Title:
GARBAGE BAG DISPENSER
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A garbage bag dispenser includes a plurality of interconnected garbage bags and a container for receiving the interconnected garbage bags. The interconnected garbage bags are coiled to a roll. A tear line is formed between a pair of the interconnected garbage bags adjacent to each other for allowing separation of the pair of the interconnected garbage bags. The container includes an access through which a front end of an outermost one of the roll of interconnected garbage bags extends out of the container. The garbage bags can be retrieved one by one.



Inventors:
Ou, Ching-feng (Tainan, TW)
Application Number:
11/278040
Publication Date:
10/04/2007
Filing Date:
03/30/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B65D85/00
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Primary Examiner:
PICKETT, JOHN G
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Mayer & Williams, P.C. (Morristown, NJ, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A garbage bag dispenser comprising a plurality of interconnected garbage bags and a container for receiving the interconnected garbage bags, the interconnected garbage bags being coiled to a roll, a tear line being formed between a pair of the interconnected garbage bags adjacent to each other for allowing separation of the pair of the interconnected garbage bags, the container including an access through which a front end of an outermost one of the roll of interconnected garbage bags extends out of the container.

2. The garbage bag dispenser as claimed in claim 1 wherein the interconnected garbage bags are made of thermoplastic plastics, each said garbage bag including two opposed flat sides and a sealed rear end opposite to the front end having an opening, defining a receiving space.

3. The garbage bag dispenser as claimed in claim 1 wherein the container is a parallelepiped and includes a top side in which the access is defined.

4. The garbage bag dispenser as claimed in claim 1 wherein the container includes a side that is openable to allow the interconnected garbage bags to be placed into or removed from the container.

5. The garbage bag dispenser as claimed in claim 1 wherein the access of the container has a width slightly smaller than that of each said garbage bag.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a garbage bag dispenser and, more particularly, to a garbage bag dispenser for interconnected garbage bags.

2. Description of the Related Art

Garbage bags are widely used in our daily lives. From kitchens to toilets, from living rooms to rooms, waste containers with garbage bags are used for collecting wastes.

For easy storage and use, garbage bags are generally connected in series and coiled or wound around a reel to form a roll. The outermost garbage bag can be torn off from the roll for use. In this way, the garbage bags can be retrieved one by one. Nevertheless, the remaining garbage bags must be placed properly to avoid extending of the outermost garbage bag. Further, the roll of garbage bags is usually stored in a drawer to avoid adverse effect to indoor decoration, leading to inconvenient usage. Further, tearing the outermost garbage bag from the roll may cause undesired separation of additional garbage bags.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An objective of the present invention is to provide a garbage bag dispenser including interconnected garbage bags to allow easy retrieval of the outermost one of the garbage bags while providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance and allowing easy storage. Further, the interconnected garbage bags can be retrieved in a continuous manner.

A garbage bag dispenser in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of interconnected garbage bags and a container for receiving the interconnected garbage bags. The interconnected garbage bags are coiled to a roll. A tear line is formed between a pair of the interconnected garbage bags adjacent to each other for allowing separation of the pair of the interconnected garbage bags. The container includes an access through which a front end of an outermost one of the roll of interconnected garbage bags extends out of the container.

Preferably, the interconnected garbage bags are made of thermoplastic plastics. Each garbage bag includes two opposed flat sides and a sealed rear end opposite to the front end having an opening, defining a receiving space.

Preferably, the container is a parallelepiped and includes a top side in which the access is defined.

Preferably, the access has a width slightly smaller than that of each garbage bag.

Preferably, the container includes a side that is openable to allow the interconnected garbage bags to be placed into or removed from the container.

Other objectives, advantages, and novel features of the invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a garbage bag dispenser in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 2 is a sectional view of the garbage bag dispenser in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the garbage bag dispenser in accordance with the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 3, illustrating retrieval of the outermost garbage bag.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, a garbage bag dispenser in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of interconnected garbage bags 1 and a container 2 or the like for receiving the interconnected garbage bags 1.

The garbage bags 1 are preferably made of plastics such as thermoplastic plastics. The garbage bags 1 are coiled to form a roll 10. A tear line 11 is formed between two garbage bags 1 adjacent to each other. After tearing along the tear line 11 to remove the outermost garbage bag 1, an opening 14 is formed in the next garbage bag 1. Each garbage bag 1 includes two opposed flat sides 12 and a sealed rear end 13 opposite to front end 15 having the opening 14. A receiving space for receiving wastes or articles is thus defined. Preferably, the sealed rear end 13 is spaced from the tear line 11 by a small distance to avoided waste of material.

The container 2 includes an access 21 in a side thereof. In this example, the container 2 is a parallelepiped and includes an elliptic access 21 in a top side 22 thereof. Two ends of the access 21 are respectively spaced from two ends of the top side 22 by appropriate distances. The container 2 further includes a side 23 that can be opened to allow the roll 10 of interconnected garbage bags 1 to be placed into or removed from the container 2. The container 2 has a length slightly greater than a width of the roll 10 of interconnected garbage bags 1 for snugly receiving the roll 10 of interconnected garbage bags 1.

Referring to FIG. 3, after the roll 10 of interconnected garbage bags 1 is placed into the container 2, the front end 15 of the outermost garbage bag 1 that has an opening 14 is moved out of the container 2 to an appropriate height via the access 21. Preferably, the access 21 of the container 2 has a width slightly smaller than that of each garbage bag 1 for retaining the outermost garbage bag 1.

Referring to FIG. 4, in use, the outermost garbage bag 1 is moved outward and carries the front end 15 of the next garbage bag 1 to move through the access 21, and the outermost garbage bag 1 is torn off along the tear line 11. In this way, the garbage bags 1 can be retrieved one by one.

Since the garbage bags 1 are received in the container 2 in a roll, continuous retrieval of the garbage bag 1 is easy without the risk of tearing several garbage bags 1 at a time. Further, the container 2 may include decorative patterns or drawings on outer sides thereof, providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Thus, the container 2 containing garbage bags 1 can be placed in an obvious place without adversely affecting the original indoor decoration. Namely, inconvenient storage of the container 2 containing garbage bags 1 is not necessary.

Although a specific embodiment has been illustrated and described, numerous modifications and variations are still possible without departing from the essence of the invention. The scope of the invention is limited by the accompanying claims.