Double hinge display package and method of use

  • US 7,931,148 B2
  • Filed: 12/17/2009
  • Issued: 04/26/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/10/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A clamshell package for packaging an article comprising:

  • a clamshell including a manufacturing hinge dividing the clamshell into first and second parts, the first and second parts each including a pocket, first and second parts folded together about the manufacturing hinge into overlapping relationship such that the pocket of the first part and the pocket of the second part cooperatively define a cavity the second part including an operating hinge disposed between the pocket of the second part and the manufacturing hinge dividing the second part into a movable portion and a stationary portion, wherein the movable portion of the second part is adapted to pivot away from the first part about the operating hinge to an open position; and

    a panel covering at least a portion of the first part, the panel further covering at least a portion of the stationary portion of the second part and the manufacturing hinge to retain the stationary portion in a folded position with respect to the first panel, wherein the movable portion of the second part and the operating hinge are uncovered by panel, whereby the movable portion of the second part can be pivoted away from the first part about the operating hinge without interference from the panel.

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