Applying A Partial Cover Patents (Class 53/397)
  • Patent number: 9187193
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing a predetermined amount of pre-stretched film based upon load girth. An amount of pre-stretched film to be dispensed for at least a portion of a relative revolution between a film dispenser and a load is determined based upon the girth of the load to be wrapped. Good wrapping performance in terms of load containment (wrap force) and optimum film use may be obtained by dispensing a length of pre-stretched film that is between approximately 100% and approximately 130% of load girth. Once the amount of film to be dispensed per relative revolution is determined, a ratio of final pre-stretch surface speed to relative revolutions (i.e., number of pre-stretch roller revolutions/relative rotation) can be set. Thus, for the at least a portion of a revolution of the rotating ring and dispenser, a predetermined amount of film is dispensed and wrapped around the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lantech.com, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick R. Lancaster, III
  • Patent number: 9144519
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a tampon having an absorbent body that absorbs fluid and a string that is attached to the absorbent body, the method includes: attaching the string to the absorbent body; causing a regulation section to regulate movement of the absorbent body; causing a holding section to hold the string; and applying a tensile force to the string by increasing a distance in a longitudinal direction of the absorbent body between the regulation section and the holding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihide Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150114869
    Abstract: A product package is provided for housing and displaying a product in a visually appealing manner and further comprising a removable or detachable component or feature that conveys information related to the product stored on the package and may be retained and used separate from the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy Heidl, Gary Ross, Ralph Morgan, Blake St. Clair, Gentlehart Acres
  • Publication number: 20150090626
    Abstract: A method of bundling rolls of film together includes at least: placing at least two rolls of film, each of the rolls comprising an axis, an outer surface, and first and second ends, into tangential contact with each other, so that the axes of the rolls are parallel to each other; and securing said rolls together. A bundled package includes at least: at least two rolls of film in tangential contact with each other, each of said rolls having an axis, an outer surface, and first and second ends, wherein the axes of said rolls are parallel to each other; and a securing means for bundling the at least two rolls together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Paragon Films, Inc.
    Inventor: Shaun Eugene Pirtle
  • Publication number: 20150076027
    Abstract: Devices and apparatuses for packing, shipping, and/or storing containers, as well as methods of producing and using same, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 8973339
    Abstract: A method for controlling a braking mechanism for a supply roll with wrapping material for a round baler that passes through a first phase wherein, after detection of sufficient crop material in the baling chamber, wrapping material is brought up to the baling chamber and introduced into the baling chamber. The braking mechanism provides a higher braking force during the wrapping operation than the first phase. The wrapping operation is started on detection of movement in the wrapping material. This prevents the braking mechanism from being activated prematurely and leaves sufficient time to deactivate the braking mechanism after the wrapping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Dirk A. R. Vandamme
  • Publication number: 20150033668
    Abstract: A method for furnishing containers with labels by transferring a label to a container that rotates about an axis thereof with a circumferential container-velocity includes using a label transfer element while the container rotates with a first circumferential container-velocity, and rolling and brushing the label onto the container as the container rotates with a second circumferential container-velocity. During brushing, the second circumferential container-velocity momentarily exceeds the first circumferential container-velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Krämer, Winfried Schlüter, Andreas Ullrich, Lutz Deckert, Lutz Koertge
  • Patent number: 8919079
    Abstract: A building structure for covering a large object with a cover comprising: multiple frames, each frame being part of a building structure); at least one motor suspended from at least one of said plurality of frames and connected to one or more spools; and an arm lifting structure suspended from the frame and comprising: at least two arms; a plurality of lifting connectors, each attached on one end to an arm on a first end and attached to one of the spools on a second end; and at least one fastening roller member mounted to each arm for temporarily securing the cover to the arms. Alternate embodiments of the building structure include laterally and/or longitudinally translating motors and/or guides for ensuring the that arms are raised and lowered straight up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Fred V. Payne
  • Publication number: 20140373483
    Abstract: An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects vertical side faces and a horizontal top face has a unit for wrapping a film wrapper around the stack such that respective sections of the wrapper extend upward from each of the side faces. A first welder welds ends the film wrapper together at one of the side faces of the stack. A fold-over device folding the film sections over onto the top face of the stack. A second welder welds the folded-over film sections together on the top face of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Frank MICHELS, Enrico CZOK, Markus MEUNDERS
  • Publication number: 20140331600
    Abstract: A device for applying sleeve labels on objects which are moving continuously along a predetermined trajectory on a transport mechanism, having an ejection unit, a detection unit, a memory unit and a control unit. The ejection unit ejects sleeve labels, and the detection unit detects objects moving on the transport mechanism and issues a detection signal that specifies a position of the object at least one point in time. The control unit controls the ejection unit and triggers the ejection of a sleeve label depending on the detection signal and a control parameter stored in the memory unit, wherein a position at which the object is located at the start of the ejection process can be changed by changing the control parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Dieter Leykamm
  • Publication number: 20140332430
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of packaging a curved product with a concave back surface that includes positioning the curved product in contact with a suspension pad that includes a notch on the top and bottom edges then stretch wrapping a stretch film around the curved product and the suspension pad with the wrap received in the first and second notches to secure the curved product to the suspension pad which bends the suspension pad to form a planar curve shape that conforms to the periphery of the back surface of the product and minimizes the distance between the product and the pad and increases the surface contact area between the product and the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Arch W. Carroll, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140290178
    Abstract: An apparatus for at least partially folding outer packaging includes a conveyor that transports the outer packaging, a first folder, a second folder, and a set of one or more rotating folders that are part of the second folder. The first folders swivel on the conveyor and fold a front side segment of the outer package that adjoins its base segment and connecting segments that are hinged relative to the base segment. The second folders are above the conveyor device and are configured to fold connecting segments that are hinged relative to the base segment of the outer package. The second folders act on the front side segment of the outer package in a direction oriented against an effective direction of the first folding device around a fold line running in the particular connecting segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Christoph Koster, Reinhard Wilzeck
  • Publication number: 20140284242
    Abstract: The present invention is a device and method for preventing damage to cargo during shipment on a trailer bed. The device consists of a foam cylinder having a density, a height, and a circumferential diameter. The device may alternatively consist of an open foam cylinder defining a hollow space and having a density, a height, an outer circumferential diameter, and an inner circumferential diameter. When the device is placed on the top of a cargo load, and a length of chain is extended over the device and secured to the trailer bed such that the chain does not contact the cargo, the cargo is secured and damage to the cargo from direct contact with the chain is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Burroughs
  • Publication number: 20140283482
    Abstract: A method for forming floral packaging materials from oxo-biodegradable polymeric materials is provided. Methods of utilizing such floral packaging materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Wanda Weder & William Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family Trust U/T/A
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Andrew Weder
  • Publication number: 20140260091
    Abstract: A novel enclosure is used to prevent health-care-associated infections caused by contamination of devices such as cellular telephones, laptops, tablet computers, purses, and briefcases. Such a device is placed into the enclosure and is carried into a disinfected or clean environment, such as an operating room. The enclosure prevents infectious agents or other contaminants on the surface of the device from contaminating the clean environment. The enclosure also protects the environments outside the operating room from contaminants within the operating room. The enclosure is inexpensively manufactured and disposable. The enclosure may include an effective amount of antibacterial, antifungal, and/or antiviral compounds. The enclosure may be used in the residence of an individual with a compromised immune system. The enclosure may be used to bring a device into and out of a home or room of an individual who is extremely neat or is inflicted with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Sacks
  • Publication number: 20140260090
    Abstract: A net wrapping system includes an insertion assembly configured to move between a home position and an insert position. The insertion assembly has at least one insertion assembly spreader roll configured to engage net wrapping from a net roll. The net wrapping system also includes a fixed spreader roll proximate to the net roll and configured to engage the net wrapping along a length of the fixed spreader roll circumferential surface when the insertion assembly is in the home position. The net wrapping system further includes a back wrap roll located along a net path between the fixed spreader roll and the at least one insertion assembly spreader roll and configured to cause the net wrapping to maintain engagement with substantially the same length of the fixed spreader roll circumferential surface when the insertion assembly is in the insert position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. SMITH, Bram Rosseel, Scott C. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20140237943
    Abstract: An attachment for protecting a substantially flat article comprising a first portion that includes a body and a plurality of finger-like projections and a second portion that includes a body portion and a plurality of finger-like projections is disclosed. The first and second portions define 90° angle. The attachment is formed from a foamed polymerized material, such as a resilient foamed material. The attachment is cut into the first and second portions. The first portion is placed on one side of the corner of the flat article. The second portion is turned over and the interlocking finger-like projections of the second component are fitted to the interlocking finger-like projections of the first portion. As a variation of the use of the disclosed invention the first and second portions may be cut at their corners to allow the first and second portions to be fitted to an edge of the flat article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: InnPact Inc.
    Inventor: Steve A. Flam
  • Publication number: 20140231448
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for labeling a refill contain and/or for enabling operation of the refill container by a dispensing system based upon one or more indicia of the label satisfying a dispensing key are provided. In an example, a label may be applied to a refill container. The label may comprise a first region having a first indicia that may correspond to a shape, color, and/or texture (e.g., a yellow star indicia). A dispensing system may enable operation of the refill container (e.g., installation and/or dispensing of material from the refill container) based upon the first indicia satisfying a dispensing key (e.g., a yellow key component and/or a star shape component). Otherwise, the dispensing system does not enable operation of the refill container (e.g., the refill container is not genuine or is not an appropriate refill container type).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140231449
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for labeling a refill contain and/or for enabling operation of the refill container by a dispensing system based upon one or more indicia of the label satisfying a dispensing key are provided. In an example, a label may be applied to a refill container. The label may comprise a first region having a first indicia that may correspond to a shape, color, and/or texture (e.g., a yellow star indicia). A dispensing system may enable operation of the refill container (e.g., installation and/or dispensing of material from the refill container) based upon the first indicia satisfying a dispensing key (e.g., a yellow key component and/or a star shape component). Otherwise, the dispensing system does not enable operation of the refill container (e.g., the refill container is not genuine or is not an appropriate refill container type).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip W. Curtis
  • Publication number: 20140216966
    Abstract: An adjustable stringer configured to string the ring handles of one or more surgical instruments, the stringer including two or more rod sections, wherein each rod section is configured to be inserted in one ring handle of the one or more surgical instruments, two or more angle sections, each angle section configured having one or more slidable connector sections, each slidable connector section configured to extend and retract along at least one of the two or more rod sections, and two or more releasable connectors, each releasable connector positioned between two of the two or more angle sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Restore Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Ramkhelawan, Shawn Flynn
  • Patent number: 8776678
    Abstract: A wrapping system for plant material utilizes a first wrapping material dispenser disposed along a first upper periphery of a compacting chamber, and a second wrapping material dispenser opposite the first dispenser, for automatically dispensing sheets of wrapping material in overlapping relation over the chamber and plant material therein. The system includes apparatus for joining the overlapping sheets together. The system is automatically operable to dispense sheets of the material in overlapping relation over the chamber and join them for receiving a flow of the plant material thereon. Before or while the plant material is received, the sheets are further dispensed to move downwardly in the chamber to receive and wrap about the plant material. The system then dispenses opposite ends of the sheets in overlapping relation over the material and joins the ends to complete the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Martin J. Roberge
  • Publication number: 20140174030
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for providing drinking water. First, a body of water is selected that has a geothermal floor creating a substantial range of depths where temperatures remain homogeneous, and an oxic to anoxic transition level at about 150 meters depth. Next, a conduit or other device is used to remove water from below the transition level. The removed water is then bottled or otherwise packaged for marketing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: Beda B.G. Ruefer
  • Patent number: 8739503
    Abstract: A foldable and flexible carrier which may include a polymeric form that is foldable to provide a carrier having sufficient strength to securely hold and carry items while maintaining position about the items and which can be assembled without fastening hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140109515
    Abstract: A deployable, customizable vase-like container for presenting a cookie arrangement of one or more cookies each on a support stick includes a platform having one or more anchors and planar material foldable to form a contiguous wall surrounding the anchor(s). The contiguous wall includes one or more connectors for holding the contiguous wall adjacent the platform, and a rear display panel is included having a lower portion nesting inside the contiguous wall. The platform may include a pedestal extending below the contiguous wall and a slot for engaging the contiguous wall. The planar material may corrugated cardboard, including a foldable, planar die-cut cardboard material. The contiguous wall may include a decorative scalloped top edge, while the rear display panel may have decorative printing on at least one side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Stephanie Cigana, Philip Moreau
  • Publication number: 20140097101
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to structures that are adapted to facilitate the retention, storage, and transport of arrows. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, for example, an arrow retainer is described that includes a resilient portion having a plurality of passageways extending therethrough for retaining a plurality of arrows therein. Each passageway is resiliently expandable upon insertion of an arrow to maintain the position of the arrow. In another embodiment of the present disclosure, for example, an arrow storage device is disclosed that provides an efficient and secure means of storing arrows. The presently disclosed arrow retainer and arrow storage device may be used in conjunction with one another as part of an arrow storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: LP Archery LLC
    Inventors: Richard H. Paschke, William T. Light
  • Publication number: 20140097234
    Abstract: A wine bottle wrap for promoting the contents of the bottle, the brand, or the entity that produced or is presenting the bottle for sale. The wine bottle wrap is generally made of paper, sized and shaped to be easily wrapped around a bottle, such as a wine bottle. The paper will include printed words and drawings or other images that can both identify the contents of the bottle and provide other marketing material. In a preferred embodiment, at least some of the bottle is visible in a gap in the wrap, preferably at the bottom of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Shaw, Phillip L. Hurst, Teresa Mengali
  • Publication number: 20140083884
    Abstract: A chainsaw bar assembly includes a chainsaw bar, a chain and a first packaging material. The chainsaw bar includes a chainsaw body engagement portion configured to engage a body of a chainsaw proximate to a drive member. The chain is provided for operable engagement with the chainsaw bar. The first packaging material is applied at a portion of the chainsaw bar that is forward of the chainsaw body engagement portion. The first packaging material holds the chain affixed to the chainsaw bar to enable engagement of the chain to the drive member of the chainsaw and engagement of the chainsaw bar to the body of the chainsaw without removal of the first packaging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventor: Pamela Everett
  • Patent number: 8656686
    Abstract: An improved net cutting assembly that may be used with an agricultural baler net wrapping system. More particularly, an up-cut net knife for improved cutting of wrapping material (e.g., a net) used to wrap bales of crop material in an agricultural baler. The up-cut net knife assembly improves net cutting performance by providing an up-cut net knife that moves in the same direction as the net whereby the motion of the net helps the knife get into the cut position. Further, embodiments of the up-cut knife assembly move the up-cut knife cutting edge at substantially the same speed and in the same direction as the net to be cut. This motion of the up-cut knife allows the up-cut knife to be lifted up into the net motion using a driver and then to continue on with no relative motion—or at least minimal relative motion of the knife to the net—until the knife gets into the cut position. In the cut position, the knife stops and the net is pulled against the knife blade resulting in cutting the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8651260
    Abstract: A method and a device for handling containers is described, wherein the containers are transported along a predetermined transport path and combined with at least one other product, the amount of which can be determined, in such a way that the product is fed to each individual container in a predetermined feed area of the transport path, wherein the other product is routed along a feed path to the feed area. At least one characterizing state is determined in a detection area disposed upstream relative to the feed area in a direction of transport of the containers, the state being characteristic of a number of containers fed, and a residual amount for the product that remains to be fed to the predetermined feed area until the product is switched is determined as a function of this characteristic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Uwe Hasler, Josef Mayer, Markus Zoelfl, Norbert Heimann, Josef Raith
  • Patent number: 8650837
    Abstract: A product roll packaging apparatus includes a transfer unit for lifting and transferring a product roll from a conveyor, a wrapping unit for wrapping a protective sheet around the roll and attaching an end thereof with an adhesive tape, a protective sheet supply unit for cutting off the sheet from a sheet roll and supplying it along a protective sheet path line to the wrapping unit, and a tape supply unit for supplying the tape to the end of the cut sheet. The transfer unit includes a position correcting mechanism for establishing a reference line depending on the roll size, and bringing a reference end face of the roll into alignment with a vertical plane including the reference line. The protective sheet supply unit includes an edge position control mechanism for bringing a reference edge of the sheet into alignment with the reference line corresponding to the roll size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Watanabe, Tsutomu Tada, Nobuyasu Akiyoshi, Yasushi Kikuchi, Toshiaki Kenmotsu
  • Publication number: 20140042047
    Abstract: A method of packaging a hole saw includes positioning a circular cutting edge portion of the hole saw against a surface of a base member of a hang tag assembly. The base member includes a post that extends from the surface into a hollow interior defined by the hole saw. A cap member of the hang tag assembly is positioned adjacent a mounting portion of the hole saw. The cap member includes a stem and a display card portion. The stem is advanced through a bore defined in the mounting portion and into the hollow interior of the hole saw. The post is then secured to the stem within the hollow interior of the hole saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Melvin A. Pendergraph, Crystal Williams, Arrik Kim
  • Publication number: 20140003063
    Abstract: A method and system is provided which a lamp packaging, shipping, and/or display device including a shell comprising a support column and base receptacle, a base support and a backplane support. The support column terminates above the lamp but allows access to the shade attachment area for fitting the lamp with various lamp shades without removing the lamp from the packaging. The support column also provides support for the lamp and for stacking of multiple units during shipment, storage, or display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Design Solutions International Inc
    Inventor: Bruce A. Monaghan
  • Publication number: 20130334087
    Abstract: Label (1) intended to be placed around a container (13) for a product, and this label (1) is strip-shaped and provided with a weakening that forms the dividing line (9) between two parts (2, 3), i.e. a first (2) part and a second part (3) that are in line with one another, whereby the second part (3) is provided with at least one window (10), characterised in that the second part (3) is narrower than the first part (2) and the first part (2) is provided with a thickening (6) that is outside the geometric extension (8) of the second part (3) in the direction of the first part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Marc REYNDERS
  • Publication number: 20130334094
    Abstract: A display device for merchandising hair accessories is provided. The display device includes a first set of hair accessories and a second set of hair accessories. Each hair accessory of the first set of hair accessories is of a different accessory type and has a first color. Each hair accessory of the first set is provided with packaging that includes a first colored area indicative of a hair color of a user that best matches the first color. Each hair accessory of the second set of hair accessories is of a different accessory type and has a second color different from the first color. Each hair accessory of the second set is provided with packaging that includes a second colored area indicative of a hair color of a user that best matches the second color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Lisa C. King, Deborah Rubin
  • Publication number: 20130318921
    Abstract: A ribbon routing assembly for routing a single length of ribbon around and securing the ribbon to an object. The ribbon has a first end and a second end. The ribbon routing assembly includes a body with a void. The body includes a first leg configured for securing to the first end of the ribbon and a second leg configured for securing to the second end of the ribbon. The void includes a routing edge that defines a first acute angle relative to the first leg and a second acute angle relative to the second leg. The first and second acute angles are approximately forty-five degrees. The body has a first surface and a second surface that define a thickness therebetween, the first leg defines a first length and the second leg defines a second length. A lid is configured for mounting to the body in a mounted configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph DIGUGLIELMO
  • Publication number: 20130284624
    Abstract: A container at least to some extent composed of a sheet of composite material, where the composite material includes an aluminum foil with a first and a second surface side, a first polymer layer, bonded to at least one of the two surface sides, where the aluminum foil covers, by way of the polymer layer, at least one aperture of a holder, where the composite material and the holder together form the container, where the holder accepts at least one analytical aid in a cutout, where the aluminum foil has been molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Wilhelm Leichner
  • Publication number: 20130277253
    Abstract: The invention is a protective container for transporting an enclosed object such as a flat screen television or other flat screen monitor. The protective covering includes two flaps and a base having soft padding material on their inner surfaces. An open configuration is essentially flat, allowing a monitor to be easily positioned on the covering. The flaps fold up to transform the protective container into a closed configuration, with straps or other connectors holding the flaps in place. The protective container has various features making it convenient to move manually and to transport in a delivery truck. The protective container is more convenient to use than the prior art, and can be manufactured from relatively inexpensive materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Kevin Florence, Nathan Omann, Fredrick Larson
  • Patent number: 8549823
    Abstract: Methods and machines are provided for forming a five-sided carton of packages of smoking articles. A piece of film material is applied to a plurality of packages of smoking articles such that five sides of the plurality of packages are at least partially covered by the film material, but the sixth side remains uncovered. The film material is applied such that the group of packages is sufficiently tightly bound so that none of the packages may slip free from the carton. The sixth side of the plurality of packages in the carton remains exposed so that tax stamps may be easily applied. The film of material may be applied so that a gap is formed relative to the sixth side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Copmany
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Pipes, Mark Shane Hatcher, Wesley Steven Jones
  • Patent number: 8550093
    Abstract: A package for tobacco material includes a portion of tobacco material, a wrapper enclosing the portion of tobacco material, a rigid base portion and at least one resealable adhesive label sealing the wrapper around the portion of tobacco material. The wrapper is formed of a flexible sheet material. The package may include an opening strip defined by one or more lines of weakness in the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sandrine Saint-Girons, Dan Brady, Steve Sayers
  • Patent number: 8534033
    Abstract: A method for wrapping at least a portion of an article (22) including folding the wrapper material (60) to cover at least one first peripheral face (24, 30) such that each one of at least two first wrapper sections extends beyond a respective first lateral edge (32) of the at least one first peripheral face (24, 30) and such that each one of at least one second wrapper section extends beyond an upper edge (38, 40) of a respective one of at least one second peripheral face (30, 24), folding and securing each first section against one of the at least one second peripheral face (30, 24), and folding and securing each second section against the respective second peripheral face (30, 24). The wrapper material (60) remaining at least partially grabbed until at least one of the at least one second section is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: 9192-9281 Quebec Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Perreault, Nicolas Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8499531
    Abstract: A method and system for producing, marking, and packaging ingots for use in fabricating dental prosthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Aalba Dent Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Benetti, Wolfgang Ott
  • Publication number: 20130167435
    Abstract: A substantially shape-sustaining sheet of material having a substantially circular shape may be formed into a substantially frusto-conical shaped bouquet holder in which a floral grouping may be disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family
    Inventor: Wanda M. Weder and William F. Straeter, not individually but solely as Trustees of The Family Trust U/T/A, date
  • Publication number: 20130104500
    Abstract: A package for holding a plurality of articles. The package has panels that cooperate to at least partially form an interior of the package. The panels comprise a top panel, at least one side panel foldably connected to the top panel, and at least one end panel foldably connected to the top panel. At least one opening is in the top panel for at least partially receiving at least a portion of one of the articles. At least one retention flap is foldably connected to the top panel adjacent the at least one opening. The at least one retention flap has a free edge for engaging at least one article of the plurality of articles. The at least one retention flap is at least partially defined by at least one J-shaped cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8424271
    Abstract: The process for wrapping loads, in particular palletised loads, comprises the following phases: providing a rotating platform that is suitable for receiving a load to be wrapped and which has advancement means for advancing the load in an advancing direction, and a movement machine for moving a wrapping head along a substantially vertical direction for co-operating with the rotating platform to wrap the load with a covering sheet, the wrapping head having cutting means for cutting the covering sheet to form a cut end, and joining means for connecting the cut end to the load; placing the load to be wrapped on the rotating platform; wrapping the load on the rotating platform with the covering sheet to define a stabilizing wrap; turning the rotating platform so the advancing direction is towards the wrapping head; advancing the wrapped load on the rotating platform in the direction approaching the wrapping head until located in proximity to the head itself; and then cutting the covering sheet to form a cut en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bema S.R.L.
    Inventor: Emilio Murarotto
  • Publication number: 20130074449
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for labelling a substrate, in which method at least one luminescent dye is deposited as a first identification feature in at least one transparent marker layer or in at least one functional layer on a surface of the substrate or on a layer which is situated on the surface, wherein the transparent marker layer or the functional layer is provided with a structure in a further step for producing a second identification feature by local destruction, in particular thermally. According to the invention, the deposition of the at least one marker layer or functional layer takes place by means of chemical gas-phase deposition using a flame or a plasma, by means of a sol-gel method or electrochemically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: INNOVENT E.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Grünler, Arnd Schimanski, Andreas Pfuch, Kerstin Horn, Oliver Beier
  • Patent number: 8381492
    Abstract: A hygienic cover for a hair brush is an elastic plastic netting of lycra polyester stitched into a tunnel shape with open and closed ends. This cover is rolled on a hollow insert with two open ends. A hairbrush is inserted into and through the insert. The closed end of the cover hits the end of the brush and the cover is stretched over the brush and slides off the insert and compresses around the brush head. The cover is porous and the holes grow when stretched, allowing the brush bristles to pass through the cover. When allowed to slide off the insert and collapse around the brush, the cover closes tightly around the bristles to prevent debris from reaching the brush head. The cover protects the brush in use. After each use, the hygienic cover can be taken off and replaced by a new cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Haddad
  • Publication number: 20130014472
    Abstract: Broadly, an embodiment of the now disclosed apparatus generally provides an ammunition magazine storage and dispensing apparatus to enable a user to remove a weapon's magazine from the apparatus quickly and easily for subsequent insertion into that users weapon, the apparatus comprising means for securing the top of a magazine, means for securing the bottom of a magazine, a back plate connecting the two securing means, and means whereby the apparatus may attach to other objects, including but not limited to the person or gear of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: ANDREW BRYSON WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8341923
    Abstract: A method of packing shutter panels including applying foam clips to sides of a shutter panel. The ends of the foam clips extend beyond ends of the shutter panel so that the ends of the foam clips overhang the panel. A plastic covering wrapped around the foam clips and the shutter panel is wrapped tight enough to compress and bend the ends of the foam clips inward toward the panel to form protective corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventors: Denise C. Dyson, Michael S. Goldberg, Terry D. Goodale, Michael A. Panco
  • Publication number: 20120324831
    Abstract: A method for wrapping a floral grouping having a bloom end and a stem end is disclosed. A wrapper is formed from a sheet of material or bag which is wrapped about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping. The wrapped floral grouping is then positioned within a receiving space of a preformed sleeve whereby the wrapper is secured in a stable position about at least a portion of the stem end of the floral grouping by the preformed sleeve. A detaching element defines the detachable upper portion and a lower portion of the preformed sleeve so that the upper portion can be removed from the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Publication number: 20120285841
    Abstract: Razors may be safely stored or disposed of in a container having a hollow body with an opening at a first end and a closed bottom at an opposite end. A slot in a wall of the body may extend from the opening. The opening may be large enough to allow passage of a head of the razor and the slot maybe large enough to allow passage of a handle of the razor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: DENNIS NOONAN, Anne Nolan