DE102004013270A1 - Liquid container with a closable pouring unit is provided with a connector piece for joining the container to the pouring unit of another liquid container - Google Patents

Liquid container with a closable pouring unit is provided with a connector piece for joining the container to the pouring unit of another liquid container

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DE102004013270A1
DE102004013270A1 DE200410013270 DE102004013270A DE102004013270A1 DE 102004013270 A1 DE102004013270 A1 DE 102004013270A1 DE 200410013270 DE200410013270 DE 200410013270 DE 102004013270 A DE102004013270 A DE 102004013270A DE 102004013270 A1 DE102004013270 A1 DE 102004013270A1
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Robert Schumacher
Rainer Fachinger
Joerg Hempelmann
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Hempelmann Jorg
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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
    • B65D51/00Closures not otherwise provided for
    • B65D51/24Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes
    • B65D51/28Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes with auxiliary containers for additional articles or materials
    • B65D51/2807Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes with auxiliary containers for additional articles or materials the closure presenting means for placing the additional articles or materials in contact with the main contents by acting on a part of the closure without removing the closure, e.g. by pushing down, pulling up, rotating or turning a part of the closure, or upon initial opening of the container
    • B65D51/2814Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes with auxiliary containers for additional articles or materials the closure presenting means for placing the additional articles or materials in contact with the main contents by acting on a part of the closure without removing the closure, e.g. by pushing down, pulling up, rotating or turning a part of the closure, or upon initial opening of the container the additional article or materials being released by piercing, cutting or tearing an element enclosing it
    • B65D51/2842Closures not otherwise provided for combined or co-operating with auxiliary devices for non-closing purposes with auxiliary containers for additional articles or materials the closure presenting means for placing the additional articles or materials in contact with the main contents by acting on a part of the closure without removing the closure, e.g. by pushing down, pulling up, rotating or turning a part of the closure, or upon initial opening of the container the additional article or materials being released by piercing, cutting or tearing an element enclosing it said element being provided with a preformed weakened line
    • 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
    • B65D81/00Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents
    • B65D81/32Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use in admixture
    • B65D81/3205Separate rigid or semi-rigid containers joined to each other at their external surfaces
    • B65D81/3211Separate rigid or semi-rigid containers joined to each other at their external surfaces coaxially and provided with means facilitating admixture

Abstract

The present invention relates to a liquid container (1) having a liquid space (3) encompassed by a container wall (13) and a pouring device (2) which can be closed in a liquid-tight manner by a closure (4) on the upper side of the liquid container (1), the liquid container (1 ) from the pouring device (2) has a connecting piece (9) via which the liquid container (1) with the pouring device of a second liquid container is connectable, and wherein the liquid container (1) in the region of the connecting piece (9) has a liquid space (3 ) has sealing wall portion (5) which is adapted to release a fluid communication between the liquid containers (1) upon connection of the liquid container (1) to the pouring device of a second liquid container (10). The liquid container according to the invention represents an alternative packaging form for separately distributed liquid components of liquid mixtures to be purchased separately from the consumer, wherein these components can be mixed together more easily and flexibly with the aid of liquid containers according to the invention compared to conventional liquid containers.

Description

  • The The present invention relates to a liquid container with one from a container wall included liquid space and one with a closure liquid-tight lockable pouring at the top of the liquid container, wherein removed the liquid container from the pouring device having a fitting over the the liquid container with the pouring device a second liquid container is connectable.
  • Around defend existing market shares or gain new market share in the market beverage sector Food and product designers are constantly on the rise the search for new concepts that promise increased market opportunities. So in recent years, increasingly mixed drinks have been developed, marketed and advertised. In addition to non-alcoholic mixed drinks, such as. mixed drinks from different fruit juices or Milk whey vitamin mixed drinks, Alcohol-containing mixed drinks in particular have a large market share in recent years Years conquered. Among the alcoholic mixed drinks are the so-called Alcopops, made from a soda drink component and a spirit component. These alcopops will be Also known as Alco cocktails or as a premix. There are also it mixed drinks on an apple or fruit wine basis, mixed with fruit juices or syrups are. Another big one Group are the so-called fashion beers, in addition to a beer component also a component of sweetening fruit extracts or Flavorings included. The best-known fashion animals include cyclists, Alsterwasser and coke beer. Within a period of 5 years The volume of fashion beers has increased from 574 thousand (1997) 2,424 thousand (2002) nearly quintupled. In 2002, the market share of mixed beer beverages was in the overall beer market already 4.2%. The preferred container form was for mixed beer drinks to the year 2003 the can with a market share of 36% (2002). With the introduction of the can deposit in Germany in 2003 this share decreased currently at 15% (2003). The preferred packaging form for Alcopops has always been the glass or plastic bottle.
  • in the In the interests of youth protection, tax increases for alcoholic beverages are currently underway in several European countries Soda drinks introduced. So A law came into force on 1 February 2004 in Switzerland the increase the alcohol tax on Alcopops effected by 300. It can be assumed, that one corresponding product-specific tax increase a complete collapse of the market and thus also the consumer circles would meet, already of age have attained.
  • at However, the development of this invention should not only be drinkable liquids considered become. The separate storage of two or more liquid components, for her Final determination can be mixed with each other in many ways Desirable be. Thus, in this way an undesirable reaction of the components be prevented before the time of use of the mixture or a desired one Reaction to be initiated or shortly before the time of use. Illustrative examples of Components that may be the case are chemicals or combinations of drugs and their carriers as well Color mixtures.
  • Also with drinks the separate storage of components of a mixture may be desired, to adverse reactions between the components to be mixed to avoid. So leads mixing cola drinks and beer after about 15 to 20 minutes to a precipitation reaction, in which flakes form, which do not affect the taste, but under aesthetic Point of view undesirable are. It is therefore also from food technology point of view the need for a liquid container, in which is not a "premix" of liquid components but the mixture of components immediately before consumption by the consumer, whereby e.g. the unwanted flocculation in the case of cola beer can be avoided.
  • It exists as well a large Need for alternative packaging forms that can be used more flexibly are and are a separate distribution and sale of the components e.g. alcoholic and non-alcoholic components. For example, it is especially with regard to the protection of minors desirable, a clearer separation between non-alcoholic and alcoholic Drinks too achieve. At the same time, the possibility of mixed alcoholic drinks of the consume the aforementioned type for the consumer groups received who are also allowed to consume these drinks.
  • The packaging form according to the invention is intended to meet the requirements of the "convenience-oriented" product design, ie to provide a packaging form which is easy to handle for the customer and represents a product which satisfies aesthetic requirements to a sufficient degree. The separately distributed and separately from the customer to be acquired components should each be packed so that for the customer from these at the components can be quickly and easily produced the desired mixture. In particular, it is hereby desired that the components can be combined as widely as possible in order to give the consumer the opportunity to produce a large number of different, individual mixtures of different components.
  • These Task is solved through a liquid container of the aforementioned type, which is characterized in that the liquid container in Area of connector one the liquid space having sealing wall portion which is designed so that he when connecting the liquid container with the pouring device a second fluid container, a fluid connection between the liquid containers releases.
  • To the drinks, stored in the liquid container according to the invention and with other drinks can be mixed count preferred Spirits, but also lemonades, fruit juices, mineral waters, milk drinks, syrups, beers, Wines and sparkling wines. But in the liquid container according to the invention can also more viscous Foods such as Cream yogurts are packed. At a embodiment For example, if there is a fruit syrup in a fluid container, while in a second fluid container more viscous Dairy product is located.
  • At However, it should again be noted that the present Although the invention is directed primarily to beverage packaging that of this Invention but also container for mixing other liquids, such as. Chemicals, care products and cosmetics to be detected should.
  • One Advantage of this invention is in any case the possibility of producing individually preferred mixing ratios, as several different embodiments are provided with different packing volumes. That is, the consumer by selecting the liquid container size a desired mixed drink to vote on his individual taste.
  • One Another advantage of the container according to the invention is that the two Components can also be tasted separately. That is, the liquid container container according to the invention also independently acquired from the purchase of a second liquid container and its content can also be tasted individually.
  • Under the term "second Liquid containers "are in the frame this description all conventional Liquid container understood over the commercially liquids to be expelled. Accordingly, the fitting is a inventive liquid container so designed it with the pouring device from predetermined, commercially available Liquid containers for one liquid exchange is connectable. For example, the term "second liquid container" refers to bottles with screw cap, corks, Crown caps or screw cap caps included.
  • at a particular embodiment the present invention, the liquid container as Connecting piece a thread on. Preferably, the thread of the liquid container with Fitting around one Inner thread. The thread on the connector is suitably designed so that it when connecting with a thread on the pouring a second Liquid container in this intervenes. The advantage here is that thereby the formation of a firm connection between the two liquid containers. This way is a liquid container with Fitting on one second corresponding liquid container, for example a lemonade bottle, screwed on, during the Unscrew the fluid connection between forms the two liquid containers. This embodiment follows in a special way the approach of "convenience-oriented" product design, because the consumer here the desired mixed drink can produce practically "in no time".
  • In a further embodiment of the present invention, the liquid container with connector has a clip mechanism. A clip mechanism is understood to mean that the liquid container with fitting can be placed on the pouring device of a second liquid container and the liquid connection is made by slight pressure or by a short push. The advantage is that here even faster and easier than in the connection via a thread, a firm connection between fitting of the liquid container according to the invention and pouring a second liquid container can be formed. The clip mechanism can in this case be realized by correspondingly elastic materials, wherein the elastic material first yields slightly when placing the fitting on the pouring device, to then firmly surround the pouring device. In an alternative embodiment, the connector is made of plastic and at least to the open end with slits, wherein the connector through the slots has tabs that are flexible, so that the inner circumference of the connector in the slotted area at Aufste is temporarily widened to a bottleneck, then to include the bottleneck firmly. For fixing additional detents are provided in preferred embodiments on the tabs. The clip mechanism is particularly suitable for second liquid containers with cork or crown cap closure, such as conventional beer bottles, wine bottles, etc., which usually have one or more circumferential beads at the pouring opening.
  • at a further embodiment the invention is the fitting of the liquid container via a Bayonet lock with the pouring device the second liquid container firmly connected. Here, a pin engages the pouring a second Liquid container in one Recess in the connection piece of the liquid container according to the invention.
  • at a particularly preferred embodiment the Wandungsabschnitt in the region of the fitting is designed so that he Connect the liquid container with the pouring of a second liquid container at least partly in the fluid space the first liquid container is pushed. That is, the said wall section either completely out of the container wall leached is and therefore freely in the liquid space is mobile or that the Wandungsabschnitt connected at one point with the container wall of the liquid container remains, so that the knocked-out Section of the wall just folded into the liquid space becomes. In both cases This forms an opening in the container wall of the liquid container, the circumference substantially to the extent of the pushed-wall section speaks. This opening serves the fluid connection between the two liquid containers.
  • is the wall section designed so that it completely out of the container wall leached becomes and free in the fluid space is movable, is preferably in respective embodiments Restraint provided, which is the passage of a wall portion pushed out of the container wall through the pouring device prevented. Such a restraint device consists in one embodiment in that within the opening the pouring of the Liquid container one cruciform Lock or a sieve is attached, which is a passage of the detached Wandungsabschnitts through the opening the pouring device prevented while drinking. In an alternative embodiment is the pouring device of the liquid container so designed that the Scope of the opening in the pouring device is less than the circumference of the wall section, which consists of the container expelled so that this the opening the pouring device of the liquid container does not happen can.
  • A another embodiment the liquid container according to the invention characterized in that the Liquid container manufactured in one piece is. That is, both Container wall as also fitting including the Wandungsabschnitts in the region of the connector made in one piece are. The production of such one-piece container takes place in plastic containers in One-piece injection molding. This is especially for the Production method of the liquid container of the invention Advantage, since the liquid container in this case is made in essentially one step and a complex coordination of different materials is eliminated.
  • at a particularly preferred embodiment is provided between the wall portion and the remaining container wall a predetermined breaking point. When connecting the liquid container with Fitting and one second liquid container is along in these embodiments the predetermined breaking point of the wall section in the region of the connecting piece pushed out. These Breaking point extends over the entire area between Wandungsabschnitt and the rest of the container wall. In another embodiment the predetermined breaking point extends only partially over this Area, so that when Breaking out of the wall section still a connection between Wall section and container wall upright is obtained and the wall portion is not free in the liquid space is movable, the compound preferably articulated movable is. Preferably, the predetermined breaking point is designed circular. In alternative embodiments the predetermined breaking point is at least semicircular. Preferably extends the breaking point over a 2/3 to 19/20 circle, more preferably over a 4/5 to 9/10 circle.
  • In a further embodiment, wherein after the connection of the liquid container according to the invention with a second liquid container, the push-out wall portion remains at least partially hinged to the container wall, the diameter of the liquid space is selected to be greater than the inner diameter of the fitting, preferably at least the thickness of the wall portion which can be pushed out chosen larger. Preferably, in this embodiment, the articulated connection extends radially at most over the area extending between the circumference of the fluid space and the inner periphery of the fitting spans. The pouring a second liquid container can be introduced in this way a little way into the liquid space of the liquid container according to the invention, wherein the herausstoßbare wall portion is folded by the pouring device of the second liquid container via the articulated connection in the interior of the liquid container according to the invention and fixed in this position. In a particularly preferred embodiment of these embodiments, at least the material of the projecting wall section is a flexible material. This flexible wall portion can be folded by the penetration of the pouring device of the second liquid container by up to 90 ° in the liquid space of the liquid container according to the invention, wherein the flexible wall portion of the curvature of the container wall adapts.
  • The Design of the predetermined breaking point, such. Width and material thickness, is with the size of the liquid container, the used material and the thickness of the container wall vary. Preferably the predetermined breaking point has a width of about 0.1 mm to about 1 cm, more preferably about 0.5 mm to about 0.5 cm and still more preferably about 1 mm to about 2 mm.
  • Basically come all materials into consideration, which are also in conventional Flüssigkeitssbzw. beverage packaging be used. Preferably, however, the liquid container according to the invention made of glass, tinplate, Aluminum, plastic or combinations thereof. Especially preferred is the use of PET, as this material is due to the ideal combination of weight, aesthetics, stability and recyclability enforced as particularly advantageous in the field of beverage packaging Has.
  • The Connector is included Liquid containers according to the invention preferably on the pouring device opposite Side of the liquid container arranged. In particular, when using liquid containers according to the invention as beverage packaging this is appropriate because after connecting the liquid container with the pouring device at the top of, for example, a soda bottle consumer usually the pouring of the composite liquid container also is expected on the top. In alternative embodiments is the fitting relative to the pouring device provided laterally. In further embodiments, in addition to a first fitting more Connection pieces for Connection of a liquid container according to the invention provided further liquid containers.
  • Especially it is preferred that a Liquid container according to the present Invention on the connector at least having a sealing element. Preferably, it is in the Sealing element around a sealing ring, resulting in one embodiment at the free end of the fitting, i. the End, not to the tank wall is located adjacent. When the connector is formed so that it over the Spout opening of a second liquid container mounted is the sealing element or the sealing ring on the inside of the Connector provided. In principle, a sealing element is sufficient, depending on the pressure conditions advantageous in the liquid containers may be to provide several sealing elements. Especially at the packaging of carbonated Drinks, such as. Coke, beer or champagne is the staggered arrangement of at least two sealing elements appropriate. This is in particular to make sure that u.U. when mixing different liquids a reinforced one Gas evolution occurs. For example, when adding syrup to carbonated drinks a big Amount of carbon dioxide released, with the resulting increase in internal pressure in the assembled liquid container corresponding sealing elements must be counteracted. The sealing elements can from the conventional ones Materials exist for used the sealing of liquid containers are particularly preferred are rubber seals.
  • Out establish hygiene is in a particular embodiment of the present invention Invention a removable cover for protecting the wall portion or the connecting piece provided. Therefor preferred materials are plastic, paper, cardboard or aluminum. In one embodiment For example, the cover is a foil made of, for example, aluminum provided free end of the fitting is. In a further embodiment the cover is a foil or a plastic cover that directly on the outside of the Wall section is piled up and the before the connection with a second liquid container with an attached tab can be removed. Such removable Sealing covers are e.g. known from edible oil bottles made of plastic. Another embodiment has a cover made of plastic, for example, on the connector plugged is.
  • In a further embodiment of the present invention, a crown cap or a screw cap is provided for closing the pouring device. Particularly preferred is a screwable bottle cap, ie a closure that is both open and close, as well as can be removed with a bottle opener. Schraubbare Kronkorken are particularly advantageous in the sense of "Convenience-oriented" product designs, since the consumer has various options open to open a liquid container according to the invention, at least one possibility is provided, which does not require the use of an auxiliary device (eg bottle opener).
  • at a particularly preferred embodiment is the liquid container according to the invention over Connector with the pouring a further liquid container according to the invention in the way connectable, that a fluid connection for the exchange of liquids between these two containers formed. This means that the Liquid container according to the invention also can be connected to each other, which in the sense of combinability and the individual dosage of great advantage. So can out the contents of two or more liquid containers according to the invention the connection of the liquid container with each other the most diverse mixed drinks be prepared or according to taste, two or more inventive liquid container with connected to a second liquid container become.
  • at preferred liquid containers according to the invention is it in the sense of good mixability of the content with the content a second liquid container provided, the existence the circumstances correspondingly dimensioned space in the liquid container according to the invention unfilled so with completed a gas phase is. Indicates a second fluid container, the connected to a liquid container according to the invention It is not supposed to be a reasonably sized gas space necessary, an additional Provide gas space in the liquid container according to the invention. A sufficiently large one Gas space in a second liquid container corresponds between 1/10 and 1/3 of the volume of the contents of the liquid container according to the invention. is this is not the case, have preferred embodiments of liquid container according to the invention a maximum level from about 9/10 to about 2/3 of the total volume of the liquid container according to the invention, preferably from about 3/4 to 4/5.
  • The in the foregoing description of embodiments of the present invention Invention listed Features are all freely combinable with each other, with the advantages of the corresponding Characteristic combinations for the person skilled in the combination as well as a special embodiment underlying task. Further features and embodiments as well as their advantages will become apparent from the following figures and the associated Descriptions.
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  • 1a a longitudinal section through a liquid container according to the invention with connector,
  • 1b a cross section through the liquid container according to the invention with connector from 1a .
  • 2a c longitudinal sections through the liquid container according to the invention 1a and 1b , with a corresponding second liquid container, whereby different stages are shown when connecting the two liquid containers,
  • 3 a longitudinal section through an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention, wherein the wall portion is not fixedly connected in the region of the connecting piece with the remaining container wall,
  • 4 a longitudinal section through an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention with laterally arranged connector,
  • 5a 3 a longitudinal section through a liquid container according to the invention with a retaining device in the region of the pouring device and a cross section from above,
  • 5b a longitudinal section through an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention, wherein the circumference of the pouring opening of the liquid container is smaller than the circumference of the wall portion in the region of the connecting piece,
  • 6 a longitudinal section through two liquid containers according to the invention, which are connected to each other via the connecting piece of a liquid container,
  • 7a a longitudinal section through an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention, which has a clip mechanism and is connected via this with a second liquid container,
  • 7b + c is a side view of another alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention with clip mechanism, wherein the connector is designed slotted, and a cross section through a detent
  • 8th a side view of an alternative embodiment of a liquid according to the invention keitsbehälters, which is connected via a bayonet lock fixed to a second liquid container,
  • 9a c different embodiments of liquid containers according to the invention with a cover, and
  • 10a + b longitudinal sections through an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention with a predetermined breaking point, which extends only over part of the area between wall section and container wall, in different phases of the connection with a second liquid container.
  • 1 :
  • In 1a is a longitudinal section through a liquid container according to the invention 1 with a connector 9 shown, wherein the container wall 13 a liquid space 3 includes. In the area of the fitting 9 is the wall section 5 , wherein between the wall section 5 and the container wall 13 a breaking point 6 is provided. In the upper area is located at the liquid container 1 a pouring device 2 passing through a lock 4 can be closed, the exact configuration of this closure is basically irrelevant and can vary widely. The embodiment of 1a points in the area of the fitting 9 an internal thread 7 on. Also located at the bottom of the fitting 9 a sealing element 8th , In 1b is a cross section through the in 1a illustrated embodiment shown. Clearly visible in the schematic representation between the container wall 13 and the wall section 5 arranged predetermined breaking point 6 ,
  • 2a -c:
  • The figures show various stages in connecting a liquid container according to the invention 1 (Embodiment of 1a and b) with a second liquid container 10 , wherein the liquid container 1 and 10 each shown in longitudinal section. In 2a are the liquid containers 1 and 10 still separated, it being understood, however, that the dimensions of the fitting 9 of the liquid container 1 on the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 are tuned so that the internal thread 7 in the connector 9 of the liquid container 1 in the external thread 12 the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 can intervene. 2 B shows the previously described even more vividly, since here the state is shown, in which the liquid container 1 with its connector 9 already on the external thread 12 at the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 has been screwed. A fluid connection between the two fluid reservoirs 1 and 10 does not exist at this stage. Such a fluid connection is only in the in 2c achieved state shown in which the liquid container 1 on the liquid container 10 is screwed so far that the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 the wall section 5 in the area of the connector 9 of the liquid container 1 in the interior 3 of the liquid container 1 has encountered, with a fluid connection between the liquid containers 1 and 2 formed. The breaking out of the wall section 5 from the container wall 13 takes place along the predetermined breaking point 6 , In the fully screwed-on state, if possible already before breaking out of the wall section 5 grabs the sealing element 8th at the free end of the fitting 9 of the liquid container 1 on the outside of the liquid container 10 so that in addition to the sealing effect of the interlocking thread 7 and 12 the composite fluid space 3 and 20 the liquid container 1 and 10 is additionally sealed to the outside.
  • 3 :
  • sThe in 3 illustrated embodiment of the present invention shows a liquid container 1 in which the container wall 13 and the connector 9 made of one piece. The wall section 5 However, it is made of a separate part, preferably of a flexible plastic or rubber, in the container wall 13 can be fitted liquid-tight. This separate wall section 5 is not about a breaking point 6 with the container wall 13 connected and also when connecting the liquid container 1 with a suitable liquid container 10 in the interior 3 of the liquid container 1 so encountered that a fluid connection between the two containers 1 and 10 is trained.
  • 4 :
  • In 4 an embodiment of the present invention is shown in which the fitting 9 on the liquid container 1 is arranged laterally.
  • 5 :
  • In 5a an embodiment is shown in which the liquid container 1 a restraint device 16 which, as from the in 5a can be seen below, represents a substantially cross-shaped barrier, which is intended to prevent the wall portion 5 , to he out of the container wall 13 has been pushed out through the pouring device 2 from the liquid container 1 can escape. In 5b is the pouring device 2 designed so that the circumference of the pouring opening is less than the circumference of the wall portion 5 so that the wall section 5 when it comes out of the container wall 13 is pushed out, not through the pouring device 2 the liquid space 3 can leave.
  • 6 :
  • In 6 are two liquid containers according to the invention 1 shown, wherein the fitting of the upper liquid container according to the invention 1 designed so that it is on the pouring device 2 ' the lower liquid container according to the invention 1' fits. When connecting the two liquid containers together 1 and 1' will be the connector 9 of the upper liquid container 1 on the pouring device 2 ' of the lower liquid container 1' screwed on, with the internal thread 7 of the connector 9 of the upper liquid container 1 in the external thread 17 ' the pouring device 2 ' of the lower liquid container 1' intervenes. In the stage shown here is still no fluid connection between the liquid spaces 3 and 3 ' the liquid container 1 and 1' educated. Would the lower fluid container 1' even further into the fitting 9 the upper liquid container are screwed, the two liquid containers would be moved along its longitudinal axis such that the pouring device 2 ' of the lower liquid container 1' in the area of the connector 9 of the upper liquid container 1 the sealing wall section 5 would move or break out, that a fluid connection between the two containers 1 and 1' formed.
  • 7a -c:
  • In 7a an alternative embodiment of glass is shown in which a connection between liquid container 1 and the liquid container 10 via a clip mechanism 14 is effected. In the stage shown here is the clip mechanism 14 of the liquid container 1 already so on the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 attached, that the wall section 5 along the predetermined breaking point (not shown) from the container wall 13 is broken out, so that a fluid connection between the two liquid containers 1 and 10 is made. In the embodiment shown here, the fitting 9 two successively arranged rubber rings as sealing ele ments 8th and 8th' on that at the pouring device 11 (eg bottleneck of a bottle closable with a bottle cap) sealingly intervene. While the upper rubber ring 8th on the inside of the fitting 9 is the lower rubber ring 8th' at the free end of the fitting 9 arranged.
  • In 7b is an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention 1 made of plastic with clip mechanism 14 ' shown. In this embodiment, the open end of the fitting 9 slits 22 in the connector 9 intended. The connector 9 therefore has tabs in the slotted section 23 on that in the detail view of 7c are shown. The tabs 23 are so flexible that when attaching the liquid container according to the invention to a bottle with a bead on the bottleneck (see. 7a ) are temporarily displaced to the outside, thereby increasing the inner circumference of the fitting in this area. When plugged in, the tabs jump 9 behind the bead back to their original position and fix the liquid container according to the invention with notches 24 at the ends of the tabs 23 are provided ( 7c ). At the same time, the fixation of the sealing ring 8th pressed against the bottleneck sealing (not shown).
  • 8th :
  • In 8th an embodiment is shown in which the liquid container 1 in the area of the connector 9 a bayonet lock 15 comprising, consisting essentially of a pin 19 at the pouring device of the liquid container 10 is provided, and a recess 18 consists in the connection piece. This embodiment is shown in a plan view from the side. It can be seen that the stage is shown in which the liquid container 1 already on the liquid container 10 fixed so that the pin 19 in the recess 18 is engaged. At this stage there is already a fluid connection between the two fluid reservoirs 1 and 10 formed (not shown).
  • 9a -c:
  • In 9a is an embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention 1 shown at the free end of the fitting 9 a cover foil 21 made of aluminum is provided. In the embodiment of 9b is a cardboard cover with flap 21 on the outside of the wall section 5 provided as a cover. In 9c an embodiment is shown in which the fitting 9 through a plastic cap 21 is covered.
  • 10a and b:
  • 10a and b show a longitudinal section by an alternative embodiment of a liquid container according to the invention 1 the one breaking point 6 which only extends over part of the area between the wall section 5 and the container wall 13 extends. In this embodiment, the protruding wall portion 5 an area that serves as a hinged connection 25 is provided. In 10a is the liquid container 1 with its connector 9 already on the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 shown screwed. A fluid connection between the two fluid reservoirs 1 and 10 does not exist at this stage. A fluid connection is only in the in 10b achieved state shown in which the liquid container 1 on the liquid container 10 is screwed so far that the pouring device 11 of the liquid container 10 first the wall section 5 from the container wall 13 along the predetermined breaking point 6 partially breaks out and then around the articulated connection 25 in the interior 3 of the liquid container 1 works. In the embodiment illustrated here, the material of the projecting wall portion is 5 a flexible material. This allows this wall section 5 by the penetration of the pouring device 11 of the second liquid container 10 at substantially 90 ° in the liquid space 3 the liquid container according to the invention 1 be folded, with the flexible wall section 5 the curvature of the container wall 13 adapts.
  • In summary is for to note all the figures shown that the skilled artisan readily recognizes the schematic character of the drawings, so that he himself in the execution of the present invention, for example, not to exact dimensions, proportions and layer thicknesses, as shown in the figures bound feel becomes. The corresponding advantageous dimensions, size ratios and layer thicknesses result from the respective requirements, the mostly from the texture of the fluids and depend on the materials used in the manufacture.
  • 1
    liquid container
    2
    pouring
    3
    liquid space
    4
    shutter
    5
    wall section
    6
    Breaking point
    7
    thread
    8th
    sealing element
    9
    connector
    10
    second liquid container
    11
    pouring
    12
    thread
    13
    container
    14
    clip mechanism
    15
    bayonet
    16
    Restraint
    17
    thread
    18
    recess
    19
    spigot
    20
    liquid space
    21
    cover
    22
    slot
    23
    flap
    24
    notch
    25
    articulated connection

Claims (13)

  1. Liquid container ( 1 ) with one of a container wall ( 13 ) comprised liquid space ( 3 ) and one with a closure ( 4 ) liquid-tight sealable pouring device ( 2 ) at the top of the liquid container ( 1 ), wherein the liquid container ( 1 ) away from the pouring device ( 2 ) a fitting ( 9 ), over which the liquid container ( 1 ) with the pouring device ( 11 ) a second liquid container ( 10 ) is connectable, and wherein the liquid container ( 1 ) in the region of the connector ( 9 ) one the liquid space ( 3 ) sealing wall section ( 5 ), which is designed so that it is connected when connecting the liquid container ( 1 ) with the pouring device ( 11 ) a second liquid container ( 10 ) a fluid connection between the liquid containers ( 1 . 10 ) Releases.
  2. Liquid container according to claim 1, characterized in that the liquid container ( 1 ) as a connector ( 9 ) a thread ( 7 ), preferably an internal thread.
  3. Liquid container according to claim 1, characterized in that the liquid container ( 1 ) as a connector ( 9 ) a clip mechanism ( 14 ) or bayonet closure ( 15 ) having.
  4. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the wall section ( 5 ) when connecting the liquid container ( 1 ) with the pouring device ( 11 ) a second liquid container ( 10 ) at least partially into the liquid space ( 3 ) is encountered.
  5. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that in the liquid space ( 3 ) a restraint device ( 16 ) is provided, the passage of a from the container wall ( 13 ) pushed out wall section ( 5 ) through the pouring device ( 2 ) prevented.
  6. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the liquid container ( 1 ) is made in one piece.
  7. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 6, characterized in that between the wall section ( 5 ) and the remaining container wall ( 13 ) a predetermined breaking point ( 6 ) is provided.
  8. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the liquid container ( 1 ) made of glass, tinplate, aluminum and / or plastic or combinations thereof, preferably made of PET.
  9. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 8, characterized in that the connecting piece ( 9 ) on the pouring device ( 2 ) opposite side of the liquid container ( 1 ) is arranged.
  10. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the liquid container at the free end of the connecting piece ( 9 ), preferably on the inside of the fitting ( 9 ), at least one sealing element ( 8th ), particularly preferably has a rubber sealing ring.
  11. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that a removable cover ( 21 ) for covering the wall section ( 5 ) is provided, wherein the cover ( 21 ) is preferably made of plastic, paper or aluminum.
  12. Liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that for closing the pouring device ( 2 ) a crown cap or a screw cap, preferably a screw cap cap is provided.
  13. Use of a liquid container according to one of claims 1 to 12 for admixing a liquid contained therein to one in a second liquid container ( 10 ), preferably for admixing an alcoholic beverage or a lemonade, which in the first liquid container ( 1 ) is added to a second beverage, preferably beer, lemonade or water, in a second liquid container ( 10 ) is included.
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