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Publication numberUS3851336 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1974
Filing dateMay 22, 1973
Priority dateMay 26, 1972
Also published asDE2325350A1
Publication numberUS 3851336 A, US 3851336A, US-A-3851336, US3851336 A, US3851336A
InventorsHjerl J
Original AssigneeHjerl J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bib
US 3851336 A
Abstract
This invention provides a bib with a pocket and formed by cutting a neckline in a soft weldable sheet material such as plastic coated paper, the pocket being formed by joining together the two halves of the lower bib edge, characterized in that it is provided with stiffening ribs consisting of plastic tapes welded to the sheet material and extending along the outer bib edges to the centre of the upper edge of the pocket.
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llnite States Patent 1191 Hjerl Dec. 3, 1974 [54] 1311; I 2,884,638 5/1959 Ream 2/49 R 3,299,440 l/l967 Grublc 2/49 R [76] menu) H19", Dyndsager 8 3,4l6,l57 l2/l968 Marder et al. 2/49 R I DK-275O Ballerup, Denmark [22] Filed; M 22, 1973 Primary Examiner-Alfred-R. Guest Attorney, Agent, or FirmLadas, Parry Von Gerh, [21] Appl' 362725 Goldsmith & Deschamps [30] Foreign Application Priority Data ABSTRACT May 26, 1972 Denmark 2630/72 Thi in n i n provide a bib with a pocket and 4 formed by cutting a neckline in a soft weldable sheet [52] US. Cl 2/49 R material h as p i coated p p r. the po k [5 l] lint. Cl A41b 13/10 being formed by joining together the two halves of the [58] Field of Search 2/49 lower bib g r rize n hat i is provided with stiffening ribs consisting of plastic tapes welded [56] References Cited to the sheet material and extending along the outer UNITED STATES PATENTS bib edges to the centre of the upper edge'of the 2,367,383 1 1945 Tiscornia 2/49 R pocket 2,767,403 10/1956 Givens 2/49 R 2 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures BlllB This invention relates to a bib of the type provided with a pocket and formed by cutting a neckline in a soft weldable sheet material such as plastic coated paper and the pocket of which is formed by joining together the two halves of the lower bib edge. It has been found that when using a bib of this type an infant with its impulsive gestures will be apt to tear the bib to pieces because it is preferably made from a relatively thin material to keep the cost so low that it can be discarded after a single use. It has also been found that an infant may easily compress the pocket for instance by leaning against the table, and if the action is sufficiently strong the pocket will not unfold again and thus be partly or totally useless.

It is the object of the present invention to provide a bib in which the above disadvantages have been overcome, by providing the bib with stiffening ribs of plastic tape which are welded to the sheet material and which extend along the outer bib edge to the centre of the upper edge of the pocket.

By providing such stiffening ribs a substantial increase of strength is obtained and the bib will practically never be torn. At the same time the stiffening ribs provide an increased rigidity around the pocket, which will thus be maintained distended and will reopen automatically if temporarily compressed. The use of plastic tape welded to the material causes an entirely insignificant increase of the cost of the bib, and the two aforesaid drawbacks have been overcome in a cheap and simple manner.

To obtain an increased stiffening of the pocket of the bib according to the invention stiffening ribs may be provided also along the neckline, extended beyond the lowermost point thereof and right to the centre of the upper edge of the pocket.

The invention will be described below in greater detail and with reference to the drawing, in which FIG. 1 shows a sheet blank in unfolded state, meant to be formed into a bib according to the invention and;

FIG. 2 is a perspectice view of a bib according to the invention.

FIG. 1 shows a sheet blank 1 having a V-shaped neckline 2, the rest of the blank being rectangular. Narrow plastic tapes 3 are welded on to the blank 1 along the two long sides, and along the V-shaped neckline 2 is likewise welded plastic tapes 4. The tapes 4 are extended right to the corners of the plastic blank 1, where they meet the ends of the plastic tapes 3, and the tapes 3 and 4 also meet at the upper edge, where the narrow ends of the sheet formed by the V-shaped neckline serve to tie the bib around the childs neck.

In FIG. 2 it is illustrated how the lower edge 5 of the blank 1 is folded up and joined together to form the pocket, and it is clearly seen how the plastic tapes 3 and 4 meet in the centre of the upped edge of the pocket.

What I claim is: l. A bib with a pocket comprising a rectangular blank of soft weldable sheet material having a neckline cutout at one end, first reinforcing ribs fixed to and extending along the longitudinal edges of the rectangle and second reinforcing ribs fixed to the blank, extending along the neckline cutout and extending to diagonally opposite corners of the blank, the two halves of the edge opposite the cutout being joined to each other.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2367383 *Jan 30, 1943Jan 16, 1945Tiscornia James ABib
US2767403 *Sep 11, 1953Oct 23, 1956Givens Dee RTie-in-bib
US2884638 *Mar 3, 1958May 5, 1959Ream Fred HBib
US3299440 *Aug 20, 1964Jan 24, 1967Gene T GrableBib
US3416157 *Mar 8, 1966Dec 17, 1968Colgate Palmolive CoDisposable bib
Referenced by
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US3945048 *Mar 25, 1975Mar 23, 1976Janet ShearerDisposable bib and method for making the same
US3994181 *Jul 24, 1975Nov 30, 1976Aspro, IncorporatedNoise-dampened pulley construction
US4233688 *Jan 9, 1979Nov 18, 1980Jonna HjerlBib
US6021521 *Sep 11, 1998Feb 8, 2000Baratta; Anthony V.Bib and highchair tray
US7143448 *Mar 24, 2006Dec 5, 2006Gottehrer Jonathan MBib for catching waste
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/49.3
International ClassificationA41B13/10, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/103
European ClassificationA41B13/10B