US 2639806 A
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May 26, 1953 s. RECHT I 2,639,806
COMBINATION PACKAGE Filed June 20, 1950 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 26, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEI I 2,639,806 t t COMBINATION PACKAGE Sidney Recht, Bronx, N. Y. Application June 20, 1950, Serial'No. 169,153
My invention relates to packaging and more particularly to the packaging of bottles or the like ultimately equipped with droppers for'dispensing the contents thereof.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a container or carton constructed in a manner to permit closing of the carton when the dropper is retained in the bottle and in a manner wherein the bulb of the "dropper projects outwardly through the closed top of the carton.
Another object of my invention is to provide a carton of the foregoing described character wherein certain of the closure tabs of the carton function to insure a preestablished positioning of the bottle within the carton and thus permit the bulb to extend through an opening formed in the cover tab.
A further object of my invention is to provide a carton of the foregoing described character wherein the cover tab surrounds the bulb in a manner to preclude deterioration of the contents of the bottle, for example, by light rays from without the carton.
Another object of my invention is to provide a carton of the foregoing described character which is simple in construction, durable in use; eficient in operation and economical in manufacture.
With the above and other objects in view, as will hereinafter appear, the invention consists in the combination and arrangement of'parts hereinafter set forth and illustrated in the accompanying drawings from which the several features of the invention and the advantages attained thereby will be readily understood by those skilled in the art.
Referring to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a carton constructed in accordance with my invention.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure l but illustrating the carton in partially opened position.
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view of the carton illustrating the arrangement of the bottle and dropper therein as packaged for distribution.
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but illustrating the dropper as applied to the bottle.
In practicing my invention, as illustrated in the drawing, I provide a carton 5 constructed of cardboard or the like and having initially packaged therein a bottle 6 containing liquid, for instance, a medicinal preparation, and which bottle is provided with a replaceable stopper or closure cap I threaded about its neck. Disposed within the carton, adjacent the bottle, is a tubular mem- 2 Claims. (01. 206-47) her 8 of cardboard or the like and which member has its upper end extending Within an interiorly threaded closure or dropper-cap 9. The top of the cap 9 has fixed thereto and extending therethrough a glass or similar tube ID of a medicine dropperD and which tube In is disposed within the member 8 for protection against breakage, etc, the lower end of the tube being constricted while its upper end is equipped with the usual compressible bulb I I,
The carton 5 is formed with the usual side and end walls [2 and I3, respectively, and a bottom It. The upper ends of the end walls [3 are provided with closure flaps 15, respectively, While one of the side walls l2, at its upper end, is provided with a top flap l6 foldable over the flaps l5 and terminating in a folding end section I! insertable between the inner face of the opposite side wall l2 and the adjacent edge faces of the side flaps [5 at the top of the carton. The length of the flaps I5 is such as to provide a space therebetween, when disposed in their closed positions, which is substantially equalto the outside diameter of the bulb ll whereby to permit projection of the bulb between their confronting edge faces and to thus denote the position of the bottle within the carton as hereinafter more fully described. The flap I6 is perforated as at [8 to provide a centralized discal knockout section I9 which, when removed, defines an opening 20 in the flap I6 through which the bulb ll projects.
The carton is distributed with the flaps l5 and I6 in sealed and closed positions and with the bottle 6, tubular member 8 and dropper D arranged as illustrated in Figure 3. In order to use the contents of the bottle, the flaps I5 and [6 are opened in the usual manner and the bottle 6, member 8 and dropper D removed from the carton whereupon the stopper 1 and member 8 are discarded. The dropper D is then used to dispense the contents in the usual manner. After use, the cap 9 is threaded onto the neck of the bottle and the latter inserted within the carton, the flaps [5 bein folded to closed position and centralizing the bottle with the bulb extending upwardly between the flaps l5. At this point, or previously, the knock-out section l9 having been removed, the flap I6 is closed over the flaps [5 with the bulb projecting through the opening 20. When the bottle is thus enclosed within the carton, it is protected from breakage and the contents thereof from deterioration by exposure to any light outside of the carton.
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that I have provided a carton wherein means is provided to permit closing of the carton after the app tor or dropper is utilized as a closure means for the bottle, it being understood that carton are manufactured in substantially the smallest size for accommodating the bottle and dropper disassembled, whereby to conserve shipping and storage space, it not being desirable to lengthen the carton because of shifting of the bottle within the carton and for economic and other reasons. It is to be noted that the stopper 9 of the dropper engages the shoulder of the bottle and also one of the end walls I3 of the carton, while the bulb ll engages the underface of one of the flaps 15. The lower end of the member 8 is seated on the bottom l4 while one side of the bottle engagesthe other wall I3, thus, the elements coact with each other and the carton to preclude shifting of'the bottle therein when thus packaged and to form a compact assembly as illustrated in Figure 3 of the drawing. 1
Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain the invention that othersmay, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under variousconditions of service. Moreover, it is not indispensable that all the, features of the invention be used conjointly since they may be employed advantageously in various combinations and subcombinations.
It is obvious that the invention is not confined to theherein described use therefor as it may be utilized for any purpose to which it is adaptable. It is, therefore to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific construction as illustrated and described, as the same is. only illustrative of the principles involved which are capable of extended application in various forms, and the invention comprehends all construction within the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. In combination, a carton providedv with a cover flap closing the top of said carton and being operable for opening said top, a container disposed within said carton adjacent oneside thereof and being initially equipped with a stopper for distribution within said carton, a tubular member disposed in said car-ton interjacent said container and the other side of said carton, an, applicator normally disposed within said carton in detached relationwith said container, said applicator being provided with a closure cap seated upon one end of said member and a. dispensing tube extending from said cap into said member for protection ofsaid tube by saidmember, a compressible bulb connected to saidtube and-extending from said cap into engagement with the top of said cart/on whereby said applicator coacts with said container and said member to-form-a compact assembly disposed wholely within the confines of said carton, said cap being attachable to said container in lieu ofsaid stopper-when said top is open to permit dispensing of the contents of said container by said applicator, said flap having a rupturable section with th latter being removed and defining an opening, the distance from the top of said container to said flap being less than the length of said bulb whereby said bulb extends out of said carton through said opening when said cap is so attached and said container disposed within, said'c'arton with the top closed by said flap.
2. In combination, a carton provided with a cover flap and a pair of oppositely disposed top flaps foldable under said cover flap for closing the top of said carton and with said flaps being operablefor opening said top, a container disposed within said carton adjacent one side thereof and being initially "equipped with a stopper for distribution; within said carton, a tubular member disposed in said carton interjacent said container and. the. other side of said carton, an applicator normally disposed within said carton in detached relation with said container,,said applicator being provided with a closure cap seated upon one end of said member and 'a disp nsing tube extending from saidcap into said member for protection of said tube. by said member, a compressible bulb connected to said tube and extending from said cap. intoengagement withone of said flaps whereby said applicator meets with said container and said. member to form 'a compact assembly disposed 'wholely within the confines of said carton, said cap -being attachabl'ejto said container in lieu of said stopper when -said top is open to permit dispensing of the, contents of said container by said applicator, said, cover flap having a rupturable section with the latter being removed and defining an opening, the distance from the top. of said container to said cover 'fiap being less than the. length (if said. bulb whereby said'bulb extends out, of, said carton through said opening when. said cap "is so, attached and said container disposed within said carton with the top closed by said cover flan, sai p p ing ora len th to disnose their confronting endfaces on opposite sides o'f saidbuib and said openin to define a space between, said faces 'su'bst'aritially corresponding to the width dfsai'dbp'en ing to thu's insure positioning of said container within said cfartion 'at. a ocation. to facilitate said extension. of said'bulb throughfsaid' opening.
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