US patent issued to PCA for shipper display container

Kendall Sinclair

Kendall Sinclair

Nov 12, 2012 – Targeted News Service

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , November 12, 2012 () – Packaging Corporation of America, Lake Forest, Ill., has been assigned a patent (8,302,845) developed by Jackie E. Bell, Racine, Wis., and Scott M. Miller, Trenton, Ohio, for a shipper display container.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A container comprises a front panel including a stationary front portion and a removable front portion separated by a first line of weakness. The container comprises a rear panel including a stationary and a detachable rear portion separated by a second line of weakness. The container comprises a first and an opposing second side panel separated from the removable front portion by third and fourth lines of weakness. The container comprises a top front major flap extending from the removable front portion and hingedly coupled to the removable front portion by a first fold line. The container comprises a top rear major flap extending from the rear panel and hingedly coupled to the stationary rear portion and the detachable rear portion by a second fold line. The container is configured to be converted into a display configuration."

The patent application was filed on March 8, 2010 (12/719,574). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,02,845.PN.&OS=PN/83,02,845&RS=PN/83,02,845

Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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