Title:
Cookie packing container
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A cookie packing container having a structure of taking cookies out simply is provided. The cookie packing container includes a packing sheet body both inner angles of one end of which are perpendicular to each other and on the other end of which is formed a peak portion, when the cookie packing container is folded, a longitudinal seaming portion formed by seaming both ends of the packing sheet body along the lengthy direction of the packing sheet body, a first seaming portion formed by seaming one end of the packing sheet body and a second seaming portion formed by seaming the other end of the packing sheet body.



Inventors:
Yoon, Young Dal (Seoul, KR)
Application Number:
09/876924
Publication Date:
08/01/2002
Filing Date:
06/11/2001
Assignee:
YOON YOUNG DAL
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
383/104
International Classes:
B65D33/00; B65D75/52; B65D75/58; B65D75/62; B65D77/30; B65D85/36; (IPC1-7): B65D5/52; B65D30/16
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Primary Examiner:
FOSTER, JIMMY G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENBERG, KLEIN & LEE (ELLICOTT CITY, MD, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A cookie packing container comprising: a planar packing sheet; a longitudinal seaming portion formed by seaming one side of the planar packing sheet along the lengthy direction of the packing sheet; a lower-end seaming portion formed by seaming the lower end of the packing sheet; and an upper-end seaming portion formed by seaming the upper end of the packing sheet with a peak portion formed on the upper end of the packing sheet, to thereby contain cookies therein.

2. The cookie packing container of claim 1, further comprising a cut-off portion formed adjacent the peak portion formed on the upper-end seaming portion, in order to allow a user to cut off the packing sheet simply.

3. The cookie packing container of claim 1, wherein said peak portion is formed on one side of the upper-end seaming portion.

4. The cookie packing container of claim 1, wherein said peak portion is formed on the central portion of the upper-end seaming portion.

5. The cookie packing container of claim 1, further comprising a support attached to one side of the packing container, for erecting the packing container.

6. The cookie packing container of claim 5, wherein said support is in the form of a support plate whose upper end is attached to the upper portion of the packing container.

7. The cookie packing container of claim 5, wherein said support comprises a first portion which is attached to the upper portion of the packing container, a second portion formed extensively from the first portion, for erecting the packing container, a third portion formed extensively from the second portion, which is bent inwards and whose middle portion is bent upwards, and a fourth portion formed extensively from the third portion, which is attached to the lower portion of the packing container.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1 Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a cookie packing container, and more particularly, to a cookie packing container having a structure of allowing users to take cookies out and to eat the taken cookies in a simple and easy way.

[0003] 2 Description of the Related Art

[0004] In general, a packing sheet for packing fried cookies is made of a polyethylene film, and a packing sheet shape and a packing method are determined considering the capacity and shape of the cookies contained.

[0005] In particular, fried cookies are made by frying starch as a main ingredient mixed with an addictive as a subordinate ingredient, in edible oil. Accordingly, the intensity of the fried cookies is very weak. Thus, the fried cookies are contained in a packing container and then the packing container is sealed with nitrogen gas and so on, in order to prevent the cookies from being damaged due to external impact thereon during transportation and distribution in the market.

[0006] Meanwhile, most cookies react upon oxygen in the air once a packing container containing the cookies is opened, and absorb moisture in the air to change in quality.

[0007] Therefore, a cookie packing container should be designed to pack an amount of cookies which can be eaten all at a time when it is opened.

[0008] An existing cookie packing container for satisfying the above conditions is formed by sealing the lower end of a rectangular double film and containing cookies therein to then seal the upper end thereof. Before sealing the upper end of the double film, nitrogen gas is filled therein as in the above-described example.

[0009] Also, since a durable material is used such as polyethylene resin and a sealing at the lower and upper ends of the double film is processed using a high frequency melting method, in order to prevent the nitrogen gas sealed packing sheet from being torn due to an external impact, the durable material would not be torn when it is opened. As a result, the polyethylene durable material should be cut using a tool such as a pair of scissors to open it well, which causes a problem that the cutting tool should be used.

[0010] Also, as shown in FIG. 6, an existing cookie packing container 5 has a rectangular structure in which the width is relatively shorter than the length. Accordingly, if the upper end is cut and opened to allow users to eat cookies and then the cookie packing container is inclined by mistake, the contents are apt to be poured out all at a time.

[0011] In particular, cookies each having a particle of 5 mm or so in diameter, should be picked up and eaten with the hand or a separate spoon. In the case that cookies are picked up and eaten with a spoon, the spoon should be prepared. In the case that cookies are picked up with the hand, the hand is stained with oil or crumbs which are soaked out from the cookies. In the case that the hand is dirty, the hand should be washed out or the hand cannot be used.

[0012] Also, since an existing cookie packing container is fabricated in the form of an envelop made of polyethylene resin, a shape-upkeep force, that is, a mechanical strength is weak. Thus, such an envelop-shape cookie packing container is laid down on a table or floor, which causes a problem that the contents in the packing container is poured out.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0013] To solve the above problems, it is an object of the present invention to provide a cookie packing container having a peak portion formed on the upper end of the cookie packing container in which the peak portion is simply cut off, cookies can be picked up and eaten without using a separate tool or hand, and the cookie packing container is kept in custody at a state it stands, to thereby prevent the contents from pouring out.

[0014] To accomplish the above object of the present invention, there is provided a cookie packing container comprising: a planar packing sheet; a longitudinal seaming portion formed by seaming one side of the planar packing sheet along the lengthy direction of the packing sheet; a lower-end seaming portion formed by seaming the lower end of the packing sheet; and an upper-end seaming portion formed by seaming the upper end of the packing sheet with a peak portion formed on the upper end of the packing sheet, to thereby contain cookies therein.

[0015] A cut-off portion is formed adjacent the peak portion formed on the upper-end seaming portion, in order to allow a user to cut off the packing sheet simply. The peak portion is formed on any one side or the central portion of the packing container.

[0016] The cookie packing container further comprises a support attached to one side of the packing container, for erecting the packing container. The support is in the form of a plate whose upper end is attached to the upper portion of the packing container.

[0017] The support comprises a first portion which is attached to the upper portion of the packing container, a second portion formed extensively from the first portion, for erecting the packing container, a third portion formed extensively from the second portion, which is bent inwards and whose middle portion is bent upwards, and a fourth portion formed extensively from the third portion, which is attached to the lower portion of the packing container.

[0018] As described above, since the peak portion is formed on the upper end of the packing container, part of the peak portion is cut off when the contents are picked up and eaten, to thereby allow users to pick up and eat the contents simply without using a separate tool or hand.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0019] The above object and other advantages of the present invention will become more apparent by describing the preferred embodiments thereof in more detail with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

[0020] FIG. 1 is a perspective view for explaining a cookie packing container according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

[0021] FIG. 2 is a perspective view for explaining a cookie packing container according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

[0022] FIG. 3 is a perspective view for explaining a cookie packing container according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

[0023] FIG. 4 is a front view of FIG. 3;

[0024] FIG. 5 is a front view for explaining a cookie packing container according to a fifth embodiment of the present invention; and

[0025] FIG. 6 is a front view for explaining a conventional cookie packing container.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

[0026] Preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0027] As shown in FIG. 1, a packing container 10 according to a first embodiment of the present invention includes a longitudinal seaming portion 16 formed by seaming one side of a planar packing sheet along the lengthy direction of the packing sheet, a lower-end seaming portion 17 formed by seaming the lower end of the packing sheet and an upper-end seaming portion 15 formed by seaming the upper end of the packing sheet with a peak portion 18 or 18a formed on the upper end of the packing sheet.

[0028] The packing container 10 is fabricated using a polymer synthetic resin such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and poly-vinyl. The longitudinal seaming portion 16, the lower-end seaming portion 17 and the upper-end seaming portion 15 are seamed in a method such as a high-frequency heating method.

[0029] When the cookie packing container of the present invention is compared with the existing packing container 5 as shown in FIG. 6, the length of the packing container 10 is relatively longer than the width thereof. A peak portion 18 or 18a is formed on the upper-end seaming portion 15.

[0030] The peak portion 18 is formed respectively in the first through third embodiments of the present invention as shown in FIGS. 1 through 3. Here, the peak portion 18 is formed to have a slope of a predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal direction of the lower-end seaming portion 17, so that the peak portion 18 is formed on one end of the packing portion at a position facing the lower-end seaming portion 17.

[0031] In the fourth embodiment of the present invention as shown in FIG. 5, a peak portion 18a is formed on the central portion in one side of the packing container, in which slopes are formed upward and toward the central portion from both sides of the upper-end of the packing container.

[0032] A cut-off portion 12 is formed in the peak portion 18 or 18a, in order to allow a user to cut off the packing container easily. A cut-off guiding line 14 for guiding a user to cutoff the packing container is printed in the cut-off portion 12.

[0033] Meanwhile, the reason why the peak portion 18 or 18a is formed on the upper-end of the packing container 10 and the cut-off portion 12 is formed in the peak portion 18 or 18a is as follows.

[0034] An actual size of a cookie packing container according to the present invention has the width of 10-11 cm and the length of 20-30 cm. A slope angle in the upper end thereof is about 30° with respect to the horizontal line of the lower end thereof.

[0035] Thus, the peak portion 18 formed on the upper end forms an angle of about 60° with respect to the vertical line of the lower end thereof. Thus, when a user cuts off the packing container using the cut-off portion 12 formed on the peak portion 18, he or she can eat the contents in the packing container 10 through the mouth contacting the cut-off portion easily.

[0036] As shown in FIG. 2, a cookie packing container according to a second embodiment of the present invention further includes a first support 20 which is attached to one side of the packing container 10 configured in the first embodiment to allow the packing container 10 to be erected up.

[0037] The first support 20 is attached to one side of the packing container 10 with an upper-end combiner 20a formed on the upper end thereof. The packing container 10 containing cookies therein can stand up using the first support 20.

[0038] By doing so, the packing container 10 is not laid down during eating cookies after cutting off the cut-off portion 12 in the packing container 10, but is erected up by separating the lower end of the first support 20 from the packing container 10, to thereby prevent the contents from being poured out.

[0039] As shown in FIGS. 3 and 4, a cookie packing container according to a third embodiment of the present invention further includes a second support 25 which is attached to one side of the packing container 10 configured in the first embodiment to allow the packing container 10 not to be laid down on the floor but to be erected up, as in the second embodiment.

[0040] For this purpose, the second support 25 is attached to the packing container 10, in which an upper-end combiner 25a formed on the upper end thereof is attached on the upper end of the packing container 10, the lower end thereof is bent inwards to form a connection portion 25c, and a lower-end combiner 25b formed on one end of the bent portion, that is, one end of the connection portion 25b, is attached on the lower end of the packing container 10.

[0041] The middle portion of the connection portion 25c is bent upwards, to thereby allow a user to the connection portion 25c to contact one side of the packing container 10 when it is not used.

[0042] In the third embodiment, the packing container 10 is transported and distributed with the second support 25 closely contacting one side of the packing container 10, but the packing container 10 is erected up by separating the lower end portion of the second support 25 from one side of the packing container 10, in order to erect the packing container 10, to thereby prevent the contents from being poured out during eating.

[0043] In this case, the middle portion folded in the connection portion 25c connecting the lower end of the second support 25 and the packing container 10 is unfolded. The packing container 10 is changed into a structure which can be erected using the second support 25.

[0044] Here, since the first support 20 in the second embodiment is made of paper or synthetic resin of a thick sheet, if the lower end portion of the first support 20 is separated too far from the packing container 10 due to carelessness of use, the second support 20 may not play a role of a supporter. However, since the second support 25 in the third embodiment of the present invention limits a separation distance between the packing container 10 and the lower end portion of the second support 25 within the length of the connection portion 25c, the packing container can be used more stably.

[0045] In the fourth embodiment of the present invention as shown in FIG. 5, a peak portion 18a is formed on the central portion in one side of the packing container 10, in which slopes are formed upward and toward the central portion from both sides of the upper-end of the packing container 10. Here, a cut-off portion 12 is formed on the peak portion 18a, and a cut-off guiding line 14 is printed in the cut-off portion 12.

[0046] As described above, since the peak portion is formed on the upper end of the packing container, part of the peak portion is cut off when the contents are picked up and eaten, to thereby allow users to pick up and eat the contents simply without using a separate tool or hand.

[0047] The support is attached on one end of the packing container, for supporting the packing container, to thereby prevent the contents from being poured out during eating.

[0048] As described above, the present invention has been described with respect to the particularly preferred embodiments. However, the present invention is not limited in the above-described embodiments. It is apparent to one who is skilled in the art that there are many variations and modifications, within the technical scope of the appended claims without departing off the spirit of the present invention.