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Numéro de publicationUS3786915 A
Type de publicationOctroi
Date de publication22 janv. 1974
Date de dépôt8 juin 1972
Date de priorité8 juin 1972
Numéro de publicationUS 3786915 A, US 3786915A, US-A-3786915, US3786915 A, US3786915A
InventeursPotts H, Trutna M
Cessionnaire d'origineContainer Corp
Exporter la citationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Liens externes: USPTO, Cession USPTO, Espacenet
Display package for elongated articles
US 3786915 A
Résumé
A display package for elongated articles such as golf clubs is formed from a plurality of cut and scored blanks of paperboard or the like. These are formed to comprise a walled tray having a main panel and side and end walls extending from the main panel. A first insert is placed into the tray and is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank and is disposed in the tray adjacent one end thereof and is adapted to position upper extremities of certain of the elongated articles. A second insert is placed in the tray and is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank, and it is disposed in the tray adjacent the opposite end thereof for positioning opposite extremities of certain of the articles. An elongated tube is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank for positioning of other of the elongated articles, and structure is provided for securing the elongated tube in position and pivotally supporting the same so that the tube lies selectively within the tray or in an inclined position with respect thereto for display.
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United States Patent [191 Potts et a1.

[ Jan. 22, 1974 I 1 DISPLAY PACKAGE FOR ELONGATED ARTICLES [73] Assignee: Container Corporation of America,

Chicago, Ill.

[22] Filed: June 8, 1972 [21] Appl. No.: 260,988

[52] US. Cl 206/45.15, 206/45.l8, 206/65 R [51] Int. Cl 365d 5/50 [58] Field of Search 206/17, 44 R, 45.11, 45.15,

206/45.l7, 46 AM, 65 R; 211/60; 229/23 R [56] e References Cited FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 700,416 12/1953 Great Britain 206/45.l8

Primary Examiner-George E. Lowrance Assistant Examiner-Steven E. Lipman Attorney, Agent, or FirmCarpenter, Ostis & Lindberg [57] ABSTRACT A display package for elongated articles such as golf clubs is formed from a plurality of cut and scored blanks of paperboard or the like. These are formed to comprise a walled tray having a main panel and side and end walls extending from the main panel. A first insert is placed into the tray and is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank and is disposed in the tray adjacent one end thereof and is adapted to position upper extremities of certain of the elongated articles. A second insert is placed in the tray and is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank, and it is disposed in the tray adjacent the opposite end thereof for positioning opposite extremities of certain of the articles. An elongated tube is formed from a cut, scored and folded blank for positioning of other of the elongated articles, and structure is provided for securing the elongated tube in position and pivotally supporting the same so that the tube lies selectively within the tray or in an inclined position with respect thereto for display.

9 Claims, 16 Drawing Figures PATENTED JAN 2 21974 sumaorg DISPLAY PACKAGE FOR ELONGATED ARTICLES BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates generally to shipping containers for elongated articles such as golf clubs or the like, and the structure according to the present invention is characterized by an elongated tube which is held in position in one of two positions, one of the positions being where the elongated tube lies within the tray supporting the articles, and the other being where the tube is inclined with respect to the tray for ready accessibility and display of the elongated articles supported in the tube.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The structure according to the present invention constitutes an improvement over that disclosed in the foregoing patents in that part of the articles can be supported and displayed from a device which is movable with respect to the main shipping container for all of the articles.

THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an elevational view showing the shipping container according to the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing an elongated tube of the container of FIG. 1 in a display position;

FIG. 3 is a detailed elevational view of the lower part of the container seen in FIGS. 1 and 2 showing details of a lower insert for support of the elongated tube and positioning of the lower extremities of a number of golf clubs;

FIG. 4 is a plan view looking in the direction of the arrows 44 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a horizontal sectional view, to an enlarged scale, looking in the direction of the arrows 5-5 of FIG. 3;

FIG. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 66 of FIG. 4 looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIG. 7 is an isometric view showing the lower insert and support structure;

FIG. 8 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank for forming the structure seen in FIG. 7;

FIG. 9 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank for forming the elongated tube seen in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 10 is an isometric view showing the blank of FIG. 9 in its assembled condition;

FIG. 11 is an isometric view showing the mode of assembling the elongated tube of FIG. 10 to the support structure seen in FIG. 7;

FIG. 12 is a sectional view taken through the lower end of the elongated tube of FIG. 10, and showing its position relative to the support structure of FIG. 11 when in the assembled condition;

FIG. 13 is a plan view of a cut and scored blank for providing an insert for the upper end of the shipping container of FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 14 is an isometric view showing the structure formed from the blank of FIG. 13 in position within the tray of the structure seen in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 15 is a sectional view taken along the plane 15-15 of FIG. 14 looking in the direction of the arrows; and

FIG. 16 is a sectional view looking in the direction of the arrows l616 of FIG. 14.

The display package according to the present invention is referred to generally by the reference numeral 20 and comprises a tray 21 into which is placed a first insert 22 formed from a cut, scored and folded blank 22A seen in FIG. 13. Tray 21 also supports a second insert 23 formed from a cut, scored and folded blank 23A seen in FIG. 8. The second insert 23 is disposed within the tray 21 at the opposite end thereof. A third insert 24 in the form of an elongated tube is adapted to be supported on the second insert 23, and is formed from a cut and scored blank 24A seen in FIG. 9.

As will be shown, the display package 20 and the inserts 22, 23 and 24 therein are adapted to display a plurality of elongated articles such as golf clubs or the like, the woods being indicated by the reference letter W and the irons being indicated by the reference letter I. The package 20 is adapted to hold certain of the articles within the tray 21, while certain others of the articles are adapted to be held in the elongated tube 24, the latter being capable of being positioned against the bottom of the tray or to be tilted as seen in FIG. 2 to a display position.

The tray for forming part of the display package consists of a main panel 26 having opposed end walls 27 and opposed vertical side walls 28 extending upward therefrom. The precise manner in which the tray may be formed forms no part of the present invention. The tray may also be closed by a suitable tray cover, not disclosed, and the details of such cover are well known in the art.

As seen in FIGS. 1, 2 and 13, insert 22 is positioned at the upper end of the tray 21, and the same is formed from the cut and scored blank 22A. The latter includes a plurality of panels 29, 31, 32 and 33, these being foldably connected along fold lines 34. Panels 29 and 31 are divided into two portions and are separated by a central tongue 36, also foldably connected to the fold line 34, and for a purpose as will appear.

Blank 22A also consists of a main panel 37 adapted to be glued to the main panel 26 of the tray 22, panel 33 being connected to the main panel 37 along a fold line 38. As seen in FIGS. 14 and 16, panels 32 and 33 are folded to define in transverse cross section a generally triangular shaped structure with the panels 29 and 31 tucked therebeneath, panel 31 being folded with respect to panel 32 along fold line 34. The fold line 34 connecting panels 32 and 33 are intersected by slots 35 arranged to engage therein the shafts of one or more of the elongated articles seen in FIG. 2. Panel 37 is foldably connected along a fold line 38 to the panel 33.

Structure is provided at the upper end of tray 21 for limiting the endwise movement of the shorter of the clubs disposed within tray 21. Panel 37 is accordingly connected to panel elements which define a structure in space including a panel 39 which is coextensive with the plane of the end wall 27 and the side wall 28. Panel 39 is connected to a panel 42 along a fold line 41, and panel 42 is connected to the panel 37 along a fold line 43. Panel 39 has panel elements 44 extending therefrom, each being foldable with respect to the top panel 39 along fold lines 46, and tuck flaps 47 extend from panel elements 44 to fold behind adjacent panel elements 44 to define the structure in space as described.

The innermost of the panel elements 44 is connected along a fold line 45 to a panel member 48 having a locking tab 49 extending therefrom and keying with a slot 1 formed in panel 37. Panels 37 and 48 are preferably glued to the inside of the main panel 26 to hold insert 22 in place.

Panel element 48 has foldably connected thereto panel elements 52, 53 and 54, these being foldably connected along score lines 56, two elements 52 and 53 being folded along score line 56 as seen in FIG. 14 to provide a support for the hosels of the clubs W and an abutment for the heads of certain of the irons I as seen in FIG. 2. Panel 54 has vertical panel elements 57 and 58 foldably connected along a pair of score lines 59, panel 57 being foldably connected to panel 54 along fold line 61. The two panel elements 57 and 58 are folded into facing relationship as seen in FIG. 14, and elements 57 and 58 are locked together through the means of a slot in panel 62 and a locking tab 63 formed in panel 58 and foldable to locking position along a score line 64.

Second insert 23 is positioned in the tray 21 adjacent the opposite end thereof and is adapted to position opposite extremities of certain of the clubs seen in FIG. 2. Insert 23 is formed from the cut and scored blank 23A seen in FIG. 8. Said blank is symmetrical about the center line shown, so as to provide a pair of structures in space, each of them flanking the elongated tube 24 seen in FIGS. 1, 2 and 10.

Blank 23A seen in FIG. 8 and the structure formed therefrom as seen in FIGS. 7 and 11 includes a central support structure for the elongated tube 24, such support structure comprising a central pivotal tongue 61 which is foldably connected at spaced fold lines 62 defining a panel element 65 to a central backing panel 63. A central front panel 66 of the aforesaid structure is foldably connected along spaced score lines 64 against the central backing panel 63 as seen also in FIG. 11. The arrows in FIG. 11 indicate how the second insert 23 is placed with reference to the tray 21 seen in FIGS. 1 and 2.

A plurality of panels 67, 69, 71 and 73 extend seriatim, and are foldably connected to each other and to the central front panel 66 as by fold lines 70, 68, 72 and 74. The panels 67, 69, 71 and 73 are folded to define a generally rectangular cross section tube flanking the front panel 66. A closure flap 76 is connected to the panel 73 along a fold line 77 and lies against the inner side of the side panel 67, see FIG. 5.

The tubular structure comprised of the panel elements 67, 69, 71 and 73 is closed at the bottom by means of a first bottom closure flap 77 foldably connected to the panel 69 along a fold line 78, and a second bottom closure flap 81 connected to panel element 73 along a fold line 80. The closing of the bottom of the structure flanking the central front panel 63 also includes a flap 79 foldably connected to the panel element 71 at a fold line 85. Closure of the bottom of the structure is completed by a tab 82 extending from the flap 77 and adapted to enter a slot 83 at the juncture of the flap 81 with the panel element 73 as seen in FIGS. 5 and 8.

The tube defined by the panel elements 67, 69, 71 and 73 is partially closed at the top thereof to define a recess within the tube for the reception of some of the extreme ends of the clubs W and I as seen particularly in FIGS. 2, 4 and 5. Panel element 69 accordingly has a flap element 91 extending therefrom and foldably connected thereto along spaced fold lines 92.

The top of the tube comprised of the panel elements 67, 69, 71 and 73 is partly closed to define a cavity for the reception of the lower ends of the clubs seen in FIGS. 1 and 2, and the rear panel portion 73 accordingly has a narrow panel element 85 connected thereto, element 85 being defined by a pair of spaced score lines 84 and 87 and having a flap portion 86 extending from the panel element 85. Flap 86 has a pair of narrow flaps 88 extending laterally thereof, these being foldably connected to the flap 86 along fold lines 89. As seen in FIG. 5, flap 86 is spaced from the back panel 73, and is maintained in such spaced relationship by narrow flaps 88 which bear against the back panel 73.

Front panel 69 is additionally stiffened by an inner panel 91 foldable with respect to panel 69 along a pair of closely spaced score lines 92, inner stiffening panel 91 being in facing relationship with the front panel 69 as seen in FIG. 6.

Inner stiffening panel 91 and flap 86 thus define a cavity 93 to receive the lower ends of the clubs see in FIGS. 1 and 2.

Referring now to FIGS. 9 to 12 inclusive, the elongated tube 24 is formed from the blank 24A seen in FIG. 9. Said blank is essentially symmetrical about the center line shown in FIG. 9, and includes a central front panel 101 flanked by inclined side panel members 102 and vertical side panels 103 extending vertically to the central panel 101, these panels being foldably connected to each other and to the central panel 101 along score lines 105 and 107A. Tube 24 includes a pair of bottom panels 104, each being connected to the side panel 103 along fold line 1078. A locking panel 106 is foldably connected to half bottom panel 104 along a fold line 107C, and is erected vertically with respect to the bottom panel 104 so that panels 106 are in facing and contacting relationship.

The lower end of the tube 24 is closed by a generally trapezoidal shaped panel 108 so as to have a sloping lower face 130, and is arranged to move into register with the sloping side 102, and a vertical side edge 111 is arranged to move into contacting relationship with the vertical side panel 103. End closing panel 108 is foldably connected to the center panel 101 along a fold line 112. A locking extension 113 is foldably connected to end closing panel 108 along a fold line 114, and has a locking slot 116 therein. Locking extension 113 is arranged to move into locking relationship with the two half bottom panels 104, slot 116 of extension 113 engaging with locking panels 106, the score line 107C between the panels 104 and 106 having a locking slot 117 at each end thereof arranged to cooperate with the slot 116 and the locking extension 113 to close the lower end of the tube 24.

The upper end of the tube 24 is constructed substantially like the lower end just described and has a pair of spaced apertures 123 in the locking panel 111 thereof,

the apertures 123 being adapted to receive the lower' ends of the two clubs inserted into the tube 24.

Structure is provided adjacent the lower end of the tube 24 for guiding the clubs seen in FIG. 2 and a guiding and locking tab 1 18 is defined in the side panels 104 by the cut line 120 seen therein, the tab 118 being foldable with respect to the side panel 104 along a fold line 119. Each of the tabs 118 is folded perpendicularly to its correlative side panel 114, and has an aperture 121 therein in alignment with one of the apertures 113 in the end closure panel at the upper end of the tube 24, the apertures 121 guiding the handle portions of the clubs seen. Additionally, the tabs 118 serve to give stiffness to the tube 24.

Referring back to FIG. 7 particularly, the lower end of the tube 24 is adapted to be engaged with the tongue 61, a slot 127 therein engaging with the locking panels 106 which are now in facing relationship. The upper end of the tube 24 is adapted to be held by the tongue 36 in the display position thereof as seen in FIG. 2, the tongue 36 having a slot 128 in the distal end thereof adapted to engage with the locking panels 106 which are in the aforesaid facing relationship at the upper end of the tube 24.

As seen in FIGS. 1 1 and 12, the lower end of the tube 24 has a certain amount of rake 130, permitting the swivelling movement of tube 24 with tongue 61 from the position thereof seen in FIG. 1, permitting the lower end of the tube 24 when engaged with the tongue 2 61 to pivot to the position seen in FIG. 2. The central tongue 36 of insert 22 limits the amount of such pivotal movement.

We claim:

1. A display package for elongated articles such as golf clubs or the like comprising:

a. a walled tray having a main panel and side and end walls extending therefrom;

b. a first fixed insert positioned in said tray adjacent one end thereof for securing and positioning upper extremities of certain of said elongated articles;

c. a second fixed insert positioned in said tray adjacent the opposite end thereof for securing and positioning opposite extremities of certain of said articles;

d. an elongated tube supported by said tray for positioning of other of said articles therewithin, said tube being movable relative to said second fixed insert between a first position within said tray and a second position where said tube is disposed at an angle with respect to said tray for display of said other articles;

e. structure associated with said second fixed insert for securing said elongated tube in position and pivotally supporting the same between the positions where said tube lies within said tray and where said tube is pivoted to a position inclined with respect to said tray for display of said other articles.

2. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said structure comprises a movable part for providing pivotal movement of said elongated tube.

3. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said second fixed insert portions flanking said elongated tube.

4. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said first fixed insert includes slots engageable with certain of said elongated articles at intermediate portions thereof.

5. A display package according to claim 1 wherein said first fixed insert includes structure integral therewith and engageable with said elongated tube when in said inclined position.

6. A display package for elongated articles such as golf clubs or the like, said package being formed from a plurality of cut and scored blanks of paperboard or the like and comprising:

a. a walled tray having a main panel and side and end walls extending therefrom;

b. a first fixed insert formed from a cut, scored and folded blank and disposed in said tray adjacent one end thereof for securing and positioning upper extremities of certain of said elongated articles;

0. a second fixed insert formed from a cut, scored and folded blank and disposed in said tray adjacent the opposite end thereof for securing and positioning opposite extremities of said certain article;

d. an elongated tube supported by said tray and formed from a cut, scored and folded blank for positioning of other of said articles therein, said tube being movable relative to second fixed insert between a first position within said tray and a second position where said tube is disposed at an angle with respect to said tray for display of said articles;

e. means associated with said second insert for securing said elongated tube in position and pivotally supporting the same at positions where said tube lies within said tray, and where said tube is in an inclined position with respect to said tray for display of said other article.

7. A display package according to claim 6 wherein said securing means is integral with said second fixed insert and includes a pivotal member engageable with said elongated tube.

8. A display package according to claim 6 wherein said second fixed insert includes portions flanking said elongated tube.

9. A display package according to claim 6 wherein said first fixed insert includes structure integral therewith and engageable with said elongated tube when in said inclined position.

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Classifications
Classification aux États-Unis206/760, 206/315.2
Classification internationaleB65D5/50
Classification coopérativeB65D5/504
Classification européenneB65D5/50D4C
Événements juridiques
DateCodeÉvénementDescription
25 nov. 1992ASAssignment
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, NEW YORK
Free format text: AMENDMENT TO SECURITY AGREEMENT;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:006401/0025
Effective date: 19920826
26 nov. 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, THE
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA;REEL/FRAME:004858/0656
Effective date: 19860930
Owner name: BANKERS TRUST COMPANY, 280 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK,
Owner name: CHEMICAL BANK
Owner name: MANUFACTURERS HANOVER TRUST COMPANY
Owner name: NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC