Patent Number: 6,305,566

Title: Container for fragile articles

Abstract: A container is disclosed having a base, opposed side walls, and a rear wall. The base has an upper surface with a downward slope (.alpha.) towards the rear wall. The rear wall has a surface which is preferably angled to be perpendicular to the upper surface of the base. Such a configuration permits squared items to be stored within the container on a edge while maintaining full contact along an adjacent edge with the rear wall. The side walls and rear wall are hingedly attached to the base and connected to one another using interlocking connectors along juxtaposed edges. Alternatively, the present invention may include a double sloped base upper surface angled toward a center wall panel. The surfaces on each side of the center wall are preferably sloped to be perpendicular to the upper surface of the adjacent base upper surface. A double-sloped container using at least one center wall panel is also disclosed with similar features to the single-sloped container.

Inventors: Pigott; Maurice J. (Winnetka, IL), Pigott; Brandon L. (Wilmette, IL), Pigott; Schuyler F. (Arlington Heights, IL), Pigott; Peter S. (Wilmette, IL), Fan; Jerry J. (Vernon Hills, IL)

Assignee: Nucon Corporation

International Classification: B65D 19/18 (20060101); B65D 19/02 (20060101); B65D 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018