Patent Number: 6,253,930

Title: Dispensing carton assembly

Abstract: A carton assembly for dispensing product members such as spools of wire and other rollable products having circular ends of the same diameter. The carton comprises a bottom, forward and rearward end walls, two side walls and a closable top. Within the carton each side wall has associated therewith one upper guide member, at least one intermediate guide member and a lower guide member. The guide members of one wall are mirror images of the corresponding guide members of the other side wall and are correspondingly positioned with respect to their respective side walls. The intermediate and lower guide members provide narrow sloping edges in parallel spaced relationship which maintain the product members in a row made up of zig-zag row segments, one above the other. The carton has a dispensing opening in its forward wall through which the forwardmost and lowermost product member can be extracted. The dispensing opening is so located in the forward wall as to provide a low retaining wall therebelow to retain each product member when it becomes the forwardmost and lowermost product member. The upper guide members have parallel spaced lower edges which help maintain the product elements in proper position, regardless of the orientation of the carton. The upper guide members of such length as to permit loading of the carton from the top.

Inventors: Freidus; Scott D. (Alexandria, KY), Ciesick; James M. (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation

International Classification: A47F 1/08 (20060101); A47F 1/00 (20060101); A47F 5/10 (20060101); A47F 5/11 (20060101); B65D 5/72 (20060101); B65D 85/675 (20060101); B65D 85/67 (20060101); A47F 001/04 (); B65D 005/72 (); B65D 001/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018