Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1135742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1915
Filing dateMay 4, 1914
Priority dateMay 4, 1914
Publication numberUS 1135742 A, US 1135742A, US-A-1135742, US1135742 A, US1135742A
InventorsGeorge M Voris
Original AssigneeGeorge M Voris
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding paper box.
US 1135742 A
Abstract  available in
Images(3)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

G. M. VORIS.

FOLDING-PAPER BOX. APPLICATION FILED MAY 4. 1914.

Patented. Apr. 13, 1915.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

M T/VESSES' G. M. VORIS. FOLDING PAPER BOX. APPLICATION FILED MAY 4, 1914.

mmmw;

3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

Patented Apr. 13, 1915.

G. MQVORIS.

FOLDING PAPER BOX. APPLICATION man MAY 4 1914.

MWWTW$ Patented Apr. 13, 11915.

3 SHEETSSHEET 3.

GEORGE M. VORIS, 01E SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

FOLDING PAPER BOX.

niaatia.

Specification of Letters Patent.

atented Apr. 113, 11%]15.

Application filed May 4, 1914:. Serial No. 836,555.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that l, GEORGE M. Vonrs, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Folding Paper Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improved folding paper boxes wherein a single blank is formed with a handle on each end thereof and is adapted to be folded rapidly and easily in such a manner that the handles on the opposite ends of the blank will coincide and form a single handle for the purpose of locking the box in a closed position and providing a handle therefor; and the objects of my invention are, first, to provide a simple blank in knocked down condition that may be easily and readily folded; second, to provide an improved folding paper box having handles integral therewith and adapted to support or carry the box when the said box is folded; third, to provide an improved paper box having a cover formed of two pieces each having a handle thereon and adapted to be locked together by means of the ends of the said top pieces; and, fourth, to provide an improved folding paper box wherein the sides and ends are connected by folding paper gores. T accomplish these several features by means of the device disclosed in the drawings forming a part of the present specification, wherein like characters of reference are used to designate similar parts throughout the said specification and drawings, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the blank in a slightly folded position, disclosing the triangular gores between the ends and side pieces. Fig. 2 is a broken perspective view disclosing the manner in which the folded paper gores connect the ends of the top, and bottom pieces fold inward when the box is approximately half folded. Fig. 3 is a broken internal perspective view of one of the corners formed by the bottom, end and side pieces of the bottom, also showing a portion of one end piece of one of the top pieces, a portion of the top piece being removed, and Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the folded box disclosing the manner in which the handles formed on each end of the blank coincide; also the manner in which a locking tab integral with one top piece engages the arcuate slot in the other top piece and the manner in which the ends of one of the top pieces is provided with a hook adapted to engage arcuate slots in the ends of the other top piece.

Referring to the drawings-A folding paper box is formed of a continuous single piece comprising a bottom 1, having sides 2 and ends 3 integral therewith and the top pieces 4: and 5 having end pieces 6 and 7, respectively. The end pieces 6 are provided with hooks 8 which are adapted to engage arcuate slots 9 in the end pieces 7. The top piece 4 is apertured as at 10, so as to provide a handle 11 and locking tab 12. ()n eitherside of the handle 12 are the semi-circular projections 14: which will hereinafter be more fully described. The top piece 5 is likewise provided with a handle 15 integral with said top piece, but in this case, the handle is provided by a cut 16 having curved ends which will leave a tab 17 as an extension to the top piece 5 and in the same plane therewith when the box is folded. The top piece 5 is also provided with an arcuate slot 18 arranged to be engaged by the locking tab 12 of the top piece 4:. The top piece 5 is also provided with semi-circular projections 20 which overlap the semi-circular projections 14: of the top piece 4: when the box is folded, as disclosed in Fig. 4 of the drawings, for the purpose of aiding in the retention of the said top piece a. The substantially rectangular sections which are left between the end pieces 3 of the bottom 1 and the endpieces 6 and 7 of the top pieces 4 and 5, respectively, are scored diagonally,

thereby providing four triangular sections,

in each the outer one of which is removed or cut away, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. This leaves three triangular sections, *5. 6., the sections 21 adjacent to the ends 3, the triangular sections 22 adjacent to the ends 6 and 7 on either side, and the triangular sections 23, which are adjacent to the side pieces 2 of the bottom 1.

The boxes are shipped to the consumer in a knocked down condition so as to occupy a small space. The blanks are properly scored along the proper lines for folding. When it is desired to use a box, the article or com: modity is placed on the bottom 1 and the sides 3 thereof turned upward, as shown in ing triangular sections 21, 22, and 23 to fold Fig. 1 of the drawings, both top pieces 4 and 5 are folded in the same manner and consequently a description of one will sufiice for both The side piece 2 is turned upward with the top piece 4 which cause the triangular sections 21, 22, and 23 to be extended inward as disclosed in Fig. 2 of the drawings A further folding of the side piece 2 will bring the triangular section 22 to the adjacent triangular section 23, as disclosed in Fig. 3 of the drawings. The elimination of the fourth triangular section, allows the three remaininward easily and to make a small flat fold instead of a thick bulky one, which would be the case if the said fourth triangular sections were not eliminated and if there were four' triangular sections in the folded gore instead of three. This will bring the top piece 4 in the position indicated in Fig. 4 of the drawings, and the end pieces 6 of the said top piece 4 are folded outside of the end pieces 3 of the bottom 1, as well as the outside of the end pieces 7 of the top piece 5, which is folded in a manner similar to that described for the folding of the top piece 4.

As the top pieces 4 and 5 are brought together, the handles 11 and 15, respectively, thereof are scored along their junction with thesaid top pieces 4 and 5, so that the said handles 11 and 15 will coincide and lie adjacent to each other, as disclosed in Fig. 4 of the drawings. At the same time, the locking tab 12 of the top piece 4 is inserted through the arcuate slot 18 of the top piece 5, so that the extensions of the said locking tab 12 will engage the said arcuate slot 18 and securely lock the top pieces 4 and 5 to .gether. g l

The hoops 8 on the end pieces 6 of the top piece 4 "are inserted through the arcuate slots 9 in the end pieces 7 of the top piece 5. The semi-circular projections 20 of the top piece 5 rest upon the semi-circular projections 14 of the top piece 4, sothat there will be no open space at the junction of the adj a- M 7 cent ed P hf the said top pieces 4 and 5.

ox will now appear as disclosed in Flg. 4 of the drawings, where it will be observed that .the'weight of the contents of the I box and the box itself will be supported by the handles' 10 and 15 and the box will be prevented from opening by means of the locking tab 12 on the top piece 4, which engages the arcuate slot 18 of the top piece 5 andlthereby forming a further support. The box will further be locked by the hooks 8 on the top piece 4 which engage the arcuate slots 9 in the ends 7 of the top piece 5, and .also form a further support, in suspension,

for the box and its contents.

It is obvious from the foregoing that I have provided an improved folding paper box formed of one piece and having an mtegral bottom, ends and sides; top pieces integral with the sides of the bottom piece and having integral handles thereon.

It is also obvious that I have provided an improved folding paper box wherein the box is folded in such a manner as to provide handles and locking tabs therefor and adapted to support the weight of the box and the contents therein.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A folding paper box comprising a bottom having ends and sides integral therewith, top pieces integral with the sides of the bottom piece and having handles integral therewith and adapted to coincide when the box is closed, and end pieces integral with the top pieces, the said end pieces being arranged to engage each other when the said box is folded; and folding gores integral with the ends of the top pieces and the bottom piece.

2. A folding paper box comprising a bottom piece having sides and ends integral therewith, a top piece integral with one side of the bottom piece and having a handle and an arcuate slot therein and end pieces having arcuate slots therein integral therewith, a top piece integral with the other side of the bottom piece and having a handle and a locking tab integral therewith, said locking tab being adapted to engage the arcuate slot in the other top piece, end pieces integral with the second top piece and having hooks thereon adapted to engage the arcuate slots in the end pieces of the other top piece.

3. A folding paper box comprising a bottom piece having sides and ends integral therewith, a top piece integral with one side of the bottom piece and having a handle and an arcuate slot therein and end pieces having arcuate slots therein integral therewith, a top piece integral with the other side of the bottom piece and having a handle and a locking tab integral therewith, said locking tab-being adapted to engage the arcuate slot in the other top piece, end pieces integral with the second top piece and having hooks thereon adapted to engage the arcuate slots in the end pieces of the other top piece; and folding gores integral with the end pieces of the top and the bottom pieces.

4. A folding paper box comprising a bottom piece having sides and ends integral therewith. a top piece integral with one side of the bottom piece and having a handle and an arcuate slot therein and end pieces having arcuate slots therein integral therewith, a top piece integral with the other side of the bottom piece and having a handle and a locking tab integral therewith. said locking tab being adapted to engage the arcuate slot thereon adapted to engage the arcuate slots in the end pieces of the other top piece, and folding gores composed of three integral triangular pieces integral with the endsof the bottom andthe top pieces.

5. A folding paper box comprising a bottom piece having sides and ends integral therewith, a top piece integral with one side of the bottom piece and having a handle and an arcuate slot therein and end pieces having arcuate slots therein integral therewith,

a top piece integral with the other side of the bottom piece and having a handle and a locking tab integral therewith, said locking tab being adapted to engage the 'arcuate slot in the other top piece, end pieces integral with the second top piece and having hooks thereon adapted to engage the arcuate slots in the end pieces of the other top piece", and folding gores composed of three integral triangular pieces integral with the ends and sides of the bottom piece and the ends of the top pieces.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

GEURGE M. VORIS. Witnesses:

BERNICE MOORE, JAMns MCCUE.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4238069 *Aug 9, 1979Dec 9, 1980Morris George A JrOne-piece corrugated container
US4318505 *Aug 12, 1980Mar 9, 1982Cordell Jr Charles EDisposable suitcase
US6581823Jan 29, 2002Jun 24, 2003Thom De BeckPastry tote with handles
US7255261 *Feb 10, 2004Aug 14, 2007Olivier Denys Andre MeslyFoldable storage container
US20040200890 *Feb 10, 2004Oct 14, 2004Mesly Olivier Denys AndreFoldable storage container
WO1982000624A1 *Aug 10, 1981Mar 4, 1982C CordellDisposable suitcase
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.14, 229/127, 229/144, 229/155, 229/149, 229/143, 229/108, 229/151
International ClassificationB65D5/462
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/46096