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US20120247997A1
US20120247997A1 US13/433,109 US201213433109A US2012247997A1 US 20120247997 A1 US20120247997 A1 US 20120247997A1 US 201213433109 A US201213433109 A US 201213433109A US 2012247997 A1 US2012247997 A1 US 2012247997A1
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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
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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
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A Chewing Gum Cover with Wrapper Pocket provides consumers with a convenient place to store discarded gum wrappers and chewed gum. This innovative product features a decorative cover designed to encase a pack of gum. A pocket can be included on the front of the cover to hold discarded wrapping of each piece of gum that is used. Once a piece of chewed gum loses its appeal or necessity, the corresponding wrapper can be removed from the pocket, placed around the gum, and then returned to the pocket. Using this product may allow consumers to safely carry discarded gum and wrappers until they can be properly disposed.

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    REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This patent application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/468,379 filed on Mar. 28, 2011, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • 1. Field of the Invention
  • The present invention relates to a chewing gum cover with wrapper pocket, and more particularly to a container that can carry chewing gum and its wrapper, and wrapped spent gum until a proper disposal can be made.
  • 2. Description of Related Art
  • Many consumers carry gum with them throughout the day. Chewing gum on-the-go can be inconvenient, as users may have difficulty finding places to store or throw away their gum wrappers. The wrappers can often end up on car floors, the bottoms of purses, and stashed in pockets, causing obstructive clutter. Users may then have difficulty retrieving the wrappers, preventing them from storing chewed, flavorless pieces of gum until a garbage can is in sight. Without a nearby trash receptacle or a way to store the chewed gum, users may be forced to keep the gum in their mouths, which is highly unpleasant. An effective solution is necessary.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 8,006,860 discloses a portable gum container, comprising a body. The body has a chewing gum holder, a sheet material dispenser, and a waste receptacle. The chewing gum holder is for holding chewing gum. The sheet material dispenser is for dispensing sheet material sized and shaped for wrapping about a piece of spent chewing gum. The waste receptacle is sized and shaped to contain the wrapped spent piece of chewing gum.
  • U.S. Pat. No. 7,563,468 discloses a chewing gum package including at least one disposal sheet to wrap chewing gum cuds for proper disposal. The invention is addressed to the chewing gum where the gum piece is not packaged with an individual wrapper, thus the invention provides disposal sheet.
  • The present invention is addressed to the chewing gums that has individual wrapper. The present invention provides a means for keeping the wrapper in place and easy access when needed for disposing a spent chewed gum.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • Chewing Gum Cover with Wrapper Pocket provides consumers with a convenient place to store discarded gum wrappers and chewed gum. This innovative product features a decorative cover designed to encase a pack of gum. A pocket can be included on the front of the cover to hold discarded wrapping of each piece of gum that is used. Once a piece of chewed gum loses its appeal or necessity, the corresponding wrapper can be removed from the pocket, placed around the gum, and then returned to the pocket. Using this product may allow consumers to safely carry discarded gum and wrappers until they can be properly disposed.
  • The more important features of the invention have thus been outlined in order that the more detailed description that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may better be appreciated. Additional features of the invention will be described hereinafter and will form the subject matter of the claims that follow.
  • Before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of description and should not be regarded as limiting.
  • As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
  • The foregoing has outlined, rather broadly, the preferred feature of the present invention so that those skilled in the art may better understand the detailed description of the invention that follows. Additional features of the invention will be described hereinafter that form the subject of the claims of the invention. Those skilled in the art should appreciate that they can readily use the disclosed conception and specific embodiment as a basis for designing or modifying other structures for carrying out the same purposes of the present invention and that such other structures do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention in its broadest form.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Other aspects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become more fully apparent from the following detailed description, the appended claim, and the accompanying drawings in which similar elements are given similar reference numerals.
  • FIG. 1 shows a top view of the invention containing a pack of gum.
  • FIG. 2 shows the front view of the invention with the flap securely closed.
  • FIG. 3 shows the top view of the invention in open position, revealing the pocket on the front.
  • FIG. 4 shows the top view of another embodiment of the invention in open position, revealing the pocket on the front.
  • FIG. 5 shows the invention available in a variety of colors and patterns.
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • Chewing Gum Cover with Wrapper Pocket allows consumers to conveniently store used gum wrappers and gum until they can be properly disposed. Referring to FIG. 1-5, there is disclosed a variety of chewing gum covers with wrapper pockets according to the present invention. In general, the invention may comprise a cover 10 designed to encase a pack of gum 50 in its entirety. Users may slip a pack of gum 50 inside the cover. The cover can be made of any suitable fabric material, hard material, or stretchable material. It may have a foldable flap 20 containing a fastening means 40, designed to wrap over the top of the gum pack. On the front 12 of the cover can be a pocket 30 into which wrapper(s) containing chewed gum may be placed. The cover 10 can have cardboards for additional structure and a fastening means on the front 12 that matches with the fastening means 40 on the flap 20. Once the flap 20 is placed over the top of the gum pack, the fastening means 40 on the flap 20 and the front 12 may attract each other, keeping the flap 20 securely closed. The pocket 30 may also have cardboards for additional structure. This product can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate different brands and types of gum. The cover may also be embellished with a variety of images, patterns, and colors to suit user preferences.
  • FIG. 6 discloses one of the preferred embodiments of the present invention. The chewing gum cover with wrapper pocket comprises six panels, a front panel 12, rear panel (invisible), bottom panel 13, top panel (invisible) and two side panels 14 which define a rectangular shaped body of the cover 10 to hold a pack of gum 50, and a front foldable flap 20 opened to show a pack of chewing gum 50 inside the cover 10. The front flap 20 is connected to the top panel and will face towards the front panel 12 when in closed position. A pocket 30 is connected to the front panel 12 for receiving the wrapper after the chewing gum is peeled off and the wrapper with the spent chewed gum placed inside. A matching fastening means 40 are attached to the front panel 12 and the front flap 20 so that when they engage to each other, the wrapper and wrapped chewed gum can be secured in the pocket 30.
  • The fastening means 40 on the flap 20 and front panel 12 may be hook and loop fasteners, a button-lock, or a magnet lock, and combination thereof or any other means. The flap 20 may be a tuck flap which inserts into the slot on the front panel 12.
  • The chewing gum cover 10 is sized and shaped to be able to hold a pack of chewing gum. The pocket 30 is shaped and sized to hold wrappers and wrapped spent gum.
  • The gum cover with wrapper pocket can be made of fabric, leather, wool, paper, plastic and combination thereof.
  • While there have been shown and described and pointed out the fundamental novel features of the invention as applied to the preferred embodiments, it will be understood that the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention and not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise forms disclosed. Obvious modifications or variations are possible in light of the above teachings. The embodiments discussed were chosen and described to provide the best illustration of the principles of the invention and its practical application to enable one of ordinary skill in the art to utilize the invention in various embodiments and with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated All such modifications and variations are within the scope of the invention as determined by the appended claims when interpreted in accordance with the breadth to which they are entitled.

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1. A gum cover with wrapper pocket comprising:
a cover sized and shaped for holding a pack of chewing gum;
a pocket sized and shaped to hold wrappers and wrapped spent gum; and
a foldable flap to cover the front panel and the pocket and to secure the content inside the pocket and the cover in place.
2. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 1 wherein the cover is defined by six panels, a front panel, rear panel, top panel, bottom panel and two side panels.
3. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 1 wherein the foldable flap has different fastening means including a magnet.
4. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 1 wherein the foldable flap has different fastening means which including hook and loop.
5. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 1 can be made in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate different brands and types of gum.
6. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 2 may also be embellished with a variety of images, patterns, and colors to suit user preferences.
7. A gum cover with wrapper pocket comprising:
a cover sized and shaped for holding a pack of chewing gum, having a front panel, rear panel, top panel, bottom panel and two side panels;
a pocket sized and shaped to hold wrappers and wrapped spent gum is located on the front panel; and
a foldable flap used to cover the front panel and the pocket and to secure the contents inside the pocket and the cover in place is connected to the top panel.
8. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 7 wherein the foldable flap has different fastening means including a magnet.
9. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 7 wherein the foldable flap has different fastening means which including hook and loop.
10. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 7 is made in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate different brands and types of gum.
11. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 7 is embellished with a variety of images, patterns, and colors to suit user preferences.
12. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 7 is made of fabric, leather, wool, paper, plastic and combination thereof.
13. The gum cover with wrapper pocket of claim 1 is made of fabric, leather, wool, paper, plastic and combination thereof.
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