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Package with arcuate top having integral latch and hanger

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

Michael Faircloth, J. Reid London

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A flexible package with a body portion that includes a front, a back, a bottom and two sides. A top portion extends from the front upwardly and rearwardly, ultimately engaging the back in a secured relationship with a latch. A hanger is formed in the end of the top to allow the package to be suspended or hung from a hook or peg.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of the present invention joined at the front and one side;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIG. 1 joined primarily at the rear and the other side;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of the present invention joined primarily at the front and one side;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIG. 3 emphasizing the back and the other side;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 7 is a side elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 8 is an unfolded blank of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 1 and 2;

FIG. 9 is a front elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 3 and 4;

FIG. 10 is a side elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 3 and 4; and

FIG. 11 is a rear elevational view of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS. 3 and 4; and

FIG. 12 is an unfolded blank of the embodiment of the invention shown in FIGS.

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Claims

1. A flexible package comprising:

2. The package as claimed in claim 1 wherein the front, back and sides each have formed an extending lower tab foldable to cooperatively engage with each other and form the bottom.

3. The package as claimed in claim 1 wherein each side is inwardly tapered and having a foldable back joining edge to cooperatively join the side to the back in a flat surface-to-surface relationship near the location where the latch is secured to the body portion.

4. The package as claimed in claim 1 wherein the package is formed from a single piece of flexible material.

5. The package as claimed in claim 1 wherein the front, back and sides each have formed an extending lower tab foldable to cooperatively engage with each other and form the bottom, the sides are inwardly tapered to cooperatively join the back to the sides near the location where the latch is secured to the body portion, and the package is formed from a single piece of flexible material.

6. The package of claim 2, wherein the top portion hanger and terminal end latch are formed from a diecut tab.

7. A flexible one-piece package comprising: