Multi-serve hot fill type container having improved grippability

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9896254
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12908079

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A round, hot fillable plastic container includes an upper portion defining an opening; a bottom portion; and a main body portion having a plastic sidewall that has a plurality of vacuum panels defined therein. The main body portion has a generally hourglass shape with a central portion that is narrower than upper and lower portions thereof. The hourglass shape optimizes grippability of the container. Grippability is optimized further by the presence of indentations that are formed between columns that define the hourglass shape and pillow portions that are provided for finger support. The indentations permit a consumer to gain finger traction and purchase with respect to the container body, even when a label is positioned between the container body and the user's fingers. The main body portion further has a first groove defined in the upper portion thereof, a second groove defined in the lower portion thereof and a third groove that is defined in the central portion thereof. The grooves provide dimensional stability during handling and when the main body portion is gripped by a consumer.

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GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY L P700 INDIAN SPRINGS DRIVE LANCASTER PA 17601

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Pritchett,, Jr Raymond A Manchester, US 40 448
Yourist, Sheldon E York, US 116 1258

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