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Publication numberUS2200616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 14, 1940
Filing dateMar 22, 1939
Priority dateMar 22, 1939
Publication numberUS 2200616 A, US 2200616A, US-A-2200616, US2200616 A, US2200616A
InventorsClaude Cloud Carey
Original AssigneeClaude Cloud Carey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display device
US 2200616 A
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C. C. CLOUD DISPLAY DEVICE May 14,1940.

Filed March 22, 1939 Ja e @719 (Zaao (Yaw GJyOW/Zey I Patented May 14, 1940 UNITED? STATES rarest oFFioE 2,200,616 DISPLAY DEVICE cal-e51 Claude Cloud, Chicago, 111.

Application March 22, 1939, Serial No. 263,325

5 Claims.

This invention relates to display devices.

Among the objects of my invention is to providea display device formed of a single piece of flexible material and adapted to be folded and rolled into conical form so that said device may be passed over the neck of a bottle or the like and seated on the shoulder for display purposes. I My invention also contemplates the creation of such a display which eliminates loose ends and the need of attachment of the same, and such other objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and which are inherently possessed by my invention.

While I have shown in the accompanying drawing a preferred embodiment of my invention yet I wish it understood that the same is susceptible of modification and change without departing from the spirit of my invention. Referring to the drawing, Fig. 1 is a View of the preferred form of my blank before folding; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my blank in its initial folded condition; Fig. 3 is a perspective view and Fig, 4 a bottom plan view of my device in folded and rolled condition ready for application to a bottle, and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of my display device in position on the shoulder of a bottle; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a modifled form of blank.

The embodiment selected to illustrate my invention comprises a rectangular body member or blank ll! of flexible material, such as paper as shown in Fig. 1. A centrally disposed slit ll extends laterally and terminates inwardly of the blank l0. Extending laterally from each end of the slit H to the shorter edges l2 of the blank H] are scores l3. Extending diagonally from each end of the slit H to the lower corners M of the blank ID are scores l5.

Slit I l and scores 13 divide blank l0 into upper portion l6 and lower portion 11. Diagonal scores l5 with lateral scores 13 form triangular portions l8.

Prior to use my display device may be shipped fiat, and because of its rectangular shape it may be easily packed in cartons of conventional contour.

When it is desired to use my display device, the user moves. the triangular portions l8 inwardly by folding on scores l5 so that the face of triangular portions l8 lie against outer portions of the face of lower portion [1. This curves upper portion 16, as shown in Fig. 2. When upper portion It is moved by bending outwardly on lateral scores I 3, the outer portions IQ of the back upper portion It contact the back portions 20 of triangular portions l8. Upper and lower portions [Sand I! both curve in this position. Slit It forms substantially circular opening 2|. This forms my device in its usable conical shape as shown in Figs. 3 and 4 and on the bottle in Fig. 5.

Any appropriate advertisements, display, pictorial or written material may be formed upon the outer surfaces of the device formed and shown in Figs. 3, 4 and 5.

Once my device has been formed into its conical condition it will tend to remain in this form when placed on its outer edges as shown in Fig. 3 unless deliberately unfolded. When so deliberately unfolded it may be returned to its rectangular form.

When my device is in position on a bottle, as shown in Fig. 5, triangular portions l8 are lying fiat against portions of lower portion l1, and the outer portions [9 of upper portion iii are lying flat against the back portions 20, thus insuring a snug fit against the bottle. There are no bulging or angular portions spacing the device from the bottle.

Referring now to Fig. 6, I provide a slightly modified form of my device. The upper and lower edges 22 are irregular instead of straight as in Fig. l. The slit H is also irregular. Instead of continuing laterally on a straight line as in Fig. 1, it has longitudinal portions 23 forming an extension 24 in lower portion I1, providing room for an elongated advertisement such as a milk bottle as shown in Fig. 6.

While I ordinarily employ a slit in my device it may also be constructed with an opening of greater width, such as a slot, Without departing from the spirit of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. The method of creating a conical display device comprising cutting a centrally disposed laterally extending slit in a blank of flexible material, applying laterally extending scores from the outer ends of said slit to the outer edges of the blank to form upper and lower portions, applying diagonal scores from the outer ends of the slit to the lower corners of the blank to form triangular portions, moving the triangular portions inwardly on the diagonal scores until the front faces of the triangular portions lie against the face of the lower portion to curve the upper portion, moving the upper portion inwardly on the lateral scores. until the back of its outer portions lies against the backs of the triangular portions to curve the lower portion and spread the slit into a substantially circular opening so as to complete the conical formation.

2. A display device formed from a rectangular blank having a straight central slit and lateral scores in alignment with the straight slit extending from said slit to the edges of the blank, said slit and lateral scores forming upper and lower portions, diagonal scores extending from the outer ends of the slit to the lower corners of the lower portion forming triangular portions, said upper portion being unscored, said triangular portions folded inwardly on said diagonal scores so that the faces of said triangular portions lie against the face of said lower portion, said upper portion folded inwardly on the lateral scores so that the back of said upper portion lies against the backs of said triangular portions, said slit spread to a substantially circular opening, and said blank so folded forming a conical shape around said slit.

3. A display device formed from a substantially rectangular blank having a slit with a straight portion and lateral scores in alignment with said straight portion extending from said slit to the edges of the blank, said slit and lateral scores forming upper and lower portions, diagonal scores extending from the outer ends of the slit to the lower corners of the lower portion forming triangular portions, said upper portion being unscored, said triangular portions folded inwardly on said diagonal scores so that the faces of said triangular portions lie against the face of said lower portion, said upper portion folded inwardly on the lateral scores so that the back of said upper portion lies against the backs of said triangular portions, said slit spread to a substantially circular opening, and said blank so folded forming a conical shape around said slit.

4. A display device formed from a blank having a slit and lateral scores in alignment with each other extending from the ends of the slit to the edges of the blank, said slit and lateral scores forming upper and lower portions, diagonal scores extending from the ends of the slit to the edges of the blank adjacent to the lower corners of the lower portion forming substantially triangular portions, said triangular portions folded inwardly on said diagonal scores so that the faces of said triangular portions lie against the face of said lower portion, said upper portion folded inwardly on the lateral scores so that the back of said upper portion lies against the backs of said triangular portions, said slit spread to a substantially circular opening, and said blank so folded forming a frusto-conical shape around said slit.

5. The method of creating a conical display device comprising cutting a centrally disposed slit in a blank of flexible material, .applying laterally extending scores from the ends of said slit to the outer edges of the blank to form upper and lower portions, applying diagonal scores from the ends of the slit to edges of the blank adjacent to the lower corners of the blank to form substantially triangular portions, moving the triangular portions inwardly on the diagonal scores until the front faces of the triangular portions lie against the face of the lower portion to curve the upper portion, moving the upper portion inwardly on the lateral scores until the back of its outer portions lies against the backs of the triangular portions to curve the lower portion and spread the slit into a substantially circular opening so as to complete the conical formation.

CAREY CLAUDE CLOUD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/310
International ClassificationG09F3/04
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/04
European ClassificationG09F3/04