And Form-scoring Patents (Class 493/59)
  • Patent number: 10780572
    Abstract: This hockey stick toolbox comprises a casing, an assortment of tape; a pair of scissors; a handsaw and a miter box nested in that casing. The casing has spaced-apart notches for retaining a hockey stick steady in the miter box. The handsaw, the miter box, the assortment of tape and the scissors are particularly advantageous for trimming and customizing a new hockey stick on the-spur-of-the-moment by a parent of a novice player for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Paradis
  • Patent number: 10350849
    Abstract: A machine for forming a joined blank assembly from first and second blanks of sheet material includes a deck coupled to a frame, and a first transfer assembly associated with the frame. The first transfer assembly is configured to position the first blank on the deck. The machine also includes a second transfer assembly associated with the frame. The second transfer assembly is configured to position the second blank in at least a partially overlying relationship to the first blank on the deck. The machine further includes at least one compression member configured to compress the second blank and the first blank together against the deck to form the joined blank assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Dean Graham, Amer Aganovic, Kirk Steven Kempnich, II
  • Patent number: 9895857
    Abstract: A folding score having a pair of laterally spaced, parallel scoring grooves which are individually asymmetrical. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for forming the folding score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: JONCO DIE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin T. Gordon
  • Patent number: 9662851
    Abstract: A method for the production of a packing case from a one-piece blank, comprising a band of at least four main panels connected together by parallel fold lines, and furnished with two series of flaps situated on either side, for respectively forming at least partly the bottom and the top of the case. The band comprises a precut transverse line over the main panels to divide the blank into a first and a second half-blank. The half-blanks are separated, the first is placed in a transfer channel, the second is held in a plane higher than that of the transfer channel, the first is transferred to a mandrel while applying adhesive, and the first is wrapped around the mandrel. The transfer channel allows the second to be lowered to the channel, transferred to the mandrel, and wrapped around the first half-blank before folding the flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OTOR, S.A.
    Inventors: Gerard Mathieu, Thierry Colas, Sebastien Jacomelli
  • Patent number: 9227373
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for sealing a manufacturer's joint and/or the ends of a customized box. The system includes at least a first arm spaced apart from a second arm. The arms are arranged so that an end flap of a box blank can be inserted between the arms to align the box blank relative to the arms and secure and maintain at least two side panels of the box blank in an adjacent position to form a manufacturer's joint. Methods for forming and sealing a manufacturer's joint and/or the ends of a customized box are also disclosed. Such methods, are designed to, for example, reliably form, close, and seal the manufacturer's joint and/or the ends of a customized box in a simplified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Niklas Pettersson, Ryan Osterhout
  • Patent number: 9022913
    Abstract: A machine a mandrel assembly includes a mandrel having an external shape complimentary to an internal shape of at least a portion of a container, a first lift mechanism operatively coupled to a first servomechanism to wrap a first portion of a blank about the mandrel, a second lift mechanism operatively coupled to a second servomechanism to wrap a second portion of the blank about the mandrel, and a folding arm coupled to the first lift mechanism and operatively coupled to a third servomechanism. A control system is in communication with the first servomechanism, the second servomechanism, and the third servomechanism and is configured to transmit a signal to each of the servomechanisms to independently control movement of the first lift mechanism, the second lift mechanism, and the folding arm to wrap at least the first and second portions of the blank about the mandrel to form the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Shared Services, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Dean Graham, Amer Aganovic, Ricki D. Anderson, Jeffrey H. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9011308
    Abstract: The invention concerns the equipment for forming of paper containers starting from a continuous wet paper belt. It comprises a mobile semi-mold and a fixed semi-mold defining an impression corresponding to the container to be produced. Around the mobile semi-mold (15) are provided concentrically an upper cutting blade (18), an upper pleating/crimping ring (19) and an upper rim former (20); around the fixed semi-mold (14) are provided a counter cutting blade (21), an upper counter pleating/crimping ring (22) and a counter rim former (23), associated respectively with the cutting blade, the pleating/crimping ring and rim former on board associated with a mobile semi-mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Tools S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Treccani, Mauro Leali
  • Publication number: 20150082748
    Abstract: A method of making a one piece, leak proof container for holding and transporting hot melt asphalt. The container is made from a sheet of heavy duty cardboard which is coated on one side, folded and glued to create a leak proof container. The sheet has a series of pre-scored fold lines to allow the sheet to be folded into a container with a leak proof bottom. A series of reinforcing sheets are added to the bottom of the container to provide reinforcement, and to create the leak proof base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Neil Draper
  • Patent number: 8870731
    Abstract: A device to stamp a number of creases into a material layer is provided, the device comprising a main roller body non-rotationally arranged on a rotating shaft and a number of holding elements sunk into the main roller body that serve to position and/or affix a first foil having a first creasing ridge on the circumferential surface of the main roller body, which is characterized in that a holding device is provided that can be angularly rotated relative to the longitudinal axis of the rotating shaft and that is configured to position and/or affix at least one additional second foil having a second creasing ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Winkler + Duennebier GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Fuchs, Holger Gingele
  • Publication number: 20140251848
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward a unique self-locking storage device for collectable cards. The container has an upper member and a lower member which are hingedly connected by a back panel. The upper member of the container fully encloses the lower member of the container when the container is closed. The panels of the upper member of the container present an uninterrupted view of decorative artwork when the container is closed. The container is preferably constructed of an acid-free poly propylene to allow protection of the collectable cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ultra Pro International, LLC
    Inventor: Sonia Neill
  • Patent number: 8765237
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to trash compactor boxes that have an antibacterial or antimicrobial feature incorporated therein. In a general embodiment, the carton boxes have a built-in compound, such as an antimicrobial, antiseptic, and/or a biocide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Razmik B. Boodaghians, Tim Birbeck
  • Publication number: 20140109522
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable container for storing a quantity of a product may include a sealed package formed from a single sheet of film and retaining the quantity of the product disposed therein, and a lid fitment attached to a first side of the package. The first side of the package may have an outer first surface of the film and outwardly extending first corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the first side and surrounding the first side of the package. The package may also have a second side disposed opposite the first side and outwardly extending second corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the second side and surrounding the second side of the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: CLEAR LAM PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Sanfilippo, James J. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Roy Speer
  • Publication number: 20140103102
    Abstract: A clamshell container having a cover portion and a tray portion connected by a living hinge wherein the corners of the sidewalls in at least the tray portion are perforated or scored to permit easy separation by a user to create a substantially flat serving tray is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos H Gomez
  • Publication number: 20140084046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container that has a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are adapted to be separated from so that each portion can form its own smaller rectangular shaped container by being reconfigured along its respective plurality of a plurality of perforation lines, fold lines, tear lines and cut lines to hold food products such pizza therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Epifanic Colon
  • Patent number: 8663081
    Abstract: A folding score having a pair of laterally spaced, parallel scoring grooves which are individually asymmetrical. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for forming the folding score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Jonco Die Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin T. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20130214036
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a first top panel, a second top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. The first top panel and the second top panel are at least partially overlapped to form a top wall of the carton. A handle extends in at least the top wall. The handle can comprise at least a first handle portion of the first top panel and a second handle portion of the second top panel. The first handle portion can at least partially overlap the second handle portion at a rounded corner of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8506464
    Abstract: A folded box gluing machine for making folded boxes from blanks includes several processing stations and a conveying mechanism for delivering the blanks through the individual processing stations. The machine also includes an embossing mechanism that includes embossing dies for embossing a script for the blind in the blanks and that is preferably arranged between two processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Diehr, Carsten Terhorst
  • Patent number: 8444539
    Abstract: A folding score having a pair of laterally spaced, parallel scoring grooves which are individually asymmetrical. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for forming the folding score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Jonco Die Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin T. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8424859
    Abstract: A creasing apparatus forming a crease on sheets one by one includes: a first member having a linear convex blade formed in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction; a second member having a concave blade being paired with the convex blade; and a drive unit that moves the first and second members so as to cause the convex blade and the concave blade to form a crease on a sheet stopped at a predetermined position. The first member forms the convex blade with first comb and second comb and the second member forms the concave blade with third comb and fourth comb that advance and retract relative to each other. The drive unit selects advanced and retracted positions of the first comb and second comb and advanced and retracted positions of the third comb and fourth comb so as to perform a creasing process or a perforating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ishikawa, Naohiro Kikkawa, Hitoshi Hattori, Shuuya Nagasako, Takashi Saito, Yuusuke Shibasaki, Akihiro Musha, Hidetoshi Kojima, Naoki Oikawa, Go Aiba
  • Publication number: 20130075457
    Abstract: A folder assembly including a plurality of telescopically-arranged folders. According to one embodiment, the folder assembly includes a front folder, three identical middle folders, and a rear folder. Each of the folders includes a front panel, a back panel, and a cover flap, the front panel and the back panel jointly defining a pocket having an open top. The back panel of each of the front folder and the three middle folders is configured to include a plurality of integrally-formed flexible hooks. The front panel of each of the three middle folders and the rear folder is configured to include a plurality of integrally-formed flexible straps. The hooks on the back panel of one folder are slidably coupled to the straps of the front panel of the folder directly behind it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jay K. Sato, Vincent H. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8403819
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced paperboard cartons comprises the steps of advancing a web of paperboard along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing web of paperboard. The ribbon of reinforcing material, which also may be paperboard, has a width less than the width of the web of paperboard and is applied with adhesive at a selected location across the width of the web. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The fold lines may transition from non-reinforced to reinforced portions of the blank and a special transition zone is contemplated to accommodate the transition. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Zoeckler
  • Patent number: 8403820
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced paperboard cartons comprises the steps of advancing a web of paperboard along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing web of paperboard. The ribbon of reinforcing material, which also may be paperboard, has a width less than the width of the web of paperboard and is applied with adhesive at a selected location across the width of the web. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The fold lines may transition from non-reinforced to reinforced portions of the blank and a special transition zone is contemplated to accommodate the transition. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Zoeckler
  • Publication number: 20130062245
    Abstract: A package for pharmaceutical products, in particular for parenteral products (prefilled syringes, flacons, ampoules, vials, bottles), comprises a supporting body forming at least one compartment for containing a parenteral product made from a single-sheet blank, preferably made of paper-based material, which has a base face, an upper face and a plurality of lateral faces which are connected to the base face and/or to the upper face, said upper face having at least one opening made in it and comprising at least one foldable portion defined by cutting lines of the upper face and/or by crease lines and delimiting a portion of the opening to form a cavity designed to receive the parenteral product, the supporting body being able to switch between a non-operating condition in which it has a planar profile which minimises its dimensions, and an operating condition in which: the supporting body is substantially box-shaped; the foldable portion is folded inside the supporting body so that together with the opening it
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: CONTEGO PACKAGING ITALY S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Folchini, Tullio Cottignoli
  • Publication number: 20130045847
    Abstract: Machine for making packing boxes, by means of cutting and/or pre-creasing operations on a sheet (F) of sufficiently rigid material, comprising feed rolls (15, 16), able to move the sheet (F) forward in a first longitudinal direction (L). A first working head (21) is mobile in a transverse direction (T), substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction (L), in order to make transverse cuts and/or pre-creasings on the sheet (F). A group of second working heads (41) can be positioned along the transverse direction (T), in order to make longitudinal cuts and/or pre-creasings. A positioning device (75) is disposed on the first working head (21), able to cooperate with each second working head (41) in order to selectively position it in the transverse direction (T).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: PANOTEC SRL
    Inventor: Giuseppe Capoia
  • Publication number: 20130037435
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging, and more particularly, to a package for a beverage to be consumed by a plurality of consumers, as well as to a package assembly for making the package, and to a method of manufacturing the same. A package is adapted for packaging a beverage to be consumed from a plurality of containers by a plurality of consumers, the package having consumer-identification markers made integral with the package. More particularly, the package is made from a package assembly, including a blank made from a web of packaging material, consumer-identification markers defined in the blank by a detachment delimiter, each marker having a mounting element for mounting each of the consumer-identification markers on one of the containers, in order to associate the container with a given one of said plurality of consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Marc ST-LAURENT
  • Publication number: 20130026215
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide boxes that are particularly useful in connection with trash collection and trash compaction. The boxes are designed as having a single-piece board construction with a strength that can contain mixed types of trash, including solids and liquids, and to effectively contain the trash during the pressure of a compaction process without tearing, splitting and/or leaking They are also designed to use a waterproof coating for adhering seams, reducing the extra step and expense of using a glue or an adhesive to secure the box seams. The trash compaction boxes provided herein are particularly useful on aircraft and other passenger transport vehicles, where weight and performance are of primary concern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: MAG AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: GIL LENHARD, Brian Adams, Jason Gscheidmeier, Scott Gehl
  • Publication number: 20130029823
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced paperboard cartons comprises the steps of advancing a web of paperboard along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing web of paperboard. The ribbon of reinforcing material, which also may be paperboard, has a width less than the width of the web of paperboard and is applied with adhesive at a selected location across the width of the web. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The fold lines may transition from non-reinforced to reinforced portions of the blank and a special transition zone is contemplated to accommodate the transition. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130017940
    Abstract: Machines for manufacturing cardboard packaging boxes including a conveyor system for advancing sheets (F) of cardboard from an inlet station to a output station are provided. Such machines may include a cutting station, for making cuts in the sheets (F) in predetermined positions, and a folding and gluing station, downstream of the cutting station, for folding the sheets along score lines and applying adhesive to the sheets. The cutting station may be provided with one or more laser devices, associated with servomechanisms controlled in synchronization with the conveyor system, for directing laser beams which make cuts and/or score lines in the sheets (F) moved by the conveyor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: M.G. AUTOMAZIONI DI LORENZO BONARIVA
    Inventor: Lorenzo Bonariva
  • Patent number: 8328706
    Abstract: A system for forming a foldable printed substrate includes a creasing system that applies a plurality of creases to the substrate along a first axis. It also applies a plurality of creases to the substrate along a second axis that is angled with respect to the first axis. Each creases is applied in a manner that does not ablate the substrate. The system also may include a cutting system to yield a foldable substrate such as a carton, sleeve, or box. It also may include a printing system to generate a printed, foldable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Glynn Gombert, John Oliver Walker
  • Publication number: 20120118880
    Abstract: A container formed from a blank, a forming, tool and a method of forming a container are disclosed. The container includes features that are formed by a plurality of score lines in a marginal portion of the blank. The container has a bottom wall, a side wall, and a flange extending from the side wall. The flange has a thickness that is greater than a thickness of the blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Patrick H. Wnek
  • Publication number: 20120028775
    Abstract: A thermal insulating liner for a container lid has a top sheet and a bottom sheet spaced by a core. The bottom sheet has an exterior metal foil layer. A side edge-to-side edge transverse cut line extends through the bottom sheet proximate each of two opposed ends of the liner. The liner has reduced thickness end margins extending between each said side edge-to-side edge transverse cut line and each of the opposed ends. A die to make the lid liner has a central well and, proximate each end of the die, an upward step to a land with an inside edge of the step having a ramp surface. A first cutting blade protrudes upwardly from the land and a second cutting blade protrudes upwardly above the land at each end of the die and above the level of the first cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Gary W. Humphries, Alan W. McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8088054
    Abstract: A folding score having a pair of laterally spaced, parallel scoring grooves which are individually asymmetrical. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for forming the folding score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Jonco Die Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin T. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20110152048
    Abstract: A system for forming a foldable printed substrate includes a creasing system that applies a plurality of creases to the substrate along a first axis. It also applies a plurality of creases to the substrate along a second axis that is angled with respect to the first axis. Each creases is applied in a manner that does not ablate the substrate. The system also may include a cutting system to yield a foldable substrate such as a carton, sleeve, or box. It also may include a printing system to generate a printed, foldable substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry Glynn Gombert, John Oliver Walker
  • Publication number: 20110039674
    Abstract: A folding score having a pair of laterally spaced, parallel scoring grooves which are individually asymmetrical. This invention also relates to a method and apparatus for forming the folding score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin T. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20100176020
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various exemplary embodiments of packaging having perforated opening strips that may provide for relatively easy, convenient, and/or tamper-evident opening of the packaging. In an exemplary embodiment, a packaging unit generally includes a rearward wall, a forward wall, and a hinge connecting the forward wall to the rearward wall. A sealable interface is generally opposite the hinge. The rearward and forward walls cooperatively define an item-receiving compartment generally between the hinge and sealable interface. First and second sets of spaced-apart perforations penetrate at least partially through the rearward wall, such that a perforated opening strip is integrally defined in the rearward wall by the first and second sets of spaced-apart perforations generally between the sealable interface and the item-receiving compartment. The perforated opening strip may be removable even while the rearward and forward walls may remain sealed to each other at or along the sealable interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Tek Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Scarpy
  • Patent number: 7753833
    Abstract: Groove-type paper scoring apparatus according to the invention comprises a platform providing a planar rectangular work surface. On the platform are a series of transversely spaced shallow score channels extending longitudinally from one end of the platform to the other. Shallow boundary walls extend along the side edges and the distal end of the platform. The distal end wall of the platform is provided with spaced vertical notches each mating with an associated one of the series of score channels. A scale or ruler extends along each of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Scor-Pal Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Diana S Crick
  • Publication number: 20100147938
    Abstract: A method for making a multilayered paper-containing product, for example a paper plate or tray, includes assembling two or more sheets of paper-containing material cut into blanks. The blanks are pressed together and shaped in a die, usually with a bonding agent being used to secure the blanks. Pleats are formed in the curved portion of the shaped product. However, the pleats on each blank are formed independently so that the folded region formed in the pleats are arranged in a staggered array and are not interleaved with the pleats of the other blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Mark B. Littlejohn, Timothy P. Hartjes
  • Patent number: 7678036
    Abstract: A ripple bottom pizza box and the method of creating a pizza box with such a ripple bottom. A pizza box blank is provided that is made of corrugated cardboard. The corrugated cardboard has parallel corrugation waves that traverse a flat bottom section pf the pizza box blank in a first direction. A roller is provided that has multiple parallel roller heads. The flat bottom section of the pizza box blank is advanced under the rollers. The parallel roller heads press parallel depressions into the flat bottom section in a direction perpendicular to the first direction of the corrugation waves. The result is that when the pizza box blank is folded into a pizza box, the bottom of the pizza box is contoured with parallel depression lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Eleftherios Malitas, Kyriaki Malitas
  • Patent number: 7628747
    Abstract: An in-line method and apparatus for making a corrugated board and carton blanks from the corrugated board include: a laminating station for completing the formation of a corrugated board having a corrugated medium, an inner liner, and a printed outer liner; an adhesive setting station for curing adhesive in the corrugated board; and a creasing, cutting, and scrap removal station for repeatedly forming sets of fold lines and cuts in the corrugated board to make carton blanks. The sets of fold lines and cuts may be formed by rotary or flatbed dies and a control system properly locates the sets of fold lines and cuts and printed matter on the outer liner relative to each other on the carton blanks being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Michael E. Kocherga, Alejandro Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 7618359
    Abstract: A heat-insulating container is used for an instant dried food and is excellent in heat-insulating property, design and economy. The container comprises a paper cup body with a bottom, which has an inner surface coated with a polyolefin resin and is provided with an outward curled portion formed at an upper opening end of the cup body and at least one horizontal rib formed on a side wall of the cup body so as to project outward therefrom; and an inverse-frustoconical paper sleeve provided with an inward curled portion formed at a lower end of the sleeve. The cup body and the sleeve are integrally combined with each other so that an upper end of the sleeve is joined to an outer periphery of the side wall of the cup body, which is adjacent to the outward curled portion of the cup body, and an inner surface of the inward curled portion of the sleeve is joined to an outer periphery of a lower portion of the side wall of the cup body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Okushita, Kazuki Yamada, Yuichi Hirai, Yoichi Mochizuki, Kenichi Endo
  • Patent number: 7608032
    Abstract: A tamper evident and resistant container lid of the present invention includes a lid body configured to cover the opening of a base container having a top rim and a skirt extending from the lid. The skirt has an annular score line and an annular fold line extending therearound. An outer band of the skirt extends between the score line and the fold line, and an inner band folded inwardly to be in opposing relation to the outer band extends upwardly from the fold line to an upper free edge. When the container lid is sufficiently applied to the base container such that the second portion slides downwardly past a top rim of the base container, achieving a proper closure, an attempt to remove the lid will cause a plurality of sections of the inner band to engage the top rim and impede removal of the container lid from the base container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Huhtamaki Consumer Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Dean Robertson, George Edward Mac Ewen
  • Patent number: 7578778
    Abstract: It is desired to provide a creasing device of which the distances between rollers of a plurality of creasing units are individually adjustable. A plurality of creasing units 40 each comprising a female creasing roll 41 and a male creasing roll 42 provided thereunder are provided so as to be positionable in a direction perpendicular to the feed direction of a corrugated sheet S0. As many roller arms 43 as the creasing units 40 are provided so as to be pivotable about a common first drive shaft 31. Each roller arm 43 rotatably supports one of the male creasing rolls 42. By pivoting each roller arm 43 with a pivoting means 45, the male creasing roll 42 is moved relative to the corresponding female creasing roll 41, thereby adjusting the distance between the rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Pengo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Inoue, Yukihiro Noto, Junjiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7549955
    Abstract: In a printer system where a print head is used to print on a flat material moving on a surface along a moving direction, a first creasing surface and a second creasing surface disposed on different sides of the flat material are used to make a crease on the flat material. The first creasing surface is mounted on a housing and the second creasing surface is disposed along the length of a track substantially perpendicular to the moving direction. The first and second creasing surfaces are substantially complementary to each other such that when these creasing surfaces are moved closer to each other, they cause the flat material to bend. A movement mechanism is then used to move the housing along the track so that the bending of the flat material forms a crease from one side of the flat material to the opposing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl T. Rathbun, Thomas J. Foth
  • Patent number: 7485083
    Abstract: A new, readily manufactured display tray having at least 5 sides, and preferably at least 8 sides, a blank therefor and processes for making and erecting the blank. The tray of the invention enjoys the sometime reported benefits of trays having numerous corners yet is more readily manufactured than the typical 8-sided cases disclosed in the prior art. In addition, the tray of the invention requires less corrugated board or other packaging material than the typical prior art 8-sided case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Unilever Bestfoods, North America, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Gaeta
  • Patent number: 7462147
    Abstract: A method for forming a container having container side walls and a lid. The container side walls have end edges. The lid has a central panel, side panels attached to the central panel by score lines, and an annular crushed area conterminous with the score lines in the central panel. The liners and the corrugated material are crushed together in the crushed area. In the method the container walls are opened, the lid blank and the container walls are moved relative to each other until the end edges of the container side walls are aligned with the crushed area, the container side walls and the lid are moved relatively toward each other until the container side walls are seated in the crushed area, the lid side panels are folded onto the container side walls and fastened to the container side walls. In one embodiment the lid is of fiberboard material and the side walls of the container are aligned with the score lines of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Joe Ludovissie, Charles C. Habeger, Jr., Randall T. Telling
  • Publication number: 20080277460
    Abstract: A container comprised of laminate material, the material having opposite, downwardly extending, first and second edges (12 and 14), the container comprising one or more of the following features: firstly, the laminate material includes a fibrous cellulosic layer (11), the direction of the majority of fibres (13) in the layer (11) being substantially parallel to the first edge (12); secondly, the container includes a piece constituted by the laminate material and providing a body of the container, the container also including a bottom closure insert under which a bottom strip of the piece is folded and sealed, the insert including a substantially annular flange embraced by the piece, the embracing material consisting of an upper section that contains the flange and a lower section that does not contain the flange and is of at least one fifth of the height of the upper section; and, thirdly, the container having a flat top, and including a reinforcement over a corner of the flat top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Arne Nicolay Mohn, Erik Stabell Sauge
  • Patent number: 7425191
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for forming a score line with a reverse kiss cut in a deformable material are provided. A method can include providing two plates, such as a die plate with a scoring rule thereon and a counter plate with an aligned corresponding recess with a knife edge positioned therein and protruding toward the scoring rule. When the die plate is advanced toward the counter plate, the deformable material is forced into the recess of the counter plate to form the score line and the knife simultaneously forms a cut or slit in the bottom surface of the deformable material to form a reverse kiss cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd R. Letherer
  • Publication number: 20080105396
    Abstract: An arcuate die board formed as a multi-layered paperboard structure. The die board is initially produced as a full cylindrical paperboard tube, which is subsequently cut lengthwise to form two or more part-cylindrical portions each of which is used to fabricate a die board. The die board is then cut to form the slots in its outer surface for mounting die tools. The multi-layered paperboard tube can be spirally wound, convolutely wound, or formed by a linear draw process. The part-cylindrical wall is formed predominantly, substantially entirely, or entirely of paperboard plies adhesively laminated together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Bennett C. Gore, Charles F. Helms, Ronald A. Lanier, David W. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 7361131
    Abstract: A system includes a first scoring station, an optional second scoring station, and a cutting station. The first scoring station includes a stationary platen for supporting a substrate, a movable platen juxtaposed a spaced distance therefrom, and one or more scoring rules operatively associated with the platen and movable between a substrate non-contact position and a substrate contact position by the platen. The scoring rules may be independently movable in a selective manner for creating score lines at selective locations along the substrate when the platen moves the scoring rules into the substrate contact position. The scoring rules may be configured with scoring blades having selectively adjustable lengths and locations. The scoring rules may be constructed of a plurality of scoring segments that form the scoring blade. Each scoring segment is selectively movable between a scoring position and a non-scoring position for creating customizable score line lengths and locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Timothy J Abrott
  • Patent number: RE42888
    Abstract: Groove-type paper scoring apparatus according to the invention comprises a platform providing a planar rectangular work surface. On the platform are a series of transversely spaced shallow score channels extending longitudinally from one end of the platform to the other. Shallow boundary walls extend along the side edges and the distal end of the platform. The distal end wall of the platform is provided with spaced vertical notches each mating with an associated one of the series of score channels. A scale or ruler extends along each of the walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Scor-Pal Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Diana S. Crick