Title:
Wrapping film holding device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A wrapping film holding device is provided on a surface (3b) of a wrapping film container (1) on which a pullout opening (3a) is formed for pulling out a wrapping film 10 such as to face the pullout opening (3a), always energizes the wrapping film (10) pulled out through the opening (3a) toward a direction departing from the surface (3b) so that space (S) is secured between the pulled out wrapping film 10 and the surface 3b. The space (S) separates the wrapping film (10) from the surface (3b). The holding device comprises a plate spring (12) for always energizing the pulled out wrapping film (10) toward the direction departing from the surface (3b), and adhesive provided on tongs (12a, 12b) of the plate spring (12) for allowing the wrapping film (10) to adhere on or to electrostatically contact with the top surfaces of the tongs (12a, 12b).



Inventors:
Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi (Funabashi-shi, JP)
Application Number:
10/411560
Publication Date:
10/16/2003
Filing Date:
04/10/2003
Assignee:
YAMAGUCHI KIYOSHI
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/409
International Classes:
B65D5/72; B65D25/52; B65D83/08; B65H35/00; (IPC1-7): B65D85/67
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Primary Examiner:
GEHMAN, BRYON P
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP (CHICAGO, IL, US)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A wrapping film holding device which is provided on a pullout opening-formed surface of a wrapping film container storing a wrapping film on which a pullout opening for pulling out the wrapping film is formed, such as to face the pullout opening, and always energizes the wrapping film pulled out through the pullout opening toward a direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface, whereby a space is secured between the pulled out wrapping film and the pullout opening-formed surface so that the pulled out wrapping film is kept to be separated from the pullout opening-formed surface.

2. The wrapping film holding device according to claim 1 comprising: energizing means for keeping to energize the pulled out wrapping film toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface, and adhesive means for allowing the wrapping film to adhere to or to electrostatically contact with a top surface of the energizing means.

3. The wrapping film holding device according to claim 2, wherein the energizing means comprises a plate spring including a pair of tongues separated from each other by a predetermined interval and keeping to energize the pulled out wrapping film at tips of the pair of tongues toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface.

4. The wrapping film holding device according to claim 2, wherein the energizing means comprises a plate spring including a tongue and keeps to energize the pulled out wrapping film at a tip of the tongue toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface.

5. The wrapping film holding device according to claim 2, wherein the energizing means is formed integrally with the wrapping film container.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] 1. Field of the Invention

[0002] The present invention relates to a wrapping film container, and specifically relates to a wrapping film holding device for holding a portion of wrapping film, which is pulled out through a pullout opening of the wrapping film container, in a state separated from a surface of the wrapping film container on which the pullout opening is formed so that the pulled-out portion of the wrapping film is easy to grip.

[0003] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0004] As a conventional device provided with an opening for pulling out a sheet member, there has been a sheet member container which stores a sheet member inside, and allows pulling out of the stored sheet member outside the sheet member container through the pullout opening formed on the sheet member container.

[0005] As an example of such a conventional sheet member container, there has been a wrapping film container for storing a wrapping film for packing food or the like, which is a sheet member wound into a roll shape, and allowing the wrapping film to be pulled outside the wrapping film container through a pullout opening formed on the wrapping film container.

[0006] In the conventional wrapping film container, adhesive is applied on a surface of the wrapping film container on which the pullout opening is formed (referred to as “pullout opening-formed surface” hereafter) so that a pulled-out portion of the wrapping film adheres to the pullout opening by an adhesive force of the adhesive or electrostatic force generated by electrostatic contact of the film with the surface of the container, thereby to prevent the pulled-out portion of the wrapping film from being retracted into the wrapping film container. Because the wrapping film adheres to the pullout opening-formed surface of the wrapping film container by means of the adhesive or electrostatic force, there is such a problem that removing the adhering wrapping film from the pullout opening-formed surface, and then, gripping the wrapping film is difficult.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0007] The present invention has been made in view of the above circumstances, and an object of the present invention is to provide a wrapping film holding device that separates a portion of the wrapping film, which is pulled out through a pullout opening of a wrapping film container, from a pullout opening-formed surface of the wrapping film container, and holding the wrapping film in a state easy to grip.

[0008] According to one aspect of the present invention, a wrapping film holding device provided on a pullout opening-formed surface of a wrapping film container on which a pullout opening for pulling out a wrapping film stored in the contained is formed, such as to face the pullout opening, keeping to energize the wrapping film pulled out through the pullout opening toward a direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface, whereby a space is secured between the pulled out wrapping film and the pullout opening-formed surface so that the pulled out wrapping film is kept to be separated from the pullout opening-formed surface.

[0009] According to another aspect of the present invention, the aforementioned wrapping film holding device comprises energizing means for keeping to energize the pulled out wrapping film toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface, and adhesive means for allowing the wrapping film to adhere to or to electrostatically contact with a top surface of the energizing means.

[0010] Other and further objects and effects of the present invention will be easily confirmed from the following detailed description and accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0011] Preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail based on the following drawings, wherein:

[0012] FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view of a wrapping film container in which a wrapping film holding device according to a first embodiment of the present invention is provided on the wrapping film container;

[0013] FIG. 2 is an enlarged schematic perspective view of the wrapping film holding device in FIG. 1;

[0014] FIG. 3 illustrates a state where the wrapping film is pulled out through a pullout opening of the wrapping film container in FIG. 1;

[0015] FIG. 4 is a schematic sectional view of the wrapping film container taken along line IV-IV in FIG. 3;

[0016] FIG. 5 is a schematic sectional view of the wrapping film container taken along line V-V in FIG. 3;

[0017] FIG. 6 is a schematic sectional view illustrating a state where the wrapping film in FIG. 4 is cut by a cutting means;

[0018] FIG. 7 is a schematic plan view of the wrapping film holding device in FIG. 2, illustrating a state before a pair of tongues are bent;

[0019] FIG. 8 is a schematic sectional view taken along line VIII-VIII in FIG. 7;

[0020] FIG. 9 is a schematic sectional view of the wrapping film holding device in FIG. 7, illustrating a state after a pair of the tongues are bent;

[0021] FIG. 10 is an enlarged schematic perspective view illustrating a wrapping film holding device of a second embodiment;

[0022] FIG. 11 is a schematic perspective view of a wrapping film container in which the wrapping film holding device in FIG. 10 is provided the a wrapping film container; and

[0023] FIG. 12 is a schematic perspective view of a wrapping film container in which a wrapping film holding device of a third embodiment is formed integrally with the wrapping film container.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

[0024] The following section details a wrapping film holding device of the present invention in terms of first, second, and third embodiments of the wrapping film holding device while referring to the accompanying drawings.

[0025] FIG. 1 is a schematic perspective view illustrating a state where a wrapping film holding device of a first embodiment is provided on a wrapping film container.

[0026] The wrapping film container 1 in FIG. 1 contains a wrapping film 10 that is wound in a roll shape. The wrapping film container 1 comprises a container body 3 for containing the wrapping film 10 by covering surfaces except for a top surface of the wrapping film 10, and a lid portion 4 for covering the top face of the container body 3. The lid portion 4 is connected with an edge of one side of the container body 3 such as to open and close the top face of the container body 3. An edge on the opposite side of the container body 3 serves as a pullout opening 3a for pulling out the contained wrapping film 10. The container body 3 and the lid portion 4 are integrally formed, and the wrapping film container 1 is generally made of thick paper. A cutting means 8 for cutting a leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is provided on an end of the lid portion 4.

[0027] A conventional adhesive (not shown) is provided on a surface 3b of the container body 3 on which the pullout opening 3a is formed for preventing the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 having pulled out through the pullout opening 3a from being retracted into the wrapping film container 1 (This surface 3b is referred to as “pullout opening-formed surface” hereafter). A wrapping film holding device 11 of the first embodiment is provided on the surface of the container body 3 such that it faces the pullout opening 3a.

[0028] Referring to FIG. 2, the wrapping film holding device 11 of the first embodiment comprises a plate spring 12 including a pair of tongues 12a and 12b separated from each other with a predetermined interval. The plate spring 12 keeps to apply an energizing force to the tips of the tongues 12a and 12b toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b (FIG. 1). With this energizing force, in a state where the lid portion 4 is opened (FIG. 1), predetermined spaces are formed between the tongues 12a and 12b of the plate spring 12 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the wrapping film container 1. The plate spring 12 is made of vinyl chloride resin.

[0029] In the wrapping film container 1 of the above-described constitution, after the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is pulled out from the container body 3 through the pullout opening 3a in the direction of an arrow A in FIG. 1 while the lid portion 4 is kept opened, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is placed on the pair of tongues 12a and 12b so that it is always energized toward a direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b by the pair of tongues 12a and 12b as shown in FIG. 3 and FIG. 4. Thus, a space S is secured between the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the container body 3. As a result, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b by the space S, and is held by the tongues 12a and 12b.

[0030] As shown in FIG. 5, this configuration of the container 1 makes it possible to separate the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and it is possible to insert the finger into the space S and grip the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. Consequently, it is easier to separate the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and to grip it compared with the conventional wrapping film container 1 where the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 adheres to the pullout opening-formed surface 3b with the adhesive.

[0031] Especially, since the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b adheres to and is held by the pair of tongues 12a and 12b through an adhesive force or electrostatic contact due to vinyl chloride resin which is the material of the tongues 12a and 12b provided on both the sides, and is always energized toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b by the energizing force of the plate spring 12 applied to the tips of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b, the space S can be secured between the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. Thus, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b is separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and is held by the pair of tongues 12a and 12b. Thus, by gripping the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b by the fingers, it is easy to separate the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and grip it.

[0032] In addition, since the pair of tongues 12a and 12b are made of vinyl chloride resin, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 placed on (held by) the pair of tongues 12a and 12b adheres to the top surfaces of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b by the adhesive force or the electrostatic contact with vinyl chloride resin. Consequently, the possibility that the front end side 10a of the wrapping film 10 is retracted into the wrapping film container 1 is reduced as much as possible.

[0033] Then, as shown in FIG. 5, after the gripped leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is pulled up slightly in the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b so as to separate from the top surfaces of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b, the gripped leading end 10a is pulled out further in a direction indicated by an arrow D. Thereafter, the top surface of the container body 3 is covered with the lid portion 4, and a portion of the pulled-out leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is covered with the lid portion 4.

[0034] Then, as shown in FIG. 6, the plate spring 12 is elastically deformed by the pressing force applied by the lid portion 4 and consequently the pair of tongues 12a and 12b retract toward the pullout opening-formed surface 3b against the energizing force of the plate spring 12. As a result, the space S is eliminated, and the aforementioned portion of the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is gripped between the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and the lid portion 4, between the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and the cutting means 8, between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the lid portion 4, and between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the cutting means 8.

[0035] Next, when the lid portion 4 is tilted toward the inside of the container body 3 while the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10, which is not gripped between the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and the lid portion 4, between the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and the cutting means 8, between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the lid portion 4, and between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the cutting means 8, is pulled by the fingers toward the direction of the arrow D in FIG. 5, a trailing end of the portion of the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 which is not gripped comes in contact with a blade at the tip of the cutting means 8. Thus, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 which is not held is cut from the wrapping film 10.

[0036] After the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 which is not gripped is cut, when the lid portion 4 is opened, the tips of the tongues 12a and 12b are returned by the energizing force of the plate spring 12 to the initial state where the predetermined space is formed between the tongues 12a and 12b and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b as shown in FIG. 3 and FIG. 4. As a result, the gripped wrapping film 10 remaining on the pullout opening 3a side after cutting the wrapping film 10 becomes a new leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10, and is placed on the pair of tongues 12a and 12b while it is always energized by the energizing force of the plate spring 12 applied to the tips of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. Thus, the space S is again secured by the energizing force of the plate spring 12 between the new leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. With the space S, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and is held by the pair of tongues 12a and 12b. This make it easy to separate the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and hold it by inserting the finger into the space S and grip the separated leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10.

[0037] Since the new leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 adheres to the top surfaces of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b by the adhesive force or the electrostatic contact with vinyl chloride resin which is the material of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b, the possibility that the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is retracted into the wrapping film container 1 is reduced as much as possible.

[0038] The new leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is cut into a desired length for use by the actions of pulling out the wrapping film 10, closing the lid portion 4, and cutting. Therefore, if the actions of separating the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and gripping it becomes easier, the wrapping film 10 in the wrapping film container 1 becomes easier to use.

[0039] Referring to FIG. 7 illustrating the plate spring 12 before a pair of tongues are bent, the plate spring 12 constituting the wrapping film holding device 11 according to the first embodiment is manufactured by machining a plate member to form the pair of tongues 12a and 12b, and a base 12c for connecting the pair of tongues 12a and 12b with each other. As shown in FIG. 8 which is a schematic sectional view taken along line VIII-VIII in FIG. 7, one tape surface of a double-stick tape 14 is stuck in advance to one surface of the base 12c of the plate member. As shown in FIG. 9, the pair of tongues 12a and 12b are bent toward the opposite side of the double-stick tape 14. As a result, a spring force against the bend of the pair of tongues 12a and 12b always energizes the tips toward the direction departing from the base 12c. This completes the manufacture of the plate spring 12. A predetermined angle (such as about 20 degrees) is formed between the pair of tongues 12a and 12b and the base 12c on the manufactured plate spring 12. By allowing the first wrapping film holding device 11 constituted by the plate spring 12 to adhere to the pullout opening-formed surface 3b at a position facing the pullout opening 3a via the other tape surface of the double-stick tape 14, the first wrapping film holding device 11 is mounted on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b at the position facing the pullout opening 3a as shown in FIG. 1.

[0040] Since the form of the wrapping film holding device 11 with the pair of tongues 12a and 12b being bent as shown in FIG. 9 is larger in size compared with that before bending the tongues as shown in FIG. 7 and FIG. 8, the device is generally sold in the form before bending the pair of tongues 12a and 12b.

[0041] When a user buys the wrapping film holding device 11 in the form before bending, the user attaches one tape surface of a double-stick tape 14 to the base 12c of the plate spring 12 after the pair of tongues 12a and 12b are bent as shown in FIG. 9. Then, the plate spring on which the double-stick tape 14 is attached on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the wrapping film container 1 with the other tape surface of the double-stick tape being oriented toward the pullout opening-formed surface 3b.

[0042] It is also possible to sell the wrapping film holding device 11 with the pair of tongues 12a and 12b being bent as shown in FIG. 9

[0043] While the wrapping film holding device 11 of the first embodiment is constituted by the plate spring 12 comprising the pair of tongues 12a and 12b separated by the predetermined interval, the plate spring constituting the wrapping film holding device of the present invention may be a plate spring 22 comprising a single tongue 22a as a wrapping film holding device 21 according to a second embodiment as shown in its enlarged schematic perspective view in FIG. 10.

[0044] Referring to FIG. 11, in the wrapping film container 1 where the wrapping film holding device 21 of the second embodiment is provided on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the container body 3 such that it faces the pullout opening 3a, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 pulled out through the pullout opening 3a is placed on a top surface of the single tongue 22a, and is kept to be energized toward a direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b by a tip of the tongue 22a. As a result, the space S is secured between the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. With this space S, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and is held by the tongue 22a. Thus, by inserting the finger into the space S to grip the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, it is easy to separate the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and hold it.

[0045] Since the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 placed on and held by the top surface of the tongue 22a adheres to the top surface of the tongue 22a by the adhesive force or the electrostatic contact of vinyl chloride resin, which is the material of the tongue 22a of the plate spring 22, the possibility that the front end side 10a of the wrapping film 10 is retracted into the wrapping film container 1 is reduced.

[0046] The wrapping film holding device 21 of the second embodiment is generally sold in the form before bending the tongue 22a as the wrapping film holding device 11 of the first embodiment, and a user of the wrapping film container 1 who buys the wrapping film holding device 21 attaches the device on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b at the position facing the pullout opening 3a after the tongue 22a is bent.

[0047] It is also possible to sell the wrapping film holding device 21 with the pair of tongues 12a and 12b being bent as in the wrapping file holding device 11 in the first embodiment.

[0048] While each of the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22 in the wrapping film holding devices 11 and 21 is made of vinyl chloride resin in the first and second embodiment, the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22 may be made of other materials having a characteristic that allows the materials to electrostatically contact with or to adhere to the wrapping film 10, and may be made of polypropylene (PP), for example. By using the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22 made of vinyl chloride resin or polypropylene, the wrapping film 10 surely electrostatically contacts with or adheres to the top surface of the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22. Therefore, the effect of preventing the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from being retracted increases, and the space S is easily secured between the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the container body 3, thereby increasing the effect of separating the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and holding it.

[0049] In the wrapping film holding devices 11 and 21, material of the plate springs 12 and 22 is selected such that the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22 which are the energizing means for always energizing the pulled out wrapping film 10 toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b are used as the adhesive means for allowing the wrapping film 10 to adhere onto or to electrostatically contact with the top surfaces of the tongues 12a, 12b and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22. By this selection of the material of the plate springs, in manufacturing the wrapping film container 1 in which gripping of the pulled out wrapping film is made easier, the manufacturing cost can be reduced because the step of providing the adhesive means is not necessary. However, the adhesive means is not limited to that described above, and may be provided separately to the plate springs 12 and 22, or adhesive may be applied on the top surface of the tongues 12a, 12b, and 22a of the plate springs 12 and 22, for example.

[0050] Also, while the wrapping film holding device 11 and 21 in the first and second embodiments comprises the plate spring 12 and 22 which is a member separate from the wrapping film container 1, a wrapping film holding device of the present invention may be formed integrally with the wrapping film container 1.

[0051] FIG. 12 is a schematic perspective view showing a state where a wrapping film holding device 31 of a third embodiment is formed integrally with a wrapping film container 1.

[0052] The wrapping film holding device 31 of the third embodiment comprises a pair of tongues 3c and 3d formed integrally with the container body 3 of the wrapping film container 1. The pair of tongues 3c and 3d are provided on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the container body 3 such that they face the pullout opening 3a, and are separated by a certain interval. In addition, the tongues 3c and 3d are bent toward the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and adhesive 33 is applied to the top surface of the pair of tongues 3c and 3d.

[0053] Since a leading end 10a of a wrapping film 10 pulled out through the pullout opening 3a is placed on top surfaces of the pair of tongue 3c and 3d, and is kept to be energized toward a direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the wrapping film container 1 by an elastic force generated by the bend of the pair of tongues 3c and 3d in the wrapping film container 1 where the wrapping film holding device 31 of the third embodiment is provided on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the container body 3 such that it faces the pullout opening 3a as shown in FIG. 12. As a result, a space S is secured between the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 and the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. With this space S, the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 is separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and is held by the pair of tongues 3c and 3d. Thus, the action of separating the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b and gripping it becomes easy as a result of inserting the finger into the space S to hold the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 separated from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b.

[0054] Since the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 pulled out through the pullout opening 3a adheres to the top surfaces of the pair of tongues 3c and 3d by an adhesive force or electrostatic contact of the adhesive 33 which is the adhesive means, the possibility that the leading edge side 10a of the wrapping film 10 is retracted into the wrapping film container 1 is reduced.

[0055] In addition, the wrapping film container 1 and the wrapping film holding device 31 are integrally formed for the wrapping film holding device 31 of the third embodiment, and die cutting for the wrapping film container 1 and die cutting for the pair of tongues 3c and 3d of the wrapping film holding device 31 are conducted simultaneously in manufacturing the wrapping film container 1. Therefore, it is possible to simplify the operation for manufacturing the wrapping film container which promotes gripping the pulled out wrapping film, and to reduce the manufacturing cost compared with the case where die cutting for the wrapping film container 1 and die cutting for the wrapping film holding device are conducted independently as in the holding devices 11 and 21 for wrapping film of the first and second embodiments.

[0056] In the wrapping film holding devices 11 and 12 of the first and second embodiments, the plate springs 12 and 22 are used as energizing means which is provided at the position facing the pullout opening 3a on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and always energizes the leading end 10a of the wrapping film 10 pulled out through the pullout opening 3a toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b. However, the energizing means for the wrapping film holding device of the present invention is not limited to this constitution, and the energizing means may be a pair of springs provided at positions facing the pullout opening 3a on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b, and are separated by a predetermined interval, and tips of the springs always energize the leading end 10a of the pulled out wrapping film 10 toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface 3b.

[0057] As described above, the wrapping film holding devices 11, 21, and 31 of the first through third embodiments are provided so as to face the pullout opening 3a on the pullout opening-formed surface 3b of the wrapping film container 1 for containing the wrapping film 10 wound into a roll shape. The present invention can be applied to a sheet member holding device for holding a sheet member other than a wrapping film. If the sheet member holding device of the present invention is provided so as to face a pullout opening on a pullout opening-formed surface of a sheet member container for (such as a container for loading and containing a sheet member) other than the wrapping film container, it is possible to simplify the action for separating the sheet pulled out through the pullout opening from the pullout opening-formed surface, and gripping it.

[0058] Further, as described above, since the wrapping film holding device of the present invention is provided so as to face the pullout opening on the pullout opening-formed surface of the wrapping film container, and always energizes the wrapping film pulled out through the pullout opening toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface for securing the space between the pulled out wrapping film and the pullout opening-formed surface, and then, utilizes the secured space for separating the pulled out wrapping film from the pullout opening-formed surface, and gripping it, the secured space is used to grip the separated wrapping film with the fingers, and thus, the action of separating the pulled out wrapping film from the pullout opening-formed surface and gripping it becomes easy compared with the conventional constitution.

[0059] In addition, when the wrapping film holding device of the present invention comprises the energizing means for always energizing the pulled out wrapping film toward the direction departing from the pullout opening-formed surface, and the adhesive means for allowing the wrapping film to adhere to the top surface of the energizing means, or to electrostatically contact with the top surface, it is possible to use the adhesive means to prevent the wrapping film from being retracted as much as possible in addition to the aforementioned effect of facilitating the action of separating and gripping the pulled out wrapping film.