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Publication numberUS2340651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1944
Filing dateMay 4, 1942
Priority dateMay 4, 1942
Publication numberUS 2340651 A, US 2340651A, US-A-2340651, US2340651 A, US2340651A
InventorsDenison Leon E
Original AssigneeBrooks Paper Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2340651 A
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Feb. 1, 1944.

l.. IL.l DENISON CONTAINER Filed4 May 4. 1942 rroeA/En Patented Feb. 1, 1944 CONTAINER Leon E. Denison, Richmond Heights, Mo., assignor. to Brooks Paper Company, St. Louis, Mo., a corporation ofA Missouri Application May 4, 1942,v Seriali No. 441,657- Y 4 Claims.

This invention relates generally to containers and, more particularly, to a certain new and useful improvement in containers of bag, carton, or other such type commonly employed in the retail merchandising of rice, sugar, salt, and other iiaked, granular, pulverized, or flowable edibles' or other materials or substances.

My invention has for its object the. provision of a container of the type mentioned with a pouring-outlet and av closure-assembly therefor uniquely capable of repeated manipulation for enabling the house-wife to conveniently remove selected portions of the contents and meanwhile preserving and protecting the gradually lessening contents until the cont'ainer has been entirely emptied of its contents.

And with the above. andv other objects in view, my invention resides in the. novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts presently described and pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawingv Figure 1 illustrates in elevation a rice-packed iiexible bag or container equipped with a pouring-opening or outlet and closure in accordance with and embodying my invention, the container being partly broken away and in section and the pouring-outlet being closed;

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmental longitudinal sectional view, taken approximately on the line 2-2, Figure l, of the container with its contents removed;

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmental transverse sectional view of the container taken approximately on the line 3 3, Figure 1;

Figure 4 is an elevational View of the combined closure-providing and reinforcing member of the container;

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmental elevational view of the container with its outlet-closure in open contents-dispensing position;

Figure 6 is an elevational view of a container equipped with a slightly modified pouring-opening and closure embodying my invention;

Figure 7 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view taken approximately on the line 1 1, Figure 6;

Figure 8 illustrates the container of Figure '7 equipped with an outlet-closure assembly for location and attachment in operable association with its pouring-outlet; and

Figure 9 is a perspective View of the closure assembly of my invention applicable to the dispensing-opening or outlet of the containers 0f Figures 7 and 8.

' Referring. 4now more in detail andby reference, characters; to; the accompanying drawing, which illustrates practical embodiments.- of my invention, A, Figures 1 to.` 5, both inclusive, designates any preferably exible standard container, such, for instance, as a paperv bag, which, while not. here shawn, is folded and interfolded at its one or base-end in any suitable mannerV and,l at its otherend or top, is, when fil-led withits contents,z in the present instance, a granular prod-v uct, such as rice B, is also folded and inter-*- folded, as at, t, as will be well understood'.

During the formation of the bag A, however, amembery C, which is constructed preferably of any suitable relatively light-weight bendable paste-board,v card-board, or the like, and which may have any suitable contour, is adhesively, as at 5, fixed to and upon the sheet orsection QE material of which the bag A is formed at such selected location'that, the construction of the bag A being completed, the member C will be presented. on a wall, and preferably adjacent the upper or open end, of the finished bag. In the present instance, thel member C is in the formation of a disk and, resulting from the location thereof during formationof the bag, appears upon a wall 2, and adjacent the upper end of, the bag, as best seen in Figure 1.

The member C being so located, the member C and the bag wall 2 are registrably and as a unit circularly die-cut or kerfed, as at 3, for approximately 280 on a selected radius. 'Il'le bag A is thereby'provided with an outlet a of circular conformation and of a selected diametrical dimension for pouring or discharging the particular contents ofthe bag or container A, and, at the same time, the bag A is also thereby provided with a so-called flap c for closure of such outlet a, as shown. The iiap c, which includes a Vportion of the member C, as well as the underlying adhesively attached kerfed portion of the bag wall 2, is thus integrally joined, as at 4, to the respective member C and wall 2, and such portion 4 is preferably suitably scored, as at c', during the kerfing of the member C for facilitating bending thereof in any hinge movements of the flap c, as presently fully appears.

Then, as at 6, applied at an end to and upon the container A adjacent a portion of the margin of the member C, is a section of so-called tacky or adhesive tape or other like material D of suitable width, as best seen in Figure l, and

of a length to extend adhesively crosswise or diametrical over and upon the member C and the ap c' and for adhesive attachment as its oppomally to firmly and securely retain the fiap-c .v

in full seated closure position in the outlet aV and in iiushwise registration with the member C,"-

as best seen in Figures 1, 2,'and 3. However, under proper pull, the strip D may befdetached house-wife with the unit G properly located thereon with respect to its opening 8, as shown in Figure 6, with appropriate manipulating instructions displayed thereon.

The structure is inexpensive, extremely simple, most easily and conveniently operable, and exceedingly efficient in the performance of its intended functions, andit ,should bev understood that changes andmodiiications in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the .several parts of the structure and closure-as- 'sembly may be made and substituted for those at its end 1 from the container-Wall 2 and then,

as the strip D is flexibly or hingedly pulled up wardly away from the container A, the adhesively attached flap c is hingedly lifted along the scoring c from its normal ushwise seating in the kerfed portion 3 of the member C and removed from its closure position in thevoutlet a, as best seen in Figure 5, and pouring of the granular or'other flowable contents B thereby freely permitted to the extent desired, the flap c being again carried to full closure-position in the outlet a and into flushwise registration with the member C on reverse swinging or hinged move'- ment of the end-portion 1 of the tape D and reattachment thereof to and upon the container wall2.

Preferably, though not necessarily,` the tape D at its upper end 6 maybe overlapped andadditionally secured to the container A by means of a `strip E having permanent adhesive qualities, which may continue over the folds I and for some distance therebeyond, as shown in Figure 2, thus serving also as a sealing agent for the package as a whole.

In the structures illustrated in Figures 6to 9; both inclusive, a iiexible or paper container A is housed within an enclosing paste-board, cardboard, or other such rigid or semi-rigid carton F, which is preferably provided in a wall f thereof with an elliptical or otherwise contoured sightopening 8, and to which carton F is, as shown in Figure 8, accessibly attached a unit G, which ncludes a tacky strip D' and a closure-flap c". Accordingly, in practice; the house-Wife, under instructions displayed on the carton F, Will at 1 the opening 8 suitably puncture the Wall 2' of the housed bag` A', then first detach the unit G from the container F, and then locate andattach the same upon the carton-wall f, so that thestrip D may be repeatedly used as a means for manipulating the flap c" to seat the same in the cut-out 8 in closure position over the housed container A or, as seen in Figure '7, remove the same from such seated position'as may be desired until the package has been entirely emptied of its contents. Of course, the carton F may be supplied to the Vherein shown and described Without departing from the nature andprinciple of my invention. 1 Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

l. In combination, a container, a member fixed l fiatvvise on a wall of the container, said member and the container-Wall being kerfed as a unit for providing a discharge outlet through both said member and the container-Wall and a two-ply iiap for seating in said outlet for closure thereof, and means for manipulating the flap to and from its seat.

' 2. In combination, a container having a wall constructed of fiexible material, a member of bendable material xed iiatwise on said container-Wall, said member and the container-Wall being kerfed as a unit for providing aY discharge outletand an integrally joined two-ply iiap for seating -in said outlet for closure thereof, and meansfor manipulating the iiap' to and from its seat. f

3. In combination, a container having a wall constructed of liexible material, a memberl of bendable materialy fixed flatwise on said .container-Wall, said member and the container-Wall being .kerfed as a'unit for providing a discharge outlet and an integrallyl joined vtwo-ply flap for seating in said outlet for closure thereof, said ap comprising a portion of the container-wall and a portion of said member, and means including a section of tape connected to said member and to said flap for hingedly manipulating the ap to and from its seat.

4. In combination, acontainer having a wall constructed of flexible material, 'a member 'of bendable material fixed flatWise on said container-Wall, said member and the container- Wall being kerfed as a unit for providing a discharge outlet and an integrally joined two-ply flap for seating in said outlet for closure thereof, said flap comprising a portion of the container- Wall and a portion 0f said member, 'and `means including a section oftape having adhesive connection intermediate its endswith the flap and adhesive connectionY at an end with the container and adapted for detachable connection at its other end With the container for manipulating GQ the-fiap to and from closure position.

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U.S. Classification229/123.1, 383/66, 229/125.15, 229/125.9, 383/90
International ClassificationB65D75/58, B65D75/52
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/5894
European ClassificationB65D75/58J