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US1986246A
US1986246A US699364A US69936433A US1986246A US 1986246 A US1986246 A US 1986246A US 699364 A US699364 A US 699364A US 69936433 A US69936433 A US 69936433A US 1986246 A US1986246 A US 1986246A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A24TOBACCO; CIGARS; CIGARETTES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES; SMOKERS' REQUISITES
    • A24FSMOKERS' REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES; SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICES
    • A24F15/00Receptacles or boxes specially adapted for cigars, cigarettes, simulated smoking devices or cigarettes therefor
    • A24F15/12Receptacles or boxes specially adapted for cigars, cigarettes, simulated smoking devices or cigarettes therefor for pocket use
    • A24F15/14Receptacles or boxes specially adapted for cigars, cigarettes, simulated smoking devices or cigarettes therefor for pocket use with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

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Jan. l, 1935. M. E. BERNHARDT CIGARETTE CASE Filed NOV. 23, 1933 INVENTOR. //zx BMA/#Afm r.
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UNITED AS'I'ATE'S PAT'FICE'riff` *i 1,986,246 T; fr CIGARETTE crisisr .l Max E. Bernhardt, New York, NLY. I l Application November 23, 1933, serial N6, 5.99,?,64v
claims. (o1. 20e- 41)l This invention has general reference to cigatainer structure, while greatlyadding to the efl-y rette cases or containers .for analogous articles ciency thereof. 1 .i and has to do with cases or containers of the type With the above enumerated and other objects in which the articles contained therein are urged and, advantages in View, reference is now hadto.
5 by a spring pressed follower to a predetermined the specification and drawing in' which there. Y5 position and in` which the case or container is has been illustrated, .by Way ofexample, one em-v made up of a pair-of mating sections which are bodiment of the invention, while'the claims cover associated for relative movement to an open revariations and modifications thereof which fall lation for filling the same or .emplacing the ar- Wthintheir range andfscope. t* o ticles therein. n In thedravving,l y f The invention broadly comprehends means for Fig. 1 isla frontview zof the body section' of the effectingthe retraction of the follower upon relcase with the cover section removed.' ativeV movement ofthe casing sections Vto their Fig. 2 is an inner face Yviewofthecover sec-V open relation. A tion. l, "j
1f The invention further'resides inthe provision Fig. 3 is an nlarged vertical sectional view 15. of means on the follower and .on one of the casing through the case-taken approximately on thelline sections respectively, which means are so con.- 3.-3 of Fig. 1 and .illustrating-fthe followerk enstructed and arranged as to automatically engage gaged and partially retracted by the cover. rsec`l and effect they retraction vof the follower upon tion.' n. f f j, 20. relative movement .of the casing sections to open 4 is a Vsimilarviewillustrating the follower 20 relation,v thereby disposing. the .follower in an in fully retractedjposition,with vthe detentlmeans out-of-the-way position and facilitatingtheemengaged .for temporarily lholding the OHWQT in placement of the cigarettes or otherwcont'ents retracted pos'itir'nn.-` within the case. f I l In thepresent disclosure,` the invention includes The invention also has relation to cigarette cigarette casewhch Cpmpri'sggjg'bcdy Section 25 cases or containers of the character setforth designated generally. bylthereferencecharacter whichV include` means for dispensing the articles and a @over se'CtinQdes'g'nai-,sd gener-any by OI CigaTettBS, together With a Spring urged folthereference character B, which sections areslidlower foradvancing theA aitiCieSV 0r Cigarettes to ably-associatedfor relative movement from a 3o a Position'to bedisper'lsedand in which .the Case closed to anopened relation Ifor filling 'thes'ame 30 includes sections which are associated forrelative The b0dyseC1;1 ,A includes a, rear Wll '5,L side movementto oper'. relation SO'aS t0 Permit Ofthe walls -6 and 7, 4andfupper and .lowerend walls 8 liingytheieof. and lthhl CaSiDgSeCtiOnS, 1119011 and 9 which.arepreferablyQformed integralwitl relative movement, actuate the dispensing means. the 'rear-Wam 'The endwaus. 3 and 9 ,have from;
The invention-furthermore, includes 'infeomwall portions ioiandiicirected inwardly towards 35 bination with containers or cases of the character ,each other and spaced frm each other and frjqm Set f0rth,.detentmeans for temporarilrholding the rear wan 5....Tne side wsu 6 terminates in the follower in. retraeed position against lthe, acspaced remiion'td the. upper. eed` wan a to denne tion 0f its Spring and Which Gieten@ means may be therewith a dispensing opening 12 through .which 40 releasable thlughthemedium 0f the ntelen' the cigarettesare daptedv to be ejected .andfdis- 4o gaging follower retracting means, upon initial pensed. j Y i. p movement of the casing sections'to closed rela- A log'itudnanyfextending from; Wall Section tion. L s A. i 13 extends inwardly fromithefrward edgeof the The-invention further embodies interengaging Side Wan '7 andthe free edges, of the front Wall follower retracting .mealisgpi'vided respectively portions 10, lland 13, and thenforward edgeof 45 on the follower and on one of thecasing sections, theside wall 6, define a filling opening 14 ,in the which `retratns means aredsengaged, after the frontpr the bodysectionhfor gaining access to 'emplaemelt 0f the Contentsfby the arresting 0f -the interior thereof .inv order to introduce the the movement of the follower through the me` Cigarettes, e l i u dium ofthe contents.; n Thegcover' section Blincludes a frontwall 15 50 The invention further provides an improveand preferably integral rearwardly directed side ment v in cigarette cases or similar containers walls 16 and 17, the inner surfaces of which are `which is extremely simple in its construction and spaced apart. appropriate distance so asY to snugly mode of operation and which may be inexpensivet overthe outer surface of the side walls 6 and 7 1y producedandpincorporated in the case or conof thebody ysec tion. .'Ihe-rear edgesof the side 55 walls 16 and 17 are provided with inwardly directed flanges 18 and 19 by virtue of which the cover section is longitudinally slidable with reference to the body section, so that said cover section may be moved to opened and closed relation and when opened, uncovers the filling opening 14 at the front of the body section, so that the cigarettes may be introduced therethrough.
In the particular form of the Acase disclosed, a dispensing mechanism is provided, which includes a resilient ejector* arm 20, anchored at one of its ends to the front Wall portion 13, as at 21, and
which ejector arm is provided with an ejector ter minal 22 and has a cam portion 23 adjacent said` terminal. The cover section is provided on its inner or rear face with an actuating lug 24 which is designed to engage the-cam portion 23of lthe ejector arm to effect the retraction of the ejector terminal 22 upon closing movement of the'co'ver sectionB and topermit of the ejector arm to partially eject the endmost cigarette when the cover section is movedtowardsopen relation.
The body sectionAmay be of a size to receive andaccommodate any desired number o f cigarettes which are transversely disposed in contigul ous parallel relation inA asingle rowfbetween the end wall 8 and a spring actuated follower 25, which follower functionspt'o shift the cigarettes into position to be acted upon by the ejector terminal 22 which .lies behind the innermost endl of the endmostcigarette for engaging and axially movingthe 4same'to the partially ejected position illustrated in Fig; 1. Y
The follower 25 includes an ,upper wall 26 hav ing marginal4 rearwardly directedjside .and end walls 27 and 28...,4 The follower 25 is urged towards the upper Aend wall8 by a spring 29, the upper end of the spring engaging `the underside of the upper wall 26. and lyingbetweenthe walls 27 and` 28, while the lower .endzof saidspring bears against the lower end .wall 9 'of `the 'body section A.
In order to provide means for effecting the retraction of .the follower upon opening movement of the coversection B, an element 30 is provided on the cover section and. is adapted to automatically engage with `the followerto move the same therewithto retractedposition against the action of. the spring 29'so that, as 'illustrated in Fig. L4, the followeris disposedin an y01 J.tol`the. l way position, leaving the filling opening 14 at the front of the bodysection clear` and unobstructed, for introducing the cigarettes therethrough and emplacing the same within the body section A.
A s disclosed in the particular lformof the invention selected for thepurpose of illustration, the element 3 0 is in the form cfa knob which pro,-4 trudes inwardly or rearwardly from the inner' or rear face of the,front'wall'lfofjthe cover section, adjacent its upper edge.' ZEreffera'bly,V although not necessarilyith'e follower is provided with anelement 3l Awith whichI the element 30 on the coversection engages and whichv element, as particularly illustrated, ',is inthe formofja forwardly protrudihglflng'er out andr bent froin'the forward k side; wall 27 o f the follower.
In practice, the sidewalls 16 and 1'7 of the cover section llit may frictionf'allyl engage with the Abody section with suicientforce to retain the cover and follower in retracted position against the action ofthe follower spring 29 but if this frictional engagement is not desired, detentmeans maybe provided for the purpose'o'f holding -the follower in fully retracted position.4A As VVillustrated, the detentmeans includesa spring latch 32 carried by the follower, and akeeper 3 3-carred by the body Vis employed.
section. As specifically shown, the spring latch is in the form of a split resilient ring which is anchored to the forwardly protruding finger 31 and disposed in fiat contact with the forward side wall 27 so that the portion of the ring above the finger 3l, together with the finger, denes a knob receiving socket 34 into which the knob 30 snaps when the cover section B is moved towards the open position. The ends ofthe split ring are formed with downwardly divergent terminals 35 which terminals, due to theA inherent'resiliency of the split ring, are normally in contact at their juncture with the ring ends, and thus provide .means for engagement with the keeper 33, which keeper is in the form of an inwardly directed finger vformed in-the notched portion 36 of the upper edge` of-the front Wall portion 11 of the body section.
In operation, when the cover section B is moved to open position and the knob 30 snaps into the socket 34, the subsequent opening movement of the cover section retracts the follower to the position illustrated in Fig. 4 where the divergent terminals 35 of the spring latch or split ring engage with the keeper 33 and are cammed and spreadapart to engage below and behind the keeper. v The follower is thus detained temporarily in its out-of-the-way position, while the articles or cigarettes are being introduced into the body section of the case. After the case has been filled, theinitial closing movement of the cover section B, throughthe engagement of the knob 30 with the upper portion of the split ring which defines the socket 34, effects the release ofthe split ring from the keeper 33 whereby the follower is free to bejmoved upwardly by the follower spring 29. The continued upward movement of the cover section B causes the knob 30 to be disengaged from the socket 34, due to the fact that the follower will beA arrested `by the cigarettes or articles C. VThe cover .thus released may be moved to the fully closed position illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 4, and the follower, urged by the spring, functions to move ,the cigarettes into dispensing position alignment with the dispensing opening 12.-r i j The front wall portion 10 is provided with notches S'Zand 38 which open through and eXv tend from the lower edge thereof to afford clearance for the movement of theactuating lug 24 and knob 30 and finger 31. The front wall portion 1l is notched at 39 tor also afford clearance for the actuating lug 24 when the cover is fully retracted. l
From the foregoing it will be observed that the ooversecton in addition to serving as a closure for'the'body section, also functions in the several capacities, namely, as an actuating means for the dispensing of the cigarettes, vas a means for retracting the follower and as a means for releasing holding means for thefollower if such a means What is claimed is:
l In a cigarette case, including a body section and a cover section associated therewith for relative movement to opened and closed relation, Vmeans-on the body section for dispensing the cigarettes, `means on the cover section for actuating the dispensing means upon relative movement of the cover section, a'spring urged follower for moving the cigarettes to dispensing position and means carried by the cover section for retracting `the follower upon relative movement of the cover section to open position.
' 2. The combination with a container for cigarettes or similar articles which includes a pair of mating casing sections relatively movable to and from opened and closed relation, a spring urged follower for shifting the articles to a position to be dispensed; of means provided respectively on the follower and one of the casing sections which means is so constructed and arranged that upon relative movement of the casing sections to open relation, said means automatically engage and effect the retraction of the follower, and detent means provided on the other casing section and on the follower adapted to engage and hold the follower in retracted position when fully retracted.
3. 'Ihe combination with a container for cigarettes or similar articles which includes a. pair of mating casing sections relatively movable to and from opened and closed relation, a spring urged follower for shifting the articles to a position to be dispensed; of means provided respectively on the follower and one of the casing sections which means is so constructed and arranged that upon relative movement of the casing sections to open relation, said means automatically engage and effect the retraction of the follower, detent means provided on the other casing section and on the follower adapted to engage and hold the follower in retracted position when fully retracted, and said follower retracting means being also constructed and arranged so as to effect the release of the detent means upon the initial movement of the casing sections to closed relation.
4. The combination with a container for cigarettes or similar articles which includes a pair of mating casing sections relatively movable to and from opened and closed relation, a spring urged follower for shifting the articles to apo- -to effect the release of the detent means upn` the initial movement of the casing sections to closed relation, and said follower retractingv means being further constructed so as to be disengaged when movement of the follower is arrested by the contents within the case.
5. The combination with a container for cigarettes or similar articles which includes a pair of mating casing sections relatively slidable to and from opened and closed relation, a spring urged follower for shifting the articles to a position to be dispensed; of means provided respectively on the follower and one of the casing sections which means is so constructed and arranged that upon relative sliding movement of the casing sections to open relation, said means automatically engage and effect the retraction of the follower, cooperating means provided on the other casing section and on the follower adapted to engage and hold the follower in retracted position when fullyretracted, and said follower retracting means being also constructed and arranged so as to effect the release of the cooperating means upon the initial sliding movement of the casing sections to closed relation.
MAX E. BERNHARDT.
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US2462231A (en) * 1944-01-01 1949-02-22 Stein Fred Cigarette dispensing container and lighter
US2820383A (en) * 1955-02-11 1958-01-21 Jr Calvin Jackson Red Nut starters and dispenser
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US2462231A (en) * 1944-01-01 1949-02-22 Stein Fred Cigarette dispensing container and lighter
US2820383A (en) * 1955-02-11 1958-01-21 Jr Calvin Jackson Red Nut starters and dispenser
US20050081877A1 (en) * 2003-10-17 2005-04-21 Young-Kwang Byun Portable cosmetics case
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