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Publication numberUS2614883 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1952
Filing dateMay 15, 1950
Priority dateMay 15, 1950
Publication numberUS 2614883 A, US 2614883A, US-A-2614883, US2614883 A, US2614883A
InventorsJr Wilbur G Anderson, Henry R Kohlhepp
Original AssigneeAmerican Box Board Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Moisture collecting device
US 2614883 A
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HENRY I2. Kenn-459w Aw-voauzvs Oct. 21, 1952 w. G. ANDERSON, JR., ETAL 2,614,383


HENRY R. KoHLHE'PP Iv fknoausva Patented Get. 21, 1952 GrandRapids, Mich., assignors'to American Box Board Company, Grand Rapids, Mich., a

corporationofMichigan Application..May 15, 1950, Serial No. 162,132

3' Claims.

Therpresent iinvention relates to anrapparatus for-facilitating the absorption and collection of moisturefifromgmoisture laden .air. O'ne place where molsturexrnay bepbjectionable and desire ably-"should be removed is in basements of houses. There are other enclosures. in which maintaining" the; moisture content of airlat a low amount or'tdegree is desirable, and my, apparatus.

is-designedfor use at such places- It" is an object and purpose, ofithe present .invention t'oproVide axvery practical, usefuL. exceptionally economical and eflicient moisture collecting. device which: may I be? produced in large quantitiesgat :low cost, shipped fiat, and when a destination is reached, substantially instantaneously erected, that is; changed from its fiat condition in which it has-been shipped, to a vertically. positioned support, rectangular in cross section, at the bottom. of which a water holding vessel may beplaced; and in the upperportion of whichmaterial, which is-wel1 known, having is held in aforamincus holder, the. moisture collecting on said material condensing. to water, and passing through the foraminous material and dropping into the receptacle.

An understanding of the invention may be had from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which,

Fig. 1 is a plan of a blank of paperboard material, from which the body of the device is made.

Fig. 2 is a plan view, showing the completed device in its fiat condition which it occupies, when it is shipped from the factory to any destination where it may be used.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the upper end portion of the device, before the upper end flaps are folded inwardly and downwardly to make a funnel-like upper entrance.

Fig. 4 is a plan view of the device, and

Fig. 5 is a vertical section substantially on the plane of line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

In the construction shown, a generally rectangular piece of, preferably, paperboard material is scored so as to define four successive sections I, integrally connected at the scored or folding lines 2 as shown in Fig. 1. At one edge of one end section a narrow section 3 is provided, a scored or folding line 4 paralleling the lines 2 being the line of division between said section 3 and the adjacent section I. The several sections I, four in number to make the four sides of the device, have relatively large openings 5 out therethrough, more toward the upper than toward the lower ends of the device when it is in use. By

folding on thelinesl and 4 the device may be shaped into a hollow vertical body, the section 3" being, located-withinor at the inner side of the vertical edge portion ofthe section I at the opposite end of the sheet of material, and stapled bymeans of staples 6 (Fig. 2') to make a-secure connection.

At the 'upper end of two alternatesections,

flaps 'I extend vertically of the form shown, from the free-upper edges of which two spaced-apart downwardly diverging'slots 8 are cut. Alternate' with the flaps I at the endsof the other sections I, other flaps 9 extend vertically, each' at its upper-end being'shapedto provide connecting" tabs III which will be received inthe slots 8 when the several tabs 1 and Sfarefolded downwardly and'inwardly'into the-upper end portion ofthe hollow body. For example, in Fig. 5 the flaps *1 and 9 are shown in their assembled position,

with the-projecting tabs of the end portions I0 ofthe flaps 9 received in theslotsalii eral sides provided by the sections I by means of staples I2. Such screen may be any suitable form or type of foraminous structure. It has four sides which converge downwardly and m wardly and meet at a point within the body of the device as shown in Fig. 5.

Initially, at the factory, the section 3 is securely connected by the staples 6 and the screen is secured in place at its upper edge portions by the staples I2. Flaps I and 9 extend outwardly as shown in Fig. 2 and the device is collapsed on two of the folding lines 2 so as to be fiat as shown in Fig. 2. In such condition a large number of them may be shipped in a bundle, occupying relatively small space.

The erection into its operative form, shown in Fig. 5, is by merely pulling the two fiat portions of the device when in fiat form (Fig. 2) outwardly to cause the body to take its position rectangular in cross section (Fig. 5). The screen I I automatically takes the osition shown in such figure. The flaps I and 9 are then folded downwardly and inwardly, the tabs l0 entering the slots 8.

In use, through the generally funnel-like en trance provided by the downwardly and inwardly inclined sides I and 9, material which is usually of a crystalline form is poured and is carried by and within the screen I I. Air coming in contact with such material, either from above, though more through the entrance at openings 5 has its form shown in Fig. 5. Moisture extraction from the air is facilitated.

The invention is defined in the appended claims and is to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coming. within their scope.

1. In a structure as described, a hollow body adapted to be positioned vertically having vertical sides integrally connected with each other and foldable into a hollow body, means per-x.

11184118111713 securing the free edge portions of said bodytogether uponr being brought together in folding, a fiap extending from the upper edge of each of said sides of the body foldable downward-1y into the-upperend thereof toprovide a funnel-like entrance member having downwardly and inwardly inclined sides, said flaps having interconnected means forsecuring them together whenioldedinto theupper end of the body, and a screen permanently secured at the upper edge portionsor" its sidesto the upper .edge portions verging downwardlyand inwardly toward each other substantiallyto .a point and adapted to serve as a holder for, material attractive to and having an aflinity for moisture, said sides of the body having openings-therethrcugh for moisture laden air to pass therethrough tocorn-e to said screen. i

2. In a structure as described, a hollow bodyofipaper boa-rd material, scored on preselected lines for folding in iqrectangular form in cross section andhaving flaps at one of the ends of the sides of the body integral therewith, alternateflapsbeing provided with slots open at their ofthe sides of said bo y, Said screen. sides con.

4 free ends and diverging from each other toward the respective sides of the body to which attached, and the other flaps having tabs at their end portions for entering said slots when the flaps are positioned to extend inwardly into the adjacent end of the body, said body being adapted to be located with the sides positioned vertically andwith the flaps at theupperfend thereof, a screen within the body secured at its upper edge portions to the upper edge portions of the sides of the body, said screen extending downwardly and having converging sides, said flaps when connected and extending inwardly into adjacent end of the body extending into the open upper a flap connected at the upper end of eachsideof the body, said flaps extending. downwardly and inwardly into theupperfend of the body, means connecting the flaps together at adjacent side edges, thereby providing a funnel having downwardly and ,inclined side'swithin the upper end of the body having an opening .at its lower, end, said body at its upper end and its inner sides being adapted to have a screen secured thereto,

near the upperedges of its sides, said screen being adapted to surround said funnel.



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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 894,973 Morgan Aug. 4', 1908 2,306,674 Todd et al Dec. 29, 1942 2,451,644

Wood 0 Oct. 19, 1948

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U.S. Classification96/151, 229/157, 229/178, 55/361, 55/521
International ClassificationB65D81/26, F24F3/14
Cooperative ClassificationF24F2003/144, B65D81/268, F24F3/14
European ClassificationF24F3/14, B65D81/26F2