US 3141600 A
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y 21, 1954 D. ROSENTHAL 3,141,600
DISPOSABLE BAG TYPE RECEPTACLES Filed April 18, 1962 EHIHHIHIILJ INVENTOR. DA NIEL' Ross/v THAL ATTORNEY.
United States Patent 3,141,606 DISPOSABLE BAG TYPE RECEPTACLES Daniei Rosenthal, 525 Whitehall Sh, Lynhrook, N.Y. Filed Apr. 18, 1962, Ser. No. 188,414 Claims. (63]. 229-55) This invention relates to disposable bag type Waste receptacles and more particularly to such receptacles adapted for use at the bedside.
In my Patent 2,774,531, of December 18, 1956, entitled Disposable Waste Receptacle, I discussed the need for a disposable container for waste tissues and the like, whether in the sick room at home or in a hospital, pointing out particularly that the need was for such a receptable to serve the convenience of the patient instead of the convenience of the attendant, which latter had theretofore been the yardstick. The invention disclosed in that patent is, in effect, a folding paper bag specially formed and advantageously provided with an extending portion carrying surface engaging material, such as adhesive or friction deposit. Since that receptacle has gone into use, I have discovered various manners in which it can be improved upon and in various aspects.
One thing I have discovered is that a disposable bag type receptacle can be just as effectively secured to the bed by the use of a strip of adherent material applied to a relatively short tab extending up from the edge of the bag at its open mouth, instead of specially forming the bag and having the strip of adhesive material extend all the way across the back of the bag. This is a most important factor, for the cost of the adhesive material, if extended all the way across, can amount to a major portion of the cost of the bag. Further than that, the tab carrying the adhesive is more easily handled and is more easily adhered to the bedding or an adjacent piece of furniture than is the case if the adhesive element extends all the way across the back of the bag. In particular, I have discovered that the adhesive tab can be grasped between the thumb and forefinger, bent upon itself about a line extending across it at generally its middle and pinched onto a puckered portion of the bedsheet covering the side of the mattress. This is an extremely easy and most effective way for securing the bag in place, but it is diflicult to do if the adhesive section extends much beyond the area which can be fully grasped between thumb and forefinger.
It is moreover significant, as will be apparent from the description to follow, that bags with securing tabs may be more readily formed out of tubular paper elements than is the case with regard to prior constructions. Additionally, the tab may be effectively reinforced in simple manner to prevent any tearing of it.
It is, accordingly, the principal object of my invention to provide improvements in disposable waste receptacles of the paper bag type.
Another object is to simplify the manufacture of such receptacles.
Still another object is to reduce the cost of such receptacles by materially reducing the area of adhesive material employed for mounting the bag on a support.
A further object is to provide adhering elements applied to bags in such a way that they may be more readily engaged with suitable supports than has heretofore been the case.
Further and more detailed objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out as the description of the invention, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing proceeds.
In that drawing:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a disposable container in accordance with the preferred form of the invention showing the same in folded position.
FIG. 2 shows the same receptacle in open position ready to be applied to the support.
FIG. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective View of the top portion of a bag and the securing tab in accordance with the preferred form of the invention showing the covering element for the adhesive material partially removed.
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the tubular blank from which the receptacle in accordance with the preferred form of the invention is formed.
FIG. 5 is a view similar to FIG. 4 of a tubular blank in accordance with a slightly modified form of the invention.
FIG. 6 is a fragmentary perspective view of the upper portion of the modification of FIG. 5 showing the same ready to be secured to a suitable support, and
FIG. 7 is a fragmentary elevational view showing the securing of a receptacle in accordance with the invention in place on a bed by the pinching of a section of a bedsheet between opposed portions of the adhesive strip carried by the tab.
The receptacle of the invention, generally indicated at 1 in FIG. 1, is a paper bag of the nature of a folding paper tube, having a closed bottom and an open top. It may be folded substantially flat by means of the longitudinal fold lines, 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the principal corners of the bag and by means of the intermediate gusset folds 6 and 7 formed up the sides. These sides are indicated at 8 and 9, while the front is indicated at 10 and the back at 11. The bottom 12 is scaled up in conventional manner, as indicated in FIG. 1, and the folding of the same up against the body of the bag is effected by means of the supplemental gusset folds 13, 14 and 15 of FIG. 2.
Referring now to FIG. 4 which shows a tube blank from which the receptacle of the invention is formed, the important thing to note is that the upper edge 16 of the back 11 has a tab 17 extending upwardly therefrom, such tab being provided with laterally extending wings 18 and 19, which wings, unlike the tab 17, have their bottom edges severed from the top edge 16, as seen by the gaps 20. Provision for forming the blank for such tab and wings for one bag from the next one to it, while making the bags out of paper tubing, is eflected by recessing the bottom 21 on the back 11 with respect to the bottom edges 22 and 23 of the sides 8 and 9. For completing the bag, as seen in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, the wings 18 and 19 are turned downwardly over the outer surface of the back 11 and are glued to the back. This materially strengthens the tab 17 and precludes the likelihood of tearing the tab downwardly or across its base, for the corners 25 where that tearing might commence are reinforced and protected by the doubling over of the material that results from turning down the material of the wings 18 and 19 about the folds 26 and 27, FIG. 3.
As best seen in FIG. 3, a strip 30 of pressure sensitive tape or other comparable material is applied across the tabs 17 and laps over somewhat at 31 and 32 onto the wings 18 and 19. This tape is of the type having adhesive on both opposite faces so that it is self adhered to the tab 17 by merely pressing it thereagainst. The outer face 33 of the strip 30 is covered by the usual protective strip 34 until the time comes to put the receptacle to use. Then the strip 34, which preferably has a small tab-like end 35 extending beyond the end of the pressure sensitive tape, to facilitate the grasping of it, is removed and the receptacle is ready to be mounted where desired by means of the adhesive face 33.
An adhesive strip proportioned with respect to the receptacle as illustrated in the accompanying drawing is all that is needed to hold the receptable in place and enable it to be utilized by the patient while in bed. For best results the tab should be turned down horizontally so. that the adhesive area 33 is pressed onto a horizontal surface, unless, as seen in FIG. 7, it is convenient to pinch the tab 17 along generally its horizontal intermediate line so that the opposed portion 33a and 33b thereof may have a puckered portion. 40. of the bedsheet 41 where it extends down the side of the mattress pinched between them. This pinching action against a section of bedsheet which can be readily effected by engaging the tab between thumb and forefinger serves admirably for holding the receptacle in place and is readily effected by means of a small tab, whereas it would be awkward to attempt it with an adhesive strip extending all the way across the bag.
Though pressure sensitive tape has been referred to as the means for providing the adhesive element of the invention and though that is the presently preferred material due to the manner in which it may be applied to and removed from a surface without leaving any noticeable residue on that surface, the invention of course is not to be considered as being limited thereby. Common adhesive tape as used in adhesive bandaging may also be effectively employed and, where the volume warrants, adhesive material may be applied right to the receptacle stock itself with consequent economy of adhesive material. Thus the provision of a short strip of adhesive material on a tab, instead of an adhesive band extending all the way across the back of the receptacle, introduces various improvements into the art of disposable bag type receptacles.
A slightly modified form of the invention is illustrated in FIGS. and 6. Here the back 43 of the receptacle merely has a rectangular tab 44 extending upwardly from the upper edge 45 thereof without any wings to turn down and secure against the outer face of the back. This enables the tubular blank to be made with merely a rectangular recess 46v formed up into the back 43 from the bottom edge 47 of the back. Some economy of paper material is effected by this, and so long as the paper is strong enough, and the receptacle is not too big, the tab 44 can be employed eifectively for mounting the receptacle without danger of the. tab being torn.
As seen in FIG. 6, the tab 44 is provided substantially throughout the whole of its extent with an adhesive element 48 applied to the back surface thereof. The tab 44 can, of course, be applied to a mounting surface in the same way as the tab 17 and is particularly effective for securing to a section of bedsheet by pinching as illustrated in FIG. 7.
The receptacle of the invention is intended to be wholly disposable so that when filled with used tissue, or other waste, the receptacle, along with its contents, can be disposed of. Also, though the receptacle has been described for use in a sick room or hospital, it is to be understood that the utilization of the receptacle is by no means so limited. It may, for instance, be attached to an office desk, to some suitable part of an automobile, or other vehicle, or wherever else the prospective user is going to remain for a long enough time to make the provision of such receptacle worth while. As to the waste material deposited in the receptacle, it is also to be appreciated that it may be utilized for the reception of any waste which it is capable of holding while supported by means of the adhesive tab.
Though the adhesive tab. as illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 3 is of a somewhat special form, having an extending element 35 on the protective strip 34, that is not essential. In place of it the common skip slip type of adhesive tape can be employed. Such tape has a removable protective strip over the adhesive on one face thereof, which strip is split down either the longitudinal or transverse center line to facilitate removal of it.
From the foregoing, the economies achieved by the invention and the simplification and improvement in use of a disposable receptacle are believed to be clearly apparent. Furthermore, though the invention has been illustrated and described from the standpoint of a preferred and modified embodiment, it is of course to be understood that these are for illustrative and not limiting purposes, and that one skilled in the art might well devise further modifications of the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof as set forth in the following claims.
1. A receptacle for waste and the like formed to be suspended in open position from one of the elongated edges bordering the open mouth thereof, which comprises, a folding paperbag closed at one end and open at the other to provide said open mouth, a tab formed integrally with the wall of the bag and extending from one of the elongated edges of said bag bordering said open mouth, said tab being provided with laterally extending wings, said wings being folded downwardly to overlie the surface of said bag below said elongated edge, said wings being secured to said surface and the face of said tab exposed outwardly with respect to the interior of said bag having an adhesive element with an outwardly exposed adhesive face applied thereto, said adhesive element overlying said tab and portions of said wings folded down over the ends of said tab.
2. A blank for forming a paperbag of the nature of a folding paper tube which comprises, a tube-like element rectangular in cross section formed of paper and having a front portion, a back portion and side portions, said back portion being recessed intermediate the sides thereof from one end thereof and being formed with a projection at the other end thereof complementary to said recess, said recess extending throughout the full width of said back portion and said tab at the opposite end of said back portion extending throughout the full width of the edge of said back portion but having portions adjacent each end thereof severed from the top edge of said back portion so that said tab forms the head of a T.
3. A receptacle for waste and the like formed to be suspended in open position from one of the elongated edges bordering the open mouth thereof, which comprises, a folding paperbag closed at one end and open at the other to provide said open mouth, a tab extending from and being integral with one of the elongated edges of said hag bordering said open mouth, said tab being provided with laterally extending wings, said wings being folded downwardly to overlie the surface of said bag below said elongated edge, said wings being secured to said surface and the face of said tab exposed outwardly with respect to the interior of said bag having an adhesive element with an outwardly exposed adhesive face applied thereto.
4. A receptacle as in claim 3, said wings being secured to the outer surface of the wall of said bag.
5. A receptacle as in claim 1, said adhesive material being pressure sensitive and a strip of protective material secured thereover and having an ear extending beyond said adhesive material for facilitating the removal of said strip.
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