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US4354598: Article display package and blank therefor

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Joseph F. Schillinger ·
Assignee(s) Champion International Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Evelyn M. Sommer ·
Primary Examiner William Price ·
Assistant Examiner Jimmy Foster ·
Application Number US6295771
Filing date 08/24/1981
Issue date 10/19/1982
Predicted expiration date 08/24/2001
U.S. Classifications 206/462  · 206/476  ·
International Classifications B65D 7300  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 206461;462;463;476 ·
16 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

This package is particularly adapted for carrying an article to display the latter at the point of sale. The package is formed from a unitary paperboard blank and includes product retaining openings along with integral product encircling portions to retain the product in the openings. The preferred embodiment of the package is adapted for use in carrying flashlights along with batteries carried separately by the package.

Independent Claims | See all claims (16)

  1. 1. An article display package comprising:(a) a paperboard front panel;(b) a paperboard back panel foldably connected to one edge of said front panel, said back panel being juxtaposed in face to face relationship with said front panel;(c) a tuck flap foldably secured to one of said front and back panels, said tuck flap being sandwiched between said front and back panels and adhesively secured to the other of said front and back panels whereby opposite edges of said front and back panels are secured together;(d) means forming an article receiving opening in said front and back panels, said article receiving opening being configured substantially to the shape of the article to be received therein; and(e) uninterrupted paperboard retention panel extending from an edge of said tuck flap between said front and back panels to a first edge of said article receiving opening, said retention panel having a first portion extending from said first edge of said opening outwardly from said front and back panels, a second portion secured to one of said front and back panels and extending from the opposite edge of said opening outwardly from said front and back panels, and a third medial portion foldably connected to said first and second portions and extending therebetween whereby said retention panel bridges one side of said opening to embrace only a portion of a relatively bulky article positioned in said opening to retain the article in said opening while permitting the remainder of the article to be displayed.
  2. 6. An article display package comprising:(a) paperboard front and back panels having opposite edges secured together to form a composite article supporting member;(b) means forming an article supporting opening in said front and back panels, said opening being configured generally to the shape of the article to be supported therein;(c) a paperboard retention panel having opposite ends thereof secured to said article supporting member, said retention panel bridging said opening on one side of said article supporting member and having a medial portion spaced outwardly from said article supporting member to embrace one side of a relatively bulky article disposed in said opening to retain the article in said opening; and(d) flap means bridging at least a major portion of said opening on the other side of said article supporting member to embrace the other side of the article disposed in said opening.
  3. 8. An article display package comprising:(a) paperboard front and back panels having opposite edges secured together to form a composite article supporting member, the medial portions of said front and back panels being free of securement with each other;(b) means forming an article supporting opening in said front and back panels, said opening being configured generally to the shape of the article to be supported therein; and(c) a paperboard retention panel having opposite ends thereof secured to said article supporting member at opposite sides of said opening, said retention panel being provided with a plurality of traversing fold lines whereby said retention panel can be collapsed to a flattened condition wherein a medial portion of said retention panel is sandwiched between said front and back panels adjacent to said opening, said fold lines further enabling said medial portion of said retention panel to be withdrawn from between said front and back panels and shifted to an article embracing position outwardly offset from said front and back panels to embrace the side of a relatively bulky article positioned in said opening to aid in retaining the article in said opening.
  4. 14. A paperboard blank for forming an article display package, said blank comprising:(a) a front panel;(b) a back panel;(c) a first fold line interconnecting adjacent edges of said front and back panels;(d) article supporting openings formed in said front and back panels, said openings being configured to the general shape of the article to be positioned therein, and said openings being spaced apart so as to be in registry with each other when said back panel is folded about said first fold line into juxtaposition with said front panel;(e) a retention panel adjacent to an edge of one of said front and back panels which edge is opposite said first fold line;(f) first means foldably connecting said retention panel to said one of said front and back panels; and(g) said retention panel having a plurality of parallel fold lines wherein said retention panel can be folded to project through said article supporting opening in said front panel.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US1011697 Witkowski Dec 1911
US3095966 DESIGN CT INC Pfohl Jul 1963
US3179246 F N BURT COMPANY INC Rosenburg Apr 1965
US3246747 BLISH MATTHEW B Blish Apr 1966
US3985232 Container Corporation of America Johnson Oct 1976
US3990578 Packaging Corporation of America Roeser Nov 1976
US4046251 BRUML NORMAN A Bruml Sep 1977

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