Title:
INSULATED SHEATH FOR FREEZER BAR TREATS
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An insulated sheath for holding a freezer bar treat has been developed. The invention includes an elongated sheath that has an interior pocket that holds a freezer bar. The sheath is open on one end so that the freezer bar may be inserted into the interior pocket. The sheath is made of an insulating fleece type material.



Inventors:
Nesbitt, Tina (Muscle Shoals, AL, US)
Application Number:
12/027818
Publication Date:
08/13/2009
Filing Date:
02/07/2008
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
383/110, 383/105
International Classes:
B65D81/38; B65D33/00
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Primary Examiner:
BRADEN, SHAWN M
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP (HUNTSVILLE, AL, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An apparatus for holding a frozen freezer bar, comprising: an elongated sheath that has an interior pocket that is suitable for holding a freezer bar, where the elongated sheath has an open end and a closed end that is sewn shut; and where the sheath is made of an insulating fleece material.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, where the elongated sheath is about 7 inches in length and 2 inches in width.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, where the insulating fleece material comprises polyester.

4. The apparatus of claim 3, where the polyester is blended with another insulating material.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates generally to an insulated sheath for a frozen popsicle.

BACKGROUND ART

Frozen popsicles and similar treats are very popular with children. One type of frozen treat that is especially popular is a fruit flavored juice that is sealed in an elongated plastic sleeve that are typically called “freezer bars”. This treat is typically sold unfrozen with the juice in a liquid form that is sealed in the sleeve. The purchaser then takes the bar and puts it in the freezer and serves it when the juice is frozen. The treat is eaten by cutting off on end of the sleeve and pushing the frozen juice through the opened end so it can he eaten. Examples of these products include: Pop Ice™; Fla-Vor-Ice™; Frootee Ice™; Otter Pops™; Icee Slush Bars™; Wyler's Italian Ices™; etc.

One problem is that the plastic sleeve provides no insulation so that the person eating the freezer bar has to continue the hold the treat while it is quite cold. This is especially a problem for small children who may drop and spill the treat as their hand gets cold instead of continuing to hold the freezer bar. Therefore, it would be an advantage to provide a insulated sheath for a frozen treat that is in an elongated plastic sleeve.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

In some aspects, the invention relates to an apparatus for holding a frozen freezer bar, comprising: an elongated sheath that has an interior pocket that is suitable for holding a freezer bar, where the elongated sheath has an open end and a closed end that is sewn shut; and where the sheath is made of an insulating fleece material.

Other aspects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description and the appended claims.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

It should be noted that identical features in different drawings are shown with the same reference numeral.

FIG. 1 shows one embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

An insulated sheath for holding a frozen freezer bar has been developed. As discussed previously, a “freezer bar” is a frozen popsicle type treat that is a fruit or similar favored juice that is contained in a sealed elongated plastic sleeve. As shown in FIG. 1, the insulated sheath 10 has an open end 12 and a sealed end 14 that is typically sewn shut. However, other embodiments could have each end of sheath open. The sheath 10 has an interior pocket that is accessed through the open end 12. The freezer bar is inserted into the pocket through the open end 12 of the sheath so that the end of the freezer bar protrudes from the sheath 10 and can easily be eaten while being held by the sheath 10. As shown, this embodiment of a sheath 10 has a length of 7 inches and a width of 2 inches. Other embodiments could have other dimensions to be customized for freezer bars of different dimensions or different types of frozen snacks.

The sheath is made of a material that provided insulation against the freezer bar so that the freezer bar can be comfortably held while being eaten. The sheath 10 may be made of “fleece” or other similar materials that provide insulation against cold. Fleece fabric is predominantly made from 100% polyester. However, it can be blended with other materials such as spandex, cotton, wool, and rayon. Other embodiments could use materials with similar characteristics.

While the invention has been described with respect to a limited number of embodiments, those skilled in the art, having benefit of this disclosure, will appreciate that other embodiments can be devised which do not depart from the scope of the invention as disclosed here. Accordingly, the scope of the invention should be limited only by the attached claims.