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Publication numberUS2844245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 22, 1958
Filing dateJul 8, 1957
Priority dateJul 8, 1957
Publication numberUS 2844245 A, US 2844245A, US-A-2844245, US2844245 A, US2844245A
InventorsFessenden Marvin S, Gruber Leonard J
Original AssigneeCentral Carton Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carton for attachment to a container
US 2844245 A
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July 22, 1958 L. J. GRUBER ET AL I 2,844,245

CARTON FOR-ATTACHMENT TO A CONTAINER Filed July 8, 1957 INVENTORS LEOMRD J. GRUBER YJEMRVIN SFESSENDEN M vM ATTORNEYS United States Patent 6 i 2344,2451 CARTON FOR ATTACIMENT'TO-A com-amm- Leopard I; Gruber and: MarvinsrlljessendemCincinnati,

Ohio, assigno'rstoQThe. Central Carton Company, Cmciiiiia'ti', Ohio; a-corporation ofOliib' Applicafilm Jilly 8; :1957, Serial No. 670,468 5. Claims. (Chane-47) invention relates to acarton tha-t can be attached to a container.

In the retail=tradeit is often=desirableito have two containers attached together for ease inhan'dling. For example, when apr'err'iiurrr is supplied or delivered with a toodlcontainer, it is desirable to have the premium carton or container firmly attached to the' food container.

An object of this'invention'is to-provide aconvenient and inexpensive arrangement forattaching a premium container to a food container; I

A further object of this invention is toprovide apackage arrangementfor attaching a: carton having a premium flatwiseto a cylindrical container of the type provided with ascrew-on cap orother type of'fianged-closure;

When premium. containers of this typeare attached to food containers, a-sub'stantial problem arises from pilfering of the premiums; particularly by juveniles who may open the premium eontaine'r to r'emove the premium from the container-while it is attached to the food=package;

A 'furthe'rohjectof this i'n'ventioriis to provide a carton which can easily and permanently beattached to afl 'ang'ed container without' the use'of special equipment.

A-further object of; this invention is to provide a package arrangement of this type' in which thepremiumcontainer cannotbe-op'e'ned to-remove the premium without tearing the premium containe'n The above and other objects'a'nd features o'fthisinvention will be apparentto those skilled in the art to which this inventionpe'rtains; from the following detailed description', and the drawing, in'which;

Figure I- is a persp'ectii'e view showing a food container or jar to which is attached a premium container constructed in accordance with ari'emhodiment this invention;

Fig. 2" is a plan view of a blank from which the premium container is formed;

Fig., Ms a fragmentary view initransverse section of: the premium container before mounting on the jar, apremium being showninside of the premium containeryandz Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view in transverse section taken on the line 44 in Fig. 1 showing the premium container and premium mounted on the jar.

In the following detailed description, and the drawing, like reference characters indicate like parts.

In Figs. 1 and 4 is illustrated a jar 10 which may be formed of glass and may be of the type used to contain peanut butter, mayonnaise, or the like. The jar 10 is provided with a metal cap or lid 12 which screws into place on top of the jar in the usual manner. On top of the jar is mounted a premium container 13 in which premium am'cles 14 are packaged. The premium articles are shown as plate-like coasters of the type used to place under drinking glasses.

The blank from which the premium container 13 is formed is illustrated in Fig. 2. The blank includes a rectangular main panel 16, a side wall panel 17 hinged thereto at a hinge line 18, and a second main or back Patented July 22, 1958 ice panel-19-hingedto the side panel lT at a hingeline 21; The second main panel 1-9 -is rectangular and-oflsubstantially the same size and shape as the main-panel 162 A second side wall panel 22 is hinged to the second" main panel 19 at a hinge line 233 A- tab 24; which-is hinged to themain-panel16, may beattached to the side wall 22 byadhesive to form a container whichis --ofgenerally rectangular shapein section whenformed.

At the ends of thesecondmain panel 19 arehinged end' -panels'26 and27-. Theend-panels 2'6 and' 27'carry tabs 28' and 29; respectively; At opposite endsof the main panel 16 are hinged inner end' panels 31' and 32.- As shown in Fig. 3; the panels-31 and32 foldinsideof the endpanels 2'6 and 27, respectively, and the tabs 28 and 29-extend through-slots 33and 34; respectively. As shown in Fig. 2, theslot'sa33 and- 34 are substantially at hinge'lines- 36 and 38', respectively-,which connect theend panels 31- and 32 with the ma-in' panel 16- and the tabs extend inwardly in flatwiserelation with the main panel 16. Corner tabs 38,- 39, 41, and 42- are hinged atthe ends of the side-wall'panels 1-7and22 andfold inside the end wall panels:

As shown-in Fig; 2, the-main' panel 16 is provided'with a substantially circular score-line or line of weakening 44 which is of 'a diameter suffici'ently large-to-pass the cap and may be of a diametersomewhatgreaterthan that'of the-cap of the jar, or containerz' Inside of and-extending substantially coaxially 'with' the line of weakening 44' is provided a substantially circularline of spaced short slits or'perforations 46 which is of a diameter somewhat less than that-Of'the cap-of thejar. Substantiallyra'dialslits 47"extend between the'line-of'weakening and'theline of perforations to form a plurality of; teeth 48 which are linked together by a central-portion of the main-panel l6.

Thebl'a'nk for the-container or carton -13is loaded with an appropriatenumber of prerniums and the sidewalls are folded into place withthe tabs 28 and" 29 extending inwardly through the slots 33-and 34, respectively. As shown most clearly in-Fi'g. 3; thetahs 28' and-29= (only'one of which is shown in Fig: i)" overlie some of the teeth 48 whenthe premium carton is-loaded.=

Whenthe premium container isto be' mounted on a jar, the premium container is placed over the jar with the axis of the lid alignedwtih -theaxis'of thecircular lines of weakeningand of' perforations and the" premium cont'a'iner ispushed against the cap of the-jarso that'a disc 49 separates from the'c'enter of-*the*mainpanel of 'the container to rest upon the top of the lid} of the jar. The teeth 47' and tabs 28 and 29" lodge beneath a downwardly and outwardly extendingrim' or flange 510i" the cap' off the jar, as shown in Fig; 43 As shown, the rim of-the cap of'the' jar may extend outwardly beyond the outer edge of the jar sothatthe edges of the} tabs 28' and 29=canseat firml'y beneath therim of the jar-andbetween the rim 51 and the wall of the jar. In a like manner, the teeth 47 seat beneath the rim of the jar and slope upwardly and inwardly from the line of weakening 44 to beneath the edge of the lid, so that, if the premium container is pulled upwardly, the teeth engage and grip the cap of the jar to prevent removal of the premium container without tearing thereof. Since the edges of tabs 28 seat beneath the rim 51 and the tab 28 slopes upwardly and inwardly from the slot 33, it is impossible to open the end panel 26 without tearing the premium container. The tab 29 similarly seats beneath the rim of the jar so that neither end of the premium container can be opened without tearing of the premium container.

As shown in Fig. 4, the end Walls of the premium container are of such a length that the second main or back panel firmly engages the premium article 14, and the teeth and tabs are held in position for engagement with the flange or rim of the cap of the jar.

The container construction illustrated in the drawing and described above is subject to structural modification without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A carton for attaching to a cylindrical container having a flanged closure which comprises a main panel, there being a substantially circular line of weakening in said main panel of a diameter sufliciently great to pass the flange of the closure, a substantially circular line of perforations substantially coaxial with the line of weakening and spaced thereinside, the diameter of the line of perforations being less than the diameter of the closure, and a plurality of substantially radial cuts connecting the lines of weakening with the line of perforations to define a plurality of radially inwardly extending teeth, a back panel spaced from the main panel, side wall panels connecting side edges of the main and back panels, an end panel hinged to one end of the back panel, a second end panel hinged to one end of the main panel and foldable inside of the first mentioned end panel, there being a slot between the main panel and the second mentioned end panel at the hinge line, and a tab hinged to the first mentioned end panel for extending through the slot inside of and substantially flatwise against the main panel, the tab overlying at least one of the teeth.

2. A carton for attaching to a cylindrical container having a flanged closure which comprises a main panel, there being a substantially circular line of weakening in said main panel of a diameter sufficiently great to passthe flange of the closure, a substantially circular line of perforations substantially coaxial with the line of weakening and spaced thereinside, the diameter of the line of perforations being less than the diameter of the closure, and a plurality of substantially radial cuts connecting the line of weakening with the line of perforations to define a plurality of radially inwardly extending teeth, a back panel substantially coextensive with the main panel, side wall panels connecting side edges of the main and back panels, a pair of end panels, one of said end panels being hinged to each end of the back panel, a second pair of end panels, one of the end panels of said second pair being hinged to each end of the main panel and foldable inside of one of the panels of the first mentioned pair, there being a slot between the main panel and each of the end panels of the second pair at the hinge line, and a tab hinged to each of the end panels of the second pair and extending through one of the slots inside of and substantially flatwise against the main panel, each of the tabs overlying at least one of the teeth.

3. The combination of a cylindrical jar, a cap for said jar having a downwardly extending flange spaced from the wall of the jar, and a carton which comprises a main panel, there being a substantially circular line of weaken- 4 l ing in said main panel of a diameter sufficiently great to pass the flange of the cap, a plurality of upwardly and inwardly extending teeth integral with the main panel at the line of weakening, ends of the teeth being received between the flange of the cap and the wall of the jar, a back panel spaced from the main panel, side wall panels connecting side edges of the main and back panels, an end panel hinged to one end of the back panel, a second end panel hinged to one end of the main panel and extending inside of the first mentioned end panel, there being a slot between the main panel and the second mentioned end panel at the hinge line, and a tab hinged to the first mentioned end panel and extending through the slot and upwardly and inwardly therefrom, the end of the tab being received between the flange of the cap and the wall of the jar to lock the tab in place.

4. The combination of a cylindrical jar, a cap for said jar having a downwardly extending flange spaced from the wall of the jar, and a carton which comprises a main panel, there being a substantially circular line of weakening in said main panel of a diameter sufliciently great to pass the flange of the cap, a plurality of upwardly and inwardlyextending teeth integral with the main panel at the line of weakening, ends of the teeth being received between the flange of the cap and the wall of the jar, a back panel spaced from and substantially coextensive with the main panel, side wall panels connecting side edges of the main and back panels, an end panel hinged to one end of the back panel, a second end panel hinged to one end of the main panel and extending inside of the first mentioned end panel, there being a slot between the main panel and the second mentioned end panel at the hinge line, a tab hinged to the first mentioned end panel and extending through the slot and'upwardly and inwardly therefrom, the end of the tab being received between the flange of the cap and the wall of the jar, and an article in the carton between the cap of the jar and the back .panel to hold and lock the tabs and teeth in place.

5. The combination of a cylindrical jar, a cap for said jar having a downwardly extending flange spaced from the wall of the jar, and a carton which comprises a main panel, there being a substantially circular line of weakening in said main panel of a diameter sufliciently great to pass the flange of the cap, a plurality of upwardly and inwardly extending teeth integral with the main panel at the line of weakening, ends of the teeth being received between the flange of the cap and the wall of the jar, a back panel spaced from the main panel, side wall panels connecting side edges of the main and back panels, and end panels closing the ends of'the carton.

- References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,042,446 Ferguson May 26, 1936 2,077,047 Kondolf Apr. 13, 1937 2,579,490 Gordon Dec. 25, 1951

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/216, 220/522, 229/120.1, 206/158
International ClassificationB65D77/24
Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/24
European ClassificationB65D77/24