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Publication numberUS2990994 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1961
Filing dateJun 6, 1958
Priority dateJun 6, 1958
Publication numberUS 2990994 A, US 2990994A, US-A-2990994, US2990994 A, US2990994A
InventorsHackmyer Saul A
Original AssigneeHackmyer Saul A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cardboard dispensing receptacle
US 2990994 A
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S. A. HACKMYER CARDBOARD DISPENSING RECEPTACLE July 4, 1961 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed June 6, 1958 am a Y 6 m M J. J m M L n E Ma Q $5.? M 5 3 5 3 MM r o e A 3 (IQ/v3 n I a m M F A e H ,1 w v m 3 7 3 3 a a m Y B States Patent 2,990,994 CARDBOARD DISPENSING RECEPTACLE 'Saul A. Hackmyer, Miami Beach, Fla. (765 NE. 79th St., Miami, Fla.) Filed June 6, 1958, Ser. No. 740,373 4 Claims. (Cl. 229-19) side walls, end walls and an open upper end, a closure cover for the open end and slide device that embraces --the receptacle to be slidable thereon and with the slide device being connected to the cover so that movement of the slide device serves to open and close the cover and .with all of the parts being formed from a single stamped .blank of cardboard.

1 The invention further contemplates the slide means as above noted andwith the slide means being provided with a novel'form of rollable means that definitely limits the "upward movement of the slide to the point where the bendable flaps 31 constitute the end closures for the reception of slender articles, such as cigars, it will be readily apparent that the structure is variable as to size and whereby it maybe proportioned to function as a packa'gel-for cigarettes or the like although, it is contemplated that the novel form'of package disclosed in this applica- 211011 will be adaptable as a dispensing package or carton :for'various articles, other than tobacco articles, an example being a box of crayons or the like. GNovel features of construction and operation ofthe device will be more clearly apparent during the course of the following description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings wherein hasbeen illustrated a preferred form of the device and wherein like characters of reference are employed to denote like parts throughtout the several figures. p

.In-the drawings: i FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a receptacle constructed in accordance with the invention and shown in the fully closed position, i

1 FIGURE 2 is a'vertical' transverse section taken sub} .stantially on line 2--2 of FIGURE 4, FIGURE 3 is a plan view of a carboard blank that constitutes the completereceptacle, r

FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of the receptacle in the fully open'position,


. 2 sponding panel 12 constitutes the end walls for the receptacle. The panel 12 is provided with a flap extension 13 that has infolding engagement with the inner marginal portion ofthe flap 7 and the extension 13 is cemented in position according to the well known assembly of cardboard receptacles. Additional tabs 14, carried by the corresponding ends of the panels 8 and 12 are also foldable inwardly to further constitute the bottom closure for the receptacle in conjunction with the flaps 10 and 11.

The panel 6 is extended at one end and scored at 15, 16 and 17 to form bendable sections 18, 19 and 20. The extension from the panel 6 also includes sections 21 and 22, scored at 23, 24 and 25. The score lines 23 define the end portion 26 for a slide device, while the sections 21 and 22 constitute the front and rear walls of the slide and the score lines 24 and 25 define end flaps 27 and 28, the slide device being a wrap-around form that closely adjusts itself to the horizontal configuration of the receptacle. The section 21 and the section 20 are connected by a flexible and rollable strip 29 that is closely scored throughout its length. The strip 29 at its ends, is severed with respect to the end portion 26 and the flap 27.

Diagonal end flaps 30, carried by a section 18, and

closure lid, indicated as a whole by the numeral 32. Each of the diagonal flaps 30 are extended, one forming a securing tongue 33 while the other constitutes a strip 34. The strip 34 has bendable connection with a section 35 and a tongue 36. The section 35 constitutes the top wall of the closure cover 32, while the strip 36 is cemented to the section 18 during the forming of the closure cover and the assembly of the operating means therefor. The strip 34 also carries upon its opposite side a closure panel 37, that is stamped from an opening 38 formed in the panel 7. The extension members 34, 35, 36 and 37 are bendable over the members 18 and 19 during the forming of the receptacle and this bending is upon the score line 38', between the flap 30 and the strip 34. The opening 38, shown more clearly in FIGURE 4 exposes and facilitates the removal of a selected article from the receptacle. The

member 36 after the package is initially formed and filled, serves to close the opening 38 and, when the receptacle is open, the member 36 travels rearwardly with the cover 32. The member 37 may be torn away after the receptacle has been opened.

In assembling the receptacle the flaps 31 are folded to a right angle with respect to the flaps 30. The flaps section 36 is then folded along the score line 36 and FIGURE 5 is a transverse vertical section taken substantially on line5'-5 of FIGURE 1 and, 7

FIGURE 6 is a horizontal section taken substantially on line 6-6 of FIGURE 4. Referring specifically to the drawings and particui-larly to FIGURE 3, there has been illustrated a preformed .blank of cardboard or any other desirable foldable ma- ;terial, The blank, indicated as a whole by the numeral 5 comprises panels 6 and 7, connected by a Web portion 8 and with the blank being scored along the lines 9 to Efacilitate the bending and shaping of the receptacle. The panel 6 comprises the rear wall of the receptacle, while the panel 7 constitutes the front wall. The panel 6 is provided with extension flaps 10 and 11, whereby to close the bottom of the receptacle. The panel 8 and a correits underside cemented to the surface of the section 18, and the flaps 31 either tucked in or cemented to the section 35. The flap 33 is then cemented to the underside of the strip 34, forming a box-like closure cover that includes the section 18. The receptacle is then formed by the infolding of the panels 6, 7, 8, 12 and with the flap 13 being cemented to the inner portion of the panel, thus forming the rectangular receptacle. The

flaps 10; 11 and 14 are then tucked in to the open bottom, for closing the same. The receptacle having been formed, including the closure cover 32, the section 19 is folded upon its score line so that the section 19 and the section 20 are parallel and lie against the side of the section 6 and the section 18. The sections 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28 are then folded upwardly along thescore line. 20 sothat the section 21 lies against and, parallel with the sections 19 and 20. The sections 21 and 22 are then folded upon the score lines 23, 24 and 25 and the slide is then folded around the receptacle and united at one end by cementing the flaps 27 and 28 together. Movement of the slide in a vertical plane serves to control the swinging movement of the cover 32. The use of the device will be clearly apparent. As the slide .is moved downwardly from the fully closed position illustrated 'in'FIGURES 1 and 5, the corrugated section 29 first rolls downwardly until it has been fully extended and, in such extended position, it pulls upon thesection 20 and a continued movement of the slide downwardly exerts a pull upon the section 19, which action pulls upon and swings the cover outwardly away from the endof the receptacle, upon the score line 15. It should be:clearly understood, that the initial movement of the slide in opening the receptacle, permits the slide remove a predetermined distance due to the corrugated section 29 so that the upper end of the slide will clear the score line 17 between the section 19 and 20 so that further movement of the slide permits the section 19 to be angled outwardly as the cover is swung to the open position. 'In the closing movement, the upper edge of theslide engages the section 19 at its point of bending with respect to the section 20, forcing it upwardly and swinging the cover 32 inwardly to engage upon the upper end portions of the panels -7, 8, 12 and 13 and a continued upward movement of the slide causes it to override the closed cover to the point where the cover and the upper end of the slide are substantially flush with each other. In this position, the corrugated section 29 has rolled upwardly, forming a definite stop against the further upward movement of the slide, this being very essential in an article of this type.

It will be apparent from the foregoing that a very novel form of dispensing receptacle has been provided. Theblank forming the entire receptacle and the closure means is stamped from an integral section of cardboard or similar material and mechanically or manually folded to first form the receptacle body, the closure lid and the slide mechanism having the corrugated rollable section that forms a definite stop for the upward closing movement of the slide and also permits an initial downward movement of the slide to the point where clearance is provided to permit the outward swinging movement of the closure lid. It will be apparent of course it this clearance was not provided, it would not be possible for the section 19 to move outwardly and, if the slide had been connected directly to the section 20, any downward movement, wouldhave pulled upon the section 19 to attempt to swing the lid open. The fully closed position of the device, with the slide in the uppermost position, firmly retains the closure cover in position and also overlies the opening 38 and its filler, 36. The structure is most novel and readily lends itself to forming and assembly upon paper box machines and also readily lends itself to desirable printing or other display upon the exposed sides of the receptacle and the slide.

Itis to be understood that the invention is not limited to the precise construction shown, but that changes are contemplated as readily fall within the spirit of the invention as shall be determined by the scope-of the subjoined claims.

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

1. A dispensing receptacle adapted to support slender articles that is formed from a single stamped blank of cardboard, the blank proportioned and scored to be folded for providing side walls and end walls, an open top and bottom, closure flaps for the open bottom, one side wall being notched for its major width to form a sight and access opening, the opposite side wall at its upper end being extended and folded to provide a relatively rigid cover for the upper open end of the receptacle, the extension also being scored and folded downwardly to lie against and parallel with the side of the receptacle, the extension also including foldable sections that extend around and embrace the receptacle and in overlying relation to the parallel portion for forming a vertically shiftable slide, a connecting section between the extension and the slide that is corrugated and rollable under the sliding influence of the slide, all of the parts being integral, an upward sliding movement of the slide also shifting the extension to swing the cover to a closed position, the corrugated section also limiting the upward movement ofthe slide to be flush with the closed upper end of the receptacle, the corrugated section also permitting an initial downward sliding movement of the slide to a point where clearance is provided to permit the cover and the extension to hinge outwardly.

2. A dispensing receptacle adapted to receive relatively slender articles that is stamped from a single cardboard blank, the blank being shaped and scored and folded to provide side walls, end walls, an open topand an open bottom, foldable flaps for closing the bottom, one side wall at its upper end being notched for its major width, the opposite side wall being extended and scored to form a plurality of foldable sections, a first;

section constituting a side wall for a closure cover for the upper open end, a next adjacent section constituting a lever for swinging the cover to and from a closure forming position, other sections having flaps that are foldable over the first section to form a box-like cover'having end panels, the cover also carrying an extended tongue that corresponds in size to the notch of the side wall and adapted to be engaged in said notch when the cover is closed, a slidable slide device that embraces the receptacle, a section next adjacent to the lever forming section having a parallel sliding engagement with the side of the receptacle,-the slide device being connected to the last named section by a flexible and corrugated section that is rollable in a vertical plane under the influence of the sliding movement of the slide device, the slide device being limited in an initial downward movement by the corrugated section prior to the start of the opening of the cover and limited in its upward sliding movement by the corrugated section to fully close the cover and to overlie the notch and the tongue that has engaged the notch when the cover is fully closed.

3. The structure according to claim 2, wherein the flexible corrugated section forms a part of the slide, the corrugations extending transversely of the slide.

4. The structure according to .claim 2, wherein the parallel sliding section has a width substantially corresponding to the width of the receptacle,the flexible and corrugated section being co-extensive with the sliding section and substantially equal in width to the width ofan adjacent side section of the slide device, the slide device having overriding engagement with the parallel sliding section and with the corrugated 'section' establishing a lost motion coupling between the slide device'andthe parallel section -for actuating the lever forming section to move the cover to and from a closure position.

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U.S. Classification229/129.1
International ClassificationB65D5/72, B65D5/66, B65D5/64
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/6688, B65D5/728
European ClassificationB65D5/72G, B65D5/66E1