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Publication numberUS3682298 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 8, 1972
Filing dateOct 2, 1968
Priority dateOct 11, 1967
Also published asDE1801399A1
Publication numberUS 3682298 A, US 3682298A, US-A-3682298, US3682298 A, US3682298A
InventorsGuillerm Jacques
Original AssigneeGuillerm Jacques
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Packaging and display case for cigarette lighter
US 3682298 A
Abstract
The invention is concerned with a combined packaging and display case for cigarette or pipe lighters and similar small items formed of a suitable material such as cardboard which is scored for suitable folding and gluing to define a two section container, the removable bottom portion of which has a suitable opening therein for mounting and displaying the lighter and the top portion of which, when separated from the bottom portion, provides a suitable closed shipping container for the lighter.
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United States Patent Guillerm [151 3,682,298 Aug. 8, 1972 [54] PACKAGING AND DISPLAY CASE FOR CIGARETTE LIGHTER Inventor: Jacques Guillerm, 18 bis, rue Victor-Hugo, Saint-Leu-La-Foret, France Filed: Oct. 2, 1968 Appl. No.: 764,398

US. Cl. ..206/45.3l, 206/79, 229/8, 229/51 DB Int. Cl ..B65d 25/54, B65d 85/00 Field of Search ..206/45.l4, 45.15, 45.31; 229/8, 6, 51; 220/8 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1/1939 New ..229/6 3,010,571 11/1961 Transport ..206/45.15

3,224,633 12/1965 Allen ..229/5l 3,300,039 1/1967 Pilger ..206/45.31

Primary Examiner-William T. Dixson, .lr. AttorneyParmelee, Utzler & Welsh nswer The invention is concerned with a combinedpackaging and display case for cigarette or pipe lighters and similar small items formed of a suitable material such as cardboard which is scored for suitable folding and gluing to define a two section container, the removable bottom portion of which has a suitable opening therein for mounting and displaying the lighter and the top portion of which, when separated from the bottom portion, provides a suitable closed shipping container for the lighter.

5 Claim, 8 Drawing Figures PACKAGING AND DISPLAY CASE FOR CIGARETTE LIGHTER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention is directed to a suitably scored and perforated cardboard blank for folding and gluing to provide an apertured display section for mounting an article therein and a separable section for receiving the article and forming a packaging andshipping container therefore. One embodiment of the invention is a suitably shaped and scored rectangularly shaped blank having apertures in one portion thereof for mounting and displaying the article and a second non-apertured portion, each of which sections are provided with gluing flaps to form a sealed enclosure for the article.

In the drawing forming part of this disclosure,

FIG. 1 shows a plan view of a preferred form of cardboard blank as shaped and scored for folding;

FIG. 2 shows the blank of FIG. 1 folded and glued to provide an open-ended combined display and shipping case;

FIG. 3 shows a front elevation of the display case portion as severed from FIG. 2 and glued;

FIG. 4 shows a side elevation of the display case of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 shows a bottom view of FIGS. 3;

FIG. 6 shows a front elevation of the shipping case 7 portion folded end glued;

FIG. 7 shows a side elevation of FIG. 6 and FIG. 8 shows a bottom view of FIG. 6.

Referring now in detail to the drawing, the combined packaging and display case of the invention is formed from a suitable substantially rectangular shaped blank of cardboard or other suitable material as shown in FIG. 1 and provided with two longitudinally extending transversely spaced score lines 3 and 9. Extending outwardly from score line 9 is a suitable gluing flap having a notched opening 16 therein dividing the flap into two portions 8 and 8a. Across the top of the blank of FIG. 1 the score lines 3, 9 and an end wall of the blank are connected by arcuate portions 4 and 6 and concave score lines 10, 13. Similarly the bottom portion of the cardboard blank is provided with arcuate portions 5 and 7 and score lines 11, 14. Extending transversely of the blank, from notch 16, are score lines l2, l5 and severance lines 17, 18. The purpose of severance lines 17, 18 will be later discussed. As now described, the the cardboard blanks of FIG. 1, has been divided by the score lines 10, ll, 12, I3, 14 and into four connected segments 1, la, 2 and 2a. The adjacent segments la and 20, on opposite sides of score line 3, are provided with suitably shaped matching openings 19 and 20 for mounting of an article, such as a cigarette lighter, for display purposes.

The blank of FIG. 1 when folded along foldlines 3 and 9, with flaps 8 and 8a glued to the inner faces of portions 2, 2a of the blank provides an open-ended envelope as shown in FIGS. 2 and 5 of the drawing. The openings 19 and 20 of FIG. 1 provide for display of the cigarette lighter or other object placed therein. Such openings have notches 21, 23 and 24, 22 therein corresponding to and for accommodating projections on the lighter such as the sparkling wheel of the lighter and other such projections. It will be understood that the said openings 19, 20 will be of a size and shape cor responding to the object to be received therein, which I may be other than a cigarette lighter.

Referring again to FIG. 2 of the drawing, after the blank of FIG. 1 is folded and glued to provide the envelope of FIG. 2 and the item to be displayed is mounted within the openings 19, 20 thereof, the bottom portion of the envelope of FIG. 2 may have the portion 5, 7 folded upon dotted lines 11, 14 and secured together by any suitable adhesive to close the bottom of the envelope of FIG. 2. The envelope now serves as a display case for the lighter.

If the object within the envelope is to be packaged, as

for delivery to a purchaser or mailing, the envelope or case of FIG. 2 may be severed along lines 17, 18 of FIG. 1 and the lighter or otherobject removed from the display section-and placed within the upper portion 2 of FIG. 2. Thereafter the flaps 4, '6 may be folded along lines 10, 13 and flaps 17, 18 folded along lines 12, 15 and either glued or otherwise secured in place to form the shipping case of FIGS. 6 and 7. FIG. 3 and 4 shows the bottom of the envelope or case of FIG. 2, when severed along the perforations of lines 17, 18 of FIGS. 1 and 2.

Having described how the blank of FIG. 1 may be folded, glued and subsequently severed into two separate portions for the purposes set forth, it will be understood that the invention can take many differently fomrs to display and package differently shaped and sized articles other the cigarette lighters.

Additionally, where for purposes of illustration the term cardboard has been used it will be understood materials other than cardboard may be used, including suitable opaque as well as transparent materials.

Iclaim:

l. Apackaging and display case for objects, including cigarette lighters, comprised of a. a substantially rectangularly shaped blank of suitable material, including cardboard, having a length and width in excess of twice the dimensions of the corresponding object to be received therein,

b. a pair of longitudinally extending score lines spaced from one margin .of the blank defining between them and said margin of the blank two areas each of a width in excess of the width of the object to be enclosed and of a length in excess of twice the length of said object,

. an arcuate outward extension on the blank at the opposite ends of each of said latter two areas defining gluing flap and an inwardly extending arcuate score line underlying each said outward extensions forming a fold line for the gluing flaps,

. a gluing flap extending laterally from one said longitudinally extending score lines and having an inwardly extending notch therein defining an area for separation of the blank,

. a pair of arcuate score lines extending transversely of said blank from said notch and between said longitudinally extending score lines defining gluing flaps and oppositely disposed arcuate spaced serrations extending through said blank aligned with said last named score lines defining therewith gluing flaps and an area of selective separation of the folded and glued blank to define a display case and a shipping case.

2. The packaging and display case blank as defined in claim 1, wherein the portions thereof defining the display case are provided with suitable shaped opening therethrough for receiving and supporting the article to be displayed.

3. A packaging and display case for objects, includtransversely of said blank from said gluing flap ing cigarette lighters, comprised of notch defining an area-of separation of the blank a.v a substantially rectangular blank of suitable andproviding gluing flaps, and

- material, including cardboard, havingalength and f. convex fold lines joining said concave lines of width in excess of twice the corresponding dimen- 5 spaced perforations defining fold lines for said i v sions of the object to be enclosed thereby, latter gluing flaps. v Y b. a pair of longitudinally extending transversely e display 68 88 fin in Claim 3 wherein the spaced score lines in said blank and spaced f bottom half of the said blank has suitable apertures one margin thereof defining two areas having a thereon for mouhtihg fh -f tohedisptayed t r i length and width in excess of the object to be 10 and the depehdmg 8 p underlying said received and dis lay d, played article may be glued together to provide a c; arcuate outwardly extensions on each end of said closed base and PPP the dlsphly two areas defining gluing flaps foldable upon unp s s and f p y case as d c131 derlying are at g -di f id fl 4 wherein the display section of the case may be broken 4, a l i fla di longitudinally and along said concave lines of spaced perforations, the arwardly of one'of said longitudinal score lines and tide rcfhovtd f P y and 9 in the having a notch therein intermediate the ends Packaging Portions of the stud case and the flaps P thereof defining areas of separation of the two verposit? ends of said Packaging Po fold! and glued fl h l f the blank for shipment or delivery to the purchaser.

e. concave lines of spaced perforations extending $32 33" UNITED STATES PA"ENT OFFICE CATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. 3 ,6S2,298 D d August 8, 1972 Inventor( Jacques Guillerm It is certified that error appears in the abeve-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

(Jn the front page of the patent, 7 insert data element [73],

-Assignee Societe' des Industries Modernes pour limportation et la' vente de produits manufactures (S.I.M.)-

Signed and sealed this 3rd day of April 19 (SEAL) Attest:

M.FLETCHER JR. ROBERT QOTTSCHAL I i g ing Officer Commlssloner of Patents

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/769, 229/120.11
International ClassificationB65D30/22, B65D5/42, B65D5/02
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/0209, B65D31/12, B65D5/4204
European ClassificationB65D31/12, B65D5/02A, B65D5/42B