Patent Number: 6,254,907

Title: Bowl bag with resealable closure means

Abstract: Flexible packages for holding a product, e.g., dry cereal, which are arranged to be opened to form a bowl to enable the product to prepared therein and/or eaten therefrom. The packages each basically comprises a front panel, a rear panel, and a bottom panel, all formed of a flexible sheet material. The front and rear panels each include a top edge, a pair of opposed side edges, and a bottom edge. The front and rear panels are fixedly secured together along the side edges. The peripheral edge of the bottom panel is fixedly secured to the inside surface of the front and rear panels above their bottom edges to form a hollow pocket for receipt of the product. The front and rear panels of each package are sealed along their top edges to isolate the product in the pocket from the ambient atmosphere, but are separable, e.g., can be severed, adjacent their top edges to enable the front and rear panels to separate to convert the pocket into a bowl. The product can then be prepared, e.g., milk added, and/or eaten from the bowl. The bottom edges of the front and rear panels form a support base for the bowl. An eating utensil, e.g., a spoon, may also be packaged with the product within the pocket. The package may also include one or more additional compartments to hold additional products, e.g., sugar and powdered milk. In addition the package may include a resealable securable closure, e.g., a zipper-type closure, to reclose the bowl after it has been formed.

Inventors: Galomb; David E. (Allentown, PA)

Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.

International Classification: B65D 81/32 (20060101); B65D 75/00 (20060101); B65D 51/24 (20060101); B65D 085/804 (); B65D 085/816 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018