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Publication numberUS2200111 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1940
Filing dateFeb 24, 1937
Priority dateFeb 24, 1937
Publication numberUS 2200111 A, US 2200111A, US-A-2200111, US2200111 A, US2200111A
InventorsDuryea Bensel
Original AssigneeBensel Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing paper package
US 2200111 A
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D. BENSEL I 2,200,1"11

DISPENSING PAPER PACKAGE Filed Feb. 24, 1957 INVENTOR.

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Patented May 7, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Bensel Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of Delaware Application February 24, 1937, Serial No. 127,377

11 Claims.

The present invention relates to an improvement in dispensing packages, adapted for use-in packeting sugarand the like in measured'quantitles, and such packages are more especially adapted-for containing and dispensing granulated, or loose, sugar in beverages, or elsewhere as desired. v

Heretofore, lump sugar has been packed in wrapped paper containers or folders, for convenience in use at the table, for dispensing measured quantities of the same, to sanitarily protect such sugar, in handling, and to provide an are not touched by the hand of the user, and the loose sugar dissolves more readily in a beverage than does lump sugar. When a lump of sugar is unpackaged, it usually has to be touched by the fingers to completely remove the paper wrapper therefrom and thus, in the main, the object of keeping the contained lump sanitary is defeated.

All forms of loose sugar, including confectioner's sugar and-the like, may be packaged, in automatic packaging machines, thus eliminating the necessity of being contaminatedby human hands, to the point of actual discharge into a beverage, or other use.

The foregoing, and other features of advantage will be apprehended as the herein disclosure proceeds, and it will be obvious that modificationsmay be made in the structures herein disclosed without departing from the spirit hereof or the scope of the appended claims.

Briefly, the present improvement contemplates the use-of a flexible paper wrapper of desired form, which is filled with loose sugar, the pack-, age, when filled, being substantially non-rigid and flexible, whereby when broken, the sugar content may be discharged, by squeezing, to empty the same, thus permitting the contents to be directly discharged to its final disposition and use, without coming in contact with the fingers of the user.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 shows a sugar filled torpedolike package in elevation;

Fig. 2 is a bottom view thereof;

Fig. 3 is one form of the blank used to form the package of Figs. 1 and 2;

Fig.' 4 is a front view in elevation, showing a modified package structure.-

Fig. 5 is a side view of Fig. 4;

Fig. 6 is a blank to form the package of 4 and 5; I

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary end View of the obverse side of Fig. 4 showing the terminal wrap of the glue lap of Fig. 4;-

Fig. 8 is a view in elevation of a further modified form of filled package;

Fig. 9 is a sectional view, taken on the lines 9--9, Fig. 8, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

v Fig. 10 is a fragmented view of the blank for forming the package of Fig. 8.

The torpedo type of package of Figs. 1, 2 and 3, is made of a blank generally denoted by I, Fig. 3, the blank being preferably circular, tho-ugh it may be of'rectangular or other outline, upon the center of which a measured quantity of loose flowable sugar may be deposited, the marginal Figs.

edges of the blank being treated with a suitable adhesive, the outer margin being then evenly drawn upwardly about the sugar and the margin in excess of the sugar volume being thentwisted tightly, as at 5, Fig. 1, to form a finger manipulating end, the adhesive on the margin sealing the twist 5 and holding it in the twisted condition. The blank i, Fig. 3, before filling with sugar, is pre-cut with a series of traversing lines .of cut-scoring 2 and 3.

When it is desired to break the package thus described, the twist is gripped between the thumb and forefinger of one hand,'and squeezed, with the cut-scoring over the cup of beverage, and the cut-scores 2 and 3 are ruptured and the sugar caused to be discharged therefrom. v

The cornucopia shaped package shown in Figs.

4 '4, 5 and 7, is made from the triangular blank;

generally denoted by 6, Fig. 6, which comprises the main triangular panel 9, having a, glue lap I, defined by a score line 8 from the panel 9, said lap being provided with an adhesive l2, and having its lower end I I, extending in an outstanding extension, for purposes later to be described.

The upper top edge of the panel 9, including the top edge of the lap l is angled from the central apex l3, downwardly to the outer corners lt-lli. The marginal edges of the angled edge l3l4-l5 is also provided with an adhesive, indicated by l0l0, Fig. 6.

In making u the package-"of Figs, 4 and 5, the blank 9 of ig. 6 is folded over on its medial line, shown dash-dotted at H, and then the glued lap l is over folded on thea edge l8, as in Fig. 4. The extended lower end is then wrapped around the lower apex A, vas'at l l, Fig. 7, and is effectively renders the apex A sift-proof.

Then the sugar, in desired, measured quantity is introduced at theupper open end of the cornucopia, and the glued'edges between I3, H and i5 and brought together flat-wise, as at Ill, Fig. 5, and sealed to each other. Near the apex A, as in Figs. 4 to 7 inclusive, there is provided a line of spaced perforations It, to form a rupture point, whereby the apex A below the line I6, may be first broken and the apex removed thus to form a pouring spout at the truncation so formed. Then the sugar is squeezed out, as described for Fig. 1.

It will be noted'that the perforation line iii, in the blank 6, Fig. 6, is also angled from the axis line l1, so that the perforation line runs parallel to the glued flap closing edges Ill-l0. This is for the purpose of rendering both the edges ill-40 and the lines of perforation l8 to-run straight across the cornucopia after the folding of the panel 9 on the axis I1.

In the modification in Figs. 8, 9 and 10, which is also a cornucopia, the blank l9, Fig. 10, is shown fragmentary, with its apex broken away, but which latter is substantially the same as that described for Fig. 6, and which is shown in full in Fig. 8.

The main difference of the container of Fig. 8

at the line :v :v, or it may be without such weakened line. Due to the cylindrical cross section of this modification and being well packed with sugar, the apex A may be broken across at line :c-:v by the rupture of the' paper and the contents squeezed from the separated pieces.

The blank, Fig. 10, comprises a main panel IS, a glue lap 20 which'may be defined therefrom by a score line 2|, which lap section is provided with adhesive 21. The upper part of the blank I 9 is provided with a curved marginal lap 23 defined therefrom by a curved score line 28, the marginal edge of said lap being coated with an adhesive '26, Fig. 10.

When the container is assembled by engaging lap 20 with edge 22, with its upper end 23 left open, it is filled with sugar, and the lap 23 is then twisted to a closure 25, as in Fig. 8, and the adhesive keeps the twist intact. I

When it is desired to empty the container, the apex'A is broken away, the package squeezed, and the contents caused to flow therefrom, until emptied.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

l.-A substantially cone-shaped package, for" loose dry flowable granular material, of substantially circular cross-section having a diameter substantially as great as half the length of the axis, and comprising a blank of limp paper adhesively sealed, and provided with an annular imperforate weakened line portion disposed around and symmetrically to the main axis of the package and strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use, said line being so disposed and weak enough to be ruptured and release, the material, Without rupturing the package elsewhere, when the package adjacent to said line is squeezed together from opposite sides in directions toward said axis; said line being so disposed that when they are sumciently ruptured, a wide opening is formed in the 1 and "a preformed rupturable cut in a' portion of said container, whereby squeezing the pachfy age, will rupture the same and form a material dispensing opening therein.

3. A package as set forth in claim 1, in which the sealing thereof is accomplished afterthe application of adhesive, by bringing the adhe- 1 sived portions together to form a fiat sealed contact. 4. A package as set forth in claim 1, in which the package is in the form of a cornucopia, said blank being in the form of a triangle having a glue lap on one angular edge thereof said lap blank, and when. the .blank -is assembled to package form, said lap extension is wrapped around the apex of the cornucopia to thereby seal said apex by a plurality of wrappings and render it sift-proof.

5. A package for loose granular material, said package being completely closed and comprising a single piece of limp paper'provided with imperforate weakened line portions strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use and weak enough to be ruptured and release the material when the package of material is squeezed; said lines being so disposed that when they are sufficiently ruptured, a wide openingis formed in the package; said package being held in closed condition by having an end tightly twisted and having adhesive on the inner face of the paper at said twisted end.

6. A package for dispensably containing loose granular material, comprising a closed paper container made from a single blank, said container being adhesively sealed after filling with said granular material and having preformed, rupturable vdispensing closed out scores there'- in, sealing thereof being accomplished after the application of adhesive, by twisting the adhesived portions together in a tight twist.

'7. An article of manufacture and sale comprising a package approximately as thick as wide; loose dry fiowable granular material substantially filling the package; said package being composed of paper and adhesively sealed and completely closed at one end andprovided substantially near the opposite end with weakened line portions disposed in walls of the package at thick parts thereof the weakened portions being strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use, and being so disposed and weak enough to be ruptured and release the material, when the package of material is squeezed; said lines being long-enough to give, when they are sufficiently ruptured, a wide openingin the package; the package being of such shape, and the paper away from the weakened lines being of such strength, that the rupture caused by said squeezing is limited approximately to the vicinity of said weakened lines.

8. An article of manufacture andfsale comprising a package approximately asthick as wide; loose dry fiowable granular material substantially filling the package; said package being composed 9 'having an extension beyond the apex of the a of paper and twisted and. sealed in the twist and completely closed at one end and provided substantially near the opposite end with weakened line portions disposed in walls of the package at thick parts thereof, the weakened portions being strong enough to hold the contained ma;-

terial in ordinary use, and being so disposed and weak enough to be ruptured and release the material, when the package of material is squeezed; the package being of such shape, and the paper away from the weakened lines being of such strength, that the rupture caused by said squeezing is limited approximately to the vicinity of said weakened lines.

9. An article of manufacture and sale com- Y prising a package approximately as thick as wide;

loose dry flowable granular material substantially filling the package; said package being composed of paper and flattenedat one end and having the flattened parts sealed together to completely close said end; said package being provided substantially near the other end with weakened line portions disposed in walls of the package at thick parts thereof the weakened portions being strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use, and being so disposed and weak enough to be ruptured and release the material, when the package of material is squeezed; the package being of such shape, and the paper away from the weakened lines being of such strength, thatthe rupture caused by said squeezing is limited approximately I to the vicinity of said weakened lines.

D 10. An article of manufacture-and sale comwising a package; loose dry flowable granular material substantially filling the package; the package being approximately as thick-as wide and completely enclosing said material and com -prising a piece oi paper provided with imperiorate weakened line portions disposed in walls of the package at and adjacent to thick parts of the package, said line portions being remotev from the opposite walls of the; package, and strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use; said thick parts of the package ,being thick enough to allow the material to flow when the package of material is squeezed together from opposite sides near said line portions, thereby to crowd the material against the line portions to exert pressure on the line portions, said line portions being weak enough to be ruptured by said pressure and release the material; said lines being long enough to give, when they are sufficiently ruptured, a wide openmg in the package for the exit of materiahthe paper away from the weakened lines being of such strength, that the rupture caused by said Squeezing islimited approximately to the vicinity of said weakened lines.

11. An article of manufacture and sale com prising loose dry flowable granular material and a package approximately as thick as wide completely enclosing said material and comprising a piece of paper provided with imperforate weakened line portions disposed in walls of the package at and adjacent to thick parts of the package, the line portions being remote from the opposite walls of the package, and strong enough to hold the contained material in ordinary use; said thick parts being thick enough to allow the material to' flowwhen the package of material is squeezed together from opposite sidesnear said line portions, thereby to crowd the material at the line portions and exert pressure on the line portions said line portions being weak enough a to be ruptured by said pressure and release the DUBYEA BEN'SEL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/400, 229/87.8, 229/87.5
International ClassificationB65D75/52, B65D75/58
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/5827
European ClassificationB65D75/58E