Tray With Center Wall Forming A Handle Patents (Class 206/198)
  • Patent number: 10479578
    Abstract: A carrier for packaging one or more articles, includes outer walls (12, 16, 18, 22a, 22b, 24a, 24b) which define an interior of the carrier. An intermediate wall (30a, 30b) at least partially segregates the interior of the carrier in a first direction. A partition structure (50a, 52a) divides the interior of the carrier in a second transverse direction. The partition structure is struck, at least in part, from one (16) of the outer walls. The partition structure is configured and arranged to be automatically erected in the interior of the carrier in response to unfolding a flat collapsed folded blank when the carrier is erected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew E. Zacherle, Bradford J. Walling
  • Publication number: 20140061072
    Abstract: A bottle carrier made of foldable flat material having a handle comprising two overlapping outer handle walls and two inner handle walls between the outer handle walls, front walls, perpendicular to the handle and two front wall sections on different sides of the handle, connecting straps, connected with an inner edge of a front wall section via a front folding line, folded around front folding lines and connected with the handle, longitudinal walls, parallel to the handle and connected with the outer edges of two front wall sections via side folding lines, a bottom wall, connected with lower edges of longitudinal walls via bottom folding lines, separating webs, connected with lower edge areas of the outer handle walls via inner web folding lines, folded around the inner web folding lines out of the lower edge areas, an insert is arranged between the two outer handle walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Jens Eckermann
  • Patent number: 8424681
    Abstract: A packaging box is provided, for specialty shingles, wherein there are provided multiple compartments of an interior box, for accommodating shingles, with a sleeve disposed thereabout, and with a handle of the box projecting through an upper wall of the sleeve, with there being no bottom wall for the sleeve, to accommodate ready removal of the sleeve from the multiple-compartment box. A projecting handle of an underlying box can be accommodated in an opening of a next overlying box, when the packages are assembled in stacked relation one upon the other, such as in palletized form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Schonhardt, Anna C. Amatruda, Robert L. Jenkins, Steven A. Koch
  • Patent number: 8365917
    Abstract: A carrier tray (1) for beverage cups, bottles, and consumables or edible products is disclosed which is able to be folded from a blank (11). The tray has a base (2, 3) an upper deck (5), side walls (12, 13), a handle (15) and container receiving apertures (6-9). The blank is able to be fabricated from a single sheet of cardboard without gluing and folded to form the carrier tray. Braces (32, 33) which fold out from the handle strengthen the tray. Unbalanced loads are able to be supported by the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Adam Olesen
  • Patent number: 7850004
    Abstract: A disposable food and beverage container carrier is disclosed. The container has a lower carrier tray and an upper carrier tray that mate with each other. In another embodiment the two trays can be aligned in the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Paper Board Food Service Properties, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Picciolo
  • Patent number: 7832554
    Abstract: A single unit cardboard carrier is transformed from a collapsed state into an expanded multi-use carrier with a minimum of assembly actions. A preferred embodiment of the multi-use carrier has a central chamber, a plurality of vessel apertures located around the centered chamber, and has a handle spanning across the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Kimada Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Sutton-Rainey, David M. Manthey
  • Patent number: 7500557
    Abstract: A disposable food and beverage container carrier is disclosed. The container has a lower carrier tray and an upper carrier tray that mate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Break-A-Way Tray Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Picciolo
  • Patent number: 7337897
    Abstract: A single unit cardboard carrier is transformed from a collapsed state into an expanded multi-use carrier with a minimum of assembly actions. A preferred embodiment of the multi-use carrier has a central chamber, a plurality of vessel apertures located around the centered chamber, and has a handle spanning across the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Kimada Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Sutton-Rainey, David M. Manthey
  • Patent number: 7185758
    Abstract: The food carrier has a central vertical support panel with a handle and a pair of trays with beverage cup holders attached to the central support panel. A folded side-wall structure can be unfolded to start the formation of the trays, and a folded bottom panel or two-panel structure unfolds into the side-wall outline to stabilize the side-wall and hold the carrier erect while it is resting on a flat surface thus to make unfolding and loading the carrier quicker and easier. An auxiliary tray can be slipped into the central vertical support to hold solid foods, and both beverages and solid foods can be carried. Advantageously, the auxiliary tray can have substantially the same structure as the first carrier unit, except is has no beverage-receiving holes. It can be mounted to ride “piggyback” on the first carrier, or it can be used alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: EZ Media Inc.
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Publication number: 20040104134
    Abstract: A container carrier which is made of a foldable flat material, comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Bernard Skolik, Jens Eckermann, Hilger Scheelcke
  • Publication number: 20040055908
    Abstract: The food carrier has a central vertical support panel with a handle and a pair of trays or receptacles attached to the central support panel, and an optional auxiliary tray with a slotted bottom can be fitted onto the central support panel. A folded side-wall structure can be unfolded to start the formation of the trays, and a folded bottom panel or two-panel structure unfolds and fits snugly into the side-wall structure to stabilize the side-wall and hold the carrier erect while it is resting on a flat surface, thus to make unfolding and loading the carrier quicker and easier. Beverage cup-holding holes or flat solid bottoms with pop-up side barriers can be used to support beverage or other containers in the trays or receptacles. The carriers can be made from a single sheet and advertising printed entirely on one side to facilitate efficient fabrication at a moderate cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: Angelo V. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 6321906
    Abstract: A container carrier carton construction for carrying a multiplicity of cylindrical objects is provided. The container carrier carton includes cut outs through which the advertising labels on the cylindrical objects within might be easily seen and read, a simple, elegant design for ease in manufacture, a reinforced bottom portion for safety in transporting objects within it and a design for blanks which would limit waste production during the manufacturing process. The cut out window portion allows the consumer to see the information on the label bearing portion of the cylindrical object held within the carton thus obviating the necessity of additional printing costs associated with duplication of the information on the carton. In addition, the construction of the carton incorporates the unused material from the cut-out window portion as a means to strengthen the structural integrity of the carton and provide a means by which the cylindrical objects are held securely in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Sam Wein
  • Patent number: 6230881
    Abstract: A bottle carrier is foldable from two blanks, 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 joining two blanks, one of which is a component referred to as a shell. The shell provides all “basket” printed surfaces and a handle visible to the consumer on the display shelf. The second component provides the internal longitudinal and transverse product separation, handle reinforcement, and bottom closure flaps. This component is referred to as a partition assembly. The shell and the partition assembly are formed as die cut components, which are then accurately joined by adhesive applied to designated locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: Peter C. Collura
  • Patent number: 6041920
    Abstract: A carrier is provided which is made of a carrier box and a separate partition assembly which is secured in the carrier box. The partition assembly is made from transverse and cross partitions which have interengaging slots and tabs which lock together to form the partition assembly without the use of glue. The carrier box is formed from a simple blank having wall panels and bottom panels. The bottom panels are glued together to form a glued bottom and are shaped so that the outer of the bottom panels meet along a junction that is offset from the center of the carrier bottom. In an alternative, and preferred embodiment, the carrier box is formed from a one piece blank and the partition is formed from a one piece blank. The partition includes a transverse partition or divider and at least one cross-partition or divider. The partition is formed from a blank, which is preferably a one-piece blanks. The blank includes a first body section, a second body section, and a handle forming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Hart, Karl A. Kohler
  • 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: 6000536
    Abstract: A bottle pack container for carrying bottles with contents, preferably made of cardboard or pasteboard, formed from two symmetrical carrying parts with central walls superimposed so as to form the central portion of the container, the central walls having openings superimposed and fastened by a lock to form a grip. Each of the carrying parts comprises at least one partly cut ring with an internal cut-out opening and with lateral wings and frontal wing, wherein said ring is attached to the inner surface of the external wall with glue. During assembling of the container the girded polypropylene strap is inserted into the appropriate holes provided in the external walls of each of the carrying parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Inventor: Zygmunt Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 5979644
    Abstract: A multi-unit foldable carrier including a pair of opposed side walls, a pair of opposed end walls and a bottom wall, formed from two panels, adjacent to the side and end walls to form an open, generally rectangular container. A handle allows the carrier to be lifted and is formed from at least two panels extending upwardly from the bottom wall and also acting to divide the generally rectangular container into at least two sections. A divider construction is coupled to at least one of the side walls or one of the end walls for further dividing the rectangular container into more than two separate volumes. Each of the side walls, end walls, bottom wall panels, handle means and divider means is formed as sections of a single sheet of laminar stock demarcated by scored lines adapted to allow the sheet to be folded along the creased lines to form each of the sections. A multi-unit foldable carrier which is capable of receiving more than two items in the more than two volumes of the container is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Union Camp Corporation
    Inventor: Wilbur Wong
  • Patent number: 5941377
    Abstract: A carrier is provided which is made of a carrier box and a separate partition assembly which is secured in the carrier box. The partition assembly is made from transverse and cross partitions which have interengaging slots and tabs which lock together to form the partition assembly without the use of glue. The carrier box is formed from a simple blank having wall panels and bottom panels. The bottom panels are glued together to form a glued bottom and are shaped so that the outer of the bottom panels meet along a junction that is offset from the center of the carrier bottom. In an alternative, and preferred embodiment, the carrier box is formed from a one piece blank and the partition is formed from a one piece blank. The partition includes a transverse partition or divider and at least one cross-partition or divider. The partition is formed from a blank, which is preferably a one-piece blanks. The blank includes a first body section, a second body section, and a handle forming section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Hart, Karl A. Kohler
  • Patent number: 5871090
    Abstract: A carrier tray assembly is provided for compactly supporting a plurality of individual items, such as packaged food products. The carrier tray assembly has an inverted T-shaped configuration and a handle and also includes a member for releasably securing a plurality of these individual items together and directly or indirectly to the carrier tray. A blank is also provided which forms the carrier tray upon assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Kraft Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Doucette, Mark R. Rothwell, Gary G. Winchester
  • Patent number: 5765684
    Abstract: A paperboard container carrier having a base, a handle extending from and integral with the base, and a shroud having an opening to accommodate the handle. The base supports a plurality of containers which are separated between rows of the containers by the handle. The base preferably has an integrally formed, upwardly extending, base sidewall that extends around a periphery of the base and retains the containers. When the carrier package is assembled, the containers are retained between the base, the shroud and the sidewall. The handle extends between the containers and through the opening in the shroud. The shroud may have a downwardly extending shroud sidewall that extends about a periphery of the shroud thus unitizing a top portion of the containers. The shroud may have at least one aperture that accommodates an upper portion of any one or more of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Van Dore, James A. Broskow
  • Patent number: 5709298
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier. The end panels are formed of overlapping end panel sections, the outer section of which is foldably connected to an upper portion of a central handle panel and the inner section of which is foldably connected to a lower portion of the handle panel. This results in an end panel formation which does not tend to collapse after a collapsed carrier is erected and also makes the carrier more rigid by tying in the full extent of the handle panel to the end panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5695051
    Abstract: A carrier carton formed from a composite blank of paperboard and paper. The carton is designed like a seal end carton with identical halves foldably joined to each other and secured to each other in back-to-back relation to provide a reinforced, four-ply handle construction. Transverse partitions include panels foldably joined to a center wall and attached to partition elements foldable joined to the side walls. The carton also has a solid bottom wall construction including bottom closure flaps foldably joined to each of the carton walls and adhesively secured to each other in overlapped relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Hart
  • Patent number: 5680930
    Abstract: A two-piece, crash-bottom basket carrier includes a bottom wall, a pair of opposing side walls, a pair of opposing end walls, a longitudinal partition, and one or more transverse partitions. The side walls and the end walls extend upward from the bottom wall, and the end walls bridge the opposing side walls. The bottom wall, the side walls, and the end walls are all formed from a first unitary paperboard blank. The longitudinal partition extends between the opposing end walls and is located approximately midway between the opposing side walls. The longitudinal partition is generally perpendicular to the bottom wall and the end walls and is generally parallel to the side walls. A handle is formed along an upper central handle section of the longitudinal partition to permit carrying of the basket carrier. Each of the transverse partitions extends between the longitudinal partition and one of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Tenneco Packaging
    Inventor: James L. Stone
  • Patent number: 5593027
    Abstract: An article carrier which includes a handle connected to and extending between opposite side panels. End panels of the carrier are divided into halves by vertical fold lines, and the handle includes a fold line which lies in the same plane as the end panel fold lines. This construction allows a collapsed carrier to be squared up from a folded condition. The carrier may take the form of a wrap-around carrier having a top panel or an open-top basket-style carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 5501335
    Abstract: A basket-style carrier which exposes major portions of packaged articles to view. Short inwardly tapered side panels are connected by integral flexible bands which encircle the end articles in the carrier. A handle may connect opposite flexible bands or may be incorporated in a handle panel extending up through an opening in the bottom panel of the carrier. A transverse base panel connected to the handle panel contacts the bottom panel in face-to-face relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Randall L. Harris
  • Patent number: 5191976
    Abstract: The bottom structure of a heavy duty basket style article carrier is reinforced by an anchoring panel foldably joined to a side edge of bottom panels on each side of the carrier and is foldably joined to a first web panel to which a second web panel is foldably joined, each anchoring panel being secured to the associated bottom panel and the two web panels being collapsible along a common fold line when the carrier is collapsed and an attachment flap is foldably joined to the second web panel on each side of the carrier and is yieldably joined to the lower part of the adjacent end wall panel to form a yieldable lower bottom portion of the associated end wall panel thereby to facilitate locking the carrier in set up condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: James T. Stout, James B. DeMaio
  • Patent number: 5020718
    Abstract: A divider panel assembly for a carton which has a handle panel and an anchor panel which are interconnected by tear bars is cut to form the tear bars in a manner which will maintain the strength of the handle panel while facilitating the separation of the handle panel and the anchor panel. The joint between the handle panel and the anchor panel is formed by providing a plurality of cuts at the connection between the handle panel and the anchor panel. Each joint has first, second and third cuts which are arranged to form tear bars therebetween which are of a greater length than the tear bars previously known so as to facilitate the initial movement of the handle with respect to the anchor panel and the ease with which the tear bars may ultimately be torn. All of the cuts which form the joining means extend in or below the severance plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Paperboard Industries Corporation
    Inventor: John Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 4703848
    Abstract: A multi-cell, basket-type carrier is provided with a combination mechanical interlock and an alignment means comprising a tongue portion which during a sequence of operations passes through a slot formed in a pair of riser panels and cooperates therewith so that the tongue portion is properly positioned in a superposed and aligned relationship with a handle portion and a portion of the riser panels is positioned between the tongue portion and the handle portion to form a mechanical interlock between the handle portion and the rest of the multi-cell, basket-type carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Adolph Coors Company
    Inventor: Joseph C. Walsh
  • Patent number: 4611712
    Abstract: Apparatus for erecting a bottle carrier. The carrier is initially formed as a flat folded tube having a bottom wall, a top wall and transversely creased end walls, the top wall forming a central partition. The apparatus has a longitudinal partition former which is spaced to create a longitudinal slot and end formers which are spaced from the longitudinal formers to create end slots. A blade passing through a hole in the bottom wall engages the inside surface of the top wall to drive it into the longitudinal slot. This operation creates the central partition and simultaneously erects the end walls as the carrier is thrust into the forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Pack Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Orison W. Stone
  • 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: 4549650
    Abstract: An article carrier is provided which is adapted to assume either a collapsed or set up mode. When in the set up mode, the carrier is adapted to accommodate a plurality of articles arranged in a pair of coextensive, substantially parallel rows. The set up carrier comprises a pair of upright end panels disposed at opposite ends of the article rows. Each end panel includes an upper section and a lower section which are interconnected by a horizontally extending foldline. The upper section of each end panel includes a substantially triangular center segment having an upwardly extending apex and a pair of substantially triangular shoulder segments foldably connected to the sides of the center segment defining the apex. A hand-gripping unit spans the distance between the end panels and is provided with a pair of depending panel sections having the upper peripheral portions thereof interconnected by a foldline which terminates at each end at the apex of the end panel center segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Packaging Corporation of America
    Inventor: Charles L. Champlin
  • Patent number: 4493415
    Abstract: A cellular basket-style carrier has a pair of side walls (2, 3) one of the side walls (2) having a base panel (5) hinged thereto and the other of the side walls (3) having a connecting flap (10) hinged thereto and joining the base panel to the other side wall (3). Medial panels (14, 14a; 18, 18a) together provide both a central longitudinal partition structure (5) of the carrier and transverse partition structures on either side of said longitudinal partition structure. Each of the medial panels (18, 18a) associated with the other of the side walls (3) has a separator panel (46, 46a) hinged thereto which together provide a multiply separator (M) centrally of the carrier in the plane of said longitudinal partition structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Prentice J. Wood
  • Patent number: 4406365
    Abstract: A collapsible carrier for bottled beverages which is formed from a blank of paperboard or similar material, cut and creased so that it may be folded and glued to establish, when set up, a bottom, upstanding side and end walls, and a handle and partition structure which includes a longitudinal center partition and three cross partitions on opposite sides thereof to divide the carrier into eight bottle receiving cells with the cross partitions providing two plies of blank material between points of bottle contact and with the center partition providing two plies of material between transverse pairs of bottles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Francis V. Kulig
  • Patent number: 4402400
    Abstract: An article carrier comprising a bottom wall, a pair of side walls joined respectively to the side edges of the bottom wall, end wall panels joined respectively to the end edges of the side walls to form opposing end walls, riser panels joined respectively to the inner edges of the end wall panels, a multiple ply handle extending between the riser panels, and the width of the bottom wall being less than the width of the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1983
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: James T. Stout
  • Patent number: 4335814
    Abstract: In a bottle carrying carton of the type having a doubled over medial, multilaminous cardboard handle, a bottle opener is placed. The opener includes an elongate flat shank captured between the laminations of the handle, and an overhanging opposed hook mounted at one end of the shank. A portion of the shank proximate the hook protrudes beyond the handle and defines a bearing surface. The overhanging hook is preferably broadened to capture at least two serrations of a bottle cap. A capped bottle is placed so that the protruding edge of a serrated cap catches the hook, while the broad surface or top of the cap bears against the bearing surface. Both the hook and the bearing surface are angulated, so that the bottle is in a downwardly angled position immediately before being opened. Opening of the bottle occurs by further downward rotation while the carton is grasped typically at the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Inventors: Leroy J. Benning, Charles A. Thorman
  • 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: 4253564
    Abstract: An upwardly opening tray-like carrier carton is disclosed for packaging a plurality of articles having the general form of beverage bottles, which carrier is fabricated from a single blank of foldable sheet material and is cut and scored so as to divide it into integrally connected panels which are adapted to be folded together so as to form, when set-up, a partitioned carton structure comprising a double row of upwardly opening bottle receiving cells disposed on opposite sides of a central bottle separating partition and handle forming panel assembly and being characterized by an upstanding partition wall extending between the rows of cells on each side of the partition and handle forming assembly which is hinged at its opposite ends to pairs of foldable end wall panels so as to enable the cells on each side of said central partition and handle forming panel assembly to be collapsed, when empty, and to be folded into flattened relation against said partition and handle forming assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Federal Paper Board Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold B. Engdahl, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4250992
    Abstract: A returnable beverage bottle carrier is prepared from a one-piece blank of corrugated paperboard or the like without the aid of stitching, gluing or stapling. The carrier is in tray form with a handle that divides the carrier into two equally sized carrying compartments, and has three thicknesses of material on each of its four sides, a double thick bottom and a handle portion of at least two thicknesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventor: Earl F. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 4235331
    Abstract: A collapsible basket for carrying side-by-side grocery bags or the like has a rectangular shaped, vertically-extending framework between the lower ends of which are pivotally secured inner end portions of a pair of opposed rectangular bottom panels the outer ends of which have pivotally secured thereto lower end portions of opposed side panels. The upper end corners of the side panels are linked to each other and to central portions along the length of the handle member at each side to provide substantially parallel guide mechanism operation of the side panels with respect to the axial plane of the handle, thereby to permit compact collapsing of the bottom and side panels against each side of the handle member. The lower end of the frame member is provided, centrally along its length, with an inwardly-collapsible handle for use in carrying the container in inverted position when collapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Inventors: Claude F. Bates, III, Duane R. Olson
  • Patent number: 4207978
    Abstract: A container is provided to hold and display a group of fragile articles, such as candles. The container comprises an open-topped box having a rectangular bottom and upright front, back and end walls. Each of the end walls has an upwardly projecting extension the width of which is substantially one-half that of the end wall. One of these upward extensions is adjacent to the front wall and the other is adjacent to the rear wall. The inner edges of these extensions are joined to the opposite edges of a partition wall that lies in a plane parallel to and midway between the front and back of the box. The upward extensions and the partition thus cooperate to form a pair of back-to-back vertical compartments above the top of the box, each having a back formed by the partition wall and one side formed by one of the extensions. Articles set vertically into the box have their upper portions received in the vertical compartments to be supported thereby in upright arrangement exposed to view and to inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Paragon Candles, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Patterson, William H. Perkins
  • Patent number: 4146129
    Abstract: An article carrier formed from a unitary blank and comprising a bottom wall, side walls secured respectively to the side edges of the bottom wall, end wall panels foldably joined respectively to the end edges of the side walls, medial panels foldably joined respectively to the edges of the end wall panels remote from the side walls and extending medially inward of the carrier, a pair of transverse partitions struck from one of the medial panels and foldably joined thereto, a longitudinal partition struck from the one medial panel and foldably joined to the pair of transverse partitions, a pair of longitudinal partitions struck from one end wall panel and foldably joined thereto, and a transverse partition struck from one of the other medial panels and from the one end wall panel and foldably joined to the pair of longitudinal panels and to the other medial panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1979
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Prentice J. Wood
  • Patent number: 3971468
    Abstract: A folding carton for packaging a plurality of articles arranged in one or more rows having one or more transverse partition elements hingedly attached to both a horizontal and vertical wall of the carton by a gusset member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventors: Charles R. Helms, William D. Patrick