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US2094054A
US2094054A US10274936A US2094054A US 2094054 A US2094054 A US 2094054A US 10274936 A US10274936 A US 10274936A US 2094054 A US2094054 A US 2094054A
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/20Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding-up portions connected to a central panel from all sides to form a container body, e.g. of tray-like form
    • B65D5/2052Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding-up portions connected to a central panel from all sides to form a container body, e.g. of tray-like form characterised by integral closure-flaps
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/20Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding-up portions connected to a central panel from all sides to form a container body, e.g. of tray-like form
    • B65D5/28Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper by folding-up portions connected to a central panel from all sides to form a container body, e.g. of tray-like form with extensions of sides permanently secured to adjacent sides, with sides permanently secured together by adhesive strips, or with sides held in place solely by rigidity of material
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/44Integral, inserted or attached portions forming internal or external fittings not used, see subgroups
    • B65D5/46Handles
    • B65D5/46072Handles integral with the container
    • B65D5/4608Handgrip holes
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/64Lids
    • B65D5/66Hinged lids
    • B65D5/6626Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank
    • B65D5/6629Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank the lid being formed by two mating halves joined to opposite edges of the container body
    • B65D5/6635Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank the lid being formed by two mating halves joined to opposite edges of the container body the lid-halves being held in closed position by flaps or tabs provided at their edge opposite to their hinge
    • B65D5/6638Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank the lid being formed by two mating halves joined to opposite edges of the container body the lid-halves being held in closed position by flaps or tabs provided at their edge opposite to their hinge combined with flaps or tabs provided at the side edges of the lid-halves
    • B65D5/6641Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank the lid being formed by two mating halves joined to opposite edges of the container body the lid-halves being held in closed position by flaps or tabs provided at their edge opposite to their hinge combined with flaps or tabs provided at the side edges of the lid-halves and connected to one another in order to form an uninterrupted flange

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Sept. 28, 1937. E. H. BIXBY CONTAINER Filed Sept. 26, 1936 Edi 12572 15. 5 zlxy Patented Sept. 28, 193 7 CONTAINER Edwin H. Bixby, Louisville, Ky., assignor to Container Corporation of America, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application September 26,1938, Serial No. 102,749

8 Claims.

The present invention relates to shipping containers and more particularly to a returnable type of container for the transportation of bottled goods and the like.

One object of the invention is to provide a double-cover, reinforced container of a simple, sturdy form, adapted to withstand the relatively hard usage imposed thereon by the handling of bottled beverages so as to enable the container to be reused a large number of times.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container of this type formed of a single blank of material and having an end wall construction, the substantial portion of which is of triple thickness, whereby a very strong end wall construction is afl'orded.

Another object of the invention is to provide handle openings in the end walls, such handle openings being disposed at points 01' maximum thickness in the end walls whereby an ample .gripping surface is provided for the hands of the carrier.

Another object of the invention is to provide a double-cover container having flanges at the ends of the cover members and providing an outer panel member on the end wall, the upper edge of which is spaced down from the top of the container a distance approximately equal to the width of the flanges whereby the flanges will come to rest, when the container is closed, with their lower edges contacting or in registration with the upper edges of such end wall panel, thus forming a container in which the parts of the cover flanges and the end walls of the body of the container will lie in approximately the same plane.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container of a double-cover type in which flaps on the ends of the side walls are provided, such flaps being cut away adjacent their upper edges whereby the adjacent portions of the flaps are out of contact with each other, leaving a space into which flanges on the cover sections can be Fig. l is a perspective view of a container made in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a view of the blank of the container laid out flat; and

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of one end of the container illustrating the end flaps prior to complete assembly.

Similar references to numerals throughout the various views indicate the same parts.

The present invention, as herein disclosed, comprise a container made from a single blank of paperboard, such as corrugated or solid fibre board, the parts being so related to each other as to provide adequate reinforcement of the contamer where additional strength is necessary and, at the same time, the blank of the container is so formed as to minimize waste in forming the container from sheet material. The blank for the container is indicated at 5, and is suitably cut, slotted and scored to provide a bottom panel 6, side wall panels 1, 1, end wall panels 8, 8, formed as flap extensions on the ends of the bottom panel 6 and supplementary flaps 9, 9, at the ends of the side walls adapted to cooperate with the main end wall panels 8 to form the completed end wall.

The blank also provides cover panels l0, In, each having flaps thereon adapted to form longitudinal flanges II and end flanges I2.

The

longitudinal flanges ii are made up of a flap extension having sections i la, H b, which are folded upon each other and secured by staples or the like.

The flaps or flanges l2 each have a flap extension i 3 thereon serving to connect the flanges ii and i2 at the corners of the coverpanels. The flap extension I3 is in effect a part of the flange which surrounds the cover panels on three sides.

tainer.

In order to accommodate the flanges on the cover panels the end flaps 9, 9 are suitably cut away at their upper corners as indicated at i5 so that when they are in assembled relation a narrow space will be provided into which the meeting portions of the flanges II and I! will be snugly received when the cover sections are closed.

The flaps 8 and 9 are each formed with finger openings 8a and 9a, respectively, these openings being in such position as to register with each other when the container is set up.

A convenient method for setting up the container is to form the cover flanges H and I! with attaching flap II disposed in between the flange sections Ha and lib, as'above described. The flap extensions l4, I may then be folded down against their respective flaps l, 9, preferably to lie toward the inside of the container, as indicated in Fig. 1. The side walls I, 1 are then raised upwardly and the flaps 8, 9, folded inwardly to lie one against the other after which the main end wall panel flap is folded upwardly to lie against the assembled flaps 9, 8. The flaps 9, 8, will then be secured to the main panel flap 8, as by means of staples, thus completing the container for use.

It is to be noted that the flanges l2, I! will lie immediately against the upper portions of the flaps 9, 9 and, since the main panel flap l is secured on the outside of the flaps 9, 8, a relatively smooth end construction is provided when the container is in closed condition, this being due to the fact that the flaps l2, l2 will lie approximately in the plane of the panel 8.

It is also to be observed that since the flaps 8, 9 each extend over a major portion of the end panel 8, an end wall construction is provided, a large portion of which is made up of three thicknesses of material. Since the flnger openings are well within the extremities of the flaps 9, 9, there will be no appreciable weakening of the end walls due to the presence of these openings, and there will be provided within the opening, a sufliciently large gripping surface to make the container relatively easy to lift.

The inturned flaps I4, I I at the top edges of the flaps 9, 9, viewing them in the set-up condition of the container, tend to prolong the life of the container by reason of the elimination of raw edges which might become frayed or torn due to handling of the container. V

From theforegoing it is apparent that the present invention provides an economical container which may be formed of a single blank sheet of material and which is sumciently reinforced-to withstand a relatively large number of trips. The relation of the construction of the 4 flaps 8 and 9 in the ends of the container is such that these various flaps supplement each other in forming an end wall of at least double thickness throughout its area, and having a sub; stantial area thereof at the central portion being 7 comprised of triple thickness where additional reinforcement is most needed. These additional reinforcements are obtained in a blank in which economy of forming has not in any way been sacrificed.

While the present description sets forth a preferred embodiment of the invention, certain changes may be made in the construction without departing from the spirit of the invention, and it is therefore desired that the present embodiment be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive, reference being had to the appended claims rather than to the foregoing description to indicate the scopeof the invention.

I claim:

1. A paperboard shipping container comprising a bottom, side walls and end walls, said end walls main end wall panel and being cut away at their inner upper corners to form a narrow opening extending from the top edges of such flaps down wardly to the upper edge of the main end wall panel, cover panels hinged to the upper edges of the side walls and adapted to swing down to substantially meet at the central longitudinal line of the container, said cover panels having flanges around the free edges thereof, and said flanges, at the corners of the cover panels, being adapted to enter said openings.

2. A paperboard shipping container comprising a bottom, side walls and end walls, said end walls comprising a main end wall panel extending upwardly from the bottom and terminating short of the upper edges of the side walls, flaps on the ends of the side walls substantially equal in height thereto, said flaps each extending inwardly and overlapping each other centrally of the main end wall panel, said flaps being cut away at their inher upper corners to form a narrow opening extending from the top edges of such flaps downwardly to the upper edge of the main end wall panel, cover panels hinged to the upper edges of the side walls and adapted to swing down to substantially meet at the central longitudinal line of the container, said cover panels having flanges around the free edges thereof, and said flanges, at the corners of the cover panels being adapted to enter said openings, the main end wall panel being positioned to lie on the outside of the attached side wall flaps and the end flaps on the cover panels being of such width that they rest upon the upper edge of the main end wall panel.

3. A shipping container formed from a single blank oi paperboard, said container comprising a bottom and two side walls, flaps at the ends of the bottom and side walls adapted to provide end walls when said flaps are assembled together, flaps at the outer edges of each side wall providing cover panels, each adapted to cover substantially one-half of the top of the container, narrow flap extensions on the cover panel flaps adapted to provide flanges on the cover panels, the flaps on the ends of the side walls being cut away at their upper edges so that when said flaps are assembled the edges of the cut-away part of these flaps will be separated from each other to provide a narrow opening at each end of the container into which the flanges on the cover panels can be received.

4. A shipping container formed from a single blank of paperboard, said container comprising a bottom and two side walls, end walls for the container formed by providing flaps on the ends of the bottom and on the ends of the side walls which are folded in and secured together, cover panels hinged to the upper edges of the side walls, each adapted to close substantially one-half of the top of the container, flanges on the outer longitudinal edges of each cover panel, the flaps on the ends of the side walls being cut away at their corners to provide a narrow opening between them at each end of the container for the reception of the flaps on the cover panels.

5. A blank for a shipping container comprising a bottom panel centrally disposed therein, side wall panels on each side of the bottom wall panel,

cover panels at the other sides of the side wall panels, extension flaps on three sides of the cover panels adapted to be joined together to form flanges on said panels, end wall panels located at the ends of the bottom.- panel, said end wall panels being of less height than the height of the end walls of the set-up container, supplemental flaps adapted to form part of each end wall or the container, said flaps being cut away at their upper edges whereby, when. they are brought together, an opening is left between them for the reception oi the flanges on the cover panels.

6. A paper board shipping container comprising a bottom, side and end walls, said end walls each comprising a main end wall panel extending upwardly from the bottom and terminating short 1o 01' the upper edges 01' the side walls, flaps on the ends of the side walls substantially equal in height thereto, said flaps each extending inwardly and overlapping each other centrally of the main end wall panel, narrow flap extensions on the upper edges of the side wall flaps, said flap extensions being adapted to be folded downwardly and secured to their attached side wall flaps whereby a folded edge will be provided at the top of each end wall.

EDWIN H. BIX'BY.

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US2645405A (en) * 1950-05-06 1953-07-14 Fed Carton Corp Collapsible and reusable carton
US2702155A (en) * 1950-07-27 1955-02-15 Int Paper Co Shipping package
US3193176A (en) * 1961-03-17 1965-07-06 Weyerhaeuser Co Collapsible reusable carton
US6257484B1 (en) * 1999-03-17 2001-07-10 Technology Container Corporation Collapsible corrugated plastic box having tear-resistant hand holds
US20110024318A1 (en) * 2009-07-31 2011-02-03 Fibercel Packaging, Llc Bottle shipping system
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