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Publication numberUS3278080 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1966
Filing dateJun 29, 1965
Priority dateJun 29, 1965
Publication numberUS 3278080 A, US 3278080A, US-A-3278080, US3278080 A, US3278080A
InventorsDi Luco Eugene
Original AssigneeDi Luco Eugene
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article dispenser having deformable article discharge means
US 3278080 A
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ARTICLE DISPENSER HAVING DEFORMABLE ARTICLE DISCHARGE MEANS Flled June 29 1965 INVENTOR ATTORNEY E. Dl L UCO Oct. 11, 1966 United States Patent 3 27 3,080 ARTCLE DlSPENSER HAVING BEFORE/TABLE ARTCLE DHSCHARGE MEANS Eugene Di Lneo, 1270 Kearny Drive, North Brunswick, NJ. Filed .inne 29, 1965', Ser. No. 463,004 2 Claims. (Cl. 221-260) This invention relates generally to dispensing packages, and to particularly to dispensing packages for typewriter ribbons in which provision is made for the attachment of the dispensing package to a rack, and for a hinging pulltab that ejects a single typewriter ribbon through a slot in the package.

Numerous items, such as typewriter ribbons, are sold from packages holding more than one typewriter ribbon. These dispensing packages are best suited for use when they are attached to a rack where they are caused to be displayed prominently. Since these typewriter ribbons are often capable of being destroyed if improperly handled, it is rather essential that they be maintained in a dispenser package until they are ready for use or sale.

It has been found that a dispenser package may be devised which will eject or dispense one typewriter ribbon at a time.

It is an object of this invention to provide a dispenser package for typewriter ribbons which will hold a plurality of such ribbons and, if properly manipulated, will cause one ribbon at a time to be ejected, maintaining the remaining ribbons free from mishandling or other impairment.

It is another object of this invention to provide a typewriter ribbon dispenser package which will be neat, attractive, easy to attach to a rack, and easy to operate.

Yet a further object of this invention is to provide a dispenser package which, upon manipulation of a pulltab, will eject one typewriter ribbon at a time and will hold the remaining undispensed ribbons free from impairment or damage.

These objects and advantages, as well as other objects and advantages, may be attained by the device illustrated in the drawings in which:

lFIGURE l is a plan view of a carbon sheet cut to shape, and provided with fold-lines, in order that the sheet may be folded into a dispenser carton;

FIGURE 2 is a plan View of a support sheet for forming a support for insertion into the bottom of the dispenser package to support the pull-tab or horizontally folded portion of the lower end of the rear wall;

FIGURE 3 is a vertical sectional view of the folded (2) a support 12. The carton sheet has a plurality of interconnected panels 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. These panels are separated from each other by fold or score lines. The carton sheet 11 is folded on the fold-lines 19, 19, etc., whereby vertical panel 113 becomes the vertical side wall of the carton, vertical panel 14 becomes the front wall of the carton, vertical panel 15 becomes the opposite side wall of the carton, and vertical panel 16 becomes the outer rear wall of the carton. Vertical panel 18 becomes a second rear wall of the carton, and it is disposed inside the outer rear wall 16. In this position, the panel 17 defines a flap which overlaps a portion of the outside of side panel 13, and is adhesively secured thereto. The outer rear wall 16 has a pair of attachment flaps 20, 20, which fold outwardly and downwardly therefrom fold-lines 21, 21. The ilaps are defined by cut edges 22, which separate them from the outer rear wall 16.

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The front wall has a dispensing slot 23, which is spaced upwardly from the bottom edge of the front wall 14. The inner rear wall has a hinging section 25 delined by top and bottom score lines 26, 26. This hinging section is generally opposite the slot 23. `Immediately adjacent and below the hinging section 25 on the rear panel 118, there is an integral horizontal folded portion 27. This horizontal portion 27 ends in a pull-tab 28, which extends out through the slot 23. Thus, when the pull-tab 28 is drawn out through the slot 23, the hinging section 2,5 of the inner rear wall 118 lhinges toward the slot 23, causing material or typewriter ribbons resting upon the horizontal portion 27 to be ejected through the slot 23. When the pull-tab 28 is released, the weight of the stack of elements in the dispensing carton against the hinging section 25, will tend normally to restore it to a generally vertical unhinged position, so that the material to be dispensed will fall down, and will rest upon the horizontal portion 27, ready for the next manipulation of the pull-tab 2-8, so that they may be ejected from the slot 23.

The carton sheet 11 is provided with the usual interconnected panels which dene a bottom wall 29, and a top wall and insertion flap 31 on the bottom wall, and insertion flap 32 on the top Wall, closure flaps 34, 34 on the bottom edges of the side panels 13, 15 and closure tlaps 35, 35 on the top edges of t-he side panels 13, 15.

Since it is desirable that the lhorizontal folded portion 27 shall be supported in the dispensing package, so that the weight of the material to be dispensed will not deform it downwardly, a support sheet 12 is provided to re-enforce the horizontal folded portion 27. The support sheet 12 has a floor 35 and integral downwardiy folded flaps 37, 37 etc. When the flaps 37 are folded downwardly, they will maintain the oor or support `36 as a horizontal wall in support of the horizontal folded portion 27, for the dependent side walls 37, 37, etc. are dimensioned to maintain the horizontal folded portion 27 at the level of the bottom of the slot 23.

ln operation, the carton sheet 11 and the support sheet 12 are assembled in the relationship shown in FIGURE 3, and the articles to be dispensed are inserted into the carton sheet, where they will gravitationally fall to rest upon the horizontal folded portion 27. The attachment flaps 22, 22 are folded outwardly and downwardly, and may be attached to a wall surface or rack to hold the dispensing package. When it is desired to obtain an article from the dispensing package, the pull-tab 28 is drawn in an outward direction and the hinging portion 25 moves the package to be dispensed out of the slot 23. When the pull-tap 28 is released, the weight of the column of packages in the dispenser package, restores the hinge section 25 to normal position shown in 23, and the next object to be dispensed assumes a position opposite the slot 23 lying upon the horizontal portion 27, ready for the neXt dispensing operation.

The foregoing description is merely intended to illustrate an embodiment of the invention. The component parts have been shown and described. They each may have substitutes which may perform a substantially similar function; such substitutes may be known as proper substitutes for the said components and may have actually been known or invented before the present invention; these substitutes are contemplated as being within the scope of the appended claims, although they are not specifically catalogued herein.

What is claimed: 1. A dispensing package comprising: (a) a carton sheet with fold-lines defining a plurality of interconnected panels; (b) a front wall, an outer wall, and opposite side walls of a Carton defined by vertically folded panels of the interconnected panels;

(c) a top wall and a bott-om wall dened by horizontally folded panels of the interconnected panels; (d) an inner rear wall dened by a vertically folded panel of the interconnected panels and `overlapped by the outer rear wall;

(e) a horizontal folded portion of the lower end of the inner rear wall extending through a slot in the front wall, whereby a pull on the end of the inner wall extending through the slot, will hinge the horizontal end of the inner rear wall above the horizontal folded portion, in a forward direction, and will expel material on the horizontal folded portion of the -rear wall, out through the slot;

(f) a support sheet with fold-lines defining a plurality of interconnected panels;

(g) a horizontal wall on the support sheet dened by one of the panels;

(h) a plurality of dependent side walls on the support sheet whereby the top wall is disposed under and supports the horizontal folded portion of the inner rear wall when the folded support sheet is inserted in the carton.

Z. A dispensing package according to claim 1, and

(a) a downwardly folded ap on the outer rear wall dening a means to mount the dispensing package on a rack.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,613,173 1/1927 Kimball 221-260 3,156,678 11/1964 Bua 221-311 3,186,591 6/1965 Solomon 221-268 `ROBERT B. `REEVES, Primary Examiner.

WALTER SOBIN, Examiner.

Patent Citations
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US1613173 *Jul 28, 1925Jan 4, 1927Ritchie KimballCigarette container
US3156378 *Aug 20, 1962Nov 10, 1964Bua William JArticle dispenser having a removable supply cartridge
US3186591 *Feb 3, 1964Jun 1, 1965Topps Chewing Gum IncContainer
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Classifications
U.S. Classification221/260, 221/268, 221/305
International ClassificationB65D83/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/00
European ClassificationB65D83/00