US 3231898 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 1, 1966 M. YABLON 3,231,898
APRON Filed Feb. 5,. 1965 I 'I'Hm.
INVENTOR. 20a 5 l2 MELVIN YABLON United States Patent APRON p p Melvin Yablon, Bayside', N.Y., assignorto Award Packaging Corporation, Garden City, N.Y. Filed Feb. 5, 1963-, Set. No. 256,420 4 Claims. (Cl; 2-48) This invention pertains, in general, to aprons; and, in particular, to a p-reassermbled sheetdike article, and the formation thereof, which adaptable for being converted into an apron with minimum eflF-ort.
One object of the present invention isto provide a new and improved apron.
Another object oft'he present invention is to provide a preassemb-led sheet-like article which is easily adaptable for being. converted into an apron.
Still another object of the present invention is to provide a preassembled sheet-likewarticle capable of being used as a package for merchantable items such as soft goods, food, etc. and, liaving fol'filledthe purpose therof, being adapted for easy conversion by the purchaser into an apron.
In accordance with one illustrative embodiment of the present invention, there" is provided an apron which is achievable by: making a fold in a sheet. of polyethylene or like material; heat-sealing the edges'of the folded sheet thereby forming pockets in said folded sheet; applying in overlapping relationship two strap-like members of polyethylene or like material toan upper edge surface of said sheet; beat-sealing the corresponding extremities of both strapalike membersto'oppo-site edges of said sheet; and, cutting said strap-like members, the cut in each said strap-like member-being one cut at opposite ends thereof whereby said straps may be used as apron straps.
One feature of the present invention is the provision of a preassembled sheet-like article of heat-scalable plas tic or plastic-like material which may be converted easily lnto an apron.
The various features of novelty which characterize the invention are pointed out with particularity in the claims annexed to and forming a part of this specification. For a better understanding of the invention, its operating advantages and specific objects attained by its use, reference should be had to the accompanying drawings and descriptive matter in which there is illrusrtrated and described a preferred embodiment of the invention.
In the drawings:
FIG. 1 is a disassembled view, in perspective, of the elements of the apron according to the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a perspective View showing the elements of FIG. 1, as assembled;
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view of the assembly of FIG. 2 as viewed from the vantage line 33 shown in FIG. 2;
FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the fragmentary view of FIG. 3, as viewed along the section lines 4'4 shown in FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the finished apron according to the present invention; and
FIG. 6 is a. fragmentary view of the strap like members employed in the present invention showing an alternative embodiment thereof.
As is shown in FIG. 1, a pliable sheet, designated generally by the reference numeral 10, is folded along the fold line 11. Shown disassembled from the folded sheet 10 are the two straps 12 and 13 which are advantageously of the same material as the sheet 10. Suitable. materials for the sheet 10 and the strap members 12 and 13 are film polyethylene, film polypropylene, film polyvinyl chloride, film nylon, wowen nylon or woven fiber glass. Ac-
, cording to the preferred embodiment of the present inas illustrated at FIG. 6, the strap member 12 may have a line of perforations 19a and the strap member 13 may have a line of perforations 20a. The purpose of the -line-marked indicia 19 and 20 (FIG. 1) or the line of perforations 19a and 20a (FIG. 6) is explained in more detail hereinafter.
FIG. 2' illustrates the assembly of the folded sheet 10 and the strap members 12 and 13 of FIG. 1.
As illustrated at FIG. 2', opposing side edges 14 and 15 of the folded sheet 10 (the sheet 10 being folded along the fold line 11, as hereinbefore described and illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2) are heat-sealed. In addition, for the purpose of forming two pockets in the front of the apron a wide heatseal line 16' is provided. It is to be understood that according to the present invention,
more than or less than two pockets may be provided in the preassembled apron article. As illustrated at FIG. 2 for purposes of orientation, the bottom edge of the apron is defined by the fold line 11 and the top portion of the apron is defined by the edge 21. As assembled, according to FIG. 2, one strap-like member 12 has its opposite extremities heat-sealedat 17 and 18, respectively, across and also heat sealed at 17 and 18 the other strap member 13.
As illustrated at FIGS. 2, 3 and 4, the strap member 12 is sealed at its extremities across the top edge portion 2 1 on the back surface of the sheet 10. Directly thereover there is placed the strap member 13 which is similarly sealed at its extreme portions.
As is illustrated at FIG. 5, the preassembled sheetdike article with straps is easily converted to the apron shown. Very simply, the purchaser may sever the strap 13 along the line 20. In the event that the strap 13 has a perforated line 20a (FIG. 6) a simple manual tearing motion will suffice to sever strap 13. Similarly, the innermost strap (i.e., the strap 12 which is directly in abutment with the surface area of the sheet 10) may be severed along the line 19 (FIG. 1) or, in the alternative, as shown at FIG. 6, may be manually torn along the line of perforations 19a. Thus, there is achieved the finished apron as shown at FIG. 5.
As may be appreciated by reference to FIGS. 1, 2 and 5, there may advantageously be printed upon the front surface of the apron advertising copy or other useful information bean'ng symbols.
It is contemplated that one highly advantageous use of the preassembled sheet-like article shown at FIG. 2 would be a package for articles. of merchandise. The top edge 21 of the sheet 10 may, advantageously, be fastened over pocket portions of the sheet-like article. After the merchandsible articles have been used by the purchaser, the assembly shown at FIG. 2 may be easily converted, in the manner heretofore described, into the apron shown at FIG. 5.
- While a specific embodiment of the invention has been shown and described in detail to illustrate the application of the principles of the invention, it will be understood that the invention may be embodied otherwise without departing from.- such principles.
What is claimed is:
1. A preassembled sheet-like article adaptable for being converted into an apron, comprising: a sheet-like article defined by an upper edge opposite a lower edge and two opposing side edges; a first strap-like member connected at its extremitiw across said upper edge portion; a' second strap-like memberconnected at its extremities across said upper edge portion overlapping said first strap-like member, said first strap-like member having indicia near one extremity thereof and said second straplike member having indicia near an extremity thereof which is opposite said one extremity of said first stralplike member, both said indicia indicating the location at which said strap-like members are to be severed so that said severed strap like members may be extended from the opposing side edges, to which they are connected, of said sheet-like article to form with said article an apron.
2. A sheet-like article adapted for conversion into an apron comprising: a sheet like article defined by an upper edge opposite a lower edge and two opposing side edges; a first strap-like member connected at its extremities and extending across said upper edge; a second strap-like member connected at its extremities and extending across said upper edge overlapping said first strap-like member, said first strap-like member having a line of perforations near one extremity thereof and said second strap-like member having a line of perforations near an extremity thereof which is opposite said one extremity of said first straplike member, both said lines of perforations indicating the locations at which said strap-like members may be severed so that said severed strap-like members may be extended from the opposing side edges, to which said strap-like members are connected, of said sheet-iike article to form with said article an apron.
3. An article of manufacture adapted for conversion to an apron comprising: a flexible sheet of heat-sealable material defined by an upper edge opposite a lower edge and two opposing side edges; two superimposed straps of heat-scalable material, said straps being substantially as long as saidu'pper edge and extending across said sheet near said upper edge along the direction of said upper edge, the opposite ends of one of said straps being heat sealed to said sheet near its opposing side edges, respectively, the opposite ends of the other of said straps being heat sealed to the respective opposing ends of said one strap, said one strap being adapted to be severed near one of its ends and said other strap being adapted to be severed near an end opposite the severed end of said one strap whereby said straps when severed form with said sheet an apron.
4. An article of manufacture adapted for conversion to an apron comprising: a flexible sheet defined by an upper edge opposite a lower edge and two opposing side edges; two superimposed straps, said straps being substantially as iong as said upper edge and extending across said upper edge, the opposite ends of one of said straps being connected to said sheet near its opposing side edges, respectively, the opposite ends of the other of said straps being connected to the respective opposing ends of said one strap, said one strap being adapted to be severed near one of its ends and said other strap being adapted to be severed near an end opposite the severed end of said one strap whereby said straps when severed form with said sheet an apron.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,660,219 11/1953 Haas 156-203 2,749,966 6/1956 Roetger 156--201 2,949,611 8/1960 Wilk-aitis 249 3,032,773 5/1962 Piazze 249 3,065,121 11/1962 Andrews 156201 FOREIGN PATENTS 1,284,755 1/1962 France.
JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.
DAVID J. WILLIAMOWSKY, Examiner.