Specified Detail Of A Score Or Perforation (e.g., Size, Spacing, Etc.) Patents (Class 229/237)
  • Patent number: 10822140
    Abstract: A plastic fabric composite for a plastic fabric composite bag has a strip fabric, an outer film, a plastic intermediate layer disposed between the outer film and the strip fabric, where a line of weakness in a form of a punching line is included, where the strip fabric is completely severed along the punching line, where the punching line ends in the intermediate layer and where the outer film is undamaged at the punching lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mondi AG
    Inventor: Jens Koesters
  • Patent number: 10773853
    Abstract: A foil for closing an opening in a container, such as an easy opening container, includes foil to be adhered to the container. The foil includes a tab for releasing the foil from the container. The tab is folded on the foil and connected thereto via a connector and the tab is provided with a breakout device such that upon actuating the tab a visible and irreparable broken out part is formed and adhered to the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ardagh MP Group Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jelmer Jongsma, Johan Willem Roeterdink
  • Patent number: 10259611
    Abstract: A carton for packaging one or more articles includes a plurality of panels for forming a top wall, a base wall, a first side wall and a second side wall. The carton includes an access structure for dispensing the one or more articles. The access structure includes a first detachable section, defined by a first series of frangible connections, and a second detachable section, defined by a second series of frangible connections. The first detachable section and second detachable section share a common portion of one of the plurality of panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Grace, Kelly A. Harrigan, Matthew E. Zacherle, Brandon L. Ramsuer
  • Patent number: 9533820
    Abstract: A cigarette package is provided with a box body and a tongue lid. The tongue lid includes a top wall and a tongue wherein the top wall closes an open end of the box body and the tongue overlies a front wall of the box body at the time the cigarette package is made, and connecting lugs in a pair joined to the opposite side edges of the tongue by side separation lines, respectively, and bonded to the opposite side faces of the box body, respectively. The side separation lines each has slits arranged at specified intervals and portions connecting the adjacent slits. The connecting portions are formed into fatigue joints by applying a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanbo, Ryuichi Kashimura, Naoto Bono, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9527642
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one of more articles (A) comprising a plurality of walls including a top wall (16), a first side wall (14), a second side wall (18), a first end wall (22a, 24a, 26a, 28a), a second end wall (2b, 24b, 26b, 28b) and a bottom wall (12), the carton having an access device (D) for accessing said one or more articles, the access device comprising a plurality of primary lines of severance (36a, 34a, 32a, 30a, 36b, 34b, 32b, 30b) which are defined in the first side wall, the second side wall, the first end wall and the top wall so as to define a detachable corner (C) of the carton, wherein the access device comprises a fold line (40) extending transversely across the top wall for enabling folding of the detachable corner when in a partially detached condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon L. Ramsuer, Nathaniel B. Ball
  • Patent number: 9505520
    Abstract: A slide and pour container blank and method of assembly. The initially assembled slide and pour container can be in a sealed state with no access to the interior of the container. A detachable cover can include a tear strip that is removed to provide access to a slidable door. The slidable door can be detached from its guide track and can slide within its guide track. The slidable door can open and block a passageway providing access to the interior of the container, such as to dispense contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Baker
  • Publication number: 20150083625
    Abstract: An enclosed carton for housing and dispensing a plurality of containers has front and back panels, side panels, and top and bottom end panels connected to the front and back panels and the side panels to form a closed structure with the containers extending height-wise between the side panels. The containers are arranged in at least one row between the front and back panels and are stacked between the bottom and top end panels. The front panel has a plurality of access panels removably connected to the front panel and to each other such that, with said carton positioned on the bottom end panel and the containers oriented horizontally, the access panels can be removed in succession as the containers are removed from the carton to provide access to the remaining containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Raul M. Paredes, Douglas Laib, David J. Bohman
  • Patent number: 8959877
    Abstract: A packaging carton for a food product is disclosed, where the carton includes a front face, a back face, two side faces, a top face and a bottom face, where these faces define an interior storage cavity, at least the back face of the packaging carton includes a perforation defining an opening flap and the opening flap may be permanently removed by separating the opening flap from a face or faces of the carton along the perforation to define an access opening that allows access to the interior storage cavity. A method of making a packaging carton for a food product is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Quaker Oats Company
    Inventors: James J. Maki, Marcus H. Parsons, Glenn Ventrell
  • Patent number: 8910856
    Abstract: A packaging container, adapted to be cut to establish a display container for products stored therein, is formed with corner slits having a primary slit portion extending around a respective corner of the container, as well as secondary slit portions which extend at non-linear angles to the primary slit portion. Between the corner slits, the container can be provided with cut lines to act as a guide for a cutting instrument used to separate the container into top and bottom sections, with the bottom section establishing the display container. With the inclusion of the corner slits, the cutting instrument need not make any cuts through the corners. In addition, cuts made between the corner slits need not be perfectly aligned between respective primary slit portions due to the existence of the secondary slit portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Sumpmann, Dale Pusch
  • Patent number: 8883278
    Abstract: A container that has a laminate that has a substrate with a gloss layer and a matte layer is provided. A portion of the laminate is located at a seal portion of the container, and a plurality of cavities extend through the gloss layer but do not extend through any amount of the matte layer at the portion of the laminate that is located at the seal portion. The plurality of cavities function to reduce the severity of pinholes at the seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Evergreen Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Cable
  • Patent number: 8833638
    Abstract: A container of the present invention is designed for shipping and holding various items. The container is formed from a blank of a material, such as corrugated material, plastic, paperboard, etc. and includes side panels extending between a top portion and a bottom portion. A tear line extends around the side panels for disengaging the top portion from the container thereby exposing all of the items extending along the side panels. An improved configuration of the perforations or slits along the tear line prevents the corners defined between the side panels from being damaged and deformed and provides for smooth tearing of the tear line from the container. A second tear section is defined in the a portion of the container by a perforation line with the tear section being separable from the top portion thereby partially exposing the items contained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Paul Pezzoli
  • Publication number: 20140124567
    Abstract: A packaging unit for holding an adhesive or a component of an adhesive includes an outer container and an inner member placed in the outer container. The outer container has a generally box shape and further has a perforation around the perimeter of the container. The inner member has a spout through which the adhesive or component of the adhesive is received and dispensed. Tearing the perforation separates the outer container into a top portion and a bottom portion so that the inner member is removable from the outer container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Ulibarri, Andy Rouru, Kevin Wiese
  • Publication number: 20140069994
    Abstract: A printable blank comprises a sheet with a with outline perforation lines defining a periphery of an object. The sheet is capable of being passed through a printer to have an image printed on it. The sheet also comprises run-out perforation lines extending from the periphery to edges of the sheet, wherein the sheet can be folded along the run-out perforations to detach the object from the sheet. A method for creating custom print structures includes running a printable blank sheet through a printer and then bending the sheet along run-out perforation lines to detach an object from the sheet. The object can then be folded along scored fold lines to assemble it into a three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BLANK ACQUISITION, LLC D/B/A BLANKS/USA
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Carroll
  • Publication number: 20130221017
    Abstract: A product dispensing system including a container having a plurality of walls that define an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, wherein the container defines a first arrangement of perforations extending in a first row from the opening and a second arrangement of perforations extending in a second row from the opening, wherein the first perforations are staggered by a distance relative to the second perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Caleb S. Loftin, Aaron L. Bates
  • Patent number: 8459538
    Abstract: An opening system for a container includes an end flap for extending over an opening of the container, and a sealing flap overlying the end flap. The end flap includes an open area and the sealing flap includes a perforation pattern. The perforation pattern includes a first perforation line including a central section extending over the open area, and a second perforation line extending from the first perforation line to one edge of the sealing flap. The first perforation line is configured to tear at a lower force than the second perforation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Federal Express Corporation
    Inventors: Erika J. Raeth, Kenneth Vilag, Thomas J. Wood
  • Publication number: 20130112742
    Abstract: A packaging container has a bottom part including a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls, and has a lid part comprising a top wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls. The rear walls are pivotably connected with a swivel joint line there between. A locking means for the bottom and lid part is provided for releasably closing the container. To improve such a container in a way that the container can be used for consuming the food as long as possible directly from the container, and to also allow easy access to the food, even if it is already partly consumed, at least—one tearing line for dividing the container is formed perpendicular to the swivel joint line in the front walls, rear walls, and bottom and front walls of the bottom part and lid part. A two-dimensional blank for forming such a packaging container is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SEDA S.P.A
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8225932
    Abstract: A break-open single-dose sealed package having: a first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material; a second sheet of flexible plastic material set on top of and welded to the first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material to define a sealed pocket that contains a dose of a product; and an incision made in the first sheet of semi-rigid plastic material for guiding controlled breaking of the first sheet along the incision so as to bring about formation, through the first sheet, of an opening for exit of the product; the incision has along its own length a variable depth in order to determine a progressive breaking of the first sheet along the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Diapack Limited
    Inventor: Christian Burattini
  • Patent number: 8079475
    Abstract: A blister package is provided for retaining individual product units. The blister package is formed by a receptacle substrate and an outer laminate. The receptacle substrate includes a sealing flange and one or more receptacle hollows for retaining product therein. The outer laminate includes a first layer covering a sealing layer, with the sealing layer bonded to the receptacle flange and covering the product within the hollows. A repeating score line pattern is formed in the outer laminate for promoting a tear in the laminate upon forcing the product from the receptacle hollow against the outer laminate. The score pattern extends substantially across the area of the outer laminate covering the receptacle hollow and includes a plurality of spaced score lines formed in a crosswise relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald McArthur, Benjamin Davis
  • Patent number: 8069985
    Abstract: A sealed single-dose break-open package (1) having: a first sheet (2) of semirigid plastic material; a second sheet (3) of flexible plastic material superimposed on and sealed to the first sheet (2) of semirigid plastic material to define a sealed pocket (4) containing a dose of a product (5); and an incision (6) formed in the first sheet (2) of semirigid plastic material to guide controlled breakage of the first sheet (2) along the incision (6) and form an outlet opening for the product (5) through the first sheet (2); the incision (6) varies in depth lengthwise to break the first sheet (2) gradually along the incision (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Diapack Ltd
    Inventor: Christian Burattini
  • Publication number: 20110233267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pack in the form of a stick or cushion, consisting of one or two sheets (7, 7?), which has at least one aluminum layer facing the contents and one layer, which faces away from the contents, is areally connected to the aluminum layer and is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET layer) or other materials, having a tear-open aid in one of the outer surfaces, which comprises a weakening line in the PET layer. The invention is characterized in that the tear-open aid has at least two weakening lines (4, 5), the point of intersection of which in the outer surface lies at a distance from the nearest edge of the pack, and in that the angle between the weakening lines at the point of intersection is between 60° and 90° .
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Othmar Weber, Johannes Piesslinger
  • Patent number: 7922036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for dispensing vertically configured wipes, which provides improved sequential dispensing of the contained wipes while permitting enhanced accessibility to the wipes within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yarron Bendor, Marcia Cole-Yocom, Donna Barker, Stefano Bartolucci, Johannes Lambertus Maria Mensink
  • Patent number: 7886933
    Abstract: In a household sanitary tissue paper container 1 that has a slender taking-out opening 2 where a film for supporting a household sanitary tissue paper 10 is not provided at the taking-out opening 2, the taking-out opening 2 having finger inserting portions 2B and supporting portions 2A for supporting a pulled-out household sanitary tissue paper 10 is provided, and in outside positions of edges of the supporting portions 2A in a width direction, crush portions for raising 5 along a longitudinal direction are formed respectively so as to continue into the taking-out opening 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hirasawa, Hiroshi Ono
  • Publication number: 20100276306
    Abstract: A package contains a package insert (3) for fixing objects (30, 31) in place, comprising a web (6) and, arranged in the web, recesses (10, 11) which each partially receive an object (30, 31). The package insert has mutually opposite sections (4, 5, 48, 50) which are connected to each other and between which in each case a group of two objects is arranged. Each section (4, 5) is provided with predetermined tear lines (15) for predefining tear-off package units (14), in such a way that a package unit (14), with the group of objects fixed therein, can be separated from the package insert (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: DIVIDELLA AG
    Inventors: Erich Specker, Christoph Hammer
  • Publication number: 20090255983
    Abstract: A carton is formed from a blank having gusseted corners that in part form an interior carton volume. The interior volume of the carton can be varied by placing the carton in an expanded configuration. The carton can include a bottom receptacle portion that may be liquid-tight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 7556191
    Abstract: A container formed from a paperboard laminate and including a rupturable opening for gaining access to the contents of the container, the opening being defined by an embossment pattern in a wall of the container. The embossment defines a weakened area which includes the layers of the laminate, but without destruction or deterioration of selected ones of the barrier/sealing layers of the laminate. A method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Evergreen Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hewitt, Kara Marie Gustafson, Manfred F. Maurer, Ron Duane Norwood, Alexander Craig Bushman
  • Publication number: 20080185424
    Abstract: A megaphone popcorn cup is provided. The cup includes a first end, which is open to an interior of the cup, and a second end, which has a smaller diameter than the first end. The cup has a side wall with overlapping first and second side edges that are attached to one another. An end cap at least partially seals the second end. The end cap is vertically offset from the second end toward the first end and is formed with the side wall as a single, continuous piece of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Jon A. Richie
  • Patent number: 7175066
    Abstract: A shipping carton is converted to use as a display carton using perforated lines and precut openings that together define a line circumscribing the carton. At any location at which the perforated line crosses an edge of the carton of another perforated line, a precut opening provides a clean separation. Additionally, no section of the perforated lines parallels an adjacent fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Aditya Varanasi
  • Patent number: 7163139
    Abstract: A carton and blank having a tear line comprising a plurality of perforations or short slits arranged in at least three rows. There is also provided a carton and blank for forming a carton having a wall provided with a tear open feature which comprises a tear initiating tab formed in the wall and at least three tear lines extending from the tear initiating tab toward the perimeter of the wall, wherein each tear line comprises a plurality of perforations or short slits arranged in at least three rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Marie, John M Hepworth
  • Patent number: 7055692
    Abstract: A packaging unit comprises a package box having an openable portion for breaking and removing a seal of a lid by a push-in operation, and a film for sealing and packing the package box, wherein the film includes a fragile portion formed in or adjacent a position corresponding to the openable portion of the package box, the fragile portion being tearable by a push-in operation on the openable portion effected from outside the film. The packaging unit provides a quick and easy seal removing operation while restraining tear and damage of the film in time of distributing and displaying products to enhance tamper-proof efficiency by sealing and packing the package box with the film through a push-in operation to be effected on the openable portion of the package box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Waga, Shozo Omori
  • Patent number: 6957763
    Abstract: A reclosable locking container and method for packaging dry materials, comprising a box formed from a foldable substrate and a molded reclosable, locking fitment, said fitment being lockable in the open or closed position. The container of the invention may be adapted to provide barrier packaging of materials to extend the shelf life thereof by incorporating a barrier material, fin seal closure elements and optionally a skived side seam, and a tearable perforated opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Todd H. Huffman, Christopher J. Parks, Christopher J. Hession, Jack Leong Hung Lum
  • Patent number: 6832683
    Abstract: A rigid parallelepiped-shaped carton (1) for packets (3) of cigarettes is disclosed. The carton has a cup-shaped bottom container (8) and a substantially cup-shaped top lid (9) connected to the bottom container (8) along at least one preweakened tear line (10) running along two parallel, facing vertical lateral walls (11, 12), and along a vertical front wall (13), so as to divide each vertical wall (11, 12, 13) into a respective bottom portion (11a, 12a, 13a) forming part of the container (8), and a respective remaining top portion (11b, 12b, 13b) forming part of the lid (9); each packet (3) of cigarettes being housed inside the carton (1) with a major lateral wall (5) of the packet parallel to the front wall (13); and the preweakened tear line (10) being located at a first height (H1) along the vertical lateral walls (11, 12) and dropping to a second height (H2), lower than the first height (H1), along the vertical front wall (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: G.D Societa per Azioni
    Inventors: Silvano Boriani, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20040182916
    Abstract: A reclosable food container is created from a unitary blank. The container includes a bottom panel, a first lateral side panel extending from the bottom panel; a first opposing side panel extending from the bottom panel on an opposing side to the first lateral side panel; a second lateral side panel extending from the bottom panel; a second opposing side panel extending from the bottom panel on an opposing side to the second lateral side panel; a plurality of foldable gussets, each gusset hingedly connecting two adjacent side panels; a first closure panel extending from the first lateral side panel, the first closure panel comprising a first hook closure device; and a second closure panel extending from the first opposing side panel, the second closure panel comprising a second hook closure device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventor: Steven H. Roseth
  • Patent number: 6766941
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises a substrate layer and a cut in the substrate layer. The cut is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing a substrate layer, making a cut in the substrate layer, and then forming a container. After the container has been formed, a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6752262
    Abstract: A flat blank (1; 25) for the formation of a rigid carton (2; 26) having the shape of a parallelepiped, in which two panels (5′, 8′) form a front wall (5) and, respectively, a lid (8) on the carton (2; 26), and in which the panel (5′) which forms the front wall (5) is divided by a pre-wakened tear line (10) into a first and a second portion (11′, 12′); and the panel (8′) which forms the lid (8) is divided by a fold line (13; 29) into a first and second portion (14′, 27′; 15′, 28′), the first portion (14′, 27′) being adjacent to the panel (5′) that forms the front wall (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Silvano Boriani, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Publication number: 20040069843
    Abstract: A reclosable locking container and method for packaging dry materials, comprising a box formed from a foldable substrate and a molded reclosable, locking fitment, said fitment being lockable in the open or closed position. The container of the invention may be adapted to provide barrier packaging of materials to extend the shelf life thereof by incorporating a barrier material, fin seal closure elements and optionally a skived side seam, and a tearable perforated opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Todd H. Huffman, Christopher J. Parks, Christopher J. Hession, Jack Leong Hung Lum
  • Patent number: 6688515
    Abstract: A reclosable locking container and method for packaging dry materials, comprising a box formed from a foldable substrate and a molded reclosable, locking fitment, said fitment being lockable in the open or closed position. The container of the invention may be adapted to provide barrier packaging of materials to extend the shelf life thereof by incorporating a barrier material, fin seal closure elements and optionally a skived side seam, and a tearable perforated opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Todd H. Huffman, Christopher J. Parks, Christopher J. Hession, Jack Leong Hung Lum
  • Patent number: 6676009
    Abstract: A container having a plurality of selectable volumes including a plurality of fold facilitating creases adapted to allow panels to be folded or removed along a fold facilitating crease and/or perforation, further including a first set and a second set of perforations or other separating mechanism extending substantially parallel to a corner edge to thereby define a removable strip for unconnecting panels that form a corner edge from one another. The first set of perforations and the second set of perforations or other separating mechanism are positioned at a spaced distance from each other. The first set of perforations or other separating mechanism is provided on a first panel while the second set of perforations or other separating mechanism is provided on either the corner edge itself or a second panel that form the corner edge. The container may further include lateral perforations as well as flaps, tabs, slits and slots along a top edge of the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Inventor: Harold J. Rose
  • Patent number: 6669083
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall connected to the first wall along a corner fold line and disposed at an angle with respect to the first wall to define a corner of the carton along the corner fold line, and a tear line formed in the first wall and extending into the second wall to define a tear panel disposed astride the corner fold line. The tear panel includes a push tab connected thereto along a transverse fold line extending transversely of the corner fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Meadwestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Bates
  • Publication number: 20030234285
    Abstract: A frangible line defines a line of severance by extending across a carton wall that has a seam. The frangible line is extensively weakened along a predetermined segment where it traverses the seam. Preferably, the predetermined segment is extensively weakened by substantially disjoining the panel regions on either side of the line. Disjoinder is preferably achieved by making the predetermined segment a cut line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventors: Aaron Bates, James R. Oliff
  • Publication number: 20030038171
    Abstract: A product package box for an easy taking-out of a product. The box includes multiple of sidewalls that form a body part surrounding the sides of the product, and wings that cover the multiple of sidewalls and upper and lower sides of the body part. Two of the sidewalls are separated from each other, and fastened to each other by tape. On a lower portion of the sidewall of the body, opening-inducing perforations are horizontally extended from a certain point of adjoining ends of the two separated sidewalls and at a predetermined height from the bottom of the box. The wings are integrally formed on the body part, and bent inward the body part to thereby form the upper and lower sides of the body part. By removing the tape that fastens the separated sidewalls, and by tearing along the opening-inducing perforations, one can easily open the box and thus unpack. As a result, since the product can be taken out of the box in a horizontal direction, the unpacking of the product becomes safer and easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bong-Sup Lim, Dong-Jung Kim, Moon-Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 6523739
    Abstract: A carton for food products comprising a bottom, a top and four side faces. This carton is such that at least a portion of each of two first opposite side faces is foldable about a generally horizontal fold line and is movable with regard to second opposite side faces or a remainder of the first side faces or can be separated therefrom. In addition, two dividing lines are formed on at least a top face defining, on one hand, two outer wall portions, which are foldable in connection with foldable portions of the first opposite side faces and, on an other hand, an inner wall portion between the two dividing lines, constituting a handle when the outer wall portions are separated along the dividing lines and folded outwards. The first side faces comprise beveled wall portions in lateral regions of the first side faces. Furthermore, a carton blank for a carton for food products comprising a top face portion, two first side face portions, two second side face portions, and a bottom face portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Kraft Foods R&D Inc.
    Inventors: John Heeley, Alain Kowalewski, Luigi Tettamanti
  • Patent number: 6478219
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall connected to the first wall along a corner fold line and disposed at an angle with respect to the first wall to define a corner of the carton along the corner fold line, and a tear line formed in the first wall and extending into the second wall to define a tear panel disposed astride the corner fold line. The tear panel includes a push tab connected thereto along a transverse fold line extending transversely of the corner fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: John M. Holley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6474542
    Abstract: A carton includes a first wall, a second wall transverse to the first wall, a weakened section in the first wall defining a framed removable portion and a framed opening in the second wall. A sheet of non-opaque material may cover at least a portion of the framed opening in the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson Home Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Nichole M. Chagnon, Karl A. Kohler, Ian P. Hunter
  • Patent number: 6446860
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a package having a tear-away opening. The package comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the package, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the package may be torn off at the cut. The present invention also includes methods for manufacturing and opening a package having a tear-away opening. The method for manufacturing a package having a tear-away opening generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur W. Robichaud
  • Patent number: 6435351
    Abstract: A shipping and display case having a unique series of perforated tears and cuts for opening the case. The case may have a conventional box shape, including front, back, left, right, top and bottom panels, and the case is provided with a perforated tear line that is used to open the case. The score line is formed by a multitude of perforations or slits; and the slits in selected portions of the tear line are substantially longer than the slits in the rest of the tear line. In particular, in the portions of the tear line that cross over left and right front edges of the case, and in selected angled portions of the tear line, the slits are substantially longer than the slits in the rest of the tear line. These longer slits make it easier to cut or tear through areas where it is normally difficult to tear cleanly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Gibb
  • Patent number: 6419152
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the container, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6098874
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the container, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6073833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container configured for shipping, storing, and displaying goods. The container comprises upper and lower portions linked by a continuous line of weakness, wherein the upper portions collectively form a container top section that can be easily and cleanly removed and disposed, while the lower portions collectively form a container bottom section that is retained for displaying contained articles. The container employs materials and design features that provide satisfactory protection during transportation, clamping and stacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Desrosiers, Luc Jette, Jean-Pierre Tremblay, Ullrich Flatmann, Christine Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6062470
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a package having a tear-away opening. The package comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the package, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the package may be torn off at the cut. The present invention also includes methods for manufacturing and opening a package having a tear-away opening. The method for manufacturing a package having a tear-away opening generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur W. Robichaud
  • Patent number: 5968616
    Abstract: This invention relates to a compound container which can completely be separated into paper and plastics upon abandonment thereof, whose volume can substantially be reduced upon abandonment, which permits the reduction of the amounts of paper and plastics to be used, which exhibits excellent resistance to falling impact, which has a high oxygen gas barrier properties or water vapor barrier properties. This compound container comprises an inner container of a plastic and an outer container of paper or mainly comprising paper, wherein the inner container is produced by blow-molding or stretch blow-molding a resin composition comprising at least two resins including a barrier resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Kakemura, Katsuyuki Ohno, Terutaka Iwasaki, Toshikazu Katoh, Takekuni Seki, Keiko Nakamura