Prentice J. Wood has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: An article carrier comprising a bottom wall, a pair of side walls and end wall panels upstanding from the bottom wall, a pair of riser panels and a pair of medial panels, joined respectively to the medial edges of the end wall panels at the associated ends of the carrier and extending inwardly therefrom, handle structure joined to the riser panels and the medial panels and extending upwardly therefrom, a transverse partition panel joined to one of the medial panels and extending between the one medial panel and the associated side wall, an anchoring tab foldably joined to the transverse partition panel and being adhered to the associated side wall, and the upper portion of the transverse partition panel being bowed outwardly toward the associated end of the carrier.
Abstract: A bottle carrier of the so-called neck-through, top gripping type is formed of semi-rigid material and comprises a frame structure in which a plurality of collars are formed each collar having at least one pair of lift tabs which are upwardly inclined and which engage the flange of a bottle to impart an upward lifting force thereto together with at least one pair of stabilizing tabs integrally formed with the frame structure and which engage a bottle shoulder so as to impart a force to the bottle shoulder which has a lateral component as well as a downward component and by this means to grip the bottle at spaced points one above the other and thereby to enhance the stability of the carrier.
Abstract: A cellular article carrier of the basket type formed from a single blank and comprising a series of cells provided on opposite sides of a longitudinal medial partition, the cells of each series being separated from an adjacent cell by a transverse partition structure including a main transverse partition panel hinged to the longitudinal medial partition and a supplementary transverse partition panel hinged in overlapping relationship to the main transverse partition panel, the overlapped faces of all the supplementary partition panels being presented towards one and the same end of the carrier.
Abstract: An article carrier of the basket style is formed from a unitary blank and comprises a bottom wall, side walls foldably joined respectively to the side edges of the bottom wall, end wall panels foldably joined respectively to the end edges of the side walls and extending inwardly therefrom, medial partition structure foldably joined to the inner edges of the end wall panels and extending medially inward of the carrier, handle structure secured to the medial partition structure and extending upwardly therefrom, a first pair of transverse partition panels foldably joined to the medial partition structure on each side of the carrier, a second pair of transverse partition panels foldably joined respectively to the first pair of transverse partition panels on each side of the carrier and disposed in overlapping relation therewith, an anchoring tab foldably joined to each of said second pair of transverse partition panels and secured to the inner surface of the associated side wall to form a plurality of article rec
Abstract: An article carrier comprising a pair of handle panels joined along the upper edges thereof, a pair of side walls integrally joined respectively to the lower edges of the handle panels, a first pair of end wall panels joined respectively to the side edges of one of the side walls, a second pair of end wall panels joined respectively to the side edges of the other side wall, a pair of glue flaps joined respectively to the inner edges of one of the pairs of end wall panels, a pair of reinforcing panels secured respectively in flat face contacting relation with the inner surfaces of the handle panels, and a promotional tab joined to the lower edge of one of the reinforcing panels.
Abstract: An article carrier comprising a bottom panel with side walls and end panels upstanding therefrom, riser panels joined to the end panels respectively, a handle joined to the riser panels, a medial keel panel formed integrally with each riser panel at one end of the carrier and projecting inwardly therefrom, a first transverse partition panel joined to one keel panel and extending to one side wall, a second transverse partition panel connected to the other keel panel and extending to the other side wall, a reinforcing tab joined to the other keel panel and being disposed in flat face contacting relation with the first transverse partition panel, a series of cuts formed along a junction between the reinforcing tab and the other keel panel, and an aperture formed astride the fold line between the first transverse partition panel and the one keel panel.
Abstract: An article carrier comprising a frame structure, a plurality of struts depending downwardly from the frame structure to form a plurality of article receiving cells, a bottom element secured to the lower portions of the struts forming each cell, a partition element disposed between and secured to two adjacent struts of at least some of said cells, the midportion of the partition element being yieldable, a plurality of outwardly projecting base straps interconnecting the lower portions of two adjacent struts on each side of the carrier, and a promotional insert panel disposed on each side of said carrier and secured in position by cooperation with the corresponding base straps and the frame structure.
Abstract: This invention relates to a cellular article carrier in which partitioning means forming a plurality of individual article cells is provided on each side of a medial partition structure. The medial partition includes a multi-ply handle structure comprising an outer handle structure secured in overlapping relationship with respect to an inner handle structure and extending between opposite end walls of the carrier, the outer handle structure including reinforcing straps hinged thereto and secured to the end wall panels at one end of the carrier.
Abstract: This invention relates to a bottomless bottle carrier for a pair of bottles and which comprises a pair of side walls flanking wall portions of the bottles, the side walls having mutually inclined upper portions hinged together to provide a top wall, the top wall having a bottle-neck receiving aperture for each bottle and including bottle-neck engaging means by which the load exerted by the bottle is transferred to the carrier to support the bottle when the carrier is lifted, a wrap-around end wall connecting together lower portions of the side walls at each end of the carrier and providing, together with the lower side wall portions, a peripheral skirt to maintain the bottles in close side-by-side relationship, and tying flaps secured together within the carrier connecting together the side walls to limit movement of the upper side wall portions away from one another.
Abstract: An article carrier of the basket type having locking tabs in the lower portions of riser panels at both ends of the carrier which are engaged by the carrier bottom panel to maintain the carrier in squared set-up condition. The locking tabs and the cooperating parts of the bottom panel are sized and positioned such that displacement of a carrier end wall to engage one tab causes simultaneous displacement of the opposite end wall by an amount sufficient just to clear the opposite locking tab from the bottom panel so that complete locking occurs when the displacement force is relieved.
Abstract: For use primarily in article carriers, interlocking structure for securing a pair of face contacting overlapping panels in interlocked relation includes a locking aperture formed in one of the panels and having an anchoring edge and a spaced securing edge disposed in generally parallel relation and including side edges together with a locking tab having a body portion, a heel portion, and a toe portion and being struck from the other of said panels and folded through an angle of approximately 180.degree. toward an adjacent edge thereof and into face contacting relation with the part of the other panel which is disposed adjacent the edge thereof and so as to cause the heel portion to enter the locking aperture and to engage the anchoring edge and to cause the toe portion to enter the locking aperture adjacent the securing edge.
Abstract: A bottle carrier which comprises a tubular sleeve having top, bottom and spaced sidewalls and end closure panels hinged to the sidewalls at each end of the carrier. The end closure panels are closed by overlapping one with the other and are maintained closed by interengaging tabs formed along the inner edges of the panels. The tabs on the outermost end panel engages behind an oblique locking edge formed on the innermost end panel and relative movement between the locking tab and locking edge is limited by the tab formed on the innermost end panel.
Abstract: A bottle carrier for enveloping the flanged necks of a plurality of bottles arranged in two rows of at least two bottles each includes an apertured bottom panel arranged with the bottle neck receiving apertures disposed in at least two rows, a locking notch formed in each aperture and located adjacent the longitudinal medial center line of the bottom panel, an inwardly and upwardly tapered side wall foldably joined to each side edge of the bottom panel, an inwardly and downwardly tapered support wall foldably joined to the top edge of each of said side walls, a plurality of apertures formed in each of said side walls and in each of said support walls and near the upper edges thereof to define a plurality of neck receiving apertures for engaging the flanges of the bottle necks respectively and a plurality of locking tabs formed along the bottom edges of said support walls and arranged to engage said notches respectively thereby to interconnect said support walls with said bottom panel.
Abstract: An article carrier comprising bottom panel elements, inner and outer side wall means upstanding from the bottom panel elements, apertures formed in the side wall means for receiving the neck portions of the packaged articles, the bottom panel elements arranged to define bottom apertures, the bottom apertures aligned respectively with the apertures, pull tabs formed in one of the outer side walls and extending between each pair of aligned apertures, cut lines disposed in the inner side wall adjacent the pull tab, and an ad panel foldably joined to the other outer side wall and extending downwardly therefrom.
Abstract: An article carrier of the so-called basket style includes a bottom panel to the side edges of which side walls are foldably joined, end panels foldably joined to the end edges of the side walls with riser panels foldably joined to the inner edges of the end wall panels and secured together in flat face contacting relation, a multi-ply handle panel connected at its ends with the upper ends of the riser panels, a medial keel panel integrally formed with each riser panel at one end of the carrier and arranged to project inwardly, transverse partition structure arranged to cooperate with the keel panel so as to provide transverse reinforcement for the side walls, such reinforcing structure including at least one transverse partition panel on each side of the carrier arranged with the outer ends thereof anchored to the associated side wall and with the inner ends anchored to one of the keel panels, and a reinforcing tab foldably joined to one of the keel panels and secured in overlapping face contacting relation w