Patent Number: 6,637,645

Title: Convertible bread packaging product for loaf bread

Abstract: A convertible bread packaging product preserves loaf bread. The packaging product includes a foldable paperboard blank having first and second opposing end edges and first and second opposing side edges. The blank is folded along three lateral fold lines, and is attached along the first and second end edges to define a plurality of joined walls. The three lateral fold lines include a middle fold line and two outer fold lines. First and second spaced-apart scores are formed with the blank in a margin adjacent one of the first and second side edges. The first and second scores extend parallel to the side edge and intersect respective outer fold lines. The walls cooperate to form a protective enclosure having a length dimension greater than a width dimension, and at least one open end for receiving a loaf of bread. The enclosure is movable between a collapsed position for stacking the packaging product prior to use, and an open position for storing the loaf of bread during transport and handling. In the open position, diagonally opposed corners of the enclosure are folded inwardly at respective scores to rigidify the walls and to retain the loaf of bread within the enclosure.

Inventors: Ferguson; Francis Eric (Mooresville, NC)


International Classification: B65D 5/36 (20060101); B65D 77/00 (20060101); B65D 77/02 (20060101); B65D 85/36 (20060101); B65D 85/30 (20060101); B65D 005/36 (); B65D 005/42 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2020