8919557
    Abstract: A carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel, a reinforcing end flap, and a reinforcing side flap. The central panel at least partially overlaps the top panel, the reinforcing side flap is foldably connected to the central panel, and the reinforcing end flap comprises a proximal portion foldably, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. The distal at least partially overlaps the top end flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8910854
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container comprises a side portion including a plurality of side panels. The container further comprises a bottom portion including a plurality of bottom panels. Each of the plurality of bottom panels extend from a respective one of the plurality of sides. The container includes a first linerboard, a second linerboard, at least one corrugated medium positioned between the first and second linerboards, and at least one additional linerboard being coupled to at least a portion of the first linerboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: James D. Southwell, Benjamin Frank, Keith A. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140346181
    Abstract: A partial reinforcement packing structure includes wall portions and corner portions between adjacent two of the wall portions. The wall portions or the corner portions are provided with reinforcement strips. In the same conditions, a thin material replaces a thick material to meet the technical requirements of product packing. The present invention can ensure the strength of packing without increasing the entire thickness of packing, be in line with the concept of low-carbon environment, reduce production cost, and enhance comprehensive benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: XIAMEN C&D PAPER&PULP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoyan LIN
  • Patent number: 8875984
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging apparatus foldable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The packaging apparatus includes a clam-shell style box including a main section and a cover section. The main section and the cover section are connected by a rear hinge panel. The main section includes a bottom panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The cover section includes a top panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The rear hinge panel is connected to the bottom panel at a lower fold line and is connected to the top panel at an upper fold line. Flaps of the front panel are adhesively bonded to the left and right panels. Angled perforations allow portions of the front panel to be folded down with the left and right panels when the box is moved to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc.
    Inventor: Greg Leidal
  • Publication number: 20140263594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging apparatus foldable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The packaging apparatus includes a clam-shell style box including a main section and a cover section. The main section and the cover section are connected by a rear hinge panel. The main section includes a bottom panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The cover section includes a top panel, a left panel, a right panel and a front panel interconnected by fold lines. The rear hinge panel is connected to the bottom panel at a lower fold line and is connected to the top panel at an upper fold line. Flaps of the front panel are adhesively bonded to the left and right panels. Angled perforations allow portions of the front panel to be folded down with the left and right panels when the box is moved to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Leidal
  • Patent number: 8827142
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, and two opposing end panels. Each side panel extends from a side edge of the bottom panel, and each end panel extends from an end edge of the bottom panel. Each end panel includes at least one major stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes an inner end panel having a minor stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The minor stacking extension is configured to align with a respective major stacking extension to form a stacking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 8827144
    Abstract: A carton has a multi-ply configuration which can be formed by overlying a primary blank with one or more reinforcing blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrea Coltri-Johnson
  • Patent number: 8827143
    Abstract: A fully enclosed carton for carrying heavy loads with a reinforcement insert (58a, 58b) for the handle apertures (50a, 50b) located in the top end flaps (38, 40) of the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may be extended as a bridge across the top panel (14) of the carton to prevent tearing of the handle apertures in the top end flaps and also tearing in the top panel (14) of the carton when carrying a heavy load. The carton may have one or more dispensers (70a, 70b) in the top panel which may extend into an adjoining side panel (12, 18). Multiple tear lines may be formed for the dispenser flap in the insert that extends across the top panel to permit easy access to the containers, such as bottles, in the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may have a larger aperture (60a, 60b) than the handle aperture in each top end flap to adjust for any imprecision in the alignment of the paperboard insert in forming the carton sleeve from the paperboard blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 8800854
    Abstract: A container assembly is provided. The container assembly includes a container formed from a first blank of sheet material. The container includes a bottom wall and a plurality of sides extending upwardly from the bottom wall such for defining a cavity therein. Each side includes an inner surface that extends between a bottom edge positioned between the bottom wall and a top edge. Each inner surface includes a height that is measured between the top edge and the bottom edge. At least one support assembly formed from a second blank of sheet material is positioned within the cavity. The support assembly includes a back panel assembly that is coupled to the inner surface of one of the plurality of sides. An extension assembly extends outwardly from the back panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Chapman, Matthew Swenson
  • Patent number: 8783550
    Abstract: A fully enclosed carton for carrying heavy loads with a reinforcement insert for the handle apertures located in the top end flaps of the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may be extended as a bridge across the top panel of the carton to prevent tearing of the handle apertures in the top end flaps and also tearing in the top panel of the carton when carrying a heavy load. The carton may have one or more dispensers in the top panel which may extend into an adjoining side panel. Multiple tear lines may be formed for the dispenser flap in the insert that extends across the top panel to permit easy access to the containers, such as bottles, in the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may have a larger aperture than the handle aperture in each top end flap to adjust for any imprecision in the alignment of the paperboard insert in forming the carton sleeve from the paperboard blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 8770468
    Abstract: A folding box for receiving a group of containers includes a cuboid-shaped external packaging made of cardboard. The external packaging has side walls, bottom walls and top walls. The folding box also includes a lining on the inside of the external packaging at least in the corner region between the side walls, top walls and/or bottom walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International Europe Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Bernard Skolik, Jens Eckermann
  • Publication number: 20140183253
    Abstract: The present invention is an improvement to reinforce the corrugated cardboard container. More specifically, the invention reinforces the base of such containers, thus, allowing them to bear a much heavier weight load without breaking apart. The invention utilizes a cross-sectional reinforcement system with hooks and loops at its base to achieve such durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Howard Rapp
  • Patent number: 8757440
    Abstract: A container is disclosed. The container includes a fillable bladder in an interior of an enclosure of the container. The container has a sump region which assists in the removal of a pumpable product from the fillable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences, LLC.
    Inventor: Paul G. Ouillette
  • Patent number: 8690048
    Abstract: A reinforced container system comprises a container having a bottom wall, a pair of opposite side walls, a pair of opposite end walls, and opposed pairs of diagonal corner panels interposed between adjacent side and end walls to form an interior space. The bottom wall includes two opposed glue panels each of which is foldably joined to respective longitudinal edges of the bottom wall and each of which attached to the respective side walls. A protective sleeve is configured to detachably attach to the container. The protective sleeve includes two side walls, two end walls and opposed pairs of diagonal corner walls interposed between adjacent side and end walls. The side walls, the end walls and the diagonal corner walls are joined to one another along four vertical hinges to whereby protect the container against tremendous forces and inertia caused by mixing or shaking machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Philips, Wayne H. Kuhn
  • Publication number: 20140091133
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The carton may have various dispensing features to allow articles to be dispensed from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward W. Jones
  • Patent number: 8684896
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels is a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one of the panels has a protective coating for contact with the articles. The coating is arranged as a plurality of protective elements selectively applied to an interior surface of the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Tokarski, Raymond S. Kastanek
  • Patent number: 8668133
    Abstract: A bulk shipping container has a plurality of removable supporting legs extending downwardly from a periphery of its interior space beyond the bottom of the container to support the container in an elevated position above a floor. Reinforcing straps positioned on the container hold the legs in their extended positions. A dolly may be positioned beneath the elevated container between the supporting legs and the reinforcing straps removed to enable the weight of the container to cause it to slide down along the plurality of removable supporting legs to a lowered position resting on the dolly, which may then be used to transport the loaded container into a building for removal of product from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Moehlig, Andrew Lapham, Rick Anthony
  • Patent number: 8595908
    Abstract: A casket includes a lid and a container. The container is configured to receive the lid in a first configuration for shipping, and in a second configuration for funereal purposes. In general, the lid in the first configuration is detached and inverted with respect to the second configuration, particularly when the lid is closed in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis
  • Patent number: 8596518
    Abstract: A carton has a lifting panel, at least one alternate lifting panel, side, front and rear panels that collectively define an interior space for receiving a heavy weight of non-reel coil of filamentary material or coil products such as wire. The panels may include three hand holes, two of which are reinforced by two adapters insertable into the interior space. One form of adapter is assembled from a blank of foldable material and has top, front, bottom and back walls reinforced by gusset plates which are located remotely from the side edges of the top and bottom walls. The maximum width of the adapter top and bottom walls is less than the distance between opposed side panels of the carton. First and second retention members are formed in the panels and extend into the interior space of the carton where they are engageable with the adapters to support them adjacent a hand hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Babcock
  • Publication number: 20130284628
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels comprising a top panel. A plurality of end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel and at least one reinforcing end panel foldably connected to the central panel. At least one reinforcing end flap can be foldably connected to the at least one reinforcing end panel. A handle can comprise at least a first handle feature in the top end flap and a second handle feature in the reinforcing end panel. The second handle feature can be generally aligned with the first handle feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank N. Moncrief, Raymond S. Kastanek, Mark Baldino
  • Publication number: 20130214036
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first top panel, a second top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The first top panel and the second top panel are at least partially overlapped to form a top wall of the carton. A handle extends in at least the top wall. The handle can comprise at least a first handle portion of the first top panel and a second handle portion of the second top panel. The first handle portion can at least partially overlap the second handle portion at a rounded corner of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130214035
    Abstract: A reusable paper pan includes a main body, and a holding device mounted on the main body to hold a shape of the main body. The main body includes a container and a plurality of first connecting members provided on the container. The holding device includes at least one positioning member surrounding the container, and a plurality of second connecting members provided on the positioning member and connected with the first connecting members. Thus, the positioning member of the holding device surrounds and compresses the periphery of the container to keep the shape of the container so that the container of the main body will not be deformed when the foods in the container of the main body are baked and expanded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 8511471
    Abstract: A crate made from cardboard configured to have increased compression strength is disclosed herein. The crate can include four sides with a space formed between the four sides. The space can be configured to be selectively closed. The crate can have a bottom secured to the four sides. One or more corrugated panels can be located within the space adjacent the four sides. The corrugated panels can be configured to support the four sides. The corrugated panels can include a corrugated material disposed between two sheets of material. One or more cuts can be located within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hisco, Inc.
    Inventor: Talal Sannah
  • Patent number: 8496109
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. At least two end flaps can be overlapped with respect to one another to thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A reinforcing insert comprises a central panel and at least one reinforcing end flap. The central panel can be at least partially disposed in the interior of the carton, and the at least one reinforcing end flap can comprise a base portion and a distal portion foldably connected to the base portion. The base portion extends in an oblique direction from the central panel toward the closed end of the carton, and at least a portion of the distal portion is positioned outwardly of at least one of the end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Smalley, Emili Requena, Ana Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8490858
    Abstract: A reinforced cross laminated corrugated paperboard bulk container has an outer component with corrugations running in a first direction, and an inner liner laminated to the outer component, with the liner having corrugations extending perpendicular to the corrugations in the outer component. Reinforcing strands are in both the liner and the outer component, extending perpendicular to the respective corrugations thereof. Interlocking top flanges are on the top edges of the outer component, and interlocking bottom flanges are on the bottom edges thereof. The interlocking bottom flanges include a chevron shaped locking slot in one flange and a locking tab on an opposed bottom flange. Folds extend across the bottom flanges to enable them to deflect and slide relative to one another during set up of the container. Vertical scores in the liner are pre-broken prior to laminating it to the outer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Ronald D. Timbrook, Ryan M. Myers, William F. Moss, Marty Patrickus
  • Patent number: 8469258
    Abstract: A reinforced cross laminated corrugated paperboard bulk container has an outer component and an inner liner laminated to the outer component with the liner having corrugations extending perpendicular to the corrugations in the outer component. The bottom edges of the sidewalls include a first pair of flaps and a second pair of flaps each of which foldably extend outwardly therefrom and wherein each of the second pair of flaps having a pair of spaced apart triangularly shaped slots formed therein and wherein each of the first pair of flaps includes a pair of locking tabs formed on opposed end of the respective first pair of flaps which are engaged with the slots on the second pair of the flaps to securely close the bottom of the container. Vertical scores in the liner are pre-broken prior to laminating it to the outer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Ronald D. Timbrook, Ryan M. Myers, William F. Moss, Marty Patrickus
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130146651
    Abstract: A container comprises a body having a bottom wall, opposed side walls, and opposed end walls foldably joined with one another for holding and shipping different products contained therein. Each of the opposed side walls includes a respective first and second locking member. Two separate self-locking support panels each of which comprises a respective third and fourth locking members formed therein to be engaged with the corresponding first and second locking members in an overlapping relationship. Each of the first and second locking members is defined by a first locking tab and a first U-shaped slot that is formed by indentation of the first locking tab toward interior of the body of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Wisecarver
  • Patent number: 8459534
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a bottom panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, a top panel foldably connected to the first side panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, and a reinforcement panel foldably connected to the second side panel. The reinforcement panel is in face-to-face contact with the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bradford
  • Publication number: 20130140352
    Abstract: A packing carton for packing pouch-type beverage containers stands on two sides, referred to as bottom surfaces, while in the open state and comprises halves which are open at their respective tops. Each bottom surface is delimited on four sides by carton sides, and the halves have a common longitudinal side, which is bent in the middle when in the open state, and comprises stiffening flaps on the transverse sides. The stiffening flaps are extensions on the transverse sides. A machine for closing such a packing carton is also disclosed, as well as a related method for closing the packing carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: INDAG Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf mbH & Co
  • Patent number: 8453919
    Abstract: A container carrier for bottles having a blank made of cardboard for wrapping around a group of bottles, a grip portion is stabilized between the two handle openings and the further handle opening by at least three layers of cardboard, a first layer is formed by the web defined by the handle openings in the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: A & R Carton BV
    Inventors: Jens Eckermann, Bernard Skolik, Harmen Boersma
  • Publication number: 20130119122
    Abstract: A carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel, a reinforcing end flap, and a reinforcing side flap. The central panel at least partially overlaps the top panel, the reinforcing side flap is foldably connected to the central panel, and the reinforcing end flap comprises a proximal portion foldably, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. The distal at least partially overlaps the top end flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8387855
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels and are overlapped with respect to one another to at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A reinforcing insert comprises a central panel at least partially in contact with the top panel, at least one reinforcing end flap at least partially in contact with at least one of the end flaps, and at least one reinforcing side flap foldably connected to the central panel. The carton comprises a dispenser for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser comprises at least a portion of the top panel and the central panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Patent number: 8375535
    Abstract: A casket assembly includes a bottom panel, side panels, end panels, and mechanically strengthening insert. The bottom panel is formed of a pliable material. The side panels are formed intrinsically with the bottom panel. Each side panel includes a lower section and an upper section foldably attached thereto. The lower section extends vertically upward from the bottom panel. In a first configuration, the upper section extends upward from the lower section. In a second configuration, the upper section extends in a direction other than vertically upward from the lower section. The mechanically strengthening insert is disposed at least in part adjacent the lower section of at least one side panel. The end panels are formed intrinsically with the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Vandor Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis, Chad L. Eversole
  • Patent number: 8376214
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The carton comprises an insert attached to at least one of the panels for restraining the articles in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Andrew John Woolford
  • Patent number: 8356743
    Abstract: A carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and comprises a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps are respectively foldably connected to respective panels of the plurality of panels and at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps can comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert can comprise a central panel, a reinforcing end flap, and a reinforcing side flap. The central panel at least partially overlaps the top panel, the reinforcing side flap is foldably connected to the central panel, and the reinforcing end flap comprises a proximal portion foldably, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. The distal at least partially overlaps the top end flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr.