Abstract: The present invention provides a beverage carrier for holding, storing, and carrying one or more beverages. Advantageously, the carrier comprises detachable sleeves that each hold a beverage container. When a sleeve is detached from the remainder of the beverage carrier, with the beverage remaining within the sleeve, the sleeve serves as an insulating device to reduce the transfer of heat to or from the beverage during consumption.
Abstract: A package is for holding a plurality of articles. The package has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the package. The panels comprise a top panel and at least one side panel foldably connected to the top panel. At least one opening is in the top panel for at least partially receiving at least a portion of one of the articles. A handle opening is in the top panel. A handle comprises a first handle portion and a second handle portion. At least the first handle portion is positioned relative to the handle opening for use in grasping and carrying the package, and at least the second handle portion is at least partially in contact with an interior surface of the top panel.
Abstract: A heat-shrinkable anti-fomitic device incorporating anti-microbial metal wherein the device, in the form of a bag or tube, forms a cover for an object, preventing cross-infection by bacteria and other pathogens that may reside on the object. Anti-microbial metal ions from the cover further reduce future cross-infection from the object by killing pathogens. The anti-microbial, heat-shrinkable, anti-fomitic device can have a sterile interior that is sealed or stored flat during manufacture to maintain sterility. Therefore, no outer wrapping for the anti-fomitic device is required. The anti-fomitic device can be inverted when used to cover the object to present an outer surface that is initially sterile. A plurality of such devices can be heat shrunk to an object such that removal of the outer layer will further prevent cross contamination. Heat shrink film materials for the coverings/bags serve as a barrier to the transmission of pathogens and conform closely to the covered object.
June 2, 2008
Date of Patent:
May 10, 2011
Marvin E. Haskin, Jon L. Roberts, Christopher B. Kilner
Abstract: A carton for containing a plurality of articles. The carton has panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The panels include a top panel, a bottom panel and a first side panel and a second side panel. The carton has a support adjacent to the top panel and projecting into the interior of the carton for at least partially supporting the plurality of articles within the carton.
Abstract: A beverage carrier including at least two cartons and a tray having a retractable handle for holding the cartons is provided. The cartons and the tray are each formed from blanks of sheet material. Each carton includes a first and second side wall, a top panel, a bottom panel, and first and second end walls, wherein the side walls, the top panel, the bottom panel and the end walls are interconnected to form the carton. The tray includes a first and second side panel, a first and second bottom panel, a first and second divider panel, and a first and second end panel. The tray includes an opening through which a retractable handle is placed. The retractable handle is configured to move between a recessed position and an extended position. The tray is configured to hold at least two cartons for easy transport and storage.
Abstract: An anti-fomitic device in the form of a bag or envelope forms a cover for an object for preventing cross-infection by bacteria and other pathogens that may reside on the object. The anti-fomitic device is a flat, flexible bag or envelope with a closure means at one or both ends of the bag or envelope, having a sterile interior that is sealed during manufacture to maintain sterility. Therefore, no outer wrapping for the anti-fomitic device is required. The anti-fomitic device is inverted when used to cover the object and results in an ultimate outer surface that is initially sterile. Materials for the coverings/bags are impervious to the transmission of pathogens. A laundered covering such as a sheet, pillowcase, etc., can then be slipped over the object that is covered with the anti-fomitic device to enhance comfort, yet maintain protection against pathogens on the object being covered.
Abstract: An anti-fomitic device in the form of a bag or envelope which forms a cover for an object for preventing cross-infection by bacteria and other pathogens that may reside on the object being covered. The anti-fomitic device is a flat, flexible bag or envelope with a closure means at one end of the bag or envelope, having a sterile interior which is sealed during manufacture to maintain sterility. Therefore, no outer wrapping for the anti-fomitic device is required. Alternatively, the anti-fomitic device is a flat, flexible, internally sterile bag with two releasably closed ends, where one end is tucked inward so that the sterile interiors of the two releasably closed ends touch.
Abstract: An article carrier, comprising a first side panel and an opposite second side panel connected to a top panel, a bottom panel, a first end panel, and an opposite second end panel. The top panel is comprised of a first top panel flap foldably connected to the first side panel, and a second top panel flap foldably connected to the second side panel. At least a portion of the first top panel flap overlaps and is adhered to at least a portion of the second top panel flap. Opposing first upper end panel flaps are connected by a fold line to opposite ends of the first top panel flaps, and opposing second upper end panel flaps are connected by a fold line to opposite ends of the second top panel flaps. Means for defining a handle strap is included in the first top panel flap, wherein the handle strap overlies the second top panel flap. The handle strap has opposite ends and spans across the first top panel flap. The handle strap ends are connected to the first upper end panel flaps.
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.
Abstract: A bottle carrier including a planar bottom panel having a generally rectangular configuration. The bottom panel has opposed long side edges and short opposed end edges. The bottom panel receives a plurality of standing bottles thereon. A front and back panel is secured to the opposed long side edges of the bottom panel. The front and back panels each has lower edges foldably secured to the opposed long side edges of the bottom panel. Each of the front and back panels has a pair of end panels foldably secured to opposing end edges thereof. A pair of bottom end panels are foldably secured to the short opposed end edges of the bottom panel. A pair of top panels are foldably secured with upper edges of the front and back panels. A tape carrying handle is provided having a first end secured to a first top panel. The tape carrying handle has a second end adapted for securement to a second top panel in a carrying orientation. A second carrier tape can be secured over the first tape.
Abstract: A carton includes a bottom panel, first and second opposite side panels each connected to the bottom panel, and a top connected to the side panels. First and second opposite end panels are connected to the bottom panel and to the top panel. A three-ply handle is connected to and extends between the end panels and is detachably connected to the top. The carton is formed from a blank having first and second opposite edges and a handle strip formed along the first edge and second and third handle strips formed along the second edge. The three-ply handle is made up from the first, second, and third handle strips adhered to one another.
Abstract: A basket-style carrier which is loaded through open ends. End panel forming flaps are connected to the edges of a central handle panel and end panel flaps are connected to the edges of bottom panel sections on either side of the handle panel. After loading articles through an open end of a partially formed carrier, the end panel forming flaps are folded and the end panel flaps are adhered to them. Gusset panels connect the end panel flaps to the end panel forming flaps. The handle panel is of two-ply construction with a four-ply handle area.
August 7, 1997
Date of Patent:
December 15, 1998
Riverwood International Corporation
Randall L. Harris, Robert L. Sutherland
Abstract: A basket-style carrier with an automatic bottom for containing and carrying a plurality of articles and having a reinforced, three-ply handle. The carrier comprises first and second end panels opposite each other and first and second side panels opposite each other and connected to the first and second end panels. The carrier also comprises an automatic bottom connected to the end panels and to the side panels. The central handle has first, second, and third handle panels secured to one another. At least one of the handle panels is connected to the first end panel, and at least another of the handle panels is connected to the second end panel. A plurality of partition strips are connected to and extend between the central handle and the first and second side panels. The first handle panel is positioned between the second and third handle panels.
Abstract: A basket-style carrier with means for maintaining the carrier open during loading. The carrier includes a retainer tab foldably connected to at least one end panel of the carrier. When the tab is folded inwardly transversely of the end panel, it maintains the carrier in open condition until the articles being loaded reach the tabs. At that point the articles themselves are able to maintain the carriers open. Continued insertion of the articles during loading causes the articles to fold the tabs up against the inside face of the end panel sections.
Abstract: A basket-style article carrier for carrying nonbreakable articles. A divider strap is connected to and extends between opposite side panels. The strap is connected to the side panels by a glue flap at each end, one of which is connected by fold line to the upper edge of the associated side panel. The strap causes the carrier to resist bowing when an article is removed, thereby preventing excessive sagging which otherwise tends to allow the remaining articles in the carrier to fall out.
Abstract: A basket-style carrier constructed so as to maintain the carrier open during loading. One of the sections forming an end panel of the carrier includes a retaining tab extending across an opening in the adjacent end panel section. This prevents the end panel from collapsing about the fold lines connecting the end panel sections to the handle panel support structure during loading. The opening extends into the adjacent handle panel support structure, allowing the retaining tab to freely move through the opening in the support structure as the carrier is opened from collapsed condition.
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.
Abstract: A basket-style carrier having a pilfer-proof handle. The carrier has an external handle panel and an internal handle panel directly beneath it. Intermediate panels, containing openings through which the tops of articles extend, connect the side panels Of the carrier to the external handle panel and prevent individual articles from being removed from the carrier. When the intermediate panels and the external handle panel are removed along easily severed lines, the internal handle panel is exposed and can be used to lift the carrier.
Abstract: A container formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard that has an internal divider panel, with an integral handle at one end thereof, and that has an end wall formed by pairs of overlapping end closure flaps that are recessed to form a common opening affording access to the internal handle.
Abstract: A packaging arrangement for a group of containers includes a tray-shaped bottom including a planar bottom wall and circumferential walls extending substantially normal to the plane of the bottom wall to form a rim which initially confines the containers in their positions during the formation of the packaging arrangement. The packaging arrangement further includes a strap-shaped typing member that encircles the containers and ultimately confines them in their positions and that carries a handle by which the packaging arrangement and the containers accommodated therein can be held. A separate cover to be joined to the tray-shaped bottom and surrounding the containers and the strap-shaped typing member encircling the same completes the packaging arrangement and has an opening for the passage of the handle from the interior to the exterior of the cover.
Abstract: A food container formed from a first sheet of paperboard and a second sheet, preferably of an insulating material, the first sheet having side, end, bottom, and top wall portions, foldable relative to one another, and attachable at selected locations, to form an enclosure, with the second sheet thermally subdividing the enclosure to form two separated compartments therein. The second sheet lies in a plane generally perpendicular to the bottom of the container, with a handle portion of the second sheet coacting with a handle portion of the first sheet to provide a carrying handle for the container.
Abstract: A package of a tray carrying relatively heavy objects such as an array of beverage cans, and a tube securely circumferentially applied about the tray. The tray has end walls that extend to the tops of the objects in the tray and the upper portions of the end walls are foldable outwardly away from the objects and have hand holds. The ends of the tube securely lap over the tops of the end ranks of objects. That arrangement permits the tray to be carried in a depending hanging condition from either upper end wall portion without having the objects fall from the tray.
Abstract: A composite package for a group of articles includes a substantially tray-shaped bottom portion having a bottom wall and a plurality of upstanding edge walls which include a front edge wall and a rear edge wall having respective upper edges and which confine the group of articles supported on the bottom wall between themselves. A cover portion is connected to the bottom portion in an assembled condition of the package to cover the bottom portion and the group of articles. The cover portion includes a front wall including a front panel having an opening and two lugs extending along the front panel in a closed position of the front panel. An elongated endless strap is received in the package and loosely surrounds the group of articles in the assembled condition of the package. The upper edges of the front and rear edge walls are provided with holding projections which hold the strap in position on the bottom portion.
Abstract: A carrier (10) for a bottle comprises a plurality of containers (11) each having side walls (12,13,15,16) upstanding from a corresponding basal edge (19,20,21,22) of an inverted pyramidal base portion (18). When a bottle is received in a container (11), weight of the bottle causes walls (23) of the base portion (18) thereof to diverge one from another with a result that the side walls (12,13,15,16) converge towards and firmly engage the bottle.
Abstract: A returnable bottle carrier wherein paperboard is substantially completely wrapped about the bottles to provide top, bottom, side and end walls. Two spaced parallel scores are cut in the top wall and partway down the end walls to create a strap. X-shaped creases are formed in the end portions of said strap to relieve stresses. Lateral portions of the top wall are perforated and creased so that they can be torn away from the top wall and pressed into the carrier, thereby opening up the carrier for removable and replacement of bottles.
Abstract: A two-piece beverage carrier is disclosed comprising a one-piece folded longitudinal partition insert which is adhesively secured to the end panels and to the bottom panel of a separate paperboard shell. The shell may be constructed as a wrap-around carrier or it may be constructed in the form of a basket style. The insert for either type of shell has formed thereon a plurality of transverse butterfly partition panels which also have formed thereon glue tabs for adhesively securing the butterfly partitions to the side panels of the paperboard shell. The insert utilizes a low caliber, single thickness of paperboard information of the production blank and by the structure and outline of the butterfly partition panels, heavier thickness is obtained between cells of the erected carrier.
Abstract: An open top container for beverage cans and the like divided into chambers adapted to hold the cans in vertical stacks. The container may be of any suitable material. It may be formed from a single sheet or panel folded into the shape of a container. A releasable strap across the top of the container serves to retain the cans and also as a means of transporting the container by hand.
Abstract: The invention provides a package comprising a plurality of primary containers, such as bottles or cans, connecting means for holding said containers clustered together to form a unit, and an outer sleeve of paperboard passing around at least one such clustered unit, said outer sleeve providing handle means by which the package can be grasped and carried.
Abstract: A compliance carrier of the basket type having a row of cells on each side of the center handle panel. Each row's cell divider panel section and cell compliance panel section are positioned and structured within the carrier blank so that the cell divider panel and cell compliance panels are glued together along a fold line oriented in the cross machine direction relative to the machine direction travel of the blank through a carton gluing machine, that fold line being a leading edge on the panel section not folded. Further, each row's cell divider panel section and cell compliance panel section are oriented and structured so that no glue tabs or panels within either section needs to be folded prior to gluing of the cell divider panels and cell compliance panels one to the other.
Abstract: A collapsible box has foldable wall-and-bottom assemblies which are connected to opposite sides of a central partition wall. Each wall-and-bottom assembly includes a main wall, a bottom panel pivoted to the lower edge of the main wall, and foldable sidewalls having one edge pivoted to the side edges of the main wall. The opposite edges of the foldable sidewalls are pivotally but detachably connected to the central partition wall.