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US3595382A
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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
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/44Integral, inserted or attached portions forming internal or external fittings not used, see subgroups
    • B65D5/50Internal supporting or protecting elements for contents
    • B65D5/5028Elements formed separately from the container body
    • B65D5/503Tray-like elements formed in one piece
    • 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
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A display container comprises a bottom box portion having a tray insert thereon defining a first main level for accommodating a plurality of display elements such as napkins, or letter correspondence cards, etc. and a plurality of additional levels for accommodating utensils or other device which may be contained in separate additional container elements of a size accommodated at the respective levels. The container base is closed by a cover having a transparent window therein which is large enough to permit viewing of all of the elements in the container arranged at the various levels.

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United States Patent Heinz P. Hoier,

Upper Grandvlew, N.Y. 836,308

June 25, i969 July 27, 197 l Swissmart, Inc.

New York, N.Y.

[72] inventor [2i AppL No. [22] Filed [45] Patented [73] Assignee [54] DISPLAY CONTAINER 4 Claims, 3 Drawing Figs.

52 11.5. CI 206/453], 229/14, 229/28 [51 1 Int. cl. H65d 25/14, H65d 5/58 [50] Field of Search 206/4531,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,945,792 2/1934 Stephens 206/4531 2,258,716 10/1941 Ralph et al 229/42 2,980,241 4/l96l Howell, Jr. et al. 206/45. 1 9

Primary Examiner- David M. Bockenek AlmrneyMcGlew and Tuttle ABSTRACT: A display container comprises a bottom box portion having a tray insert thereon defining a first main level for accommodating a plurality of display elements such as napkins, or letter correspondence cards, etc. and a plurality of additional levels for accommodating utensils or other device which may be contained in separate additional container elements of a size accommodated at the respective levels. The container base is closed by a cover having a transparent window therein which is large enough to permit viewing of all of the elements in the container arranged at the various levels.

PATENTED JUL27 I971 3,595,382

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INVENTCR. HEM/Z R Ila-ER This invention relates in general to the construction of a container and, in particular, to a new and useful container package in which materials are held in a display exhibit and which includes various display level portions party-elements which are visible through a transparent window of the cover.

The present invention deals particularly with a container assembly having various compartmentalized levels defined by one or more inserts of a material such as cardboard for example. The device is particularly useful for accommodating materials of diverse nature for example, party-devices such as napkins, invitation cards, serving utensils, etc. The container includes a compartment forming insert having a first main level and one or more additional sublevels for accommodating the various elements to be displayed. The container is closed by a cover having a transparent window which may be oriented such that each of the compartment levels are visible. The present invention is an improvement over the prior art, particularly in respect to the arrangement of the various items of diverse nature and in respect to the locating of the items at various levels within the container and in a visible viewing area portion which may be exposed by a transparent portion of a cover.

Accordingly, it is an object of the invention to provide an improved container and container assembly which includes a box portion having an.insert forming a plurality of display areas, the areas accommodating diverse materials, and wherein the container is closed by a cover having a viewing window permitting viewing of the materials arranged at the diverse levels.

A further object of the invention is to provide a container and container viewing assembly which is simple in design, rugged in construction and economical to manufacture.

The various features of novelty which characterize the invention are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this specification. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and specific objects attained by its use, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there is illustrated and described a preferred embodiment of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a container and container assembly constructed in accordance with the invention;

FIG. 2 is a section taken along the line 2-2 of FIG. 1; and FIG. 3 is a top plan view partly broken away of the container assembly constructed in accordance with the invention.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to the drawings in particular, the invention embodied therein comprises a container display assembly generally designated 10 which includes a bottom or base container portion 12 having an insert member 14 forming a plurality of layers or display surfaces 16, 18 and 20, and a top cover 22. In addition, the container assembly includes a plu rality of diverse materials generally designated 24 which in the embodiment illustrated includes a stack of napkins 26, stationery 28 which is adapted for use for example in writing invitations to a party or similar celebration, a stack of cocktail napkins 30 and a container for holding utensils 32.

In accordance with the invention, the diverse materials 24 may be accommodated within the container base portion 12 on any one of the separate levels l6, 18 or 20. In the preferred arrangement, the container 32 for the utensils in accommodated within the recessed layer 18 and the stack of cocktail napkins 30 are accommodated within the section 20. The

upper level display area 16 accommodates the napkin stack 26 and stationery 28.

As indicated in FIG. 3, when the diverse materials 24 are assembled within the container base portion 12 and the cover 22 is applied, a central viewing window 34 of transparent material becomes aligned in a position which permits viewing of all the diverse materials 24.

What I claim Is:

1. A diverse material display package comprising a substantially rectangular base portion, an insert in said base portion and defining a plurality of display areas at diverse levels including a rectangular display area in a corner of said base portion, a plurality of diverse materials arranged in the display areas, and a cover member closing the bottom container and having a central transparent window overlying the diverse materials, the diverse materials being each viewable within the cover window.

2. A container, according to claim 1, wherein said insert comprises a cardboard member having a flat portion defining an upper level and having portions which are cut away and bent downwardly to define at least one additional lower level.

3. A container, according to claim 1, including a utensil carried in a separate box container placed within said container at a lower and extending into a lower level thereof.

4. A container, according to claim I, wherein said diverse materials include a small container having a plurality of utensils therein, a stack of paper napkins, a stack of stationery, and a stack of small cocktail napkins.

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1. A diverse material display package comprising a substantially rectangular base portion, an insert in said base portion and defining a plurality of display areas at diverse levels including a rectangular display area in a corner of said base portion, a plurality of diverse materials arranged in the display areas, and a cover member closing the bottom container and having a central transparent window overlying the diverse materials, the diverse materials being each viewable within the cover window.
2. A container, according to claim 1, wherein said insert comprises a cardboard member having a flat portion defining an upper level and having portions which are cut away and bent downwardly to define at least one additional lower level.
3. A container, according to claim 1, including a utensil carried in a separate box container placed within said container at a lower and extending into a lower level thereof.
4. A container, according to claim 1, wherein said diverse materials include a small container having a plurality of utensils therein, a stack of paper napkins, a stack of stationery, and a stack of small cocktail napkins.
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US4094404A (en) * 1977-03-14 1978-06-13 Gaf Corporation Combined display and shipping package
FR2488792A1 (en) * 1980-08-22 1982-02-26 Anchor Hocking Corp Packing box for e.g. drinking glasses - has lid and body with moulded infill former with window in lid through which glass is visible
GB2131002A (en) * 1982-11-24 1984-06-13 Sino Trading Company Limited Display boxes
US4832189A (en) * 1983-04-13 1989-05-23 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationery system
US4905824A (en) * 1983-04-13 1990-03-06 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationary system
US4982839A (en) * 1983-04-13 1991-01-08 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationery
US5074411A (en) * 1983-04-13 1991-12-24 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationary system
US5456352A (en) * 1994-03-22 1995-10-10 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company Package for kits
GB2311984A (en) * 1996-04-12 1997-10-15 Batchelors Limited A container for a food product
US20040100089A1 (en) * 2002-11-27 2004-05-27 Paul Westrick Written correspondence kit
US6799973B2 (en) * 2002-09-04 2004-10-05 Safe-T Products, Inc. System for teaching children about the use of money
US20050000841A1 (en) * 2003-07-03 2005-01-06 Dubois Dwight B. Viewable specimen packaging system and method
US20060060488A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2006-03-23 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
US20070039849A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2007-02-22 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
US20090145798A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US20100264051A1 (en) * 2009-04-17 2010-10-21 Cathy Marie Sanders Package of stacked paper products bearing coordinated images
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US4094404A (en) * 1977-03-14 1978-06-13 Gaf Corporation Combined display and shipping package
FR2488792A1 (en) * 1980-08-22 1982-02-26 Anchor Hocking Corp Packing box for e.g. drinking glasses - has lid and body with moulded infill former with window in lid through which glass is visible
GB2131002A (en) * 1982-11-24 1984-06-13 Sino Trading Company Limited Display boxes
US5074411A (en) * 1983-04-13 1991-12-24 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationary system
US4832189A (en) * 1983-04-13 1989-05-23 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationery system
US4905824A (en) * 1983-04-13 1990-03-06 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationary system
US4982839A (en) * 1983-04-13 1991-01-08 Csa Inc. Point-of-purchase stationery
US5456352A (en) * 1994-03-22 1995-10-10 R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company Package for kits
GB2311984A (en) * 1996-04-12 1997-10-15 Batchelors Limited A container for a food product
US6799973B2 (en) * 2002-09-04 2004-10-05 Safe-T Products, Inc. System for teaching children about the use of money
US7267371B2 (en) * 2002-11-27 2007-09-11 Paul Westrick Written correspondence kit
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US20050000841A1 (en) * 2003-07-03 2005-01-06 Dubois Dwight B. Viewable specimen packaging system and method
US20060060488A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2006-03-23 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
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US20070039849A1 (en) * 2004-09-22 2007-02-22 Melba Rodriguez Gift container with decorative display element included therein
US20090145798A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US7926656B2 (en) * 2007-12-10 2011-04-19 Hinds Donna K Fabric display package
US20100264051A1 (en) * 2009-04-17 2010-10-21 Cathy Marie Sanders Package of stacked paper products bearing coordinated images
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US20110023418A1 (en) * 2009-07-29 2011-02-03 Target Brands, Inc. Product package with auxiliary compartments
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