GB2201721A - Re-usable bag fastener - Google Patents

Re-usable bag fastener Download PDF

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GB2201721A
GB2201721A GB8704996A GB8704996A GB2201721A GB 2201721 A GB2201721 A GB 2201721A GB 8704996 A GB8704996 A GB 8704996A GB 8704996 A GB8704996 A GB 8704996A GB 2201721 A GB2201721 A GB 2201721A
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Robert Owen Appleby
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D33/00Details of, or accessories for, sacks or bags
    • B65D33/16End- or aperture-closing arrangements or devices
    • B65D33/1616Elements constricting the neck of the bag
    • B65D33/1625Small plates or the like made of one piece and presenting slits or a central aperture to jam the neck of the bag
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
    • F16B2/00Friction-grip releasable fastenings
    • F16B2/20Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening
    • F16B2/22Clips, i.e. with gripping action effected solely by the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening of resilient material, e.g. rubbery material
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02WCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO WASTEWATER TREATMENT OR WASTE MANAGEMENT
    • Y02W30/00Technologies for solid waste management
    • Y02W30/50Reuse, recycling or recovery technologies
    • Y02W30/80Packaging reuse or recycling
    • Y02W30/802Packaging eco-design or eco-conception
    • Y02W30/807Packaging containers especially suited for or with means facilitating reusability

Abstract

A re-usable bag fastener is formed as a one-piece moulding constructed of materials able to remain flexible and fatigue resistant at low temperatures. The fastener has a moveable arm 13 that engages a ratchet device 11 and with the shank 10 forms a constriction which clamps the twisted neck of an opened bag. By pulling tab 12 and arm 13 apart enables fastener to be disengaged and then removed from bag. <IMAGE>

Description

R USABL13 BAG FASTENER This invention relates to a re-usable bag fastener.

Bag fasteners are well known devices usually found in domestic or agricultural use to secure opened bags, i.e. frozen foods. These are generally plastic tabs or wire twist types that clip or wrap around the twisted neck of an opened bag to prevent spillage.

Plastic tab or wire fasteners are generally not considered re-usable.

Moreover, they can provide limited security and, if re-used, can have a short lifespan.

According to the present invention there is provided a re-usable bag fastener comprising a one piece moulding of a fatigue resistant flexible material, provided with means for clamping bags of varying sizes, an integral catchment means for releasably securing the fastener on the bag.

A specific embodiment of the invention will now be described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawing in which: Figure 1. shows in perspective the fastener in an open position.

Figure 2. illustrates the method of use.

Figure 3. shows fastener in fully closed position.

D Referring to the drawing the fastener example shown comprises a shank 10 and, at one end, formed at an angle to the shank a ratchet 11 and a releasing tab 12. At other end of shank an arm 13 is formed back to engage ratchet with arm tip 14.

In order to use the fastener, the top of an opened bag would be twisted to form a tight neck whereas the fastener would slip around neck as shown in Figure 2., via opening 15. The arm 13 and shank 10 are squeezed as so to engage arm tip with ratchet teeth 11 with arm blade 16 forming a constriction with shank 10. Figure 3. illustrates fastener in closed position.

In order to release fastener, tab 12 is pulled while arm 13 is held to disengage arm tip 14 from ratchet teeth 11. The fastener can then be withdrawn from neck of bag via opening 15.

Claims (7)

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1 A re-usable bag fastener comprising a one piece moulding of a fatigue resistant flexible material, provided with means for clamping bags of varying sizes, an integral catchment means for releasably securing the fastener on the bag.
2 A re-usable bag fastener as claimed in Claim 1 wherein the integral catchment means at one end of shank is co-operable with an arm at the other end of shank to enable engagement of fastener.
3 A re-usable bag fastener as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 wherein the catchment means is provided with at least one tooth and an engagement device.
4 A re-usable bag fastener as claimed in Claim 2 or Claim 3 wherein means is provided to arrest the accidental disengagement of the catchment device.
5 A re-usable bag fastener as claimed in Claim 4 wherein means is provided by an integral blade or similar means to arrest the sliding movement of the fastener on the bag.
6 A re-usable bag fastener as claimed in any preceding claim whereby means is provided to remove any impediment that restricts flexible movement within the fastener.
7 A re-usable bag fastener substantially as described herein with reference to Figures 1. - 3. of the accompanying drawing.
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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2241986A (en) * 1990-03-16 1991-09-18 Lucas Ind Plc Hose clamp device
US5231739A (en) * 1992-01-10 1993-08-03 Herbert Glatt Ironing board securing clip
WO2005097609A1 (en) * 2004-04-08 2005-10-20 Maarten Willem Driessen Chewingbag, a bag for herbal material that can be chewed on

Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB929703A (en) * 1958-07-10 1963-06-26 Illinois Tool Works Improvements in fasteners for securing wires, cables, or other articles
GB1162788A (en) * 1967-06-16 1969-08-27 Francisco Bautista Vazquez Fastening and Locking Device
GB1297575A (en) * 1969-07-25 1972-11-22
GB2055953A (en) * 1979-02-28 1981-03-11 Leveen Eric G Blood vessel clamp
GB2114647A (en) * 1982-02-02 1983-08-24 Richard Randolph Fasteners
EP0148610A1 (en) * 1983-12-14 1985-07-17 Applinter Adhesives Inc. Article clamp

Patent Citations (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB929703A (en) * 1958-07-10 1963-06-26 Illinois Tool Works Improvements in fasteners for securing wires, cables, or other articles
GB1162788A (en) * 1967-06-16 1969-08-27 Francisco Bautista Vazquez Fastening and Locking Device
GB1297575A (en) * 1969-07-25 1972-11-22
GB2055953A (en) * 1979-02-28 1981-03-11 Leveen Eric G Blood vessel clamp
GB2114647A (en) * 1982-02-02 1983-08-24 Richard Randolph Fasteners
EP0148610A1 (en) * 1983-12-14 1985-07-17 Applinter Adhesives Inc. Article clamp

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2241986A (en) * 1990-03-16 1991-09-18 Lucas Ind Plc Hose clamp device
US5231739A (en) * 1992-01-10 1993-08-03 Herbert Glatt Ironing board securing clip
WO2005097609A1 (en) * 2004-04-08 2005-10-20 Maarten Willem Driessen Chewingbag, a bag for herbal material that can be chewed on
NL1028714C2 (en) * 2004-04-08 2006-11-28 Maarten Willem Driessen A plum bag (a herb bag on which you can chew).

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