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United States Patent Application 20120012646
Kind Code A1
Bissonnette; Angele January 19, 2012

REUSABLE-FORM FITTING GIFT WRAP

Abstract

An improved reusable gift wrapping system comprising a covering element (100), a fastening element (102) and an optional record keeping element (104). Whereby the covering element (100), typically comprising of supple material (110) will envelope a gift item closely surrounding the gift item taking on the gift item's shape and size. The fastening element (102) serves as an adjustable means of fastening the covering element (100) closely surrounding the gift item. Once a gift is opened, the releasable fastening element (102) ensures that all components of the gift wrapping system remain intact and ready to be used again. In addition, an optional accessory record keeping element (104) may be added to the gift wrapping system. The accessory record keeping element (104) serving as a means to labeling the current giver and receiver of the gift while keeping a historic record of the reusable gift wrap's journey.


Inventors: Bissonnette; Angele; (Kanata, CA)
Serial No.: 839273
Series Code: 12
Filed: July 19, 2010

Current U.S. Class: 229/87.19; 53/461
Class at Publication: 229/87.19; 53/461
International Class: B65D 65/38 20060101 B65D065/38; B65B 11/00 20060101 B65B011/00


Claims



1) In combination, a gift wrapping system comprising: a. A sheet of supple material b. And an additive means for adjusting and fastening flexible material to be form fitting to a gift of various shapes or size.

2) A method comprising: Providing a covering element Providing an unspecified number of fastening elements Providing first item element a) Adjusting said covering element to fit the size and shape of said first item element, folding said covering element over said item element, said covering element closely enveloping and taking the shape of said first item element, fastening said covering element enveloping said first item element, by securing said fastening element to covering element whereby said covering element will be held firmly in place closely enveloping said item element, said fastening element having releasable properties returning said covering element and said fastening element to its previous condition, whereby allowing said covering element and said fastening element to be used again in combination with a new item element, said new item element possibly differing in shape and size as said first item element.

3) Method of claim 2 wherein said covering element is fastened by means of a two portioned fastening element comprised of a top portion of said fastening element, wherein a decorative element has an unspecified fastener element adhering to the underside, and a base portion of said fastening element, wherein an unspecified fastener complimentary to said unspecified fastener used in said top portion of fastening element adheres to a length of unspecified band.

4) Method of claim 2 wherein said covering element is fastened by means of said fastening element comprise of a plurality of unspecified hook portion of hook and loop fastener.

5) Method of claim 2, wherein said fastening element comprise of a cylinder through which ends of said covering element can be threaded.

6) Method of claim 2, wherein said covering element is fastened by means of passing unspecified ends of said covering element through a provided hollow element.

7) Method of claim 2 wherein said fastening element comprise of two clips connected in the center by a length of stretch elastic band.

8) Method of claim 2 wherein an accessory record of possession element is added as means of expressing a message while recording a history of all wherein written messages.

9) An article comprising: a) a covering element means that will envelop a first item element closely if said covering element is folded over said first item element, b) a fastening element joined to said covering element as means to holding said covering element in position when said covering element is positioned closely enveloping said first item element, said fastening element being versatile enough to allow said covering element to be held in place closely enveloping items of a multitude of shapes and sizes, and c) said fastening element having releasable properties returning said covering element and said fastening element to its previous condition, whereby allowing said covering element and said fastening element to be used again in combination with a new item element, said new item element possibly differing in shape and size as said first item element.

10) Article of claim 9 wherein said covering element comprise of two sheets of supple material adjoined at all seems creating a pocket wherein containing a plurality of magnetic elements.

11) Article of claim 9 wherein said fastening element comprises of a plurality of hooks fastened to an unspecified number of edges and said covering element comprising a multitude of stitching loose enough to allow said hooks to latch onto said stitches.

12) Article of claim 9 wherein said covering element comprises of minimum one button and a plurality of button holes.

13) Article of claim 9 wherein said covering element comprise of a plurality of patches of supple material adjoined by means of unspecified fasteners adhering to edges of said patches of supple material to make a whole.

14) Article of claim 9, wherein the adjustable means of claim 2 is determined by the increasing or decreasing sum of covering element portions.

15) Article of claim 9 to which is added an accessory record of possession keeping element comprising a body component and a latch component.

16) Article of claim 9 to which is added an accessory record of possession keeping element comprising a body component and a latch component being connected by means of a lead component.
Description



FIELD OF THE INVENTION

[0001] This invention relates to the field of gift wrap. More specifically, the present invention relates to adjustable, reusable gift wrap and accessories.

[0002] Typically once a gift is received its decorative wrap is thrown away, resulting in increased landfill and the need to purchase new decorative wrap with each subsequent gift. This has a substantial cost to our environment, not only in terms of increased waste but also the increased energy consumption required to produce and transport replacement disposable gift wrap.

BACKGROUND-PRIOR ART

[0003] Despite the fact that prior fabric gift wrap inventions exist, their lack of success in the marketplace could be attributed to the following considerations: they are too complicated to use, they do not resemble traditional gift wrapping, they do not offer variety and novelty in their design, they require additional supplies, they are not adaptable to many shapes and sizes, nor are they form fitting

[0004] Some have developed sacs or sleeve components that do not conform to the shape or size of the gift item. For example Myers U.S. Pat. No. 5,161,895; Eaddy U.S. Pat. No. 7,594,883; Longsheng, Senshi CN 201235974; Bates, Shirley CA 2,187,958; Navarre, Gerald K US 2009114707; Gilmore, Colleen; Gilmore Jason U.S. Pat. No. 6,241,389; Keller, et al. U.S. Pat. No. 6,045,263; Zarrow, et al. U.S. Pat. No. 6,647,697; Veder, John T US 20090226121; Frank, Helmut DE 20312758; Frankenhauser, Britta DE 10313289; Mahoney, William U.S. Pat. No. 4,930,903; Childs, Jocelyn US 2009152332; Sloan U.S. Pat. No. 5,556,025; Mihallo, Patricia A. US 20070056870; Malcolm, Stoll H U.S. Pat. No. 3,658,240; Brigleb U.S. Pat. No. 5,979,744; Neil, Barbara Joan CA 2,147,327; Kenyon U.S. Pat. No. 5,934,548; and Grant Susan [GB] EP 1698566.

[0005] Others such as Fleming, Barbara U.S. Pat. No. 5,497,876; Gajardo US D608,194; Zelina; Karen Marie; et al. US 20100127055; Rodriguez; Melba US 20070039849; Bowman; Linden H. US 20060022022; Desrosiers, Rejean CA 2478798; Mancel, James D. WO 9,114,635; Beckerman, Susan CA 2,099,840; Rodriguez, Melba U.S. Pat. No. 7,503,456; Karahoca, Zehrar U.S. Pat. No. 5,971,264; Bezar, David US 20070256949; Jones, Peter; Dale, Philip US 20090226652; Parrington, Nicolas FR 2871140; Mendoza, Marcel US 20030111374; Rudoy, Martin US 20020136004; and Fonas, Kenneth U.S. Pat. No. 4,726,509; U.S. Pat. No. 4,712,726 and U.S. Pat. No. D306,697; have developed gift boxes or containers with integrated decorative elements which simplify wrapping however they limit the size and shape of the gift item and take away from the pleasure of trying to guess the item according to its shape and size.

[0006] Moor have developed reusable wrapping to be used in conjunction with a gift box. Savage, Tommy U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,836,508; 5,826,402; 5,769,770; 5,740,959; 5,584,429; 5,245,815; Gloutnez, Janet CA 2,105,715; Dahan David U.S. Pat. No. 5,234,726; Clarke, Matthew K D US 20060266665; Beach; Lisa Marie U.S. Pat. No. 7,077,308; Laskow, Frederick H U.S. Pat. No. 3,381,889; Le Pain Ellery J U.S. Pat. No. 3,355,092; Whyte, Adrian Alan U.S. Pat. No. 3,971,504; Hagan; Laura J. 5,904,289; Rubin, Marion Sturm U.S. Pat. No. 3,679,120; Bowman U.S. Pat. No. 6,604,674; Lee, Jong Suck [KR] WO 2009022787; Chang, Cherng U.S. Pat. No. 5,850,963; McAdam Christine A U.S. Pat. No. 5,518,313; which again limits the size and shape of the gift item as well as adding the extra effort of acquiring a perfectly sized gift box.

[0007] To fasten the gift wrapping, some have postulated the use of glue or other adhesives; Weder U.S. Pat. No. 5,111,638; Kitchin Jonathan P; Sarkar Manisha US 20050276953; Clarke-Bolling, et al: U.S. Pat. No. 5,392,983; This limits the reusability of every part of the gift wrapping system which will eventually require that one will need to acquire additional glue or adhesive in order to reuse this wrapping.

[0008] Additional wraps with limited sizing options are Uyehara; Stacy US 20100127052 limited by its four flaps design as well as Yates, et al. U.S. Pat. No. 5,407,125; Selga U.S. Pat. No. 5,004,144; and Lester Matthew WO 0064762 who have permanently attached the fastening element to specific locations on the wrapping without many options for size adjustments.

[0009] Other gift wrapping systems are not designed to enclose the gift item completely. Vincenzo, Chiavacci FR 2665114; Hughes; Tanya Diana; et al. US 20100064634 which is not esthetically ideal.

[0010] Other designs rely on their stretch properties to tightly surround the gift item. French, Judith U.S. Pat. No. 5,743,458 and U.S. Pat. No. 5,529,395; Spizman, Robyn F; Rivman, Hillary J US 20070041670. Use of stretch material distorts any image printed on the wrapping and is limited by its stretch capabilities to accommodate different sizes.

[0011] Wilson Suzanne Louise; Merrick Deborah Joan; Brito Larry John WO 0168474 have added a record keeping element to their wrapping, however their record keeping element is not designed to keep a historic record of possession and further does not indicate reusability of either the tag component or the wrap component.

[0012] None of these references discloses all the features of my own U.S. Pat. No. 2,659,850 (2009). My own patent allowing almost unlimited options of closely fitting to different sizes and shapes of items while maintaining a snug fit enveloping the gift as well as being simple to use esthetically pleasing while allowing creativity by the user and being all inclusive with all components being reusable.

[0013] Furthermore, the additional record keeping element to the present invention encourages reuse of the gift wrap by providing a chain of possession of the gift wrap which adds history and consequently, interest and participation.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0014] Considered broadly, gift wrapping according to the invention are of the reusable type comprising a covering element of a supple material, a fastening element with adjustable properties and an optional record keeping accessory. When used in conjunction said elements result in an esthetically pleasing, easy to use, reusable snug fitting gift wrap which can be adjusted to fit gifts of many varying sizes and shape with no additional elements needed and with the added motivational factor resulting from the record keeping accessory.

[0015] In the drawings, which form a part of this specification,

[0016] FIG. 1A is a slight perspective view of one embodiment of the invention, showing a top and front view of the covering element lying in the opened position under a gift item with one corner of the covering element partially covering the gift item, a front and bottom view of the top portion of the fastening element, a front and top view of the base portion of the fastening element detached from the covering element and in opened position, and front view of the record keeping element detached from the covering element and in opened position;

[0017] FIG. 1B is a perspective view of the side and top of one embodiment of the invention flipped over to show the underside showing the covering element surrounding a gift item and the base portion of the fastening element surrounding the covering element;

[0018] FIG. 1C is a perspective view of the top and front of one embodiment of the invention showing a gift item surrounded by the covering element, the base portion of the fastening element surrounding and holding the covering element, the record keeping element attached to the covering element by means of the base portion of the fastening element as well as a bottom and front perspective view of the top portion of the fastening element in open position;

[0019] FIG. 1D is a perspective view of the top and front of one embodiment of the invention showing a gift item surrounded by the covering element with the fastening element surrounding and holding the covering element in closed position;

[0020] FIG. 1E is a similar view to FIG. 1D showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size;

[0021] FIG. 1F is a perspective view of one embodiment of the record keeping element showing the front and top of the body, lead and latch components of an accessory record keeping element in opened position, and a front view of the label element in opened position;

[0022] FIG. 1G is a view similar to FIG. 1F illustrating the label element in closed position;

[0023] FIG. 2A is a slight perspective top front view of an alternate embodiment having a top corner of the covering element folded over to show the underside and showing the fastening element hidden inside the covering element;

[0024] FIG. 2B is a slight perspective top view of an alternate embodiment with some parts deleted for clarity;

[0025] FIG. 2C is similar to FIG. 2B with some parts added for illustration;

[0026] FIG. 2D is similar to FIG. 2C with arrows added showing freedom of movement of the fastening element;

[0027] FIG. 2E is a slight perspective top view showing a piece of the fastening element on a larger scale than FIGS. 1A to 1D;

[0028] FIG. 2F is a front view of an alternate embodiment of the recordkeeping element on a larger scale than FIGS. 2H-2I;

[0029] FIG. 2G is a slight perspective view of the top and front of one alternate embodiment of the invention shown in opened position under a gift item with one corner of the covering element partially covering the gift item;

[0030] FIG. 2H is a perspective view of the top and front of one alternate embodiment of the invention showing a gift item surrounded by the covering element with the fastening element holding the covering element in closed position, and the record keeping element attached to the fastening element;

[0031] FIG. 2I is similar to FIG. 2H showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size;

[0032] FIG. 3A is a top view of an alternate embodiment of the invention in the opened position and a front view of an alternate embodiment of the record keeping element in closed position and separated from the covering element and fastening element;

[0033] FIG. 3B is a perspective view of the top and front of one alternate embodiment of the invention showing a gift item surrounded by the covering element with the fastening element holding the covering element in closed position, and the record keeping element attached to the fastening element;

[0034] FIG. 3C is a partial view of an alternate embodiment on a larger scale than FIG. 3B for clarity;

[0035] FIG. 3D is similar to FIG. 3B showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size;

[0036] FIG. 4A is a slight perspective top and front view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element lying in the opened position under a gift item with one corner of the covering element partially covering the gift item in opened position, and the record keeping element detached from the covering element and in opened position;

[0037] FIG. 4B is a slight perspective top and front view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element partially wrapping the gift item fastened by means of the fastening element;

[0038] FIG. 4C is similar to FIG. 4B showing the covering element fastened in closed position and the record keeping element attached to the fastening element;

[0039] FIG. 4D is similar to FIG. 4C showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size and without the record keeping element;

[0040] FIG. 5A is a top view showing the covering element of an alternate embodiment of the invention in pieces in the opened position and a slight perspective view of the top and side of an alternate embodiment of a record keeping element in open position;

[0041] FIG. 5B is a top view showing the covering element of an alternate embodiment of the invention in the opened position with pieces attached;

[0042] FIG. 5C is a slight perspective top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element fastened in closed position and the record keeping element attached to the fastening element;

[0043] FIG. 5D is similar to FIG. 5C showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size and without the record keeping element;

[0044] FIG. 5E is a partial view of an alternate embodiment on a larger scale than FIG. 5B for clarity;

[0045] FIG. 6A is a top view of an alternate embodiment of the invention in the opened position showing all elements separate with an alternate embodiment of a record keeping element shown in opened position;

[0046] FIG. 6B is a slight perspective top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element fastened in closed position with no record keeping element;

[0047] FIG. 6C is similar to FIG. 6B showing a wrapped gift item of a larger size;

[0048] FIG. 7A is a slight perspective front and top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element in open position; showing both front and back views of the fastening element and an alternate embodiment of the record keeping element in opened position;

[0049] FIG. 7B is a slight perspective front and top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element partially wrapping the gift item with the fastening element in open position and an alternate embodiment of the record keeping element in closed position;

[0050] FIG. 7C is similar to FIG. 7B showing the covering element fully wrapping the gift item with the fastening element in open position;

[0051] FIG. 7D is a front view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element fully wrapping the gift item with the fastening element in closed position and the record keeping element attached to the covering element by means of the fastening element;

[0052] FIG. 7E is similar to FIG. 7D showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size with a different decorative option;

[0053] FIG. 8A is a top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element in open position and an alternate embodiment of the record keeping element in closed position;

[0054] FIG. 8B is a partial back view of the fastening element on a larger scale for clarity;

[0055] FIG. 8C is a slight perspective front and top view of an alternate embodiment showing the covering element wrapping the gift item with the fastening element in closed position;

[0056] FIG. 8D is a slight perspective view showing an alternate embodiment to the fastening element;

[0057] FIG. 8E is similar to FIG. 8C showing a wrapped gift item of a smaller size;

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

FIGS. 1A to 1E

First Embodiment

[0058] One embodiment of the reusable-form fitting gift wrap is illustrated in FIGS. 1A to 1E. FIG. 1A shows the reusable-form fitting gift wrap comprising a covering element 100, a fastening element 102 and a record keeping element 104.

[0059] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said covering element 100 is comprised of supple material 110. Said supple material 110 can be of any material that can be repeatedly folded and straightened out without causing damage to said material. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said supple material 110 be comprised of a square, roughly 45'' across, sheet of decorative cotton having a finished edge serving to prevent fraying. However said supple material 110 can be of varying size, shape, and be without finished edge.

[0060] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said fastening element 102 is comprised of a top portion of fastening element 106 and a base portion of fastening element 118.

[0061] Said top portion of fastening element 106 is comprised of a decorative element 112. Adhering to the underside of said decorative element 112 is an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said decorative element 112 be of a decorative bow, 5'' in diameter, consisting of ribbon loops, and that a 2'' strip of hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H be sewn to the underside of said decorative element 112. However, said decorative element 112 can be of different form, shape, size and material, and said unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114 can be of different lengths, width, be comprised of the loop portion of said hook and loop fastener 114L, and adhere to underside of decorative element 112 by virtue of adhesive such as glue.

[0062] Said base portion of fastening element 108 is comprised of a length of fabric ribbon 118. Adhering to face side, and roughly in the center of said fabric ribbon 118, is an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114 complimentary to said unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114 used in said top portion of fastening element 102. Therefore, if said top portion of fastening element 106 comprised said hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H, base portion of fastening element 108 would comprised said loop portion of said fastener 114L.

[0063] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said fabric ribbon 118 of base portion of fastening element 106 comprise of a fabric ribbon 135'' in length and 1'' in width and that said portion of unspecified hook and loop fastener 114 comprise of a 2'' strip of the loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L and be sewn lengthwise to said fabric ribbon 118. However, said fabric ribbon 118 can be of different length and width, said unspecified strip of hook and loop fastener 114 can be comprised of the hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H of different length and width, and adhere to face side of said base portion of fastening element 108 by virtue of adhesives such as glue.

[0064] Options for an accessory record keeping element 104 to the present embodiment are shown in FIGS. 1A, 1B and 1D. Said accessory record keeping element 104 is comprised of a body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and a latch component of accessory record keeping element 128.

[0065] I presently contemplate for one embodiment, shown in FIG. 1A, that said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 comprise of a plurality of sheets of paper 123, a protective decorative covering 124, a place marking 127 and a means of binding 125. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said plurality of sheets of paper 123 be circular, with a diameter of 2'', and without marking, and protective decorative covering 124 be roughly the same size and shape of said sheets of paper 123 and be made of the same supple material 110 as said covering element 100 with said binding 125 comprising of stitching sewn across top portion of said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 and that said place marking 127 be comprised of a fabric ribbon. However, said sheets of paper 123 can be of varying shape and size, can be blank or have decorative prints and wording and can also be laminated to add a reusable wipe-off option. Said protective decorative covering 124 can be blank or have decorative print or wording and can comprise of a different material such as other fabrics, plastic, leather or wood. Said binding 125 may be bound together by virtue of glue adhesives, or staples. Said place marking 127 can comprise of thread, leather, metal or plastic and can be braided for added interest. Said accessory record keeping element 104 may also be without said place marking 127.

[0066] In one embodiment, shown in FIG. 1F, I presently contemplate that said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 comprise a protective casing element 130 and a label element 134.

[0067] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said label element 134 (shown open in FIG. 1F) comprise of an elongated sheet of paper folded onto its self in a plurality of accordion folds 136 whereby creating a booklet form containing a plurality of divided tabs 135. One of said tabs 135 can be chosen as a dedicated tab 135D as means to labeling a current message. By means of manipulating accordion folds 136 said dedicated tab 135D can be viewed as the top tab 135 of said label element 134.

[0068] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said protective casing element 130 comprise a viewing window 132 and an opening 131. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said label element 134 can be placed into and removed from said protective casing element 130 by virtue of said opening 131. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that when said label element 134 is placed within said protective casing element 130 said label element 134 being in folded position and with said dedicated tab 135D being viewed as the top tab 135, said dedicated tab 135D can be viewed through said viewing window 132 allowing user to display one current message while hiding other recorded messages which may be read once said label element 134 is removed from said protective casing element 130 by means of said opening 131.

[0069] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said protective casing element 130 be made of a hard material such as plastic, and be of rectangular shape 2'' wide, 1'' high and 0.5'' deep. However, said protective casing element 130 can be made of other material of varying stiffness, such as leather, cardboard, stiff fabric or wood and be of different shape and size. I also presently contemplate for this embodiment that said opening 131 be located at one end of said protective casing element 130 and said label element 134 be comprised of a singular sheet of paper roughly 12'' long by 2''wide. However, said opening 131 can be located on any side of said protective casing element 130 and said label element 134 can be of varying shape and size.

[0070] FIG. 1A shows one embodiment of said accessory record keeping element 104 comprising of a body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and a latch component of accessory record keeping element 128. I presently contemplate for this embodiment, that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a length of fabric ribbon having both ends meeting together forming a loop and sewn to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. However said latch component can be comprised of a split ring, a clip such as a carabineer, or an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener.

[0071] FIG. 1F shows one embodiment of said accessory record keeping element 104 comprised of a body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and a latch component of accessory record keeping element 128 with an additional lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. I presently contemplate in this embodiment that said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126 comprise of a length of fabric ribbon. However lead component of accessory record keeping element 126 can comprise of other materials capable of adding length and flexibility to said accessory record keeping element 104. I presently contemplate in this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a split ring and be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. However said latch component can be comprised of a split ring, a clip such as a carabineer, or an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener.

Operation--FIGS. 1A,1B,1C,1D,1E

[0072] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 1A-1E I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. An item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100. If said covering element 100 is excessive in size relative to the size of the item being wrapped, the width and or length of said covering element 100 can be shortened by means of folding said covering element 100, onto itself, repeating folds until said covering element 100 is desired width and length. Said covering element 100 is then folded, closely wrapping around one side of the item overlapping seems of said covering element 100 leaving two parallel ends of the item unwrapped. Said base portion of fastening element 108 is laid across the top of the item such that said base portion of fastening element 108 is elongated and perpendicular to the overlapping seams of said covering element 100, with said loop side of hook and loop tape 114L, face side up and located in the centre and on top of the partially wrapped item. Ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are folded down the sides of the item whereby holding down side edges of said covering element 100 tightly around the item. The partially wrapped item is then flipped over. On top and in the center of underside of the partial wrapped item, the ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are intertwined to each other 90.degree. to interlock (FIG. 1B). Remaining ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are laid across yet unwrapped ends of partially wrapped item. Holding remaining ends of base portion of fastening element 108 closely to the unwrapped ends of the item, the item is flipped once more whereby returning item to right side up position. Remaining ends of said covering element 100 are folded, whereby concealing remaining ends of the item. Ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are folded up the remaining ends of the wrapped item whereby holding down end edges of said covering element 100 tightly to the item. Ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are then laid across said loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L, positioned in centre of gift. Ends of said base portion of fastening element 108 are twisted 180.degree. around each other whereby interlocking to each other. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of slipping the latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 onto the said base portion of fastening element 108. Said top portion of fastening element 106 is fastened to said base portion of fastening element 108 by means of joining said hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H component of top portion of fastening element 106 to said loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L of said base portion of fastening element 108. Whereby said fastening element 102, comprising of said top portion of fastening element 106 and said base portion of fastening element 108, serves as a means of fastening said covering element 100 in place. To unwrap, said top portion of fastening element 106 is removed by means of pulling or peeling, off of said base portion of fastening element 108 whereby said base portion of fastening element 108 is released, whereby also releasing said covering element 100 intact. FIGS. 1D and 1E show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

Operation--FIG. 1F

[0073] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIG. 1F I presently contemplate that a message is written on said chosen dedicated tab 135D, said label element 134 is folded with said dedicated tab 135D as top tab. Through said opening 131, said folded label element 134 is placed into said protective casing element 130, right side up allowing said dedicated tab 135D to be viewed through said viewing window 132. The next giver of the reusable-form fitting gift wrap, removes said label element 134 from said protective casing element 130, writes a new message on the newly dedicated tab 135D and folds said label element 134 with newly dedicated tab 135D as top tab and places said label element 134 back in the said protective casing element 130 and so on. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can then be fastened to gift item by means of said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128.

FIGS. 2A to 8E--Alternative Embodiments

[0074] There are various possibilities with regard to the relative components and disposition of said covering element 100, said fastening element 102 and said accessory record keeping element 104.

FIGS. 2A to 2I--Alternative Embodiment

[0075] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 2A I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is comprised of two sheets of said supple material 110 of roughly equal shape and size. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said supple material 110 be comprised of a square, roughly 45'' across, sheet of decorative cotton. However said supple material 110 can be of varying sizes and shapes and consist of any material that can be repeatedly folded and straightened out without causing damage to said material such as any other fabrics or supple plastics. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said two sheets of supple material 110 be of different decorative designs to allow reversibility, and interest. However both sheets of supple material 110 can be of the same decorative design. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said sheets of supple material 110 are sewn together along all edges, decorative sides facing out, creating a large enclosed inner pocket. FIG. 2B shows additional top stitching 212. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said top stitching 212 outline a grid form, forming equal square divided pockets 216. However said top stitching 212 can outline various other forms. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that there be breaks in said top stitching 212 in predetermined areas, forming an opening in stitching 214.

[0076] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said fastening element 102 comprises of a plurality of magnet buttons 210 FIG. 2C. Said top stitching 212 serving in keeping said magnet button 210 from clumping together FIG. 2D-2E. Said opening in stitching 214 serving to allow said magnet buttons 210 to slide to and from a plurality of predetermined said pockets 216, whereby allowing greater ease in placing said magnet buttons 210 in desired position.

[0077] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104 FIGS. 2F, 2H, 2I. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a metal item roughly 1'' in diameter such as a metal washer. However, said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 may be made of metal or magnet of varying shape and size. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128, be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128, may be directly connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 without the use of said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126.

Operation--FIGS. 2G-2H

[0078] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 2A-2I I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. An item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100. If said covering element 100 is excessive in size relative to the size of the item being wrapped, the width and or length of said covering element 100 can be shortened by means of folding said covering element 100, onto itself, repeating folds until said covering element 100 is desired width and length. Said magnet buttons 210 are strategically positioned by means of manual manipulation from the outside of said covering element 100 anticipating ideal points of closure. Said covering element 100 is folded over item whereby said covering element 100 is enveloping and therefore taking the shape of the item. Said magnet buttons 210 are adjusted by means of manual manipulation from the outside of said covering element 100, and aligned with previously positioned corresponding said magnet buttons 210, whereby latching together. Said supple material 110 of said covering element 100 now held between said magnet buttons 210 whereby said covering element 100 is firmly held in place. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 adhering to one of the said magnet buttons 210. FIGS. 2H and 2I show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

FIGS. 3A to 3D--Alternative Embodiment

[0079] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 3A I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is comprised of said supple material 110. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said supple material 110 comprise of a square, roughly 45'' across, sheet of decorative cotton with a finished edge serving to prevent fraying. However a second sheet of said supple material 110 may be added to reverse side adding reversibility option.

[0080] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said fastening element 102 comprises of a series of loose top stitching 310 sewn into the fabric using a loose straight stitch, preferably creating an esthetically pleasing pattern, and a predetermined number of small pivoting hooks 312. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said small pivoting hooks 312 be 0.5'' long, consisting of a hook portion and an eyelet portion and sewn to underside of at least on edge of said supple material 110 approximately 2'' apart.

[0081] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104 FIG. 3A. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a hook 314 roughly 0.75'' long. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 can be comprised of a split ring, a clip such as a carabineer or a ribbon loop. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128, may be directly connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 without the use of said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126.

Operation--FIGS. 3B, 3D

[0082] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 3A-3D I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. An item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100. If said covering element 100 is excessive in size relative to the size of the item being wrapped, the width and or length of said covering element 100 can be shortened by means of folding said covering element 100, onto itself, repeating folds until said covering element 100 is desired width and length. Said covering element 100 is folded over item whereby said covering element 100 is enveloping and therefore taking the shape of the item. Edges of said covering element 100 are fastened by means of latching said hook 312 onto nearest corresponding top stitching 310 whereby holding said covering element 100 tightly and securely in place. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of said hook 314 serving as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 adhering to said loose top stitching 310. FIGS. 3B and 3D show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

FIGS. 4A to 4D--Alternative Embodiment

[0083] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 4A I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is comprised of said supple material 110. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said supple material 110 be comprised of a square, roughly 45'' across, sheet of decorative cotton with a finished edge serving to prevent fraying.

[0084] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that the closing mechanism comprises of a predetermined plurality of button holes 410 diagonally aligned with each of three of the four corners of said supple material 110 and one button 412 sewn to the decorative side of the fourth corner. However button holes and button can be oriented differently on said covering element 100.

[0085] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104 FIG. 4A. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a length of ribbon 118 having both ends meeting together forming a loop and sewn to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 can be comprised of elastic, string, plastic or other supple material forming a loop, or comprise of an additional button or button hole added to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. Furthermore, said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 may be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by a said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126.

Operation--FIGS. 4B, 4D

[0086] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 4A-4D I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. A first item is placed on top and in the center of said covering element 100, item being positioned diagonally to the corners. Corner comprising of said button 412 is placed on top of the item and roughly centered to said item. Then, each of the three corners comprising said plurality of button holes 410, are folded to the sides of the item, one at a time, said button 412 being matched to the nearest fitting said button hole 410 and secured, whereby holding said covering element 100 tightly and securely in place. Once all edges have been secured, any excess of said covering element 100 can be tucked in to create a neat and snug fit. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of said ribbon 118 forming a loop serving as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 by means of hooking onto said button 412. FIGS. 4C and 4D show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

FIGS. 5A to 5E--Alternative Embodiment

[0087] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 5A I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is comprised of a plurality of pieces of supple material 510. Adhering to two joint edges of one side of said pieces of supple material 510, are two strips of the hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H, meeting in one corner at a 90 degree angle.

[0088] Adhering to two joint edges of opposite side of said pieces of supple material 510, is a strip of the loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L, at a 90 degree angle and meeting in opposite corner as that of the two strips of the hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H on the other side of said pieces of supple material 510.

[0089] I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said pieces of supple material 510 be of a square shape and roughly 6'' across, that said strips of hook and loop fastener 114L and 114H be 4'' in length and 1'' wide and be sewn to said pieces of supple material 510. However said pieces of supple material 510 can be of triangular, rectangular, octagonal and other shapes comprising straight edges and be of different dimensions. Said strips of hook and loop fastener 114L and 114H can also be of varying lengths and widths and adhering to said pieces of supple material 510 by virtue of other adhesive such as glue. A second sheet of said pieces of supple material 510 may also be added to reverse side adding reversibility option.

[0090] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. FIG. 5A shows said accessory record keeping element 104 comprising said body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128. In embodiment, I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114, adhering directly to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. However other elements may be used as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 such as fabric capable of adhering to hook and loop fastener 114 or any element which may be held in place between two said strips of hook and loop fastener 114L and 114H. Furthermore, said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 may be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by a said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126.

Operation--FIGS. 5B-5E

[0091] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 5A-5E I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 comprised of a plurality of said piece of supple material 510 overlapped and aligned to meet loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L with said hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H and fastened together to make said covering element 100 desired size. FIG. 5E shows a closer look at the seams created by adjoining components of said covering element. Said supple material 510 are added as needed to adjust the size of the said covering element 100 to the size of the gift FIG. 5B. Once the proper size of said covering element 100 is produced, the assembled said covering element 100 is placed on a flat surface with the decorative side facing down. An item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100, said covering element 100 is folded over item whereby said covering element 100 is enveloping and therefore taking the shape of the item. Said covering element 100 is then secured by joining edges together matching up said loop portion of hook and loop fastener 114L to said hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of an unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114 serving as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 adhering to a complimentary unspecified strip portion of hook and loop fastener 114 of said covering element 100. FIGS. 5C and 5D show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability. Furthermore this embodiment allows the user to mix and match different fabric patterns, add special, personalized squares to the gift and collect special individual sentimental squares for keepsake.

FIGS. 6A to 6C--Alternative Embodiment

[0092] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 6 A, I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 comprises of said supple material 110 and that said fastening element 102 comprises a plurality of removable, reusable adhesive strips 610 which can be decorated if desired. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said removable, reusable adhesive strips 610 consist of a 2'' strip of 1'' wide hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H and that said supple material 110 be of a consistency that would adhere to said removable, reusable adhesive strips 610, and be of a square, roughly 45'' across, with a finished edge serving to prevent fraying.

[0093] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104.

[0094] FIG. 6A shows said accessory record keeping element 104 comprising said body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128. In embodiment, I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H, adhering directly to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 may be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by a said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126 and other said latch components can be used such as any element which may be held in place between said covering element 100 and said reusable adhesive strips 610.

Operation--FIGS. 6B, 6C

[0095] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 6A-6C I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. An item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100. If said covering element 100 is excessive in size relative to the size of the item being wrapped, the width and or length of said covering element 100 can be shortened by means of folding said covering element 100, onto itself, repeating folds until said covering element 100 is desired width and length. Said covering element 100 is folded over item whereby enveloping and taking the shape of the item. Said covering element 100 is held in position by means of placing said removable, reusable adhesive strip 610 to seams overlapping meeting edges. Whereby said removable, reusable adhesive strips 610 are used similarly to that of traditional tape, whereby holding said covering element 100 tightly and securely in place. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of a hook portion of hook and loop fastener 114H serving as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 adhering directly to said covering element 100. FIGS. 6B and 6C show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

FIGS. 7A to 7E--Alternative Embodiment

[0096] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 7A I presently contemplate that the body of said covering element 100 is comprised of said supple material 110 and said fastening element 102 comprised of open ended hollow cylinder 710. I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of two sheets of said supple material 110, sheet of said supple material 110a and sheets of said supple material 110b, and that said two sheets of supple material 110 be comprised of a faux fur fabric and being roughly 45'' across and 15'' wide. In this embodiment sheet of said supple material 110a is lined with pink fabric and trimmed to a point to resemble bunny ears. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said open ended hollow cylinder 710 be decorated to resemble a bunny head without ears. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said open ended hollow cylinder 710 measure roughly 3'' high with a diameter of 1.5'' and made of stiff cardboard. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said decorative option comprise of two identical pieces of felt fabric side panels 712 making up sides of bunny head and one felt fabric back panel 713 making the back side of bunny head. Said felt fabric side panels 712 and felt fabric back panel 713 being sewn together at their side edges, leaving the top and bottom open. An undetermined amount of polyester filling 714 is stuffed between the outer surface of said open ended hollow cylinder 710 and the inside of said sewn up felt fabric side panels 712 and felt fabric back panel 713. Said open ended hollow cylinder 710 adhering to top and bottom of sewn felt fabric side panels 712 and felt fabric back panel 713 by virtue of adhesive glue surrounding the circumference of both top and bottom of said open ended hollow cylinder 710. A button eye 716 adheres to each of said felt fabric side panels 712 and a nose 718 is embroidered between and in the center of said identical felt fabric side panels 712. However, number of sheets of said supple material 110 used can be other than two, and can be comprised of any material that can be repeatedly folded and straightened out without causing damage to said material. Said supple material 110 can be of different length and width and may be decorated differently than specified in this embodiment. The closing mechanism can comprises of other circular hollow item of different dimensions and different material, and can be void of decorated aspect. Said closing mechanism can also be decorated differently than specified in this embodiment FIG. 7E.

[0097] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104.

[0098] FIG. 7A shows said accessory record keeping element 104 comprising said body component of accessory record keeping element 121, and said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128. In embodiment, I contemplate that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be comprised of a length of ribbon having both ends meeting together forming a loop and sewn to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121. However said latch component can be comprised of elastic, plastic, leather or metal forming a loop. Furthermore said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 may be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by a said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126.

Operation--FIGS. 7B, 7E

[0099] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 7A-7E I presently contemplate that said additional sheet of said supple material 110b is wrapped around a first item leaving two parallel ends of the gift exposed. Sheet of said supple material 110a is laid decorative side down on a flat surface. The partially wrapped item is then placed in the center of sheet of said supple material 110a, with the exposed ends of the item facing lengthwise with sheet of supple material 110a. If desired, sheet of said supple material 110a can be narrowed further to accommodate the size of the item by folding edges in and tucking them under said item. Both ends of sheet of said supple material 110a are folded up, whereby covering the two previously exposed ends of the item. Both ends of said sheet of said supple material 110a are passed through said open ended hollow cylinder 710 and pulled tightly until said covering element 100 is fitting snug around the item. Gift item may be removed from its wrapping by loosening of removing said open ended hollow cylinder 710 returning said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 to previous state ready to wrap a second item. Said accessory record keeping element 104 can be added to the wrapped item by means of said length of ribbon having both ends meeting together forming a loop serving as said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 when slid onto joined ends of said sheet of said supple material 110a, before or after the addition of said open ended hollow cylinder 710. FIGS. 7D and 7E show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

FIGS. 8A to 8E--Alternative Embodiment

[0100] In one embodiment shown in FIG. 8A I presently contemplate that the body of said covering element 100 is comprised of said supple material 110. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said supple material 110 be comprised of a square, roughly 45'' across, sheet of decorative cotton with a finished edge serving to prevent fraying. However a second sheet of said supple material 110 may be added to reverse side adding reversibility option.

[0101] In embodiment said fastening element 102 is comprised of two spring metal clips 812 (back view shown larger in FIG. 8B) be connected in the center by a length of stretch elastic ribbon 810, and that said elastic ribbon 810 be 8'' long in relaxed position and be 1'' wide. However as shown in FIG. 8D said clips can comprise garter clips 814 and can be made of plastic. Also said elastic ribbon 810 can be of different length and width. An adjustable component may also be added to said elastic ribbon 810 whereby the tension of said elastic ribbon 810 can be adjusted. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that two said closing mechanisms 102 be used to fasten said covering element 100 however other amounts can be used.

[0102] I presently contemplate for this embodiment the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. However this embodiment can be complete in itself without the use of said accessory record keeping element 104. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 be connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 by said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. However said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128, may be directly connected to said body component of accessory record keeping element 121 without the use of said lead component of accessory record keeping element 126. I presently contemplate for this embodiment that said latch component of the accessory record keeping element 128 can be comprised of a split ring, a clip such as a carabineer or a ribbon loop.

Operation--FIGS. 8C, 8E

[0103] For the manner of using embodiment shown in FIGS. 8A-8E I presently contemplate that said covering element 100 is laid on a flat surface decorative side facing down. A first item is placed on top of and centered to said covering element 100. If said covering element 100 is excessive in size relative to the size of the item being wrapped, the width and or length of said covering element 100 can be shortened by means of folding said covering element 100, onto itself, repeating folds until said covering element 100 is desired width and length. Said covering element 100 is folded over item whereby said covering element 100 is enveloping and therefore taking the shape of the item. Said covering element 100 is held in position by means of fastening one of said spring metal clip 812 to one seem edge of said covering element 100 then stretching said elastic ribbon 810 of fastening element 102 whereby reaching an opposite seem edge of said covering element 100 to which second said spring metal clip 812 is fastened, whereby holding said covering element 100 tightly and securely in place. FIGS. 8C and 8E show examples by which items differing in shape and size can be wrapped with this described embodiment. Thus demonstrating that said covering element 100 and fastening element 102 adjust to different sizes and shapes which thereby constitute a means for variability and adjustability.

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