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Publication numberUS1684878 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 18, 1928
Filing dateMar 3, 1924
Priority dateMar 3, 1924
Publication numberUS 1684878 A, US 1684878A, US-A-1684878, US1684878 A, US1684878A
InventorsMorris Elmer C
Original AssigneeServo Paper Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folded-sheet object and method of forming same
US 1684878 A
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Sept. 18, 1928.

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This invention relates to the preparation of a folded article for use in a dispensmg cabinet and to the article itselt, relating more especially to napkins, towels,=to1let paper, and the like, the same being. folded from paper of various qualities;

Among. the objects of my invention are to produce an article of the character referred to which may be picked up in bundles or individually and-placed in'a dispensing cabinet without consideration as to which side is-directed toward the dispensing opening or which 'end is up; and to produce an article which-maybe readily :Eolded by machine andpacked with other like objects in a He without interlacing; to produce an article of the character stated which can,

be dispensed from, a dispensing container without the necessity of beinginterlaced .with other like articles; and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and as are inherent My invention further resides in the cornbination, construction, and arrangement of parts illustrated'in the accompanying drawing, and, while .I'have shown therein a preferred'form of my invention, I desire the same to be understood as illustrative only and not as limiting said invention.

.In the drawing annexed hereto and form'- ing a part hereof, Fig-=1 is a perspective view 0 an article to be folded, with dotted lines thereon to show where the folds are to be'made; Fig.2 is a perspective view of a folded article, the folded over portions of which have been partially unfolded; Fi 3 is a perspective view of the same ar'ticl in completely folded condition and in dotted lines a dispenser having an opening through which a corner of the article may be grasped and the article pulled out through the opening; Fig. 4 is a transverse section of the article as shown in Fig.

Referring more in detail to the annexed drawing, numeral 1 designates the central body portion of an article in accordance with my invention, while 2 and 3 desigmate the opposite edge portions of this.

folded article said edge ortions being folded inwardly upon opposlte sides of thecentral body portlon 1, along the lines 4 and 5. These edge portions, in the preferred form of the invention, comprise" diagonally opposite corner portionawhich 192%. Serial Title. 696.492.

are "folded to provide an elongated intermediate or body portion. The folded corner portions are of considerable area so that they mutually overlap and overlie the middle part of the intermediate portion. They provide large triangular tabs respectively positioned on opposite faces of the intermediate portion and which are free at their apexes so that they canbe readily grasped. The folding of the extensive corner portions form an elongated intermediate or body por-. tion, at the ends of which the other two diagonally opposite corner portions remain unfolded to provide trianguler or V-shaped' extensions thereat. v v

- In actual use of the old- .type of folded article, it has been found that attendants often get the articles into the dispensing container with the loose edge turned back away fromthe dispensing opening so that there is no opportunity folded over edge of the article and withdraw purpose to so fold such article's matter how inattentive the "attendant may be, the article cannot be put in incorrectly. With an article folded as shown in the .at-' tached drawing, whichever side is out or whichever end is up there will always be a free corner or, edge which may be reached through the dispensing opening :torthe easy withdrawal of the article from the container. It will be observed by reference to. the dra w ing that the folded over corners of the article overlap each other on the center of the body portion, foldedover corners exceeding the width of e. the body portion, This is a very valuable pensing cabinet. While the foremost article presents an outstanding'corner by reason of a multiple of overlap ing'corners in, the center of a quantity 0? articles when held in superposed relation and in dispensing position against marginal flanges adjacent a dispensing opening in a cabinet.

In folding two opposite corners oi the article on diagonal lines a central body is' formed with ll-shaped ends. The V-shaped ends enable the use'ofa dispensing cabmet with a substantially large dispensing open-- the combined length of the bit to easily grasp the 1.

. .article when under pressure or slight movement of the'side of the article, by grasping a V-shaped corner, releases the The edges of the folded corners being twice the thickness of the V-shaped .endsand obviously is the point of friction on the article,

are held by extremely small flanges at the sides of the dispensing opening. -Thus a article without resistance or inconvenience.

' While I have shown in my drawing a quarter folded paper napkin with two oppo- I site corners folded over upon opposite sides '20 of the central body portion thereof, I desire it understood that the articles are not of a necessity in quarter folded shape before re ceiving the final fold, since a singlesheet or a plurality of sheets may equally as well be folded in the manner indicated.

- While it is preferable to fold the tabs so that they are, positioned on opposite faces 7 I of the intermediate part, as shown in the face of the intermediate part.

Imutually overlapping relation an the intermediate portion, or equivalent statement, it'is intended that this descrip tionbe sufficiently comprehensive to include napkins in which the tabs are folded to overlie the opposite faces of the intermediate part and also napkins in which both tabs overlie the same face of the intermediate portion.

Having now described my invention, I claim: I

1. As an element of a package to be dispensed through an opening in a dispensing cabinet, a paper napkin first folded in a rectangular form and then two diagonally opposite-corner portions folded to form an e ongated intermediate portion, with the folded corner portions in mutually overlappingrelation and overlying the intermediate portion to provide free triangular tahs 'on the middle part of the intermediate portion.

p 2. As an element of a package to he did overlying elongated intermediate portion havin the opposite faces of the intermediate portion 'to provide free triangular tabs on the middle part of the intermediate portion. I

3. As an element of a package to be dispensed through an opening in a dispensing cabinet, a -paper napkin successivelyfolded on two normally intersecting lines to provide a rectangular form havinga multiplicity of plies, said rectangular form then having two opposite-corners folded on diagonal lines to form a central body portion having suhstantially uniform V-shaped ends and V- shaped corner portions, the combined length of the V-shaped corner portions exceeding the width of the body portion.

'4. As an element of a package to be dispensed through an opening in a dispensing cabinet, a paper napkin successively folded on two normally intersecting lines to provide a rectangular form having a multiplicity of plies, said rectangular form then having two opposite corners folded in opposite direct1ons on diagonal lines to form a central body portion having substantially uniform pensed through an opening in a dispensing cabinet, a paper napkin first folded in a reotangular form and then two diagonally opposite corner parts folded along approximately parallel diagonal lines to form an op posite triangular ends substantially uni form as to shape and size, said folded-over corner parts being in overlapping relation and overlying the intermediate portion to provide free triangular tabs of uniform shape and sizeand having their loose corners ositioned about midway of the longitu inal dimension of the elongated intermediate portion.

In witness whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name to this specification.

ELMER C. MORRIS.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3134503 *May 17, 1962May 26, 1964American Can CoDispenser for individual folded sheets
US5332118 *Aug 17, 1993Jul 26, 1994The Procter & Gamble CompanyPop-up towel dispensing system
US20150201768 *Jan 22, 2014Jul 23, 2015Thomas J. BowerDining napkin with special perforation feature
USD754445 *May 15, 2014Apr 26, 2016Stacy UYEHARAWrapping sheet
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/494
International ClassificationA47K10/16, A47K10/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47K10/16
European ClassificationA47K10/16