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Dec. 12, 1961 B. B. PETERSEN 3,012,692

DISPENSER PACKAGE COMPRISING A CONTAINER AND FOLDED SHEETS STACKED THEREIN 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. 27, 1958 INVENTOR. BLA/NE B. PETERSEN 7' TORNEVS 1961 B. B. PETERSEN 3,012,692

DISPENSER PACKAGE COMPRISING A CONTAINER AND FOLDED SHEETS STACKED THEREIN Filed Jan. 27, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. BLAINE B. PETERSEN n g I a /y6" ATTORNEYS United States Patent Ofiice 3,012,692 Patented Dec. 12, 1961 3,012,692 DISPENSER PACKAGE COMPRISING A CON- TAINER AND FOLDED SHEETS STACKED THEREIN Blaine B. Petersen, 1034 E. 1st St., Carnas, Wash. Filed Jan. 27, 1958, Ser. No. 711,463 4 Claims. (Cl. 221-63) This invention relates to stacked and folded sheets of a flexible material and a container therefor in which the sheets are to be contained, thereby providing a novel and compact dispenser package.

More particularly the invention relates to a dispenser package comprising an outer container of a commercially available material, such as bendable paperboard or the like, provided with a removable portion which, when removed, provides an access opening through which a consumer may grasp individual sheets of a stack of flexible folded sheets of paper or the like. The .sheets are positioned in the container for removal individually therefrom in at least partially unfolded condition ready for use.

Dispenser packages of the type here involved are well suited for dispensing flexible paper sheets of substantially large size which are intended for industrial use, such as for wiping grease or oil from the hands of a mechanic or the like in a factory or garage, as well as for numerous other uses in maintaining clean a work area in an industrial concern. Dispenser packages of this invention also may be provided for dispensing sheets of various sizes intended for various uses, such as for dispensing cleansing tissues of the well known type.

Regardless of the type of folded sheet to be dispensed and the size thereof, a compact and sturdy dispensing package is produced which may be readied for use merely by separating from the package container a removable portion provided in at least one of the walls forming the container. I

Summarizing this invention, it has as its objects, among others, the provision of a blank of flexible material, such as paperboard, which is adapted to provide acontainer which forms part of a dispenser package; the provision of flexible folded paper sheets or tissues which are to be stacked within the container of the dispenser package free of interfolding with each other for easy removal therefrom individually; the provision of pull-tab means on each of the stacked sheets for facilitating removal of individual sheets; the provision of spacer means for separating adjacent pull-tabs from each other to facilitate the grasping of an individual pull-tab; and the provision of a removable portion intended to provide an access opening in at least one wall of the container through which individual sheets may be withdrawn in at least partially unfolded condition ready for use and wherein such removable portion may be separated from the container in relatively small sections or segments.

The container within which the stacked sheets are received desirably comprises a top and a bottom, opposite front and rear walls, and end closure flaps hingedly connected to the opposite margins of each of the top, bottom and front and rear walls of the container to form the end walls thereof. Each of the flexible sheets comprises a body section with pull-tab means extending freely beyond the body section with such pull-tab means being positioned adjacent the removable portion providing the access opening in the container through which individual sheets may be grasped by the consumer. The package thus provided is compact in nature and is sufliciently sturdy to withstand the normally rough handling which may be expected for a tissue or sheet dispenser package in an industrial concern.

Referring to the drawings for a more detailed descrip tion of the container and the folded sheets which comprise the dispenser package:

FIG. 1 is an isometric view of one embodiment of the dispenser package with the removable portion of the container in place and providing part of the front wall and top of the package;

FIG. 2 is a vertical section through the embodiment of FIG. 1 with the removable portion removed and showing a manner in which individual sheets may be grasped for removal;

FIG. 3 is an isometric view similar to FIG. 1 with the removable portion removed and illustrating the manner in which individual sheets may be withdrawn in at least partially unfolded condition ready for use;

FIG. 4 is an isometric view of one form of folded sheet usable with the package of this invention;

FIG. 5 is an isometric view of a modified form of folded sheet;

FIG. 6 is an isometric view similar to FIG. 1 of a modification of the dispenser package with the removable portion of the container in place;

FIG. 7 is an isometric view of the dispenser package of FIG. 6 with the removable portion removed;

FIG. 8 is a plan view of the blank from which the container of FIG. 1 is set up;

FIG. 9 is a plan view of the blank from which the container of FIG. 6 is set up. 7

Referring first to FIG. 8, the inner surface of container blank 1 is illustrated which desirably is made from relatively sturdy but bendable paperboard, but which may be made from any other suitable foldable material. Blank 1 is provided with a plurality of fold lines L which extend longitudinally of the blank in substantially parallel relationship. The fold lines L divide the blank respectively into a bottom panel 2, a front wall panel 3, a top panel 4, a rear wall panel 6, and a glue panel 7, all of which desirably are substantially equal in length.

Extending transversely of longitudinal fold lines L and defining opposite margins of each of the panels 2, 3, 4 and 6 are fold lines T. Connected to opposite margins of bottom panel 2 along fold lines T are opposite end closure flaps 8. Similarly connected along fold lines T to front wall panel 3 are additional end closure flaps 9 which desirably are slightly longer than closure flaps 8. Additional pairs of end closure flaps 11 and 12, which desirably are identical to the end closure flaps 8 and 9 respectively, are secured to opposite margins of top panel 4 and rear wall panel 6, respectively, along fold lines T.

Each of the end closure flaps is separated from the adjacent flap by a cut C which provides a clearance space between adjacent flaps and facilitates folding of the end closure flaps in a conventional manner to provide the end walls of the container. As a result of cuts C, each closure flap is slightly narrower than its associated container panel. Appropriate inner surfaces of closure flaps 8 and 11 are coated with a suitable adhesive by means of which the container, when folded along lines L and T in a conventional manner, may be maintained in the set up condition shown in FIG. 1. The outer surface of glue panel 7 desirably is coated with adhesive for engagement with the inner face of bottom panel 2 when the blank is set up. Prior to adhesively securing the end closure flaps to provide the end walls of the container, a stack of folded sheets is positioned therein. Such stack may be inserted endwise into a partially set up blank or the blank may be folded and set up around a stack of sheets which initially has been positioned thereon.

Front wall panel 3 and rear wall panel 6 desirably are of equal size but each is slightly larger in transverse dimension or width than bottom panel 2 and top panel 4, thereby imparting a height to the container when set up which is somewhat greater than its width. The exact size, however, of the respective panels may be varied as desired depending upon the size, character and number of the folded sheets to be contained therein.

Desirably, end closure flaps 9 and 12 are of the same size but each is slightly longer than end closure flaps 8 and 11. Because of the length of closure flaps 9 and 12, the edges thereof overlap when such flaps are folded inwardly to form a container end wall. Flaps 8 and 11 are thereafter folded over flaps 9 and 12 and adhesively secured thereto to complete the end walls. The overlapping construction of flaps 9 and 12 at each end of the container imparts added strength to the end walls thereof thereby adapting the container for rugged handling without damage.

Integrally connected to front wall panel 3 along spaced tear lines 14 and 16 is a removable portion 13. Desirably the tear lines take the form of perforated lines which diverge from the line of juncture of bottom panel 2 and front wall panel 3. Lines 14 and 16 desirably extend substantially the entire distance between the bottom panel 2 and the top panel 4. The size of the removable portion 13 is controlled by the spacing and amount of divergence of lines 14 and 16.

Another removable portion 17, which desirably is a continuation of the removable portion 13, extends into the top panel 4 from the line of juncture of the front wall panel 3 and the top panel 4. Continuation 17 is an integral part of top panel 4 and is removable therefrom along tear lines 18 and 19 which converge along a curved path from the line of juncture of front 'wall panel 3 and top panel 4 with the ends thereof terminating at cut 21 formed in top panel 4 at a location spaced from such line of juncture. Cut 21 desirably is crescent shaped and provides a tab to facilitate removal of the removable portion 13 and continuation 17 from the container.

The other ends of tear lines 18 and 19 communicate with the ends of diverging tear lines 14 and 16 in front wall panel 3 whereby lines 18 and 19 are effective continuations of lines 14 and 16 respectively. A out line 22 may be formed at the line of juncture of removable portion 13 and removable portion continuation 17 to facilitate bending of the removable portion along a line corresponding to fold line L when the container blank is set up. However, the cuts at the ends of line 22 desirably do not communicate with the cuts of lines 14, 16, 18 or 19 thereby insuring that removable portion 13 will not accidentally be severed from continuation 17 when the latter is removed in the manner to be described.

When a container is set up and a stack of sheets positioned therein to provide a dispenser package, the removable portion may be removed to provide an access opening 23 for the removal of the sheets by engaging a finger nail or the like under the tab formed by cut 21. Upon lifting upwardly on such tab, the continuation 17 of the removable portion 13 may be separated from the container along diverging lines 18 and 19 to tear the same from engagement with top 4. Upon continued pulling of the continuation 17 of the removable portion an access opening is provided not only in the top 4 of the container, but also in the front wall 3 of the container due to the connection of portions 13 and 17 along fold line 22. The access opening 23 which is formed upon removal of the removable portion 13 and continuation 17 is illustrated in FIG. 3.

Because of the nature of an intended use of the package, for example, in industrial plants, frequently it is desirable to remove part of the removable portion 13 at one time, thereby maintaining part of the removable portion connected with the container front wall and keeping the tissue sheets in the package as clean as possible. Also, as a result, the front wall of the container thereby is maintained intact to as great a degree as possible during use thereby imparting strength to the container during its continued use.

The removable portion 13 in front wall 3 desirably is divided into a plurality of removable sections 24, 26 and 27 by spaced tear lines 28, 29 and 31 which extend transversely between the diverging tear lines 14 and 16. Tear line 31 desirably is coincident with fold line L connecting bottom panel 2 and frontwall panel 3. As a result of such construction relatively small individual sections of the removable portion 13 may be separated from the front wall 3 as the supply of sheets remaining in the container decreases. When the supply of sheets decreases to the level of the bottom of the access opening first provided when the package is opened, an additional section of the removable portion may be torn from the package thereby exposing additional sheets for use. To facilitate tearing out individual sections of the removable portion 13, crescent shape cuts 32 desirably are provided at the points of juncture of each of the tear lines 28 and 29 with spaced tear lines 14 and 16.

By providing a removable portion 13 which progressively may be removed in relatively small section as described, the container package is capable of retaining much of its initial strength during use and thereby is capable of withstanding the rough handling to which it is destined when used in an industrial concern. Also, the folded sheets remaining in the container are kept in a more clean condition in that the sheets near the bottom of the package are protected until ready to be used.

The shape of access opening 23 is determined by the direction in which tear lines 14, 16, 18 and 19 extend. In the embodiment of FIGS. 1 to 3 a relatively large access opening is provided in that the pairs of fold lines 14 and 16 and 18 and 19 diverge toward fold line L lying between top 4 and front wall 3 of the container. The resulting relatively large access opening provides sufiicient room for insertion of substantially the entire hand of the user into the container for grasping a section of the uppermost sheet in the package.

However, if desired, a substantially smaller access opening may be provided in the container by modifying the spacing and direction in which the tear lines extend as illustrated in FIGS. 6 and 7. The blank shown in FIG. 9 from which the container of FIGS. 6 and 7 is formed is basically similar to the blank of FIG. 8 and similar reference numerals are used for similar parts, but all such reference numerals are primed to distinguish between the two containcr modifications illustrated.

The spaced out score lines 14 and 16' which provide the removable portion 13' are substantially parallel in the blank modification of FIG. 9 thereby providing, when portion 13' is removed, a relatively narrow slot or access opening which extends in front wall 3' substantially the entire distance between bottom panel 2 and top panel 4.

The continuation 17' of the removable portion 13 is defined along one edge by perforated tear lines 18' and 19'. Continuation 17' is connected to removable portion 13' along an extension of fold line L between top panel 4' and front wall panel 3. Tear lines 18' and 19' are substantially co-linear and communicate with opposite ends of a cut 21' which provides the tab which facilitates initial grasping and removal of the removable portion in the manner described previously.

Perforated tear lines 33 and 34 are provided in the line of juncture between front wall panel 3' and top panel 4' to define another edge of the continuation 17 Lines 33' and 34 are substantially parallel respectively to lines 18 and 19' thereby imparting an elongated configuration to continuation 17 of the removable portion and providing an elongated slot access opening in top 4' when continuation 17' is removed.

The adjacent ends of parallel lines 18' and 33 are connected by a curved perforated tear line 36'. A similar curved perforated line 37' connects the adjacent ends of parallel tear lines 19' and 34 respectively.

The removable portion 13 desirably is divided into a plurality of sections 24', 26' and 27' by spaced transversely extending perforated tear lines 28', 29 and 31 thereby adapting the removable portion 13 to be severed from front wall panel 3' in small sections as described previously.

Because of the relatively narrow configuration of the access opening provided when the container modification of FIG. 6 is set up, the paper sheets remaining in the container are maintained in a very clean condition awaiting use by the consumer. However, because of the narrow nature of the access opening in the front wall 3', only a portion of the hand, such as the forefinger and thumb, may be inserted into the slot for grasping the uppermost sheet of the stack for removal from the package. In this connection, sheets grasped for removal are moved upwardly adjacent the slot opening in top 4' of the package and removed through such elongated slot in at least partially unfolded condition.

Various types of foldable sheets may be used with the container of this invention to provide a novel package. Two such sheets which advantageously may be used are illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5. The sheet shown in FIG. 4, because of its characteristic fold, is generally referred to as a 2-fold sheet. Such a sheet includes a body section 38 which comprises multiple folds of the sheet reversely folded 'accordian style one upon the other as illustrated. The multiple fold body section 38 illustrated comprises four folds, but such a sheet may be provided with as many folds as desired.

The outermost fold 39 of the body section 38, which will be the uppermost fold of the sheet when positioned in the container, has integrally connected thereto pull-tab means which extends freely beyond the body section 38 and which is substantially co-pl-anar with the outermost fold 39. Such pull tab means comprises pull-tab section 41 which desirably extends substantially the full length of the elongated paper sheet thereby providing a substantial area to be grasped by the user as well as providing means for engaging the container and maintaining the sheet in proper position therein. Furthermore, because the pull tab 41 extends the length of the sheet, the possi bility of the pull tab being severed from the sheet upon rtlenciloval of the sheet from the package is substantially precu ed.

The multiple folds which comprise the body section 38 of the sheet desirably are of equal size so that the pulltab section 41 extends freely beyond each fold of the body section. As shown in FIG. 2, the pull-tab sections 41 of a stack of sheets are positioned adjacent the inner face of the front wall of the container and desirably are in contact with such face throughout their lengths thereby insuring proper positioning of the stack of sheets in the container package.

Spacer means are provided in the dispenser package for separating the pull-tabs of adjacent sheets from each other so that individual pull-tabs may be grasped for removing individual sheets from the package. Such spacer means desirably are integral with the sheets and are provided by the multiple-fold body section 38 of each of the sheets. The spacing of one pull-tab from another may be varied by increasing or decreasing the number of folds used in the multiple-fold body section 38 or by using a paper material having increased or decreased thickness.

Z-fold sheets of the type described are shown positioned in the container of FIG. 2 and are stacked one on top of the other. The sheets in the stack desirably are not inter-folded in any manner, but each sheet merely rests on the uppermost fold 39 of the body section 38 of the sheet lying directly therebeneath. When the pull-tab 41 of the uppermost sheet of the stack is grasped as shown in FIG. 2, and outward movement is imparted to the sheet through the access opening 23 as shown in FIG. 3, the Z- fold sheets described will, during their removal from the package, become completely and automatically unfolded and ready for immediate use by the consumer. Such automatic unfolding is desirable in that it is unnecessary for the user to manipulate the sheet in an attempt to unfold it, which frequently is most difficult when the users hands are covered with grease or the like. As shown in FIG. 3, when the top sheet of the stack is removed from the package, it is pulled therefrom at the section of access opening 23 which is the widest, thereby facilitating removal and complete unfolding.

A modification of the sheet to be used with a dispenser package of this invention is shown in FIG. 5. Such modification generally is referred to as a double-fold sheet in that the sheet first is folded over to produce a double thickness sheet in which one edge thereof extends beyond the other edge to provide a pull-tab section. Subsequently such double thickness sheet is again folded to bring the folded edge in line with such one edge thereby producing the,

double-fold body section shown in FIG. 5. The multiplefold body section of the sheet of FIG. 5 is designated 42, and in the illustrated embodiment comprises four folds of the sheet. However, more folds or less folds than illustrated could be used. The outermost fold of the sheet, which desirably is th uppermost fold when the sheet is in a container, is designated 43. Extending freely beyond the body section 42 of the sheet as an integral extension of outermost fold 43 is pull-tab section 44 which projects freely beyond the body section for ready access by the consumer.

Double-fold sheets of the type shown in FIG. 5 are adapted to be stacked one on the other without interfolding in the same manner as illustrated by the Z-fold sheets shown in FIG. 2. The pull-tab section 44 of each sheet of the stack desirably engages the inner face of the front Wall thereby positioning the stack properly in the container and presenting the respective pull-tabs of the stack for grasping through the access opening of the container.

Because of the nature of the fold of the double-fold sheets described, upon pulling outwardly of such sheets from the container, the same are not always completely unfolded as generally is the case when Z-fold sheets are used. Upon pulling outwardly on the pull-tab section 44 of a double-fold sheet, the sheet is only partially unfolded; however, because the sheet is held only by the pull-tab section 44 which projects beyond the body section 42 thereof, the weight of the sheet itself normally is sufiicient to completely and automatically iuifold the sheet for ready use upon removal from the container. To assist in the unfolding operation, however, a mere flick of the wrist of the user is all that is necessary to complete the unfolding operation if the weight of the sheet itself does not completely unfold the sheet upon removal from the package. As a result, regardless of the type of folded sheet used with the dispenser package, the ultimate consumer may use the sheet in its unfolded condition substantially immediately upon its removal from the package.

It should be understood that folded sheets of the type shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, as Well as other similar sheets, may be used with either of the container modifications shown in FIG.1 or FIG. 6. 7

While the dispenser packages described herein are particularly well adapted for dispensing relatively large sheets of single or double ply wiping paper of the like, other types of folded sheets or tissues also may be used, and materials other than paper similarly could be used.

The materials described herein are intended as being merely illustrative.

One specific example of a dispenser package of the type shown in FIGS. 1-3 will be described. Bottom and top panels 2 and 4 of the package container are approximately 4- /8 inches wide by 15 inches long. Front wall panel 3- and rear wall panel 6 are approximately 4% inches high 15 inches long. End closure flaps 9 and 12 connected to front wall panel 3 and rear wall panel 6 respectively are approximately 4% inches wide and 2% inches long. End closure flaps 8 and 11 connected to bottom panel 2 and top panel 4 are approximately 4% inches wide by 2% inches long. When the container is set up, closure flaps 9 and 12 at each end of the container overlap approximately 1% inches.

The folded sheets adapted to be dispensed from the package are only slightly less than 15 inches in length, thereby adapting the sheets to be snugly received within the set up character. When unfolded the sheets are in the shape of a square measuring approximately 15 inches on a side. The multiple-fold body section of each sheet is approximately 3% inches wide with the pull-tab section extending beyond the outermost fold of the body section approximately /2 inch. The removable portion 13 of the container increases from a width of approximately 1 /2 inches at the container bottom to about inches at the container top and is divided into three sections each approximately 1%; inches in height. The foregoing description is illustrative of only one embodiment of a dispenser package of this invention and folded sheets and containers of other sizes obviously may be employed.

One form of paper sheet which has been found desirable for use as industrial wiping tissue of the types herein described is a two-ply sheet which may be embossed to impart an attractive pattern to the sheet and to impart sturdiness and strength thereto thereby adapting the sheet for rugged use. Other types of sheets also may be employed, however, and the type of sheet selected will depend upon the use intended for the sheet.

I claim:

1. A dispenser package comprising a paperboard container and a supply of separate sheets in said container; said container comprising a top and a bottom, front and rear walls, and opposite end walls, said front wall having a portion removable along spaced tear lines extending substantially the full distance between said top and said bottom, a continuation of said removable portion extending along tear lines into said top, said removable portion and continuation when removed providing an access opening in said front wall and top; said sheets being stacked free of interfolding with each other in said container for removal one at a time through such access opening, each of said sheets comprising a multiple-fold body section the outermost fold of which includes a pulltab section substantially coplanar with respect to said outermost fold and extending substantially the length of said body section and freely therebeyond, each of such pull-tab sections being positioned adjacent said container front wall whereby individual sheets may be removed from said package by grasping the pull-tab section of the topmost sheet of the stack and pulling outwardly thereon to effect at least partial automatic unfolding of said sheet.

2. A dispenser package comprising a paperboard container and a supply of separate sheets in said container; said container comprising a top and a bottom, front and rear walls, and opposite end walls, said front wall having a portion removable along spaced tear lines extending substantially the full distance between said top and said bottom, said removable portion being divided into a plurality of separately removable sections by tear lines extending transversely between said spaced tear lines in said front wall, a continuation ofsaid removable portion extending along tear lines into said top, said removable portion and continuation when removed providing an access opening in said front wall and top; said sheets being stacked free of inter-folding with each other in said container for removal one at a time through such access opening, each of said sheets comprising a multiple-fold body section the outermost fold of which includes a pulltab section substantially coplanar with respect to said outermost fold and extending substantially the length of said body section and freely therebeyond, each of such pull-tab sections being positioned adjacent said container front wall whereby individual sheets may be removed from said package by grasping the pull-tab section of the topmost sheet of the stack and pulling outwardly thereon to effect at least partial automatic unfolding of said sheet.

3. A dispenser package comprising a container and a supply of separate folded sheets in said container; said container comprising a top "and a bottom, front and rear walls, and opposite end walls, said top and said front wall having a portion thereof removable to provide an access opening in said top and said front wall through which individual sheets may be withdrawn, said removable portion of said front wall extending substantially the full distance between said container top and bottom, said removable portion of said front wall being divided into a plurality of separately removable sections by a plurality of spaced transversely extending tear lines, said sheets being stacked free of interfolding with each other within said container, each of said stacked sheets comprising a multiple-fold body section the uppermost fold of which includes a pull-tab section, said pull-tab section being substantially co-planar with respect to said uppermost fold and extending freely beyond said body section substantially the full length thereof, the multiple-fold body sections of said stacked sheets providing spacer means to separate pull-tab sections of adjacent sheets whereby grasping an individual pull-tab section is facilitated, the pull-tab sections of said stacked sheets contacting the inner face of said front wall throughout substantially its entire length whereby the sheets are maintained in proper position within said container for removal individually in at least partially unfolded condition through said access opening.

4. A dispenser package comprising, in combination, a paperboard container and a stack of discrete folded sheets positioned therein each of which is free of interfolding and interleaving with the others; said container comprising a top and a bottom, front and rear walls, and opposite end walls, said top and said front wall having a portion thereof removable along predetermined lines of weakness to provide an access opening therein through which individual sheets may be grasped and withdrawn, said removable portion of said front wall being divided into a plurality of separately removable sections by a plurality of spaced transversely extending tear lines, said lines of weakness extending in said front wall substantially the full distance between said container top and bottom whereby each of said sheets in said stack may be easily grasped through the front wall access opening as the height of said stack diminishes upon sheet withdrawal; each of said sheets comprising a multiple fold body section the uppermost fold of which comprises a sheet pull-tab section, said pull-tab section being integral with and extending in substantially co-planar relationship with respect to said uppermost fold and projecting freely beyond said body section along substantially the full length thereof; the multiple fold body section of each sheet providing spacer means whereby the respective pull-tab sections of the respective sheets are spaced and separated from each other so as to be readily and separately graspable for individual sheet withdrawal; said stack of sheets being positioned in said container with the pull-tab section of each sheet located closely adjacent to and aligned with the access opening in said front wall so that only the pull-tab sections of the respective sheets may be grasped therethrough, whereby pulling on the respegtive sheet pull-tab References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Re. 21,398 Thor Mar. 12, 1940 1,177,466 Winter Mar. 28, 1916 1,307,443 Irwin June 24, 1919 10 Zalkind May 13, 1924 Madofi Nov. 27, 1934 Horwitt Mar. 12, 1935 Owens May 5, 1936 Harrier Dec. 7, 1937 Gresenz May 24, 1938 Christman Aug. 13, 1940 Taggart Nov. 14, 1950

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