Noncylindrical Receptacles Patents (Class 206/431)
  • Patent number: 4582199
    Abstract: A carton for packaging a plurality of articles having rectangular or square bases and sides such as aseptic packages and the carton blank therefor. In one embodiment the carton includes a base, side panels, inner and outer top panels with handle straps and partial end panels held in an upright position by tuck flaps. In another embodiment the carton includes a base, side panels, inner and outer top panels, partial end panels and tear strips on the side panels to convert the carton to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Manville Service Corporation
    Inventor: Richard L. Schuster
  • Patent number: 4566591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple packaging system for a plurality of containers having edge flanges and being closable with covers, which containers are held together with a connecting element made of a flat cut-out. The cut-out is raised from underneath the containers to the underside of the edge flanges and is firmly attached to a cover sheet which makes up the covers. In addition, there are punched-out flaps in the cutout which can be inserted into one another to form a support structure between individual containers so that the stability of the multiple packaging system is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Gasti-Verpackungsmachinen GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Turtschan, Herbert Drechsler
  • Patent number: 4441611
    Abstract: Two or more containers for various products, having a generally parallelepiped shaped, are joined to form a multipack by blanks made of cardboard and the like. The package has a V folded band which is placed and glued between two adjacent containers, and handles to carry it arranged on the extensions of the V folded band. The invention also relates to a method of joining the containers so as to form the multipack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: MPS - Multi Packaging Services S.r.l.
    Inventor: Gabriella Sommariva
  • Patent number: 4415082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package accommodating a plurality of primary containers arranged in at least one row. The package includes a wrapper (10) of foldable sheet material wrapped about the containers and which partially can be removed whereafter each container is detachable from an adjacent container such that each detached container is left with a part of the wrapper (48-51) which provides a handle by which the container can be grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventor: Claude Martin
  • Patent number: 4333569
    Abstract: A milk container has a support and pouring handle adapted to detachably connect the container to adjacent and similar milk containers. The container is a conventional gable top container and includes a handle assembly attached to the top portion of the gable top such that one end of the handle assembly extends outwardly beyond the side walls and gable top of the container. The handle portion can be integrally formed as part of the container blank or can be separately formed and attached to the top portion of a conventional gable top container by adhesive and/or staples. The handle is positioned on the container at the end of the gable top opposite from the end of the gable top which includes the pouring spout for the container. One face of the handle is covered with adhesive such that when adjacent similar containers are positioned so that these adhesive covered faces come into contact with one another, the two handles will become attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Margaret F. Hammacher
  • Patent number: 4213529
    Abstract: There is disclosed shipping package construction, wherein articles of uniform configuration are positioned in clusters and supported between tray-like members which conform to certain portions of the articles to maintain them in position, which enables such articles to be handled in large quantity, the tray-like members being very light in weight yet formed to incorporate rigidity and strength, the ability to stack the packages formed thereby, being essential and the strength to support such packages in stacked position being in part derived from the members, and the configuration of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: Frank B. Robb
    Inventor: James L. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 4194619
    Abstract: A flexible storage container housing several rigid decanters for storage of a variety of fluids is provided. The decanters are designed to form a cylinder when placed together, and each decanter has a recessed area, which when joined provides a storage area for jiggers which are stacked in place. A protective cover for the jiggers and a protective top on the flexible container prevent contamination during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Schley
  • Patent number: 4143764
    Abstract: A shipping container and convenience rack for a plurality of culture flasks including an open-sided, generally cubic structure with internal slide-type separators defining singular compartments for a like plurality of flasks and featuring a lid having void recesses receptive of the closured mouths of the flasks to protect same and lend spatial stability in shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Inventor: L. Howard Moss, III
  • Patent number: 4141448
    Abstract: An integrated double serving package with hanger wherein a pair of bowl-like containers having removable covers are held together in a display package by a retaining sleeve which is of a polygonal cross section and including flat panels having notches therein receiving the projections of the containers and covers. The sleeve has end portions secured together by a projecting hanger portion whereby the package may be readily hung from a hook or the like for display purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: The Continental Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmen T. Mascia, Thomas F. Jordan
  • Patent number: 4088262
    Abstract: A shipping and handling carton for varying size articles, such as bottles and the like, adapted to be formed from a single sheet of foldable material, such as corrugated paper. The carton is designed to provide a plurality of individual article-holding internal partitions, while providing complete exterior coverage for the articles therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Inventor: Bert O. Kuehlhorn
  • Patent number: 4016995
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a liquid container, the lower lateral portion of which has five principal sides arranged to permit five such containers to be carried in a square sided carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1977
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging
    Inventor: John S. Frazer
  • Patent number: 3991880
    Abstract: A package for non-round bottles wherein the bottles are aligned in rows, each bottle having parallel flat surfaces on opposed sides to mate with like flat surfaces of other such bottles, a tray, a divider member between rows of the bottles and a film member enveloping and tightly holding the bottles, tray and divider together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1976
    Assignee: Anderson, Clayton & Co.
    Inventors: Andrievs Austrins, Daniel A. Leo