Buckle-proof clamshell carton

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5332147
SERIAL NO

08051533

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A clamshell type carton is provided with a cut along the hinge score line connecting the upper cover and lower tray portions. A second cut is placed in the back panel of the carton, above or below the hinge score line cut, wherein the second cut is a continuous curve having a first end point located in the back panel and a second end point intersecting the cut along the hinge score line. The second cut is utilized to facilitate the easy opening and closing of the carton without buckling occurring in the back panel in the region of the hinge score line.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PERSECO DIVISION OF THE HAVI GROUP LPOAK BROOK, IL4

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Sorenson, John F Naperville, IL 9 226

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Dixie Canada Inc. (1)
* 4570845 Carton closure releasable by deformation 15 1984
 
RAND-WHITNEY ROBERTSON PAPER CORPORATION, (1)
* 4413726 Display box 16 1982
 
DOPACO, INC. (1)
* 4877178 Paperboard foldable carton 34 1989
 
GRAVURE PACKAGING, INC. (1)
* 4792085 Buckle-proof clamshell container 25 1987
 
HUB FOLDING BOX COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 4431128 One piece blank for nesting double tray, coverable, burger and fries box 25 1982
 
Arvco Container Corporation (1)
* 5098013 Single slice pizza carrier 25 1991
 
NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. (1)
* 4909432 Paper container for liquid 12 1988
 
PERSECO DIVISION OF THE HAVI GROUP LP (2)
* 5205476 Clamshell carton having an improved latching mechanism 45 1992
* 5221040 Buckle-proof clamshell carton 26 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (2)
* 4360147 Semi-domed paperboard food carton 22 1981
* 5039003 Paperboard food carton and divider 82 1988
 
GAYLORD CONTAINER CORPORATION (1)
* 4304353 Container with latching structure 38 1980
 
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (1)
* 4389013 Container having a self-locking lid 36 1981
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2007/0012,755 Two-piece food-serving apparatus with separable and optionally re-attachable hinge 3 2005
 
DIXIE CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC (9)
* 2005/0011,898 Sealable portion cups and lids therefor 10 2004
* 2007/0246,469 SEPARABLE CONTAINERS ARRANGED IN ARRAYS WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED LIDS 5 2007
7802695 Lidded container with linear brim segments and medial sealing beads 6 2007
7658296 Sealable portion cups and lids therefor 5 2007
* 2007/0295,721 SEALABLE PORTION CUPS AND LIDS THEREFOR 8 2007
* 2007/0295,741 LIDDED CONTAINER WITH LINEAR BRIM SEGMENTS AND MEDIAL SEALING BEADS 3 2007
D645737 Sealable snack container 8 2010
D645339 Sealable snack container 10 2010
9474420 Sealable snack container 0 2011
 
PACTIV PACKAGING INC. (2)
6349875 Container having an improved hinge 9 2000
8733622 Blank and container having an anti-buckling mechanism 2 2011
 
BURGER KING CORPORATION (1)
D695608 Box 5 2012
 
Seda S.p.A. (2)
* 7874476 Container and blank for the production thereof 5 2006
* 2009/0032,575 CONTAINER AND BLANK FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF 0 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (1)
* 5553772 Paperboard clamshell carton 15 1995
 
EARTHSHELL SPE, LLC (1)
5843544 Articles which include a hinged starch-bound cellular matrix 31 1996
 
PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC. (8)
8702371 Method of handling clamshell containers containing a particulate aliquot 0 2007
7938284 Buckling clamshell container for automated aliquot and dispersal processes 1 2007
* 2009/0010,750 METHOD OF HANDLING CLAMSHELL CONTAINERS CONTAINING A PARTICULATE ALIQUOT 4 2007
8887938 Buckling clamshell container for automated aliquot and dispersal processes 0 2009
8639383 Automated research planting system, method, and apparatus 1 2009
* 2010/0070,072 AUTOMATED RESEARCH PLANTING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS 7 2009
8834089 Package assembly handling system for handling clamshell containers containing a particulate aliquot 0 2010
* 2010/0209,221 METHOD OF HANDLING CLAMSHELL CONTAINERS CONTAINING A PARTICULATE ALIQUOT 1 2010
 
HUHTAMAKI, INC. (5)
* 9540135 Clamshell container with anti-bind feature 0 2014
* 2014/0263,599 CLAMSHELL CONTAINER WITH ANTI-BIND FEATURE 0 2014
* D753994 Container with lock 0 2014
* D762468 Container with lock 0 2014
D787321 Container with lock 0 2016
 
GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 8740050 Carton with lid 3 2011
* 2012/0138,668 CARTON WITH LID 0 2011
 
Georgia-Pacific Corporation (2)
* 2003/0230,582 Separable containers arranged in arrays with integrally formed lids 15 2003
* 2004/0164,076 Lidded container with linear brim segments and medial sealing beads 14 2004
 
E. KHASHOGGI INDUSTRIES (4)
5707474 Methods for manufacturing hinges having a highly inorganically filled matrix 34 1995
5660904 Sheets having a highly inorganically filled organic polymer matrix 52 1995
5631053 Hinged articles having an inorganically filled matrix 44 1995
5705203 Systems for molding articles which include a hinged starch-bound cellular matrix 31 1996
 
MAIN STREET GOURMET, LLC (1)
* 2010/0018,969 PACKAGING FOR FOOD PRODUCTS 4 2009
* Cited By Examiner