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Title:
A BAG FOR PET BURIAL OR CREMATION OR FOR HOLDING CREMATION ASHES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/096435
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes comprises a sheet of material onto which or into which the deceased pet is to be received; and in one aspect a pocket within the sheet in which a farewell note can be placed. In an other aspect the sheet of material is formed into a pouch having an opening into which a deceased pet may be placed and a first flap which can be folded over the opening to close the pouch. In a further aspect there is a bag comprising a sheet of material on to which the deceased pet may be received and wrapped in the sheet; at least one set of at least one button on a periphery of at least one side of the sheet; and at least two button holes on each side of each set of the at least one button for adjustable securing of the wrapped material.

Inventors:
VENOSI, Natalie (77 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, 6281, AU)
Application Number:
AU2016/051219
Publication Date:
June 15, 2017
Filing Date:
December 09, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SWEET GOODBYE PTY LTD (77 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, 6281, AU)
International Classes:
A61G17/06
Foreign References:
US20100263178A12010-10-21
CN2666399Y2004-12-29
NL7306204A1974-11-06
FR2779343A11999-12-10
AU2006100503A42006-07-13
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SPRUSON & FERGUSON PTY LIMITED (GPO Box 3898, Sydney NSW 2001, 6983, AU)
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Claims:
A bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material onto which or into which the deceased pet is to be received; and a pocket within the sheet in which a farewell note can be placed.

A bag according to claim 1 , wherein the sheet is folded over the deceased pet so as to form the material into a pouch for containing the deceased pet.

A bag according to claim 2, wherein the sheet is formed into a pouch for receiving the deceased pet.

A bag according to claim 3, wherein the folded sheet is held closed by at least one button.

A bag according to claim 3, wherein the sheet is held closed by a tied cord or ribbon.

A bag according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the pouch comprises a first flap which can be folded over the opening to close the pouch.

A bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material formed into a pouch having an opening into which a deceased pet may be placed and a first flap which can be folded over the opening to close the pouch.

A bag according to any one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the opening is formed by two further flaps, which when separated enable the opening to be widened and which can be overlapped and secured together.

A bag according to claim 8, wherein the further flaps are secured together by a ribbon.

A bag according to claim 9, wherein the first flap is secured to the overlapped, secured further flaps.

A bag according to claim 10, wherein the first flap is secured by the ribbon.

12. A bag according to claim 10, wherein the first flap comprises a button loop which is secured to a button on the overlapped, secured further flaps.

13. A bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material on to which the deceased pet may be received and wrapped in the sheet; at least one set of at least one button on a periphery of at least one side of the sheet; at least two button holes on each side of each set of the at least one button for adjustable securing of the wrapped material.

14. A bag according to claim 13, wherein the sheet is substantially rectangular in shape, wherein the at least one set of at least one button comprises a set of buttons adjacent each of two opposed edges of the sheet.

15. A bag according to claim 14, wherein each of the buttons is attached to the sheet by thread such that it can be buttoned to two button holes.

16. A bag according to claim 15, wherein each of the buttons is attached by thread such that one of the button holes on each side of the respective set of buttons can be buttoned to one of the buttons.

17. A bag according to any one of claims 14 to 16, wherein the button holes that are buttoned to the respective button on each side are able to be selected according to the size of the received pet.

18. A bag according to any one of claims 14 to 17, wherein the sheet of material is an outer sheet and the bag further comprises an inner sheet that lines the outer sheet such that the received pet is able to be wrapped in the inner sheet before being wrapped in the outer sheet.

19. A bag according to any one of claims 14 to 18, wherein the inner sheet has ties that are able to be tied together to retain the wrapping of the inner sheet around the deceased pet.

20. A bag according to any one of claims 14 to 19, wherein the outer sheet comprises a cradle.

21 . A bag according to claim 20, wherein the cradle comprises carry handles.

Description:
A Bag for Pet Burial or Cremation or for Holding Cremation Ashes Field of the Invention

[0001] The present invention relates to a bag in which a deceased pet may be placed for burial or cremation, or in which cremation ashes may be kept.

Background

[0002] Many people deeply love their pets. Sadly, pet owners usually outlive their pet and when a pet dies this sad occasion is often made easier by the owner having a ceremony in order to say goodbye to their loved pet before it is buried or cremated.

[0003] Pet burial or cremation bags are known for receiving the deceased pet for burial or cremation in the bag. Such bags usually comprise a sack portion with a draw string for closure of the bag. However pets come in a variety of sizes, and so these bags are also provided in a variety of sizes, with the size of the bag selected according to the size of the pet.

[0004] The present invention has been developed in order to provide an alternative to these sack type of bags.

[0005] Any references to documents that are made in this specification are not intended to be an admission that the information contained in those documents form part of the common general knowledge known to a person skilled in the field of the invention, unless explicitly stated as such.

[0006] In this specification the terms "comprising" or "comprises" are used inclusively and not exclusively or exhaustively.

Summary of the Invention

[0007] According to the present invention there is provided a bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material onto which or into which the deceased pet is to be received; and a pocket within the sheet in which a farewell note can be placed. [0008] In an embodiment the sheet is folded over the deceased pet so that the material forms a pouch for containing the deceased pet.

[0009] In an embodiment the sheet is formed into a pouch for receiving the deceased pet.

[0010] In an embodiment the folded sheet is held closed by at least one button. In an alternative the sheet is held closed by a tied cord or ribbon.

[0011] According to the present invention there is provided a bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material formed into a pouch having an opening into which a deceased pet may be placed and a first flap which can be folded over the opening to close the pouch.

[0012] In an embodiment the opening is formed by two further flaps, which when separated enable the opening to be widened and which can be overlapped and secured together.

[0013] In an embodiment the further flaps are secured together by a ribbon.

[0014] In an embodiment the first flap is secured to the overlapped, secured further flaps. In an embodiment the first flap is secured by the ribbon.

[0015] In an embodiment the first flap comprises a button loop which is secured to a button on the overlapped, secured further flaps.

[0016] In an embodiment the bag further comprises a label on which the deceased pet's name can be written.

[0017] According to the present invention there is provided a bag for pet burial or cremation or for holding cremation ashes, said bag comprising a sheet of material on to which the deceased pet may be received and wrapped in the sheet; at least one set of at least one button on a periphery of at least one side of the sheet; at least two button holes on each side of each set of the at least one button for adjustable securing of the wrapped sheet by buttoning at least one of the set of at least one button to at least one of each of the sets of one or more button holes. [0018] In an embodiment the sheet is substantially rectangular in shape, wherein the at least one set of at least one button comprises a set of buttons adjacent each of two opposed edges of the sheet.

[0019] In an embodiment each of the buttons is attached to the sheet by thread such that it can be buttoned to two button holes. In an embodiment each of the buttons is attached by thread such that one of the button holes on each side of the respective set of buttons can be buttoned to one of the buttons.

[0020] In an embodiment the button holes that are buttoned to the respective button on each side are able to be selected according to the size of the received pet.

[0021] In an embodiment the sheet of material is an outer sheet and the bag further comprises an inner sheet that lines the outer sheet such that the received pet is able to be wrapped in the inner sheet before being wrapped in the outer sheet.

[0022] In an embodiment the inner sheet has ties that are able to be tied together to retain the wrapping of the inner sheet around the deceased pet.

[0023] In an embodiment the outer sheet is provided with a cradle. In an embodiment the cradle is provided with carry handles.

Brief Summary of Drawings

[0024] In order to provide a better understanding of the present invention embodiments will now be described, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

[0025] Figure 1 is an upper perspective view of a pet burial/cremation bag according to an embodiment of the present invention;

[0026] Figure 2 is a perspective view of the bag of Figure 1 in a configuration showing a pocket;

[0027] Figure 3 is a plan view of the bag Figure 1 with flaps opened for receiving a deceased pet;

[0028] Figure 4 is a plan view of the bag Figure 1 with one of the flaps in a closed position;

[0029] Figure 5 is a plan view of the bag Figure 1 with two of the flaps in a closed position;

[0030] Figure 6 is a plan view of the bag Figure 1 with three of the flaps in a closed position; [0031] Figure 7 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 with a top flap secured in the closed position;

[0032] Figure 8 is a plan view of an upper sheet of material used to form the bag of Figure 1 ;

[0033] Figure 9 is a plan view of a back sheet of material used to form the bag of Figure 1 ;

[0034] Figure 10 is a plan view of a middle sheet of material used to form the bag of Figure 1 ;

[0035] Figure 1 1 is a plan view of a pet burial/cremation bag according to another embodiment of the present invention;

[0036] Figure 12 is a rear plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 ;

[0037] Figure 13 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 in use receiving a representation of a deceased pet;

[0038] Figure 14 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 in use in which an inner sheet is wrapped around the representation of the deceased pet;

[0039] Figure 15 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 in use in which a part of an outer sheet is wrapped around the inner sheet;

[0040] Figure 16 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 in use in which the outer sheet is wrapped around the inner sheet;

[0041] Figure 17 is a plan view of the bag of Figure 1 1 in use in which the outer sheet is secured;

[0042] Figure 18 is a plan view of the outer sheet of the bag of Figure 1 1 (inner sheet removed);

[0043] Figure 19 is a plan view of a carrying cradle for the bag of Figure 1 1 ;

[0044] Figure 20 is a perspective view of the cradle of Figure 19 carrying the folded bag of

Figure 1 1 ;

[0045] Figure 21 is a plan view of a carrying cradle for the bag of Figure 1 1 ;

[0046] Figure 22 is a rear plan view of the outer sheet of the bag of Figure 1 1 with two of the cradles of Figure 21 attached;

[0047] Figure 23 is a plan view of the cradle of Figure 21 carrying the folded bag of Figure 1 1 .

Detailed Description of Embodiments of the Invention

[0048] Referring to Figure 1 there is shown a pet burial/cremation bag 10 comprising a body 12 in the form of a pocket formed of a sheet of material, such as a plastic or a textile, including cotton or wool. The body 12 has an opening 30 into which the deceased pet may be placed and a flap 18 which can be folded over the opening 30 to close the pocket. [0049] The opening 30 is formed by two further flaps 14 and 16, which when separated enable the opening 30 to be widened. Flap 16 overlaps with flap 14.

[0050] As seen in Figure 2, the inside of the pocket comprises a further pocket 32 on the back wall of the inside of the pocket, and into which may be received a goodbye note written on a piece of paper 34 or the like.

[0051] Flap 14 has a ribbon or cord 24 secured to it, with two free ends extending from an upper face thereof for securing the flags to close the pocket. Flap 16 has a pair of holes 22 through which the ribbon 24 can be received. Flap 18 has a pair of holes 22 through which the ribbon 24 can be received.

[0052] As seen in Figure 3, opening the flaps 14 and 16 so as to widen the opening 30 enables easier insertion of the deceased pet through the opening 30 and into the pocket 32. In an embodiment the bag further comprises a label on which the deceased pet's name can be written. The pocket 32 may operate as this label or a further label with space to write the pet's name can be provided on the outside of the bag 10.

[0053] As can be seen in Figure 4, when the pet is received in the pocket, flap 14 is flattened and the ribbon 24 is inserted through the holes 22 in flap 16. As seen in Figure 5, the flap 16 is then unfolded to be flat. The ribbon ends 24 are then inserted through the holes 26 in flap 18 and flap 18 is folded over flap 16 so as to form a pouch in which the deceased pet is received. Flap 18 is then held in place by tying the ribbon as shown by 24'.

[0054] In an alternative, flap 18 may comprise a button loop spaced from the opening 30. Flap 16 would have a button able to be buttoned to the button loop when the flap 18 is folded over the opening 30.

[0055] The bag 10 may then be used in a ceremony for burial or cremation of the deceased pet or the bag may be used to hold cremation ashes of the pet.

[0056] Referring to Figures 8 to 10, the bag 10 may be formed of three pieces, a back piece 72, a middle piece 70 and a top piece 68. Each of these are sheets of the material and are sewn together. Back piece 72 has the flap 18, two bulging sides 50 and 52 and a lobe bottom 54. Middle piece 70 has a side that forms the flap 14 and an opposite bulging side 64 and a bottom 62. The ribbon 24 is attached to the flap 14, such as by stitching or gluing. Side 64 is longer than side 52, but has positions for pleats formed by folds at lines 60. With the pleats, side 64 is substantially the same size as side 52. Top piece 68 has a side that forms the flap 16 and an opposite bulging side 58 and a bottom 56. Side 58 is longer than side 50, but has positions for pleats formed by folds at lines 60. With the pleats side 58 is substantially the same size as side 50. Bottom 54 may have pleat folds 60. With the pleat (if any) bottom 54 partly matches the bottom 62 and bottom 56 when they are overlaid. To form the bag 10, middle piece 70 is overlaid with the bottom 62 over laid with pleated bottom 54 (if applicable) and pleated side 64 overlays side 52 and these are connected together, such as by stitching. Then upper piece 68 is overlaid on the bottom 62 and pleated side 58 overlays side 50 and these are connected together, such as by stitching.

[0057] Referring to Figure 1 1 there is shown a pet burial/cremation bag 100, which comprises a pouch portion 104. The pouch portion 104 may take the form of the body 10 described above, or in the embodiment described below, it may take the form of a first sheet 104. The pouch portion sits on or overlays a second sheet 102.

[0058] Whether or not the pouch portion 104 takes the form described above, it may still comprise the pocket 32 for receiving the goodbye note, as described above.

[0059] The sheets 102 and 104 may be formed of plastic or textile material such as wool or cotton. The first sheet 104 is substantially circular in shape with lobe portions 106, 108 extending therefrom. It will be appreciated that the shape of the first sheet 104 need not be circular. The lobes 106 and 108 extend transverse to the length of the sheet 102. The lobes 106 and 108 extend further than the width of the sheet 102. On either side of the circular portion, the sheet 104 comprises side portions 1 14 and 1 15. The side portions 1 14 and 1 15 extend substantially in-line with the length of the sheet 102. Side portion 1 14 has a tie 1 16. A further tie 120 extends over side 1 15. It is preferred that the tie 120 extends substantially from the centre of the circular portion, but it may extend from a portion closer to the side 1 15. Lobe portions 106 and 108 each have ties 1 10 and 1 12, respectively extending therefrom.

[0060] Second sheet 102 is better seen in Figures 12 and 18. It is elongate and substantially rectangular in shape, although it will be appreciated that it could take another shape. The second sheet 102 comprises lobe proportions 134 and 136 at each end. Sheet 102 has longitudinally extending sides 130 and 132. Extending from the end comprising lobe 136 is a tie 146. A further tie 148 extends over end comprising lobe 134. It is preferred that the tie 148 extends substantially from the centre of the sheet 102, but it may extend from a portion closer to the end 134. Ties 146 and 148 may be formed from a single piece of ribbon or the like which is attached to the sheet 102 by stitching 144. [0061] Extending along a periphery of at least one of the sides and preferably both sides 130, 132 of the sheet 102 are at least one set 150 of at least one button 151 . In this embodiment there are 5 buttons. In Figure 1 1 the set of buttons 150 are covered by the sheet 104. The set of buttons 150 can be seen in Figure 14 when the sheet 104 is folded away. On each side of each set of buttons 150, and in-line with the set of buttons 150, is a set 140 and 142 of at least two button holes 141 . In this embodiment there are 5 button holes in each of the sets 140, 142. Preferably each of the buttons 151 is attached to the sheet 102 by sufficient thread such that it can be buttoned to two button holes 141 .

[0062] In an embodiment the first sheet 104 is attached to the second sheet, preferably by stitching 1 18.

[0063] The size of the bag 100 is selected according to the size of the deceased pet, noting that for a given size of bag a range of sizes of deceased pet can be accommodated as will be described below. First sheet 104 is large enough to receive the deceased pet. As shown in Figure 13, the deceased pet 200 is placed transverse to the length of second sheet 102 and extending between lobes 106 and 108 so that the pet's sides face side portions 1 14 and 1 15 of the sheet 104.

[0064] Opposite side portions 1 14 and 1 15 may be folded over the deceased pet, preferably with side 1 14 folded first, and with side 1 15 folding over side 1 14. Depending on the size of the pet, the side portions 1 14 and 1 15 may not meet, may just meet or they may overlap. With the side portions 1 14 and 1 15 folded over the deceased pet, the ties 1 16 and 120 are tied together holding the side portions 1 14 and 1 15 in position across the pet.

[0065] The lobe portions 106 and 108 are then folded over the folded side portions 1 14 and 1 15. The ties 1 10 and 1 12 and then tied together so as to hold the lobe portions 106 and 108 in place over the side portions 1 14 and 1 15. The first sheet 104 now forms a pouch and the deceased pet 200 is securely cocooned within the pouch formed by the folded first sheet 104 as indicated in Figure 14.

[0066] The second sheet 102 may be folded as follows. One of the lobe portions 134, 136, and preferably 134, is folded over the pouch as indicated in Figure 15. Depending on the size of the pet and thus the pouch, it may be tucked under the side of the pouch. The set 142 of button holes 140 on this side of the sheet 102 are then buttoned to one or more of the set of buttons 150. Figure 15 shows the bottom set of buttons have been buttoned and the top set of buttons are yet to be buttoned. The buttons are buttoned to the closest aligning set of button holes according to the size of the pet and thus the pouch.

[0067] Then the opposite lobe, in this case lobe 136, is folded over the pouch and the set 140 of button holes 141 is buttoned to the buttons 150 according to the nearest alignment of holes to buttons. Depending on the size of the pet and thus the pouch containing the pet, the lobe 136 may overlap lobe 134 as is the case in Figure 16.

[0068] The ties 146 and 148 may then be tied together securing the lobe 136 in place, as shown in Figure 17. The pet will there then be secured within the pouch which is then contained within an outer cocoon formed by the buttoned second sheet 102.

[0069] Referring to Figures 19 and 20 the bag 100 may be provided with a cradle 160 to assist in carrying the bag 100. The cradle 160 may be separate, but preferably is attached such as by stitching to the back of the sheet 102. The cradle 160 is formed of a sheet of heavier fabric, such as canvas, and is generally elongate in shape with handles 164 at each end. Once the bag 100 is folded to the form shown in Figure 17 it can be carried in the cradle as shown in Figure 20.

[0070] In the case of the pet being large all of the button holes 140, 142 may not be able to extend across all of the buttons 150. In this case the buttons 150 are divided so that up to half of the buttons are attached to the first set of buttonholes 140 and up to half of the remaining buttons 150 may be buttoned to the second set of buttonholes 142. Thus the buttons on each side are able to be selected according to the size of the received pet. This will arrange the lobes 134 and 136 so as to be in contact with each other.

[0071] The bag 100 may then be used in a ceremony for burial or cremation of the deceased pet.

[0072] In the case of a large pet a more robust cradle 170 may be used. In this embodiment the cradle 170 comprises looped ends 178, through which a dowel or similar rod may be inserted as handles. The cradles 170 may be attached to the rear of the second sheet by stitching 176 as indicated in Figure 22. The bag 100 may then be carried as indicated in Figure 23. This form of cradle may be used in the smaller form. Loops of material or the rods may be used with one or two on each side (or other configuration). [0073] Modifications may be made to the present invention within the context of that described and shown in the drawings. Such modifications are intended to form part of the invention described in this specification.