Insulated Patents (Class 229/403)
  • Patent number: 10531754
    Abstract: A disposable insulator for a cup having a sleeve including an insulating material to provide thermal insulation to the exterior of the cup, the sleeve having at least one finger pad made of the insulating material having a bottom edge, the finger pad being separable from the remainder of the sleeve and moveable from a first position to a second position, in the first position, the bottom edge of the finger pad being proximate to the bottom edge of the sleeve, and, in the second position the finger pad being foldable relative to the sleeve with the bottom edge of the finger pad positionable proximate to the top edge of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: RAO Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Vijendra Rao
  • Cup
    Patent number: 9950852
    Abstract: Cup having a base and an adjoining shell, it being possible for the shell to be provided with a mouth roll at its opposite end to the base and to be configured with a single layer or multiple layers, at least one layer of the shell being produced from paper or cardboard or other comparable materials, at least one layer of the shell being provided with elevations and/or depressions substantially over its entire height and at least approximately the entire circumference, the difference in depth between the maximum elevation or depression and the material layer or the depression or elevation varying over the height of the shell and/or over the circumference, and it being possible for the mouth roll to be formed integrally on the inner layer or the only layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUHTAMAKI OYJ
    Inventors: Aad Hoekstra, Neil Marshall, Steve Knipe
  • Patent number: 9758292
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Philip A. Driskill, Charles T. Wallace, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Patent number: 9718601
    Abstract: A double-walled cup and a process for production of the cup are described. The cup includes an inner cup and a tube-shaped outer sleeve, which is formed from a blank of paper material joined at its ends. The tube-shaped outer sleeve is slid axially onto a prefabricated inner sleeve and secured. The tube-shaped outer sleeve is formed from a flat blank by joining the ends of the blank before being slid on, whereby the ends of the blank are joined by an adhesive applied to a limited area of the outer sleeve. The ends of the blank are joined by a thermoplastic material in the form of an adhesive, which for example can be a hot-melt adhesive or a sealing varnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Werner Stahlecker, Uwe Messerschmid, Holger Aubele
  • Patent number: 9591937
    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: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LBP Manufacturing LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Z. Fu, Matthew R. Cook
  • Patent number: 9409373
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 9260220
    Abstract: A cup made of paper material having a fillable interior is provided. The cup is formed by a conical sleeve and a bottom. The bottom is attached to the sleeve at the lower end of the interior with a bottom skirt in an essentially liquid-tight way. The sleeve and/or the bottom in the area of the bottom skirt and/or the bottom skirt itself includes, at least in one area along the periphery, an outwardly projecting widening. A lower edge of the widening forms a standing surface for the cup. The widening can form a structure for holding another cup of the same type, which structure can act together with a similar cup during stacking. The cup can include a heat-insulting outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Uwe Messerschmid, Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 9096341
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: PTM PACKAGING TOOLS MACHINERY PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 9022251
    Abstract: A foldable air insulating sleeve for insulating beverage and food containers is herein provided. More particularly, the foldable air insulating sleeve secures a cup in a manner that leaves a pocket of air surrounding the cup. This provides for improved temperature regulation and sufficient thermal insulation to assist the user in firmly grasping and handling the cup despite excess heat or condensation caused by the temperature of the cup's contents. Because the bases of most disposable cups are narrower than their respective rims, more air and thus greater insulation is found towards the bottom of cups secured by foldable air insulating sleeves. The wider base also gives such cups more stability. Support rings may be placed medially in on the inside of the sleeve to strengthen the sleeve and prevent it from collapsing when held by a user. The sleeve may also be short so as to insulate a medial portion of a cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Laurent Hechmati
  • Publication number: 20150083791
    Abstract: The use of embossed paper material allows for inexpensive production of a re-useable, recyclable, and consumer safe hot beverage container. The beverage container may consist of a bio-degradable polymer coating on the inside lining of the cup, and a petrol based chemical coating on the outside of the cup. In a preferred embodiment, the use of embossed paper material allows for inexpensive production of a re-useable, recyclable, and consumer safe hot beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Rafael Rosas Gonzalez, Elias Ortiz
  • Patent number: 8960528
    Abstract: A thermally insulated cup is formed from a single-walled paper or plastic inner cup and an insulating outer wrapper. The insulating outer wrapper comprises a paper base sheet or outer sidewall blank, optionally printed on one side, and a corrugated paper or foamed plastic insulating insert. The insulating insert is similar in shape to the outer sidewall blank but smaller in size. The insert is glued in a centered position to the non-printed side of the sidewall blank to form a two-layered insulating wrapper. Less than 20% of the area of the insert is glued to the base sheet. Specifically, no glue is applied to the area adjacent to the cut side edges of the insert, and as such these edges are not attached to the base sheet. The wrapper is then wrapped around the single walled inner cup. The side edges of the base sheet of the wrapper overlap and are sealed directly together to form a side seam. The side seam is itself adhesively secured to the side wall of the inner cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventor: Claus E. Sadlier
  • Patent number: 8919591
    Abstract: An insulating lid includes a cover having an outer edge and a base. The base includes an upper surface, a lip projecting upwardly from the upper surface about an outer perimeter of the base to define an inner area, and a plurality of spacer members extending upwardly from the upper surface positioned within the inner area. The plurality of spacer members are configured to space the cover a distance from the upper surface of the base to define an insulating space between the cover and the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Liming Cai, Chris T. Bruch, Ayberk Abayhan
  • Patent number: 8875986
    Abstract: A double-walled insulated cup of paper material having an outer sleeve and an inner cup with a truncated conical wall and a bottom wall interconnected by a peripheral edge frame. The inner cup has a top shoulder and a bottom shoulder and the outside diameter of the inner cup at the level of the top shoulder increases toward the top edge of the inner cup. The outer sleeve lies against the inner cup in the region of the top shoulder thereof and extends to the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame. The outside diameter of the outer sleeve at the level of the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame is smaller than the inside diameter of the inner cup just above the bottom shoulder and is greater than the inside diameter of the inner cup just below the bottom shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8851363
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8844799
    Abstract: An cup insulating insert is provided that is adapted for placement between a container and an outer base sheet. The insert includes a plurality of spaced-apart fingers for separating the container from the base sheet and creating an air gap therebetween. The insert has void spaces or air gaps between the fingers that are sized such that, when a plurality of inserts are formed from a single sheet, the fingers of one insert are formed from the void spaces of an adjacent insert. Multiple inserts can be formed from a single sheet of recyclable material with substantially no waste material being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Robertson
  • Publication number: 20140263602
    Abstract: An insulative cup includes a side wall having an upper end formed to include a brim defining a mouth opening into an interior region formed at least in part by the side wall and a floor coupled to side wall. A stack shoulder configured to provide a support surface is formed in the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, John B. Euler
  • Patent number: 8828170
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and methods are configured to make containers such as disposable reinforced cups using reinforcing members configured to be respectively attached to cups. The apparatus and method of various embodiments of the present disclosure sequentially heat different or selective portions of the heat activated adhesive on the reinforcing member at multiple sequential stages, steps or times to attach the reinforcing member to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Stamatiou, Shawn L. Petera, Evan L. Ryan
  • 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: 8727206
    Abstract: A cup made of paper material having a fillable interior is provided. The cup is formed by a conical sleeve and a bottom. The bottom is attached to the sleeve at the lower end of the interior with a bottom skirt in an essentially liquid-tight way. The sleeve and/or the bottom in the area of the bottom skirt and/or the bottom skirt itself includes, at least in one area along the periphery, an outwardly projecting widening. A lower edge of the widening forms a standing surface for the cup. The widening can form a structure for holding another cup of the same type, which structure can act together with a similar cup during stacking. The cup can include a heat-insulting outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Messerschmid, Werner Stahlecker
  • Publication number: 20140131430
    Abstract: A container is formed to include and interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor, a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall, and artwork on the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Charles T. Wallace, Philip A. Driskill, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds, Svetlana I. Contrada
  • Patent number: 8708880
    Abstract: A thermally insulated container is disclosed. The container comprises an inner layer having a bottom portion with a bottom closure attached to the bottom portion. The container further comprises an outer layer wrapped around the inner layer. The container further comprises an insulating middle layer sandwiched between the inner layer and the outer layer. The middle layer has at least one aperture formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Pactiv LLC
    Inventor: Warren G. Wiedmeyer
  • Patent number: 8701914
    Abstract: A paper cup or shell with a thin removable liner that is not laminated to the cup or shell such that the liner may be easily disengaged, removed, or separated from the cup or shell prior to disposal or the recycling process. The thin removable or detachable liner is preferably made from aluminum, aluminum alloy, or aluminum foil, as opposed to other recyclable materials. Aluminum is the preferred material for the liner due to the fact that aluminum is infinitely recyclable and can be used over and over again to make recycled aluminum products or recycled detachable cup liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Mark Buck
  • Publication number: 20140103103
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: LBP MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas FU, Matthew R. COOK
  • Patent number: 8622232
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container suitable for providing insulation wherein the container has an inner shrink film liner. The sidewalls of the container, which can be made from paperboard or other suitable material, are vented to allow ambient air to flow through the sidewall of the container during activation of the shrink film. Upon activation the container provides excellent insulation. Methods of making the container are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Pounder, Michael A. Breining
  • Patent number: 8608018
    Abstract: A container including a base container having a side wall that extends about a longitudinal axis to define an internal volume and an overwrap positioned over the side wall, the overwrap including a first zone circumferentially extending about the base container, the first zone including a first pattern of bosses, and a second zone circumferentially extending about the base container, the second zone including a second pattern of bosses, the second pattern of bosses being different than the first pattern of bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Vladislav Babinsky, Sven Samuel Arenander, Melvin Joshua Leedle, Jonathan P. Sundy
  • Patent number: 8579133
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a sleeve or wrap for protecting a container. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap is a protective encasement for protecting a container, such as a bottle. In certain embodiments, the sleeve or wrap includes a body with a lumen, wherein the body is configured for holding and/or containing the container. For instance, in one embodiment, the protective sleeve includes a tubular body and at least a first opening in the protective body that is adapted for receiving the container. In certain embodiments, the body of the sleeve includes silicone. Accordingly, in certain embodiments, the sleeve is a protective silicone sleeve that is adapted to hold and/or contain a container, thereby protecting the container from damage (e.g., breaking). Also provided is a system for protecting a container that includes a protective sleeve, as described above, and a container that is configured for being associated, e.g., fit within, the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lifefactory, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela Wong Marcus, Daren Edward Joy
  • Publication number: 20130193199
    Abstract: A container includes a paper-made container body, a waterproofing layer and a foaming layer. The container body has an outer surface and an inner surface. The waterproofing layer is coated on the inner surface in the manner of lamintaing. The waterproofing layer mainly consists of talcum powder, resin and calcium carbonate. The foaming layer is disposed on at least a part of the outer surface. The foaming layer consists of a binder and a thermo-expandable powder. The binder is selected from a group consisting of polyvinyl acetate resin, ethylene vinyl acetate resin, polyacrylic acid resin and a mixture thereof. The thermo-expandable powder consists of a plurality of thermo-expandable microcapsules, each of which consists of a thermoplastic polymer shell and a low-boiling-point solvent wrapped by the thermoplastic polymer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: RICH CUP BIO-CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rich Cup Bio-Chemical Technology Co., Ltd.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8479974
    Abstract: A paper cup that contains a beverage and is held by a user with a hand, the paper cup includes: a cup main body formed as a cylinder with an open upper portion, and containing the beverage from the open upper portion; and a heat insulating material disposed on an outer wall of the cup main body so as to reduce a thermal conductivity between the beverage contained in the paper cup and the hand of the user holding the paper cup, and the heat insulating material is partially disposed on an outer wall of the cup main body along with a circumferential direction of the cup main body, and attached to the cup main body so as not to separate from the cup main body. Thus, since the heat insulating material is attached on the outer wall of the cup main body, the heat insulating material is not separable from the cup main body, and the user may conveniently hold the paper cup containing a hot or cold beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Mi Soo Seo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8360263
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulated container for hot drinks or the like comprising an inner cup having a generally frusto-conical cup body and a generally frusto-conical outer shell. The cup is seated within the shell so that a contact path is disposed near the upper edge of the shell, along which contact path the outer surface of the cup body and inner surface of the shell are in contact. At least one bonding spot and/or bonding area for bonding said shell to said cup body is locally formed within said contact path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20130001289
    Abstract: An open-top cup comprises a bottom wall and a side wall having inner and outer surfaces extending upwardly from the bottom wall. An outwardly curled lip formed on the free edge of the side wall. A respective insulative layer having a moisture absorbing characteristic and a respective graphic layer are attached to the outer surface of the side wall. The insulative layer is sandwiched between the outer surface of the side wall and the graphic layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Richard A. Tedford
  • Publication number: 20120318859
    Abstract: A container is formed to include and interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor, a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall, and artwork on the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Charles T. Wallace, Philip A. Driskill, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds, Svetlana I. Contrada
  • Publication number: 20120318858
    Abstract: A paper cup assembly includes a paper cup 10 with a bottom piece connected to the lower end thereof and the cup has an open top. A lip portion made of bio-degradable plastic material is formed along the open top by way of injection molding, heat-pressing or high-frequency wave welding. Multiple protrusions are formed on the outside of the cup when forming the lip portion. The cup has a positioning portion and the isolation collar is mounted to the cup and the top portion of the isolation collar is connected to the positioning portion. The lower portion of the isolation collar is fixed to the cup. A gap is defined between the whole isolation collar and the cup. When used to a deep cup, the protrusions are helpful for isolating the heat from the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Sheng-Hung Lin
  • Publication number: 20120241514
    Abstract: An insulation paper cup, which mainly comprises an inner cup, intermediate layer and external cardboard; the inner cup is provided with a bottom at one end and an opening at the other end, and the opening is fitted with a flange; the intermediate layer made of PLA foaming materials is arranged at periphery of the inner cup, while the external cardboard is adhered onto the intermediate layer and printed with letters or patterns; with this combined structure, the insulation paper cup features excellent heat/cold insulation and non-condensing effect; due to the characteristics of PLA such as: natural property, non-toxicity, recyclability and environmental friendliness, the product can be recycled without causing any disposal problems and any burden on the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Tzer-Huang Guo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120205430
    Abstract: A disposable cup having an applied wrap or sleeve that at least partially covers the circumference and/or depth of the cup body. The disposable cup is made of typical cup making materials and the wrap is made from one of several materials, such as embossed paperboard, corrugated paper, plastic or foam. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the wrap is attached to the cup at the time of the cup manufacture. The wrap has a shape that preferably partially covers the basic cup wall and is sufficient to provide thermal protection, and preferably, an attractive appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: James C. Dickert
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120199641
    Abstract: A heat-insulating paper cup allows the glued external wall of the heat-insulating tube to be formed with a smooth surface, and the raised lines on the inner wall of the heat-insulating tube are mated closely with the conical cylindrical wall of the cup body. This can facilitate advertisement printing and fabrication on the surface of heat-insulating paper cup. Moreover, the raised lines on the inner wall of the heat-insulating tube can support the ribs, thus enhancing the structural strength and robustness of the heat-insulating tube and avoiding squashing during manual holding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Albert HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20120145776
    Abstract: A paper cup that contains a beverage and is held by a user with a hand, the paper cup includes: a cup main body formed as a cylinder with an open upper portion, and containing the beverage from the open upper portion; and a heat insulating material disposed on an outer wall of the cup main body so as to reduce a thermal conductivity between the beverage contained in the paper cup and the hand of the user holding the paper cup, and the heat insulating material is partially disposed on an outer wall of the cup main body along with a circumferential direction of the cup main body, and attached to the cup main body so as not to separate from the cup main body. Thus, since the heat insulating material is attached on the outer wall of the cup main body, the heat insulating material is not separable from the cup main body, and the user may conveniently hold the paper cup containing a hot or cold beverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Mi Soo SEO
  • Patent number: 8191708
    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. Thereby, the wall section is as part of the outer wall a removable card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Seda S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Publication number: 20120125989
    Abstract: A cup assembly includes two sleeves, a bottom element, a ring and bosses. The sleeves are made of paper while the ring and bosses are made of a plastic material. The first sleeve is made with a lower edge and an upper edge. The bottom element is attached to the lower edge of the first sleeve. The ring is formed on the upper edge of the first sleeve. The bosses are formed on the first sleeve against the ring. The second sleeve is made of paper with a lower edge and an upper edge. The lower edge of the second sleeve is located against the bosses as the second sleeve is provided around the first sleeve. Thus, an adequate insulating space is defined between the first and second sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: POWER SOURCE AND ASSOCIATES CORP.
    Inventor: Sheng-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8181371
    Abstract: A medication dosage reminder sleeve apparatus for use in connection with a medicine container, comprising: a sleeve material comprising a transparent surface thereof, comprising a closed surface with a circumference substantially equal to a circumference of the medicine container with which the apparatus is to be used, wherein the sleeve material will conform to a shape of, and fit snugly upon the medicine container, when placed over at least part of the medicine container; and affixed to the sleeve material, at least one dosage reminder system; wherein: the sleeve material omits any adhesive on a surface thereof which contacts the medicine container when placed thereover; the sleeve material in combination with the dosage reminder system can, at will, be attached to, removed from, and slidably adjusted upon the medicine container; and the transparency of the sleeve material enables information printed on the medicine container to be seen through the transparent sleeve material while the transparent sleeve ma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia Londino
  • Publication number: 20120118944
    Abstract: A double-walled insulated cup of paper material having an outer sleeve and an inner cup with a truncated conical wall and a bottom wall interconnected by a peripheral edge frame. The inner cup has a top shoulder and a bottom shoulder and the outside diameter of the inner cup at the level of the top shoulder increases toward the top edge of the inner cup. The outer sleeve lies against the inner cup in the region of the top shoulder thereof and extends to the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame. The outside diameter of the outer sleeve at the level of the bottom edge of the peripheral edge frame is smaller than the inside diameter of the inner cup just above the bottom shoulder and is greater than the inside diameter of the inner cup just below the bottom shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8172127
    Abstract: A cup made of a paper material having a fillable interior is described, which cup is formed by a conical sleeve and a bottom. The bottom is attached to the sleeve at the lower end of the interior with a bottom skirt in an essentially liquid-tight way. The sleeve and/or the bottom in the area of the bottom skirt and/or the bottom skirt itself comprises, at least in one area along the periphery, an outwardly projecting widening. A lower edge of the widening forms a standing surface for the cup. The widening can form means for holding another cup of the same type, which means can act together with a similar cup during stacking. The cup can comprise a heat-insulating outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: PTM Packaging Tools Machinery Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Frost, Uwe Messerschmid, Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 8146796
    Abstract: A cardboard container for drinks and a process for making it is provided. The container has a perimetral wall (2) and a bottom wall and includes elements (4) for supporting another such container (1) nested inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8146797
    Abstract: Cup (1) with an internal wall (2) and an external sleeve (5), the sleeve being formed from a blank (10) of corrugated material comprising a corrugated layer (6) and a Substrate layer (7) and being arranged such that the Substrate layer (7) faces towards the internal wall of the cup. A first end (12) of the blank (10) is overlapped at least partially by a second end (14) of the blank in an overlapping area (19). Further, the sleeve (5) is adhesively attached to the internal wall of the cup (1) at least by a first area (15) of adhesive being provided on an inner side of the sleeve on the first end of the blank and by a second area (17) of adhesive being provided on an inner side of the sleeve on the second end of the blank. The second area (17) of adhesive is provided at a distance from the overlapping edge (13) of the blank, thereby attaching each end of the blank (10) separately to the internal wall of the cup (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Seda S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianfranco D'Amato
  • Patent number: 8061588
    Abstract: An improved cup comprising a top portion and a base sleeve connected to the sidewall of the top portion. The base sleeve is at least partially formed of an insulating material. The base sleeve is formed of a one piece material that eliminates a seam at the bottom of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Ovenable Paper Pan Company, LLC
    Inventor: William Joseph Stepanek, Jr.