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Publication numberUS3251528 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1966
Filing dateSep 27, 1963
Priority dateSep 27, 1963
Publication numberUS 3251528 A, US 3251528A, US-A-3251528, US3251528 A, US3251528A
InventorsCilluffo Francis A
Original AssigneeContinental Can Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Five panel carton with openings in the two front walls
US 3251528 A
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\ l II- H P 225 in. s r A I ll I l I l l I I United States Patent s 251 52s FIVE PANEL (:ARTofs wrrn OPENINGS IN THE TWO FRoNT WALLS Francis A. Cillutfo, Elmhurst, N.Y., assignor to Conti-.

nental Can Company, Inc., New York, N.Y., a corporation of New York Filed Sept. 27, 1963, Ser. No. 312,162 6 Claims. I (Cl. 2298) This invention relates in general to new and useful improvements in carton constructions, and more particularly to a novel carton which is so constructed whereby there is an illusion as to depth of the walls thereof and at the same time an ornamental effect is provided.

A primary object of this invention is to provide a customary four panel carton body with a fifth panel which is disposed inwardly of in spaced relation to the customary primary or front panel of the carton and wherein the fifth panel is secured in place by means'of flaps formed integrally therewith and secured to panels disposed along the opposite edges of the primary panel.

Another object of this invention is to provide a customary four panel carton construction with an additional panel which is spaced rearwardly of the front or primary panel, the additional panel being carried by the usual body securing flap and having a second flap se-' cured thereto and attached to another panel of the carton.

A further object of this invention is to provide in a customary four panel carton a fifth panel, the fifth panel having secured to the opposite edges thereof a pair of flaps, and the flaps being secured to panels of the carton body disposed at the opposite edges of the primary panel.

Another object of this invention is to provide in a four panel carton a fifth panel disposed inwardly of a front panel of the carton in slightly spaced relation thereto, the front panel and the fifth panel each having a decorative of openings therein and the openings in the two panels being cooperative to both give the illusion of depth of the carton and to provide. for an ornamental type'of display.

Another object of this invention is to provide in a carton a secondary wall spaced rearwardly of a front wall of the carton, the two carton walls having openings therein arranged in transverse rows and longitudinal lines, the openings in the transverse rows of the two walls being offset along the rows so that there is an overlapping of the openings and an added ornamental appearance results therefrom.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a carton in accordance with the foregoing wherein the setback secondary wall with respect to the front wall is equal to one half of the spacing between openings along the rows and the offsetting of the openings in the rows of one of the walls also being equal to one half of the spacing of the rows whereby when the carton is in a fiat state, the openings will be in alignment.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide in a carton blank an added wall panel which is integrally connected to the usual carton wall panelsecuring flap, a fifth wall panel, and there being carried by the fifth Wall panel a second flap, wherein the two flaps may be utilized for the purpose of inwardy spacing the fifth wall panel in a carton. a

With the above and other objects in view that will hereinafter appear, the nature of the invention will be more clearly understood by reference to the following detailed description, the appended claims and the several views illustrated in the accompanying drawings:

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a blank for a carton in accordance with this invention.

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FIGURE 2 is a rear perspective view of the carton after the blank has remote portions thereof secured together and prior to the complete setting up of the carton.

FIGURE 3 is a front perspective view of the completed carton as it would appear when laying on its back wall.

FIGURE 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectional view on a large scale taken along the line 44 of FIGURE 3 and shows more specifically the details of the carton construction, a container being shown within the carton by phantom lines. I

FIGURE 5 is an enlarged transverse sectional view taken generally along the line 55 of FIGURE 3 and shows the transverse cross section of the carton.

FIGURE 6 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 66 of FIGURE 3 and shows other construction details of the carton.

FIGURE 7 is a fragmentary transverse vertical sectional view showing the cross section of the carton after it has been folded to its set up position of FIGURE 5 and shows the openings in the primary wall and the secondary wall disposed in alignment.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that there is illustrated in FIGURE 3 a carton formed in accordance with this invention, the carton being' generally referred to by'the numeral 10. carton 10 is formed from a blank 11 which is best shown in FIGURE 11.

The blank'll includes a central blank portion, generally referred to by the numeral 12, which is of a r'ectangular outline. The central blank portion 12 is provided with a plurality of fold lines which divide the cen tral portion 12 into a plurality of wall panels and flags. These fold lines include a fold line 13 which sets off a terminal wall panel 14. A fold line 15 cooperates with the fold line 13 to set off a rear wall panel 16. A fold line 17 cooperates with the fold line16-to set off a third wall panel 18. The blank central portion 12 includes a fold line 19 which cooperates with the fold line 17 to set off a primary or front wall panel 20. A fold line 21 is more closely spaced to the fold line 19 than the other fold lines and the fold lines 19 and 21 set off a flap 22. A further fold line 23 sets off a terminal flap 39. The fold lines 21 and 23 combine to define a secondary or fifth wall panel 24.

The front wall panel 20 is provided with a plurality of openings. 25. The openings 25 are arranged in rows which extend transversely of the front wall panel 20 and in lines which extend longitudinally of the front wall panel 20. The fifth wall panel 24 is provided with circular openings 26 which are also disposed in transverse rows in longitudinal lines. It is to be noted, however, that the openings 26 are offset along the rows with respect to the openings 25 equal to the one half of the spacing ofv the openings. Thus each row of openings of the secondary wall panel 24 includes two full size openings 26 and two half size openings 27. This opening arrangement occurs, of course, only when there are three openings 25 in each row. The number of openings in a row may be varied, if desired.

In order that the openings 25 and 26 may be aligned when the carton 10 is in its flat folded condition, the flap 22 is of a width wherein the secondary wall panel 24 is spaced from the primary wall panel 20 a distance equal to one half the spacing of the openings 25 and 26.

The edges of the central blank portion 12 are in part defined by a pair of longitudinal fold lines 28. The fold lines 28 connect to the opposite ends of the wall panels 14, 16 and 18 end closure flaps 29, 30 and 31, respectively. The end closure flap 30 at each end of the rear wall panel 16 is separated from the flaps 29 and 31 by means of cut The lines 32 and 33 which are extensions of the fold lines 13 and 15, respectively.

The carton blank 11 also includes a pair of end panels 34 which are hingedly connected along the fold lines 28 to the front wall panel 20. The end panels 34 are separated from the flaps 31 by cut lines 35 which are aligned with the fold lines 17.

It is to be noted that the inner surface of the carton blank 11 is provided with coatings 36 and 37 of adhesive which are formed on the inner surface of the carton blank 11. The adhesive layers are disposed along remote edges of the wall panels 14 and 18 and are positioned for the purpose of securing the flap 21 to the wall panel 14 and the flap 39 to the wall panel 18.

In the forming of the carton 10, the carton blank 11 is folded until the flap 22 is wrapped around to a position wherein it opposes the inner surface of the wall panel 18 is overlying relation to the adhesive coating 37.

Then the carton blank is still further folded around until the flap 39 is secured to the inner surface of the end panel 14 by means of adhesive 36. The secondary wall 24 is now disposed inwardly of the primary panel in aligned spaced relation thereto.

It will be seen that when the secondary panel 24 is brought into face-to-face contact with the primary panel 20, the openings 25 and 26 are in alignment. This is best shown in FIGURE 7. However, when the carton is set up from its fiat state of FIGURE 7, while the openings 25 and 26 were initially aligned in the flat state of the carton, the openings 25 will transversely shift with respect to the openings 26 and the two sets of openings will result in an ornamental appearance which also gives an illusion of wall depth of the carton.

In forming the carton it), as shown in FIGURES 3, 4 and 5, after the carton body has been brought to its generally rectangular position, the flaps and end panel at one end of the carton body are folded to the positions shown in FIGURES 4 and 6 to define a carton bottom. A container, such as the container 40, is'then placed within the carton 10 after which the end flaps and end panel at the upper end of the carton are closed in the same manner.

It will be seen that advantageous use has been made of the existence of the flap 22 to utilize the same not only for the purpose of spacing the secondary panel 24 inwardly of the primary panel 20, but to also secure together remote portions of the primary panel 20 and the wall panel 14.

'Although only a preferred embodiment of the invention has been specifically illustrated and described herein, it is to be understood that minor variations may be made in the carton construction within the spirit and scope of this invention, as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a carton construction, a carton body having a primary wall defining an outer surface portion of said body, a pair of adjacent walls along opposite edges of said primary wall, a secondary wall spaced inwardly of said primary wall and defining an inner surface portion of said body, said primary and secondary walls having cooperative means for providing an illusion of container body wall depth, said cooperative means including a plurality of rows of openings in said primary and secondary walls, the rows of openings in said primary wall extending in a first direction, the rows of openings in said secondary wall extending in a second direction identical to the first direction, and a plane passing through the axes of the openings in each row of openings in said primary wall being transversely offset from a plane passing through the axes of the openings in each row of openings in said secondary wall.

2. In a carton construction, a carton body having a primary wall defining an outer surface portion of said body, a pair of adjacent walls along opposite edges of said primary wall, a secondary wall spaced inwardly of said body from said primary wall and defining an inner surface portion of said body, said primary and secondary walls having cooperative means for providing an illusion of container body wall depth, said cooperative means in' eluding a plurality of rows of openings in said primary and secondary walls, the rows of openings in said primary wall extending in a first direction, the rows of openings in said secondary wall extending in a second direction identical to the first direction, and a plane passing through the axes of the openings ineach row of openings in said primary wall being transversely offset from a plane passing through the axes of the openings in each row of openings in the secondary wall, and planes normal to said first mentioned planes passing through the axes of openings in both said primary and secondary walls.

3. The carton construction of claim 1 including another wall between said pair of adjacent walls in spaced relationship to said secondary wall, said another wall, pair of adjacent walls and secondary wall defining an article receiving compartment, and an article completely housed in said compartment.

4. The carton construction of claim 2 including another wall between said pair of adjacent walls in spaced relationship to said secondary wall, said another wall, pair of adjacent walls and secondary Wall defining an article receiving compartment, and an article completely housed in said compartment.

5. In a carton construction, a carton body having a primary wall defining an outer surface portion of said body, a pair of adjacent walls along opposite edges of said primary wall, a secondary wall, spaced inwardly of saidbody from said primary wall and defining an inner surface portion of said body, said primary and secondary walls having cooperative means for providing an illusion of container body wall depth, said cooperative means including a plurality of rows of openings in said primary and secondary walls, the rows of openings in said primary wall extending in a first direction, the rows of openings in said secondary wall extending in a second direction identical to the first direction, a plan passing through the axes of the openings in each row of openings in said primary Wall being transversely offset from a plane passing through the axes of the openings in each row of openings in said secondary wall whereby said primary and secondary rows of openings are transversely offset from each other, and the transverse offsetting of the openings in one of said primary and secondary walls relative to the openings in the other of said primary and secondary walls corresponding to a distance equal to one-half of the spacing between the axes of the openings in adjacent rows of the plurality of rows.

6. The carton construction of claim 5 including another wall between said pair of adjacent walls in spaced relationship to said secondary wall, said another wall, pair of adjacent walls and secondary wall defining an article receiving compartment, and an article completely housed in said compartment.

. References Cited by the Examiner v UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 100,402 7/1936 Wagner 58-4 1,049,228 12/1912 Hammond 229 27 1,296,158 3/1919 Bonham 206- 45.19 1,898,231 2/1933 Weiss 229-27 2,643,811 -6/l953' Bolding 229 27 2,784,839 3/1957 Omer 229-29 FOREIGN PATENTS 503,691 7/1930 Germany.

JOSEPH R. LECLAIR, Primary Examiner.

FRANKLIN T. GARRETT, Examiner. I V. A. TOMPSON, R. PESHOCK, Assistant Examiners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/116.1, 229/120.15
International ClassificationB65D5/42
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/422
European ClassificationB65D5/42E1B