Apple Has Filed A Patent On A Pizza Box

Posted: May 18 2017, 5:34am CDT | by , in Apple


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Apple Has Filed a Patent on a Pizza Box

Patent shows a pizza box with some fancy features for keeping pies fresh

Apple has a lot of parents to its name and many of them are for the cool products that we all know and love from the company. Patents are owned for features of the iPhone, Mac computers, and iPods among other things. It's easy to think that all the patents that Apple holds are likely for gadgets and tech devices, but that's not accurate.

Apple field a patent application on a pizza box of all things reports The Verge. The patent app is application number US 12/847,800. According to the patent abstract one of the big features of the pizza box is that it requires no assembly before use. The lid and base are connected together and built from one piece of material. This design allows the boxes to be nested so that many of them can be stored in the same stack, minimizing the space needed.

The abstract also notes that the boxes could be made from various types of recycled materials including molded fiber. The patent was originally filed for on July 30, 2010. It also has some holes in the lid that appear to be there to let the hot air out and prevent you from getting a soggy pie. It also has rings on the base that appear as if they would keep the bottom of the pie from sticking to the box or getting soggy on its own.

It also sounds as if when you are eating out of the fancy pizza box, the lid folds back and gives you a supporting stand to elevate your pizza. This patent does not appear to have been granted yet. The box has been in use in Apple cafeterias at various locations for a while apparently. One of the names on the patent application is the head of Apple food services division Francesco Longoni.

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