Q&A: What the heck are jelly pens?


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Question by : What the heck are jelly pens?
I know there are Gel pens (I have a ton in my house)… but my boyfriends brother said there are pens called “Jelly pens”? Does anybody know if there is such a thing?

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Answer by Dani73
1. A jelly pen comprising:

a unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

said pen body being made from an elastomeric gel,

said elastomeric gel including

an elastomer,

said elastomer being an A-B-A triblock copolymer,

said A-B-A triblock copolymer being selected from the group consisting of SEPS, SEBS and SEEPS, and

a plasticizer,

said plasticizer being selected from the group consisting of resin, rosin, oil and combinations thereof,

a gripping section where fingers may grip the jelly pen,

a bore within said unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

an ink reservoir located in said bore, and

a writing tip projecting from said bore.

2. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein said gripping section is soft and conformable to a user’s fingers.

3. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein said gripping section readily experiences frictional engagement with a user’s fingers.

4. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein said elastomer gel has a durometer in the range of from less than 0 to about 50 on the Shore A scale.

5. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein said elastomer gel is of a softness that said pen body will tend to bend under its own weight.

6. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein the jelly pen derives rigidity from use of an ink reservoir that is more rigid than said pen body.

7. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 further comprising a sleeve within said bore.

8. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 further comprising a sleeve on at least a portion of the exterior of the pen body.

9. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 further comprising a gel ink within said ink reservoir.

10. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 wherein said pen body is translucent.

11. A jelly pen as recited in claim 1 further comprising an imprint on the exterior of said pen body in said elastomer gel material.

12. A jelly pen comprising:

a unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

said pen body being made from an elastomeric gel,

said elastomeric gel including

an elastomer, and

a plasticizer,

a gripping section where fingers may grip the jelly pen,

a bore within said unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

an ink reservoir located in said bore, and

a writing tip in the vicinity of one end of said bore.

13. A jelly pen as recited in claim 12 wherein said elastomer is an A-B-A triblock copolymer.

14. A jelly pen as recited in claim 13 wherein said A-B-A triblock copolymer is selected from the group consisting of SEPS, SEBS and SEEPS.

15. A jelly pen as recited in claim 13 wherein said plasticizer is selected from the group consisting of resin, rosin, oil and combinations thereof.

16. A jelly pen as recited in claim 12 further comprising:

a first outer diameter located in an area of the jelly pen body other than said gripping section,

a second outer diameter located in said gripping section,

said second outer diameter being measurably larger than said first outer diameter.

17. A jelly pen as recited in claim 12 further comprising a component selected from the group consisting of antioxidants, colorants, bleed reducing additives and microspheres.

18. A jelly pen as recited in claim 12 wherein said elastomer gel has a durometer in the range of from less than 0 to about 50 on the Shore A scale.

19. A jelly pen comprising:

a unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

said pen body being made from an elastomeric gel,

said elastomeric gel including

an elastomer,

said elastomer being an A-B-A triblock copolymer,

said A-B-A triblock copolymer being selected from the group consisting of SEPS, SEBS and SEEPS, and

a plasticizer,

said plasticizer being selected from the group consisting of resin, rosin and oil,

a gripping section where fingers may grip the jelly pen,

a bore within said unitary elongate elastomeric gel pen body,

an ink reservoir located in said bore, and

a writing tip in the vicinity of one of said bore;

wherein said elastomer gel has a in the durometer range of from about less than 0 to about 50 on the Shore A scale; and

wherein said pen body tends to be bendable under its own weight; and

wherein said pen body derives at least some rigidity from said ink reservoir.

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