Patent Number: 6,193,060

Title: Front opening cigarette box

Abstract: A front opening cigarette box comprises a container portion and an integral cover portion which articulates between opened and closed positions. The container portion includes a front face, a rear face generally parallel to the front face, a bottom face, and spaced apart side walls interconnecting the front and rear faces. The cover portion includes a front face that fully covers the container portion when the cover portion is in its closed position. The cover portion also includes top and bottom faces, and a rear face contiguous with and forming a continuation of the rear face of the container portion when the cover portion is in its closed position. Spaced apart side walls on the cover portion interconnect the front and rear faces thereof. A hinge line extends between the rear faces of the container and cover portions, and the cover portion articulates about that hinge line between its opened and closed positions. Such front opening cigarette box provides easy access to the individual cigarettes within the container portion and total access to the upper ends of the individual cigarettes when the cover portion is in its opened position.

Inventors: Roberts; David L. (Clover, VA), Evers; Donald H. (Lake Forrest, IL)

Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated

International Classification: B65D 85/08 (20060101); B65D 85/10 (20060101); B65D 085/10 ()

Expiration Date: 02/27/2018