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Publication numberUS1636508 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 19, 1927
Filing dateJan 9, 1926
Priority dateJan 9, 1926
Publication numberUS 1636508 A, US 1636508A, US-A-1636508, US1636508 A, US1636508A
InventorsGoodyear Charles H
Original AssigneeGoodyear Charles H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable cellular carton
US 1636508 A
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July 1927 c. H. GOODYEAR FOLDABLE CELLULAR CARTON Filed Jan. 9, 1926 m m m M I (5 ,40 fl Goodyea /4215 Patented July 19, 1927 UNITED STATES CHARLES H. GOODYEAR, F PORTLAND, OREGON.

FOLDAIBLE' canvass CARTON.

Application filed January 9, 1926. Serial No. 80,269.

The object of my invention is to provide an inexpensive foldable package, which in its collapsed state may be reduced to a small unit convenient for shipping the packages in bundles; and when set up will provide a plurality of rectangular cellular pocket-s having firmly held spaced walls, whereby the pockets are rendered especial'y suitable for holding fragile articles-for example icelo cream cones, Christmas ornaments, glassware-for shipment to a distant point.

I attain my object in a combination comprising an outer container and a plurality of filler sections, each composed of a single sheet of relatively stifl' cardboard, the lateral ends of which are scored and folded, and

i have their extremities secured in place -to form cellular, spaced, collapsible pockets adapted to assume a rectangular cross-section when set up, and tobe arranged flatwise with. the unscored portion of the sheet when collapsed.

Preferably the space between the box is .arranged to correspond substantiall with the space between the sidewalls of t e box, so as alsoto constitute three walls of a pocket. The filler sides are arranged with their pockets in alinement, so that, that portion of the filler section intermediate its pockets constitutes the closure for the space between the pockets of the adjacent filler section; and said outer container is adapted to receive said filler sections and hold them in their set-up state.

The details of construction and use of my invention are hereinafter described with reference to the" accompanied drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a 'perspective'view of my im- 40 proved foldable cellular carton, showing theouter container opened at one end, and con-- taining a plurality of filler sections and illustrates an articlev packed in one of the pocketsf I Fig. 2 isa cross section through said-com tainer and through the fillersectio'ns, show ing the manner in which the articles are packed in said pockets;

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the sheet of material from which said filler sections are formed, said sheet bein shown scored and having adhesive applie to the ed e flaps;

Fig. 4 is a erspective view of a ler section when f0 ded to. form pockets in which 56 an article may be packed; and

Fig, 5 shows a perspective view of a stack filler section collapsed to form a compact bundle for shipping.

My foldable cellular carton comprises a container a in which a plurality of filler sections 6 are arranged in tiers, being stacked one upon the other. Said container a'is preferably made of-a relatively stiff cardboard or other paper product which is not easily crushed or broken. Said filler sections are preferably made of thinner material, but also preferably of some relatively stiff paper product.

Said filler section is made of a single sheet of material as shown in Fig. 3 which is longitudinally scored as b, 6 and b and b. T o the longitudinal edges 6, adhesive is applied, and when said sheet isfolded inwardly on the scoring marks 6 said edges 6 are arranged adjacent each other and are pressed tightly against said sheet so as to cause them to adhere thereto. In this form, said filler sections are flat, as shown in the stack in Fig. 5, and may be conveniently shipped by the manufacturer to the place where they are to be used as cartons or packages.

When said filler sections are to be used to pack articles, such as the ice cream cones 0, they are folded inwardly on the scoring marks b, b b and b as shown in Fig. 5, until they assume cellular. pockets as shown in Fig. 4, separated by a space d which is similar in cross section to the spaces thus formed. Said filler sections at can then be packed longitudinally with articles such as the ice cream cones c and then can be inserted end wise into the container at. Succeeding filler sections can then be packed and inserted into said container on top of the first filler section and this said articles are arranged in tiers one upon the other.

The section b of the sheet b, encloses one side of the space (i and the pockets formed on each side enclose the two opposite sides and the other side thereof is open. When said holding devices are acked in the boxlike container, however, t c section b of the holding device above will close the open side of the space below. i

Said holding devices are proportioned to fit tightly into said container a and thus the walls'there'of serve to maintain the pockets so formed in said filler sections, upright. Said filler sections are made of material sufiiciently stifiened to prevent said articles from being crushedwhen being shipped in said package and thus I provide a safe and econdmical foldable cellular carton for shipping fragile articles.

I claim:

1. In combination with an enclosing outer container, a plurality of filler sections each composed of a single sheet of relatively stiff cardboard, the lateral ends of which are scored, and folded and have their extremities secured in place to form cellular, spaced collapsible pockets adapted to assume a rectangular cross-section when set up, and to be arranged flatwise with the unscored portion of the sheet. when collapsed, and thefiller sections being arranged with their pockets.

in alinement whereby that portion of one filler section intermediate its pockets constitutes the closure for the space between the pockets of the adjacent filler section; said outer container holding said filler sections in their set-up state.

2. In combination with an enclosing outer container, a plurality of filler sections each composed of a single sheet, of relatively stifi' cardboard, the lateral ends of which are scored, and folded, the extremities of said lateral ends being turned inward and cemented to the scored portion of the sheet,

' thereby to form cellular, spaced collapsible pockets adapted to assume a rectangular cross-section when set up, and to be arranged flatwise with the unscored portion of the sheet when collapsed, and the filler sections being arranged with their pockets in alinement whereby that portion of one filler section intermediate its ockets constitutes the closure for the space etween the pockets of the adjacent filler section; said outer conta-iner holding said filler sections in their set-up state.

3. In combination with an enclosing outer container, a plurality of filler sections each composed of a single sheet of relatively stifi cardboard, the lateral ends 'of which are scored, and folded, and having their extremities secured in place to form cellular, spaced collapsible pockets adapted to assume a rectangular cross-section when set up, and to be arranged flatwise with the unscored portion of the sheet when collapsed, the space between the pockets when set up corresponding substantially with the space between the side-walls of the pocket, and the filler sections being arranged with their pockets 'in alinement whereby that portion of one filler section intermediate its pockets constitutes the closure for the space between the pockets of the adjacent filler section; said outer container holding said filler sections in their set-up state.

CHARLES H. GOODYEAR;

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US2745587 *Dec 29, 1952May 15, 1956Sutherland Paper CoPartitioned container
US3189074 *Dec 31, 1962Jun 15, 1965Aaron H PlotzkerContainers for storing goblets, glasses and other similar products
US4361264 *Apr 27, 1981Nov 30, 1982Container Corporation Of AmericaPartition structure
US4376507 *Sep 8, 1981Mar 15, 1983Container Corporation Of AmericaThree-cell partition
US4934589 *Feb 23, 1989Jun 19, 1990Progressive Dynamics, Inc.Compartmental packaging system with separate access
US5190212 *Mar 20, 1992Mar 2, 1993Packaging Services Inc.Collapsible divider for a shipping box
US5484519 *Feb 23, 1993Jan 16, 1996Randa Corp.Method and apparatus for transporting and displaying neckties
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/120.28, 229/120.37
International ClassificationB65D5/48, B65D5/496
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4804
European ClassificationB65D5/48B2