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Publication numberUS2196185 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 9, 1940
Filing dateFeb 14, 1938
Priority dateFeb 5, 1935
Publication numberUS 2196185 A, US 2196185A, US-A-2196185, US2196185 A, US2196185A
InventorsDaniel Belcher
Original AssigneeBemis Bro Bag Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrying handle for containers
US 2196185 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

April 9, 1940. BELCHER 2,196,185

CARRYING HANDLE FOR CONTAINERS Original Filed 'Feb. 5, 1955 FIG. 4

DAN EL BEL CHER 9 010 (Mal/M [*tveniof Patented Apr. 9, 1940 UNITED STATES CARRYING HANDLE FOR CONTAINERSv Daniel ,Belcher, Minneapolis, Minn.,'assignor t Bemis'Bro. BagCo Minneapolis, Minn, a corporation of .Missouri Original application February 5, 1935, Serial No. 5,065. Divided and this application February 14, 1938, Serial No. 190,360

3. Claims.

This-invention relates-to new and useful improvements in bag top closures, and an object ofthe invention resides in the novel manner in whichthe bag topwalls are closed and folded into sealing relation, whereby a suitable carrying handle is provided to facilitatev carrying the package.

A further objectzisto provide a bag top closure of thegeneralch'aracter disclosed in the patent to William J. .Geimer, No. 1,833,675, but

which distinguishes therefrom in that the bag top walls are so gummed'and folded into sealing and closinggrela-tion, that whenoppositely disposed portions thereof are folded .over the bag top and suitably secured together, a carrying handle or grip-sis provided which may readily and conveniently begrasped by a person'carrying the package.

Other objects reside in the unique manner of folding oppositely disposed walls of the bag mouth over the bag body "and suitably uniting them, whereby the bag is substantially hermetically sealed, and whereby oppositely disposed triangularly shaped flaps are provided, which "flaps are folded inwardly over the previously folded wall portions and have their terminals suitably secured together, thereby; to provide a simple and inexpensive carrying handle which does notimpair ordetracti'rom the neat appearance of the package.

The present application is .a division of my pending application, Serial No. 5,065, filed February 5, 1935.

Other objects of the invention will appear from the following description and accompanying drawing and will be pointed out in the annexed claims.

In the accompanying drawing, there has been disclosed a structure designed to carry out the various objects of the invention, but it is to be understood that the invention is not confined to the exact features shown as various changes may he made within the scope of the claims which follow.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a filled bag showing opposite wall portions of the bag mouth folded inwardly over the bag body and suitably secured together to completely seal the bag mouth;

Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the bag top completed and whereby a carrying handle is provided therein;

Figure 3 is an end view of the closed bag top, showing the upper wall portions which constitute the handle separated from the bag body to facilitate grasping the handle; and

Figure 4 is a similar view, partially in section, showing a finger inserted beneath the handle.

In the operation of closing the bag top in the novel manner herein disclosed, the end walls 6-6 of the bag top are folded inwardly over the bag body, as clearly illustrated in Figure 1, whereby triangularly shaped flaps 5-5 are provided which, as shown in Figure l, extend outwardly in opposite directions.

A substantial area of one of the end walls 6 of the bag mouth is gumrned, as indicated at l in Figure 1, whereby when the end walls 68 are folded inwardly, one over the other, as shown in Figure 1, they are united or bonded together to provide a leak-proof joint therebetween. The gummed area i may extend outwardly to sub stantially the tip-s of the oppositely disposed flaps 5-5, whereby the overlapping portions of the end walls are united substantially their entire length. If desired, gum may he applied to both end walls 6. In practice, however, I have found that a secure bond between the overlapping portions of the two walls is obtained by the application of gum to one wall only.

The flaps 5-5 formed by thus inwardly folding the end walls 6, are then folded inwardly over the folded end walls and their tip portions or terminals suitably secured together by the application of a suitable gum or adhesive 8 to one or both of the tips. The gum 8 is so arranged on the tips that it will be disposed between the contacting portions thereof, when the tips are folded into contact with one another, as shown L in Figures 2, 3, and 4:, whereby the under surfaces 9 of the flaps 5-5 will not be united to the top wall portion ll of the bag body, formed by the united end walls 6-6.

The side flaps 55, when united, as shown in Figure 3, cooperate to provide a handle, generally indicated by the numeral l2. When folding the side flaps 5 into engagement with one another to provide the handle l2, they are preferably so arranged that they may be separated from the sealed walls 5 to provide an opening it between said flaps and the folded wall portions 5, adapted to receive a finger, as shown in Figure l. In Figure 3, the opening l3 may be shown slightly exaggerated, but it is to be understood that when the side flaps are folded into engagement with one another and suitably secured together, a slight looseness may be provided therein to facilitate separating them, as shown in Figures 3 and i. This looseness, however, is not sufficient to mar or aifect the neat appearance of: the bag top, when the bags are displayed on a shelf or counter, or when stacked one on top of another. It is also to be understood that when a finger is inserted beneath the handle l2, the top wall portion ii of the bag body may yield to downward pressure on the finger.

In the drawing, I have shown the overlapping portions of the side flaps 5---5, as being secured together or united by suitably gumrning surfaces thereof, as indicated by the numeral 3. It is to be understood, however, that, if desired, other means may be pro ided for thus securing together the tips of the iiaps 5E. For example, suitable staples, not shown, may be employed in lieu of the gum, or other devices may be used which will effect a secure bond between the tips of the two flaps. It may also, in some instances, be found desirable to use staples or other suitable securing elements in combination with an adhesive.

The novel bag closure herein disclosed, has proven very practical in operation, and the embodiment of the handle therein does not add to the cost of closing and sealing the bag mouth. The invention makes it possible to close and seal a bag top in such a manner that a convenient carrying handle is embodied in the sealed bag top, whereby the application of separate carrying handles or devices to the closed bag top is unnecessary.

The bag top walls, when folded into closing and sealing relation to seal the bag top and to provide the novel carrying handle herein disclosed, will present a very neat appearing top which does not require the use of additional elements or parts to provide a carrying handle. Because of the slight looseness provided in the side flaps 5-5, when folded into contact with one another: suitably secured together, one or more fingers may readily be inserted between the handle portion, indicated by the numeral 12, and the top wall i l of the bag body, whereby the filled rag may be conveniently carried about, as will readily be understood by reference to Figure 4.

I claim as my invention:

1. A filled bag having flexible walls extending shove the level of the contents of the bag bOC y and cooperating to provide the bag mouth, oppositely disposed portions of the bag mouth walls being folded inwardly over the contents of the bag body and secured together to close the bag .iouth, and whereby the remaining extended wall portions are formed into oppositely disposed substantially triangular flaps, said flaps being folded inwardly and overlapping each other at their relatively narrow terminal end portions only, securing means confined to said overlapping end portion area of the triangular flaps securing said flaps to each other independently of and in spaced relation to the first folded wall portions and forming a relatively narrow carrying handle of said secured overlapping end portions of the flaps, thereby enabling a finger to be readily inserted between the secured flaps and the first folded wall portion to carry the bag by said flap handles.

2. A filled bag having flexible walls extending above the level of the contents of the bag body and cooperating to provide the bag mouth, oppositely disposed portions of the bag mouth walls being folded inwardly over the contents of the bag body and secured together to close the bag mouth, and whereby the remaining extended wall portions are formed into oppositely disposed substantially trian ular flaps, said flaps being folded inwardly and overlapping each other at their relatively narrow terminal end portions only, adhesive means confined to said overlapping end portion ar a of the triangular flaps disposed between and securing the opposing faces of the overlapping end portions of said flaps to each other independently of and in spaced relation to the t folded wall portions and forming a rel tively narrow carrying handle of said secured overlapping end portions of the flaps, thereby enabling a finger to be readily inserted between the secured flaps and the first folded wall portion to carry the bag by said flap handles.

3. A filled bag having flexible walls extending above the level of the contents of the bag body and cooperating to provide the bag mouth, oppositely disp sed portions of the bag mouth Walls being folded inwardly over the contents of the bag body to close the bag mouth, and whereby the remaining extended wall portions are formed into oppositely disposed substantially triangular flaps, said ilaps being folded inwardly and overlapping each other at their relatively narrow terminal end portions only, securing means confined to said overlapping end portion area of the triangular flaps securing flaps to each other independently of and in spaced relation to the first iolded wall portions and forming a rela tivcly narrow carrying handle of said secured overlapping end portions of the flaps, thereby enabling to be readily inserted between the secured flaps and the first folded wall portion to carry the bag by said flap handles.

DANIEL BELCHER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification383/8, 383/98, 383/21
International ClassificationB65D33/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/065
European ClassificationB65D33/06B