US3061136A - Boxes and containers - Google Patents

Boxes and containers Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3061136A
US3061136A US72669A US7266960A US3061136A US 3061136 A US3061136 A US 3061136A US 72669 A US72669 A US 72669A US 7266960 A US7266960 A US 7266960A US 3061136 A US3061136 A US 3061136A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
compartments
boxes
covers
container
containers
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US72669A
Inventor
Sterngart Evelyn Tema
Original Assignee
Sterngart Evelyn Tema
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Sterngart Evelyn Tema filed Critical Sterngart Evelyn Tema
Priority to US72669A priority Critical patent/US3061136A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3061136A publication Critical patent/US3061136A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D25/00Details of other kinds or types of rigid or semi-rigid containers
    • B65D25/02Internal fittings
    • B65D25/04Partitions
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10S220/00Receptacles
    • Y10S220/916Container including axially opposed removable closures

Description

Oct. 30, 1962 E. T. STERNGART BOXES AND CONTAINERS Filed Nov. 50, 1960 FIG 4.

United States Patent Q 3,061,136 BOXES AND CONTAINERS Evelyn Tema Sterngart, 20 LaGuardia Ave, New York, N.Y. Filed Nov. 30, 1960, Ser. No. 72,669 Claims. (Cl. 220-20) This invention relates to boxes or containers, and particularly to those of compartmented construction and which can be used for containing many small articles such as paper clips, stamps, sewing items and numerous other small articles for use in the home or office.

It is an object of the invention to provide a box or container of this character which can be made from plastic material and which shall be of such construction that several of the containers can be used in multiple by being connected together, or else detached from one another and used separately.

It is an object of the invention to provide a box or container which, while being relatively flat or shallow, shall have a substantial number of compartments, thereby separating and holding numerous different articles.

It is an object of the invention to provide means by which a number of boxes may be connected in superimposed relation for sale or display in stores and for subsequent use in either separate or connected relation.

With these and other objects to be hereinafter set forth in view, I have devised the arrangement of parts to be described and more particularly set forth in the claims appended hereto.

In the accompanying drawing, in which an illustrative embodiment of the invention is shown:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view, of a box or container constructed according to the invention, one of the cover members thereof being fragmentarily shown;

FIG. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of FIG. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 3 is a transverse sectional view through the container, the view being taken substantially on the line 33 of FIG. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view of two separate boxes or containers, and

FIG. 5 shows how the two separate containers may be united to enable the same to function substantially the same as the container of FIGS. 1 to 3 inclusive.

The improved box or container may be suitably made of plastic material, and in the embodiment shown in FIG. 1, it includes a body portion generally indicated at 1. Provided in and forming a part of the body portion is a horizontal wall or partition member 2 which divides the body portion into upper and lower chambers respectively indicated at 3 and 4. The body portion 1 also includes a front wall 5 and a rear Wall 6 and the end Walls 7 and 8.

Extending across the interior of each of the chambers 3 and 4 are transverse vertical partitions 9 and 10 which serve to divide the interior of each of the chambers 3 and 4 into three compartments indicated respectively at 11, 12 and 13. While three of these compartments are shown in each chamber, it will be understood that this number can be increased or decreased according to the length of the box. It will also be understood that all parts of the body portion, including the walls and partitions thereof, are integrally formed of plastic material.

From the construction thus far described, it will be noted that the body of the box provides two sets of three compartments, one set of such compartments being directed upwardly and the other set facing downwardly. Each of the compartments is provided with a pivoted cover member 14, each of the cover members being hinged, as shown at 15, to the rear wall 6. Locking elements or suitable catches 16 are provided on the covers and front wall 5 for interengagement to hold the covers in closed position. Since a separate cover is provided for each of the compartments, access to any one compartment is obtained without exposing the contents of the remaining compartments.

In the construction disclosed, the covers which close the upper compartments in chamber 3 swing upwardly to open position, as indicated by the center open cover in FIG. 1, and the covers for the downwardly facing compartments, or those in the chamber 4, swing downwardly to open position as clearly seen in FIG. 3. The container or box can be readily reversed so that either one of the chambers 3 and 4 faces upwardly when it is desired to secure access to any one of the compartments therein. The arrangement described is such as to secure a relatively large number of separate compartments in a flat or shallow container, thus providing for the separation of numerous different articles in small space.

In the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, two separate boxes of single chamber construction are placed back to back so that the efiect and function of the structure shown in FIGS. 1 to 3 inclusive is secured. In this arrangement, the two boxes 20 and 21 may be joined in connected relationship by means of adhesive strips 22 (FIG. 5) provided on the ends of the boxes. The two containers thus joined may remain in their connected relation during sale and display in stores, and they may be used in such connected relation or they may be separated and independently used. Also, while two of the containers may be connected together, this number may be increased.

The boxes constructed according to the invention provide a compact, easily stored means for holding many types of small articles. They may be used single or stacked and connected together in groups. The various compartments can be identified by color as indicated at 23 in FIGS. 4 and 5 or by number with respect to an accompanying chart. Various placements and uses of the boxes are possible.

Having thus described an embodiment of the invention, it is obvious that the same is not to be restricted thereto, but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.

What I claim is:

1. A container having a flat, elongated body provided with a central horizontal partition constituting a bottom for upper and lower chambers in the body, each of said chambers being divided into a plurality oTcompartments by vertical partitions, a separate cover fitting over and closing each compartment, each of said covers being operable independently of the others each of the covers being hinged to the rear wall of the body, the covers for the compartments in one of the chambers opening upwardly and being hinged to the same wall as the covers for the compartments in the other chamber and the covers for the compartments in the latter chamber opening downwardly.

2. A container composed of plastic material having a rectangular body of elongated form, said container body having a central longitudinal partition forming a bottom for upper and lower chambers in the body, front and rear walls on the body, transverse partitions co-operating therewith in dividing each of the chambers into a plurality of compartments, a hinged cover provided on each of the compartments, the covers on the compartments in one of the chambers opening downwardly and the covers on the compartments in the other chamber opening upwardly, all of the covers for all compartments being pivoted to the same wall, and closure means on the front wall of the body and on the covers for holding the covers closed.

3. A container comprising, a pair of relatively flat elongated boxes placed back-to-back, each of the boxes having a bottom, walls surrounding the bottom and cross partitions dividing each of the boxes into a plurality of compartments, each of the compartments being closed by a hinged cover, the covers on the compartments in one of the boxes opening upwardly, and the covers in the compartments in the other box opening downwardly, and means for attaching the boxes together in their back-toback relationship.

4. A container as provided for in claim 3, wherein the means which attaches the two boxes together is of a nature that it can be stripped away, leaving the two boxes capable of separate and independent use.

5. A container having a flat elongated body divided horizontally into upper and lower compartments by at least one horizontal partition member, upper and lower chambers in said compartments and located respectively above the partition member and formed by transverse partitions, covers pivotally attached to the rear wall of the upper compartment and fitting over and adapted to separately open or close any one of the chambers therein, covers pivotally attached to the rear wall of the lower compartment and fitting over and adapted to separately open or close any one of the chambers in said lower compartment, and closure means on the front walls of the covers co-operating with closure means on the front of the container to maintain the covers in closed position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,749,198 Berber June 5, 1956 2,765,576 Kurek Oct. 9, 1956 2,884,155 Hanson Apr. 28, 1959 FOREIGN PATENTS 453,705 Canada Dec. 28, 1948 OTHER REFERENCES Modern Packaging, June 1956 (page 239 relied on, copy in Scientific Library or Div. 40).

US72669A 1960-11-30 1960-11-30 Boxes and containers Expired - Lifetime US3061136A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US72669A US3061136A (en) 1960-11-30 1960-11-30 Boxes and containers

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US72669A US3061136A (en) 1960-11-30 1960-11-30 Boxes and containers

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3061136A true US3061136A (en) 1962-10-30

Family

ID=22109061

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US72669A Expired - Lifetime US3061136A (en) 1960-11-30 1960-11-30 Boxes and containers

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3061136A (en)

Cited By (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4034892A (en) * 1974-08-14 1977-07-12 Philip Morris Incorporated Dispenser for razor blade cartridges
EP0031314A1 (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-07-01 Samsonite Corporation Multi-compartment ranging element
US4844309A (en) * 1987-10-02 1989-07-04 Aubin Ronald P A.T.V. carry all
US5004106A (en) * 1990-02-14 1991-04-02 Protection Protection, Inc. Multi-compartment container
US5402885A (en) * 1993-12-20 1995-04-04 International Business Machines Corporation Access bank container system
US5533639A (en) * 1995-04-18 1996-07-09 Myers; William H. Comestible and liquid container carrier
US5659995A (en) * 1996-07-24 1997-08-26 Hoffman; Eric G. Bucket sized fisherman's tackle box
US5715969A (en) * 1993-03-23 1998-02-10 Ferrosan A/S Container for health care product
US5803254A (en) * 1997-04-11 1998-09-08 Maxtech, Inc. Tool case with multiple storage compartments
US5894922A (en) * 1998-03-17 1999-04-20 Dart Industries Inc. Carrying case
US6105767A (en) * 1997-04-11 2000-08-22 Maxtech, Inc. Tool case with butterfly door
FR2843734A1 (en) * 2002-08-21 2004-02-27 Siepa France Soc D Innovation Packaging for numerous automobile wheel anti-skid devices comprises outer two part shell having individual storage compartments for each anti-skid device.
US20040154935A1 (en) * 2003-01-21 2004-08-12 Kaminski Scott T. Case with two sides and interlocking latch
US7055690B1 (en) * 2004-03-01 2006-06-06 Dominic M Valdez Partitioned card box for collectible cards and treated with friction reducing means
US20060124503A1 (en) * 2004-12-14 2006-06-15 Jason Groberg Container for tableware
US20070157635A1 (en) * 2006-01-10 2007-07-12 Ford Robert G Reversible ice chest
US20070233011A1 (en) * 2006-03-13 2007-10-04 Kei Hagino Micropore forming system, micropore forming device, chip container, and chip container kit
US20080105630A1 (en) * 2006-10-20 2008-05-08 Lown John M Method of merchandising modular home storage containers to allow consumers to maximize storage space
US20080244833A1 (en) * 2007-04-03 2008-10-09 Loretta Plunkett Widmann Diaper buddy
US20090084795A1 (en) * 2005-10-03 2009-04-02 Kagen Kristin W Container With Sealed Coolant Compartment
US20140360907A1 (en) * 2013-06-11 2014-12-11 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Packing box
USD721231S1 (en) 2013-08-20 2015-01-20 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Accessory case
USD740559S1 (en) 2014-08-25 2015-10-13 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Accessory case
US20170021967A1 (en) * 2015-07-20 2017-01-26 Maya Barbara Liberman Soft Food Shaping and Storage Container
US9694489B2 (en) 2014-08-25 2017-07-04 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Tool bit case with modular components
USD871339S1 (en) * 2017-04-21 2019-12-31 Jetmax Lighting Industrial Co., Limited Battery case
USD872022S1 (en) * 2017-04-21 2020-01-07 Jetmax Lighting Industrial Co., Limited Battery case

Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CA453705A (en) * 1948-12-28 Office Technique International O.T.I. Box for fishing equipment
US2749198A (en) * 1954-02-17 1956-06-05 Berber Harry Compartment container for garment labels
US2765576A (en) * 1955-06-24 1956-10-09 John A Kurek Tackle box
US2884155A (en) * 1956-09-04 1959-04-28 Frances H Hanson Packaging means for butter and butter substitutes

Patent Citations (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CA453705A (en) * 1948-12-28 Office Technique International O.T.I. Box for fishing equipment
US2749198A (en) * 1954-02-17 1956-06-05 Berber Harry Compartment container for garment labels
US2765576A (en) * 1955-06-24 1956-10-09 John A Kurek Tackle box
US2884155A (en) * 1956-09-04 1959-04-28 Frances H Hanson Packaging means for butter and butter substitutes

Cited By (39)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4034892A (en) * 1974-08-14 1977-07-12 Philip Morris Incorporated Dispenser for razor blade cartridges
EP0031314A1 (en) * 1979-12-18 1981-07-01 Samsonite Corporation Multi-compartment ranging element
US4844309A (en) * 1987-10-02 1989-07-04 Aubin Ronald P A.T.V. carry all
US5004106A (en) * 1990-02-14 1991-04-02 Protection Protection, Inc. Multi-compartment container
US5715969A (en) * 1993-03-23 1998-02-10 Ferrosan A/S Container for health care product
US5402885A (en) * 1993-12-20 1995-04-04 International Business Machines Corporation Access bank container system
US5533639A (en) * 1995-04-18 1996-07-09 Myers; William H. Comestible and liquid container carrier
US5659995A (en) * 1996-07-24 1997-08-26 Hoffman; Eric G. Bucket sized fisherman's tackle box
US5803254A (en) * 1997-04-11 1998-09-08 Maxtech, Inc. Tool case with multiple storage compartments
US6105767A (en) * 1997-04-11 2000-08-22 Maxtech, Inc. Tool case with butterfly door
US5894922A (en) * 1998-03-17 1999-04-20 Dart Industries Inc. Carrying case
FR2843734A1 (en) * 2002-08-21 2004-02-27 Siepa France Soc D Innovation Packaging for numerous automobile wheel anti-skid devices comprises outer two part shell having individual storage compartments for each anti-skid device.
WO2004018311A2 (en) * 2002-08-21 2004-03-04 Siepa France -Societe D'innovation Et D'etudes Pour L'automobile S.A. Packaging and packaging method for numerous anti-skid devices
WO2004018311A3 (en) * 2002-08-21 2004-04-08 Siepa France Soc D Innovation Packaging and packaging method for numerous anti-skid devices
US20040154935A1 (en) * 2003-01-21 2004-08-12 Kaminski Scott T. Case with two sides and interlocking latch
US7367449B2 (en) * 2003-01-21 2008-05-06 Kaminski Scott T Case with two sides and interlocking latch
US7055690B1 (en) * 2004-03-01 2006-06-06 Dominic M Valdez Partitioned card box for collectible cards and treated with friction reducing means
US9131763B2 (en) * 2004-12-14 2015-09-15 Jason Groberg Container for tableware
US20060124503A1 (en) * 2004-12-14 2006-06-15 Jason Groberg Container for tableware
US20090084795A1 (en) * 2005-10-03 2009-04-02 Kagen Kristin W Container With Sealed Coolant Compartment
US20070157635A1 (en) * 2006-01-10 2007-07-12 Ford Robert G Reversible ice chest
US7434410B2 (en) 2006-01-10 2008-10-14 Ford Robert G Reversible ice chest
US7806266B2 (en) * 2006-03-13 2010-10-05 Sysmex Corporation Micropore forming system, micropore forming device, chip container, and chip container kit
US20070233011A1 (en) * 2006-03-13 2007-10-04 Kei Hagino Micropore forming system, micropore forming device, chip container, and chip container kit
US20080105630A1 (en) * 2006-10-20 2008-05-08 Lown John M Method of merchandising modular home storage containers to allow consumers to maximize storage space
US8490810B2 (en) * 2006-10-20 2013-07-23 Snapware Corporation Method of merchandising modular home storage containers to allow consumers to maximize storage space
US20080244833A1 (en) * 2007-04-03 2008-10-09 Loretta Plunkett Widmann Diaper buddy
US7694807B2 (en) * 2007-04-03 2010-04-13 Loretta Plunkett Widmann Diaper buddy
US9573727B2 (en) * 2013-06-11 2017-02-21 ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd. Packing box
US20140360907A1 (en) * 2013-06-11 2014-12-11 Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Packing box
USD721231S1 (en) 2013-08-20 2015-01-20 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Accessory case
USD740559S1 (en) 2014-08-25 2015-10-13 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Accessory case
US9694489B2 (en) 2014-08-25 2017-07-04 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Tool bit case with modular components
US10500711B2 (en) 2014-08-25 2019-12-10 Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation Tool bit case with modular components
US20170021967A1 (en) * 2015-07-20 2017-01-26 Maya Barbara Liberman Soft Food Shaping and Storage Container
US9708102B2 (en) * 2015-07-20 2017-07-18 Maya Barbara Liberman Soft food shaping and storage container
US9988185B2 (en) 2015-07-20 2018-06-05 Smart Cookie Home Essentials Inc. Soft food shaping and storage container
USD871339S1 (en) * 2017-04-21 2019-12-31 Jetmax Lighting Industrial Co., Limited Battery case
USD872022S1 (en) * 2017-04-21 2020-01-07 Jetmax Lighting Industrial Co., Limited Battery case

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3333726A (en) Hinge for container
US3504787A (en) First aid kit container
US3327924A (en) Rigid plastic bag
US3133634A (en) Container assembly
US6896131B2 (en) Product ensemble display and carrying package
US3732999A (en) Bottle with external compartment
US5004106A (en) Multi-compartment container
US3963102A (en) Combination carry-on luggage bag with tote bag and clutch bag
US3481066A (en) Fishing tackle box
US6003573A (en) Interchangeable purse assembly
US4795029A (en) Shoe display and storage device
US4117874A (en) Portable article carrier
US3608705A (en) Display package
US2813602A (en) Twin bags
US4239308A (en) Display tray assembly
US3258017A (en) Compartmented cosmetic caddy with cosmetic dispensing capsules and removable storage tray
US2387790A (en) Multicompartment carton
US1600830A (en) Lady's dressing case
US4117931A (en) Case for differently sized magnetic tape enclosures
US4944402A (en) Pyramid cosmetic container
US2517757A (en) Knapsack
US3410376A (en) Carrying bag
US2019250A (en) Folding display box
US3039667A (en) Divisible box
US6167680B1 (en) Portable display case