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Juné 19, 1962
3,039,881
J. SHAPIRO
ICE CREAM CONE PACKAGE
Filed Sept. 9, 1959
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
IINVENTOR.
JOSEPH SHAPIRO
BY
ATTORNEY
June 19, 1962
3,039,881
J. SHAPIRO
ICE CREAM CONE PACKAGE
Filed Sept. 9, 1959
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
FIG.7.
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INVENTOR.‘
JOSEPH SHAPIRO
ATTOR N EY
United States Patent O "
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3,039,881
Patented June 19, 1962
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3,039,881
Referring with more particularity to the drawing in
which like numerals refer to like parts, the embodiment
ICE CREAM CONE PACKAGE
Joseph Shapiro, 1200 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, Md.
Filed Sept. 9, 1959, Ser. No. 838,925
2 Claims. (Ci. 99-180)
illustrated comprises a cardboard sheet 11 which con
tains rows of apertures 12. The cardboard sheet 11 is
provided with an upturned annular ?ange 13 adjacent
each aperture. The ?ange 13 is set at an angle such
This invention relates to cardboard ?llers that are used
that the inner edge 14 thereof is parallel to and ?atly abuts
to support jacketed ice cream cones in cartons.
the outer lateral surface 15 of paper jacketed ice cream
In copending application Ser. No. 770,ll3,'?led Octo
cones 16 placed in the aperture, as clearly shown in
ber 28, 1958, there is described a device for stripping 10 FIG. 6.
such ?llers from the jacketed ice cream cones which they
The paper jacketed ice cream cones are of the type
support preparatory to feeding the jacketed cones to an
conventionally used in manufacturing certain ice cream
ice cream ?lling machine. In accordance with the opera
novelty products, and they comprise a pastry cone 17
tion of the device, hereinafter more fully described with
having a ?ligree exteriorsurface, such as the grid pattern
reference to FIGS. 8 and 9, infra, a ?ller with a layer of 15 shown in FIG. 4, and a conical paper jacket 18 surround
the jacketed cones is placed on a rack which supports
ing the pastry cone 17. The paper jacket 18 extends
the ?ller at a level just below the rearwardly extending
upwardly from the top of the pastry cone 17 a substantial
upper end bars of a slideway that leads to the ?lling ma
distance as shown in various ?gures of the drawing to
chine. As the ?ller is moved forwardly on the rack, the
provide a space for ice cream and toppings of various
jacketed cones are caught and supported by the bars
kinds.
while the cardboard ?ller itself moves beneath the bars
and are slipped otf the cones manually, thereby releas
When paper jacketed ice cream cones of this type are
placed in conventional ?llers 19, as shown in FIG. 7,
wherein only simple apertures Zii are provided, without
ing the cones for further travel along the slideway.
In actual practice, it was previously necessary in using
the upturned ?ange of the present invention, the upper
conventional ?llers, for the operator actually to manipu 25 corner edge 21 receives the entire pressure of the weight
late the ?llers and cones to effect separation between them
of the jacketed cones against the relatively more yieldable
because of the fact that the cones became somewhat
paper from which the jacket 18 is made ‘and which, it
wedged in the filler holes. The cumulative effect of such
appears, yields somewhat along the line of contact with
Wedging in a ?ller containing many cones resulted in a
the edge 21. Also, the ?llers themselves are somewhat
considerable amount of ine?iciency and was quite annoy 30 ?exible, causing de?ection in the portion adjacent the
ing to the operator. Such wedging in many instances
apertures under the weight of the jacketed cones.
also resulted in breakage of the ice cream cones.
When the ?llers 11 with the jacketed cones therein are
One of the objects of this invention is the provision
stacked in a carton, such as the carton 22 shown in
of means for overcoming the de?ciencies explained above.
FIG. 1, each ?ller, except the bottommost one, is sup
Another object of the invention is the provision of a 35 ported by the tops of the paper jackets 18 in the ?ller im
?ller for such jacketed cones which do not result in the
mediately below. Thus, the de?ection of the filler por
jacketed cones becoming wedged in the ?ller holes.
tions in these layers will be a function of the distance
A further object of the invention is the provision of a
between the circular line of support surrounding the tiller
?ller of the type mentioned which will freely fall away
holes and the holes themselves under the force applied by
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from the jacketed cones under the force of gravity when
the cones thereabove which force becomes progressively
the cones are independently supported above the ?ller.
greater from top to bottom. The apertures 20 are, thus,
These objects and still further objects, features and
in the case of conventional ?llers, somewhat enlarged
advantages of the invention will be apparent from the
from the original shape, thereby permitting the jacketed
following description and the accompanying drawing to
45 cones to slip down slightly therein. When these ?exural
which reference is made in the description.
stresses are subsequently removed in unloading the car
In the drawing:
tons, or even reversed when individual jacketed cones
FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a carton of paper
jacketed ice cream cones in accordance with this inven
tion, a portion of the carton and a portion of one of the
jacketed cones being broken away.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of one of the layers of
the jacketed ice cream cones, removed from the carton,
with one of the jacketed cones partly broken away.
FIG. 3 is an elevational view of one of the paper
jacketed cones.
FIG. 4 is an elevational view of one of the cones with
the jacket removed, showing the surface grid design.
FIG. 5 is a sectional view along the line 5--5 of
FIG. 3.
FIG. 6 is an enlarged cross sectional view of a frag
mentary portion of a jacketed ice cream cone seated in
an aperture of the ?ller.
FIG. 7 is a View similar to FIG. 6, of an ordinary or
conventional ?ller, to demonstrate the binding e?ect pro
duced thereby.
are removed from the ?llers, the edges 21 have a tend
ency to dig into the cone, whereby they become wedged
and di?icult to remove. Severe wedging often results in
breakage of the pastry cones.
By providing the upturned ?ange 13, :as shown in
FIG. 6 and elsewhere in the drawing, this problem is
completely avoided. The ?exural force is now evenly
55 distributed over a relatively wide area along the entire
surface of the inner edge 14. Moreover, the forces act
ing on the ?ange 13 act parallel to it and, hence, there is
increased resistance to ?exing of the sheet. This can be
readily demonstrated by stress-strain analysis, involving
accepted mathematical equations, but it will be especially
understood by those skilled in the art from the fact that
the distance between the point of reaction or support and
the point of force application is decreased by an amount
equal to the length of the ?ange, the latter force being
at the juncture of the ?ange with the horizontal portion
of the cardboard sheet, while in the case of the conven
tional ?ller as shown in FIG. 7, the ?exural force acts at
a form of rack and stripper unit to which the invention
the corner edge 21.
is particularly adapted, and illustrating a feature of the
Thus, there are a combination of factors which con
invention.
70 tribute to the effectiveness of the present invention. The
FIG. 9 is a sectional view along the line 9—9 of
invention, however, has its most dramatic application in
FIG. 8.
connection with a mechanical stripper of the type shown
FIG. 8 is a side elevational view on a smaller scale of
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disposed at an angle such that their inner edges are sub
in FIGS. 8 and 9 whereby a layer of the jacketed cones
on a ?ller, is set on a horizontal rack 23 and moved
stantially parallel to and ?atly abuts the lateral surface
longitudinally toward the elevated upper end of ‘a slide
Way 24 consisting of laterally spaced bars 25, 26‘, and 27 .
of the jacketed cones.
2. A ?exible cardboard sheet having apertures therein
for receiving conical objects, said sheet having a marginal
portion adjacent each aperture bent to provide a continu
ous upturned ?ange for supporting the conical object at
the outer edge of the ?ange, said ?ange being set at an
angle such that the inner edge is parallel to and ?atly
abuts the outer lateral surface of the conical object when
said object is disposed in'the aperture.
During this movement, the jacketed cones are retained by
the spaced bars of the slideway and the ?ller sheet passes
underneath the bars. In the conventional type of ?ller
sheets (FIG. 7) it was necessary manually to separate
the ?ller from the cones by pulling on them downwardly.
But by the use of the present invention, the ?llers fall off
automatically solely under the force of gravity Without
the need for the operator touching them.
Although the invention described herein has been ex
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
plained With reference to paper jacketed ice cream cones,
it is equally applicable to ice cream cones alone, Without 15
jackets, and to cone-shaped objects generally. Accord
ingly, the claims appended hereto are to be construed, .
20
1. The combination of conical paper jacketed ice cream
cones, and a ?exible cardboard sheet having apertures
therein containing said paper jacketed cones, said sheet
having marginal portions adjacent said apertures bent to
provide continuous upturned ?anges, said ?anges being
165,233
930,890
1,638,480
1,702,199
Holdam _______________ __ July 6,
Schlappich et a1 _______ __ Aug. 10,
Andalaft _____________ __ Dec. 19,
Smith _______________ __ Mar. 28,
Feybusch _____________ __ Aug. 9,
Cunningham _________ __ Feb. 12,
1875
1909'
'1909
1916
1927
1929
2,185,328
2,303,352
2,874,835
2,934,872
Butterrnan ____________ __ Jan. 2,
Goldberg _____________ __ Dec. 1,
Poupitch _____________ .._ Feb. 24,
Wise _________________ __ May 3,
1940
1942
1959
1960
943,292
1,176,932
Wherever possible, as relating to all such cone-shaped
objects.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
UNITED STATES PATENTS
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