Title:
Display package and shaping device therefor
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention concerns a display package for packaging a product of any particular shape, comprising an envelope (2) and a shaping device (3) for determining the internal volume of said envelope and for closing at least one of the ends of the envelope (2), said shaping device (3) having a recess (E) forming a housing for receiving the object to be packed.



Inventors:
Perbet, Muriel (Neyron, FR)
Application Number:
10/514480
Publication Date:
11/17/2005
Filing Date:
05/16/2003
Assignee:
CRISTALID SA (Neyron, FR)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/471
International Classes:
B65D33/02; B65D75/00; (IPC1-7): B65D73/00
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC (ARLINGTON, VA, US)
Claims:
1. Presentation package for the packaging of a product of any shape, characterized in that it comprises an envelope (2) and a shaping device (3) permitting on the one hand determining the internal volume of said envelope and on the other hand closing at least one of the ends of the envelope (2), said shaping device (3) having a recess (E) forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

2. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the envelope (2) is formed from at least two sheets (4, 5) which are assembled to each other along at least two edges (7, 8) so as to delimit at least one inlet (6).

3. Presentation package according to claim 2, characterized in that at least one of the sheets (4, 5) has a double wall delimiting a space for the introduction of a printed label.

4. Presentation package according to claim 2, characterized in that the sheets (4, 5) comprise opposite the inlet (6) a cutout (9) of any shape permitting hanging the package (1).

5. Presentation package according to claim 2, characterized in that the envelope (2) is constituted by two sheets (4, 5) which are assembled only along their edges (7, 8) so as to delimit in the upper and lower portion an inlet (6).

6. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a stand (10) having a bottom (12) from which extends in a substantially perpendicular direction an edge (11).

7. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a stand (10) which can have a recess whose profile is similar to that of a product to be packaged.

8. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a plate (13) having a cutout (15) of U shape so as to delimit a central tongue (16) and a support (14) comprising a bottom (22) from which extend vertically edges (23) of conical profile, said profile of the plate (13) and of the support (14) permitting defining a recess (E) forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

9. Presentation package according to claim 6, characterized in that the plate (13) has a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than the internal dimensions of the envelope (2).

10. Presentation package according to claim 8, characterized in that the cutout (16) has, on its vertical edges, shoulders (17) and angles (18) of rounded profile.

11. Presentation package according to claim 8, characterized in that the central tongue (16) has on its surface a cutout corresponding to the external profile of the product to be packaged to permit its wedging within the package (1).

12. Presentation package according to claim 8, characterized in that the plate (13) has in its upper portion a recess (19) which is delimited laterally by edges (20) pierced respectively by a hole (21) for the securement of said plate within the envelope (2).

13. Presentation package according to claim 8, characterized in that the support (14) comprises a bottom (22) from which extend vertically edges (23) of conical profile of which each free and end portion has a notch (24).

14. Presentation package according to claim 8, characterized in that the support (14) has at the junction between the vertical edges (23) and the bottom (22), cutouts (25) of a shape complementary to that of the angles (18) of the cutout (15) of the plate (13).

15. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a plate (13) having a central cutout (15) of substantially rectangular shape delimiting a central recess (26) and a support (14) comprising a bottom (22) from which extend vertically edges (23) of conical profile, said profile of the plate (13) and of the support (14) permitting providing a recess (E) forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

16. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a plate (27) having a central cutout (29) of substantially rectangular shape so as to delimit a central recess (30) and a support (28) which is formed by a bottom (34) and a top (35) interconnected by vertical edges (36), said profile of the plate (27) and of the support (28) permitting providing a recess (E) forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

17. Presentation package according to claim 15, characterized in that the cutout (29) forming the central recess (30) has, on its vertical edges, opposite shoulders (31) and angles (32) of rounded profile.

18. Presentation package according to claim 15, characterized in that the plate (27) comprises in its upper portion and above the recess (30) a cutout (33) of any shape permitting hanging the package (1).

19. Presentation package according to claim 15, characterized in that the support (28) has, at the junction between the vertical edges (36) and the bottom (34) and between the vertical edges (36) and the top (35), cutouts (37) of a shape complementary to that of the angles (32) of the cutout (29) and of the plate (27).

20. Presentation package according to claim 15, characterized in that the vertical edges (36) of the support (28) are pierced respectively by a hole (38) which coacts, during assembly, with the corresponding shoulder (31) of the cutout (29) of the plate (27).

21. Presentation package according to claim 15, characterized in that the plate (27) has a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than those of the envelope (2).

22. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the shaping device (3) is constituted by a shell (40) comprising a flat surface (21) having a substantially rectangular profile and a recess (E) of any shape connected to the flat surface (41) so as to provide a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

23. Presentation package according to claim 22, characterized in that the recess (E) comprises a horizontal bottom (43) from which extend vertically opposite edges (44, 45) of conical profile, and a vertical flap (46) closing the recess.

24. Presentation package according to claim 22, characterized in that the shell (40) is made of a moulded plastic material.

25. Presentation package according to claim 1, characterized in that the envelope (2) has, before shaping, edges (7, 8) which are inclined to each other and, after introduction of the shaping element (3), edges (7, 8) which become substantially parallel to each other.

Description:

The present invention relates to a presentation package for accommodating an object of any shape and more particularly to a presentation package and its shaping device for its internal volume.

There are known all manner of packaging of different shapes for the presentation of objects or products of different volumes.

Generally, these packages reproduce the confluence of the object to be handled because one of the sheets forming the blister is over-moulded about this latter or on a mould.

This type of packaging requires a large and costly production line to carry out the handling of the products.

The presentation package according to the present invention has for its object to be simple to use and to avoid the requirement of a large industrial structure.

To this end, the emplacement of the packaging, its shaping and its closing can be manually carried out with great facility because of the structure of the different elements used.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises an envelope and a shaping device permitting on the one hand determining the internal volume of said envelope and on the other hand to close at least one of the ends of the envelope, said shaping device having a recess forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises an envelope which is shaped in at least two sheets assembled with each other on at least two edges so as to delimit at least one inlet.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises an envelope of which at least one of the sheets has a double wall delimiting a space for the introduction of a printed label.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises an envelope whose sheets comprise, opposite the inlet, a cutout of any form permitting hanging the package.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises an envelope constituted by two sheets which are assembled along their longer edges so as to define in its upper internal portion an inlet.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a stand having a bottom from which extends, in a substantially perpendicular direction, an edge.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a stand having a recess whose profile is similar to that of the product to be packaged.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a plate having a cutout of U shape so as to delimit a central tongue and a support comprising a bottom from which extend vertically-edges of conical profile.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate having a substantially rectangular profile of outside dimensions less than the internal dimensions of the envelope.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate whose U shaped cutout has on its vertical edges shoulders and angles of rounded profile.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a central tongue which has on its surface a cutout corresponding to the external profile of the product to be packaged to permit its wedging within the package.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate having in its upper portion a recess which is delimited laterally by its edges pierced respectively with a hole for the securement of said plate within the envelope.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a support having a bottom, from which extend vertically edges of conical profile of which each free end portion has a notch.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a support comprises at the level of the junction between the vertical edges and the bottom, cutouts of a shape complementary to that of the angles of the U shaped cutout of the plate.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a plate having a central cutout of substantially rectangular shape so as to delimit a central recess and by a support comprising a bottom from which extend vertically edges of conical profile.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a plate having a central cutout of a substantially rectangular shape so as to delimit a central recess and a support which is formed by a bottom and a top interconnected by vertical edges.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate whose cutout forming the central recess has on its vertical edges opposite shoulders and angles of rounded profile.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate having in its upper portion and above the central recess a cutout, of any shape, permitting hanging the package.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a support having, at the junction between the vertical edges and the bottom and between the vertical edges and the top, cutouts of a shape complementary to those of the angles of the central cutout of the plate.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a support whose vertical edges are pierced respectively by a hole which coacts during assembly with the corresponding shoulders of the central cutout of the plate.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a plate having a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than those of the envelope.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shaping device which is constituted by a shell comprising a flat surface having a substantially rectangular profile and a recess of any shape connecting to the flat surface so as to provide a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a recess comprising a horizontal bottom from which extend vertically opposite edges of conical profile, and a vertical flap closing the recess.

The presentation packaging according to the present invention comprises a shell which is made of moulded plastic material.

The description which follows with respect to the accompanying drawings, given by way of non-limiting example, permits better understanding the invention, its characteristic and advantages that it is adapted to provide:

FIGS. 1 and 2 are perspective views showing a presentation packaging and its shaping device according to the present invention.

FIGS. 3 and 4 are perspective views showing a first modification of the presentation packaging and its shaping device according to the present invention.

FIGS. 5 and 6 are perspective views showing a second modification of the presentation packaging and its shaping device according to the present invention.

FIGS. 7 and 8 are perspective views showing a third modification of the presentation packaging and its shaping device according to the present invention.

FIGS. 9 and 10 are perspective views showing a fourth modification of the presentation packaging and its shaping device according to the present invention.

There is shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 a presentation package 1 which is constituted by an envelope 2 whose internal volume is determined by the emplacement of a shaping device 3.

The envelope 2 is made for example of sheets 4, 5 of plastic material or not, printable or not, opaque, translucent or transparent.

The envelope 2 is constituted by a first sheet or film 4 forming for example the bottom of the package 1 and a second sheet of film 5 secured to the first along at least two of its longest edges.

In a first embodiment, the envelope 2 is formed of two sheets 4 and 5 which are assembled to each other over at least three edges so as to delimit an opening 6 permitting the emplacement of the object to be packaged.

The envelope 2, according to its shape, can have edges 7, 8 of the greatest length which are provided parallel or not to each other.

The sheets 4 and 5 comprise, opposite the inlet 6, a cutout 9, of any shape, permitting hanging the package 1 on a presentation stand (not shown).

The shaping device 3 is constituted by a stand 10 made either of plastic material or of cardboard or of a material which is printable or not, or of material which is opaque, translucent or not, or of a material identical to the sheets 4, 5 forming the envelope 2.

The stand 10 has a bottom 12 with a slightly elongated profile from which extends, in a substantially perpendicular direction, an edge 11.

The stand 10 can have any shape according to the profile it is desired to give to the package 1.

Similarly, the stand 10 can be shaped to comprise a recess whose profile is similar to that of the product to be packaged.

The shaping of the package 1 according to the present invention is, for example, obtained in the following manner:

    • Pressing or pulling on the edges 7 and 8 of the envelope 2 to space the sheets 4 and 5 from each other so as to open the inlet 6,
    • Holding the sheets 4, 5 spaced from each other and introducing through the opening 6 the object to be packaged within the envelope 2,
    • Emplacing the stand 10 between the sheets 4 and 5 to shape and hold the internal volume of the package 1,
    • Securing the edge 11 of the base 10 to the sheets 4 and 5 to close the inlet 6 of the envelope 2.

It will be seen that the profile of the stand 10 determines the volume and shape of the package 1.

The bottom 12 of the stand 10 permits constituting a bearing and returning face for the object enclosed within the package 1.

Before placing the product within the envelope 2, there can be introduced a bottom constituted by a printed label cut out or not from its surroundings for visualizing the product on opposite sides of the package 1.

There is shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, a first modification of the package 1 as to more particularly the profile and embodiment of the shaping device 3.

The envelope 2 is identical to that described previously for FIGS. 1 and 2.

The shaping device 3 is constituted by a plate 13 and a support 14 made either of plastic material or cardboard or of a material that is printable or not, or of a material that is translucent or not, or of a material identical to that of the sheets 4, 5 forming the envelope 2.

The plate 13 has a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than the internal dimensions of the envelope 2.

The plate 13 has a U shaped cutout 15 delimiting a central tongue 16 forming a printable surface to constitute for example the bottom of a package 1.

The central tongue 16 can have on its surface a cutout corresponding to the external profile of the product to be packaged to permit its wedging within the package 1.

The cutout 15 has on its vertical edges opposite shoulders 17 and angles 18 of rounded profile at the junction of the vertical edges of the U shaped base.

The plate 13 has in its upper portion a recess 19 for the passage of the cutout 9 of the envelope 2. The recess 19 is delimited laterally by edges 20 pierced respectively with a hole 21 permitting retaining the plate 13 within the envelope 2.

The support 14 comprises a base 22 from which extend vertically edges 23 of conical profile of which each free an end portion as a notch 24 coacting during assembly of the shaping device with the shoulder of the cutout 15 of the plate 13.

The support 14 has, at the junction between the vertical edges 23 and the bottom 22, cutouts 25 of a shape complementary to that of the angles 18 of the cutout 15 of the plate 13.

The profile of the plate 13 and of the support 14 permits determining a recess E forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The shaping of the package 1 according to the present invention is obtained in the following manner:

    • Arranging the shaping device 3 by assembling the support 14 on the plate 13 such that the bottom 22 will come to bear against the U shaped base of the cutout 15 and that the notches 24 of the edges 23 will coact with the corresponding shoulders 17,
    • Placing the object to be packaged in the recess E and more particularly on the bottom 22 of the support 14 such that it will bear against the tongue 16 of the plate 13,
    • Pulling or pushing on the edges 7 and 8 of the envelope 2 to space the sheets 4 and 5 from each other so as to open the inlet 6,
    • Holding the sheets 4, 5 spaced from each other and introducing through the inlet 6 the plate 13 secured to the support 14 within the envelope 2,
    • Securing the plate 13 to the sheets 4 and 5 to close the inlet 6 and to maintain the shape of the envelope 2.

It will be seen that the profile of the support 14 provided with its bottom 22 and its edges 23 determines the volume and shape of the package 1.

There is shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 a second embodiment of the package 1 as to more particularly the profile and embodiment of the shaping device 3.

The envelope 2 is identical to that described previously for FIGS. 1 and 2.

The shaping device 3 is similar to that described for FIGS. 3 and 4 as to the profile of the plate 13 and of the support 14.

The plate 13 is distinguished from that of FIGS. 3 and 4 only in that the tongue 16 has been omitted to provide a central recess 26 permitting visibility of the packaged product over all the periphery of the package 1. The profile of the plate 13 and of the support 14 permits determining a recess E forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The use of the package 1 is identical to that described previously for FIGS. 3 and 4.

There is shown in FIGS. 7 and 8 a third embodiment of the package 1 as to more particularly the profile and embodiment of the envelope 2 and of the shaping device 3.

The envelope 2 is constituted by two sheets 4 and 5 which are assembled only over their longest edges 7 and 8 so as to provide in the upper and lower portion an inlet 6.

The shaping device 3 is formed by a plate 27 and a support 28 made either of plastic material or cardboard or of a material that is printable or not, or of a material that is translucent or not, or of a material identical to that of the sheets 4, 5 forming the envelope 2.

The plate 27 has a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than those of the envelope 2.

The plate 27 has a central cutout 29 of substantially rectangular shape and a central recess 30 permitting the visibility of the packaged object over all the periphery of the package 1.

The cutout 29 forming the central recess 30 has on its vertical edges opposite shoulders 31 and angles 32 of rounded profile.

The plate 27 comprises in its upper portion and above the recess 30, a cutout 33 of any shape, permitting hanging the package 1 on a presentation stand (not shown).

The recess 30 is traversed by the support 28 which is constituted by a bottom 34 and a top 35 interconnecting by vertical edges 36.

The support 28 has at the junction between the vertical edges 36 and the bottom 34 and between the vertical edges 36 and the top 35, cutouts 37 of a shape complementary to that of the angles 32 of the cutout 29 of the plate 27.

The vertical edges 36 of the support 28 are pierced respectively by a hole 38 which coacts during assembly of the shaping device with the corresponding shoulders 31 of the cutout 29 of the plate 27.

The profile of the plate 27 and of the support 28 permits defining a recess E forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The shaping of the package 1 according to the present invention is achieved in the following manner:

    • Arranging the shaping device 3 by assembling the support 28 on the plate 27 such that the cutout 37 will coact with the rounded angles 32 of the cutout 29 and that the holes 38 of the edges 36 coact with the corresponding shoulders 31 so as to constitute the recess E for reception of the object,
    • Placing the object to be packaged on the bottom 34 of the support 28,
    • Pushing or pulling on the edges 7 and 8 of the envelope 2 to space the sheets 4 and 5 from each other so as to open the inlets 6,
    • Holding the sheets 4, 5 spaced from each other and introducing through one of the inlets 6 the plate 27 secured to the support 28 within the envelope 2,
    • Securing the plate 27 to the sheets 4 and 5 to close the inlets 6 and to maintain the shape of the envelope 2.

There is shown in FIGS. 9 and 10 a fourth embodiment of the package 1 as to more particularly the profile and form of the shaping device 3.

The envelope 2 is identical to that described above for FIGS. 1 and 2.

The shaping device 3 is constituted by a shell 40 having a profile similar to that of the plate 13 and of the support 14 assembled according to the first embodiment of the present invention (FIGS. 3 and 4).

The shell 40 is made either of moulded plastic or of cardboard or of a material that is printable or not, or of a material that is translucent or not, or of a material identical to that of the sheets 4, 5 forming the envelope 2.

The shell 40 comprises a flat surface 41 having a substantially rectangular profile of external dimensions less than the internal dimensions of the envelope 2.

The shell 40 is shaped to delimit a recess E of any shape connected to the flat surface 41.

The recess E comprises a horizontal bottom 43 from which extend vertically opposite edges 44, 45 of conical profile, and a vertical flap 46 closing the recess.

The recess E has at the horizontal bottom 43 a volume greater than that in its upper portion because of the conicity of the opposite edges 44, 45.

The horizontal bottom 43 is provided to form a support base for the object to be packaged within the package 1.

The shell 40 and more particularly the flat surface 41 have, in the upper portion, a recess 47 for the passage of the cutout 9 of the envelope 2.

The recess 47 is delimited laterally by edges 48 permitting the securement of the shell 40 within the envelope 2 and rendering the package 1 inviolable.

The shape of the shell 40 permits determining a recess E forming a hollow for the reception of the object to be packaged.

The shaping of the package 1 according to the present invention is achieved in the following manner:

    • Placing the object to be packaged in the recess E of the shell 40,
    • Pushing or pulling on the edges 7 and 8 of the envelope 2 to space the sheets 4 and 5 from each other so as to open the inlet 6,
    • Holding the sheets 4, 5 spaced from each other and introducing through the inlet 6 the shell 40 within the envelope 2,
    • Securing the shell 40 by means of the flat wall 41 to the sheets 4 and 5 to close the inlet 6 and to maintain the shape of the envelope 2.

It will be seen that the profile of the shell 40 obtained from the flat wall 41 and recess E determines the volume and shape of the package 1.

It will be seen that the package 1 according to the present invention is easy to use as to the emplacement of the object to be packaged and the shaping device.

It will be noted that at least one of the sheets forming the envelope 2 and more particularly the one adapted to provide the bottom of the package 1, can be constituted by a double wall delimiting a space for the introduction of a printed label.

It will be noted that the envelope 2 of the package 1 has before shaping edges 7, 8 which are inclined relative to each other. It will be noted that after the introduction of the shaping element 3 into the envelope 2, the edges 7, 8 become substantially parallel to each other.

It will be noted that the recess E of the shaping element 3 forming a hollow for the reception of the product to be packaged, can be arranged so as to wedge, position and orient one or several different products in the same package.

It must furthermore be understood that the preceding description has been given only by way of example and that it in no way limits the scope of the invention from which one will not depart by replacing the details of execution described, by any other equivalent.





 
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