US 3793644 A
A disposable apron of non-woven textile, plastic, or paper material, which is formed in continuous lengths of sheeting and with the individual apron separated along perforated or other tear-off lines to form the individual aprons of the desired length.
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
[451 Feb. 26, 1974 Kellner I DISPOSABLE APRON  Inventor: Irving Kellner, New York, NY.
 Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization,
Inc., New York, NY.
 Filed: Aug. 18, 1972 ] Appl. No.: 281,745
 US. Cl 2/49 R  Int. Cl A4lb 13/10  Field of Search 2/52, 48, 49, 88, DIG. 7
[5 6] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,569,960 I/1926 Geisler 2/88 1,497,685 6/1924 Hoyme 2/48 UX 2,282,547 5/1942 Spanel 2/48 3,146,464 9/1964 Burnett 2/49 R FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1,262,200 4/1961 France 2/48 1,030,374 5/1966 Great Britain 2/48 Primary ExaminerAlfred R. Guest Attorney, Agent, or FirmI-1oward I. Podell [5 7] ABSTRACT A disposable apron of non-woven textile, plastic, or paper material, which is formed in continuous lengths of sheeting and with the individual apron separated along perforated or other tear-off lines to form the individual aprons of the desired length.
The neck strap and tie straps of the apron are formed of the integral material of the apron body, by means of appropriate tear lines or cuts in the sheeting.
5 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures DISPOSABLE APRON SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:
This invention relates to a disposable apron which may be inexpensively fabricated from sheets of nonwoven material in continuous lengths.
An advantage of this invention is that the subject aprons are less costly than conventional fabricated and rented aprons.
A further advantage of this invention is that the disposable aprons could be printed with advertising or other messages as a means of defraying the apron costs.
It is an object of this invention to fabricate such disposable aprons from sheeting of materials such as nonwoven plastics, textiles, or paper, with the finished apron formed to the desired finished length by the user tearing off any excess length along one of several perforated tear lines marked on the apron.
It is further object of this invention to form the neck straps and tie straps of the apron from the continuous sheet of material of which the apron body has been formed, by the cutting adjacent to the apron body of essentially parallel lines in the continuous sheet to permit the unfolding of the straps from the sheet, while retaining the continuity of each such strap to the apron body.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING:
The objects and features of the invention may be understood with reference to the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment of the invention, taken together with the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG. I is an elevation view of a disposable apron;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a disposable apron;
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the tear line of the disposable apron;
FIG. 4 is a fragmentary elevation view of the neck strap of the disposable apron;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a carton several such disposable aprons; and
FIG. 6 is a cross-section of an alternate form of the apron material.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT:
Turning now descriptively to the drawing, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIG. 14 illustrate the disposable apron 10 which is formed in continuous sheets of non-woven paper, cloth or plastic sheet material. The neck strap 11 is formed of the sheet material by a C-shaped cut 22 in the material from which the neck strap 11 may be unfolded as shown in FIG. 1-2, or a series of parallel cuts 23, which are joined by additional cuts 24 perpendicular to the parallel cuts 23 so as to form a continous strap 1] that is contiguous with the body of the apron 10. The tie straps 12 of each side may be formed by a cut line along each side of the apron body which leaves each tie strap 12 connected to either the bottom portion of the apron body, as shown in FIG. 2 or to the upper portion of the apron body as shown in FIG. 1.
Pockets 13 may be added to the front of the apron body 10, and the lower border of the apron body may be marked with a series of a perforated lines 14a, 14b,
Me which are parallel to the bottom border 16 of the basic apron body, permitting the apron to be shortened as desired by tearing along one of the perforated lines, 14a, 1412 or 140.
The disposable aprons 10 may be furnished in cartons 20 containing folded aprons 10a, 10b, 10c as shown in FIG. 5.
While the preferred embodiment of the invention forms the apron 10 from homogenous non-woven material, aprons of insulated material 30 may be formed with material 30 consisting of a relatively thick inner section 33 of insulating material, with thin surface of sheeting layers 31 enclosing the more frangible midsection of insulating material 33, as shown in FIG. 6.
Since obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as illustrative and not as limiting in scope.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. A disposable apron fabricated of a sheet of continuous material which is formed with several tear lines formed in each apron sheet section, to aid in manually tearing an individual apron sheet from the continuous sheet, forming the apron sheet to a desired length, tearing a strap from each side of the apron sheet to form two attached tie straps, and forming an attached neck strap from the top middle sections of the apron sheet,
with several parallel tear lines, located parallel to and adjacent to the bottom edge of the apron sheet, to permit the ready shortening of an apron sheet to one of several lengths, with one tear line located parallel to and adjacent each side of the apron sheet so that cutting of said tear line forms an attached side strap that may be employed for the purpose of tying the apron sheet about the person of a wearer, together with several additional tear lines located in the top middle section of the apron sheet that, when cut, serve to form a continuous neck strap attached at each end to the apron sheet, and which encloses a cut-out section which may fit about a wearers neck.
2. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which a tear line that is formed in the continuous sheet consists of a series of perforations spaced apart from each other.
3. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which a tear line that is formed in the continuous sheet consists of a weakened section of material lying along a continuous line.
4. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which the tear lines that form the neck strap, when cut, consist of a first U-shaped tear line that extends to a distance from the top edge of the apron sheet, together with a second U-shaped tear line that lies within the section of material bounded by the first said U-shaped tear line,'
with relatively uniform spacing of material between said first and second U-shaped tear lines, with said second U-shaped tear line extending to the top edges of the apron sheet, together with additional tear lines defining the shape of material which may be removed on each external side of the neck strap formed by cutting the two sets of U-shaped tear lines.
5. The combination as recited in claim 1 in which the tear lines that form the neck strap, when cut, consist of a U-shaped tear line, with each of the generally parallel two additional tear lines each extending from the top legs of the U-shaped tear line extending to a distance edge of the apron sheet and each located between from the top edge of the sheet, together with tear line the generally parallel legs of the U-shaped tear line in the general form of a closed quadrilateral, lying inand one side of the closed quadrilateral tear line, side the material bounded by the U-shaped tear line, 5 each of said additional tear lines terminating at a with one side of the closed quadrilaterial tear line lying distance from the bottom common leg of the U generally parallel to and adjacent to the top edge of the shaped tear line.
apron sheet, together with