Title:
Spiral confection cone
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A paper or paper and foil laminated cone shaped container/package for ice cream, frozen confection, soft chilled confection with spiral fold Down perforation to create a continuous tear-down facility of the side wall. The cone blanks may have a self-adhesive strip along a straight edge to facilitate the making up of the cone shape and a closure flap attached to the blank.



Inventors:
Choat, Alex (Quensland, AU)
Application Number:
10/495090
Publication Date:
07/21/2005
Filing Date:
02/17/2003
Assignee:
CHOAT ALEX
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
229/932
International Classes:
B65D3/06; B65D3/26; B65D17/28; B65D17/34; B65D17/353; B65D17/40; B65D85/60; (IPC1-7): B65D65/26
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Primary Examiner:
MORGAN JR, JACK HOSMER
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
A T C Choat (Comberton House Comberton Orleton, Ludlon, ENG, SY8 4HE, GB)
Claims:
1. The Invention comprises pre-out laminated paper and foil or other treated material which is moisture resistant, which must be of a gauge thin enough to be torn along the perforated lines by a child but robust enough to contain and protect the contents, The thickness of the material will be varied depending on the contents. Thus a lighter gauge of material will be required for a solid or hard frozen confection and a heavier gauge for softer contents.

2. The size of the cones will vary though the proportions will remain constants For example a small cone would be appropriate to a frozen Ice cream but a much larger cone size would be necessary to contain Pop Corn or Doughnut pieces.

3. The Cones are supplied flat and ready cut out for making up by hand or by machine and may have an self-adhesive strip along the straight edge of the Cone (marked A) to facilitate making up into shape. In a mechanical, mass production process, this adhesive may be applied by the machine. The flat cones will be pre-printed in sheet form on the outer surface with product description, the brand and product name, Ingredients, content weight and other statutory requirements. The perforations and crimping of the attached top (Version 2 only, see FIG. 2) will also be carried out at this stage before the cones are spiral form cut from the sheet.

4. The flat Cone is exactly similar in versions 1 and 2 (FIGS. 1 and 2) and will be perforated along the lines shown in the drawing so that when the cone is constructed and glued in shape, the perforations are continuous and tear down in a spiral motion from the top. In version 2 (FIG. 2), the consumer can use the top when opened, to commence the tearing down of the spiral perforations or can tear this off and discard it:

5. In version 1 (FIG. 1), the lid is a separate circular top to fit Into the made up cone (see FIG. 3), when it is pushed into the top aperture after filling and the crimped edges are bent Inwards and upwards thus protecting and containing the contents, This top would be supplied In flat sheet form, crimped around the circumference and form cut around the outer shape to push out of the sheet, pre-printed with the product name and logo. The will be inserted into the top of the cone by hand or mechanically after filling, The top in version 2 (FIG. 2) of the Cone is already attached to the flat cone shape and would be printed in the flat on the sheet at the same time as the Cone. The crimped edge would be applied simultaneously with the perforation lines of the cone, Version 2 (FIG. 2) would be supplied flat, cut out to the final shape ready for construction by hand or mechanically. However the attached, crimped top would be pushed down by hand or mechanically after the constructed cone has been filled. The cones will be filled with content either by hand or by a machine adapted to the size and shape of the spirally perforated cone.

Description:

This perforated cone is Ideally suited to both mass manufacture and product filling operations and to Individually hand filled products such as Ice Cream, solid ice and frozen confections, soft ice and chilled confections, ambient confections where the product is solid, in pieces or thick in consistency and not in liquid form. The facility of peeling back the container (in a spiral motion), allows the consumer to eat the confection more easily.

The spiral perforations in the Cone will be small and Insignificant to the eye so that they do not distort or spoil the printing of brand and product information on the exterior face of the cone which can be brightly coloured for mass marketing or branded with individual producer-logos for smaller operations.