ES2327387T3 - Carrier of articles and troquel. - Google Patents

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ES2327387T3
ES2327387T3 ES01922622T ES01922622T ES2327387T3 ES 2327387 T3 ES2327387 T3 ES 2327387T3 ES 01922622 T ES01922622 T ES 01922622T ES 01922622 T ES01922622 T ES 01922622T ES 2327387 T3 ES2327387 T3 ES 2327387T3
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Abstract

An article carrier and a blank for forming an article carrier for carrying one or more necked articles (A), which article carrier comprises a plurality of panels for forming the article carrier including a pair of laterally spaced top panels (46, 56), a pair of handle panels (16, 18) extending upwardly from the top panels to form a carrying handle (H), and a bridging panel (87) provided to span the space between the top panels wherein the bridging panel is a sheet member formed from a separate blank (82), the opposite ends (84, 90) of the sheet member being attached to the handle panels.

Description

Article carrier and die.

Background of the invention

The invention relates to a carrier of items and a die to form a carrier of items that are particularly useful, but not limited to carrying bottles. More in  In particular, the invention relates to an article carrier with an improved connection structure for the reinforced handle and a handle reinforcement panel.

Handle reinforcements are known to reinforce handle structures in article carriers. For example, the GB 480138 illustrates an envelope carrier that shows a pair of tabs 12, 12 'formed from the handle panels that they cross the space between the upper panels and connected the to each other by a mechanical coupling. Such provisions were possible because the cardboard boxes were packed by hand. Without However, in automated packaging machines, the movement side of the panels to produce the mechanical device of Tabs 12 and 12 'is not desirable.

To reinforce the handle structure, it is desirable that the handle panels are in a face contact relationship. However, in those carriers where the handle panels are spaced or diverged from its connection point this makes the handle structure be weaker.

Other examples of reinforcement structures are illustrated in EP 0 122397 and US 5158177, however it is required that these structures be built in the machines of bottling that is undesirable because this increases the complexity of the machinery and / or limits the flow of the cardboard.

Another problem associated with the prior art concerns the placement of such carriers that may interfere with the handles and destroy your integrity.

The present invention and its embodiments preferred try to overcome or try to mitigate the problems associated with the prior art.

EP 0122 397 describes an article carrier to carry one or more items presenting a neck they comprise a plurality of panels to form the carrier of items including a pair of top panels laterally spaced, a first and second handle panels and connection means provided to traverse the space between the panels upper, said transport handle being foldable.

According to one aspect of the present invention, a article carrier as summarized above is characterized in that the connection means comprises a panel of connection connected in an articulated way between the handle panels and by that the connection panel comprises a fold line that extends longitudinally to allow the carrying handle to be folding so that the handle panels are positioned to Get in face contact relationship. Preferably, the handle of transport can be folded so that it can be folded flat on the part of one of the upper spaced panels.

EP 0122 397 also describes a die arrangement for forming an article carrier for carrying one or more articles presenting a neck comprising a plurality of panels for forming the article carrier that includes a first upper panel, a first and second panels of handle and a second upper panel connected in an articulated manner together in series, and connection means are provided to traverse the space between the panels
superior.

In another aspect of the invention an arrangement die as summarized above is characterized by the connection means that includes a connection panel that articulate the upper panels and the panel in an articulated way  connection adapted to allow the carrying handle to be placed in a crushed form, in which the connection panel has a fold line that extends longitudinally to allow the carrying handle that is crushed so that the handle panels be placed to contact face contact.

According to an optional feature of the second aspect of the invention the transport handle can be crushed to be flat bent over the part of one of the first or second panels superior.

According to another optional feature the first and second handle panels are each provided with a fold line spaced intermediate hinge connection between the means of connection and the respective first and second panels said upper, whereby said first and second handle panels are fold over said intermediate fold line to make the second handle panel is placed flat with respect to one of the upper panels.

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The exemplary modes of realization of the invention will now be described, by way of example only, in reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of a die to form an envelope carrier according to a first embodiment of the invention;

Figure 2 is a plan view of a die to form the connection means to be used with the die shown in Figure 1;

Figures 3A and 3B illustrate the formation of the connection means shown in Figure 2;

Figures 3C, 3D, 3E and 3F illustrate the formation of the handle structure that incorporates the means of connection shown in Figure 2 of the first mode of realization;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the handle structure of the article carrier formed from the die shown in Figures 1 and 2;

Figure 5 is an elevation of the end of the handle structure shown in Figure 4;

Figure 6 is a perspective view of a package that has a plurality of items and the carrier of articles formed from the dies illustrated in the Figures 1 and 2;

Figure 7 is a plan view of a die to form an envelope carrier that does not form the part of the present invention;

Figures 8A, 8B and 8C illustrate the formation of the handle structure incorporating the connection means shown in Figure 7 of the second embodiment;

Figure 9 is a perspective view of the handle structure of the article carrier formed from the die shown in Figures 7, 8A, 8B and 8C;

Figure 10 is an elevation of the end of the handle structure shown in Figure 9;

Figure 11 is a perspective view of a package that has a plurality of items and a carrier of articles formed from the die illustrated in Figure 7;

Figure 12 is a perspective view that shows the handle structure of the article carrier in Figure 11, showing the structure in a stored position where the middle height reduction is in use;

Figure 13 is an elevation of the end of the handle structure shown in Figure 12;

Figure 14 is a plan view of a die to form an envelope carrier that does not form the part of the present invention;

Figures 15A, 15B and 15C illustrate the formation of the handle structure incorporating the connection means shown in Figure 14;

Figure 16 is a perspective view of the handle structure of the article carrier formed from the die shown in Figures 14, 15A, 15B and 15C;

Figure 17 is an elevation of the end of the handle structure of Figure 16, showing the structure in a stowed position where the height of the structure has been reduced as a consequence of the activation of the reduction means of height;

Figure 18 is an elevation of the end of the handle structure of Figure 16, showing the structure in a alternative to the stored position where the means of reduction of Height has been activated to bend the structure to one side.

Detailed description of the embodiments preferred

In reference to the drawings and, in particular, to Figures 1 and 2 thereof, a two part die is shown to form a carrier of articles whose dies are formed of cardboard or other convenient folding sheet material. The bearer of articles is adapted to contain a plurality of articles, for example four bottles arranged in two rows of two bottles each. It is envisioned that the carrier can be adapted to accommodate a different number and / or configuration of items according to user requirements

The die 10 comprises a plurality of panels to form the top, sides and base of a article carrier. In this embodiment it comprises a first base panel 12, a side wall structure 14, a upper panel 46, a handle structure H (Figures 1 and 4), a second upper panel 56, a second side wall structure 20 and a second base panel 22 connected in an articulated manner to each other along the fold lines 24,50,26,30,60 and 32 respectively. In the embodiment illustrated in Figure 1, it will be seen that the base panel 12 may include a panel 34 of inclined heel (or slope) between base panel 12 and the side wall structure 14 and connected in an articulated way also along the fold lines 36 and 24 respectively. It may further comprise a second heel panel 38 between the side wall structure 20 and base panel 22 and connected of articulated mode also along the fold lines 32 and 40 respectively.

Preferably, each wall structure side 14 and 20 comprises (n) side wall panels upper and lower 44.42 and 54.52 respectively so that the side walls are better suited to the shape of the items contents. Each upper and lower side wall panel 44.42 and 54.52 is connected in an articulated way along the fold lines 48 and 58 respectively to allow the double side walls, to better adapt to the shape of the articles contained in the article carrier.

It can also include means of reception and retention of articles 62, 62a, 62b and 62c that are made from of the lower side wall panels 42.52, base panels 12,22 and, as appropriate, the intermediate heel panel 34, 38. Each means of receiving and retaining items is identical and so both only one of the means of reception and retention of Articles 62 will be described hereinafter.

In this embodiment, the means of article retention 62 comprises a retention opening 70 made from heel panel 38 and extending into the base panel 22. It is formed to receive a lower part of the Article A, as shown in Figure 6. The means of reception and of article retention 62 may further comprise one or more retention flaps 72 which in a formed cardboard provide parts of internal flap to retain the base of an article. Plus preferably, it comprises a pair of flaps 72 so connected articulated to opposite edges of opening 70. Each flap 72 comprises upper and lower 64.66 flap parts connected articulated together along the fold lines 68 to allow the upper and lower flap parts to be fold out of alignment with respect to each other and better adapt to the shape of that part of article A fixed by the flap 72 and in the opening 70.

It will also be seen that you can understand a plurality of openings 74 formed in the upper panel that are adapted to be aligned in the vertically spaced register with the corresponding means of reception and retention 62 in a assembled state These openings 74 are provided to support a neck part of the article and optionally, may include a pair of fold lines considerably in the form of the letter "V" (not shown) made from the side panels upper 44 and 54 to define the fold lines to support the tabs protruding from the side wall structures 14.20 in a manner similar to those illustrated in the second mode of realization.

The handle structure H is provided with first and second handle panels 16,18 connected in an articulated way together along its common lateral edge along the fold line 28 to define the upper part of the handle. The first handle panel 16 is fixed to the upper panel 46 by the fold line 26 and the second handle panel 18 is fixed to the upper panel 56 by the fold line 30.

The first and second handle panels 16,18 they are provided with openings for hand 76 and, optionally, 80 support hand flaps improve handling characteristics of the article carrier.

Figure 2 illustrates the connection means 82 which, in this embodiment, it is a sheet formed from a separate die In other embodiments, the means of connection could be integral with and formed from the die carrier 10. The opposite ends of the sheet 82 meet the handle panels 16,18 of the outer die 10 as described further in detail below.

Preferably, the connection means 82 it comprises a first handle reinforcement panel 84, a panel of intermediate connection 87 and a second handle reinforcement panel 90 connected together in an articulated way one to the next along fold lines 92 and 96 respectively. Panels handle reinforcement 84.90 may further comprise openings for the 98 hand or gaps. The intermediate connection panel 87 comprises two panel parts 86 and 88 connected together in an articulated manner along a common lateral edge along the fold line 94. In the use, fold line 94 allows connection panel 87 and the handle structure H is crushed thus allowing the wearer of Items be supplied in a flat crushed state.

Returning to the construction of the carrier of articles of the present embodiment, it is provided that it can be formed by a series of sequential folds and operations of glued on a machine in a straight line so that it is not required that the bearer turns or reverses to complete his building. The folding process is not limited as described later and can be changed according to the requirements manufacturing particulars

Figures 3A to 3F illustrate the process of handle formation The first step is for the connection medium 82 fold along the fold line 94 in the R direction whereby the opposite handle reinforcement panels 84 and 90 and the intermediate parts of connection panel 86 and 88 are folded in face contact relationship with each other so that the connection means 82 is in the position shown in Figure 3B. In those embodiments with hand openings 98, the openings are aligned.

Thereafter, the connection means 82 It is secured to the handle panels 16,18. In this mode of embodiment, handle reinforcement panels 84.90 are fixed to the reinforcing panels 16 and 18 respectively by glue or another convenient means known in the art. It will be seen by the Figure 3C that the glue is applied to one or more parts of the handle panels 16 and 18 designated by the letter G and the means of connection 82 is placed on the handle panel 16 such that handle reinforcement panel 84 is in face contact relationship with panel 16 and hand openings 98 and 76 are aligned As shown in Figure 3D.

The panels that form a side of the carrier that it comprises a handle panel 18, an upper panel 56, a structure side wall 20 and a base panel 22 are then folded over the center fold line 28 in the direction S and the panel of handle reinforcement 90 is fixed in relation to face contact with handle panel 18 (see Figure 3E). From then on, the top panel 56, side wall structure 20 and panel base 22 are folded along the fold line 30 in the direction T so that the top panel 56 is in relation to face contact with the handle panel 18 shown in Figure 3F. He  carrier is in a state built by parts with the structure of handle H formed, but in a flat crushed state ready to be supplied to the end user.

To mount the article carrier, the upper panels 46 and 56 fold out of alignment with its next adjacent handle panels 16 and 18 respectively to along the fold lines 26 and 30 and pushed towards a external address of each other so that the connection panel intermediate 87 is upright and crosses the space between the panels higher 46.56. It will be seen from Figure 4 that the panel parts 86 and 88 are folded out face contact relationship along fold line 94 and handle panels 16 and 18 are pushed separated to rotate on its common hinge connection 28 to form a tubular structure.

From then on, the upper panels 46.56 are applied to the upper parts of a group of Items to be packed by the item carrier. The side wall structures 14 and 20 fold down and the upper and lower side wall panels 44.42 and 54.52 are fold out of alignment along the fold line 48 and 58 to be placed in complementary relationship with the side walls of the items. The neck part of the or each article A is fixed in the opening 74 as shown in the Figure 5

Media heel retention flaps of heel retention of article 62.62a are then formed to receive a heel part of items A as is well known. The base panel 22 and the heel panel 38 are folded by in and up to connect with the lower parts of the articles. A similar operation is also performed in the other part of the item group and the envelope carrier can be completed by fixing overlapping base panels 12,22 together by convenient means known in the art, for example gluing or, preferably, by the use of closing tabs and retention.

Thus, the carrier is a state mounted as it shown in Figure 6 in which a carrier of articles 98 for carrying articles with neck, comprising a plurality of panels to form the article carrier including a pair of laterally spaced upper panels 46.56, a pair of handle panels 16, 18 that extend above the panels upper to form a conveyor handle H and the means of connection 82 provided to traverse the space between the upper panels. The connection means 82 is a leaf member formed from another die, and the opposite ends of the blade are fixed to the handle panels 16,18.

In employment, the user will insert his hand into the openings for hand 76 and will fold the flaps 80 to improve Damping during handling. As the carrier moves the handle panels are prevented from separation by means of Connection. In addition, each handle wall has two folds and so Both is reinforced to avoid any unwanted tearing that It is not desirable and can lead the user to ask questions about the strength characteristics of the carrier.

Returning to Figures 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, it shows a second carrier that is similar to the article carrier of the first embodiment illustrated in Figures 1 to 6 and by therefore the same reference numbers have been used with the prefix "1".

Figure 7 shows the unit die 110 made of cardboard or similar folding sheet material. He die 110 comprises a first base panel 112, a structure of  side wall 114, a top panel 146, a handle structure HI (Figures 7 and 9), a second upper wall panel 156, a second side wall structure 120 and a second base panel 122 connected in an articulated way one to the next along the fold lines 124,150,126,130,160 and 132 respectively. In the embodiment illustrated in Figure 1, it will be seen that the base panel 112 may include an inclined heel (or unevenness) between panel 134 and base panel 112 and the wall structure side 114 and also articulated connected along fold lines 136 and 124 respectively. Can understand furthermore a second heel panel 138 between the wall structure side 120 and base panel 122 and connected in an articulated manner also along the fold lines 132 and 140 respectively.

As the first embodiment, the first and second side wall structures 114 and 120 comprise preferably upper and lower side wall panels 144,142 and 154,152 articulatedly connected together along the fold line 148 and 158 respectively.

In a class of embodiments, you can also include means for receiving and retaining items 162,162a, 162b and 162c made from the wall panels Bottom side, base panels and heel panels intermediate Each means of receiving and retaining items is identical to the means of receiving and retaining articles 62 of the first embodiment and therefore are not described with greater detail.

A plurality of openings 174 formed in the top panel are adapted to be aligned in the register vertically spaced with the receiving and retaining means of 162 items in an assembled state. These openings 174 are provide to support a part of the neck of the article and optionally they can include a pair of fold lines formed considerably in the form of the letter "V" 175 made to from upper side panels 144 and 154 to define fold lines support tabs 173 separated by the line of cut 179 protruding outside the wall structures lateral 114,120.

The handle structure H is provided with first and second handle panels 116,118 connected in an articulated way together along its common lateral edge along the fold line 128. The handle panel 116 is fixed to the upper panel 146 by the line fold 126 and the second handle panel 118 is fixed to the panel upper 156 along the fold line 130. The first the handle panel 116 comprises an upper handle panel 179 and a handle panel bottom 177 connected together in an articulated way along the interrupted fold line 181.

In the same way, the second handle panel 118 comprises an upper handle panel 183 and a lower handle panel 187 connected together in an articulated way along the line of fold 191. Or, the second handle panel 118 may comprise a intermediate handle panel 185 connected articulated to the panel of upper handle 183 along the fold line 191 and the panel lower handle 187 along the interrupted fold line 193

In employment, the fold line 193 can be used to assist in the folding of the handle structure in a flat state crushed for storage. A second, or alternative, function of fold line 193 and panel intermediate 185 and lower handle panel 187 is to reduce the height vertical of the erect handle structure described more in detail below.

The first and second handle panels 116 and 118 they are provided with hand openings 176 and, optionally, hand support flaps 180a, 180b, 180c improve the handling characteristics of the article carrier.

Connection means 178 is provided, which in this embodiment is formed by a pair of tabs 195, 197 made from and extending into the opening for hand 176. Tab 195 is connected in an articulated manner to the panel upper 146 along the fold line 126 and the same so the tongue 197 is connected in an articulated way to the panel upper 156 along the fold line 130.

The construction of the handle structure H I is illustrated in Figures 8A, 8B, 8C by which the panels that they form a side of the carrier comprising a handle panel 116, a top panel 146, a side wall structure 114 and a panel of base 112 together with upper and intermediate handle panels 183 and 185 bend over the fold line 193 in the direction designated by the letter X (Figure 8A), so that the panels already mentioned are placed in face contact relationship with the panels that form the other side of the carrier as shown in the Figure 8B

In this carrier, the upper handle panels 179,183 are fixed together by glue or by other convenient means known in the art. The 195,197 tabs that form the medium Connection are also fixed together. One way to achieve this is that glue is applied to those parts of tongue 197 and the panel of top handle 183. Those panels that form a side of the carrier 112,114,146 and 116 fold over the center fold line 128 in the direction designated by the letter Y (Figure 8B) such that tabs 195,197 and upper handle panels 179 and 183 are set together in face contact relationship as shown in the Figure 8C Thus the handle H 1 is in a flat crushed state and the 110 die is ready to be supplied to a user for Final training and carrier load.

To erect this article carrier, the handle panel 116 and upper and intermediate handle panels 183 and 185 fold out of the plane of the upper panels 146,156 so that the top panels 146,156 are ready for receive a group of items and be pulled up so that the handle structure H I is erected from a flat state crushed The connection panel formed from tabs 195,197 extends over the space between the upper panels 146 and 156. The lower and intermediate handle panels 177,185 are they separate from each other and turn on their common hinge connection 181/191 as shown in Figures 9 and 10.

Top panels 146 and 156 are applied to the upper parts of a group of items to be packed by the article carrier, as shown in Figure 10, and the side walls fold down to be arranged in the complementary relationship with the side wall structure 114,120 of the items so that one part of each neck article A is seized by openings 174. The means of heel retention 162, 162a, 162b, 162c is formed as described above and the low wall is formed so similar, the base panels are fixed together to complete article carrier construction as shown in the Figure 11

A third article carrier is shown, which is not part of the present invention, in Figures 14 and 15 in shape of a unit die that is made of cardboard or other Convenient folding sheet material. This article carrier adapts to accommodate a plurality of items, for example four bottles arranged in two rows of two bottles each. It is envisioned that the carrier can be adapted to accommodate a number and / or different configuration of items according to user requirements

The third carrier die is similar to that of the second with similar parts that are designated by them numbers that the first embodiment and the second carrier, but with the prefix number "2" instead of "1". As the third carrier is structurally similar to the second, only the differences will be described in greater detail.

In a class of embodiments you can further comprise a pair of intermediate handle panels 284,285 connected in an articulated way to upper handle panels 279,283 a along the fold lines 281,291 and the lower handle panel 277,287 along the interrupted fold line 293,294. In employment, fold lines 293,294 can be used to assist in folding the handle structure in a flat state crushed for storage.

A second, or alternative, function of the fold lines 293,294, intermediate panels 284,285 and panels lower handle 277,287 is to reduce the vertical height of the erected handle structure H2 described in more detail below.

The construction of the third article carrier is similar to the second one, and the construction of the structure of handle H2 of the third carrier is illustrated in Figures 15A, 15B, 15C in which the panels that form a side of the carrier comprising the handle panel 216, the top panel 246, the wall structure side 214 and base panel 212 together with handle panels upper and intermediate 283 and 285 bend over the line of fold 294 in the direction designated by the letter X '(Figure 15A), so that the aforementioned panels are placed in relation to face contact with the panels that form the other side of the carrier as shown in Figure 15B.

In this carrier, the upper handle panels 279,283 are fixed together by glue or by other convenient means known in the art. The tongues 295,297 that form the medium of connection are also fixed together in a manner similar to second embodiment by which those panels that form one side of the carrier 212,214,246 and 216 bend over the line of center fold 228 in the direction designated by the letter Y (Figure 15B) such that the tabs 295,297 and the panels of upper handles 279 and 283 are fixed together in contact relation of face according to the arrangement shown in Figure 15C.

Thus, the handle structure H2 is in a state flat crushed and die 210 is ready to be supplied to a user for final training and carrier loading. The 293,294 intermediate fold lines ensure that the structure of H2 handle can be folded forward or backward from the leading edge of the die

To erect the article carrier, the panel handle 216 and upper and intermediate handle panels 283,285 are fold out of the plane of the top panels 246,256 to that the top panels 246,256 are ready to receive a group of items and be pulled up so that the structure of asan H2 be erected from its flat state crushed The handle structure H1 in a mounted state is shown in Figure 16 where the connection panel formed of tabs 295, 297 extends over the space between the upper panels 246 and 256. During the erection of the structure of handle H2, the lower and intermediate handle panels 277,284 are separate from intermediate handle panel 285 and turn on its connection common hinge 281/291.

Top panels 246 and 256 apply to the upper parts of a group of items to be packed by the article carrier, shown in Figure 17, and the 214,220 side wall structures bend down to be arranged in complementary relationship with the side walls of the items so that one part of each A's neck is hooked through the openings 274 shown in Figure 17.

The heel retention flaps of the middle of heel retention of article 262,262a, 262b, 262c are formed then to receive a heel part of items A as it described above and the base wall is formed so similar. The 212,222 base panels are fixed together to complete the construction of the article carrier.

Thus, it will be seen that in Figures 11 and 16 the second and third carriers are in a state mounted to Bring one or more items with a neck. The article carrier it comprises a plurality of panels to form the carrier of items including a pair of laterally spaced panels higher 146,156; 246,256, a pair of handle panels 116,118; 216,218 extending upward from the upper panels to form a carrying handle.

Connection means 178,278 is provided for the space between the upper panels in which the middle of connection comprises a pair of tabs 195,197; 295,297 formed to from the handle panels and fixed together in a relationship of overlay to save the space between the panels superior.

In employment, the user will insert his hand into hand openings 176; 276 and fold the flaps 180; 280 for better cushioning during handling. While the carrier moves handle panels are prevented from separation by means of connection. In addition, the upper handle wall is of two folds and therefore is reinforced to avoid any unwanted tear that is undesirable and leads the user to question the strength characteristics of the wearer.

In a carrier class, the handle structure H1 or H2 is at a higher elevation above the parts top of the items, shown in Figures 11 or 16 allowing easier access to hand openings 176,276. However, if these packages are stored in a stacked state then the handle structure H1, H2 can be damaged. To solve this problem, the handle structure H1, H2 it is provided with means for the handle to move from one position right erected down and / or aside to reduce height of the carrier. Preferably, one or more of the handle panels 118; 216,218 are provided with an intermediate fold line 193,293,294 which is adapted to crush at least one side of the handle structure to lower the transport handle H1, H2 in one stowed position as shown in Figures 12, 13, 17 and 18. It will be seen that the upper part of the handle moves down (Figures 17 and 18) and / or to the side (Figures 12, 13 and 18) so that the vertical height of the carrier is less than the height of the Bottle to be packed.

An advantage of using this approach is that the loaded carriers can be stored or shipped stacking carriers without destroying the integrity of the handle structure It is desirable that this is not limited to carriers described above. It is planned that the means of handle crushing can be applied to other carriers with a similar handle structure without the connection means. In addition, the other handle panel could also include an intermediate fold line to make it smash down bending inside those panels on either side of the fold line intermediate.

It will be recognized that as used herein, the directional references such as "top", "base", "end", "side" do not limit the respective panels with such guidance, but they simply serve to distinguish these panels of each other. Any reference to the connection of hinge should not be interpreted as necessarily in reference only to a fold line only: it is actually provided that the articulated connection can be formed from one or more of the following, a tear line, a line brittle or a fold line, without departing from the reach of invention.

It should be understood that several can be done changes in the breadth of the present invention, for example, the size and shape of panels and openings can be adjusted to accommodate items of different size or shape, alternative top and base closure structures can be used. A single receiving structure can be provided article in some embodiments, and in other modes of embodiment a linear series of openings can be provided additional in each of the article receipt structures which receives in such a way that the cardboard die can contain more of an article.

Panel (s) can be provided additional (s) between article receipt panels main and transverse than to form a curved interface between yes.

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1. Carrier of articles intended to transport one or more articles having a neck (A) comprising a plurality of panels to form the carrier of articles, including a pair of laterally spaced upper panels (46, 56), first and second panels of handle (16, 18) extending upwards from the upper panels to form a transport handle (H), and an independent means of connection (82) provided to pass through the space between the upper panels, said transport handle being foldable , characterized in that the connection means comprises a connection panel (87) connected in an articulated manner between the handle panels and that the connection panel has a longitudinally extending fold line (94) to allow the handle Transport be folded so that the handle panels are placed in face contact relationship.
2. Carrier of articles according to claim 1 wherein the carrying handle is retractable so that can be folded flat on the part of one of the panels upper spaced.
3. Arrangement of the die (10) to form an article carrier intended to transport one or more articles having a neck (A) containing a plurality of panels to form an article carrier, among which are a first panel (46) upper, first and second handle panel (16, 18) and a second upper panel (56) connected in series in articulated mode, and an independent connection means (82), intended to traverse the space between the upper panels, characterized by that the connection means containing a connection panel (87) that interconnects in an articulated way the upper panels and the connection panel, the latter are adapted to allow the transport handle to be placed in a crushed form, where the panel The connection has a longitudinally extending fold line (94) to allow the carrying handle to be crushed so that the handle panels are positioned in relation to ac contact ra.
4. Die arrangement according to claim 3 wherein the carrying handle can be crushed from so that it can be folded flat on the part of one of the first or Second upper panel.
5. Die arrangement according to claim 3 or claim 4 wherein said first and second handle panels are each provided with a line intermediate fold (293, 294) away from the hinge connection between the connection means and said first and second panels respective superiors, where it is planned that said first and second handle panels fold around the fold line intermediate so that the second handle panel is positioned flat relative to one of the upper panels.
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