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Publication numberUS2473932 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1949
Filing dateApr 30, 1947
Priority dateApr 30, 1947
Publication numberUS 2473932 A, US 2473932A, US-A-2473932, US2473932 A, US2473932A
InventorsWolf Gaylord E
Original AssigneeWolf Gaylord E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Package for dispensing interfolded sheets
US 2473932 A
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June 21, 1949. G. E. WOLF 2,473,932

PAGKAGE FOR DISPENSING INTERFOLDED SHEETS Filed April 30, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Z'muentor GGYL'ORD E. @645 his Gttorneg June 21, 19 49. WOLF 2,473,932

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Gttorneg Patented June 21, 1949 PACKAGE FOR DISPENSINGINTERFOLDED SHEETS Gaylord E. Wolf," Pittsburgh, Pa.

Application April 30, 1947; Serial No; 744,993

4 Claims.

My invention relates to a packaging arrangement for cleansing tissues and paper napkins, and more particularly to packages of such sizethat they'can conveniently be carried in a womans purse or a man's pocket.

One object of my invention is to provide a package of the type referred to wherein cleansing' tissues or'the like can be conveniently carri'edin aneat condition in a mans pocket or womans purse, in suflicient number for a days use; and fromwhich the tissue sheets can convenientlybe withdrawn one'by one with little danger of moreithan one sheet being withdrawn at a time, even when the package is nearly empty.

Another object of my inventionis to provide an improved means for holding the package and manipulatin'gzitain suchxmanner as to facilitate the Withdrawal of the first fewsheetsfromza package wherein the folded sheets are rather compactly contained.

Some of the forms which my invention may take are shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a cross sectional View through a pocket-size package of foldedtissue sheets, arranged in two groups; Fig. 215 across sectional view of a three-group arrangement of tissue sheets in the package; Fig. 3 shows the tissues separated into four groups; Fig. 4 shows another four-group arrangement of tissue sheets in the package; Fig. 5 is a schematic view showing one manner in which the tissue sheets are arranged in the package for conveniently withdrawing them one by one; Fig. 6 shows a modification of the arrangement of Fig. 5; Fig. '7 is a perspective View of the package before tearing the end of the wrapper therefrom, and Fig. 8 is a plan View on a greatly reduced scale showing a tissue sheet and indicating the lines along which it is folded for incorporation in a package.

The wrapper or package is indicated by the numeral ID and may be of paper or suitable transparent wrapping material. A tear string l l of conventional form is provided at one end of the package for tearing the end therefrom to expose the tissues that are contained within the package.

The tissues l2 are folded along the lines indicated by the dash lines in Fig. 8, leaving a foldedback flap-like portion l3 at that end which is adjacent to the open end of the wrapper, so that when each sheet is withdrawn, the lip-like portion l3 of the next suceeding sheet will be drawn to an exposed position, from the end of the package, where it can be grasped for removal when another sheet is desired. As shown in Fig.

l and as indicated schematically in Fig. 2, the" tissues are dividedinto two groups 54 and. IS, the group I5 being partially segregated from the group Ill by a retaining band it which may be of paper, theupperiportion of the band extend; ing between the twogroups of tissues.

Whenthe upper tissues have become withe drawn, a package, of course, usually becomes quite loose, with consequent danger of more thanione: sheet being thereafter withdrawn from the package. The band l6 serves. however as a: retaining; element topreven't unduesloosenin'gof the'sheets: in the groupal5. As indicated in Fig. 5, thewithf drawal of thezlast ShBEtIOf the. uppergrouprpullsr out theflap IB'of the top-most sheet in the-secs 0nd group; and thereafter, the sheets of the sec-- ondgroup' will be withdrawn one-b'y-one, as net-- quired.

To facilitatewithdrawal of the first few sheets: from'the wrapper l E] in whichthey may be rather: compactly held, I provide a thumb hole formed: bya strap-like element. The user, with the pack-- age resting on the four fingers of one hand, can inserthis-thumb beneaththe strap at l! to exert a; slight lifting 'force'on' that side of'the wrapper; to relieve the pressure on the top-most tissue sheet and to make it easier to withdraw that sheetand a fewsucceeding sheets, with less dan ger oftearing-them. The strap I! can 'bea strip of material glued to the wrapper or it can be formed by extending the end flap of the wrapper and slitting it somewhat to permit entry of the users thumb.

In Fig. 6, I show a tissue package wherein the tissue sheet 12a is of continuous form and folded upon itself many times, there being perforations or weakened lines at I8 to permit conveniently tearing of the strip to suitable sheet lengths as the strip is progressively removed from the package. In this case, as in the arrangement of Fig. 1, the bands l6 will be interleaved with the tissues in the package and secured to the Wrapper. The band 16 may be glued to the bottom wall of the wrapper or to the sides thereof, as may be convenient.

In Fig. 2, I show an arrangement where two bands 20 and 2| that correspond to the band l6 are provided, for use in making a greater division of groups to tissues, for the larger packages.

In Fig. 3, I show three bands 22, 25 and 24 that correspond to the bands l6, 2!] and 2|, for dividing the tissues into four groups. The bands each extend around one group of tissues, the band 23 also extending around the band 24.

In Fig. 4, I show still another arrangement 3 wherein while strips 25, 26, 21 and 28 serve the same purpose as the bands of the other packages, no one of these strips extends completely around its associated group of sheets, the ends of the strips being simply bent laterally and glued to the wall of the wrapper or to adjacent strips.

I claim as my invention:

1. A package for dispensing interfolded sheets, comprising awrapper that is openable at its front end for removal of the sheets therefrom, a plurality of interconnected sheets therein arranged in packet form, each sheet bein folded upon itself in the other end of the wrapper and having its extremities positioned adjacent to the first-named end of the wrapper, each sheet having one of its ends folded back to form a nar row flap that has severable connection with the adjacent end of the preceding sheet, whereby upon Withdrawal of the last-named sheet from the wrapper, the flap of the next succeeding sheet will be drawn outwardly at the front end of the wrapper, and a dividing strip extending crosswise in the wrapper and secured to the wrapper, the strip extending between sheets adjacent to the mid plane of the package and serving to loosely retain a second group of sheets against accidental withdrawal from the wrapper.

2. A package for dispensing interfolded sheets, comprising a wrapper that is openable at its front end for removal of the sheets therefrom, a plurality of sheets therein arranged in packet form, each sheet being folded upon itself in the other end of the Wrapper and havin its ends positioned adjacent to the first-named end of the wrapper, with one of its ends folded back to form a narrow flap that overlies the unfolded end of an adjacent sheet, whereby upon withdrawal of the last-named sheet from the wrapper, the flap of the next succeeding sheet will be drawn outwardly at the front end of the wrapper, and a dividing strip extending crosswise in the Wrapper and secured to the wrapper, the strip extending between sheets adjacent to the mid plane of the package and serving to loosely retain a second group of sheets against acoidental withdrawal from the wrapper.

3. A package for dispensing sheets, comprising a wrapper that is openable at its front end for removal of the sheets therefrom, a plurality 4 of interconnected sheets therein arranged in packet form, each sheet being folded upon itself in the other end. of the wrapper and having its extremities positioned adjacent to the firstnamed end of the wrapper, each sheet having one of its ends folded back to form a narrow flap that has severable connection with the adjacent end of the preceding sheet, whereby upon Withdrawal of the last-named sheet from the wrapper, the flap of the next succeeding sheet will be drawn outwardly at the front end of the wrapper, and a dividing strip extending crosswise in the wrapper and secured to the wrapper, the strip extending between sheets adjacent to 1 the mid plane of the package and serving to loosely retain a second group of sheets against accidental withdrawal from the wrapper, the said severable connection being in the form of a weakened line of juncture between the sheets.

4. A package for dispensing sheets, comprising a wrapper that is openable at its front end for removal of the sheets therefrom, a plurality of sheets therein arranged in packet form, means severably connecting the sheets end-to-end, whereby withdrawal of a sheet from the package will bring an end of the next succeeding sheet to exposed position at the front end of the wrapper, and a dividing strip extending crosswise of the wrapper and secured to the wrapper, the strip extending between sheets adjacent to the mid plane of the package and serving to loosely retain a second group of sheets against accidental withdrawal from the wrapper.

GAYLORD E. WOLF.

REFERENCES CITED The following referenrces are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 487,026 Cummings Nov. 29, 1892 1,122,108 Hamilton Dec. 22, 1914 1,141,395 Brown June 1, 1915 1,952,382 MacGregor Mar. 27, 1934 2,158,712 West May 16, 1939 2,326,433 Broeren Aug. 10, 1943 2,339,304 Von Haase Jan. 18, 1944 2,373,744 Coghill Apr. 17, 1945

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/34, 221/48
International ClassificationA24F17/00, B65D83/08
Cooperative ClassificationA24F17/00, B65D83/08
European ClassificationB65D83/08, A24F17/00