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US20150284172A1
US20150284172A1 US14513127 US201414513127A US2015284172A1 US 20150284172 A1 US20150284172 A1 US 20150284172A1 US 14513127 US14513127 US 14513127 US 201414513127 A US201414513127 A US 201414513127A US 2015284172 A1 US2015284172 A1 US 2015284172A1
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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
    • B65D83/00Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents
    • B65D83/0005Containers or packages provided with a piston or with a movable bottom or partition having approximately the same section as the container
    • B65D83/0022Containers or packages provided with a piston or with a movable bottom or partition having approximately the same section as the container moved by a reciprocable plunger
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65BMACHINES, APPARATUS OR DEVICES FOR, OR METHODS OF, PACKAGING ARTICLES OR MATERIALS; UNPACKING
    • B65B69/00Unpacking of articles or materials, not otherwise provided for
    • B65B69/005Unpacking of articles or materials, not otherwise provided for by expelling contents, e.g. by squeezing the container
    • 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
    • B65D35/00Pliable tubular containers adapted to be permanently or temporarily deformed to expel contents, e.g. collapsible tubes for toothpaste or other plastic or semi-liquid material; Holders therefor
    • B65D35/24Pliable tubular containers adapted to be permanently or temporarily deformed to expel contents, e.g. collapsible tubes for toothpaste or other plastic or semi-liquid material; Holders therefor with auxiliary devices
    • B65D35/28Pliable tubular containers adapted to be permanently or temporarily deformed to expel contents, e.g. collapsible tubes for toothpaste or other plastic or semi-liquid material; Holders therefor with auxiliary devices for expelling contents
    • B65D35/30Pistons

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The present invention provides an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube, comprising a flexible tube, an inner bulk and a cover. After the flexible tube is fulfilled of a material, an inner bulk is disposed to the tail end and then the flexible tube is packaged. Therefore, when using the flexible tube, the flexible tube can provide a better pressing function, and the material in the flexible tube can be squeezed out completely without wasting any material for environmental protection.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube, especially to a flexible tube structure can be environmentally friendly, convenient, and waste free to be used, and suitable to various types of flexible tubes.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • Flexible tubes are used to contain skin care products, medicine, and cleaning products in the modern society. Considering the easiness and convenience of use and carrying, flexible tubes are usually the favorite containers. Usually, when manufacturing a flexible tube, a flexible tube, comprising an opening, a tail end and an inner hollow part, and a cover are made separately in die sinking at beginning. The tail end of the flexible tube is open. The material is fulfilled from the tail end and then the tail end is sealed by sealing equipment.
  • A flexible tube is made of a flexible material for being easy to be squeezed and folded. If the flexible tube is squeezed, the content can be squeezed out of the opening. But the material fulfilled in the flexible tube is thick paste. It is not only easy to be squeezed out but also easy to be adhesive to the inner wall of the flexible tube. Therefore, the content cannot be completely squeezed out. There is always a small part of the content left in the flexible tube. The user throws the flexible tube with a small part of the content away, or cuts the flexible open to scrape the content out of the flexible tube. But regarding to some medicine, skin care products, or cleaning products, if the content is not used or not contained in a clean container right away after the flexible tube is cut open, the content could be contaminated in the air and impair the quality of the content. It is not environmentally friendly, and may damage the user's life because the content is contaminated by the air.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube, comprising a flexible tube, an inner bulk and a cover. After the flexible tube is fulfilled of a material, an inner bulk is disposed to the tail end and then the flexible tube is packaged. It can ensure the content is not adhesive to the inner wall of the flexible tube in the process of squeezing the content, and is helpful to squeeze the content out of the flexible tube to reach the goal of environment protection, cost saving and easy-to-use.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 is the solid combination and explosion diagram of the present invention of an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube.
  • FIG. 2 is the lateral view of the combination diagram of the present invention of an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube.
  • FIG. 3 is the lateral view of the operation diagram of the present invention of an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube.
  • FIG. 4 is the lateral view of the operation diagram of the present invention of an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • The present invention relates to an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube, referring to FIGS. 1-4. The structure comprises a flexible tube 1, comprising an inner hollow part 11 for containing a material, a tail end 12 at one end for fulfilling the material, a top end 13 at another end, an opening part 14 extended from the top end 13 for squeezing the material out. The opening part can be encompassed by the engaging part 31 of a cover 3.
  • The structure comprises an inner bulk 2, disposed in the inner hollow part 11 of the flexible tube 1. The bulk 2 comprises a inclined plane 21 at one end and a protrusion end 22 extends from the inclined planen 21. The shape of the protrusion end 22 is the same as the shape of the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1. The size of the protrusion end 22 is less than the size of the opening part 14. In other words, the outer radius of the protrusion end 22 of the inner bulk 2 is smaller or equal to the inner radius of the opening 14 of the flexible tube 1; the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 and the top end 13 of the flexible tube 1 are in the same shape; the outer circumference of the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 is equal to an inner circumference of the inner hollow part 11 of the flexible tube 1. In other words, when the inner bulk 2 is pushed to the top end 13 of the flexible tube 1, the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 can closely touch the inner side of the top end 13 of the flexible tube 1. The protrusion end 22 of the inner bulk can be encompassed by the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1. The inner circumference of the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 can closely lean against the inner wall of the inner hollow part 11 of the flexible tube 1 to scrape. The inner bulk cam be made in one-piece form or not in one-piece form, and made of rigid material or not rigid material.
  • The structure comprises a cover 3, in a recess shape. There is an engaging part 31 inside. The engaging part 31 can encompass the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1 to seal the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1.
  • Conventionally, a flexible tube 1 comprises an opening 14, a tail end 12 and an inner hollow 11 part, and top end 13 is made in one-piece form in die sinking at beginning. The tail end 12 of the flexible tube 1 is open. The material is fulfilled from the tail end 12. Regarding to the present invention, the content is fulfilled from the tail end 12 up to an appropriate quantity, and then an inner bulk 2 is disposed to the tail end 12. The protrusion end 22 of the inner bulk 2 faces the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1. After the inner bulk 2 is disposed at the tail end 12, the tail end 12 of the flexible tube 1 is sealed by thermo-compression bonding or compression bonding. Then, the content fulfilling of the flexible tube 1 is completed.
  • After opening the cover 3, a user can squeeze any place of the flexible tube 1 to get the content, or push the inner bulk 2 from the tail end 12 toward the opening part 14 to get the content. When the content is almost completely removed out of the flexible tube 1, the inner bulk 2 can be pushed toward the opening part 14 and the outer circumference of the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 lean against the inner wall of the inner hollow part 11 of the flexible tube. When the inner bulk 2 is pushed to move toward the opening part 14, the outer circumference of the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 scrapes alone the inner wall of the hollow part 11 of the flexible tube 1. It can push the content adhesive to the inner wall of the hollow part 11 toward the opening part 14. Eventually, the inclined plane 21 of the inner bulk 2 will touch the inner surface of the top end 13 of the flexible tube, and the protrusion end 22 of the inner bulk 2 will engage with the inner part of the opening part 14 of the flexible tube 1. In other words, all of the content will be squeezed out completely. The user need not to cut the flexible tube 1 open and can squeeze the content out of the flexible tube 1 completely. It is convenient, safe, thrifty, and environmentally protective.

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    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. an environment-friendly structure of a flexible tube, comprising:
    a flexible tube, comprising an inner hollow part, a tail end for fulfilling a material, and a top end to comprise an opening part;
    an inner bulk disposed in the inner hollow part, wherein the inner bulk comprises an inclined plane and a protrusion end extends from the inclined plane;
    a cover in a recess shape, comprising an engaging part inside, wherein the engaging part encompasses the opening part.
  2. 2. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the protrusion end of the inner bulk and the opening of the flexible tube are in a same shape
  3. 3. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein an outer radius of the protrusion end of the inner bulk is smaller or equal to an inner radius of the opening of the flexible tube.
  4. 4. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inclined plane of the inner bulk and the top end of the flexible tube are in a same shape.
  5. 5. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein an outer circumference of the inclined plane of the inner bulk is equal to an inner circumference of the inner hollow part of the flexible tube.
  6. 6. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner bulk is one-piece formed.
  7. 7. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner bulk is not one-piece formed.
  8. 8. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner bulk is made of a rigid material.
  9. 9. The structure as claimed in claim 1, wherein the inner bulk is not made of a rigid material.
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US1719736A (en) * 1927-10-20 1929-07-02 Johnson & Johnson Single-use tube
US1924205A (en) * 1930-12-24 1933-08-29 Old Colony Distributing Compan Container for shaving cream, tooth paste, and the like
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US3297207A (en) * 1964-04-28 1967-01-10 Ballin Gene Collapsible tubes with follower and the method of filling thereof
US3493147A (en) * 1968-02-05 1970-02-03 Gene Ballin Collapsible tube and follower
US3521795A (en) * 1968-03-04 1970-07-28 Bahl Associates Full discharge dispensing container
USRE27057E (en) * 1968-12-23 1971-02-09 Collapsible tubes with follower and tur method of filling thereof
US3768705A (en) * 1971-09-13 1973-10-30 Spatz Corp Dispensers for fluent masses
US4645098A (en) * 1984-02-16 1987-02-24 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Press-out piston for dispensing substance from a container
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US20070062977A1 (en) * 2002-10-29 2007-03-22 Enzo Ferrarin Container for fluid susbtances like pastes or creams
US20080302832A1 (en) * 2005-12-10 2008-12-11 Bell William A Tube Dispensing Device
US20120085786A1 (en) * 2010-10-12 2012-04-12 Marc Mamiye Pinch tube with internal piston dispensing extractor
US20120085787A1 (en) * 2010-10-12 2012-04-12 Marc Mamiye Pinch tube with internal piston dispensing extractor and snap ring/closure cap fittings

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US1719736A (en) * 1927-10-20 1929-07-02 Johnson & Johnson Single-use tube
US1924205A (en) * 1930-12-24 1933-08-29 Old Colony Distributing Compan Container for shaving cream, tooth paste, and the like
US2361647A (en) * 1942-05-20 1944-10-31 Nyden Robert Collapsible dispensing tube
US2718983A (en) * 1949-12-03 1955-09-27 Procter & Gamble Collapsible tube
US2777612A (en) * 1951-05-15 1957-01-15 Richard E Bensen Compression type dispensing device
US2853209A (en) * 1955-01-13 1958-09-23 Phillips Petroleum Co Container
US3184120A (en) * 1963-08-16 1965-05-18 Katherine Undi Dispensing device for fluids
US3201003A (en) * 1964-01-27 1965-08-17 John D Wark Dispensing container
US3297207A (en) * 1964-04-28 1967-01-10 Ballin Gene Collapsible tubes with follower and the method of filling thereof
US3493147A (en) * 1968-02-05 1970-02-03 Gene Ballin Collapsible tube and follower
US3521795A (en) * 1968-03-04 1970-07-28 Bahl Associates Full discharge dispensing container
USRE27057E (en) * 1968-12-23 1971-02-09 Collapsible tubes with follower and tur method of filling thereof
US3768705A (en) * 1971-09-13 1973-10-30 Spatz Corp Dispensers for fluent masses
US4645098A (en) * 1984-02-16 1987-02-24 Hilti Aktiengesellschaft Press-out piston for dispensing substance from a container
US20020148854A1 (en) * 2001-04-16 2002-10-17 Egerhazy Joseph Bela Flexible tube dispenser for viscous materials with movable insert and method of assembly
US20070062977A1 (en) * 2002-10-29 2007-03-22 Enzo Ferrarin Container for fluid susbtances like pastes or creams
US20060289568A1 (en) * 2005-06-22 2006-12-28 Gaston Schang Collapsible tube for containing and dispensing paste
US20080302832A1 (en) * 2005-12-10 2008-12-11 Bell William A Tube Dispensing Device
US20120085786A1 (en) * 2010-10-12 2012-04-12 Marc Mamiye Pinch tube with internal piston dispensing extractor
US20120085787A1 (en) * 2010-10-12 2012-04-12 Marc Mamiye Pinch tube with internal piston dispensing extractor and snap ring/closure cap fittings

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