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1,935,251 11/1933 Scully United States Patent Virginia D. Mauro 2340 West 11th 81., Brooklyn, N.Y. l 1223 800,624
Feb. 19, 1969 Dec. 21, 1971 Inventor Appl. No. Filed Patented FLEXIBLE ORNAMENT OF THE STICK-0N TYPE 2 Claims, 15 Drawing Figs.
161/12,161/406 lnt.CI. D04d7/10 Field oiSeareh 161/9, 10,
References Cited uuman STATES PATENTS 2,584,254 2/1952 Brodbeck 161/10 2,825,169 3/1958 Ciroli 161/9 FOREIGN PATENTS 944,467 12/ 1963 Great Britain 156/227 Primary Examiner-John T. Goolkasian Assistant Examiner-Henry F. Epstein Attorney-Polachek & Saulsbury II/III 'IIIIIIIIIII.
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SHEET 2 OF 2 INVENTQR. V/m/h/b/ fi. Mauro B w 1 FLEXIBLE ORNAMENT OFTHE STICK-ON TYPE This invention relates to flexible ornaments of the stick-on type and more particularly to a combined heart-shaped plastic-coated cloth tape and fabric bowed ribbon ornament adapted to be removably stuck on a supporting surface by pressure-sensitive adhesive, and to the method of making the same.
Such plastic-coated cloth tape and fabric ornaments are light in weight and when in supported position have no pulling effect so that there is no tendency to weaken upon prolonged standing use. On the contrary, my experience has shown that this is not the case and-that the adhesive relationship between the-pressure-sensitive adhesive andthe plane surface to which the ornament is attached actually becomes stronger.
A principal object of the invention is to provide a flexible ornament of the stick-on type which adheres in a magneticlike manner that is eye catching, pleasant in appearance, simple in construction, and economical to manufacture.
Another object of the invention is to provide an ornament of this kind that can be placed on any planesupporting surface without fear ofdislodgment.
A further object of the invention is to provide an ornament of this kind that can be used over and over again and readily reactivated for further use when necessary.
Yet another object is to provide, an ornament of this kind that can be made in many colors to harmonize with any desired surroundingcolor and'in different sizes.
Various objects, features and advantages of the invention will become apparent-upon reading the following specification together with theaccompanying, drawing. forminga part thereof.
Referring to the drawing:
FIG. 1 is atop plan-viewof a heart-shaped plastic coated cloth tape and bow-ribbon ornament embodying. the invention.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the heart-shaped plastic coated cloth tape showinga step inthe manufacture of the ornament.
FIG. 3 is a top plan viewshowing another step inthe manufacture of the ornament.
FIG. 4 is a partperspective and'part sectional view showing;
another step in the manufacture of the ornament onan enlarged scale.
FIG. 5 is a rear view of the parts of FIG. 4..
FIG. 6 is a viewsimilarto FIG. 1 ofa first modification of the ornament.
FIG. 7 is a top-plan viewofa second modified form of omament.
FIG. 8 is atop plan viewofthe pattern'from which the body of the ornament of FIG. 7 wasmade.
FIG. 9 is a side elevational view of the head of adog with the ornament applied tothe hair on the head.
FIG. 10 is a perspective viewl'of the upper portion of a girl with the ornament appliedto the hair on the head and applied to the dress.
FIG. 11 is a front view of thei'upper portion of a girl with the ornament applied to the hair on the head atboth sides thereof.
FIG 12 is atop perspective view of the head of a girl with a pair of ornaments similar to the ornament of FIG. 13 applied to the hair on one side. of the head.
FIG. 13 is a front viewof the. head of a dog with ornament similar to the ornament on the hair on both sides thereof.
FIG. 14 is a top perspective view of the head of a cat with an ornament similar to the ornament on the hair of the head between the ears.
Referring. now in-detail to the various views of the drawing, in FIG. I anomamentembodyingone fonn of my inventionis shown and designated generally'at 10. The ornament 10 comprises a heart-shaped body 12 formed of sheet material of suitable strength and a how 14 mounted on the body. The mounting of the bowincludes-aloop l6forrned in the center of the body. The bowcomprises anelongatedribbon folded and knotted.
In accordance with the invention, the back of the plasticcoated cloth tape 12 is provided with a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating I8 as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 and which has a magnetic like pull in being attached to cloth or hair. Prior to use, a conventional type of protective cover material 20, for example, Holland Cloth is also provided in order to cover the pressure-sensitive adhesive coating 18. The Holland cloth or other protective material may, if desired, be provided with any conventional or suitable means to facilitate the stripping thereof from the pressure-sensitive coating 18. This may be accomplished, for example, by means of a cut through the Holland cloth, either along a straight or wavy line so that by bending the plastic-coated cloth tape unit as a whole along the line of cut, the edges of the Holland cloth may be more easily grasped and removed. The pressure-sensitive adhesive used to make the adhesive backing 18 may be made from rubber or latex compound with other ingredients such as resins. in general, I prefer to employ nonresinous types of pressure-sensitive adhesive as it leaves no marking or deposits on surfaces to which the adhesively coated ornament is attached.
In k making the ornament, a substantially heart-shaped plastic-coated cloth tape pattern 22, as shown in FIG. 2, is cut from the tape. The pattern is formed with opposed cutaway portions 24, 24' midway its ends leaving spaces between the curved end of the pattern and the apical end 28 thereof. The inner edge 30 of the apical end 28 is longer than the inner edge 32 of the curved end 26 leaving a bridge 34 between the ends of the pattern. The opposed inner edges of the ends are slitted at the juncture thereof with the bridge 34 as indicated at 36 thereby forming a continuation of the side edges of the bridgeas shown in FIG. 2. The bottom surface of the pattern as viewed in FIG. 2 is then coated with the pressure-sensitive adhesive 18 and the upper surface is preferably painted a dark color contrastingto the color the bottom surface. The pattern is next folded' carrying the inner edge 30 of the apical end 28 up and in overlapping relation to the inner edge 32 of the curved end 26 FIG. 5, the overlapping inner edges then being manually pressed together as shown in FIG. 1, thereby simultaneously folding the bridge 34 and forming the loop 16 thereat, the slits 36 permitting this operation. The folded bow is then inserted through loop 16 to the position shown in FIG. I. The protective cover 20 is then pressed over the adhesive surface I8.
In use, the protective cover 20 is manually stripped from the adhesive surface and the exposed adhesive surface is then placed over or in juxtaposition to a supporting surface.
In FIG. 6, the first modified form of ornament 10' is illustrated. This ornament 10 differs from the ornament 10 in that a jewel 40 is suitably mounted on the knob of the how 14' to add to the attractiveness of the ornament.
Another modified form of ornament 10'' is shown in FIGs. 7 and 8. Ornament l0" differs from ornament 10' in that the body portion 12" of the ornament is circular instead of being heart shaped. The circular body portion 12" was formed from the pattern 22" shown in FIG. 8.
Various applications of the invention are illustrated in FIGS. 9 to I4, inclusive. In FIG. 9, the ornament l0aa is shown applied to the hair on the side of the head of a dog.
In FIG. 10, the ornament l0aa is shown applied to the hair on the side of the head of a girl.
In FIG. 1], the ornament a is shown applied to the hair on the head of a girl on both sides thereof.
In FIG. 12, a pair of ornaments I0aa is shown applied to the hair on the head of a girl at one side thereof. A similar pair (not shown) is applied to the'other side of the had.
FIG. I3 illustrates the ornament I0aa applied to the hair on the head of a dog on both sides thereof.
In FIG. 14, the ornament Matt is shown applied to the hair onthe head of a cat between the cars.
It is to be understood that this ornament so made of plasticcoated cloth tape, when the adhesive is brought adjacent to fibers of cloth or hair, the ornament will adhere thereto with a magneticlike pull and is not easily separated from the cloth or hair When the ornament has been removed from the cloth or hair and is deplete of adhesive a double-sided adhesive refill can be attached to the depleted surface of the ornament and thereby rendering the ornament adaptable for further use in a magneticlike or stick-on manner. It should be understood that this plastic-coated cloth tape comes in many colors and can have different colored bands of ribbons used therewith.
What is claimed is:
1. An ornament of the stick-on type comprising an ornamental-shaped flat sheet being cut away at opposite sides leaving spaces and a bridge portion between the ends of the flat sheet, the opposed inner edges of the ends being slitted at the juncture with the bridge portion and forming a continuation of the side edges of the bridge, the bottom surface of the flat sheet being provided with adhesive, said bridge portion being folded into a loop extending forwardly from the top surface of the sheet and the opposed inner edges of the ends of the sheet being overlapped and adhered with one another and an ornamental element extended through the loop and supported therefrom.
2. A flexible ornament of the stick-on type comprising a heart-shaped flat sheet of flexible material, said heart-shaped sheet being cut away at opposite sides leaving spaces and a bridge portion between the top curved and apical ends of the heart-shaped sheet, the opposed inner edges of these ends of the sheets being slitted at the juncture with the bridge portion and form a continuation of the side edges of the bridge, the bottom surface of the opposite ends of the sheet being provided with pressure-sensitive adhesive, said bridge portion being folded into a loop extending forwardly from the top surfaces of the sheet ends and the opposed inner edges of the top curved and apical ends of the sheet being overlapped and adhered with one another, a ribbonlike bow extending transversely through the loop and supported therefrom, and a protective removable cover sheet extended over the adhesive.