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Publication numberUS3346108 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1967
Filing dateFeb 21, 1966
Priority dateFeb 21, 1966
Publication numberUS 3346108 A, US 3346108A, US-A-3346108, US3346108 A, US3346108A
InventorsMorris Wizelman
Original AssigneeGlobe Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dispensing package
US 3346108 A
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United States Patent Ofifice 3,345,1%8 Patented Gct. 10, 1967 3,346,108 DISPENSING PACKAGE Morris Wizelman, Cheltenham, Pa. Globo Industries, Inc., 1317-29 Brown se, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 Filed Feb. 21, 1966, Sei. No. 528,995 6 Ciaims. (Cl. 206-78) Th1's invention relates to a dspensing package and more particularly to an impr-oved razor blade or like article dispensing package.

Dispensing packages of several types are well known. Most prior art dispensers have been constructed of metal or plastic and are therefore relatively expensive and complex to fabricate. Furthermore, dispensers, after being completely fabricated, are often mounted on a sheet provided With informational or advertising printed matter thereon. This substantially increases the cost of the package.

An object of this invention is to provide a new and improved razor blade dispensing package. The package of this invention comprises a base sheet of material having a single sheet of plastic or other sutable material integrally connected thereto. The plastic forms a blister package on the base sheet and defines a means for aiding in the removal of blades. The base sheet may be made of reinforced flexible paper or other suitable material. The major portion of the base sheet may be devoted to printed matter and other data relating to the product to be dispensed. One corner of the base sheet is provided with spaced perforations whch are adapted to provide a rectangular segment cutout of the base sheet. In use, the rectangular corner may be separated from the base sheet along the perforation lines thereof and Will, in fact, constitute the dispenser.

Another feature of the invention is the sirnplicity of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a plastic or other suitable material beat sealed or connected in any other convenient manner to the base sheet. The plastic material is connected to the base sheet Within the limits defined by the perforations and the edges of the base sheet. The plastic sheet is provided with a flat surface and parallel sides extending perpendicularly therefrorn. A back membe'r is provided which also extends perpendicularly the1efrom. The front of the plastic sheet is provided Wth a portion which extends at an angle from the top sheet to provide a cammng surface against which the a1ticle to be dispensed is forced to contact. The base of the plastic member is provided with flanges which are beat sealed or connected in any other convenient manner to the base sheet. A series of blades or other articles to be dispensed are housed Within the plastic sheet. Beneath the plastic sheet a cutout is provided. The cutout is initially covered by an elliptical perforated pull tab. The pull tab may be readily removed from the back of the rectangular segment. When the pull tab s removed a portion of the article to be dispensed is thereby exposed. Spaced from the elliptical opening is a slot. The slot is positioned to intercooperate with the camming surface of the plastic sheet. The article is adapted to contact the camming surface and be dispensed through the slot.

The article is dispensed by simply putting ones thumb in the elliptical opening and pressuring the article against the camming surface so that the article is biased to move through the slot. The plastic sheet is suflciently flexble that it may be pressured to bias the article to be dispensed towards the slot. Thus, it is readily seen that a simple and eiective dispenser is provided by applicants invention.

It is an object of this invention to provide a dispenser which s easy to manufacture and yet eifective in use.

It is another object ofthis invention to provide a dispenser which is inexpensive to manufacture.

It is another object of this invention to provide a dispenser which is easy to package. v

It is another object of this invention to provide a dispenser which, when produced, has printed matter combined therewith.

It is another object of this invention to provide a dispenser which is made of only two sheets of material arranged in a novel manner.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention, there is shown in the drawings a form which is presently preferred; it being understood, however, that this invention is not lirnted to the precise arrangements and instrumentalities shown.

FIGURE 1 is a frontal view of the dispenser card of this invention.

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged section view taken along line 2 2 in FIGURE 1. V

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged partial section view taken along line 3-3 in FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 4 is a side view of the dispenser of this invention.

FIGURE 5 is a back view of the dispenser of this in- Venton.

FIGURE 6 is a back view of the dispenser of this invention showing the generally elliptical shaped tab being removed.

FIGURE 7 is a back view of the dispenser of this invention With the generally elliptical shaped tab removed.

FIGURE 8 is a bac-k view of the dispenser of this invention as seen in the dispensing mode.

FIGURE 9 is an enlarged section vew taken along line 9 9 in FIGURE 8.

Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein 1ike numerals indicate like e1ernents, there is shown in FIGURE 1 a package generally indicated as 10 having a base sheet 11. The base sheet 11 is made of resilient flexible paper or other suitable material.

The base sheet 11 has copy space 12 on its front face 13. The base sheet 11 may be provided With a punched hole 14. The punched hole 14 may be utilized for mounting the package 10 on a conventional rack for display purposes. The base sheet 11 is provided with perforations 16 Which perforations define a rectangular segment 18 in the lower right portion of the package 10 as viewed in FIGURE 1.

The rectangular segment 18 has a plastic cover 20 heat-sealed or seoured in any convenient manner to the front face 22 of the rectangular segment 18. Blades 24, or other suitable objects to be dispensed, may be housed between the plastic member 20 and the front face 22 of the rectangular segment 18.

The plastic mernber 20 is formed With a top surface 26 as readily seen in FIGURES 2-4. The top surface 26 has side walls 28 and 30 extending substantially perpendicularly therefrom. The plastic member 20 is provided With a rear -wa1l 32 Which also extends substantially perpendicularly from the top s-urface 26. The plastic member 20 is provided With a camming front wal1 34, the purpose of which Will be described hereinafter.

The plastic member 20 is preferably transparent so that the number of objects contained therein can readily be ascertained. It is possible to hot starnp advertising matter or other copy on member 20. The plastic me-rnber 20 is provided With side fianges 36 and 38, a rear flange 40, and a front flange 42 by means of which the member 20 is conn-ected to the front face 22 of the rectangular segment 18. Member 20 may be made of any suitable material used in the manufacture of blister packages.

A slot 46 is provided on the rear fase 44 of the rectangular segment 18 as clearly seen in FIGURES 5-8. The rear :face 44 of the rectangular segment 18 is pro- 3 vided With a substantially elliptically shaped tab 48. The tab 48 is adapted to be removed when the dispenser is to be utilized for dispensing objects. Towards this end, the rear face 44 is provided with semi-elliptical perforations 50 which define a -bottom half of the puil tab 48 as viewed in FIGURE 5. Cut slits 52 are provided along the upper segment of the pu1i tab 48 to aci1itate the removal of the tab. An opening 54 is provided at the uppermost end of the pull tab 48. Thus, it is seen that one may conveniently and readily remove the pull tab 48 by simply placing ones finger into the opening 54 and tearing the tab along the perforations 50.

As is readily seen in FIGURE 9, the slot 46 is in cooperative alignment With the camming surface 34. The slot 46 extends beyond the sides 28 and 30 of the member 20. The sides 28 and 30 facilitate the ejection of articles 24 from the dispenser by guiding the articles through the slot 46. There is no structure which can obstruct the removal of the articles 24 tbrough the slot 46. The articles 24 are guided by means of the sides 28 and 30 and are cammed by the front Wall 34 of the plastic member 20 through the slot 46. T bus, the camming surface 34 and the slot 46 cooperate to dispense articles which are maintained between the front surface 22 of the rectang-ular segment 18 and the top surface 26 of the plastic member 20. The blades 24 or other articles to be dispensed may first be loaded into the plastic cup-shaped member 20 and thereafter the flanges of the sheet 20 may then be heat-sealed to the top surface 22 of the rectangu- 1ar segment 18 in a single operation. Other means of construction may also be uscd without departing from the spirit and scope of this invention.

In use, the dispenser of this invention may be used in the following manner. The rectangular segment 18 is separated from the base sheet 11 by mereiy tearing the base sheet along the perforations 16. Thereafter, the tab 48 is removed by simply tearing it along the perforations 50 as clearly illustrated in FIGURE 6. Thereafter, the articles 24 may be dispensed from the package as clearly illustrated in FIGURES 8 and 9. The initial movement of an article 24 against the sloping Wal1 or camming surface 34 is illustrated in phantom in FIGURE 3. The phantom illustration in FIGURE 3 shows the position of the article 24 intermediate the full 1ine iilustration of the articles 24 in FIGURES 3 and 9. One finger may be used to move the article 24 against the camming surface 34 which camming surface thereafter carns the article through the slot 46. Another finger may be used to exert a slight upward pressure on the top surface 26 of the plastic member 20 to thereby facilitate removal of the article 24. The arrows 56 clearly indicate the direction of movernent which is necessary in order to eject the article 24 from the dispenser.

Thus, it is readily seen that a new and improved display and dispensing package is provided by the present invention. The package is neat and attractive and is simple and inexpensive to manufacture while being highly effective in operation.

The present invention may be embodied in other specific forrns without departing from the spirit or essential attributes thereof and, accordingly, reference should be made to the appended claims, rather than to the foregoing specification as indicating the scope of the invention.

I clairn:

1. A package comprising a flat sheet of material having copy space thereon, perforations in said flat sheet, said perforations cooperating With a portion of two edges of said flat sheet to form a breakaway section of said flat sheet comprising a generally rectangular configuration, said breakaway section having a layer of piastic material sealed thereto on one side thereof, said plastic material having a sloping wail integrati t-herewith, said breakaway section of said sheet havng perforations thereon, said perforations defining a disposable pull tab, said breakaway section of said sheet having 9. slot in cooperative alignment With said sloping wall of said plastic material wherein articles may be contained between said layer of plastic and said breakaway section to which the plastic is sealed, the breakaway section, pull tab, slot, plastic material and sloping wall being constructed and arranged so that the pul1 tab may be removed from the breakaway section and articles contained between said layer of plastic and said breakaway section may be cammed against the sloping Wall by a finger of a user and dispensed through the slot.

2. A package as set forth in claim 1 wherein said plastic material has flanges integral therewith, and said plastic material is heat sealed to said breakaway section at the flanges thereof.

3. A package as set forti! in claim 1 wherein said pull tab has a substantially elliptical shape and is opposite said plastic material.

4. A dispenser comprising a base sheet, a second sheet attached to said base sheet, said second sheet and said base sheet adapted to house articles therebetween, said second sheet having a sloping Wall at one end thereof, said base sheet having a slot therein, said slot and said base sheet being in cooperative alignment with said sloping Wall in said second sheet, per-forations on said base sheet, slits aligned with the ends of the perforations on said base sheet, said slits and said perforations defining a substantially elliptical disposable tab member, means for ramoving said tab member to provide an openng in said base sheet, said base sheet, said second sheet, slot and tab member being constructed and arranged so that the tab may be removed from the base sheet and articles disposed between the base sheet and said second sheet may be cammed against the sloping wall by a finger of a user and dispensed through the slot.

S. A dispenser as set forth in claim 4 wherein said base sheet is reinforced flexible paper and said second sheet is transparent plastic.

6. A dispenser as set forth in claim 5 wherein said plastic second sheet is provided With flanges to facilitate the beat sealing of said second sheet to said base sheet and said means -for removing said tab mernber includes one end of said tab member bcing out away.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,971,638 2/1961 Allison et al. 3,025,952 3/1962 Phipps 206-78 X 3,165,234 1/1965 Conklin et al.

FOREIGN PATENTS 687,139 2/ 1953 Great Britain 867,738 2/ 1953 Germany THERON E. CONDON, Primary Examiner.

J. M. CASKIE, Assiszam Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/469, D09/415
International ClassificationB65D83/10, B65D75/36
Cooperative ClassificationB65D83/10, B65D2575/367, B65D75/366
European ClassificationB65D83/10, B65D75/36F