Paper Or Paperboard Cup Patents (Class 229/400)
  • Patent number: 10919667
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a nesting storage container comprising: a plurality of upright walls surrounding an internal cavity; at least one de-nesting feature in the internal cavity, said de-nesting feature comprising an offset height with respect to a bottom surface of the internal cavity; and at least one handle having a concave handle offset oriented along a vertical axis of at least a portion of at least one of the plurality of upright walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventor: David A. Cziraky
  • Patent number: 10779639
    Abstract: A travel tray and container system includes a base having a cylinder for receiving a beverage container and a tray having a tray shape extending in a horizontal plane to bisect the cylinder to define an upper cylinder and a lower cylinder eccentrically disposed within the horizontal plane. The lower cylinder is dimensioned to closely fit within a cup-holder. The tray has a vertical wall extending around its perimeter, where the upper cylinder and the vertical wall define a tray retention volume having an eccentric cut-out region corresponding to the cylinder. A removable insert has a shape that fits within the tray retention volume, the insert having upper edges configured for attachment of a container-sealing lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PIERPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: Ried Floco
  • Patent number: 10773448
    Abstract: Described are methods for manufacturing an outer layer for a panel of a ball, in particular of a football, an outer layer manufactured with such a method as well as a panel and a ball comprising such an outer layer. The method includes shaping a sheet of material in a mold, wherein the mold is formed in such a way that during shaping, the sheet of material assumes a three-dimensional shape of the outer layer of the panel. Moreover, the method includes creating first textures in at least a first partial region on a first side of the sheet of material and creating second textures in at least a second partial region of the sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Nürnberg
  • Patent number: 10765221
    Abstract: A portable armrest is manually convertible between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration and includes a lap portion, an arm portion, and a support portion. The support portion vertically spaces the arm portion from the lap portion when the lap portion is positioned on the lap of a seated user with the armrest in a deployed configuration, and the weight of an extended arm of the user is transferred to the lap when the arm is rested on the arm portion. The armrest is formed as a segmented panel including a plurality of rigid segments interconnected into a unitary piece by flexible joints along the perimeter of each segment. The deployed armrest enables users to relax their extended arms while bringing a handheld device into viewing range without lowering their heads. The armrest can be folded into a small packaging space for portability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Ketels, Christian Neyrinck, Rodney S. Goodrich, Thomas Dessapt, Helene Chassaing, Robert Fitzpatrick, Delphine Mace, Sascha Heiden
  • Patent number: 10399732
    Abstract: 1. Paper cup, and method and device for making a paper cup. 2.1. The invention relates to a paper cup with a cup sleeve and a bottom connected in a liquid-tight manner to the cup sleeve. 2.2. In accordance with the invention, the cup sleeve is arranged between the bottom and an end opposite the bottom at least in some sections at an angle greater than or equal to 10°, in particular between 10° and 15°, relative to a central longitudinal axis of the paper cup. 2.3. Use for example for paper cups of plastic-coated paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 10334794
    Abstract: An irrigation implement including a member having a first end and a second end, the first and second ends both being positioned along a longitudinal axis of the member. The first end being open and the second end including a pinched seal. The member further defines an opening disposed toward the second end, and being configured to enable an irrigation tube to be attached to the opening such that the opening is sealed by the irrigation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Millbrook Capital Management Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Alvarado, John S. Dyson, David H. Bova
  • Patent number: 9648969
    Abstract: A package or container includes a side wall, the side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface. At least one of the inner surface or the outer surface of the side wall may be at least partially coated by a layer of a insulating material. The material may be adapted to be expanded to provide thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Fu, Matthew R. Cook
  • Patent number: 9630759
    Abstract: A gusset bag (10), having a pair of flat surface portions (11, 11) facing each other and a pair of side surface portions (12, 12) facing each other which are folded toward the inside, has a side edge sealing portion (13) in which the flat surface portion and the side surface portion are heat-sealed together at side edge portions thereof, and a folded-back portion (13c) in which all or a part of the side edge sealing portion in the width direction is folded back toward the flat surface portion or the side surface portion. The gusset bag and a spout-attached gusset bag (1) using the gusset bag have an excellent self-standing property, and causes one's hand to feel little pain even when being squeezed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Raizo Kuge, Kazuhiro Umenaka, Akira Ishii
  • Patent number: 9555658
    Abstract: A pocket divider including a major panel including a plurality of binding holes formed therein and a pocket panel coupled to the major panel and defining a pocket therewith. The pocket panel includes at least one binding hole formed therein. The pocket divider further includes a binding mechanism extending through the binding holes of the major panel and the at least one binding hole of the pocket panel. The at least one binding hole of the pocket panel is elongated to provide expansion capacity to the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Edward P. Busam
  • Patent number: 9427100
    Abstract: Multipurpose plates and method of use thereof. The plates include a rigid bottom layer having regions for holding food, hand receiving portions, first object holding portion for holding a drinking vessel, a second object holding portion having a slit for holding an eating related item, and a recessed receiving portion on the rigid layer for receiving a container. A user's hand holds the plate at one of the hand receiving portions, while a beverage vessel is inserted and held in the first object holding portion and one or more eating related items is inserted and held by the slit of the second object holding portion. The plate with its first and second object holding portions allow the user to securely eat food off the plate while the beverage vessel and the one or more eating related items are held by the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: George Coyle
  • Patent number: 9409675
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment. The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Patent number: 9351596
    Abstract: A disposable beverage cup is provided to be received by a cup holder having a cup engagement means associated with an opening of the cup holder. The beverage cup comprises a base, at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the base to define a cup opening, and at least one projection disposed substantially horizontally on an outer surface of the sidewall a predetermined height above the base, the projection extending a predetermined distance outwardly from the sidewall. The at least one projection is configured to engage with the cup holder cup engagement means to retain the cup in the cup holder such that the cup is twisted a predetermined angle about a longitudinal axis of the cup to release the cup projection from engagement with the cup holder engagement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TMA CAPITAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventor: Carl Karam
  • Patent number: 9254952
    Abstract: A microwave heating construct may include a widened base. The construct may be erected by folding end panels of the construct towards one another and optionally securing the panels in the folded position. The construct may be formed from a blank. The construct and/or blank may include a removable portion at least partially defined by a line of disruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Patent number: 9162790
    Abstract: A paper cup, including: a cup body including a surface, and a base. A plurality of uneven stiffeners are arranged on the surface of the cup body. A method for preparing the paper cup includes: 1) selecting polyethylene (PE) or polylactic acid (PLA) coated paper as a raw material, the PE or the PLA coated paper including: a coated side, and a printed side; 2) printing a figure on the printed side of the PE or the PLA coated paper; 3) embossing uneven stiffeners on the paper via an embossing device; 4) cutting the paper into a shape of a section as a cup body via a die cutting machine; 5) shaping the cup body and the base into the paper cup via a molding machine; and 6) sterilizing, and packaging the paper cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SHANGHAI XINYU PAPER CUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianying Ruan
  • Patent number: 9150344
    Abstract: A blank made of a polymeric material is provided and used to form the body of a drink cup or other container. A floor can be coupled to the body to define an interior region of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John B Euler, Jason J Paladino, Chris K Leser
  • Patent number: 8967381
    Abstract: A snack holder includes a generally frustoconical or cone shaped upper cup section and a frustoconical or cone shaped lower support section with the upper section having a circular lower base panel in opposed relation to and adhesively attached to a circular top support panel of the lower support section and wherein the radius of the upper section lower base panel has a greater radius than the circular top support panel of the lower section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph D. Cassese, James Hicswa
  • Patent number: 8960478
    Abstract: A food and condiment container having a first storage space for a food item and a second storage space for a condiment. The container includes a paperboard carton and an appliqué fold-out pocket affixed thereto and moveable between open and closed positions for receiving a condiment The pocket includes a front panel, a back panel, and first and second side panels extending therebetween. The back panel is joined to the carton, and the front panel is joined to the back panel along a portion thereof to hinge forward from the back panel. The side panels are connected between the front and back panels and are collapsible along a crease extending the vertical length of the side panels. Prior to use, the appliqué pocket remains flush with the carton and is opened along a perforation line to form a storage space for a condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Caleb C. Crye
  • Publication number: 20150048086
    Abstract: A double-walled container including an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve and a base is provided. The inner sleeve is positioned within the outer sleeve. A sidewall cavity may be formed between an inner sleeve sidewall and an outer sleeve sidewall. The lower end of the outer sleeve forms an elongated loop located below a lowermost edge of the inner sleeve. A flange may extend from the elongated loop upwardly above the lowermost edge of the inner sleeve and is attached to the inner sleeve. The elongated loop may form a loop cavity. The loop cavity may be in fluid communication with the sidewall cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Dart Container Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Brown
  • Patent number: 8955738
    Abstract: A food scoop of a generally upwardly tapering truncated configuration having a lower portion of rectangular cross section and an upper portion of circular cross section with a bottom in edge contact with the peripheral wall of the scoop completely thereabout and with opposed combined glue and sealing flaps integral with the bottom and bonded to opposed sides of the scoop wall and with the upper portion of the scoop terminating in a foldable closure means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pactiv Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Liming Cai, Angela E. Learn
  • Patent number: 8939349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cup with a built-in straw and a method of making it. The cup is made from a blank including a flat body portion having a top and bottom edge and two side edges. A first cut-away along the top edge of the body portion defines two portions along the side edges and extending beyond the top edge. A second cut-away is formed adjacent one of the side edges. The body portion is configured to be folded such that the first extending portion is in registration with the second extending portion, and a first side edge of the body portion engages an outer wall of the body portion while the second side edge engages an inner wall of the body portion, to form a cup body with a built-in straw on an inside wall of the cup body with the second cutaway inside the cup body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Dmitry Lerner
  • Publication number: 20150008255
    Abstract: A novel cup is revealed. The cup is deform-proof. A body part of the cup has lateral-oriented fibers. By using the lateral-oriented fibers together with a rim part surrounding an opening part of the cup, the cup is not easily deformed on being held by hand. The present invention can be applied to cups with different heights for strengthening the body part, reducing weight of the body part and lowering production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Sheng-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8881936
    Abstract: A container is disclosed having a top rim, a sidewall, and a bottom panel, wherein the sidewall extends at least from the top rim to the bottom panel, the top rim is generally circular, the bottom panel is generally rectangular, and the sidewall transitions from a circular portion adjacent to the top rim to a generally rectangular portion adjacent to the bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Airlite Plastics Co.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Crosby
  • Patent number: 8870054
    Abstract: A compressible combined packaging box comprises a threaded cup (1) which includes a threaded zone (1-1) with a stretchable height, a box body (1-2), a support ring (2), an inner bag support piece (3), and an insulated lid (7). The threaded zone (1-1) and the box body (1-2) are an integral molded part; an advertising section (8) is stuck on the outer wall of the box body (1-2), an inwardly concave fixing groove (10) is arranged on the middle part of the box body (1-2), and a hidden picture and text zone (9) is provided on the outer wall of the threaded zone (1-1); the support ring (2) is fixed on the lower edge of the inner wall of the advertising section (8) and is provided with three compressed tabs (2-1) and perforated lines (2-2); and the inner bag support piece (3) is fixed inside the bottom of the box. When the threaded zone (1-1) is elongated upwards, the inner bag support piece (3) is blocked in the fixing groove (10), thus the overall height of the packaging box can be stretched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Kui Zhou
  • Patent number: 8807339
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multi-layered package, and particularly to a container comprising a container opening and a container bottom. Preferably, at least one outer wall comprises a predetermined removable wall section, revealing an information. The feature of the package according to the present invention is that the package is formed with at least one inner wall and one outer wall. Thereby, the wall section is as part of the outer wall a removable card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Seda SpA
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20140166738
    Abstract: A blank made of a polymeric material is provided and used to form the body of a drink cup or other container. A floor can be coupled to the body to define an interior region of the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: John B Euler, Jason J Paladino, Chris K Leser
  • Patent number: 8746958
    Abstract: A beverage container for mixing a beverage is disclosed. The beverage container includes a cup having a stirring flap integral to an internal side wall of the cup. The stifling flap has a sine wave shape and comprises a top fin protruding near the top of the internal wall and a bottom fin protruding near the bottom of the internal wall of the cup. The top fin and the bottom fin are separated by a central portion. The cup is swirled in a circular motion by a person's hand to mix the liquid contained within. The central portion allows liquid to pass freely through the middle of the cup to gain momentum when the cup is swirled. The bottom fin has the shape of a lower case letter ‘h’, to allow solid material gathered in the bottom of the cup to pass underneath the bottom fin and mix with liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Spray
  • Patent number: 8740055
    Abstract: A cup made of a paper material and having a fillable interior formed by a conical tubular wall and a bottom wall is provided. The bottom wall is joined at a bottom end of the interior to a peripheral edge frame of the tubular wall in a substantially liquid-tight manner. The tubular wall has a peripheral deforming entity around at least part of a perimeter, which peripheral deforming entity is reinforced in order to avoid deformation of the paper cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery PTE. Ltd.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8728592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container made from fiber based board wherein the container comprises a sleeve and a bottom, said bottom comprises polymer coated board, at least one side of said sleeve is uncoated and the sleeve is formed by sealing two edges of the sleeve together along a side seam. The invention further relates to a method for producing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Timo Raisanen, Jari Rasanen, Titta Lammi
  • Publication number: 20140099502
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heat-sealable biodegradable packaging material, which comprises a fibrous substrate and one or more polymer coating layers extruded onto said substrate. According to the invention the packaging material includes at least one polymer coating layer containing polylactide and at least about 1 weight-% of terpene phenolic resin blended therewith. The invention further concerns a heat-sealed product package made from the packaging material, as well as uses of the resin as blends with polylactide in extrusion coating, for improving line speed and neck-in in extrusion, adhesivity of the coating to the fibrous substrate, and heat-sealability of the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Kimmo Nevalainen, Ville Ribu
  • Patent number: 8672213
    Abstract: A food container having at least two open cone shaped spaces is formed from a sheet folded along three folding lines. The first and second folding lines intersect at a point near or in a point along a center line of the sheet to allow upper surfaces of the sheet on each side of the folding lines to be moved against each other. The third folding line extends transversally in relation to the center line and intersects the first and second folding lines substantially at the point. The third folding line allows folding of the sheet on each side of the third folding to move the surfaces on the under side of the sheet against each other thereby forming two open cones when parts respectively on each side of the third folding line are brought against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Uno Larsson, Niklas Larsson
  • Patent number: 8646681
    Abstract: The fries and condiment holder is a combination of two open containers. The larger of the two open containers provides the user with a place to store a food item found at fast food restaurants such as French fries. The smaller of the two open containers is attached to the larger container by a nontoxic adhesive because the present invention makes contact with edible food. The smaller container provides the user with a place to store a condiment. The smaller container is also collapsible and can be flushed into larger container. The user obtains the present invention with the food item in the larger container and with the small container collapse. The user can choose to expand and fill the smaller container with a condiment if the user wants to dip his/her food item in the condiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Lindquist
  • Publication number: 20140027502
    Abstract: A transparent disposable coffee cup used for dispensing coffee by coffeehouses and the like is disclosed. Measurement markings are formed on an interior surface of the cup adjacent the mouth. The measurement markings are identify different fill lines which relate to the amount of milk or cream that the consumer wishes to add to the coffee. Depending on the cup size two or more additional raised markings are provided. These marking are located below the top fill line and may optionally represent the space to add a certain percentage of cream. For 12 ounce cups, the markings may be located at levels equivalent to one ounce of cream and two ounces of cream. In accordance with an important aspect of the invention, the raised markings can be made on an interior surface of the cup by automated manufacturing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20130341387
    Abstract: Blanks and paper products made therefrom are provided. In one aspect, the blank for forming a paper product can include a paperboard substrate and a film. At least a portion of the film can be secured to the paperboard substrate with an adhesive disposed between the paperboard substrate and the film. A peel strength of less than 330 g/2.54 cm at a temperature of 23° C. can be required to separate the film secured to the paperboard substrate with the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory M. Fike
  • Publication number: 20130299567
    Abstract: A vessel composed of a sheet of flexible material, cut, rolled, and affixed to form a frusto-conically shaped base region. The sheet when rolled including an upper region having two opposing flaps, each flap delineated from a remaining portion of the sheet by a path along which the sheet is scored, so that the flaps, when folded along their respective paths, define a single elevated drinking portion having a spout formed between an extension of the base region and at least one of the two flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Herman
  • Publication number: 20130270335
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a cone for chips. Unlike other cardboard cones for chips, the model presented here includes, at the base of the cone, a small opening as well as a series of small holes in the middle of the four faces. These various openings let the air circulate, thereby preventing the formation of steam produced by the heat of the chips, keep the chips really crispy and mean that the cone stays rigid throughout its use. In another production mode, the cone has a compartment located at the inner tip of the cone and integrated into it, which can be folded to hold sauce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Luc Segers, Antonio Malandrini, Louis Derwa
  • Publication number: 20130256394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a paper cup comprising a sidewall member having an upper edge, a lower edge, a pair of opposite side edges, a front surface and a back surface, each of the side edges and the upper edge defining upper corners, the side edges being overlapped and sealed together along an overlapping side seam, and a bottom member having a peripheral lip sealed to the lower edge of the sidewall member; said paper cup is remarkable in that it further comprises at least one rigid or semi-rigid rim structure attached to the upper edge of the side wall member and in that the paper weight of the bottom member is greater than the paper weight of the sidewall member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Tirouvady Moutty
  • Publication number: 20130193198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a paper cup, and more particularly, to a foldable paper cup in which a volume of a container is variable, and a method of manufacturing a side paper of the foldable paper cup. The method of manufacturing the side paper of the foldable paper cup includes: a first step of forming a cutting part for dividing a portion of a continuous side paper source paper into upper and lower portions of the side paper; a second step of providing a release part to which the side paper source paper and a film do not adhere on a portion of the upper portion of the side paper so as to laminate the film and the side paper source paper; a third step of cutting a film on one end of the release part and separating the side paper from the side paper source paper in a fan shape; and a fourth step of rolling up the side paper around a forming mechanism to form a container sidewall having a cone shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Donghwan Byun
  • Patent number: 8490792
    Abstract: A package includes a container having an opening, a bottom and at least one inner wall. The package further includes at least one outer wall formed from a two-dimensional pre-cut part having a removable wall section that is a removable card which discloses an information. The pre-cut part includes an access section that is formed at a peripheral edge of the pre-cut part so as to provide an open space adjacent to the removable wall section when the pre-cut part is connected to itself to form the outer wall of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Mug
    Patent number: 8444047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mug, especially a disposable mug, which mug defines an internal space for receiving liquid. It is significant for the mug according to the present invention that the mug contains a flap (10; 110) provided on the inside of the mug, that the flap (10; 110) extends along the inside of the mug in a non-active state, and that the flap (10; 110) reaches out from the inside of the mug in an active state of the flap (10; 110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: SkyltAnders AB
    Inventor: Anders Edvardsson
  • Patent number: 8414727
    Abstract: A method for securing a bottom piece to a paper-made container forms first and second glue layers in one injection molding process. The method includes a mold set has a first concavity located corresponding to the open top of the paper-made container and communicating with a pouring path of an entrance via a first passage in the mold. A second concavity is defined in the mold and communicates with a second passage which communicates with the pouring path via a hole defined through the bottom piece. The two glue layers are formed within one molding process while the bottom piece is connected to the paper-made container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Pei-Ti Lin
  • Patent number: 8387857
    Abstract: An outer sleeve for a double-walled cup and a process for manufacturing the outer sleeve are described, in which a flat-lying blank made from a paper material is joined in a tube shape by means of the overlapping of two longitudinal edges of the blank, and in which the outer sleeve in this form is provided with an inwardly rolled curled part. The curled-in part is glued or sealed onto the inside of outer sleeve in the area of the overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Uwe Messerschmid
  • Publication number: 20130001286
    Abstract: A cup of a paper material having a fillable interior, formed by an at least partially conical tubular wall and a bottom wall, which bottom wall is joined to the tubular wall in the region of the bottom end of the interior in a substantially liquid-tight manner. The tubular wall delimiting the interior has at least one deforming entity and the cup includes an outer sleeve that at least partially surrounds the tubular wall, in which the outer sleeve is cohesively joined to the tubular wall in a first region above the deforming entity and in a second region below the deforming entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Werner STAHLECKER
  • Publication number: 20130001287
    Abstract: A cup made of paper material and having a fillable interior including a tubular wall that is at least partially conical, and a bottom wall that is joined to the tubular wall at the bottom end of its interior in a substantially liquid-tight manner. The tubular wall is produced from a plane blank, the end regions of which are joined together in an overlap region. The tubular wall delimits the interior and includes at least one deforming entity extending in the peripheral direction, wherein the peripheral deforming entity is not formed in the overlap region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Werner STAHLECKER
  • Publication number: 20120312869
    Abstract: Methods for making paperboard blanks and paperboard products therefrom are provided. In one aspect, a method for making a paperboard blank can include burning a paperboard substrate to form at least one aperture therethrough. The method can also include securing a film onto a first side of the paperboard substrate to produce a paperboard blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Gregory M. Fike, Andrew J. Fojtik, Kristopher A. Kules, Joseph R. Pounder, Michael A. Breining
  • Publication number: 20120298731
    Abstract: A method of forming a carton including a sleeve member is disclosed. The method includes the steps of locating a sleeve member blank in registration with a carton body blank in a pre-determined position, and attaching an inner surface of the sleeve member blank to an external surface of the carton body blank prior to forming and/or erecting the attached carton and sleeve blanks into a required erect carton shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: EMERSON & RENWICK LTD
    Inventors: David Hargreaves, Colin Hargreaves, Brian Jones
  • Publication number: 20120261464
    Abstract: The present invention provides a paper container and a method of making the same. The method comprises the steps of preparing a mold; sending paper into the mold; injecting plastic material after closing the mold; and opening the mold to acquire a paper container. Thereby, the plastic material can be connected between two distal ends of the paper. So the connection part of the paper is smooth and flat without any bumps, and the paper container has a good waterproof structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Chi-Jui HUNG
  • Patent number: 8267250
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multi-layered package, and particularly to a container including a container opening and a container bottom. Preferably, at least one outer wall includes a predetermined removable wall section, revealing an information. The feature of the package according to the present invention is that the package is formed with at least one inner wall and one outer wall. The outer wall includes a removable card that is part of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20120223082
    Abstract: A stackable beverage cups and, in particular to a dual use stackable beverage cup that can be used both as a standard size cup and as a smaller shot size cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Solomon FALLAS
  • Patent number: 8251277
    Abstract: A thermal sleeve is provided according to the invention. The thermal sleeve can be provided as a cup sleeve for wrapping a cup and providing thermal insulation. The cup sleeve includes a creped paper product having a first end, a second end, a first cup opening, and a second cup opening, and an adhesive holding the first end and the second end together to form a wrap wherein the wrap is sized to enclose a cup. A method for manufacturing a cup sleeve is provided. A combination cup and cup sleeve is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Katchko, David Raymond Uitenbroek
  • Patent number: 8240476
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multi-layered package, and particularly to a container including a container opening and a container bottom. Preferably, at least one outer wall includes a predetermined removable wall section, revealing an information. The feature of the package according to the present invention is that the package is formed with at least one inner wall and one outer wall. The outer wall includes a removable card that is part of the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato