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Title:
A CARRY BAG
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/069985
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to carry bags that are used for carrying general purpose goods and more particularly to a carry bag made of both paper and cloth. The bag in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a body formed by a flexible wall (W), a relatively stiff floor (18), on which general purpose goods rest and flexible handles (24,26) for holding the bag (100). The flexible wall of the bag body is made of paper to which a fabric layer (34) of a suitable fabric is bonded on the inner surface (28). The handles (24,26) of the carry bag extend from a top edge (20) of bag, and are secured to the bag body with suitable reinforcements along the entire side wall and extend into the floor surface of the bag body.

Inventors:
BINDU PRAMOD (IN)
NARAYANAN SHAMMON ANARIKAT (IN)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2020/058486
Publication Date:
April 15, 2021
Filing Date:
September 12, 2020
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BINDU PRAMOD (IN)
International Classes:
B65D30/02; B65D30/10; B65D33/06
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DEWAN, Mohan (IN)
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Claims:
CLAIMS:

1. A carry bag (100), comprising:

• a body defined by a flexible wall (W), a floor (18) and a carrying space (22) defined between said wall (W) and said floor (18), said wall (W) defining a top edge (20); and

• flexible fabric handles (24,26) extending above the top edges (20), running along the opposite sides of said wall (W) and terminating in said floor (18).

2. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said wall (W) is rectangular and is defined by side panels (10,12,14,16) and said handles (24,26) are disposed on opposite side panels (10,14 or 12,16).

3. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said side panels (12,16 or 14,10) free of handles are collapsible along a folding edge (F).

4. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) are secured to an inner surface (28) of said opposite side panels (14,10 or 16,12). 5. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) are made of fabric.

6. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said side panels (10,12,14,16) and said floor (18) are made of paper and fabric bonded together.

7. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said inner surface (28) of said side panels (10,12,14,16) and said floor (18) has a fabric layer (34).

8. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) are secured to said opposite side panels (14,10 or 12,16) with adhesives and/or are stitched.

9. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) extend into said floor (18). 10. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) are stitched to said opposite side panels (14,10 or 12,16) and to said floor (18). 11. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said handles (24,26) are secured to said opposite side panels (14,10 or 12,16) with adhesives and stitched to said opposite side panels (14,10 or 12,16) and said floor (18).

12. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein said side panels (10,12,14,16) define a cross section selected from the group consisting of rectangle, square and circle.

13. The carry bag (100) as claimed in claim 1, wherein a fixed insert (32) is provided on the inner surface of the floor (18) of said bag (100).

Description:
A CARRY BAG

FIELD

The present disclosure relates to carry bags that are used for carrying general purpose goods and more particularly to a carry bag made of both paper and cloth. BACKGROUND

The background information herein below relates to the present disclosure but is not necessarily prior art.

Presently, the general purpose carry bags that are being used are made of either cloth or paper. Bags made of paper alone are simply unable to facilitate carrying heavy and wet goods. On the other hand, bags made of cloth can accommodate wet substances, but do not offer a pleasant look as it cannot facilitate printing as easy as paper. Moreover, cloth surface makes it difficult to imprint the desired creative digital designs and sketches that are intricate in shape. Further, the handles that are secured on the side walls of the bag extend only to a certain fixed depth from top edge of the bag. Due to this, the handles lose their reinforcement even under normal loads and hence, render such bags useless. Lastly, the materials that are used to secure the handles to the bag surface often impart toxicity, which leaves a negative impact on the environment.

There is, therefore, felt a need to overcome the above said problems.

OBJECTS Some of the objects of the present disclosure, which at least one embodiment herein satisfies, are as follows:

An object of the present disclosure is to provide a bag that is strong and durable for carrying general purpose goods even under wet conditions.

Still another object of the present disclosure is to provide a bag with handles that are secure enough for carrying general purpose goods without compromising reinforcement.

Another object of the present disclosure is to provide a bag which offers a surface suitable for printing digital designs and patterns. Yet another object of the present disclosure is to provide a bag that uses non-toxic environment friendly agents.

Other objects and advantages of the present disclosure will be more apparent from the following description, which is not intended to limit the scope of the present disclosure.

SUMMARY

The present disclosure relates to carry bags that are used for carrying general purpose goods and more particularly to a carry bag made of both paper and cloth. The bag in accordance with the present disclosure comprises a body formed by a flexible wall, a relatively stiff floor on which general purpose goods rest and flexible handles for holding the bag. The wall is rectangular and is defined by side panels. The flexible side panels of the carry bag and the floor are made of paper to which a layer of a suitable fabric is bonded on the inner surface. The handles of the carry bag extend from the top edge of the bag and are secured to the bag body with suitable reinforcements along the inner surface of side wall and into the floor surface of the bag body.

The carry bag with side panels of the body made of paper, bonded with a fabric layer, and handles made of fabric offers excellent strength and durability for carrying general purpose goods especially when exposed to wet conditions. Also, the outer surface of side panels made of paper enables digital printing of various designs and patterns. The handles of the bag are secured on the inner surface of the side panels and extend further into the floor surface of the bag where goods are kept. This increases the strength of the handles and facilitate carrying of general purpose goods of desired weight. The reinforcement agents used to secure the handles against the side panels can be either an adhesive, a stitch or a combination of both an adhesive and a stitch. Further, as the reinforcement agent is non-toxic, it makes the bag environment friendly.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMPANYING DRAWING

The carry bag of the present disclosure, will now be described with the help of the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure la illustrates an isometric view of a carry bag for general purpose use with reinforcement along the inside surfaces of the side panels, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure; Figure lb illustrates an isometric view of a side panel of a carry bag for general purpose use with a fabric layer bonded to a paper layer, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure; and

Figure lc illustrates a sectional view of a carry bag for general purpose use with an insert to be affixed on top of a floor, in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure.

LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS

W - flexible wall

10,12,14,16 - side panel of body of bag 18 - floor 20 - top edge

22 - carrying space 24,26 - flexible fabric handle 28 - inner surface of side panel 30 - outer surface of side panel 32 - fixed insert

34 - fabric layer F - foldable edge DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Embodiments, of the present disclosure, will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawing.

Embodiments are provided so as to thoroughly and fully convey the scope of the present disclosure to the person skilled in the art. Numerous details are set forth, relating to specific components, and methods, to provide a complete understanding of embodiments of the present disclosure. It will be apparent to the person skilled in the art that the details provided in the embodiments should not be construed to limit the scope of the present disclosure. In some embodiments, well-known processes, well-known apparatus structures, and well-known techniques are not described in detail.

The terminology used, in the present disclosure, is only for the purpose of explaining a particular embodiment and such terminology shall not be considered to limit the scope of the present disclosure. As used in the present disclosure, the forms “a”, “an” and “the” may be intended to include the plural forms as well, unless the context clearly suggests otherwise. The terms “comprises”, “comprising”, “including” and “having” are open-ended transitional phrases and therefore specify the presence of stated features, integers, steps, operations, elements, modules, units and/or components, but do not forbid the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers, steps, operations, elements, components, and/or groups thereof. The particular order of steps disclosed in the method and process of the present disclosure is not to be construed as necessarily requiring their performance as described or illustrated. It is also to be understood that additional or alternative steps may be employed.

When an element is referred to as being “mounted on”, “engaged to”, “connected to” or “coupled to” another element, it may be directly on, engaged, connected or coupled to the other element. As used herein, the term “and/or” includes any and all combinations of one or more of the associated listed elements.

The terms first, second, third, etc., should not be construed to limit the scope of the present disclosure as the aforementioned terms may be only used to distinguish one element, component, region, layer or section from another component, region, layer or section. Terms such as first, second, third etc., when used herein do not imply a specific sequence or order unless clearly suggested by the present disclosure.

Terms such as “inner”, “outer”, “beneath”, “below”, “lower”, “above”, “upper” and the like, may be used in the present disclosure to describe relationships between different elements as depicted from the figures.

A carry bag (100) that is used for general purpose comprises a body with flexible wall (W) and a pair of flexible handles (24,26) thus forming a carrying space (22). Referrring to figures (la-lc), the flexible wall of a typical embodiment shown has four side panels (10,12,14,16) extending from a floor (18) to a top edge (20), such that side panels (12,16) free of handles, are collapsible about a foldable edge (F) to enhance ease of goods being carried. The side panels (10,12,14,16) and the floor (18) are made of a paper layer and a thin fabric layer (34), such that the thin fabric layer (34) is bonded to an inner surface (28) of the side panels (10,12,14,16) and to the floor (18). A glue that is eco-friendly to the environment is usually used as a bonding material along with application of heat and cold suitably. The thin fabric layer (34) provides resistance against wet environment while maintaining the desired strength. The outer surface (30) of the side panels (10,12,14,16) have a paper layer, which facilitates digital printing of intricate designs and patterns. The floor (18) has a flat face which is used to store or carry general purpose goods. Additionally, an insert (32) is affixed to the floor (18) which further increases the strength of the bag (100). The fixed insert (32) is typically made of card board or other suitable stiff material providing a solid base for storing general purpose goods. The flexible handles (24,26) extend from the top edge (20) of the opposite sides of the bag body and terminate into the floor (18) along the inner surface (28) of opposite side panels (10,14) to which the handles (24,26) are reinforced. This increases the strength of the bag (100) as the reinforcement area is increased. The reinforcement may be in the form of a non-toxic glue or a stitch (not shown in figure) or any other suitable means, which is ecofriendly. The cross section of the carry bag can be a rectangle, square, circle or any other shape that might be suitable for the application.

EXPERIMENT:

Experiment 1 - Usability of conventional bag made of paper

Conventional bag made of paper was loaded with 4kg weight. It was observed that the conventional bag could not hold its form and resulted in wear and tear.

Experiment 2 - Usability of bag of present disclosure

The bag of the present disclosure was loaded with 15 kg weight. It was observed that the bag of the present disclosure held its form and shape even after loading more weight than the conventional bag. Also, there were no signs of wear and tear. Experiment 3 - Usability of bag of present disclosure

The bag of the present disclosure was dipped in water for 2-3 minutes to check resistance of the bag against wet environment. It was then loaded with 15 kg weight. It was observed that the bag of the present disclosure held its form and shape even after loading weight greater than the conventional bag. Also, there were no signs of wear and tear. The foregoing description of the embodiments has been provided for purposes of illustration and not intended to limit the scope of the present disclosure. Individual components of a particular embodiment are generally not limited to that particular embodiment, but, are interchangeable. Such variations are not to be regarded as a departure from the present disclosure, and all such modifications are considered to be within the scope of the present disclosure.

TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS

The present disclosure described herein above has several technical advantages including, but not limited to, the realization of a carry bag that is: · Strong and durable for carrying general purpose goods even under wet conditions;

• Offering enhanced reinforcement to the handles of the bag;

• Offers an outer surface of the side walls conducive for digital printing of designs and patterns; and

• Ecofriendly due to the use of non-toxic adhesives. The foregoing disclosure has been described with reference to the accompanying embodiments which do not limit the scope and ambit of the disclosure. The description provided is purely by way of example and illustration.

The embodiments herein and the various features and advantageous details thereof are explained with reference to the non-limiting embodiments in the following description. Descriptions of well-known components and processing techniques are omitted so as to not unnecessarily obscure the embodiments herein. The examples used herein are intended merely to facilitate an understanding of ways in which the embodiments herein may be practiced and to further enable those of skill in the art to practice the embodiments herein. Accordingly, the examples should not be construed as limiting the scope of the embodiments herein.

The foregoing description of the specific embodiments so fully reveal the general nature of the embodiments herein that others can, by applying current knowledge, readily modify and/or adapt for various applications such specific embodiments without departing from the generic concept, and, therefore, such adaptations and modifications should and are intended to be comprehended within the meaning and range of equivalents of the disclosed embodiments. It is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation. Therefore, while the embodiments herein have been described in terms of preferred embodiments, those skilled in the art will recognize that the embodiments herein can be practiced with modification within the spirit and scope of the embodiments as described herein.

The use of the expression “at least” or “at least one” suggests the use of one or more elements or ingredients or quantities, as the use may be in the embodiment of the disclosure to achieve one or more of the desired objects or results. Any discussion of documents, acts, materials, devices, articles or the like that has been included in this specification is solely for the purpose of providing a context for the disclosure. It is not to be taken as an admission that any or all of these matters form a part of the prior art base or were common general knowledge in the field relevant to the disclosure as it existed anywhere before the priority date of this application. The numerical values mentioned for the various physical parameters, dimensions or quantities are only approximations and it is envisaged that the values higher/lower than the numerical values assigned to the parameters, dimensions or quantities fall within the scope of the disclosure, unless there is a statement in the specification specific to the contrary.

While considerable emphasis has been placed herein on the components and component parts of the preferred embodiments, it will be appreciated that many embodiments can be made and that many changes can be made in the preferred embodiments without departing from the principles of the disclosure. These and other changes in the preferred embodiment as well as other embodiments of the disclosure will be apparent to those skilled in the art from the disclosure herein, whereby it is to be distinctly understood that the foregoing descriptive matter is to be interpreted merely as illustrative of the disclosure and not as a limitation.