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US3404829A
US3404829A US65505567A US3404829A US 3404829 A US3404829 A US 3404829A US 65505567 A US65505567 A US 65505567A US 3404829 A US3404829 A US 3404829A
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    • 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
    • B65D5/00Containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/64Lids
    • B65D5/66Hinged lids
    • B65D5/6626Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank
    • B65D5/665Hinged lids formed by folding extensions of a side panel of a container body formed by erecting a "cross-like" blank the lid being held in closed position by self-locking integral flaps or tabs
    • B65D5/6661Flaps provided over the total length of the lid edge opposite to the hinge

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Oct. 8, 1968 Filed July 21 1967 O. W. STONE CARTON LOCKING COVER 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. ORISON W. STONE ATTORNEYS Oct. 8, 1968 o. w. STONE 3,404,829

CARTON LOCK ING COVER Filed July 21, 1967 2 Sheets-Sheet FIG. 4

INVENI-OR ORISON w. STONE wi w ATTORNEYS Uni d States P e T19.

3,404,829 CARTON LOCKING COVER Orison W. Stone, Valley Cottage, N.Y., assignor, by mesne 1 assignments, to Stecher-Traung-Schmidt Corporation, Rochester, N. a corporation of New'York a Filed July 21, 1967, Ser. No. 655,055

' Q'Claims. (Cl. 229-44) 29 and 30 extending beyond a front wall 16 of the carton.

shell are received in looking relationship with slots 40 and 42 formed along the hinge line 36 of the self-support- 3,404,829 Iatented Oct. 8, 1968 FIG. 4 is a perspectiveview of a second embodiment of the- FIGS; 1-3 invention. I

'With' reference to'the' drawing, I have illustrated a carton shell generally indicated by the numeral 10 and a carton co'ver or lid generally indicated by the numeral 12 hingedly connected to a' rear wall '14 of the carton shell 10. v

The carton shell also includes a front wall 16 and end Walls 18 and 20. The rear and front walls 14 and 16 are formed from continuations" of and perpendicular to a bottom wall 22. n z End walls 18 and 20 are secured in the vertical positionby any selected suitable means, as for example as illustrated, there are end extensions 24 formed as ,continuations of the rear-"and front walls 14 and 16 and adhesively attached tothe-internal surfaces of the end walls 18and 20.

ing flap 33 for releasably. locking the cover 12 in'closed' y relationship with the carton shell 10.

This invention is a self-supporting flap of a carton cover with locking means between the carton shell and cover.

This invention has a great number of uses as for example in packaging of jewelry or food or any other suit-- In the first embodiment of my invention shown in solid line in FIG. 3, I provide a pair of locking flaps 26 and 28 hingedly connected to and forming upper extensions of the "end walls 18'and 20 respectively. Locking flaps 26 and-'28 are'folded over in a horizontal plane to provide detail.

able product. By providing a releasable locking cover, the

contents are secured against any inadvertent opening of the cover, and are particularly suitable for reclosure;

There are anumber of cartons having locking tabs .be-, tween the carton shell and the carton lid for this purpose. As for example, Phillips 2,544,565, Dunning 2,839,236; Van Rosen 2,741,418, Barrington et 211., 2,768,777, Osteen 2,777,629. However, it will be noted that with eachrof these cartons of the above-mentioned prior art, it is neces: sary in the cover construction toy provide not only the; cover and depending front wall of the cover, butalsoa pair of end side Walls hinged to the cover and adhesivelyi attached to the front cover wall in order -,to maintain the front and top cover walls in closed and in locked rela-, tionship with the carton shell.

It is Significant object this mventwn Provlde Spaced'frorneac'h othe'rfthereby Providing a differential an improved carton construction whereby the front wall of the coveror lid is self-supporting thereby to eliminate the need for cover end sidewalls. This substantially reT duces the problems of forming andgluing the carton.

The'cove'r 12 comprises an external or first top cover cover"- 12, I provide an external locking flap panel '32' and an internal locking flap panel 34hinged (along what is referred to in the claims as both afsecond interconnecting means and a third hinge line) to and folded under the external locking flap panel 32. The internal locking flap panel 34 is hinged at its upper edge, when elosed-,"along'a second scored hinge: connection 36 to an internal or second top cover 'wall 38; it will be understood that this secondtop cover wall 38 need notbe substan tially'c'oexte'nsive with the cover 30, "but need only have sufficient surface' area to secure the panel 34 in fixed spaced relationship with the panel 32."'The external and With the invention herein described, itis possible for the carton manufacturer to preglue the lid in a manner so that the carton can be shipped flat, and assembled at the point of packaging.

It is an important object of this invention to provide a carton comprising a base having walls forming a carton shell open on one surface with a cover hingedly connected to one wall 'of the carton shell and the cover having a pair of cover flap panels facing each other and hinged to each other and to the cover, and the hinge lines of the cover flap panels being so arranged so as to provide a self-supporting forward cover flap adapted for closure with the carton shell.

Other objects and advantages of this invention will be particularly set forth in the claims and will be apparent from the following description.

FIGS. 1 and 2 are left end elevational views as viewed in FIG. 3 of one embodiment of my invention with the cover shown in an open and closed position respectively.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the FIGS. 1 and 2 embodiment, and

internal top cover walls 30 and 38 are adhesively attached together in amanner whereby the two hinge connections 31 and '36 (hereinafterin the claims referred to" as a first interconnection means) extend parallel and are hinge construction between the external'paneli32 and the internal panel 34an'd connected tothe external top coverwall 30 thereby to maintain the combined cover or locking fiap 32-34, generally indicated by the numer'al 33," in'a self-supporting substantially perpendicular from thehinge connection '31, also p'ermits folding under of'the' locking flap' 34 so that it may be preglued by the carton manufacturer, tuck'edunder and shipped flat with the flat carton shell to the packager. It will be understood that the carton shell 10 is erected by the packager and at that time the locking flap 33 assumes the broken line position shown in FIG. 1 and solid line position shown in the other figures.

When the carton shell 10 is erected and the cover 12 is moved from the open positions illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 3 to the closed position FIG. 2, the locking tabs 29 and 30 are received in locking relationship with side slots 40 and 42 provided along the hinge line 36, into the space between the parallel spaced hinge connections 31 and 36.

In the second embodiment of my invention illustrated in FIG. 4, all numerals of identically the same elements as the FIGS. 1-3 embodiment have the same numerals followed by the suffix B. I provide an insert portion 43 for the carton shell formed from a continuation of the front wall 16 and out along the lines 45 and 46 part way into the front wall 16 and folded down to a score line 48. The insert 43 extends across the carton shell parallel to the bottom wall 22 and terminates in a glue flap 50 adhesively connected to rear wall 14. I provide only a single locking tab 44 projecting forwardly of front wall 16 by cutting a U-shaped out line below and terminating at the scored fold line 48. Thus, when the insert 43 is folded to the illustrated position, the single locking tab 44 projects forwardly of wall 16 and is received in locking relationship with a U-shaped out line 52 in internal locking flap panel 34 when the cover 12 is closed to the FIG. 2 position.

While there is hereinabove described the preferred forms of this invention it will be apparent that various modifications and changes may be made therein, without departing from the spirit of this invention as set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

.1. A carton comprising a base having walls forming a carton shell, a cover wall hingedly connected to one shell wall thereof and having a pair of panels facing each other which are adapted to overlie at least a portion of a second of said carton shell walls, means between said cover wall and said pair of panels where said panels only are hinged to said cover wall for maintaining said panels in a self-supporting position, said means including said panels having first interconnection means comprising each being hinged to said cover wall along first and second hinge lines, said hinge lines and panels where hinged to said cover wall being spaced from each other on said cover wall and second interconnection means between said panels and spaced from said first and second hinge lines for also interconnecting said panels, one of said panels being hinged to said first cover wall by a second cover wall bonded to the first said cover wall, thereby to provide a self-supporting cover flap adapted for closure with said carton shell.

2. A carton in accordance with claim 1 including cover locking means between one of said panels of said cover and at least one wall of said carton shell for releasably locking said cover in closed relationship with said carton shell.

3. A carton in accordance with claim 2 in which said locking means comprises an opening formed on an internal one of said panels and a locking element formed on one of said walls of said carton shell adapted to be received in locking relationship with said opening when said cover is in closed relationship with said carton shell.

4. A carton in accordance with claim 2 in which said locking means comprises openings formed on an internal one of said panels and a pair of wall flaps forming extensions of the free ends of two opposing walls of said carton shell, said opposing walls extending transversely of said self-supporting cover flap when closed, said wall flaps forming locking tabs overlying and extending beyond a connecting carton wall extending between said opposing walls, said connecting wall underlying said internal panel when said cover is closed.

5. A carton comprising a base having walls forming a carton shell, a cover wall hingedly connected to one shell wall thereof and having a pair of panels facing each other which are adapted to overlie at least a portion of a second of said carton shell walls, means between said cover wall and said pair of panels where said panels only are hinged to said cover wall for maintaining said panels in a self-supporting position, said means including each of said panels being hinged to said cover along first and second hinge lines on said cover, said hinge lines and said panels where hinged to said cover wall being spaced from each other on said cover wall and said panels being hinged to each other along a third hinge line at the edges of each panel opposite said first and second hinge lines, said first, second and third hinge lines providing a selfsupporting cover flap adapted for closure with said carton shell, an internal cover wall forming an extension of an internal one of said pair of panels, said internal cover wall being bonded to an internal surface of said first mentioned cover wall.

6. A carton comprising a base having Walls forming a carton shell, a cover comprising a top cover wall hingedly connected to a first carton shell wall and a cover panel hinged to the opposite edge of said top cover wall and adapted to overlie at least a portion of a second of said carton shell walls, means extending between said top cover wall and cover panel only where hinged together for maintaining said cover panel in a self-supporting position providing a self-supporting cover flap adapted for closure relationship with said carton shell.

7. A carton in accordance with claim 6 including cover locking means between said cover and at least one wall of said carton shell for releasably locking said cover in closed relationship with said carton shell.

8. A carton in accordance with claim 7 in which said locking means comprises an opening formed in one of said cover flap and said second carton shell walls and a locking element formed on the other of said cover flap and said second carton shell walls adapted to be received in locking relationship with said opening when said cover is in closed relationship with said carton shell.

9. A carton comprising a base having walls forming a carton shell, a top cover wall hingedly connected to a first carton shell wall, a cover pane-l hinged to the opposite edge of said top cover wall and adapted to overlie at least a portion of a second of said carton shell walls, means extending between said top cover wall and cover panel only where hinged together for maintaining said cover panel in a self-supporting position, cover locking means between said self-supporting cover panel and at least one wall of said carton shell for releasably locking said cover in closed relationship with said carton shell, said self-supporting cover panel adapted for maintaining said locking means in locked relationship when in closure relationship with said carton shell.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,373,977 4/1945 Scherer 22945 3,095,137 6/1963 Reynolds 22944 3,100,074 8/1963 Beck 22944 DAVID M. BOCKENEK, Primary Examiner.

TENT OFFICE RECTION October 8, 1968 UNITED STATES PA CERTIFICATE OF COR Patent No.

Orison W. Stone It is certified that error appears in the above identified hereby corrected as patent and that said Letters Patent are shown below:

Column 3, line 29 and column 4, line 6, after "panels", first occurrence, each occurrence, insert only d and sealed this 14th day of April 1970.

Signe (SEAL) Attest:

Edward M. Fletcher, Jr. WILLIAM E. SCHUYLER, JR. Commissioner of Patents Attesting Officer

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