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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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June 23, 1970 H. F. LARSEN 3,516,593

PROTECTIVE CONTAINER FOR BOQKS AND THE LIKE Filed March 14, 1968 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 June 23, 1970 H. F. LARSEN 3,516,593

PROTECTIVE CONTAINER FOR BOOKS AND THE LIKE Filed March 14, 1968 4 Sheets-Sheet June 23, 1970 LARsEN 3,516,593

PROTECTIVE CONTAINER FOR BOOKS AND THE LIKE Filed March 14, 1968 4 Sheets-Sheet 5 .141 15f) 154. /6 .195 Kjz] [67 7 46a 1424 .1425 a; .f 4 [Z7 {Z7 128 Z {29 V 7 v v [2 4 9/ June 23, 1970 H. F. LARSEN 3,516,593.

PROTECTIVE CONTAINER FOR BOOKS AND THE LIKE Filed March 14, 1968 .4 Sheets-Sheet 4.

United States Patent 3,516,593 PROTECTIVE CONTAINER FOR BOOKS AND THE LIKE Howard F. Larsen, Chicago, Ill., assignor to R. R.

Donnelley & Sons Company, a corporation of Delaware Filed Mar. 14, 1968, Ser. No. 713,097 Int. Cl. B65d /22 U.S. Cl. 229-33 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Cartons or containers that have been used in the past to ship books and the like, and particularly hard cover books, have not been entirely satisfactory for several reasons. The rough handling that cartons receive in the mail is well-known, and heretofore most cartons have provided inadequate protection for the ends and corners of hard cover books, with the result that deformation of the ends and corners of the covers is a common experience. The most common solution to this problem is to use a heavier weight material to form the carton, but this increases the bulk and weight of the package to an extent that the postage required to ship the carton is increased.

One advantageous solution that has been proposed in the past to improve the protective characteristics of a shipping container without materially increasing its Weight is to provide single air cells at opposite ends of the container, which space the ends of a book inwardly of the ends of the container, to minimize damage to the ends and corners of the book that frequently result from jamming the end of the container. While the air cell expedient has been recognized as a satisfactory solution to the problem of providing a lightweight protective container, heretofore no one has provided a carton blank which readily lends itself to automatic fabrication into a container having single air cells at opposite ends. Because of manufacturing difficulties, the single air cell carton structure has not been widely adopted.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to shipping containers, or cartons, for hard cover books wherein protective double air cells are provided at each end of the carton to space the book inwardly from the ends of the carton. The protective container of the present invention is formed from a novel flat, lightweight corrugated board blank, which includes a main panel having four spaced, parallel longitudinal fold lines dividing the main panel into transversely adjacent and serially related outer flap, top wall, front wall, bottom wall, and inner flap sections. Identical air cell panels extend longitudinally outwardly from both ends of the bottom wall section in a one book container and outwardly from the ends of both the top wall and bottom wall sections in a two book container; and each air cell panel includes five spaced parallel transverse fold lines which divide it into three serially related outer air cell forming sections, plus an intermediate section, a hinge section, and a holding flap outwardly thereof. The three last mentioned sections define an inner air cell. Means is provided for securing the holding flaps to the main panel, so that double air cells which 3,516,593 Patented June 23, 1970 bridge the space between the top wall and bottom wall of the container may be formed by swinging the air cell panels upwardly and inwardly about the hinge sections. Adhesive strips are provided at the ends of the main panel, so that when each air cell panel is folded about the fold line separating its second and third air cell forming sections, the holding flap is positioned in face abutting engagement with and bonded to the adhesive strip at the end of the main panel. The positive securing of the air cell panels to the main panel allows plowing elements of a carton folding machine to plow the side panels upwardly and inwardly toward one another about the hinge sections, so that the air cells may be formed in a relatively simple manufacturing operation.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a plan view of a blank from which a protective container for a single hard cover book is formed;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the blank of FIG. 1 during an intermediate manufacturing step, with the side panels being folded over and secured to the main panel;

FIG. 3 is a front perspective view, similar to FIG. 2, and illustrating the blank in a further step of manufac ture, with the side panels having been plowed over to form air cells;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view, similar to FIGS. 2 and 3, and illustrating the blank in a still further step of manufacture, wherein the inner front Wall section of the main panel has been folded upwardly, and the outer front, top and back wall sections of the main panel have also been folded upwardly;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view, similar to FIGS. 24, and illustrating a finished container;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken generally along line 66 of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a plan view of a flat blank from which a protective container for two hard cover books is formed;

FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the blank of FIG. 7 in an intermediate manufacturing step, wherein the side panels have been folded over and secured to the main panel;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view, similar to FIG. -8, and illustrating the blank during a further manufacturing step, wherein the side panels on the bottom section of the main panel have been plowed upwardly to form air cells, while the side panels on the top section are in the process of being plowed upwardly;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view, similar to FIGS. 8 and 9, and illustrating the blank in still another manufacturing step, wherein the inner front wall section of the main panel has been folded upwardly, and the outer front, top and back wall sections have also been folded upwardly;

FIG. 11 is a perspective view, similar to FIGS. 8-10, and illustrating the completed container for two hard cover books; and

FIG. 12 is an enlarged sectional view taken generally along line 1212 of FIG. 11.

While illustrative embodiments of the invention are shown in the drawings it will be described in detail herein, the invention is susceptible of embodiment in many different forms, and it should be understood that the present disclosure is to be considered as an exemplification of the principles of the invention and is not intended to limit the invention to the embodiments illustrated.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, and in particular to FIGS. 1 and 5, the protective carton for a single hard cover book is indicated in its entirety at 20 in FIG. 5, and is formed from a blank indicated in its entirety at 21 in FIG. 1. Blank 21 is preferably die cut from a sheet of light weight laminated material, including two outer plies of paperboard bonded to a corrugated paperboard core, and blank 21 includes a generally rectangularly shaped main panel 22. Panel 22 includes a plurality of parallel longitudinal fold lines 23-26, which divide the panel 22 into serially related sections including, an outer flap section 27, a top Wall section 28, a front wall section 29, a bottom wall section 30, and an inner flap section 31. As is evident from FIG. 1, each of sections 27-31 is of substantially the same length, with sections 27, 29 and 31 being of substantially the same size, and with sections 28 and also being substantially of the same size. Flaps 32 and 33 are hingedly connected to opposite sides of top section 28 at transverse fold lines 32b and 33b, respectively; and flaps 27, 32 and 33 are provided with sealing means at 27a, 32a and 33a, respectively, in the form of pressure sensitive adhesive strips.

Generally rectangularly shaped air cell panels 34 extend outwardly from opposite ends of the bottom wall section 30 of main panel 22 at transverse fold lines 34a; and each air cell panel 34 includes a plurality of parallel transverse fold lines 35-39 which divide the air cell panels into serially related sections including a first air cell forming section 40, a second air cell forming section 41, a third air cell forming section 42, an intermediate section 43, a hinge section 44, and a holdin flap 45. As best seen in FIG. 6, sections and 42 of air cell panels 34 are of substantially the same width. Intermediate sections 43 may be as wide as or somewhat wider than sections 41. Holding flaps are substantially narrower than sections 40-43, and hinge sections 44 are slightly narrower than holding flaps 45. The total width of the sections 42, 43 and 44 exceeds the total width of sections 41 and 40. Recesses 46 are provided in opposite ends of the air cell panels 34, and to this end, it will be noted from FIG. 1 that sections 42 are somewhat shorter than sections 40, 41 and 43-45, while the corners of sections 41 and 43 adjacent sections 42 are cut out, as at 47.

The present invention contemplates that the container 20 will be assembled automatically by placing a blank 22 on a conveyor with the air cell panels at the sides of the conveyor, and passing the blank 22 past a series of manipulative devices which form the container in accordance with the steps described below. The book to be packaged is also preferably transported to the blank by a suitable conveyor, and automatically inserted in a partially assembled blank, as will hereafter appear.

Means are provided for securing the holding flaps 45 of air cell panels 34 to the main panel 22, and illustratively this means may take the form of a strip of pressure sensitive adhesive adjacent opposite edges of the bottom wall section 30 of the main panel 22. To assemble the container 20, the air cell panels 34 are folded over upon themselves about fold line 36 (FIG. 2) by a panel folding and inverting means, and the holding flaps 45 of the side panels are pressed into intimate engagement with the pressure sensitive adhesive strips 48 to fixedly secure the holding flaps to the bottom section 30 of the main panel 22. The blank 22 is then transported by its conveyor in the direction of arrow 49 in FIG. 3 past a suitable plowing device, which pivots the folded air cell panels 34 upwardly and inwardly about hinge sections 44 to form open, generally rectangularly shaped outer air cells 50. Fold lines 38 and 39 at opposite sides of the hinge sections 44 are preferably scored completely through the material at a plurality of longitudinally spaced positions 51, to facilitate formation of the outer air cells 50. As each panel 34 is folded along the lines 38 and 39, the opposed surfaces thereof are disengaged and brought into spaced-apart relationships, the panel being folded along the line 37 due to the greater total width of the sections 44, 43 and 42 as compared to the total width of the sections 41 and 40. When the air cells have been formed, it will be noted from FIG. 6 that the sections 40 and 42 are positioned in spaced parallel relationship with one another, with section 41 disposed perpendicular to sections 40 and 42, and section 43 disposed at an angle with respect to sections 40 and 42.

Hinge sections 44 of each air cell panel are positioned upright, immediately inwardly of sections 40. Sections 43, 44 and 45 together define an inner air cell 51.

After the air cells 50 and 51 have been formed, a book B, shown in broken lines in FIG. 3, is inserted on the bottom wall section 30 of the main panel 22 between air cells 50 and 51, with the backbone of the book preferably facing inner flap 31. After the book has been inserted, main panel inner flap 31 is folded upwardly againts the backbone of the book, and main panel sections 27-29 are folded upwardly about fold line 25 to the position of FIG. 4 to place the front wall 29 of the main panel against the front of the book. Panel wall sections 27 and 28 are then folded downwardly about fold line 24, with the edges of top wall section 28 supported upon the upper surfaces 41 of the air cells 50. Flaps 27, 32 and 33 are then folded downwardly about fold lines 23, 32b and 330, respectively, and the pressure sensitive adhesive on flaps 32 and 33 is pressed into intimate sealing engagement with the outer surfaces 40 of the air cells 50, while the pressure sensitive adhesive on flap 27 is pressed into intimate sealing engagement with flap 31 to complete the container 20.

It will be appreciated that during shipment, the air cells 50 and 51 at opposite ends of the container 20 provide a substantial degree of protection for the ends and corners of the book. When it is desired to open the container 20, the flaps 27, 32 and 33 are lifted upwardly to break their respective seals, and the flap 31 is folded downwardly to the position of FIG. 3. It will be appreciated that the corners of the book are readily accessible at recesses 46 so that the book can be easily removed.

Referring now to the embodiment of FIGS. 7-12, a protective container for two books is illustrated therein which is substantially similar to the protective container illustrated in FIGS. 1-6, so that similar reference numerals have been used to designate corresponding elements, with the reference numerals in the embodiment of FIGS. 7-12 being increased by the sum 100. With reference to FIG. 7, it will be noted that the blank 121 includes a main panel portion 122 including a plurality of parallel longitudinal fold lines 123-126 that divide the main panel 122 into an outer flap section 127 having an adhesive 127a thereon, a top wall section 128, a back wall section 129, a bottom wall section 130, and an inner flap section 131. Sections 127, 129 and 131 are substantially twice as wide as their counterparts in the embodiment of FIGS. 1-6, to accommodate the thickness of two books, as will hereinafter appear. Blank 122 includes air cell panels 134 connected at transverse fold lines 134a to opposite edges of both the top wall section 128 of main panel 122 and bottom wall section of the main panel. Each air cell panel 134 includes a plurality of parallel transverse fold lines 135-139, which divide the air cell panels 134 into serially related outer air cell forming sections -142, intermediate sections 143, hinge sections 144, and holding flaps 145. As with the embodiment of FIGS. 1-6, a strip of pressure sensitive adhesive 148 is provided at opposite sides of the bottom wall section 130 of main panel 122 for securing the holding flaps of the air cell panels 134 on the bottom wall section 130 against movement during the air cell plowing operation. As is evident from FIG. 7, additional strips 148a are provided at opposite sides of top wall section 128 for similar cooperative action with the holding flaps 145 of the air cell panels connected to the top wall section 128. As can be seen in FIG. 7, connecting strips 152 extend between the holding flaps 145 of the spaced air cell panels 134, and further adhesive strips 148!) are provided at opposite sides of back wall section 129, with connecting strips 152 being secured to adhesive strips 14812, when the air cell panels 134 are folded about fold lines 134a to the position illustrated in FIG. 8.

Tabs 153 and 154 are hingedly connected to opposite ends of outer flap 127 by transverse fold lines 155 and 156, respectively, and a pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to tabs 153 and 154 at areas 157 and 158, respectively. Further taps 159 and 160 extend outwardly from opposite sides of back wall section 129, and are connected thereto by transverse fold lines 161 and 1-62. Pressure sensitive adhesive is provided on tab 159 at areas 163, and on tab 160 at areas 164, for a purpose to hereafter appear.

The container illustrated in FIGS. 7-12 is assembled in substantially the same manner as the container illustrated in FIGS. l6, with the sequential steps being illus-, trated in FIGS. 8-10. In FIG. 9, the air cells 150 and 151 at opposite sides of top wall section 128 are illustrated in the process of being folded about hinge sections 144. After the books B and B have been positioned on the bottom wall section 130, preferably with the backbones of the books facing in opposite directions, the inner flap 131 is folded upwardly, so as to be disposed in front of the books on bottom wall section 130. The main panel 122 is then folded about fold line 124 to dispose the rear wall section 129 behind the books, and the main panel 122 is then folded about fold line 124 to position the air cells on top wall section 128 in back to back relationship with the air cells 150 on bottom wall section 130. This relationship can be best seen in FIG. 12, and as illustrated therein, the sections 141 of the side panels 134 are positioned in face abutting engagement with one another. If it is desired to eliminate closure flaps 153, 154, 159, and 160, a suitable pressure sensitive adhesive may be provided on sections 141, sothat the air cells can be secured directly to one another. In the embodiment where flaps 153, 154, 159 and 160' are provided; fold lines 155, 156, 161 and 162 are spaced slightly outwardly of fold lines 134a, so that the flaps will nest properly outside of the air cells. To complete the container 120 in the embodiment wherein closure flaps are provided, flaps 153 and 154 are folded forwardly about fold lines 155 and 156, respectively while closure flaps 159 and 160 are folded rearwardly about fold lines 161 and 162 respectively. The closure flaps are then pressed against the outer surfaces 140 of the air cells, so that the pressure sensitive adhesive therein will seal the container.

In order to provide for ready access to the container 120, the outer flaps 127 of the main panel 122 is provided with pairs of spaced scores 166 adjacent opposite sides thereof, and a tear ribbon 167 is secured across the width of the outer front section 127 between each pair of scores 166. To facilitate fabrication of the blank 121, the ribbons 167 may extend completely across the length of the blank, as is illustrated in FIG. 7. The ribbon is scored at 168 adjacent fold line 123, so that the only portion of the main panel that will be removed is the portion of the flap to which ribbon 167 is secured, and the small portion of the top wall panel between fold line '123 and score 168.

The embodiments of the invention in which an inclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. A fiat blank of sheet material for forming a protective container for one or more books comprising: a main panel divided by spaced parallel fold lines into relatively wide top and bottom container wall sections and relatively narrow front and rear container wall sections extending along the sides of one of said wide container wall sections, said lbank further comprising air cell panels extending from opposite ends of at least one of said wide container wall sections, said air cell panels being divided by spaced transverse parallel fold lines into proximal first air cell forming sections and distal second air cell forming sections including a terminal flap attached to the inside of one wide wall section, said air cell sections being swingable at the fold lines where said air cell sections are attached to said one wide wall section for forming superposed double air cells defining container end walls at the ends of said wide wall sections.

2. A blank according to claim 1 in which said air cell panels extend from both ends of both of said wide container wall sections.

3. A blank according to claim 1 in which said terminal flap is attached to said one wide wall section adjacently to the end of said one wide wall section whereby said two air cells will be formed above said flap.

4. A blank according to claim 3 in which the air cell section forming the bottom of said first air cell also forms the roof of said second air cell.

5. A blank according to claim 4 in which said bottom and roof forming air cell section is wider than the air cell section defining the roof of said first air cell and extends at an angle thereto.

6. A protective container for books and the like comprising: a relatively large rectangular bottom wall sur rounded by a front wall and a rear wall which have coplanar upper edges, and first and second end walls, each of said end walls including air cell means comprising a first air cell having parallel upright outer and inner walls connected by a top wall which is parallel to the bottom wall and coplanar with the upper edges of the front and rear walls, and a second air wholly within said first air cell, said second air cell including an inclined wall con necting the inner and outer walls of the first air cell, an upright wall adhered to the outer wall of the first air cell, and a bottom ta b lying on the container bottom wall within the first air cell; and a closure hinged along the upper edge of the rear wall, said closure having marginal flaps adapted to lie flat against the front wall and the outer air cell walls.

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