Patent Number: 6,168,013

Title: Compact basket-style carrier blank

Abstract: A carrier blank (40) for making a basket-style carrier (10) for containing and carrying a plurality of articles, with the carrier blank (40) including an elongate central section (41) and first and second exterior sections (42, 43) formed alongside the elongate central section. The elongate central section has formed therein side panels (21, 22) and end panels (18, 19). The first exterior section has formed therein a plurality of handle panels (26) and partitions (38, 39). The second exterior section has formed therein first and second bottom panels (31, 32). The bottom panels (31, 32) are sized, shaped, and spaced to be nestably received in spaces adjacent bottom panels of an adjacent carrier blank. With the exception of the bottom panels (which can be nestably received with adjacent bottom panels of an adjacent carrier blank), the remainder of the carrier blank comprises a substantially rectangular shape to minimize waste.

Inventors: Gomes; Jean-Manuel (Marietta, GA)

Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation

International Classification: B65D 71/00 (20060101); B65D 71/58 (20060101); B65D 005/462 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018