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Publication numberUS2950854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 30, 1960
Filing dateFeb 27, 1959
Priority dateFeb 27, 1959
Publication numberUS 2950854 A, US 2950854A, US-A-2950854, US2950854 A, US2950854A
InventorsGanz Robert H
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Aug. 30, 1960 R. H. GANZ 2950854 CARTON F'iled Feb. 27, 1959 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 ..i\HWH m: 2 INVENTOR.

ROBERT H. GANZ R. H. GANZ CARTON Aug. 30, 1960 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. 27, 1959 INVENTOR.

ROBERT H. GANZ Aug. 30, 1960 H. GANZ 2,950,854

CARTON Filed Feb. 27, 1959 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR.

ROBERT H. GANZ A7'TORNEYS.

Robert H. Ganz, Hackensack, N.J. assignor to Continental (Jan Company, Inc., New York, N.Y., a corporafion of New York Filed Feb. 27, 1959, Ser. N0. 795,939

Claims. (C1. 229-40) The invention relates to a warp-around cacrton fo1' pacleagi-ng articles such as jars 01' cans arranged side by side in rows.

According to my invention such a carton is made from a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides of the articles and fastened along overlapping edges into tubular form comprising opposed end walls and opposed side Walls, one 0f the end walls being divided into a series 0f separate panels bypairs of transverse cut lines extending into adjaccnt corners 0f the oarton to provide divider strips which press inwardly between each two adjacent articles in a row. Openings are provided adjacent side edges of the panels through which portions cf the articles project thereby to osition and space the articles to facilitate pressing the ddvider strips inwardly between the articles. The corners of the caarton at the edges of the panels are formed by parallel fold lines defining sloping sections, and the pairs of transverse eut lines extend int-o the sloping sectzions. This furnishes a toggle action for the divider strips to lock them in place between the artieles. The divider strips are provided with median fold lines and the free edges of the divider strips tum outwa-rdly toward the openings left when the divider strips are pressed inwardly between the articles.

By virtue 0f these sevenal featumes of construction the divider strips have a free toggle action -for easy insertaion between the articles, and the dividers can be brought do wn nea-r the center of the carton Where they readily shape themselves to the articles and furnish a deep, wide, cushion to protect against breakage. Whereas oar tons of the tight wrap-around (open end) type have hereto-fore achie-ved wide acceptance for use in paclcaging goods comtained in unbreakable metal cans, my improved carton opens the way for application of this type of wrappin=g to goods contained in glass jars where effective protectio-n is needed between the jars. My earton therefore combines the principal advantages 0 f partitioned cartons heretofore used for glass bottles and jars with those of the less expensive wrap-amound cartons used for metal .cans.

With reference to the accornpanying drawings, I sl1 all now describe the best mode contemplated by me for carrying out my invention.

Fig. 1 is a -face view of a blank constructed in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a detail view of one end o-f a blank of a modified construction.

Fig. 3 is a top perspective view showing a carton made from the blank 025 Fig. 1 as applied to the packaging of goods contained in flat topped glass jars, one of the jars being omitted and parts cf the cartou broken away to reveal interior construction.

Fig. 4 is :a vertieal transverse cross sectional view il-' lust1ating the application 0f a 0a1ton blank according to either Fig. 1 er Fig. 2 to the jars in the source of forming the completed carton.

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the completed package.

Fig. 6 is a detail top plan vie1w cf a portion 0 f the completed pack=age.

Fig. 7 is a vertical longitudinal sectional view taken as indlcated at 7-7 of Fig. 6.

Fig. 8 is a top pl-an view of a package utilizing a medified forn1 0f carton designed fr packaging six jars 01' other articles in 1WO rows of three articles each.

Fig. 9 is a vertical cross sectional view taken 011 the line 9-9 of Fig. 8.

Fig. 10 is a view simila r to Fig. 9 illustrating a fur- 1:her modification in which the bottom of the carton is fastened by interlocking tongues and slots.

Throughout the drawings single lines drawn Within the area of the paparboard stock represent cut lines; light double lines arepresent score er fold lines. 1

As shown, for instance, in Figs. 3, 5 and 9, my carton is of genenally tubular forrn, comprising a pair of opposed side Wall panels and opposed top and bottom panels. In the several particular constructions shown, the carton is wrapped around the top and sides of the articles and fastened along overlapping edges at the bottom. However the cartons may if desired be reversed top for bottom, in which case the overlapping edges will be fastened together along the tops of the articles. Hence I have chosen t0 designate the top and bottom Walls of the cartons as opposed end walls, having in mind that these are the Walls which will overlie the tops and bottoms, i.e. the ends, of the -articles in the package.

Refenring, to Fig. l, we see a blank for a wrap-around carton for packaging articles such as jars arranged side by side in ro-ws, made from a single piece 0 f paperboard, comprising an end wall panel 11, side Wall panels 12, 12 adjoining, opposed side edges of panel 11, and end Wall flaps 13, 14 adjo-ining panels 12. The end Wall panel 11 is divided into a series of separate panel parts 15 by pai1s of transveme cut lines 16 extending beyond the side eclges cf end Wall 11 to provide divider strips 17 0f -a len=gth ekceeding the distance between the side edges 0f end wall 11. Openings 18 ame pmovided adjacent the side etlges of panel 11 in the intervals between divider strips 17, i.e. opposite the centers 0-f the panel pa1ts 15, 15, etc. The :adjoining eclges 0 f the end and side Wall panels are defined by parallel fold lines 19, 20. The aforesaid openings 18 lie becween these fold lines.

The transverse cut lines 16 0f each pair are spacied apart by a distance whieh increases toward the center cf the divider strip, these cut lines being arcuate in forrn between fold lines 20, 20, then angled somewhat autwardly to the fold lines 19, 19, and extending across and beyond fold lines 20, 20 and 19, 19 to points With in the side Walls 12, 12 Where they are joined together by fold lines 21, 21, etc, at the ends 0f' the divider strips 17, 17, etc. The divider strips are provided with median fold lines 22, 22, etc, and include cut portions 23, 23, etc. adjacent tlhe ends of such medi-an fold lines. Cut lines 24, 24, etc. adjacent the fold lines of end Wall fla.ps 13 and 14 pmvlde =openings to receive the adjacent ends cf the articles. Suitable catches 25, 25 and tongues 26, 26 may be provided in ex-tensions 28 of end wall flap 13 for interlo ckin-g engagement with the opposed edges of openings 27 in end wall flap 14.

Transferring attention to Figs. 3 to 7, my carton as formed from the blank of Fig. 1 is described as made from a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides of the articles and fastened along everlapping edges into tubular form comprising opposed end walls 11, and 13, 14, and opposed side Walls, 12, 12, the end Wall 11 being divided into a series of separate panels 15, 15, etc., by pairs of transverse cut lines 16, 16, etc. extending into adjacent corners of the carton to provide divider strips 17, 17, etc. which press inwardly betwecn each two adjacent articles in a 1'0W. In Fig. 3, countingfrom left to right, the first three, divider strips aie shown pressed inwardly bc-twecn each two adjacent jars J whereas the fourth divider strip is shown as it would appear bcfore being pressed inwardly, this fourth divider strip being designated 17' in Fig. 3. Openings 18, 18, etc. are provided between adjacent side edges of the panels 11, 12 through which portio1is of the articles project (Figs. 3 and 6), thercby to osition and space the articles and facilitate the prcssing of the divider strips inwardly between the articles. The corners of the carton at the edges of the panels 11, 12 are formed by parallel fold lines 19, 20, defining sloping sections 34. The pairs cf transverse cut lines 16, 16, etc. extend into the sloping section whereby the divider strips have a toggle a'ction which locks them in place betwen thc articlcs. The divider strips am provided withmedian fold lines 22, 22, etc. and the free edges of the divider strips turn o utwardly toward the'openings lcft when thc divider strips a:re pressed inwardly bctween ihe articles. This may be seen in Figs. 3 and 7. (In the particular embodiment he1e illustrated, the frec edges of the divider strips turn upwardly but I have used the term outwardly in recognition cf the fact that orientation upwardly or downwardly changes in accordance with the position the package is assumed to ce in, i.e. which is the top and which the bottom, whereas in every case the edges of the divider strips turn outwardly towarcl thc openings 1eft when they are pressed inwardly.) The median fold lines 22 include cut pontions 23 adjacent thei1 ends. The cut lines 16 16 extend acrcss and bcyond thc fold lines 20, 19 to points within the side Walls whcre they a1'e joined together by fold lines 21, 21 at the ends of the divider strips. This construction providcs a free toggle action for easy insertion of the dividers between thc articles. This action will be understood from Fig. Wherein the dot and dash lines at 17" show the position of the divider as it is being pressed inwardly between the articles. Notice that the portions of the divider strips whiclr lic in Fig. 2, which is thc same as that which has been de-- at either sidc cf the fold lines 19 double outwardly of the side Walls 12. 'I'his avoids crumpling o1 undue diswherein the toggle action hclps to lock them against further movement inwardly or outwardly (up or down).

The transverse cut lines 16, 16 of each pair am spaced apart by a distance which increases toward the center of the divider strip to provide a wider section 29 (Fig. 5) for increased protection of the articlcs wherc they come together at the centcr of the carton. With reference to Fig. 6, noticc that the dividers shape themselves to somewhat fit the articles and provide a wide cushion between them. Feld lines 20 and 22 cooperate in producing this rcsult by forming the center part of the divider into a three dimensional body, fold line 20 resisting buckling longitudinally, and fold linc 22 resisting buckling transversely, cf the canton. 'Ihis causes the outwardly extending cdges of thc divider strips to wrap themsclves firmly around the jars where they come together ac the center cf the carton and over substantial adjacent portions cf thcir sides. Also, it Will bc observed that the shape of the ends of the dividcr strips 17, in relation to the shape of the. openings 18, is such that the adjacent sloping portions 34 cf the carton foim webs which angle outwardly for increased eifectiveness in reachjng around the ca'ps of the jars I to firmly and accurately position them preparatory to insertion of the divider strips.

If desired the panels 15, 15, etc. may be providcd With openings 33, 33, etc. to receive artici1es of another form such -as those provided with a projecting cap, in which case such projecting caps may ex1tcnd '-through the openings thus provided.

The carton is applied to the jars 01' other articles-in the manner shown in Fig. 4 bcing wrapped around scribed except for the omission of such interlocking catchcs and tongues. In (bis case the overlapping edges may be sccured by other conventional means such as;' gluing.

In the modified copstruction illus trate d in Figs. 8 and 9, we have two rowsbf thrce articlcs, the cauton being widencd to accomxnodatethe two rows, and the end wall flap 14' being provided with an upwardly folded extension 30 which forms a longitudinal partition between the articles in the two rows. The divider strips 31 are lengthened so as to reach cr oss between the articlcs in the two rows. In all other respects the construction here shown is substantially the; Same as has been describcd with reference to Figs. 1-7. In Fig. 8 the right-hand divider strip3l' is shown in the position which it will assumc before being pr essed inwardly whereas the divider strip 31 at the left is shown in its final inwardly pressed position.

Fig. 10 depicrs a construction which is the same as that shown in Figs. 8 and 9 With the exception that in pl-ace of the longitudinal extension 30 of flap 14', there is provided an interlocking tonguc and slot connection between end wall flaps 13', 14, the tongues 32 of Which are positioned to extend upwardly bctween articles in the two rows, the cofistruction of the interlocking tonguc and slot connection being substantiallythe same as shown in Fig. l, tongues 32 of Fig. 10 conesponding to tonguesi 26 cf Fig. 1.

The terms and expressions which I have employed ard used in a descriptive and not a limiting sense, and I havc no intention of excluding such equivalents of the inven tion describcd as fall Wi=thin the scope of the claims.

I claim:

1. A wrap-around ca1ton for packaging articles such asjars arranged side by side in rows, made from a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides cf the articles and fastened along overlapping edgcs into tubular form comprising opposed end Walls and opposed side Walls, one of the and Walls dividcd into a series of separate panels by pairs cf transverse cut lines extcnding into adjacent corners of the carton t0 providc diyider strips Which press inwardly between each twq adjaccnt articlesin a row, said divider strips being providedwith median fold lines and the frec edges cf the divider strips turning outwardly toward the openings left When thcdivider strips are pressed inwardly between the articles. 2. A wrap-around carton for packaging articlcs such as jars arranged side by side in rows, made frorn a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides of Ihc-artic1es and fastened a.long overlapping edges into tjubulat form comprising opposed end walls and opposed side Walls, one of the and Walls divided into a series cf separate pancls by pairs cf transverse cut.lines extending into adjacent corners of the carton 10 providc clividenstrips which pnes s inwardly between. each two adjacent articles in a row, said divider strips being proidd With median fold lines and the free edgcs of thei divider strips turning o1itwairdly towaxd the openings left when the"divider strips are prcssed inWardly between the article's, and the inedian fold lines including cut portion's zicljadcnt their ends.

3. A wrap-around carton for packaging articles such as jars atranged side by side in rows, m=ade froin a singlc piece of paperboaid wrapped around thc ends and sidcs cf 1;he articles and fastcned along overlapping edges into tubular form comprising opposed and Walls and opposcd side walls, one of the and walls divided into a series of separate panels by pairs of transverse cut lines extending into adjacent corners of the carton to provide divider strips which press inwardly between eaeh two adjacent articles in a row, the corners 0f the carton at the edges of said panels being formed by parallel fold Limes defining sloping sections, said pairs cf transverse cut lines extending across and beyond said fold lines to points Within the side walls where they are joined together by fold lines at the ends of the divider strips, said divider strips provicled with median fold lines and the free edges cf the divider strips turned outwardly toward the openings 1eft when the divider strips are pressed inwardly between the articles, by virtue cf all 0f which the dividers shape themselves to somewhat fit the articles and provide a wide cushion between them.

4. A wrap-around carton for packaging articles such asjars arranged side by side in rows, made from a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides of the articles and fastened along overlapping edges into tubular form cornprising opposed end Walls and opposed side Walls, one of the end walls divided into a series of separate panels by pairs of transverse cut lines extending into adjacent corners of the carton to provide divider strips which press inwardly between each two adjacent articles in a row, the corners of the carton at the edges of said panels being formed by parallel fold lines defining sloping sections, said pairs of transverse cut lines extending across and beyond said fold lines to points within the side walls where they are joined together by fold lines at the ends of the divider strips, said divider strips provided with median fold lines and the free edges of the divider strips turned outwardly toward the openings left when the divider strips a re pressed inwardly between the articles, by vixtue of all of which the dividers shape themselves to somewhat fit the articles and provide a wide cushion between them, and the spacing of the transverse cut lines of each pair increasing toward the center of the divider strip.

5. A wrap-around carton for packaging articles such as jars arranged side by side in rows, made frorn a single piece of paperboard wrapped around the ends and sides of the articles and fastened along overlapping edges into tubular form comprising opposed end Walls and opposed side walls, one of the end Walls divided into a series of separate panels by pairs of transverse cut lines extending into adjacent corners of the carton to provide divider strips which press inwardly between each two adjacent articles in a row, said divider strips being provided with median fold lines forming divider sections which fold together at the center of each divider strip, and said pairs of transverse cut lines extending to points within the side walls Where they are joined by fold lines, the inwardly pressed divider strips extending toward the opposing end Wall of the carton whereby the divider strips have a toggle action which locks them in platze between the articles.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/151, 229/120.15, 229/120.14, 229/120.16, 206/485, 206/196
International ClassificationB65D71/00, B65D71/20, B65D71/24, B65D71/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D2571/0016, B65D71/20, B65D71/24, B65D2571/00913, B65D2571/00172, B65D2571/0029, B65D2571/00277, B65D2571/00716, B65D2571/0066, B65D2571/00302
European ClassificationB65D71/24, B65D71/20