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Publication numberUS2917202 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1959
Filing dateOct 10, 1956
Priority dateOct 10, 1956
Publication numberUS 2917202 A, US 2917202A, US-A-2917202, US2917202 A, US2917202A
InventorsForrer Homer W
Original AssigneeMead Packaging Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Four-cell compartmented carton
US 2917202 A
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Dec. 15, 1959 H. w.' FORRER FOUR-CELL COMPARTMENTED CARTUN Filed Oct. 10, 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 HOMER m raenek BY fiuM s 5 4 TTORNEYJ H. w. FORRER 2,917,202

FOUR-CELL COMPARTMENTED CARTON Dec. 15, 1959 Filed Oct. 10, 1956 3 Sheets-Sheet C5 1 3 k a i L INVENTOR. i HOMER m FORRI-P BY g 0 g. 8 z 7 M 8 A TTORN Y's United States-Patent O 2,917,202 FOUR-CELL COMPARTMENTED CARTON Thisinvention relates to compartmented paperboard cartons of the type adapted for carrying bottles and other similar containers, and more particularly to an improved carton of this sort in which the structure is arranged to employ a blank that may be nested so as to be cut from a web of paperboard with substantially no waste,

and in which the structural arrangement provides double thicknesspartitions at all carton compartments and further incorporates a handle portion integrated with the partition structure. 1

These and other features of the carton structure pro.-

vided according to the present invention are described in p further detail below in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which: I

Fig 1 is a perspective view of a compartmented carton arranged in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken substantially at the '5 line 2-2 in Fig. 1; I v

Fig. 3 is a further vertical section taken substantially at the line 3-3 in Fig. 2;

Fig. 4- is a plan view of the form of blank used according to the present invention for forming the carton shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, with the glue application for the first folding step in forming the carton indicated by stippling, and the nestable arrangement of adjacent blanks indicated in dotted lines;

Fig. 5 is a plan view showing the blank of Fig. 4 after completion of the first folding step in forming the carton;

Fig. 6 is a plan view showing the blank ofFig. 4 after completion of the second folding step in forming the'carton, and with the glue application for the third folding step indicated by stippling; a

Fig. 7 is a plan view showing the blank of 4 after completion of the third folding step in forming the carton, and with the glue application for the fourth folding'step indicated by stippling;

lapsed position following the final folding stepin-forming the carton and with the carton ready for erection to the form shown in Fig. 1. v

Referring now in detail to the drawings and -more particularly at first to Fig. 1, the illustrated carton embodying the present invention is shown as comprising a medial handle portion 10, opposed pairs of end wall panels 12 and 14 foldably joined at the ends of the handle portion 10, opposed side walls 16 and 18 foldably connected between the outer edges of the end wall panel pairs 12 and 14, and a bottom wall panel 20 foldably connected between the bottom edges of the side wall panels 16 and 18, with medial and transverse partition elements arranged as portions of partition extensions (indicated generally by the reference numerals 22,

and integrated with the handle portion 10, as previously mentioned, to form two compartments along the side walls 16 and 18 at each side of the handle portion 10 with the medial and transverse partitioning for each compartment being provided in double thickness as illustrated further in Figs. 2 and 3. Fig. 3 also illustrates in detail the arrangement of the handle portion 10 as being formed with a first handle panel 30 and a second handle panel 32 foldably joined at their top edges and doubled over the medial partition elements of the partition extensions 28 and 30, with the second handle panel 32 thereof extended downwardly and secured between the paired medial partition elements forming the double thickness medial partitions.

The form of blank by which this structural arrangement is obtained according to the present invention is illustrated in Fig. 4, in whichthe bottom wall panel 20 is shown arranged at a generally central position in the blank with a medial fold line 34 formed therein to render it collapsible. The side wall panels 16 and 18 are .foldably joined along each side edge of the bottom wall panel 20 at fold lines 36 and 38, and one end Wall panel of each pair 12 and 14 is foldably joined at the end-edges of each side wall panel 16 and 18 along fold vlines 40 and 42, and 44 and 46, respectively, the end wall panels of each pair 12 and 14 having a width corresponding to half the width of the bottom wall panel 20 so that these pairs of panels 12 and 14 are proportioned to extend from the side wall panels 16 and 18 and meet medially of the carton at the ends of the handle portion 10 as seen in Fig. 1.

The previously mentioned partition extensions 22, 24, 26 and 28 that are provided to form the compartments in the carton of the present invention are arranged as substantially symmetrical extension panels connected directfly ,with the respective end wall panels of the pairs 12 and 14 at fold lines 22, 24', 26 and 28'. These partition extension panels 22, 24,- 26 and 28 are referred to as being symmetrical because they are in substance, each side wall panel 16 and 18 is proportioned with an extent from its related medial partition portions 52 and 56 equal to one-half the width ofthe bottom wall panel 20, and has an attaching flap 72 or 74, foldably joined along a fold line 76 or 78 at the extending end thereof to proyide for securing these transverse partition portions 54' and 58 to the respective side wall panels 16 and '18. The

partition extension panels are also specifically different in that the extension panels 24 and 28 have. the medial partition portions 52 and 60 thereof formed with locking notches 80 and 82 at their inner or bottom edge for the purpose of locking the medially foldable bottom wall panel 20 in place when the carton .is erected as shown in Fig. 2; and the extension panels 26 and 28 'are extended at the outer or top edge thereof beyond the outer; or top edge of the end wall panels 12 and 14 to which they are joined for the purpose of integration with the medial handle portion 10. 1

For this latter purpose, the medial partition portiori'5'6 is extended sufficiently to have the first handle panel 30 foldably joined thereon along the same fold line 26/ at which the medialfpartition portion 56 is joi'ned -ttitheadjacentendwall panel. 12, thfl'fiIStI hand-1e pane1' -3'0=beiiig hinged in this manner at an end thereof and extending along the outer or top edge of the adjacent end wall panel 12 and midway of the side wall panel 18 where it remains attached in the blank to the side wall panel 18 at a weaka al Pe m an e 3%. y whi h t h d e pq t s 9 maintained in proper relation to the remainder of the blanlifduring the carton forming steps until rfi ady for separation therefrom as described in further detail below. The second handle panel 32 of the handle portion 10 is foldably joined at the onter or top side of the first panel 30 along" a fold line 86 for doubling therewith as previously mentioned Both of the first and second handle panls'fifl and 32 are substantially coextensive in length the side wall panels 16 and 18 so as to extend for the full length of the carton between the pairs of end wall panels""12 and 1ft in the completed carton structure Also," the second handle panel 32is formed with a width exceeding that of the first handle panel 30 so that it may be secured between the paired medial partition portions 48 anu'saasd 52 andi60 in the completed carton structurepas illustrated in Fig; 3. i A

*The'forrn of blank shown in Fig. 4 should also be noted particularly in connection with the manner in which one of the partition extensio npanels, such as 26 and 28, joined to" each pair of end wall panels 12 and 14, isinternestable inverted relation between the respective partition extension panels and 2 6, and 24 and 28 joinedto the corresponding pair of end wallpanel s of alike blank, as illustrated by dotted lines in Fig. 4. The internestable partition extension panels 26 and 28 are arranged adjacen't the handle portion :10 in the blank of-Fig. 4 so that the result of the" internesting is "to allow the blanks to be cut with substantially no waste froni a web of paperboard corresponding width to width from top to bottom of the blank "in Fig. 4, and thereby elfect a very substantia economy in the manufacture of thercarton of the present invention.

As to the carton forming steps, it will be seen from Fig. -5 that the partition extensions 22 and 26 are first folded about the fold lines 22' and 26' so as to overlie the inner faces of the adjacent end wall panels 12 and s'ide'lwall panels 16 and 18, and the partition' extension panel-26 is secured at the inner faceof thie side wall panel 18 by glue previously applied to the attachingflap 7.4 there'on"as' indicated in Figifl.

Next, the other partition extension panels 24 and 28 are folded about the intermediate fold lines .66 and 70 therein and glue is applied to the exposed faces of the attaching flap s72 onthe transverse partition portion 54, and to the exposed faces of transverse partition portion 62 and transverse partition portion 50, as indicated in Fig. 6; after which the end wall panels 14 with the folded partition' extension panels '24 and 28 are folded about the side wall fold lines 42' a nd 16,as' seen in Fig. 7, so that seeuring of the adjacent transverse partition portions in face to face relation is laccomplished together with attachmentof these partition portions to the side walls 16 and-1i; at th attaching fla s 72' and 74. i

fl'hen glue :is' applied "at the inside face of the second handle panel l'g2 along its erid edges as'indicatediniFig. 7 orbet the-handle panel 32" ma 'b'doubled in relation 9 fi han l Pane 30 t b secured thereto and f inside face s of the adjacent medial Ipartition portrons fifl asillustrated in Fig, 8; whereuponaglue a ligation is made ,atthe inside faces of the medial partiti d esin v atsdi 'end' final J9 .14 i fi i the mt l 201th ur the paired mediallpartition pors., ace ,to fag contact with the loweredge .of the second handle panel 32 anchored therebetween to complete the cartonofthe present invention invcollapsed form as seen in Fig.9 ready for erection to the form illustrated l j present invention has been described in detail 0r .purposcsof illiistration onlyan isnotint to be limited by this description or otherwise except as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A compartmented carton of the type adapted for carrying bottles and other similar containers, said carton comprising a medially foldable bottom wall, opposed side walls foldably hinged at the .sides of said bottom wall, opposed vpairs of end wall panels foldably joined at the ends of said side walls, substantially symmetrical partio extensions t l ab jo ned t e h .Qf s i nd Wal panels, and amedial handle portion foldably hinged on one of said partition extensions, said partition extensions each being intermediately foldable into medial partition portions and transverse partition portionsfthe medial partition portion of the partition extension on which said medial handle portion is hinged being extended in height across the entire width thereof above the adjacent end wall ,and having said medial handle portion hinged there- .9 a ls h am a is a wh sai m d Partition Pa tion is hinged on said adjacentend wall, the medial partition portion that is 'foldably joined to the end wall panel onthie same side wall also being extended in height across the entire width thereof above the end wall panel adjacent thereto, and said'rn edial handle portion including a first handle panel foldablyliingjed at an end thereof on lrnedial partition portion that is extended height therefor and a'second handlepanel foldably'joined'atlthe'top e a s i fi s hand e H ns! n h in t e i side edge and both end edges thereof free, both ofsaid handlepanels being substantially coextensive 'in length with s ai d side walls 'and being doubled over theexte nded height of said medial partition portions that are extended abovesaid end wall panels and secured thereto.

' 2. 1A compartmented carton of the type adapted for carrying bottles and other similar containers, said carton comprising a medially foldable bottom wall, opposed sidewalls foldably hinged at the sides of said bottom wall, opposed pairs of end wall panels foldably joined at the ends of said ,side walls, subst nitially symmetrical partition extensionsfoldably joined to each of said end wall panels, and a medial handle portion foldably hinged on "C angsha partition extensions, said partition extensions each-being intermediately foldable into medial partition portionshaving an extent from said end wall panels equal to one-half the length of said side walls and into transverse partition portions of which at least one of thetwo extensions adjacent each side wall has an extent from said medial partition'portions equal to one-half the width of said bottom wall and is secured to said adjacent side wall, the medial partition portions extending from ,each pair' ofend wall panels and .the transverse partition portions adjacent each side wall being secured in face to face relation, the medial partition portion of the partition vextension on which saidinedial handle portion is-hinged b i end n' he h mem n re dth e e f above'the'adjacentend wall and having said medial handle portion hinged thereon along the same axis at which Said medial partition portion is' hinged on said adjacent end iw u', are meant partition portion that .is foldably joined to the end wall panel on the sameside wall also being extended in heightacross the entire width thereof above the end wall vpanel adjacentthereto, and said medial ha'ndie portion including a first handle panel foldably hinged at an end thereof on said medial'partition portion that is extende d in .height therefor and a second handle panel foldably joined at ihe topedge' of said first handle panel and'having the opposite side edge'and botlfend edges thereof freqbothof said handle panels being stantiallycoextensive in length with said side wallsa'nd being doubled over the extended height of said medial partition portions that are extended above saidendwall newt e se pe t er to 'andrsaid e ha panel 'sfl QPWP QQ Y bs qw id fi s h hd i n a be rthe r se red betweenihe'hiedial"partition 3. A blank of paperboard or the like for forming a collapsible compartmented carton, said blank being cut and scored to define a medially foldable bottom wall panel, opposed rectangular side wall panels foldably joined at the sides of said bottom wall panel, opposed pairs of rectangular end wall panels foldably joined coextensively at the ends of said side wall panels, and substantially symmetrical partition extension panels foldably joined to the extending edge of each of said end wall panels, said partition extension panels each being intermediately foldable into medial partition portions having an extent from said end wall panels equal to one-half the length of said side wall panels and into transverse partition portions of which at least one of the two extensions adjacent each side wall panel has an extent from said medial partition portions equal to one-half the width of said bottom wall panel and has an attaching flap at the extending edge thereof for securing to said adjacent side wall panel, and the medial partition portion of one of said partition extension panels being extended beyond the outer edge of the end wall panel to which it is joined and having a first medial handle panel foldably hinged thereon and extending along the outer edge of said end wall panel and the adjacent side wall panel, and a second medial handle panel foldably joined at the outer side of said first handle panel for doubling therewith, both of said handle panels being substantially coextensive in length with said side wall panels and said second handle panel having a width exceeding that of said first handle panel, and the medial partition portion of the partition extension panel that is foldably joined to theend wall panel on the same side wall with the end wall panel adjacent which said first handle panel is foldably joined being likewise extended beyond the outer edge of the end wall panel adjacent thereto, whereby said handle panels are adapted to be doubled over said extended medial partition portions and said wider second handle panel is adapted to be disposed between the respective medial partition portions paired with said pairs of end wall panels.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,675,158 Ringler Apr. 13, 1954 2,688,421 Forrer Sept. 7, 1954 2,696,942 Ringler Dec. 14, 1954 2,702,144 Forrer Feb. 15, 1955 2,717,098 Arneson Sept. 6, 1955 2,811,279 Arneson Oct. 29, 1957 2,820,570 Ringler Jan. 21, 1958

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Referenced by
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US3119515 *Jan 7, 1963Jan 28, 1964Maurice KurshBeverage carrying carton
US4989779 *Aug 23, 1989Feb 5, 1991Minnesota Automation, Inc.Bottom lock arrangement for cartons
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/190, 229/117.13, 229/120.18
International ClassificationB65D71/00, B65D71/58
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2571/00141, B65D2571/00487, B65D2571/00382, B65D2301/10, B65D2571/00524, B65D71/0022, B65D2571/0079, B65D2571/00956, B65D2571/0066
European ClassificationB65D71/00B3