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Publication numberUS2367417 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1945
Filing dateJul 22, 1941
Priority dateJul 22, 1941
Publication numberUS 2367417 A, US 2367417A, US-A-2367417, US2367417 A, US2367417A
InventorsAllen Milem Jackson
Original AssigneeAllen Milem Jackson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antiseptic package
US 2367417 A
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Jan.6,l945. J.AfwnLEM ANTISEPTIC PACKAGE Filed July z2, 1941 qnfpnmannnnuun.....nun

Patented Jan. 16, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,367,417 ANTISEPTIC PACKAGE YJackson AllenMilem, Los Angeles,.Calif.

Application'JulyZZ, 1941, Serial No.- 403,481 11 Claims.. (Cl. 2067-1632) which the rst aid tape lbands or other surgical or antiseptic tape or compresses are enclosed WithinA a protective envelope suitablyrolled to be` contained within a box or carton and Withdrawn. froml a slot or opening in the side or top of the` box or carton.

, A further object ofthe invention is to provide in a package of the character described an envelope co-extensive with the total length of. the tape Whether it is in a single piece or individual sections, and arranged with a fold which will eectively seal and protect the tape or compress against dust, dirt, moisture, and air when'the envelope containing the tape or compresses is rolled for placing within a box or container, andl Which'will serve to protect the unused portion of the tape or compress, but which maybe Withdrawn from the box or carton in any length desired for use.

It is an additional object-of 'the'v invention to Y provide a package of the character described which is suitable for over the counter sales and" which may be utilized bythe consumer.

These and other objects of the invention willy become more apparentfrom a further consideration of the description and theV drawing.

In the drawing:

Figure l is a .perspective-.viewcf a packaging element embodying my invention,l illustratinga f` V aofsheet Aprotective.material which is` folded over as short length of envelope and. rstaidtape band withdrawngfrom thecarton.-

Figure 2is a verticalvcross-sectional.View'.ofv the same.

Figure 3 is a iragmentaryplan,vievvroifarsection;4

of the envelope and an individual tapeband'contained thereimwith parts cut away:forzfpurposes` lar to .Figure 2 shoWinga-modi-ed form .ofgcartonfor box.

In the exampleof my invention -chosenxfor-.- illustration I, provide a box. or: carton l Il Aw-l'lich.

ci .or any-ctlieigsuitabls material and Which-includes a front Ilfaback I2,` ends I3^ and I3a., and a top flap I4 extending over-froin the-back I2. The end I3 yis formed with an-inwardly extending tongue I5, and the 5 end I3a is formed with a similar extending tongue IB," but preferably longer than the tongue I5. In assembling and closing the carton, it is intended that thetongues I5 .and I6 shall lie in a substantiallyghorizontal .plane or parallel to the top flap I4 and underneath the latter, also that the shorter tongue I5 shall overlie a portion of the longer tongue I6, thereby providing a sloty I-'I through which theenvelope I8 in the lformof a long strip maybe withdrawn from the carton. The consstruction actually affords two contiguous aligned slotsfone-betweenthe inner aps, and the second betwef-m'the.` cover flap I4 'and the inner flap I6. I thus provideadouble protection in the form of two-restricted passages, Aas a safeguard against yentry of dust ordirt into the box.

Theenvelope comprises an elongated sheet of glassinelpaper.orfCellophane, or any other kind of sheet protective material, although the glassine paper; or lCellophane* has the advantage of being T` transparent soy that, particularly in the case of individual 'compresses enclosedtherein, the latter maybe seen. Thev strip of protective material has an intermediate section 20, an edge section ofsimilarfwidth ;2I, and a second edge section oiofgapproximately similar-width 22.

-A tape band or other compress 23 is laid on the center Ysection 20, section 2l is-iolded over it, and section 22 is folded to overlie the section 2|. The tape or 4.compress 23 may be Waterproof adhesive ;`tape or `standard adhesive tape or gauze or some otherftype.:of-compress. The'one chosen for illustration comprises individual sections of adhesive tape protected. by crinoline, and these are spaced vvithinfthel transparent glassi-ne paper `or other descrloect'.i with: the ffree; edge v22 of the paper on what isftofconstitute the-outside `of the roll; in other` Wordsgthereis a double thickness of the glassine paperron theside of thebandage Where theadhesivegisapplied. -ltV is preferable also to placerthetape withv the adhesive side toward the folded,.edgef-2l. The effect of this is to automatically seal the bandage against air, dust and foreigmmatter, as the Winding of thepaper with r thelenclosedadhesive bandage -or compress acts 1go-draw thergvfreeflapu22 of the` glassine paper tight against the-.surface -of thev compress.

The .roll referredto isillustrated particularly in Figure 2 where core24: formed.of .a rollofsti velope containing the tape or compress is caught in the outer convolutions of the paper forming ythe core, but is not attached to that paper and is free to be withdrawn as the roll of tape or compress is exhausted. A roll of suitable size being formed by the envelope and tape or compress, to be contained within the carton I Il, it is placed therein and may be sealed for delivery to the customer.

When it is desired to use the package, the ilap I4 is opened, and the outer free end of the roll 25 is Withdrawn through the slot I'I so that a short portion of the tape protrudes from the carton. The tape may then be grasped and so much as desired pulled through the slot I1, and should be torn off beyond the edge 26 of the top ap I 4, so that a free end remains to be grasped for the next use.

This arrangement has particular utility in connectionwith individual tape bands of the character illustrated because they are made readily accessible in any quantity from one to the total contents of the roll, Without disturbing the protection afforded the unused portion of the roll, and without exposing any of the unused portion.

The manner of forming the envelope and roll results in a tendency of the roll to expand against the ends, top and bottom of the carton, and in the form shown in Figures 1 and 2, the outside of the roll presses against the lower tongue I6, aiding in urging it to retain its closed position. In the form shown in Figure 5, this expansion causes the envelope to lie slantwise through the slot 32, closing the same against foreign matter.

In the modied form shown in Figure 5 which is primarily designed for larger packages such as might be empl-eyed in factories and shops and first aid stations, I form a carton of conventional box type wherein a cover 3D fits over a shallow box 3|, and on one side or edge of which the box and cover are slotted as at 32, for the withdrawal of the envelope I8. I may cement or otherwise aflix a hold down to the cover 3U so that an end of envelope is always available outside of the slot 32. The envelope may be torn either up against the hold down, or down across the corner edge of the carton.

Although I have herein shown and described my invention in what I have conceived to be the most practical and preferred embodiment, it is recognized that departures may be made therefrom within the scope of my invention, which is not to be limited to the details disclosed herein but is to be accorded the full scope of the claims so as to embrace any and al1 equivalent structures.

Thus my protective glassine paper or Cellophane may be Sealed or unsealed. It may .for example be formed with a longitudinal seal running the length of the envelope and can be achieved either by adhesive or in the case of Cellophane by running it under a heated roller. I may alsoseal off the individual sections transversely if desired forming individual compartments each for containing a separate tape bandage. Such variations are contemplated as within the scope of the invention.

The essential features of my invention are thel and formed with a suitable slot for withdrawal of the tape from the carton without exposing the unused contents of the box or carton.

However, I believe that novelty resides in my roll described, irrespective of the container. It would be feasible to sell the rolls containing the compresses in bulk and utilize the rolls in the mann'er described by inserting them in containers at the place of use, For example,'the rolls might be paper Wrapped for sale and delivery, and used in wall dispensers.

Moreover, even when used in connection with carton or container as described, the shape and proportions of the container may vary. I might, for example, use a box in the shape oi a cylinder, and be within the scope of my invention.

While I have shown and described my invention as applied to a tape or compress. it will be understood that the roll may contain any small and substantially flat material or a series of objects having health contributing or therapeutic values such as vitamins, tablets, capsules, pills. corn pads, bunion plasters, or other material.

Having described my invention, WhatI claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing a medicament orfanalogous material and formed into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with a slot disposed for withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said envelope comprising an elongated sheet of material having a center section for placing of the tape or compress, and edge sections the rst Yof which overlies the'tape or compress and the second of which overlies the rst, and the rol? being formed with' the second edge section outermost.

2. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing tape bands or compresses and formed into a'roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with a slot disposed for withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said box comprising inner top naps one overlying the other and providing a slot through which the envelope may be withdrawn from the box, and said envelope comprising an elongated sheet of material having a center sectionnior placing of the tape or compress, and edge sections the rst of which overlies the tape or compress and the second of which overlies the rst, and the roll being formed with the second edge section outermost.

3. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing tape bands o1 compresses and formed into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with a slot disposed for withdrawal of any vlength ofV said envelope from said box, the roll being formed on anfree stiff paper spirally wound core with the inner portion of the envelope caught in 'the 4outer convolutons of the core but not otherwise attached thereto, said envelope comprising an elongated sheet of material having a scribedcoinprising: an elongated envelope containing tape bands or compresses and formed into a roll from which any desired length of said envelope may be withdrawn, the roll being formed on a free stiff paper spirally Wound core with the inner portion of the envelope caught in the outer convolutions of the core but not otherwise attached thereto.

6. An antiseptic p-ackage of the character de. scribed comprising: ah elongated envelope cointaining tape bands' or compresses and formed into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with contiguous aligned slots disposed for withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said box comprising inner top flaps one overlying the other and providing one of said slots, and a cover flap conning both inner flaps and in 'cooperation with one of said inner iiaps providing the second slot, through which slots the envelope may be Withdrawn from the box.

7. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing tape bands or compresses and formed into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with contiguous aligned slots disposed for Withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said box co-mprising inner top flaps one overlying the other and providing one of said slots, the lower of said flaps being longer than the upper of said flaps, and a cover flap coniining both inner flaps and in cooperation with said lower inner ap ,providing the second slot, through which slots the envelope may be withdrawn from the box.

8. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing tape bands or compresses and formed into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with a slot disposed for Withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, the roll being formed on a free stii paper spirally Wound core with the inner portion of the envelope caught in the outer convolutions of the core but not otherwise attached thereto, said envelope comprising an elongated sheet of material having a center section for placing the tape or compress, and edge sections the first of Which overlies the tape or compress and the second of which overlies the rst, and the roll being formed With the-second edge section outermost.

9. Anantiseptic package of the character 'described comprising an elongated envelope containing a medicament or analogous material and made into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with contiguous elongated friction passages having slot openings for withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said box comprising inner top flaps one overlying the other and providing one of said slots, and a cover flap conning both inner ilaps and in cooperation With one of said inner flaps providing the second slot, through which slots the envelope may be withdrawn from the box, said passage and slot structure being adapted to prevent the entrance of lforeign matter into the package and prevent accidental withdrawal of the envelope.

l0. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising anelongated envelope containing a medicament or analogous material and made into a roll, a box adapted to contain the roll and formed with contiguous elongated friction passages having slot openings for withdrawal of any length of said envelope from said box, said box comprising inner top flaps one overlying the other and providing one of said slots, the lower of said flaps being longer than the upper of said flaps, and a cover flap confining both inner flaps and in cooperation with said loWer inner flap providing'the second slot, through which slots the envelope may be Withdrawn from the box, said passage and slot structure being adapted to prevent the entrance of foreign matter into the package and prevent accidental With` drawal of the envelope.

l1. An antiseptic package of the character described comprising: an elongated envelope containing a medicament or analogous material and formed into a roll from which any desired length of said envelope may be Withdrawn, the roll being formed on a free stiff paper spirally wound core with the inner portion of the envelope caught in the outer convolutio-ns of the core but not otherwise attached thereto.

JACKSON ALLEN MILEM.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/440
International ClassificationB65D85/672, B65D83/08, B65D85/67
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/672, B65D83/0847
European ClassificationB65D83/08D