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Publication numberUS2791363 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1957
Filing dateJun 22, 1953
Priority dateJun 22, 1953
Publication numberUS 2791363 A, US 2791363A, US-A-2791363, US2791363 A, US2791363A
InventorsPaul F Boeye
Original AssigneePaul F Boeye
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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May 7, 1957 Filed June 22, 1953 P. F. BOEYE BOXES 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR PAUL F. BOEYE P. F. BOEYE May 7, 1957 BOXES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 22, 1953 FIG.2

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INVENTQR K E E Y .N M V R O B T F. m L w ww Y B 8 4 5 2 E a 6 7 United States Patent Ofice 2,791,363 Patented May, 7, 1957 2,791,363 BOXES Paul F. Boeye, Minneapolis, Minn. Application June 22, 1953, Serial No. 363,019

6 Claims. c1. 229-46) The herein disclosed invention relates to boxes and particularly to boxes for holding and protecting irregularly shaped articles. d

An object of the invention resides in providing a box angular in form and for receiving articles having a case with a projecting member extending'outwardly therefrom.

A still further object of the invention resides in providing a box having a body adaptedto receive the case of the article and a wing extending outwardly from the lower portion thereof and adapted to receive the projecting member of the article. v I

A feature of the invention resides in constructing the wing of a height less than the height of the body and preferably of a height'equal to one-half the height of the body so that a bight is formed between the body and the wing in which an inverted box of similar construction may be received to reduce the space occupied by two boxes containing articles of the class described.

An object of the invention resides in constructing the box from a single blank provided with transverse scores toform end walls and a top' wall for the body,an end wall and a top wall for the wing, and a bottom wall common to both the wing and body.

An object of the invention resides in constructingthe blankwith two parallel longitudinal scores forming flaps on the lateral edges of certain of the top, end and bottom walls of the box and providing side walls for the body and wing. d v I 7 Another object of the invention resides in providing engaging means oncertain of said flaps for engaging the article to hold the same in position within the box.

A feature of the invention resides in constructing the innermost end wall of the body of the box with an opening therein through which the projecting member of the article extends and 'in' extending said end wall substantially to the bottom 'wall of the box.

Other objects of the-invention reside in the novel combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter illustrated and/or described.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective viewofv the box illustrating an embodiment of the invention and showing the application of a second box of similar construction applied thereto in inverted position.

Fig. 2 is a developed. view of the blank from which the box is constructed. 7 1

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the article to be contained within the box.

.Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1. s

Fig. 5 is an elevational sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 1 and drawn to a greater scale. Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the blank partially folded. Fig. 7 is a perspectiveview showing the article placed within thepartially folded box and the body portion of the box folded into final form.

The box illustrated in the drawings consists of a body portion and a wing extending outwardly therefrom. The wing is of substantially one-half the height of the body and forms therewith a bight in which the wing of a similarly constructed inverted box may be placed. The box is constructed from a blankhaving a number of transverse scores dividing the blank into sections forming an inner end wall, a top wall, and an outer end wall for the body. Issuing outwardly from the outer end wall of the body is a bottom wall common to both the body and wing. The scores in the blank further form an outer end wall and a top wall for the wing, which top wall meets the inner end wall of the body. A tongue on the top wall of the wing is received in a slot in the inner end wall of the body and ties the parts together. The blank in addition has two longitudinal scores and the said blank is sheared at the locality of the top of the body and the outer end wall of the wing to form flaps issuing from the other walls of the box'and further flaps issuing inwardly from the ends of the first named flaps. The first named flaps form side walls for the box and the second named flaps, retain the first named flaps in proper position with reference to the box. Issuing inwardly from the outer end wall of the box are flaps which overlie and are spaced from said end wall and which have openings therein to receive lugs on the case of the article for the purpose of protecting the same. The inner end wall of the bodyis formed with an opening through which the projecting member of the article extends and the marginal portions of said wall at the opening engage the projecting member of the article to hold the same in position. v

The improved box, as illustrated in Fig. 1, is indicated in its entirety by the reference numeral A and consists of two portions B and C. Portion B is referred to as the body of the box and the portion C as a wing issuing outwardly therefrom. As will be noted, the height of the wing is substantially equal to one-half the height of the box whereby a bight 10 is formed between the body and wing in which the wing C1 of an inverted box A1 may bereceived to stack the boxes in less space than wouldbe required for a box of usual construction housing the entire article.

7 The box A is constructed from a single blank illustrated in Fig. l and designated by the reference numeral 11. This blank is elongated in form and has a number of transverse scores 12, 13,14, 15, 16 and 17. These scoresdivide the intermediate portion of the blank into sections which form an inner end wall 18, a top wall 19 and an outer end Wall 20 for the body B. The said scores further divide the intermediate portion of the blank into an end flap 22, a top wall 23, and an end wall 24 for the wing C. The portion of the blank between the scores 15 and 16 forms a bottom wall 25 common to both the wing C and the body B. These walls may be folded about the scores 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 to form anintermediate wall. structure for the box. in addition, the blank is formed with two longitudinal scores 26 and 27 which provide flaps 28, 29 and 3!) at one side of the box and other flaps 32, 33 and 34 at the other side of the box. These flaps may be folded about the scores 26 and 27 to form the side walls for the box.

The blank ll isfurther constructed with four ke'rfs 35 and 36 which lie along the scores 26 and 27 and are disposed between the scores 12 and 13 and the scores 15 and 16. In addition, the flaps 28, 29, 32 and 33 are sepanated from the 'stockof the blank 11 adjacent the scores 13 and 16 by means of cuts 39. Other scores 40 and 41 which extend transversely of the blank and are slightly oifset from the scores 12 and 15, are situated across the stock from which the flaps 28, 27, 32and 33 are construct ed form additional'fiaps42 and 43. These flaps are adapted to be folded inwardly of the box and serve to retain the flaps from which they issue in erected position as will be subsequently more readily comprehended. Similar flaps 44 are formed on the ends of the flaps 30 and 34 by means of cuts 45 and transverse scores 46. Said cuts being in alignment with the scores 26and27 and the scores 46 being offset from and closely-positioned to the score 17.

The article D for which the particular box shown in the drawings is designed to be used is illustrated in Fig. 3 and consists of a case 47 rectangular in form and which has issuing from it a tubular projecting member 48. This member issues from the top-49 of the case and near one of the sides 51 thereof. The bottom 52 of the case, as shown in Fig. 4, has a lug 53 extending outwardly therefrom. The article also'hasa detachable flange 54 formed with a nipple 55 and which is -also to be housed within the box. This nipple has an opening 56 extending through the same and through which the member 48 extends when the parts are assembled. This flange is also shown in Fig.4.

In mounting the article within the box the case 47 is received within the body B of the box and the projecting member 48 is received in the wing C. When the article is placed within the box the projecting member 48 lies horizontally as shown in Fig. 7 and extends into the wing C, the side 51 of the article resting upon the bottom wall 25.

For engagement with the bottom 52 of the article 47, two flaps 57 and 58 are formed in the'blank 11 and which issue from the outer end wall 20 of the body B. For this purpose the scores 26 and 27 are offset inwardly as shown at 59, and additional scores 61 employed which are parallel to and closely positioned to the offset scores 60. These latter'scores lie between the transverse scores 13 and 14 so that the said flaps issue from the end wall 20. In the blank, in alignment with the score 14 and outwardly of the scores 26 and 27, are formed kerfs 62, While substantially in alignment with the score 13 and outwardly of the scores 26 and 27 are formed the cuts 39 previously referred to. These cuts, scores and kerfs separate the flaps 57 from the flaps 42 and from the flaps 29 and 33. The flaps 57 and 58 are constructed with openings 64 and 65 which receive the lugs 53 and protect the same from being injured by striking of the end wall 20 of the box with objects with which the box may become engaged. Struck out of the stock forming the flaps 57 and 58 are pads 66. Scores 61 do not extend across these pads so that when the box is erected the pads project upwardly therefrom as shown in Fig. 6 and straddle the case 47.

Struck out of the flap 22 issuing from the top wall 23 of wing C is a tongue 67 which is adapted to be received in a slot 68 formed in the inner end wall 18 of body B. This tongue partially assists in holding the top Wall 23 of the wing in closed position.

As will be noted in Fig. 7 the inner end wall 18 of body B extends down to the bottom wall 25 of the box. To allow the tubular member 48 to extend through this 'wall, the same is formed with an opening 69 throughwhich the projecting member extends. This opening is formed by arcuate cuts 71, a longitudinal cut 72, and scores 73. By means of this construction two marginal portions 74 are provided which may be bent-outwardly to form said opening and which serve as jaws for engagement with the projecting member 48 of the article 47.

The flange 54 of the article D is supported on the flap 30 by means of two fingers 75 which are struck out of the flap 30 and which are folded inwardly along scores 76 as shown in Fig. 6. These fingers have hooks 77 formed on the ends of the same, and when said fingers are brought together the said fingers may be-inserted into the opening 56 in the nipple 55 of flange 54, and the said fingers hold the flange attached thereto.

The method of assembling the box and of applying the article in the box .is as follows: The article is first laid upon the bottom 25 of the blank. The flaps 29, 33 and 43 are next folded up as shown in Fig. 6. Similarly the flaps 28, 32, 42 and 57 and 58 are folded up as shown in Fig. 6 and the inner end wall 18 folded along the score 12. The end wall 20 is next folded along the score 14 until the flaps 57 and 58 engage the bottom 52 of the article and the projecting lugs 53 of the same are received within the openings 64 and in said flaps. At the same time the pads 66 are caused to straddle the case 49 of the article. The top wall 19 is next folded on score 13 and the inner end wall 18 brought into the interior of the box with the flaps 28 and 32 straddling the pads 66 and receiving the same therebetween. As the lower edge of the inner end wall '18 reaches the projecting member 48, the marginal portions 74 are spread apart to form the opening 69 through which said projecting member 48 may extend. Upon release these marginal portions grip the projecting members and hold the same in position. The flaps 22, 30 and.34 .ofthe top wall 23 of wing C are next folded inwardly and the end wall 24 of the wing C folded upwardly about the score 15. The parts then appear as shown in Fig. 7. By folding the top wall 23 downwardly about the score .16 and bringing the flaps 30 and 34 within the flaps 29 and 33, the top wall 23 may be caused to close the wing C. As the said top wall reaches closing position, tongue 67 is inserted into the slot 68. Flaps 29 and 33 are now stitched to the flaps 28 and 32 by means of metal stitches 78 which are applied thereto by equipment now in common use and available for the purpose. Gummed tape may also be used to attach the flanges 29 and 33 to the top wall 23 of wing C. While the box may be eretced by hand as described, it can readily be comprehended that the same may be folded by the aid of suitable forms such as are now in common use in erecting boxes.

The advantages of the invention are manifest. The box is particularly useful in receiving and supporting irregular articles having projecting parts extending outwardly therefrom. The box can be constructed from a single blank. By making the box angular in form with a'body and a wing extending therefrom, a bight is formed between the body and wing of the box in which the wing of an inverted similarly constructed box may be received. By means of this construction, less space is occupied in the stacking of the boxes, and greater economy results in the amount of the material used in forming the box. The box can be quickly erected and rigidly supports the article within the same to preventinjury thereto.

Changes in the specific form of the invention, as herein described, may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the inventron.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be protected by Letters Patent is:

l. A box for holding an article having a rectangular parallelepipedic case and a projecting member extending outwardly therefrom, said box having-a body and a wing extending outwardly therefrom, a bottom wall common to said body and wing, an outer end wall for said body having one end connected to one end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said end wall, an inner end wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said top wall, said inner end wall extending toward said bottom wall, an outer end wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said wing having .one end connected to the other end of said outer end wall of said wing, said last named top wall meeting said inner end wall of said body to form a bight therebetween, all of said walls being integral with one another, detachable fastener means at the apex of said bight for securing the end of said wing top wall to said inner end wall and flaps issuingifrom the lateral edges of the walls of the body and wing and integral therewith, said flaps cooperating with one. another and with said walls to hold the box erected and to close the sides thereof, said wing and body being in endwise communication with one another below the top wall of said wing.

, 2. A box for holding an article having a rectangular parallelepipedic case and a projecting member extending outwardly therefrom, said box having a body and a wing extending outwardly therefrom, a bottom wall common to said body and wing, an outer end wall for said body having one end connected to one end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said end wall, an inner end wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said top wall, said inner end wall extending to ward said bottom wall, an outer end wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said outer end wall of said wing, said last named top wall meeting said inner end wall of said body to form a bight therebetween, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of said bottom wall and extending toward the top walls of said body and wing, flaps issuing from the outer ends of said first named flaps and lying along and within the outer end wall of said wing, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of the top wall for said wing and lying within and adjacent said first named flaps, a flap issuing from one of the lateral edges of the outer end wall of the body and overlying said wall to form a pad for engagement with the article contained within the body, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of the inner end wall of said body and received within and lying adjacent said first named flaps and flaps issuing from the inner ends of said last named flaps and underlying the top wall of said body, said walls and flaps all being integral with one another, said wing and body being in endwise communication below the top wall of the wing.

3. A box blank for forming a box having a body and a wing of less height than the body extending angularly therefrom to form a bight therebetween, said blank consisting of an elongated substantially rectangular sheet of material having two longitudinal scores dividing the sheet into a central portion and two marginal portions adjacent thereto, five transverse scores spaced from one another and extending across said central portion, the first transverse score thereof forming with one end of the central portion an inner end wall for the body, the second transverse score thereof forming with said first transverse score a top wall for said body, the third transverse score thereof forming with said second transverse score an outer end wall for the box, the fourth transverse score forming with the third transverse score a bottom wall common to both the body and the wing, and the fifth transverse score forming with said fourth transverse score an outer end wall for the wing and with the other end of the central portion a top wall for the wing, the distance between said second and third scores being greater than the distance between said fourth and fifth scores, said marginal portions being scored transversely along lines lying substantially in continuation of said first and fourth scores of the central portion, said marginal portions being severed along transverse lines lying substantially in alignment with said second, third and fifth transverse scores in the central portion and along longitudinal lines substantially in alignment with said longitudinal scores between the first and second transverse scores and the fourth and fifth transverse scores of the central portion to form side wall flaps for the inner and outer end walls of the body, the bottom wall and the top wall of the wing and other flaps issuing from certain of the ends of the flaps on the inner end wall of the body and the bottom, said flaps lying opposite the top wall of the body and the outer end wall of the wing.

4. A box for holding an article having a rectangular parallelepipedic case and a projecting member extending outwardly therefrom, said box having a body and a wing extending outwardly therefrom, a bottom wall common to said body and wing, an outer end wall for said body having one end connected to one end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said end wall, an inner end wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said top wall, said inner end wall extending toward said bottom wall, an outer end wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said outer end wall of said wing, said last named top wall meeting said inner end wall of said body to form a bight therebetween, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of said bottom wall and extending toward the top walls of said body and wing, flaps issuing from the outer ends of said first named fiaps and lying along and within the outer end wall of said wing, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of the top wall for said wing and lying within and adjacent said first named flaps, a flap issuing from one of the lateral edges of the outer end wall of the body and overlying said wall to form a pad for engagement with the article contained within the body, flaps issuing from the lateral edges of the inner end wall of said body and received within and lying adjacent said first named flaps and flaps issuing from the inner ends of said last named flaps and underlying the top wall of said body, said walls and flaps all being integral with one another, said wing and body being in endwise communication below the top wall of the wing, the inner end wall of said body having a slot therein and a tongue formed on the top wall of said wing and received within said slot.

5. A box having a body and a wing extending outwardly therefrom, a bottom wall common to said body and wing, an outer end wall for said body having one end connected to one end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said end wall, an inner end wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said top well, said inner end wall extending toward said bottom wall, an outer end wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said outer end wall of said wing, said last named top wall meeting said inner end wall :of said body to form a bight therebetween, all of said walls being integral with one another, and forming the intermediate wall structure of the box, detachable fiasterr'er means at the apex of said bight for securing the end of said wing top wall to said inner end wall and side walls for the box connected to said intermediate wall structure.

6. A box having a body and a wing extending outwandly therefrom, a bottom wall common to said body and wing, an outer end wall for said body having one end connected to one end of said bottom wall, a top wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said end wall, an inner end wall for said body having one end connected to the other end of said top wall, said inner end wall extending toward said bottom wall, an outer end wall for said wing having one end connected to the other end of said bottom Wall, a top wall for said Wing having one end connected to the other end of said outer end wall of said wing, said last named top wall meeting said inner end wall of said body to form a bight therebetween, flaps issuing from the inner end wall of the body, the bottom wall and the top Wall of the wing and forming side walls for the wing and body and other flaps formed on the ends of said bottom wall flaps and extending inwardly therefrom and lying adjacent the end wall of said wing and engaging the top of the wing and means for retaining the box in erected position.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/527, 206/784, 206/486, 206/319, 206/326, 229/143, 229/110
International ClassificationB65D85/68, B65D5/50, B65D5/00, B65D85/64
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/54, B65D5/5021, B65D5/0095, B65D2585/6897
European ClassificationB65D5/50B, B65D5/00L, B65D85/54