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Publication numberUS2011394 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1935
Filing dateApr 22, 1932
Priority dateApr 22, 1932
Publication numberUS 2011394 A, US 2011394A, US-A-2011394, US2011394 A, US2011394A
InventorsBruns Alfred E, Rueger Herman W
Original AssigneeBruns Alfred E, Rueger Herman W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Aug. 13, 1935. A. E. B-RuNs Er AL BOX Filed April 22, i932 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS .Hfred lflruns B7, Herman er T ORN w 2 sheets-sheet 2 Aug. 13, 1935. A. E. BRUNs ET AL BOX Filed April 22, 1952 R er ORNEYS Patented Aug. 13, 193s i PATENT OFFICE BOX Alfred E. Bruns, Huntington, and

Rueger, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Herman W.

Application April 22, v1932, Serlal No. 606,846

5 Claims.

This invention relates to boxes or containers adapted to hold commodities such as pills, tablets, coffee or sugar and the like. l

'I'he principal object of the invention is the production of a box of simple construction provided with an opening through which the contents of the box may be removed without the necessity of removing a cover member, said opening being opened or closed as desired by means of a slidable closure member mounted on a track member on or within the box. y

Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the subjoined description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which:

Fig. 1 is a. plan view of a box made in accordance with our invention.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a cross-section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 4 is a plan view of a modication.

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.v

Fig. 6 is a cross-section on the line 6--6 of Fig. 4.

Fig. '7 is a plan view of a further modication.

Fig. 8 is a horizontal section on the line 8-8 of Fig. '7.

Fig. 9 is a plan view of another modification.

Fig. 10 is a section on the line Ill- I0 of Fig. 9.

Fig. 11 is a plan view of another modication.

Fig. 12 is a horizontal section on the lineI2--I 2 of Fig. 11.

Fig. 13 is a section through the upper portion of a box showing another modification.

Fig. 14 is a plan View of still another modification.

Fig. 15 is a horizontal section on the line -I5-I 5 of Fig. 14.

Fig. 16 is a plan view of a further modification.

Fig. 17 is a section on the line I'l-I'l of Fig. 16.

Fig. 18 is a section on the line I8-I8 of Fig. 16.

I 0 indicates the box body which is provided with the upstanding anges I I. The box cover is indicated at I2 and it is provided with the usual ldepending flanges I3 adapted to frictionally engage the flanges I I. 'Ihe side walls or anges of the box body for a certain distance of their length are preferably pressed outwardly from the normal (Cl. 20G-42) of the box body are also provided with inwardly extending lugs I8 positioned as illustrated in the drawings.

I9 indicates a slidable closure plate provided with downwardly extending flanges 20 adapted to interiit and be protectively mounted within as well as to slidably engage within the pressed out portions I4, said pressed out portions or pockets I4 forming track members therefor. 'I'he closure plate has an upwardly extending pin 2| which forms a nger piece and which extends through the slot I5 and it is also provided with a depression 22 for receiving the lug I 'I on the boxcover, the two members 22 and I1 forming a detachable lock to hold the closure plate I9 in closed position whereby the opening I6 will be closed as illustrated in Fig. 1.

When the parts as described are assembled together the cover is held to the box body by a tight frictional engagement or it may be clinched over or otherwise fastened to said body in any manner, it being understood that it is unnecessary toremove said cover to obtain access to the contents of the box. When access is desired, pressure is applied against the iinger piece 2| whereupon the lug I'I will snap out of the depression 22 and the closure plate I9 may then be slid to open position on the track members I4 just described in order to uncover the opening I6. When the cover plate I9 is slid into closed position the lug Il automatically snaps within the depression 22 to detachably lock the closure plate in closed position. If the contents of the box are to be pills or tablets the lugs I8 have been provided to prevent the pill or tablet to be removed from lying in the corner of the box and to make it assume a position in alignment with the opening I6.

In the modification illustrated in Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive, the track members are formed by pressing the metal of the box body inwardly as at 23 instead of outwardly as in the preferred form of the invention, otherwise the operation of the parts is the same as in the preferred form of the invention.

In the modification illustrated in Figs. 7 and 8 the track member is formed by pressing a bead 24 inwardly from the lbox body and on which the flanges of the closure member ride. Also in said modification we have shown a positioning piece 25 on or fastened to the box body in any manner and which performs the same function as the inwardly pressed lugs I8 in the preferred form of the invention.

In the modification illustrated in Figs. 9 and 10 a round box is shown and the track member which is. indicated at 25 is formed by an inwardly pressed bead on the body 'of the box, the cover being provided with an arcuate slot 26 performing the same function as the slot l5 in the preferred form of the invention. The rotatable closure plate in this case is indicated at 21 and is of the coniiguration illustrated and it is adapted to open and close the opening 23' in the cover member, it

being provided with'a finger piece 29 adapted to vride in the arcuate slot 26.

In,the modificationv illustrated in Figs. 11 and 12 the upper edge of .the body member is provided with a bead 30 which itself constitutes the track member and on which the closure member rides'. d

In 'the modification illustrated in Fig. 13 the upper edge of the box body is flanged as at 3l and' said flange constitutes the track memberfor the closure` member.

In the modification illustrated inFigs. 14 and 15 a portion only of the upper edges of the opposite side walls of the boxbody are anged over as at 32, said flanges constituting the track members for the closure member.

In the modification' illustrated in Figs. 16 and 18 inclusive we have lshown a round box which could be abox for coee or the like and which is provided with'a beaded upper edge as at 33 constituting the track member for a rotatable elosure plate34 adapted to open or close an opening 35 in the cover member, said cover member being also provided with an arcuate slot 36 exposing al depression 31 in the closure member andA constituting 'a grip for the finger whereby the closure member may be rotated on the track member. The closure member is also provided with an opening 38 adapted to register with the opening 35 in the cover member. When assembling the parts we propose to employ a transparent or translucent dustproof sheet of material indicated at 39 which is interposed betweenvthe body member and the downwardly extending flange on the cover member whereby the contents of the box will be kept fresh and free from dust while permitting the contents to be inspected by rotation of the closure member to bring the .openings 35 and 38 into registry. When it is desired to use the contents this may be done by simply fracturing or tearing said dustproof material at the place Where said openings 35 and 38 register and then pour the contents from the container of the amount desired. The closure member is also preferably provided with shoulders 40 slidably interfitting with shouldered guiding portions 4I on quadrant whenthe box is considered divided by any two perpendicular diameters or lines passing through a eenterpoint of the box. Furthermore, in all instances employing a flange on the closure member, the longitudinal edge of the fiange rides upon the part forming the track so that the closure member is supported through the agency of both the flange and track. In each instance, again, there is provided an off-Set frOIIl the otherwise normal shape' or plane 'of the wall,

-essary to hold the cover ,where slid by a positive operation by the user;

We claim: 1. A box comprising a cover member and a body member interiitting with each other and each having a side wall`a part of the face whereof lies contiguous to. the corresponding part of the face-of the other, one of said members having an opening,l and one of said side walls for a part less than its length being offset from the other side wall and forming a track between said faces of length less than the length of the side walls, and a closure member having a flange in said track and of Aless length than and slidable in said track to open and close said opening andv having means accessible from the top of said box for actuating said closure member, said closure member lying `at all times within said box irrespective of whether said opening is opened or closed. Y y

` 2. A box comprising a cover member and a body member interfltting with each other and each having a side wall a partof the face whereof lies contiguous to the corresponding part of the face of the other, said cover member being provided with an opening and a slot in the upper wall thereof, and one of said side walls for a part less vthan its length being offset from the other side Wall and forming a track between said faces of length less than the length of the side walls, and a closure member having a flange in said track and of less length than and slidable in said track to open and close said opening, and having means accessible through said slot for actuating said closure member, said closure member lying at all times within said box irrespective of whether said opening is opened or closed.

3. A boxy comprising a cover member and a body member lnterfitting with each other and each having a side wall a part of the face next the ends whereof lies contiguous to the corresponding end portions of the face of the other wall, one of said members having an opening,

. and one of said side walls for a mid-part thereof between the said end parts being offset from the other side wall and forming a track between said faces of length lessthan the length of the side walls, and a closure member having a flange in said track and of less length than and slidable in said track to open and close said opening and having means accessible from the top of said box for actuating said closure member, said closure member lying at all times within said box irrespective of whether said opening is openedv or closed.

4. A box comprising a body member having side walls and a flanged cover member tightly engaging said side walls of the body member and having an opening in one of said members, a track member on said body member comprising a pocket lying outside the normal plane of a side wall of said body member and pressed from the metal of said wall and a closure member having a flange slidable in said pocket and protectively mounted therein said closure member being adapted to open or close said opening and said closure member being positioned at all times Within said box irrespective of its position.

5. A box comprising a cover member and a body member interiitting with each other and each having a side wall a part of the face whereof lies contiguous to the corresponding part of the face of the other, said cover member being provided with an opening and a slot in the upper wall thereof, and one of said side walls for a part less than its length being offset from the other side wall and forming a track ot a length less than the length of the side walls and a closure member slidable on said track to open and close said opening, and having means accessible through said slot for actuating said closure member, said closure member lying at all times within said box irrespective of whether said opening is opened or closed.

` ALFRED E. BRUNS.

HERMAN W. RUEGER.

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US2958438 *Aug 18, 1958Nov 1, 1960Severson Kermit HContainers
US5361908 *Nov 12, 1993Nov 8, 1994Drew David MDispensing container
US20040004083 *Jul 8, 2002Jan 8, 2004Bradford GrantHand held dispenser device
EP0332480A1 *Feb 8, 1989Sep 13, 1989Patrick SimonClosure with movable element for flasks and other containers
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/534.1, 206/533, 220/345.3
International ClassificationB65D47/04, B65D47/26, B65D47/28
Cooperative ClassificationB65D47/265, B65D47/286
European ClassificationB65D47/28D, B65D47/26D4