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Publication numberUS2841281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1958
Filing dateOct 26, 1956
Priority dateOct 26, 1956
Publication numberUS 2841281 A, US 2841281A, US-A-2841281, US2841281 A, US2841281A
InventorsLefebvre Frank J
Original AssigneeIvers Lee Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Locked package display holder
US 2841281 A
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July 1, 1958 F. J. LEFEBVRE LOCKED PACKAGE DISPLAY HOLDER 3 Sheets-Sheet 1' Filed 001:. 26, 1956 F. J. LEFEBVRE LOCKED PACKAGE DISPLAY HOLDER July 1, 1958 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed 001:. 26, 1956 6 m mm J J W M F. J. LEFEBVRE LOCKED PACKAGE DISPLAY HOLDER 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 July 1, 1958 Filed Oct. 26, 1956 iterated July 1, 1958 Loom!) PACKAGE nlsrLAv HOLDER Frank J. Lefebvre, Caldwell, N. 5., assignor to Ivers-Lee @ompany, Newark, N. 3., a corporation of Delaware Application October 26, 1956, Serial No. 618,630

6 Claims. (Cl. 206-79) This invention relates to the display or mounting of approximately flat flexible packages upon relatively stitf holders or supports. More particularly, the invention contemplates such mounting and display of packages having free passages or openings therethrough from one end to the other end, for example packages of the type described and claimed in the co-pending application of Lloyd I. Volckening and John R. OMeara filed April 30, 1954, Serial No. 426,706, or in my co-pending application filed August 13, 1956, Serial No. 603,681, which packages comprise an approximately fiat commodity container formed of thin flexible material such as cellophane or Phliofilm, and a cover formed of relatively stiff material such as heavy paper folded around said container with one end secured to the container and the other end forming a closure flap and initially'lock'e'd in closed position.

Packages of this general nature are frequently used for introduction to prospective users of new products, particularly pharmaceutical products, and aprime object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved display mounting of such a package wherein the package is firmly but quick-detachably held on a relatively stifi, preferably fiat plate, card or the like to which may be applied suitable printed matter, for example a description and advertisement of the commodity or product in the package.

A further object is to provide a display mounting or holder for a package or" the general type described which shall include a plate or card of relatively still material, such as heavy paper or cardboard, having novel and improved means for firmly and positively holding a pack age on said card without the necessity for separate fastening means such as staples, adhesive or the like and which will permit quick detachment or removal of the package from the card without tearing or other damage to the package.

Another object is to provide such a display mount or holder wherein said card or plate shall have an integral tongue secured at one end thereto with its other end free and constructed in a novel and improved manner so that the tongue may he slid endwise into the opening in the package, and a part of the tongue will abuttingiy engage the trailing end of the package as the package is slid onto the tongue so as to prevent the package from thereafter accidentally slipping off the tongue.

A still further object is to provide 'a package display mount or holder of this character wherein the tongue or a portion thereof may be easily and quickly torn so that the package can be easily and quickly removed or detached from the card without any damage whatsoever tothe package.

Other objects, advantages and results of the invention will be brought out by the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which- 7 Figure l is a bottom plan view of the display mount ing constructed in accordance with the invention, showing the package firmly attached to the card;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the display mounting shown in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 but showing the tongue and the package torn from the card;

Figure 4 is a composite plan view of the package and detached tongue showing the manner of slipping the package off the tongue;

Figure 5 is a plan view of the detached tongue;

Figure 6 is a top plan view of the card showing the manner of manipulating the tongue preparatory to slipping the package thereon;

Figure 7 is a similar view showing the package partially applied to the tongue;

Figure 8 is a view similar to Figure 2 showing a modification of the invention wherein the end of the tongue is torn off instead of the tongue being torn from the card;

Figure 9 is a similar view but showing the package being slipped off the tongue;

Figure 1G is an enlarged transverse vertical sectional view approximately on the plane of the line l9lll of Figure 2;

Figure ll is an enlarged horizontal sectional view on the plane of the line 11-11 of Figure 2;

Figure 12 is a similar view approximately on the plane of the line l2i2 of Figure 7;

Figure 13 is a horizontal sectional view approximately on the plane of the line 13-13 of Figure 6;

Figure 14 is an enlarged vertical sectional view through the card without the package attached thereto; and

Figure 15 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional iew approximately on the plane of the line i5l5 of Figure 14.

For the purpose of illustrating the principles of the invention, the display mounting of the invention has been illustrated in connection with a known type of package A such as described and claimed in the above mentioned co-pending applications but it should be understood that the invention may be utilized in conjunction with other kinds of ackages that have a free passage or opening therethrough from one end to the other end or from one side to the opposite side. As shown, the package comprises a substantially flat container B formed of two layers of suitable flexible material such as cellophane, metallic foil, paper or the like, said layers being sealed together to provide a commodity compartment between them in which is a commodity or products, such as a powdered material C.

A cover D comprising a single strip of sheet material such as heavy paper is folded around the container with one end secured to the container as by thermoplastic sealing along a fold of the cover strip adjacent one end thereof in which the edge of the container is dispose as indicated at E. The cover is folded at D around the other edge of the container other end portion of the cover strip forms a cover flap G whose edge portion is sealed to the walls of the container as indicated at F. The container is free of or unattached to the cover except at said sealed zones E and P so that a free opening or passage H is provided between each side wall of the container and the juxtaposed portion of the cover strip and extends between the zones E or F and the fold D from one end D of the package to the other end, opening through both ends.

in accordance with the invention, the package is firmly but quick-detachably mounted on a relatively still plate, card or the like I having inherent resilienc which may be formed of any suitable material such as paper or plastic comp itio'n, but preferably cardboard. The card I has a tongue 1 the thickness of which is somewhat less than the dimension of'the passage'H between the wall of the container B and the juxtaposed portion of the cover strip. One end of the tongue is secured to the card .while the other end is free; and preferably. the

81 igt mes w t he r by i y i ting or stamping the cardas indicated at 2.;';The tongue the two sections 1a and lb are parallel to each other in a common'plane of the card and have approximately straight longitudinal edge portions 4 that ;are' spaced apart a distance slightly less than the Widthof'the-passageH between the zones E or F and the cover fold D and'each section of the tongue has a portion 5 laterally projecting from the longitudinal edge thereof and providing a shoulder that is spaced from the'fixed end of the tongue a distance slightly greaterthan the length of the package or'thedistance between the two ends D of the package cover strip D. As showrnthe free end of the tongue is normally shaped'to resemble an arrow head, although the specific. shape is immaterial to the invention. 1 r l s As shown, the tongue has some inherent resiliency so that it may be sprung to move its free end in either. direction out of the plane of the card and to permit the two sections 1a and lb to be sprung toward and into,

i sections in and 1b are sprung into partially overlapping from the free end-thereof asfindicated at 3. Normally as an effective support for rections for use of the packpge contents and advertising,

I as indicated by the zones 8 enclosed within the broken lines in Figures 1-3 inclusive. 7 a While the invention has been shown and described in certain structural details, it will be understood that the construction of the mounting card and tongue may be modified and changed within the spirit and scopeof the invention and that the invention may be utilized'in conclaims to denote any suita'ble support member to which a tongue can be secured.

'What I'claim isz 1. A'package display comprising a'package having a 7 free 'passage'opening through both of opposite ends .position as shown in Figure, 6 and are slipped endwise through the passage H in the package, or the package maybe slipped over the tongue sections as shown in 7 Figures 6 and 7, the latter of which illustrates the package partially applied to the tongue. The package is slid onto the tongue until itslcading end'approaches the fixed end of the tongue and until the trailing end of the package passes the shoulders 5 of the tongue, whereupon the tongue sections automatically spring apart to bring the shoulders 5-into abutting relation to the end of the .package as shown in Figure '1 andthereby prevent the package from accidentally slipping otf the tongue;

2 For convenience in detaching the package fiom the card, the card may be weakened orscored along the fixed :end of the tongue as indicated at 6 so that the tongue with the package thereon can be torn'frorn the card asshowzi in Figure 3 after which the tongue can be pulled out of the package as shown in 'Figure 4.

Instead of the scoring 6 at the fixed end of the tongue,

the opposite'end of the tongue may have a line of scor-' ing 7- extending transversely thereof in alignment with the shoulders S so that the free ends 1c of the sections la and 1b may be torn from the tongue as shown in Figure 8 to permit thepackage 'to'be slipped oflij'the tongue as shown in Figure'9.

It will he observed that the package can be easily and quickly attached to the card without any separate it only one'projecting portion 5 is actually required, and

thebross-sectional dimensions of the tongue may'vary "although it is desirable that they be only slightly less' 1 than therc ross-sectional dimensions of the passage H so as to eliminate wobbling of the package on the tongue.

Moreover, the tongue need not be fiat,- nor need'it be integral withithei card, nor need. the projecting portions V be integral with the tongue.

. The cardwith the package mounted thereon can be v readily mailed by, for'example, a pharmaceutical manutacturer to, for example adoctor; and the'card serves thereof, and a .cardof. sheet material having inherent resiliency. and. having a tongue attached at one }end to ,the card with its other end free, said tongue having a a portion whose normal cross-sectional dimensions are slightly less than the cross-sectional dimensions 01? said passage and also having at least one portion projecting laterallytherefrom and spaced from the attached end of the tongue a distanceslightly greater, than the length of saidpassage between said'ends. of the package, said tongue being stamped integrally from said sheet and ineluding two sections at least one of which carries said projecting portion-andis movable relatively to the other section in directions laterally ofsaid tonguetop'rovide first for. insertion of the free end ofthe tongue. into one end of said passage and slidingof the package onto said tongue inwardly beyond said projecting portion and thereafter for abutment of said projecting portion with j said package at the other end of said passage to hold the package against displacement from' the tongue.

'2. A package display as defined in claim 1' including means providing for quick detachment of said projecting portion so that said package may be removed from said. 'c ard. V a

:3. A package display as defined in claim lwherein there is means providing for quick detachment of'said tongue from said card. a 1

4. A package display as defined in claim 1 wherein there is means providing for quick detachment 'of said projectingportio'n from said tongue sections so that the 'package can he slid oil the tongue. Y

5; A display mount for a package that has a free'passage therethrough opening through both of opposite ends thereof, said mount comprising a card of sheet material having inherent resiliency, a tongue attached at one end to the card with itsotherend free, saidtongue having .a portion the normal cross-sectional dimensions of'which are slightly less than-the cross-sectional dimensions of said'passage' and also having atleast one portion -pro- .jecting laterally therefrom an'd spaced fromrthe attached end of the. tongue a distance'slightly greater than the length of said passagebetween said ends of the package," v said tongue including two sections at least one or which 7 has said projecting portion integraltherewith-andsaid sections are movable into partially overlapping relation with each other to provide {for movement-of said projecting portion in directions laterally of saidrtongu e to pro: 'vide first for insertion of the free end ofthe tongueinto i oneend of said passage and sliding ofthe package, onto said tongue inwardly: beyond saidprojectin'g portion and; thereafter for abutment of said projecting'portion with. the package at'theother end of saidrpassage to hold the package against displacement from the tongue;

6.- A display mount as defined in claiinS wherein'there' ismeans for quick detachment of saidprojecting'portion. Iso thatthe package may be quickly removed'fiom the t card. i i 7 t handling and displaying the. r package, as well as a' vehicle for suitable printed matter 7 such as descriptions of the contents of the package, di

(Rt rjencesenauo ihg b l} References Cited in the file of this patent 2,119,343 UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,589,735

977,292 Gair Nov. 29, 1910 1,153,136 Rosenfeld Sept. 7, 1915 136,828 1,561,743 Ranney et a1. Nov. 17, 1925 1,102,592

6 Myers May 31, 1938 Salfisberg Mar. 18, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS Australia Mar. 27, 1950 France May 11, 1955

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US3363754 *May 23, 1966Jan 16, 1968Gant Brushes IncCombination display package and storage and travel kit
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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/493
International ClassificationB65D73/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D73/0042
European ClassificationB65D73/00D