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Publication numberUS1176115 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateJul 25, 1914
Priority dateJul 25, 1914
Publication numberUS 1176115 A, US 1176115A, US-A-1176115, US1176115 A, US1176115A
InventorsJohn Howard Way
Original AssigneeAlben Warren Way
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transportation and display package for package-sterilized articles.
US 1176115 A
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J. H. & A. W. WAY.



1, 176,1 15. Patented Mar. 21, 1916.


J. H. & A. W. WAY.




I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I u I Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I u I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I n I I I I I I I I I I I I I I u I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Way,

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

Application filed July 25, 1914. Serial No. 853,201.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that we, J OHN HOWARD l/VAY and ALBEN \VARREN WVAY, both of St. Davids, in the county of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania, have jointly invented certain ew and useful Improvements in Transportation and Display Packages for Package-sterilized Articles, whereof the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.-

In our applications filed respectively April 4, 1914, Serial No. 829,497, and April 18, 1914, Serial No. 832,962, we have described processes adapted for the sterilization of articles intended for human wear after such articles have been completely inclosed in an ultimate package suitable for commercial handling.

It is characteristic of the processes thus referred to, that the article is packaged in "a container, at least one Wall of which is of such character as to be impervious to the passage of disease germs, but permeable tocertain sterilizing agents. It is also very desirable that this wall shall have the further characteristic of sufficient transparency to permit of the display of the article which it contains for selling purposes. Only in this way will mistakes be avoided and the purchaser be induced to purchase, without actually removing the article from the package and handling it.

It is the object of our present invention to provide a package, one wall of which has these characteristics, whereby pre-sterilized articles may be sold and delivered to the consumer without handling or other opportunity for the acquisition of disease germs and to this end the top of the package is in the main composed of transparent paper preferably what is commercially known as glazed parchment, or pecoy tissue. We have found this material to be penetrable by\ the sterilizing agent employed, but substantially impervious to the subsequent passage of germs into the interior of the package. In order to employ this, which is a comparatively light material for the top of the package, it is necessary to correspondingly strengthen the sides of the package to prevent such distortion of the box during transportation and handling as would tear the more fragile top. It is also necessary that the edges of the parchment paper be so thoroughly sealed to the remaining portions of the package as to prevent the possibility of any opening through which disease germs might be transmitted from the air into the package, and to accomplish this, we prefer to employ a double seal at the edge of the parchment paper, as hereinafter described.

It will therefore be understood that our invention is addressed to the production of a package adapted to contain an article for human wear, having the capacity of wholly protecting the article from the admission of disease germs although permeable to a sterilizmg agent, and at the same time strong enough to be handled in commercial transportation and also permitting a sufficient display of the inclosed article to make possible its identification, without removal from the package.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure I, represents a perspective view of completed package, the cover being removed and a portion of one corner being torn away to display the structure. Fig. II, is a cross section of the same. Fig. III, is a perspecthe view of a modification showing the three component parts of which the package is made up, each part being shown separately. Fig. IV, is a sectional view of the modification of Fig. III.

According to our invention, the completed package involves the use of parts or units, namely, an inner member having sides and top but no bottom, an intermediate member having sides and bottom, but no top, and an outer member having top and sides but no bottom. These are all shown separately in Fig. III, where 1, is the inner member having sides 2, of pasteboard, and a pasteboard top 3, with a large opening 4, covered with glazed parchment 5. The edges of this glazed parchment extend to the edge of the top and are hermetically sealed by cementitious matter between the glazed parchment and the pasteboard top 3. f

The intermediate member 6, has sides 7, and a bottom 8, of pasteboard with an ordinary paper covering 9, surrounding and secured to the sides, and projecting above the upper edge of the sides in the form of a rim 10, which is not turned over until the inner member 1, has been set within the intermediate member, the article to be packaged being already contained thereby. Thereupon the rim 10, is folded down over the sealed within it. The edges of the glazed parchment are particularly well secured,

being cemented both above and below to other portions of the package. It will also be observed that by the use of the three-fold side strips the package is greatly strengthened against distortion. This is important because the comparatively fragile glazed parchment is liable to be torn in case of improper distortion of the package.

In Fig. I a modification of our invention is illustrated in which the glazed parchment is made large enough to extend for a greater or less distance down over the outside of the intermediate member, around which it is hermetically secured. In this case the paper covering which surrounds the sides of the intermediate member, is not attached thereto until after the glazed parchment hasbeen turneddown and attached to said sides, so that as before, the'edge of the glazed parchment is inserted between two other surfaces of the package to both of which'it is hermetically sealed.

package before it is sealed. The package is then submitted to the action of a sterilizing agent-as described in our above mentioned applications, and is then put upon the market, not to be opened until the ultimate purchaser is ready to use the article.

Having thus described our invention, we claim:

A transportation and display package'for packaging sterilized articles formed by the combination of members, of which one has sides ofpasteboard and a top of glazed parchment, having the following qualities, viz: translucency, permeability by sterilizing re-agents in the form of vapor and imperviousness to the passage of disease germs; while the other member has sides and bottom of pasteboard and is large enough to receive the first mentioned member; a covering strip which ,surrounds the sides of the latter member; thegedges of the glazed parchment being hermetically sealed between the pasteboard and the covering strip.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto signed our names at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this twenty-third day of July, 1914.


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US2660362 *Mar 8, 1948Nov 24, 1953Waldorf Paper Prod CoCovered tray
US4644586 *Oct 25, 1984Feb 17, 1987Kimberly-Clark CorporationCombination sterilization and infectious waste disposal container
U.S. Classification229/162.3, 206/439, 206/772
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4204