|Publication number||US2411471 A|
|Publication date||Nov 19, 1946|
|Filing date||Jul 5, 1943|
|Priority date||Jul 5, 1943|
|Publication number||US 2411471 A, US 2411471A, US-A-2411471, US2411471 A, US2411471A|
|Inventors||Sherman Arthur G|
|Original Assignee||Sherman Lab|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (16), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
NOV. 19, 1946. A G, SHERMAN Y 2,411,471
' DISPLAY AND DISPENSING PACKAGE FOR TABLETS Filed July 5, 1945 Pff f 1 r l l 1 1 l r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 'l 1 l 1 1 1 1 5 1 1 l l l 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 r 1 l r l 1 11 I2 E maentor l e?. 6 Av'dmr' G. Sherman,
Patented Nov. 19, 1946 DISPLAY AND DISPENSIKNG PACKAGE FOR TABLETS Arthur G. Sherman, Detroit, Mich., assigner to p Sherman Laboratories, Detroit, Mich., a partnership of Michigan Application July 5, 1943, Serial No. 493,611
4 Claims. (Cl. 20G-42) This invention relates to display packages for tablets and the like and particularly packages designed for convenient withdrawal of one or a desired number of tablets.
An object of the-invention is to provide a simpler and less expensive package than has heretofore been available for receiving, displaying, and individually dispensing tablets or similar` products.
Another object is to provide a package comprising a sleeve-type wrapper of paper or the like, enclosing a member of cardboard or the like and having perforations for individually receiving tablets or like products, and to mount atransparent slide between the cardboard member and one side of the wrapper to normally close a window opening in the wrapper and cover said per- `forations, actuation of the slide serving to progressively open said window and uncover said perforations so that the tablets may be with drawn through said opening.
A further object is to utilize said slide to shear a sticker or the like which initially retains the slide in proper position within the package.
A further object is to dispose two or more similar tablet-receiving, perforated members within the same wrapper, and to provide transparent slides for successive use in withdrawing the contents of said members.
These and various other objects are attained by the construction hereinafter described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a top view of a tablet package illustrating one embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the transparent slide shifted to a position for permitting withdrawal of a single tablet.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the same, taken on the line 3--3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section taken on the line 4--4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view of a modified form of the package.
Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view of such modified form, taken on the line 6--6 of Fig. 5.
Describing now in greater detail the invention as illustrated in Figs. 1 4, the reference character I designates an elongated rectangular member formed preferably of heavy cardboard and with two rows of perforations 2, each proportioned to freely receive a tablet 3. For reasons which will presently appear, it is preferred to relatively stagger the perforations in the two rows. Enclosing said member is a paper wrapper 4, preferably of a sleeve form, the bottom section 2 of such wrapper being adhesively or otherwise secured to the member I. The top section of the wrapper has a window opening 5or is otherwise apertured to register with all of the perforations 2, the ends of said opening preferably having an inclination to the wrapper ends determined by the staggered relation of the perforations. Between the member land the top section of the wrapper is fitted a slide 6 formed of any suitable thin transparent sheet material having considerable stiffness, and said sheet may be withdrawn from the wrapper through either open end of the latter. To facilitate such withdrawal, the slide may have lugs 'l at its ends projecting beyond the wrapper when the slide is therein. Actuation of the slide exposes the tablets successively, due to staggered relation of the two rows, and at the same time sufliciently uncovers the opening 5 to permit withdrawal of any exposed tablet. It is preferred to assure against any accidental shifting of the slide prior to dispensing use of same, by attaching stickers 8 to the ends of the wrapper so as to partially close said ends, and the slide serves as a means for severing either of said stickers. In order that lsuch Asevering may be progressive and. thus be effected with slight effort, the ends 9 of the slide have a slight divergency to the ends of the wrapper.
It is evident that the described construction is quite inexpensive, due to its extreme simplicity and the very common materials employed. Its use is, of course, not limited to tablets, although it is particularly adapted to such use.
It is important to note that the bottom section of the wrapper serves as a closure for the bottom ends of the perforations 2 while the opening of the top member of the wrapper permits the contents of the package to be seen and further provides an outlet for such contents. Inserting the slide between the member l and the top member of the wrapper provides for retaining and guiding the slide with a maximum of simplicity. Adaptability of the slide to be withdrawn from either end of the package adds materially to convenience of its use.
In the modication shown by Figs. 5 and 6, there are provided two elongated rectangular cardboard members l0 disposed one above the other, said members being each perforated at Il to receive tablets or the like as in the firstdescribed package. A single paper Wrapper I2 encloses both members l0, the bottom section of said wrapper being adhesively secured to the lower member lll and the sides of the wrapper being adhesively secured to the upper of said members. The top section of the Wrapper has a window opening I3 such as previously described and between said section and the top member is inserted a transparent slide I4 functioning as in the first-described package. Additionally there is provided va transparent slide I5 "between the members '"li, both slides being held in proper place prior to their dispensing use by stickers I6 at the ends of the package. These stickers differ from those of the first-described construction in vthat they are adhesively secured to the end faces of the members Ill as well as to the wrappers, being thus adapted to hold the slide I5 in place, during use of the slide I 4.
In use of this construction, the tablets carried by the lower member I0 are not disturbed `until the upper member I 0 has fully discharged its contents. The lower slide may then be discarded, and the slide I4 is actuated when desired to regvril-"ate discharge of tablets from the lower memberi. If a package Vof still greater capacity is desired, it is obvious that the number of perforatedmembers and of corresponding slides may be still further increased, While still employing a single wrapper.
-What I claimfis:
l. A display package comprising a plurality of members formed o-f sheet material varranged side by side and having perforations, registered `in VtheseVeral members, for receiving products, a
flexible wrapper extended around said members and having at least one of its ends open, one side olf'sai-d wrapper closing the perforations of the member adjacent such side, and the opposite side ofthe wrapper being apertured to afford display of the products i-n the perforations of the ad- 'jacentmember and to afford removal of the products from all of said members, a transparent slide tted between the apertured side of the wrapper and the adjacent perforated member to normally retain the products in such adjacent member, anda slide interposed between each two adj-acent members to normally retain the products in one of suchl members. n
2. Iny a display package as set forth in claim l,
. 4 sealing means for the open end of the wrapper adapted to be consecutively severed by the several slides.
3. A display package comprising a, plurality of members formed of sheet material arranged side byy side and having perforations, registered in the jseveral: members, for vreceiving products, a flexible wrapperextended around'said members and having at least one of its ends open, one side of said Wrapper closing the perforations of the member adjacent such side, and the opposite side of thewrapper being apertured to afford display of the products in the perforations of the adjacent memberand to afford removal of the products from all ofV sai'dmembers, a transparent slide 'tted'l between 'the apertured side of the Wrapper 'filler andhavi-ng at least one of 'its' ends open,
one side of said wrapper closing said cells andt'lie opposite side of they wrapper being apertured to afford display and discharge of said products,` an adhesive securing said' filler to and retainingv it the wrapper, a transparent slide ttedfbetween the vfiller land apertured side .of the wrapper'fto normally retain said products in said cells, and vadapted to-be withdrawn through said? open fend of the wrapper to progressively uncover the cells and afford discharge of saidrproducts, and sealing means for the end of the wrapper through Vwhich the slide is to be withdrawn, the slidefhaving an edge for severing -s-aid sealing means, 'such vedge being so divergent to the sealed endfof'A the wrapper as to be progressively subjected tothe stress incident to shearing of theseal.r
ARTHUR G. SHERMAN.
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