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Publication numberUS20060185991 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/355,630
Publication dateAug 24, 2006
Filing dateFeb 16, 2006
Priority dateFeb 18, 2005
Also published asWO2006089073A2, WO2006089073A3
Publication number11355630, 355630, US 2006/0185991 A1, US 2006/185991 A1, US 20060185991 A1, US 20060185991A1, US 2006185991 A1, US 2006185991A1, US-A1-20060185991, US-A1-2006185991, US2006/0185991A1, US2006/185991A1, US20060185991 A1, US20060185991A1, US2006185991 A1, US2006185991A1
InventorsRalph Abercia, Mary Adel, Sharon Wilner, Adelene Abercia, Vanessa Liberatore
Original AssigneeRalph Abercia, Adel Mary K, Wilner Sharon A, Adelene Abercia, Vanessa Liberatore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gift wrap kit
US 20060185991 A1
Abstract
The present invention provides a unique all-in-one gift box kit. Included in each gift enclosure/package is a collapsible, reusable quality gift box or container. Each gift box is preferably created with contrasting patterns/colors between the box lids/tops and the box bottoms, or the container and the closeable opening in the container. In a preferred embodiment, sheets of color coordinated tissue, a gift tag and an exterior decoration, such as an accenting wired fabric pre-tied bow completes this unique gift “wrap” concept. Theae items can be stored flat in a suitable container, such as a clear plastic bag. These gift boxes/containers are for the consumer on the go, desiring an elegant, ready made all-inclusive gift “wrap” with simplicity and ease.
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1. A gift enclosure kit comprising:
(a) a foldable, decorative box bottom;
(b) a foldable, decorative box lid capable of mating with the box bottom;
(c) one or more sheets of decorative tissue;
(d) a decorative, pre-tied ribbon capable of snugly fitting around the outside of the box lid and box bottom when mated;
(e) a greeting card or name tag; and
(f) packaging for containing (a)-(d) in a flattened state when not in use.
2. The gift enclosure kit of claim 1 wherein the color and patterns of the box bottom, box lid, tissue, and ribbon are coordinated.
3. A gift wrapping kit comprising:
(a) a decorative box bottom being capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
(b) a foldable, decorative box top capable of mating with the box bottom, the box top being capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
(c) one or more sheets of decorative tissue paper capable of being placed in the fully assembled box bottom;
(d) a decorative, pre-tied ribbon capable of snugly fitting around the outside of the assembled box top and assembled box bottom when the box top and box bottom are mated, the ribbon capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
(e) a greeting card capable of being attached to the ribbon, box bottom or box top; and
(f) a substantially transparent packaging for containing (a)-(e) in a flattened state when not in use.
4. The kit of claim 3 wherein the mated box top and box bottom, when assembled, comprises the shape of a prism, cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism or hexagonal prism.
5. A gift wrapping kit comprising:
(a) a decorative container capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
(b) an opening in the container for receiving a desired item into the fully assembled container,
(c) a means for closing the opening once the desired item has been placed into the fully assembled container,
(d) one or more sheets of decorative tissue paper capable of being placed in the fully assembled container,
(e) a decoration capable of adorning the outside of the fully assembled container, the decoration capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
(f) a greeting card capable of being attached to the exterior of the container, and
(g) a substantially transparent packaging for containing (a)-(f) in a flattened state when not in use.
6. The kit of claim 5 wherein the container, when assembled, comprises the shape of a prism, cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism or hexagonal prism.
7. An ornamental gift box as shown and described.
Description
CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application claims the benefit of the filing date of copending U.S. Provisional patent application Ser. No. 60/654,335 filed Feb. 18, 2005, Confirmation No. 4503.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

Not Applicable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to a kit for wrapping gifts. It is often desired that a gift packaging be readily and easily obtained for use in wrapping a gift in an attractive manner. The present invention provides a simple, elegant way for a consumer-gift giver to obtain gift wrapping that is ready to use almost instantly.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In a preferred embodiment of the present invention there is shown and described a gift enclosure kit comprising: a foldable, decorative box bottom; a foldable, decorative box lid capable of mating with the box bottom; one or more sheets of decorative tissue; a decorative, pre-tied ribbon capable of snugly fitting around the outside of the box lid and box bottom when mated; a greeting card or name tag, and packaging for containing these components in a flattened state when not in use. In a preferred embodiment, the gift enclosure kit employs where the use of color and patterns of the box bottom, box lid, tissue, and ribbon are coordinated.

Another preferred embodiment of the present invention includes a gift wrapping kit comprising:

  • (a) a decorative box bottom being capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
  • (b) a foldable, decorative box top capable of mating with the box bottom, the box top being capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
  • (c) one or more sheets of decorative tissue paper capable of being placed in the fully assembled box bottom;
  • (d) a decorative, pre-tied ribbon capable of snugly fitting around the outside of the assembled box top and assembled box bottom when the box top and box bottom are mated, the ribbon capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state;
  • (e) a greeting card capable of being attached to the ribbon, box bottom or box top; and
  • (f) a substantially transparent packaging for containing (a)-(e) in a flattened state when not in use. In a preferred embodiment, the mated box top and box bottom, when assembled, comprises the shape of a prism, cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism or hexagonal prism.

In yet another preferred embodiment of the present invention there is described a gift wrapping kit comprising: a decorative container capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state; an opening in the container for receiving a desired item into the fully assembled container, a means for closing the opening once the desired item has been placed into the fully assembled container, such means including, for example, a door, hatch, flap, etc.; one or more sheets of decorative tissue paper capable of being placed in the fully assembled container, a decoration capable of adorning the outside of the fully assembled container, the decoration capable of laying in a first, flattened state and then being manipulated into a second, fully assembled state; a greeting card capable of being attached to the exterior of the container, and a substantially transparent packaging for containing the above in a flattened state when not in use. The container, when assembled, can comprise, e.g., the shape of a prism, cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism or hexagonal prism.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1 a-1 d show a top portion of a gift box according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIGS. 2 a-2 d show a bottom portion of a gift box according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 shows a bottom portion of a gift box according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 4 shows the contents of the gift wrapping kit according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 5 shows the contents of the gift wrapping kit, in its packaging, according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention provides a unique all-in-one gift box kit (FIGS. 4 and 5). Included in each gift enclosure/package 510 is a collapsible, reusable quality gift box. Each gift box is preferably created with contrasting patterns/colors between the lids/tops 420 and the bottoms 410. In a preferred embodiment, two sheets of color coordinated tissue 430, a color coordinate, elastic held, gift tag 450, and an accenting wired fabric pre-tied bow 440 completes this unique gift “wrap” concept. These gift boxes are for the consumer on the go, desiring an elegant, ready made all-inclusive gift “wrap” with simplicity and ease.

Referring to FIG. 4, there are shown the components of a preferred embodiment of the present invention. This preferred embodiment gift wrap kit comprises a collapsible decorative box bottom 410, a collapsible decorative box top 420, decorative tissue paper 430, a decorative ribbon 440 or other external trim, and a greeting/gift card 450 attached to the ribbon 440. In a preferred embodiment, the box bottom and box top have decorative artwork on the exterior, and if desired, interior. The artwork can be applied to the box material as a laminate (such as by gluing a desired wrapping paper design to an underlying cardboard, plastic or other substrate). In another preferred embodiment, the art work on the box is applied directly thereon, by e.g., printing, painting, silkscreening, etc. The box bottom and box top are assembled in such a manner as to allow for collapsed, flat storage until ready for use, and ready assembly by simply folding or uncollapsing as appropriate to create the box shape structure. The box top is sized to provide a mating fit with the box bottom, and can be of a variety of mated shapes and sizes. The ribbon is designed such that it readily fits around the closed box without the need to tie it. The ribbon also stores in a collapsed state and when in use, can be manipulated, or “fluffed-up” to occupy its 3-d shape.

Referring to FIGS. 1 a-c, there is shown a box top illustrating its flat, initial shape (not shown), various states of unfolding/uncollapsing (FIGS. 1 b-1 d) and then its assembled open box shape (FIG. 1 a). Referring now to FIGS. 2 a-d, there is shown a box bottom illustrating its flat, initial shape (not shown), various states of unfolding/uncollapsing (FIGS. 2 b-2 d) and then its assembled open box shape (FIG. 2 a). Referring to FIG. 3, there is depicted a box bottom in the process of being folded into its final, open form. It will be understood to those of skill in the art that many different varieties of box bottoms and box tops exist that permit the box bottom and box top to lay in a flat, collapsed configuration until they are ready for use, at which time, they are capable of being uncollapsed (e.g., folded, expanded, tucked, etc.) until they assume their assembled format. In a preferred embodiment, the box top is a separate, unitary construction; the box bottom is a separate, unitary construction. In an alternative embodiment, the box top is assembled from more than one component (not shown) and the box top is assembled from more than one components (not shown).

Referring now to FIG. 5, there is shown the gift wrap kit in a preferably transparent display 510, such as a plastic bag, highlighting to potential purchasers the box designs 410, 420, ribbons 440, and colors of the box 410, 420, ribbon 440, tissue 430, card 450 and ribbon 440. This display 510 can include printed information about the contents, such as box size and shape, trademark, logo, company name, etc., and provides a convenient means for a consumer to purchase a ready-to-assemble, elegant gift package to house a gift that they desire to wrap. There is no need for any scissors, tape, wrapping paper or ribbons. Everything is pre-prepared and ready for use.

The boxes can come in many size options. The designs on the box bottoms, tops, tissue and ribbon are virtually infinite, as are the ribbon designs.

In a preferred embodiment, the pattern on the top will contrast with the pattern on the bottom. Tissue is preferably printed with the same color or pattern of the top of the gift box. It is attached to pre-tied ribbon with an elastic string. Each gift set contains one pre-tied wired fabric ribbon of contrasting pattern or color. This ribbon is unique in that it is pre-tied to fit the gift box, but allows for expansion with an elastic segment that connects ribbon on bottom of the box.

Final gift “wrap” set and product label is preferably enclosed in clear cellophane packaging. For display purposes, the package can have a hanging tag attached to the top.

The product label can be printed on plain neutral paper using black ink or any other paper and ink combination of desire. The label can be placed vertically in the package along one side or horizontally along the top or bottom, or otherwise in a place convenient for a label. The product label can contain the company name, logo and box dimensions on the front. The back of the label can have the company and gift box information including an illustration of the three easy steps to taking the present invention from a flat to a fabulous gift box.

While the apparatus and methods of this invention have been described in terms of preferred embodiments, it will be apparent to those of skill in the art that variations may be applied to the process described herein without departing from the concept and scope of the invention. All such similar substitutes and modifications apparent to those skilled in the art are deemed to be within the scope and concept of the invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification206/232
International ClassificationB65D71/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42D15/027, B44C1/10
European ClassificationB44C1/10, B42D15/02E