US 1356331 A
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H. w. AL LPORT ASEPTIC PACKAGE FOR SURGICAL DRESSINGS.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.Z4| I919.
Patented Oct. 19, 1920.
UNITED STATES L HENRY W. ALLPOR'I, OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
ASEPTIG PACKAGE FOR SURGICAL DRESS'INGS.
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Oct. 19, 1920.
Application filedlanuary 24, 1919. Serial No. 272,940.
(FILED UNDER THE ACT or Manon a, 1883, 22 STAT. I.., e25. I
.T all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, HENRY W. ALLroRT, captain, U. S. Army, a citizen of the United States, stationed at Washington, D. 0., have invented an Improvement in Aseptic Packages for Surgical Dressings, of which the following is aspccification.
The invention described herein may be used by the Government, or any of its officers or employees in prosecution of work for the Government, or'by any other person in the United States, without any royalty thereon.
y invention relates to an improvement in aseptic packages for surgical dressings, one object being'the provision of a package which will protect and keep the dressing clean and sanitary while instantly accessible when desired, and which will accommodate rolls of dressing of different widths.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a device of the character de scribed and for the purpose stated, which will contain the dressing in proper condipayment of 'tion, and which will act after the manner of a follower or brake to hold the package of dressing at all times in proper position for-use, as the package is unwound.
Another object of my invention is the construction of an aseptic package which can be manufactured at such a price as to make its use highly desirable, which will operate in an efficientmanner under all conditions and which, from every point of view, will prove entirely practical.
With these and other inherent objects in ,-view, the invention broadly stated consists of an aseptic package for surgical dressings, comprising a box or container, a follower or brake which bears upon the roll of dressing and a guard or protecting flap formed integral with said follower or brake.
The invention further consists of an aseptic package for surgical dressings, embodying novel details of construction, combination and arrangement'of parts for service, substantially as shown, described and particularly pointed out in the claims, it beingof course understood that any change may be made in the construction of the invention, which comes within the scope of such claims.
Figure 1 is a plan view of the sheet or blank from which the package is formed,
, showing the manner of scoring the blank to produce its component parts or sections;
' Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the complete package with the roll of bandage therein the end of the package being removed to show the relative location of the bandage and container; and
Fig. '3 is a transverse sectional view particularly illustrating the relation of the roll of bandage to the container, and the bearing of the, follower against saidroll of bandage which forms one of the most/important features of my invention. Y
In the manufacture of the aseptic package, any desired or preferred material may be used, and in such manufacture a sheet or blank is provided and is cut to provide the bottom 1, the sides 2 and 3, the flaps 4. and 5, which when the box is assembled, form the ends thereof, the top 6 formed with the lock tongue 7 and the section 8 which is scored or marked centrally at 9 and is adapted to be folded or bent upon itself to form a follower 10, 'said section being formed with a flap 11, which, when the parts are in position, provides a guard adapted to rest upon the roll 12 of the bandage, and provides a passage or slit 13 throughwhich the end 14 of said roll of bandage projects to permit such roll to be unwound as found necessary.
In using my improved package, the roll of bandage is placed in the box or container, and the end projects through the,
passage between the guard and one of the sides of the box, permitting the person to grasp the projecting end of the bandage and unwind the necessary amount, the guard and follower which is formed by bending the material upon itself to form. a doubled wall or bellows-like portion which has suflicient elasticity to cause expansion of said follower to effect the retaining the roll in proper position, and should any soil from the hand be found upon projecting end, the portion of material thus soiled can be readily removed by the use of shears. Thus a clean strip of bandage of the desired length is provided, while tlfe balance or unused portion of such roll is retained in the box or container in a clean mits instant access to the roll of bandage and permits the withdrawal of any desired and that rolls of bandage of Various widths may be used, and that the guard bears firmly upon the roll to retain it in roper position, while the follower forme with said guard bears upon the roll as it diminishes in size, and thus holds such roll in proper position to permit the unwinding of the necessary amount.
I claim i 1. An aseptic package for surgical dressings consisting of a blank forming the bottom, sides, ends and top, and an auxiliary section formed with one of the sides, and scored to provide a follower to bear upon a roll of bandage and a guard to protect and'retai-n said roll of bandage in proper position, said follower being formed by bending the material upon itself to form an expansible member which extends from the top of the receptacle nearly to the bottom thereof to cause the follower and guard to bear upon the roll of bandage within the container.
2. An aseptic package for surgical dressings consisting of a container, a section formed integral with one side of said container and provided with a double portion forming a follower, and a flap providing a guard or protector, and a top section formed with a tongue, adapted to closa and protect the contents in its entirety, said follower being formed by bending the material upon itself to form an expansible member which extends from the top of the receptacle nearly to the bottom thereof to cause the follower and guard to bear upon the roll of bandage within the container.
3. An asepticpackage for surgical dressings consisting of a box or container, a section formed integral with one of the sides of said container, and consisting of two parts, one bent upon itself to form afollower, and the other part forming a guard, and a top section formed on the opposite side of said container, and having a locking tongue for closing the 'box or con-.
the contents wholly within the body and working transversely thereof, said follower being formed by bending the material upon itself to form an expansible member which extends from the top of the receptacle nearly to the bottom thereof to cause the follower and guard to bear upon the roll of bandage within the container.
5. In the package "or container of the character described, the combination with the containing portion of said box or container of a combined follower and guard formed-integral with one side of said box or container, and a protecting cover formed integral, with the opposite sides of said box or container, said follower being formed'by bending the material upon itself to form an expansible member which extends from the top of the receptacle nearly to the bottom thereof to cause the follower and guard to bear upon the roll of bandage within the container.-
6.-A box or container of the character and for the purposes stated, having a portion constructed to provide a follower to bear upon the roll of bandage, as it is unwound, and a guard for protecting such roll of bandage under all conditions to prevent access of foreign matter to said roll of bandage, said follower being formed by bending the material upon itself to form an expansible member which extends-from the top of the receptacle nearly to the bottom thereof to cause the follower and guard to bear upon the roll of bandage within the container.
HENRY W. ALLPORT.