Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS3119543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 28, 1964
Filing dateAug 28, 1961
Priority dateAug 28, 1961
Publication numberUS 3119543 A, US 3119543A, US-A-3119543, US3119543 A, US3119543A
InventorsWalker James H
Original AssigneeWalker James H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Neck securement for containers
US 3119543 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 28, 1964 J, H, WALKER 3,119,543

NECK SECUREMENT FOR CONTAINERS, i

Filed Aug. 28, 1961 INVENTOR.

{IQ/w55 E WM MEQ #www r roe/VE y.

United States Patent O ce 3,119,543 NECK SECUREMENT FR CONTAENERS .lames H. Walker, 2655 Mait Ave., Los Angeles 22, Cali. Filed Aug. 28, 1961, Ser. No. 134,30) 7 Claims. (Cl. 229-14) This invention relates to containers and more especially to containers for liquid products for use in the home such as milk, fruit juices and other drinks, also liquids used for cleaning or for any purpose.

Container users at the present time are endeavoring to turn away from glass and metallic containers for liquids and a number of improved containers have been developed. One of such for-ms of improved containers is the well-known milk bottle type which is made of paperboard or fiberboard with complete inner and outer coatings of parain or wax. Such containers frequently have dispensing spouts or openings initially closed by Iflaps or other formations which, after once being opened, cannot be readily and effectively closed for dispensing initially unused portions of the contained liquid. Furthermore, such containers are generally rigid in form and require excessive storage space prior to the time they are lled with the contained liquid. There has been a long-felt want in the `art for a simple container Vfor liquids made of lightweight, inexpensive material and generally of the carton type in initially collapsed condition in order that handling and storage can be effected and requiring only a minimum of space.

Itis, therefore, the general purpose and objective of this invention to provide an improved container for liquids in the general form of a flat envelope having a semi-rigid neck formation that can be extended through the top ap of an outer box-like container of the general carton form.

Another object of the invention is to provide an improved neck securement for =a ilexible body container which is insertible in the relatively stiff body carton.

A further object of the invention is to provide a neck securement, as in the previous object, wherein the container neck is provided with a screw type cap which can be removed and be replaced with the effectiveness of a bottle type of cap. l

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel two-part container for liquids having a reusable screw type cover and wherein the parts are initially formed substantially flat for convenience in handling and storage prior to illing with liquid.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear and be brought out more fully in the following specication, reference being had to the -accompanying drawing wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a container embodying the present invention.

FIGURE Z is a top plan view of the same.

FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3 3 of FIGURE 2.

FIGURE 4 is a partial sectional View taken along the line 4 4 of FIGURE 2.

FGURE 5 is a partial perspective view of the liner part of the container showing the neck securement features of the invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the invention is illustrated in connection with a container unit having two parts, .10 and 11 respectively. Part 111 is a carton generally of conventional type and made of paperboard, lberboard or the equivalent having a front wall 12, rear wall 13 and a pair of side walls 14. The front and rear walls 12 and 13 have overlapping flaps 1S which are secured together to form the bottom of part 10, and front wall 12 has a top flap 16. Rear wall 13 has a narrow 3,119,543 Patented Jan. 28, 1964 top flap 17 which overlies and is secured to the free edge of top llap 16.

Top Hap 16 is formed with a circular opening and the edge portion of the flap adjacent the opening is radially slotted as indicated at 18 to form a plurality of tongues or tabs 20 which are deformable outwardly or upwardly on the neck of the container, part 11, when it is inserted through the top of the opening. Part 11, which comprises a liner for part 10, is formed of a pair of flat sheets 21 and 22 secured .together along their marginal edges 23 by cementing or a heat seal process, the sheets being made of a waxed paper or of Plio-lm, cellophane or equivalent plastic material. It will be understood that sheets 21 and 22 will be so formed and dimensioned that when lled with the desired liquid the walls will fill out or expand to positions adjacent the front, rear and side walls 12, `13 and 14 respectively.

At a suitable and selected position, preferably adjacent one of the shorter edges of part 11, a neck 2liis secured to one of the sheets, such as 21. Neck 2.4 has a flared skirt portion 2S, and a radial ange 26 extends outwardly from skirt 25. An annular bead 27 is formed on neck 24 .at the juncture of skirt 25 and four radial ears or ribs 2S are formed on the skirt 25, preferably in quadrature arrangement, as shown. Neck 24 has external screw threads 29 for the replaceable attachment of a cap 30. If desired, the neck 24 may be provided with a membrane or other seal closure 31 for the end of the neck to protect the contents of the inner container part 11 after it is so lled. The neck 2.4 is preferably made of a semirigid thermoplastic material and flange 26 thereof can sealably be attached to sheet 21 around an opening suitably formed therein.

In the assembly of the carton unit, the outer part 10 wi-ll be expanded from a collapsed condition and the end aps 15 or 16 and 17 sealed together. The inner part 11 is then inserted in the part lll and neck 2.4 passed through the opening in top flap 16. This movement will deflect tabs 20 a sufficient amount to permit threads 29 and llange 27 to pass through the opening, however, the tabs will spring back and underlie flange 27 whereby the inner part 11 will be supported in part from top flaps 16. As can be seen in FlGURES l and 2. the diametrically opposite radial ears or ribs 28 will extend into the spaces between adjacent pairs of tabs 211 and thereby provide an anchorage for the part 11 when the cap 30 is being screwed on or 0E.

It will be understood that the foregoing description is illustrative of rather than restrictive of the invention and that changes `and modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the -subjoined claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A neck securement for containers comprising in combination, a container including a top ap having an opening formed with a plurality of tabs, and a closed envelope receivable in the container having a threaded neck formed with an annular bead and an axial rib, and extending through said opening whereby said neck is supported on said top ilap with said tabs under said bead and with said rib between a pair of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed onto it.

2. A neck securement for containers comprising in combination, a container including a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality of tabs extending radially and inwardly, and a closed envelope receivable in the container having a threaded neck formed with an annular bead and at least one axial rib and extending through said opening whereby said neck is supported on said top flap with said tabs under said -bead and with said rib between a pair of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed onto it.

3. A neck securernent for containers comprising in combination, a relatively `stiff-walled container including a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality of 4tabs and a closed envelope of ilexible material receivable in the container having a threaded neck portion formed with an annular bead and at least two axial ribs Iwhereby said neck is supported on said top ap with said tabs under said bead and with said ribs between pairs of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed onto it.

4. A neck securement for containers comprising in combination, a relatively still-walled container including -a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality 0f tabs and a closed envelope of ilexible material receivable lin the container having an opening closed by a threaded neck formed with an annular bead and a plurality of axial ribs whereby said neck is supported on said top ilap with said tabs under said bead and with said ribs between pairs of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed onto it.

5. A neck securement for containers comprising in combination, a relatively still-walled container including a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality of tabs and a closed envelope of flexible material receivable in the container having an opening closed by a threaded neck formed with an annular bead .and an axial rib whereby said neck is supported on said top flap with said tabs under said bead and with said rib between a pair of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed thereon, said neck having a radial flange overlying the marginal portion of said envelope material adjacent the opening therein.

6. A neck securement for containers comprising in combination, a container including a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality of tabs, va closed envelope receivable in the container having a threaded Iilling and dispensing neck formed with an annular bead and an axial rib whereby said neck is supported on said top flap with said tabs under said bead and with said rib between a pair of said tabs to hold the neck when a cap is screwed thereon, and a rotary type closure for s-aid neck.

7. A neck securement for the liner of a container including a top flap having an opening formed with a plurality of tabs, said liner comprising a closed envelope receivable in the container having a semi-rigid threaded neck formed with an annular bead and -a pair of axial ribs whereby said neck may be supported on said top flap with said tabs under said bead and with said ribs between pairs of said tabs to hold the neck when -a cap is screwed onto it.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,454,919 Hagan Nov. 30, 1948 2,899,051 Barnby Aug. 1l, 1959 2,981,443 Baldwin Apr. 25, 1961 FOREGN PATENTS 416,978 Great Britain Sept. 20, 1934

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2454919 *Jan 19, 1943Nov 30, 1948Lord Baltimore PressMultiply container with dispensing outlet secured thereto
US2899051 *Jul 10, 1957Aug 11, 1959Owensbarney
US2981443 *Sep 4, 1956Apr 25, 1961Line Dispensers Inc BContainer and spout therefor
GB416978A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3226002 *Apr 22, 1963Dec 28, 1965Walker James WFlexible container, fitting therefor, and composite package
US3567104 *Jul 1, 1969Mar 2, 1971Phillips Petroleum CoComposite containers
US4537329 *Apr 2, 1984Aug 27, 1985Culligan International CompanyTank lining system
US4560085 *Sep 19, 1983Dec 24, 1985Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf AktienPackaging container
US4905898 *May 26, 1988Mar 6, 1990Aromatique, Inc.Combined box and bag package for room fragrant potpourri
US5316193 *Jan 24, 1991May 31, 1994Heiberger Robert ABottle with reflective barrier layer for reducing electromagnetic energy transfer
US5341952 *May 21, 1993Aug 30, 1994Luigi GoglioRigid container for interchangeable flexible packs
US5494198 *May 31, 1994Feb 27, 1996Heiberger; Robert A.Insulated container
US5584411 *Nov 21, 1995Dec 17, 1996Chemical Engineering CorporationTank assembly and method for water treatment
US5699930 *Aug 23, 1996Dec 23, 1997Chemical Engineering CorporationTank assembly and method for water treatment
US5704541 *Apr 25, 1996Jan 6, 1998Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.Flat-top container with an opening fitment
US5765747 *Mar 15, 1996Jun 16, 1998Westvaco CorporationPour spout fitment for gable top container
US5829228 *Sep 2, 1997Nov 3, 1998Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, SaMethod and apparatus for forming the top of a container
US5867966 *Sep 9, 1998Feb 9, 1999Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance SaPackaging machine
US5890750 *Aug 27, 1997Apr 6, 1999Chemical Engineering CorporationTank assembly and method for water treatment
US5943840 *Nov 13, 1998Aug 31, 1999Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance, SaMethod and apparatus for forming the top of a container with a fitment thereon
US7077309 *Jul 24, 2003Jul 18, 2006J & M Coffee Container Company, Inc.Beverage container
US8252224May 13, 2009Aug 28, 2012Camelbak Products, LlcMethods of assembling multi-layered drink-containers
US8430262 *Sep 11, 2009Apr 30, 2013Eco.Logic Brands Inc.Containers for holding materials
US8474641 *Apr 20, 2011Jul 2, 2013Barrett K. HaysIce cup
US8663419Nov 30, 2011Mar 4, 2014EcologicManual container assembly and liner integration fixture for pulp-molded shell with polymer liner container systems
US8701905 *Dec 18, 2009Apr 22, 2014Double Double D, LlcEnvironmentally friendly liquid container and method of manufacture
US8807377Mar 9, 2011Aug 19, 2014Eco.Logic Brands Inc.Pulp-formed wine bottle and containers for holding materials
US20100155396 *Dec 18, 2009Jun 24, 2010Warner Jim FEnvironmentally friendly liquid container and method of manufacture
US20110284548 *Dec 12, 2009Nov 24, 2011Puma Aktiengesellschaft Rudolf Dassler SportTransport box and/or sales box for a sport article and system comprising such a box and a bag
US20120248117 *Dec 9, 2011Oct 4, 2012EcologicRe-usable carafe system with re-closable pouches
US20120267378 *Apr 20, 2011Oct 25, 2012Barrett HaysIce Cup
DE2830184A1 *Jul 10, 1978Jan 25, 1979Diemoulders Pty LtdFluessigkeitsbehaelter sowie verfahren zum fuellen desselben
DE3439442A1 *Oct 27, 1984Apr 30, 1986Herrmann Helga MargotPackaging container
DE3915899A1 *May 16, 1989Nov 22, 1990Edelmann Carl GmbhVerpackungsbehaelter aus karton mit innenbeutel zur aufnahme von fluessigkeiten
DE4131190A1 *Sep 19, 1991Mar 25, 1993Braatz PiaCompact gel=supply system which is easy to use - contains concentrate in inner bag of sheet-material sealed by bottle cap
EP0266718A2 *Nov 2, 1987May 11, 1988Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf AktienPackaging container
EP0348324A1 *May 3, 1989Dec 27, 1989Societe Generale Des Eaux Minerales De VittelOpening/closing device with holding means for a pliable plastic sachet
EP0894734A1 *Jul 30, 1997Feb 3, 1999Harry-Plast S.A.Device for releasable fixing on a rigid wall an element defining an opening in a flexible wall
WO1980000556A1 *Sep 11, 1979Apr 3, 1980E DewitTank for liquid or flowing materials
WO1997039958A1 *Apr 8, 1997Oct 30, 1997Tetra Laval Holdings & FinanceFlat-top container with an opening fitment
WO2000029293A1 *Nov 12, 1999May 25, 2000Nilsson Jan OstenMethod and apparatus for forming the top of a container with a fitment thereon
Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.3, 229/131.1, D24/121, 220/495.3
International ClassificationB65D77/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D77/065
European ClassificationB65D77/06B2