One Center Wall Folded On Horizontal Line Patents (Class 206/186)
  • 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: 6189687
    Abstract: The present invention and its preferred embodiments relate to an article carrier which is shaped to provide satisfactory strength to hold the bottles securely but with a degree of flexibility so that the load transferred to the handle is absorbed by a carrier. The shape of the blank minimises the amount of paperboard required. The carrier can be applied to an array of bottles by hand or automatic machinery. It is anticipated that the invention can be applied to a variety of carrier and not limited to those of the basket carrier type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Martinus C. M. Bakx
  • 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: 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: 4117925
    Abstract: An article carrier 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, riser panels foldably joined respectively to the end wall panels at one end of the carrier, medial partition structure foldably joined to the end wall panels at the other end of the carrier, a handle secured at one end thereof to the riser panels and secured at the other end thereof to the medial partition structure, a hand hole disposed in the handle, and transverse partition structure struck from the medial partition structure and including an anchoring tab secured to one side wall, a transverse partition strip foldably joined to the anchoring tab, and an L-shaped medial tab foldably joined to the transverse partition strip remote from the anchoring tab and foldably joined to the medial partition structure along a fold line which is substantially adjacent the lower edge of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Prentice J. Wood
  • Patent number: 3981397
    Abstract: A collapsible carrier for bottled beverages which is formed from a blank of paperboad or similar material and which is cut and creased so that it may be folded and glued to provide, when set up, a bottom wall, upstanding side and end walls, and a handle and partition structure which includes a longitudinal center partition and cross straps extending on opposite sides thereof which divide the carrier into bottle receiving cells, the longitudinal partition including a handle portion at the top and inturned riser panels at the ends thereof which connect the same to the end walls. The carrier is collapsible on corner hinge lines with bottom wall forming panels extending from the side walls in disconnected relation and having interlocking elements for connecting these panels when the carrier is set up and the panels are moved into coplanar bottom wall forming relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1972
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1976
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin L. Arneson