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Feb’. 20, 1962
F. |_. PHILLIPS, JR
3,021,992
CARTON
Filed Jan. 7, 1958
3 Sheets-Sheet 1
55~ 3
INVENTOR '
BY anion, ‘39am,
ATTORNEYS
Feb. 20, 1962
F. |_. PHILLIPS, JR
3,021,992
CARTON
Filed Jan. 7, 1958
3 Sheets-Sheet 2
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ATTORNEYeS
Feb. 20, 1962
F. |_. PHILLIPS, JR
3,021,992
CARTON
Filed Jan. 7, 1958
3 Sheets-Sheet 3
INVENTOR
FLOYD L. Pmmvs??a;
ATTORNEYS
United States Patent 0 " ICC
3,021,992
Patented Feb. 20, 1962
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3,021,992
carton of the second form of the invention with the
closure flap in open or retracted position and showing
Floyd L. Phillips, Jr., Graham, N.C., assignor to Old
in dotted lines the position of the ?ngers for holding the
carton and the thumb for ?icking the closure ?ap out
CARTON
Dominion Box Company, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., a cor
poration of North Carolina
wardly;
FIGURE 11 is an enlarged perspective View with por
Filed Jan. 7, 1958, Ser. No. 707,595
tions broken away to show the manner in which the
2 Claims. . (Cl. 229-17)
cigarette wrapper in conjunction with the cigarettes serves
This invention relates to improvements in cartons in
as a bottom guide for the closure ?ap;
which may be packaged household articles such as soap 10
FIGURE 12 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view
?akes and powders, foodstuffs such as cereals, and to
showing the manner in which the closure ?ap is fric
bacco products such as cigarettes and cigars or other!‘
tionally locked in closed position with its free end over-‘
similar articles.
lying the proximal end wall;
In order to gain access to the contents of cartons of
FIGURE 13 is a fragmentary perspective view of the
common construction, it is necessary that the cover or 15 third form of the invention showing ribs formed in the
some part of the carton be broken or cut open. When
only a portion of the contents of a carton opened in such
side walls of the carton to serve as a bottom guide for
the closure ?ap;
a manner is used, the remaining contents are more or
FIGURE 14 is an enlarged transverse vertical section
less exposed to deterioration from moisture, drying, dust
al view taken along line 14-14 of FIGURE 13, with
and other foreign matter.
20 the contents of the cartons removed.
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' It is therefore an object of this invention to provide
Referring now to the drawings, and more speci?cally
to FIGURE 1 wherein the paperboard car-ton blank for
objectionable features and which, for a reasonable period
forming the ?rst form of the carton is shown, reference
of time after the carton is opened, will keep the remain
numerals 10 and 11 designate the side walls or major
ing contents in substantially their original condition.
25 walls of the carton which are hingedly connected to
It is another object of this invention to provide a carton
gether by a top wall or ?ap 12 provided with a sub
which is formed from a single blank of cardboard ma
stantially frusto-conically shaped cut away portion 13
an improved carton which will obviate these and other
terial which is relatively inexpensive to manufacture.
which serves as an opening for permitting the contents
It is a further object of this invention to provide a
of the carton to be dispensed therethrough. The top
carton ‘which is more particularly designed as a cigarette 30 wall 12 is also provided with an arcuate cut away portion
package and which is provided with a slidably mounted
14 for reasons shortly to be explained. Bottom wall
top wall closure ?ap adapted to normally close the pack
?aps 15, 16 are hingedly connected to the side walls 11
age ancl to be readily moved to open position by a ?ick
of the thumb while the package is held in one hand to
permit the cigarettes to be dispensed therefrom.
It 'is a further object of this invention to slidably
mount the top wall closure flap in such a manner that
the ?ap moves substantially parallel to the top wall of
and 10 respectively and ‘are provided with' a suitable ad
hesive G for holding the carton in assembled position.
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End walls or minor walls 20, 21 are hingedly connected
to opposite sides of the side wall 10 and it should be noted
that the end wall 20 extends the full length of the-side
wall 10 while the wall 21 terminates along a hinge or
the carton when moved from one position to the other.
score line 31. To the end walls 20, 21 are hingedly con
This application is a continuation-in-part of my ap 40 nected side wall reinforcing ?aps 24, 25, respectively.
plication Serial Number 641,924, ?led on February 25,
The side wall reinforcing ?aps 24, 25 extend the full
length of the side walls'll) and 11 butvthe flap 25 is con—
Some of the objects of the invention having been
siderably wider than the ?ap 24 and has hingedly con
stated, other objects will appear as the description pro
nected thereto a relatively wide flap 26. The ?ap 26
ceeds when taken in connection with the accompanying 45 serves as a bottom ‘guide for the slidably mounted top
1957, now abandoned.
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drawings, in which—
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the ?rst form of the in
vention showing the carton blank for forming the carton
therefrom;
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged perspective view showing
the carton in partially assembled condition;
FIGURE 3 is another perspective view with portions
broken away and showing the carton in a further posi
tion of being assembled;
closure flap to be explained shortly.
Relatively small bottom wall ?aps 22, 23 are hingedly
connected to the lower edges of the end walls 20, 21 re
spectively and terminate substantially co-extensive with
the edge of the bottom wall ?ap 16 as viewed in blank
form. It should be noted that the bottom wall ?aps 22,
23 are provided with cutaway corner portions 22a, 23a,
respectively, to facilitate assembling the carton.
Hingedly connected to the upper end of the end wall
‘FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sec 55 21 along the score or crease line 31 is a relatively short
tional view taken along line 4-4 of FIGURE 3 and
end wall flap 30 which serves in one respect as an exten
showing in detail the arrangement of the slidably mount
sion of the end wall 21. The end wall ?ap 30 has an
ed carton closure ?ap;
arcuate tab portion 32 extending upwardly therefrom
FIGURE 5 is a perspective view showing the carton in
which is de?ned by an irregular or arcuate out line 33
completely assembled condition with the .closure flap 60 separating the medial portion of the upper edge of the
shown in closed position;
end Wall flap from a closure ?ap 34. The closure flap
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view similar to FIGURE 5
34 is hingedly connected to the flap 30 along score or
with the closure flap shown in open or retracted position
crease lines 35 which de?ne the side extremities of the
to gain access to the contents of the carton;
arcuate tab portion 32.
FIGURE 7 is a horizontal sectional view taken along
Now referring more speci?cally to FIGURES 2 and
line 7—7 of FIGURE 5 and showing the arrangement
3, the carton blank is asembled by folding the end walls
of the flaps forming the bottom wall of the carton;
20, 21 on their crease or score lines at right angles with
FIGURE 8 is a vertical sectional view taken along
respect to the side wall 10 and thereafter folding the side
line 8—8 of FIGURE 6;
wall reinforcing ?aps 24, 25 inwardly parallel to the side
FIGURE 9 is a plan view of the second form of the 70 wall 10. The ?ap 26 is now folded inwardly to serve
invention showing the carton blank;
as a lower guide for the closure ?ap 34, which is sub
FIGURE 10 is a perspective view of the assembled
sequently folded inwardly thereabove. The folding of
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the closure ?ap 34 inwardly along its hinge or crease lines
35 causes the tab 32 to be fully exposed and positioned
to be readily engaged for movement of the closure ?ap
to open position.
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Now, the bottom wall ?aps 22, 23 extending from the
lower edges of the end walls 20, 21 respectively, are folded
inwardly at right angles to the end walls 20, .21 after
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the paperboard material forming the blank. The reason
for this will be explained shortly.
Flaps 55, 56 extend outwardly from corresponding ends
of the major walls 50 and 51, respectively, and serve to
form a partial top wall when the ‘carton is assembled.
Remote end edges of the'?apsSS, ‘56 are cutaway in their
medial'porltion as indicated at 55a, 56a, respectively, for
which the bottom Wall ?ap 16 extending from the lower ~ reasons to be explained shortly. Also, the medial portion
of the proximal edges of the ?aps \5‘5, 56 may be cut away
edge of the side wall 10 is moved into sealing engagement
" therewith. .The end wall 11 is now folded downwardly 10 as indicated at 55b, 56b to de?ne a larger opening in the
parallel to the side wall 10 after which the bottom wall
?ap 15 is adhesively secured to the bottom wall ?ap 16
to complete the assemblage of the package.
Upon observing FIGURES'4 and 5, it is apparent that
the arcuate cutaway edge portion 14 of the top wall 12
by being spaced from the upstanding tab 32 increases the
. effective length of the same and permits the tabv to be
assembled carton for ease of dispensing cigarettes from
the carton.
Flaps 6t}, '61 extend outwardly from the other ends
of the ‘major walls 50, 51, respectively, to form a bottom
wall when the carton is assembled. Flaps 62, 63 of pref
erably wedge shape, when viewed in plan, also extend
outwardly from corresponding ends of, the’ minor walls
52, 53, respectively, and serve as reinforcing ?aps for the
more readily engaged to move the top wall closure flap
carton bottom wall when the carton is assembled.
34 from closed to open position. During the movement
A ?ap 64 is connected to the other end of the shorter
of the closure ?ap 34 from closed to open position, it 20
minor wall 53 along crease line 65 and has its free end
, should be noted that the crease or score line 31 serves in
effect as a'pivot point in conjunction with score or crease
, lines 35 to permit the closure ?ap to 'be retracted while
terminating in substantially the same plane as the corre
sponding ends of the major walls 50, 51. The ?ap 64
maintaining the closure ?ap in substantially parallel rela
thus serves in one respect as an extension of the minor
a bottom guide therefor while the top wall or panel 12
engages the upper surface thereof. Thus, the closure ?ap
34 is maintained between the upper and lower guides at
all times to permit the closure ?ap to move only in a
substantially parallel path of travel with respect to the
stantially equal to the combined length of the minor wall
53 and the ?ap 64. The ?ap 70 servesto enclose the
walls of the carton by adhesively joining the major wall
top wall 12 of the carton.
'Referring now to the second form of the invention
blank is properly assembled, the closure ?ap 66 is posi
25 wall 53. An elongated ?ap 66 is connected to the ?ap
tion with respect to the top wall 12.
64 along spaced apart crease or score lines 67. The ?ap
Also, it should be noted that the arcuate cut line 33, in
66 is shown as having a width of substantially the same
addition to serving to permit the tab 32 to extend’ in the
as the minor Walls 52, 53 and the flap 64 connected there
same plane as the flap 30 at all times, also increases the
to. Also, the ?ap 66 has a length substantially equal to
effective length of the tab by serving to space the medial
the width of the major walls 50, 51. An irregular line
portion of the outer edge of the closure ?ap inwardly
of cut 68 de?nes the inner extremities of the crease lines
from the tab. This insures that su?icient tab portions are
67 and serves to separate the medial portions of the prox
exposed to readily permit engagement thereof by a per
imal edges of the ?ap 64 from the elongated ?ap 66.
son’s thumb for moving the closure ?ap to open position.
Also, the line of cut 68 de?nes an extension 69 on the flap
In reciprocating the closure ?ap 34 from one position
64 which serves as a thumb engageabletab when the
to another, it should be noted that the ?ap 26 engages
carton is assembled. An elongated ?ap 70 is connected
the bottom surface of the closure ?ap 34 to thus serve as
to the side of the minor wall 53 and has a length sub
51 as shown in FIGURE 11 when the carton is assembled.
As shown in FIGURES 10 and 11, when the carton
tioned below the top wall forming ?aps 55, 56 and is
shown in FIGURES 9 to 12, this form basically differs
functionally over the ?rst form by the omission of a flap 45 guided in its path of movement by the proximal portions
of the side or major walls engaging the side edges there
to serve as a lower guide for the closure flap. In this form
of. In this form of the invention, the cigarette wrapper
of the invention, the paper wrapper in conjunction with
W in conjunction with the cigarettes C contained therein
the cigarettes contained therein ‘serve as a lower guide
serve as the bottom guide for the closure ?ap to insure
for the closure ?ap during its sliding movement from one
the ?ap being moved substantially parallel to the ?aps
position to another;
55, 56 forming the top wall of the carton. This more
Referring now more particularly to FIGURE 9 where
readily insures the free end of the closure ?ap 66 being
in the blank for forming the modi?ed carton is shown,
guided onto the upper end 54 of the minor wall 52 to
it will be apparent upon comparing this blank with the
completely close the package as shown in FIGURE 12.
blank shown in FIGURE. 1, that considerably less paper
board is used to form the modi?ed carton blank. It is also 55 As stated earlier the upper end 54 of the minor wall 52
terminates below the plane of the upper edges of the
apparent that less waste of paperboard material will result .
major walls 50, 51 a distance of substantially the same
during the cutting of the blanks.
as the thickness of the paperboard material of the blank.
In describing the details of this form of the invention,
Thus,
when the closure ?ap 66 is in closed position as
the same terminology for similar components will be
shown in FIGURE 12, the lower surface of the free end
used as heretofore for ease of understanding and com 60 is frictionally engaged by the end 54 of the minor wall
parison. The carton blank shown in FIGURE 9 has
52 and the side edges of the closure ?ap 66 are hidden
crease or score lines de?ning a pair of parallel rectangular
from view by the major walls 50, 51 to present a neat
shaped major walls or side wall panels 50, 51 respectively,
looking carton.
connected together by a minor wall or end wall panel 52
FIGURE 10 shows the manner in which the assembled
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positioned therebetween. A corresponding minor wall
carton is held for moving the closure ?ap 66 to open posi
or end wall panel 53 of shorter length is connected to the
tion by an outward ?ick of the thumb against the upstand~
side of the major wall 50 remote from the minor wall 52.
ing tab 69. To increase the effective length of the tab
69 and facilitate itsbeing readily engaged by the thumb,
It should be noted that the major walls 50, ‘51 and minor
wall 52 are of substantially the same length with their 70 is the reason the medial edge portions 55a, 56a of the
?aps 55, 56 respectively have been cut away. It will also
opposite ends lying in substantially the same respective
‘be seen from FIGURE 10 that after dispensing a ciga
planes. However, it should be noted that minor wall 52
rette, and without any positional change of the package
preferably has its upper end, as indicated at ‘54, terrm‘nat
in the hand of the user, the closure ?ap 66 may again be
ing slightly below the upper edge of the major walls 50
and 51, a distance substantially equal to the thickness of 75 closed by the thumb engaging and pressing the end ?ap
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64, thereby moving the closure ?ap to closed position.
Referring now to the third form of the invention shown
in FIGURES 13 and 14, the same reference numerals
with the prime notation added identify the same or simi
lar elements as in the second form of the invention. This
form of the invention differs from the second form only
by the provision of the guide means formed in the side
walls of the carton for engaging the closure ?ap and serv
ing as a bottom guide therefor.
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wardly from said tab to increase the e?ective length of
the tab to facilitate its being engaged, said end wall ?ap
having a width substantially the same as said panel and
a slidably mounted closure ?ap hingedly connected to the
upper edge of said end wall ?ap and extending inwardly
below the top wall, said closure ?ap having at least a
portion thereof having a width substantially the same as
the distance between the side walls to be guided thereby
in its movement from one position to another and said
As shown in FIGURES 13 and 14, interior ribs 80, 81 10 closure ?ap being of su?icient length to extend inwardly
are formed in the major walls 50', 51', respectively, by
below the top wall to normally close the opening therein.
suitable crease or fold lines. The ribs 80, 81 preferably
2. A rectangular-shaped dispensing carton for ciga
extend the full width of the major walls and are posi
rettes or the like comprising a pair of opposed side Walls,
tioned to engage the lower surface of theclosure ?ap
a pair of opposed end walls and a bottom, a top wall,
adjacent its side edges. This arrangement more posi 15 one of said end walls having its upper end terminating
tively insures movement of the closure ?ap parallel to
below said top wall, a flap hingedly connected to the
the top of the carton to readily position the free end of
upper end of said end Wall and being of the same Width
the closure ?ap on the upper end 54’ of the minor wall
as said end wall and swingable about the upper edge of
52' to close the carton.
said end wall, the top Wall having a discharge opening
in all described forms of the carton, the top wall closure 20 therein adjacent the other end wall of a width correspond
?ap is adapted to normally close the package and to be
ing to the width of said end wall, an elongated rectangular
readily moved to open position by a ?ick of the thumb
inner top closure member integrally connected to the up—
while the package is held in one hand for cigarette dis
per edge of said swingable ?ap and extending inwardly in
pensing. Also, it will be seen that after dispensing a
underlying sliding contact with said top wall and being
cigarette, and without any positional change of the pack
age in the hand of the user, the closure ?ap may again be
closed by the thumb engaging and pressing the end ?ap,
thereby moving the closure flap to closed position.
In the drawings and speci?cation there have been set
forth several embodiments of the invention and, although
of a length equal to the width of said side walls and a
width equal to the width of said end walls to close said
discharge opening, said inner top closure member consti
tuting a slidably adjustable closure for said discharge
opening, upwardly facing thumb engaging means at the
connection of said inner top closure member and said
swingable ?ap whereby upon an outward ?ick of the
thumb the inner top closure member will be slidably
tation, the scope of the invention being de?ned in the
moved outwardly to open the carton discharge opening.
claims.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
I claim:
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1. A carton for packaging cigarettes or the like com
UNITED STATES PATENTS
speci?c terms are employed, they are used in a generic
and descriptive sense only and not for purposes of limi
prising side walls, end walls, top and bottom walls, said
top wall having an opening therein adjacent one of said
end walls and partially de?ned thereby, the other end
wall remote from said opening in the top wall compris 40
ing a panel terminating below the top wall, an end wall
?ap hingedly connected to the upper end of said panel
and having its upper end terminating adjacent the top
wall, a thumb engageable tab extending from the upper
edge of said end wall ?ap and in alinement therewith, 45
said top wall having proximal portions thereof spaced in
808,170
Rogers ______________ __ Dec. 26, 1905
1,951,274
Denman ____________ __ Mar. 13, 1934
2,254,608
Heyer _______________ __ Sept. 2, 1941
2,330,926
2,387,640
2,431,744
Rous _________________ __ Oct. 5, 1943
Bouchelle ____________ _._. Oct. 23, 1945
Fessenden ____________ __ Dec. 21, 1947
2,510,211
Cleary ________________ __ June 6, 1950
634,802
Germany _____________ -.. Sept. 3, 1936
FOREIGN PATENTS
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