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Publication numberUS2979192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1961
Filing dateMar 22, 1960
Priority dateMar 22, 1960
Publication numberUS 2979192 A, US 2979192A, US-A-2979192, US2979192 A, US2979192A
InventorsBlonder Howard
Original AssigneeJaybee Mfg Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display package
US 2979192 A
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April 11, 1961 H. BLONDER 2 DISPLAY PACKAGE Filed March 22, 1960 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. .HOWAWQD BL oxvose Patented A r. 11, 1961 r3 li DISPLAY PACKAGE Howard Blonder, Downey, Califi, assignor to Jaybee Manufacturing Corporation, Los Angeles, -Calif., a corporation of California Filed Mar. 22, 19160, Ser. No. 16,716

Claims. (Cl. 206-445) This invention relates to a package construction and particularly to a display package for doorknob sets that includes a spindle upon opposite ends of which two knobs are mounted.

A substantial replacement market for such doorknob sets can be developed if a compact display package can be efiiciently placed in an area that is well trailicked, as for example in a market or drug store. Furthermore, a buyer for a hardware store or chain may select a source of virtually standard hardware items on the basis of attractive and efficient packaging. Accordingly, the primary object of this invention is to provide an improved, inexpensive, attractive display package for doorknob sets or the like.

Display packages for such goods in the past have generally been rectangular or parallelepiped construction. The display of the wares has been accomplished by providing a cut-out or window at one end or along one side face. The provision of a cut-out'or window however, impairs the proper operation of the end flap. This means, in general, that the size of the container must be increased in order that there be an end sufiiciently remote from a window or cut-out to ensure adequate operation.

A spacer, insert or stufier is then required in order to hold the parts in proper position relative to the window. The result is increased shipping costs, and increased labor costs in assembly.

Another object of this invention is to provide a diiferent and unique package, free of the foregoing disadvantages.

In carrying out the present invention, use is made of a package or box, the end of which is obliquely formed, one of two knobs being actually externally displayed at the frame defined by the oblique end. At the same time, the external knob is attached to the package.

Another object of this invention is to provide a display box of the foregoing character whereby the knob can be viewed not only from the front, but also from the sides.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a display box of this character that is provided with a tab by the aid of which the box with contents may if desired, be hung upon a display rack.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a. package or display box of this character that is easy to assemble both by itself and with respect to contents.

Still another object of this invention is to provide an improved display package having height as its most sub stantial dimension in order to make possible the display of the items on a shelf with the utilization of only minimum area.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a display package of this character that requires no secondary printing operations in order to form a complete decorative display frame about the outer or exposed knob.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a box or display package of this character that is pilfer proof in that no one part of the package can be removed without visibly disrupting the entire package and this, despite the fact that the second knob and the spindle are concealed from view. By the same token, a precise inventory can be taken without opening any package.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a display carton orpackage of this character that occupies very little space and that can readily be shipped. To implement this object, selective use is made of the hanging tab as a retaining end.

This invention possesses many other advantages, and has other objects which may be made more clearly apparent from a consideration of one embodiment of the in vention. For this purpose, there is shown a form in the drawing accompanying and forming apart of the present specification. This form will now be described in detail, illustrating the general principles of the invention; but it is to be understood that this detailed description is not to be taken in a limiting sense, since the scope of this invention is best defined by the appended claims.

Referring to the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the assembled display package with contents, portions of the display package otherwise obscured by the contents being shown in dotted lines;

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the display package, the articles contained being illustrated in dot and dash lines;

Fi g. 3 is a top plan view of the container;

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along a plane indicated by line 4-4 of Fig. 2;

A Fig. 5 is a plan view of the blank form from which the package is formed, and corresponding to the inside imprinted portions of the package;

Fig. 6 is a perspective view showing the display package glued along its side seam but preparatory to insertion of the doorknob sets; and

Fig. 7 illustrates the display package just prior to the final placement of the doorknob set therein.

The package 10 is generally rectangular, comprising a front wall 11, two side walls 12 and 13 (see also Fig. 2) and a rear wall 14 (Fig. 4). These four walls define an elongate space for reception of the correspondingly elongate doorknob set. The doorknob set comprises three parts, a knob 15 (Figs. 2 and 4), a spindle 16 mounting the knob '15 at one end and a companion knob 17 at the other. The transverse dimensions of the space defined by the four main package walls 11, i2, 13 and 14 (Fig. 3) are just slightly greater than the maximum diameter of the knobs 15 and 17. A- lateral fit is thus provided, but the length of the space defined by the main walls is less than the length of the assembled doorknob set. While one knob 17 rests upon the bottom wall of the package, the other knob 15 projects beyond the boundary defined by the upper edges or the walls '11, :12, 13 and 14.

The top edge 14c of the rear wall 14 (Fig. 4) extends above the top of the knob 15, but the top edge 11c of the front wall [falls slightly below the knob 15. Edges 12c and 13c at the top of the side walls 12 and 13 extend upwardly from the corners 122 and 13s at the ends of the top edge l lc to points 12d and 13d locatedjust below the top edge 14c of the rear wall and at the level of the top of the knob 15. The knob 15 is thus substantially exposed, g I I The top edges 11c, 12c, 13c and 14c (Figs. Land 5) are all formed by integral flaps 11g, 12g, 13g and 14g all folded inwardly about fold lines corresponding to the top edges of the four walls. The side flaps 12g and 13g, which are triangularly formed due to the obliquity of the edges 12:: and 130, overlie the front and rear flaps 11g and 143 which are rectangular. The points or apices of the triangular overlying cfiaps 12g and 13g themselves 3 overlap and interlock behind that surface of the knob located toward the rear wall 14.

The flap 14g on the rear wall extends inwardly along the inner surface of the rear wall, and hence does not itself, serve to cover the upper opening. It has other functions to be described more fully hereinafter.

A triangular section of the front rectangular flap 11g is exposed by the triangular side flaps 12g and 13g. In this exposed portion there is provided an aperture 18 through which the upper end of the spindle 16 projects. The aperture 18 is so situated as to lie centrally between the planes of the four walls 11, 12, 13 and 14 when the flap is located substantially within and beneath the top edges 12c and 13c of the side walls, as shown in Fig. 4. The length of the flap 11g is greater than the distance between the front Wall 11 and the rear wall 14. Hence, the terminal portions of the flap 11g as shown in Fig. 4 are wedged against the rear wall 14. The end of the front wall flap 11g tends to bight against the rear flap 14g upon attempted lifting. Due to this and to the lateral engagement of the front glap 11g with the inner surfaces of the side walls 12 and 13, the front flap llg is quite reinforced in order to oppose outward movement of the package contents.

The folds 12c and 130 forming the triangular flaps 12g and 13g extend from lower corners 12a and 1312 at the ends of the front wall flap fold 11c. In order to ensure that the free points of the triangular flaps pass behind the knob, the lower corners 12 a and 13e are spaced from the points of the flap a distance greater than the upper corners 12d and 13d are spaced from the free points.

All of the tabs 11g, 12g, 13g and 14g being folded inwardly from the corresponding walls, obviously the exposed portions thereof are continguous to the outer surfaces of the corresponding walls, and may thus be simultaneously printed therewith whereby a decorative frame is formed.

The tab 14g is formed by a fold 140 that lies slightly above the upper corners 12d and 13d of the triangular flaps. Registering horizontal apertures a and 20b (Fig. 5) in the flap 14g and rear wall 14 together form an elongated aperture 20 (Figs. 1 and 2) by the aid of which the package may be suspended upon a display rack. The central portion of the horizontal slit or aperture'20 is circularly enlarged as at 200 for engaging a rod-like finger of the display rack precisely at the center. Thus even though the rack finger is easily engaged by virtue of the relatively large aperture 20 the package hangs straight.

Figs. 5, 6 and 7 illustrate the manner in which the package may be formed and the manner in which the article may be assembled with respect to the package. In Fig. 5 the blank from which the package is made, is illustrated. The walls 11, 12, 13 and 14 laterally adjoin each other. A gluing flap 1411 is formed along the outer edge of the rear wall 14 for cooperation with the side wall 13 whereby the parallelepiped configuration may be formed.

The package is closed at the bottom by conventional end tabs 12a, 11a and 13a formed at the bottom of the side, rear and side walls respectively.

In Fig. 6 the package is shown with the gluing tab 14/1 in place and the walls 11, 12, 13 and 14 moved to a rectangular parallelepiped arrangement. The bottom tabs 12a and 13a are about to be tucked inwardly. The hanging tab 14g is positioned. The assembled knobs and spindle may then be positioned with respect to the aper- Cir ture 18. An oblique slit 22 is formed in the tab 11g to provide access of the spindle to the aperture 18. When the spindle is so placed, andthe inner knob 17 is almost or actually abutting the under surface of the front wall tab dig, the knob can be rotated into position with the tab 113, as shown in Fig. 7. Thereupon, the knob 17 can be moved downwardly. Just before it contacts the bottom tabs 11a, 12a and 13a, the triangular flaps 12g and 13g are moved behind the outer knob 15. Assembly is then completed.

The package precludes anyone from removing either knob 17 or 15 or the spindle 16 without detection by external viewing. Thus, if the knob 17 is missing, the knob 15 will tilt forwardly. Obviously if the spindle 16 is removed, the knob 15 will not be held at all. Accordingly, the package is, in this sense pilfer proof.

For purposes of shipping the tab 14g together with the rear wall 14 may be folded along lines 14 and 14k as illustrated by the phantom lines shown in Fig. 4. In this position the corner formed by the fold serves to retain the knobs 15 against upward movement and the package with contents can readily be stored or shipped.

The inventor claims:

l. A display package for a doorknob set comprising two doorknobs and a spindle connected to the knobs at opposite ends, and for exposing one of the knobs at the upper end of the package, the package being made of a unitary blank printed on one side; the package including a front wall, two side walls, and a rear wall; each of the side walls having a triangular flap extending from upper edges of the side walls; the front wall also having a flap extending from its upper edge; the upper edges of each side wall extending from a lower corner common to an end of the upper edge of the front wall, and upwardly to an upper corner located at the rear wall; the flap of the front wall having an aperture for passage of the spindle; the average height of the side walls being slightly greater than the length of the assembled set less the length of the exposed knob; the triangular flap having points falling .closer to the rear wall than to the front wall whereby the points may be locked behind the exposed knob as the exposed knob nests in the frame thereby provided.

2. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which the front wall flap is rectangular, and has a length exceeding the distance between the front wall and the rear wall whereby the front wall flap interlocks the rear wall; the triangular flap overlying the front wall flap.

3. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which the rear wall has an upper edge located above the said upper corners, and also having a tab extending from said upper edge into the box to complete the frame provided by said flap.

4. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which the rear wall has an upper edge located above the said upper corners, and also having a tab extending from said upper edge into the box to complete the frame provided by said flap, said tab and the upper end of the rear wall having aligned apertures by the aid of which the package may be suspended, said tab and said rear wall also having fold lines extending between said upper corners by the aid of which the tab may restrain upward movement of the doorknob set.

5. The combination as set forth in claim 1 in which said front wall fiap also has an oblique slit extending to its aperture, and located so as to be substantially concealed by said triangular flaps.

No references cited.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/321, 206/779, 206/806
International ClassificationB65D5/42, B65D5/52
Cooperative ClassificationY10S206/806, B65D5/4208, B65D5/5286
European ClassificationB65D5/42D, B65D5/52M1