Title:
Necktie bag
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A bag for mailing neckties with a large pointed end with a tip, having an underside, a top side, a bottom end with symmetrical glued ends defining symmetrical triangular crimp lines and an alternative notch, a top end with a sealable-flap with a display hole, and an opening for insertion of a folded necktie, pointed end first, and a compartment for containment of the folded necktie, said compartment being defined at the bottom end by the triangular crimp lines to match the pointed end of the folded necktie.



Inventors:
Pulitzer Jr., Sidney (New Orleans, LA, US)
Application Number:
12/012838
Publication Date:
08/06/2009
Filing Date:
02/06/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
206/286, 206/294, 229/87.15
International Classes:
B65D85/18; B65D75/00
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Primary Examiner:
COLLADO, CYNTHIA FRANCISCA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JUAN J. LIZARRAGA (NEW ORLEANS, LA, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A bag for mailing neckties with a large pointed end with a tip, comprising an underside, a top side, a bottom end with symmetrical glued ends defining symmetrical triangular crimp lines, a top end with a sealable flap and an opening for insertion of a folded necktie, pointed end first, and a compartment for containment of the folded necktie, said compartment being defined at the bottom end by the triangular crimp lines to match the pointed end and tip of the folded necktie.

2. A bag for mailing neckties with a large pointed end with a tip, comprising an underside, a top side, a bottom end with symmetrical glued ends defining symmetrical triangular crimp lines and a notch, a top end with a sealable flap and an opening for insertion of a folded necktie, pointed end first, and a compartment for containment of the folded necktie, said compartment being defined at the bottom end by the triangular crimp lines and notch to match the pointed end and tip of the folded necktie with the tip at the notch.

3. The bag of claim 1 wherein the sealable flap further comprises a display hole for hanging the bag on a display rack.

4. The bag of claim 2 wherein the sealable flap further comprises a display hole for hanging the bag on a display rack.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to mailing containers. More specifically, it relates to protective packaging and a mailing bag for neckties.

The necktie usually worn by men is a narrow length of material worn about the neck and tied in front. Typically, a necktie has a wide end and a narrow end. When tied, the wide end lies above the narrow end, and typically, both ends are sewn into a truncated symmetrical point at angle of approximately 45 degrees on each side.

Because of the pointed ends, a necktie does not fit well into most mailing envelopes or containers which are typically rectangular in shape. As a result, it is very easy to rumple or bend the ends of a necktie the points of which are delicate, when mailed or sent in a conventional package. Neckties, by their very nature and purpose, are fashion items meant to accent the attire of the wearer. Furthermore, because of the quality fabrics and craftsmanship that goes into most neckties especially at the point of the tie, their cost can be quite high.

There is a need for an economical mailing container specifically designed to carry a necktie without damage, especially to the ends of the necktie.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of this invention to provide an economical and sturdy bag for mailing and transportation of a necktie, which bag shall protect and prevent damage, rumpling or bending of the ends of the necktie.

It is a further object of this invention to provide instructions to the user for folding and insertion of a necktie into the inventive bag.

It is a further object of this invention that the inventive bag be provided with a flap for sealing the bag and also that the flap be provided with a hole for hanging and display.

It is a further object of this invention that the bag be manufactured from a rigid or semi-rigid material to prevent folding or damage to the contents.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the under side of the inventive tie bag.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the top side of the inventive tie bag.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the under side with a portion of the under side removed to show a necktie placed in the inventive tie bag.

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the bottom side of the inventive tie bag with an alternative configuration at the bottom end.

FIG. 5 is a cross section of the bottom end of the inventive tie bag taken at Section 5-5 shown on FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the under side with a portion of the under side removed to show a necktie placed in the inventive tie bag with an alternative configuration at the bottom end.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

FIG. 1 depicts a perspective view of the under side 2 of the inventive tie bag 1 with a flap 3 at the top end 9 having a sealing under side 5. Also shown in the flap 3 is a display hole 4, typically used for hanging the inventive tie bag 1 on a display rack. While not visible in this view, the inventive tie bag 1 has an opening 14 for insertion of a folded necktie 13 into a bag compartment 15. Once the necktie 13 is inserted into the tie bag 1 through the opening 14, the flap 3 would be folded over the opening 14. The flap 3 can be attached to the surface 7 of the under side 2 with any of several sealing methods such as self-sticking adhesive applied to the sealing under side 5 or any of the methods commonly used to seal envelopes.

As depicted in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the tie bag 1 has a basic rectangular shape with a right side edge 17, a left side edge 18, a top end 9 and a bottom end 8. However, unlike conventional envelopes or mailing containers in which the compartment for containment of the item being mailed or shipped is essentially also a rectangular shape, the compartment 15 in the tie bag 1 has been altered to match and support the pointed end 19 of a necktie 13. As shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the under side 2 and the top side 12 are glued together in symmetrical fashion at the bottom right and left corners 22 to form glued ends 11 creating triangular crimp lines 10. The crimp lines 10 define the bottom of the compartment 15 in a triangular shape compatible with the pointed end 19 of a necktie 13, as shown in FIG. 3.

FIG. 2 depicts a perspective view of the top side 2 inventive tie bag 1, showing the top side 6 of the flap 3 with a display hole 4 at the top end 9.

Also shown in FIG. 2 are the symmetrical glued ends 11 at the bottom corners 22 with crimp lines 10.

FIG. 3 shows a perspective view of the under side 2 of the tie bag 1, with a portion of the under side 2 removed to show a folded necktie 13 placed in the compartment 15 of the tie bag 1.

As shown in FIG. 3, the necktie 13 would be folded in half, folded in half again and inserted in the tie bag opening 14, pointed end 19 first, into the bag compartment 15, so that the pointed end 19 and tip 25 would be stopped at the bottom crimp line 10, thereby preventing any movement or folding of the pointed end 19 and tip 25 or extra pressure on the tip 25 of the pointed end 19 as any pressure due to movement will be evenly distributed to both edges along the pointed end 19 of the tie 13. Once the necktie 13 was folded and inserted into the tie bag 1, the flap 3 would be folded over to close the tie bag opening 14 and the sealing under side 5 of the flap 3 would be attached to the surface 7 of the underside 2.

While not shown, both the under side surface 7 and the top side surface 16 could be pre-printed with logos, return addresses, mailing labels or folding instructions as so desired.

While not shown, it is also intended that the tie bag 1 be constructed of a sturdy but pliable material suitable to a mailing container or envelope. Among those materials which might be used are cardboard or TYVEK®. In addition, the tie bag 1 may also be formed from one pre-cut piece of material and folded at either the right side edge 17 or the left side edge 18 and sealed at the opposite edge.

FIG. 4 shows a perspective view of the bottom side 2 with alternative symmetrical bottom crimp lines 20. In this configuration, the crimp lines 20 do not come to a point, but rather create a notch 21, with the intention that the tip 25 on a necktie pointed end 19 would not touch the crimp lines 20, thereby preventing folding and damage of the tip 25.

FIG. 5 shows a cross section of the bottom end 8 of the tie bag 1 taken at Section 5-5 in FIG. 1. In this cross section the inner surface 23 of the under side 2 and the inner surface 24 of the top side 12 are in contact and fixedly attached by glue or some other appropriate sealing method to form a glued end 11 to define a bottom crimp line 10 which limits the bag compartment 15.

FIG. 6 shows a perspective view of the under side 2 of the tie bag 1 with alternative symmetrical bottom crimp lines 20 and a notch 21 as depicted in FIG. 4, with a portion of the under side 2 removed to show a folded necktie 13 placed in the compartment 15 of the tie bag 1. The pointed end 19 would be stopped at the bottom crimp line 20 with the tip 25 at the notch 21, thereby preventing any movement or folding of the pointed end 19 or tip 25 or extra pressure on the tip 25 of the pointed end 19 as any pressure due to movement will be evenly distributed to both edges along the pointed end 19 of the tie 13 and the tip 25 would be untouched at the notch 21.

The tie bag 1 would be of such length to receive a necktie folded to a fourth of its length and wide enough to receive the widest part of the necktie. A working model of the tie bag 1 is 4.563 inches wide and 16.54 inches long with a flap 3 of 1.757 inches. The symmetrical crimp lines 10 are at a 45 degree angle from the bottom end 8. The display hole 4 is ⅜ inch in diameter. In the alternative embodiment depicted in FIG. 4, the notch 21 would be 0.38 inches wide.