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Publication numberUS3581974 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1971
Filing dateJan 17, 1969
Priority dateJan 17, 1969
Publication numberUS 3581974 A, US 3581974A, US-A-3581974, US3581974 A, US3581974A
InventorsFreeman Claude C
Original AssigneeContainer Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carton with locked handle and lid construction
US 3581974 A
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United States Patent I l l Claude C. Freeman Fort Worth, Tex.

Jan. 17, 1969 June 1, 197 1 Container Corporation of America Chicago, Ill.

lnventor Appl. No. Filed Patented Assignee CARTON WITH LOCKED HANDLE AND LID CONSTRUCTION 1 Claim, 10 Drawing Figs.

[52] US. Cl 229/39, 229/52 [51] 1nt.Cl B65d 5/10, 865d 5/46 [50] Field of Search 229/39, 52

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,123,147 7/1938 Snyder 229/39 l,787,736 1/1931 Schrier..... 229/39 2,7l4,982 8/1955 Strauss 229/52B(X) 2,793,801 5/1957 Papadaponlos 229/52B(X) 3,377,015 4/1968 Moreno 229/52B(X) Primary ExaminerLeonard Summer Attorney-Carpenter, Ostis & Lindberg ABSTRACT: A locked handle and lid construction for a polyhedral shaped carton having an even number of sides in excess of four, and formed from a unitary paperboard blank having hingedly connected panels forming the sides of said carton, a polygonal shaped flap extending from one of said panels and defining a bottom for said carton, a pair of flap extensions from the other end of said panels adapted to be folded in confronting relationship to define a lifting structure and a top cover, locking tabs extending from other of said panels and having folds therein to embrace said confronting panels and to be locked thereto.

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REL/5 CARTON WITH LOCKED HANDLE AND LID CONSTRUCTION One of the principal objects of this invention is to provide a carton having a handle member formed by upstanding portions of the top panels of the carton, together with structure for locking such upstanding portions in place.

Another object is to provide improved carton having six sides and to form a handle for the carton by structure which is a part of the top panels and which consists of handle elements arranged to be in confronting relationship, certain of the panels having tab extensions therefrom arranged to lock with the handle elements to maintain the top thereof in assembled relationship.

DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an isometric view of a carton constructed'according to the invention; I

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a unitary cut and scored blank for forming the carton as seen in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the carton seen in FIG.

FIG. 4 is another perspective view thereof;

FIG. 5 is an'end view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a sectional view looking in the direction of the arrows 8-8 of FIG. 1, showing details of a locking arrangement for the handle of the carton seen in the several views;

FIG. S1 is a. longitudinal sectional view looking in the direction of the arrows 9-9 of FIG. 6; and

FIG. 10 is a transverse vertical sectionalview looking in the direction of the arrows 10-10 of FIG. 6.

The improved carton according to the present invention is referred to generally by the reference numeral and is formed from a unitary cut and scored blank 15A seen in FIG. 2. Carton blank 15A 'is comprised of a plurality of hingedly connected side panels I6, l7, 18, 19, 21 and 22 foldable along score lines 23 therebetween. A glue flap 24 is foldably connected to end panel 16 along a score line 26, and glue flap 24 may be glued to panel 22 to define a carton sleeve. It may be noted that the outer sideof the blank 15A is shown in FIG. 2.

A bottom panel 27 is hingedly connected to side panel 18 at a score line 28, and bottom panel 27 is divided intobottom panel sections 29 and 31 foldable with respect to each other along a score line 32 coincident with the major diameter of the bottom panel 27.

A glue flap 33 is foldably connected to the side panel 22 opposite from side panel 18 along a score line 36. A glue patch 34 on the outside face of glue flap 33 is glued to the inside face of the bottom panel section 31. The bottom panel 27 is reinforced when thecarton according -to the invention is in the set up position as seen in FIG. l by a flap sector 37 hingedly connected to panel 16 along a score line 39. Flap sector 37 is glued to a flap sector 38 hingedly connected to panel 17 adjacent to panel 16 along a score line 41. Flap sector 38 has a glue patch 42 thereon on the opposite side of the blank 15A from that seen in FIG. 2, and the two flap sectors 37 and 38 are adapted to be glued together as seen in FIG. 7.

In the same fashion side panel 19 has a flap sector 43 hingedly connected thereto along a score line 46, flap sector 43 cooperating with a flap sector 44 hingedly connected to the adjacent panel 21 along a score line'47. Flap sector 44 has a glue patch 48 thereon for gluing of the flap sector 44 to the flap sector 43 in the same fashion as was described with respect to flap sectors 37 and 38 seen in FIG. 7.

Structure is provided for forming a top panel of the carton l5, and for providing a structure whereby the same can be transported. To this end panel 18 has aflap extension 49, and side panel 22 also has a flap extension 51, the two flap extensions 49 and 51 being foldable with respect to their panels 18 and 22 along respective score lines 52 and 53. Flap extension 49 includes a half cover portion 54, as does also flap extension 51 which has a half cover portion 56. Each of the half cover portions has a handle portion 57 foldable with respect thereto in a position of confronting relationship with respect to each other along respective score lines 58 and 59. Each of the handle portions 57 is provided with a handle tab 61 defined by a out line 62 and a score line 63. The two handle tabs 61 being positioned out of the plane defined by the confronting handle portion 57 as seen in FIGS. 5 and 10.

. Structure is provided for locking the confronting handle portions 57 together and for providing additional stiffness to the half cover portions 54 and 56. To this end, adjacent side panels 16 and 17 are provided jointly with a locking tab 64 foldable with respect to the panels 16 and 17 along a score line 67. Adjacent panels 19 and 21 are likewise provided with a locking tab 66 foldable with respect to the panels 19 and 21 along a score line 68. Each of the locking tabs 64 and 66 is provided with a gusset fold 69 and a fold line 71 dividing the tabs 64 and 66 into two portions adapted to be folded down along side the confronting handle portions 57 as seen in FIGS. 1 and 3. By reason of the gusset folds 69 and center fold 71, the locking tabs 64 and 66 can closely flank the confronting handle portions 57, the remaining portions of such tabs overlying the half cover portions 54 and 56.

Each of the locking tabs 64 and 66 is provided with an essentially diamond-shaped opening ,72 adapted to permit locking ears 73 on the confronting handle portions 57 to protrude therethrough when the-half cover portions 54 and 56 are positioned as seen in FIG. 1.

The improved carton according to the present invention can be shipped as a flat partly formed carton blank. In the steps of erecting the carton, the side panels form the same into a hexagon, the flap sectors 37, 38 and 43, 44 supporting the bottom panels 27 which folds to the position seen in FIG. 7 along the score lines 32 thereof, bottom panel sectors 29 and 31 resting against the aforementioned flap sectors. Thereafter the half cover portions 54 and 56 are folded into position along their respective score lines, the confronting handle portions 57 being folded together. Pressure is then exerted downward, so that the half cover portions 54 and 56 are no longer in the plane of the top of the carton. Locking tabs 64 and 66 are then folded about the confronting handle portions 57 so as to flank the same and overlie the half cover portions 54 and 56.

lclaim:

1. In a polyhedral-shaped carton having an even number of sides in excess of four and formed from a unitary cut and scored paperboard blank,'said carton comprising:

a. an even number of hingedly connected panels connected to form a carton sleeve which constitutes the sides of said carton;

b. a pair of first flap extensions from said panels foldable into confronting and coplanar relationship to define a lifting structure and a top cover for said carton;

. means for locking said first flap extensions into position including locking tabs extending fromthe ends of some of.

said panels; one of said panels having a polygonal-shaped flap extending therefrom foldable into position to define a bottom panel for said carton sleeve; v

the panels flanking said one panel having other flap extensions therefrom foldable into overlapping relationship with said polygonal-shaped flap, and means for securing said other flap extensions in position to support said polygonal-shaped flap; said locking means including foldably connected tabs extending from contiguous and remaining of said panels and folded in position to flank said liftingstructure and to rest upon said top cover at each side of said lifting structure.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/110, 229/157, 229/117.15, 229/138
International ClassificationB65D5/46, B65D5/462
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/46112
European ClassificationB65D5/46B2A2
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 26, 1986AS06Security interest
Owner name: * CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Effective date: 19860930
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, 280 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK,
Owner name: CHEMICAL BANK
Nov 26, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, THE
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, 280 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK,
Owner name: CHEMICAL BANK
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:004858/0656
Effective date: 19860930
Owner name: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC