Center Walls Connected At Vertically Extending Fold, One Free End Wall Patents (Class 206/185)
  • Patent number: 6598739
    Abstract: A bottle carrier is foldable from a single blank, and is relatively strong, inexpensive to manufacture, aesthetic in appearance, and easy to assemble. The carrier has several advantages: it provides a reduction in paper board costs, improves manufacturing costs, retains the “basket” features demanded by the marketing needs of the beverage industry, and improves packaging line production at the beverage manufacturing location. The carrier is made by folding operations and separation along score lines. The carrier has internal longitudinal and transverse product separation, handle reinforcement, and bottom closure flaps. The carrier blank is formed as a die cut component, which is then assembled by folding and adhesive applied to designated locations. The finished carrier is then collapsed for transit, and the bottom flap can be secured at the manufacturing location. In a second embodiment, the bottom is already secured, and folds away from the partition portions when collapsed for transit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Inventor: Peter Collura
  • Patent number: 6024212
    Abstract: A cup carrier with a basket having the general configuration of an upwardly opening diamond with a diagonally transverse partition and handle extending vertically above and dividing the basket into a pair of separate upwardly opening triangular compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Dopaco, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Whitnell
  • Patent number: 5538131
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier for packaging six bottles or other articles in two adjacent rows. Partition panels connected to opposite side panels are formed from partition flaps foldably connected to the upper edge of the side panels of the carrier. The partition flaps are adhered to the side panels and the partition panels are adhered to the central handle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Glen R. Harrelson
  • Patent number: 4930629
    Abstract: A carrier carton having a flattened, collapsed form and an expanded box-like form defined by side panels and adjoining end panels with a bottom. A center panel extends between the end panels and a separator extends between the center panel and at least one of the side panels. A portion or extension of the separator is detachably connected to the one side panel so as to enable the separator to be a detached from the side panel at its extension and folded against the center panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Indiana Carton Corp.
    Inventor: James C. Petty
  • Patent number: 4919261
    Abstract: This invention relates to a basket carrier of the type where each of the carrier's cells is loaded through the carrier's open bottom, the bottom being closed by the carrier's floor after the carrier has been loaded. Preferably, at least one glue tab is foldably connected to one of the floor and the center wall, the glue tab being glued to the other of the floor and the center wall after the carrier has been loaded with bottles. This securely connects the carrier's center wall to the floor which enhances the vertical support for bottles within the carrier cells, and also which aids in maintenance of squared corners for the carrier during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Minnesota Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lashyro, Norbert Hoell
  • Patent number: 4838414
    Abstract: A basket carrier of the type including a base having a plurality of handles projecting upwardly therefrom, the handles also functioning as partitions so as to divide the base into a plurality of individual spaces for receiving cups, bottles and the like. The same basic basket carrier can be formed from two different blanks. It has been found that by providing two different blanks, a full nesting of the blanks may be obtained so that the blanks may be formed from a web with substantially no loss, thereby reducing the amount of paperboard required to form the blanks. The resultant carriers differ primarily in that one carrier includes one double handle and two single handle arrangements and the other carrier has two double handle arrangements. The carriers differ also in the manner in which the various portions are connected together by way of different arrangements of glue flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen M. Blackman
  • Patent number: 4782944
    Abstract: A multi-cellular carrier which includes a body having ends, sides, a bottom and an open top, and a divider assembly dividing the body into a plurality of cells, the divider assembly being directly integrally connected to one of the ends. The carrier is formed from a blank which includes a body forming blank portion and a divider assembly forming blank portion which are integrally joined together. When the two blank portions are longitudinally aligned, one handle panel may be carried by the divider assembly blank portion for telescoping between two handle panels carried by the body forming blank portion. On the other hand, when the two blank portions are disposed at right angles to one another so as to have an L-shape for internesting of two blanks for economy purposes, the divider assembly forming blank portion will have two handle panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold B. Engdahl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4588077
    Abstract: A carrier handle is provided which is formed from a single blank of foldable sheet material. The carrier handle includes a pair of depending end panels arranged in spaced relation, and a hand-gripping unit interconnecting peripheral portions of the spaced end panels. The unit includes a pair of elongated depending panel sections arranged in substantially face-to-face relation and forming an upright plane disposed in intersecting relation with respect to the end panels. Each panel section is connected to an adjacent end panel by a gusset section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventors: Charles L. Champlin, Arthur A. Olson, Jr.
  • 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