This class provides for certain special types of receptacles called Paperboard Boxes, File Folders, and Envelopes, and further provides for certain special types of articles called Postal Cards and Packets, and Wrappers for a mercantile unit.
(A) This is the class for envelope being defined as a substantially flat receptacle having two walls joined at their edges to form a pocket-like enclosure made of paper or paper substitute material, which is disclosed for enclosing a sheet-like article (e.g., document) while it is being transported (e.g., mailed).
(1) Note. An envelope is usually made of paper or paper-like material such as a flexible sheet of cellulosic or resinous material (e.g., plastic film).
(B) This is the class for file folders, a file folder being defined as a substantially flat receptacle having two walls connected at a bottom fold line, or to an expandable bottom wall; and which is disclosed for storing a sheet-like article (e.g., document) in a file cabinet.
(1) Note. A file folder can have closed ends, and may be expandable to a nonflat shape.
(2) Note. A file folder is usually placed in a file cabinet under a heading which facilitates retrieval.
(3) Note. A file folder may have the secondary function of holding an article while being transported.
(C) Wrappers- This is the class for wrappers, a wrapper being defined as a single-use covering having a structural element (e.g., fastener, seal, etc.) or a specified shape adapting it for wrapping a mercantile unit, and as being made of paper paper-substitute material. (1) Note. An example of a paper-substitute material is a flexible sheet of cellulosic or resinous material (e.g., plastic film).
(2) Note. A mercantile unit includes means in or by which goods (article or material) are displayed, protected, packaged or arranged in a particular manner to facilitate sale, transportation in commerce, use or storage.
(3) Note. A "single-use" covering is one which is discarded after use. (Lines With Other Classes and Within This Class for flexible protective article covers that are reusable).
(D) This is the class for paperboard boxes, a paperboard box being defined as a container made from material similar in composition to paper but thicker and stiffer in character, the container having a bottom portion for supporting content, peripheral wall structure for at least partially surrounding the content, and an access opening intended for the insertion or removal of content.
(1) Note. A box made of cellulosic or resinous material (e.g., plastic) which is similar in character to paperboard, and which is manipulated in the same manner as paperboard (e.g., folded from a blank) is included here. See Lines With Other Classes and Within This Class for containers not provided for elsewhere.
(E) This class also provides for postal cards, letter sheets, and packets, a post card being defined as a card peculiarly adapted carry information and be mailed by itself; a letter sheet being defined as a sheet peculiarly adapted to carry information, and is disclosed as being defined as a mailing sheet having an enclosure, the packet being peculiarly adapted to carry information and be mailed as a unit.
LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES
RELATION TO SUPPORT CLASSES
In general, as between the receptacle classes and the support classes, the receptacle classes provide for the combination of a receptacle plus support; except, the support classes will accept a claim to a support combined with a receptacle, wherein the claim (a) nominally recites the receptacle, or (b) recites only so much of the receptacle structure as is need to cooperate with the support, or (c) recites only those receptacle features which have been modified specifically to cooperate with the support.
Class 150, Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers, provides for flexible protective article covers which are reusable.
Class 220, Receptacles, takes containers not provided for elsewhere. SEE OR SEARCH THIS CLASS, SUBCLASS:
923, for the combination of a wrapper and paperboard box.
REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS
15, Brushing, Scrubbing, and general Cleaning,
257.06, for a paperboard paint tray.
16, Miscellaneous Hardware,
110+, for a handle, per se.
24, Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, etc., appropriate subclass for a fastener, per se.
40, Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting,
299.01+, for a check, label or tag, per se, subclass 312 for a box having a check, label or tag with indicia; and subclass 359 for a file folder with indicia.
43, Fishing, Trapping and Vermin Destroying, appropriate subclass for a box having means specialized to a use provided for in that class. 47, Plant Husbandry,
66+, for a box having means specialized to a use provided for in that class.
53, Package Making, for a method or apparatus for folding a box, particularly
381.1+, 456, 458, 491, 565, and 566.
62, Refrigeration, appropriate subclass for a box including means to produce a refrigeration effect.
86, Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making,
11, for a method or apparatus for making paper shells.
102, Ammunition and Explosives,
456, and 473+ for a paper cartridge or paper shell, respectively.
108, Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces, appropriate subclass for a device of that class type made of paperboard.
119, Animal Husbandry, 428+, 489+, 491+, 498+, 513+ for a box including means specialized to an animal (e.g., food support). Vent and closure structures are not considered to be means specialized to an animal.
138, Pipes and Tubular Conduits,
118, 178 for a paper tube of indefinite length to be used as stocking for making a paperboard box, and having no added structure limiting it to use as a receptacle.
150, Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers,
154+, for a reusable flaccid/flexible protective cover which is configured to cover a specific article, and see I C (3) Note above for a description of the single use wrapper provided for in this class (229).
156, Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture, for adhesive bonding in general, and particularly
69, for the application of end closures to containers.
190, Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage, appropriate subclass for a traveling container of that class type made of paperboard.
206, Special Receptacle or Package, for a box having a specialized use provided for in that class, or a box having content therein; and in particular, search the following subclasses:
44+, for a box convertible to or from display. subclass 123+, for a matchbox utilizing gravity feed to an egress opening. subclass 139+, for a paperboard bottle carrier. subclass 256+, for a box having a compartment forming partition. subclass 265+, for a cigarette box with a closure. subclass 273+, for a cigarette box formed from a folded blank.
subclass 278+, for a box for apparel. 336, for means to position content within a box. 389+, for a box for a roll or reel. subclass 418+, for a box for a light bulb. subclass 424, for a box for a book. subclass 427+, for a paperboard receptacle for plural beverage containers. 436, for a box for plural tetrahedron shaped receptacles. subclass 491+, for a folded blank for a box provided for in Class 206; subclass 521+, for a box having means to pad, brace or hold the content to protect it from a shock. subclass 551, for a box for a pastry wedge, per se; subclass 557+, for a tray type structure, comprising an open shallow container.
211, Supports: Racks, 132.1, and 195 for a foldable and/or collapsible receptacle type rack, and see Lines With Other Classes, above.
217, Wooden Receptacles,
18+, for a box provided for in that class having compartment features, particularly subclasses 26+ for an egg box divider, subclass 29 for separable partitions, and subclasses 30+ for crossed partitions.
219, Electric Heating,
725+, for a box having means specialized to microwave cooking.
62+, for a foldable blank not made of paperboard, subclasses 400+ for a paperboard box having multilayer barrier structure around the entire content-holding portion, and see the notes under that class.
221, Article Dispensing, for a paperboard box combined with a discharge assistant or with means to retard removal of successive articles from the box. For example, such means are found in
33+, and 303+ wherein the egress opening of a box is of lesser extent than the articles to be removed from the box. Thus, either the articles or the box opening must be deformed to permit removal. A box having an egress opening which is as big as an article to be removed remains in this Class 229, Envelopes, Wrappers, And Paperboard Boxes, even if the article must be lifted over a lip to be withdrawn. See the Class Definition of Class 221, Article Dispensing, section 1, C, for examples of dispensing features of that class type. This Class 229, Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes, provides for boxes having an internal inclined ramp which merely utilizes gravity to urge articles toward the egress opening.
222, Dispensing, for a paperboard box combined with a dispensing feature, such as a discharge assistant, cutter or
punch feature, quantity control means, collapsibility, or internal material guide means beyond a mere inclined ramp utilizing gravity. See the Class Definition of Class 222, Dispensing, for a recitation of dispensing features. Class 222, Dispensing,
526+, and 566+ provide for a container having an external material flow guide (e.g., pour spout) which container is not made of paperboard. This Class 229, Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes, provides for a paperboard box combined with an external material flow guide means (e.g., nozzle, spout, pouring lip, etc.) except when such guide means has a cutting or punch feature. Further, this class provides for an internal material guide means which is limited to utilizing the force of gravity to guide material contents (e.g., internal inclined ramp which utilizes gravity to urge contents toward an egress opening). 225, Severing by Tearing or Breaking,
48+, for a box having an integral severing means (e.g., serrated edge).
127+, for a stand, particularly subclass 174 for a stand made of sheet material, and see Lines With Other Classes, above.
249, Static Molds,
117+, for a container type mold.
294, Handling: Hand and Hoist-like Implements,
1, for a pet excreta holder.
312, Supports: Cabinet Structure,
259+, for a foldable or collapsible cabinet.
356, Optics: Measuring and Testing,
61, for a portable egg receptacle used during candling of the egg. 426, Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products,
106+, for a box having food content therein.
428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate subclasses, and in particular
34.1+, for stock material nominally claimed as a box.
428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate subclass for stock material in form of a single or plural web
or sheet. (General Statement of Class Subject Matter)
454, Ventilation, appropriate subclass for a ventilation feature, per se.
493, Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web, appropriate subclasses for a method or apparatus of that class type for making a box, and in particular
52+, for box making, a box, and subclasses 901+ for cross-reference art collections for boxes.
D9, Packages and Containers for Goods (1),
346, for a compartmented box design, and subclasses 414+ for a box design.