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Publication numberUS1993516 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1935
Filing dateSep 29, 1933
Priority dateSep 29, 1933
Publication numberUS 1993516 A, US 1993516A, US-A-1993516, US1993516 A, US1993516A
InventorsKells Benjamin F
Original AssigneeContainer Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 5, 1935. a. F. KELLS CONTAINER Filed Sept. 29; 1933 v In 622507. .7

Atty.

Ratented Mar. 5, 1935 I 1,993,516

' UNITED STATES PA/TENT OFFICE CONTAINER Benjamin-F. Kells, Cincinnati, Ohio, assignor to Container Corporation of America, Chicago,

111., a corporation of Delaware Application September 29, 1933, Serial No. 691,468 9 Claims. (01. 229-31) The present invention relates to shipping conof the container and effectively protect the containers and more particularly toshipping contents of the container from damage. These tainers for electric storage batteries and the cushioning members further serve as hand holds like. or means whereby the container can be con- One object of the present invention isto'proveniently carried, as well as serving to facili- 5 vide a box or container of the class described tate the storing and shipping of the container which can be economically manufactured and in an upright position. I readily assembled'for use. It is considered preferable to bind or seal the Another object is to provide a container of the container for shipment with a metal band that class described which is provided with prismatic can be removed for inspection of the contents 10 shaped cushioning members adjacent one end and then replaced. In order to facilitate the rethereof that serve to protect the contents. moval of the band a removable spacing element A further object of the invention is to promaybe provided which lies between the cushionvide a container having tubular prismatic shaped ing members and causes a loosening of the metal 16 cushioning members adjacent one 'end thereof band when it, the spacing element, isremoved, 5

that also serve as meanswhereby the container all as will be more fully described as the decan be handled with, facility. scription proceeds.

A further object is to provide economical Referring more particularly to the drawing cushioning members for a container of the class there is shown at 10 in Fig. 3 a view of the blank described which are readily formed as a part from which the container showninFig. 1 is con- 30 of the container. structed.

A still further object is to provide means for The blank 10 is cut and scored to provideside opening the container for inspection and re- Walls 11 and 12, and end walls 13 and 14. Side closing it with the original unbroken sealing wall 11 carries a sealing flap 15 which is adaptmeans. ed to be secured to end wall 14 when the con- 5 To these and other ends the invention resides tainer is set up. Bottom closure flaps 16, 16 and in certain improvements and combinations of 17, 17 are carried on the bottom edges of side parts, all as will be hereinafter more fully dewalls 11 and 12, and end walls 13 and 14, rescrlbed, the novel features being pointed out in spectively. Top closure flaps 18, 18 are carried the claims at the end of the specification. on the top edges of end walls 13 and 14. The 30 In the drawing: flaps 18, 18 are, in the present instance, of, a

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a set up and length substantially equal to the length of the sealed container illustrating one embodiment of container but, of course, can be of. any desired the. invention; length. The side walls 11 and 12 carry flaps 35, Fig. 2 is a cross sectional partial end view of 19, 19 on their upper edges, said flaps being in a container illustrating another embodiment of the present instance scored transversely along the invention; and the lines 20, 20 and 21, 21, dividing them into Fig. 3 is a plan view of the general design sections 22, 22; 23, 23; and 24, 24. of blank from which the containers shown in When it is desired to assemble the blank 10 Figs. 1 and 2 are formed. into a container it is first preferably folded into Similar reference numerals throughout the tubular form and the flap 15 issecured to end several views indicate the same parts. wall 14 by means of metal staples or other suit- The present invention is directed toward a able securing means. The end closure flaps 16 contain t t finds Particular adaptability for and 17 are then folded inwardly to close the botthe shipment of ctric storage batteries that tom of the container and may either be left loose requirevconsiderable protection for their termior secured together as deemed desirable. After a during p ent and which must necessarthe storage battery or other article is inserted ily lw y remain in an upright p i n. Th within the container the flaps 18 are folded incontainer in its preferred embodiment comprises war- 11y t close th en'top of the container.

a blank of suitable fibre board which is scored The flaps 19 are then bent inwardly along the 50 to provide walls and bottom and top closure score lines 20 and 21 until the sections 22 extend p p ti n being ar on h pp d s backwardly beneath the sections 24 and subof two opposed walls which are capable of be- .stantially abut the juncture between sections 24 i folded o f m tubular prismatiq. ning and side walls 11 and 12, respectively. The thus members that lie adjacent the oc osure fl p 'folded flaps 19 are then folded inwardly to lie 55 sin against the upper surface of top closure flaps 18 thereby forming prismatic shaped cushioning members for the top of the container, as shown in Figs. 1 and'2. A metal band 25, such as is in common use, is then secured around the folded flaps 19, the side walls 11 and 12, and the bottom of the container and the same is ready for shipment.

In the present instance the-cushioning members are scored so as to form three sided hollow prismatic members which when folded in place form a peak at the center of the container. This eiiect is quite desirable as it prevents the con- I tainerfrom being placed in an upside down position. Of course, if it is desired the flaps 19 can be readly scored to provide prismatic cushioning members with more than three sides which tend to serve the same purpose as the embodiment illustrated.

If it is considered desirablethe sections 22 and 24 can be made of such length that the sections -23 do not abut each other when the container ther reinforce thetop of the container as well.

as to facilitate the removal of the band 25 for inspection of the contents. The removal of the. band 25 is accomplished by forcing the strip 26, which is held in place solely by frictional contact with the sections 23, out from between said sections thereby causing the band 25 to loosen up and be easily removed.

It will be understood that while the side and end walls of the container have been positively named as such that the designation is purely relative and that the side walls could just as well be termed end walls and vice versa.

It will be readily apparent that there has been provided an eflicient cushioned shipping container that can be easily-manufactured from a minimum amount of material; the cushioning means, being preferably hollow, ."serving' as an effective handle for carrying the filled container as well as protection for the contents against rough handling during shipment or storage.

While the present description sets forth a preferred embodiment of the invention, certain changes may be made in the construction without departing from the spirit} of the invention, and it is therefore desired'that the; present embodiment be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claims rather than tothe foregoing description to indicate the scope of .the invention.

I claim:

1. A box of the character describedj comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward at the open top of said box, hollow prismatic shaped" portions integral with said-side walls and adapted to lie against said end wall flaps when in closed position whereby cushioning means is provided for the top of said box,-a separate removable spacing element disposed between and abutting said prismatic shaped portions, and binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom and cooperating to hold said spacing element and said box in assembled position.

2. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward at the open top of said box, side wall flaps on the upper ends of said side walls, score lines transversely of each of said side wall flaps whereby said side wall flaps are adapted to be folded to form prismatic shaped cushioning means for the top of said box, a separate removable spacing element disposed between and abutting said prismatic shaped portions, and binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom and cooperating to hold said spacing element and said box in assembled position.

3. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward at the open top of said box, hollow prismatic shaped portions integral with said side walls and adapted to lie against said end wall flaps when in closed position whereby cushioning means is provided for the top of said box, binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom, and removable spacing means disposed between and abutting'said prismatic portions and adapted to facilitate the removal of said binding means, said spacing means consisting of a wooden strip.

4. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end 'walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward at the open top of said box, side wall flaps on the upper ends of said side walls, score lines transverselyof each of said side wall flaps whereby said side wall flaps are adapted to be folded to form prismatic shaped cushioning means for thetop of said box, binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom, and removable spacing means disposed between and abutting said prismatic portions and adapted to facilitate the removal of said binding means, said spacing means consisting of a wooden strip.

5. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward-and form a closure for said box, peaked cushioning means for the top of said box, said cushioningrrneans comprising a pair of hollow triangular shapedcushions, each of said cushions being integral with one of said respective side walls, said triangular cushions having sides substantially abutting each other centrally of the top of the box, and having other sides resting flat against and above said closure.

6. A box'of'the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward and form a closure for said box, extended flaps on the side walls scored and folded to form triangular cushions, one side each of said triangular cushions resting flat upon and above the infolded end wall flaps, sides of said triangular cushions adjacent said last mentioned sides being substantially in contact with each other centrally of the top of the box, and the remaining sides of said triangular cushions being inclined to the' plane of the closure, whereby peaked cushioning means is provided at the top of the box.

'7. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adaptedto fold inward and form a closure for said box, peaked cushioning means for the top of'said box, said cushioning means comprising a pair ofhollow triangular shaped cushions, each of said cushions .,being integral with one of said respective side walls, said triangular cushions having sides. substantially abutting each other centrally of the top of the box, and having other sides resting flat against and above said closure, and binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom and cooperating to hold said box in assembled relation.

, '8. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to fold inward and form a closure for said box, extended flaps on the side wallsscored and folded to form.

triangular cushions, one side each of said triangular cushions resting flat upon and above the infolded end wall flaps, sides of said triangular cushions adjacent said last mentioned sides being substantially in contact with each other centrally of the top of the box, and the remaining sides of said triangular cushions being inclined to the plane of the closure; wherebfir peaked cushioning means is provided at the top of the box, and binding means secured around said sides,top

and bottom and cooperating to hold said box in assembled relation.

9. A box of the character described comprising bottom, side and end'walls, end wall flaps on the upper ends of said end walls adapted to told inward and form a closure for said box, extended flaps on the side walls scored and folded to form triangular cushions, one side each of said triangular cushions resting flat upon and above the infolded end wall flaps, a separate removable spacing element disposed between said triangular cushions and abutting sides of said triangular cushions adjacent said last mentioned sides, and the remaining sidesof said triangular cushions being inclined to the plane ot the closure, whereby peaked cushioning means is provided at the top of the box, and binding means secured around said sides, top and bottom and cooperat- 2o ing to hold said box in assembled relation.

BENJAMIN F. KELLS,

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2555581 *Jul 18, 1947Jun 5, 1951Waldorf Paper Prod CoCarton closure
US5718369 *Dec 26, 1996Feb 17, 1998Rolland Inc.For printer paper
US5897051 *Feb 17, 1998Apr 27, 1999Rolland Inc.Carrier box
US6092659 *Mar 11, 1998Jul 25, 2000Gateway 2000, Inc.Restricted orientation shipping carton
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/521, 229/117.13, 206/703, 229/125.39, 229/127
International ClassificationB65D5/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/02
European ClassificationB65D5/02