|Publication number||US3007567 A|
|Publication date||Nov 7, 1961|
|Filing date||Feb 18, 1957|
|Priority date||Feb 18, 1957|
|Publication number||US 3007567 A, US 3007567A, US-A-3007567, US3007567 A, US3007567A|
|Original Assignee||Samuel Rosen|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (8), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 7, 1961 s. ROSEN GARMENT PROTECTIVE BAGS INVENTOR Jam/we! fare/v Filed Feb. 18, 1957 ATTORNEY- United States Patent ice snakes! GARMENT PRUTECTIVE BAGS Samuel Rosen, 1415 Academy Lane, Ellrins Park,Pa. Filed Feb. 18, 1957, Ser. No. 640,950 1 Claim. (Cl. 206-7) This invention relates to garment protective bags.
It has heretofore been proposed to provide bags or covers for protecting garments which had a small opening at the top for the hook of a garment hanger and were open at the bottom for the insertion of the garment and hanger. Such garment bags furnished only partial protection to garments therein and did not protect the garment from dust ascending in the room in which the same were hung.
It is the principal object of the present invention to provide a garment protective bag which is simple in construction, easy to use and effective in its protective action.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a garment protective bag which is closed at both the top and the bottom but with which ready access to the interior is available.
It is a further object of the present invention to provide a garment protective bag which is advantageously made of transparent synthetic plastic sheet material and with heat sealed seams.
Other objects and advantageous features of the invention will be apparent from the description and claim.
The nature and characteristic features of the invention will be more readily understood from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part thereof, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a view in perspective of a garment protective bag in accordance with the invention;
FIG. 2 is a horizontal or transverse sectional View of the bag shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a vertical or longitudinal central sectional view of the bag shown in FIG. 1;
FIG. 4 is a front elevational view of a modified form of the bag shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3;
FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of another modified form of the bag shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3; and
FIG. 6 is a horizontal or transverse sectional view taken approximately on the line 66 of FIG. 5.
It should, of course, be understood that the description and drawings herein are illustrative merely, and that various modifications and changes can be made in the structure disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Like numerals refer to like parts throughout the several views.
The garment bags in accordance with the present invention can be made of any desired material but it is preferred to employ a transparent synthetic sheet material which is inert, flexible but relatively inelastic, and which can be heat sealed or seamed. A particularly suitable material is polyethylene in film form of a thickness in the range from about one half mil to about three mils.
Referring now more particularly to FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, the garment bag is there shown as comprising front and rear panels 10 and 11 of substantially rectangular shape, having side margins 12 joined by side panel sections 13 normally inwardly folded prior to the insertion of a garment, but permitting separation of the panels 10 and 11 to accommodate the garment placed therein.
At the top and bottom of the panels 10 and 11 a cross seam 15, preferably heat sealed, is provided which extends from one side to the other and is interrupted at the center to provide an unsealed portion 16 through which the hook 17 of a garment hanger 18 can be disposed.
Patented Nov. 7, 1961 By providing a terminus at each end of the bag which is perpendicular to the central axis, and with the unsealed portion 16 therein, either end of the bag can serve as the top, the opening at the unsealed portion 16 which is then located at the bottom being too small to permit any entrance of dust.
Access to the interior of the bag is provided in any desired manner and the opening in the bag shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 is formed by providing the front wall panel 10 in two parts with a flap 19 on one part in overlapped relation to the other part. Any desired overlap can be provided, a horizontal distance of the order of two or three inches from the outer margin 20 of the flap 19 to the inner margin 21 of the other part of the front panel 1% having been found satisfactory. The upper and lower margins of the flap 19 are held by the transverse seams 15.
The margin 21 is offset to one side of the longitudinal center line of the panel 10 of the bag and is located approximately just beyond one end of the unsealed portion 16.
In the form of the invention shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, front and rear panels 10 and 11 are provided as before but the flap 19 is omitted so that, in effect, there is merely a slit 22 at the junction of the two marginal parts 20a and 21a of the front panel 10, this slit 22 also being to one side of the central unsealed portion 16.
If desired, and as shown in FIG. 4, one of the ends can have inclined margins 23 to conform to the shape of the shoulders of a garment, with a central unsealed portion 16 as before and with seams 15a conforming to the shape of the margins 23.
A garment protective bag for use with a garment hanger comprising a single piece of transparent flexible heat sealable material having a fiat rear panel of greater length than its width and flat front panel sections of greater length than their widths, said rear panel being integrally connected along its side margin to side margins of the front panel sections to provide a fiat tubular shape, the rear panel and the front panel sections having flat top and bottom margins in face to face relation, said front panel sections having portions in overlapped relation from the top to the bottom margins and said sections having longitudinal marginal edges extending from the top to the bottom margins, said top and bottom margins each having a closing heat sealed seam therealong for maintaining the rear panel and the front panel sections in fiat adherent condition at said margins, said seam along said top margin having a central interrupted and unsealed portion at the longitudinal center line of the rear panel for the insertion of the supporting portion of a garment hanger, said overlapped portions being offset with respect to the longitudinal center line of the rear panel and disposed between one of the side margins and said center line, and the overlapping marginal edge of the outermost front panel section being transversely offset to one side of the unsealed portion of the seam and on the same side of said longitudinal center line as said overlapped portions, the overlapping portions of said front panel sections being self closing in overlapped positions when said bag is in suspended condition on a hanger.
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|International Classification||A47G25/54, A47G25/00|