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Publication numberUS3195772 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1965
Filing dateOct 4, 1963
Priority dateOct 4, 1963
Publication numberUS 3195772 A, US 3195772A, US-A-3195772, US3195772 A, US3195772A
InventorsKenneth T Buttery
Original AssigneeKvp Sutherland Paper Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing carton suitable for plastic bags and the like
US 3195772 A
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K. T. BUTTERY July 20, 1965 DISPENSING CARTON SUITABLE FOR PLASTIC BAGS AND THE LIKE 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed 061?. 4, 1963 fezz zeffi I K. T. BUTTERY July 20, 1965 DISPENSING CARTON SUITABLE FOR PLASTIC BAGS AND THE LIKE 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 4, 1963 July 20, 1965 K. T. BUTTERY 3,195,772

DISPENSING CARTON SUITABLE FOR PLASTIC BAGS AND THE LIKE Filed Oct. 4, 1963 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR.

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DISPENSING CARTON sunmm FOR PLASTIC BAes AND THE LIKE Filed Oct. 4, 1963 r 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTOR. fezzzzegfi Z1511 fiery al ay United States Patent 5,195,772 DES?ENSING CARTUN SUETABLE Fill? PLATK BAGS AND THE Lil E Kenneth T. Buttery, Kalamazoo, Mich, assignor to KVP Sutherland laper Company, Kalamazoo, Mich a corpoi-anion of Eelaware Filed Get. t, 1963, Ser. No. 3143925 18 Claims. (Cl. 22l33} The present invention relates to dispensing cartons, and is more particularly concerned with cartons for dispensing discrete sheets or items of thin sheet material, especially of plastic, such as plastic sheets, lunch bags, sandwich bags, and the like.

Plastic film or sheet material such as polyethylene film is currently enjoying wide popularity for many applications. The popularity of these sheets or films is well deserved since the material even in thin film form is strong, highly transparent, and relatively inexpensive. Moreover, the material is sanitary and lends itself well to use in food packaging. Consequently, one of the most important uses of plastic film is in the production of food wrappers such as sandwich bag-s, lunch bags, and the like. However, because of the extreme thinness of the material, and frequently also its relatively slippery nautre, discrete sheets, either alone or in the form of bags, are somewhat diliicult to package and even more difiicult to dispense from economical containers.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a dispensing carton which is particularly well adapted for packaging and dispensing discrete sheets of plastic material such as plastic bags. It is a further object to provide such a carton which may be readily filled by means of automatic machinery. It is a further obiect to provide such a carton having means provided for being readily opened. it is still a further object to provide a dispensing carton which retains plastic film sheets or bags in ready position for dispensing and wherein individual bags may be readily withdrawn from the carton. It is an additional object to provide a carton of the type described which may be readily and economically constructed from an integral cut and scored blank. The accomplishment of the foregoing and additional objects will become more fully apparent hereinafter.

The invention in several preferred embodiments is illustrated by the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a plan view of a blank cut and scored to provide a dispensing carton according to one embodiment of th invention.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the carton partially erected and ready to be end filled or loaded.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the carton after it has been loaded and sealed.

FIG. 4 is a plan view of a blank cut and scored to provide a dispensing carton according to another embodiment of the invention.

FR}. 5 is a perspective View of the carton of FIG. 4 in partially erected form, ready to be side filled or loaded.

PEG. 6 is a perspective view showing a pile of plastic bags with a cardboard diaphragm or insert member placed thereover, in preparation to loading.

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken at the line 77 of PEG. 3 showing the arrangement of a loaded carton in which the contents are ready to be dispensed.

PEG. 8 is a plan view of a blank cut and scored to provide a dispensing carton according to another embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a completely formed, filled, and sealed carton prepared from the blank of PEG. 8

FIG. 10 is a plan view of an insert member or diaphragm.

FIG. ll is a cross-sectional view showing one end of the formed, filled, and sealed carton of FIG. 9, as viewed from the inside of the carton.

PEG. 12 is a plan view of a blank cut and scored to provide a dispensing carton according to still another embodiment of the invention.

FIG. 13 is a perspective view of a completely formed, filled and sealed carton prepared from the blank of FIG. 12.

FIG. 14 is a plan view of an insert member; and

FIG. 15 is a cross-sectional view taken at the line 15-15 of FIG. 13.

According to the invention, a carton is provided which may be loaded after it has been partly erected. Sheet-form members such as plastic sheets or bags which are to be dispensed from the carton are folded around the edge of an insert member of cardboard or any other suitable sheet material which exhibits some resilience. The dimensions of the insert members are so designed that the member must be bowed into arcuate form in order to fit into the carton. In preparation for loading, the desired content of sheet material, such as a number of plastic bags, is folded around one edge of the insert member. The assembly is bowed and inserted into the carton in such a manner that the edge of the insert member around which the plastic material is folded is presented at the corner of the carton at which a tear strip or other slot forming means is provided. The resilience of the bowed diaphragm maintains the folded edge in position at the slot where the fold of a plastic sheet, e.g., bag, may be easily grasped for removal of the contents from the carton. Individual sheets, e.g., bags, may thus be readily extracted without disturbing the remainder.

Reference is now made to the accompanying drawings for a better understanding of the invention, wherein all I of the parts are numbered and wherein the same numbers are used to refer to corresponding parts throughout.

One embodiment of the present invention, referred to as an end-fill carton, is illustrated in FIGS. 1-3. The carton is formed from an integral blank as shown in FIG. 1, and comprises a bottom 1, a front wall 2, a top 3, and a rear wall 4. The front wall 2 is provided with spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores 5 defining a tear strip 6 having a grip tab 7. The fracture score at the junction of the top 3 and front wall 2 is discontinuous at the center and the two parts thereof are connected by a semi-circular score line forming a recess tab 8. The carton is provided with bottom end flaps 9, outer end wall flaps ill hingedly connected to the front wall 2, top end flaps l1, and rear Wall end flaps 12. As alternative arrangements, any of the flaps 9, 11 or 12 may be enlarged to serve as outer end flaps in place of the outer end flap It A glue flap 13 is hingedly connected to one edge of the rear wall 4.

A fiap recess 14 is provided in the top end flap 11, adjacent to the tab 7 so that the tab will be cleared when the carton is erected.

In erecting the carton, the glue flap 13 is first glued to the bottom edge of the bottom 1 to form a tubular structure. This step is generally carried out by the manufacturer, and the carton is then shipped in flat condition to the customer for erection and filling. In preparing the carton for filling, one end is erected by folding in the flaps 9, 11 and 12, and then gluing the outer end flap 1% ther-eover, resulting in the structure shown in FIG. 2. The carton is then filled through the open end with the desired contents, and the open end closed in the same manner. The result is a strong sealed carton, as shown in FIG. 3. The carton is prepared for dispensing its contents by gripping the tab 7 and removing the tear strip 6 together with the recess tab 8. As a result, an open slot is formed with a connecting finger port at the edge of the top, formed by the removal of the tab 8, permitting a finger to be inserted to grasp the fold of a plastic sheet or bag within the carton. FIGS. 4 and 5 illustrate an alternative embodiment of the present invention which may be termed a sideload carton. This carton may also be formed from an integral cut and scored blank, as shown in FIG. 4, and comprises a top 15, a front Wall 16, a bottom 17, and a rear wall 18. The front wall 16 is provided with fracture scores 19 forming a tear strip 20 having a grip tab 21. A recess tab 22 is provided in the top 15 by slitting and scoring. An outer end wall 23 is hingedly connected to the front wall 16 and another outer end wall 2 is hingedly connected at the other end of the front wall 16 and to one end of the rear wall 18. The outer end wall 23 is provided with glue flaps 25, the outer end Wall 24 is provided with a pair of glue flaps 26, and the rear wall 18 is provided with glue flaps 27 and 28.

In assembling the side-loading carton, the glue flap 28 is secured to the outer end flap 23. The glue flaps 25, 26 and 27 are then folded in and the bottom 17 folded thereover and secured thereto to form the structure shown inFIG. 5. The carton may then be loaded through the open top side. The glue flaps 25a, 26a, and 27a are then folded over and the top closed and secured t ereto. The carton may be prepared for dispensing by removing the tear strip as described above with respect to the first embodiment.

sented at the exit slot formed upon removal of the tear strip of the carton, and to provide sufficient resilience to inaintain the fold in proper orientation until all of the tion perpendicular to the panel containing the tear strip The present invention resides primarily in a novel strucmember 30. In preparing the assembly for loading, the

exposed portion of the paper bags is folded over an edge 31 of the insert member in the direction shown by the arrow, and positioned so that the two ends of the plastic bag pile and one end of the insert member are substantially aligned. The insert member and the bags are then bowed until the assembly attain-s an arcuate cross-section and is then so arranged with respect to the carton that the edge 31 of the insert member 30 about which the plastic bags are folded is presented at the corner of the carton adjacent to the tear strip. This arrangement is shown in detail in FIG. 7. When the tear strip and recess tab are removed, an exit slot is formed having a connecting finger port located at the center thereof. The fold is thus exposed and the outermost bag may be readily grasped and extracted with the fingers. Manual engagement of the folds of the bags is further facilitated by the fact that at the concave side of the arcuate assembly the plastic bags or sheet material are loosened slightly as a result of the arcuate bowing of the pile. Each bag slides freely and all the bags may be successively withdrawn.

The length of the insert member should preferably be substantially the same as the width of the bags which it is to support, although considerable variation is permissible. The width of the insert member should be about one-half /2) the length of the plastic bags and substantially greater than the width of one side of the carton. For many applications, and particularly when cartons having a rectangular cross-section are used, the insert member-s many advantageously have a width greater than the width of two sides of the carton, as shown in FIG. 7, so that the insert member is retained in arcuate form by the carton walls. When the width of the insert member is of the proper size, the arcuate configuration which the insert member is forced to assume in order to allow entry into the carton causes the fold of supporifld material at the edge thereof to be properly preand parallel to the panel containing the finger port means;

FIGS. 8-11 illustrate still another embodiment of the invention. In this embodiment the carton, the cut and scored blank for which is illustrated in FIG. 8, comprises a top panel member 32, a front panel member 33 hingedly connected thereto, a bottom panel member 34 hingedly connected to the front panel member, and a rear panel member 35 hingedly connected to an edge of the bottom panel member 34. Outer end panel members are hingedly connected to the ends of the bottom panel member 34. Glue flaps 37 are hingedly connected to the ends of the outer end panel members. A glue flap 38 is also hingedly connected to the edge of the rear panel member 35. Complementary inner end members 39 and 4% are hingedly connected at the ends of the front panel member 33 and rear panel member 35 respectively. Portions of the inner end members 33 and 40 are cut away to form detent slotsl and 42.

A pair of spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores 43 and 44 are provided at the edge of the front panel member adjacent to the top panel member. The upper fracture score 43 makes a curved excursion 45 into the top panel member 32 near the center of the panel. A hinge score 46 short-circuits the excursion to permit the top panel member 32 to hinge with the front panel member 33. The lower fracture score 44 makes a curved excursion 47 into the front panel member. The two fracture scores 43 and 44 cooperate to form a tear strip 48 having a tab 4% at one end.

The carton is opened by engaging the tab 49 and detaching the tear strip 48 and connected tabs formed by the excursions 45 and 47. As a result, an exit slot is formed defined by the fracture scores 43 and 44. Additionally, the finger ports are formed as defined by the excursions 45 and 47. The upper fracture score 43 declines at its end. As a result, when the tear strip is removed. detents 50 remain. a

In preparation for filling, the carton is partially assembled by gluing the inner end flaps 39 and 4G to the outer end flaps 36. The carton is then filled at the top, and the cover 32. glued down over the glue flaps 37 and 38 to form a sealed carton.

As shown in FIG. 9, a novel insert member is utilized 7 for supporting the plastic film sheet members, and is comprised of a body member 51, 'a plurality of parallel end tabs 52 and 53, and a pair of spacers 54 and 55 which are positioned a sufficient distance apart to receive the sheet members to be packaged therebetween. l

The carton is loaded in much the same manner as illusrated for the embodiments previously described. The insert member is placed over one end of a pile of plastic film sheet material, e.g., bags, the edge 56 connecting the two spacers 54 and 55 being oriented substantially at the mid-line of the sheet material. The remaining portion of the sheet material is then folded over the edge 56 between the spacers 54 and 55 and into engagement with the top surface of the insert member 51. The insert member and sheet material supported thereon are then bowed downward and inserted into the carton. The length of the insert member, exclusive of the tabs 52 and 53, is so designed that it traverses the entire length of the interior s ea /re of the carton. As a result, when the diaphragm is inserted into the box, the ends of the carton force the tabs 52 and 53 to be bent back substantially perpendicular to the body portion 51. However, when the insert member has been completely inserted, the tabs 52 and 53 enter and expand into the detent slots 41 and 42, securing the insert member in place. The spacers 54 and 55 engage the detents 50. The top panel member is then glued in place over the glue flaps 37 and 38.

The carton is prepared for dispensing by engaging the tab 49 and removing the tear strip 48. This provides an exit slot having a pair of finger ports at the center. After the tear strip has been removed, the detents 5t continue to engage the spacers 54 and 55 and maintain the edge 56 of the insert member in place. The spacers 54 and 55 also provide sufficient space so that the plastic film sheet material may be removed by engaging a fold thereof and withdrawing an individual sheet material through the exit slot. Individual sheets may be successively withawn until the entire contents of the carton have been exhausted. The resiliency of the insert member maintains the folded edge of the sheet material in proper presentation in front of the exit slot until all of the sheet material has been removed.

FIGS. 12-15 illustrate a carton according to the invention having a triangular cross-section. A blank suitably cut and scored as illustrated in FIG. 12 and comprises a front panel member 57, a rear panel member 58, and a bottom panel member 59. A glue flap at) is hingedly connected to one edge of the bottom panel member 59, and is adapted to be afiixed to the free edge of the rear panel member 58. Outer end wall members 61 are hingedly connected to the ends of the bottom panel member 59 and glue flaps 62 are hingedly connected to edges of the outer end wall members 61. Glue flaps 63 are hingedly connected to the ends of the front panel member 5'7.

A pair of spaced-apart substantially parallel fracture scores 64- and 65 are provided in the front panel member at the upper edge thereof to form a tear strip 66. The fracture score 64 makes a curved excursion 67 into the rear panel member 58, and the fracture score 65 makes a curved excursion 68 toward the center of the front panel member 57 to provide enlarged finger ports 67a and 63a when the tear strip 66 is removed. A score line 671) bypasses the excursion 67 and permits the rear panel memer 5% to hinge at the edge of the front panel member 57. The glue flaps are provided with an adhesive in the usual manner, as shown by the shaded areas.

The insert member 69 illustrated in FIG. 14 is comprised of a body portion 6% and a pair of spacers 70, one at each end of a leading edge 71.

The carton is assembled and loaded by first gluing the glue flaps 63 to the outer end members 61. The insert member and plastic bags 75 are then inserted in arcuate form, as by a plunger, so that the leading edge '71 presents the folds of the bags at the tear strip 66, and the spacers '70 are engaged by the detents 72. The glue flaps 62 are then folded in, the glue flap 6% folded thereover, and the rear panel member 58 folded over and affixed to all three glue flaps.

The tear strip as may be removed by gripping the tab 74 and removing the entire tear strip together with the area defined by the excursions 6'7 and 68. An exit slot is thus provided having an enlarged finger port at its center. The individual folds of the plastic bags may be conveniently grasped and the bags extracted.

The present invention solves the problem involved in loading and packaging thin sheet-form material, including plastic sheets, plastic film bags, and the like, caused by their extreme thinness, light weight, limpness, and slippery nature. It enables these materials to be readily loaded into cartons of convenient size without the need for expensive or complicated machinery. The cartons may be readily opened for dispensing the contents. Moreover, the sheet-form material is always maintained in the proper 6 presentation position at the exit slot for ready removal of individual sheets or bags.

Although, in the embodiments illustrated in the foregoing description and drawings, the tear strip and finger port means are provided on particularly described panels, it is obvious that they may alternatively be provided on other adjacent pairs of panels. It is also obvious that the carton may be placed in any one of numerous positions for dispensing the contents thereof, the terms top, bottom, etc., being used herein merely for convenience in describing the invention.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact details of construction, operation, or exact materials or embodiments shown and described, as obvious modifications and equivalents will be apparent to one skilled in the art, and the invention is therefore to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims, in which the term sheet-form articles is to be understood as including not only sheets themselves but also articles, e.g., bags, formed from sheets.

I claim:

l. A dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles to be dispensed therefrom in readily dispensable position, said carton having a plurality of side and end panels defining an enclosure, and means for providing an exit slot for said sheet-form articles positioned at an edge of one of said panels, a sheet-form insert member contained in said carton in arcuate position having its leading edge disposed at said exit slot means, said sheetform articles being folded around said leading edge and disposed along the sides of said insert member, whereby, when said exit slot is provided, the fold of each sheetform article may be successively engaged and the sheetform article extracted from said carton.

2. An end-filled dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton being formed of an integral blank cut and scored to provide a rear panel member, a top panel member hingedly connected to the edge thereof, a front panel member hingedly connected to an edge of said top panel member, a bottom panel member hingedly connected at one edge to said front panel member, and means securing the other. edge of said bottom panel member to an edge of said rear panel member, end flaps including an outer end panel at each end hingedly connected to said panel members, said outer end panels being secured to the remaining end panels at each end, one of said panel members having a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores positioned at one edge thereof for providing an exit slot when removed, a sheetform insert member arranged in said carton in arcuate position, the leading edge of said insert member being positioned at said tear strip, said thin sheetform articles being folded around said leading edge and disposed along the sides of said insert member, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, the fold of each sheet- I'orm article may be successively engaged and the sheetform article extracted from said carton through the exit slot provided thereby.

3. A dispensing carton according to claim 2 wherein said fracture scores are provided at the edge of said front panel member adjacent said top panel member.

4. A dispensing carton according to claim 3 wherein one of said fracture scores makes a curved excursion into said top panel member to provide a finger port when said tear strip is removed.

5. A dispensing carton according to claim 3 wherein said fracture scores extend into, and join at, an outer end panel, whereby a tab is formed for engaging said tear strip.

6. A side-filled dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton being formed of an integral blank cut and scored to provide a front panel member, a first outer end panel member hingedly connected to one end of said front panel member, a rear panel member hingedly connected at one end to said first outer end panel member, a second outer end panel member hingedly connected to the other end of said front panel member, a bottom panel member hingedly connected to one edge of said front panel member, and a top panel member hingedly connected to the other edge of said front panel member, said rear panel member, said first outer end panel member and said second outer end panel member having glue flaps hingedly connected thereto, and means securing one end of said rear panel member to said second outer end panel member, said glue flaps being secured to said bottom panel member and said top panel member, one of said panel members having a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores positioned at one edge therof for providing an exit slot when removed, a sheet-form insert member arranged in said carton in arcuate position, a leading edge of said insert member being disposed at said tear strip, said thin sheetform articles being folded around said leading edge and disposed along the sides of said insert member, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, the fold of each sheetform article may be successively engaged and the sheetform article extracted from said carton through the exit provided thereby.

7. A dispensing carton according to claim 6 wherein said fracture scores are provided at the edge of said front panel member adjacent said top panel member.

, 8. A dispensing carton according to claim 7 wherein one of said fracture scores makes a curved excursion into said top panel member to provide a finger port when said tear strip is removed.

9. A dispensing carton according to claim 7 wherein said fracture scores extend into, and join at, an outer end panelmember to provide a tab for engaging an end of said tear strip.

10. A dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton having top, rear, front, and bottom panel members and inner and outer end wall members cooperating to form a closed carton, the inner end walls at each end of said carton being contoured to define a detent socket, a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores povided in one panel member at the edge thereof, a sheet-form insert member arranged within said carton in arcuate position having its leading edge positioned at said tear strip, the length of said insert member being substantially equal to the length of the interior of said carton, detent tabs being provided at both ends of said insert member at the apex of the arc thereof,

said detent tabs being folded over and engaged by said de tent sockets to retain said insert member in place within said carton, and a plurality of thin sheet-form articles folded over and supported .by the leading edge of said insert member and disposed along the sides thereof, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, individual sheetform articles may be removed by engaging thefold thereof and withdrawing said sheet-form article through the exit slot formed by removal of said tear strip.

- 11. A dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton having a plurality of panel members and end wall members cooperating to form a closed carton, a tear strip comprising a pair ofspaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores provided in one of said panel members at the edge thereof, the ends of the fracture score adjacent said edge diverging therefrom to define a detent adjacent each end of said tear strip, a sheet-form insert member arranged within said carton in arcuate position, the leading edge of said insert member having a spacer at each end positioned at said tear strip behind said detents, and a plurality of thin sheet-form articles folded over and supported by the leading edge of said insert member between said spacers and disposed along the sides thereof, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, the leading edge of said insert member is retained in position at the exit slot formed by removal of said tear strip and individual sheetform articlesmay be removed by engaging the fold thereof and withdrawing same through said exit slot.

12. A dispensing carton containing a pluralityof plastic film sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton having top, rear, front, and bottom panel members and inner and outer end wall members cooperating to form a closed carton, the inner end wall members at each end of said carton being contoured to define a detent socket, a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced apart substantially parallel fracture scores provided in one of said panel members at the edge thereof, the ends of the fracture score adjacent said edge diverging therefrom to define a detent adjacent each end of said tear strip, a sheet-form insert member arranged within said carton in arcuate position having its leading edge positioned at said tear strip, the length of said insert member being substantially equal to the length of the interior of said carton, said insert member being provided with detent tabs at each side at the apex of the arc thereof, said detent tabs being folded into and engaged by said detent sockets to retain said insert member in place within said carton, the leading edge of said insert member being provided with a spacer at each end engaging the detents defined by said fracture score, and a plurality of plastic film sheetforrn articles folded over and supported by the leading edge of said insert member between said spacers and disposed along the sides thereof, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, an exit slot is provided through which individual sheet-form articles may be successively removed by engaging the fold thereof and withdrawing said sheet-form articles through said exit slot.

13. A dispensing carton according to claim 12 wherein said fracture scores are provided at the edge of said front panel member adjacent said top panel member.

14. A dispensing carton according to claim 13 wherein one of said fracture scores makes a curved excursion into said top panel member to provide a finger port when said tear strip is removed.

.15. A dispensing carton according to claim 13 wherein said fracture scores extend into, and join at, an outer end panel member to provide a tab for engaging an end of said tear strip.

16. A dispensing carton having a triangular crosssection containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton being formed of an integral blank cut and scored to provide three panel members hingedly connected together at their common edges, means for affixing the free edge of one of said panel members to the free edgeof another panel member to form a tube, a triangular outer end flap at each end of said carton hingedly connected to an end of one of said panels, and means securing the other edges of said triangular outer end flap to the ends of the remaining two panel members, one of said panel members having a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced-apart substantially parallel fracture scores positioned at one edge thereof for providing an exit slot when removed, a sheet-form insert member arranged'in'said carton in arcuate position, the leading edge of said insert member being positioned at said tear strip, said thin sheet-form articles being folded around said leading edge and disposed along the sides of said insert member, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, the fold of each sheet-form article may be successively engaged and the sheet-form article extracted from said carton through the exit slot provided thereby.

17. A dispensing carton having a triangular crosssection and containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton being formed of an integral blank cut and scored to provide a front panel member, a rear panel member hingedly connected to one edge thereof and a bottom panel member connected to the other edge thereof, a pair of triangular outer end members connected one at each end of said carton to an end of said panel members, means securing the free edge of said bottom panel member to the free edge of said rear panel member and means securing the remaining edges of said outer end members to the ends of said front panel member and said rear panel member, said front panel member having a tear strip comprising a pair of spaced-apart substantially parellel fracture scores positioned at the top edge thereof for providing an exit slot when removed, a sheet-form insert member arranged in said carton in arcuate position, the leading edge of said insert member being positioned at said tear strip, and a plurality of thin sheet-form articles folded around said leading edge and disposed along the sides of said insert member, whereby, when said tear strip is removed, the fold of each sheet-form article may be successively engaged and the sheet-form article extracted from said carton through the exit slot provided thereby.

18. A dispensing carton containing a plurality of thin sheet-form articles in readily dispensable position, said carton having top, rear, front, and bottom panel members and inner and outer end wall members cooperating to form a closed carton, the inner end walls at each end of said carton being contoured to define a detent socket, means for providing an exit slot positioned in one panel member at an edge thereof, a sheet-form insert member arranged within said carton in arcuate position having its leading edge positioned at said exit slot means, the length of said insert member being substantially equal to the length of the interior of said carton, detent tabs being provided at both ends of said insert member at the apex of the arc thereof, said detent tabs being folded over and engaged by said detent sockets to retain said insert memher in place within said carton, and a plurality of thin sheet-form articles folded over and supported by the leading edge of said insert member and disposed along the sides thereof, whereby, when said exit slot is provided, individual sheet-form articles may be removed by engaging the fold thereof and withdrawing said sheet-form articles through said exit slot.

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GEORGE O. RALSTON, RAPHAEL M. LUPO,

Examiners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/33
International ClassificationB65D83/08, B65D5/16
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/16, B65D83/0852
European ClassificationB65D83/08D1, B65D5/16
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Apr 22, 1981ASAssignment
Owner name: JAMES RIVER CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA, TREDEGAR ST.,
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:JAMES RIVER DELAWARE, INC.;REEL/FRAME:003850/0811
Effective date: 19810406
Owner name: JAMES RIVER DELAWARE M INC.
Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:BROWN COMPANY;REEL/FRAME:003850/0804
Effective date: 19810219
Owner name: JAMES RIVER DELAWARE M INC., MICHIGAN