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Publication numberUS2531795 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1950
Filing dateJan 12, 1950
Priority dateJan 12, 1950
Publication numberUS 2531795 A, US 2531795A, US-A-2531795, US2531795 A, US2531795A
InventorsWalter Paul O
Original AssigneeWalter Paul O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Balloon wrapper
US 2531795 A
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Nov. 28, 1950 P. o. WALTER 2,531,795

BALLOON WRAPPER Filed Jan. 12, 1950 1 lwJ zazzer INVENTOR 1 1 1 BY ,1 1 I l ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 28, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BALLOON WRAPPER Fan! 0. Walter, Billings, Mont. Application January 12, 1950, Serial No. 138,161

2 Claims. 1

This invention relates to a balloon wrapper for articles.

An important object of the present invention is to provide a wrapping means which utilizes a conventional balloon and which can be applied to such articles as lollypops, candies, or small toys.

Another important object is to provide a wrapping means of the type stated which, when applied to the article to be wrapped, is twisted thereon in a manner which will seal the wrapped article tightly.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, here inafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of a balloon Wrapped article.

Fig. 2 is an elevational view of the article and balloon immediately prior to the wrapping of said article.

Fig. 3 is a section through the balloon showing an intermediate step of wrapping the article. Fig. 4 is a modified form of balloon wrapper.

Referring to the drawing in detail, 5 designates the stick of a lollypop or sucker including the head 6. At this point, it may benoted that the invention can be applied, it is believed, to articles other than lollypops or suckers, if desired. However, the balloon wrapper is particularly effective as a wrapping for articles such as those illustrated in the drawing, and hence the drawings illustrate the best application of the invention as now known.

In an event, a conventional toy balloon is designated I, and this is partially inflated as readily seen from Figs. 2 and 3. After the balloon I has been partially inflated, it is positioned over the head 6, after which the head 6 of the lollypop is pushed upwardly a substantial amount into the bottom of the balloon. Since the balloon l is only partially inflated, it will yield readily to pressure from the lollypop, so as to cause the lollypop to project inwardly to a substantial extent, thus to define, in efiect, an annular collar-like extension 8 at the bottom of the balloon disposed below the head 6 of the lollypop and surrounding the upper portion of the stick 5.

With the balloon still partially inflated, the stick 5 is now twisted, and the head 6 being gripped by the wall of the balloon, will twist the bottom portion of the balloon, so that said bot tom portion 8 is twisted around the stick 5 as best shown in Fig. 1 at 9.

The partially inflated balloon 1 is now deflated, and the completed article appears as in Fig. 1. It has been found that the article is fully wrapped and completely sealed against the entrance of dirt, air, or the like, and is sold wrapped in the toy balloon. This provides an attractive and saleable article for children.

When it is desired to unwrap the article, one sumply proceeds to inflate the balloon, and this tends to untwist the balloon from the wrapped article.

In Fig. 4 is illustrated a modified form in which the balloon I!) has a constriction l I formed therein intermediate its ends. This shows the appli cation of the invention to another form of toy balloon. The article is wrapped in the same manner as previously described. It may be noted that with a double balloon such as is illustrated in Fig. 4, a separate article can be wrapped in each of the separate parts of the balloon.

What is claimed is:

1. The method of wrapping an article that includes the steps of pressing the article into the wall of a partially inflated balloon, twisting the article while holding the balloon still partially inflated, thus to twist the balloon around the article, and deflating the balloon.

2. The method of wrapping an article that includes the steps of partially inflating a toy balloon, pressing the article to be wrapped upwardly against the wall of the balloon so as to surround the article with the balloon and define an annular collar-like inflated balloon extension immediately below the article, twisting the article so as to wrap the balloon therearound, and finally deflating the balloon.

PAUL O. WALTER.

No references cited.

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US2757841 *Apr 6, 1954Aug 7, 1956Chapman Ralph WApparatus for producing a soil packed flower mold
US2984058 *Sep 29, 1959May 16, 1961American Viscose CorpMethod and apparatus for film sealing
US4974393 *Mar 21, 1989Dec 4, 1990Maxim Marketing, Inc.Apparatus and method for inserting objects into balloons
US5088267 *Aug 25, 1989Feb 18, 1992Gee Anthony LApparatus and methods for placing an object inside an inflated balloon
Classifications
U.S. Classification53/397, 426/112, 426/413, 53/464
International ClassificationB65D85/00
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/00
European ClassificationB65D85/00