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Publication numberUS3033362 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1962
Filing dateSep 1, 1960
Priority dateSep 1, 1960
Publication numberUS 3033362 A, US 3033362A, US-A-3033362, US3033362 A, US3033362A
InventorsRobert L Marcalus
Original AssigneeRobert L Marcalus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 3033362 A
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Posse?- MHPCHL 05 BY @MKM QTTOENEY United States Patent 3,033,362 RECEPTACLES Robert L. Marcalus, 1 Market St., Wyckoif, NJ. Filed Sept. 1, 1960, Ser. No. 53,514 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-57) My invention relates to receptacles and more particularly to receptacles for the packaging of such articles as paper handkerchiefs and the like.

One of the objects of my invention is to provide a receptacle from which paper handkerchiefs and the like may be dispensed and which receptacle is provided with facilities for the storing of the handkerchiefs after use.

Another object of my invention is to provide a receptacle of the foregoing described character equipped with a pair of compartments for the stocking of handkerchiefs for dispensing and the storing of used handkerchiefs for subsequent disposal, respectively, and the latter compartment being capable of progressive expansion to accord with the depletion of the handkerchiefs from the first mentioned compartment.

An important object of my invention is to provide a receptacle 0f the foregoing described character which is simple in construction, durable and efficient in use, economical in manufacture, and capable of being employed by the public in general.

With the above and other objects in view, as will hereinafter appear, the invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and illustrated in the accompanying drawings from which the several features of the invention and the advantages attained thereby will be readily understood by those skilled in the art.

Referring to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of my invention and previous to the puncturable zones being ruptured;

FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of the receptacle with the lid or cover being raised to an open position after rupture of the zones;

FIGURE 3 is a transversovertical sectional view of the receptacle in an initially open position;

FIGURES 4 and 5 are view similar to FIGURE 3 but illustrating different shiftable positions of the partition;

FIGURE 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 66 of FIGURE 4; and

FIGURE 7 is a plan view of the blank from which the receptacle is formed.

In practicing my invention as illustrated in the drawings, I provide a receptacle, carton, or container constructed of cardboard or other suitable material and in which is encased, for subsequent withdrawal, a pack P of articles, for instance, paper handkerchiefs H. The receptacle 15 is fashioned with front, rear, end, bottom, and top walls 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, respectively, and which top wall is structurally integrally connected to and constitutes an interjacent continuation of the front and rear walls 16 and 17 by reason of the front and rear jointures therebetween. The front and rear jointures are defined by score or fold lines 21 and 22, respectively, and on which the top wall is folded relative to the front and rear walls, the latter walls constituting spaced side walls disposed between the end walls.

The upper portion of the front wall 16 is provided with a substantially U-shaped puncturable zone having its upper ends merging with the front ends of spaced puncturable transverse zones formed in the top wall 20 in spaced relation with the end walls 18, said zones being delineated by a perforated line 23. The zones, when punctured along the line 23, provide the upper portion of the front wall 16 and the top wall 20 with inwardly dis- 3,033,362 Patented May 8, 1962 posed marginal flanges 24 and 25, respectively, which overlie the upper end margins of the pack P. Thefianges 24 and 25 coact with the upper end of the front wall 16, between the flanges 24, and the upper end of the rear wall 17 to define an article or handkerchief feeding open,- ing 26 at the top of the receptacle and a lid or cover 27 pivoted or hinged, by the score or hinge line 22, to the upper end of the rear wall 17 for uncovering the opening 26. The lid 27, which initially closes the opening '26, is pivoted to an open position upon puncturing of the zones to permit access to the receptacle through the opening 26. The lid 27 is fashioned with a circular knook-out disc 28 by means of perforations 29 to form, when the disc is removed, an opening 30 for receiving therethrough a suitable supporting member 31, for instance, a knob disposed within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle and from which member the receptacle may be suspended for use.

To facilitate forming of the receptacle to accord with the foregoing described construction, the blank B, from which the receptacle 15 is formed, is fabricated in a manner wherein each of the end walls 18 comprises lower and upper wings or flaps 33 and 34 constituting continuations of the bottom and top walls 19 and 20, respectively, and which wings 33 and 34 are folded on the score or hinge lines 35 to dispose the flaps inwardly of and in engagement with lapped outer and inner flaps or wings 36 and 37, constituting continuations of the front and rear Walls 16 and 17, respectively, folded inwardly on the score or fold lines 38 into lapped relation and sealed to each other by suitable adhesive.

Within the receptacle 15, I provide a partition 40 for defining therein an article storage or dispensing compartment A and a waste or litter receiving expandable chamber or compartment W. The partition constitutes a continuation of the bottom wall 19 and has its upper end terminating and disposed in proximity to and beneath the flanges 25. The bottom wall 19 is fashioned, by folding the same between the front wall and the partition on front and rear score or hinge lines 41 and 42, respectively. The bottom wall 19 is thus structurally integrally connected to the lower ends of the front wall and the partition by front and rear jointures defined by the score or hinge lines 41 and 42, respectively. The lower portion of the partition 40 is provided with a pair of spaced lengthwise disposed upper and lower hinge lines 43 and 44 which coact with the line 42 to define upper, intermediate, and lower sections 45 and permit relative angular adjustments of the sections for a purpose which will hereinafter be disclosed. The lower end of the rear wall 17 is formed with a flange 0r flap 46 folded inwardly, on the score or hinge line 47, into outwardly overlapped rela tion with and along the bottom wall 19, the flap being sealed to the bottom wall by suitable adhesive or the like.

In order to load the receptacle thus formed with a pack of handkerchiefs H or the like for dispensing, the flaps 33, 34, 36, and '37 of one of the end walls 18 are temporarily maintained in open positions and the pack inserted into the dispensing chamber A between the front wall 16 and the partition 40', whereupon, the last mentioned flaps are folded inwardly and sealed thus closing the receptacle. The handkerchiefs H thus inserted into the chamber A are folded in a manner to provide a relatively small and compressible pack with the handkerchiefs being capable of withdrawal from the receptacle individually as needed.

The receptacle 15 may be opened by puncturing the heretofore mentioned zones along the line 23 and when punctured the lid 27 moved to an open position to permit access to the pack. When opened, fingers of the user are inserted through the opening 26 and grasp the upper portion of the outermost handkerchief and raises it upwardly and outwardly through the opening 26. Obviously, as handkerchiefs are thus removed from the pack, the size of the latter is decreased with the result that a greater amount of space is available for the expandable chamber W. Handkerchiefs that have been used may be stored for future disposal in the expandable chamber W by in serting the used handkerchiefs into the receptacle between the rear wall 17 and the partition 40, it being understood that the user may by inserting the fingers between the partition and rear wall, initially form the chamber W and expand the size thereof as the handkerchiefs in the pack are withdrawn for use. In order to obtain as much space as possible within the chamber W, the sections 45 of the partitions 40 may be progressively and angularly adjusted relative to each other as the handkerchiefs are depleted in the chamber A as illustrated in FIGURES 4 and 5 thus providing an expandable chamber for the storing of not only used handkerchiefs but other waste or other litter.

Obviously, my invention provides a simple form of receptacle that is ideally constructed for the ready dispensing of paper handkerchiefs, facial tissues, and the like and which is equipped with means whereby the handkerchiefs or tissues may be stored after use for fu ture disposal. One of the attributes of my invention re sides in the storing of used handkerchiefs and the like in the receptacle for future disposal to overcome the custom of many vehicle drivers in tossing the handkerchiefs onto the highway and littering the same. Another attribute is that my receptacle permits the use of paper handkerchiefs without the provision of the usual separate and inconvenient waste basket or litter container for the immediate reception of used handkerchiefs.

Without further elaboration, the foregoing will so fully explain the invention that others may, by applying current knowledge, readily adapt the same for use under various conditions of service. Moreover, it is not indispensable that all the features of the invention be used conjointly since they may be employed advantageously in various combinations and subcombinations.

It is obvious that the invention is not confined solely to the use herein disclosed in connection therewith as it may be utilized for any purpose to which it is adaptable.

It is therefore to be understood that the invention is not limited to the specific construction as illustrated and described, as the same is only illustrative of the principles involved which are capabe of extended application in various forms, and the invention comprehends all construction within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is:

A one-piece receptacle provided with connected spaced top, side, end, and bottom walls for encasing a plurality of paper handkerchiefs and a partition disposed within the confines of said walls, said partition coacting with said side and end walls to provide stock and waste chambers having coincident open ends adjacent said top Wall and arranged within said receptacle for accommodating unused and used handkerchiefs, respectively, said top wall and the upper margin of one of said side Walls having puncturable zones defining a pair of spaced flanges and a lid between said flanges initially covering said open ends, said lid being removable from between said flanges upon rupture of said zones to define a common opening between said flanges communicating with said open ends of said chambers to permit access to the latter for withdrawal of unused handkerchiefs from said stock chamber and insertion of used handkerchiefs into said waste chamber through said common opening, respectively, said par tition constituting a continuation of said bottom Wall and being hinged to said bottom wall at the jointure of the latter with the other side wall, said partition having relatively movable sections shiftable between said side and end walls to vary the size of said chambers in accord with the number of handkerchiefs withdrawn from said stock chamber and replaced in said waste chamber.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,207,112 Wilkes Dec. 5, 1916 2,122,048 Shapiro June 28, 1938 2,345,309 Wensel Mar. 28, 1944 2,441,699 Locke June 1, 1948 2,579,758 Rosenman et al .d Dec. 25, 1951 2,732,935 Gui Jan. 31, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 464,373 Great Britain Apr. 16, 1937

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U.S. Classification206/494, 224/539, 206/449, 229/223, 224/928, 206/806, 224/566
International ClassificationB65D5/50, B65D5/16
Cooperative ClassificationY10S224/928, B65D5/16, B65D5/5016, Y10S206/806
European ClassificationB65D5/50A4, B65D5/16