US 11,053,062 B2
Food tray
Steven M. Parsons, St. Albert (CA)
Assigned to Conagra Foods RDM, Inc., Chicago, IL (US)
Filed by Conagra Foods RDM, Inc., Chicago, IL (US)
Filed on Aug. 7, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/533,957.
Application 16/533,957 is a continuation of application No. 14/990,225, filed on Jan. 7, 2016, granted, now 10,384,853.
Application 14/990,225 is a continuation of application No. 14/818,737, filed on Aug. 5, 2015, granted, now 9,957,097, issued on May 1, 2018.
Application 14/818,737 is a continuation of application No. 11/286,008, filed on Nov. 23, 2005, granted, now 9,132,951, issued on Sep. 15, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2020/0062486 A1, Feb. 27, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B65D 81/34 (2006.01); B65D 77/04 (2006.01); B65D 21/02 (2006.01); B65D 25/02 (2006.01); B65D 43/02 (2006.01); B65D 59/04 (2006.01); B65D 43/06 (2006.01); B65D 81/32 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 81/3453 (2013.01) [B65D 21/0212 (2013.01); B65D 25/02 (2013.01); B65D 43/0204 (2013.01); B65D 43/06 (2013.01); B65D 59/04 (2013.01); B65D 77/046 (2013.01); B65D 81/3216 (2013.01); B65D 2581/3404 (2013.01); B65D 2581/3422 (2013.01); B65D 2581/3425 (2013.01); B65D 2581/3433 (2013.01); B65D 2581/3456 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A prepackaged microwavable food product comprising:
a first food product;
a second food product;
a lower tray holding the first food product, the lower tray having a lower tray bottom, a lower tray sidewall extending upwardly from the lower tray bottom and a lower tray lip extending around the upper edge of the lower tray sidewall;
an upper tray holding the second food product, the upper tray having an upper tray bottom, an upper tray sidewall extending upwardly from the upper tray bottom and an upper tray lip extending around the upper edge of the upper tray sidewall; and
a plurality of lugs or protrusions extending under the upper tray lip, the plurality of lugs or protrusions resting on the top of the lower tray lip to space the upper tray from the lower tray and thereby yield a frictionless fit between the upper tray sidewall and the lower tray sidewall, the upper tray lip sitting above an entirety of the lower tray lip.