US 2867368 A
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I Jan. 6, 1959 M, KAPLAN CIGARETTE CARTON Filed April 24, 1958 Ill IILIIIIILFI I IIJWV III I I !u I X ATTOE/VEY a a w United States Patent 2,867,368 CIGARETTE CARTON Mitzi Kaplan, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application April 24, 1958, Serial No. 730,702
2 Claims. (Cl. 229-17) This invention relates to a carton blank and a carton made therefrom, and more particularly to a conventional cigarette carton modified to permit its use in an unconventional manner.
The conventional cigarette carton is a longitudinal rectangular carton made from a single blank of chipboard. It is opened along a longitudinal edge exposing thereby all ten packages of cigarettes held therein. The carton when placed upon a desk takes up a good deal of the working area of the desk and is in general an unsightly object on a desk or table.
The individual cigarette packages in the carton are heat sealed in a cellophane moisture resistant envelope and usually the heat sealing procedure and packaging of the sealed packages is done in close time and space proximity so that the individual packages become sealed to one another.
Because of this sticking together of the individual cigarette packages gravity dispensing of the packages is not feasible since the packages often stick to one another thereby making in effect a unitary object of the ten separate cigarette packages.
It is an object of this invention to provide a cigarette carton adapted to dispense individual cigarette packages from the top of a vertically disposed or upright carton.
It is a further object to provide a cigarette carton with pressure sensitive adhesive means for securing the carton in an upright manner to a vertical wall.
It is still another object of this invention to provide a conventional cigarette carton blank with scored or perforated lines to permit tearing of the filled carton along preselected lines.
These and other objects of this invention will become apparent upon reading the following descriptive disclosure taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view, broken away in part, showing the carton in an upright position, and showing further partial removal of a protective strip from a carton end coated with pressure sensitive adhesive,
Fig. 2 is another perspective view showing the carton secured to a room wall and showing further the manner of removing individually the scored panels for each individually removable cigarette package and showing still further a cigarette package displaced partly from its carton position into the space in front of the carton for easy removal therefrom, and
Fig. 3 is a view of a modified conventional chipboard blank for making the carton of this invention.
Referring to the drawing the carton of this invention consists of modifying a conventional cigarette carton so that the carton may be used conventionally or it may be secured vertically to a wall and the separate packagesremoved therefrom one at a time.
The result is that the carton is useable'in an unexpected and unobvious manner as well as in the conventional manner.
Referring to Fig. 3, the blank is made from paper 2,867,368 Patented Jan. 6, 1959 chipboard having a conventional printed liner of bleach paper secured thereto.
The blank 10 consists of four longitudinal exterior panels, namely a top panel 11, a side panel 12, a bottom panel 13 and a closure side panel 14; two end panels 15v and 16; a longitudinal sealer panel 17 and end sealer panels 18 and 19 scalable to end panel 15 as well as end sealer panels 20 and 21 scalable to end panel 16.
As shown in Fig. l, the longitudinal sealer panel 17 is sealed as by glue to the inside wall of closure panel 14. Sealer panels 18, 19, 20 and 21 are glue sealed permanently to their respective end panels. However, sealer panel 17 preferably is sealed relatively lightly so that when the carton of Fig. l is laid on its bottom panel 13 with panel 11 uppermost, the glue seal may be broken along panel 17 to expose the ten packages of cigarettes in the conventional manner.
The cigarette blank is improved by providing the carton with perforations along tear lines to facilitate individual removal of cartons from a uprightly disposed carton.
To accomplish this end, fold line 22 is perforated along its entire length and sealer panel 17 is perforated laterally (Fig. 3) along four equally spaced lines 23.
Score line 24 is also perforated along its entire length so that the side closure panel 14 to which sealer panel 17 is glued is secured to the blank entirely along the perforated line 24.
As shown in the drawing the side panel 14 is provided with a perforated longitudinal median line 25 and a group of four lateral perforated lines 23X. As shown in Fig. l. the perforated lines 23X fall upon lines 23 of sealer panel 17.
As shown in Fig. 3, the tear panel 18 is secured to the blank proper by a perforated tear line 26 and tear panel 19 is secured to the blank proper by perforated tear. line 27.
End panel 15 is provided with conventional pressure sensitive adhesive 28 and a suitably rectangular removable cover sheet 29 of cellophane, plastic or metal foil is secured thereto by application of pressure. Sheet 29 may have printed matter thereon if desired.
The panel 17 (Figs. 1 and 2) is provided with ten tear-out panels separately tearable away.
As shown in the drawing, to secure the carton to a vertical wall surface 30, the protective sheet 29 is pealed away from the pressure sensitive adhesive 28 and the end panel 15 is torn in part away from the remainder of the carton along tear lines 26 and 27. The end panel 15 is then turned so as to be in planar relationship with side panel 12 and the adhesive 28 is secured to wall 30 by application of hand pressure. Thus the carton is secured in a vertical position to a room wall or other vertical surface. As shown in Fig. 2, the tear panels 18 and 19 are secured to end panel 15.
The cigarette packages are removed first from the top and then downwardly successively by tearing away the respective panel or group of panels as desired.
As shown in Fig. 2, the left top cigarette package is removed by fully tearing out. segment panel A from closure panel 17 along tear lines 24, 25 and a respective lateral line 23X. After segment panel A has been torn out, the cigarette package 32 may be slid forwardly even if it is sealingly secured inadvertently to its adjacent package or packages. When it is desired to remove cigarette package 33, the segment panel B is torn along tear line 22 and the respective=tear lines 23 and 23X of respective panels 17 and 14.
Of course, if desired, more than one contiguous segment may be removed. Thus segment panels A and B may both be removed as one unit by tearing suitably first along perforated or tear lines 22 and 24 and. then along respective lateral tear lines 23 and 23X, thereby exposing two cigarette packages 32 and 33 for simultaneous removal from the carton.
The side panel 14 is perforated to form ten segments or segment panels A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and I each corresponding in area to the end area of a single cigarette package. The segments b, d, f, h and j of panel 17 are disposed behind the segment panels B, D, F, H and J respectively.
In the carton of this invention the cigarette packages do not fall into dispensing position under the force of gravity and therefore are not subject to the lack of dispensing cigarette packages when said packages are stuck in the carton.
This invention is of generic scope since clearly the packages being dispensed need not be cigarette packages but may be packages of other material such as gum, candy, matches, etc.
End panel 16, disposed in opposed relationship to end panel 15, is adhesively secured to the sealer panels 20 and 21 and preferably is provided with an aperture 40 for securing to a metal hook. Sealer panels 20 and 21 are secured to the integral chipboard blank along perforated lines 40 and 41 respectively. End panel 16 is, along with adhering panels 20 and 21, tom away from the remainder of the carton along tear lines 40 and 41.
Thus the carton of this invention preferably is provided with two opposed tear-out end panels, one adapted for pressure sensitive adhesion to a fiat surface and the other adapted for securing to a hook. Accordingly the carton may be selectively secured in a vertical position by pressure sensitive securing means or alternatively by hook means.
1. A dispensing carton comprising a longitudinal bottom panel, a pair of opposed longitudinal side panels each integral to and at a right angle to said bottom panel, a top longitudinal panel integral to and normally at a right angle to a side panel, a longitudinal sealer panel integral to and at a right angle to said top panel and scaled to the adjacent dispensing side panel, an end panel integral to and at a right angle to each of the ends of the other and opposed side panel, said top and bottom longitudinal panels having relatively small sealer panels integral to and at a right angle to each of its respective ends and scaled respectively to the respective end panels, said dispensing side panel being secured longitudinally -by a perforated tear line, said longitudinal sealer .panel secured to said side panel being secured by a perforated tear line, said side dispensing panel having a medial longitudinal tear line and a plurality of spaced-apart parallel tear lines each disposed at a right angle to said medial line thereby dividing up the dispensing panel into' a plurality of small individually removable dispensing panels, said small sealer panels secured to one of said end panels being secured by a respective perforated line to its respective top and bottom panel, thereby providing a tearable end panel tearable away from its normally confining sealer panels secured thereto.
2. The carton of claim 1 wherein the tearable end panel is provided with a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive and a protective strip of removable sheet material disposed adhesively on said pressure sensitive adhesive.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,752,037 Vogt June 26, 1956 2,770,411 MacKay Nov. 13, 1956 2,771,988 Sweeney Nov. 27, 1956