Abstract: Polystyrene pellets are continuously supplied to extrusion means which continuously forms an elongated element whose form and shape is stabilized by hydraulic cooling means through which the element is moved, following which the element is dried and heated and then supplied between heated pressure rolls along with a tape on one surface of which a coating has been applied and which includes a decorative film, the coating being in face contacting relation with a surface of the elongated element, the temperature of the pressure rolls and the velocity of the movement of the tape and elongated element therebetween being correlated in such manner as to cause a decorative film to be removed from the tape and deposited on the elongated element, following which the element and tape are engaged and transported away from the pressure rolls into a cutting station at which the element is severed into desired lengths.
Abstract: An article carrier for the packaging of multiple articles comprises a bottom (2), side walls (1,11) joined to the side edges of the bottom, end wall panels (7,9,12,13) joined to the end edges of the side walls, a pair of medial partition or riser panels (16,17) joined respectively to the end wall panels at one end of the carrier and extending inwardly therefrom, a pair of riser panels (26,27) foldably joined respectively to the end wall panels at the other end of the carrier and extending inwardly therefrom, a multiple ply handle (49,50,51,52) secured to the medial partition panels and the riser panels, and a locking tab (67) foldably joined to one of the handle panels and disposed intermediate the riser panels.
Abstract: A tubular carton comprising bottom (1), top (6,7), and a pair of side walls (2,3) interconnected to form a sleeve together with end closure structure comprising an end flap (16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32,33) foldably joined to each end of the top, bottom, and side walls and being disposed perpendicular to the axis of the sleeve, and web structure (42-49) interconnecting two adjacent end flaps at each corner of the carrier.
Abstract: A machine for applying an article carrier (C) having apertures (19,23,24) therein to a plurality of bottles to cause the neck of each bottle to be enveloped by a carrier aperture includes conveyor means (4) for moving a group of bottles arranged in side by side relationship and in at least one row into a loading station, vertically reciprocable plunger means (55,59) disposed above the loading station, at least one applicator member (60) pivotally mounted on said plunger means (55,59), a carrier feeder arm (61) pivotally mounted on the plunger means and arranged to engage and withdraw a carrier from a stationary hopper (10) and to deposit the carrier in said applicator member (60) so that downward movement of said plunger means causes the carrier apertures to envelope the necks of bottles disposed at said loading station together with cam means (80,81) arranged to swing said applicator member about its pivotal mounting following application of a carrier to a group of bottles so as to cause said applicator memb
November 15, 1978
Date of Patent:
July 22, 1980
The Mead Corporation
Rodney K. Calvert, Dale K. Scott, Alton J. Fishback
Abstract: A shipping container having powdered reagent therein is mounted atop a transition chamber disposed on suitable support structure so that the contents of the shipping container may be discharged through a valve thereon and through the transition chamber into a dispenser vessel supported by weighing means suspended from the support structure and interconnected with the transition chamber by a yieldable coupling arranged to provide a fluid-tight connection between the transition chamber and the dispenser vessel irrespective of the weight of the contents of the dispenser vessel and a pair of conduits controlled by a common valve are arranged to supply pressure fluid such as an inert gas from a source under pressure into the transition chamber and into the shipping container in coordination with the mounting of the shipping container on a part of the transition chamber.
Abstract: A reciprocable feeder arm (10) includes a projecting portion (12) for engaging an edge of a collapsed carton (C) in a hopper (1) and with the aid of a suction cup (13) removes the collapsed carton (C) from the hopper (1) and into a position adjacent but spaced from fixed suction cup means (3) into engagement with which one side wall (A1) of the carton is driven by movable suction cup means (4) which engages the opposite side wall (A) of the carton so that subsequent movement of the movable suction cup means (4) away from the fixed suction cup means (3) moves the carton side walls apart and tends to manipulate the carton into set-up condition during which movement a pair of spaced guides (6) engage end wall panels (B,D,B1,D1) at each end of the carrier and aid further in setting the carrier up while an arcuate fixed guide (6a) disposed adjacent the path of movement of the carton engages its bottom wall (E) so as to hold a pair of end flaps (F,G) foldably joined to the ends of the bottom wall are moved into app
Abstract: Collating apparatus for inserting cubes (C) into a moving row of cylindrical articles (A) for subsequent packaging of groups of the collated articles comprises a screw conveyor (1) having a thread pitch arranged to increase the spacing of cylindrical articles in the direction of movement, an auxiliary conveyor (5) arranged to feed a continuous supply of cubes to the screw conveyor so as to insert the cubes sequentially into the spaces (S) formed between predetermined cylindrical articles together with a rotatable cam (8) having a clearance passage (15) through which cubes from the auxiliary conveyor (5) may move into the line of cylindrical articles, the cam (8) being constructed with a holding portion (12) for preventing movement of a succeeding cube along the auxiliary conveyor during passage of a preceding article through the clearance passage (15) in the cam together with a guide portion (13) for guiding an article from the auxiliary conveyor into a space (S) formed between articles on the screw conveyor
Abstract: An article carrier blank comprising a bottom panel (1), a pair of side panels (2,3) foldably joined respectively to the side edges of the bottom panel, a pair of top panels (6,8) foldably joined respectively to the edges of the side panels remote from the bottom panel, a pair of sloping panels (10,12) foldably joined respectively to the edges of the top panels remote from the side panels, a pair of auxiliary top panels (14,16) foldably joined respectively to the edges of the sloping panels remote from the top panels, a neck receiving aperture (40-45) formed in the bottom panel, a transverse retention tab (47) foldably joined to the bottom panel and disposed in the neck receiving aperture, a medial bend line (57) formed in the retention tab and a bend line extension formed in the bottom panel and disposed in alignment with the medial bend line.
Abstract: An article carrier formed from a unitary blank comprises a top wall (1) with side (2,3) and end walls (6,7) depending downwardly and generally outwardly therefrom, multiple neck receiving apertures (16-21) together with finger gripping apertures (10,11) formed in the top wall, and an overlapping web panel (22,23,26,27) and anchoring tabs (30,31,34,35) foldably joined to the end edges of the side and end walls and secured together at each corner of the carrier.
Abstract: A machine for packaging a plurality of bottles by enveloping the bottle necks within a plurality of apertures (2-7) formed in a main panel (1) of a carrier blank includes means for moving a group of bottles along a predetermined path (85,87), means for moving a carrier blank above the bottles and in synchronism therewith and with the apertures (b 2-7) in the main panel (1) of the blank disposed in vertical coincidence with the bottle necks, static plows (81,82) arranged to engage the main panel (1) from above and to urge it downwardly so that the apertures in the main panel engage the bottle necks together with a rotatable element (93) which engages a longitudinal fold line (8) formed in the main panel (1) of the blank and disposed in alignment with the apertures to facilitate envelopment of the bottle necks together with plow means (96,97,98,99,100) arranged to engage and fold the extensions of the blank which are foldably joined to the side edges of the main panel upwardly and over the tops of the packaged
Abstract: An article carrier formed from a unitary blank comprises a bottom wall (21), side walls (1,12) foldably joined to the side edges of the bottom wall, end wall panels (4,6,13,14) foldably joined to the end edges of the side walls and extending inwardly therefrom, medial partition structure (8,9,17,19) foldably joined to the inner edges of the end wall panels and extending medially inward therefrom, handle structure (24,25) joined to the upper portion of the medial partition structure, two pairs of transverse partition panels (39-42, 51-54) disposed between the medial partition structure and the associated side wall on each side of the carrier, an anchoring tab (59,62,65,68) foldably joined to one of the transverse partition panels of each pair and secured to the inner surface of the associated side wall, one of the anchoring tabs on each side of the carrier being larger than the corresponding anchoring tab, and the inner one of the transverse partition panels of one pair being narrower than the corresponding tr
Abstract: A preformed sleeve type bottle carrier is provided and is arranged for loading at least two bottles through at least one side of the sleeve and has a bottom wall (1) with the two bottles disposed thereon and with a label (L) affixed to the outer surface of at least one of the bottles. According to the invention, means is provided for preventing the disfigurement of the label and comprises a label saving tab (57-64) struck from the bottom wall and joined thereto along a fold line (65-72) disposed generally perpendicular to the side edge of the bottom wall, the label saving tab having a cutaway portion disposed in the upper outer corner of the tab, and the cutaway portion comprising a primary edge (P) disposed below the lowermost part of the label.
Abstract: A display device of modular construction which preferably is formed of heavy duty paperboard includes a plurality of shelf units (1, 2 and 3) which are adapted for stacking one atop the other and in which each shelf unit comprises a rectangular horizontal platform (4, 27, 49) to the front edges of each of which downwardly extending leg panels (5, 6, 29, 31, 51, 52) are foldably joined, each of which is provided with vertically disposed open ended slits (6, 13, 14, 36, 37, 38, 58, 59 and 60) and to the side edges of each of which upwardly extending leg panels (9, 10, 32, 34, 54, and 55) are foldably joined each of which is provided with vertically disposed open ended slits (17, 18, 19, 20, 42, 43, 44, 45, 62, and 63), apertures (25, 46, 61) being formed in the downwardly extending leg panels for receiving reinforcing bars (24) and the vertically disposed slits in the upwardly extending leg panels of each shelf unit being arranged to cooperate with the vertical slits of the downwardly extending leg panels of as
November 2, 1978
Date of Patent:
January 8, 1980
The Mead Corporation
Ferris L. Hutchins, Jr., James L. Gebhardt
Abstract: A shelf having a horizontal planar supporting surface and an edge portion is supported by a vertically disposed post having a pair of support strips fixed in angular relation to each other and in each of which a plurality of apertures are formed in vertically spaced relationship together with a support clip having a pair of vertically disposed support panels fixed in angular relation to each other and respectively disposed adjacent said support strips, the angular relation between said support panels corresponding generally with that between said support strips so that the panel and strips are disposed in parallel relationship to each other and wherein at least one support tab is formed on each support panel and disposed in an aperture in the associated support strip, the support tabs being configured so that the shelf edge portion may be firmly gripped between said support strips and their corresponding support panels.
Abstract: A carrier of the top gripping type for use in conjunction with bottles having neck flanges (F) comprises an elongated tubular structure having a bottom wall (1) in which a plurality of bottle neck receiving apertures (3,4,5) are formed and to the side edges of which a pair of inwardly tapered side walls are foldably joined, each side wall including inner and outer face contacting complementary panels (8,10,14,27), a plurality of bottle flange receiving apertures (11-13,15-17) formed in each side wall, a handle panel having finger gripping apertures (20,21,24,25) and formed of a pair of panels (18,22) which are respectively foldably joined along the bottom edges thereof to the top edges of the outer complementary panel (14,27) of each side wall respectively together with a plurality of single ply pull tabs (31,32,33) struck respectively from the neck receiving apertures in the bottom wall and extending downwardly in complanar relationship with the inner complementary panel (8) of one side wall together with a
Abstract: An indicating device such as is used to display automobile service station price data and such as is used as a score board for athletic events includes a suitable mounted base plate (1) (50) in which a plurality of slots (2-9) (51-56) are formed for receiving respectively a plurality of semirigid ribs (35-38) (35a-38a) having rib mounting grooves (42,43) whereby the ribs are slidable longitudinally into the slots, each rib being provided with tape positioning grooves (44,45) for slidably receiving the edge portions of self coiling tapes (29-34) (66-70) on which displayed indicia is applied and the tapes being manually adjustable so as to accommodate changes in the displayed data.
Abstract: A driving mechanism comprises a rotatable shaft (34), a drive arm (56) mounted on and rotatable with said drive shaft and having a swing end projecting radially therefrom on which a counterbalanced drive link (63) is rotatably mounted and arranged to rotate in a plane parallel to the plane of rotation of the drive arm, means (65,66,67,68,69) for rotating said drive link in a direction which is opposite to that of said drive arm, balance means (71) forming a part of said drive arm and rotatable therewith about said drive shaft so as to counterbalance the weight of said drive arm (56) and drive link (63) irrespective of the angular position of said drive link (63) relative to said drive arm (56) and a pair of flexible cables (W1,W2), each interconnected at one end with a driven element (C) to be reciprocated and each being secured at its other end with a fixed element (51,54) and the intermediate portions of said links being looped about pulley means (50) mounted on the swing end of said drive link (63) in such