|Publication number||US2316796 A|
|Publication date||Apr 20, 1943|
|Filing date||Oct 30, 1940|
|Priority date||Oct 30, 1940|
|Publication number||US 2316796 A, US 2316796A, US-A-2316796, US2316796 A, US2316796A|
|Original Assignee||Stickless Corp|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (28), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
A ril 20, 1943. M. LIGHTER TISSUE CONTAINER Filed Oct. 30, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1;
mm m ATTORNEY April 20, 1943.
M. LIGHTER TISSUE CONTAINER Filed Oct; 30, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR ATTORNEY v Patented Apr. 20, 1943 TISSUE CONTAIN ER Malvin Lichter, New York, N. Y., assignor to Stickless Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application October 30, 1940, Serial No. 363,464
My invention relates ingenerai to containers and more specifically concerns a novel means for packaging a plurality of stacked tissues or other similar flexible sheets.
In the fabrication of a packet for enclosing a plurality of facial tissues, the ease of withdrawal of the individual sheets is an essential consideration. Heretofore, the packets manufactured for dispensing facial tissues of both relatively'large size and small size necessitated a large number of operationsand required that the tissues be secured to the packet in order that the removal of one tissue would not be accompanied by the dislocation of another.
My novel packet is particularly adaptable to relatively small facial tissues such as the type which would be employed forthe removal of lipstick or the like. lends itself to distribution as a souvenir which maycontain upon the exposed surfaces thereof printed advertising matter or other descriptive material. The packet for the lipstick tissues is preferably of a relatively small size in order that it may convenientlyfit into a lady's hand bag or any other portable package.
I have discovered that I may cut and score a single sheet of material so that when properly folded alongthe scored lines it will assume the shape of a booklet or packet for completely enclosing a plurality of small tissues. The tissues which may be folded in rectangular form arestacked substantially flat within the packet and Moreover, my novel packet' withdrawal thereof may be accomplished in a relatively simple manner by grasping the edge of a window within the p: ket permits the with- Y drawal of tissues when desired.
In order to facilitate removal of the tissues and thus cause the consumer a minimum of inconvenience, I orient the window within the packet and the tissues contained therein so that the consumer may readily grasp the edge of a single tissue. While removing a single tissue from the stack, the construction of the packet itself provides an abutment which precludes the removal of any other tissue. This abutment is an integral extension of the sheet material which forms the packet and thus requires no additional manufacturing operations.
Inasmuch as a packet of tissues may be carried by the consumer for a considerable period of time, my packet maintains the tissues in a sanitary, usable condition by completely enclosing the tissues; and a simple form of seal is provided in order that the packet remain. closed to prohibit the accumulation of dust or other foreign parti- ,cles. Thus the tissues are independent of the packet and are completely enclosed therein while a projecting tissue subsequent to the opening of the packet.
It is therefore an object of my invention to provide a novel container for a plurality of stacked sheets which facilitates the withdrawal of individual sheets without dislocating the remaining tissues.
Another object 'of my invention is to provide for a packet for'completely enclosing a plurality of stacked facial tissues which permits convenient withdrawal of individual tissues by exposing an easily accessible edge of each of the tissues. Still another object of my invention is to provide a packet for a plurality of tissues which eliminates the need for securing the tissues to the packet itself.
' Another object of my invention is to provide a packet which is so formed that the manufacturing operations thereof will be simple and inexpensive.
Still another object of the present invention is the formation of a packet which may be cut from a complete elongated packet or form a completed integrally connected elongated series of packets and which will nevertheless, when out.
have the form finally desired for ultimate use.
These and other objectsof my invention will in part be apparent and in part pointed out in the folowing description and drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a plan view showing one' form of blank for constructing my novel lipstick packet. Figure 2 illustrates in plan view a three-up blank for simultaneously constructing a plurality of lipstick tissue packets.
Figure '3is a view in perspective showing the lipstick tissue packet of my novel formation.
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 3 looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 5 is a plan view of a slightly modified form of blank for forming a smaller size lipstick tissue packet.
Figure 6 is a plan view of the blank for encasing the folded up packet made from the blank of Figure 5. 1
Figure 77 1s a 'view in perspective showing the lipstick tissue packet made from the blanks of Figure 5 and Figur 6. f
Figure 8 is a plan view showing a six-up blank for simultaneously manufacturing six'of the lipstick tissue packets of Figure 7. v
Figure 9 is a plan view of the end binding strip or tape for use in the lipstick tissue packet of Figure 3. Y
Referring now to Figure 3, there is here shown a lipstick tissue packet of my novel construction comprising a container portion having a front wall member 20, a rear wall and a closure flap 2| integrally extended from the rear wall and made an integral sheet appropriately cut and scored for the purpose.
Thus member 200 of Figure 1 is to form the front wall of the packet of Figure 3, and has placed thereinthe slip 23. Member 30a is to form the rear wall of the packet while member 3la istobe folded over in the manner shown especially in Figure 4 behind the front wall of the packet and to form a part of the front wall thereof.
The flap section 21a is cut from the wall 3la along the lines 32 for the purpose of separating the same to permit the use thereof for closure purposes. Sections a and 300 are separated from each other by a small panel 33a connected to the rear wall section a by the score line 34 and connected to the front wall section 20a by the score line 35. The section 33a is to form the bottom wall 33 of th container as is seen in Figgure 4.
The section 3la which is to form an additional reinforcement for the front wall 20 is connected to the rear wall 30a by the panel 31a, the said panel 310 being separated from the section 3la by the score line 38 and from the section 2011 by the score line 39.
As will be noted from Figure 1, there are two same.
As will be seen from Figure 3, the sections 310 on each side of the completed packet form a shoulder which serves to retain the tissue 26 in place. That is, the tissues 26 are coextensive in Width and length with the packet itself so that they extend beneath the shoulders.
when the front tissue is withdrawn from the packet of tissues 26 by gripping the same at the portion thereof which extends beyond the thumb notch 45, the remaining tissues are nevertheless held snugly in place -by their abutment against the under side of the shoulder 31a. That is, the tissue which is grasped may because of its .flexibility be readily withdrawn while the remaining tissues forming a stack which is relatively rigid panels 6| and 63 serve merely the purpose of holding panel 62 in place over the otherwise open side edge of the packet and thus serve to complete the packet.
Obviously, the tapes or finishing strips may have any suitable formation or ornamentation or may be suitably colored in order to enhance the appearance of the packet. As will also be obvious from an examination ,of the figure, ample advertising space is provided on both the front and rear-walls as well as on either side of the flap. As will further be obvious from the foregoing descrlption, and from the process of manufacture hereinafter described, the packet of this construction'is so inexpensive that it may readily be manufactured in quantity production for we as advertising novelties to either be given away or sold at a nominal cost.
In Figure 2 I have shown a blank which, it is obvious, consists of a plurality of blanks of the type of Figure 1 connected together. laterally. Each of the members which, when connected together form the assembly of Figure 2, has exactly the same form and construction, as the blank of Figure l. It will thus be obvious that when a plurality of tissues having a width equal to the distance between score line 33 and score line 36 and having a length equal to the distance between edge 60 and edge ii of Figure 2 are laid in the connected areas 30a, the entire three-up' sheet may be folded up'to produce a very wide continuous packet.
After the folding up of the continuous packet so that it is in the form shown, for instance in Figure 4, the entire extra wide packet may be cut apart along the lines 10, 10 in which case a pinrality'of individual packets of the shape and form of Figure 3 are formed, the said individual packets each having the final size and shape necessary for commercial use and each having a stack of tissues automatically, by this operation, cut to an exact size for the particular packet.
Thereafter the application of the tapes 50 of Figure 9 in th manner previously described will complete the packet.
The lipstick tissue packet of my invention is not limited toany specific form but may have any formation and size which is made possible by the operations above described.
Thus, for instance, in Figure 7 I have shown the lipstick tissue packet in a slightly different form wherein the packet once more has a flap l2l which has an end I22 lnsertable behind the edge H5. The front wall I20 of the packet consists of the front wall section i5| of the binding tape and the section i2lla (see Figure 5) of the blank from which the packet itself is constructed.
The essential construction and the essential steps in the method of manufacture are substantially the same as that previously described in connection with the formation of ,the pack'et of Figure 3. Thus, for instance, as seen in Figur 5,
v the rear wall section I301; is connected by a panel with respect to the single tissue which is being thdrawn, must necessarily held in place by he shoulders 31a. V I
The sides'of the container are finished off by means of the tapes-shown in Figure 9. The
said tapes 60 have a front panel 5|, an edge panel As will.
l33a to the front wall section l20d, the said panel being separated from. the respective" wall sections by the score lines Bland I36; "The section l3ia from which the flap .121 is out along the lines I32 is connected to. the rear-wall i3qa by theip an l la which correspond in function and operation to the small panels 31a of Figure 1, that is, they are in the finished packet to form shoulders which retain the remainder of the stack of tissues while an individual tissue is being withdrawn.
The flap i2l is also connected to the rear wall Inn by the panel I40 which is separated from the flap and the rear wall by score line I38 and I39 which score lines also serve to separate the shoulders I3Ia from the section I3 Ia and the rear wall section I30a.
The tissues I26 are held in position beneath the shoulders I3'Ia and may be withdrawn by grasping the front tissue which is visiblein the section above the edge I45 of the front wall I20. In this case, no slit similar to the slit 23 in the front wall of Figure 3 is necessary since the upper edge I45 'of the front wall I20 may be utiiized for the same purpose. That is, the end I22 of the flap may simply be inserted beneath the said edge and project sufliciently far down to ensure a closure of the packet.
The binding tape 50 of Figure 9 may obviously be used in this particular construction to flnish off the edges, but other forms of binding tape may be used if desired. Thus in Figure 6 I have shown a form I50 of binding tape which actually may be used to form an almost complete ornamental enclosure. for the lipstick tissue packet and may be made for instance of foil covered paper or other similar ornamental material, which. may be adhesively secured to the body of the packet. The rear wall section I53 of the enclosing sheet is of course secured to the outside of the rear wall section I301: of the packet. The
front wall section I5I is wrapped around and secured adhesively or in any other suitable manner to the front wall.
The other front wall section ISIA is wrapped around the opposite edge and also secured ,in position, preferably beneath the section ISI which latter section III extends from one-side to the other-.of the packet. The small panels I52,
I52 serve to enclose the otherwise open side edges of the packet and to complete the packet so that it has the finished appearance shown in Figure "I.
As will be obvious, this particular form of packet may be made in the same manner as the iii creased or the quantity of tissues inserted may be increased; and provision for such additional quantity may be made simply by enlarging thev panels 33a and 40 and the shoulders 31a in the blank of Figure l, or the panels I33a and I40 and the shoulders I31a of Figure 5.
- softness of the individual'tissue which is grasped will of course permit that'tissue to yield sumcientlyas to be readily pulled. from beneath the retaimng shoulders hereinabove described.
The packet, as has been described, lends itself to rapid, inexpensive quantity manufacture in that a plurality of packets may be constructed by a single operation and then separated from each other by a single cutting operation. The
. particular form which the blank of the packet 7 may take may, of course, vary in accordance with the actual use to which the packet is to be put,
or in accordance with whatever advertising is placed thereon.
Obviously many modifications in struction of my device and in its method of manufacture may be followed, all within the spirit of the present disclosure, and I therefore 4 top wall extending into said front wall, said perup and cut apart along the lines ill to form the finished packet which, except for they enclosure piece of Figure 6, has the form shown in Figure By this means, the tissues as well as the packets are cut into appropriate lengths while they are within the folded up packets themselves. The placement of the enclosure member of Figure 6 around the packet to form the flnal construction shown in Figure 7 completes the process and serves to secure the packet in its finished condition wherein it encloses the tissues.
Obviously the size of the packet may be varied to suit any particular need depending upon the actual application or use to which the packet is to be put. Thus, when manufactured for use as an advertising souvenir, its size may be relatively small and the tissues contained therein may be relatively few.
when used as a saleable article of merchandise,thesizemayobvicusly,ifdesired,beinforation exposing an edge of said stack of flexible sheets to permit the grasping of a single sheet along the exposed edge and withdrawing the same through said perforation; the top wall sections on either side of said perforation providing abutments for precluding the withdrawal of additional sheets; and means including said front and rear walls for maintaining said sheets substantially flat within said packet, and a flap extending from said rear wall and adapted to cover said perforation in said top wall and front wall;
means in said front wall for securing said flap.
2. A packet for enclosing a stack of flexible sheets, comprising a top wall and front and rear walls adjacent said top wall, a perforation in said top wall extending into said front wall, said perforation exposing an edge of said stack of flexible sheets to permit the grasping of a single sheet along the exposed edge and withdrawing the same through said perforation; the top wall sections on either side of said perforation providing abutments for precluding the withdrawal of additionalsheets; and means including saidrfront and rear walls for maintaining said sheets substantially flat within said packet, and a flap extending from said rear wall and adapted to cover said perforation in said top wall and front wall;
means in said front wall for securing said flap, and means for connecting the edges of the front and rear walls normal to the top wall for fully enclosing the sheets and preventing movement thereof parallel to said walls.
both the con-
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|U.S. Classification||221/63, 229/122.26, 229/122.33, 229/149|
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