NL1038110C2 - Composition of a closed envelope and cutlery included therein, and method of packaging cutlery. - Google Patents

Composition of a closed envelope and cutlery included therein, and method of packaging cutlery. Download PDF

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NL1038110C2
NL1038110C2 NL1038110A NL1038110A NL1038110C2 NL 1038110 C2 NL1038110 C2 NL 1038110C2 NL 1038110 A NL1038110 A NL 1038110A NL 1038110 A NL1038110 A NL 1038110A NL 1038110 C2 NL1038110 C2 NL 1038110C2
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cutlery
envelope
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Etienne Herman Walter Blondeel
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Eureka Concepts Internat B V
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G21/00Table-ware
    • A47G21/14Knife racks or stands; Holders for table utensils attachable to plates
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G11/00Table linen
    • A47G11/001Table napkins
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G21/00Table-ware
    • A47G21/16Table-cloth or napkin holders

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Title: Assembly of a sealed envelope and cutlery contained therein, and method of packaging cutlery
The invention relates to the packaging and presentation of cutlery, in particular disposable cutlery.
Various options are known for packaging and presenting disposable cutlery. In aviation, for example, much use is made of transparent foil bags in which disposable cutlery is included, possibly combined with other objects such as a napkin, a bag of salt and / or a bag of pepper. In itself, the use of such transparent foil bags appears hygienic to an end user, but at the same time it gives a cheap impression. Another option is the use of paper or cardboard holders, which are provided with one or more openings into which cutlery and any other objects such as a napkin are inserted. This looks better than the foil bags, but again gives no hygienic impression. It is also known to simply package cutlery in a napkin.
The napkin is then folded around the cutlery in a certain way. A banderole is optionally provided to hold the whole of cutlery and folded napkin together. This known possibility has both disadvantages of a cheap and non-hygienic impression.
It is an object of the invention to provide an alternative to the known packages with cutlery, wherein a beautiful appearance and good hygiene can be provided. The object is achieved by an assembly of a sealed envelope and cutlery that is included in the envelope. The envelope is preferably made from a somewhat sturdy cardboard, although it is also possible that the envelope is made of paper or another material. A closed envelope, certainly an envelope of somewhat sturdy material, has a good appearance, and the fact that the envelope is sealed makes it unnecessary for the end user to have any doubts about hygiene.
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The envelope is preferably provided with at least one window. This provides a nice presentation of the contents of the envelope. The »envelope can also be nicely printed, possibly with advertisements.
In addition to the cutlery, at least one other object such as a napkin may be included in the envelope. In the case of a napkin, it can be folded around the cutlery in a certain way.
Within the scope of the invention, the cutlery can be durable cutlery or disposable cutlery. However, the invention is primarily intended for an application with disposable cutlery. Incidentally, various objects fall under the well-known concept of "cutlery", in particular a knife, a fork, and a spoon, and the envelope is provided with at least one of those objects. As is known, a spoon can be provided in various sizes, wherein a tablespoon is a relatively large spoon and a teaspoon is a relatively small spoon. Durable cutlery is usually made of metal, while plastic is often used for disposable cutlery. Wood and bamboo are other examples of materials used for disposable cutlery.
The packaging of the cutlery, possibly in combination with at least one other object, can take place fully automatically. Namely, it is possible to automatically provide an envelope that has at least one open side open, to fill that envelope by machine, and then to seal it mechanically.
20 This process does not have to involve a human hand, which contributes to hygiene. On the other hand, it is possible within the scope of the present invention for the packaging to take place manually.
An important aspect of the invention is the fact that the envelope that forms part of the envelope assembly and cutlery included therein is sealed shut. The use of a folded envelope is known per se, but that does not give a hygienic and beautiful impression, while the use of a sealed envelope does.
The invention will be further elucidated on the basis of the following description of two examples of an assembly of a sealed envelope and cutlery included therein. Reference will be made herein to the drawing, in which like reference numerals indicate like or similar parts, and in which: figure 1 shows a first example of an assembly of a sealed envelope and cutlery contained therein, and steps of a method for manufacturing the assembly illustrates; and Figure 2 shows a second example of an assembly of a sealed envelope and cutlery included therein, and illustrates steps of a method for manufacturing the assembly.
Figures 1 and 2 show examples of an assembly 1, 2 of a sealed envelope 10 and cutlery 20 included therein. In the examples shown 10, the envelope 10 has a viewing window 11, and the cutlery 20 is positioned in the envelope such that the viewing window 11 provides a view of the characteristic portions 21 of the cutlery 20, while the handles 22 are covered.
In the examples, the cutlery 20 comprises a knife 23, a fork 24, and a tablespoon 25. Within the scope of the invention, these objects 23, 24, 25 can be positioned relative to each other in various ways. The figures illustrate the possibility of presenting the parts 23, 24, 25 of the cutlery 20 in a stack, with the tablespoon 25 at the bottom, the fork 24 at the center, and the knife 23 at the top. Naturally, the parts 23, 24, 25 of the cutlery 20 can also be stacked in another way, or for instance be positioned side by side in the envelope 10.
As can be seen in the figures, a napkin 30 can also be packaged in the envelope 10. Figure 1 illustrates the possibility of folding the napkin 30 and positioning it under the cutlery 20. Figure 2 illustrates the possibility of folding the napkin 30 around the cutlery 20 in a playful manner, whereby it comes across the cutlery 10 as a holder of the cutlery 20.
In addition to a napkin 30, one or more other objects can also be packaged with the cutlery 20. Examples of this are a bag of salt, a bag of pepper, a set of rice sticks, and a toothpick. The shape and dimensions of the envelope 10 can easily be adjusted to any desired content. Also, the envelope 10 cannot enclose more than the cutlery 20. The cutlery 20 can consist of the three parts 23, 24, 25 shown, but other possibilities are also conceivable within the scope of the invention.
The filling and sealing of the envelope 10 preferably takes place fully automated, so that hygiene can be optimal. Use is then made here of a suitable machine to which both the envelope 10 and the filling for the envelope 10 are supplied. In the first instance, at least one side of the envelope 10 is open, so that the filling on that side can be inserted into the envelope 10 by the machine. When the filling is in place in the envelope 10, the envelope 10 is completely closed, whereafter the assembly 1, 2 thus obtained is ready for use. The process of closing the envelope 10 does not simply comprise a folding step, but is in particular arranged to seal the envelope 10 completely closed. This can take place in any suitable manner, in which sticking a folded edge over is a practical example.
In the context of the present invention, the term "sealing" is used as an umbrella term for processes with which an envelope can be sealed substantially hermetically. This can be done by means of a thermal process, but also, for example, by means of a gluing process. Suitable is an adhesive strip that is initially covered with a removable protective strip. The sealing preferably takes place in such a way that non-destructive opening is not possible.
It will be clear to a person skilled in the art that the scope of the invention is not limited to the examples discussed above, but that various variations and modifications thereof are possible without departing from the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims .
The invention can be summarized as follows. An assembly 1, 2 of a tightly sealed envelope 10 with cutlery 20 included therein is provided for packaging and presenting cutlery 20 to take place in an extremely hygienic and attractive manner. A method of packaging cutlery 20 comprises the steps of providing an envelope 10 having at least one open side, providing and inserting cutlery 20 into the envelope 10, and sealing the envelope 10.
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Claims (13)

  1. An assembly (1,2) of a sealed envelope (10) and cutlery (20) received in the envelope (10).
  2. Assembly (1,2) as claimed in claim 1, wherein the envelope (10) is provided with at least one window (11).
  3. Assembly (1,2) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein a print is applied to the envelope (10).
  4. Assembly (1, 2) according to any of claims 1-3, wherein in addition to the cutlery (20) at least one other object such as a napkin (30) is included in the envelope (10).
  5. An assembly (2) according to claim 4, wherein a napkin 15 (30) is included in the envelope (10) in addition to the cutlery (20), and wherein the napkin (30) is folded around the cutlery (20).
  6. An assembly (1, 2) according to any one of claims 1-5, wherein the cutlery (20) is intended for single use, in other words, disposable cutlery 20.
  7. A method of packaging cutlery (20), wherein an envelope (10) is provided which has at least one open side, wherein cutlery (20) is provided and inserted into the envelope (10), and wherein the envelope (10) 10) is sealed (25).
  8. A method according to claim 7, wherein an envelope (10) is provided which is provided with at least one window (11).
  9. A method according to claim 7 or 8, wherein an envelope (10) is provided on which printing is applied. 1038110
  10. A method according to any of claims 7-9, wherein at least one other object such as a napkin (30) is placed in the envelope (10) in addition to the cutlery (20). 5
  11. A method according to claim 10, wherein a napkin (30) is placed in the envelope (10) next to the cutlery (20), and wherein the napkin (30) is folded around the cutlery (20).
  12. A method according to any of claims 7-11, wherein cutlery (20) is provided which is intended for one-time use, in other words, disposable cutlery.
  13. Method according to any of claims 7-12, wherein the steps of inserting the cutlery (20) into the envelope (10) and / or sealing the envelope (10) are carried out by machine. 1038110
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FR2569664A1 (en) * 1984-09-05 1986-03-07 Enee Peylaire Sarl Coutellerie Display package for articles such as items of cutlery
WO2001068473A1 (en) * 2000-03-13 2001-09-20 Encho Ivanov Georgiev Multicompartment foil packages
DE102007031580A1 (en) * 2007-07-06 2009-01-15 Mank Gmbh Einstecktasche from a folded paper sheet

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FR2569664A1 (en) * 1984-09-05 1986-03-07 Enee Peylaire Sarl Coutellerie Display package for articles such as items of cutlery
WO2001068473A1 (en) * 2000-03-13 2001-09-20 Encho Ivanov Georgiev Multicompartment foil packages
DE102007031580A1 (en) * 2007-07-06 2009-01-15 Mank Gmbh Einstecktasche from a folded paper sheet

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