United States Patent   Patent Number: 5,379,890
Mahler  Date of Patent: * Jan. 10, 1995
 JACKET FOR A COMPACT DISC
 Inventor: Steven Mahler, Bayside, N.Y.
 Assignee: Shorewood Technologies, Inc., Wilmington, Del.
[ * ] Notice: The portion of the term of this patent subsequent to Feb. 18, 2009 has been disclaimed.
 Appl. No.: 796,752
 Filed: Jan. 3,1992
Related U.S. Application Data
 Division of Ser. No. 548,225, Jun. 29, 1990, Pat. No. 5,088,599.
 Int. CI.6 B65D 85/57
 U.S. a 206/310; 206/313
 Field of Search 206/307, 309, 310, 312,
206/313, 387, 444, 804; 220/345, 346
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
3,288,543 11/1966 Sugerman 312/12
4,520,470 5/1985 d'Alayer de Costemore
4,771,883 9/1988 Hen et al 206/313
5,000,316 3/1991 Lemer 312/15
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
0021009 12/1907 United Kingdom 206/313
Primary Examiner—Jimmy G. Foster
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Darby & Darby
The jacket for a compact disc carrier comprises a generally rectangular space defined by a top panel, bottom panel, two side panels and an end panel. A compact disc carrier is slidable within the space in the direction of the jacket and carrier lengths. Protrusions extending from the jacket into the jacket space engage the carrier near an edge and prevent further motion that would otherwise separate the carrier and jacket when the carrier is being withdrawn from the jacket. The projections from the jacket, which stop the relative motion between the jacket and disc carrier at a predetermined position, are flaps that connect to or near the edges of the top and bottom panels at the open jacket end and extend into the jacket space. The jacket is formed by folding from a single blank of material. In another embodiment the jacket is releasibly connected to a dummy housing to provide an oversized carton for sales and promotional purposes.
2 Claims, 5 Drawing Sheets