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Publication numberUS3823864 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1974
Filing dateJun 1, 1972
Priority dateJun 11, 1971
Publication numberUS 3823864 A, US 3823864A, US-A-3823864, US3823864 A, US3823864A
InventorsOhkubo H
Original AssigneeKinki Printing Co Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Container with a catch for pressing and opening a lid
US 3823864 A
Abstract
This invention relates to a container. The said container comprises a hexahedronal outer case with its right side open and is provided with a cut-off portion at the right edge of its upper wall, and an inner case having a base plate, front and back walls, a left side wall and a compressible and deformable right wall in the shape of a quadrilateral three-dimensional body. When the top of the quadrilateral three-dimensional body is pressed and opened, that pressed body constitutes the catch for pressing and opening a lid. The said inner case is slidable within the said outer case.
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. United States Patent 1191 UNITED STATES PATENTS 10/1933 Menten 229/9 Ohkubo July 16,1974

1 1 CONTAINER WITH A CATCH FOR 3,093,290 6/1963 Banks et a1. zoo/45.14 PRESSING AND OPENING A LID 3,186,542 6/1965 Greene 229/20 75 Inventor: Hachiro Ohkubo, Osaka, Japan FOREIGN PATENTS 0R APPLICATIONS Assigneez Kinki Printing p y Limited, 393,630 6/1933 Great Brltam 206/45.14 osaka'sh" Japan a Primary Examiner-William 1. Price [22] Filed: June 1, 1972 Assistant Examiner-Stephen Marcus I [21] Appl. No: 258,824 Attorney, Agent, or Fzrm-Wenderoth, Lind & Ponacl [57] ABSTRACT Foreign ppli y Data This invention relates to a container. The said con- June 11, 1971 Japan 46-49755 tainer comprises a hexahedronal outer case with its right side open and is provided with a cut-off portion [52] US. Cl 229/19, 206/45.l4, 229/9, at the right edge of its upper wall, and an inner case 229/34 HW having a base plate, front and back walls, a left side [51] Int. Cl B65d 5/38 wall and a compressible and deformable right wall in [58] Field of Search 229/19, 20, 34 l-IW, 9, 11; the shape of a quadrilateral three-dimensional body. 206/45.14 When the top of the quadrilateral three-dimensional body is pressed and opened, that pressed body consti- [56] References Cited tutes the catch for pressing and opening a lid. The said inner case is slidable within the said outer case.

1 Claim, 7 Drawing Figures .Animportant object of the present invention is to I provide a containerthe contents of which can be easily removed from the inner case by pressing and pushing the top of the quadrilateral hollow three-dimensional body at the right end of the inner case and by taking the inner case out of the outer case.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a container which is capable of holding rather long and fragile articles such as ampules for injection and safely retaining them without allowing them to come into contact with each other and break.

Still another object of the present invention is to pro vide a container which is 'capableof displaying its contents in shop windows when its inner case is allowed to be partially removed from the outer case.

Still a further object of the present invention isto provide a container which is capable of being manufactured by machinery on a mass production basis with-a marked decrease in the number of cumbersome pasting processes in assembling it.

In order to make containers for holding long and fragile articles such as ampules, it has hitherto been necessary for one toprovide the body of a case with no top, to provide a partition therein for insertion of the contents and to providea lid on the top. In making such containers, various delicate operations such as pasting the body and the lid, the formation of the body and of the partition, and the insertion and adjustment of those things are required. Thus, they are unsuitable for mass production by machinery.

What is more, such containers have a complicated construction and are very expensive. Besides, it has a further defect in that it is difficult to insert or withdraw such contents as ampules.

On the other hand, the containers of the present invention are not only suitable for mass production at low cost in simple mechanical manufacturing processes, but are also capable of safely retaining fragile and long articles.

The present invention will now be described in detail by way ofexample with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the container as a whole.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the inner case. The letter A indicates a basic type and B a variation thereof.

FIG. 7 is an expansion view of the outer case.

Referring now to the drawings and specifically to FIGS. 1,2,5 and 6 the letter X designates an inner case. Outer front and back walls 3 and 3' are integrally connected at fold lines 2 and 2' on the front and back of the base plate 1 of the said inner case X to the base' plate 1. Inner front and back walls and 5, which are slightly narrower than the outer front and back walls, are integrallyconnected-at fold lines 4 and 4 to the outer front and back walls. In the middle of the. edges of the inner front and back walls 5 and 5 are provided slits 6 and 6', which are twice as high as the thickness of the material for the inner case. A left side wall 8 is integrally connected at a fold line 7 to the left edge of the base plate 1. There is also integrally formed a slanting left side wall 13 having any number of cut-off portions 11 and 12fo r partition having fold lines 11 and 12. Side wall 13 is made slightly narrower than the width of the base plate 1 by allowing both side edges 10 and 10 of the wall 13 to be cut off from a fold line 9.

.An inner case left portion fixing wall 15 is integrally connected to the edge of the slanting left side wall 13 at a fold line 14, the wall 15 being approximately as wide as the base plate 1. A right side wall 17 is inte-' grally connected to the right end of the base plate 1"at a fold line 16. To the right side wall 17 are integrally connecteda lid 21 and an inner lid 22 in turn, the widths of which are made narrower than that of the base plate 1 by allowing their both side edges 20 and 20 to be cut at fold lines 18 and 19in turn.

Extending through said lid 21 to said inner lid 22 are provided fold lines 23' and 24 which form cut-off portions 23 and 24 corresponding in number to the number of cut-off portions 11 and 12 of the slanting left side wall 13. To the right edge of the inner lid 22 is integrally connected an inner case lid fixing wall 26 at a fold line 25, the wall 26 being approximately as wide as the base plate 1. j

The assembling of the inner case is just as has been described above. The outer front and back walls 3 and 3' are allowed to rise and bend at the fold lines 2 and 2. The fold lines 7, 9, and 14 are bent and then the lugs 27 and 27' of an inner case left portion fixing wall 15 are inserted into and fixed in the slits 6 and 6' cut in the inner front and back walls 5 and 5' folded along the inside of the outerfront and back walls'3 and 3' at the fold lines 4 and 4'. Similarly, the fold lines 18, 19 and 25 are folded to form-a quadrilateral hollow threedimensional body, and then lugs 28 and 28' on both sides of an' inner case lid fixing wall 26 are inserted into and fixed in said slits 6 and 6 to form the inner case X with its topopen.

29, and a pasting portion 31 of front and back walls is pasted; and the right side is opened while the remaining five sides are closed to form, the outer case Y. Then, theinner case X is slidably inserted into the outer case Y.

Since any desiredn'umber of cut-off portions 11 and l2, and 23 and 24 are provided at corresponding locations on'the slanting left side wall 13, and the lid 21 and the inner lid 22; the contents such as a pair of injection bottles or of ink eraser bottles, as shown .in FIG. 3, will not be damaged by colliding with each other in transit.

In opening the lid, just push and press the lid 21 appearing in an arched shape under the cut-off portion 30 at the right edge of the upper wall 29 of the outer case X, as shown in FIG. 1, with'a finger until it becomes more or less flat, and slide the inner case X out of the outer case Y. Thus, the contents can be removed by a simple oprations.

Although the inner case X has a very complicated construction when completed, it can be made from a single sheet of cardboard by one stamping-out operation with a mold blade, and can be assembled threedimensionally by folding the resulting fold lines without the necessity of pasting any single area. The inner cases are suitable for mass production, and can be produced inexpensively, and so the effects of the invention is remarkable.

The shape and number of the cut-off portions 11 and 12, 23 and 24 provided in the slanting left side wall 13 and the lid 21 and the inner lid 22 may be designed and made according to the type and shape of the contents.

A second embodiment is shown in FIGS, 3B, B, and 68. An outer case Y is the same as the outer case Y described above. An inner case Z is of a simplified construction relative to the inner case X described in Ex-' ample l. The numberal 50 indicates a base plate. The numerals 51 and 51 indicate front and back walls respectively. They are integrally connected to the back grally connected to the right edge of the base plate 50 at a fold line 58. The numeral 59 indicates a lid, which is integrally connected to the right edge of the right side wall 57 at a fold line 60. The numeral 61 indicates an inner lid, which is integrally connectedto the right edge of the lid 59 at a fold line 62. The numeral 63 indicates a pasting wall, which is integrally connected to the right edge of the inner lid 61 at a fold line 64 and is pasted to the base plate 50. The right side wall 57, the lid 59, the inner lid 61 and a part of the base plate 50 form a quadrilateral hollow three-dimensional body. The nume rals 65 and 65 indicate folding walls, which are integrally connected to the left edges of the front and back walls 51 and 51' at fold lines 66 and 66' respectively. The container is assembled as follows. The front and back walls 51 and 51', the folding walls 65 and 65, and the left side wall 53 of the inner case 2 are respectively folded at their respective fold lines 52 and 52, 66 and 66, and 54 so that they are respectively more or less at right angles to the base plate 50, and the folding wall 55 is folded at'the folding line 56 at right angles to the left sidewall 53, and then the inner case Z is inserted into the outer case Y from the left side wall 53.

ln opening the lid of this container, just push and press the top of the quadrilateral hollow threedimensional body of the inner case Z appeared under the cut-off portion 30 of the outer case Y with a finger until it becomes more or less flat, and slide the inner case Z out of the outer case Y. Thus, the contents can be taken out or displayed by such simple operations.

What is claimed is:

l. A container comprising:

a hexahedronal outer case having one open side and aninner case capable of being slidably inserted into said outer case and having a base plate, and front, back, right and left walls, said front and back walls being comprised of respective outer walls (3) and (3') integrally connected at respective fold lines (2) and (2) to said base plate (1) and inner front and back walls (5) and (5') respectively integrally connected at fold lines (4) and (4) to said outer front and back walls (3) and (3'), said inner front and back walls (5) and (5') being slightly narrower than said outer front and back walls (3) and (3); said inner front and back walls (5) and (5) having the slits (6) and (6) in. the middle oftheir respective edges, slits (6) and (6) being twice as high as the thickness of the material for the iner case; a left side wall (8) integrally'connected a a fold line (7) to the left edge of said base plate (1); a slanting left side wall (13) integrally connected at a fold line (9) to the said left side wall (8), said slanting wall (13) being slightly narrower than the base plate (1); a'left fixing wall (15) connected at a fold line (14) to said slanting wall (13), the said fixing wall (15) being approximately as wide as the base plate (1); lugs (27) and (27) being respectively formed on each respective side of said fixing wall (15); a right side wall (17) integrally connected at a fold line (16) to the right edge of the base plate (1); a lid (21) integrally connected at a fold line (18) to said right said wall (17), and an inner lid (22) integrally connected at a fold line (19) to the lid (21 said lids (21) and (22) being slightly narrower than the base plate (1) and having apertures therein; an inner case lid fixing wall (26) integrally connected at a fold line (25) to the edge of the inner lid wall (22); lugs (28) and (28) formed on each respective side of the siad fixing wall (26); said lugs (27) and (27') on each respective side of said fixing wall (15) being respectively insertable into said slits (6) and (6) and fixable therein, and said lugs (28) and (28') on each respective side of said wall (26) also being respectively insertable into said slits (6) and (6) and fixable therein to allow the right side wall (17), the inner lid (22), the lid (21) and part of the base plate (1) to form a quadrilateral hollow threedimensional body capable of being pushed and.

pressed into various shapes hinged punch out portions (23) and (24) being provided in said quadrilateral hollow three-dimensional body adjacent said lid apertures and extending through lid (21) to inner lid (22); cut off portions (11) and (12) being provided in saidleft side wall 13) at locations corresponding to those of said out off portions (23) and (24), whereby long objects may be inserted into'the said two out off portions for retention therein.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/589, 229/167, 229/172, 229/168, 206/783, 229/125.125
International ClassificationB65D5/50, B65D5/38, B65D5/48, B65D5/488, B65D5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D5/5021, B65D5/38
European ClassificationB65D5/50B, B65D5/38