(54) RETAIL DISPENSING AND DISPLAY CARTON
(75) Inventors: Patrick James DeBusk, Canton, GA
(US); Chuck Tarlton, Atlanta, GA (US)
(73) Assignee: Graphic Packaging International,
Inc., Marietta, GA (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 521 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/838,589
(22) Filed: May 4, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0247595 Al Nov. 10, 2005
(51) Int. CI.
B65D 79/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 206/745; 206/774
(58) Field of Classification Search 206/192,
206/774, 745, 746, 736; 229/122, 122.1,
See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
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2,875,938 A 3/1959 Bramhill
3,056,665 A 10/1962 Linda et al.
3,620,439 A * 11/1971 Morse et al 229/208
3,884,348 A * 5/1975 Ross 206/746
An enclosed carton is provided that allows a product to be shipped, displayed, and dispensed all from the same carton. An enclosed carton is filled with product, sealed, and shipped to its destination. The carton can be "cracked" in half along a tear line and the back half is hinged downward to set the carton upright on its sealed ends, with one-half facing outward and the other half facing inward. A detachable dispenser, large enough to dispense product, is removed from the lower front half of the carton. Once the front half is emptied of product, it can either be detached from the back half at the tear line or remain as void filler on the shelf. The carton then is rotated 180 degrees at its base and a detachable dispenser, large enough to dispense product, is removed from the lower end of the back half of the carton.
39 Claims, 6 Drawing Sheets