Abstract: A collapsible, non-disassembling intersecting partition assembly for insertion into a container divides the space inside the container into individual cells for holding products. The assembly comprises a plurality of first slotted partitions intersecting with a plurality of second slotted partitions to form a collapsible matrix. Each of the first slotted partitions has opposed slots extending inwardly from opposed edges of the partition to facilitate folding the partition. An outer portion or tab of each folded partition is secured to one of the other partitions to prevent disassembly of the matrix. Each of the partitions has hooks and notches to help hold the assembly together.
Abstract: A carton is provided for carrying articles or containers in two layers with three rows of containers in each layer. The carton can have a dispenser flap in one side panel which can be opened for dispensing containers when the carton is placed on the end adjacent to the dispenser opening. The two layers of containers are kept separate during the dispensing by an interlocking separator pad that is interlocked to the side end flaps on one end of the carton by punch locks going through the primary female openings of the leading flap attached to the separator pad. A secondary locking system is provided by a swing lock in each side end flap on the interlocking end of the carton which has a secondary male lock attached to it that is inserted into a secondary female opening in the separator pad. Each secondary male lock may have a locking slot that engages a locking edge of the secondary female opening.
Abstract: A packaging machine with a movable centering and lowering device for inserting partitions between groups of bottles or cans and a method of operation thereof. The movable centering and lowering device is designed to move with a group of bottles or cans and insert a divider between the bottles or cans in the group as the group moves through the packaging machine. The movable centering and lowering device is also adjustable to permit handling of dividers of different size and configuration.
December 10, 2004
Date of Patent:
December 4, 2007
KHS Maschinen-und Anlagenbau AG
Robert Van Den Heuvel, Hans-Peter Kuhlmann, Lothar Wess, Thomas Nitsch
Abstract: A container is provided with a main cavity partitioned into several compartments by dividing walls bridging the main cavity. The container and dividing walls are constructed by providing a single blank and forming the container out of the blank using folds and attachments. The compartments are adapted for holding and dispensing objects having different characteristics from each other, including different dimensions. Under the present invention, a single container allows for customized dispensing means for several types of items.
Abstract: An E Bliss compartmented container comprising an erected E divider blank about which a Bliss body blank has been erected with its endwalls adhesively laminated to endwall panels of the E divider. The E blank comprises a rectangular piece of corrugated fiberboard material having a pair of divider panels, a pair of sidewall panels, a pair of endwall panels and, if desired, a pair of corner post flanges, all symmetrically arrayed about a longitudinal center line. The divider panels comprise the end-most pair of all of the panels of the blank which is completely severed through from end to end along the longitudinal center line, except for a spaced apart pair of intact crush score areas interconnecting the pair of divider panels as a hinge. The body blank comprises a substantially rectangular piece of material having a central bottom panel with integral opposite endwall panels and a pair of sidewall flaps.
Abstract: A dividable container that includes an outer container component having a bottom section, an intermediate section which includes two opposing side walls and two opposing end walls, and a top cover, the outer container having a perforation line which is positioned so as to extend about the opposing side walls, top section and bottom section so as to provide two sub-container components upon separation along the perforation line, and the side wall further including handle flap sections.
Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for making various packages that are easily assembled into arrays for use in small runs of articles that are to be stuffed in the packages. One type of package is particularly suitable for attachment to a header card another package is designed to facilitate the insertion of debit cards. An array of receptacles are formed and placed on a sheet and a pattern of adhesive formed on another sheet. The receptacles are registered with the pattern in such manner that top edges of the receptacles are in contact with and can pull of the adhesive so that the receptacles are conveniently placed on a header card. Several embodiments are shown and described.
Abstract: A packaging system for non-rigid materials includes various embodiments. In one embodiment the blocks of material are separated from each other by a partially wrapped liner with a partition extending between the blocks. In another embodiment pairs of blocks are partially wrapped with a liner and separated from each other by a distance which permits additional blocks to be inserted in an alternating manner in the spacing in between the blocks. In a third embodiment the cells are created by a support which is of generally inverted T-shape with each block being placed in an individual cell.
Abstract: A stackable container comprising an erected H divider and a body wrap, both of corrugated cardboard material. The H divider has a laminated partition, opposite ends of which have a pair of end wall panels, each having an integral corner post flap. The flutes of the corrugated media of the erected H divider are all oriented vertically. The body wrap comprises a bottom panel that is flanked at opposite ends by an erected pair of end walls, each of which has integral corner post flanges. Opposite sides of the bottom panel are flanked by a pair of window flanges, each having a compressed tab area at opposite ends. Each adjacent pair of end wall areas of the erected H divider have a combined area which is congruent to the superposed area of an end wall of the body wrap. The flutes of the media of the body wrap end walls and corner post flanges extend vertically and parallel to the flutes of the H divider end wall panels.
Abstract: A blank for making a single or dual cavity container and the corresponding containers. In a dual cavity embodiment, the blank is scored to define a pair of bottom panels, two pairs of end panels, and a pair each of lateral and opposing side panels. The pair of opposing side panels are connected together along a mutual upper edge. A lid for each respective cavity extends from the first and second lateral side panels, and each lid terminates in a tuck flap for engaging at least one of the corresponding opposing side panels and the corresponding pair of end panels. Each adjacent pair of walls (e.g., end panel-lateral side panel; end panel-opposing side panel) has a gusset integrally formed therebetween. The gussets are appropriately folded and adhered to the outside of one of the adjacent walls. Because both cavities are formed from a unitary blank with no seams below the upper edges of the walls, leakage is prevented when the container is maintained in an upright orientation.
Abstract: A compartment which is designed to be mounted on the front panel of a quick scoop carton to hold condiments. The compartment facilitates the application of condiments to food by holding condiments that are difficult to handle such as ketchup. The condiment in the compartment and the food in the carton are held by one hand, freeing the other hand to pick up and dip the food in the condiment. This design eliminates the need to squeeze out the condiment from a package and spread it over the food, making the food difficult and messy to handle.
Abstract: A collapsed carton for subsequent setup to receive articles includes top and bottom panels and a pair of side panels. End closure flaps extend from opposite side edges of each of the side panels to close the tubular carton when set up. A divider panel is disposed within the tubular structure between the top and bottom panels. A pair of glue flaps are foldably connected to the divider panel side edges, each of the glue flaps being secured to an inner surface of one of the side panels to retain the divider panel within the tubular structure. At least one divider end flap is foldably connected to one of the divider panel end edges. A first aperture is defined through one divider end flap. A second aperture is defined through one of the end closure flaps at one of the tubular ends of the carton to coincide with the first aperture when the carton is collapsed.
Abstract: A collapsible partition assembly comprising a set of parallel longitudinal dividers and a set of parallel transverse dividers intersecting at a plurality of intersections. Each of the longitudinal dividers has a series of evenly spaced slots which extend downwardly from a top edge of the longitudinal divider to approximately the middle of the longitudinal divider. Each transverse divider has a series of evenly spaced slots, each slot extending upwardly from a bottom edge of the transverse divider to approximately the middle of the transverse divider. The slots of the longitudinal and transverse dividers engage with one another at the intersections. Dividers are secured to each other at each intersection by a securement bead which extends from a point proximate the top edge of the intersection to proximate the bottom edge of the intersection. The intersecting dividers create four angles. The securement bead runs along one angle and permits the partition assembly to be collapsed and recycled.
Abstract: A partition lock for a reticular or grid cell assembly having a first and a second planar member. The partition lock comprises a first slot; a second slot; a tab portion; and a receiving aperture. The first slot is defined at a substantially vertical position in the first planar member. The second slot is defined at a substantially vertical position in the second planar member. Each slot has a first and a second side and a width sufficient to accept the member to be inserted in the slot. The second slot sufficiently cooperates with the first slot to allow the first and the second planar member to align within substantially the same plane when the two pieces are interjoined. The tab portion is positioned on the first member extending from the first side of the first slot to a first notch in the second side of the first slot such that the first tab portion is received in a notch formed in the slot.
Abstract: A half-carton container for cigarette packs, formed from a unitary blank, having windows formed in a first wall to display and facilitate the removal of the contained goods and having partitions hingedly attached to the first wall and secured to a second wall to support the half-carton structure and to partition and hold in place the contained goods. The half-carton container can be paired with another half-carton by attachment or by placing in a full-carton container such that they can be tax-stamped as a pair and later easily separated for sale as independent units.
June 17, 1993
Date of Patent:
August 16, 1994
Philip Morris Incorporated
Reginald W. Newsome, James A. DeBlasio, Robert E. Talley, John M. Adams, Christopher N. Chance, Donald H. Evers, William C. Harris, Michael A. Kirby
Abstract: A blank for constructing a cell unit includes first, second, third, and fourth walls which each have inner and outer planar surfaces and are separated by fold lines. Each of the walls have upper and lower flaps, the upper and lower flaps of the first wall having tabs extending therefrom. The first and fourth walls of the blank are folded along respective fold lines such that the tabs extending from the upper and lower flaps of the first wall are respectively disposed on the upper and lower flaps of the fourth wall. An adhesive is applied to at least the outer planar surface of the first, second, third, and fourth walls. The upper and lower flaps of the first, second, third, and fourth walls are folded to adhesively secure the flaps to the respective outer surfaces of the first, second, third, and fourth walls and the tabs are adhesively secured to the fourth wall.
October 17, 1990
Date of Patent:
December 24, 1991
William L. McElhaney, Roger N. Floyd, Farris N. Duncan
Abstract: A rectangular box for transporting multiple pizza pies, with one or more pairs of short horizontal cuts in each corner, such that they form shelf supports when poked into the box. The shelf supports are configured such that they provide ventilation for the pizzas, and allow the shelves and pizzas to be easily removed from the box. The box, a cardboard version of it, and the method for making it are all disclosed.In addition, a particular type of box, with a fold-over top with flaps on three sides of the box, which fit into the box as the top folds down, and a separator stand in the center of each pizza pie for support of the pie above, are disclosed.
Abstract: A system for aligning portions of a carrier blank during the folding of a carrier blank into a folded carrier wherein an abutment tab having an abutment edge is provided in one portion of the carrier blank with the one portion having a first linear edge and wherein an abutment edge is provided in a second portion of the carrier blank with the second portion having a second linear edge so that when the first and second portions of the carrier blank are moved into adjacent relationship, the abutment edges move into a contacting relationship to guide the first and second linear edges into a superposed and aligtned relationship.
Abstract: A method of forming a basket-style carrier in which a securing strip (16d) provided at a free end portion of a base panel (16) of the carrier is inserted into a space (42) created between a side wall (14a) and partition panels (14d) associated therewith so that the securing strip is secured to an inner face of that side wall internally of the carrier.
Abstract: A partition assembly has longitudinal and cross partition strips with interlocks for joining the longitudinal and cross strips. Each interlock has a first slot in a longitudinal strip and a second slot in a cross strip. One of the slots has a tab with the side surface of the tab adhered to a wall of the strip having the other slot. The tab is foldable generally along the line of intersection of the strips to accommodate unfolding of the partition assembly between collapsed and expanded configurations.
Abstract: A machine for assembling polyhedron devices comprising lifting means for lifting a polyhedron blank from a supply stack. Forming means receive the polyhedron blank from the lifting means and form the polyhedron into a polyhedron shaped article. A resilient member inserter means inserts a resilient member, such as a rubber band, into the polyhedron blank on the forming means so that the resilient member will bias the polyhedron shaped article into its formed configuration. Preferably the polyhedron assembling machine of the present invention further comprises adhesive applying means for applying adhesive to the polyhedron blank in the forming means. The machine of the present invention may further comprise a polyhedron blank holder means for holding a supply stack of polyhedron blanks to be lifted by the lifting means.The invention also comprehends a method of making a collapsible polyhedron article.
Abstract: A box assembly comprising a series of three corner connected boxes is formed from a unitary blank of sheet material. The unitary blank is suitably cut and scored to include along the length thereof twelve body panels, two pairs of tabs, each pair spaced apart by an even number of body panels, and a flap on the end of the blank. In addition, closing flaps are suitably cut and scored on the tops and bottoms of selected ones of the body panels for use in closing off the openings on the tops and bottoms of the individual boxes of the assembly. To fabricate the box assembly from the blank, the tabs of each pair of tabs are folded and glued back on themselves to form a joining flap. An adhesive is then placed on the surfaces of each of the joining flaps and the end flap. The blank is then folded over on itself such that six of the body panels on the blank are superimposed over the remaining six.
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.
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 panels 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: An apparatus and method are disclosed for erecting from a single blank a carton having integral interior partitions. Blanks are supplied to the machine and, in three folding stations, are folded along score lines and cuts and then sealed to form the finished carton. Erection of the carton and provision of interior partitions is accomplished by a single machine in a continuous process.
Abstract: System for assembling a divider box from a main body blank, separate end panels and at least one divider panel. The end and divider panels are delivered to a container-erecting station where the panels are secured to the main body blank while the container is being erected.
Abstract: This invention provides an easily erected tray structure for produce and the like, featuring construction from a single corrugated blank which is preglued and folded in a flat configuration, and which incorporates at its opposite ends and intermediate thereof interlocking projections providing improved stackability and improved structural integrity during shipment and display usage. A method for producing the tray includes prefolding a blank into a flat configuration and pregluing pairs of panels together, prior to final erection of the box.
Abstract: A machine, having a split mandrel and H-blank feed and fold means, for making a corrugated or fiber board H-divider in a single cycle of operation by feeding, erecting and gluing the H-blank upon itself within the mandrel gap. The vertical divider panels of the H-piece are folded by the fold means at the bottom along a hinge line of the H-blank that preferably includes two spaced crush score line areas interrupting a slit score line.
Abstract: A process and machine for making a corrugated or fibre board two-piece H-divider container in a single cycle of operation comprising erecting and gluing the H-blank upon itself and then erecting and gluing the body blank therearound. The vertical divider panels of the H-piece are folded at the bottom along a hinge line that includes two spaced crush score line areas interrupting a slit score line.
Abstract: There is provided a space divider which is made from a blank by a process in which various panels and tabs are defined by score lines and lines of severing, and in which the automatic machine which makes the space divider from the blank need only fold outer portions of the blank inwardly, and does not have to go through a zig-zag or fold-back operation. This means that a simpler mechanism can be utilized. There is also provided a space divider which utilizes less material than conventional space dividers, and which can be made of a depth less than the total depth of a carton while still being utilized both for the shipping of inverted empty bottles, and for the shipment of filled upright bottles. This is accomplished through the provision of registering fingers on the space divider, and a pair of apertures in the side walls of the carton, with which the fingers may alternatively register.