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Publication numberUS3664493 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1972
Filing dateOct 21, 1970
Priority dateOct 21, 1970
Publication numberUS 3664493 A, US 3664493A, US-A-3664493, US3664493 A, US3664493A
InventorsDutcher Daniel P
Original AssigneeHoerner Waldorf Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display carton
US 3664493 A
Abstract
A display carton is provided having an opening in its front panel spaced from the top thereof. The rear wall extends above the level of the carton body to provide a display and a carton support. Liner panels are hinged to the carton at the edges of the opening and converge toward the rear carton wall to encircle the product.
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United States Patent Dutcher s41 DISPLAY CARTON [72] lnventor: Daniel 1. Dutcher, North'St. Paul, Minn.

[73] Assignee: Hoerner Waldorf Corporation, Ramsey County, Minn.

[22] Filed: Oct. 21, 1970 [21] App1.No.: 82,731

[52] US. Cl. ..206/45.l4, 206/4531, 206/46 FR,

229/14 C [51 Int. Cl ..B65d 5/50 [58] Field ofsearch i ..206/45.14, 44 R, 45.19, 45.31, 206/79, DIG. 8, 46 FR; 229/14 C, 16 D, 39 B [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,360,117 12/1967 Powers etal ..206/45. 14

[ 51 May 23, 1972 Farquhar ..206/45. 14 Whitehead ..229/39 B UX Primary Examiner-Joseph R. Leclair Assistant Examiner-Steven E. Lipman Attorney-Robert M. Dunning [57] ABSTRACT A display carton is provided having an opening in its front panel spaced from the top thereof. The rear wall extends above the level of the carton body to provide a display and a carton support. Liner panels are hinged to the carton at the edges of the opening and converge toward the rear carton wall to encircle the product.

l 1 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures PATENTEDMAY 23 1912 ATTORNEY DISPLAY'CARTON This invention relates to an improvement in display cartons and deals particularly with a carton having an open front portion and means of supporting a product for display through the open portion.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Numerous display .cartons have. been produced which are provided with an open front or a partially open front through which the product contained may be displayed. Most of these cartons have very little display space, the name and nature of the product usually appearing on the side-panels and rear panels of the carton. Furthermore, most such cartons-are not constructed in such a manner that they may be suspended from a supporting hook or rod. In the present trend toward self service, a means of supporting the carton from a hook or rod is often of importance to the store owner.

SUMMARY- OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention lies in the provision of a display carton having an open front portionthrough which a product may be displayed, and also having a pair of front display panels capable of describing the product and advertising its use. Such an arrangement is particularly desirable where the product is suspended upon a hook or-supporting rod, and is of even more importance when the carton is displayed upon a shelf, as it is then often very difficult to see the printing on the sides or rear panels of the carton, making the product itself the only display area.

A feature of the present invention resides in the provision of a display carton of the type described in which the rear panel extends somewhat above the-body of the display carton to form a first display panel. The body of the carton extends for- I vwardly and downwardly to provide a second display panel.

The opening through which the product is visible is beneath the second display panel.

A feature of the present invention resides in the fact that the upper display panel may be used as a support for the carton and product and may be apertured to accommodate a supporting hook or rod..When in this condition, the product may be supported by the bottom wall of the canon.

These andother objects and novel features ofthe-present invention will be more clearly and fullyset forth inrthe following specification and claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT The display carton is indicated in general by the letter A, and is formed of the blank illustrated in FIG. 4'. The blank includes a rear wall panel 10 which is foldably connected along its sides to side walls llalong parallel fold lines 12. The side wallsl terminate in spaced relation to the upper edge of the rear wall panel as defined by the fold line 13. As indicated,

the upper edges of the side walls 11 are at equal distance from the fold line 13.

Front panel portions 14 and are foldably connected to the upper portions of the side edges of the sidewalls 11 by parallel lines of fold 16. The front wall panel portions l4 and I5 include interlocking flaps l7 and I9 which normally hold the front wall panel portions 14 and 15 in parallel relation to the rear panel 10, and form a tubular body portion to hold the side walls" in angular relation to therear wall panel 10. Side liner panels 20 are hingedly connected to the lower portions of the side walls 11 by extensions of thelines of fold 16. The liner panels 20 which are of generally trapezoidal outline are hingedly connected along their longerparallel edges to the side walls 1 l.

Corner flaps 21 are hingedly connected to the lower edges of the side walls 1 I along aligned fold lines 22. A bottom panel 23 is hingedly connected to the lower edge of the rear wall panel along a continuation of the fold lines 22. A bottom liner panel 24 is hingedly connected to the bottom panel 23 along a fold line 25. The bottom panel 23 is of a length substantially equal to the width of the side walls 11 to provide a full bottom closure. g

The rear wall panel I0 is hingedly connected along the fold line 13 to a first front display panel 26. The front display panel 26 is of a length substantially equal to the distance between the fold line 13 and the upper edges of the side walls 1 l. A top panel 27 is foldably connected to the first from display panel 26 along a fold line 29. The top panel 27 is hingedly connected along opposite side edges to corner flaps 28 foldably connected to the top panel 27 along parallel fold lines 30.

The top panel 27 is foldably connected along a fold line 31 to a second front display panel 32. The panel 32 is of a length substantially equal to the length of the front panel portions I4 and 15 as it is designed to lie outwardly thereof. A top liner panel 33 is hingedly connected to the second front display panel 32 by a fold line 34. In preferred form, the top liner panel 33 is connected to a rear wall liner panel 38 along a fold line 35. As will be noted in the drawings, the fold lines 13, 22, 25, 29, 31, 34 and 35 are parallel.

Tuck flaps 36 are foldably connected to opposite sides of the top liner panel 33 along parallel fold lines 37. The tuck flaps 36 are preferably of generally trapezoidal shape, and are connected along their longer parallel edge to the liner panel 33. An inclined edge 39 on each tuck flap 36 is designed to engage the rear wall panel 10 in the manner shown in FIG. 3 of thedrawings, to fold the liner panel 33 in proper angular relation to the'rear wall panel 10.

Generally rectangular slits 40 extend through the top liner panel 33, the slits being elongated in a direction toward the upper corners of the topliner panel, or toward the juncture between the fold lines 34 and 37. These slits 40 are designed to accommodate slightly projecting ears 41 on the'side liner panels 20 to hold the side liner panels in proper angular relation to the side walls 11 to which they are hinged. The side liner panels 20 may also be provided with short projecting cars 42 designed to extend into a rectangular notch 43 in the bottom liner panel 24. The top liner panel 33 is likewise provided with a suitable cut line 44 which defines a flap 45 which is foldable out of the plane of the remainder of the liner panel. The cut line 44 thus defines a notch which is suitably shaped to accommodate the upper end of the product B to be displayed. The lower end of the product B is engaged in the notch 43 in the completed form of the carton.

Apertures 46 are provided on opposite'sides of the fold line 13, in a position to swing into registry when the carton is formed. Thus, two thicknesses of paperboard are provided through which a supporting hook or rod may be inserted in the event the carton is displayed in a suspended position.

In the formation of the carton, the top display panel 26 is folded into face contact with the upper portion of the rear panel 10 and the panel 26 may be adhered to the forward surface of the rear panel 10 if it is so desired. The upper portion of the blank above the fold line 29 is reversely folded along the fold line 29 to extend upwardly from the remainder of the blank. The side walls 1 l are folded upwardly into right angular relation to the rear wall panel 10, and the front panel portions 14 and 15 are interlocked by means of their locking flaps I7 and 19. The bottom of the carton may then be formed by folding inwardly the comer flaps 21 into a coplanar relation, and folding the bottom wall 23 outwardly of the corner flaps 21.

The liner panel 24 may then be swung over the corner flaps 21 and into the interior of the carton between the side walls 1 l.

The top wall 27 may then be folded into right angular relation to the rear panel 10, the corner flaps 28 being inserted inwardly of the side walls 11 and between the rear wall and the front wall portions 14 and 15. The second front display panel 32 may then be folded down to overlie the front panel portions 14 and 15. A generally rectangular tray is thus formed. During the folding operation, the tuck flaps 36 are folded into right angular relation to the top liner panel 33, in the direction to extend upwardly from the top liner panel as indicated in FIG. 3 of the drawings. The top liner panel 33 is then inserted between the side walls 11, and the rear wall liner panel 38 is folded to lie forwardly of the rear wall panel 10. The carton is completed by folding the trapezoidal side liner panels inwardly and downwardly between the top liner panel 33 and the bottom liner panel 24. The tongues 41 engage into the slits 40 of the top liner panel, and the tongues 42 may extend into the notch 43 to engage opposite sides thereof.

The product B may then be inserted in place. in the form of construction illustrated, the product B comprises a bottle having a relatively large body portion and a relatively smaller neck and cap. The cap of the bottle is inserted into the notch formed by the cut line 44, and the bottom of the bottle extends into the notch 43. The liner panel 24 has a natural tendency to return toits flat state so that after the base of the bottle B is aligned with the notch 43, and the bottom liner panel 24 will swing into angular position as indicated in FIGS. 1 and 3 of the drawings to lock the product in place.

in accordance with the patent statutes, 1 have described the principles for my display carton, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

I. A display carton blank including:

a rear wall panel,

side walls hingedly connected to said rear wall panel and terminating in spaced relation to the upper end of said rear wall panel,

front wall panel portions hingedly connected to said side walls along lines of fold parallel to those connecting said side walls to said rear wall panel,

said front wall panel portions being connected to the upper portions only of said side walls and including connecting means adapted to hold said front wall panel portions in tubular relation with said side walls and rear wall panel,

side liner panels hingedly connected to said side walls below said front wall panel portions,

corner flaps hinged to the lower end of said side walls along aligned fold lines,

a bottom wall hingedly connected to said rear wall panel along a fold line substantially aligned with said aligned fold lines,

a bottom liner panel hingedly connected to the end edge of said bottom panel,

a first front display panel hingedly connected to the top of said rear wall panel,

a top panel hingedly connected to said first front display panel along a fold line spaced from the upper end of said rear wall panel a distance substantially equal to the spacing between the upper ends of said side walls and the upper end of said rear wall panel,

a second front display panel hingedly connected to said top panel along a fold line parallel to those connecting said first front display panel to said rear wall panel and to said top panel, and

a top liner panel hingedly connected to the second front display panel.

2. The structure of claim 1 and in which said side liner panels are of trapezoidal shape with the longer parallel edges thereof hingedly connected to said side walls.

. The structure of claim 1 and including corner flaps hingedly connected to opposite sides of said top panel along parallel fold lines.

4. The structure of claim 1 and in which said rear wall panel, first front display panel, top panel, second display panel and said top liner panel are of substantially equal width.

5. The structure of claim 1 and including tuck flaps hingedly connected to opposite sides of said top liner panel along parallel fold lines.

6. The structure of claim 5 and in which said tuck flaps are of generally trapezoidal shape with the longer parallel edge thereof hinged to said top liner panel.

7. The structure of claim 1 and including a rear wall panel liner panel hingedly connected to said top liner panel.

8. The structure of claim 1 and in which said side liner panels are wider than said side walls.

9. A display carton for use with a product to be displayed, the carton including:

a rear wall panel,

side wall panels connected to opposite sides of said rear wall panel along parallel fold lines, said side walls terminating in spaced relation at equal distances from the upper edge of said rear wall panel,

front wall panel portions hinged to the upper portions only of said side walls along parallel lines of fold,

means securing said front wall panel portions in overlapping relation to provide a front. wall parallel to said rear wall panel,

generally trapezoidal side liner panels hingedly connected along their longer parallel lines of fold,

corner flaps hinged to the lower edges of said side walls and folded inwardly into coplanar relation,

a bottom wall hinged to the lower edge of said rear wall panel and folded forwardly to underlie said corner flaps,

a bottom liner panel hingedly connected to the forward edge of said bottom panel and folded upwardly and inwardly between said side walls,

a first front display panel hinged to the upper edge of said rear wall panel and folded to lie in face contact with that portion only of said rear wall panel above the upper edges of said side walls,

a top panel hinged to the lower edge of said first front display panel and extending forwardly therefrom,

corner flaps hinged to opposite sides of said top panel and folded inwardly of said side panels,

a second front display panel hinged to the forward edge of said top panel and overlying said front wall portions,

a top liner panel foldably connected to the lower edge of said second front display panel and extending downwardly and rearwardly to said rear wall panel,

tuck flaps hinged to opposite ends of said top liner panel and folded inwardly inwardly of said side walls to hold said top liner panel at a desired angular relation to said rear wall panel,

said top and bottom liner panels including means for engaging the product to be displayed.

10. The structure of claim 9 and including a rear wall liner panel hinged to the lower edge of said top liner panel.

1 1. The structure of claim 9 and including interlocking means on said top liner panel and said side liner panels to hold said side liner panels in a desired angular relation to said side walls.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/779, 206/783
International ClassificationB65D5/42, B65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/4208, B65D5/5009
European ClassificationB65D5/42D, B65D5/50A2P
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Oct 31, 1985ASAssignment
Owner name: WALDORF CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE.
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:004474/0467
Effective date: 19850716