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Aug. 16, 1938. A. L. NELSEN 2,127,417 DEVICE FOR THE CONTROL‘ OR MEASUREMENT OF THE FLOW OF THE CONTENTS FROM CARTONS 0R CONTAINERS Filed April 5, .1957 ' y 5-‘ -_1Z'_________ 15s‘? O I it? -~9 ".1391 0,111; Patented Aug. 16, 1938 2,127,417 PATENT OFFICE alum ' UNITED-"STATES DEVICE FOR THE CONTROL OR MEASUBE~ MENT OF THE FLOW OF THE CONTENTS FROM CARTONS OR CONTAINERS Albert L. Nelsen, Fargo, N. nu. Application April 5,1937, Serial No. 135,117 6 Claims. (Cl. 221-98) This invention relates to a measuring dispenser. andv it is primarily an object of the invention to provide a device or structure of this kind which. as a result of conventional tipping or overturning manipulations of the carton or container, permits the discharge of the contents of the carton or container in predetermined bulk or desiredquan tity. _ . It is also an object of the invention to provide closed together with the steps after discharge for re?lling the measuring dispenser for a subse quent delivery. In the embodiment of my invention as illus trated in Figures 1 and 2, the measuring dispenser 5 is a part of the carton or container and the measuring dispenser proper is comprised in the > one blank from which the container and measur ing dispenser are produced as a unit. 10 a measuring dispenser which provides for the As illustrated in Figure 1, A denotes what may 10 discharge in predetermined bulk or desired quan be termed the front wall or panel of the carton tity the contents of a carton or‘ container yet cr-container and B a rear wall. Interposed be when such carton or container is in a certain po tween the walls or faces A and B and separated sition or adjustment permitting the'discharge of 15 a lesser quantity. ' The invention'also has for an object to provide a measuring dispenser wherein the salient features are housed within the carton or container and wherein the structure is such as to eliminate 20 the use of any mechanically operated parts. The invention consists in the details of con struction and in the combination and arrange V ment of the several parts of my improved meas uring dispenser whereby certain important ad 25 vantages are attained and the device rendered therefrom by the score lines I is a side wall S and separated from the wall A. by the score line 2 is a 15 second side wall W. The outer marginal portion of this side wall W is continued therealong with a relatively short tab 3 separated from the side wall W by the score line 4 parallel with the score line 2 hereinbefore referred to. Separated from 20 the wall W by the score lines 5 extending trans versely thereof are the end panels E. The score lines 5 are continued by the score lines 6 extend ing transversely across the side wall S and these score lines 6 in turn are continued by the score 25 simpler, less expensive and otherwise more con lines 1 extending transversely across the wall B. venient and advantageous for use, as will be » The score lines 1 separate from the wall B the hereinafter more fully set forth. end ?aps F. ' .; The novel features of my invention will here-, , The score lines 6 separate from the side wall 30 inafter be de?nitely claimed. S the end tabs 8 and 9. The side marginal por- 30 In order that my invention may be the better tion of the tab 9 is cut on the lines III to pro understood, I will now proceed to describe the vide a tab ii at the inner end of the adjacent same with reference to the accompanying draw ing, whereinz- 35 . Figure 1 is a view in plan of a blank from which is produced a container having a measuring dis penser constructed in accordance‘with an em bodiment of my invention; Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken 40 through an assembled container and measuring dispenser constructed from‘the blank as illustrat ed in Figure 1; Figure 3 is a view in plan of a blank illustrating a measuring dis nser constructed in accordance 45 with another e bodiment of my invention; Figure 4 is a fragmentary view partly in section and partly in elevation illustrating a container having arranged therein a measuring dispenser produced from a blank such as illustrated in Fig 50 ure 3; 1 ' ‘ ~ Figures 5 to 11 inclusive are diagrammatic views illustrating in sequence the steps of dis charging the contents of a container including a measuring dispenser in accordance with either of the two embodiments of invention as herein gis-. ?ap F and which tab ii is separated from the ?ap F by as core line i2 extending transversely of the ?ap F. The tab 8 is extended by the tab it 35 oi’ desired length but of a width substantially equal to the width of the side wall 8. The longi tudinal margins of the tab I l are separated by the score lines I! from the ?aps l6. These ?aps iii in plan are substantially V-shaped in form 40 with their apices outwardly disposed. These ?aps l6 also extend entirely along the ?ap I‘ with the inner inclined edges l1 terminating at the junction of the score lines I 5 and the score line it separating the tabs 9 and it. The outer 45 inclined edges I! of the flaps i6 terminate at desired points outwardly and laterally from the score lines l5 whereby the ?aps It at their outer ends are provided with relatively short edges 20, the length of which determining the width of, the 50 receiving opening for the dispensing structure as will hereinafter appear. , The score lines 5 are also continued by the score lines 2| which extend‘ across the side wall W and separate the same ‘from the tabs 22 and 23. The ll. 2 2,127,417 outer portion of the tab 23 is. separated by the transversely disposed score line 24 from an end ?ap 2!, and the extremities of the flap 2! are separated by the transversely disposed score ‘lines 23 from the outstanding wings 21 aligned with each other and with the ?ap 28. The tabs 8 and 22 are of substantially the same length and the combinedlengths of the tab, 23 and flap 2‘ are substantially equal to the com bined lengthsof the tabs 3 and i4. ' In producing a container and measuring dis . penser from the blank as illustrated in Figure 1, the tab 3 is folded on the line 3 to overlie the inner face of the wall S andthe tab I4 is folded 15 upwardly on the line It and the ?aps l6 folded inwardly on the lines llin a direction toward the wall 8. The ?aps it are adjusted with their apices registering with the Junctions of the score lines I and I and | and ‘I whereupon the walls A and B are swung one toward the other along the lines I. The ?aps l3 are then adhesively se cured to the inner faces of the walls A and B. To provide for this securement the proper faces of the ?aps |l have disposed thereover a lamination of glue or other adhesive material or, if preferred, the desired adhesive or cementitious material may be applied to the ?aps vl8 at the time of assembly. The side wall W is then properly folded on the line 2 so that the ?ap 3 may be adhesively or 30 otherwise secured to the opposed faces of the walls S and W. The straight edges 20 of the ?aps I8 provide'an entrance opening for the contents of the completed container within the dispensing device as is more particularly illustrated in Figure 35 2. The tab 23 is then folded inwardly between the spaced walls S and W until this tab 23 assumes a action will continue until the container C as sumes a substantially vertical inverted position as illustrated in Figure 9. At this time the content of the container drops to the then bottom portion of the container but will not continue to ?ow out through the spout b. However, as the container 0 is again moved into substantially a horizontal position as illustrated in Figure 10 and then re turned to its vertical position as indicated in Fig ure 11, the measuring pocket b will be re?lled. It is believed to be obvious that Just so long as there is any material within the container C a supply can be delivered within the measuring pocket b. It is to be stated, however, that with the con tainer C in the horizontal position as illustrated 15 in both Figures 7 and 10, a small amount of the contents may be discharged by slightly shaking the carton. In the embodiment of the invention as illus trated in Figures 3 and 4, the measuring‘dis 20 penser is constructed as a separate unit but is positioned within the carton to function in the same manner as the measuring dispenser com prised'in the ?rst embodiment of my invention. In the structure as illustrated in Figures 3 and 4 25 the measuring dispenser comprises an elongated narrow sheet of material having extending trans versely thereacross at approximately its longi tudinal center a score line 29 whereby is pro vided two walls 33 and 3|. The wall 30 is sepa- 30 rated by the longitudinally disposed score lines 32 from the substantially V-shaped ?aps 33 of a con?guration substantially the same as the form of the ?aps I8 hereinbefore referred to. The wall 3| at one side thereof is provided with 35 a flap 34 separated from the wall 3| by the score position substantially ?ush with the adjacent ends of the walls A and Has determined by the 40 45 60 55 line 35. \ The inner portion of the wall 3| at the opposite side thereof is provided with the rela score lines 9 and ‘I. The flap 25 is then ?exed in tively small ?ap 38 separated from the wall 3| wardly on the line 24 substantially at right angles by the score line 31. This score line 31 extends 40 to the tab 23 and the wings 21 are folded on the to the outer end of the wall 3| and the outer por lines 28 to extend forwardly of and substantially tionof such score line separates from the wall 3| 'at right angles to the ?ap 25 ‘and adhesively or the relatively narrow side wall 38 which is con otherwise secured to the adjacent comer faces of tinued by a spout wall 39 separated from the side the walls A and B. By this means is provided a wall 38 by a score line 40. This spout wall 39 is 45 discharge spout closely adjacent to the side wall of a width substantially the same as the width of S. The tab F is then foldedinwardly into closed L the wall 3| and the outer or free end portion of position on the score line ‘I and the flap || folded the wall 39 is continued by a ?ap 4| separated downwardly on the score line |2 for adhesive con from the wall 39 by- a score line 42. The upper or nection to an adjacent portion of the wall S. The top marginal ‘portion of the wall 39 is continued 50 ?ap E is then folded on the line 5 over the folded by a hood wall 43 separated from the spout wall ?ap F and adhesively or otherwise secured there 39 by the score line 44. Extending outwardly to. The ?ap N indicates the portion of the closed from the sides of the hood wall 43 are the ?aps end which is to be lifted into open position to per 45 separated from the hood wall 43 by the score mit discharge of material ‘out through the dis lines 46. charge spout. The ?aps E and F at the end por In assembling the measuring dispenser as il tions of the walls A and B remote from the meas lustrated in blank in Figure 3, the wall 38 is uring dispenser structure are folded on their re folded on the score line 31 to a position substan spective lines 8, 3, ‘I and 2| to close said end of the 60 box. Figures 5 to 11 inclusive illustrate the, various successive steps in discharging the contents from within the container C. These ?gures are dia grammatic in character and the discharge‘ spout 65 is indicated at a and the measuring pocket at b. In Figure 5 the container is in an upright posi tion with a predetermined quantity of the con tents of the container C in the pocket b. As the container 0 is tipped over,‘ as shown in Figure 6, 70 to the horizontal position as illustrated in Figure 7, no discharge of the contents is obtained but as the container is moved to an inverted inclined position as illustrated in Figure 8 the contents of the container within the measuring pocket will 76 discharge out through the spout a. This pouring tially at right angles to the wall 3| and the spout wall 39 is folded on the line 40 to extend trans 60 versely of the wall 3| and the ?ap 4| is folded on the line 42 substantially at right angles to the wall 39 and adhesively secured to the upper or outer portion of the ?ap 34 whereby a desired discharge spout is provided. It is, however, to 65 be understood that the flap 34 is suitably folded on the line 35 and the ?ap 36 suitably folded on the line 31 to permit such ?aps to be adhesively secured to the side walls 41 of the carton or con tainer in which the measuring dispenser is 70 placed. ' The wall 30 is folded on its line 29 on a' re quired upward incline and the ?aps ,33 are also adhesively secured to the side walls 41 of the con tainer or carton whereby this wall 30 is main 76 3 2,127,417 , tained in desired position with respect to the spout to provide a pocket to' initially receive the materialgor contents to be discharged from'the ‘container or carton-inv substantially the same ‘manner as has been 'hereinbe'forej'described‘ in 2 detail in connectionewith: the first embodiment of ‘the inventionl ,- , e. , The measuring dispenser constructed in ac 10 cordance withthis second embodiment of my in vention is placed preferably againstthe end wall 40' of the carton?or container immediately ad jacent to anend'thereof so that initiallythe dis charge ?owjout‘ithrough the spout is prevented by the conventional lid‘ or top flaps 49. , The wall 15 43 is folded on the line 44 so that said wall may have close contact from within with the lid or ‘closing ?aps 4'9, with the flaps 45 folded on the lines 46 to have close contact with the inner faces of the side walls 41 to provide means for sealing 20 against escape. the contents of the container or carried by the second wall, each of said side ?aps being substantially in the form of a V with its apex outwardly disposed, each of said ?aps ex tending entirely along its wall with the outer end ‘of the flap terminating in a straight edge'sub stantially at right angles to the wall, said side ?aps being disposed toward the ?rst wall and adapted for securementto adjacent walls of the ' container, the length of the straight edges of the ?aps determining the width of the entrance to 10 the pocket, and a strip bridging the space be tween the flaps at the upper portion thereof at points spaced from the first wall to provide a discharge spout, said discharge spout extending within the pocket to a point below the entrance 15 to the pocket. 3. A container having front and back walls, side walls and end walls, a tab carried by the ex tremity of one of the side walls and folded to overlie said side wall, said tab being continued 20 by a second tab folded to extend inwardly and and carton.‘ These ?apsv 45 may also, ‘be ad outwardly with respect to the container, said sec hesively secured to theside walls 41. _ _ ' ond tab being provided therealong with side ?aps It is to be noted that the inner edges 50 of the substantially v-shaped in form with their apices 25, e?aps 45 are on such bevelas to have close or but outwardly disposed, the inner edges of the ?aps ting contact with the straight edges 5| at the determining the angle of inclination of the sec 25 outer. ends of the flaps I33 and which straight ond tab, the outer ends of the ?aps having edges by their length determine the width of the straight edges substantially at right angles to the entrance to the pocket of the measuring dis second tab, the outer inclined edges of the ?aps penser. being substantially ?ush with the adjacent end 30 It is believed to be obvious that when it is de of the container, the straight edges of the ?aps sired to empty the contents of the carton or con determining the width of the entrance to the tainer that portion of the closing ?aps or lid over pocket provided by the folded tabs and ?aps, a the spout is suitably raised. _ tab carried by an extremity of the second side From the foregoing description it is thought wall and of a length to extend along the adjacent to be obvious that a measuring dispenser con end of the container and partially overlie the top structed in accordance with my invention is par- - of the pocket, and a flap carried by the extremity ticularly well adapted for use by reason of the of the last named tab above the pocket and ex convenience and facility with which it may be tending within the pocket, said last named ?ap 40 assembled and operated, and it will also ‘be ob-v coasting with the first mentioned tab to provide carton betweenithe applied measuring dispenser vious that my invention is susceptible of some, a discharge spout.’ change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this rea 4. A container having front and back walls, side walls and end walls, a tab carried by the son I do not wish to be understood as limiting extremity of one of the side walls and folded to , I myself to the precise arrangement and formation overlie said side wall, said tab being continued by of the several parts herein shown in carrying ‘ a second tab folded to extend inwardly and out out my invention in practice except as herein wardly with respect to the container, said second after claimed. tab being provided therealong with side ?aps sub I claim:— ‘ stantially ‘ii-shaped in form with their apices 1. A measuring dispenser adapted to be housed outwardly disposed, the inner edges of the ?aps within a container adjacent to an end corner determining the angle of inclination of the sec (it!) thereof comprising two walls, one of said walls ond tab, the outer ends of the ?aps having being for attachment to a wall of the container and the other wall being upwardly and inwardly inclined to provide a receiving pocket, side ?aps carried by the second wall, each oi‘ said side ?aps being substantially in the form of a V with its apex outwardly disposed, each of said flaps ex tending entirely along its wall with ‘the outer 60 end of the ?ap terminating in a straight edge» substantially at right angles to the wall, said side ?aps being disposed toward the ?rst wall and adapted for securement to adjacent walls of the container, the length of the straight edges of 65 the flaps determining the width of the entrance to the pocket, and a strip bridging the space be tween the fiaps at the upper portion thereof at points spaced from the ?rst wall to provide a discharge spout. 70 2. A measuring dispenser adapted to be housed within a container adjacent to an end corner thereof comprising two walls, one of said walls being for attachment to a wall of the container and the other wall being upwardly and inwardly 75 inclined to provide a receiving pocket, side ?aps straight edges substantially at right angles to the second tab, the outer inclined edges of the flaps being substantially flush with the adjacent 55 end of the container, the straight edges of the flaps determining the width of the entrance oi’ the pocket provided by the folded tabs and ?aps, a tab carried by an extremity of the second side wall and oi’ a length to extend along the adja cent end of the container and partially overlie the top of the pocket, a ?ap carried by the ex tremity of the last named tab above the pocket and extending within the pocket, said last named ?ap coacting with the first mentioned tab to pro 65 vide a discharge spout, and means carried by the last named ?ap for securing the same to the ?rst named ?ap. ' 5. A measuring dispenser for placement within a container comprising two walls, one of said walls being inwardly and outwardly inclined with 70 respect to the other walls, the side margins of the inclined wall having disposed therealong substantially V-shaped ?aps at right angles to the wall, the apices of the ?aps being outwardly 4 2,197,417 disposed and the outer ends oi; the flaps having straight edges at right angles to the wall, secur ing means carried by the marginal portions of " the second wall, a side ?ap carried by the outer portion of the second wall at one side thereof, a strip connected at one end to said last named ?ap and disposed transversely across the adiacent outer end portion 0! the second wall, and an at taching means carried by the outer end portion or said cross strip, said cross strip coacting with the second named wall to provide a discharge spout. 6. A measuring dispenser for placement within a container comprising two walls, one of said walls being inwardly and outwardly inclined with respect to the other wall, the side margins of the inclined wall having disposed therealong sub stantially V-shaped ?aps at right angles to the wall, the spices oi the ?aps being outwardly dis posed and the outer ends or the ?aps having straight edges at right angles to the wall, secur ing means carried by the marginal portions of the second wall, a side ?ap carried by the outer portion of the second wall at one side thereof, a strip connected at one end to said last named ?ap and disposed transversely across the adja cent outer end portion 01' the second wall, an at taching means carried by the outer end portion of said cross strip, said cross strip coacting with 10 the second named wall to provide a discharge spout, and a hood wall carried by the outer longi tudinal margin of the cross strip to engage an applied closure for the container, said hood wall having end ?aps to engage the side walls of the 15 container in which the measuring dispenser is placed. . ALBERT L. NELSEN.