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Publication numberUS2780402 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1957
Filing dateSep 8, 1953
Priority dateSep 8, 1953
Publication numberUS 2780402 A, US 2780402A, US-A-2780402, US2780402 A, US2780402A
InventorsArthur J Zucker, Heiblim Bernard
Original AssigneeHamper Tainer Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Diaper hamper with deodorizing means
US 2780402 A
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Feb. 5, 1957 A. J. ZUCKER ET AL DIAPER HAMPER WITH DEODORIZITNG MEANS Filed Sept. 8, 1955 Arfhur JZucker Bernard Heiblim mmvroxs.

United States Patent 2,780,402 DIAPER HAMPER WITH DEODORIZING MEANS Application'september 8, 1953, Serial No. 37 8,825

3 Claims. (Cl. 229-14) The present invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in containers, generally speaking, and has more particular reference to one which may be con veniently identified as a hamper for soiled diapers, for example, a hamper which is such in construction and purpose that the requirements of the manufacturer, the diaper laundering and supply concern, and the needs of everyday users will be satisfactorily met.

In carrying out the principles of the invention, the usual conventional-type diaper container will be eliminated and the herein described temporary cardboard or equivalent container or hamper will be substituted therefor in order to dispense with the idea of using a permanent metal container over and over by different customers and whereby to permit the use of the temporary container using one for each customer and requiring no reservicing in that when the particular customer is through with it, it is then, because of its economical character, demolished and disposed of.

Another advantage insofar as the diaper service concerns and operators are concerned is derived from the fact that the hamper is such in construction that it is manufactured for assembling in knock down form, that is, in a form in which the principal walls or parts are fiat and are shipped flat in cartons and are such in construction that they are then assembled and stapled together by the diaper service operators and consequently readily brought into use in order that a new one may be supplied to each new customer.

Another object of the invention has to do with the provision of a container which is durable, light and easy to handle, decorative, and by test completely practical, is completely water-proof, satisfactorily confines objectionable odors, and because of the price factor each customer gets a new container whereas previously metal containers were shifted from one home to another after completion of use, there being no need therefore, to cope with objectionable rust and corrosion.

Briefly summarized, the invention therefore has to. do

with a temporary-type hamper or container as a substitutefor a permanent metal type which is constructed from cardboard or equivalent economical throwaway stock, said container being adapted to be furnished new to each new customer and then demolished and disposed -of after its turn of service has expired, said container I embodying anopen-top receptacle having a moistureprodfingdinenof non-absorbent material, and a readily attachable and detachable cover, said cover having a perforated box on its interior containing a deodorant.

Then, too, novelty is predicated on the above adaptation wherein the'components of said container, including said cover, are manufactured in flat sheet form and compactly packaged and shipped in knockdown ready-to-nse condition, this to conserve space and to likewise expedite the step of assembling by the diaper supply company, and furnishing the completed container for use by each new customer.

Other objects, features, and advantages will become reinforcing rim means.

2,780,402 Patented Feb. 5, 1957 ice more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying sheet of illustrative drawings.

In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the views:

Figure 1 is a perspective view with a portion broken away to show details of construction;

Figure 2 is a fragmentary section on an enlarged scale taken approximately on the line 22 of Figure 1 looking in the direction of the arrows;

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the blank from which the principal part of the cover is constructed;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the especially constructed insert or lining for the cover;

Figure 5 is likewise a perspective view illustrating the particulars of construction; and

Figure 6 is section taken onan enlarged scale on the irregular line 6-6 of Figure 4 looking in the direction of the arrows.

Referring now to the drawings by reference numerals, the body is denoted by the numeral 8, and it is made of specially prepared corrugated cardboard durable, waterproofed, and covered with a plastic coating. It is made flat and folds and rolls into an octagonal-shaped cylinder made possible by dye cut tongues at top and bottom portions of the body. In the drawings, the originally flat sheet of cardboard is shown formed into an open-ended tubular body or cylinder. The circumferentially spaced tongues at the top are bent inwardly and downwardly as at 10. Similarly the dye cut tongues at the bottom are bent inwardly on the fold line 12 and then upwardly as denoted at 14. The cooperating elevated cardboard bottom 16 has laterally and downwardly bent tongues 18 which overlap and are bent on the fold lines 20 and which interlock with the tongues 14, the respective tongues 14 and 18 being stapled together as at 22. The numeral 24 denotes a polyethelene bag which constitutes a lining for the closed-bottom container. This lining is completely waterproof and non-absorbent and is placed in the interior of the body after the dye cut locks or tongues are folded into the body as at 10. It might be stated in this connection that the upper open end of the bag is folded upon itself as at 26, and it is stapled and thus held in place as at 28. Thus stapled with galvanized staples, the bag becomes the permanent lining which Waterproofs and odorproofs the container interiorly. This procedure also adds to the desired rigidity at the top of the con- -which is located within the lined container or hamper.

Taking up now the component which is here referred to as the cover, this is denoted generally by the numeral 32 and it also is of cardboard. That is to say, it is made flat and of the same material as the body and bottom. The cover has a flat, central, octagonal portion 34 and the marginal edges are dye cut to provide shaping and That is to say, the construction described provides a down-bent rim which is adapted to telescopically embrace the upper portion of the container in the manner best shown in Figure 2. More specifically, there are marginal circumferentially spaced dye cut flange complements 36 which are of tongue-like form and these are individually bent on the fold lines 38 and then again bent or doubled on the fold lines 40 to provide the tucked in double thickness illustrated in Figures 1 and 2, the substantially rectangular portions thereof being denoted at 42 and 44, respectively, and with the portions 44 wherever necessary or desired with or without the extension and connecting tabs 46. These tabs overlap adjacent flange portions and the respective portions are stapled together as at 48. A handle 50 is provided and this is handily riveted or otherwise fastened in place as at 52. More importantly, the cover includes what conx54 and 55,6.

.12, 78QAQ2 ..st itutes ,a .novel inser vorliner- .Il i -i bes shown i Figures 4, 5, and 6. The vliner is held in place by the stapled flange-complen1ents 36 as best shown in section in Figure .12. lThi .rlin rzi f 'nardboard an .ealnprise 1 P of dupl ca e zh lfzsections an :5 each f ssem voctaugonal;form witlmdia n z-rnarg nahcda tpcrti n 53 and 60 spaced-apart as showninliigurefi. he patterns forming these complement-a1 portion senat 18, tampe cut out along the edge ,portionsfiBendi6,0-,as to simultancously.(define the 0mROI1QHLS QI1PftS of a perforatcd deodorant eontainingbox,or holder. Thattis to say, the

.definedhe perforated box-like holder asillustrated in Figures 4 and 6- in particular. The;mannerofstamping out the cover li-nerand the way in which the-half sections are brought together in coplanar relation to ,thus foldthe complements. of the box into box-forming relationship, is believedto be highly novel.

Reverting now to the handleiStl, the fasteners 52 are more specifically inthe form of bolts. In, actual practice, when the half-sections 54- and 56 are-brought together the edges58 and 60 approaching each other serve to transform the scored Web into a deodorant box as is'evident. The bolt holes, 51 therein are lined ;up-with boltholes in the cover portion 34. Then, when the bolts pass through the aligned bolt holes the liner is bolted to the cover and the handle is simultaneously fastened in place. This then makes it easy and possible to axially superimpose the liner onthe cover and to bolt it in place and thereafter to fold and bend the flange components in such a way that the inwardly directed rectangular portions have their edges spaced from the bo'dy portion 34 leaving a sort of a space or channel all the way around and into which the marginal edge portions of the half sections- 56 are fitted and keyed in place and securely held in thernanner seen in Fig. 2.

Novelty is predicated on the temporary economical cardboard aspects of the over-all hamper, the parts from which the hamper is assembled and made up for use, especially as specifically herein shown and described and on the over-all finished hamper or container, that i including the readily applicable and removable cover with the special liner appearing in Figures 4 and 5.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary, However, since numerous modificationsand changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desjred to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new, is as follows:

1. A diaper hamper of the class described comprising e -portio c nfi ed y and n ysi a lyihe df pla e by 4- a. ontaine 10mi a it .199 and close t bottom a readily applicable and removable handle-equipped cover, said cover having a marginal flange and said flange being made up of circumferentially spaced independently bent flange complements, said flange complements being made up of components ,folded upon themselves and providing a double thickness construction, and certain of said complements-having extendingtabs-an'd-said-tabs being interlockedawith other, complementsnnd stapled to provide a. s ubsta ntial;rim.for said cover, and adiner for .the bottom-side of v said cover, said; liner comprisingcompanion coplanar half-sections having abutting edge portionsjoined together by a. connecting web, andsai-d web being apertured and being fashioned into and serving as a deordorant holding box.

2. For use on a diaper hamper, a cover having a flat t'aced body portion and a laterally disposed endless ma n l, i .a. she mat ria inse compr s n a. liner for i ,c v an ap lie aga n som t n t bottom si o sai b ompprtiQ d, h v pe iphe a cooperatingportionsof said rim, said insert embodying a pa o ,C IlP QI IQ cop an Jol -s c i n h v ngri er-adjacent edge portions abutting each other, and a web having foldable end portions integral with interrnediatc ,portions of the abutting edgeportions of the half-sections, said web proper beingdisposed ,in spaced parallelism andin a plane belowv the bottom side of the abutting half-sections and ,being provided with wall forming flanges which in conjunction with theweband cooperating -half-sections provide a deodorant containing box.

3. For use on adiapen hamper, a cover-having-a body 1 portion andmarginal laterally directed rim; a'linerfor said cover adapted to be superimposed againstthc bottom side of said body portion,said liner being struek out from manually foldable sheet material andlembodying a ,pair of substantially duplicate coplanar -h alf; seetions which are flat and have adjacent edge portions which-are adapted to abut each other,;intermediate portions of-said edge portions being interconnectedby .way.,of a web,

said web having cooperating foldableportionswhich are integrally joined to eachother and the edgeportionsof therespective half-sections and being furtherprovided with tongue-equipped side flanges, saidside flanges being foldable in, conjunction with the foldable portionsof the Web and functioning, in conjunction with isaid half -sections to provide a deodorant containing box.

References (Iited in the file of this-patent ,UNITED STATES-PATENTS 1,217,599 -Hill Feb.;-27, 1917 1,656,015 Radcliffe Jan. 10, 1928 1,701,323 Fredenhagen Feb: 5, .1929 1,962,043 Usher et al 'June 5,1934 2,003,326 Wellman -June 4, 1935 2,016,863 LaGrua Oct. "8,1935 2,151,761 Hartman Mar.-'28, 1939 2,441,778 Traver May'18,l948 2,453,829 Blackrnan Nov.16,'1948 2,511,481 Schneider June 13, 1950 2,652,922 Schweich Sept. '22, 1953 2,678,764 Garlson May 18,1954

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.23, D32/37, 206/213.1, 428/905, 229/160.2, 229/109, 229/5.5, 229/117.27, 229/125.19, 220/908.2
International ClassificationB65D5/20, B65D5/12
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/2033, B65D5/12, Y10S428/905
European ClassificationB65D5/20C3, B65D5/12