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Publication numberUS20060008182 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/831,877
Publication dateJan 12, 2006
Filing dateApr 26, 2004
Priority dateApr 26, 2004
Publication number10831877, 831877, US 2006/0008182 A1, US 2006/008182 A1, US 20060008182 A1, US 20060008182A1, US 2006008182 A1, US 2006008182A1, US-A1-20060008182, US-A1-2006008182, US2006/0008182A1, US2006/008182A1, US20060008182 A1, US20060008182A1, US2006008182 A1, US2006008182A1
InventorsJoseph Ingraselino
Original AssigneeIngraselino Joseph V
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flat debris bag
US 20060008182 A1
Abstract
The present invention 10 discloses a flat debris bag having a pull string 16 around the outer edge of the bag material 12 with the ability to be tightened transforming the flat bag material 12 into a standard bag form. The flat debris bag has stakes 14 that hold the bag material 12 to the ground when flat.
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Claims(1)
1. The Flat Debris Bag comprising:
a) a bag material that lays flat on the ground;
b) a pull string in the outer edge of the bag material and;
c) small stakes that hold the bag material to the ground.
Description
CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Not Applicable

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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DESCRIPTION OF ATTACHED APPENDIX

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates generally to the field of plastic debris and garbage bags and more specifically to the Flat Debris Bag made of bag material such as plastic and having a pull string in the outer edge of the bag material that collapses the bag around the debris when pulled, transforming from flat to standard bag form.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention discloses a flat debris bag with one string or pull tie in the complete outer edge of the bag material, that lays flat on the ground having plastic stakes that secure the bag material to the ground. The debris is then raked,placed or thrown into the middle of the flat debris bag. The stakes are then pulled out of the ground. The pull string is then pulled collapsing the bag material around the debris transforming the flat bag material into a standard bag. The pull strings are then tied,and the bag can be thrown out.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a flat debris bag that lays flat on the ground and operates without having to bend over and touch or pickup up debris,conforming to the debris when the pull string is pulled tight.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following descriptions, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein, by way of illustration and example, an embodiment of the present invention is disclosed.

In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, there is disclosed The Flat Debris Bag comprising: a bag material that lays flat on the ground, a pull string in the outer edge, allowing you to collapse the bag material around the debris, and small stakes that hold the bag material to the ground.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In order that the invention may be more fully understood, it will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawing which:

FIG. 1 is a view of the present invention empty, spread out flat on the ground with the stakes holding the bag material securely to the ground surface. The pull string is in the outer edge of the bag material.

FIG. 2 is a view of the present invention with debris on the bag. The bag is ready to be collapsed around the debris.

FIG. 3 is a view of the present invention with the stakes taken out of the ground. The pull strings are starting to be pulled and the bag material is starting to collapse around the debris.

FIG. 4.is a view of the present invention with the pull strings almost completely pulled tight. The invention is starting to create a bag like form.

FIG. 5 is a view of the present invention with the bag now completely closed. The pull strings are ready to be tied. The bag is ready to be thrown out.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS

  • 10—present invention
  • 12—bag material
  • 14—stakes
  • 16—pull string
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART

There are other bag material apparatus designed for debris disposal. Typical of these is U.S. Pat. No. 3,961,743 issued to John R Hollowell on Jun. 8, 1976.

Another patent was issued to Edison V. Hoey on Aug. 12, 2003 as U.S. Pat. No. 6,604,716. Yet another U.S. Pat. No. 4,159,139 was issued to Norbert L. Gawedzinski on Jun. 26, 1979 and still yet another was issued on Sep. 23, 2003 to Locke, White II and Keith J. Jones as U.S. Pat. No. 6,662,428 and Giorgio I. Spadaro was issued U.S. Pat. No. 4,445,230 on Apr. 24, 1984.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 3,961,743
  • Inventor John R. Hollowell
  • Issued: Jun. 8, 1976

A series of plastic bags are manufactured by extruding the plastic in tubular form and heat-sealing and perforating the flattened tube at spaced intervals. The shape of the heat seal and perforation is such that long ears are formed at opposite ends of the top of each bag. These ears can be tied together to close the bag and form a grasping handle.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,604,716
  • Inventor: Edison V. Hoey
  • Issued: Aug. 12, 2003

A lawn and leaf bag holder of one piece, wire rod construction including a triangular frame for positioning the mouth of a plastic lawn or leaf bag, a handle extending upwardly from an apex of the triangular frame to form a handle for the bag holder and a pair of anchoring loops on each side of the frame adjacent the frame apex. The open mouth of the bag is stretched or tensioned around the triangular frame and secured with one or both of the anchoring loops. One segment of the triangular frame and bag can be positioned against or adjacent a ground surface to enable leaves, lawn debris and the like to be raked or swept into the open end of the bag while the frame and the open end of the bag are oriented in a vertical plane by a user grasping the handle to support the frame and open end of the bag in the vertical position and also enabling the bag to be moved to new positions as desired.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 4,159,139
  • Inventor Norbert L. Gawedzinski
  • Issued: Jun. 26, 1979

A device for holding and supporting the mouth or open end of a flexible bag such as a plastic trash bag or the like in an open condition, which includes relatively rigid elongated members, one of which is pivotally connected to the other at an intermediate location, projections on the members in position to engage a bag adjacent to the mouth thereof to the open the bag mouth, and a device connecting said elongated members operable to maintain the projections engaged with the mouth of the bag under tension to maintain the bag in an open position.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 6,622,428
  • Inventor Locke White II/John Keith Jones
  • Issued: Sep. 23, 2003

A method of containing organic debris such as leaves in piles or layers is disclosed. The method comprises the utilization of a chemical composition for coating the generally upward facing leaves in order to bond them together into large sections. Once the separate leaves are bonded together by the coating, the larger sections provide a protective covering that keeps the wind from disturbing the pile or layer.

  • U.S. Pat. No. 4,445,230
  • Inventor Giorgio I. Spadaro
  • Issued: Apr. 24, 1984

A bag construction with integral tie means is provided cut from an elongated flattened tube of bag material, such as a thin walled plastic sheath. The flattened tube of material is cut with lazy-U cut that extends across the entire width thereof to provide a pair of diametrically located elongated ties at, and extending from, adjacent the open end of the bag body, while the other end of the bag is sealed to provide a closed bag end. The bag body is pierced, or cut, to provide pairs of slits through the open end of the bag to effect a closure of the bag, and to be tied together to retain the contents of the bag therein.

While these may be suitable for the purposes for which they were designed, they would not be as suitable for the purposes of the present invention, as hereinafter described.

Preferred Embodiments

In order that the invention may be more fully understood, it will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawings in which FIGS. 1 through 5 illustrate the present invention being a flat debris bag.

Turning to FIG. 1, shown is a view of the present invention 10 with the bag material 12 spread out on the ground surface. The stakes 14 are holding the bag material 12 securely to the ground. The pull string 16 is in the outer edge of the bag material 12.

Turning to FIG. 2, shown therein is a view of the present invention 10 with the debris on the bag material 12. The flat bag material 12 is ready to be collapsed around the debris.

Turning to FIG. 3, shown therein is view of the present invention 10 with the stakes 14 taken out of the ground. The pull string 16 is starting to be pulled and the bag material 12 is starting to collapse around the debris.

Turning to FIG. 4, shown therein is a view of the present invention 10 with the pull string 16 almost completely pulled tight. The bag material 12 is starting to create a bag form.

Turning to FIG. 5, shown therein is a view of the present invention 10 with the bag material 12 completely closed. The pull string 16 are ready to be tied. The Flat Debris Bag is ready to be thrown out.

While the invention has been described in connection with a preferred embodiment, it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention to the particular form set forth, but on the contrary,it is intended to cover such alternatives, modifications,and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/4, 383/76
International ClassificationB65D30/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65F1/0006, B65F2240/138
European ClassificationB65F1/00A