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Publication numberUS3153503 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 20, 1964
Filing dateMar 13, 1962
Priority dateMar 13, 1962
Publication numberUS 3153503 A, US 3153503A, US-A-3153503, US3153503 A, US3153503A
InventorsDaniel Goldstein
Original AssigneeSchenley Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ornamental package
US 3153503 A
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Oct. 20, 1964 D. GOLDSTEIN ORNAMEJNTAL PACKAGE INVENTOR. DAN/4 Gaps-75w BY M 772% 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed March 13, 1962 Oct. 20, 1964 D. GOLDSTEIN ORNAMENTAL PACKAGE 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 13, 1962 INVENTOR- ZAN/EA. G011 STE/N 25 flTToR/VEYS Oct. 20, 1964 D. GOLDSTEIN ORNAMENTAL PACKAGE Filed March 13, i962 Sheets-Sheet 3 1 3-11- VIIIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'III all;

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ORNAMENTAL PACKAGE Filed March 13, 1962 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 INVENTOR. .DflN/EL Gouasrew aesthetic effect.

United States Patent "ice 3,153,503 ORNAMENTAL PAQKAGE Daniel Goldstein, New York, N.Y.,assignor to chenley Industries, inc, New York, N.Y., a corporation or Delaware Filed Mar. 13, 1962, Ser. No. 179,395 16 Claims. (Ci. 229-8) tion is extremely difficult and time consuming if applied 7 at the point of sale and accordingly is not normally so applied. Package decorations of the type applied in the mass packaging operation are frequently and easily damaged in handling and/ or shipping and in wrapping at the point of sale for distribution to the ultimate consumer. Another attendant disadvantage and problem with respect to package decorations applied at the point of origin is the storage problem related to shelf size since many standard and existing shelf heights do not provide the requisite headroom for such decorations. Furthermore a packaging problem is created requiring larger packages and more packaging material to accommodate such decorated packages so that the packaging and shipping expense is correspondingly amplified. Thus very serious difficulties in applying such decoration at the point of origin are presented with respect to the aforenoted packaging, shipping, and storage throughout the distribution cycle.

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a unique ornamental package construction which essentially obviates the above-mentioned difficulties, permits or" economical decorative application in the masspackaging operation, storage and shipmentin the usual manner with such packages occupying substantially the samespace as undecorated packages, and which is highly attractive to the consumer at the point of sale.

The instant invention further contemplates the provision of a unique ornamental package having decorative subject matter deformable between a collapsed position for economy of space in storage and transit, and an extended position achieving an attractive three dimensional It is a particular object of the present invention to provide an ornamental package having the advantageous characteristics mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, and which is further advantageous in its capability of dual utilization, as by removal at the time of opening the package for subsequent use as a container or the like. Other objects of the present invention will become apparent upon reading the following specification and referring to the accompanying drawings, which form a material part of this disclosure.

The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangements 7 7 of FIG. 1, but in its ornamental condition, asvat the point of sale;

- container.

3,1535% iatented Get. 20, 1964 FIG. 3 isa partial sectional view taken substantially along the line 3-3 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4'is a partial top perspective view showing a slightly modified embodiment of the present invention in its ornamental condition of ultimate sale;

FIG. 5 is a partial sectional view, similar to FIG. 3, showing the embodiment of FIG. 4 in its condition of shipment or storage;

FIG. 6 is a plan view showing a blank of the present invention adapted to be formed into a decorative attachment for a container;

FIG. 7 is a partial top perspective view showing a package incorporating the formed blank of FIG. 6, in a storage condition, and partly broken away for clarity of understanding;

FIG. 8 is a partial top perspective View showing the package of FIG. 7 in its ornamental condition;

FIG. 9 is a sectional View taken substantially along the line 9-9 of FIG. 8;

FIG. 10 is a partial top perspective view showing another embodiment of ornamental package in its storage condition;

FIG. 11 is a perspective viewshowing the ornamental attachment of FIG. 10, removed from the container thereof for dual utilization;

FIG. 12 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line 12-12 of FIG. 11;

FIG. 13 is a top plan view showing the attachment of FIG. 10 apart from the container and in a fiat condition before assembly with the container;

FIG. 14 is a top plan view of the attachment of FIG. 13;

FIG. 15 is a partial top perspective view showing another slightly rnodified embodiment of the present inven tion;

FIG. 16 is a sectional view taken substantially along the line 16-16 of FIG. 15;

FIG. 17 is a perspective view showing the decorative attachment of FIGS. 15 and 16 apart from the container, and illustrating a dual utility thereof;

FIG. 18 is a plan view showing a blank adapted for use in practice of the instant invention; and

FIG. 19 is an elevational View showing the blank of FIG. 18 in operative assembly with a container to define an ornamental package. I 1

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, and specifically to FIGS. l3 thereof, a package is there generally designated 30, and includes a container 31, and an ornamental accessory or attachment 32 connected to the I The container 31 may be a box ofconventional construction, or other suitable container, and is illustrated as approximating the proportions of a box'for containing bottled goods.

'The ornamental accessory or attachment 32 is carried at one end of the container 31, the upper end 42, and may include a pair of superposed sheets 35 and 36 each fabricated of manually deformable sheet material, say metal foil or the like, which may 'be laminated with paper, plastic or other suitably flexible material, as desired. The outer or cover sheet 35 has a generally central portion 37, and is provided with a plurality of sections 38 integrally connected to and extending generally radially outward from the central portion. The radial sheet sections 38 may be impressed or embossed, and configured to simulate leaves or petals, as of a flower, or be of other desired configuration and ornamentation.

The nether or inner sheet 36 may be essentially similar to the outer sheet 35, preferably fabricated of similarly deformable sheet material and having a central portion 40 beneath and in facing engagement with the central portion 37 of the outer sheet 35. The inner or under sheet 36 may also have integrally extending from the central portion 40 a plurality of generally radial sections 41 also configured and decorated to simulate leaves, or otherwise as desired. Interposed between the underside of central portion 40 and the top 42 of container 31 may be a holding member or securement pad 43 of any suitable construction, say a cardboard disc or the like. The securement pad 43 may be secured fast to the superposed sheets 35 and 36 by any suitable means, such as a staple as shown at 44, and is also secured to the upper side of box top 42, say by adhesive 45, see FIG. 3.

As best seen in FIG. 1, the superposed sheets 35 and 36 serve to cover the upper end of the container 31, and in the instant embodiment the outer sheet 35 covers both 'the upper end of the container and the inner sheet 36.

Further, the radial sections 38 and 41 of the covering sheets 35 and 36 extend beyond the container top 42 and at the boundary edges thereof are bent or deformed downward conformably along the side walls 46 of the container. In this condition, the ornametal accessory or attachment 32 occupies but negligible space on the container, so that the container may be shipped and stored in the conventional manner without any special attention to or accommodation for the attachment.

However, at the point of ultimate sale, a highly attractive full-bloom flower may be simulated by the attachment 32, as seen in FIG. 2. That is, the leaflike extensions.

38 and 40 of the covering sheets 35 and 36 may be deformed by upward swinging thereof to extend considerably beyond the container 31 and accurately simulate a flower, or other desired decorative effect.

While the covering sheets 35 and 36 tend to remain in position on the upper end of container 31 by their own snug embracing engagement with the container in the storage condition of FIGS. 1 and 3, the holding member or pad 43 and its securement to both the cover sheets 35 and 36 and the container insures that the cover sheets are properly held in position relative to the container before and throughout the period of use.

The embodiment of FIGS. 4 and 5 is essentially similar to that of FIGS. 1-3, a decorative or ornamental attachment 32a being associated with a container 31a to provide a unique ornamental package 30a. However, the attachment 32a includes only a single cover 35a of deformable sheet material. The cover 35a may be arranged in covering relation with the upper end of the container 31a, having a generally central portion 37a located generally centrally of the upper container end, and provided with a plurality of generally radial sheet sections 38a extending from the central portion. The cover 35a may be secured to the container 31a, and specifically to the upper container end 42a by suitable means, such as a holding pad 43a interposed between the cover portion 37a and container top 42a, and secured fast to the cover and box top,

as by fastener means 44a and adhesive 450, or other suitable means.

Thus, the decorative attachment 32a of FIGS. 4 and 5 is similar to the attachment 32 of FIGS. 1-3, except that only a single ornamental sheet is employed. The storage condition of attachment 35a is shown in FIG. 5, with the radial extensions 38:: deformed to extend closely along the sides 46a of the container 31a; and, the ornamental position of the attachment is shown in FIG. 4 with the radial extensions 38a deformed by upward swinging thereof to extend from andrbeyond the container.

In the embodiment of FIGS. 6-9, an ornamental pack-- age is there generally designated 30b, including a container 31b and an ornamental attachment generally designated 32b. The attachment 32b is formed from a blank generally designated 50 in FIG. 6 which is fabricated of a single integral sheet of deformable material, which may include metal foil or the like. The blank 59 is composed of a plurality of separate sheet sections 38bdisposed in side-by-side relation in FIG. 6. Extending integrally from the lower end of each sheet section 381) is a downwardly flaring sheet section 43b connected to its associ ated section 38b by a reduced connection portion 44b. The sheet sections 43!) are arranged in side-by-side relation with each other, and flare downward to meet at their lower ends. Extending integrally from the lower end of each sheet section 43b is an extension portion 4511, with several extension portions being disposed in side-byside integrally connected together relation with respect to each other. The extensions 45b may have their lower edges ornamentally configured, as at 51, if desired. A glue flap 52 may extend laterally from one outermost sheet extension 45b, for a purpose appearing presently.

In assembly with a boxlike container 31b, the blank 50 is folded to form the ornamental attachment 32b. More specifically, the several sheet extensions 45:) are folded along their connecting fold lines 53 and snugly circumposed about the upper end region of box or container with each section 45b extending along a respective side of the container, and the glue tab 52 adhesively secured to the other laterally outer sheet extension. The sheet sections 431) are folded downward or inward toward each other each along its respective scored connection 54 to the adjacent extensions 45b. The sheet sections 43b then lie substantially flat on the upper end 42b of the container 31b. In the storage condition of FIG. 7, the sections 3811 are folded outward about their reduced connection portions 44b to cover the upper end of the container 31b, and are further folded downward closely along the adjacent container side wall 46b.

In this condition, the sections 33:) extend generally radially outward from a central region and. combine to at least partially cover the upper end of the container and adjacent side-wall regions thereof. Conversely, the sections 38]) may be considered as extending radially inward and terminating short of each other, with the sections 43b extending radially outward from the inner ends of the sections 38b. The radial sections 43b thus conformably engage the upper end 42b of the container 31b, and combine with the snug circumferential embracing engagement of the integrally connected sections 45]) about the container to. removably, but effectively hold the covering sections 33b in proper position on the container.

While the attachment 30b as described and illustrated in FIG. 7 occupies but negligible space additional to that of the container 31b, so as to be readily handled in the conventional manner during shipment and storage, the sheet sections 38b are deformable by upward swinging thereof to an ornamental position projecting or extending from the container, as shown in FIGS. 8 and 9. Obviously, the snug circumposition of the connected extensions 45b firmly retains the attachment 3011 on the container 31b, while permitting removal as desired. Further, the radially inwardly convergent sections 43b are in contiguous side-by-side relation on the container, so that the attachment 30b may, upon removal from the container and inversion afford a receptacle of which the sheet sections 43b define the bottom, and the sheet extensions 45b define the peripheral wall.

Referring now to the embodiment of FIGS. 10-14, a decorative attachment is there generally designated 32c, and illustrated in operative covering relation with a container 310 to provide an ornamental package 39c. The

, of the container 310 is an inner or nether sheet 360, also advantageously fabricated of deformable sheet material. The inner sheet 36c may have a central portion 490, which may substantially completely cover the upper end of the container 310, and is preferably secured by suit- 1 other at the corners of the container.

able means, such as'adhesive ,or staples 44c to the central portion 37c of the outer sheet.

The inner sheet 36c also includes extending portions 410 depending closely along the sides of container 310. The extensions 410 may each cover a respective side of the boxlike container 310, terminating contiguous to each Further, as best seen in FIGS. 1214, there are provided gusset sections 62 integrally connected between the contiguous regions of each extension 410. As best seen in FIGS. 13 and 14, a pair of generally triangular gusset sections 62 may be connected together by afold line 63, and each connected by a respective fold line 64 to a respective extension 41c. Thus, each pair of gusset sections 62 may be folded, as in FIG. 11, to be obscured by the extensions 41!: when the attachment 320 is assembled with a container 3.10. Thus, the inner sheet 360 has its extensions 41c folded generally normal to the central sheet portion 46c, and the gussets 62 folded flat at the junctures of the extensions, so that the lower sheet is deformed to define a cap snugly and removably engaged over the u r end of the container 310. The extending sections 38c of the outer sheets 35c may be deformed to extend closely along the top and sides of the container 31c, as seen in FIG. 10, and may alternatively be deformed to extend from the container to simulate a flower or other desired ornamental configuration.

Upon removal of the attachment 320 from the container' 310, the attachment may be inverted, as seen in FIG. 11, whereupon the hollow configuration of the lower sheet 360 may provide an upwardly opening receptacle, as for a candy dish or various other uses.

In FIGS. 15-17 are shown an ornamental attachment 32d to a container 31d in a package d. The container 31d may be of boxlike construction, having side walls 46d and a top wall 42d. The top wall of the instant embodiment is advantageously provided with a through opening 58; and, an article of packaged goods 59 is shown interiorly of the container 31d in FIG. 16 with the bottle neck 60 terminating proximate to the opening 58.

The decorative accessory or attachment 32d may include an outer or cover sheet 35d of deformable material, such as metal foil, having a central portion 37d arranged centrally over the upper end 42d of the container 31d, and a plurality of radial sections or extensions 38d extending from the central portion radially outward over the upper end of the container and deformed to depend along the container sides.

Thus, the outer sheet 35d covers the upper region of the container 31d; and, anether or inner sheet 360! underlies the cover sheet 35d, having a central portion 46d over the top-wall opening 58, and a plurality of sections 41d extending radially outward from and integrally connected to the central portion. The radial sections 41d overlie the container top wa1l 42d and are deformed downward to extend closely along the container side walls 46d. A holding member or pad 43d, which may be a cardboard disc, is sandwiched between the central portions 37d and d of the outer and inner sheets 35d and 36d; and, the holding member 43d overlies the opening 58 and advantageously extends radially therebeyond, while terminating considerably short of the container side walls.

An inverted, generally cup-shaped member or receptacle d has its closed end uppermost and secured in facing engagement with the undersurface of central sheet portion 4%, as by any suitable fastening means,

, such as a staple fastener 44d. The receptacle 45d therefore opens downward, the peripheral wall extending downward through the container opening 58 and into reoeiving relation with the upper end or" bottle neck end.

In use, the outer and inner sheets 35d and 36d may have their sections 38d and 41d deformed to extend from the container 31d in a decorative and ornamental fashion, as described hereinbefore, to provide a highly attractive package. Further, the decorative assembly or attachment 32d may be removed from its association with the container 31d and inverted, as shown in 151G. 17.. In this condition, the sheets 35d and 36d, and holding member 43d combine to define a base for the upwardly facing receptacle or cup 45d. The cup may then serve many functions, such as that of a candleholder, or otherwise, as desired.

In the embodiment of FIGS. 18 and 19, FIG; 18 illustrates a blank 5%, which may be fabricated of a single integral sheet of deformable material, such as metal foil, and may be formed to define an ornamental, attach.- ment 32a for a container. As shown in FIG. 19, the container may constitute a bottle 31:2, to which the attachment 32a is applied, to define an ornamental package 30c.

The blank 502 may be constituted of a plurality of sheet sections. 332 arranged in side-by-side relation, and a single extension sheet 450 integrally connected to the several extensions at one end thereof. That is, the blank 50e may be fabricated from a single integral sheet of deformable material, with the extensions 38c cut to extend in side-by-side relation from an edge of the remainder 45c of the blank. 7

In assembly of the blank 502 with a container 312 the major blank portion 45a is Wrapped to closely em= brace the bottle, while the sections 38c are held in position by the wrapped portion 45a covering the upper' end of the bottle and may be deformed to extend in any desired manner.

From the foregoing, it is seen that the present invention provides an ornamental package and accessory which fully accomplish their intended objects and are well adapted to meet practical conditions of manufacture and use;

Although the present invention has been described in some detail by way of illustration and example for purposes of clarity of understanding, it is understood that certain changes and modifications may be made within the spirit of the invention and scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In an ornamental package, the combination comprising a completely closed container, a cover of stiff deformable sheet material for covering at least a part of said container, and holding means securing one portion of said cover to said container, another portion of said cover being configured to extend ornamentally from said container, said other portion being deformable into closely conforming embracing relation wtih said container for compactness during storage and shipment.

2. An ornamental package according to claim 1, said one cover portion being located centrally of said cover, and said other cover portion comprising generally radial extensions from said one cover portion to simulate a flower in said ornamental position.

3. An ornamental package according to claim 1, said holding means comprising a stiff deformable holding sheet interposed between said cover and container and secured to said one cover portion, said holding sheet snugly embracing said container for detachable securement thereto.

4. An ornamental package according to claim 3, said holding sheet being of hollow configuration in conforming engagement over an end of said container and removable therefrom for use as a receptacle.

5. An ornamental package according to claim 1, in combination with a cupped member on the inner side of said cover.

6. An ornamental package according to claim 5, said cupped member being in conforming engagement over an end of said container and removable therefrom for use as a receptacle.

7. An ornamental package according to claim 5, said cupped member extending removably into said container and being removable therefrom with said cover for use as a receptacle.

8. An ornamental package according to claim 1, said holding means comprising a plurality of sheet sections on said container part extending generally radially inward and terminating short of each other, and said cover comprising additional sheet sections extending generally radially outward from the inner ends of said first-named sheet sections.

9. An ornamental package according to claim 8, said holding means comprising extensions on the outer ends of said first-named sheet sections integrally connected together in sideby-side relation and circumferentially embracing said container.

10. An ornamental package according to claim 1, said sheet material including metal foil.

11. An ornamental package according to claim 1, said cover comprising a plurality of generally radial extensions, and said holding means comprising a single flexible sheet integrally connected to all of said extensions and wrapped about said container.

12. An ornamental attachment for a container corn prising a plurality of stiff deformable sheet sections, and means for securing said sections to a completely closed container, said sections being deformable between a covering position closely and conformably embracing said container, for compactness during storage and shipment, and an ornamental position extending from said container.

13. An ornamental attachment for a container according to claim 12, said sections extending generally radially outward to simulate a flower in the ornamental position.

hollow configuration snugly embracing said container.

16. An ornamental attachment for a container according to claim 12, in combination with a cupped member having its closed end connected to said sections and adapted to extend removably into the container, for use as a receptacle upon removal from said container.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/216, 229/89, 229/116.1, 428/24
International ClassificationA41G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41G1/00
European ClassificationA41G1/00