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March 19, 1963
F. A. CHIDSEY, JR.. ETAL
3,081,923
CARTON WITH RECESSED CENTER RETAINING
MEMBER FOR CYLINDRICAL OBJECTS
Filed Feb. 27, 1962
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MEMBER FOR CYLINDRICAL OBJECTS
Filed Feb. 27, 1962
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3,081,928
Patented Mar. 19, 1963
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tom wall panels 18 having their outboard edges hingedly
connected, along hinge lines 16, to corresponding bottom
edges of the respective side walls 14, and having their
CARTON WITH RECESSED CENTER RETAINING
MEMBER FOR CYLINDRICAL OBJECTS
‘
Francis A. Chidsey, In. Wayne, and John V. Mahon,
Norristown, Pa., assignors to Container Corporation of
America, Chicago, III., a corporation of Delaware
Filed Feb. 27, 1962, Ser. No. 175,977
12 Claims. (Cl. 229-40)
inboard end portions folded and interconnected to form
an inwardly projecting center retaining member 20 extend
ing longitudinally of the carton between two parallel rows
ranged in'side-by-side relation.
be secured to each other in any desired manner, such as
of packaged articles.
‘
At its inboard edge, each of the bottom wall panels 18
has hingedly attached thereto a longitudinally‘ extending
This invention relates to multi-pak cartons formed of 10 relatively narrow ?rst strip 22 which is folded inwardly
paperboard, and more particularly to an open end sleeve
along fold line 23 and projects inwardly into the carton
type carton for holding two parallel rows of generally
at approximately right angles to panel 18. Opposed
cylindrically shaped objects, such as cans or bottles, ar
surfaces of the respective bottom wall panel strips 22 may
.
The invention comprehends an improved center retain 15 by the‘ application of adhesive therebetween. _
ing member on one wall of the carton adapted to restrict
At its inner or upper edge each ?rst strip 22 has hingedly
the movementv of the containers relative to said carton
attached thereto along a hinge line 24 a downwardly and
wall.
outwardly projecting relatively narrowlongitudinally ex
An object of the invention is the provision of a tubular
tending second strip 26. Second strip 26 is of preferably
carton of the type described, formed from a unitary blank 20 the same general dimensions as ?rst strip 22, but at its
of foldable paperboard, having an integral center retain
lower or outer extremities is provided with a plurality of
ing member.
recesses 28, the purpose of which is described later in the
A more speci?c object of the invention is to provide, in
speci?cation.
'
a carton of the type described, an integral center retain
It will be noted that the carton illustrated in FIGURES
ing member, formed from end portions of the panels of 25 1 through 3 of the drawings may be formed from the
one wall of the carton, having recesses for receiving por
unitary blank of foldable paperboard,_indicated generally
tions of the packaged articles to restrict their movement
at 30, shown in FIGURE 4 of the drawings.
relative to said one carton wall.
If desired the top wall 10 may be provided with a plu
These and other objects of the invention will be ap
rality of ?nger holes 32 to aid in handling of the carton.
parent from an examination of the following description 30 Also, both the top and bottom walls may be provided with
and drawings, wherein:
a plurality of chime engaging tabs 34 cut from the respec
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a carton embodying
tive walls of the carton and folded inwardly into engage
features of the invention;
ment with the ends of the cans. This feature is not new in
FIGURE 2 is a horizontal section taken on line 2-2
the art, and is therefore not directly connected to the
of FIGURE 1;
35 invention which forms the basis of this application.
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary transverse vertical section
The basic purpose and function of the center retaining
taken on line 3--3 of FIGURE 2;
member 22 is best illustrated in FIGURE v3 of the draw
FIGURE 4 is a plan view of the blank from which the
ings, which shows the relationship of the second strips
carton illustrated in FIGURES l to 3 may be ‘formed;
26 of the chimes C of the cans K located within the carton.
FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary view similar to FIGURE 40 The recesses 28 in the center retaining member second
1, but illustrating a modi?ed form of the invention;
strips 26 serve to receive end portions of the cans within
- FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of a portion of the
the carton, with the downwardly facing abutment surfaces
center retaining member of the carton illustrated in
36 presented by the second strips 26 in the recesses 28
FIGURE 5;
serving to engage the upwardly facing surfaces of the
FIGURE 7 is a transverse vertical section taken on line 45 can chimes so as to restrict movement of the cans relative
to the bottomwall 12 of the carton.
7-—7 of FIGURE 6;
FIGURE 8 is a plan view of the blank from which the
carton illustrated in FIGURES 5 to 7 may be formed;
FIGURE 9 is an end elevational view of a carton illus<
Now turning to FIGURES 5 through 8 of the drawings,
it will be seen that a modi?ed form of the invention is
shown therein. In this embodiment, many of the features
trating another form of the invention, with portions of 50 are common to those of that previous embodiment, so
the structure shown in vertical sections;
that, where possible, corresponding numerals have been
FIGURE 10 is a horizontal section taken on line 10—10
used to designate related elements.
of FIGURE 9;
The primary distinguishing feature of this embodiment
FIGURE 11 is a fragmentary plan view of a portion
resides in the construction of the central retaining mem
of the blank from which the carton illustrated in FIG 65 ber, best seen in FIGURE 6 of the drawings. In this
URES 9 and 10 may be formed; and
arrangement the second strip 26a of the center retaining
FIGURES 12 and 13 are fragmentary views similar to
member 20a has hingedly attached, at locations between
FIGURE 9, but illustrating yet other forms of the
the recesses 28a, a plurality of ?aps 40 which are hingedly
invention.
attached to the lower edges of the strips 26a along fold
It will be understood that certain elements have been 60 lines 42. Flaps 40, if desired, may be adhesively secured
intentionally omitted from certain views where they are
to the upper surface of the related bottom wall panels so
illustrated to better advantage in other views.
as to limit their movement relative to the bottom wall
Referring now to the drawings for a better understand
ing of the invention, it will be seen that one embodiment '
and thereby make a more rigid structure the center retain
ing member 20a.
9
of the invention is illustrated in FIGURES 1 through 4. 65 This carton like that of the previously described em
As best seen in FIGURE 1, the carton includes a pair
bodiment is particularly well suited for chimed cans,
of spaced parallel top and bottom walls 10 and 12, respec
and functions in the same manner as the previously de
tively, interconnected by a pair of spaced parallel side
scribed embodiment.
walls 14, which have their opposite edges hingedly con—
Now turning to FIGURES 9 through 11 of the draw
nected to the top and bottom walls along parallel carton 70 ings, it will be seen‘ that another embodiment of the
hinge lines 16.
invention is shown. In this embodiment, the carton is
Bottom wall 12 is formed from a pair of co-planer bot
suitable for 'use with unchimed cans, or cans having
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4 .
We claim:
1. An open end generally rectangular sleeve-type car
ton, formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard,
for holding two parallel, opposing rows of generally cylin
chimes at only one end thereof, as well as for other_cylin- drical objects of the same general character.
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As best seen in FIGURE 9, the second strips 26b of
the center retaining member 20b have hingedly attached
,to their lower or outer edges, along fold lines 52, rela
drical articles in side-by-side relation, comprising:
5
(a) opposing pairs of spaced walls hingedly intercon
tively narrow longitudinally extending third strips 50.
nected to de?ne a tubular structure enclosing the
ends and sides of the articles;
Third strips 50 are bent inboardly toward ?rst strips 22b
of their respective bottom wall panels so as to lie under
' the second strip 26b in parallel abutting engagement with
(b) one of the walls enclosing the ends of the articles
being formed of a pair of generally co-planar panels;
the upper surfaces of their respective bottom wall panels. 10
If desired they may be secured in any desired manner,
such as by adhesive, to their respective bottom wall panels.
(c) said panels having corresponding outboard end
portions hingedly connected to respective adjacent
In this embodiment of the invention, the respective
second strips 26b of the center retaining member 20b are
(d) said panels having inboard end portions intercon
walls of the carton;
'
provided with a plurality‘of longitudinally spaced gener 15
nected and arranged to form a longitudinally dis
ally arcuately shaped recesses 28b which serve to receive
and retain end portionsof the packaged articles so as to
restrict their movement relative to the bottom wall of the
into the carton between the two rows of articles;
posed center retaining member extending inwardly
carton.
(e) said member including a pair of relatively thin
outwardly diverging strips inclined with respect to
of the bottom wall panels 18c. In this embodiment the
(a) a pair of longitudinally extending ?rst strips hinged
said one wall and having a plurality of longitudinally
In FIGURE 12 another embodiment of the invention 20
spaced openings for receiving end portions of the
is disclosed. In this embodiment, which is similar in
articles to restrict their movement relative to said
certain respects to the embodiment illustrated in FIGURE
one wall of the carton.
9, the bottom wall panels 18c of the carton are secured
2. A carton according to claim l, wherein said center
to each other in overlapping relationship, with the center
retaining member 200 being formed entirely from one ‘- retaining member includes:
uppermost or innermost bottom wall panel 180 has
hingedly attached to its inboard edge, on a fold line 62,
an inwardly extending ?rst strip 60. Strip 60 has, hingedly
attached to its upper edge, on a fold line 64, a down 30
wardly extending second strip 66 which, in turn has
hingedly attached to its lower or outer edge, on a fold
to inboard edges of respective panels;
(b) said strips being folded inwardly into the carton
and being secured to each other;
(0) and a pair of longitudinally extending second strips.
hinged to the inner edges of respective ?rst strips;
(d) said second strips being folded to diverge out~
wardly toward said one wall;
line 69, a third strip 68. Third strips 69 may be secured
in any desired manner, such as by adhesive, to the upper
.surface of the other bottom wall panel 18c. In this em 35
bodiment both the ?rst and second strips may be provided
with longitudinally spaced recesses 28c for the receipt
of lower portions of the packaged articles.
(e) said second strips having said longitudinally spaced
recesses therein.
3. A carton according to claim 2, including ?aps hinged
to outer portions of said second strips and disposed in
fully face abutting engagement with the related one wall
panels.
The embodiment of FIGURE 13 is similar to that of
the previously described embodiment, with the center re 40 V 4. A carton according to claim 1, wherein the inboard
end portions of said one vwall panels are symmetrical and
taining member 20d being formed entirely from one of
each form a portion of said center retaining member.
the bottom wall panels 18d.
5. A carton according to claim 1, wherein the diverging
In this embodiment a ?rst longitudinally extending strip
strips of said center retaining member are formed from
70 is hingedly attached, along fold line 72, to the inboard
the inboard end portion of one of said one wall panels.
extremity of one of the bottom wall panels 18d. The
6. A carton according to claim 1, wherein said diverg
?rst strip extends upwardly or inwardly toward the center
ing strips are hinged to each other and to the inboard
of the carton and has hingedly attached, thereto on a
edge of one of said one wall panels, and wherein said
fold line 74, a second strip 76 which extends downwardly
panels are secured to each other in overlapped relation
or outwardly toward the bottom wall of the carton and
ship.
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which has hingedly attached, on a fold line 79, to its
7. A carton according to claim 6, and including a
lower or outer edge'a third strip 78. Third strip 78 may
third strip hinged to said second strip and secured to
be secured in any desired manner, such as by adhesive,
said one panel.
to the upwardly facing surface of the same bottom wall
8. A carton according to claim 6, and including a
panel 18d to which the ?rst strip is attached.
third
strip hinged to said second strip and secured to
55
In this-embodiment, like the previous embodiment, both
the other of said one wall panels.
the ?rst and second strips may be provided with longi
9. An open end generally rectangular sleeve-type car
tudinally spaced recesses 28d which serve to retain lower
ton,
formed from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard,
or‘end portions of the packaged articles.
for holding two parallel, opposing rows of generally
Although in each of the cartons illustrated and de
cylindrical articles in sidc-by-side relation, comprising:
scribed, the center retaining member is formed from co 60
(a) opposing pairs of spaced walls hingedly inter
planer panels of the carton bottom wall, the entire ar
connected to de?ne a tubular structure enclosing the
rangement could, if desired, be reversed, with the bottom
ends and sides of the articles;
wall being formed as a single panel and the center re
(b) one of the walls enclosing the ends of the articles
taining member being formed from co-planer panels of 65
being formed of a pair of generally co-planer panels;
(0) said panels having corresponding outboard end
portions hingedly connected to respective adjacent
one wall of‘ the carton is formed from a pair of co
(d) said panels having inboard‘end portions inter
the top wall.
Thus. it will be understood, that in each of the embodi
ments of the invention heretofore disclosed and described,
walls of the carton;
planer panels having inboard portions interconnected and 70
folded to provide a center retaining member with longi
tudinally spaced recesses adapted to receive portions of
the articles packaged within the carton and thereby re
strict the movement of the articles relative to the wall
of the carton.
connected and arranged to form a longitudinally dis
posed eenter retaining member extending inwardly
into the carton between the two rows of articles;
(0) said member including a pair of relatively thin
outwardly extending strips having a plurality of ion
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gitudinally spaced openings for receiving end por
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tions of the articles to restrict their movement rela
tive to said one wall of the carton.
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10. A generally rectangular sleeve-type carton, formed
froma unitary blank of foldable paperboard, for bold
ing two parallel, opposing rows of generally cylindrical 5
articles in side-by-side relation, comprising:
(a) opposing pairs of spaced walls hingedly inter
connected to de?ne a tubular structure enclosing the
ends and sides of the articles;
(b) one of the walls enclosing the ends of the articles 10
being formed of a pair of panels;
(c) said panels having corresponding outboard end
portions hingedly connected to respective adjacent
walls of the carton;
6
two parallel, opposing rows of generally cylindrical arti
cles in side-by-side relation, comprising:
(a) opposing pairs of spaced end and side walls hinged
ly interconnected to de?ne a tubular structure enclos
ing the ends and sides of the articles;
(b) one of said end walls including a generally
V-shaped, longitudinally disposed, center retaining
member extending into the carton between said
parallel rows of articles;
(c) said member including a pair of outwardly diverg
ing strips inclined with respect to said one wall and
having a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings
for receiving end portions of the articles to restrict
their movement relative to said one wall of the
'(d) said panels having other portions interconnected 15
carton,
I
and arranged to form a longitudinally disposed cen
12. A generally rectangular sleeve-type carton accord
ter retaining member extending inwardly into the
ing to claim 11, wherein said center retaining member is
carton between the‘ two rows of articles;
(e) said member including a pair of outwardly diverg
ing strips inclined with respect to said one wall and 20
having a plurality ‘of longitudinally spaced open
uninterrupted and extends the entire length of the carton.
_ References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
ings for receiving end portions of the articles to re
strict their movement relative to said one wall of
the carton.
11. A generally rectangular sleeve~type carton, formed
from a unitary blank of foldable paperboard, for holding
2,875,892
2,975,891
3,006,530
3,010,573
Brever ______________ ....
Stone _______________ __
Forrer ______________ __
Chidsey _____________ __
Mar. 3,
Mar. 21,
Oct. 31,
Nov. 28,
1959
1961
1961
1961
Disclaimer
3,081,928.—-F wancis A. Ohz'dsey, Jam, \Vayne, and John W. Mahon, Norristown,
Pa. CARTON WITH RECESSED CENTER RETAINING
MEMBER FOR CYLINDRIOAL OBJECTS. Patent dated Mar.
19, 1963. Disclaimer ?led Nov. 25, 1966, by the assignee, Container
Corporation of America.
Hereby enters this disclaimer to claims 5, 6 and 8 of said patent.
[O?icial Gazette January 3, 1967.]
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