Abstract: A three-dimensional informational or display card assembly manually moveable from a box-like configuration to a flat planar card configuration. The card assembly includes score lines for folding the card assembly. The ends of the card assembly are attached to each other by an adhesive or a mechanical means to form the box-like configuration. The sections of the card assembly are printable to receive printed indicia such that in the box-like configuration an onlooker can view the indicia both on the outside and on the inside of the card assembly. Also included is a sheet assembly that contains one or more of the card assemblies to allow a user to print indicia on the card assemblies and remove them from the sheet assembly for assembling into the final product. The card assembly may be dimensioned similar to a wallet-sized business card to provide a unique and interesting alternative to traditional business cards.
Abstract: Included are a first board and a second board that include hard polyurethane foam layers and formed respectively in spaces sandwiched between pairs of thin plates, and a coupling member having a porous structure where a recessed groove is formed, parts of the coupling member being arranged in the spaces. The hard polyurethane foam layers are also formed in gaps between the thin plates and the coupling member to join the boards to the coupling member. Consequently, the step of molding the first board can mold, join, and integrate the boards, and mold a bendable, lightweight, and very strong vehicle interior board.
Abstract: The present invention provides a beverage carrier for holding, storing, and carrying one or more beverages. Advantageously, the carrier comprises detachable sleeves that each hold a beverage container. When a sleeve is detached from the remainder of the beverage carrier, with the beverage remaining within the sleeve, the sleeve serves as an insulating device to reduce the transfer of heat to or from the beverage during consumption.
Abstract: A system includes an open-ended container and an apparatus. The apparatus includes a compressible lower portion adapted for insertion into a hollow interior of the open-ended container and to contact an inner surface of the open-ended container. The apparatus also includes an upper portion connected to the lower portion and adapted for placement over an outer surface of the open-ended container. The apparatus may also include an overwrap portion connected to at least one of the lower portion and the upper portion and that is adapted for placement over the outer surface of the open-ended container and over the upper portion. For example, the open-ended container could represent a drinking glass, the upper portion may be adapted for placement over at least a bowl of the drinking glass, and the overwrap portion may be adapted for placement over the bowl, a stem, and a base of the drinking glass.
Abstract: A reusable flexible sheet for wrapping an object is presented. The flexible sheet includes a center portion having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, the first side being parallel to the third side and the second side being parallel to the fourth side. Flaps are connected to the first side and the third side, and bow portions are connected to the second side and the fourth side. The bow portions tie together to form a decorative bow.
Abstract: Disclosed herein is a box insert for protecting bottles. The box insert is formed from a piece of cardboard with fold lines. When the cardboard is folded along the lines and a bottle is placed within the cardboard, the bottle's sides are surrounded by cardboard. At least one bottom and top cut am provided through the cardboard across one of the fold lines. When the cardboard is pushed below the bottom cut and above the top cut, the cardboard folds inward to create a bottom and top indentation to hold the bottle away from the bottom and top of the box. If the bottle has a neck, the top indentation is positioned next to the bottle's neck above the body of the bottle. Usually the top indentation is formed from two top cuts. The inserts and bottles are then placed in a box for shipping. The cardboard inserts provide cardboard indentations that cushion and provide a small space between the bottom and top of the box.
Abstract: A corrugated cardboard structure for use in wrapping of goods during shipment. A core cardboard of wave shape is glued to at least one cardboard surface sheet at crests of the waves of the core cardboard, with at least one non-glued portion of the cardboard surface sheet adjacent to one of the crests being between two glued portions. The corrugated cardboard structure of the invention can be formed into an open-ended hollow tubular configuration for placement around goods during shipment of the goods. Alternatively, the cardboard structure can be formed into a rectangular box for containment of goods during shipment or storage of the goods.
Abstract: A wrapping for arbitrary objects is formed of a pleated sheet having sides disposed along curves of various shapes. A tape may be attached to the sheet for fixing the pleats and for closing the end openings formed when the sheet is trained around the object. The pleats may increase in size as they progress from one lateral edge to the other.
Abstract: A formable reusable enclosure is disclosed for use as a container wrap, a mailing tube, or the like. One specific embodiment of the enclosure comprises a pliable, elongated, substantially rectangular panel member having opposing ends and a tongue portion extending from one of the opposed ends. The panel member has an outer layer of bendable kraft board and an inner layer of corrugated paper adhered to the kraft board. The panel member is adapted to be formed into an enclosure by bending the panel member into the configuration of the peripheral wall of a container with the tongue portion overlapping the opposing end of the panel member. A slot is formed through the panel member adjacent to the end which is opposite to the tongue portion end. The slot has an engagement edge aligned parallel to the corrugations in the inner paper layer, enabling adjustment of the size of the enclosure by selecting a desired corrugation for engagement with the slot edge.
Abstract: A container organization including an exterior wall spaced from an interior wall defining a conical body formed with a reinforced rib at its upper end and a floor at its lower end. The body includes an insulated medium therebetween. The insulated medium includes circumferentially equally spaced ribs therealong either alone or in association with a sinusoidal corrugating medium wherein the corrugating medium may be mounted directly to the ribs or spaced therefrom by an intermediate wall. A plurality of insulated mediums may be utilized offset relative to one another by one-half amplitude relative to one another to effect adhesive contact between upper and lower peaks of respective lower and upper sinusoidal corrugating mediums. Further, a single sinusoidal medium may be utilized spaced from the interior and exterior walls by offset ribs adhesively mounted to alternating upper and lower peaks of the corrugating medium.
Abstract: A pouch and method for making a pouch are disclosed wherein the pouch comprises first and second webs secured together at least partially around an interior portion of the webs and wherein a sealing strip extends across the pouch. The sealing strip has a carrier member with a first portion secured to the first web and with an unsecured second portion. Adhesive is provided on the second portion of the carrier member and the second portion is covered with a release paper which can be removed so that the carrier member can be secured over the pouch opening by adhering the carrier member second portion to the second web to form a closure seal at the pouch opening.
Abstract: A container including a shipping carton in combination with a plurality of joined display trays. The shipping carton includes an open-ended sleeve. Each modular display tray has an end wall, side walls and a short front wall, and an array of trays is provided wherein each tray in the array is joined along its side walls to adjacent trays.
Abstract: Reinforced single-face corrugated fiberboard containers of remarkable strength are disclosed which can be mass produced at minimum cost in a high-speed continuous process from a continuous sheet of single-face corrugated material comprising a corrugated web adhesively secured to a single facing sheet having a width much greater than that of the web to provide outwardly extending fly portions of substantial width. The web forms the corrugated core of a single-wall laminated board formed by turning over the fly portions to reinforce the side edges and adhesively securing the fly portions to the corrugations to partially cover the core and to provide the board with double-faced side portions and an unreinforced single-faced middle portion.
Abstract: A pack or container for the storage and transportation of fragile articles such as eggs, light bulbs and the like comprises a laminate consisting of a corrugated band or strip and a covering band secured together to give spaced troughs extending transversely of the material, there being spaced, parallel slits in the material extending in the longitudinal direction thereof, the slits extending wholly through the covering band to define separate side-by-side strips thereof and only partially through the corrugated band to define side-by-side strips of such band joined together at the peaks of the corrugations. The junctures form fold lines extending longitudinally of the packing material about which, upon erection of the pack, transversely adjacent regions provide mutually inclined walls defining pockets to receive the articles.