Nonreclosable Box Having A Section Of Box Material Which Is Completely Separated From The Box During Tearing (e.g., Tear Strip) Patents (Class 229/240)
  • Patent number: 10183778
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display container formed from a one-piece blank of sheet material. The container comprises an inner front panel, a bottom panel, a back panel, a top panel, and an outer front panel connected in series at respective first, second, third, and fourth fold lines. Inner front side flaps joined to the inner front panel and back side flaps joined to the back panel extend along lateral sides of the container. Bottom side flaps joined to the bottom panel overlap the inner front side flaps and the back side flaps. Top side flaps joined to the top panel overlap an outer surface of at least the back side flaps. Outer front side flaps joined to the outer front panel overlap outer surfaces of the top side flaps and the bottom side flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9925542
    Abstract: A crushing device (100) is suitable for crushing pills (703), tablets, or other ingestive objects. The crushing device (100) includes a base (101), an anvil (104), an end pillar (105), and a support pillar (106). A threaded shaft (108) is disposed between the anvil (104) and the end pillar (105), and passes through an aperture (107) in the support pillar (106). The threaded shaft (108) is coupled to a crushing head (109), which translates toward the anvil (104) when a lever (110) coupled to the threaded shaft (108) is rotated radially about an axis (301) of the threaded shaft (108). When a pill crushing pouch (500) having pills (703) therein is placed between the crushing head (109) and the anvil (104), rotation of the lever (110) crushes the pills (703).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosie A. Dow, Kenneth S. Chua, John Henry Kutsch
  • Patent number: 9406917
    Abstract: An apparatus may store at least one object including at least one top end and at least one bottom end. The apparatus may include a container configured to store the at least one object and a pouch containing a liquid. The pouch may be configured to substantially cover the at least one top end of the at least one object when stored inside the container. The pouch may be configured to contact the at least one top end of the at least one object and to open when contacted by contents expelled from the at least one object due to thermal runaway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FEDERAL EXPRESS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark Richard Petzinger
  • Patent number: 8985321
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a shipping container convertible into a display configuration at a point of sale which comprises a display base and a removable cover base. The removable cover base is integrally attached to the display base through two pairs of non-linear zipper perforations lines to form the shipping container convertible into a display configuration. The shipping container convertible into a display configuration comprises opposite side walls each having a length and a top edge and a bottom edge and opposite end walls each having a width and a top edge and a bottom edge. Top major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the top edges of the side walls and end walls, and bottom major and minor flaps are foldably joined to the bottom edges of the side walls and end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Philips
  • Patent number: 8911339
    Abstract: A paperboard carton doubles as a shipping container for articles such as beverage cans and a cooler for containing ice to cool the articles when the carton is opened. The top portion of the carton is breached by removing an opening strip defined by zipper rules. Once breached, the tops and side panels of the carton are opened up to form an upwardly open chimney or skirt into which ice can be placed to cool the contents of the carton. Gussets formed in the lower corners of the cartons insure that water from melting ice does not leak prematurely from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20140346070
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel, and a side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps can at least partially form a closed end of the carton, and the at least two end flaps can comprise a first end flap foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels at a first fold line and a second end flap foldably connected to the at least one panel at a second fold line. The second fold line is oblique relative to the first fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140332427
    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. The plurality of panels can comprise a top panel and a side panel. An insert comprises a central panel and a crown retention panel foldably connected to the central panel. An attachment flap can be foldably connected to the crown retention panel. The top panel can at least partially overlap the central panel, at least a portion of the crown retention panel can be spaced apart from the side panel in the interior of the carton, and at least a portion of the attachment flap can be at least partially in face-to-face contact with the side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140332429
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel and a side panel. An insert can comprise a central panel, an inner side panel foldably connected to the central panel, and a crown retention panel foldably connected to the central panel. The top panel can at least partially overlap the central panel, at least a portion of the crown retention panel can be spaced apart from the side panel in the interior of the carton, and the inner side panel can be at least partially in face-to-face contact with the side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Harmen Boersma, John Murdick Holley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140332428
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton can comprise 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, and a side panel. The first top panel at least partially overlaps the second top panel. A crown retention panel can be foldably connected to the second top panel, and an attachment flap can be foldably connected to the crown retention panel. At least a portion of the crown retention panel can be spaced apart from the side panel in the interior of the carton, and at least a portion of the attachment flap can be at least partially in face-to-face contact with the side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, JR.
  • Patent number: 8881969
    Abstract: A system for promoting and facilitating recycling having a recycle strip placed in consumer packaging that includes paperboard, chipboard and corrugated cardboard that has a consistent, conspicuous appearance and is placed in a conspicuous manner into the packaging so that the consumer recognizes that the packaging is recyclable. When removed from the package, the strip disables a plurality of structural elements of the packaging, the elements no longer maintaining the package in three dimensions, allowing the consumer to easily flatten the packaging for accumulation and eventual recycling. When placed, the strip selectively binds to the sides of the packaging, eliminating any weakness in the packaging, and selectively releases when a consumer pulls the strip from the packaging, separating the packaging into elements but maintaining a unitary article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Fred Prins
  • Patent number: 8844728
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank of sheet material includes, in an exemplary embodiment, opposing side walls, a front end wall, a back end wall, a top wall, and a bottom wall. An opening lip extends from a portion of the bottom of the front wall. Perforation lines extend diagonally from each end of the lip. Each perforation line extends to a side wall. Each side wall includes a perforation line extending from one of the front wall perforation lines to the upper corner of the sidewall adjacent the back end wall. Access holes are located in each side wall adjacent to the side wall perforation line. Another perforation line extends the width of the back end wall and intersects each of the perforation lines of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott James, Matthew Kiev Swenson, Paul Michael Connolly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8800856
    Abstract: A container that is capable of loading articles onto a cassette for containing articles and the like with high reproducibility and is suitably applicable to a paper-made refill, is provided with, as shown in FIG. 1, if two constituting surfaces of container-constituting surfaces, which stand facing each other across an opening (6) with a predetermined size in one of the container-constituting surfaces, are supposed as first and second container-constituting portions (1 and 2), at least a lid-constituting portion (11) that has a width extending beyond the opening (6) and makes a mountain fold on the container-constituting portion (1), and a lid-closing portion (12) that makes a mountain fold on the lid-constituting portion (11) to engage the container-constituting portion (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: MAX Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiichi Haramiishi, Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 8763888
    Abstract: A blank assembly includes a tray blank having a first end panel assembly, a first side panel assembly, a second end panel assembly, and a second side panel assembly in series. Each panel assembly includes a removable pad panel. The tray blank further includes a bottom panel extending from each panel assembly at a fold line. The blank assembly further includes a first side insert blank configured to couple to the first side panel assembly. The first side insert blank having a removable pad panel configured to at least partially align with the removable pad panel of the first side panel assembly. A second side insert blank is configured to couple to the second side panel assembly. The second side insert blank includes a removable pad panel configured to at least partially align with the removable pad panel of the second side panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: James John Willman, Craig Frederick Minsky
  • Patent number: 8752708
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible to a display configuration has a removable cover base removable along perforated lines of weakness to form a display opening. Packages of product in the carton are supported in a horizontal orientation during shipping and in an upright orientation when the removable cover base is removed for display of the products at a point of sale. Roll-over flaps on one wall at the bottom of the display opening capture tuck flaps on opposite side walls, and full overlapping top flaps folded inwardly from opposite side walls close the display opening during shipment. An outer top flap has an end extending over the roll-over flaps, and the end is free of attachment to the roll-over flaps. The top flaps are removed with the removable cover base. In one embodiment a flange extends inwardly over an edge of the display opening to keep packages from falling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventor: Walter D. Keefe
  • Patent number: 8752755
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 8721814
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a strip of an adhesive tape for reinforcing cardboard packaging particularly in the region of die-cuts and simultaneously as a tear strip for said cardboard packaging, characterized in that a polyolefin film oriented monoaxially in the lengthwise direction of the strip is used as carrier material for the adhesive tape, the film comprising a mixture of an olefinic and a polar non-olefinic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventor: Ilse Rodewald
  • Publication number: 20140042216
    Abstract: Blanks are provided for forming boxes with side supports formed from flaps extending from the front and back of the box. The side supports are on the outside of the box and are of full height, i.e., as tall as the total height of the box, or flush with the top and bottom of the box. The side supports may be double-layer supports formed by folding the flaps. Boxes having full-height side supports and processes for forming such boxes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: RETAIL READY PACKAGES INC.
    Inventor: HUGH T. CAMERON
  • Patent number: 8628003
    Abstract: A product dispensing container including a plurality of walls that define an internal volume, at least one of the walls including an access door panel, a priming area and a severance line, and a plurality of products received in the internal volume, wherein the priming area is displaceable relative to the wall to form a free edge, and wherein the access door panel is at least partially defined by the free edge and the severance line when the priming area is displaced relative to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Laurel Thomas, Aaron L. Bates, John Gelardi
  • Publication number: 20130312369
    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: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: The Quakers Oats Company
    Inventors: James J. Maki, Marcus H. Parsons, Glenn Ventrell
  • Publication number: 20130313158
    Abstract: A shipping container convertible into a display container comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and opposed side walls foldably joined to the top and bottom walls to form an interior space. A tear away window panel is formed on one of the side walls. The tear away window panel includes width and height defined by a perforated line of weakness extending across the width and on a portion of height of the side walls. A displayable insert tray is configured to be disposed into the interior space of the container to receive products and concealed therein when the container is in a shipping position. The displayable insert tray includes a bottom panel and at least one feeder ledge foldably joined to the bottom panel wherein upon removing the tear away window panel and pulling away the feeder ledge, the container is converted to a display position to expose the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: James Walter Nowak
  • Publication number: 20130277385
    Abstract: A container comprising a plurality of walls that define an internal volume, the walls comprising a first side wall laterally opposed from a second side wall, a base wall laterally extending between the first and second side walls and a third wall laterally extending between the first and second side walls and vertically extending from the base wall, wherein the third wall comprises an upper portion connected to the first and second side walls and a lower portion being outwardly movable from the base wall and the first and second side walls to increase the internal volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew E. Zacherle
  • Publication number: 20130199965
    Abstract: A container preassembly which has an inner sleeve in a flat unopened position disposed within an outer sleeve in a flat unopened position, where in the inner sleeve is substantially shorter than the outer sleeve. The two sleeves are adapted for form the top and bottom ends of the final opened container. The inner sleeve is cut so that gaps at the top of the inner sleeve form notches at the corners of the final opened container. The shorter outer sleeve rests on these notches preventing the pieces from shifting during the manufacturing process and to allow the preassembly to be folded into the final container using current machine technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Brian J. Tibbels
  • Patent number: 8474688
    Abstract: A box blank comprises serially attached top, bottom, first side, and second side panels, each having two side edges, with a side flap attached to each side edge. A first tear line extends across the top panel and side flaps attached thereto. A second tear line extends across the top or first side panel, and side flaps attached thereto. The panels and flaps are foldable to form a box with bottom formed from the bottom panel, top formed from the top panel, first side formed from the first side panel, second side formed from the second side panel, third and fourth sides formed from the side flaps. The side flaps are sized so that the third and fourth sides are partially open. The tear lines are positioned so that a top portion of the box is removable by separating it along the tear lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Retail Ready Package Inc.
    Inventor: Hugh T. Cameron
  • Patent number: 8430297
    Abstract: A shipping and display carton convertible into a cover portion and display tray is described comprised of a cover portion formed from a cover blank and a tray portion formed from a tray blank. The blanks are preferably glued together at only three glue points when the tray blank is laid flat on top of the cover blank in order to form a two-layered blank that may be erected into the present carton. The fully erected carton may be easily broken apart into an attractive display tray and a disposable/recyclable cover by gripping the cover within a grasping aperture and lifting the cover portion up to break the carton apart at the two side tabs and along the rear of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gatrost, Stephen Koven, Reena Patel, Ashley Wilkum, John Waidelich
  • Patent number: 8376141
    Abstract: A shelf-ready shipper display system having a tray portion, a hood portion, and one or more zones of weakness that enable the hood portion to be separated from the tray portion so that the shipper display system can be converted from a shipping configuration to a display configuration. In certain embodiments, the shipper display system is made from a single blank. In some embodiments, the shipper display system includes a reinforcement panel that is also capable of being separated from the tray portion as the shipper display system is converted from the shipping configuration and to the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventor: David G. Couture
  • Patent number: 8328079
    Abstract: More than one embodiment of a blank and carton are provided. In one embodiment, a blank forms a carton with an opening flap that forms a display header for the carton. The opening flap is defined along a tear line pattern in a side panel and an overlapped and adhered end flap configuration, with the overlapped portion defined along a fold line. The opening flap is foldable along the fold line to dispose interior surfaces of the overlapped end flaps in facing relationship with one another. A portion of the opening flap extends into the carton interior, and can be received into two tuck-in flaps formed in another side panel. A display header is formed of the exposed portion of the opening flap when the opening flap is oriented in a display configuration. In another embodiment, only one tuck-in flap is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 8302845
    Abstract: A container comprises a front panel including a stationary front portion and a removable front portion separated by a first line of weakness. The container comprises a rear panel including a stationary and a detachable rear portion separated by a second line of weakness. The container comprises a first and an opposing second side panel separated from the removable front portion by third and fourth lines of weakness. The container comprises a top front major flap extending from the removable front portion and hingedly coupled to the removable front portion by a first fold line. The container comprises a top rear major flap extending from the rear panel and hingedly coupled to the stationary rear portion and the detachable rear portion by a second fold line. The container is configured to be converted into a display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jackie E. Bell, Scott M. Miller
  • Patent number: 8177068
    Abstract: A packaging and display box (1). The box (1) has a base (2) with a retaining wall (4) adjacent a section of its perimeter. The wall is for retaining a primary package. The box has a lid (3) which extends between two portions of the base. The lid (3) covers at least a part of the primary package. The lid (3) is attached to the retaining perimeter wall such that removal of the lid from the package causes detachment of the perimeter wall from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventor: Rodrigue Dias
  • Patent number: 8167194
    Abstract: A dispensing carton includes a dispenser section having a deformation pattern provided therein. The deformation pattern facilitates removal of the dispenser section during opening of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20120091192
    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: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20120085817
    Abstract: A shipping and display carton convertible into a cover portion and display tray is described comprised of a cover portion formed from a cover blank and a tray portion formed from a tray blank. The blanks are preferably glued together at only three glue points when the tray blank is laid flat on top of the cover blank in order to form a two-layered blank that may be erected into the present carton. The fully erected carton may be easily broken apart into an attractive display tray and a disposable/recyclable cover by gripping the cover within a grasping aperture and lifting the cover portion up to break the carton apart at the two side tabs and along the rear of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gatrost, Stephen Koven, Reena Patel, Ashley Wilkum, John Waidelich
  • Patent number: 8141771
    Abstract: A packaging carton box structure includes a first sheet and a second sheet, and a pre-tearing portion is disposed on a first side plate of the first sheet. After the first sheet and the second sheet are bent, an object is packaged, and then, after the packaged object is placed on a placement plane, the pre-tearing portion is torn, so as to take out the object along a direction parallel to the placement plane, which is time-saving and labor-saving, and further prevents the object from falling off to result in damages when being taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventor: Yen-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8136717
    Abstract: A paperboard carton doubles as a shipping container for articles such as beverage cans and a cooler for containing ice to cool the articles when the carton is opened. The top portion of the carton is breached by removing an opening strip defined by zipper rules. Once breached, the tops and side panels of the carton are opened up to form an upwardly open chimney or skirt into which ice can be placed to cool the contents of the carton. Gussets formed in the lower corners of the cartons insure that water from melting ice does not leak prematurely from the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Patent number: 8118199
    Abstract: A collapsible dispenser for dispensing various edible and non-edible materials in an industrial or home environment. More particularly, the invention pertains to a foldable and generally pyramoidal-shaped dispenser particularly suited to dispensing granular, powdered or viscous liquid materials and includes a dispenser body having a dispensing end and an interior compartment for receiving and storing various materials. The dispenser body includes a foldable base that may be manually manipulated between a collapsed position closing and sealing a dispensing mechanism and an expanded position opening and unsealing the dispensing mechanism for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Wilbur
  • Patent number: 8109433
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri De Paula, Leonard M. Cooper, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20110253777
    Abstract: A carton includes a base member comprising, a bottom portion, a pair of longitudinal base walls, a first transverse base wall, and a second transverse base wall, and a panel disposed adjacent to the second transverse base wall in an interior space partially defined by the base member, the panel operative to be biased by a following mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORRUGATED LLC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Ciecorka, Yavuz Aksan
  • Patent number: 8033449
    Abstract: Cartons can be placed in dispensing configurations by separating the carton into carton sections. The carton sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the carton sections to stand side-by-side. The carton sections can have a dispenser section in at least one of the side panels for dispensing articles from the carton sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Ho Fung, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Barry D. Biddle
  • Publication number: 20110233268
    Abstract: A packaging container is used to package a regulated fluid dispensing system including a regulated fluid dispensing device and a beverage container. The packaging includes carry handles, and a perforation pattern that allows a front panel of the packaging container to be removed thus exposing working parts of the dispensing device. The dispensing system may remain housed within the packaging during use that assists in stabilizing and protecting the dispensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: MILLERCOORS, LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8011567
    Abstract: Cartons have dispenser sections that when opened, allow easy access to containers or other articles stored within the carton. The cartons can be configured to allow placement on a door shelf or other shelf within a refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr., Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 7966789
    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 and a first side panel and a second side panel. The carton has a dispenser for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser has a dispenser panel that is at least partially defined by a tear line in the carton and is for being at least partially removed for at least further opening a dispenser opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Hand, Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7968133
    Abstract: The invention concerns an element including: 1 sheet (1) including an intermediate zone (29) located between two zones designed to form side walls (9, 11), the intermediate zone (29) being designed to form a flap folded along the tip against one first (9) of the side walls, and elements (51a, 51b) for guiding tears in the sheet (1) the elements forming a single pull tab (58) to cause tears, the pull tab (58) being, in the intermediate zone, spaced apart from the media axis (A) of the zone designed to form the base (3). The invention is, for example, applicable to packaging of melted cheese.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Fromageries Bel
    Inventors: Sylvain Dal, Jean-Claude Weber
  • Patent number: 7918384
    Abstract: A carton having a dispenser with a removable dispenser panel. The dispenser panel is configured to be easily removed and to allow access to containers in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Manuel Gomes, Charles F. Ho Fung
  • Patent number: 7909235
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles such as cans, the carton comprises a pair of side walls, a bottom wall, a top wall and end closure panels for at least partially closing the ends of the carton, wherein the top wall is of multi-ply construction and the carton further comprises an access means defined by a series of weakened lines in the top, side and end walls, the access means including at least one initiating means formed in the top wall, each initiating means including a pair of weakened lines which form a displaceable tab and each initiating means being of single-ply construction to facilitate easy opening of the carton access means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Mead Westvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: John Murdock Holley, Jr.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7837035
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable packaging device (1) including a wall (2) for accommodating a medical article (100) for use in conjunction with a medical machine (200), the medical article (100) including mounting means (101), the medical machine (200) including mounting means (201) for engagement with the mounting means of the medical article (101), the packaging device including:—a passage opening (20) defined in the wall (2) and having a configuration such that the mounting means (101) of the packaged article can be engaged with the mounting means of the machine (201);—a preferential rupture zone (30) produced on the wall 2 to allow predetermined rupture of the wall (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Jacques Duchamp, Michel Neyton, Patrick Paule, Frederic Tenant, Guillaume Vernin
  • Patent number: 7832621
    Abstract: A fully enclosed paperboard carton having a top, a base, a pair of oppositely disposed sides and a pair of oppositely disposed end panels. Each end panel being substantially planar and perpendicular to the base and top. Each side having a lower portion that is substantially planar and perpendicular to the base and an upper portion that is substantially planar and tapers inwardly towards its edge connection with the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Leslie Smalley
  • Patent number: 7810641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible packaging of parallelepipedal form for flexible, superposed flat elements, which may or may not be interlinked, forming a stack of axis XX, comprising a breakable zone (1) capable of constituting a dispensing opening that is initially closed and delimited by a line of weakening (2), said zone (1) extending over three faces (11, 12, 13) of the packaging. The breakable zone (1) is circular, or substantially circular, of diameter D, the greater part of the zone (1) is centred on one (11) of the faces of the packaging perpendicular to the stacking axis XX, and the other two parts of the breakable zone (1) being arranged on two faces (12, 13) of the packaging that are parallel to the axis XX of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Joel Hungler, Yves-Michel Malecot, Nicolas Pommier, Gilles Cattacin
  • Publication number: 20100224675
    Abstract: A container comprises a front panel including a stationary front portion and a removable front portion separated by a first line of weakness. The container comprises a rear panel including a stationary and a detachable rear portion separated by a second line of weakness. The container comprises a first and an opposing second side panel separated from the removable front portion by third and fourth lines of weakness. The container comprises a top front major flap extending from the removable front portion and hingedly coupled to the removable front portion by a first fold line. The container comprises a top rear major flap extending from the rear panel and hingedly coupled to the stationary rear portion and the detachable rear portion by a second fold line. The container is configured to be converted into a display configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: PACKAGING CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Jackie E. Bell, Scott M. Miller
  • Patent number: 7784676
    Abstract: A carton is provided that may be used for multiple packages of various products, such as food snack items, and includes a tear-away feature that allows ready access to and display of the products. The carton in its open/display configuration still has sufficient strength to allow other cartons to be stacked on top of each other. The carton may be formed from a blank of paperboard or corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC
    Inventors: Rick Borek, Jody Brittain
  • Patent number: 7784675
    Abstract: A carton can be placed in a dispensing configuration by separating the carton into dispenser sections. The dispenser sections may be connected by a hinge that allows the sections to stand side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sutherland, Charles F. Ho Fung, Barry D. Biddle