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Publication numberUS2382368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 14, 1945
Filing dateAug 7, 1941
Priority dateAug 7, 1941
Publication numberUS 2382368 A, US 2382368A, US-A-2382368, US2382368 A, US2382368A
InventorsMitchell Jr Walter
Original AssigneeMitchell Jr Walter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2382368 A
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Aug. 14, 1945.

w. MITCHELL, JR v 2,382,368

- PACKAGE Fi led Aug. 7, 1941 2 Shehs-Sheet 1 W150 mid/mil, J};

Aug. 14, 1945. W; MITCHELL, JR

PACKAGE 2 Sheets-Sheet '2 Filed Aug. '7. 1941 3mm Mf /z mm?! tissues preferably folded and Patented Aug. 14, 1945 UNITED STATES 1pm L F 1 L I 1 $1132;

Application Aunts (mg; I

t v; V iioiti i u. This invention relates to containers and/or packages, and more particularly to a container and/or package exterior-1y shaped to conform to the contour of portions of the human body so that it may be conveniently carried in a trouser hip pocket or side pocket of a coat.

More specifically, the invention relates to a package containing a plurality of disposable paper rolled into gen erally cylindrical form.

is to provide a container for packaging a n'u'i'iibr of disposable paper tissues; such as paper hemp kerchiefs of the Kleenex butindividually rolled into compact cylindrical form.

Another object of the invention is to provide convenient and sanitary means for deriving a be cheaply made from a single sheet oflpaste board a v a v A further object or the invention is to provide: acon'tainer for elongated substantially cylindrical objects such as disposable tissues rolled into sub:

"10 One of the principal objectsof the invention in eoriiiinction with theaccoinpanying drawings. 'ihwhich; v i Fig. 1 is a perspective view'of one embodiment or the invention in; which the edges or the p kaee' are closed or sealed and the front wall oi.

the package isiir'sviaa with a.- suitable, normally sealed windew o nl'iiiilthioiigh which the com tents-m ybe readili removed; j E12 2 is a rear view of the package shown in Fig; 1 with ions broken away to facilitate V illustration or the structure thereof, I 7

an end elevations: the package shown a EiK- 3 ii mil s-1:"

Fig; 4 is alongitu'dinal sectional view taken on thelineHofFigJ; i

its a transverseseetionai view taken on of another 3916mm iidiv o l'i'ssu'i to 5, inclusive; the

package is generally indicated bythe letter P and comprfi a container 1- having a front wall 7 2 provided with'a generally T-s haped window stanti'ally cylindrical form, cigarettes, stick candy,

etc.,- the package being so shapedin'cross-section that it can be conveniently and comfortably car'- ried about the'person withoutbulging. the pockets;

A, further Object of the invention is to provide a container having an opening or window in the front wall thereof through which th'e contents oi the container can be removed without mutilat ing the container.

A further object of the invention is to provide a windowed container {or elongated mines;- the window opening: being 1 shaped as to permit removal or said objects said objects are arranged longitudinally m ttens versely centainen, 7 y x V A still further object of the invention is" to pro: vide a 'bdckageconi'niislnk acontainer having a plurality of disposable tissues therein which may be" conveniently carried in a pocket; or purse; and the whole economically manufactured and 'soldat a row was.

Other and further' ot eeisbri the" invention wji'ii be Pfill'elit'frdlh the renewin des ri a ig g irrespective of whether" or opening I. The window i is preierably normally closed by a sheetof cellophaneor transparent paper 4, although it will e ap rent that saidropenin'g heed' fiot" be closed in certain instances, as when the package contains wrapped stick candy;-

rear wall 8 is connected to the front wall 2 by a side or endflwall i I'iie front and rear walls" 2 and 5, respectively, have pro le'ctiiii flaps. 1 and 8' which are ad pted be i plledand to be adhesivelyjsecured together,

as is; shown in; Fig; 5:- Ti'ieside portion t arries tats II at its dpod ite ends and the na I carries siii'ii'lai tabs: Hf at itsobposite ends:-

container 1' is made is general-1y indicated by i This blank= is} destined to be punched out of a; sheet or substantially" inelastic pasteboard. portion .coireslibndlng' to the rear wall! of the container i is preierebiy scored on an are at; its

v upper and lower ends, indicated by' the dotted ina; name it. The blank I" is prieiabii Wither 800166 16118? the -tloi'vtiiti verticailines ll to provide for easy folding of said blank to form the front and rear walls 2 and 5, respectively, one side wall 6. and the .other side wall consisting of the overlapped flaps l and 8. The blank l is still further scored horizontally, 'as indicated by the dotted lines l9, to provide for ready bending of the tabs l and ii. The blank I obviously may be scored at the time that it is cut. The sheet I for closing the opening 3 is shown in-dotand-dash lines.

It willbe particularly noted from Fig. 6 that the scoring at l2 and i3 is formed on an arc so that when the end portions I4 and ii. are

bent along the score lines l2 to a position at substantially right angles to the vertical plane of the rear wall 5, said rear wall will automatically be caused to bow outwardly or assume a concavoconvex shape. wall along the score lines l3, to provide the vertical flanges l5 and H at substantially right angles to the plane of the bowed ends I4 and [6, the general curvature of the flanges II and i1 will substantially coincide withthat of the rear wall- 5. Thus, it will be apparent that, upon bending the rear wall 5 upon the score lines i2 and I8,- saidrear wall automatically takes a bowed shape without any distortion of the end walls I and I6 and the flanges i5 and I1. Bending of the blank I along the lines i8 and is will completethe major folding operations on the container.

After, scoring, but prior .to bending or folding, the rear wall portion 5 is provided with adhesive, as shown at 20 and 2i, whereby the tabs In and H can be adhesively secured to the end walls I and I6 by theadhesive 20 and the flanges l5 and I! can be secured to the inner surface of the front wall 2 by the adhesive 2|. The flap Iiis provided'with adhesive 22 for securing it to the flap 8. The tabs Ill and II serve to substantiallyreinforce-the ends of the container structure and the flanges i5 and i1 automatically cause the front wall 2 to conform to the curvature of the rear wall land maintain said front wall in substantially parallel relationship with said rear wall. It will be understood, of. course, that the sheet 4 closing the opening 3 (when employed) is adhesively secured to the blank i prior. to folding the sameinto container form.

As has been previously indicated herein, the container 1 is particularly well adapted to carry a plurality of generally cylindrical objects, such as disposable paper tissues 23 suitably folded to provide a convenient length and then rolled into substantially cylindrical form. The "package P may be-of any. suitable size, depending upon the number of rolled tissues to be packed therein. These'tissue s are preferably inserted as a group through one end of the container between the front and rear walls 2 andl, after the flaps I and 8 have been secured together but before the ends I4 and i6 of the package have been bent and sealed"; 0f course,; this 1 procedure of assembling the" package is notcriticalyand departure there-Z from maybe indulged in without departing from the scope ofjthe invention. 1

Thetissues 23. may disposed eitherlongitudinallyf or transversely-in the container. i As one :illustration of packaging, Fi 4 and ;5 Fsh'ow the-tissues 2'3 disposedjitransversely or "horizontally, the tissues being inherentlyyieldable to conforn'rtothe curvature of the container, as shown in El 5 .-f.1tfwill ;be apparent that the oon'tainerji isbetter adapted to carry-said tissues when" disposed in a longitudinal or vertical posiaeeaees Similarly, uponbending the rear tion because then no distortion of the cylindrical form of the tissues is necessary. However, the window 3 is so formed as to permit ready removal of the tissues 23 regardless of the arrangement of saidtissues, as will be explained hereinafter.

' It will be obvious that the tissues 22 can be individually removed through the window opening 3 by tearing or severing the sheet I which preferably closes the opening. With reference to Fig." Land assuming thatthe tissues 23 are disposed transversely, those tissues which are in alignment with the stem portion 3" of the T-shaped opening 3 can easily be removed by pulling the same through the opening at this point by theflngers. Those tissues which are disposed to one side of the stem portion 3* can easily be removed by shifting the same toward said stem and then withdrawing the same in the manner Just described. It will also be obvious that, should the tissues 22 be disposed vertically in the package shownin Fig. 1, they may be easily removed individually by pulling the same through the head portion 3 of. said T-shaped opening. Those tissues which do not happen to be in alignment with the head portion I can readily be shifted toward the left side of the container i by projecting a finger through the stem portion 3* of the T to move the tissues so into alignment with said head portion of the T.

The T-shaped opening .3 obviously can be positioned horizontally instead of vertically and the tissues 22 removed from the container i with equal facility. 7

As will be apparent from Fig. 5, the total length of the opening 3 is less than the length 01 the rolled tissue23 so that said tissue is retained in the container until it is forcibly pulled through I the opening. Once the tissue has been removed,

it can readily-be, unrolled and unfolded, if desired, for use. 7 i

While the package P has been described in detail in connection with roller paper tissues, it is to be understood that the container I is not restricted to such use.

Fig. '7 showsanother form of the invention in which the package is similar in construction to that previously described herein except that the' front wall 2 of the package is provided with a generally cross-shaped opening 24 instead of a T-shaped opening. The container here shown also illustrates vertical or longitudinal disposition of a pluralityof cylindrical objects 23' within the container so that'the same may be conveniently removed throughthe vertical portion 2! of the cross-shaped opening. As is here shown, the objects 2:- may be of slightly shorter length than the length of vertical portion 24, so as to permit ready removal thereof without danger of breakingthe objects if they happen to be of a fragile character. Those objects not aligned with the portion 24' of; the opening 24 can be readily shifted into alignment by inserting a-flnger through the horizontal portion 24 23 -from inadvertentlyjcomingout'of the contheflopening 24*,- they may be shifted bodily upwardly until thelowerend thereof-can be raised through said opening. Once the end is raised, the object can then be freely withdrawn.

Fig. 8 illustrates another form of the invention wherein the front wall 2 of the container can be made solid or windowedpas desired. In order of.,said; opening.; i- Aisheet; 25,.fwluch;. n ay= have any suitable configuration; prevents, .the objects assases to provide for removal-of the contents of apackage having a solid front'wallr, the. side edge of-said'wallis providedwzwitha wall portion 28 1 and aflap or tongue 2Itexten'ding.therefromwhich is adapted to be insertedinto an opening 28 formed at one side ofthe package. The tongue .Iliis shown in full lines in its closed positioniand is dow not shown) inthe wall 2c, in that itelimihates the flap 8 of the blank I" and providesfor sealing the side-wall of the contai'ner'by adhesively securing the tongue 21 to the inner surface of the rear wall .5; inamanner' readily understood. The tongue 21 provides the further advantage that the container may be completed, that is, have the end walls bent and adhesively secured in place, prior to the insertion of the goods into the container through the side opening 28. The final packaging operation would then consist of closing the opening 28 by sealing the tongue 21 in place the rear wall It will be understood that various modifications and changes may be made in the'shape oi the openingsin the front of the container, andthat various other changes may be made in the manner of sealing and filling the container without departing from the scope of the annexed claims.

I claim: d

1. A container comprising: a single'sheet of material folded to provide front and rear walls; side walls; and oppositely bowed end wallsinterconnecting said front and rear walls, said front well being convex and said rear well being conagainst the inner surface of a cave with said front and rear walls lying substantially parallel with each other. said front wall having an opening through which the contents of said container may be withdraw 2. A container as defined in claim 1, in which the opening includes portions extending substantially at right'angles to each other.

8.'A container as defined in claim 1, in which the opening is substantially T-shaped. is formed in said convex wall and has the stem of the T disldosed in the direction of curvature of' said we 4. A container as defined in claim 1, in which the opening is formed in said convex front wall and is substantially cross-shaped. I

5. A container comprising: a single sheet of material folded to provide front and rear walls; sideawallsg; and endzwalls, said front and rear walls beingbowed transversely and lying substantially parallel with each'other; said sidewalls being straight and substantially parallel with each other, and said end walls, being bowedin opposite directions and connecting said front wall with said rear wall.

6. A container-as defined in claimb, in'which the front wallis provided with an opening through whic li 'thecont'ents'; (if-the container may bejwith-v drawn.

7.. A container comprising: paper "material folded to provide front and' rear walls; straight side walls; I and 'end; walls carried by said rear other,

spirit of the invention or the p and having an extension in the form of a tongue providing means whereby access to the contents of said container may be attained from theside ofthe container.

8. A container comprising: a 7 single sheet. of

material folded to provide front and st m n side walls;;: and end walls interconnecting said front and rear walls, said front and rearwalls being bowed transversely and lying substantially parallel, with each other, i said end walls being bowed in opposite directions, and one of" the side walls of said container being hinged to said .front wall along a fold line and having anextension in-the form of a tongue pl'qvlding means whereby. access tqthe contentsof said containermay be attained from the side, of said container. A container comprising: bowed, tfronto and rear walls; la side wall connecting adjacent side edges of said front and rear walls at one side of the container; flaps projecting from said front and rear .walls at the other side edges thereof, said flaps being secured together in overlapping relation to form a second side wall of said container;

and bowed end'walls each having a bowed flange secured to said bowed front we. a

10. A container comprising: bowed front and rear walls; side walls connecting adjacent side edges of said front and rear walls; tabs extending from said side walls; and bowed end walls adhesively secured to said stabs, said bowed end walls each having, a bowed flange adhesively secured to saidbowed front wall.

11. A container comprising: front and rear walls; a side wall connecting adjacent side edges of said front and rear walls at one side of the container: flaps projectingfrom said front and rear walls at the other side edges thereof, said flaps being secured togetherin overlapping relation to form a second side wall of said contains said. first-mentioned side wall and one of said flaps being providedwith tabs; and curved end walls secured to said tabs, said curved end walls V angles tofeach other and through which opening material folded and curved ends;

each having wall. a r 1 r 12. A concave-convex container for rolled tissue, cigarettes, stick. candy and the like comprising: a single sheet .of material folded to provide bowed front and rear walls; side walls connecting adjacent sideedges of said front and rear walls at the opposite sides of the container; oppositely bowed end walls carried by said rear wall, each of said bowed end walls having a bowed flange projecting outwardly therefrom and a curved flange secured to said front secured to the inner face of said bowed front wall, said-bowed front wall having an opening therein through which the contents of the container may be removed; and means for closing said opening;

13. A package adapted to be carried about the person comprising: a one-piece cardboard container having curved parallel front and rear walls, side walls and opposite bowed end walls: a plurality of disposable tissues rolled into cylindrical form arranged side by side between said walls, one of said curved walls having an opening including portionsarranged at substantially right said. tissues. {may beiindividually removed.

14. A container comprising: a single sheet of to providesubstantially parallel bowed front and H side walls-connecting adjacent side edges of said frontand rear walls; and bowed end walls interconnecting adjacent curved rear walls having straight sides having an opening providing accessto the interior of said container. i V q #15. A package comprising: a container having substantially parallel'bowed front and rear walls having straight sides and curved ends, one of said walls having an opening through which the contents of said container can be removed; side walls connecting adjacent side edges of said front and r walls; bowed end walls interconnecting adjacent curved ends of said front'and rear walls; and a plnrality of rolled tissues in said container remcvablethrough said opening, said opening a length less than the length of 'therolledtissue so that saidtissue must be- -flexed' during removal thereof from said container through said opening. l

16.1 package comprising: a container l'iaving substantially parallel bowed front and-rear walls having Straight sides and curved ends; side walls adja'cent'side edges oisaid front and I ends of said front rear walls, said frontwall rear-walls; oppositely'bowed .end walls interconnecting' adjacent curved ends of said front and rear walls; and a plurality of generally cylindrical yieidable objects, disposed side, by :side in said container, one of said substantially parallel-walls having an opening-through which said objects can be withdrawn one'ait a time.

17; A-Vpackage comprising: acontainer having 7 substantially. parallel bowed front and rear walls having straight sidesand curved ends; side walls connecting adjacent side edges of said frontand rear walls; oppositely bowed end walls interconnecting adjacent curved ends of said front and rear walls; a plurality-of generally cylindrical yieldable objects disposed side by side in said containenrone of said substantially parallel walls having an opening through which said objects can be withdrawnone at. a-t ime; anda frangible sheet secured'to the inner face. of saidlast- 20 mentioned wall and initially closing said opening.


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U.S. Classification221/63, 206/37
International ClassificationB65D5/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/0209
European ClassificationB65D5/02A