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US20030000052: Product stocking method and device

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Michael Harper · Charles Henry · Kim Peterson · Pedro Sosa · Jeffrey Meve · Ryan Murphy · John Scarbrough · Larry Dossett ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Correspondent MARSHALL, GERSTEIN & BORUN ·
Application Number US10159445
Filing date 05/31/2002
Publication date 01/02/2003
Predicted expiration date 05/04/2020
U.S. Classifications 24/453  ·
International Classifications A41F001/00  ·
Kind CodeA1
Related U.S. Application DataRELATED APPLICATION DATA
0001 The present application is a continuation-in-part of co-pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/564,762, which was filed on May 4, 2000, and claims priority to co-pending U.S. provisional application Serial No. 60/326,366, which was filed on Oct. 1, 2001.
18 Claims, 5 Drawings


Abstract

A product stocking device is disclosed that retains a plurality of display packages, so that the plurality of display packages are readily aligned for simplified mounting onto a display hanger. The stocking device has a first section and a second section, the second section threads through apertures in the plurality of display packages and is then coupled to a coupling portion.

Independent Claims | See all claims (18)

  1. 1. A product stocking device for retaining a plurality of display packages comprising: a first section having a proximal and distal end, the first section including a stop member; a second section having a proximal and a distal end, wherein the second section is coupled to the first section; a coupling portion adapted to receive the second section; and the second section engages with the coupling portion to retain the plurality of display packages on the first section between the stop member and the second section.
  2. 10. A product stocking device for retaining a plurality of display packages, each package having a display aperture, comprising: a first section having a profile, a proximal end, a distal end, and a stop member located at the distal, wherein the profile of the first section compliments a profile of the aperture in the display packages; a second section having a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the second section is coupled to the proximal end of the first section, and wherein the proximal end of the second section includes a head; a coupling portion adapted to receive at least a portion of the second section; and the second section engages with the coupling portion to retain the plurality of display packages on the first section between the stop member and the second section.
  3. 12. A system for packaging a multiplicity of display packages in a shipping container, each display package having a display aperture, the system comprising: at least one stocking device having a first section and a second section, the first section having a profile, and the second section being threadable through the display aperture in a plurality of display packages; the at least one stocking device having a coupling portion; the second section of the at least one stocking device being adapted to engage with the coupling portion, thereby retaining the plurality of display packages on the first section.
  4. 14. A method of packaging a multiplicity of display packages, each display package having a display aperture, the method comprising: threading a stocking device, having a first section, a second section, a stop member, and a coupling portion, through the display aperture of a plurality of display packages; coupling the second section of the stocking device to the coupling portion, thereby retaining the plurality of display packages on the first section; and placing the plurality of display packages being retained by the stocking device into a container.
  5. 16. A method of shipping a multiplicity of display packages, each display package having a display aperture for hanging on a display rack, the method comprising: threading a stocking device, the stocking device having a first section, a second section, a coupling portion, a stop member, and a head, through the display apertures of a plurality of display packages; coupling the second section of the stocking device to the coupling portion, thereby retaining the plurality of display packages between the stop member and the second section; placing the plurality of display packages being retained by the stocking device into a container; and shipping the container.
  6. 18. A method of merchandizing a multiplicity of display packages, each display package having a display aperture for hanging on a display rack, the method comprising: providing a stocking device, having a first section, a second section, a coupling portion, a stop member, and a head, wherein a plurality of display packages are retained on the first section; removing the plurality of display packages from a container; removing the second section of the stocking device from the coupling portion; placing the head onto the display rack; and sliding the display packages from the stocking device onto the display rack.

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Referenced By

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US7549542 Georgia-Pacific Corrugated LLC Wayne P. Gasior et al. Jun 2009

Patent Family

Document NumberAssigneeInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US20030000052 Michael Harper et al. Jan 2003
US6704971 Goody Products Inc. Larry R. Dossett et al. Mar 2004