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Publication numberUS3746156 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1973
Filing dateMar 31, 1971
Priority dateMar 31, 1971
Publication numberUS 3746156 A, US 3746156A, US-A-3746156, US3746156 A, US3746156A
InventorsAustin J, Desmond J
Original AssigneeContainer Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Display package for collapsible tube or the like
US 3746156 A
Abstract
A display carton for a collapsible tube is formed from a unitary cut and scored blank to form a carton sleeve. The sleeve is formed with an auxiliary panel supporting the tube being displayed. The auxiliary panel is connected to and extends from one of opposed side panels forming the sleeve, and extends to the other of the opposed side panels in contact therewith, the auxiliary panel having a V-configuration in transverse cross-section. One end of the sleeve is provided with a closure structure holding the tube closure in position and includes a closure flap with extensions therefrom together with a distal portion contacting the rear panel of the sleeve. The extensions have an aperture therein to receive the tube closure. The other end of the sleeve is provided with closure structure including a closure flap with extensions therefrom together with a distal portion contacting a rear panel of the sleeve. The extensions include foldably connected portions defining a groove for retaining the flattened end of the container tube.
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United States Patent [1 1 Austin, Jr. et al.

1 1 July 17, 1973 1 DISPLAY PACKAGE FOR COLLAPSIBLE TUBE OR THE LIKE [75] lnventors: John J. Austin, Jr., Springfield; John D. Desmond, Philadelphia, both of Pa.

[73] Assignee: Container Corporation of America,

Chicago, 111.

22 Filed: Mar. 31, 1971 [21] Appl. No.: 129,849

Primary Examiner-Samuel B. Rothberg Assistant ExaminerSteven E. Lipman Attorney-Carpenter, Ostis & Lindberg [57] ABSTRACT A display carton for a collapsible tube is formed from a unitary cut and scored blank to form a carton sleeve. The sleeve is formed with an auxiliary panel supporting the tube being displayed. The auxiliary panel is connected to and extends from one of opposed side panels forming the sleeve, and extends to the other of the op posed side panels in contact therewith, the auxiliary panel having a V-configuration in transverse crosssection. One end of the sleeve is provided with a closure structure holding the tube closure in position and includes a closure flap with extensions therefrom together with a distal portion contacting the rear panel of the sleeve. The extensions have an aperture therein to receive the tube closure. The other end of the sleeve is provided with closure structure including a closure flap with extensions therefrom together with a distal portion contacting a rear panel of the sleeve. The extensions include foldably connected portions defining a groove for retaining the flattened end of the container tube.

The collapsible tube is end loaded into the sleeve alter the first closure structure has been formed, the tube closure being received in the aperture of such closure structure. The other closure structure is then formed after the end loading of the tube, and during the forming operation thereof a groove is formed therein for retaining the flattened end of the collapsible tube.

5 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures DISPLAY PACKAGE FOR COLLAPSIBLE TUBE OR THE LIKE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention is an improvement over the invention disclosed in John D. Desmond et al. application Ser. No. 57,784, filed July 23, 1970, for Display Carton, now US. Pat. No. 3,684,085.

1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to that class of packages for displaying merchandise packed in elongated containers such as collapsible tubes for toothpaste, cosmetics and the like.

2. The Prior Art The prior art is exemplified in US. Pats. to Wolowicz, et al., No. 3,344,911; McGarty et al., No. 3,302,778; I-Iennessey, et al., No. 3,270,867 and Hennessey No. 2,946,433, which patents show various arrangements for maintaining an article in position in a display package.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention has for its principal purpose the provision of an end loaded package for a collapsible tube, the package being formed from a cut and scored paperboard blank or the like and formed into a sleeve having end closure panels adapted to hold the tube in position.

The sleeve is formed with an auxiliary panel extending from one of the opposed side panels forming the sleeve, the auxiliary panel having a V-configuration in cross-section, with the free edge thereof in engagement with the other of the opposed side panels, with the apex of the V contacting the inner side of the rear panel.

The collapsible tube is adapted to be end loaded to a position for support on the auxiliary panel, and one end of the sleeve is provided with a closure structure having an aperture therein to receive the container closure. The opposite end of the sleeve is provided with a closure structure which is folded to provide a groove to receive and support the flattened end of the tube previously end loaded into the sleeve.

THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a plan view of a unitary cut and scored paperboard blank for constructing a display package according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of formed from the blank of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of FIG. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIG. 3, but showing the display package prior to loading thereof;

FIG. 5 is a view looking in the direction of the arrows 55 of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a transverse sectional view looking in the direction of the arrows 6-6 of FIG. 5; and

FIG. 7 is a view taken along the line 7-7 of FIG. 3 looking in the direction of the arrows.

The improved display package according to the present invention is denoted generally by the reference numeral l0, and is particularly adapted to display therein an elongated article EC such as a collapsible tube or the like. The latter has a closure C at one end thereof, and a flattened end FE at the other end thereof, see FIGS. 3 and 6. The package 10 is formed from a cut a display package and scored paperboard blank 10A consisting of a front panel 11, a back panel 12 and opposed side panels 13 and 14, all of the aforesaid panels being hingedlyjoined along parallel score lines 16. A glue flap 17 is hingedly connected to front panel 11 along a fold line 18, and is provided with a glue path GPI thereon, whereby the glue flap 17 may be glued to the outer side of the side panel 14 to form a carton sleeve 15 as seen with particular reference to FIGS. 4, 5 and 6.

An auxiliary panel indicated generally by the reference numeral 19 consists of auxiliary panel portions 21 and 22, the latter being joined along a cut and scored line 23. Auxiliary panel portion 21 is joined to one of the side panels 14 along a score line 24 discontinuous with a central cut portion 26 thereof. The auxiliary panel 19 adopts a V-configuration within the sleeve 15 as seen particularly in FIG. 6, and cut portions 27 of the fold line 23 provide supporting tabs 28 bearing against the inside of the back panel 12. As seen in FIG. 6, the free edge of the auxiliary panel portion 22 bears against the inside of the opposite side panel 13.

The auxiliary panel portions 21 and 22 are essentially trapezoidal in shape, being joined along their smaller dimensions parallel to score line 24. The auxiliary panel 19 thus has converging lines 25 at each end thereof.

Frong panel 11 has a pair of spaced rectangular openings 29 therein through which the elongated article EC may be viewed when loaded into position on the auxiliary panel portions 21 and 22 of the auxiliary panel 19.

The carton sleeve 15 is provided with first closure structure 30 consisting of a first outer closure flap 31 foldably connected to the back panel 12 along a fold line 32. First extensions 33, 34 thereof are foldably connected to the first closure flap 31 by fold lines 36 and 37, and a distal portion 38 is connected to the extension 34 along a fold line 39, the distal portion 38 having a glue patch GP2 thereon for gluing same to the inside of back panel 12. An aperture is provided in the extension 34 for the reception of the closure C of the elongated container EC when the same is loaded into the package 10, as will be discussed hereinafter The first closure structure 30 also consists of dust flaps 42 foldably connected to the side panel 13 and 14 by fold lines 43, and outer first closure flap 44 is connected to the front panel 11 at a fold line 46.

A second closure structure for the package thus far described is referred to generally by the reference numeral 40, and includes a second outer closure flap 47 foldably connected to the rear panel 12 along a fold line 48. The second closure structure 40 also includes an extension 49 therefrom foldably connected to the second closure flap 47 along a fold line 51. Flap members 52 and 53 are foldably connected to each other along a fold line 54, and a fold line 56 connects the extension 52 to extension 49. A distal portion 57 is foldably connected to flap extension 53 along a fold line 58, and distal portion 57 has a glue patch GP3 thereon whereby distal portion 57 may be secured to the inside of back panel 12.

The second closure structure 40 also includes dust flaps 59 connected by fold lines 61 to the side panels 13 and I4, and an outer closure flap 62 connected to the front panel 11 along a fold line 63.

The first closure structure 30 is formed at one end of the sleeve 15 by gluing the distal portion 38 to the inside of the rear panel 12 as seen particularly in FIG. 4. The completion of the closure structure 30 is seen in FIG. 3, and presents the extension 34 in position whereby the aperture 41 thereof is adapted to receive the closure C of the elongated container EC.

After the loading of the container ED, the erection of the other closure structure 40 is carried out, the distal portion 57 thereof being adhered to the inside of the rear panel 12, and elements 49, 52 and 53 being folded to the position seen in FIG. 3 after the container EC is placed in position as seen in FIG. 3.

It will be noted that the extensions 49 and 34 partly underlie the auxiliary panel portions 21 and 22, presenting for view what may be considered mitred corners between said elements.

We claim:

1. A display package for an elongated article such as a collapsible tube or the like having a flattened end and a closure at the opposite end thereof, said article being adapted to be end loaded into said package, said package being formed from a unitary cut and scored paperboard blank and comprising:

a. a sleeve including opposed front and rear panels;

b. a display opening in said front panel for affording a view of at least a portion of said article;

c. an auxiliary panel extending from one of said opposed side panels to the other of said opposed side panels for support of said article within said sleeve;

d. said auxiliary panel having a V-configuration in transverse cross section and having a free edge thereof contacting the other of said opposed side panels;

e. first closure means extending from one end of said sleeve and being adapted to be infolded into said one end for closing thereof and for retaining said closure of said article in position;

i. said first closure means including a a first closure flap and first extensions therefrom;

ii. said first extensions including a distal portion extending along the inside of said rear panel and being affixed thereto;

iii. said first extensions including a flap member having an aperture therein to receive said container closure;

iv. said first closure means being in collapsed condition but being adapted to be erected to receive said article closure in said aperture upon end loading of said article into said sleeve;

f. second closure means foldably extending from the other end of said sleeve and being adapted to be infoled into said other end for closing thereof and for retaining the flattened end of said article in position;

i. said second closure means including a second closure flap and extensions therefrom;

ii. said last named extensions including a distal portion extending along the inside of said rear panel and being affixed thereto;

iii. said last named extensions including flap members foldably connected to each other to define a line of fold extending parallel to the foldable connection between said second closure means and said rear panel and defining a groove for retaining the flattened end of said article in position;

iv. said second closure means being normally in collapsed condition but being adapted to be erected to a position where said groove is engaged with the flattened end of said article upon end loading of said article into said sleeve.

2. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said distal portions'are affixed to said rear panel by glue.

3. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said main panel has a pair of openings therein spaced by a panel portion.

4. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said auxiliary panel is comprised of pane portions of trapezoidal configuration.

5. A display package according to claim 4 wherein said flap extensions and said trapezoidal portions define mitres at the junctures thereof.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/277, 206/775
International ClassificationB65D5/50
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5009
European ClassificationB65D5/50A2P
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Nov 25, 1992ASAssignment
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, NEW YORK
Free format text: AMENDMENT TO SECURITY AGREEMENT;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:006401/0025
Effective date: 19920826
Nov 26, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, THE
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, 280 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK,
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:004858/0656
Effective date: 19860930
Owner name: CHEMICAL BANK
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Owner name: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC