Title:
Klip & Pop
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
This invention is a portable bag holder that can be used where ever there is a cup holder available and has an approximate diameter of three inches and is secured to a seat or chair. This hand operated device will hold a large bag of Popcorn or any other contents in a large or small bag, securely in place so that the owner of the device can enjoy his/her food either by oneself or sharing said food. When using this Klip one only has to clip the device to the inside of the seats cup holder and at the same time clip the bag in its inside also. The device is made in such a manner as not to obstruct the placement his/her beverage. Then upon completion of consuming ones food or the end of the event one simply unclips the bag from the holder.



Inventors:
Brenner, Timothy Karl (Belleville, NJ, US)
Application Number:
11/226598
Publication Date:
03/15/2007
Filing Date:
09/15/2005
Assignee:
Chip Clip Corporation (Dearborn, MI, US)
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47C7/62
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Primary Examiner:
GARRETT, ERIKA P
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Timothy K. Brenner (Newark, NJ, US)
Claims:
1. The claim to the invention Klip & Pop is so unique in aiding event attendees to be hands free of a bag of consumables while enjoying an event. This device is light weight, extremely simple to use and can be carried or stored with little space required. Klip & Pop comes in several colors supplied in the same color or mixed and matched to suit the owners taste.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

Referencing patent number D303, 216 filed in the United States of America on Feb. 12, 1986 by inventors Hoffman; Ronald J. (Germantown, Tenn.); Groth; Francis R. (St. Clair Shores, Mich.); Neff; Steven W. (Clinton, Iowa) Assignee Chip Clip Corporation (Dearborn, Mich.)

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The Invention is a way to hold popcorn bags at an event or a movie theater. The invention came to mind when at the movies some people do not like to place the bag of popcorn on the floor or just simply do not know what to do with their bag of popcorn. Also this invention would be useful when sharing a bag of popcorn one of the two people must hold the bag. So the idea was made to hang the bag from the existing cup holder in the theater.

By using the Klip & Pop bag holder one can enjoy the event, share their popcorn or simply just be hands free while eating their popcorn. It is simple to use, comes in several colors and if you like you can keep it on your key chain or you can place your Klip & Pop in your pocket or purse.

SUMMARY OF INVENTION

The above sited object of the invention and other parts of the idea will be appreciated upon reading of the following specifications and claims. The popcorn bag holder is made from colored plastic molds that are assembled in such a manner as to close evenly over the cup holder and the bag of popcorn in any position desired by the operator. The device will have smooth teeth and smooth operating sides as not to harm or mar a person or holder that it would be used on.

There is a pair of circular opposing plastic molds held together by a spring and engaged at the teeth section and in the spring area. The bag holder is be easy to operate with minimal force and when applied to the cup holder it will hold the bag freely as not to obstruct any persons from exiting the facility quickly and with out insistent. There is one quarter inch diameter hole in each side to aide in storing the device either on a key chain or on some sort of hook.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG: 1 is an isometric drawing of the theater seat, a cup holder, a soda, a bag of popcorn and the invention that will be used by the owner of the holder. Note the seats that are used in the theater have cup holders either as shown in this FIG. 1 or the cup holder may be mounted on the rear of the arm rest in front of the owner and has the same size cup holder which is not shown.

FIG: 2 is the full sized drawing included of the complete Klip & Pop assembly less the spring closer. The drawing is to be used in production to make both inside and outside. There are several views of the device. When looking at the drawing keep in mind that it is drawn in such a manner so that if you were to view the section and then view the same section that they are moved as if they are in a bowl, then each position is the same part viewed to its left, right, top or bottom respectively.

FIG: 3 is a full size drawing of the spring with length and size of the spring with temper specifications. The spring that is used to make the “Klip & Pop” close evenly. Please keep in mind that it is drawn view as previously “bowl” fashion.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

In Referencing to FIG. 1 is the isometric drawing, of a theater soda cup1 with its lid and straw in place. This view is used for illustration of point of use in the theater. All of the other details in FIG. 1 are also drawn in an isometric fashion.

The next numerical is 2 the bag, of popcorn or other consumables, the bag is shown here located at the very front of the arm rest on 3 reshaped and secured by clip 5. Now the reason that we are referencing 3 because it is drawing of a typical theater seat which is usually attached to each other in rows and has shared cup holders 4, on which either side of the occupant can use the cup holder. It is necessary to show this seat as to the application of 5 assemblies.

Number 4 shows the cup holder, drawn without the use of 1, 2 and 5. In order for the assembly 5 to work one would need this cup holder 4 or the 5 assemblies would not work. Please note that as per above summary the cup holder 4 can be installed on the back of the theater seat 3 on the rear of the front occupants seat arm rest.

Shown in an extracted view, partially open, viewed away from its use is 5, the invention and it is also shown being used holding 2. This is the complete assembly of the invention called Klip & Pop 5, shown being used to hold a bag of popcorn 2 with a soda cup 1 in its holder 4. 5 can be opened and closed with approximately three to four lbs of finger pressure. Then 5 can be seen again with exploded views in FIG. 2, it will have no sharp edges, but it will have smooth “teeth” in which will ease in securing it to 2 and 4 respectively.

All details in FIG. 2, inside 6/9 & outside 6/10 are made in a plastic molds they also may be produced in several colors and or the same color they are also made in match or mismatched sets. The size of all detail of this device, FIG. 2, are relatively small so when drawing this part on a eight and one half inch by eleven inch sheet of paper it can be drawn in full scale. So this means that at any time during production the operator can reference a full size view of the detail at any time or in any position.

Now referencing drawing FIG. 2 and starting with detail 6 drawn use side up one can see that there are five major parts to this view and the first one being that there are no sharp edges and that the detail has broken lines indicating hidden details below.

A groove cut into each side 6 is Fig detail 12. This groove is molded at the same time as all the above details and is used to retain 13 the spring in FIG. 3. This groove runs across the entire length of the leg on each detail “6”.

The view also has several section details like, 7, 8 and 11 that can also be viewed in other sections on the drawing. Detail 6 has a handle shape end that details 7, 11, and 8 are mounted or drilled into. The length is just long enough so it would be comfortable to use with an individuals forefinger and thumb. When viewing the cross of the “T” shaped end to the left of 7 &8 and just past 12 groove one can only see the rectangular shape of of the detail which if you were to pull the 6 out of the “bowl” view one would see as referenced at view 9 or 10 you would see that this end only has a radial shape with the cut teeth to the inside of the respective radiuses. 11 is a hole that can be used with a keychain or on a hook for storage, which are not shown. The diameter of this hole will be given to the molder before completion of the mold.

Mating sets, molded as shown, details 7 and 8 are shaped the same but turned @ 90 degrees from each other molded on to 6/9, 6/10 in the same position. This mating placement of 7 and 8 will act as a pivot point of the clip. 8 will be molded parallel with leg of the “T” and 7 will be molded @ 90 degrees of the leg and parallel to the “T”. They must be molded perfectly in line with each other so that when 6/9 and 6/10 are turned towards each other they engage and create the pivot.

The mold 6 end view “A A” of 9 and 10 shown stopping at groove 12, is the orientation of the radiuses and how their teeth are constructed. The teeth on both 9 and 10 must mate with each other in order to safely store assembly 6 when not in use. Also 10, 9 are produced in the mold are required so that there will be a secure fit to 4 the assembly 5 and 2.

In manufacturing 6, 9 and 10 the molder will have a counter bore on both details with a web of no less than ninety three thousands thick over the entire surface. Keeping in mind that the mold shall have an overall total thickness of not less than one hundred and ninety three thousands thick, but not greater than two hundred thousands in thickness. 10 and 9 are viewed shown less the “T” handle and stops a 12 as not to confuse anyone in production.

FIG. 3 shows only detail 13 which is a tempered steel spring clip that will be made from pre-tempered spring steel and can be made on a “Four Shift” bending machine or by any other bending device. The top view of 13 is shown to represent the final size of the bent spring steel wire. This view is necessary to make the part and must be made very close to tolerance, also scale drawn full scale. The offset, 13B shown to the right of the top view 13 denotes the size off the wire, spring material so that it will fit a groove on both inside 6, and out side 6, shown in FIG. 2 with end views of these parts in 9 and 10. In order to make this spring production would use view 13 and 13B to size the developed length of the spring wire then as per 13 the two bends would made and the final step would be the offset 13B.