|Publication number||US3424299 A|
|Publication date||Jan 28, 1969|
|Filing date||Nov 16, 1967|
|Priority date||Nov 16, 1967|
|Publication number||US 3424299 A, US 3424299A, US-A-3424299, US3424299 A, US3424299A|
|Inventors||Rosenburg Charles W Jr|
|Original Assignee||Burt & Co F N|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (16), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1969 c. w. ROSENBURG, JR
TUCK S TYLE FRAME-VIEW DISPLAY CARTON Sheet Filed Nov. 16, 1967 s JWH N Mi mfi M 5, b
Jan. 28, 1969 c. w. ROSENBURG, JR 3,424,299
TUCK STYLE FRAME-VIEW DISPLAY CARTON Filed Nov. 16, 1967 Sheet 2 of 2 ATTOENEYS United States Patent 3,424,299 TUCK STYLE FRAME-VIEW DISPLAY CARTON Charles W. Rosenburg, Jr., North Tonawanda, N.Y., as-
signor to F. N. Burt Company, linc., Buffalo, N.Y.. a corporation of Delaware Filed Nov. 16, 1967, Ser. No. 683,723 US. Cl. 20645.14 Int. Cl. B65d 85/42 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Frame-view display cartons have become quite popular for holding and displaying in a three-dimensional manner three-dimensional articles. This invention relates to an improvement in such cartons whereby a picture-frame view of the displayed article is provided in a manner such that the article is securely locked in position to prevent it from being easily removed from its displayed position.
A feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a display carton which is produced from a single sheet of suitably cut and scored paperboard material, to provide a blank which may be pre-assembled to provide a full frame view for displaying a three-dimensional object. The carton may be erected by automatic machinery and the articles inserted in the display panel either by machine or hand. The display carton comprises an outer carton and two inner panels. One of the inner panels forms part of the frame and article holder and the second panel supports the article in position within the carton. A perforated panel on the outer carton contains angled die cut panels corresponding to the panels in one of the inner panels to form a frame effect when the front panels on the outer carton are pushed into position. The cooperating inner panel is die cut to insure proper opening when pressure is applied to it. This special die cutting consists of angled top and bottom flaps which are slightly perforated. Within these panels die cuts are made to hold the article securely when it is pushed into position. The areas on each side of the panels are die cut angularly and stripped out to eliminate friction between the panels and the side 'Walls of the carton. The top and bottom panels are cut and perforated at score lines to eliminate problems of bending or breaking when pressure is applied to form the frame. Part of the top of the panel is cut away to insure proper tuck engagement of the reverse tuck construction when it is run on automatic machinery.
The second inner panel is parallelly spaced from the first panel and die cut to hold the bottle in position within the carton. This die cutting is formed to engage the top.
A feature of the instant invention resides in the simplicity in which the articles to be displayed may be inserted and locked into position. The article is merely pressed against the flaps in the outer panel and a slight pressure causes these flaps to bend inwardly to provide the side panels of the frame. The top and bottom portions of the frame are provided by the flaps in the inner panel mem ber. Continued pressure on the article causes it to engage the die out in the upper and lower panels of the inner panel member and lock the article in the aperture. The insertion of the article is an extremely simple operation which can be performed either manually or mechanically through the use of simple apparatus.
These and other objects and features of the present invention will be more clearly and fully apparent from the following specification and claims.
In the drawings:
FIGURE 1 represents a plan view of the blank which is cut and scored according to the present invention;
FIGURE 2 is a side view showing the manner in which the inner panel is assembled;
FIGURE 3 is a perspective view of the display carton in partially completed form;
FIGURE 4 is a cutaway perspective view showing the relationship of the folding frame members and the supporting structure of an inner panel member; and
FIGURE 5 is a front view of a fully assembled carton illustrating the manner in which an article is held for display.
With reference to FIGURE 1, the blank 10 for the display carton essentially comprises front panel 12, back panel 26, front inner panel member 40 and back inner panel member 48. Front panel member 12 includes side panels 13 having shaped glue flaps 14 and 15. Panels 22, 23 are formed by cutting away the triangularly shaped sections indicated as 24, 25. Perforation 22a is provided between panels 22, 23 to hold them in place until such time when they are to be displaced in order to hold an article in the assembled carton. Fold lines are provided at 20, 21 to aid in allowing the panels 22, 23 to be folded into position. Front panel 12 also comprises end flap 16 and glue flap 19 which are formed according to fold lines 17 and 18 as shown in the figure. The front panel is cut at 22a, 22b and 23a, 23b to allow flaps 22 and 23 to be folded into position.
:Back panel 26 comprises end panels 27 and 28 which are formed by fold lines 29 and 30', respectively. Glue flaps 31, 32 are provided on end panel 27. Back panel 26 further comprises end flap 37 and glue flap 38 formed along fold line 36. The corners of glue flap 38 are rounded as indicated at 39 for ease in assembling the carton. A hanger support 33 is perforately cut in the back portion and fold line 35 provided such that the hanger may be pushed from the back panel and folded into an upright position to hang or suspend the display carton. Hole 34 is provided in hanger 33 for this purpose.
Front panel 40 of the inner panel member essentially comprises side member 28 which is joined to back panel 26 along fold line 30. Upper flap panel 43 includes die cut portion 44 for receiving the top of the article which is to be inserted in the display carton. Lower panel flap 45 is die cut to form the extended arm portions 45a and 45b to receive the bottom of the article which is displayed in the carton. Sections indicated at 46 and 47 are cutaway portions of front panel 40. Upper panel 43 is folded along fold line 41 and in a similar manner lower flap 45 is folded along fold line 42. Upper portion 43a of front panel 40 is cutaway to insure proper tuck engagement of the assembled display carton when it is run on automatic machinery.
Back panel 48 of the inner panel member essentially comprises side portions 51, 52 which are formed, re-
spectively, along fold lines 49, 50. In addition, side panel 51 is folded as indicated in the figure along its common boundary with front panel 40 to ease the folding of this assembly during construction of the carton. The top portion of back panel 48 is cut out as indicated at 53 to receive the top of the article which is displayed in the carton. In a similar fashion the bottom of back panel 48 is cut away as indicated at 54 to receive the bottom of the article which is displayed in the carton. The location of cut portions 53, 54 may be varied so as to center the article within the frame provided by flap panels 22, 23 and 43, 45.
FIGURE 2 illustrates the manner in which front panel 40 and the back panel 48 are folded to form the inner panel member of the display carton. Side panel 52 is folded along fold line 50 to engage side panel 28. Glue or other adhesive is applied at the dotted portions of side panel 28 prior to the folding of the carton.
FIGURE 3 shows a perspective view of the partially assembled display carton with the bottom end toward the viewer. This figure clearly shows the relationship of the inner panel member having flaps 43 and 45 which cooperate in association with flaps 22, 23 to provide a picture frame view for the displayed article. Cutaway section 54 of back panel 48 is visible through the open bottom portion of front panel 12. The assembly of the display carton is completed by folding end flaps -15, 32 inwardly across the exposed bottom portion and then folding end flap 16 across the bottom portion with glue flap 19 inserted in the openings formed in the cutaway portion of glue flaps 15 and 32. In a similar manner glue flaps 14, 31 are folded in over the top portion of front panel 12 and end flap 37 folded such that glue flap 38 is inserted in the top portion.
The perspective cutaway view shown in FIGURE 4 provides a further illustration of the operative association of the parts of the display carton. Flap panels 43, 45 are folded over until their end portions engage the back panel 26. Flap 23 and associated flap 16 (not shown) are folded over to form the side panels of the frame. Cutaway section 53 is positioned with respect to die cut section 44 to receive the top of the article which is inserted in the display carton.
FIGURE illustrates the manner in which article A is inserted and displayed in the carton. Flap panels 43, 45 and side panels 22, 23 are folded to form a picture frame surrounding article A. The bottom of article A rests in the cutaway section 53 and the top portion of the article extends through die cut section 44 in flap 43 and is held in cutaway section 53. Hanger 33 having hole 34 is extended in operating position above the top of the display panel.
It is readily apparent that variations may be made for example in the form of the die cut sections which are made in the back panel and also the front panel of the carton in order to accomodate differently shaped articles in the display carton. It is also quite apparent that the article will be automatically locked within the display carton when it is properly positioned in the die cut sections of the foldable flap sections. Various changes may be made in the disclosed invention without departing from the scope of the invention and therefore it is intended that the invention not be limited to that which is shown specifically in the drawings and described in the specification.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A display carton for containing and supporting an article of merchandise, comprising:
(a) front panel, back panel and side panel members hingedly interconnected at their opposite side edges along substantially parallel, longitudinal hinge lines to define a tubular structure open at the ends;
(b) an inner partition consisting of a front inner panel member and a back inner panel member each extending the width of the tubular structure and each being hingedly interconnected to a side panel member, the front inner panel member and back inner panel member being disposed in substantially parallel spaced relationship to each other and to the front and back panel members,
(c) the front panel including hinged flap members folded inwardly to admit the entrance of an article,
(d) the front inner panel member including an upper flap member and a lower flap member constructed to cooperate with the front panel flap members to form a frame for an article, the upper and lower flap members having die cut sections for accommodating the article,
(e) the front panel flap members and the upper and lower flap members of the front inner panel member cooperating to securely lock the article in position within the container.
2. A display carton according to claim 1 wherein the back inner panel member includes die cut sections to accommodate the extremities of the article for positioning the article within the frame formed by the front panel flap members and the upper and lower flap members of the front inner panel member.
3. A display carton according to claim 2 wherein the back panel member includes means for hanging or suspending the carton.
4. A display carton according to claim 3 wherein the flap members of the front panel are trapezoidally shaped, the lower flap member of the front inner panel member includes a U-shaped die section forming a pair of arms which extend to the back panel member when the article is positioned within the carton for display, and the upper flap member of the front inner panel member comprises an oval-shaped die section for accommodating the top of the article.
5. A display carton according to claim 4 wherein the front inner panel member includes a recessed edge surface and the back panel includes a foldable end section engaging with the recessed edge section.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,302,778 2/1967 McGorty et al. 206-45.l4 3,360,117 12/1967 Powers et al. 20645.14
FOREIGN PATENTS 1,496,684 4/1967 France.
MARTHA L. RICE, Primary Examiner.
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|U.S. Classification||206/763, 206/779|