Packaging Corporation of America has patented a container design for liquid-filled bags with a spout. The container features four walls, handhold openings, and inner shield flaps to ensure secure handling. The design allows for easy pouring and transportation of the liquid-filled bag. GlobalData’s report on Packaging Corporation of America gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Packaging Corporation of America, Magnetic lids was a key innovation area identified from patents. Packaging Corporation of America's grant share as of February 2024 was 81%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Container for liquid-filled bag with spout and handhold

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Packaging Corporation of America

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11919686B1) discloses a unique container design for housing a liquid-filled bag with a spout. The container features a bottom and at least four walls, including front and back walls, with a removable portion on the front wall that creates a spout-receiving opening. Additionally, the container includes inner shield flaps, top flaps with handhold openings, and a configuration where the handhold is offset from the inner shield flaps along the length of the container. The design allows for easy handling and pouring of the liquid contents.

Furthermore, the patent details variations in the design, such as different lengths of the inner shield flaps, positioning of the handhold relative to the front and back walls, and the inclusion of an outer front wall panel with a removable portion. The outer front wall panel features perforated lines for easy removal, side portions secured to the inner front wall panel, and a grip portion for convenience. These features enhance the functionality and user-friendliness of the container, providing a practical solution for storing and dispensing liquid products. The patent also mentions the option of wrapping the container in a polymeric film for added protection and containment.

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