Patents Assigned to The C.W. Zumbiel Company
  • Patent number: 4319682
    Abstract: A compliance carrier of the basket type having a row of cells on each side of the center handle panel. Each row's cell divider panel section and cell compliance panel section are positioned and structured within the carrier blank so that the cell divider panel and cell compliance panels are glued together along a fold line oriented in the cross machine direction relative to the machine direction travel of the blank through a carton gluing machine, that fold line being a leading edge on the panel section not folded. Further, each row's cell divider panel section and cell compliance panel section are oriented and structured so that no glue tabs or panels within either section needs to be folded prior to gluing of the cell divider panels and cell compliance panels one to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1982
    Assignee: The C. W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventors: William H. Wright, John M. Kruse
  • Patent number: 4312446
    Abstract: A basket carrier with plural cells in a single row, the carrier including a novel handle panel structure and a novel automatic floor structure. The novel handle panel structure incorporates a panel system by which a handle panel is positioned in a plane normal to the carrier's side walls when the carrier is erected, and parallel to the carrier's side walls when the carrier is knocked-down. The novel automatic floor structure prevents substantial sagging of the floor when the carrier is erected and loaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1982
    Assignee: The C. W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Gus E. Summers
  • Patent number: 4177918
    Abstract: An improved carton having, in preferred form, a break-away partition fixed between opposed side walls of the carton when the carton is initially erected into a use position from a collapsed position. The break-away partition comprises a transverse stop-rib fixed to opposite side walls at the closed end of the carton, and a cushion flap hingedly connected to one side wall only and connected in break-away fashion to the stop-rib. When an article is inserted into the open end of the erected but unfilled carton, the insertion step causes the cushion flap to break-away from the stop-rib at the carton's closed end. This allows the support rib to function as a seat for one end of the article, and this also deforms the cushion flap only as required so as to enhance the cushioning characteristic of that flap for the sides of the article, when the article is fully located in the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: The C. W. Zumbiel Company
    Inventor: Robert W. Lane