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Publication numberUS3223233 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1965
Filing dateMay 8, 1963
Priority dateMay 8, 1963
Publication numberUS 3223233 A, US 3223233A, US-A-3223233, US3223233 A, US3223233A
InventorsAyer Ronald M, Becker William C
Original AssigneeReynolds Metals Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container constructions and blanks for making the same or the like
US 3223233 A
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1 1965 w. c. BECKER ETAL ,2

CONTAINER CONSTRUGTIONS AND BLANKS FOR MAKING THE SAME OR THE LIKE Filed May 8, 1963 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS WILLIAM C. BECKER BY RONALD M. AYEIR Dec. 14, 1965 Filed May 8, 1963 c. BECKER ETAL 3,223,233 CONTAINER CONSTRUCTIONS AND BLANKS FOR MAKING THE SAME OR THE LIKE 4 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIG-8 INVENTORS WILLIAM C. BECKER RONALD M. AYER M, /a/z/ I l/a/v THEIR ATTORNEYS 1965 w. c BECKER ETAL 3,2 33

STRUCTI BLANKS FOR MAKING CONTAINER CON ONS AND SAME OR THE LIKE Filed May 8, 1963 4 Sheets-Sheet 5 THE WILLIAM C. BECKER BY RONALD M. AYER 2am THEIR ATTORNEYS D 14. 1965 w. c. BECKER ETAL 3,223,233

CONTAINER CONSTRUCTIONS AND BLANKS FOR MAKING THE SAME OR THE LIKE 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed May 8, 1965 FIG-l4 INVENTORS 7- WlLLlAM Q BECKER RONALD M. AYER THEIR ATTORNEYS United States Patent C) 3,223,233 CONTAINER CGNSTRUCTIONS AND BLANKS FOR MAKING THE SAME OR THE LIKE William (3. Becker, Henrico County, and Ronald M. Ayer,

Chesterfield County, Va., assignors to Reynolds Metals (lamp-any, Richmond, Va, a corporation of Delaware Fiied May 8, 1963, Ser. No. 278,827 22 (flaims. (Cl. 206-65) This invention relates to improved containers for packaging product containing pouch means and the like and to improved blanks for making such containers or the like.

It is well known that a variety of products today are being packaged in plastic or foil lined, bag-like pouches for sale to the ultimate consumer, such bag-like pouch means containing food products such as cake mixes, dehydrated soup mixes, etc., or non-edible products such as cosmetics, etc.

While such pouch means is a fairly economical means for merchandising the product, it has been found that some means must be provided to protect the pouch means from rupture thereof during handling and merchandising because of the relatively thin material forming the pouch means.

Accordingly, it is a feature of this invention to provide an improved protective container for such pouch means, the container being economical to manufacture and assemble with the pouch means while readily permitting the ultimate consumer to open the container and utilize the product containing pouch means when desired. I

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide an improved container for such product containing pouch means, the container having one or more of the novel features of this invention set forth above or hereinafter shown or described.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved blank for forming such a container or the like.

Other objects, uses and advantages of this invention are apparent from a reading of this description which proceeds with reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof and wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of one of the improved containers of this invention.

FIGURE 2 is a view similar to FIGURE 1 illustrating the manner of initially opening the container of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a perspective view illustrating the manner of further opening the container of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged end view of the container illustrated in FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary end view similar to FIGURE 4 illustrating another embodiment of this invention.

FIGURES 6 and 7 are views similar to FIGURE 5 and respectively illustrate other embodiments of this invention.

FIGURE 8 is a side view illustrating the method of forming another container of this invention.

FIGURE 9 is a view similar to FIGURE 8 illustrating the container of FIGURE 8 in its closed position.

FIGURE 10 is an enlarged fragmentary view similar to FIGURE 9 illustrating certain details of the container of FIGURE 8.

FIGURE 11 is a perspective view of still another container of this invention.

FIGURE 12 is a perspective view illustrating the container blank of this invention for forming the container of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 13 is a view similar to FIGURE 12 illustrating the container blank of this invention for forming 3,223,233 Patented Dec. 14, 1965 either the container of FIGURE 8 or the container of FIGURE 11.

FIGURE 14 is a view similar to FIGURE 13 and illustrates another embodiment of the blank structure of this invention.

FIGURE 15 is an enlarged, fragmentary cross-sectional view illustrating another embodiment of the carton structure of this invention.

FIGURE 16 is a view similar to FIGURE 15 and illustrates still another embodiment of this invention.

FIGURE 17 is a perspective view illustrating another embodiment of the carton structure of this invention.

FIGURE 18 is a view similar to FIGURE 17 and illustrates still another embodiment of this invention.

While the various features of this invention are here inafter described and illustrated as being particularly adaptable to package product containing pouch means, it is to be understood that the various features of this invention can be utilized singly or in any combination thereof to provide means for packaging other items as desired.

Therefore, this invention is not to be limited to only the embodiments illustrated in the drawings, because the drawings are merely utilized to illustrate one of the wide variety of uses of this invention.

Referring now to FIGURE 1, a substantially rectangular container of this invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 20 and is utilized to package together a pair of product containing pouch means 21 and 22, the pouch means 21 and 22 being similar or dissimilar as desired and formed of any desired material.

The container 20 comprises a substantially flat bottom wall means 23, a pair of opposed substantially flat side wall means 24 and 25 and a substantially flat top wall means 26, the top wall means 26 comprising a pair of overlapping flap means 27 and 28 respectively interconnected to the side wall means 24 and 25 with the underlying flap means 28 comprising a pair of foldably connected sections 29 and 30.

In this manner, the container 20 is substantially rectangular and has a pair of opposed open end walls 31 and 32.

The product containing pouch means 21 and 22 are disposed in the container 20 and are respectively suspended therein adjacent the top wall means 26 in a manner now to be described.

As illustrated in FIGURE 4, the left-hand pouch means 21 has a top seam 33 disposed against the under surface of the top flap 27 and is secured thereto in any suitable manner, such as by heat sealing means, adhesive means and the like, the top edge 34 of the top seam 33 of the pouch means 21 terminating short of the outer free edge 35 of the flap means 27 for a purpose hereinafter described.

The right-hand pouch means 22 has its top seam 36 sandwiched between the folded sections 29 and 30 of the flap means 28 and is secured to both of the sections 29 and 30 in any suitable manner, such as by heat sealing means, adhesive means, and the like.

Therefore, it can be seen that the pouch means 21 and 22 are suspended in the container 20 at a point adjacent the top wall means 26 thereof and are protected by the container 20.

The container 20 is initially disposed in a closed position illustrated in FIGURES 1 and 4 by having the overlapping portions of the top flaps 27 and 28 secured together at 37 outboard of the top edge 34 of the pouch means 21, such securing means between the overlapping flaps 27 and 28 can be accomplished by spot gluing or the like as illustrated in FIGURES 2 and 3.

In order to further rigidify the filled container 20, a tubular band of heat shrinkable material 38 can be disposed around the container in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 4 and can be heat shrunk in such a manner that the same will compact the pouch means 21 and 22 between the opposed side wall means 24' and 25 and against each other whereby the frictional engagement between contacting surfaces of the pouch means 21 and 22 and between the pouch means 21 and 22 and the side wall means 24 and 25 prevents relative movement of the pouch means 21 and 22 in the container 20.

Alternately or additionally, the pouch means 21 and 22 can be temporarily secured to the side wall means 24 and 25 intermediate the ends of the pouch means 21 and 22 by a suitable adhesive 39 as illustrated in FIGURE 4 and the contacting surfaces of the pouch means 21 and 22 can be temporarily secured together by adhesive 40 as illustrated in FIGURE 4.

In this manner, the heat shrinkable overwrap 38 or the gluing 39 or 40 or both substantially rigidifies the container 20 in its rectangular configuration to prevent relative movement between the pouch means 21 and 22 and the container 20 whereby the container 20 holds its attractive shape as illustrated in FIGURE 1 regardless of rough handling thereof during the shipment, storage and merchandising of the same.

When the ultimate consumer desires to initially open the sealed container 20 to utilize the product in the product containing pouch means 21 and 22, the ultimate consumer merely breaks the securement between the overlapping flap means 27 and 28 in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 2 and unfolds the container 20 in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 3 whereby the gluing 40 between the pouch means 21 and 22 permits the pouch means 21 and 22 to be readily separated so that the container 20 can be opened out to a substantially flat form.

Thereafter, the ultimate consumer can grasp the bottom of the pouch means 21 and peel the same from the side wall means 24 breaking the gluing 39 and peel the same from the flap means 27 by breaking the securement therebetween.

Similarly, the pouch means 22 can be removed from the container 20 by merely unfolding the sections 30 and 29 of the flap means 28 in the manner illustrated in FIG- URE 3 and thereafter grasping the bottom of the pouch means 22 to peel the same from the side wall means 25 by breaking the gluing 39 and to peel the same from the section 29 of the flap means 28 by breaking the securement therebetween.

Therefore, it can be seen that it is a relatively simple matter to open the container 21) when desired.

While the container 20 can be formed of any suitable material, the same can be formed of material which will let the container 20 act as a cooking sheet when disposed in its flat unfolded condition. For example, the container 20 can comprise a lamination of paper that is not damaged by cooking temperatures and having metallic foil, such as aluminum-containing metallic foil or the like, laminated on the opposed sides thereof.

In this manner, should pouch means 21 and 22 contain a cookie mix or the like, the container 20 can be utilized as a cookie sheet for cooking such cookies and can be later discarded or utilized over and over again as desired.

Therefore, it can be seen that a unique container construction is provided in FIGURES 14 wherein the product containing pouch means 21 and 22 can be substantially protected during shipment, storage and merchandising of the same without utilizing an excess of container material whereby the cost of the container construction is relatively small.

While the container 20 can be formed of any suitable material and in any suitable manner, the embodiment of the container 20 illustrated in the drawings is formed from a container blank 41 of this invention illustrated in FIGURE 12.

As illustrated in FIGURE 12, the container blanks 41 of this invention can be serially formed on a continuous web of material 42 that can be disposed in a roll form for economical storage and transportation of the blanks 41.

For example, the web of material 42 could be passed through a suitable scoring apparatus which will serially score the same with the blank patterns 41 as illustrated in FIGURE 12.

Each blank 41 is defined by fold or score lines 43-47 disposed parallel to each other and parallel to the score lines 43-47 of adjacent blanks 41 formed from the web 42.

The adjacent blanks 41 are separated from each other by lines 48 formed on the Web of material 42, the lines 48 merely indicating where to sever the web 42 or comprising preformed perforated tear lines, as desired, Whereby the container manufacturer will need no cutting apparatus to separate adjacent blanks 41 from each other.

In this manner, the top flap 27 of each blank 41 is defined between the line 48 and the score 43, the side wall means 24 between the scores 43 and 44, the bottom wall means 23 between the scores 44 and 45, the side wall means 25 between the scores 45 and 46, and the top flap 28 between the score 46 and the line 48, the top flap 28 being divided into foldable sections 29 and 30 by the score line 47.

Therefore, it can be seen that the blanks 41 can be readily and rapidly made on the web of material 42 as the web of material 42 is merely transversely scored by parallel score lines 4347 in a repeating pattern throughout the length thereof.

Thus, the pouch packager can be supplied a roll of scored web material 42 whereby the packager can detach blanks 41 from the web of material 42 as needed to form the containers 20 previously described.

Alternately, the blank manufacturer could supply the blanks 41 in pre-cut fiat form as desired.

When it is desired to form a container 20, a separated blank 41 is disposed in a flat condition and the pouch means 21 and 22 can be placed thereon and secured to the flaps 27 and 28 in the manner previously described.

Thereafter, the fiat container blank 41 can be folded into the position illustrated in FIGURE 2 whereby the flaps 27 and 28 can be secured together by the spot gluing 37 to complete the container 20.

Of course, if the gluing 39 and 40 is utilized between the container 20 and the pouch means 21 and 22, such gluing can be applied before the blank 41 is folded into the position illustrated in FIGURE 2.

Therefore, it can be seen that the container 20 of this invention can be formed in a relatively simple manner While at the same time packaging the pouch means 21 and 22 therein whereby no separate operation is required to insert the pouch means 21 and 22 after the container 20 has been formed from the blank 41.

Another container of this invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 4 in FIGURE 5 and parts thereof similar to the container 20 are indicated by like reference numerals followed by the reference letter a.

The difiierence between the container 49 and the container 20 previously described is that the overlapping flap 27a of the container 49 has its free edge 35a extending beyond the side wall means 25a a distance sufficient to permit the ultimate consumer to insert a finger nail below the free edge 35a of the overlapping flap 27a to lift the same relative to the container 49 to break the spot gluing 37a previously described.

In this manner, it can be seen that the container 49 can be readily opened and can be utilized to provide the same functions as the container 21 previously described.

Another container of this invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 50 in FIGURE 6 and parts thereof similar to the container 20 previously described are indicated by like reference numerals followed by the reference letter b.

As illustrated in FIGURE 6, the container 50 is substantially identical to the container 20 previously described except that the section 30 of the underlying flap 28b has been eliminated on the container 50 whereby the top seam 36b of the pouch means 22b is secured to only the under surface of the underlying fiap 28b instead of being sandwiched between the sections 29 and 30 of the container 20 previously described.

Another container of this invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 51 in FIGURE 7 and parts thereof similar to the container 26" previously described are indicated by like reference numerals followed by the reference letter 0.

As illustrated in FIGURE 7, the pouch means 210 and 22c are suspended in the container 51 adjacent the top wall means 260 thereof. However, the top seams 33c and 36c of the pouch means 210 and 220 are not secured to the flap means 270 and 280 as in the other containers but are secured to the side wall means 24c and 250 at points adjacent the top wall means 260 by gluing or heat sealing means as desired.

Further, the underlying flap 280 has the section 30 eliminated therefrom in the same manner as the container 50 previously described.

Therefore, it can be seen that this invention provides various substantially rectangular containers adapted to package pouch means therein while the various containers each perform substantially the same functions.

While the containers previously described have been utilized to package a plurality of pouch means therein, it is to be understood that the various features of this invention can be utilized to package a single pouch means if desired.

For example, reference is made to FIGURES 9 and 11 wherein other containers of this invention are generally indicated by the reference numerals 52 and 53 respectively, the containers 52 and 53 being substantially triangular in cross-sectional configuration and having opposed opened end walls.

As illustrated in FIGURE 9, the container 52 comprises a substantially fiat bottom wall means 54 integrally interconnected to a pair of opposed side wall means 55 and 56 secured together adjacent the top edges thereof to define the substantially triangular container 52 containing a single pouch means 57 therein.

The side wall means 56 of the container 52 has a flap 58 foldably connected thereto at a score line 59 as illustrated in FIGURE 8 whereby the flap 58 can be turned over the side wall means 55 and be secured thereto in any suitable manner.

For example, reference is made to FIGURE 8 wherein the pouch means 57 has its top seam 60 secured to the under surface of the flap 58 at a point disposed outboard of the score 59 whereby when the container 52 is folded in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 10, it can be seen that the top seam 60 of the pouch means 57 is disposed between the upper edges of the side wall means 55 and 56 while the flap 58 can be secured to the exterior surface of the side wall means 55 to close the container 52.

In this manner, the pouch means 57 is suspended from the top edges of the side wall means 55 and 56 while the container construction 52 forms a substantially triangular protective covering having opposed open end walls.

If desired, the pouch means 57 can be temporarily secured to the inside surfaces of the side wall means 55 and 56 in a manner similar to the gluing 39 previously described for the container 20 to further rigidity the container 52 into the configuration illustrated in FIG- URE 9.

The container 53 illustrated in FIGURE 11 comprises a substantially flat bottom wall means 61 integrally interconnected to a pair of opposed side wall means 62 and 63 that come substantially together at their upper ends to define a substantially triangular container construction protecting a pouch means 64 disposed therein, the side wall means 62 and 63 having flaps 65 and 66 respectively hinged to their upper edges and sandwiching the top seam 67 of the pouch means 64 therebetween.

In this manner, the flaps 65 and 66 can be secured to the top seam 67 of the pouch means 64 to suspend the pouch means 64 within the container 53.

If desired, the flaps 65 and 66 and top seam 67 of the pouch means 64 can be suitably apertured at 68 to define means for hanging the container 53 from a suitable merchandising rack or the like.

While the container 53 can be formed of any suitable material and in any suitable manner, the container 53 can be formed from material which will permit the unfolded container 53 to act as a cooking sheet in the same manner as the container 20 previously described and can be formed from a blank 69 illustrated in FIG- URE 13.

As illustrated in FIGURE 13, the blanks 69 are formed in a repeating pattern on a web of material 70 in the same manner as the blanks 41 previously described.

For example, adjacent blanks 69 can be separated from each other by lines 71 with each blank 69 being provided with parallel scores 72, 73, 74 and whereby the fiap 65 of each container 53 is defined between the line 71 and the score 72, the side wall means 62 between the scores 72 and 73, the bottom wall means 61 between the scores 73 and 74, the side wall means 63 between the scores 74 and 75 and the flap 66 between the score 75 and the line 71.

In this manner, the web of material 70 can be simply and rapidly formed into a plurality of blanks 69 because the same is merely transversely scored throughout the length thereof.

While the blank 69 can be utilized to form the container 53, the same can be utilized to form the container 52 previously described by merely removing one of the flaps 65 or 66 from the blank 69.

Alternately, the container 52 can be made from a blank suitably scored to define only the panels needed for the container 52.

While the webs of material 42 and 70 of FIGURES 12 and 13 have been previously described as having the scores thereof disposed transversely to the longitudinal direction of the webs of material 42 and 70, it is to be understood that the scores for the particular container blanks can be disposed in the same direction as the longitudinal length of the webs of material 42 and 70, if desired.

For example, reference is made to FIGURE 14 wherein another coiled web of material 76 is provided and is longitudinally scored by parallel scores 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47 to define the blanks 41 previously described. In particular, the web of material 76 can be transversely scored or provided with guiding lines 77 to separate adjacent blanks 41 from each other. Alternatively, the user of the Web of material 77 can have automatic cutting apparatus which can cut the blanks 41 to the desired size, if desired, whereby the transverse guide lines 77 can be eliminated.

While the various blanks for forming the various containers of this invention have been described as being formed in repeating patterns on webs of material, it is to be understood that the blanks can be precut and supplied to the packager in fiat and stacked form rather than in roll form as illustrated.

Further, while the various product containing pouch means of this invention have heretofore been described as being secured to the various container structures by auxiliary adhesive means, it is to be understood that the pouch means of this invention can be secured to the container structure by utilizing the sealing means of the pouch means itself.

For example, the product containing pouch means of this invention can be readily formed of a lamination having a metallic foil, such as aluminum-containing metallic foil or the like, forming the exterior surface thereof and a heat sealable material forming the interior surf-ace thereof whereby the bag-like pouch means can be formed and sealed closed by heat sealing the heat sealing means of the pouch means at the seams of the pouch means.

However, by leaving one side portion of the pouch means exposed at the top thereof, the heat sealing side thereof can be utilized to heat seal and, thus, secure the pouch means to the container structure.

For example, another embodiment of this invention is illustrated in FIGURE and comprises a package construction 78 formed in substantially the same manner as the package construction 50 of FIGURE 6 wherein like parts are indicated by like reference numerals followed by the reference d.

As illustrated in FIGURE 15, each pouch means 21d and 22a! is formed of a lamination of metallic foil 79 and a heat sealing material 80 whereby the heat sealing material 80 forms the interior of the pouch means and the metallic foil 79 forms the exterior thereof.

However, one side of each pouch means 21d and 22d extends beyond the other side thereof as represented by the reference numeral 81 whereby the exposed heat sealing material 80 of the pouch means 21d and 22d are adapted to be disposed against the flaps 27d and 28d of the carton to be heat sealed thereto whereby the pouch means 21d and 22d are adapted to be suspended to the top flap means 27d and 28d of the carton of the container without utilizing auxiliary adhesive means in the manner previously described.

In addition, while the embodiment illustrated in FIG- URE 8 has the pouch means 21d and 22d secured to the top flap means 27d and 28d of the container structure, it is to be understood that the pouch means 21d and 22d can be secured to the side walls 24d and 25d of the container structure illustrated in FIGURE 15 in substantially the same manner as illustrated in FIGURE 7.

In particular, reference is made to FIGURE 16 wherein the pouch means 21d has the exposed heat sealing means 80 thereof at the extended end 81 of the pouch means 21d secured to the side wall means 24d solely by the characteristics of the heat sealing means 80 in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 15.

While the containers 52 and 53 of this invention illustrated in FIGURES 10 and 11 are substantially triangular in order to package a single product containing pouch means therein, it is to be understood that single product containing pouch means of this invention can be packaged in rectangular containers similar to the other rectangular containers of this invention previously described.

For example, another container of this invention is generally indicated by the reference numeral 82 in FIG URE 17 and is substantially rectangular while only packaging a single product containing pouch means 83 therein. The container 82 includes a bottom wall 84 integral interconnected to a pair of opposed side walls 85 and 86 respectively interconnected to overlapping top flap means 87 and 88 which form the top means of the container 82.

The product containing pouch means 83 is adapted to have the top portion 89 thereof disposed between the flap means 87 and 88 of the container 82 and be secured thereto in any of the manners previously described whereby it can be seen that the single product containing pouch means of this invention can be readily packaged in either a substantially rectangular container or a triangular container, as desired.

In order to further rigidify the various containers of this invention as well as to render the same more pilfer proof, band means can be utilized to extend around the opened end walls of the containers of this invention to not only tend to prevent the product containing pouch means from bulging outwardly through the opened end walls thereof, but also to render the containers of this invention substantially tamper or pilfer proof.

In particular, such a band means is generally indicated by the reference numeral 90 in FIGURE 17 and comprises a length or strip of material extending completely around the container 82 and having its ends 91 and 92 disposed in overlapping relation against the side wall 86 and secured together in any suitable manner.

For example, the band means 90 can comprise heat sealable material or the like whereby the overlapping ends 92 and 91 can be heat sealed together. In addition, tne band means 90 can be heat sealed directly to the side walls and 86 of the container 82, if desired.

While the band means 98 has been illustrated as extending completely around the container 82, the same can comprise individual strips in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 18 and indicated respectively by reference numerals 93 and 94 whereby the band means 93 and 94 are respectively disposed around the opposed open end walls of the container 82 and are respectively secured to the side walls 85 and 86 in any suitable manner, For example, the band means 93 and 94' can be formed of heat sealing material so that the same can be heat sealed to the side walls 85 and 86 in the manner previously described.

Therefore, it can be seen that this invention not only provides improved filled container constructions or the like but also this invention provides improved blanks for making such containers or the like.

While the pouches of the various container constructions of this invention have been described as being temporarily trapped between the folds of the particular cartons by gluing, heat sealing and the like, it is to be understood that such temporary securing means renders the containers substantially pilfer proof unless the containers are destroyed.

While the form of the invention now preferred has been disclosed as required by the statutes, other forms may be used, all coming within the scope of the claims which follow.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination, a container having a pair of opposed side walls interconnected together at their top and bottom edges by top wall means and bottom wall means to provide opposed opened end walls thereof, and product containing pouch means suspended in said container adjacent said top wall means, said pouch means temporarily being secured to said opposed side wall means intermediate the ends of said pouch means to rigidify said container.

2. A combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein said pouch means comprises a pair of separate pouches temporarily secured together intermediate the ends of said pouches.

3. A combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein said pouch means comprises a plurality of separate pouches respectively suspended to said top wall means.

4. A combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein said pouch means comprises a plurality of separate pouches respectively suspended from top portions of said side walls.

5. A combination as set forth in claim 1 and including band means temporarily extending around said opposed opened ends and being secured to said side walls to tend to hold said container and pouch means in a desired configuration thereof.

6. A combination as set forth in claim 1 and including scalable interior surface means for sealing closed said pouch means, said scalable interior surface means also securing said pouch means to said container.

7. In combination, a container having a pair of opposed side walls interconnected together at their top and bottom edges by top wall means and bottom wall means I to define a substantially rectangular container having opposed opened end walls, said top wall means including a pair of overlapping flap means temporarily secured together, and a pair of product containing pouches having upper ends respectively secured to said flap means whereby said pouches are suspended in said container.

8. A combinaiton as set forth in claim 7 wherein said end of one of said pouches is disposed between said overoverlapping flap means.

9. A combination as set forth in claim 7 wherein said pouches are respectively and temporarily secured to said side walls intermediate the ends of said pouches to rigidify said container.

10. A combination as set forth in claim 7 wherein said pouches are respectively and temporarily secured to each other intermediate the ends of said pouches to rigidity said container.

11. A combination as set forth in claim 7 wherein said flap means are respectively and hingedly secured to the upper edges of said side walls.

12. In combination, a container having a pair of pposed side walls interconnected together at their top and bottom edges by top wall means and bottom wall means to define a substantially rectangular container having opposed opened end walls, said top wall means including a pair of overlapping flap means temporarily secured together, and a product containing pouch disposed in said container and having the upper end thereof secured between said overlapping portions of said overlapping flap means whereby said pouch is suspended in said container.

13. A combination as set forth in claim 12 wherein said pouch means has a sealable interior surface means that seals closed said pouch means, said sealable interior surface means also securing said pouch means to said container at the upper end of said pouch means.

14. A combination as set forth in claim 12 and including band means temporarily extending around said opened ends and being secured to said side walls to tend to hold said container and pouch means in a desired configuration thereof.

15. A combination as set forth in claim 14 wherein said band means comprises two strips of material, each strip being utilized for one of said opened ends.

16. In combination, a container having a pair of op posed side walls interconnected together at their top and bottom edges by top wall means and bottom wall means to define a substantially rectangular container having opposed opened end walls, said top wall means including a pair of overlapping flap means temporarily secured together, and a pair of product containing pouches having upper ends respectively securedto said flap means whereby said pouches are suspended in said container, each of said pouch means having a scalable interior surface means that seals closed said pouch means, said scalable interior surface means also securing said pouch means to said flap means.

17. In combination, a container having a pair of opposed side walls interconnected together at their top and bottom edges by top wall means and bottom wall means to define a substantially rectangular container having opposed opened end walls, said top wall means including a pair of flap means temporarily secured together in overlapping relation, one of said flap means including a pair of hinged sections folded against each other, and a pair of product containing pouches having upper ends respectively secured to said flap means whereby said pouches are suspended in said container, one of said pouches having said end secured between said hinged sections of said one flap means.

18. A combination as set forth in claim 17 wherein said one flap means underlies the other flap means.

19. A combination as set forth in claim 17 wherein said flap means are respectively foldably connected to said side walls.

20. A combination as set forth in claim 17 wherein said end of one of said pouches is disposed between said overlapping flap means.

21. A combination as set forth in claim 17 wherein said pouches are respectively and temporarily secured to said side walls intermediate the ends of said pouches to rigidity said container.

22. A combination as set forth in claim 17 wherein said pouches are respectively and temporarily secured to each other intermediate the ends of said pouches to rigidify said container.

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THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner. GEORGE O. RALSTON, Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/117.33, 383/37, 383/104, 383/119, 206/466, 229/245
International ClassificationB65D75/38, B65D75/26, B65D77/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D75/26, B65D77/062, B65D75/38
European ClassificationB65D77/06B, B65D75/26, B65D75/38