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Jan. 29, 1963
Filed Nov. 7, 1961
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
FIG. 2. ’.
Jan. 29,1963
Filed Nov. 7, 1961
2 I Sheets-Sheet 2
United States
Patented Jan. 29, 196
form the complete carton, this view showing particular
the locking panel section forming a part of the inner she
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken in a vertical plane su
Aaron Grossman and Felix Transport, New York, N.Y.,
stantially on the line 6-—6 of FIG. 4.
assignors to Donrico Inc., New York, N.Y., a corpora 5
FIG. 7 is a longitudinal section taken in a vertical pla
tion of New York
substantially on the line 7-7 of FIG. 4.
Filed Nov. 7, 1961, Ser. No. 150,747
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, t
9 Claims. (Cl. 229-44)
numeral 10 generally designates the complete two pi
blank from which the two shell portions, sections or un
This invention relates to improvements in cartons and
is directed particularly to the provision of an improved 10 are produced when the blank is folded.
The blank comprises the outer part 12 and inner part 1
shockproof or cushioned carton or receptacle designed for
which produce, when coupled together and folded, t
merchandising fragile articles such as bottles and the like.
hereinafter referred to outer tubular shell and inner tul:
In the packaging of many articles for display and sale,
lar'shell, respectively.
particularly in connection with the mechandising of
The outer part 12 of the blank comprises the four sr
toiletries, the merchandise is generally displayed and sold
stantially rectangular panels 16, 18, 20 and 22, which r
in the carton or receptacle in which it is put up for ship
disposed in aligned relation or series and are separated
the parallel fold lines 24, 26 and 23.
Such merchandise is usually contained in bottles or
The panel 22 is joined by the fold line 30 to an il'ltt
other fragile containers. Accordingly, the provision of
mediate half panel 32.
a shockproofor cushioned carton is desirable‘.
The inner part 14 of the two part blank comprises t
It is also the practice to merchandise many articles, par
?ve substantially rectangular panels 34, 36, 38, 40 and l
ticularly toiletries, in cartons or receptacles made of rela
tively expensive foil or foil covered sheet material to en
hance the attractiveness of the carton in which the con
tainer of the merchandise is sold.
In the light of the foregoing, it is a particular object
which are connected together along the fold lines 44, t
48 and 50.
The panel 34 of the blank inner part 14 is connected
joined along the fold or score line 52 to a half panel 5
cushioned carton or receptacle embodying spaced inner
and outer shell parts joined together in a novel manner and
in cushioned relation one with the other, wherein the inner
part may be made of relatively inexpensive material and
the outer part made of a better grade and attractive and
The blank inner part 14 has the straight top and bottc
edges 56 and 58. respectively, thus making all of 1
panels 34 to 42 of the same height. However, the h
panel 54 has the bottom edge thereof in line with 1
bottom edge 58 of the adjacent panels, as indicated at i
but this half panel 54 extends beyond or above the t
more expensive material, such as foil or the like.
It is another object of the invention to provide a two
part blank for the formation of a shockproof or cushioned
carton or receptacle whereby one part of the blank may
be formed of a different material from the other part and
edge 56 and it will be seen that the half panel 54 is of 1
same height as the half panel 32, to which it is coupled
the formation of the complete blank in the manner here
after described.
The blank outer part 12 includes the bottom ?z
of the present invention to provide a new shockproof, or
wherein the two parts of the blank are coupled together in
62, 64 and 66 which are joined respectively by the fi
score lines 68, 70 and 72 to the bottom .ends of 1
a novel manner to form a unitary structure which can be
folded in such a way as to provide an inner tubular shell 40 panels 16, 18 and 22. Also, the bottom cover flap
provided with a transverse fold score line 74 and Si
and an outer tubular shell with spacing elements between
the shells.
It is another object of the invention to provide a novel
two part blank for the formation of a cushioned receptacle
consisting of an inner shell and outer shell and wherein
the blank part for the formation of the inner shell is so
designed that when the two part blank is folded to form
76 at the ends of the score line for effecting the int
locking of the bottom cover ?ap 62 with the ?aps
and 66 when they are folded one over the other.
The top ends of the panels 18, 20 and 22 are joir
to ilaps 78. 80 and 82, respectively, by the fold SC(
lines 84, 86 and 88, respectively. Also, the flap 1
which is the cover flap to overlie the flaps 78 and
when they are folded, is joined by a fold score 1
the completed carton, the top of the inner shell will lie
below the top of the outer shell, thereby providing a clear 60
90 to a tuck~~inltongue 92.
ance to facilitate grasping the top of a container such as
As will be seen, the fold score line 74 across".
a bottle or the like, for easy removal of the latter from bottom cover flap 62 separates the flap proper in
the carton.
the tuck—in tongue 94.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be
The fold score lines 44 to 50, inclusive, are int
come apparent as the description of the same proceeds 55
rupted by cuts a of substantially U-shaped outline. Th
and the invention will be best understood from a con
sideration. of the following detailed description taken in
cuts de?ne, along each score line, alternate opposit
directed tabs 95 and 96.
connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein: _
The half panels 32 and 54, when coupled together
FIG. 1 is a ?at view of the two parts of the carton blank
illustrating the same spaced apart at the ends thereof 60 a manner about to be described, form a complete int
mediate panel which is generally designated 93,
which are designed to be coupled together.
tween the inner and outer parts 12 and 14 to form
FIG. 2 is a flat view of the blank with the two parts
interlocked or coupled together and showing the blank . complete blank structure.
The coupling together of the half panels 32 and
turned over from right to left.
so that the complete intermediate panel 98 will he s
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the carton or container
folded in the body portion thereof but with the top and
stantially ?at, is effected in the following manner.
One of the half panels, here shown as the half pa
bottom closure ?aps in opened position.
FIG. 4 is a view looking into the open top of the car
32, has the vertical side edge or free vertical edge 1
ton or container and showing the bottom closure ?aps in
thereof cut away or cut out intermediate its ends
folded position.
form the recess 101. The inner edge of this recess
FIG. 5 illustrates the form which the inner tubular shell
extended upwardly as a slit, as indicated at 102, to fc
portion of the carton takes when the blank is folded to
the tongue 103.
The bottom edge of the half panel 32 is provided with
a short upwardly extending slit 104, thereby providing
the downwardly directed tongue 105.
The vertical free edge portion of the half panel 54 is
encircles the inner tubular shell I as most clearly seen in
FIGS. 4, 6 and 7.
Since the panels to to 22 of the outer part 12 of the
blank are wider than the panels of the inner part, the two
likewise cut out intermediate its ends forming the recess Ca shells will be spaced apart from one another and this spac
ing will be maintained against the collapse by the out
106. The edge of this recess is extended into the slit
wardly projecting corner spacer tabs a as clearly illus~
107 in the lower part or at‘ the lower end thereof, form<
ing the upwardly directed locking tongue 103. At the
trated in the ?gures referred to.
When the bottom ?aps 64 and 66 of the carton are
‘upper end of the recess 106, an upwardly directed loclv
ing tongue 109 is formed by cutting the material of the 10 brought into overlapping relation, the closure ?ap 62 is
then folded in against the flaps 64 and 66 and the tuck in
half ?ap 54, downwardly from the top edge to form
tongue 94 is inserted in the conventional manner and the
the slit 110.
slits will receive adjacent corner portions of the llaps 64
it will be noted that the slits 102 and 16-3 in the hall
and 66 to form a locking connection with the same, this
panel 32 are in alignment vertically of the halt‘ panel
action being facilitated by the slight rccessing of the adja
and also the slits 107 and 110 in the half panel 54 are
cent edges of the flaps 64 and 66 as indicated at 64'-—66’.
in alignment.
it will be readily apparent from the foregoing that the
The two parts 12 and 14 of the blank are interlocked
blank for the formation of a shockproof or cushioned
to form the complete intermediate panel 98 by cross
ing the two half panels so as to bring the slits 102 and
194 respectively in alignment with the slits 110 and 107
and then by relatively moving the two half panels in
opposite directions, the adjacent slits of the two half
panels will be caused to receive the adjacent portions of
the two panels which lie at the ends of the crossed
tongues, thereby interlocking the half panels in the man
ner illustrated in HQ. 2. When this is accomplished, it
will be seen that the two tongues of one half panel will
lie against a face of the other half panel.
It will also be seen upon reference to FIG. 2, where
the two parts of the blank are shown thus coupled to
gether, that the intermediate panel 98 is of the same
height as the panels of the outer part of the blank and also
it will be seen that the bottom line of the intermediate
panel will be in the same line as the bottom edge 55
of the inner part and the bottom lines of the panels 16
to 22 of the outer part.
FlG. l of the drawing shows the outer sides or outer
surfaces of the two parts of the blank. whereas Fit]. 2
shows the inner surfaces thereof. The operation of fold
ing the two part blank will thus be described in connec
tion with the showing of FIG. 2.
1n folding .the two part blank after the parts have
been coupled together as described, to form the shock
proof or cushioned carton, the panels 36 to 42 are folded
along the fold score lines 44 to 59 so as to bring the
carton in accordance with the present invention can not
only be readily cut or stamped from the desired sheet
material on existing automaitc machinery, but also, by
providing the blank and two readily joined or coupled to
gether parts, the carton to be formed therefrom may have
the inner tabular shell part constructed of a relatively
inexpensive material while tle outer shell part can be
made or constructed from a more expensive material of
desired attractive appearance to make the carton or re~
ceptacle suitable for use in the merchandising of cosmetics
or other merchandise where it is desirable to have the
receptacle of attractive appearance.
The present invention accordingly makes it possible to
produce receptacles of the nature described at consider
ably less expense while using a relatively expensive foil or
other attractive material for the exterior part thereof, than
would be possible if the carton blank were formed in a
single piece which would necessitate placing the covering
of a portion of such expensive material in a part of the
carton structure which, by means of the present inven
tion, can be made of relatively cheap material.
It will also be noted that in the present carton or recep
tacle structure, a novel feature resides in the formation
of the inner shell so that the top part thereof will lie
below the top of the outer shell. Thus, when a bottle or
other container such as that illustrated in ‘broken lines
and designated C, is placed within the inner shell, the
head or neck portion C’ will project above the top of the
inner shell and there is ample space thercaround for the
introduction of the ?ngers to grasp the top of the con
tainer so that it may be easily-removed.
As this invention may be embodied in several forms
designated I.
without departing from the spirit or essential character
In this folding operation of the inner part 14, the
istics thereof, the present embodiment is therefore illus
tabs a will be broken out and will project outwardly
trative and not restrictive, since the scope of the invention
from the corners of the shell in four directions to func
is de?ned in the appended claims, and all changes that fall
tion as spacers between the inner shell and the outer
within the metes and bounds of the claims. or that vform
their functional as well as conjointly cooperative equiva
The two part intermediate panel is then folded over
lents, are therefore intended to be embraced by those
the outer side of panel 40, the fold being made along
the crease line 52, which crease line is interrupted by
We claim:
straight, short slits 52’ to facilitate the formation of a
1. A shoekproof receptacle comprising an outer tubular
sharp bend in the material.
shell having a top and a bottom end, bottom and closure
Also, it is to be noted that the panel 34 is of slightly
flaps therefor, top end closure ?aps therefor, an inner tu
greater width than the panels 36 to 40 whereby, as shown
bular shell of materially smaller cross-sectional dimen
in FIG. 5, the spacer tabs (1 along the fold line 50 will
sions than the outer shell and enclosed in the outer shell,
hold off the intermediate panel from the panel 40 a
distance equal to the extent of outward projection of the 65 means between the shells for maintaining the same in
spaced relation, the inner shell having open top and bot
tom ends, the said outer shell being formed of a mate
The panels 16 to 22 are then folded around the inner
rial of different character and ditferent commercial value
tubular shell, being folded along the fold crease lines 24,
from the material of the inner shell, and the inner and
26, 28 and 30, thereby bringing the terminal panel 16 into 70 outer shells each having a longitudinally extending por
position against the outer side of the two part intermedi
tion of a wall joined to the corresponding wall portion of
ate panel 98 and to which the terminal panel 16 will be
the other shell and forming an intermediate two-part wall
secured by the application of its suitable adhesive, not
between the shells which two parts of the intermediate
wall holds the two shells of the said materials of different
shown, to its inner surface. Thus, there will be formed the
outer tubular shell which is generally designated 0, which 75 character against relative longitudinal movement.
terminal panel 42 to position against the inner face of the
panel 34. The panels will accordingly lie in the rela
tionship in which they are shown in FIG. 5 to form the
inner tubular shell of the carton, which is generally
2. A shockproof receptacle structure according to claim
I], wherein the inner shell is of materially less length than
8. A two part blank for forming a cushioned rece
tacle, said two part blank comprising a ?rst blank p2
the outer shell and terminates at its top end a substantial
distance below the top end of the outer shell, while the
bottom end of the inner shell lies closely adjacent to the
and separated from each other by score lines, a termir
one of said panels being of approximately half t
bottom end closure ?aps when the ‘latter are in closed
embodying a plurality of aligned successive panels de?n
width of the other panels and having at least two Ion,
'tudinally directed locking tongues bordering the lon;
tudinal edge thereof, the said other panels being design
3. A cushion receptacle comprising two tubular shells
for forming an outer tubular receptacle shell, the 5-2
having top and bottom ends and each of substantially
quadrangular cross-section and positioned one withinthe 10 other panels having end ?aps for forming closures t
the ends of the outer shell, a second blank part embo'c'
other, the inner shell being of materially smaller size than
ing a plurality of aligned successive panels defined a
the outer shell, means carried by one of the shells be‘
separated from each other by score lines, a terminal 0
tween the walls of the shells for maintaining the shells in
of the panels of the second blank part being of appro:
spaced relation, each shell having a ?fth wall of approxi
mately half the width of the other of said second bla
mately half the width of its other walls, means joining to
part panels and having at least two longitudinally exter
gether the ?fth walls of the two shells in partially over
lapped parallel relation whereby the two joined half-width
ing locking tongues bordering the longitudinal edge the:
of, the tongues of the two half-width panels being form
for interlocking connection to couple the two blank pa
shells, the said intermediate connecting wall being main
tained in spaced relation with a wall of the inner shell by 20 together, that panel of the second blank part which 2
joins the half-panel thereof being of greater width th
certain of the ?rst stated means, the said intermediate wall
the remaining panels of the second blank part, the s:
being secured on the outer side surface thereof to the inner
remaining panels of the second blank part being of ma
side surface of an overlying wall of the outer 'shcll, and
rially less width than the said other panels of the h
closure means for the ends of the outer shell.
blank part, said remaining panels and the said panel
4. A receptacle according to claim 3, wherein the two
greater width together forming an inner tubular rect
shells are formed of at least two materials of different
tacle shell spaced from the said outer receptacle sh
when the coupled together blank parts are folded to to
5. The invention according to claim 3, wherein the
the receptacle, and certain of the panels of the seco
inner shell is of materially less length than the outer shell
blank part being cut out along the score lines separati
and terminates at its top end a substantial distance below
walls form an intermediate connecting wall between the
the top end of the outer shell and has an unobstructed
open top to thereby provide ?nger space for facilitating
the grasping of the top end of a container located in
the inner shell.
6. The invention according to claim 3, wherein the
said half-width ?fth walls of the shells are both of sub~
stantially the same vertical length as the Walls of the
outer shell and the other walls of the inner shell terminate
at their top ends a substantial distance below the top ends
he same to form oppositely facing projections on l
tubular inner shell of a width to span the space betwe
the formed tubular inner and outer shells to maint:
the shells in spaced relation.
9. The invention according to claim 8, wherein all
the panels of the ?rst blank part and the panels
the second blank part have bottom edges in substant
alignment when the two blank parts are coupled togetl
and the said other panels of the second blank part are
of the walls of the outer shell and of the two half-width 40 less length than the said other panels of the ?rst blz
part and have their top edges in a line in parallel o?
?fth walls and terminate at their bottom ends in approxi
relation with the top edges of both of the half-panels 2
mately the same plane transversely of the receptacle as
of the said other panels of the ?rst blank part.
the bottom ends of the walls of the outer shell and the
half-width ?fth walls.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
7. The invention according to claim 3, wherein the 45
said means joining together the said half-width ?fth walls
McDonald ____________ __ Nov. 26, 15
of the two shells comprises interlocking tongues friction
ally maintained in substantially parallel interlocking en
Tyrseck _______________ __ Dec. 5, 15
Tyrseck _______________ __ Feb. 1, 1S
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