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senior at Charlotte Latin School, Kayla Tillman recognized while vacationing at Universal Studios a need for a pizza box that is convertible into a smaller pizza box for storing leftovers. This is especially true when staying at a hotel where the in-room refrigerators are particularly small and do not typically accommodate conventional sizes of pizza boxes.

By converting a regular sized pizza box into a much smaller pizza box, leftovers may be saved without requiring a different container. Such reuse of the original pizza box is believed to be eco-friendly


Kayla's solution involves an innovative pattern of fold lines and perforations formed in a cardboard blank used to make a pizza box. Kayla filed a prioritized U.S. patent application for her invention. The patent application published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on December 15, 2022.

Please email if you are interested in purchasing or licensing Kayla's intellectual property. All discussions will be handled with discretion, and each offer will be considered as it is received.


U.S. Patent Application

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