Including Handle Or Suspension Means Patents (Class 493/88)
  • Patent number: 8955736
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Mark Zammit
  • Publication number: 20150028087
    Abstract: A carton for containing a flowable material. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises at least a top panel. At least two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels. The at least two end flaps comprise a top end flap foldably connected to the to panel. An integrated handle comprises a handle panel extending in the top panel and into the top end flap and a handle closure at least partially in face-to-face contact with at least the top panel. The handle panel overlaps at least a portion of the handle closure, and the handle closure at least partially forms a barrier in the top panel adjacent the handle panel for at least partially preventing flowable material from exiting the carton at the integrated handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Steven M. Oliveira, Kelly R. Fitzwater
  • Publication number: 20140376831
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible container including a body, a base including an emptying spout and a cover including a filling spout, includes: cutting, from a sheet of flexible material, four main panels of the body and the base and four cover panels, each main panel having a square or rectangular shape having four sides, the bottom side being extended by an approximately trapezoidal extension, whose end towards the bottom is extended by a tab, the extension and tab forming the base and emptying spout, each cover panel having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a base towards the bottom and whose end towards the top is extended by a tongue forming the filling spout; forming a fold in each main panel along the top side; fixing the fold to form at least one loop per main panel; assembling and securing together the four main panels and four cover panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jacques Basconnet
  • Publication number: 20140312107
    Abstract: A container comprising: at least one panel or flap configured to form a top, wall, or bottom of the container, wherein the panel or flap comprises a paper board and defines an exterior surface and an interior surface and at least one longitudinally-elongated opening; and at least one handle, each handle comprising a flexible strip forming a collapsible loop having a continuous curvature along the full length of the loop that extends through the length of the longitudinally-elongated opening in the container, wherein first and second portions of the flexible strip are adhesively affixed to the interior surface of the panel or flap of the top, wall or bottom of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: H.B. FULLER COMPANY
    Inventor: JORGE A. NASH
  • Publication number: 20140238882
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles is disclosed herein. The carton can comprise a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises a top panel and a side panel foldably connected to the top panel. The carton further comprises at least one end flap foldably connected to the top panel and at least partially closing an end of the carton. A handle comprises a handle portion in at least the top panel and a handle flap in at least the end flap. The handle portion is connected to the handle flap. The carton comprises an upper portion that is removably attached to a tray portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Emili Requena
  • 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: 8746513
    Abstract: A shaker dispenser for containing and dispensing product includes a body, a handle, and a dispensing mechanism. The handle includes a base portion and a handle gripping portion that a user may grip to transport and use the dispenser. The handle is inserted within the body such that the entire handle, including the handle gripping portion, is within the body, thereby allowing the shaker dispenser to sit, if desired, on the end having the handle. The body includes indentations, or cut-aways, that allow the handle to be visible from at least one of: a front view, a side view, and a back view. A method of manufacture and use of a shaker dispenser is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Senoret Chemical Company
    Inventors: Roy G. Mayo, Thomas D. Kraatz, W. Stewart Clark
  • Publication number: 20140138429
    Abstract: A hanging display box with a carrying handle is made from a folding cardboard sheet. The cardboard sheet includes a display panel with a window, a substantially transparent plastic material covering the window and having flaps extending substantially beyond the display panel. A top wall attached to the display panel is connected to a hanger panel with an opening, and a bottom wall attached to the display panel is connected to a rear panel also having an opening, so that when the rear panel is folded adjacent the hanger panel, the openings align to form the carrying handle. Side walls attached to the display panel releasably fix the plastic material against the window such that, when the box is opened, the plastic material and cardboard are easily separated and recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe Begim
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8622258
    Abstract: A container includes a body, a panel, and a handle assembly. The body defines a closed volume of the container and further includes at least two opposing walls having a width and longitudinally extending between a first end and a second end of the body. The panel includes an inner surface fixedly secured to the panel to the body. The handle assembly is at least partially disposed within a space created between the panel and the body, the handle assembly having a dispensing aperture, and the handle assembly being slidable within the space. A method of forming a container and a method of dispensing a container are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20130313310
    Abstract: A consumer box having a lid with ventilating windows. The box can comprise a storage portion and a lid portion. The lid portion may include flaps that can be secured together to form the lid and windows. The subject invention allows the consumer to see the product being stored in the boxes through the windows and also to remove the box from a nested tray using the flaps. The flaps are also secured in such a way that the box, storing a product, may be carried using the flaps. In one embodiment, the boxes are designed to carry fresh produce, and the windows allow for the product to be ventilated so as to maintain the freshness of the produce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: GERAWAN FARMING INC.
    Inventors: Denver Schutz, Marco Luna
  • Publication number: 20130256392
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles arranged in at least a first layer and a second layer above the first layer. The carton comprises a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton and an opening feature for accessing the articles in the carton. The opening feature extends in at least one panel of the plurality of panels. A tray is disposed at least partially in the interior of the carton. At least a portion of the tray can be positioned between the first layer and the second layer. The tray can be for supporting the articles in the second layer to allow removal of the articles in the second layer after activation of the opening feature of the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20130214037
    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 are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels, wherein the end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton includes a handle in the closed end of the carton for grasping and carrying the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps comprises a main panel and a reinforcement flap foldably attached to the main panel. At least a portion of the reinforcement panel is positioned above the handle to reinforce the carton.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • 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: 8490368
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Patent number: 8485955
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. A delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. A bag handling mechanism has an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm to orient the bag engaging hand in alignment with a top one of the groups of bags to transfer the bag to a handle securing station where the bag handle is welded thereto. After the handle is welded its relationship with respect to other parts of the bag is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hood Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Girard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Publication number: 20130126366
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier can comprise a bottom panel, a top panel at least partially in face-to-face contact with the bottom panel, a handle comprising a bottom gripping portion in the bottom panel and a top gripping portion in the top panel, and at least one container receiver for at least partially receiving a respective container of the plurality of containers. The at least one container receiver is foldably connected to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8348142
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a first top panel, a second top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A handle comprises a first handle and a second handle. The first handle comprises a first opening feature and a second opening feature. The first and second opening features of the first handle comprise a plurality of tear lines and at least one of the tear lines extends into the first side panel. The second handle comprises a first opening feature and a second opening feature. The first and second opening features of the second handle comprise a plurality of tear lines and at least one of the tear lines extends into the second side panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Publication number: 20120199637
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a base and a divider. The base includes a bottom piece and first, second, third, and fourth walls extending from the bottom piece. The bottom piece of the base and the first, second, third, and fourth walls of the base define a product receptacle. The divider is connected to the bottom piece of the base and extends through the product receptacle. The base and the divider are jointly formed from an integral planar member having a plurality of folds therein. Other products, assemblies, and associated methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Carl A. BULLS, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120091021
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. The carton comprises a plurality of panels extending at least partially around an interior of the carton, the plurality of panels comprising a bottom panel, a first side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, a top panel foldably connected to the first side panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, and a reinforcement panel foldably connected to the second side panel. The top panel can at least partially overlap the reinforcement panel. A reinforcement side flap can be foldably connected to the reinforcement panel, and an inner top reinforcement flap can be foldably connected to the reinforcement panel. The reinforcement panel can at least partially overlap the inner top reinforcement flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 8142340
    Abstract: A method of forming a bag is provided. The method includes providing an elongate tubular member (22) having opposed ends, at least one end (24) of which defines an open mouth (26). The method further includes folding opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34) of the tubular member (22) to extend at least partially across the mouth (26). The method also includes positioning a panel (36) to extend across the opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34). The method further includes securing the panel 36 and the opposed portions (28, 30, 32, 34) together thereby to close the mouth (26) at the at least one end (24) of the tubular member (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Lionel Nicholas Mantzivis
  • Patent number: 8137253
    Abstract: An automatic handle attaching system and method for precisely securing a plastic handle on an edge of a preformed plastic bag is described. The system comprises a delivery conveyor for conveying spaced-apart groups of flat plastic bags with each group having two or more bags disposed one on top of the other and offset along a leading straight edge thereof which is oriented approximately transverse to a conveying direction of a conveyor. Two or more automated bag handling mechanisms are disposed spaced-apart adjacent the conveyor at respective bag transfer stations. Each of the bag handling mechanisms are independently operated and have an orientable bag engaging hand secured to an articulated arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hood Packaging Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Lauzon, Malcolm Spenceley, Ken McLaughlin, Laurens Vanpagee, Slaven Nedic, Chris Latour, Brent Bell, Chris Girard, Christine Burns, Craig Courteau
  • Publication number: 20120000913
    Abstract: A carrier for holding a plurality of containers. The carrier comprises at least one bottom panel, a front panel, a back panel, and at least two side panels. The interior of the carrier is divided into a front portion and a back portion by a first and second central panel. A first divider flap is foldably attached to the first central panel and extends to the front panel to divide the front portion into at least two container-receiving spaces. A second divider flap is foldably attached to the second central panel and extends to the back panel to divide the back portion into at least two container-receiving spaces. The first central panel has features for facilitating positioning of the second divider flap relative to the second central panel. The second central panel has features for facilitating positioning of the first divider flap relative to the first central panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Brian Smalley, Paul Bradford
  • Publication number: 20110290692
    Abstract: A carton for holding a plurality of containers. 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 first side panel foldably connected to the top panel, a bottom panel foldably connected to the first side panel, a second side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, and a corner reinforcement flap foldably connected to the top panel. A reinforcing insert comprises a central panel and at least one reinforcing side flap. The central panel can be at least partially in face-to-face contact with at least a portion of the top panel. A container-restraining structure comprises the corner reinforcement flap positioned to restrain at least one container of the plurality of containers that is adjacent the second side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Raymond R. Spivey, SR.
  • Publication number: 20110253774
    Abstract: A fluid container includes an outer shell including a plurality of sidewalls forming a hollow interior, a first one of the sidewalls having an opening formed therein and a first flap extending therefrom, the first flap having a retention feature formed therein, and an inner liner disposed within the hollow interior of the outer shell configured to receive and store a fluid, the inner liner including a spout providing fluid communication with an interior thereof, wherein the retention feature is in substantial alignment with a portion of the opening formed in the first one of the sidewalls, the opening and the retention feature cooperating to receive and support the spout in a position extending outwardly from the first one of the sidewalls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Webb LeRon Hill, Richard Ira Rosenberg, Thomas George Murray
  • Patent number: 7998047
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has 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 two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels, wherein the end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton includes a handle in the closed end of the carton for grasping and carrying the carton. At least one end flap of the at least two end flaps comprises a main panel for closing the closed end of the carton and an extension panel foldably attached to the main panel. The extension panel is positioned above the handle to reinforce the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Rudolph Spivey, Sr., Jean-Manuel Gomes, Leonard M. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20110139803
    Abstract: A holder, a system and/or a method insulate and/or support a cup. A handle assists a consumer in drinking a beverage from the cup. A cover, a liner and a spine are assembled to form the holder. The cover and the liner are attached to form a pocket for holding the spine. The handle is rigidly attached to the spine. A rigidity of the spine may support a wall of the cup. A force placed on the cup when using the handle is distributed by the spine around the wall of the cup to reduce a likelihood of failure and/or of deformation of the cup. The cover, the liner and the spine retard heat transfer to and/or from a beverage in the cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Debra Leslie
  • Publication number: 20110036902
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a first top panel, a second top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A handle comprises a first handle and a second handle. The first handle comprises a first opening feature and a second opening feature. The first and second opening features of the first handle comprise a plurality of tear lines and at least one of the tear lines extends into the first side panel. The second handle comprises a first opening feature and a second opening feature. The first and second opening features of the second handle comprise a plurality of tear lines and at least one of the tear lines extends into the second side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Brian Smalley
  • Patent number: 7870705
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for making a band-driven package or a band-drive component for a package, and machines for performing the methods. One method comprises feeding first and second flexible webs in a feed direction, one web being fed each side of a substrate such that the webs are in mutual face-to-face disposition ahead of and behind the substrate with respect to the feed direction; joining the face-to-face webs at a first join ahead of the substrate and at a second join behind the substrate, the joins bounding web portions that together encircle the substrate between the joins; and dividing the joined web portions from the remainder of the webs such that the joined web portions together define a band that encircles the substrate, to be slid around the substrate in use of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Duff Design Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Wood, Adrian James David Howson, Ian Dunckley, Cyrille Fuellemann, Alfred Wipf, Daniel Kummer
  • Publication number: 20100213249
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton comprises a first top panel, a second top panel, a bottom panel, a first side panel, and a second side panel. A handle comprises a first handle panel and a second handle panel. The first handle panel comprises a central portion in the top panel and an end portion in a first top end flap. The second handle panel comprises a first portion in the second top panel and a second portion in a second top end flap. The central portion of the first handle panel is attached to the first portion of the second handle panel and the end portion of the first handle panel is attached to the second portion of the second handle panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Emili Requena, Ana Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20100044420
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has 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 two end flaps are respectively foldably attached to respective panels of the plurality of panels, wherein the end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. The carton includes a handle in the closed end of the carton for grasping and carrying the carton. The carton comprises a reinforcing insert attached to at least one of the panels for reinforcing the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Kirsten Laura Brand, Leonard Cooper, Graham Hand, Michael Cerio
  • Publication number: 20090236252
    Abstract: A beverage carrier including at least two cartons and a tray having a retractable handle for holding the cartons is provided. The cartons and the tray are each formed from blanks of sheet material. Each carton includes a first and second side wall, a top panel, a bottom panel, and first and second end walls, wherein the side walls, the top panel, the bottom panel and the end walls are interconnected to form the carton. The tray includes a first and second side panel, a first and second bottom panel, a first and second divider panel, and a first and second end panel. The tray includes an$ opening through which a retractable handle is placed. The retractable handle is configured to move between a recessed position and an extended position. The tray is configured to hold at least two cartons for easy transport and storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Karl A. Kohler
  • Publication number: 20090236408
    Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton 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 being at least partially overlapped to form a top wall of the carton. At least two end flaps are overlapped with respect to one another and thereby at least partially form a closed end of the carton. A handle in the top wall of the carton comprises a first handle section in the first top panel, a second handle section in the second top panel, and a handle reinforcement flap foldably connected to at least one of the first top panel and the second top panel. The first handle section, the second handle section, and the handle reinforcement flap are placed in overlapping relationship to form the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Raymond R. Spivey, SR., Leonard M. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20080265008
    Abstract: A carton may include a tray (110) with a pair of tray end panels (170, 180) and a pair of tray side panels (190, 200) and a lid (120) with a pair of lid end panels (370, 380) and a pair of lid side panels (390, 400). The tray end panels (170, 180) may have an adhesive thereon such that the lid end panels (370, 380) are attached to the tray end panels while the lid side panels (390, 400) are adjacent to but not attached to the tray side panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: John M. Holley
  • Patent number: 7207934
    Abstract: A glued three piece folding basket carrier which has two partitions for dividing the carrier into six cells with each partition being constructed of a different material than used to construct the outside basket carrier. Each partition is glued to a handle panel and a divider flap on the end of the basket carrier and a to a side wall to form a bottle cell with walls that are perpendicular to the divider between the two sides of the carrier and which are also formed as part of the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Schuster
  • Patent number: 7191576
    Abstract: A device for making it possible to apply to a pack, moved along a conveyor, a handle (n) of nominal length L situated at the end of a tape. The tape includes a succession of handles (n+i), each handle comprising two adhesive ends and a central part. The device includes a feeder to move the tape as far as a rotary application arm having a length which is equal to the nominal length L. This arm is able to deposit one adhesive end of the handle n on one face of the pack and then the second end of the handle n on a second face of the pack. The device further includes an optical cell for detecting an offset in the position of a handle n+i, an actuator for elongating the length of the rotary arm beyond the nominal length L, making it possible during a rotation of this arm to draw a portion of tape having a length greater than the nominal length, and a control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Cefma
    Inventor: Pierre Talou
  • Patent number: 6619540
    Abstract: A tote box is comprised of a box structure having a bottom and upstanding side walls, each of the side walls having upper edges which form a top edge of the box structure. A top rail extends around the top edge of the box structure, the top rail having an open channel formed between a pair of channel walls, with the channel positioned over the top edge. An aperture is formed in at least one of said side walls of the box structure. A handle is positioned to engage the aperture in the side wall to form a handle for the box structure. The handle includes a flange extending along the side wall proximate the top edge, and a portion of the flange is positioned within the open channel of the top rail. A protruding structure extends from the flange and is configured to engage the top rail and secure the handle in the top rail and box structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Donald J. Bazany
  • Patent number: 6443308
    Abstract: A two-piece collapsible carrier for food and beverages. The lower carrier has a bottom and four side walls particularly adapted to carrier beverages in different sized containers. The side walls have uppermost edges higher than the tallest beverage containers to be normally carried. An upper food top having a bottom and side walls is carried over said lower carrier with the bottom of said upper tray resting on the uppermost edges of said lower carrier so that in normal use, the attitudes of the tray and beverage carrier remain the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Easy Carry LLC
    Inventor: Paul S. V. Davis
  • Patent number: 5980442
    Abstract: A novel food server and method of producing a food server is disclosed. The novel method includes moving a web of paper at a constant rate of speed, rotary perforating a plurality of lines on the moving web, using rotary timing belts to score at least two fold lines on the moving web, where the two fold lines define two glue flaps, rotary die-cutting the moving web to cut away portions of the paper adjacent the glue flaps, plow folding the moving web along the two fold lines defining the glue flaps, and applying glue to the moving web. After plow folding along the fold lines and applying the glue, the moving web is cross cut to form a blank having the glue flaps. Then, the blank is vacuum folded to cause portions of the blank to contact and adhere to the glue flaps, thereby forming the food server from the blank. The novel food server includes a first panel having two side flaps each defined by a score line, and a second panel having two side flaps each defined by a score line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventors: James T. Hamilton, Brian J. Hamilton, David A. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5810242
    Abstract: A container, such as a cardboard carton, has a carrying handle secured by a fixing element at an attachment zone adjacent each end of the handle to opposite side walls of the container. The fixing elements each have a shaft portion transverse to the plane of respective attachment zones extending through the container wall, the shaft portion having a barb extending outwardly on the shaft and engaging with the container to retain the fixing element in position. The handle is attached to the container side wails by forcing the fixing elements through the side walls at the respective attachment zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Molins PLC
    Inventors: Michael John Cahill, David Robert Seaward, Mark Geoffrey Somers, Geoffrey William Vernon
  • Patent number: 5800326
    Abstract: The process for manufacturing an integrally-formed handle for a bag includes the steps of turning an edge of a sheet of bag stock on itself a predetermined number of times to form a multiple-thickness handle on the sheet stock, while leaving an adjacent portion of the sheet stock unfolded. The opposed side edge portions of the handle are then folded onto and overlying the unfolded portion of the sheet stock. The folded side edge portions are then glued onto the unfolded portion of the sheet stock. The central portion of the handle is then severed from the unfolded portion of the sheet stock. The unfolded portion of the sheet stock is then folded and glued into a bag enclosure with the handle residing adjacent a side of the bag defining a top opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Inventors: Joseph Meynard, Antoine Vidal
  • Patent number: 5685478
    Abstract: A single piece container and method for making the same are presented. The container has an opening and a body and includes first and second pairs of opposing covering flaps and a pair of opposing handles. The covering flaps cover the container body opening so as to keep the container contents in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Inventor: Donald Tang
  • Patent number: 5460591
    Abstract: A machine for securing a thermoplastic coated paper handle to a paper cup, the machine including a mandrel turret mounted for rotary motion on a frame, the turret including a plurality of mandrels and a pair of clamp assemblies for clamping the cups onto the mandrels, a die assembly mounted on the frame for stamping paper handles from a strip of thermoplastic coated paper and a transfer turret for transferring the paper handles from the die assembly to the mandrel turret for attachment to the cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Paper Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Dale L. Sand
  • Patent number: 5458723
    Abstract: A method for adhesively bonding opposed paperboard surfaces to each other to form a strengthened bond in a paperboard product and paperboard products formed thereof, comprising the steps of (A) applying a green-strength adhesive to at least a portion of the first paperboard surface; (B) applying a styrene-butadiene latex adhesive or a modified styrene-butadiene latex adhesive as a strengthening adhesive to at least a portion of either the first or the second paperboard surface such that the green-strength adhesive is substantially offset from the strengthening adhesive when the first and second paperboard surfaces are positioned in an opposed relationship; (C) orienting the first and second paperboard surfaces such that they are opposed to each other; and (D) contacting the first and second surfaces together to form the strengthened bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kenneth Watkins, James W. Wright, William J. Culhane
  • Patent number: 5441199
    Abstract: A rotatable handle for a container is provided by sonic welding an inner disk to an outer strip of a handle, the disk permitting the rotation of the handle and providing a seal for the container openings through which the handle is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Roberts Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Roberts, Claude E. Monsees, Larry J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 5437594
    Abstract: A continuous motion apparatus for installing handles onto cartons includes a handle dispenser and a handle conveyor. The handle conveyor comprises a track associated with an overhead belt in a pronged pick-up arm. The pick-up arm inserts through a handle and carries a handle to a surface of the carton, where a pair of rollers in a curved plow engage the handle and force it from the pick-up arm. The arm rotates in time sequence with the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Roberts Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Mattson, John T. Roberts, Claude E. Monsees, Les J. Kanna
  • Patent number: 5393292
    Abstract: A machine for securing a thermoplastic coated paper handle to a paper cup having a seam on one side of the cup, the machine including a die assembly for forming paper handles having a backing strip and a wing on each side of the strip, a mandrel turret having a number of mandrels spaced about the perimeter of the turret, each of said mandrels having a blade assembly projecting outwardly from the surface of the mandrel to engage the seam in the cup, and a wheel assembly for rotating the cups on the mandrel to move the seam in the cup into engagement with the blade assembly, and a transfer turret for transferring the paper handles from the die assembly to the mandrel turret for attachment to the cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Paper Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Dale L. Sand
  • Patent number: 5295940
    Abstract: Provided here is a novel construction for making and attaching wire handles to folded boxes from straight pieces of wire for both automatic pail box machines and vending cabinets. The mechanisms for making and attaching handles include: a container for containing wire blanks and feeding them only one piece per cycle, a bed die mechanism and reciprocated shuttle. The lead wire blank, which is fed from the container is placed on the receiver portion of the shuttle. At the same time from the bed die mechanism, a handle is pushed which has been made in the previous cycle. This handle is placed on the shipping portion of the shuttle. In its motion the shuttle attaches the made handle to the folded box and in cooperation with the bed die mechanism bends the lead wire blank to form a new handle. Thus, the process of each cycle includes fastening the made handle to the folded box and bending a new handle for fastening it in the next cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Inventor: Abram Fainberg
  • Patent number: 5222931
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for the attachment of a bayonet handle having a barb head defining each end thereof to a carton blank. The apparatus comprises releasable clamping means for horizontally gripping the handles. Below the clamping means are support means for flatly maintaining carton blanks. A pair of blades, situated juxtaposed opposite sides of the clamping means, are retractable between an upward retracted position and a downward extended position near the support means. The clamping means are movable between an upper handle receiving position and a lower position near the support means by descending means.The process comprises first providing a bayonet handle. The handle is next bent in two places so that the barb heads are perpendicular to an interior section of the handle and are projecting toward respective apertures in the carton blank. Then, the handle is moved such that the barb heads are inserted into the respective apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John T. Roberts, Claude E. Monsees, Larry J. Mattson, Ralph S. Goldstein, Ronald H. Wanless, Ronald O. Simpson
  • Patent number: 5197936
    Abstract: An automatic pail box machine is disclosed which makes folded boxes from pre-made blanks of paper and attached handles from a flexible strip of blank handles retained in a removable spool. The machine includes a conveyor and clinching mechanisms for utilizing both a flexible strip a strip of straight blank handles and with blank handles the ends of which are pre-bent. Feeding blank handles into position for fastening may be provided by a feeder having electrical solenoids which are energized in timed relationship. A simple anti-retraction device is provided to insure that the flexible strip does not retract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventor: Abram Fainberg