Abstract: A composite shipping container for packaging, heavy articles and appliances such kitchen ranges. The package includes upper and lower structures interconnected by hollow corner posts and wrapped with plastic film and strapping. The lower structure of the container includes a base member adapted to be attached to a lower portion of the article and bottom corner members attached to the corner posts and to the base members, but which are severable from each other to allow the temporary partial removal of the appliance from the package and its reinsertion without destroying the integrity of the package.
Abstract: A collapsible, paperboard waste container that is particularly suitable to use for the receipt and retention of waste material such as medical waste. The container has a pair of integral, nesting, inner and outer covers with aligned covered openings that serve to prevent waste material from coming out of the container accidentally.
Abstract: An interlocking tray and cover arrangement especially suitable for packaging food products. The arrangement includes a paperboard, tray member having laterally outward extending projections at the upper ends of certain of its side walls which projections are adapted to be releasably received within a peripheral groove located at a lower portion of a molded plastic cover member.
Abstract: A one-piece, collapsible, paperboard, dispensing carton having in one side wall adjacent an upper end of the carton an integral pour spout that can be pulled part way out of the carton for dispensing. The pour spout is formed from material of one of the carton side wall panels and has a slit and a projecting tab that are engageable with another carton panel to hold the pour spout in proper open position for dispensing and to prevent the pour spout from being accidentally pulled completely out of the carton.
Abstract: A unit for supporting, spacing and cushioning, in cooperation with a plurality of other support units, heavy cylindrical articles arranged in tiers of rows on a pallet or other surface. The unit is formed from foldable sheet material, such as paperboard, and includes top, bottom, side, and end walls that are joined to form an elongated box-like structure with longitudinally space, cushioned, recessed areas for cradling portions of cylindrical articles.
Abstract: A collapsible, self-erecting, tray-type, one-piece carton having liquid-tight lower corners. The end walls of the carton each have a length greater than the width of the bottom wall and each have a pair of side edges that project a slight distance beyond the side walls, so that no opening exists at any lower corner of the carton where related side walls and end walls are joined to each other and to the bottom wall panel.
Abstract: A reusable, collapsible, bulk container having pairs of opposed side walls, each of which has foldably joined to the lower end thereof a narrow bottom wall retaining flange. The retaining flange of one side wall is permanently adhesively secured to a margin of a bottom wall panel, and the other flanges are coated with a pressure sensitive type of adhesive substance adapted to releasably adhere to, upon contact with, other marginal portions of the bottom wall panel when said carton is erected.
Abstract: A container formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard that has an internal divider panel, with an integral handle at one end thereof, and that has an end wall formed by pairs of overlapping end closure flaps that are recessed to form a common opening affording access to the internal handle.
Abstract: A tamper evident, unitary, plastic overcap adapted to be placed over a container neck flange, which neck flange has, adjacent its outboard end, a radially outwardly protruding annular ridge. The overcap comprises a relatively thin, flat, round, end wall having extending axially inboard therefrom an a cylindrical skirt with a plurality of circumferentally spaced, integral projections extending radially inward from an inboard portion of said skirt and adapted to underlie a container neck flange ridge, so that said overcap cannot be removed from a container neck flange without at least partial destruction of said overcap.
Abstract: A collapsible box that can be formed from a one-piece sheet of foldable paperboard and that has opposed side and end walls and a top wall or cover that includes a pair of sections hinged to the end walls and that can be kept closed by snug, interlocking, frictional engagement between inner and outer panels of the side walls.
Abstract: An outer container, formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard, for use with an inner flexible bag in a composite package adapted to hold and dispense liquids. The container includes a detachable tab in the bottom wall, to provide access to a bag spout, and an integral, internal, wedge-shaped ramp, formed entirely from material of the bottom wall and adjacent side walls of the container, and which is located adjacent a lower rear corner of the container to help evacuate liquid from a bag positioned within the container.
Abstract: A reclosable dispensing carton having in the top wall a partially detachable, hingedly attached, locking tab that is formed from portions of the overlapped top closure flaps and that has projecting shoulders that are engageable with adjacent portions of the top closure flaps to provide a relatively sift-proof reclosure arrangement.
Abstract: Apparatus for making a thermoplastic container including a hollow, generally cylindrical body with a solid integral handling ring on at least one end thereof, wherein a solid mass of extrudate is injected from an extruder nozzle, enveloped by at least one of a pair of movable mold members, into an annular ring forming cavity of a blow mold that is in communication with a generally cylindrical body forming cavity of the mold, so when the mold is closed and a parison is blown to form a container body, the extrudate can be compressed to form an integral handling ring and the ring can be welded to the container body.
Abstract: A collapsible partition structure formed from a unitary blank of foldable sheet material, such as paperboard, that has two sections arranged in parallel side-by-side relation, whereby the blank can be erected to provide five separate adjacent cells aligned in a row within an outer container or wrapper.
Abstract: A collapsible, self-locking load block of the type used as dunnage to prevent cargo from shifting in a truck or rail car body. The load block is formed from a one-piece blank of foldable sheet material, such as paperboard, and includes opposed pairs of side walls joined to form an open-ended, tubular structure that is generally rectangular in cross-section with its width, length, and height of different dimensions. The load block also includes internal center panels extending diagonally between opposite corners of the tubular structure.
November 16, 1989
Date of Patent:
August 28, 1990
Container Corporation of America
Robert A. Butkus, Robert C. Olsen, William K. Sambrailo
Abstract: An end closure arrangement for a hexagonal container that comprises separate closure flaps foldably joined to each container side wall panel at one end of the container. The flaps include a pair of inner closure flaps, a pair of first intermediate closure flaps, a second intermediate closure flap, and an outer closure flap, all of which are arranged in overlapping interlocking relation.
Abstract: A one-piece, molded plastic, reclosable, pouring device adapted to be secured to an outer wall of a paperboard carton, adjacent an opening in said carton wall, to provide a tamper evident dispensing package for particulate type materials. The device includes a base member adapted to be located in the carton and secured to the carton wall adjacent the opening, and a cover member adapted to be located outside the carton and hingedly connected to the base member for snug engagement with the base member to provide a relatively tight fit therebetween upon reclosure of the package.
Abstract: A display carton formed from a one-piece paperboard blank and having a front wall that includes a pair of inner and outer panel sections each with a pair of inclined shadow panels that form a well for holding and supporting a packaged article. The inner shadow panels are spaced from each other and have aligned openings for receiving portions of the article, and the outer shadow panels are interconnected by a cradle member for holding another portion of the article.
Abstract: A container having a body formed from a plurality of side panels foldably joined to each other to form a tubular structure with bottom closure flaps foldably joined to the lower edges of certain of the side panels and arranged in overlapping interlocked relation, and wherein certain of the bottom closure, flaps have slots therein for receiving lower portions of certain of the side panels to help the container maintain its original shape.
Abstract: A display carton formed from a unitary sheet of paperboard, and having a body with hollow front and side walls which define, with the rear and bottom walls, a well, and a hinged cover that includes an attached article holding member that automatically pops up when the cover is opened to display the packaged article dramatically.