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Publication numberUS3749299 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 31, 1973
Filing dateOct 26, 1971
Priority dateOct 26, 1971
Publication numberUS 3749299 A, US 3749299A, US-A-3749299, US3749299 A, US3749299A
InventorsIngle R
Original AssigneeHoerner Waldorf Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compartmented containers
US 3749299 A
Abstract
A partitioned container is provided in which the bottom wall and side walls are of double thickness and the end walls are of triple thickness the inner side walls and intermediate and inner end walls are vertically slotted to accommodate intersecting partition panels.
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Ramsey, Minn.

Oct. 26, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 192,440

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3,269,638 8/1966 Forbes......,............-........... 229/16 A 2,727,674 12/ 1955 229/16 A 4 Claims, 8 Drawlng Figures PAIENTEU JUL 31 ms SNEET 1 0F 3 BY QQMWQG ATTORNEY COMPARTMENTED CONTAINERS This invention relates to an improvement in Compartmented Containers and deals particularly with a container which may be used as a storage box for parts of different types.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Various types of Compartmented Containers have been produced. In many instances, as for example where containers are used to contain bottled goods, the structure comprises an outer rectangular shell into which is inserted a filler made of material such as corrugated paperboard having intersecting partitions to hold the bottled goods in spaced relation. In this type of construction, the ends of the partitions are actually held in place by the contents of the cells. In other words, there is no chance that the goods in one cell will penetrate the goods of another cell, so that the filler is completely free of attachment to the walls of the container.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION It is an object of the present invention to provide a Compartmented Container including an outer generally rectangular shell, and a partition member inserted within the shell, the partition member being an interlocking relation with the walls of the container so that products placed in one cell can not intermingle with products in another cell. The walls of the container are of at least double thickness and the inner walls of the container are vertically slotted to accommodate the ends of the partition members. As a result, each cell is definitely isolated from the others, and materials placed in the cells are definitely contained.

An added feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a Compartmented Container of the type described in which the center partitions include flanges which extend between the side walls and the side wall liner panels. As a result, the side walls are held from bowing outwardly, and the ends of the remaining partitions are held engaged in the slots in the side and end wall liner panels.

These and other objects and novel features of the present invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specifiaation and claims.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the container in its finished form.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the container in partially assembled form.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the container during its set up operation.

FIG. 4 is a sectional view longitudinally through the container.

FIG. 5 is a diagrammatic view of the blank from which the container is formed.

FIG. 6 is a diagrammatic view of one of the transverse partition members.

FIG. 7 is a diagrammatic view of the central and transverse partition member.

FIG. 8 is a diagrammatic view of the longitudinally extending partition member.

The container, which is indicated in general by the letter A, is indicated in its blank form in FIG. 5 of the drawings. As indicated,'the container includes a bottom panel 10 which is foldably connected along parallel fold lines 11 and 12 to side walls 13 and 14 respectively. The side walls 13 and 14 are connected along double fold lines 15 and 16 respectively to side wall liner panels 17 and 19 respectively.

Outer end walls 20 and 21 are connected to the ends of side wall 13 along parallel lines of fold 22 and 23 which are at right angles to the fold lines 11 and 12. Bottom liner panels 24 and 25 are foldably connected to an edge of each end wall 20 and 21 along fold lines 26 and 27 which are aligned, and which are substantially aligned with the fold line 11. Inner end wall liner panels 29 and 30 are foldably connected to the edges of the end wall panels 20 and 21 along double fold lines 31 and 32. The fold lines 31 and 32 are aligned with the fold lines 15 which connect the side wall liner panel 17 to the side wall 13.

Intermediate end wall panels 33 and 34 are hingedly connected to opposite ends of the side wall 14 along fold lines 35 and 36 which are substantially aligned with the fold lines 22 and 23. The upper edges of the end walls 20 and 21, as well as the upper edges of the end wall liner panels 29 and 30 are provided with rectangular notches 28 and 38 which fold into registry when the liner panels are folded inwardly of the end walls. Vertical slots 35 extend from the notches 28 toward the ends of the liner panels 29 and 30 which will be lowermost when the container is set up.

The intermediate end wall panels 33 and 34 are also provided with generally rectangular notches 36 and 37 which are designed to register with the notches 28 and 38 in the outer and inner end wall panels 20, 21, 29 and 30. Verticle slots 39 and 40 extend from the notches 36 and 37 toward the lower edges of the intermediate end wall panels and are adapted to register with the slots 35 and 36 in the end wall liner panels 29 and 30.

The side wall liner panels 17 and 19 are also provided with spaced slots designed to accommodate the ends of transverse partition members indicated in FIGS. 6 and 7 of the drawings. Two of these slots 41 which extend downwardly from the upper edges of the side wall panel 17 are spaced on opposite sides of the center of these panels. Opposed slots are provided in the side wall liner panel 19. A central liner slot 43 is provided intermediate the ends of the side wall liner panel 17, and a similar opposed slot 44 is provided in the side wall iiner panel 19. A transverse slot 45 communicates with the upper end of the slot 43 and extends transversally along the double fold lines 15. In a similar manner, the upper end of the slot 44 is provided with a transverse slot 46 which extends longitudinally of the double fold line 16.

A longitudinal partition member 47 is shown in FIG. 8 of the drawings and includes projecting ends 49 which are adapted to extend into the slots 35, 36 39 and 40 in the end wall liner panels 29, 30 and the intermediate end wall panels 33 and 34 when the container is set up. The partition member 47 is provided with three vertical slots 50 which are designed to accommodate the transverse partition members which will be described.

the transverse partition members 51 which are indicated in FIGS. 6 of the drawings are designed for accommodation in the opposed slots 41 and 42 in the side wall liner panels 17 and 19. As indicated, the partition members 51 are provided with laterally extending extentions 52 which extend into the slots 41 and 42. Each partition member 51 is also slotted as indicated at 53 so that these transverse partition members may intersect the longitudinal parition members 47.

As indicated in FIGS. 7 of the drawings, a central divider or partition member 54 is provided with laterally extending flanges 55 which are hingedly connected to opposite hinges hereof along parallel fold lines 56. A

slot 57 is provided in the under surface of the central partition member 54 which is designed to intersect the central slot 50 of the longitudinal partition member 47.

The container is set up by folding the side wall 13 upwardly in right angular relation with the bottom panel 10, folding the outer end walls 20 and 21 into right angular relation to the side walls 13, and folding the bottom liner panels 24 and 25 over the bottom panel 10. The opposite side wall 14 is erected, and the intermediate end walls 33 and 34 are folded inwardly of the outer end walls 20 and 21. The end wall liner panels 29 and 30 are folded down inwardly of the intermediate end walls 33 and 34, and the locking tongues 59 and 60 on the end wall liner panels 29 and 30 are engaged in the slots 61 and 62 in the bottom liner panels 24 and 25. The side wall liner panels 17 and 19 are folded down inwardly of the side walls 13 and 14. Locking tongues 62 are engaged in the notches 63 in the bottom liner panels 24 and 25. Locking tongues 64 on the side wall liner panel 19 are engaged in the notches 65 in the bottom liner panels 24 and 25 This completes the outer shell.

The partitions are put into intersecting relation as indicated in FIG. 2 of the drawings, the partitions 51 being on opposite sides of the central partition 54, and intersecting the longitudinal partition 49 at right angles. The partitions are then inserted downwardly into the slots in the side and end wall liner panels. the flanges 55 on the central partition 54 are folded at right angles and inserted through the slots 45 and 46 in the upper edges of the side walls. The flanges 55 prevent the bulging or spreading of the side walls, and all of the partition members are firmly locked in place in the completed partitioned container.

In accordance with the Patent Statues, I have described the principles of the construction and operation of my improvement in COMPARTMENTED CON- TAINERS while 1 have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. A partitioned container including:

.a bottom panel,

side walls connected to said bottom panel,

side wall liner panels secured to said side walls and folded inwardly thereof,

end walls foldably extending between said side walls,

opposed spaced slots extending vertically in said side wall liner panels from the upper edges thereof, and terminating in spaced relation to the lower edges thereof,

transverse partition members having projecting end portions engaged in said slots, said end walls being folded to the ends of one side wall,

an intermediate end wall panel hingedly connected to each end of the other side wall,

an end wall liner panel hingedly connected to said end wall and folded inwardly to overlie each of said intermediate end wall panels,

vertical slots in said end wall liner panels extending from the upper edges thereof to points spaced from the lower edge thereof, and a longitudinal partition intersecting said transverse partition members and having peojecting end portions engaged in said last named slots.

2. The structure of claim 1 and in which said intermediate end wall panels include vertical slots in registry with said end wall liner panels.

3. The structure of claim 1 and including horizontal slots in the upper edges of said side wall liner panels communicating with an opposed pair of said vertical slots, and flanges on the ends of one of said partition members inserted through said horizontal slots to extend between said side walls and the corresponding side wall liner panels.

4. The structure of claim 3 and in which said transverse partition members are three in number, and in which said opposed pair of said vertical slots in said side wall liner panels comprise the center slots therein. 4' 4 4' 4

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/120.34, 229/178
International ClassificationB65D5/18, B65D5/49, B65D5/00, B65D5/48
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/18, B65D5/48038
European ClassificationB65D5/48B1E, B65D5/18
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Jan 4, 1988ASAssignment
Owner name: STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION
Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:STONE BROWN PAPERS, INC., A DE CORP., (MERGED INTO);REEL/FRAME:004893/0167
Effective date: 19861222
Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNORS:STONE CONTAINER CORPORATION, A CORP. OF IL, (MERGED INTO);S.C.C. MERGER CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE, (CHANGED TO);REEL/FRAME:004893/0153
Effective date: 19870515
Oct 28, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: STONE BROWN PAPER, INC., A CORP. OF DE.
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, A CORP.OF N.Y.;REEL/FRAME:004680/0410
Effective date: 19860707