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Publication numberUS3829008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1974
Filing dateJan 15, 1973
Priority dateAug 19, 1971
Publication numberUS 3829008 A, US 3829008A, US-A-3829008, US3829008 A, US3829008A
InventorsL Murray, J Ruble
Original AssigneeContainer Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination gift wrap and receptacle
US 3829008 A
Abstract
Soft goods are shipped in a conventional container having a decorative gift wrap secured thereto. The gift wrap is in the form of a folder having an exposed plain obverse side and a decorative reverse side. The folder is formed from a cut and scored sheet and is secured to a receptacle bottom, and includes flaps extending from a main panel thereof having dimensions corresponding to the dimensions of a panel of the receptacle. The main panel may be detachably secured to the receptacle. The flaps are folded upon themselves, and the two outermost flaps are secured to hold all the flaps in place. A tear strip is provided in the overlapping one of such secured flaps, and upon removal of such strip, the flaps are opened and reversed about the receptacle as a decorative wrap. A seal may be tipped on one of the flaps and can be transferred upon completion of the decorative wrap about the receptacle to seal the same.
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United States Patent 1191 Murray et a1.

[ Aug. 13, 1974 COMBINATION GIFT WRAP AND RECEPTACLE [75] Inventors: Lowell C. Murray; John G. Ruble,

both of Fort Wayne, Ind.

[22] Filed: Jan. 15, 1973 [21] Appl. No.: 323,519

Related US. Application Data [63] Continuation-impart of Ser. No. 173,153, Aug. 19,

1971, abandoned.

[52] US. Cl 229/87 R, 229/51 TC, 229/68 R, 229/73, 229/85 [51] Int. Cl B65d 65/06, B65d 65/28 [58] Field of Search 229/40, 87 R, 87 A, 87 S, 229/68 R, 51 SC, 51 TC, 87 F, 73, 85;

3,635,392 1/1972 Burgher 229/85 Primary Examiner-William 1. Price Assistant ExaminerStephen P. Garbe Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Carpenter, Ostis &

Lindberg 5 7 ABSTRACT Soft goods are shipped in a conventional container having a decorative gift wrap secured thereto. The gift wrap is in the form of a folder having an exposed plain obverse side and a decorative reverse side. The folder is formed from a cut and scored sheet and is secured to a receptacle bottom, and includes flaps extending from a main panel thereof having dimensions corresponding to the dimensions of a panel of the receptacle. The main panel may be detachably secured to the receptacle. The flaps are folded upon themselves, and the two outermost flaps are secured to hold all the flaps in place. A tear strip is provided in the overlapping one of such secured flaps, and upon removal of such strip, the flaps are opened and reversed about the receptacle as a decorative wrap. A seal may be tipped on one of the flaps and can be transferred upon completion of the decorative wrap about the receptacle to seal the same.

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sum 2 us 3 INVENTORS LOWELL C. MURRAY JOHN G. RUBLE BY ATTCRNEYS 1 COMBINATION GIFT WRAP AND RECEPTACLE This application is a continuation-in-part of application Ser. No. 173,153, filed Aug. 19, 1971, now abandoned.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to the packaging of soft goods in a decorative fashion. A wrap is formed from a cut and scored blank of paperboard or the like, and is secured to one side of a receptacle. The wrap is cut and scored to provide panels which are folded into position to provide a flat folder secured to a side of the receptacle, the panels thereof being thereafter foldable into position over the receptacle and being secured together for the shipment of the goods in a decorative wrap.

2. The Prior Art The prior art is best exemplified in the following patents developed in a search:

Karr 683,294 Sept. 24, 1901 229/40 James 2,364,294 Dec. 5, I944 229/87R Warner 3,064,376 Nov. 20, 1962 229/87R LcPain 3,355,092 Nov. 28, 1967 229/87' Laskow Re.26,742 Dec. 16, 1969 229/87 Pascus et all 3,495,757 Feb. 17, 1970 229/40 Burgher 3,635,392 Jan. 18, 1972 229/85 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention herein relates to the packing and shipping of soft goods and includes a box or other receptacle having a folded wrap secured thereto, the wrap being subsequently opened and folded to a position about the receptacle where the reverse decorative side of the wrap is displayed. Structure is provided for maintaining the wrap in a condition where the obverse side thereof is displayed with flaps thereof in secured position, such structure being enabled to be reversed in position for the subsequent refolding of the wrap about the receptacle with the decorative side of the wrap being displayed.

THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an isometric view showing the combination of a box and gift wrap folder according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank for forming the gift wrap seen in FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a view similar to FIG. 2, and showing a pair of major and minor panels of the wrap folded to overlapping position;

FIG. 4 is a view similar to FIGS. 2 and 3, and showing the assembly of the wrap with the obverse side thereof presented to view;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the gift wrap or folder can be applied detachably to the underside of a box;

FIG. 6 is a detailed perspective view showing a tear strip for the gift wrap in the partly severed position thereof;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view showing the gift wrap or folder in the unwrapped position and ready to be folded about the box to which it is secured;

FIG. 8 is view. similar to FIG. 7, and showing a pair of the major panels folded to position about the box;

FIG. 9 is a perspective view showing the wrap or folder in position about the box with the reverse decorative side thereof displayed;

FIG. 10 is a detailed perspective view showing a decorative seal which may be applied to the gift wrap of FIG. 9;

FIG. 11 is a perspective view showing the decorative seal applied to the outer overlapping major flaps to maintain the decorative wrap in assembled position;

FIG. 12 is an exploded view similar to FIG. 5 showing the gift wrap adapted to be applied to a box of different configuration;

FIG. 13 is a view similar to FIG. 12 showing the wrap adapted to be applied to an envelope or a no-depth folder; and

FIG. 14 is a view showing the wrap with the panel thereof reversed and folded about an envelope or a nodepth folder.

The improved combination of a receptacle such as a box and a decorative gift wrap is referred to generally by the reference numeral 10 and comprises a box of parallelepiped shape, box 11 having vertical sides S. A decorative gift wrap 12 is detachably secured to bottom panel B? of box 11 by any suitable adhesive, not shown.

The decorative wrap 12 is in the form of a folder seen in FIGS. 1 to 5 and is formed from a cut and scored blank 12A seen in FIG. 2. Blank 12A has a mainpanel 13 of a rectangular configuration corresponding to the dimensions of bottom panel BP of box 11. The sides of the main panel 13 are each flanked by a major flap l4 and a minor flap 16, the two flaps 14 and 16 being foldably connected to the main panel 13 along a first fold line 17.

The minor flaps 16 conform in dimensions to the sides S of box 11, and are defined by the fold lines 17 and second fold lines 18, the latter connecting the major flaps 14 to the minor flaps 16.

In forming the gift wrap folder 12 seen in FIGS. 1 to 5, a pair of the major and minor flaps l4 and 16 are folded along the fold lines 17 as seen in FIG. 3. The other pair of major flaps is denoted by the reference numerals 14A and 148, these being folded with their minor flaps 16 along the opposed fold lines 17 into the position as seen in FIG. 4, with the major flap 14A overlying the opposite major flap 14B.

Structure is provided for securing the major flaps 14A to the opposite major flap 14B, and the distal portion of flap 14A is provided with a securing tab 19..The latter is defined by a pair of spaced lines of weakness 21, and a glue flap 22. The lines of weakness define a tear tab 20. The inner of the lines of weakness 21 is broken by a out line to define a closure tab 23. Glue flap 22 is provided with any suitable adhesive whereby it may be secured to the opposite panel 14B.

The wrapper 12 may also enclose a decorative seal DS, for a purpose as will appear. The latter may be tipped to the inside of main panel 13.

The box 11 may be of the set-up variety having a plastic cover portion for display of the article upon removal of the wrapper as will now be described. The panels 14 and 16 are folded about the box 11 as seen in FIGS. 7 to 11 inclusive. Major and minor flaps 14A and 14B together with minor flaps 16 are first folded into position over the box 11, and the other pair of major and minor flaps 14 together with their minor flaps 16 are then folded into position as'seen in FIGS.

7 to 9. Major flap 14B is provided with a slit 24 adapted to engage with the locking tab 23 of the opposite flap 14A. After the tab 23 is engaged with the slot 24, the decorative seal DS ma be placed on the wrapper 12 after removing a base B thereof. The decorative seal DS may be of the type employing a pressure sensitive adhesive When the wrapper 12 is placed about the box 11 as seen in FIGS. 7 to 11, the decorative reverse side thereof is displayed, and the entire package when so configured may be employed as a gift without further wrapping.

Referring to FIG. 12 there is shown a receptacle or box similar to that seen in FIG. 5. The box 11 differs from that seen in FIG. in that it does not have the base flange upon which the cover rests. It has, however, sides S and the decorative wrap 12 secured to the bottom panel PB, the wrap being folded as seen in FIG. 5.

Referring to FIGS. 13 and 14, the wrap 12 is adapted to be secured to a panel P of a receptacle in the form of an envelope or no-depth folder E having a closure flap CT. Folder E has a top panel 31 and a bottom panel 32. Wrap 12 has flaps 14, 14A and 14D folded about folder E to display the decorative sides of wrap 12.

We claim:

1. The combination of a receptacle and a gift wrap, the latter being formed from a cut and scored sheet of paperboard or the like, said combination comprising:

a. a receptacle having top and bottom panels;

b. a gift wrap having a plain obverse side and a decorative reverse side;

0. said gift wrap having a main panel conforming in dimensions to one of said top and bottom panels and with the obverse side of said main panel being in face-to-face secured relationship to said recepta cle at one of the panels thereof;

d. additional flaps extending from said main panel and connected thereto along fold lines;

e. said additional flaps being folded along said fold lines into lapping relationship;

f. means securing said additional flaps in lapping relationship;

g. said additional flaps being subsequently folded about said first fold lines to envelop said receptacle with the additional flaps in secured lapping relationship against said receptacle with the decorative reverse side of the wrap exposed.

2. The combination according to claim 1 wherein one of said additional flaps has a tear strip therein and wherein the removal of said tear strip defines a locking tab in the additional flap associated with said tear stip, and wherein the underflapping additional flap is provided with a slot to receive said locking tab upon removal of said tear strip.

3. The combination according to claim 2 wherein said slot and said locking tab cooperate to close said decorative wrap upon refolding thereof about said receptacle with said decorative reverse side exposed.

4. The combination of a box and gift wrap, the latter being formed from a cut and scored sheet of paperboard or the like, said combination comprising:

a. a box having a bottom, upstanding sides and a cover therefor;

b. a gift wrap having a plain obverse side and a decorative reverse side;

c. said gift wrap having a main panel conforming in dimensions to the bottom of said box and being secured thereto along the outer side thereof;

d. pairs of major and minor flaps extending from said main panel and connected thereto along first fold lines;

i. said minor flaps corresponding in dimension to said upstanding sides of said box;

ii. said major flaps being connected to said minor flaps along second fold lines which together with said first fold lines define said minor flaps;

e. said major and minor flaps being folded along said first fold lines into overlapping relationship over said main panel;

f. adhesive means securing a pair of said flaps together;

g. said major and minor flaps being subsequently foldable about said first and second fold lines to envelop said box with the major flaps in secured overlapping relationship against the cover of said box.

5. The combination of a box and a gift wrap, the latter being formed from a cut and scored sheet of paperboard or the like, said combination comprising:

a. a box having a bottom, upstanding sides and a cover therefor;

b. a gift wrap having a plain obverse side and a decorative reverse side;

c. said gift wrap having a main panel conforming in dimensions to the bottom of said box and being secured thereto along the outer side thereof;

d. pairs of major and minor flaps extending from said main panel and connected thereto along first fold lines;

i. said minor flaps corresponding in dimension to said upstanding sides of said box;

ii. said major flaps being connected to said minor flaps along second fold lines which together with said first fold lines define said minor flaps;

e. said major and minor flaps being folded along said first fold lines into overlapping relationship over said main panel;

f. adhesive means securing a pair of said flaps together;

g. a tear strip for disconnecting said outer major flap from its connected outer major flap;

h. said major and minor flaps being subsequently foldable about said first and second fold lines to envelop said box with the major flaps in secured overlapping relationship against the cover of said box.

6. The combination according to claim 5 wherein the removal of said tear strip defines a locking tab in the major flap associated with said tear strip, and wherein the underlapping major flap is provided with a slot to receive said locking tab upon removal of said tear strip.

7. The combination according to claim 6 wherein said slot and said locking tab cooperate to close said wrap upon refolding thereof about said box.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/87.19, 229/923, 229/306, 206/216, 229/68.1, 206/457
International ClassificationB65D65/06
Cooperative ClassificationY10S229/923, B65D65/06
European ClassificationB65D65/06
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,
Owner name: CHEMICAL BANK
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Owner name: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:004858/0656
Effective date: 19860930