US 11,053,048 B2
Box with foldable handle
Greg Sollie, Sharpsburg, GA (US); Jamie Waltermire, Peachtree City, GA (US); and Shifeng Chen, Newport News, VA (US)
Assigned to Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc., Conyers, GA (US)
Filed by Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc., Conyers, GA (US)
Filed on Jul. 24, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/520,548.
Prior Publication US 2021/0024247 A1, Jan. 28, 2021
Int. Cl. B65D 5/46 (2006.01); B65D 5/36 (2006.01); B65D 5/24 (2006.01); B65D 5/20 (2006.01); B65D 5/42 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 5/46112 (2013.01) [B65D 5/2057 (2013.01); B65D 5/241 (2013.01); B65D 5/3678 (2013.01); B65D 5/4266 (2013.01); B65D 2525/288 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A box comprising:
a first pair of opposing side panels;
a second pair of opposing side panels connecting the first pair of opposing side panels;
a pair of top panels, each top panel joined to one of the side panels of the first pair of opposing side panels; and
a handle assembly, the handle assembly comprising:
a handle portion, the handle portion attached to one of the pair of top panels, the handle portion comprising a tab at a side end of the handle portion, and
a locking panel, the locking panel attached to one of the side panels of the second pair of opposing side panels, the locking panel defining a cut pattern, the cut pattern defining a space therewithin, the cut pattern defining a top edge and an inner flap, the top edge of the cut pattern being a fold line formed by folding the inner flap up above the top edge;
wherein the space within the cut pattern is configured to receive the tab of the handle portion; and
wherein the handle portion is configured to fold from an upright configuration to a folded-down configuration.