|Publication number||US3279596 A|
|Publication date||Oct 18, 1966|
|Filing date||Aug 20, 1964|
|Priority date||Nov 19, 1963|
|Publication number||US 3279596 A, US 3279596A, US-A-3279596, US3279596 A, US3279596A|
|Inventors||Hans-August Prym, Helmut Schiffer|
|Original Assignee||Prym Werke William|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (4), Referenced by (19), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 18, 1966 HANS-AUGUST PRYM ET AL 3,279,596
RECLOSABLE PACKAGING DEVICE Filed Aug. 20, 1964 FIG. I. 9/5
F IG. I0. Hmslzxsfi'zzm BY HELMUT SCHIFFER WT ATTORNEY.
Patented Oct. 18, 1966 United States Patent ()flice 3,279,596 RECLOSABLE PACKAGING DEVICE Hans-August Prym, Woodstock, Conn., and Helmut Schitfer, Stolberg, Rhineland,.Germany, assignors to William Prym-Werke KG, Stolberg, Rhinelaud, Germany, a partnership of Germany Filed Aug. 20, 1964, Ser. No. 391,051
Claims priority, application Germany, Nov. 19, 1963,
Claims. (Cl. 206--78) The present invention relates to a reclosable packaging device in general and to a notion package suitable for packaging of small products, in particular.
Such packages are used particularly for the dispensing of novelty items which, preferably, are displayed on retail store counters, in order to enhance their sellability.
Reclosa'ble packaging devices have been proposed before, which comprise a forward display panel having a windowopening, in which a transparent protuberant traylike window member is disposed to extend forwardly of the panel and to provide a three-dimensional display chamber. A pair of backing panels is integrally hinged by creases to opposite margins of the display panel and folded toward one another into contact with and secured to the rear surface of the display panel. The adjacent three edges of the backing panels are in approximately edge-abutting relation in order to close the display chamber. Finally, one of the backing panels is provided with transversely spaced longitudinally extending weakened tear lines which define therebetween from the material in the last named backing panel a tongue-like closure flap, which has an end portion thereof projecting beyond the free edge of the last named backing panel and extends over the adjacent edge of the other of the backing panels. Finally, a hinging crease is provided, which connects the inner ends of the lines to provide for movement of the closure flap out of planar relationship with the backing panel defined in the same. It is quite apparent that this structure is rather complicated and requires a double panel design of irregular shape, which cannot avoid that waste in the panel material will occur.
Other packages for novelty items have also been proposed before, which require a plurality of panels and in addition, do not secure a proper retaining of the items contained in the package after the latter has been opened.
It is, therefore, one object of the present invention to provide a closa-ble packaging device, which is reclosable, so that upon opening and removal of a portion of its contents the remainder may be rescaled for future use.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a reclosable packaging device, which is of particularly simple design and which includes a transparent protuberant tray-like window member mounted on a single rectangular panel equipped with appropriate perforations and scoring lines, as well as with slots for receiving a folded over-portion of the single panel member to which the window member is secured.
With these and other objects in View, which will become apparent in the following detailed description, the present invention will be clearly understood in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of the reclosable packaging device, designed in accordance with the present invention;
FIG. 2 is an end view thereof;
FIG. 3 is a perspective top view of the device, a flap shown in open position;
FIG. 4 is a perspective back view of the device, shown in closed position;
FIG. 5 is a back view of a second embodiment of the device, designed in accordance with the present invention;
FIG. 6 is a perspective back view of the device shown in FIG. 5 in closed position;
FIG. 7 is a back view of a third embodiment of the device, designed in accordance with the present inventlon;
FIG. 8 is a perspective back view of the device in closed position, as shown in FIG. 7;
FIG. 9 is a back view of a fourth embodiment of the device, designed in accordance with the present invention; and
FIG. 10 is a perspective back view of the device shown in FIG. 9 in closed position.
Referring now to the drawing, and in particular to FIGS. 1 to 4, the reclosable packaging device comprises a paper board blank 1, which is divided by a scoring line 2 into an upper portion 3 and a lower portion 4 of. the paper board blank 1.
The upper portion 3 is equipped with a suspending hole 5, by which the package may be hung up. A protu'berant, tray-like window bubble or blister 6 is secured to the lower portion 4 of the paper board blank 1 by heatsealing, stapling or any other suitable manner.
The lower portion 4 of the paper board blank 1 is equipped with another scoring line 7, which is substantially parallel to the scoring line 2, yet of a shorter length and terminates short of the lateral edges of the lower portion 4. Furthermore, the portion 4 is equipped with lateral perforations 8, which extend downwardly from the ends of the scoring line 7 to terminate in their lower ends into slots 9. Another perforated line 10 is disposed parallel to the scoring line 7 across the lower ends of the perforations 8 with the exception of a curved extension 11 in downward direction, which is cut open so that upon separating the lateral perforations 8 and the lower perforated line 10 with the curved extension 11, a flap 12 is created, which is equipped with a tongue-extension 13, which flap 12 is hingedly connected with the lower portion 4 along the scoring line 7 and thus forms a cut-out, yet hingedly connected portion of the lower portion 4 of the paper board blank 1. Upon turning the flap 12 into a flush position with the lower portion 4, the contents resting in the bubble 6 are retained therein. In order to provide an additional security against dispensing the notion items, as pins or the like, a plain paper strip 14 may be inserted loosely or connected at one edge by any suitable means below the flap 12 and below the lower portion 4 between the latter and the bubble or blister 6.
The upper portion 3 of the paper board blank 1 is of predetermined vertical length, that means, the distance between the upper edge of the portion 3 and the scoring line 2, is substantially identical with the distance between the scoring line 2 and the lower edge of the slots 9, so that upon bending over the upper portion 3 along the scoring line 2 above the lower portion 4, the upper edge 15 will enter the slots 9 of the lower portion 4 and the portion between the slots 9 will overlap on top of the upper portion 3 and, thereby, lock the reclosable packaging device.
The reclosable packaging device is marketed substantially in the form disclosed in FIG. 1 of the drawing, in which only the slots 9 are open, while the scoring lines 2 and 7, and the perforated .lines 8 and 10 are provided on the package, yet only the slots 9 and the edge of the flap 13 are completely cut open. Only the user and purchaser of .the package will open the flap 12 by cutting through the perforated lines 8 and 10, whereby the flap 12 can be lifted and upon lifting also the paper strip 14, if such paper strip 14 is provided, access to the contents in the bubble or blister 6 is available. If the package is to be reused and only several of the notion items are removed from the bubble or blister 6, the paper strip is inserted again between the lower portion 4 and the bubble 6, whereupon the flap 12 is turned down flush into the plane of the lower portion 4 of the paper board blank 1 and finally, the upper portion 3 of the paper board blank 1 is lowered to be inserted again into the slots 9 and closing the package safely and completely.
sense, the scope of the present invention being determined by the objects and the claims. I
1. A reclosable packaging device, particularly for notion Referring now again to the drawing, and in particular 5 articles, comprising to FIGS. 5 and 6, a second embodiment of the reclosable packaging device is disclosed. This embodiment is substantially identical with the embodiment disclosed in FIGS. 1 to 4 and comprises a paper board blank 1', which is equipped with a scoring line 2' and also has the scoring line 7' opposite the same bubble, as shown in FIG. 1, as well as lateral perforations 8', the distinction residing merely in an arrangement, according to which the lower perforated line is designed with two upwardly directed tongue formations 11'. The upper edge is in this embodiment equally spaced from the scoring line 2' as the perforated line 10. In the closed position, as shown in FIG. 6 of the drawing, the tongue formations 11' of the lower portion 4' overlap the edge of the upper portion 3.
Referring now again to the drawing, and in particular to FIGS. 7 and 8 thereof, a third embodiment of the present reclosable packaging device is disclosed. This embodiment follows a'lso substantially the structure and design of the first embodiment and comprises again a paper board blank 1 and is also equipped with the score line 2 to divide the paper board blankl into an upper portion 3 and a lower portion 4 The lower portion 4 has, as shown in the first embodiment, a score line 7 substantially parallel to the score line 2 yet the lateral perforated lines 8 are inclined downwardly towards each other to terminate in a slot separated tongue portion 11 In addition, the tongue-like projections 11 are slotted out from the lower portion 4 and the distance of the edge -15 of the upper portion 3 from the scoring line 2 is identical with the distance between the scoring line 2 and the scoring lines 11 amounting to the connection lines of the tongue portions 11 to the lower portion 4 As indicated in FIG. 8 of the drawing, the tongue projections 11 overlap the edge 15 of the upper portion 3 of the paper board blank 1 tions 11 have a base line 11 which coincides with the edge line 15 of the upper portion 3 in its closing position.
Referring now again to the drawing, and in particular to FIGS. 9 and 10, still a fourth embodiment is disclosed,
which is likewise substantially identical with that of FIG. 1 and comprises again a paper board blank 1 being divided into upper and lower portions 3 and 4 A scoring line 2 is arranged as the dividing line between the portions 3 and 4 The scoring line 7 and the perforated lines 8 and 10 are arranged similar to the design disclosed in FIG. 1,'having again a tongue projection 11 yet the slots 9 provided in the first embodiment are omitted and instead, slots 9 extend from the upper edge of the portion 3 slightly downwardly for a length either identical with or slightly shorter than the height of the tongue projection 11 As shown in FIG. 10, the portion 3 is turned over the portion 4 whereby the lateral portions of the edge of the portion 3 overlap the lower part of the portions 4 disposed below the scoring line 10 While we have disclosed several embodiments'of the present invention, it is to be understood that these embodiments are given by example only and not in a limiting The lateral tongue por a paper board blank having a top face and a bottom face,
a transparent, protuberant tray-like window member having a flange-like extension at its open margin and secured by means of said flange-like extension to said top face of said paper board blank,
said paper board blank having a scoring line disposed parallel to and spaced apart from one of the margin lines of said transparent window member, so that one portion of said paper board blank is foldable over another portion of said paper board blank such that the bottom faces of said portions engageeach other, said another portion of said paper board blank having scoring lines to form a flap, adapted to be torn open along said scoring lines by the user, within the range of said transparent window member,
said one portion of said paper board blank upon folding over said other portion of said paper board blank covering said flap, and means for releasably retaining said one portion of said paper board blank in its folded-over position to said other portion of said paper board blank. 2. The packaging device, as set forth in claim 1, wheresaid one portion of said paper board blank includes means for suspending said device. 7 3. The packaging device, as set forth in claim 1, wheresaid flap is of a width substantially equal with that of' said transparent window member. 4. The packaging device, as set forth in claim 1, wheresaid another portion of said paper board blank hasat least one cut to form tongue portions therein, and
said one portion of said paper board blank is received partly by said tongue portions, upon folding over said one portion of said paper board blank to said.
another portion of said paper board blank.. 5. The packaging device, as set forth in claim 4, wherein said scoring lines in said another portion of said paper' board blank extend into said cuts forming said tongue portions.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,899,046 8/1959 Cox 20642 FOREIGN PATENTS 6/ 1956 France.
3/ 1960 Great Britain.
THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner.
WILLIAM T. DIXSON, JR., Examiner.
11/1962 Scholl 206-78
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|U.S. Classification||206/469, 206/462|
|International Classification||B65D75/36, B65D75/28|
|Cooperative Classification||B65D2575/368, B65D2575/367, B65D75/366, B65D2575/586|