Packaging assembly

  • US 7,861,865 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2008
  • Issued: 01/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A packaging assembly for shipping and displaying a plurality of products, the packaging assembly comprising:

  • a pallet having upper side edges;

    a plurality of product containers, each holding at least one product, contiguously arranged on the pallet; and

    a plurality of side panels, each includinga mounting flap, anda main flap having side edges, a bottom edge and a first face and a second face,wherein the mounting flap and the main flap share a fold line that allows the main flap to fold relative to the mounting flap,wherein the mounting flap is interposed between the pallet and the plurality of product containers and is affixed to the pallet such that the fold line is located at one upper side edge of the pallet,wherein, during shipment of the packaging assembly, the main flaps are folded upwardly at their respective fold lines to substantially enclose the plurality of product containers;

    wherein, during display of the packaging assembly, the main flaps are folded downwardly at their respective fold lines to cover the pallet and to expose the plurality of product containers; and

    wherein the first face of the main flap is visible when the main flap is folded downwardly and not visible when the main flap is folded upwardly.

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