Package for containing and displaying elongate articles

  • US 7,673,748 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2007
  • Issued: 03/09/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A package for containing and displaying elongate articles on a horizontal surface comprising:

  • an elongate receptacle with an open end and a closed end;

    a sleeve disposed and sized for longitudinal slidable movement over a portion of the elongate receptacle, the sleeve having an open end portion connected by a hinge to a closed end portion, the closed end portion having an open end and a closed end;

    the open end portion of the sleeve being disposed outside around the elongate receptacle and slidably moveable between a first down position, wherein the closed end portion of the sleeve substantially obstructs the open end of the elongate receptacle, and a second up position wherein the hinge is slidably disposed adjacent the open end of the elongate receptacle, the closed end portion of the sleeve being selectively rotatable about the hinge, wherein when the open end portion of the sleeve is slidably returned toward the first down position, and further having been sufficiently moved down along the elongate receptacle, the open end of the closed end portion of the sleeve rests against an outside surface of the elongate receptacle thereby forming a projection from the elongate receptacle, so that when the package is placed on the horizontal surface, the closed end of the elongate receptacle and the closed end of the sleeve closed end portion rest on the horizontal surface, the open end of the elongate receptacle is elevated above the closed end of the elongate receptacle, thereby displaying and improving accessibility of the elongate articles contained within the elongate receptacle.

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