Title:
Storage container for tissue and the like
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A storage container comprises a storage container body which contains one of a tissue, wet tissue and kitchen paper; and means for drawing the tissue, providing at least one surface thereof further includes a slit, capable of taking the tissue out therethrough so that its cost can be reduced by shortening of the container processing process, and the saving of petrochemicals and crude oil can be performed. Also, it can be recycled as paper manufacture materials etc., and it can contribute to saving of pulp resources.



Inventors:
Ishida, Jiro (Oyama-shi, JP)
Application Number:
10/376669
Publication Date:
08/26/2004
Filing Date:
02/25/2003
Assignee:
ISHIDA JIRO
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D83/08; (IPC1-7): B65H1/00
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Primary Examiner:
BOLLINGER, DAVID H
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jiro Ishida (Oyama-shi, JP)
Claims:

What is claimed is:



1. A storage container comprising: a storage container body which contains one of a tissue, wet tissue and kitchen paper; and means for drawing the tissue, providing at least one surface thereof further includes a slit, capable of taking the tissue out therethrough.

2. A storage container according to claim 1, wherein the drawing means further includes a removable part in order to open the slit.

3. A storage container comprising: a storage container body which contains one of a tissue, wet tissue and kitchen paper; and means for drawing the tissue, providing at least one surface thereof further includes; a slit, capable of taking the tissue out therethrough; and a cut part provided at least one end of the slit

4. A storage container according to claim 3, wherein the drawing means further includes a removable part in order to open the slit.

5. A storage container comprising: a storage container body which contains one of a tissue, wet tissue and kitchen paper; and means for drawing the tissue, providing at least one surface thereof further includes; a slit, capable of taking the tissue out therethrough; a cut part provided at least one end of the slit; and a movable piece provided so as to pull the tissue out without frictional resistance when it is taken out, capable of holding the tissue after when it is taken out.

6. A storage container according to claim 5, wherein the drawing means further includes a removable part in order to open the slit.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates to a storage container for tissue, wet tissue, kitchen paper and the like.

[0002] Conventionally, tissue and so on is taken out from the slit part of the polyethylene film stuck on the top surface of the storage container.

[0003] In the conventional storage container, the polyethylene film is stuck so that the empty container after in use is not reused as paper manufacture materials. Also, almost of the storage container is incinerated so that it becomes the factor of the air pollution by dioxin, carbon dioxide, etc. In addition, the cost is expensive, and petroleum resources are used in vain.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] Accordingly, it is an object of the invention to provide a storage container that the process for sticking the polyethylene film is unnecessary so that its cost can be reduced by shortening of the container processing process, and the saving of petrochemicals and crude oil can be performed. It is another object of the invention to provide a storage container that can be recycled as paper manufacture materials etc., and it can contribute to saving of pulp resources.

[0005] Novel features which are believed to be characteristic of the invention, both as to its organization and method of operation, together with further objects and advantages thereof, are described below with reference to the accompanying drawings in which preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated as an example.

[0006] It is to be expressly understood, however, that the drawings are for the purpose of illustration and description only, and are not intended as a definition of the limits of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0007] FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a first embodiment of the present invention;

[0008] FIG. 2 is a front view;

[0009] FIG. 3 is an explanation view when in use;

[0010] FIG. 4 is an explanation view showing a second embodiment of the present invention;

[0011] FIG. 5 is an explanation view showing a third embodiment of the present invention;

[0012] FIG. 6 is an explanation view showing a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

[0013] FIG. 7 is an explanation view showing a fifth embodiment of the present invention;

[0014] FIG. 8 is an explanation view showing a sixth embodiment of the present invention;

[0015] FIG. 9 is a reference view;

[0016] FIG. 10 is an explanation view showing a seventh embodiment of the present invention;

[0017] FIG. 11 is a reference view;

[0018] FIG. 12 is an explanation view showing an eighth embodiment of the present invention;

[0019] FIG. 13 is an explanation view showing a ninth embodiment of the present invention;

[0020] FIG. 14 is an explanation view showing a tenth embodiment of the present invention;

[0021] FIG. 15 is an explanation view showing an eleventh embodiment of the present invention;

[0022] FIG. 16 is a reference view;

[0023] FIG. 17 is an explanation view showing a twelfth embodiment of the present invention;

[0024] FIG. 18 is an explanation view showing a thirteenth embodiment of the present invention;

[0025] FIG. 19 is an explanation view showing a fourteenth embodiment of the present invention; and

[0026] FIG. 20 is an explanation view showing a fifteenth embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

[0027] Preferred embodiments of the present invention are described in more detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0028] An understanding of the present invention may be best gained by reference to FIGS. 1-3. FIGS. 1-3 illustrate a storage container in accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention. The numeral 1 shows a storage container which contains tissue X, wet tissue, kitchen paper and so on and comprises a storage container body 2 made of paper and formed in the shape of a box; and means 3 for drawing the tissue X, provided at a top surface of the storage container body 2.

[0029] The drawing means 3 is composed of a slit 4; a cut part 5; a removable part 6; and a pair of movable pieces 8, 8. The tissue X is taken out through the slit 4 when in use. The cut part 5 is provided at least one end of the slit 4, both ends thereof in this embodiment, forming the shape of a curve. The removable part 6 is formed at a central part or portion adjacent the central part of the slit 4, forming in the shape of a circle so as to cut along the line. Each movable pieces 8 is formed in the shape of an ellipse so as to pull the tissue X out without frictional resistance when it is taken out, capable of holding the tissue after when it is taken out, having fold parts 7, 7 so as to connect the cut parts 5.

[0030] The slit 4 is formed in a straight line and is fabricated using a wave edge or a sewing machine edge.

[0031] There is no limitation in the shape of the end part of the cut part 5. Therefore, L-letter shape, square shape and the like may be formed so as to move the movable pieces 8. The removal part 6 is tending to open the slit 4 when in use.

[0032] The usage of this invention is explained below.

[0033] At first, the slit 4 is opened by pushing after the removable part 6 is removed along the line. Then, the top tissue paper X is taken out and can take out continuously.

[0034] In use, the movable pieces 8, 8 move to upward and downward directions along with the circular fold parts 7, 7 so that the closed power works when the tissue paper X is taken out continuously, and the movable pieces 8, 8 hold in the state which next tissue paper X can take out.

[0035] Other embodiments of the present invention will now be described with reference to FIGS. 4-20. In FIGS. 4-20, the same components as in the first embodiment described above with reference to FIGS. 4-20 are designated by the same reference numerals and therefore will not be further explained in great detail.

[0036] A second embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 4. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a removable part 6A is formed in the shape of a semicircle. A storage container 1A with a drawing means 3A according to the second embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment. Therefore, after the removable part 6A is removed, the slit 4 is opened easily by pushing, and the tissue paper X is taken out.

[0037] A third embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 5. It is distinguished from the second embodiment in that a slit 4A includes a crevice part 9 with a predetermined width. A storage container 1B with a drawing means 3B according to the third embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the second embodiment. Therefore, while removable part 6A removes along with a sewing machine edge, the crevice part 9 is cut.

[0038] A fourth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 6. It is distinguished from the second embodiment in that a slit 4B is formed in the shape of a circle. A storage container 1C with a drawing means 3C according to the fourth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the second embodiment.

[0039] A fifth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 7. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a drawing means 3D is used without the removable part 6. A storage container 1D according to the fifth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment. In this case, the slit 4 can be opened by the fingertip and the tissue can be taken out.

[0040] A sixth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIGS. 8 and 9. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a removal part 6B is formed at least one end part of the slit 4C. A storage container 1E with a drawing means 3E according to the sixth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment.

[0041] In addition, as shown in FIG. 9, the removal part 6B may be formed in the both ends of the slit 4C.

[0042] A seventh embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIGS. 10-11. It is distinguished from the fifth embodiment in that a second movable piece 11 is circularly formed at least one end part of the slit 4, having a cut part 10. A storage container IF with a drawing means 3F according to the seventh embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the fifth embodiment. In this case, after the cut part 10 of the second movable piece 11 is pushed, the slit 4 is opened, and the movable pieces 8, 8 are opened, and the tissue paper X is taken out. Since the second movable piece 11 can maintain a complementing resistance even if the frictional resistance of the extraction mouth is small when paper is taken out, it can take out the tissue paper X easily and can be stopped in the mouth.

[0043] In addition, as shown in FIG. 11, the second movable piece 11 may be formed in the both ends of the slit 4, and the removal part 6 may be provided.

[0044] An eighth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 12. It is distinguished from the seventh embodiment in that a drawing means 3G is composed of a slit 4D formed in the shape of a circle; a cut part 5A provided at least one end of the slit 4D, both ends thereof in this embodiment; and a pair of movable pieces 8B, 8B formed on a concentric circle of the slit 4D so as to pull the tissue X out without frictional resistance when it is taken out and hold it, having fold parts 7A and 7A formed on a concentric circle of the slit 4D so as to connect the cut parts 5A. A storage container 1G according to the eighth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment.

[0045] A ninth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 13. It is distinguished from the eighth embodiment in that a drawing means 3H includes movable pieces 8C, 8C having both ends formed in the shape of a straight line without the second movable piece 11. A storage container 1H according to the ninth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the eighth embodiment.

[0046] A tenth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 14. It is distinguished from the ninth embodiment in that a drawing means 3I includes movable pieces 8D, 8D having both ends formed in a concave shape circularly. A storage container 11 according to the tenth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the ninth embodiment.

[0047] An eleventh embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIGS. 15 and 16. It is distinguished from the seventh embodiment in that a drawing means 3J includes movable pieces 8E, 8E having fold part 7B and 7B formed in a concave lens shape. A storage container 1J according to the eleventh embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the seventh embodiment.

[0048] In addition, as shown in FIG. 16, the removal part 6 may be used.

[0049] A twelfth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 17. It is distinguished from the eleventh embodiment in that the second movable piece 11 is not used. A storage container 1K with a drawing means 3K according to the twelfth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the eleventh embodiment.

[0050] A thirteenth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 18. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a drawing means 3L is comprised of a slit 4E formed in the shape of an arch; a cut part 5 provided at least one end of the slit 4E, both ends thereof in this embodiment; a removable part 6A formed at a central part or portion adjacent the central part of the slit 4E, forming in the shape of a half circle so as to cut along the line; and a movable pieces 8F formed in the shape of an ellipse, having fold parts 7. A storage container 1L according to the thirteenth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment.

[0051] A fourteenth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 19. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a drawing means 3M includes a movable piece 8G formed in the shape of a half circle so as to take out the tissue. A storage container 1M according to the fourteenth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment.

[0052] A fifteenth embodiment of the present invention is shown in FIG. 20. It is distinguished from the first embodiment in that a drawing means 3N is composed of the slit 4A which the tissue X is taken out therethrough, having the crevice part 9; and the removable part 6 formed at a central part or portion adjacent the central part of the slit 4A, forming in the shape of a circle so as to cut along the line. A storage container 1N according to the fifteenth embodiment has similar advantages to that according to the first embodiment.

[0053] Moreover, in each embodiment, the form of the removable part 6 is arbitrary form including a circle, semicircle, quadrangle, polygon and so on, and if it is the form which can take out a tissue paper, there will be no limitation in the composition of the form.

[0054] As set forth above, the advantages of the invention are as follows:

[0055] (1) A storage container comprises a storage container body which contains one of a tissue, wet tissue and kitchen paper; and means for drawing the tissue, providing at least one surface thereof further includes a slit, capable of taking the tissue out therethrough so that it is not necessary to stick the conventional polyethylene film, to clean and wash the paste tank and the adhesion equipment. Also, it can reduce the maintenance cost of a machine, or personnel expenses that sticks a film.

[0056] (2) As discussed above, since the empty box without the polyethylene film is incinerated, it can control the discharge of air pollution substances includes carbon dioxide and the like.

[0057] (3) As discussed above, Since a polyethylene film is not used, it is used to recycle as paper manufacture materials etc.