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Filed sept. 2o, 1944
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Philip J. Schoenberger, West St. Paul, Minn.
Application September 20, 1944, Serial No. 554,968
1 Claim. (Cl. 229-25)
This invention relates to a receptacle, and more
particularly to such a, receptacle adapted to be
with a transverse slot 20, the slot 20 in one of the
utilized as a sputum cup.
that in the other, for a purpose to be described
hereinafter. Each of corner portions I3 is pro
end wall portions being of greater length than
A primary object of this invention is the pro
vision of an improved sputum cup, adapted to be
vided with two angularly disposed cuts ZI, ex
tending to the exterior of the blank, and ter
like, to provide a sanitary, easily destroyed, rela
minating at the apex of a triangular cut-away
tively leak-proof receptacle of such character.
portion 22.
An additional object is the provision of such a
In the formation of the device, the end walls
`device which may be readily and simply molded 10 i I and I2 are bent upwardly along the fold lines
from a flat blank of material.
I4, and the corner portions I3 are bent inwardly
Still another object is the provision of such a
with respect thereto, being bent inwardly with
receptacle provided with a cover which may be
respect to the fold lines I5, and outwardly with
securely affixed thereto, in such manner that up
respect to the fold lines I6, as best shown in Fig
setting of the receptacle will not result in the 15 ure 5. After the folds have been completed, the
formed from a single blank of cardboard or the
spilling of the contents.
Other objects will in part be obvious, and in
part be pointed out as the description of the
invention proceeds, and disclosed in the accom
panying drawings, wherein there is shown a pre
projecting portions I 3a, formed above the slots
2 I, form tabs, the slots 2| now being in alignment,
which tabs are adapted to be passed outwardly
through and engaged in slots I1. It will be noted
that the outer or upper ends of the end portions
II which have the slots 2D, project outwardly or
upwardly beyond the corner portions I3. The
ferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank from which
same is true of the outer or upper ends of the
the receptacle is adapted to be formed.
side portions I2 provided with slots I‘l, said outer
Figure 2 is a side elevational View of the formed 25 or upper ends forming flaps 23 folded outwardly
receptacle, showing the cover member in place.
and downwardly adjacent the side portions I2
Figure 3 is an end elevational view of the device
and overlying the upper parts of the folded cor
asshown in Figure 2.
ner portions I3 which are folded onto the side
Figure 4 is a top plan view of the receptacle
portions I2.
having the cover in position thereon.
Thus, it will be seen that when the article is
Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective detail
folded in the manner just described, a fluid-tight,
view, showing the method of assembly of the
securely fastened receptacle is provided.
device, and
A cover member is also provided for the device,
Figure 6 isa top plan view of the cover of the
the cover member taking the form of a rectangu
lar blank 25 of a dimension adapted completely
Like reference characters refer to like parts
to cover the top of the receptacle, and provided
throughout the several views of the drawings.
at its opposite extremities with two tabs 26 and
Having reference now to the drawings, and more
21, tab 21 being provided with slots or recesses 28
particularly to Figure 1, the blank from which the
receptacle is formed is comprised of a single sheet 40 adjacent its point of juncture with the cover
member 25. When the cover is placed on the
of material, which may be dei-ined as comprised
of a base or bottom wall portion I0, end wall
receptacle, the tab 2B is adapted to engage in the
portions II, side wall portions I2, and corner
portions I3. Fold lines I4 are formed between
the base portion and the side and end portions,
shorter of slots 20, while the tab 21 is passed
through the longer slot 2U in the side wall II,
, and the grooves 28 serve to engage the edges or
extremities of the slots to hold the parts securely
and additional fold lines I5 are formed between
in related assembly.
the side and end portions, and corner portions
From the foregoing it will be seen that there
I3. Each of corner portions I3 is also provided
is herein provided a receptacle accomplishing all
with a diagonally disposed fold line I6 extending
between the fold line I5 between the corner por 50 the objects of this invention and others, includ
ing 'many advantages of great practical utility.
tions and the adjacent side and end wall portions.
Each of end wall portions I2 is provided with
As many embodiments may be made of this
two diagonally disposed slots I'I formed of two
inventive concept, and as many modifications
cuts I8 and I9 disposed at an acute angle to each
may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore
other. Each of end wall portions II is provided 65 shown and described, it is to be understood that
al1 matter herein is to be interpreted merely as
illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
I claim:
A receptacle comprising a bottom and side and
end walls integrally connected to the bottom, and
diagonally foldable corner portions integrally
of tabs projecting toward each other, at the outer
side of each side wall, the upper ends o! Said Side
walls projecting beyond the corner portions _to
provide naps folded outwardly and downwardly
to overlle the upper parts of said corner portions,
connected to the side and end walls and folded
onto the side Walls, said corner portions having
said naps having angular slots in the ends there
of which embody upwardly diverglng portions,
said pairs of tabs being passed outwardly through
angularly related tabs facing toward each other
said angular slots.
@n opposite 'sides of their diagonal folding aine, 10 ' '
said tabs lying side loyl side andproviding `pairs
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