Abstract: This package has a main panel with a plurality of sockets formed by displacing material of the panel in a direction to form sockets with closed ends within the package and the sockets opening through the bottom of the package. A thin and easily tearable film is adhered to the bottom of the package in position to close the lower ends of the sockets so that products do not fall out. The sockets can be collapsed by finger pressure against the upper ends of the sockets, and a pill pushed from a collapsed socket tears the film as it is pushed out. The package is made child-proof by adhering a strong film over the bottom of the thin film, and this strong tough film can be peeled off when a pill is to be removed from the package by an adult. A cover hinges over one end of the main panel and covers the closed ends of the sockets.
Abstract: A new and useful improvement in sterile thermometer sheaths. The improved sheath may be constructed by providing a weakened area in the laminated cover of the sheath immediately adjacent the closed end of the sheath. In use the cover is slid backwards in an accordian-like fashion along the length of said sheath thereby exposing said sheath through the weakened cover area for use in taking a patient's temperature and the contaminated sheath may be recovered before disposal.
Abstract: The shipping support tray of this invention comprises a single containerboard element containing integral members cut in the board to form a plurality of interlocking post elements for supporting and positioning tubes of wound yarn in a spaced relationship during shipment. The one element serves as both a base and top tray support.
Abstract: Generally elongated rectangular baskets formed of injection molded structural plastic foam. The baskets are designed so that they may be nested together or may be stacked with their longitudinal axes parallel or they may be cross-stacked so that access is afforded the contents of intermediate baskets in the stack.
Abstract: A multi-layer tray dispenser package for fragile containers of pharmaceutical preparations such as ampoules of physiological saline are arranged in vertically superimposed trays for such containers in a box for storage and shipment, which box is provided with a weakened portion at one end which can be opened to provide an exit for a tray at that level. Each tray has a corrugated-like member for receiving ampoules out of contact with one another and each tray has longitudinal side members to facilitate sliding movement of the tray in the box and the lowermost tray has a bent over portion on which the tray immediately thereabove can slide.
Abstract: A disposable thermometer sheath package contains a sheath to provide a sterile barrier during temperature taking with a clinical thermometer. The sheath package comprises inner strips in which the sheath is formed by a tear seal and outer cover strips. All four strips of the sheath are sealed together in the tab portion thereof along the edges of a tab portion to make the tab portion into a pocket leading to the mouth of the sheath. Additional flat seals are formed between all four strips within the tear seal to provide a restriction within the sheath in order to cause the sheath to turn inside out upon a thermometer being withdrawn. A die is provided to simultaneously make the tear seal and the flat seals. The die surfaces of the flat seal forming portions of the die are offset from the die surface of the tear seal forming portion to permit the tear seal forming portion to sink sufficiently far into the sandwich of strips of the sheath package to properly form the tear seal.
Abstract: There is disclosed a carrier for a multiplicity of articles such as boxes, cans or other containers and comprising a flattened tube of plastic sheet material which is transversely slit partially therethrough at successive locations to present successive sections thereof to be unfolded to provide interconnected annular sections or rings for encircling the articles.
Abstract: A flexible multi-compartment container is provided for the storage, handling and shipping of fragile disks such as silicon wafers used in the manufacture of integrated circuits. The container comprises a generally tubular hollow bellows section formed of identical longitudinal halves from thin sheets of pliant self-supportable plastic sheet material. Each fold of the bellows section defines an interior annular groove forming a compartment for a disk of corresponding pre-selected or standardized size. Integral with the bellows section are longitudinally flexible end spacers of a diameter greater than the diameter of the bellows section. Each end spacer includes ridges adapted to confront the interior of a rigid outer box for suppotring the bellows section therein. In particular embodiments, the end spacers include an exterior annular ridge and adjacent trough for receiving a rubber band which is used to hold the mating halves together.
Abstract: A preferably corrugated cardboard, shock-absorbing carton insert completely surrounds a product except for the top which is open to display the product to view. The insert is made from a corrugated cardboard blank having preformed score and cut lines which enable the blank to fold into a generally rectangular box having enlarged end panels that support the box in a position which is spaced away from all adjacent structures. There is a V-shaped fold between the box and each of its end panels to provide greater rigidity and further strength. Tab ends are positioned between the box and the end panel to help absorb a shock in any direction. The corrugated cardboard automatically assumes a desired end-product configuration responsive to four simple folding motions.
Abstract: A carton for packaging an object such as a tape cassette or an 8-track tape cartridge includes bottom, top, side and end walls which form an outer carton, and an inner carton portion formed within the outer carton for preventing movement of the contained object in first or lateral horizontal directions, in a second or longitudinal horizontal direction and in a vertical direction. In a preferred embodiment, the inner carton portion is formed from a flap hingedly connected to an outer wall. The flap is folded to form an inner horizontal wall within the outer carton and is further folded to form an inner vertical wall within the outer carton, thereby defining a first compartment beneath the inner vertical wall and a second compartment on the other side of the inner vertical wall. Two side-by-side tabs are formed on the flap adjacent the inner vertical wall.
Abstract: A two-part container for shipping miscellaneous parts and articles or items as from a catalog outlet or central warehouse has its own lower, shallow tray in which the items are collected. The tray and items therein then pass to a plastic film overlay machine which stretches plastic film under air pressure and heat over the items and adheres it to a bonding coating on inner surfaces of the tray. A top cover is fitted to the tray with lower edges of two side walls thereof abutting the bottom panel of the tray inwardly of the walls thereof. Two end walls of the top cover remain outside the tray and are fastened to the end walls of the tray as by staples or to the bottom of the tray as by tape segments.
Abstract: A package of arrows for shipment and display is constructed from a sheet of corrugated board, which is cut out to provide openings and formed with flaps having potential apertures cut therein for holding the arrows. The arrows are mounted on the sheet by hinging the flaps up at an angle to the sheet and forcing the tips of the arrows through the potential apertures, with the string notches held by fitting over an edge of an opening.
Abstract: A foam sandwich package having a dish section and a cover section and a latching mechanism comprising a forwardly projecting latching tongue extending into a latching aperture. The tongue is biased forwardly by the dish section and the aperture is formed in the cover portion. The dish section may be hingedly connected to the cover section, and score lines in the hinge section may be so arranged that they assist in maintaining a bias of the latching tongue forwardly.
Abstract: A receptacle for selectively alternatively holding a standard recording tape cartridge or cassette which are of different dimensions includes a rectangular tray shaped member having a rectangular base wall and upstanding front, rear and end walls delineating a cavity for nesting the standard cartridge. Opposing medial rectangular recesses are formed in the front and rear walls and each is delineated by bottom and side shoulders and a vertical base and is open at its top, the distance between the wall recess bases is equal to the length of the standard cassette. In one form the receptacle is formed with a peripheral coplanar flange terminating in an upwardly directed lip to form a recess for receiving a pamphlet and in another form a pair of shallow receptacles is provided, each having a peripheral flange, the edges of a corresponding lip thereof being joined by a self hinge.
Abstract: A carrying and storage case for audio visual teaching aids fabricated from three interlocking sheets of corrugated cardboard or the like spaced and folded to resemble a house. One of the cardboard sheets forms the outside structure of the house, including the walls, roof and floor, the second sheet forms a chimney for the house, and the third sheet serves as a carrying handle, dividing wall and reinforcing structure for the carrying case.
Abstract: A package which is adapted for marketing a pair of electric light bulbs as a unit and which is formed from a single blank of foldable sheet material and is characterized by panel portions of the blank being folded and secured in tube formation about the bulbs which are in side-by-side relation and with other panel portions arranged to provide top and bottom end receiving pocket structures which hold the bulbs in spaced, side-by-side position within the tube, the sidewall panels being in planes which are in slanted relation between the top and bottom wall panels.
Abstract: A display card blank for forming a display card having an integral pocket. The pocket is particularly adapted to hold coupons, recipes, or other informations in printed form, and the display card itself is so arranged that it can be hung from hooks, or it can be positioned on a shelf and held in position by the weight of the product involved, or it can be set up in an easel arrangement to display the message on the card and the articles in the pocket, or it can be attached to a pole-type display. The display card blank is so configured that only a single printing pass is needed to print both the card surface and the front panel of the pocket.
Abstract: A container for two fluids to be mixed just prior to use in which a rigid, fluid-tight, primary container contains the first fluid and has a cover formed with two spaced parallel slots. An elongate, flexible, plastic bag contains the second fluid within the primary container and has its ends extending out of the slots in the cover of the primary container, and a squeegee is mounted in one of the slots to squeeze the fluid from the plastic bag as it is pulled therethrough. A strip of tape covers the projecting ends of the bag and is removably adhered to the cover therearound to seal the container and retain the ends of the plastic bag during shipment and storage to maintain the fluids separate until they are to be mixed for use.
March 27, 1978
Date of Patent:
December 19, 1978
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a portable case-like unit useful in the practice of crafts and hobbies, which unit comprises a base containing a working surface and storage compartments and a cover to enclose said working surface and storage compartments. The outside front wall of the base adjacent to the working surface and facing the user is substantially the same height as the top of the working surface, whereby the working surface is easily accessible by the craftsman or hobbyist. The cover contains means for preventing contents of the storage compartments from being displaced therefrom when the unit is carried.
Abstract: A wraparound type carrier package for a group of bottles arranged in row relation and transversely aligned pairs, which carrier is especially adapted for use in marketing of bottled products, and which permits removal of the bottles without damaging the carrier and ready return of empty bottles therein so as to encourage return to the store or bottling plant for reuse or recycling, which is characterized by being formed from a flat blank of paper-board or similar foldable sheet material which is cut and scored so that it may be wrapped about the top and bottom of the bottles, with end margins of the end panels thereof being secured to each other, and with means to restrain endwise movement of the bottles out of the ends of the carrier while permitting ready removal of the bottles through apertures formed in the top wall, also having finger accommodating apertures in the top wall for carrying the package which are reinforced by underlying panels cut from material in the top wall and sidewalls in providing the