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Number: 229/238
Name: Envelopes, wrappers, and paperboard boxes > Paperboard box > Having means to facilitate opening the box by severing (e.g., tearing, cutting, piercing, etc.) box material or outer wrapper > Box includes a separate tearing element which is gripped and pulled to open the box
Description: Subject matter wherein the tearing means includes a member which is not of one-piece construction with the box but is attached to it and is manually grasped and drawn away from the box during tearing.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
229/239 Thread, string, cord, or wire 36

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7886933 Household sanitary tissue paper container Feb. 15, 2011
7673788 Package opening device Mar. 9, 2010
7490754 Box panel with tear strip for opening Feb. 17, 2009
7032810 Sealed package for pourable food products Apr. 25, 2006
6976588 Easy-open display shipping container Dec. 20, 2005
6951301 Combination closure and tear tape, packaging materials containing it, and method of using it to seal and later open packages Oct. 4, 2005
6932265 Box convertible to a display container and method of making same Aug. 23, 2005
6328203 Opening feature for beverage container Dec. 11, 2001
6228450 Label for re-closable packaging May. 8, 2001
5947316 Device for opening and closing a package, and package provided with such a device Sep. 7, 1999
5897052 Easily laterally opened type paper container Apr. 27, 1999
5851608 Paper container for liquid and process for producing the same Dec. 22, 1998
5806757 Device for unsealing pour opening of liquid container Sep. 15, 1998
5538180 Paper cup having a collapsible bottom Jul. 23, 1996
5505375 Wrapped article Apr. 9, 1996
5503327 Attached carton container opener Apr. 2, 1996
5489060 Reclosable packet Feb. 6, 1996
5464151 Tear tape system and container including the same Nov. 7, 1995
5363981 Bridged integral liner Nov. 15, 1994
5333735 Soft pack, especially cuboid paper tissue pack Aug. 2, 1994
5322214 Opening arrangement for a packaging container Jun. 21, 1994
5307988 Soft pack for paper tissues May. 3, 1994
5228616 Package container provided with a strip-type opening arrangement Jul. 20, 1993
5203634 Double guide strip opening device Apr. 20, 1993
5135790 Tear tape opening system Aug. 4, 1992
5100004 Carton having a barrier construction and method of making the same Mar. 31, 1992
5098757 Tear tape opening system Mar. 24, 1992
5096113 Pack with opening aid Mar. 17, 1992
5050741 Container with wide tear strip opening feature Sep. 24, 1991
5035328 Composite tear strip opening device with carrier strip feature Jul. 30, 1991
5035329 Tear strip opening device Jul. 30, 1991
5000321 Pack made of compound foil and corresponding production method Mar. 19, 1991
4993555 Pack, composite sheet for producing a pack, apparatus for producing the composite sheet, and process for producing vacuum packs Feb. 19, 1991
4944408 Opening arrangement for cardboard package Jul. 31, 1990
4927028 Package having a tear-open strip May. 22, 1990
4877139 Container with an opening device comprising a guide strip and tear band Oct. 31, 1989
4856709 Folding box Aug. 15, 1989
4848649 Package with tear opening strip device Jul. 18, 1989
4813578 Self opening pour spout and screw cap Mar. 21, 1989
4802619 Storage and transport containers for heavy and/or fragile objects Feb. 7, 1989
4798295 Packing container for liquid contents Jan. 17, 1989
4796760 Packing container provided with opening arrangement Jan. 10, 1989
4784271 Tear strip openable shipping/display container with butt joint Nov. 15, 1988
4782956 Magnetic tape cassette wrapper Nov. 8, 1988
4778059 Easy-open shipping carton with improved tear strip arrangement Oct. 18, 1988
4773541 Package with tear-away opening including an inner pull strip and outer guide tape Sep. 27, 1988
4723658 Reclosable carton Feb. 9, 1988
4328924 Article container May. 11, 1982
4319710 Reinforced end sealed container Mar. 16, 1982
4274541 Closure system for containers, in particular for non-returnable containers of semi-rigid material, made out of at least two dish-shaped parts which are joined together Jun. 23, 1981

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