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Publication numberUS2560927 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1951
Filing dateApr 16, 1947
Priority dateApr 16, 1947
Publication numberUS 2560927 A, US 2560927A, US-A-2560927, US2560927 A, US2560927A
InventorsButtery Kenneth T, Sutherland Jr Louis W
Original AssigneeSutherland Paper Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handled cup or like receptacle
US 2560927 A
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Jmlly 17 19511 K, T. EBUTTEIRY ET AL HANDLED CUP OR LIKE RECEPTACLE Filed April 16, 1947 ATTORNEY Patented July 17, 1951 r I excess- 7? HANDLEDCUP on Lmemice mem Kenneth-T Buttery and Louis We Sutherland;

tionoflMichigan 1 Application Amt-151 1947; Serial 74-13855 This invention relates to" improvements in handledcupsor like" receptacles. r Tliepresent invention is an improvement' upon andan adaptation of'the'structure of the Annen Patent" 2,060,781, issued November 1 7', 1936 The main objects of this invention are: "First, to provide a handled cup" or receptacle in whi'ch the handle may be-collapse'dagainst the side of the cup'or' receptacle to permit" nest-- ing or swungto erected position or position for grasping and effectively supported in' erected position:

SecOnd'; to provide-ahandled receptacle hav ins? these advantages which is' very simple in structure" and requires no additional" stock" to provide the feature of? maintaining the" handle memberstinerected position. Objects" relating'to details and economiesjof. the invention will appear. fromthe descriptionto' follow. Theinvention is d'efinewand pointed out in the claims.

Preferred embodiments. of. the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which; 7 1 1 Fig. 1 is a perspective View ofa cup type of re-'- ceptacle embodying thee invention. with the handle members in erected position.

, Fig-.31 is aplan'vieWof the blank fromfwhich the-body or. side wall "of the, container is formed. "Fig: 4is" a fragmentary view of a blank" of a modified form or embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary View of the modified form or embodiment of the invention shown in Fig. 4 with the handle members erected.

In the embodiment of the invention illustrated the body or wall I of the receptacle is formed of a blank 2 of sheet paper or container stock terminating at one end in the sealing flap 3 which is overlapped and adhesively secured to the other end 4. This blank is provided with a bottom securing extension or flap 5, the bottom not being illustrated as it forms no part of the present invention. It may be that shown in the Annen patent referred to.

The overlapping sealing portion of the flap is conformed and slit to provide handle members 6 and I normally collapsed against the side of the receptacle but hinged at 8 to permit their being swung to erected position as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The handle members shown in the embodiment of Figs. 1, 2 and 3 do not have a central opening designed to receive the finger.

The sealing flap and handle members are provided with-U-shapedislits 9 partially: in the scale in fi'ap it'self and extending beyond. the: hinge? connections: 8 for the-handle members: into the handles} the arms of these slits being. desirably; converged outwardly; I

This provides tongue-like strut" memberss- IU which are bendable or deflectable on their con necti'o'ns H to the handle members so that while tl ies-etongue-like; struts lie: in the generalaplane of the handl members when the handlemem bers are collapsed they'ma'y be s'wungoutwar'dly to bracing-"or strut' engagement with the side Walls of the receptacle as is shown in Figt-fz 'tliere b'ysupporti' the handle members in erected pesition.'- l Itwill be understood that the hand1e=mem b'ers are simultaneously grasped and when grasped are-broughttogeth'er'in side by side rela"- tion'.-that=*is", the outer portionsare in sideby" side relation but when" the flap isreleased the h'andle' =members are maintained in the-outwardly projecting erected position so that they maybe again grasp'edvery easily;

'Inthe embodiment" of the invention shown' -in Figs 4* and 5' the handle-members Ill and" 12 are of U -'-shape1- portions thereof being cut outta provide finger openings l3'i In this emb'odimjent," the tongue-like supporting lugs I4 are cut-from the'seali'ng flapso that they extend from the hinged ends l5 of" the handle'and tliey' are'relatively' short'sothat whenthehandle members are erected these" strut" tongues swing out wardly to bracing position as is shown in Fig. 5, thereby maintaining the handle members in erected position or in convenient position for grasping.

The handled receptacles of the invention may be economically produced as there is no additional stock required over the handle receptacle shown in the Annen patent referred to.

We have illustrated and described very practical embodiments of the invention. We have not attempted to illustrate or describe other embodiments or adaptations as we believe this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt the invention as may be desired.

Having described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A receptacle comprising a side wall formed of a blank having a body portion terminating at one end in a sealing flap conformed at its end and slitted to provide oppositely disposed handle members, said handle members having hinge connections to the sealing flap, the sealing side thereof opposite from the handle members,

the struts being defiectable outwardly to a brac ing position in which the struts engage the sides of the receptacle for maintaining the handle 4 and being collapsible oppositely against the outer side thereof and swingable outwardly to erected position, the handle members having deflectable strut members projecting beyond said hinge connections on the sides thereof opposite from the handles and adapted when the handle members are swung to erected position to be adjusted outwardly to bracin position against the outer side of the receptacle for maintaining the handle members in erected position.

5. A receptacle comprising a side wall formed. of fibrous sheet material and having integral handle members, said handle members having hinge connectionsto the side wall and bein collapsible oppositely against the outer side thereof and swingable outwardly to erected position, the

- handle members being of inwardly facing U- shape and hingedly connected at both sides of end and slitted to provide oppositely disposed handle members, said handle members having hinge connections to the sealing flap, the sealin flap being lapped upon the outside of the other end ofthe body portion and adhesively secured thereto to permit the handle members being swung outwardly to erected position, the handle members having integral struts partially severed therefrom and 'deflectally connected thereto adjacent the hinge connections of the handle members to the sealing flap, the struts being deflectable outwardly to a bracing position in which the struts engage the sides of the receptacle for maintaining the handle members in erected position.

3. A receptacle comprising a side Wall formed of fibrous sheet material and having handle members integral therewith, said handle members havin hinge connections to said side wall and being 'collapsible oppositely against the outer side thereofand swingable outwardly to erected position, the handle members having pairs of deflectable strut members projecting beyond said hinge connections on the sides thereof opposite from the handles and adapted when the, handle members are swung to their erected position to be adjusted outwardly to bracing position against the outer side of the receptacle for maintainin the handle membersin erected p0- sitlon.

4, A receptacle comprising a side wall formed members integral therewith, said handle members having hinge connections to said side wall offibrous sheet material and having handle 5 their openings which constitute finger openings,

and pairs of handle support members extending beyond said hinge connections on the sides thereof opposite from thehandle members and ad:

justable outwardlywhen the handle members are.

erected to a bracing position against the side of the receptacle for maintaining them in erected position. 7 r

61A receptacle comprising a side wall formed of fibrous sheet material and having integral handle members, said handle members having hinge connections to the side wall and being collapsible oppositely against the outer side thereof and swingable outwardly to erected position, and handle support members extending beyond said hinge connections on the sides thereof op-. posite from the handle members and adjustable outwardly when the handle members are erected to a bracing position against the side of the receptacle for maintainin them in erected position. a U V KENNETH T. BUT'I'ERY. LOUIS W. SUTHERLAND, JR.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS I Date Rubinofi June 8, 1943

Patent Citations
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US1591629 *Mar 29, 1924Jul 6, 1926Huye Joseph GHat stand
US1981647 *Jan 4, 1852Nov 20, 1934 Bottle carrier
US2060781 *Feb 17, 1936Nov 17, 1936Sutherland Paper CoCup or dish
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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4685583 *May 16, 1986Aug 11, 1987Noon Kelly DDisposable beverage cup handle
US6527169 *Mar 15, 2002Mar 4, 2003Yeong Leul KimPaper cup having integral handle
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/4.5, 229/402, 229/117.12
International ClassificationB65D3/28, B65D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D3/28
European ClassificationB65D3/28