Container for providing easy access to beverage cans

  • US 10,232,999 B2
  • Filed: 08/25/2015
  • Issued: 03/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A container holding a multiplicity of cylindrical cans arranged in a plurality of substantially perpendicular rows and columns, wherein each row has at least a first and second can, each can having a can diameter and a can height, wherein the arrangement has a top row and a next-to-the-top row, and wherein each column has a column width of the can diameter and each row has a row height of the can diameter, comprising:

  • a rear wall and a front wall each having a height of a whole multiple of the can diameter, wherein the first can of each row is adjacent the front wall, and the second can of each row is adjacent the first can of the respective row;

    a bottom wall and a top wall each having a length of a whole multiple of the can diameter;

    two side walls between the bottom and top walls, the side walls separated by the can height; and

    a scored line having a front wall segment running on the front wall, a top wall segment having at least a part running on the top wall between the first and second cans of the top row, and side wall segments running on the side walls, the scored line defining a removable section of the container, and wherein at least a part of the front wall segment runs at a height less than the rear wall height;

    wherein each of the cans comprises a longitudinal axis, and wherein the front wall is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis.

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