Title:
Towel Cake
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention discloses a towel cake comprising at least a flat board, a lateral board and a towel, wherein the flat board has at least one straight edge and the lateral board is an extension of the flat board from the straight edge with at least two bending sections surrounding the flat board; the towel wraps up the flat board and the lateral board and forms the shape of a cake. The towel cake is then placed in a carrier tray and covered by a transparent external hood so that the towel cake looks even closer to the shape of a cake.



Inventors:
Hsu, Neng Chun (Taipei City, TW)
Application Number:
11/761598
Publication Date:
10/23/2008
Filing Date:
06/12/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
4/661
International Classes:
B65D65/00; A47K17/00
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Primary Examiner:
PRANGE, SHARON M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Lai, Corsini & Lapus, LLC (HOUSTON, TX, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. A towel cake, comprising: a flat board with at least one straight edge; a lateral board extended from the straight edge of the flat board and with at least two bending sections for surrounding the flat board; and a towel for wrapping the flat board and the lateral board to form a towel cake.

2. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the bending sections of the lateral board are in trapezium and rectangular shapes, so that when the flat board and the lateral board are assembled, the flat board would be in a slant disposition.

3. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the shapes of the bending sections of the lateral board include trapezium and shapes corresponding to the flat board, so that when the flat board and the lateral board are assembled, the flat board would be in slant disposition.

4. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the shape of the bending section of the lateral board is rectangular, so that after assembly of the flat board and the lateral board, the flat board would be in horizontal disposition.

5. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the shape of the bending section of the lateral board is rectangular and corresponding to the shape of the flat board, so that after assembly of the flat board and the lateral board, the flat board would be in horizontal disposition.

6. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the flat board has at least one arc edge.

7. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the lateral board has at least one insert plate on the edge and at least one insert slot corresponding to the insert plate, so that the flat board and the lateral board can be mutually fixed.

8. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the lateral board has an insert twig on the starting edge of the lateral board and an insert slot on the distal edge of the lateral board corresponding to the insert twig so that the starting edge and the distal edge of the lateral board can be fixed.

9. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein a fixed strap surrounds the outside of the towel cake, so that the towel steadfastly adheres to the flat board and the lateral board.

10. The towel cake as recited in claim 1, wherein the towel cake is placed on a carrier tray and covered with an external hood, and the carrier tray for holding the towel cake is also connected to the external hood.

11. The towel cake as recited in claim 10, wherein the external hood is transparent.

12. The towel cake as recited in claim 10, wherein the outside of the external hood has at least an artwork or text.

13. The towel cake as recited in claim 12, wherein the artwork or text is either directly printed on the external hood, formed by molding on the external hood or pasted with a label on the external hood.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1 . Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a towel cake, and more particularly to a towel wrapping around a lateral board of a supporting body in the shape of a cake so that the towel cake looks more solid and stable.

2 . Description of the Related Art

Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, FIG. 1 is a perspective diagram of a conventional cake towel and FIG. 2 is the process for making a conventional cake towel. In FIG. 1 the cake towel comprises at least a cake body 101, a towel 102, a cake container 104, a cake decoration 105, a transparent bag 108, a ribbon 109 and a tag 110. In FIG. 2, you can clearly see that the cake towel is constructed by a cardboard 103 with a top side 106, and from the top side 106 each side extends a folding side 107. The making process is being described in FIG. 2, wherein step (a) the cake towel 102 is being placed on the top side 106 of the cardboard 103, and in step (b) the towel 102 is being folded toward the center in accordance with the folding sides 107 and folded in accordance with the shape of the top side 106 to form the shape of the cake body 101 as in step (c), then place the cake body 101 into the cake container 104 to complete the process. Referring to FIG. 1, place the decoration 105 on the towel 102 of the cake body 101, and then put it inside a transparent bag 108; afterwards, a ribbon 109 is tied and a tag 110 is attached to form a complete cake towel.

However, the towel easily tears open along the folding sides if a cake body is folded and wrapped this way; also the folding side would not be solid and stable if the towel is wrapped this way and would not help placing the cake into the cake container. As regards the outside packaging, putting the cake body into a transparent bag would not support the exerted pressure and would easily crush the cake towel.

To overcome the aforementioned shortcomings, the inventor presents a way of using a towel to wrap up a supporting body so that the towel would not easily fall apart, then place the entire object onto a carrier tray and cover it by a transparent external hood, which would protect the towel cake. With years of research and practical experience in design and after repeated discussions, the inventor has presented a preferred embodiment for the towel cake.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In view of the shortcomings described above, the purpose of the present invention is to provide a towel cake, and more particularly to use a surrounding lateral board and insert plate to make the supporting body of the towel cake more solid and stable, and then give better protection to the towel cake by using an external hood and a carrier tray.

To this end, the present invention of a towel cake comprises at least a flat board, a lateral board and a towel, wherein the flat board must have at least one straight edge and the lateral board is extended from the straight edge of the flat board with at least two bending sections to surround the flat board and use a towel to wrap up the flat board and the lateral board to form the shape of a cake.

Referring to the above description of the present invention of a towel cake, the flat board can have different shapes with at least one arc edge with a plurality of straight edges or a plurality of arc edges or a single straight edge and a single arc edge, or a single arc edge and a plurality of arc edges, or a plurality of straight edges and one arc edge, or a plurality of straight edges and a plurality of arc edges. Further, the edge of the flat board must have at least an insert plate and with a corresponding insert slot on the lateral board so that the flat board and the lateral board can be mutually fixed; or, the lateral board has corresponding insert twigs and insert slots at the starting edge and the distal edge so that the starting edge and the distal edge can be mutually fixed and not easy to separate. Furthermore, the shapes of the bending sections of the lateral board include rectangular shape alone, or ladder and rectangular shape, or ladder and polygonal shape, or rectangular and polygonal shapes so that the flat board is in a slant or a horizontal disposition. Then, a fixed strap may be used to surround the outside of the towel cake so that the towel can be steadfastly adhered to the flat board and the lateral board. Afterwards, place the towel cake onto a carrier tray and cover it with an external hood with an outside artwork to ensure stability of the towel cake and give better protection to it.

To make it easier for our examiner to understand the above technology and the effect achieved and with improved understanding and recognition, the following feasible preferred embodiment accompanied with the related drawings are described in detail below.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective diagram of a conventional cake towel;

FIG. 2 is a process diagram of making a conventional cake towel;

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of making a towel cake in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 4 is an exploded view diagram of a towel cake in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a schematic diagram of a preferred embodiment of a towel cake in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram of another preferred embodiment of a towel cake in accordance with the present invention;

FIG. 7 is a schematic diagram of another preferred embodiment in making a towel cake in accordance with the present invention; and

FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram of another preferred embodiment in making a towel cake in accordance with the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

To make it expressly understood with regard to its purpose, features and advantages, a better preferred embodiment is presented below for the towel cake in accordance with the present invention and related drawings are provided for the detailed description of the invention, wherein the same elements would be indicated with the same element numerals in description.

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram of the making of a towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In FIG. 3 the towel cake at least comprises a supporting body 31 and a towel 32, wherein the supporting body is formed by a polygonal flat board 311 and a lateral board 312, where the lateral board 312 is extended from one edge of the polygonal flat board 311 and with at least two bending sections bended along the folding line 3123 and correspondingly surround the polygonal flat board 311. Shapes of the bending sections of the lateral board 312 include the trapezium bending section 3121 and the rectangular shape bending section 3122 so that after assembly of the polygonal flat board 311 and the lateral board 312, the polygonal flat board 311 would be in a slant disposition. Furthermore, along the edge of the polygonal flat board is at least one insert plate 3124 and the lateral board 312 has an insert slot corresponding to the insert plate 3124. The lateral board 312 has an insert slot 3125 corresponding to the insert plate 3124. The starting edge 3126 of the lateral board 312 has an insert twig 3127. The distal edge 3128 of the lateral board has an insert slot 3129 corresponding to the insert twig 3127 so that the polygonal flat board 311 and the lateral board 312 can be mutually fixed, and the lateral board surrounding the polygonal flat board 311 can also be mutually fixed and make the supporting body 31 more solid and stable.

FIG. 4 is an exploded view diagram of the towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In this diagram, you can clearly see that the towel 32 is wrapping a supporting body 31 and the towel 32 is externally surrounded by a fixed strap 33 so that the towel 32 is steadfastly adhered to the supporting body 31. Then, place the towel cake onto a carrier tray 34 and use a transparent hood 35 to cover the towel cake and connect it to the carrier tray 34. The transparent external hood 35 has direct printing that is direct, formed by molding or pasted with a label artwork or text 36.

FIG. 5 is a schematic diagram of another embodiment for the making of a towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In the diagram, the towel cake is constructed by a towel 52 and a supporting body 51, wherein the supporting body 51 is constructed by a polygonal flat board 511 and a lateral board 512. The lateral board 512 is extended from one edge of the polygonal flat board 511; and the shapes of the lateral board 512 include the trapezium bending section 5121 and the polygonal bending section 5122, wherein the polygonal flat board 511 and the polygonal bending section 5122 are corresponding shapes. By combining the trapezium bending section 5121 and the polygonal bending section 5122, the polygonal flat board 511 is in a slant shape. Further, by mutual connection of the insert plate 5123 on the edge of the polygonal flat board 511 and the insert slot 5124 of the lateral board 512, which corresponds to the insert plate 5123, the supporting body becomes more solid and stable. Finally, the supporting body 51 is wrapped with the towel 52 to form the towel cake.

FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram of another preferred embodiment of the towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In the diagram, the towel cake comprises a supporting body 61 and a towel 62. The supporting body 61 is formed by a polygonal flat board 611 and a lateral board 612, wherein the bending sections 6121 of the lateral board are rectangular in shape with at least two folding lines 6122 so that the lateral board 612 can surround the polygonal flat board 611. The edge of the polygonal flat board has at least one insert plate 6123 while the lateral board 612 has an insert slot 6124 corresponding to the insert plate 6123 and the insert slot 6124 is for connection with the insert plate 6123. Further, the lateral board 612 has an insert twig 6126 on the starting edge 6125 of the lateral board 612, and the corresponding insert slot 6128 on the distal edge 6127 of the lateral board is for connection with the insert twig 6126, thereby connection of the insert plate 6123 and the insert twig 6126 to the insert slots 6124 and 6128 would make the supporting body 61 constructed by the polygonal flat board 611 and the lateral board 612 more solid and stable. Finally, using the towel 62 to wrap up the supporting body 61 would form the towel cake.

FIG. 7 is a schematic diagram of another embodiment of the towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In the diagram, the towel cake is constructed by a supporting body 71 and a towel 72, wherein the supporting body 71 is constructed by a polygonal flat board 711 and a lateral board 712. The lateral board 712 is extended from one edge of the polygonal flat board 711 with at least two bending sections, one rectangular bending section 7121 and one polygonal bending section 7122. The shape of the polygonal flat board 711 corresponds to the shape of the polygonal bending section 7122 so that the polygonal flat board 711 and the polygonal bending section 7122 and the rectangular bending section 7121 together form the supporting body 71. Again, connection of the insert plate 7123 on the edge of the polygonal flat board with the insert slot 7124 on the lateral board 712 would make the supporting body 71 more solid and stable. Afterwards, wrapping the supporting body 71 with the towel 72 would form the towel cake.

FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram of another embodiment of the towel cake in accordance with the present invention. In the diagram, the towel cake is constructed by a supporting body 81 and a towel 82, and the supporting body 81 is formed by an arc edge flat board 811 and a lateral board 812, wherein the bending sections 8121 and 8122 of the lateral board are rectangular in shape and with at least one folding line 8129 so that the lateral board 812 can surround the arc edge flat board 811. Moreover, there is at least one insert plate 8123 on the arc edge of the arc edge flat board 811 while on the lateral board is an insert slot 8124 for connection with the insert plate 8123. Furthermore, the lateral board 812 also has an insert twig 8126 on the starting edge 8125 of the lateral board, as well as a corresponding insert slot 8128 on the distal edge 8127 of the lateral board 812 for connection with the insert twig 8126. Thereby, connection of the insert plate 8123 and the insert twig 8126 with the insert slots 8124 and 8128 made the supporting body 81 formed by the arc edge flat board 811 and the lateral board 812 more solid and stable. Finally, the towel 82 is used to wrap up the supporting body 81 to form the towel cake.

While the invention has been described by way of example and in terms of preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited thereto. To the contrary, it is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements and procedures, and the scope of the appended claims therefore should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar arrangements and procedures.





 
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