Title:
Moist paper towel package
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A moist paper towel package includes a bag body and a cover sheet. The bag body includes a top wall formed with a tear-off seam defining a pull tab precursor. The cover sheet has one side which is provided with an adhesive layer and which is adhered to the top wall. The cover sheet covers entirely the pull tab precursor and the tear-off seam and covers a portion of the top wall surrounding the pull tab precursor. The tear-off seam is tearable to form the pull tab precursor into a pull tab when a portion of the cover sheet is pulled away from the top wall.



Inventors:
Wang, George (Tainan Hsien, TW)
Tsai, Steven (Tainan Hsien, TW)
Hsieh, Ricky (Tainan Hsien, TW)
Chang, Claire (Tainan Hsien, TW)
Application Number:
10/625036
Publication Date:
07/29/2004
Filing Date:
07/22/2003
Assignee:
KANG NA HSIUNG ENTERPRISE CO. LTD.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
221/302
International Classes:
B65D83/08; A47K10/32; (IPC1-7): B65H1/00; A47F1/04
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Primary Examiner:
NOLAND, KENNETH W
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
OSTROLENK FABER LLP (NEW YORK, NY, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A moist paper towel package, comprising: a moist paper towel containing a cleansing solution; a bag body receiving said moist paper towel therein, said bag body including a top wall formed with a tear-off seam defining a pull tab precursor, said pull tab precursor having one end connected integrally and permanently to said top wall and a remaining end other than said one end, said remaining end being surrounded by said tear-off seam, said tear-off seam being discontinuous at said one end of said pull tab precursor; and a cover sheet having one side which is provided with an adhesive layer and which is adhered to said top wall, said cover sheet covering entirely said pull tab precursor and said tear-off seam and covering a portion of said top wall surrounding said pull tab precursor, said tear-off seam being tearable to form said pull tab precursor into a pull tab when a portion of said cover sheet is pulled away from said top wall.

2. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said pull tab is bonded permanently to said cover sheet, and said cover sheet is adhered releasably and repositionally to said top wall.

3. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said tear-off seam is in a U shape.

4. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said tear-off seam is formed as a perforated line.

5. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said tear-off seam is formed as an embossed elongate dent.

6. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said tear-off seam is formed as a plurality of embossed dents spaced apart from each other.

7. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said tear-off seam is formed as a slit.

8. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said cover sheet is made of a gas impermeable film.

9. The moist paper towel package of claim 1, wherein said cover sheet is made of a material resistant to said cleansing solution contained in said moist paper towels.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION

[0001] This application claims priority of Taiwanese application No. 091211525, filed on Jul. 26, 2002.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] 1. Field of the Invention

[0003] The invention relates to a moist paper towel package, more particularly to a moist paper towel package capable of preventing cleansing solution contained in the moist paper towels from damaging releasable adhesive on a cover of the package.

[0004] 2. Description of the Related Art

[0005] Referring to FIG. 1, a conventional moist paper towel package is shown to include a stack of moist paper towels 2, a bag body 4 for receiving the moist paper towels 2 therein, and a cover member 30.

[0006] The bag body 4 has a top wall 41 formed with an opening 42 for drawing of the moist paper towels 2 out of the bag body 4. The cover member 30 is provided on the top wall 41 for covering the opening 42. The moist paper towels 2 contain cleansing solution.

[0007] Since the moist paper towels 2 are not isolated from the opening 42, the cleansing solution contained in the moist paper towels 2 is liable to evaporate from the moist paper towels 2. Therefore, the storage period of the conventional moist paper towel package is relatively short. Furthermore, if the cleansing solution contains an ingredient capable of removing adhesive, the adhesive effect between the cover member 30 and the top wall 41 of the bag body 4 maybe destroyed.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] Therefore, the object of the present invention is to provide a moist paper towel package having a relatively long storage period and capable of preventing cleansing solution contained in moist paper towels from damaging releasable adhesive of a cover on the package.

[0009] The moist paper towel package according to this invention includes a moist paper towel, a bag body, and a cover sheet. The moist paper towel contains a cleansing solution. The bag body receives the moist paper towel therein, and includes a top wall formed with a tear-off seam defining a pull tab precursor. The pull tab precursor has one end connected integrally and permanently to the top wall and a remaining end other than said one end. The remaining end is surrounded by the tear-off seam. The tear-off seam is discontinuous at said one end of the pull tab precursor. The cover sheet has one side which is provided with an adhesive layer and which is adhered to the top wall. The cover sheet covers entirely the pull tab precursor and the tear-off seam and covers a portion of the top wall surrounding the pull tab precursor. The tear-off seam is tearable to form the pull tab precursor into a pull tab when a portion of the cover sheet is pulled away from the top wall.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0010] Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent in the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings, of which:

[0011] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional moist paper towel package;

[0012] FIG. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the first preferred embodiment of the moist paper towel package according to this invention;

[0013] FIG. 3 is a sectional view of the first preferred embodiment in a covered state in which a pull tab precursor is formed on a top wall of a bag body;

[0014] FIG. 4 is a sectional view of the first preferred embodiment in an uncovered state to illustrate how the pull tab precursor is formed into a pull tab;

[0015] FIG. 5 is a sectional view of the first preferred embodiment in a covered state in which the pull tab is covered on the top wall of the bag body;

[0016] FIG. 6 is a fragmentary sectional view showing a tear-off seam of the second preferred embodiment of the moist paper towel package according to this invention;

[0017] FIG. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing a tear-off seam of the third preferred embodiment of the moist paper towel package according to this invention;

[0018] FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the fourth preferred embodiment of the moist paper towel package according to this invention; and

[0019] FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the fifth preferred embodiment of the moist paper towel package according to this invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0020] Referring to FIGS. 2 to 5, the first preferred embodiment of a moist paper towel package according to this invention is shown to include a stack of moist paper towels 2, a bag body 1, and a cover sheet 3. The moist paper towels 2 contain a cleansing solution. The bag body 1 receives the moist paper towels therein, and includes a top wall 11 formed with a tear-off seam 11 defining a pull tab precursor 112′. The pull tab precursor 112′ has one end 114 connected integrally and permanently to the top wall 11 and a remaining end 115 other than said one end 114. The remaining end 115 is surrounded by the tear-off seam 111. The tear-off seam 111 is discontinuous at said one end of the pull tab precursor 112′. Furthermore, in this embodiment, the tear-off seam 111 is in a U shape and is formed by a perforated line. The cover sheet 3 can be made of a gas impermeable film. Preferably, the cover sheet 3 is made of a material resistant to the cleansing solution contained in the moist paper towels 2. The cover sheet 3 has one side 32 which is provided with an adhesive layer 31 and which is adhered to the top wall 11. The cover sheet 3 covers entirely the pull tab precursor 112′ and the tear-off seam 111 and covers a portion of the top wall 11 surrounding the pull tab precursor 112′. The tear-off seam 111 is tearable to form the pull tab precursor 112′ into a pull tab 112 when a portion of the cover sheet 3 is pulled away from the top wall 11. The pull tab 112 is bonded permanently to the cover sheet 3, and the cover sheet 3 is adhered releasably and repositionally to the top wall 11. An opening 113 for drawing the moist paper towels 2 out of the bag body 1 is formed on the top wall 11 of the bag body 1 after the tear-off seam 111 is torn.

[0021] Since the opening 113 is formed after the tear-off seam 111 is torn, and since the opening 113 can be covered by the pull tab 112 when the cover sheet 3 once again covers the top wall 11 of the bag body 1, the sealing effect to prevent drying of the moist paper towels 2 can be enhanced, and the risk of damage to the adhesive layer 31 on the cover sheet 3 by exposure to the cleansing solution can also be reduced.

[0022] The tear-off seam 111 formed on the top wall 11 of the bag body 1 can be modified in various forms. For example, the tear-off seam 111″ illustrated in FIG. 8 is formed as a curved perforated line. The tear-off seam 111′ illustrated in FIG. 6 is formed as a plurality of embossed dents spaced apart from each other. The tear-off seam 111′ illustrated in FIG. 7 is formed as an embossed elongate dent. The tear-off seam 114 illustrated in FIG. 9 is formed as a slit.

[0023] While the present invention has been described in connection with what is considered the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is understood that this invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments but is intended to cover various arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and equivalent arrangements.