Assembling Of Distinct Members Patents (Class 493/84)
  • Patent number: 10870508
    Abstract: A device comprising a first fixing element, a further fixing element, and a folded planar composite is disclosed. The first fixing element comprises a first fixing surface and the further fixing element comprises a further fixing surface. The folded planar composite is at least partially fixed between the first fixing surface and the further fixing surface. The folded planar composite comprises a first composite region and a further composite region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Norbert Garitz, Olivier Peterges, Thomas Vetten, Ulrich Alef
  • Patent number: 9434124
    Abstract: Bag-on-container assemblies and bag-in-container assemblies are disclosed. The container may include a paperboard box having a front wall, a rear wall, a pair of opposed side walls, a plurality of flaps capable of forming a bottom wall and a plurality of flaps capable of forming a top wall. The inside surfaces of the box walls, including the outwardly facing strips, may have a thermal plastic coating thereon. The bag component of each type of assembly may include a closure member for to enable resealing of the bag component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ZIPBOX LICENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Belko, Neil J. Kozarsky, Eliot M. Kozarsky, John A. Caporaso
  • Publication number: 20150141227
    Abstract: A machine to assemble cardboard boxes by stages while ensuring they remain in square, comprising at least three box folding and assembly stations; a conveyor belt; multiple pairs of buckets, each pair being mounted on a fastening chock which is carried by the conveyor belt; a support flap affixed to each chock on the vertex corresponding to the flat side of the support flap; a storage cart for pre-shaped, folded boxes, hereinafter referred to as pre-shapes, mounted on a couple of conveyor belts; Four suction pads mounted on a transport mechanism; a belt mounted on the storage cart; a plate to close the front bottom lid of the box; a plate to close the back lid; a device to apply glue to both lids; and a pressure plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Elio Oscar Nemi, Javier Finelli
  • Publication number: 20150069116
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from a side edge of the bottom panel, and two opposing end panels each extending from an end edge of the bottom panel. The blank also includes a foldover panel that is configured to lock the container in at least a partially formed position. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly that includes an outer reinforcing corner panel extending from the first side panel, an outer reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing corner panel, an inner reinforcing end panel extending from the outer reinforcing end panel, an inner reinforcing corner panel extending from the inner reinforcing end panel, and an inner reinforcing side panel extending from the inner reinforcing corner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Charles Smith, Craig W. Buscema
  • Publication number: 20150068931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a (cigarette) package consisting of an outer package (10) and two inner packages (11, 12). The latter can be moved by a pivoting movement about a respective articulation joint in the region of an outer base wall (40) out of the closed position (upright within the outer package (10)) into an oblique open position. To this end a covering tab (28) which closes off the cup-shaped inner package (11, 12) on the upper face is automatically moved out of the closed position, such that the oblique inner package (11, 12) is ready for the removal of the contents of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Henry Buse, Viktor Hein, Burkard Roesler
  • Patent number: 8974359
    Abstract: A food tray adapted to be removably located in a predetermined position in a compartment is provided having a tray body and a fixed movable stop member. The tray body includes a first end and a second end, a bottom and a sidewall structure defining a volume. The fixed movable stop member is located at one end of the tray body and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position. When the tray is inserted in the compartment in the predetermined position, the fixed movable stop member is in the extended position and restrains further insertion of the tray into the compartment. A method of making a food tray in accordance with the invention is provided. Also provided is a method of storing food within a food tray to be contained in a pass-through compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Calzada, James C. Purgatorio, Michael Theodos
  • Publication number: 20150060537
    Abstract: In one aspect, the disclosure is generally directed to a carton for holding at least one product. The carton includes a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around the interior of the carton. The plurality of panels includes a front panel, a top panel, and a lid panel foldably connected to the top panel. The carton includes a lid pivotably attached to the carton. The lid includes the lid panel and the top panel and is moveable between a closed position wherein the lid panels is positioned in face-to-face contact with the front panel and an open position allowing access to the interior of the carton. The carton includes locking features for releasably attaching the reclosable lid in the closed position. The locking features include at least one male locking portion in the front panel and at least one female locking portion in the lid panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald E. Hajek, Bradley J. Burke
  • Publication number: 20150021226
    Abstract: A packaging box, cutouts, method and device for producing corrugated cardboard boxes comprising walls, a base (6) and a cover (7), the inner face of the base being provided with at least two recesses (33) and the cover comprising at least two tabs (38) adhered to the upper face thereof, directly above the recesses of complementary shape. The recesses and/or the tabs are situated fully inside the corresponding face or faces (31, 32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sebastien Jacomelli, Gerard Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20140367458
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing side panels, and two opposing end panels. Each side panel extends from a side edge of the bottom panel, and each end panel extends from an end edge of the bottom panel. Each end panel includes at least one major stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The blank further includes a reinforcing panel assembly extending from a first side edge of a first end panel of the two end panels. The reinforcing panel assembly includes an inner end panel having a minor stacking extension extending from a top edge thereof. The minor stacking extension is configured to align with a respective major stacking extension to form a stacking tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Charles Smith
  • Publication number: 20140353307
    Abstract: A container with a window through which food within the container may be seen. The window may include a hole in a base material of the container, and at least one substantially clear polymeric film that is mounted to a portion of the container and obstructs (e.g., covers) the hole. Microwave energy interactive material (“MEIM”) may be mounted to the polymeric film for influencing the effect of microwave energy on the food within the container. Typically (e.g., optionally), the film extends beyond the hole, and the MEIM may be segregated to portions of the film that do not obstruct the hole, so that the MEIM does not interfere with the view through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Publication number: 20140346070
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel, and a side panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps can at least partially form a closed end of the carton, and the at least two end flaps can comprise a first end flap foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels at a first fold line and a second end flap foldably connected to the at least one panel at a second fold line. The second fold line is oblique relative to the first fold line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Robert L. Sutherland
  • Publication number: 20140326743
    Abstract: A carton for containing a product. 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 end panel, a first side panel, a second end panel, and a second side panel. A plurality of end flaps is respectively foldably connected to a respective panel of the plurality of panels for closing an end of the carton. The plurality of end flaps comprises a first end flap foldably connected to the first side panel and a second end flap foldably connected to second side panel. The first end flap and the second end flap have cooperating features for interlocking engagement of the end flaps in a closed configuration of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Felicia A. Pinkstone
  • Publication number: 20140326631
    Abstract: A blank of sheet material for forming a polygonal container is provided. The blank includes a bottom panel, two opposing end panels each extending from opposing end edges of the bottom panel, two opposing side panels each extending from opposing side edges of the bottom panel, and interior end panels foldably connected to each side edge of each side panel along a first fold line. The bottom panel includes a plurality of slots configured to receive stacking tabs of a formed container. Each side panel includes at least one stacking tab extending from a top edge of the side panel. Each interior end panel includes at least one stacking tab extending from a first edge of the respective interior end panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: John W. Cotie, Kenneth John Shanton
  • Patent number: 8870729
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying drinking straws on prefabricated packaging containers includes a drive device for continuous belts of drinking straws wrapped in protective sleeves or envelopes, a conveyor for moving packaging containers past the drinking straw applicator, a separator for separating drinking straws from the belt, as well as an applicator for applying the drinking straw on a side wall of the packaging container. The drinking straw applicator include at least one eccentric which is eccentrically disposed on a shaft mounted adjacent the drive device. During rotation of the shaft, the eccentric is moved from an inner position to an outer position, a drinking straw is picked up at the inner position and is applied on a packaging container at the outer position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Jonas Lindbäck, Gert Hansson
  • Publication number: 20140305825
    Abstract: A carton for containing at least one article. The carton comprises at least one panel that can form an interior of the carton. The carton comprises at least one protection feature for protecting the articles from breakage. The article protection feature can comprise at least one feature in end flaps of the carton. The article protection feature can comprise an article protection flap foldably connected to the at least one panel. The article protection flap can be moveable between a first position and a second position wherein the article protection flap is folded relative to the at least one panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: GRAPHICS PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140263602
    Abstract: An insulative cup includes a side wall having an upper end formed to include a brim defining a mouth opening into an interior region formed at least in part by the side wall and a floor coupled to side wall. A stack shoulder configured to provide a support surface is formed in the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, John B. Euler
  • Publication number: 20140263596
    Abstract: A blank configured to form a package is provided. The blank may include a cover panel, a back panel, a top panel, and an elevating panel. The elevating panel and the back panel may cooperate to form a compartment when formed into a package. The top panel may include apertures that align with aligning apertures in the elevating panel. The cover panel may be pivoted between a closed configuration in which the apertures are covered and an open configuration in which the apertures are uncovered. Accordingly, a user may view the contents of the compartment when the cover panel is in the open configuration. The compartment may be employed to store cartridges for an aerosol delivery device. A related method for forming the blank into the package is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Wesley Steven Jones, Jerry Wayne Pipes
  • Publication number: 20140228192
    Abstract: A fully enclosed carton for carrying heavy loads with a reinforcement insert for the handle apertures located in the top end flaps of the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may be extended as a bridge across the top panel of the carton to prevent tearing of the handle apertures in the top end flaps and also tearing in the top panel of the carton when carrying a heavy load. The carton may have one or more dispensers in the top panel which may extend into an adjoining side panel. Multiple tear lines may be formed for the dispenser flap in the insert that extends across the top panel to permit easy access to the containers, such as bottles, in the carton. The paperboard reinforcing insert may have a larger aperture than the handle aperture in each top end flap to adjust for any imprecision in the alignment of the paperboard insert in forming the carton sleeve from the paperboard blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 8800853
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one divider panel is in the interior of the carton. The divider panel is attached to at least one of the panels. A dispenser is for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser is for separating the carton into a first portion and a second portion. At least one of the first portion and the second portion is at least partially closed by the at least one divider panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirsten L. Brand
  • Publication number: 20140209618
    Abstract: A method of making a container (2, 30) having a separable inner lining (6) and outer shell (4) comprises the steps of: forming an outer shell; pre-forming a flexible lining, at least a part of the lining conforming to a complete internal shape of the shell; inserting the preformed lining into the shell so that a first part of the lining is within the shell and a second part of the lining protrudes from the opening of the shell; adhering the first part to an internal surface (8) of the shell; conforming the second part to an external surface of the shell; and attaching to the lining around said rim a sealing layer covering the opening, and the adhesion between the lining and the internal surface of the shell being such that the lining is peelable from the shell while remaining intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Henry William Slack
  • Patent number: 8777097
    Abstract: The invention relates to a set (22) of blanks for forming a packaging box, a method and a corresponding box. The set includes two corrugated board blanks, namely: a first blank (2?) including flaps connected to one another by first fold lines (9?), one side of said blank having no folds; and a second blank (12?) including panels (13?, 14?, 15?, 16?) connected to one another by third fold lines (19?), the panels of the second blank being stacked respectively on the part of the first blank having no folds. Two non-adjacent flaps (3?, 5?) of the first blank are glued to two respective facing panels (13?, 15?) of the second blank, thereby preventing the relative movement thereof during folding or during the formation of the box when the blanks are wound around a volume having pre-determined dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Otor
    Inventors: Sébastien Jacomelli, Gérard Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20140125049
    Abstract: File folders are provided having bent hangers from which a receptacle is suspended so that the top of the receptacle is beneath a rail-engaging portion of the hangers and/or beneath a top of the rail or other supporting structure of office storage equipment. The hangers of the file folder may also be collapsible for use outside the office storage equipment. The hangers may also have a grip, or handle, for removal of the file folder from the office storage equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Ideastream Consumer Products, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Decarlo, Curtis Patrick Taylor, Daniel V. Perella, Chanseol Chung
  • Publication number: 20140121087
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a sleeve for a paper cup and/or a paper cup comprises a machine frame and at least two star wheels, which are rotatably connected with the machine frame and which can be rotated in synchronized cycles. A first star wheel comprises a number of conical mandrels, on each of which one sleeve made of a flat-lying blank can be formed. The star wheels are positioned in one plane and are arranged to a vertical wall of the machine frame with horizontal rotary axes. The star wheels can be connected to at least one drive, whereby the drive is arranged on the side of the machine frame wall facing away from the star wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Werner STAHLECKER, Uwe MESSERSCHMID
  • Publication number: 20140091133
    Abstract: A combination shipping and dispensing 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 carton may have various dispensing features to allow articles to be dispensed from the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Coltri-Johnson, Jean-Manuel Gomes, Edward W. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140042048
    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 top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least two end flaps can be respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps are at least partially overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The closed end of the carton can comprise a generally vertical portion extending from the bottom panel and an oblique portion extending from the top panel to the generally vertical portion. A dispenser can extend in at least the closed end of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: O'Neal Alexander, Daniel Ahem, Jean-Manuel Gomes
  • Publication number: 20140034529
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf bag having a stabilization and reinforcement system with a flexible one-piece hinge and methods to manufacture such a golf bag are generally described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. McGuire, John H. Loudenslager
  • Patent number: 8631932
    Abstract: A carrier comprising a top panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the top panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the top panel, a first bottom panel connected to the first side panel by at least one first strut, and a second bottom panel connected to the second side panel by at least one second strut. At least one container-receiving portion can comprise a first retaining feature and an opposing second retaining feature. At least a portion of the first retaining feature or the second retaining feature is disposed in the first side panel or the second side panel. A container can be retained by at least one of the first retaining feature and the second retaining feature. At least a portion of at least one of the first bottom panel and the second bottom panel is disposed between the container and the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: John Murdick Holley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140008265
    Abstract: A musical pizza box includes a box material foldable into a pizza box having a lid hingedly attached to a base and a pizza box audio module. The pizza box audio module preferably includes a speaker, a microchip board capable of receiving a microchip mounted on the microchip board, at least one power source, electrical wiring electrically connecting the speaker, the microchip board, and the power source, and an activation mechanism. When the box material is folded to form the pizza box, the microchip is mounted to the microchip board, and the lid is moved from a closed state to an opened state, the activation mechanism is triggered to cause any recorded audio message stored on the microchip to be emitted by the speaker. Methods of manufacturing a musical pizza box and methods of advertising are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gaetano Francesco Ruggiero
  • Publication number: 20140001065
    Abstract: Container for preparing a multiproduct, which comprises at least two products, one of said products being at least a first fluid and the other product possibly being a second fluid or a first solid product, said products being arranged in at least two compartments that are separated from one another by means of a seal that is frangible or can rupture under pressure, wherein a predetermined amount of the second fluid or first solid product is housed in one compartment and a predetermined amount of the first fluid is housed in the other compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: MIXPAKSYSTEM, S.L.
    Inventor: Maria Del Mar Martinez Navarro
  • Patent number: 8616373
    Abstract: A reclosable package for packaging an article is provided with a plastic door component and a separate tray that cooperate to form an article containing cavity. The tray may be manufactured from a paper pulp material, such as molded pulp. The door component and tray may be installed between a pair of panels. The door component may include a door portion and a flange portion joined along a hinge. The flange portion may be sandwiched between the panels to hold the door component in place. The door portion may be movable about the hinge to allow the package to be opened and closed. The door portion may interface with the door panel in a way that resists movement of the door portion between the open position and the closed position. The door portion may include snap elements configured to have an interference fit with the door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Display Pack, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, Elliott R. Eckert, Martin O. Tidball
  • Publication number: 20130334079
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a double-chamber container including an agent storage chamber and a solution storage chamber separated from each other by a weak seal portion, the method including the steps of: preparing a first sheet-like member including a first agent storage chamber forming portion and a first solution storage chamber forming portion whose one sides are joined to each other, as well as a second sheet-like member including a second agent storage chamber forming portion and a second solution storage chamber forming portion whose one sides are joined to each other; and forming the agent storage chamber and the solution storage chamber by joining the first and the second sheet-like members. The weak seal portion is formed by joining the one side of the first medical solution storage chamber forming portion and the one side of the second medical solution storage chamber forming portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Honda
  • Patent number: 8608050
    Abstract: An apparatus formed from a single piece of planar material as a continuous and contiguous structure is foldable into a re-usable, knock-down box. A bottom panel supports contents placeable in the box. A front panel and a rear panel operate as shear walls to support the bottom. End panels act as shear walls adjacent to and extending between the front panel, rear panel, and bottom panel. Hinge panels are formed with a free portion, extending from an edge of one of the end, front, and rear panels, and a fixed portion, fixed to a surface of an adjacent one of the end, front, and rear panels to fix the positions of the front, rear, and end panels with respect to each other and the bottom panel in an assembled configuration. Drawing a front edge of the lid toward the front panel, one may lock the lid against the front panel by inserting a tab portion of the lid into a slot formed between the front panel and the front tuck panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Barton J. Seliger, Michael S. Nebeker
  • Publication number: 20130331248
    Abstract: The present invention provides a box package having a clamshell with a panel assembly, and a method of manufacturing and using a box package. The clamshell includes a first part and a second part adapted to form a cavity. The first and second parts are movable relative to one another about an operating hinge between an open position and a closed position. A panel assembly covers at least a portion of each of the first and second parts. The clamshell may include more than one manufacturing hinge, and at least one of the manufacturing hinges may divide the first and second parts. The panel assembly may define an access window and at least a portion of the first part may open and close through the access window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Victor D. Hansen, George E. Raimer, Martin O. Tidball, Michael J. Cramblet, Lynn L. Hitchcock, Elliott R. Eckert
  • Publication number: 20130319896
    Abstract: A clamshell package includes a first clamshell portion having a first surface with a first edge, and a first chamber portion. A second clamshell portion is coupled to the first clamshell portion about a fold axis. The second clamshell portion has a second surface with a second edge, and a second chamber portion. A paper card includes a first card portion, a second card portion, and a connecting portion connecting the first card portion and the second card portion. The first card portion is coupled to the first surface. The second portion is coupled to the second surface. The first edge and second edge extend beyond a perimeter of the paper card. A hanging hole extends through the first clamshell portion, the second clamshell portion, and the paper card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbat, Wai Tat Choi
  • Patent number: 8590772
    Abstract: This is a packing case (40), a set of cutouts and a method of obtaining a case comprising a bottom that forms a half-case (41) obtained from a first cutout and a lid formed from a second cutout, the underside of the bottom being equipped with recesses (19, 85, 108, 109, 110, 111) and the lid comprising at least two tabs (33, 43, 54, 55, 56, 57, 73, 74, 75, 88) bonded onto its top face, in vertical alignment with the recesses of complementary shape. The lid comprises a central panel (20, 37) equipped on its sides with four lateral panels (21, 22, 23, 24, 77, 79, 81) of which two (21, 23) are equipped with end flaps (27, 28, 29, 30) said tabs each being connected to one of said end flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Otor
    Inventors: Bernard Delause, Gerard Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20130306510
    Abstract: A box comprising first and second end walls, first and second side walls, and a bottom defining the box. At least one of wall is a double wall formed by folding a portion of a blank of continuous paperboard material over itself to form an inner wall and an outer wall. The outer wall has at least one opening therein for viewing a picture affixed to the inner wall. Also disclosed is a container comprising the box and a lid that fits over the box and closes the container, and a method for forming the box and container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: William M. SCOTT
  • Publication number: 20130270143
    Abstract: A two-piece package includes a container and a lid. The container includes a side wall, a bottom, an open end, an open end and a circumferential flange extending outward from the open end. The bottom, the sidewall, and the circumferential flange include a material having oxygen barrier properties. The lid includes a center portion and a rim portion including a body extending substantially perpendicular with respect to the center portion. The lid also includes a film attached to each of the center portion and the rim portion. The film is configured to seal to the circumferential flange. The film also includes a plurality of layers and at least one of the plurality of layers includes a material having oxygen barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Zachary Muscato, Jeffrey Best, Michael Duff
  • Publication number: 20130264225
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof structure capable of facilitating positioning of a packing. A waterproof structure according to one aspect of the present invention includes a first case having a groove formed therein, a packing that is disposed in the groove, a second case that pushes the packing and forms a sealed space with the first case. The packing includes a bending part, and the groove includes a guiding part that guides a tip of the bending part to a predetermined position on the bottom surface of the groove in the first case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: NEC CASIO Mobile Communications ,Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyagawa
  • Publication number: 20130248393
    Abstract: A package comprises first and second packs each capable of containing items. The packs are connected in a Jacob's ladder arrangement by straps which are initially joined together by a line of weakness, and which separate along the line of weakness upon first movement of the first and second packs relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Bray, Alan Douglas Tearle
  • Publication number: 20130196837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cardboard article production line. By means of this production line, cups with a single- or a double-sidewall can be produced. Trays, plates, boxes, particularly folded boxes, or the like can also be produced with the inventive production line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: HUHTAMAKI OYJ
    Inventors: Bernhard Kesseler, Ade Pollard
  • Publication number: 20130175191
    Abstract: An insertion tool packaging, includes a main body that has at least one hanging region, at least one viewing region, and at least one receiving region, which is configured at least substantially to receive at least one insertion tool. The packaging further includes at least one protective element, which is configured to at least substantially protect a user against injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130161378
    Abstract: A gift box for gift cards provides a presentation appearing like gift boxes for other high value products, such as jewelry. With strength, durability, three full dimensions, colors, quality, and design options, it can receive decorations, ribbons, and bows, a to/from card, and the like. Requiring no assembly of components, a single, integrated box includes all parts and configures simply. An interior panel presents a gift card, a debit card pre-loaded with a purchased value. A front flap of the interior panel may tuck down into the box. Alternatively, the panel may be pushed down at the front, leaving the front flap extending straight up, holding the front of the panel downward in place while also serving as an interior, front, wall liner for the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Michael S. Nebeker, Barton J. Seliger, Myla B. Thorn, Ashton J. Seliger
  • Publication number: 20130161377
    Abstract: A gift box for gift cards provides a presentation appearing like a gift box for other products, such as jewelry, having strength, three full dimensions, color, quality, and design options. It can receive decorations such as ribbons and bows, greeting cards such as a to/from card, and the like. The box requires no assembly of components, as it comes in a single, integrated whole, including all the parts of the box and its lid, as well as an interior panel presenting the gift, such as a gift card that operates as a debit card with a pre-loaded amount of purchasing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Michael S. Nebeker, Barton J. Seliger, Myla B. Thorn, Ashton J. Seliger
  • Publication number: 20130146650
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels comprise a top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. At least one divider panel is in the interior of the carton. The divider panel is attached to at least one of the panels. A dispenser is for allowing access to the articles in the carton. The dispenser is for separating the carton into a first portion and a second portion. At least one of the first portion and the second portion is at least partially closed by the at least one divider panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130140304
    Abstract: One embodiment of a temporary wall for a rectangular liquid containment system comprises linear and corner panels. The linear panels comprise a rectangular body including a supporting foot apparatus that deploys from the outside surface of the body. A horizontal panel extends from the bottom of the panel inwardly for stability. The linear panels are joined in an overlapping configuration. The corner panels are pinned together at a hinge. An impermeable membrane is laid over a ground surface to be protected against spills and draped over the tops of the linear and corner panels. A metallic cap is placed over the top of the panels to secure the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: DALE MACKIE
  • Publication number: 20130126373
    Abstract: A stackable shipping unit includes a plurality of individual components that may be partially assembled, then packed with items to be shipped. The shipping unit can then be fully assembled, and placed on a pallet. The shipping system may include trays that can be used as either a base or a lid. The unit includes vertical components that are generally U-shaped in plan view, and sized to fit closely within the trays in pairs to form a “H” shape in plan view forming a pair of shipping spaces. Additional U-shaped vertical components can then be assembled to close off the shipping spaces, and a tray can be used as a lid and positioned on top of the vertical components to form an assembled shipping unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: David N. Wadsworth, Timothy Ralph Masarik
  • Publication number: 20130112581
    Abstract: Devices and methods for packaging food cups is provided. The devices include unitary blanks with a front panel, bottom panel, rear panel, top panel, and side closures (in various forms) configured for assembly into a hollow substantially polyhedral package enclosure for 2 cups, 4 cups, or other even number of cups. Package enclosures with different side closures are designed for assembly with no glue joints, one glue joint, 3 glue joints (two cup enclosure), or 5 glue joints. Package enclosures provide visual displays that permit viewing of contents of cups secured in the enclosures. Package enclosures are structurally stable for packaging, transport, and storage. And the visual displays provide aesthetic appeal for consumers. Material and manufacturing costs and product waste are minimized with the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Dominski, Brian J. Olson, Roy Greengrass, James E. McCay, Jonathan Lee, Thomas Lebeau
  • Publication number: 20130109555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for assembling cardboard boxes, including a device for feeding sheets of cardboard that are used to form the boxes in a forming station comprising an assembly device including a mold and a male element that descends by means of a vertical linear actuator, in order to form the box inside the mold, co-operating with the latter. The invention is characterized in that it comprises a frame (33) having a hollow surrounding structure that supports the feeder device which is removably connected to the frame (33) in a cantilevered manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BOIX MAQUINARIA, S.L.
    Inventor: Boix Maquinaria, S.L.
  • Patent number: 8430297
    Abstract: A shipping and display carton convertible into a cover portion and display tray is described comprised of a cover portion formed from a cover blank and a tray portion formed from a tray blank. The blanks are preferably glued together at only three glue points when the tray blank is laid flat on top of the cover blank in order to form a two-layered blank that may be erected into the present carton. The fully erected carton may be easily broken apart into an attractive display tray and a disposable/recyclable cover by gripping the cover within a grasping aperture and lifting the cover portion up to break the carton apart at the two side tabs and along the rear of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gatrost, Stephen Koven, Reena Patel, Ashley Wilkum, John Waidelich
  • Publication number: 20130085053
    Abstract: A tool for sealing overlying courses of a strap that includes a gripping unit, a power supply unit detachably affixed to one end of the gripping unit, and a motor in the gripping unit. A cam is coupled to the motor and a notching unit is coupled to the cam by a plurality of linkages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Janusz Figiel, Ka Kuen Leung, Jason R. Nasiatka, John W. Croll