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Sept. 21, 1954 c, wENDT 2,689,594
DISPOSABLE ARTICLE RECEIVING POCKET Filed Sept. 4, 1952 C'z-maassM 714-40 INVENTOR.
AGENT Patented Sept. 21, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DISPOSABLE ARTICLE RECEIVING POCKET Charles M. Wendt, Glendale, Calif. Application September 4, 1952, Serial No. 307,841
3 Claims. 1
This invention relates to article receiving pockets and more particularly to disposable pockets for the reception of dentures, toilet articles and the like.
In hospitals, sick rooms and homes, the disposition and storage of dentures and the like has become a problem. Dentists are currently recommending that patients wear their dentures day and night, however, if they are removed at night, that the dentures be maintained in a dry state. In addition, hospitals require that patients remove their dentures prior to surgery. The removed dentures have heretofore been placed on stands, in open dishes or in drawers, a practice that is both unsanitary and which permits the possibility of costly breakage.
Furthermore, when it is necessary to place toilet articles, dentures or the like, on tables, there always exists the possibility that these articles may be included with soiled linen, waste paper, etc., to thereafter become lost or damaged.
It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a novel disposable article receiving pocket thatmay be temporarily secured to and retained on a surface of a wall, article of furniture or the like.
Another object of the invention is to provide a novel disposable article receiving pocket of unitary and compact construction so as to facilitate packaging, storage and attachment to a surface.
A further object of the invention is to provide a novel disposable article receiving pocket that is relatively simple in design, efiicient and reliable in use, inexpensive from a manufacturing standpoint and which may be made from transparent or translucent flexible material.
Other and further important objects and advantages ofthe'invention will become apparent from the disclosures in the following specification, appended claims and accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the disposable pocket of the present invention shown as secured to table;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged front perspective view, partially in section, of the article receiving disposable pocket; t
Fig. 3 is a rear perspective view, of the pocket of Fig. 1, showing the adhesive strip cover in place;
Fig. 4 is a perspective view, similar to Fig. 3, with the adhesive strip cover removed and the pocket ready for attachment to a surface;
Fig. 5 is a rear elevationed view, partially in section, of a modified form of disposable pocket, and;
Fig. 6 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially as indicated by line 6-4:, Fig. 5.
Referring to the drawing by reference characters, the disposable pocket of the present invention is shown as indicated generally at I0. With reference to Fig. l, the pocket may be temporarily removably secured to the side of a table T, for example, in a manner to be hereinafter described.
When so secured to an article of furniture or the like, toilet articles or dentures, indicated at A, may be inserted in the pocket, the articles being normally visible either through the open top of the pocket or through any transparent or translucent material from which the pocket may be made.
Referring now primarily to Figs. 2, 3 and 4, the pocket includes a substantially rectangular back portion I I and a front portion l2. The front portion I2 is coextensive with, adapted to overlie the back portion H and has an upwardly directed cutaway If: to facilitate entrance of articles into the pocket. As shown, the upper edge of the front portion is spaced from the upper edge of the back portion and the lower edge of both portions are downwardly and inwardly tapered to form a non-linear edge the purpose of which will be later described.
The two portions of the pocket may be made from any suitable flexible material such as, for
example, plastic, fabric, rubber or the like and are secured together alongboth sides and the lower edge, as at M, by any suitable means such hot pressure welding, stitching or gluing, to provide the unitary device. A pair of openings or cutouts l5 are provided through the lower edge of both portions to provide communication between the interior and exterior of the pocket.
The upper side edge of the back portion II is provided with a laterally extending tab l6 and, as shown in Fig. 4, an elongated rectangular strip of pressure adhesive material I! is applied to a limited area on the rearwardly directed face of the back portion, this strip being in lateral alignment with the tab I6. The adhesive material I! may be of any well known type that may be applied by means of spraying, brushing or the like, to thereafter be non-drying to retain its adhesive characteristics.
A protective cover l8 of gauze or the like is placed over the adhesive strip H, as shown in Fig.
of the cover IS, the cover may be removed to thus expose the adhesive strip ll. The pocket may then be secured to a surface by the application of a slight pressure through the front upper surface of the back portion ll against the surface to which the pocket is to be attached. Articles may thereupon be placed in the pocket, any moisture thereon. draining therefrom and being conducted along the inside of the tapered lower edges and out through the cutouts I5, to thus permit complete drying of such articles. Removal from the surface is readily accomplished by merely pulling the pocket therefrom. The pocket, being contaminated by personal articles, may thereafter be disposed of, the relative expense thereof being negligible when considered in the light of the sanitary condition in which articles may therein be kept, the convenience of use, the protection afforded and the visual features provided, the latter making possible inspection of such articles without dislocation, breakage or contamination thereof.
The modification of Figs. 5 and 6 is similar to the above described form with like parts being indicated by like single primed reference numerals. In this form, the adhesive strip H is sepa" rate from the back portion H, is adapted to be secured alongthe upper edge thereof and to have a portion overlap said edge. A cover l8 may be placed over the strip ll, a portion thereof overlying the rearwardly facing surface of the back portion so as to provide means by which this cover may be easily removed, i. e. by pulling therefrom, as indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 6.
Having thus described the invention and the present embodiments thereof, it is desired to emphasize the fact that many modifications may be resorted to in a manner limited only by a just interpretation of the following claims.
1. A disposable article receiving pocket comprisin in combination: a substantially rectangular back portion having an extended non-linear lower edge; a complementary substantially rectangular front portion coextensive with and overlying all but an area adjacent the upper edge of said back portion, said back and front portions bein secured together along their complementary edges; a tab projecting laterally outwardly from said upper edge of said back portion; a pressure adhesive strip on the rearwardly facing surface of said back portion only, and adjacent said upper edge; and a protective cover for said adhesive strip, one end of said cover overlying said tab.
2. A disposable article receiving pocket comprising in combination: a substantially rectangular back portion having an extended non-linear lower edge; a complementary substantially rectangular front portion coextensive with and overlying all but an area adjacent the upper edge of said back portion, said back and front portions being form-ed from relatively thin, transparent, flexible material and secured together along their complementary edges; a tab projecting laterally outwardly from said upper edge of said back portion; a pressure adhesive strip on the rearwardly facing surface of said 'back portion only, and adjacent said upper edge; and a protective cover for said adhesive strip, one end of said cover overlying said tab.
3. A disposable article receiving pocket comprising in combination: a substantially rectangular back portion having an extended moisture directing non-linear lower edge; a complementary substantially rectangular. front portion co extensive with and overlying all but an area adjacent the upper edge of said back portion, said back and front portions being formed from relatively thin, transparent, flexible material and se cured together along their complementary edges; cutouts in said lower edge providing moisture passing communication between the interior and exterior of said pocket; a tab projecting laterally outwardly from said upper edge of said back portion; a pressure adhesive strip on the rearwardly facing surface of said back portion only, and ad iacent said upper edge; and an elongate pro-tec-- tive cover for said adhesive strip, one end of said cover overlying said tab.
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