Including Laminating Or Coating Of Container Blank Patents (Class 493/110)
  • Patent number: 10899101
    Abstract: A machine including a deck, a first platform, a second platform, a first web transfer assembly, and a second web transfer assembly is provided. The deck and first and second platforms are coupled to a frame. The first web transfer assembly extends from a first end to a second end and includes a first pick-up assembly moveable between the first end, proximate the first platform, and the second end, proximate the deck. The second web transfer assembly extends from a third end to a fourth end and includes a second pick-up assembly moveable between the third end, proximate the second platform, and the fourth end, proximate the deck. The first web transfer assembly and the second web transfer assembly are operationally offset when moving between the first and second end and the third and fourth ends, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Dean Graham, Amer Aganovic, Greg Gulik
  • Patent number: 10765187
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a carry (or carrying) bag is provided that includes an interior, substantially cut-resistant security panel assembly with a matrix of wires secured between or on one or more flexible material layers. Also in various embodiments, the security panel assembly may be positioned intermediate the bag outside wall and a lining of the bag, and in other embodiments, may also take the form of an expansion panel. Second or secondary locking fasteners are also provided to lock first or primary fasteners to or within the carrying bag, to provide security for compartments and pockets. A strap with one or more security cables, and various locking fasteners, may be attached to the carry bag. Methods for forming such security panel assemblies, expansion panels, and carrying straps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Travel Caddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Godshaw, Du Hai, Bryce Ryan Hickman, Slobodan S. Zivanovic
  • Patent number: 10434740
    Abstract: A pressed crease-forming member includes a strip-shaped member having a crease-forming portion formed with three or a larger-than-three odd number of ribs extending in the longitudinal direction of the strip-shaped member with one of the ribs located at the widthwise center of the crease-forming portion and each half of the remaining even number of ribs arranged on either side of the center rib. At least the top of the center rib, namely, the rib located at the widthwise center of the crease-forming portion, is chamfered. Grooves are formed between the adjacent ribs. The ribs are arranged such that the tops of the ribs are formed, as a whole, into a convex shape. The bottom of each groove is recessed beyond the tops of the ribs on both sides of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DIEPEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9630739
    Abstract: A corrugated plastic box and a method for manufacturing a corrugated plastic box from a blank are provided. The method includes the steps of forming rounded edge seals on the perimeter edges of the blank, pre-sealing portions of the blank to form a plurality of areas in which major and minor flap slots and a glue tab are desired, ultrasonically scoring the blank to form a plurality of flap score lines, and cutting the blank through the plurality of pre-sealed flap slots and glue tab, leaving a sealed edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventors: William F. McMahon, Donald J. Balazs
  • Publication number: 20150048152
    Abstract: A packaging construction being formed by multi-layer board material includes a middle layer, a first outer layer attached to the middle layer and a second outer layer attached to the middle layer. The packaging construction defines a bottom side, a top side, and a plurality of side panels joining the bottom side and the top side so as to form a closed structure. At least one edge is defined between adjacent side panels. The packaging construction is arranged so that the second outer layer has a lower bending stiffness according to ISO 5628 than the first outer layer such that the board is outwardly bendable only in a direction towards which the second layer faces, and in that the packaging construction is formed with at least one side panel being curved and/or at least one edge being rounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SCA FOREST PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Vistrom, Rickard Hagglund, Folke Osterberg
  • Patent number: 8858858
    Abstract: A method of forming a container from a construct. The method includes obtaining a tool having a cavity, a core, and an articulated section for being moveable within the cavity relative to the cavity and the core. The method further includes placing a construct between the cavity and the core, moving the core relative to the cavity so that the articulated section at least partially initially grips a portion of the construct, and further moving the core into the cavity. The portion of the construct remains gripped by the articulated section in the cavity during the further moving of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Middleton, Mark Richard Sinclair, Brian Robert O'Hagan, Patrick Henry Wnek, Terrence Philip Lafferty, Peter Walrave Blaas, Kevin James Hjort, Patrick James Smith
  • Publication number: 20140128234
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a protector for a portable electronic device includes following steps. A substrate having a first surface, a second surface and an edge is provided. A first sheet having a first sheet surface and an edge portion is provided, wherein the first sheet surface includes a first hot-melt adhesive. The first surface of the substrate is caused to contact the first sheet surface, wherein the edge portion protrudes the edge. The edge portion is folded along the edge to enable the first hot-melt adhesive to contact the second surface of the substrate. A second sheet having a second sheet surface including a second hot-melt adhesive is provided. The second surface of the substrate and the edge portion is caused to contact the second sheet surface. A thermocompression bonding is performed to bond the first sheet, the second sheet and the substrate together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ACROX TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Steve Ore-Yang
  • Patent number: 8684896
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels is a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one of the panels has a protective coating for contact with the articles. The coating is arranged as a plurality of protective elements selectively applied to an interior surface of the at least one panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Tokarski, Raymond S. Kastanek
  • Publication number: 20130334296
    Abstract: A container assembly. The container assembly includes a tube portion having a plurality of sides formed from an inner fiberboard layer, an outer fiberboard layer, and at least one corrugated layer sandwiched therebetween, an internal surface of the inner fiberboard layer having a first generally water-resistant coating, the inner fiberboard layer extending around a bottom of the corrugated layer and being adhered to at least a portion of the outer fiberboard layer. The container assembly further includes a base portion including a bottom panel and a plurality of flaps extending from the bottom panel, the base portion including a second generally water-resistant coating, the plurality of flaps overlapping a portion of the plurality of sides. The plurality of flaps is adhered to respective ones of the plurality of sides by one or more continuous adhesive lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Charles E. Bettinger, Kerry D. Wall, Keith A. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130284799
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hinged lid paper covered rigid box which can be 5 knocked down, the method comprising covering a rigid board blank with paper, whereby the blank comprises a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a third sidewall and a fourth sidewall, the first sidewall being hingedly connected to the second sidewall, the second sidewall being hingedly connected to the third sidewall, the third sidewall being hingedly connected to the fourth sidewall and 10 the fourth sidewall being hingedly connected to the first sidewall, whereby the sidewalls can be in a knock down state and the method further comprising erecting the box in which the sidewalls are moved to an erect state by a parallelogram movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CONCEPT PACKAGING SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chris Hallam, John Douglas Hudson
  • Publication number: 20130020382
    Abstract: A package is disclosed which includes connected front and back panels connected by a pleated or accordion side panels. The package may be opened by applying a flexing force to an opening end in order to break a separation line. After opening, the package may be reclosed by use of a closure flap or wing flaps that again hold the separation line together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Charlotte Hanks, Sara Jane Falcon
  • Publication number: 20130020383
    Abstract: The box (17, 21, 31, 41, 51) is created on the basis of a multi-element lined box part (1), to which two separate and likewise lined sidewalls (13, 14) are glued. The multi-element box part (1) comprises a bottom (10), as well as the two other sidewalls (11, 12). The two separate third and fourth sidewalls (13, 14) are glued on by means of straps (4.1, 4.2) flush with or slightly set back to the edges of the multi-element box part (1), wherein the multi-element box part (1) is quasi folded around the third and fourth sidewalls (13, 14). This results in a rigid box (17, 21, 31, 41, 51) that in its simplest form consists of an upwardly open case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Frank Tautz, Klaus Gerke
  • Publication number: 20120322638
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing theft-resistant product packaging includes the steps of (1) providing a matrix of cut-resistant strands, (2) adhering the matrix to a plastic substrate to form a theft-resistant material, (3) forming a front shell from the theft-resistant material including a cavity for holding a product therein, and (4) securing the front shell to a back cover so as to enclose the product therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SEBERCOR LLC
    Inventors: Brett P. Seber, James S. Gleason, Randolph J. Morton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8323166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-functional pharmaceutical package surface and a method of preparing a multi-functional pharmaceutical package surface. In particular, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical package having a protein deterrent and lubricious surface and methods of preparing said surface by applying coatings directly to the pharmaceutical package that (a) reduce the adsorption of proteins onto pharmaceutical packaging while not affecting the activity of the protein solution and (b) provide a lubricious surface. The pharmaceutical package surface may also contain a barrier coating. Coatings can be deposited on a variety of pharmaceutical packaging materials and configurations by various methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Daniel Haines, Luis Burzio, Matthias Bicker, Horst Koller, Jasmina Marjanovic, Robert Hormes
  • Publication number: 20120298677
    Abstract: A container that has a laminate that has a substrate with a gloss layer and a matte layer is provided. A portion of the laminate is located at a seal portion of the container, and a plurality of blind holes extend through the gloss layer but do not extend through any amount of the matte layer at the portion of the laminate that is located at the seal portion. The plurality of blind holes function to reduce the severity of pinholes at the seal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Evergreen Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Cable
  • Publication number: 20120175409
    Abstract: A recycling container with a weather-resistant coating is described. The container may be provided in a variety of configurations to accept recyclable waste or other items of trash or refuse. The recycling container may itself be recycled when its useful life has ended. The various configurations of container may be combined to form a modular recycling center as desired by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Mark McNay, Rick Correll, Gary Robinson, Alan Miller
  • Publication number: 20110239593
    Abstract: Described is the use of an activatable adhesive composition for producing a folding-carton blank which is blocking-resistant at 25° C. with adhesive composition applied thereto. The adhesive composition has at less than or equal to 25° C. an Ig G? value of greater than or equal to 6 and at greater than or equal to 120° C. has an Ig G? value of less than or equal to 4, and comprises a copolymer having a glass transition temperature of greater than 30° C. The copolymer is formed from a first monomer and from more than 3% by weight and less than 40% by weight of a second monomer, the first monomer being selected from alkyl (meth)acrylates and vinylaromatics, and the second monomer being selected from ethylenically unsaturated monomers having acid groups and hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dieter URBAN, Karl-Heinz Schumacher, Stefan Kirsch, Uta Holzenkamp
  • Patent number: 7882999
    Abstract: This invention is a paperboard box and a lid having a paper with a design placed on the outside surface. The paper is held in position by being glued to the inside of the finished carton. The box or lid has four squared corners. The finished decorative box has adhesive on the interior panels and may be shipped in flat form and erected at or near the point of use. Because the paper is thick it is difficult to form square corners on the box or lid. The box or lid has a paperboard web between a side panel and an end panel which is folded to make a square corner. It has been found that a slit can be cut in the paper bisecting the corner which will allow the paper to be folded without bunching and making an attractive square corner. Once the slit is cut in the paper the side and end panels can be folded to produce a square corner without any bulging paper. The bulging paper is not attractive as a gift-wrap box and also may prevent the locking of the corner as required to form a box and lid with square corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Publication number: 20100252617
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a liner attached to the interior of the body, a lid dimensioned to attached to the top of the liner, and a perimeter seal attached to the lid. The lid includes a hole and the perimeter seal includes a region dimensioned to create a friction fit when disposed in the hole. Each of the body, the liner, and the lid may include a paper pulp coated with a biodegradable, organically derived, plastic resin. Methods of constructing the container are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Douglas C. Dayton, Sung K. Park
  • Publication number: 20100255972
    Abstract: A container lid is formed as a flexible laminate of an upper layer and a lower layer and having a built-in opening feature. A pair of radially spaced concentric lines of weakness are formed in the laminate, an outer one of the lines of weakness being formed in the upper layer and an inner one of the lines of weakness being formed in the lower layer. The upper and lower layers in an annular region between the lines of weakness are readily peeled apart. The upper and lower layers outside the annular region are laminated together with an adhesive providing a bond with a greater peel strength than that required to separate the layers in the annular region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Schuetz, Teddy M. Wastphal
  • Publication number: 20100230430
    Abstract: A tissue product, which includes a carton and a stack of tissues, is provided with a flattened arched-shaped sheet that supports the stack of tissues. As the tissues are withdrawn from the carton and the weight of the tissue stack is reduced, the flattened arch-shaped sheet gradually assumes its normal arched shape, thereby raising the stack of tissues within the carton. Raising the stack substantially reduces or eliminates “fall-back”, which is a common dispensing problem, as the stack height is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Douglas Beuther
  • Publication number: 20100084410
    Abstract: A thermal packing container that includes a plurality of walls formed from a single composite individual sheet. The composite sheet includes a corrugated substrate, a metalized barrier and an outer foam layer. The composite sheet can be transported in flat configuration and then formed into a container at a packing facility. The packing container is relatively impervious to fluids and has a high thermal impedance that minimizes heat flow into the contents of the container. The thermal packing container can be used to transport food items from the packing facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Tuan Tran
  • Publication number: 20080142393
    Abstract: A packaging container having a first housing member that includes walls that fit within an area defined by the walls of a second housing member, and a chamber cover that includes an area for housing or displaying goods. In one embodiment, the chamber cover is substantially surrounded by the opening of the first member of the housing, and includes a flange that abuts against the bottom of the first member of the housing to secure the chamber cover with respect to the housing, wherein the cover includes an area for housing or displaying goods. The chamber may also be integrally formed with the first housing member. The housing members may be made from a paper material that can include a substantially tear-resistant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: COLBERT PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 7241254
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a container defining an interior and an exterior provided with a first access panel and a second access panel for creating an opening for passage between the interior and the exterior, and methods for making and using such a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Walsh, Robert L. Conatser, Raymond S. Kastanek
  • Patent number: 6766941
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises a substrate layer and a cut in the substrate layer. The cut is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing a substrate layer, making a cut in the substrate layer, and then forming a container. After the container has been formed, a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6676586
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup having an improved seal. The cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated (or in some instances partially coated) on its outside surface with a foamed low density polyethylene, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The bottom panel member is coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed low density polyethylene or foamed or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a heat seal at an interface between a portion of the unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the inside surface of the body member and a portion of unfoamed low density polyethylene or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the upper surface of the bottom panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Breining, William R. Pucci, David C. Brown, Richard A. Segan, Donald C. McCarthy, Walter Malakhow
  • Patent number: 6676585
    Abstract: An arrangement for manufacturing a paper can includes processing stations arranged one behind the other along two star-shaped wheels. Packaging material from supply stores is fed to each star-shaped wheel. The two star-shaped wheels and the processing stations arranged thereto are disposed on the same machine frame. The packaging material for both star-shaped wheels are fed from a joint material supply station. Thereby, a compact construction and reduced operational procedure are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Michael Hoerauf Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Stahlecker, Berthold Mueller
  • Patent number: 6446860
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a package having a tear-away opening. The package comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the package, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the package may be torn off at the cut. The present invention also includes methods for manufacturing and opening a package having a tear-away opening. The method for manufacturing a package having a tear-away opening generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur W. Robichaud
  • Patent number: 6419152
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the container, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6338234
    Abstract: The invention is a method of overlaying a plastic film material on a shipping container blank whereby all surfaces and edges are sealed. A container subsequently made from the blank is rendered highly water resistant. The film material is applied to both sides of the blank and severed from the supply source. The covered blank is then heated above the softening point of the film. The film becomes bonded to the surfaces of the blank and sags around the edges and into any openings so that the film on the two sides of the blank come into contact and are sealed to each other. The edges and any slits and cutouts are then trimmed, as by a die cutter, while preserving the seals along the edges. Containers made by the process can generally be recycled, in contrast to wax or resin impregnated corrugated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Weyerhauser Company
    Inventors: Herbert D. Muise, Amar N. Neogi
  • Patent number: 6267837
    Abstract: An insulating paperboard container is disclosed including a container body having a side wall and a bottom wall with the one side wall including a base layer and an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer, preferably on an inside surface of the side wall. The insulating layer being selectively adhered to at least a portion of the base layer such that the selective adhering of the insulating layer to the base layer creates air pockets between the insulating layer and the base layer with the air pockets being expandable in response to contact with a heated liquid. Such a container is formed from an insulating stock material comprising a paperboard base layer and an insulating layer overlying at least a portion of at least of one surface of the base layer with the insulating layer being selectively adhered to the surface of the base layer forming enclosed regions between the base layer and the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Richard P. Mitchell, Gerald John Van Handel, Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 6221192
    Abstract: Individual carton blanks formed from a lamination of a continuous strip of a relatively rigid material and a relatively flexible fluid impervious material and in some instances from spaced apart continuous strips of a relatively flexible material wherein all of the cut and fold lines are formed in the continuous strip of a relatively rigid material and then conveyed to the nip between two rotating laminating rolls where all of the continuous strips are secured together by an adhesive at desired locations. In some instances, the continuous strip of a relatively flexible fluid impervious material and the spaced apart continuous strips of a relatively flexible material are cut at a location spaced from the leading edge of the individual carton blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Coors Brewing Company
    Inventor: Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6174274
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for formation of a preformed bonded pull tab over a reseal liner is disclosed. The pull tab seal layer of material is bonded together with a reseal liner layer of material for insertion into a closure. The pull tab on the pull tab liner seal is formed prior to combination of the two layers and is folded backwards between the two layers of material. Thus, after combining the two layers, punching out the closure liner and insertion into the closure, the reseal liner is separated from the pull tab seal and the pull tab seal is adhered to the rim of the container. Only one punch press step is required for forming the closure and container seals and insertion of the members into the closure. By forming the pull tab prior to combining the two layers, an assembly of the pull tab and reseal liner is made more efficient and less time consuming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Rexam Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronnie Lee Hawkins, William R. Weinert
  • Patent number: 6139665
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup with improved insulation in areas where printed matter exists. The printed matter is applied using a water-based alkyd or epoxy ink. In one embodiment the cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated on its outside surface with a foamed synthetic resin, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed synthetic resin. The bottom panel member is optionally coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed synthetic resin. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a seal at an interface between a portion of inside surface of the body member and a portion of the upper surface of the bottom panel member. The printed matter is applied prior to foaming of the synthetic resin on the outer surface of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Schmelzer, Diana L. Penn, Mikel A. Ingram
  • Patent number: 6129653
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup having an improved seal. The cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated (or in some instances partially coated) on its outside surface with a foamed low density polyethylene, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The bottom panel member is coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed low density polyethylene or foamed or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a heat seal at an interface between a portion of the unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the inside surface of the body member and a portion of unfoamed low density polyethylene or unfoamed modified low density polyethylene coated on the upper surface of the bottom panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Fredricks, Michael A. Breining, William R. Pucci, Donald C. McCarthy, David C. Brown, Richard A. Segan, Walter Malakhow
  • Patent number: 6099674
    Abstract: A laminated paperboard package is produced by initially printing graphics by high speed printing on a sheet of clay-coated publication paper. The printed paper is then continuously applied to a surface of cellulosic substrate and bonded to the substrate, preferably through use of starch as an adhesive, to provide a laminated product. The laminated product is then die cut to the desired shape, folded and glued into the configuration of a box or container. A layer of water absorbent, cellulosic fiber material can be bonded to the inner surface of the substrate to prevent moisture from the contained product from seeping outwardly through the substrate to the printed paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Hoffman Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 6098874
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a container having a tear-away top. In general, the container comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the container, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the top may be torn away from the container at the cut. The present invention also includes a method for manufacturing a container that has a tear-away top. The method generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tokarski
  • Patent number: 6099450
    Abstract: The disclosed squaring device utilizes an upper squaring carriage with compression belts and pneumatically actuated squaring fingers. In one embodiment, the upper squaring carriage includes at least three compression belts. At least one of the compression belts, central to the other belts, is positioned to apply direct pressure to the glued seam after the upper panels and lower panels are aligned. As a folded box reaches the end of the folding section and enters the squaring section, the moveable belt is raised so as not to apply pressure directly to the glued seam. The drive belts on either side of the seam maintain the box in compression. As the box approaches the squaring fingers, it passes a sensor that sends a signal to a programmable logic controller. At a selected time, depending on the conveyor belt speed, the controller actuates a pneumatic piston that drives a rack and pinion mechanism to rotate the squaring fingers into position to intercept the box travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Bobst Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schenone, Luc-Andre Neuenschwander, Kevin Marston, Daniel Cugnoni
  • Patent number: 6082614
    Abstract: A packaging for bulk goods which comprises an inwardly laminated folded box body (1) and a lid (3), also of a laminated cardboard material, which is sealed or glued into position. In order to ensure the tightness of the packaging also in the corner regions, the coating also extends into said corner regions (7) of the lid (3). A pull-up window (4) is provided in the lid (3), while the package is filled from the lower side (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: Ingolf Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6071366
    Abstract: A paper container for a liquid including a base material including: a paper layer, a polyolefin type resin layer disposed on one side of the paper layer, for providing an outer surface, and a saturated polyester resin layer disposed on the other side of the paper layer by the medium of a polyolefin type resin layer, for providing an inner surface; the paper container being formed from the base material so that the polyolefin type resin layer for providing the outer surface provides an outer peripheral surface of the container, wherein the saturated polyester resin layer for providing the inner surface comprises an amorphous or low crystallinity saturated polyester resin having a glass transition point of not lower than 40.degree. C., and a portion of the base material to be disposed on the inner side of the paper container with respect to the paper layer has a water vapor permeability of not higher than 25 g/m.sup.2 .multidot.24 hr.multidot.1 atm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Yamada, Hirotaka Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 6062470
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a package having a tear-away opening. The package comprises an outer substrate layer, an inner aseptic layer secured to the outer substrate layer, and a cut in the outer substrate layer. In order to preserve the product in the package, the cut is of a predetermined depth such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer. The cut, however, is sufficiently deep so that a predetermined portion of the package may be torn off at the cut. The present invention also includes methods for manufacturing and opening a package having a tear-away opening. The method for manufacturing a package having a tear-away opening generally includes the steps of providing an outer substrate layer, securing an inner aseptic layer to the outer substrate layer, making a cut of predetermined depth in the outer substrate layer such that the cut does not puncture the inner aseptic layer, and then forming a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: SIG Combibloc Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur W. Robichaud
  • Patent number: 5845841
    Abstract: A multiply carton tray base or lid comprising a paperboard substrate (S) to which an outer sheet material (16) is secured. The tray has a main panel (m) across which the sheet material is stretched so that it is normally out of contact with a substantial part of the main panel and is secured to the tray only at locations internally of the carton side panels (s) and end panels (e) and not at all to the main panel (m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Pac-Ipr, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Patent number: 5836508
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to be hand wrapped. It includes forming a sheet of box material with affixed decorative paper into a flattened box tube. The box material is provided with flaps so that a consumer may erect the tube into an open box and use the flaps to form end closures. A volume sizer is provided in the form of creased box material which, when erected, provides an illustration of the volume made available when the pre-wrapped gift box is erected. Box loading devices are provided in the form of inner sleeves and mechanical devices into which the gift is placed before insertion into the pre-wrapped gift box. Side loading, top-opening configurations provide additional support for the pre-wrapped appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5826402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to have been hand wrapped. The method includes forming a sheet of box construction material with decorative paper affixed thereto into a flattened box tube by joining ends thereof. The box construction material is properly creased and provided with flaps so that a consumer may erect the flattened box tube into an open box so that the end flaps form ends of the box and the decorative paper forms a pair of paper flaps which may be overlapped and secured. A volume sizer is provided in the form of creased box construction material which, when erected, provides an illustration of the volume made available when the pre-wrapped gift box is erected. Box loading devices, particularly useful for shirt box sized packages, are provided in the form of inner sleeves and mechanical devices into which the gift is placed before insertion into the pre-wrapped gift box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5783030
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for forming a laminate comprising a relatively rigid material having an inner surface with at least one portion thereof comprising a central body portion and wherein the central body portion of a relatively flexible material, preferably fluid impervious, is secured to the central body portion of the relatively rigid material and the relatively flexible material has opposite edge portions not secured to other portions of the inner surface and to carton blanks formed therefrom. In some instances strips of another relatively flexible material are secured to the opposite edge portions but are not secured to the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 5759624
    Abstract: A method of insulating a substrate or a portion thereof by depositing a syntactic foam by a spraying, dipping or a variety of printing processes. The foam comprises void containing particles in expanded form, unexpanded form, or a mixture of these. The deposited foam is dried to remove solvents and cured to strengthen the binder which restrains the microspheres. Heating may also expand the unexpanded microspheres. A tie coat may be applied to promote adhesion between the substrate and the insulating syntactic foam. Multiple layers of the syntactic foam may be applied to increase the thickness of the resultant layer for providing a controlled amount of increased insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Insulation Dimension Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas L. Neale, Richard J. Pasin
  • Patent number: 5718370
    Abstract: A paperboard container for heating products placed therein by microwave energy having a first compartment substantially shielded from microwave energy and a second compartment permeable by microwave energy. The first and second compartments each include a top panel and a bottom surface, where a single bottom panel serves as the bottom surface for both of the first and second compartments. The container further includes a plurality of side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel and a plurality of side panels extending downwardly from the top panels. Both of the first and second compartments are formed from a unitary, single sheet of microwave permeable paperboard material, wherein the first compartment includes a layer of microwave shielding material laminated to the portion of the sheet of microwave permeable paperboard material which forms a majority of the enclosing surfaces of the first microwave shielded compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence P. Lafferty, James L. Capo
  • Patent number: 5609555
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the composition, preparation, and use of multi-layer composite films comprising a core layer of low gas permeable material, two intermediate layers sandwiching the core layer, and two outer layers sandwiching the two intermediate layers. The core layer provides the excellent oxygen barrier property, whereas the intermediate and outer layers protect the core layer so the oxygen permeability of the resulting multi-layer composite film becomes independent on relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Long Lee, Ming-Hsiung Yeh
  • Patent number: 5565048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the composition, preparation, and use of multi-layer composite films comprising a core layer of low gas permeable material, two intermediate layers sandwiching the core layer, and two outer layers sandwiching the two intermediate layers. The core layer provides the excellent oxygen barrier property, whereas the intermediate and outer layers protect the core layer so the oxygen permeability of the resulting multi-layer composite film becomes independent on relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Long Lee, Ming-Hsiung Yeh