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.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2015653 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 1, 1935
Filing dateJul 15, 1932
Priority dateJul 15, 1932
Publication numberUS 2015653 A, US 2015653A, US-A-2015653, US2015653 A, US2015653A
InventorsAndrews Champe S
Original AssigneeBox Blank Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing container
US 2015653 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Oct. 1, 1935. c. s. ANDREWS 2,015,653

DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed July 15, 1952 '2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY Oct. 1, 1935. c. s. ANDREWS DISPENSING CONTAINER Filed July 15, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR 0m 5. flnarewa FM-M ATTORNEY Patented Oct. l, 1935 UNITED- :STATES DISPENSING CONTAINER 4 Champe S. Andrews, North Chattanooga, Tenn., assignor to Box Blank Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of Delaware Application July 15, 1932, Serial No. 622,653

9 Claims.

This invention relates to a dispensing container in which absorbent cotton or other merchandise may be packed and fully protected against contamination, exposure and foreign 5 matter and from which it can be conveniently dispensed when material is desired for use.

This application is a continuation in part of my co-pending application Serial No. 580,751, filed December 14, 1931.

10 Absorbent cotton has generally been packed in containers which leave the cotton exposed to the atmosphere and foreign matter, greatlyincreasing the danger of contamination and infection. Absorbent cotton dispensersheretofore 15 used which do protect the contents to some extent have all been very expensive to make, the cost of the container often being more than the cost of the contents. I have met this problem by providing a dispensing container of paper 20 material which can be made by automatic machinery now in use at a very little cost. The container can be made from a single blank of paper material cut by automatic machinery to the proper shape and then folded and cemented together by a folding and gluing machine.

An object of my invention is to provide a container in which material can be packed and shipped and from which the material packed therein can be dispensed in an efilcient and attractive manner with full protection to the contents against exposure, contamination or foreign matter at all times.

Another object of my invention is to provide a dispensing container particularly adapted to dispense absorbent cotton which fully protects and safeguards the material contained therein against foreign matter and contamination, which is fully closed when not in use and which can be opened to permit access to the dispensing medium from which the cotton is dispensed when desired for use.

Another object of my invention is to provide a dispensing container which can be made entirely by machine operation, which fully protects 4: the contents at all times, which is sturdy and a strong in construction, and which can be made in a variety of attractive designs and patterns.

Other objects of this invention will become apparent as the disclosure proceeds.

Although the novel features which are believed to be characteristic of this invention will be particularly pointed out in the claims appended hereto, the invention itself, as to its objects and advantages, and the manner in which 55 it may be carried out, may be better understood by referring to the following description takenin connection with the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof, in which v Fig. 1 shows an extended blank from which the body portion and cover portion of the dispensing container may be formed;

Fig. 2- shows an extended blank from which the dispensing medium may be formed;

Fig. 3 shows an'extended blank from which the guide device may be formed; Fig. 4 shows a perspective view of a complete set up container formed from the blanks shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3;

Fig. 5 shows a vertical cross sectional view through the complete container, illustrating more particularly the construction thereof;

' Fig. 6 shows an exploded view of the various parts which form the dispensing container; and

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the dispensing container and guide device illustrating more particularly the method of packing a ribbon or rope of absorbent cotton within the container.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the specification and drawings.

I have shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3 the blanks from which my dispensing container may be made. The blank shown in Fig. 1 generally com- ,prises the body forming portion A, and a cover forming portion B. The body forming portion A comprises rear wall 10, front wall It and side walls l2 and I3, all hinged together along the score lines It. In assembling the container a flap I 5 hinged to the rear wall In along the score line H is cemented or otherwise secured to the free edge of the side wall l3, as shown in Fig. 6 of the drawings. Bottom-flaps l6 and bottom flaps H are hinged respectively to the front wall It, rearwall l0 and side walls I 2 and 13 along the score lines I8. The bottom flaps l6 and I1 are folded inwardly, positioned in superimposed 40 relationship and cemented together to form the bottom wall of the container.

The cover portion B of the container, as shown in Fig. 1, comprises a rear flange l9 hinged to the rear wall of the body portion along the score lines 25. The front flange 20 and the side flanges 2| and 22 are separated from the front and side walls of the body portion by the cut 26. Flanges I9, 20, 2|, and 22, and the securing tab 23 are defined from one another by the score lines24. The top wall flaps 21 of the cover portion are hinged to the rear and front flanges l9 and 20, respectively, along the score line 29 and the top flaps 28 are similarly hinged along the score line 29 of the. side flanges 2| and 22. .The cover closing side walls and a cover portion B hingedto the body portion and comprising side flanges and a top wall.

There is shown in Fig. 2 a blank from which 15 the dispensing medium may be made. The dispensing medium comprises enclosing side walls 3| and a securing tab 32, defined from one another by the score line 33. The dispensing medium is provided with a top wall 35 hinged to 20 one of the side walls 3!, along the score line 36.

The top wall is provided with a dispensing opening comprising a plurality of radially extending slits 31, which define fingers or segments 38 therebetween. Flaps 34 are provided extending 25 from certain of the side walls 3|, as shown in Fig. 2 and are defined therefrom by the score lines 36. The dispensing medium is assembled by bending the side walls 3| into tubular form and gluing or otherwise securing the tab 32 to 30 the free edge of one of the side walls. As thus formed, the side walls 3| provide a sleeve adapted to telescope into the body portion A of the container. The flaps 33 are then turned inwardly and the top wall 35 superimposed thereover and 35 glued thereto to form the top wall of the dis-' pensing medium.

A guide device D is provided which is inserted into the dispensing medium to guide the dispensed material through the dispensing opening 40 in the dispensing medium. The guide device D may be formed from the blank shown in Fig. 3 and comprises a bottom wall 4|, having a guide opening 44 therein. The side fianges 42 extend from the bottom wall ll and are defined there- 45- from by the score lines 43. when the side flanges 50 ticularly in Fig. 'I, is passed through the guide opening 44 from the outside .of the bottom wall 4|. This same end of the rope is then passed through the sleeve of the dispensing medium and through the dispensing opening in the top wall 55 35 thereof. The guide device D may then be telescoped into the sleeve of the dispensing medium so that the free edges of the'side flanges 42 of the guide device rest against the inside face of the top wall 35 of the dispens ng medium, 60 as shown more particularly in Fig. 5. The rope is then coiled within the sleeve of the dispensing medium which is still in inverted position, the coiled material resting on the bottom wall ll of the guide device. The body portion A is then 65 telescoped over the sleeve of the dispensing medium until the free edge of the dispensing medium comes to rest on the bottom of the body. portion.

, 75 sleeve is of sufficient height to extend above .the

top edge of the body portion so as to provide a seating collar for the cover portion, guiding the cover portion into closing position and frictionally retaining the same in closed position.

When fully packed, the end of the rope R .ex 5

tends above the top wall 35 of the dispensing medium a short distance so as to be easily grasped. This end of the rope R is fully protected against dirt and contamination by the hinged closure B. The plurality of fingers 38, formed by the radiating slits 31 in the dispensing top wall 35, areresilient and may be pulled upwardly by thebottom rope as it is drawn through the dispensing aperture. The resilient fingers 38, however, hold the protruding end of the rope in position and prevent it from slipping out of the dispensing opening and dropping into the container, where it can not be reached. The guiding aperture 44 directs the cotton rope into dispensing position so that the rope moves through the dispensing opening in a vertical direction and prevents binding of the rope against the'resilient fingers 38 as it passes through the contracted dispensing aperture.

It is now seen that I have provided a dispensing container formed from paper blanks which can be stamped out by automatic machines now in use. There is very little waste of paper material resulting from the cutting operation in making my container since the blanks are substantially rectangular. The blanks can be folded and assembled entirely on automatic folding and gluing machines without any hand operation whatsoever. The entire container can thus be produced automatically at a fraction of the cost of dispensing containers of this type now in use. It is evident that the dispensing container here shown may be used for dispensing materials other than absorbent cotton and I contemplate using my dispensing container to dispense other materials 40 and other articles of merchandise. The materials packed therein are fully protected from exposure and contamination at all times and the container can be made in any number of attractive shapes and designs to'accommodate a variety of uses.

While certain novel features of the invention have been disclosed and are pointed out in the annexed claims, it will be understood that various omissions, substitutions and changes may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

l. A machine made dispensing container comprising a self-supporting set up body portion, a

cover portion hinged to the body portion, .and a separate dispensing medium formed from a single blank of paperboard material comprising a. top wall having a contracted dispensing opening and a sleeve telescoped endwise into the body portion and extending above the top edge thereof to form a seating collar for said cover portion.

2.'A machine made dispensing container comprising a self-supporting set up body portion, and a separate dispensing member telescoped endwise into said body portion, said dispensing medium comprising a top wall having a dispensing opening therein and a sleeve seated against the bottom of thebody portion and projecting above the top edge thereof, said sleeve containing and enclosing the material to be dispensed.

3. A dispensing container comprising an independent self-supporting body portion, a cover portion hinged to the body portion along one side thereof, and a separate dispensing medium in- 7 a,o1o,oos 3 through a dispe sin opening in said dispensing medium. 'l. A machine made dispensing container "corn- 8. A ma e nsin cotton omprising i mbmation, n ndendent seii-suppo ing dy ortion, a over rtion h ged to he body portion, and a separate dispensing um incindin a top wall an a sleeve p0 tion i mied from a single blank paper ard mat inserted wise into the body rtion and e nding ah the top edge thereof to 0 separate co a said cover portion, said top all being pr d d with a con trac dispensin ope g throng hich h 2 rope friction 9.'A dispe co to. er for cott rope com prising in bination, mde t self-sup porting portion, ver rt n hinged to the b rtion al sid thereof, a separate dis me including a top wall an a sleeve rtion tonne from single blank paper d aterial 1 ndwise into said ody p tion, s id top ll being pro ided wit a contracte ensing nin hro h c the rope irictionaliy drawn rising portion, a ,cover p0 101111111885 to th b rtion, a parate dis sing medium 5 inserted within 59. body ortion, said dispensme prising a t wall having a s pensing ng therein sleeve fitted within the bod poi ion and p rting 1 we in operative position, d a eparate uide device 10 telesco t e leeve s ispensi d operative o the dispense

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3007608 *Jul 25, 1956Nov 7, 1961Jr Herbert F CoxLiquid dispensing containers
US3100074 *Oct 5, 1962Aug 6, 1963Kendall & CoCarton
US3117709 *Mar 30, 1962Jan 14, 1964Vox Kaffee Werk Groneweg & MeiContainer
US3246814 *Dec 3, 1963Apr 19, 1966Walter C LovellDrinking straws and dispenser capable of use therefor
US3375918 *Feb 20, 1967Apr 2, 1968Nixdorff Krein Mfg CompanyChain dispenser
US3556293 *Nov 26, 1968Jan 19, 1971Lloyd Chain CorpChain dispenser
US4771884 *May 19, 1987Sep 20, 1988J. P. Lamborn Co.Container for dispensing flexible material
US4958733 *Jan 19, 1990Sep 25, 1990Eiwa Industry Co., Ltd.Container for accommodating string-like articles and taking out the same
US4987996 *Mar 15, 1990Jan 29, 1991Atco Rubber Products, Inc.Flexible duct and carton
US5058741 *Sep 10, 1990Oct 22, 1991Atco Rubber Products, Inc.Carton construction for flexible duct
US5460291 *Jan 14, 1994Oct 24, 1995W. Schlafhorst Ag & Co.Transport container for textile packages
US7204450 *Jun 18, 2004Apr 17, 2007Olympic General CorporationApparatus for dispensing garbage bags
US7950203 *Mar 12, 2010May 31, 2011Gray William RSystem for metering a length of duct from a flexible container retaining the duct in a longitudinally compressed state
US8434287Apr 22, 2011May 7, 2013William R. GrayMethod for metering a length of duct from a flexible container retaining the duct in a longitudinally compressed state
US8534030 *Mar 1, 2013Sep 17, 2013William R. GrayMethod for metering a length of duct from a flexible container retaining the duct in a longitudinally compressed state
U.S. Classification229/131.1, 206/388, 206/438, D06/518, 221/310, 206/409, 229/146, 206/395
International ClassificationB65D25/14, B65D85/67, B65D25/16, B65D85/675
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/675, B65D25/16
European ClassificationB65D85/675, B65D25/16