Patents by Inventor Richard E. Gepfer

Richard E. Gepfer 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).

  • Patent number: 5332149
    Abstract: A lattice of partition panels is used inside a container to separate articles packaged in the container where the container may be cut along its side walls to remove a top portion of the container to expose the articles packaged therein with none of the partition panels of the lattice obstructing a view of the articles by projecting above a top edge of the container walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Rock-Tenn Company
    Inventor: Richard E. Gepfer
  • Patent number: 3942709
    Abstract: A divider used in containers formed of cardboard or like material has intersecting partitions and a tying strip attached to the ends of the partitions and adapted to lie adjacent to the wall of a container. The tying strip holds the partitions substantially parallel so that the divider may be inserted by machine into a container and will remain in a fixed spacial relationship while the container is filled with goods by automatic casing machinery. The partitions and the tying strip have transverse cuts and are joined by interlocking the cuts into a rectilinear network. The corners of the partitions and the openings to the cuts are relieved to allow ease of assembly of the partitions and strip and of insertion of the completed divider into a container by automatic machinery. The portions of the partitions which are joined to the tying strip are folded over and glued to provide additional strengthening elements which increase the strength of the divider and boxes using the divider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1976
    Assignee: Clevepak Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Gepfer