US 2905359 A
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Sept. 22, 1959 E. ARNESON 2,905,359
ARTICLE CARRIER Filed July 10, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 35 ,K' INVENTOR.
Ida (Val. $726607; B Y
Sept. 22, 1959 E. L. ARNESON 2,905,359
ARTICLE CARRIER Filed July 10, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IN VEN TOR.
ARTICLE CARRIER Edwin L. Arneson, Morris, 111., assignor, by mesne assignments, to Federal Paper Board Company, Inc., Bogota, N.J., a corporation of New York Application July 10, 1951, Serial No. 235,978
2 Claims. (Cl. 220-113) The present invention relates to an improved carrier for articles of uniform size and shape, particularly beverage bottles, which carrier is fabricated of flexible paperboard stock. It affords a cellular article carrier having a novel and improved longitudinal and cross partition structure providing full depth side protection for bottles placed in cells defined by certain cross partitions of the structure, together with like, full depth bottle protection at a medial longitudinal partition and handle member, from which the cross partitions extend to the side walls of the carrier.
It is an object of the invention to provide an improved paperboard article carrier of the foregoing general description, which is fabricated of a paperboard blank of a minimum size slitted and creased in a fashion to provide opposed side walls, a longitudinal partition and handle panel of multi-ply thickness paralleling these side walls, and cross partition panels integrally hinged to the longitudinal partition plies, extending at a right angle between the latter and the side walls when the carrier is in erected condition, in which carrier the longitudinal partition plies of the blank are slit in a manner to provide cross partition panels of extended depth, thereby resulting in the presence of openings of substantial area through the longitudinal partition of the completed and erected carrier, and in which one of the longitudinal partition plies has a flap of substantial size hinged to the lower margin thereof, the flap being disposed between the plies of the finished longitudinal partition and serving to cover the openings therein referred to above, thereby affording needed full depth bottle protection at the partition.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved partition structure for a bottle carrier which in erected condition thereof, is characterized by side and end Walls, dual, adhesively connected longitudinal partition plies disposed medially between and paralleling the side walls of the carrier, cross partition members which are cut from the material of the longitudinal partition plies and are also preferably hinged to the side walls, and a further flap section of substantial area which is hinged to the lower margin of one of said plies and is sandwichedbetween the two in a fashion to cover the openings or areas cut from those plies in producing the cross partition members, thereby to afford needed bottle protection at the longitudinal partition as well as at said member.
The foregoing statements are indicative in a general way of the nature of the invention. Other and more specific objects will be apparent to those skilled in the art upon a full understanding of the construction and operation of the device.
A single embodiment of the invention is presented herein for purpose of illustration, and it will be appreciated that the invention may be incorporated in other modified forms coming equally within the scope of the appended claims.
In the drawings:
atent O Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a flexible paperboard blank employed in fabricating the improved bottle carrier illustrating the manner in which the blank is died out, slitted, creased and preliminarily glued;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the blank following certain folding operations thereon, also indicating the application of adhesive prior to a subsequent folding operation;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the blank following said further folding operation;
Fig. 4 is a top plan View of the carrier in its completely assembled, knocked down condition; and
Fig. 5 is a view in longitudinal vertical section through the carrier in the erected condition thereof, being sectioned on a vertical plane parallel to a medial longitudinal partition and handle member of the carrier and on the near side of that member.
Referring to Fig. 1 of the drawings, the reference numeral 10 generally designates a flexible paperboard blank from which the improved bottle carrier is manufactured. This blank is, with only slight exception to which attention is hereinafter directed, symmetric about a medial horizontal line coinciding with a central crease 11 of a bottom forming section '12, which crease subdivides that section into two like bottom panels 13. Therefore, in view of the symmetric character of the blank, parts or formations thereof on only one side of the medial line 11 will be described, on the understanding that corresponding parts and relationships on the other section are indicated by like reference numerals.
An outer side wall forming panel 14 of rectangular outline is conjoined to bottom section 12 by a marginal crease 15 which coincides with the'bottom margin of the completed carrier. This side wall panel has an end wall panel 16 hingedly conjoined to one end thereof by a crease 17, and the panel 16 carries a glue lap 18, hinged thereto by crease 19. A notched bottom latching ear 20 is formed adjacent the bottom extremity of glue lap 18, for a purpose to be described.
An opposite end wall panel 21 is hinged by a crease 22 to the opposite end margin of panel 14, being similar in size and shape to the end Wall panel 16. A crease 23 serves to hinge to each of the panels 21 an inner side wall or longitudinal partition and handle panel, one of these panels being designated 24 and the other being designated 24', .in view of certain specific differences in the slitting and creasing thereof. Panel 24 is provided with a partial length glue lap 25 hinged on the top margin thereof by crease 26. I
Panels 24, 24' are also provided with certain slits and creases which define cross partition structures in the material thereof. These structures are essentially the same; hence, to the extent that the slitting and creasing of panels 24, 24, and the results thereof are the same, like reference numerals are employed to designate the parts or elements. Differences are indicated on panel 24' by the use of primed reference numerals.
The provisions to these ends include an angled slit 27 in panel 24 Which extends from the inner or lower extremity of a vertical crease 28 in that panel to the bottom margin of the panel, i.e., the margin coinciding with crease 15. Crease 28 is spaced from crease 23 a distance equal to one-third the horizontal length of panel member 24, and the slit 27 intersects the bottom margin of the panel at a point which is approximately the same distance from crease 28. Aligned creases 29, 30 paralleling crease 28 are similarly spaced from the latter, i.e.,
one-third the length of panel 24. A Z-shaped, angularly.
coiiiideswitlf the" differ iidhnargin of the panel 24, A horizontal 'slitsyextends from the upperor outer end of crease 30 outwardly thron'gh the end margin of panel The era-r orthe slit'ting 'and erasing; described abbve is tddfihe a transverserdividef'dr 'cross'partitiomsectinn' S'SinpaneFZ ivVhichiS hinged'tojthe' lattefbyj the crease" 28 and has its lower margiii'sdefiiie'dby' inclinedsliti2 7, together a generally similar cross?" partition section 3"5"whiclii's l'iingedto pend 24'= byfcrease'zsfi A" second transversedihideror cross anition; seetien 36* is hinged toeach' o'f thepan'e'hnembers '24 2 by crease 30',- and a side wall engaging portion 37 of generally E-shaped con= fi'giiratibn is hinged to each of the"firs t'" crosspartition sections SSj 35' byrfnean's' of the crease 29." L-sh'a'ped' p'orn arer: are hinged tn the seems-cross partition sections sq wcrea essg: Slits' 271'31and33:free"the sections' 353 3? ass ss. for swinging movementfrelativeto longi mdinarparurren mainline mem e s. 2.2, 241'. I a v Panels 24, 24' are providedwithfl-shapedmlits'38; tlie ends off'wh'icli ar'efic'onnected by creases 39, ,to' provide coririentiori'al nasal-roles andhinged tabs :4lifnorrnally fill m fliesa'me. A
Longitudinal partition. panel 24: provided withi a special auxiliaryseparator section 41' of substantial area which'is hingedito'the panel by means'o'f a crease 42 whitih icoincides' with'itsinne'r orlower rnargin'. A hori zontafslitffi," which coincides with theIinner'oI lower 4: special, large area auxiliary section 41 between the two plies'ofthe longitudinal partition (see "Fig." 5") affords-fulldepth bottle protection in the zones of the openings 45, 46, Without consuming any more paperboard stock for its blank than an integral bottom carrier unequipped with the same, as appears clearly in Fig. 1. It is evident that the section 41 adds its strength iand rigidity to the associated panels 24, 24' of the longitudinal partition of which it is actually an integral-part, affording improved rigidity for this part. i n
Thecarrier is erected to the tpositionrof--.Fig; 5 'by applying compressive force tocopposite'rends@oflthewcollapsed article inr well known manner. The crosspartitions 35, 35 and' remove out automatically from thelong'it'udinal partition, constituted byyplies-;24,-.24? to:which they are integrally hinged, into a 90 relation to that partition and to the side walls of the carrier, to which they are adhesively connected and hinged. In this position of the parts one endot the bottom-12 of the carri'e'r is" vengaged over "the latching ears'ZW on the inturne'd' glue laps-18, thus toholdthe carrier ln e'rected' condition ready for leading manually or by automatic loading equipment.-
1". A fl'at one-piece'paperboard bottlecarrierbla'nk cornprising a pair' of sidewall panels, a bottom forming member hinged to one thereof, end members associatedwith and hiu'gcdliy transverse creases to said sidewall panels;-
, a" pair of longitudinal'par'tition panels-associated with margin of'tlie other panel member 24', serves'toseparatet 1 n cqmplfe "mg, the carrier from the blank" illil's'tratedr inFi'g. 1', adhesive is applied to the L -shaped portion 31 of panel members 24, 24', as indicated'by'stippling' and, if desiredatthisf tir'n'e, toflthe'g'luelap's 11$ atthe opposite endof the blank It will be 'iappr ciated by .those skilled in thevart that the sequence of 'glliing operationsis sus-" ceptibl'eofchange' and will be determined by the type'or set-up oftli apparatus (in which the'carrier is made. Panel members 24,24 and their associated parts are then folddupwardly, inwardly and downwardly about creasesv 2-3to whichthey are hinged to end wallxpanels 21; The auxiliary section 41 is next; folded" upwardly; inwardly andl downwardly about its hinge 42 into fa'cef-to face 'relatlo'n t'ojt he panel member 240a whichi t' is joined, leav-- ing, theblank in the condition illustrated in Fig; 2.
Adhesive niay', I new be applied, as indicated" by the reference numeral 4510's generallytrian'gulararea on the panelj member 24 irnmediatelyi adjoining its cros'sparti: tinnliing'e creasezsy or this gluing may be .dc'ine at alater time. handle grip gluelap on partitionpanel 24' is folded upwardly, inwardly and-downwardly about crease 26 and adhesive is applied toits exposed surface, as .indi'catedb'y stippling. End wall'panel'sllfi are then foldedfirtwardly about creases 17 and their-glue laps 18 secured to th'e outer. or uppergripareasof thepanels 24, 24f adjoining handhole's '38. It will be noted that the aption of'adhfes'ive to [the glueflaps'j18 is confined to the zone thereoflwhichicoincides witlithe' outer g'rfip portion o'ftlie panels. This leaves'the blanktin the condition shown in Fig, 3. Adhesive is nextiapplied to the exposed uppers rr'ace ofon'e of the glue laps 1'8 and the two sectio s of' the blankafe thenfoljdeda'bbut medial'bottom' cf'ease' llinto adhered r'elati'nto one another; This complete's completed, knockedflown' carrier illustrated in Fig, 4 of 'th'edr'awing's'. w
will benb'serveu, particularl by reference to Fig. 5, a io flidrfiarsecudn through the carrier inv its erected condition, that'ithe swinging f the cross partition sections 55'; 3s", srxabeunneirres eeuve integraljliiiiiges 2s, 2s, Stlt'o tlt two longitudinal'parti'tion panels- 24; 24* results in t'fieiprsericeer tipenin s 45, 45 of substantial siz'eiin are two-ply longitudinal partition. This isdue to the relatively la andjsubstan'tial height of cross partition sec iiions, cut nierendai, which is'iii turn in th'einter'est er pfdvidifiginll :dpth'bbttl'e protection between cells; The
and integrally hinged by transverse creases to saidend' members, said longitudinal partition panels each having a crossjpar'tition element cut from the 'mat'eriahthereof and integrally hinged thereto by a' transversecrease; said elements" being displaceaole about said respectivelastnamedcrea'ses to"expo'se an opening in eachof'sai'd par: titi'on" panels" and" having attaching member's thereon adapted to be secured torespective sidewall panels; said cro's's partition elements each-being of-substantial siz'etop'rovide full depth'b'ottl'e protection between said -longi-' tudin'al'partition panels and said sidewallpanels when secured to: said sidewall panels, and a protective panel sectionof'sub'stantial area lying between said longitudinal partiti'on'panels intermediate the same in at ra'nsverse direction and of no greater longitudinal length than said partition; panels but at least as wide as the openings exposed therein, said protectivepanel being integrally'hinged' by a longitudinal bottom margin forming crease to-one' off'sai'd longitudinal partition panels and being separated front'said' cross partition elements, the' margin ofsaid' protective panel opposite the hinge crease thereof'being readily displaceable out of the plane of the other longi= tudinal' partition panel, said'protective panel hinge crease being located longitudinally outwardly in' a' direction awaytr'omits associated sidewall panel and from the transverse crease hinging its associated longitudinal par-- tition panel and'end'member together, said'protective' section being so positioned and of sufiicient size to extend substantially upwardly of the longitudinal partition panel to" which itliS hingedwhen said protective section is 2 folded about said hinge crease'thereof tocoplanar relation to said partition panels, said protective section then lying in substantially covering relation to the area of said openings.
2; A bottle carrier formed from a singleblank of sheet material as defined in claim 1 comprising a pair of similar bottle-receiving compartments, said bottle carrier having a single bottom panel for both compartments, each of said compartments presenting a sidewall panel'foldably connected to the adjacent sideedge of the bottom panel and extending substantiallythe full length thereof; an end panel section foldably connected to each end of 'the'sidewall panel and each having a width approximately equal to one-half the width of the bottom panel of the erected carrier, a longitudinal partition and handle forming panel fo'ldably connected to the inner vertical edges .ofeach' of tition sections of substantial size cut from each partition References Cited in the file of this patent and handle forming panel and integrally hinged by vertical creases thereto and foldably connected at the other UNITED STATES PATENTS vertical edges thereof to the inside face of the adjacent Re 23 501 Lighter M ay 20 1952 sidewall panels so as to expose adjacent openings in said 5 23871 Castle Se t 1954 partition and handle forming panels and subdivide each 1'157712 Miner g 1915 compartment and provide full depth bottle protection 2525686 Kowal 1950 transve:sely thereof, said paired compartments having the 2537615 Amesol; 1951 longitudinal partition and handle forming panels thereof 2545803 Bergstein M 1951 in back-to back relation, and a protective section of sub- 10 2615612 Vines Oct 1952 stantial area integrally hinged by a horizontal crease to 2634043 A 1953 a bottom defining margin of one of said partition and 2658659 Hall 5 1953 handle forming panels, said protective section extending 6603 61 gk 1953 upwardly between said paired partition and handle forming panels and being so shaped and of sufiicient size to 15 substantially cover said adjacent openings.